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Guilty Gear Xrd

Let's Rock! Guilty Gear Xrd Sign coming in December

Heaven or Hell?!
Oct 19
Are you ready to rock?! Guilty Gear Xrd Sign is shaping up to be one of the best-looking fighting games in recent memory, thanks to its amazing anime-style graphics rendering tech. I honestly can't say much about the fi... read
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Arcana Heart

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! coming to PS3/Vita this Fall

That's five exclamation points, remember
Apr 30
Aksys Games announced that moé fighting game Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will be hitting the Playstation 3 and Vita Fall 2014. This version of the series is a revision based off the original Arcana Heart 3, originall... read
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Mind Zero

May Zero: Aksys to localize Mind Zero, release in May

Hope you don't mind (zero)
Mar 29
Hey, remember Mind Zero? Or rather, MIND≒0, the Acquire-developed dungeon crawler styled in the Persona vein? Well, we're getting it, courtesy of Aksys games, and we're getting it soon. As in, May 28, 2014 so... read
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999: The Novel debuts on iOS March 17

Prequel to Zero: Last Reward lets users complete the story
Mar 11
If you're a fan of the PS Vita release of Zero Escape: Zero's Last Reward, then get yourself ready for the release of 999: The Novel. The original game in the Zero Escape series is hitting iOS devices on March 17th. If you ne... read
Mind Zero photo
Mind Zero

GameStop leaks the localisation of Mind Zero

Wait, Aksys are publishing abroad?
Jan 30
Remember Mind Zero? It was an RPG released by Acquire in August of last year, though it never made it out of Japan. Nothing to lose hope over, as games like Bravely Default continue to demonstrate, but news of the game and po... read
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Fun and easy as curry-flavored pie
I've mentioned this several times before on Japanator, but just for the record, I love dungeon crawlers. Next to a good old-fashioned story-based RPG, the random dungeon genre in particular is my favorite kind of video game. ... read feature

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Fan videos

Fans really get into Sorcery Saga

With an apron and everything
Dec 14
If you've ever listened to our Jtor AM podcast, then you probably know that I've been obsessing over the PS Vita game Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God. The game only came out a few days ago on Dec. 10, but I've alr... read
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Holiday Shopping

Aksys Games holds digital holiday sale

Get Fate/Extra for $9.99
Dec 03
You've got to keep a close eye on the folks over at Aksys Games. When they're not busy trying to raise money to help Typhoon Haiyan victims, they're holding a sale on digital titles in honor of the holiday season. The sa... read
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Nice move: Aksys to hold sale for Typhoon Haiyan victims

The Philippines called, wants to say thanks!
Nov 20
As you may know, on November 7th, the category 5 tropical cyclone Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) struck the eastern portion of the Philippines - becoming the strongest tropical storm ever to make landfall - and wreaking catas... read
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Video Games

Sorcery Saga gets Dec. 10 release date

We can battle with curry before the holidays after all
Oct 22
Being the dungeon-crawling addict that I am, I've been psyched for Sorcery Saga: Curse of The Great Curry God for PS Vita ever since I first heard about it. As the weeks went by with no release date though, I began to wo... read
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Dungeon crawl for delicious curry in Sorcery Saga

You won't believe what the limited edition comes with
Sep 28
Over the last couple of years, a lot of my gaming time has been dedicated to dungeon crawlers, particularly on portable systems. Something about lying back on the couch and ransacking a dungeon for treasure simultaneously rel... read
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Sweet Fuse trailer

Otome game Sweet Fuse gets an English trailer of men

All the men. All the Inafune. All the love.
Aug 02
The folks at Aksys Games have done a great job of bringing visual novels to the western market. They've been hitting a nice variety of titles, and I think picking up Idea Factory's Sweet Fuse was a good move. Those of you wh... read
Muramasa special edition  photo
Muramasa special edition

Unsheathe your sword for Muramasa's special blessing

The blade shines strong in this one.
Apr 11
I was originally going to deliver this news in a flash, but I had to outrun an army of ninjas that were trying to keep me from achieving my goal -- I blame those cats that hindered Warmonger Josh's objectives. Luckily, they w... read
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Muramasa's new dialogue

Rejoice, Muramasa's new localization is a sight to behold

Aksys saves the day again.
Apr 07
When Elliot told me that Ignition messed up on Muramasa: The Demon Blade's localization for the Wii, he was not kidding. And thanks to the folks at Siliconera, we are given a side by side comparison between Ignition's bl... read
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It's going to be one hell of a full moon tonight!
*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! I wasn't joking when I said that Marika was in for the fight of her life, because Harlock was nothing like any opponent that she has faced in past. The Bentenmaru crew faced some heavy damages du... read feature


