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Sega seems up for Yakuza and Persona on PC

Sega has made a lot of strides with porting over Japanese made games to PC. Just this year we've seen ports of Bayonetta and Vanquish, so it looks like the sky is the limit when it comes to series. In an interview with PC Gamer, John Clark ...

 
 
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Blue Reflection is coming west to PS4 and PC

Gust is officially bringing it's new RPG Blue Reflection to America and Europe this September on PlayStation 4 (including physical release) and Windows PC via Steam. While the game released on PS Vita in Japan, western Vita owners who ...

 
 
 
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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows coming west, on PC as well

Shin Yomawari is westward-bound with a new name, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. On top of PlayStation 4 and PS Vita releases, it will also hit PC this fall in North America and Europe. I wonder if the name "Midnight Shadows" is related to...

 
 
 
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That ridiculous Drive Girls game is headed to Europe

Who would have thought this silly game about anime girls who transform into sports cars and beat up robot bugs would come west? It is, to Europe at least. On May 26 Europeans and importers can pick up Drive Girls on May 26, 2017 either dig...

 
 
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Oh boy, Akiba's Beat's English dub is atrocious

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba's Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but si...

 
 
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Bandai Namco teases new game with beautiful trailer

Bandai Namco instructs audiences in North America, Europe, and Japan to "Prepare to Dine" on April 20, 2017. That is when it will be announcing a brand new game, which is teased in this artsy trailer. Teasing game announcements isn't new, ...

 
 
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Yakuza Kiwami finally gets an August release date

It was a long wait, but the care Sega put into this is not only worth the wait but worthy of commendation. Yakuza Kiwami will be in available on August 29, 2017 for PlayStation 4. It will be $29.99, £29.99, €34.99  in both ...

 
 
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Some fans are pissed about Persona 5's localization

Localizing a game is no easy task, especially a game like Persona 5. It's a good game, but also a huge one, and localizing it was apparently a mammoth undertaking for Atlus USA. With reportedly 50% more dialogue in its script compared ...

 
 
 
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Surely the new God Eater project is a video game...right?

Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the new God Eater project that it originally announced back in September, 2016. The existence of English trailers essentially confirms a western release for the console title. Which consoles spe...

 
 
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Akiba's Beat release date announced for May

If you were starting to wonder when the successor to the Akiba's Trip games was going to release in west, the answer is finally here: May 16 in America and May 19 in Europe, 2017. The ESRB has rated it T for teen while it is PEGI...

 
 
 
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Action RPG 'The Caligula Effect' comes west in May

The Caligula Effect is a game I've kept my eye on for a while now. Despite lacking a AAA budget title like Persona, it seems like an engaging game among the likes of Tokyo Xanadu and Akiba's Trip. It finally comes to North Americ...

 
 
 
 
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Accel World VS Sword Art Online heading west this summer

Both of Reki Kawahara's two hit light novels turned into multimedia franchises, and now they will combine to form a crossover role-playing game, Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight. Thought perhaps to be a Japan-only t...

 
 
 
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The worst video game translation job ever

Localization is an underappreciated aspect of game development. There is a lot that goes into localization such as redesigning cover-art, censoring parts of games for cultural sensitivity, and recording new voice-overs in the target languag...

 
 
 
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Summer Lesson to get an English edition for Asia

Last year I mentioned that Summer Lesson, a Project Morpheus tech demo cooked up by Bandai Namco's Tekken team and later expanded to a full game, looked like everything I wanted out of VR. That hasn't changed, as even after a year it's...

 
 
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How to Stay Fresh in Japan

I make no secret about my love of Splatoon. I've thanked Nintendo on several occasions for creating a product specifically for me, and I hope they get around to making something specifically for each of you in turn. Thanks to Nintendo's Bad...

 
 
 




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