Star Ocean: Till the End of Time originally launched on PlayStation 2 back in 2003, and a Director's Cut version with new modes and characters followed a year later. Now a downloadable HD rerelease is coming to PlayStation 4, complete with upgraded visuals that include cleaned up shadows and improved anti-aliasing.
As of right now the Ultimate Hits HD release has only been announced for Japan, and it's due out sometime this year. You can see some of the cleaned-up graphics in the screens below.
We have a horror game for the PS Vita called Death Mark
Death Mark, the new horror adventure game from Experience, will launch for PS Vita in Japan on June 1 for 4,800 yen at retail and 4,000 yen via download.
The game follows the protagonist, a middle-aged man who lost his memory and has a strange “mark” said to kill those who possess it, as he visits a mansion said to protect those with the mark. There, he and the other “Marked Persons” burdened with the same fate will seek out a way to survive the curse. Read more about the game here.
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak Special Gigs
Distributor: NIS America
PC Port on March 17, 2017
Plot: As an ordinary transfer student you start life at Kurenai Academy in Shinjuku. On your first day touring the new school grounds, you quickly encounter something supernatural, which throws you headfirst into the world of ghost hunting. You must come face to face with ghosts as you blur the line between life and death.
Release Date: March 23 (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita) for North America, ? Digital for Europe and South America
Plot: Summon Night 6: Lost Borders weaves an emotional tale of friendship and discovery that begins in the sparsely populated “cocoon world” of Fillujah, where the three main characters (Raj, Amu and Ist) live in virtual isolation. Each has a single companion, a flying sidekick with an amazing special power, and they are all surprised when dozens of strangers begin to suddenly appear—literally falling out of the clear, blue sky. Lost Borders can be played and enjoyed without any knowledge of the previous games in the series, but fans will recognize that the mysterious strangers are actually returning characters from all of the mainline Summon Night games.
Kadokawa's Dengeki Online website revealed on Tuesday that Nippon Ichi Software will release a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita port of DMM Games and Ryukishi07's Iwaihime PC horror game.
The port, titled Iwaihime: Matsuri, will contain a new prologue. The prologue will center on protagonist Suzumu Susuhara, and will introduce the game's characters and key concepts in the game.
The 636th volume of Kadokawa's Dengeki PlayStation magazine will reveal more details on the game on Thursday.
In the story, for generations the men of the Susuhara family have, upon reaching a certain age, left home and gone their own way, living alone with no one to depend on until they are acknowledged. The protagonist is a high school student who has left home and is comfortable at his new school. But there's a strange girl named Toe Kurokami. She carries what appears to be Japanese doll, and he's sure its hair grows and it whispers things. Meeting her might be his destiny.
System: PS4 for Western audiences in the fall of 2017
Newtypes! GUNDAM VERSUS, the action packed arcade smash hit, is coming to the West. With over 90 mobile suits available, GUNDAM fans can master unique weapon systems and new mobility options to outsmart their opponents.
Updates on Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle's delay on PS4/PS Vita
NIS America announced on Wednesday that it will also release its Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for Nintendo Switch. As a result, it is delaying the game's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions from July 4 to September 5 in North America and June 30 to September 8 in Europe. The Switch version is slated for the same day.
The Switch and PS4 versions will have both a physical and digital release, while the PS Vita version will have a digital-only release. The PS4 version will be compatible with the PlayStation VR headset.
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play!
Aksys Games is releasing the game on PlayStation 4 in North America. The game will also have remastered HD graphics, as well as English and Japanese voice options. Amazon is currently listing a Western release for August 18, 2017.
The game originally shipped on the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe on June 28, and in Japan on June 30. Spike Chunsoft released the game on PC via Steam on June 29.
Life is Strange is coming back, and it could be very soon! Developer DONTNOD released a brief video recently thanking the three million fans who purchased the game for all their support, and let slip the fact that the studio is, in fact, working on a new game.
"We've been working since the release of the box version [of Life Is Strange] last year on a new Life Is Strange game with the Life is Strange team, and we can't wait to share more about this with you."
Unfortunately, this doesn’t give us very much information to go on other than the fact that Life is Strange as a series is going to continue and it’s been worked on for about a year and a half now. Will it focus on the same characters from the previous season or will it shift focus to new faces? We’ll have to wait and see, but for anyone who enjoyed the game (which had several anime references in it) this has to be great news!
The Lost Child is heading for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan for summer 2017
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron director and character designer Sawaki Takeyasu is helming the project. The upcoming game's story is connected to El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, and Lucifel appeared in the previous game.
The game's story begins when magazine writer Hayato Ibuki is investigating the story of a person who committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Tokyo's Shinjuku Station. A mysterious dark figure pushes him onto the tracks, and another mysterious and beautiful woman named Barcia rescues him. Barcia gives Hayato a case, which he discovers is a Pandora's Box that should not have been opened. In the case is the demon weapon Gangour, and Hayato uses it to capture and control fallen angels and demons. A woman who calls herself an angel joins Hayato, and they uncover various mysteries together.
Hayato faces various forms of evil creatures known as "Astral Bodies." In the adventure part of the game, Hayato visits locations to collect information before heading into dungeons to face enemies.
I thought this was a visual novel. Had to double check
Date: PS4 and Play Station Vita (Japan: March 30), PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam (USA: Sept 26 and EU: Sept 30), for the west (PS Vita not announced nor date for PS4)
Plot: When Hinako's ballet career comes to an end after a tragic accident, she closes her heart off from the rest of the world. However, her life changes when she meets her new best friends, the magical Shijou twins – Yuzu, who is adored by her classmates for her cheerful and warm personality, and Lime, who is more logical and selfish.
The twin sisters bestow Hinako with the power of a Reflector, a champion who can manipulate a mysterious parallel dimension known as The Common. Hinako can freely move and shape this mystical realm's beauty with her imagination, but she soon understands the very real perils that await her and her friends.
Atlus posts a lot of trailers so warning: massive bandwidth
Brave the Yggdrasil Tree in Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
Nintendo 3DS (Japan) on August 8
Return to a Legendary Classic With Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will be a full remake of the original Radiant Historia game, with a new scenario, redesigned character art, new voice-overs, five new tracks from the game's composer Yoko Shimomura, additional difficulty settings, and opening animation by A-1 Pictures. The game will ship for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on June 29.
Atlus released the original Radiant Historia role-playing game for the Nintendo DS in Japan in 2010, and in North America in 2011. The story centers on time travel, which is part of the game's mechanics. Players can go back and forward in time to alter story elements and reach many possible endings.
It's been almost two years since we began this incredible endeavor together. By utilizing new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver this game to you. In order to achieve the game concept you supported and my 16-year-long personal dream, we have revised the development schedule.
Astro Boy: Edge of Time Game Gets English-Language Steam Release
Active Gaming Media and Tezuka Productions announced on Wednesday that their Astro Boy: Edge of Time digital card game will get a Steam release this month. The free-to-play PC game will be available in both English and Japanese.
Dream: It looks like reported coronavirus cases in Japan have stayed fairly stable since the country's state of emergency was lifted. Unless there's a major spike in cases, don't think we have to worry about production delays for this season.
Jun 30, 2020 3:07:26 GMT
Dream: Currently on the third and last volume to the True Tenchi Muyo light novels, Washu. Got about 40-50 pages left to read of it before I'd say I'm done.
Jul 1, 2020 13:37:07 GMT
Taka: Nice, that reminds me to finish watching Tenchi Geminar and GXP.
Jul 2, 2020 1:50:24 GMT
Taka: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT