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Trails of Cold Steel II finally gets a European release date

While it was recently announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is to be released in the U.S. early next month, European fans of the franchise were left in a state of limbo, as there was no confirmation of a launch date f...   read

 
 
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Return to Erebonia in Trails of Cold Steel II next month

After months of anticipation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II finally has a release date for North America. Publisher XSEED Games confirmed today the PlayStation 3 and Vita game will hit store shelves on September 6. Holy crap...   read

 
 
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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star slated for European and Australian release late 2016

Some more regular Destructoid users may have already noticed this by now, but I'm somewhat of a fan of the Fate series and many of the spin-off titles associated with it. Naturally, that also means that I find myself interested in the upcom...   read

 
 
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New Akiba's Beat trailer introduces its main characters

Akiba's Beat is the upcoming successor to Akiba's Trip (not released outside Japan) and Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed by Acquire. It is set to release on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita sometime in 2016. Like its predecessors, Beat will be...   read

 
 
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We've been virtually farming for 20 years

The hard drive on my Macbook Pro is pretty small. With all the productivity apps I have on it, there’s very little space for entertainment. In fact, I only have two games on my computer at the moment: Deus Ex Human Revolution and Star...   read

 
 
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Story of Seasons, Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto farms on vacation

While people taking their work home with them is not by any means a new phenomenon, the concept of "work-life balance" is perhaps more of a concern now than ever before. With the advent of the Internet and mobile phones, employers now have ...   read

 
 
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Ooh, Little King's Story is headed to PC next week

Wish there were more Pikmin-style games (or that Nintendo would at least acknowledge the existence of Pikmin 4 again)? Well, did you ever get around to playing Little King's Story? It's not to be missed. As of next week, it'll be even easi...   read

 
 
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Hell yeah! Steam gets Earth Defense Force 4.1 next week

It's been long enough since that big list of supposed Steam games surfaced that I had forgotten Earth Defense Force 4.1 may or may not make it to PC. Well, it's happening, and we'll only need to wait a matter of days. The Steam release for ...   read

 
 
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Akiba's Beat team 'thinking about' PC port

While in Los Angeles last week for E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with Acquire's Kohta Takano, the director behind the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai studio's latest project, Akiba's Beat. Akiba's Beat is a continuation of sorts of Acq...   read

 
 
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XSEED localizing new Story of Seasons, Fate/Extella, and Akiba's Beat

XSEED Games revealed its spicy E3 lineup today, and it includes some things we already knew about and some things we figured XSEED was working on but couldn't yet say for sure. Among the new confirmations are Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, ...   read

 
 


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Tamsoft's Senran Kagura and Onechanbara are now on Steam

A pair of Tamsoft's sexed-up action games, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, made their debuts on Steam in the past few days after previously releasing as PlayStation exclusives. While both games were published by XSE...   read

 
 
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Looks like XSEED is localizing another Akiba's game

XSEED Games has registered a domain for Akiba's Beat, a recently-announced action role-playin game from Acquire, the Tokyo-based studio behind the Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, and Akiba's Trip series. Much like Akiba's Trip, this one takes p...   read

 
 
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Is XSEED the best localizer around?

As someone who has been importing since a young age, I've been thinking a lot about localizations lately. Between Deep Silver putting out the "unforgivable" pizza commercial for Mighty No. 9, NIS being upfront about changes to Criminal Girl...   read

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Shenovi Versus heads to PC next week

The PlayStation Vita is losing yet another exclusive next week, as Marvelous and XSEED Games' "buxom brawler" Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is a-comin' to Steam on Wednesday, June 1. The PC version features "full HD" visuals, with 60 frames...   read

 
 
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The original Corpse Party is coming to 3DS and Steam

Corpse Party came to the PSP at a great moment for me. I was relatively new at my college, and dreadfully hopeless at social interaction. Instead of trying to fix that I played through the horrific visual novel in an isolated spot on the se...   read

 
 
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Nitroplus Blasterz out now in Europe, Australia

The wait is over. Nitroplus Blasterz has finally made its way to Europe and Australia. Marvelous published the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 fighting game in PAL territories on Thursday, following up on the North American and Ja...   read

 
 
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Atlus is shutting down Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine

Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine will meet its end next month. Atlus has announced plans to terminate service for the MMORPG on May 24, after which time any remaining players will no longer have access the nine-year-old game. In preparation for ...   read

 
 
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Wow, we're getting Trails in the Sky the 3rd after all

No, XSEED wasn't screwing with us with that "So a priest and a nun walk into a game" tweet. You can relax, Kyle and friends. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd will in fact see a Western release for PC (and only PC) in 2017, th...   read

 
 
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XSEED teasing Trails in the Sky the 3rd

XSEED appears to be teasing a localization for the final chapter of Falcom's Trails in the Sky series. Either that, or the publisher is getting everyone's hopes up by telling a joke in slow motion.  "So a priest and a nun walk into a g...   read

 
 
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Review: Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

PoPoLoCrois is one of those series that has people looking back at you and saying "PoPoLo Who?" every time you bring it up. It began life as a manga series decades ago, and eventually morphed into a multimedia franchise, complete with mostl...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Estival Versus hits PS4, Vita next month

It wasn't too long ago that XSEED Games boss Ken Berry referred to the prospect of localizing the Senran Kagura series as "a scary proposition." And yet, just a few years later, four of these games have been released in the West -...   read

 
 
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Nitroplus Blasterz strikes Europe on April 7

Nitroplus Blasterz is coming to Europe and Australia on April 7, Marvelous just announced. The fighter will be available both physically and digitally PlayStation 4 in PAL territories, whereas the PlayStation 3 version will be a PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Earth Defense Force 4.1's second mission pack is free right now

Lord knows I don't need a good reason to get back into Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair right now (too busy!), but I'm getting one anyway in the form of 23 extra missions. The game's second major DLC release, Mission Pack ...   read

 
 
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Return to PopoloCrois out in Europe next week

Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, the role-playing game about shrinking down to microscopic size and fighting it out with tiny monsters corrupting the soil, is launching in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on February 1...   read

 
 
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