Rejoice! Aksys to bring PSP otome game Sweet Fuse to NA

It's that game where you're Keiji Inafune's niece
Feb 15
The PSP is the console that just refuses to die, almost 10 years after its North American launch. The good folks at Aksys Games have announced that they'll be bringing Idea Factory's otome game Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakud... read

Vita Muramasa gets picked up by Aksys, Elliot celebrates

Get ready for some spectacular good news.
Jan 29
When I first played Muramasa: The Demon Blade on the Wii, I was surprised to see that the story was not on the same level as Odin Sphere. During one faithful podcast (I forgot the episode number), Elliot revealed to us that I... read

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi gets a release date

Katana and cherry blossoms for all!
Jan 16
I'm still shocked that Aksys Games is not only publishing another PSP game out west, but a Hakuoki spinoff to boot. I'd like to believe that the original visual novel sold well enough to warrant their bringing Warriors of the... read

Aksys announces Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi

The PSP refuses to die.
Oct 30
In a move that's as surprising as it is commendable, Aksys Games announced the localization of Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, for the PSP. That's right folks, more English language Hakuoki is coming your way for that s... read

Aksys is rewarding you with a Virtue's Last Reward OVA

Because patience is a virtue, too
Oct 19
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is definitely a game to look out for, as it's an intriguing take on the familiar visual novel format, from the cool people who made 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.  Unfo... read

No dub in European version of Virtue's Last Reward

So can we rename it Good People Die?
Oct 04
There may not be a solid release date for the European version of Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, but pre-orders have certainly been available for quite some time. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has gained itsel... read

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward opens site

Good People to Die this Fall
Sep 07
There's no escaping fact: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, the spiritual sequel to Aksys' excellent visual novel/murderous puzzle game 999: Nine Persons, Nine Hours, Nine Doors, is coming soon-ish, and now it has a website.... read

Inflatable fun to be had with Record of Agarest War 2

Apr 23
I didn't play much of the first game, I'll admit. Most of my time was put into Disgaea 3, so Record of Agarest War has just been sitting in a draw somewhere, waiting to be revisited. What I did play was pretty cool though, bu... read

Renamed Good People Die hitting US 3DS'/Vita's this Fall!

Feb 28
Aksys Games will be bringing over the 999 sequel formerly known as Good People Die, to Playstation Vita's and Nintendo 3DS' in America come this Fall. Huzzah! The game now has a new title, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, w... read

Hakuoki franchise scores a new OVA, TV series and 2 films

Feb 27
Well damn. In case there was any question about Hakuoki's popularity in Japan, here you go.  The popular visual novel franchise, Hakuoki, will be getting a brand new OVA, TV series and two films over the next two years. ... read

Aksys Games to release sequel to 999, Good People Die

Feb 21
Confirmed via the latest issue of Nintendo Power as well as some of the folks from Aksys Games, the semi-sequel/follow-up to the surprise hit Nintendo DS title, 999, will be making its way to US 3DS' at some point. We don't h... read

Guilty Gear is back!

Feb 17
Well how about them apples? Arc System Works' high speed and mildly insane classic fighting game series is looking to make something of a come back with the PSN and Xbox Live release of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus. A port... read

This past week saw the release of the PSP visual novel, Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, to retailers in America. The first game in Idea Factory's popular franchise, Hakuoki tells the tale of the Shinsengumi, demons an... read feature


Relius Clover is kind of crazy in this new BB trailer

Jan 25
Upcoming HD fighter, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend just got a new trailer showcasing the madness that is Relius Clover. Carl's father and a master puppeteer, Relius is definitely one of the big villains of the series. Havi... read

Toshimichi Mori wants to make Blazblue 3 in 2012

Dec 29
Straight out of an exclusive interview with Japanese gaming magazine Gemaga, when asked what his goals for 2012 are, Blazblue producer Toshimichi Mori responded that he wants to make Blazblue 3. This is a pretty big thing bec... read

A delicious new Mayonaka Arena gameplay video for you

Dec 15
Oh my. Gamespot has posted a new Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena gameplay video, showcasing combos for a few of the characters. The video is actually pieced together from smaller clips that have been released, so th... read

Fate/Extra CCC has a lot of new costumes

Dec 07
A few days back, Wesley reviewed Aksys' Fate/Extra for the PSP. He dug it. I'm actually playing through my own copy right now and while I have some gripes about the dungeons, I really like the story and the direction it's hea... read

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