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.
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.
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.
HORA HORA HORA everyone! By now you should know that here at That Damn Pixel we’re not that fond of reviews, also considering our non-interest in scores, but sometime, some games, are worthy to be discussed a little further and this is the case of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle, released last year on PlayStation 3 and exclusively for the Japanese (and Asian) market.
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.
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].”
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.
Are you on the hype train for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle? We are! And since yesterday Play-Asia has pus on pre-order the Limited Edition for the game we are even more!
From the picture above you can see all the contents from the special (and quite pricey) edition. Obviosuly we’ll get the game with a special box, but also the soundtrack disc, and art plate (inside an acryl case) and a very cool action figure. Below a more detailed pic of the action figure.
Unfortunately the game release is set to be Japan only for now, but hey, it’s a fighting game on a region free console! Let’s thing about it, it’ll be out on August 29th. Here’s a trailer to refresh your memory.
We already told you about the upcoming new crossover featuring the most iconic characters from the Shonen Jump universe, unfortunately we can still confirm that there’s no plan for a western release of J-Stars Victory VS so far. But at least we got a new trailer for all you otaku boys and gals out there…and hey, the game is for PlayStation 3 and Vita, so fuck yeah region-free!
When Zone of the Enders HD collection came out it was everything but a proper HD. In fact, even Kojima complained about the poor improvements made on his games, promising a new version soon. Well, they didn’t make a bran new version, instead Konami gave the game to japanese developer Hexa Drive, that patched the game in true HD. Below you can find some comparisons between the game before the patch and after.
Good news? The patch is already out to download and upgrade your game! The bad one? For now, this is PS3 only….such a shame!