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Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project gets a US and European release

31 Jan

short peace Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

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.

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Short Peace video game released today in Japan

16 Jan

short peace ps3 Tsukigime Ranko no Ichiban Nagai Hi

What’s this? Wait, let’s go in order. What exactly Short Peace is? It is an anthology anime film by Katsuhiro Otomo, legendary artist and anime director, best known for his masterpiece Akira. By anthology we mean a collection of four short movies directed by different artists. Here’s the trailer for the movie.

Now, Short Peace itself is composed by four short movies, let’s say four pieces, all about “Japan” as a common subject, but there is one more. The fifth bit of the of the project is indeed a video game. And it’s out today (January 16) in Japan.

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Senran Kagura Burst gets an European release date

16 Jan

Senran Kagura Burst

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.

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Initial D Perfect Shift Online gets a debut trailer

30 Dec

initial d perfect shift online

Some weeks ago we told you about the new Initial D free-to-play game on its way to the 3DS (the Japanese one, obviously). Initial D Perfect Shift Online, developed by SEGA, looked like a shifting-only racing game, and now, with the first debut trailer, we know it for sure.

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Why the Nintendo Wii U is region-locked? Iwata answers

28 Nov

wii u region locked

 

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).

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f announced for PlayStation VITA

28 Nov

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F ps3 europe usa

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.

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New Taiko no Tatsujin game available for Wii U in Japan

28 Nov

taiko no tatsujin wii u

 

Despite the lack of sales, the Wii U is getting new interesting games, at least in its homeland, Japan.

A new Taiko game, called Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U (or 太鼓の達人WiiUば~じょん!), is available in Japan since last week. This is just the latest installment of a long-running series of music games, using traditional japanese drums as insruments, appeared on almos every game system of the last decade.

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Four new Persona games announced, including Persona 5

24 Nov

Persona 5

Yep, that’s right, while you were sleeping Persona’s developer ATLUS announced four new games for the franchise! Starting with the long waited next installment of the main series Persona 5, to be released on PlayStation 3 next winter (so far) in Japan only. Here’s the very first teaser trailer.

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Finally a gameplay video for Attack on Titan on 3DS

5 Nov

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After several scattered announcements and leaks, we’re finally able to show you the very first video gameplay for the upcoming Attack on Titan game, set to be released in Japan on December 5 exclusively for Nintedo 3DS.

The video has been shown at latest japanese Nintendo Direct, where Spike Chunsoft through the voice of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed some new details for the Shingeki no Kyojin ~Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa (Attack on Titan: Last Wings of Humanity) action game.

Thanks to the video uploader we are able to translate more or less the words of Mr. Iwata and to understand that in the game’s story mode, the player controls Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other members of the Survey Corps as they take on the invading giants. In every mission, the computer control allies who fight alongside the player. Up to four players can cooperate in the game’s multiplayer mode. The video shows how players can also make, customize, and train their own characters.

As usual, still no info regarding a western release of the game.

New promotional video for One Piece Unlimited World Red

5 Nov

one piece unlimited world red 3ds

Namco Bandai Japan has released a brand new promotional video for its upcoming new pirates game One Piece Unlimited World Red on Nintendo 3DS. The video shows some new features of the game, along with most of the playable and non-playable characters.

We remember you that the game is going to be release in Japan on Novemeber 22, but there’s still no info regarding a possible western release.