Kadokawa Games is also making a Vita game based on the Love Live! School Idol Project anime series. It will be a rhythm action game from Dingo and is slated for release in spring 2014. Right now, the game has only been announced for Japan, however, NIS America has the rights to the Love Live! School Idol Project and are working with Kadokawa Games on Demongaze. Maybe they will pick it up?
Nintendo of Taiwan is publishing Doraemon: Nobita’s Number Adventure and localizing it in Traditional Chinese. People that pick up the math game have a chance to win one of five Doraemon themed 3DSes. With only five of these made, and since the contest is only available for Taiwan the Doraemon 3DS is sure to be a rare item. Doraemon: Nobita’s Number Adventure comes out in Taiwan on September 3.
Back in April, Nintendo launched a screenshot-sharing app for the Nintendo 3DS that allowed one to share screenshots of two specific games via Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook—Animal Crossing: New Leaf and, in Japan, Tomodachi Collection. Now, the app has been updated to allow you to share screenshots from other games as well! For a quick guide on how to share screenshots, give this a read.
The Persona series has grown quite a bit from its beginnings as a spin-off of the Shin Megami Tensei series. Since then, we’ve seen it become a pillar of support for Atlus, not just with games but with anime adaptations, a fighting game spin-off and live stage plays. In a recent blog post, Persona team director and producer Katsura Hashino shared a little message of appreciation for fans on the series’ official blog.
The company that brought us hit game series such as Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Mega Man, and more recently Monster Hunter and Ace Attorney, Capcom, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year! They were featured in an interview with Famitsu, where consumer games division director Katsuhiko Ichii had a few words to share about his vision of the company’s future.
The latest in Square Enix’s ongoing troubles involve lay-offs at Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics. Square went on to mention that they would do their best to assist those affected, and encourages other developers looking to hire the laid off talent to get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idea Factory is packing two otome games in a special PlayStation Vita bundle! The Otomate Special Pack includes download codes for two of their female-oriented games: Hakuoki: Kyoukaroku, the Vita port of the PS2 game Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, and Amnesia V Edition, the Vita port of the PSP game Amnesia. The bundle will also come with a DVD of the animated music video Amnesia V Star. No date or price has been announced for the Otomate Special Pack.
Some time ago, GoldenEye 007 developer Eurocom was working on a PlayStation 3 exclusive and one of the concepts behind it was the TV show Man vs. Wild. Sony never announced The Protector and it was quietly cancelled back in 2008, but thanks to a leak on a portfolio we can now have a look at Sony and Eurocom’s game which has a QTE crocodile fight. Watch the video here!
Right before Namco Bandai announces a new Tales game they file a ton of trademarks and it looks like they've added three new ones to their collection! Tales of Link, Tales of Jin and Tales of Ansis were all filed by Namco Bandai quite recently. These potential names sound like they could be about a single character, much different than their previous names - Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Xillia or Tales of Zestoria. What will the next Tales game be called?
Like many other fighting games, The King of Fighters XIII is getting a Steam release! You can pre-purchase the game now for a 17% discount (aka $5 off), and you can register to be part of a closed beta test. The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition will be released on September 13th.
Sony will be offering discounts on Japanese-developed PlayStation Vita titles over the PlayStation Network in North America over the next couple weeks. If you're big on games and want to save some money, keep your eyes peeled for any titles listed! Your wallet will thank you later.
The Japanese financial services firm (five percent owned by Goldman Sachs), J Trust, has made an offer to purchase Atlus parent company Index, which is currently up for grabs. We all know that this wouldn't be a new thing for J Trust. The firm purchased failed consumer lenders Lopro Corp. in 2010 and Takefuji Corp. back in 2012. As of now, about 20 buyers (including Sega Sammy Holdings) have shown interest in purchasing the company, and Index aims to reach a sales agreement by the end of August.
Censorship is bad mkay? This interview details what happened with Alex Hinkley in a never-before-seen level of depth, while also introducing brand new information behind the AAA pressure placed on publications to subvert free speech in favor of advertising-like posts on websites and even at times promote flat out dishonesty and false advertising.