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NIS America

The Firefly Diary flies to PS Vita in February, 2015

Nov 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Nippon Ichi Software's htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (yes, that's seriously the title) will launch on February 24, 2015 in North America and in Europe the very next day. The PlayStation Vita puzzler follows a pair of...
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Omega Quintet

Idol RPG Omega Quintet hits PS4 in spring 2015

In a world on the verge of destruction, singing might be their only hope.
Nov 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Omega Quintet is coming to North America and Europe next spring, publisher Idea Factory International announced today. The PlayStation 4 role-playing game stars a group of idols who must save the world from darkness with thei...
BlazBlue PC photo
BlazBlue PC

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam

H2 Interactive unleashes the fighter on PC in December
Nov 16
// Kyle MacGregor
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is heading to Steam next month, H2 Interactive has announced. It will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language options. The pulbishe...
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Japanese indie games!

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3

'Get In-Birthed!'
Nov 13
// Kyle MacGregor
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today. The 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch.
Fantasy Hero Vita photo
Fantasy Hero Vita

Arc System Works action game hits Vita in December

Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy debuts early next month
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy is punching and piledriving to PlayStation Vita in North America on December 2. The action game, developed by Guilty Gear and BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, is said to feature four-player co-op and luchadores. Yes, you'll be able to beat up monsters with the power of friendship and lucha libre moves. Sounds like a romp.
Atelier Shallie photo
Atelier Shallie

PS3 role-player Atelier Shallie comes west this March

More cowbell!
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on March 10, 2015, Koei Tecmo has confirmed. Gust's latest role-playing game will then arrive on European shores a few days later, March 13. Who's ready to get craftin'? Koei Tecmo America [Twitter, Koei Tecmo Europe]
Akiba's Trip PS4 photo
Akiba's Trip PS4

Akiba's Trip coming to PS4 on November 25

The blue bus is callin' us. Driver, where you takin' us?
Nov 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PlayStation 4 on November 25, XSEED Games unveiled today. The otaku beat-'em-up arrived on PS3 and Vita back in August, and earned a favorable appraisal from our own Bri...
Senran Kagura Cooking photo
Senran Kagura Cooking

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit hits Vita on November 11

Feeling peckish? Pick up a Penguin!
Oct 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit launches in North America on November 11, Marvelous announced today. The PlayStation Vita exclusive will then arrive in Europe the following day. The rhythm game is a spin-off of "the popular...
Harvest Moon 3DS photo
Harvest Moon 3DS

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley sprouts November 4

Farm fresh!
Oct 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley launches November 4, Natsume announced today. The 3DS farming simulator marks the first occasion Natsume has internally developed a Harvest Moon title. All previous entries in the series came as localizations of Marvelous' Bokujō Monogatari franchise, the latest of which is coming west this winter as Story of Seasons. Natsume [Twitter]
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Captain Toad

Captain Toad tracks treasure starting December 5

Amiibo support coming in 2015
Oct 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches in North America on December 5. The Wii U puzzler is based on a minigame from Super Mario 3D World, and sees the eponymous protagonist explore a myriad of locales in search of hidd...
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Plans for ambiibo revealed
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch in North America on November 21, Nintendo of America announced today. The fighting game will then release across Europe on December 5. It will support amiibo compatibility at launch. The figures will be available the same day for $12.99 each. Twelve different models will hit shelves at first, with six more coming in December.

Terra Battle photo
Terra Battle

Terra Battle swipes to iOS and Android next week

Final Fantasy creator's free-to-play SRPG arrives October 9
Oct 03
// Kyle MacGregor
Terra Battle launches on iOS and Android devices on October 9, Mistwalker announced today. The tactical role-playing game is the latest brainchild of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who drew inspiration from&nb...
Senran Kagura Vita photo
Senran Kagura Vita

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus hits Vita next month

The ninjutsu showdown begins October 14
Sep 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is cutting a trail to North America on October 14, XSEED Games announced today. The PlayStation Vita brawler will strike Europe the very next day. The story is a continuation of Senran Kagura Burst, wherein groups of teenage ninja girls fight one another with stuff like giant frogs and huge stacks of pancakes. You know, because reasons.

Bloodborne comes west on February 6

Sep 18 // Kyle MacGregor
Bloodborne release date photo
Sony also announces a collector's edition, shares new trailer
Bloodborne will launch across North America and Europe starting February 6, Sony has announced. The PlayStation 4-exclusive from Demon's Souls developer From Software will also receive an $80 collector's edition, which inclu...

