For anyone who likes Touhou, there is news of their games porting to Steam
Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) revealed on his "Nikenme kara Hajimaru Radio" livestream program on Monday that Team Shanghai Alice will release the Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons (Tōhō Tenkūshō) and Touhou: Antinomy of Common Flowers (Tōhō Hyōibana) games on Steam. According to ZUN, Touhou: Antinomy of Common Flowers is slated to release in early 2018, while Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons is slated to release "soon." In addition, ZUN stated that depending on sales of Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons, he will consider releasing previous installments of the series on Steam.
Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons is the 16th and latest main installment in the Touhou Project series of "bullet hell" (danmaku) shooters. Team Shanghai Alice released the PC game at this year's Summer Comiket (Comic Market) event on August 11.
Touhou: Antinomy of Common Flowers is the third game in a series of Touhou fighting games developed by Twilight Frontier (Tasogare Frontier or "Tasofro") in collaboration with Team Shanghai Alice, and is officially counted as the "15.5th" game in the series.
Twilight Frontier's series began with Touhou: Hopeless Masquerade in 2013, followed by Touhou: Urban Legend in Limbo in 2015. The latter received a PlayStation 4 port last December. Twilight Frontier previously developed the Touhou: Immaterial and Missing Power, Touhou: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, and Touhou Hisōtensoku fighting games, although the company used a different system than the current series.
Playism released Touhou: Double Dealing Character in May 2015 as the first official release of any game in the Touhou Project series in English-speaking territories.
Team Shanghai Alice released the first game in the series, Touhou: Highly Responsive to Prayers, in 1995 on the PC-98 platform. Since then, the series has spawned 15 other main games, multiple spin-offs, and many fan-made derivative works based on characters and stories from the series. Playism, NIS America, and XSEED Games have released some of the fan-made games based on the franchise.
Schoolgirls fight for their lives in this action shooter Set in a school that has suddenly been overrun by zombies and cut off from the outside world, five schoolgirls fight for their lives in this action shooter which takes place in a similar setting to the popular Onechanbara series.
The schoolyard, gymnasium, and other areas within the isolated school grounds will become fierce battlefields as you evade and fight against the invading zombie hordes. Progress through missions using a variety of firearms from handguns to assault rifles and fight to the bitter end!
Also features a clothes ripping system where zombie attacks will destroy the characters' clothing!
The Golden Fantasia CROSS fighting game is a sequel to the first Ōgon Musōkyoku fighting game, both based on Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion's Umineko - When They Cry (Umineko no Naku Koro ni) mystery suspense game. 07th Expansion developed the game, and released the first game on the PC in Japan in December 2010. Golden Fantasia CROSS shipped in December 2011.
In the game, players select two characters, but control only one at a time, tagging between them in a unique "touch" mechanic whose effects differ depending on when it is triggered, such as blocking, taking damage, or attacking. Players can also expend their resource gauge to summon the Metaworld, which allows them unlimited access to their strongest attacks at no cost, although opponents can cancel this summon by expending resources of their own. MangaGamer plans to release the game on its website and on Steam
Girls und Panzer has a game for Southeast Asian territories
Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia began streaming an English-subtitled promotional video for the Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match PlayStation 4 game on Monday. The video reveals that its Southeast Asian English release of the game is slated for February 27. Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia will release the game with English text and Japanese voice over. The video is an English-subtitled version of the game's first promotional video.
The game will ship on February 22 in Japan. Those who order the Premium Edition of the game in Japan will receive a Blu-Ray Disc with video content (including the "Tank Trial!" picture drama and an "Anglerfish Team Roundtable Discussion" talk show video), a specially designed box, a "Dream Tank Book" special booklet, and a clear visual poster set. The Premium Edition retails for 11,100 yen (about US$98), and the standard edition and the download version both retail for 7,600 yen (about US$69). Those who purchase early editions of the game will receive a download code for a "rival commanding officer set Ooarai Girls High School uniform version."
Created in partnership with Playism, publisher KADOKAWA GAMES and Kikiyama (Original Creator of Yume Nikki), YUMENIKKI - DREAM DIARY - is a reimaging of the original controversial indie darling RPG Maker darling Yume Nikki, drawing influence from a variety of recent indie juggernauts.
