A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga . This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.
In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her "fate to be a sacrifice," and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's decision.
We got an announcement that .hack//G.U. will get a remastered version on PS4 and PC
This weeks issue of Kadokawa's Weekly Famitsu magazine is revealing on Thursday that Bandai Namco Entertainment will release an HD remaster of the .hack//G.U. game for PlayStation 4 and PC. The remaster, titled .hack//G.U. Last Recode, will mark the .hack series' 15th anniversary.
The game will feature new elements that “make it feel like a new game.” The full-HD remaster will have high-definition movies, including all movies from the Terminal Disk that bundled with the special edition of .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth. System improvements will include an added retry function, Cheat Mode, and rebalanced avatar battles. The release will increase movement speed, item slots, battle tempo, Skeith's shooting speed, and other systems. In addition, "Haseo with an unfamiliar look" will appear.
The magazine will feature an interview with .hack// and .hack//G.U. producer and current Bandai Namco Entertainment executive Daisuke Uchiyama. The interview also features CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama, who is working on the remaster. The interview reveals that the company decided to make a remaster to introduce a new generation of players to the series. All three volumes of the original game will be playable in the remaster. In addition to the series' 15th anniversary, this year marks 10 years since the end of .hack//G.U. and is also the year that the game's story is set in
The original .hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth role-playing game shipped for PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America in 2006. .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce shipped in Japan in 2006 and in North America in 2007. .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption shipped in Japan and North America in 2007. The games inspired a manga, light novel, and the .hack//G.U. Trilogy anime film. Bandai Entertainment and Funimation released the anime on DVD in North America.
There is news of a delay for Iwaihime: Matsuri's port for PS4 and PS Vita.
Nippon Ichi Software announced on Thursday that it is delaying Iwaihime: Matsuri, its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita port of DMMGames and Ryukishi07's Iwaihime PC horror game. The game was slated for July 20, and is now slated for September 7. Nippon Ichi Software is delaying the game in order to conform to CERO's examination standards for porting the game from the PC to PS4 and PS Vita.
The port contains a new prologue that will center on protagonist Suzumu Susuhara, and will introduce the game's characters and key concepts. DMM Games released the original game for the PC in January 2016. Freelance illustrator Kina Kazuharu provided the character art for the "Japanese style romance novel game," and mocha provided the background art.
D3 Publisher announced on Thursday that it is delaying its Earth Defense Force 5 PS4 game from a summer 2017 release window to a general 2017 release window. D3 Publisher is delaying the game in order to enhance the game's quality.
In the game, the Earth is at peace when suddenly an alien life form called "immigrants" attack, and the EDF must again take up arms against the invaders. The new enemy in this latest game in the series is a humanoid enemy.
Trailer for the 2nd post from here for .hack//G.U. Last Recode
The game is also slated to ship in Europe in late 2017. The game will be available both physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, as well as for PC via Steam. The game's official Japanese website does not list a release date for the game in Japan.
For the PS4 port release, Date a Live trilogy is coming
Titled Date a Live: Rio Reincarnation HD, the port will include all three of Compile Heart's PlayStation releases for the visual novel franchise. That includes Rinne Utopia, Ars Install, and Date a Live Twins: Rio Reincarnation.
Based on the Date a Live light novel series by Koshi Tachibana and Tsunako, the visual novel trilogy introduces a new game-specific character in each installment. The light novels also launched a manga, two anime series, and a film.
The HD release will also include the bonus drama CDs and novels packaged with each original game.
Date a Live: Rio Reincarnation HD comes out for PS4 in Japan in October, retailing for 6,800 ($61.13) yen for the regular edition and 8,800 yen ($79.10) for the limited edition.
Production company Kadokawa revealed at its Anime Expo booth on Sunday that there is a "Steins;Gate World Line Project" launching in the "2018-2019" timeframe. Kadokawa showed a teaser with the Steins;Gate 0 logo and the characters Rintarō Okabe and Mayuri Shiina (in her Steins;Gate 0 outfit) standing before the devastated original Radio Kaikan building with the crashed satellite. The video teased the Beta world line where Rintarō could not save "her" and "the gate to 'Zero' will be opened." The company will reveal more information on July 28 — a date crucial to the story.
I thought I posted somewhere. I post again just in case. It's a crossover video game on the smartphone.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will release the game in English this summer.
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on February 28. Bandai Namco Entertainment has trademarked "Tales of the Rays" in Europe.
The game stars new characters Ickx Neve (voiced by Natsuki Hanae) and Mileena Weiss (Haruka Terui) along with a cast of returning characters from other Tales of games. Hidenori Matsubara (Sakura Wars, In This Corner of the World) designed the characters and Takumi Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss) wrote the scenario. Wit Studio animated the opening theme sequence and Alexandros performed the opening song "New Wall."