Final Fantasy Type-0  HD photo
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releasing in March 2015

Also, check out the first official footage of the PS4, Xbox One version in action
Sep 17
// Kyle MacGregor
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is launching worldwide next March, Square Enix announced today. The remastered role-playing game will debut in North America on March 17, followed by releases in Japan on March 19 and Europe on March 20. The publisher also confirmed a downloadable demo of Final Fantasy XV will come included with the package.
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse launches next month the United States, at least
Sep 16
// Kyle MacGregor
WayForward is targeting a mid-October release for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse in the United States, the developer announced this week via Twitter. No word on a specific date just yet. The studio also indicated the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platformer will have a later arrival across Europe and Australia due to the localization and submission processes. Please understand. WayForward [Twitter]
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The Evil Within

Rejoice, Europeans as you get to experience The Evil Within early

EU release date moved up to October 14
Sep 03
// Alasdair Duncan
As someone living in the UK, it's super frustrating to see notifications pop up on a console or Steam showing my North American friends playing new releases when I usually have to wait a few more days to get my hands on the s...
Bloodborne photo

Bloodborne is releasing in Japan on February 5

Global launch shouldn't be too far off
Sep 01
// Steven Hansen
From Software's (Dark Souls) Bloodborne is coming to PS4 in Japan on February 5, 2015.  Given that we expected an early 2015 release for Bloodborne globally, hopefully we won't have to wait too long after that for the North American release. 
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Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 dated for October 24th

So spooky
Aug 29
// Chris Carter
Nintendo has sent word that Bayonetta 2 will be hitting the Wii U on October 24th. In case you haven't heard of it yet, she'll also gain access to a new "snake transformation" that will let her navigate water, and of cou...
Wasteland 2 photo
Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 will be released on September 19

Just one month to go for the post-apocalyptic RPG
Aug 19
// Alasdair Duncan
Just a few weeks ago, we let you know that the much anticipated Wasteland 2 was being delayed a few weeks into September. Now we've gotten word from inXile head Brian Fargo that the game will finally be with us on September 1...
Last Tinker photo
Last Tinker

Last Tinker is out today and you should give it a look

The Last Tinker: City of Colors? I hardly even know her!
May 12
// Steven Hansen
I've been meaning to write about The Last Tinker: City of Colors for a while now, mostly because it is pretty as heck. Knack's not cutting it. We could use a few more colorful platformers with anthropomorphic leads. Everything old is new again.  Anyway, it's out today on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux.
Gardening Mama photo
Gardening Mama

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ships to US retailers

You can buy this thing!
Apr 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
Majesco has announced that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends has shipped to North American retailers where you may offer currency in exchange for a copy.  Maybe it's just because I haven't played a Mama game si...
More Vita games photo
More Vita games

Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west

More Japanese games to go with Danganronpa 2
Apr 18
// Steven Hansen
Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first. Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ...
OlliOlli port photo
OlliOlli port

Radicool skateboard game OlliOlli coming to PS3, PS4, PC in July

Skateboarder? I hardly even know her!
Apr 14
// Steven Hansen
OlliOlli is a super fun little Vita game, but a lot of people won't buy a Vita because "it doesn't have any games" and they like to be wrong about things. If you're one of those people (or you don't have a Vita for a reasona...

Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle available May 6

Game available separately a week later
Apr 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
Sony has announced a release date for the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle today via PlayStation Blog. The bundle, which marks the first release of the handheld's slimmer hardware redesign in North America, will be avai...
LEGO photo

LEGO The Hobbit now available

Watch this charming launch trailer
Apr 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the abo...
Broforce photo
New trailer may cause fits of
I really want Broforce in my life. As of today, that can be a reality as the game has launched in Steam Early Access. You may now feel free to exchange $14.99 for the ability to play on PC or Mac. A new trailer has also...

This game looks nice photo
Remember me
That soothing music was nice before I go drive to the middle of nowhere to do my taxes. I don't have anything that will play Monument Valley (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), which is out now, but if I did, I would. Thankfully an ...

Cabela's photo

New Cabela's trailer puts a happy face on hunting

Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts now available
Mar 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts was released into the wild today for Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U. Activision released this trailer to accompany the launch. I love it so, so much. It's less about the gameplay, which...

Escape Goat 2 released as Tim Schafer tries to take credit

The man can ham as few men can
Mar 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
Are you ready to laugh? Double Fine has released this video to promote the launch of Escape Goat 2 today on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs, and I suspect it's the funniest thing I'm going to see today. Watch what happens wh...

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