This might need a separate thread. I can't tell what's popular in Anime Vice lately. It will come to the PS4 and Switch
NIS America announced on Tuesday that its release of Aqua Style's Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded (Fushigi no Gensokyo 3 -The Tower of Desire- Reloaded) game for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 is slated for July 17 in North America and July 20 in Europe.
The game will be digital-only in Europe, but NISA will release a limited edition for Switch and PS4 in the United States. The limited edition will include the game, an acrylic parade stand, a button set, a hardcover artbook, an official soundtrack, and a collector's box.
Experience's horror adventure game Death Mark was originally released on PS Vita in Japan almost a year ago. A PS4 version followed back in January, a Switch port is coming on June 28, and now the game has also been confirmed for Xbox One.
Experience president and CEO Hajime Chikami recently changed his bio to list Microsoft's console among supported platforms for Death Mark. Gematsu tweeted at Chikami, and he confirmed plans for the Xbox One version, with more information to come this summer.
If you love Kill la Kill, it will get a video game by Arc System Works and APLUS. It will be called Kill la Kill the Game -If- (Ifu)
More info will be available at Anime Expo. If you are attending, you will get front row seats to it!
Arc System Works is publishing the game in the "Kill la Kill Battle Action" genre, and APLUS (Little Witch Academia game) is developing it. The game for one to two players will debut next year, but the staff has not yet announced or established the price, platform, or age rating.
The Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles will have the latest details on the game starting on July 6. (Studio Trigger will have an industry panel at 5:30 p.m. that day.) Arc System Works will have a booth at the convention, and the anime's character designer Sushio and creative officer Hiromi Wakabayashi will also visit America for the game.
For audience in the west, Blade Strangers will be on August 28, 2018 via PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch
Here's more info about the game.
The indie crossover brawler developed by Studio Saizensen embraces a traditional and streamlined four-button control scheme that offers accessible inputs for beginner players, while still providing advanced players with endless opportunities to discover new tactics as they hone their skills.
Blade Strangers combines the excitement and subtle dynamics of a classic one-on-one fighting game with the polish and high-quality visuals expected from a current-gen contender. The game will arrive feature-rich at launch, complete with a wide variety of online and offline gameplay modes and additional offerings including:
Story Mode – experience each character’s unique story Arcade Mode – pick a character and win matches to advance Challenge Mode – complete various skill challenges for each of the characters Survival Mode – battle against a barrage of CPU-controlled opponents Versus Mode – fight against friends or the CPU (with “standby” option) Online Modes – create or search for rooms and engage in Stealth, Casual or League matches Tutorial – for new players to learn the basics Training – practice moves and combos to hone skills (with “standby” option) Other Features – online leaderboards, screen view and control customization, player profiles, stat tracking, unlockable items (character colors, portraits, special titles)
The diverse roster in Blade Strangers includes unique characters from different backgrounds, headlined by Quote and Curly Brace (from Cave Story+), Isaac (from The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+), Solange, Ali, Liongate and Master T (from Code of Princess EX) and Kawase, Noko and Emiko (from the Umihara Kawase series). The 14-character launch roster also features indie superstars Shovel Knight and Gunvolt as special guests, plus new characters Lina and Helen who are appearing in a video game for the first time ever.
NIS America announced on Thursday that it is adding Mui Mui to the SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy fighting game. The character is originally from the Dragon Gal pachislot game series. NIS America and SNK will reveal one more character to join the roster at another date, teasing that it "might not be who you expect."
From Anime Expo 2018, Aksys Games announced a lot of games and only this one has a trailer. Death Mark (Shiin) horror game will come to PS Vita, PS4, and Nintendo Switch
The game is set in a Tokyo suburb that has lately seen many bizarre deaths. All those who have died bear a "mark" on their body, and urban legends swirl about these marked people, with some saying they were cursed by spirits to die. Players take the role of one such marked person, and choose another character and fellow marked person as a partner. The protagonist and partner must visit haunted locations and find clues to unravel the mystery of the mark before they die.
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