The Tales of game franchise has inspired multiple crossover smartphone games featuring characters from its main titles. Bandai Namco released its Tales of Asteria smartphone game in March 2014, and it spawned three additional chapters. Bandai Namco also released the Tales of Link smartphone game in March 2014, and released the game in English last year.
Samurai Shodown V gets a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita port
Samurai Shodown V Special is one of the most well-regarded SNK fighting games among the fighting game community. It is easily one of the most balanced games in the series and features both brand-new systems and an extra layer of polish on already existing mechanics. The game is designed to place emphasis on the qualities that are unique to the Samurai Shodown series. With much less of a focus on combos and supers, victory in Samurai Shodown V Special at high level play will usually come down to using range and spacing to your advantage.
Code Mystics is partnering on the PS4 and PS Vita release to offer the game "as the original creators intended." The goal of the release is "to give the game a proper release that will not be marred by the circumstances that hobbled the original AES launch." The upcoming release will feature new content such as an online multiplayer mode, a Gallery mode with unlockable art, and trophy support.
The PS4 and PS Vita release will mark the first time that the game will be available in its original form on a modern console. A playable beta of the game will debut at PlayStation's booth at the EVO 2017 event, which will be held in Las Vegas on July 14-16.
Lionheart and its sequel, Lionheart 2 is getting a port to PC
Its video game developer is Shiisanmei
Join Leon, Justicar Maria, and their allies as they explore the Libra Corridor, learning more about Leon's special powers and the secrets of the labyrinth. Play on Casual, Normal, or Heroic mode, and enjoy the updated art and user interface created especially for the English-language Steam release.
XSEED Games has a PC port in the works for Ys Seven, which originally launched on PSP in Japan in 2009 before making its way to the west in 2010. The Steam release was announced during XSEED's recent live stream, and it's due out this summer.
Rather than simply bringing over the same PC version that was released in China in 2012, XSEED's new port will feature a visual upgrade at 60fps and an updated localization. XSEED will come through with more details prior to release.
Tokyo Clanpool releases on PlayStation Vita via October 5, 2017
The story takes place in the future in Tokyo, where an upside-down city appears in the sky. Demons flow out of the strange city and destroy Tokyo. The protagonist of the game is Natsume Kannuki (pictured at right), who is the prime minister of Tokyo. She assembles a cabinet of "beautiful girls" to rebuild the city and fight the demons.
for any collectors:
Those who preorder the game will receive a download code for maid outfits for the four main characters. A limited edition of the game will include a special box, production materials collection, mini soundtrack CD, and bath poster set.
Sad news for Madoka fans who were expecting the smartphone game, there has been delays
The official website for the Magia Record: Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Gaiden (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) smartphone game announced on Friday that the game has been delayed again and is now slated for August 22. The staff apologized and explained that the reason for the delay is to make some final adjustments to the game before its release.
Aniplex previously planned to release the role-playing game for iOS and Android devices in May but it was delayed to July.
The story takes place in the burgeoning city of Kamihama. Guided by a strange power, magical girls gather in this town and battle with a new power drawn from witches. Iroha Tamaki arrives in this town and joins other magical girls to search for her missing younger sister Ui. Before long, Homura Akemi also arrives in the town. "If I can understand the mystery of this town, maybe I can save Kaname."
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - The Explorers of Seiren
Platform: PS4, PS Vita, Steam
Date: September 12 in North America and September 15 in Europe
Language: Japanese and English audio w/ French and English subtitles
The Isle of Seiren is full of dangers, but Adol won't face them alone! Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA introduces a new cast of colorful characters who aid Adol on his journey! Meet the young noblewoman Laxia, as well as fisherman Sahad, transporter Hummel, and the isle native Ricotta! Along the way, Adol must brave impossible dangers, recruit castaways, and discover the mysteries behind the Isle of Seiren. What awaits the young, red-headed adventurer?
Plot: Io is a simple young man with only one problem - he can't talk to women! Any attempts at conversation are destroyed by his perverted mind, except when he talks to Lilia, his best friend and a Monster Girl.
However, that becomes the least of his problems when he's tasked with going to the dangerous region of Monstopia. There, Monster Girls have begun rampaging, causing wanton pain and destruction. Have the Monster Girls simply gone mad, or is there an even greater evil afoot...?
Tokyo Dark is an anime-style horror adventure game combining point and click and visual novel genres. The story follows Detective Itō accross Tokyo, searching for the truth behind her partner's strange disappearance. Featuring puzzles, stat management, and difficult decisions, Tokyo Dark puts the narrative in the hands of the player. Players' decisions change their character, opening or locking options and leading to multiple endings. Tokyo Dark is currently being developed for PC and Mac.
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