I think I might just create the thread for SNK Heroines and pretty much all fighting games in general since it is possible to do them all since there are not lot of fighting games compared to the sheer amount of JRPG games
This something I saw on Crunchyroll news. Yeah, ANN and other anime sites will report on fighting games and JRPG games above otehr genres since these games tend to be "anime-like"
Developer: Souvenir Circ. Publisher: Unties Games Platform: Nintendo Switch (August 30, 2018)
Plot: Enter the troubled, cute and colorful world of Gensokyo. Originally created by one-man studio Team Shanghai Alice, the setting, sealed off from our world by a magical barrier, is the thread from which all Touhou Project games are woven. This Touhou Project fan game brings the humans and supernatural denizens of Gensokyo together to investigate the evil flowing from Scarlet Devil Manor. Can they protect their home from delightfully cruel bosses in this whimsical journey?
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV: The End of Saga
Date: Sept. 27 (PS4 via Japan)
The game's Limited Edition release will include a "Confidential Synopsis" of the first three Trails of Cold Steel games, outlining the story and showing artwork from the games, as well as showing early drafts of the story. The release will also include a DLC code for an alternate outfit for Altina Orion.
In Japan, the game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and the Switch on September 27, and on PC on October 16.
KOEI Tecmo America will release the game for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in North America on October 16, and on the same platforms in Europe on October 19.
The game will have 170 playable characters, which is a new record for the game series. In addition to new characters, the game will feature a new "thaumaturgy action" attack method.
Omega-Force is returning to produce the title, the first new game in the franchise in five years. The first Warriors Orochi (Musou Orochi) game featured characters from the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors franchises when it shipped in 2007 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360.
The game is the newest installment in ARIKA's EX series, which previously included the Street Fighter EX games. Playable characters include Kairi, Shirase/Hokuto, Garuda, Skullo Mania, Darun Mister, Allen Snider, Doctrine Dark, Blair, Cracker Jack, Shadow Geist, Sanane, and Hayate.
Higurashi: When They Cry Hou (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou)
Date: January 24 (PS4)
For the PS4 release, the regular physical version will cost 7,980 yen (about US$70), the digital version will cost 6,980 yen (about US$62), and the limited edition will cost 9,980 yen (about US$88). Similar to the Nintendo Switch version, the limited-edition release will bundle a drama CD and visual book. All versions will again include 19 scenarios from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sui, as well as three new scenarios.
The game launched for Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 26.
07th Expansion launched the first chapter of the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software in 2002 at Comiket. The story revolves around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, a live-action television series, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.
Release Date: March 26, 2019 (PS4)/USA, March 29, 2019 (PS4)/Europe and Australia
Other additional info
XSEED Games and Marvelous will also release The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for the PS4 in the West in early 2019. The releases will have both Japanese and English audio for the first time in the game series' history.
The English dub will include more than 5,000 English lines that were previously only available on the PC versions. A free update with Japanese voices will be available for people who own the PC versions of the games.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition release will include a 50 Mira replica coin, 21-track Musical Selections CD, and SteelBook case for US$49.99.
The Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side dating simulation game franchise aimed at women launched in 2002 for the PlayStation 2. The game was later ported to Nintendo DS and mobile phones. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss launched on the PS2 in 2006 and later on the Nintendo DS in 2008. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 3rd Story launched for Nintendo DS in 2010 then on the PlayStation Portable in 201
Touhou Project Tower Defense Game Gensokyō Defenders
I know Touhou has a big presence in the anime community
Info on the 17th installment, Touhou Kikeijū: Wily Beast and Weakest Creature
Japanese dōjin developer ZUN (founder and sole member of the Team Shanghai Alice dōjin game developer circle) announced a new game for his Touhou Project series on April 17. The game is the 17th game in the main series and is titled Touhou Kikeijū: Wily Beast and Weakest Creature.
ZUN stated he plans to complete the game by this summer, and plans to release a demo at the "Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai" event on May 5. In the game's story, animal spirits from hell are scheming to take over the world, and Reimu, Marisa, and Yōmu along with friendly animal spirits from hell go to preemptively stop them. ZUN said the game is darker than usual, and is a bit more of an "offensive shooting game" with lots of animal elements.
Touhou: Hidden Star in Four Seasons, the 16th and latest main installment in the Touhou Project series, debuted at the Comiket 92 event in August 2017. ZUN's Touhou Project Dai-16.5-Dan Hifū Nightmare Diary ~Violet Detector game launched at the Comiket 94 event last August.
Reminds me to make a thread for Kill la Kill since it was a popular anime in Anime Vice
Arc System Works will release the game for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Japan on July 25, and in North America on July 26. PQube will ship the game in Europe on July 26.
The game's first print edition in Japan will include a Mako keychain. The limited edition will have special box packaging art, an artbook, a soundtrack, and "Mako Croquette" keychain. Retailer-specific bonus items will also be available.
