We’ve already covered the Japanese release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project on PlayStation 3 few weeks ago. Usually this is something that never make it out of Japan, but incredibly enough, today we’re here to report you that Namco Bandai has announced a localized release for the US.
We’re finally happy to report that an European release date for Senran Kagura Burst has been announced by MAQL Europe, European division of MarvelousAQL, publisher of the game.
Being a gamer and a Japan-lover is very common, but let’s talk straight, it’s always been a bit of a pain in the ass, especially if you own a Nintendo console.
And now that we’re basically in a new generation of gaming systems, the Wii U is the only home console keeping the region-lock for its games. We’re not here to state how cool are Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for allowing you play import games, but to try to understand the reasons behind Nintendo region policy on both Wii U and 3DS (that unlike its predecessor is NOT region-free either).
After the unexpected announcement and release of Hatsune Miku Projec DIVA f for PlayStation3 in Europe and North America, SEGA amaze us again announcing the PlayStation VITA version of the game for the western markets.
This thursday the 3DS eShop will finally be hit with 3D classics from SEGA, including arcade masterpiece Space Harrier.
The game is obviously published by SEGA, but the actual port of the old arcade game (alongside with all the other SEGA classics for the Nintendo 3DS) is made by developer M2, that started in the industry many years ago and it’s responsible for the SEGA AGES compilations on Saturn, and eventually, on PlayStation 2 and Wii Virtual Console.
FUCK YEAH! Just fuck yeah! We all were so excited and so sad at the same time for the Japanese exclusivity of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle when it came out almost a month ago, but now we can be happy again!
Indeed, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is headed to North America and Europe sometime in 2014, Namco Bandai announced at its pre-TGS showcase earlier today.
Also CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama said that the localized version of the game will be on par with the Japanese version’s character balance:
“We are still making character adjustments – even in the Japanese version – based on the feedback that we’re getting from fans. All of that feedback will be implemented in the overseas [version].”
Capcom’s amazing remake of evergreen classic Duck Tales, after its debut this year as a digital download, finally gets a disc-based retail version. Bless those bagpipes, fans of physical media! DuckTales: Remastered will be getting a disc and box on store shelves across North America starting November 12th. Available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U at $19.99.
Yes, everything’s really cool, but what about us? What about Europe? Well, we asked Capcom UK and this was the answer.
@ThatDamnPixel We’re currently discussing opportunities for a physical release in Europe. At this stage nothing has been decided”
— Capcom UK (@Capcom_UK) September 19, 2013
Let’s hope Europeans, let’s hope. Stay tuned!
SEGA has recently announced a new Yakuza spinoff, and from yesterday’s PlayStation 4 Tokyo conference we are now able to tell you that Yakuza Ishin will be a PS4 launch title, for Japan only.
The game will be released in Japan on February 22 for both PS3 and PS4, but an international release is quite unlikely, for several reasons. By the way, here’s the new trailer, aired during the event.
More good news for all us European 3DS owners! In fact another great Japanese-only game has been announced for an European release! We’re talking about Senran Kagura: Burst, classic beat’em up from Marvelous AQL, Japanese software house, well known for Harvest Moon and Rune Factory.
The game has been announced for an American release earlier this week, but for us European the news is even better, as our American mates will only get a digital copy, downloadable through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Unlike them, Zen United (the publisher in western countries) said that we’re gonna get the retail version of the game!
If you don’t know the game, Senran Kagura: Burst is a scroll beat’em up set in a Japanese high school, and follows a number of female students who are secretly being trained in Ninjutsu. As you can tell from the picture above and the trailer below, the main ingredient of the game is: BOOBS.
The release date is set for Q1 2014.
More good news for all you 3DS owners! In today’s Nintendo Direct another epic crossover has been announced for American and European localisation! Yes, you got it right, Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright will be released in the west in 2014, and that’s an awesome news!
The release date is still TBA, but here’s the trailer released today. Enjoy!