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.
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.
You didn’t? Well good for you. You did, don’t worry, that’s our job. Anyway, even if SEGA didn’t make much fuss about it (they’re probably too busy with Rome II and Football Manager), they found the time to release the sequel of one of the best, most fun, over the top, finger-breaker, completely weird game ever made: The Typing Of The Dead. Anyone fancy a little type-instead-of-shoot some zombies?
The original title was released in 1999 for japanese arcades, and then worldwide on Dreamcast, PC and PlayStation 2. It was based on the second chapter of the main series, and was a masterpiece.
This one, as the title surely suggest, is based on the latest installement of the series, Overkill, and features a lot of funny shit (and swearing).
The Typing Of The Dead: Overkill is out now on Steam for less than £15. Just go for it, thanks us later.
We already told you how The Wonderful 101 looked good when we tried it. Now the release date is approaching and the hype for the last Platinum Games’ title is increasing. Yesterday Hideki Kamiya hosted a very special Nintendo Direct, called -surprire surprise- The Wonderful 101 Direct, presenting and explaining all the features of the game. Here’d the direct in full lenght.
If you don’t have 20+ minutes to spend on this, here’s a shorter video, featuring just the full lenght trailer for the game.
Ah, almost forgot, a shiny brand new demo for The Wonderful 101 is available worldwide to download from the Wii U eShop! Have a nice play!
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.
You didn’t believe us when we reported about SEGA thinking of releasing Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F in the West. They wanted likes and shares on their Facebook picture? Well, the internet accepted the challenge and in less than 3 days, the post received over 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares.
So yes, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is headed West! The game will arrive this August on both PlayStation 3 and Playstation Network in North America, and in Europe on Playstation Network (someone please explain us the lack of retail version in Europe!).
This is what Aaron Webber, associate brand manager for the game, said:
“Your voices helped make this happen. Miku and SEGA fans, this is your moment. We’re thrilled to bring this title out for you, and we’re counting on your support. Tell Your World! ”
If you’re excited for the game be patient a little bit more, because the demo will be available on June 11th for the U.S. and June 12th for Europe!
Next step: Yakuza 5 and/or Phantasy Star Online 2? Just saying…
The image above was posted by a NeoGAF user a while ago, but still nobody has a clue on what this mysterious SEGA Spectrum is.
For those who don’t speak Japanese, the text says “A new world of entertainment”, but it could be referred to everything. Starting with a long waited return of SEGA in the hardware market with a brand new console (which is highly unlikely) to some sort of digital platform for releasing arcade titles directly to the cabinet’s boards (similar to the one from Taito).
Everything is possible, and we’ll know the truth soon enough as the date points to June 6th, exactly during this year’s E3.
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a game about heists. Assemble a crack team of thieves and execute the perfect crime.
The game, developed by indie game studio Pocketwatch Games, won the 2010 IGF Grand Prize as well as the award for Excellence in Design after only 15 weeks of work by one developer, Andy Schatz. Since then the team has grown and the game has been fleshed out on a much grander scale, with online multiplayer, multiple campaigns, a slick new art style, and tons of new playable characters, enemies, weapons, and traps.
The game is available from today on Steam, and an XBLA version has been announced for an any time soon release. In the meanwhile catch the official trailer.
We all know how good is FEZ. It is a little indie masterpiece, even if its creator is not that nice.
The games has been released on Xbox LIVE last year (after almost five years of development) and it will hit Steam next May.
Obviously a lot of people is asking for a port on all kind of platforms, includind the last Nintendo console, the Wii U, that seems to be a perfect home for the 2D/3D indie platformer by Phil Fish’s Polytron. Yesterday our beloved Phil said something about a possible port of the game.
the only way a FEZ WII U port could happen is if nintendo paid for and handled the port themselves. which i highly doubt will ever happen.
— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) March 25, 2013
We seriously doubt too, but who knows…