Anime studio Trigger and game developer and publisher Arc System Works are collaborating on the game, with Arc System Works as the publisher. APLUS (Little Witch Academia game) is developing the game for one to two players.
ONINAKI Aliases: Oni no Naku Kuni, or "country where the ogre cries" Company: Square Enix Date: Platform: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam
The game's protagonist Kagachi moves between the Living World and the realm of the dead known as the Beyond in order to rescue lost souls. If not rescued, these souls will become monsters. In battle, Kagachi can manifest the unique powers of souls he has rescued in battle.
more info on the release dates on the previous posts regarding Utawarerumono Zan
NIS America began steaming a new promotional video for AQUAPLUS' Utawarerumono Zan PlayStation 4 action game on Wednesday. The trailer reveals that the game will ship in North America on September 10. The game will then ship in Europe on September 13 and in Australia and New Zealand on September 20.
Platform: PS4 and Nintendo Switch publisher: D3 Publisher Date: August 1 (Japan)
The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 1. Labyrinth Life, a version of the game with less sexual content, will launch for the PlayStation 4 on the same day.
Both versions of the game will have most of the same content, including characters, character skills, monsters, items, story, dungeons, and difficulty settings. The physical and digital versions of Omega Labyrinth Life will cost 7,800 yen (about US$71), while the Labyrinth Life versions will cost 5,800 yen (about US$53).
Like the previous games in the series, the game is a roguelike (random dungeon generation) RPG where the characters can gain powerups that enlarge their breast size. The "life" in the title comes from a new feature.
D3 Publisher released its first Omega Labyrinth roguelike dungeon game for PlayStation Vita in November 2015 and Omega Labyrinth Z for the PS4 and PS Vita in July 2017. U.K. game publisher PQube planned to release the game in North America and Europe, but the release was cancelled due to the "wishes of the platform holder."
XSEED Games announced on Thursday that it will release the Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed game for PlayStation 4 and PC in the West. The game is currently in development, and it will be a remaster of the Akiba's Trip Plus "Strip Action RPG" for PlayStation Portable.
The Akiba's Trip games take place in a reproduction of Tokyo's Akihabara district, where the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothes and exposing them to the sunlight.
Jinrui no Minasama e (To All of Mankind) Company: Acquire Platform: PS4 and Switch Date: June 27, 2019 (Japan)
The game's concept is “girls surviving in a somehow ruined Akihabara." In the game, players will search for items and information in the area, find and cook food, and conduct research without a smartphone or internet (but with lots of dōjinshi available to read). Yū Akinashi (Love, Election and Chocolate, Luck & Logic) is designing the characters. The game features the opening theme song "Precious Days" by Nanahira.
XSEED Games Releases Granblue Fantasy: Versus Fighting Game in N. America
XSEED Games announced on Friday that it will release Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus fighting game for PlayStation 4 in North America. The company confirmed that the game will launch in Japan in 2019 but stated that it will announce the North American release date later. XSEED Games will show the game at E3 in Los Angeles from June 11 to 13.
Cygames previously revealed that there will be a closed beta test for the game. The franchise's "Extra Fes" event in Sendai (in July) and Osaka (in August) will also have a playable version of the game.
Game director Tetsuya Fukuhara reportedly said in February that the game will launch worldwide simultaneously for the PlayStation 4 this year. Playable characters in the game so far include Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, Ferry, Lowain, and Ladiva. Stella Magna is composing the music for the game.
Cygames released the original Granblue Fantasy smartphone game in 2014, and the game has more than 23 million downloads. Cygames is also working on the Granblue Fantasy: Relink PlayStation 4 game, which will also have a worldwide simultaneous release. Cygames took over development of the game from Platinum Games in February. The game is planned for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish localizations.
There were a lot of video game trailers in the past weekend. I just did the most recent one
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (Ryza no Atelier ~Tokoyami no Joō to Himitsu no Kakurega~)
The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the West on October 29. The limited-edition PS4 and Switch versions of the game will bundle an art book, keychain, art cards, and cloth poster for US$99.99.
KOEI Tecmo America describes the game's story:
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout begins an all-new storyline arc in GUST Studios' fan-favorite Atelier series. The beautiful role-playing game follows the exploits of teenage tomboy Ryza, who dreams of escaping her mundane village lifestyle, alongside her band of mischievous friends. One day, as they explore a forbidden island in search of adventure, they meet an elderly magician who will change their lives forever. After some convincing, the old man begins teaching Ryza the enchanting ways of alchemy; launching her on an adventure that will ultimately lead her on a quest to save her hometown from the mysterious and deadly darkness lurking beneath the surface.
The game will launch for PS4 and Switch in Japan on September 26, and it will launch for PC via Steam at an undetermined date.
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