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Suikoden 1/2 photo
Suikoden 1/2

Oh man, Suikoden 2 is out, go get it now now now


Get HYPE for 16 years ago!
Dec 09
Oh, finally. It only took, like, sixteen years, but Suikoden II, one of my favorite games of all time and one of the greatest RPGs ever made, to come to downloadable platforms on this side of the pond. Konami's made the thing... read
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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment releasing with 'Infinity Moment' HD remake


Go once more into the world of Aincrad
Apr 30
[As originally posted at Destructoid.] If you're still into Sword Art Online, you probably didn't watch the second half of the first series. Just kidding. I bet you're on pins and needles waiting for the Vita release,&nb... read
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PSN

Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week


It's a digital fire sale!
Apr 29
April 29 is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of holiday over the course of several days that's been converted into a sort of national spring break. In order to celebrate it this year, Sony is discounting a ton of Japane... read
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Final Fantasy Type-0

Final Fantasy Type-0 fan-translation to be released this August


Or so they say
Mar 08
For many of us, the effort to translate Final Fantasy Type-0 seemed like a project that would never near completion. The game released in Japan back in 2011, and while so many had been waiting on pins and needles for Square ... read
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The game of the generation has arrived
Welcome to another riveting, awe inspiring, and emotionally draining edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games and some masochistic idiot. This week, the game of all generations hits ... read feature

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In which parties are had, and songs are sung
Welcome, dear readers. Today is Saturday, January 25; a very special day by all accounts. Why is it so special you ask? The answer is as simple as understanding the universe. Today is the 62nd edition of Go West!, your [prete... read feature

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Lightning strikes thrice
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 60th edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games, a foreign guy in Japan, and Idea Factory.  When I first started Go West! nearly... read feature

God Eater 2 photo
God Eater 2

Action packed eight minute God Eater 2 play video


All the Gods you can eat
Nov 11
As far as first attempts at hunting action go, Namco Bandai's PSP game God Eater did a bang up job. Rather than outright copy Capcom's success with Monster Hunter, they went in a different direction by amping up the speed of... read
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Idea Factory, your naming sense is terrible
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another riveting edition of Go West!, your [occasionally] weekly column about Japanese video games, an insane man, and awful names. This week? A somewhat depressing handful of games. To be fa... read feature

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XSEED

Corpse Party on sale and more from XSEED this Halloween


Just in case you need some nice and cheap horror
Oct 24
Have you been sleeping well? Been looking for a way to remedy that? As it is October and October means scary movies and stuff, right? (Interestingly enough in Japan that time is summer, actually.) So XSEED has let the prices ... read
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Oreimo PSP

2012 Oreimo PSP game now sorta FTP on iOS


If you wanna romance Kirino, you're good to go
Oct 23
So this is kind of random. Namco Bandai's 2012 Oreimo Portable ga Tsuzuku Wake ga nai PSP game has hit iOS for the low price of free.  Sadly we've entered an era where free is now somehow synonymous with paying more... read
God Eater 2 OP photo
God Eater 2 OP

God Eater 2 opening anime is cool as ice


Ufotable delivers the goods
Oct 13
Animation studio Ufotable doesn't exactly handle a whole lot of projects at once, but they put a ton of care and effort into the stuff they do work on. Case in point: God Eater 2's beautiful anime opening up top. For those o... read
God Eater 2 trailer photo
God Eater 2 trailer

Latest God Eater 2 video highlights Alisa's episode


She's come a long way since the first game
Oct 12
Namco Bandai's latest hunting action game, God Eater 2, is right around the corner. With its release set for next month, the hype train is chugging along.  This time it brings us a trailer for Alisa's Character Episode.... read
God Eater 2 photo
God Eater 2

God Eater 2 and The Idolmaster collide for DLC action


And not a single person was surprised
Oct 01
Namco Bandai is teaming up with Lawson convenience stores and HMV to bring preorder The Idolmaster Million Live! DLC to their upcoming PSP/Vita game, God Eater 2.  That's right! Now you too can dress fan favorite Alisa l... read
TGS 2013 God Eater 2 Vid photo
TGS 2013 God Eater 2 Vid

TGS 2013: God Eater 2 offscreen Vita TV video


Spoilers: they don't win.
Sep 20
I had the opportunity to go hands on with the most recent build of Namco Bandai's upcoming PSP/Vita hunting game, God Eater 2. Before my preview goes up however, I'm here to deliver an eight minute video of folks playing the... read
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Trails in the Sky SC

Launch those trailers! Trails in the Sky SC is going west


XSEED and Carpe Fulgur deserve a big salute!
Sep 06
Actually, when I meant trailers, I was talking about using a catapult to launch a bunch of trailers into the sky as a way to celebrate XSEED's new accomplishment. With the help of Carpe Fulgur, the awesome group that localize... read
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Witty description here
Fifty three weeks, ladies and gentlemen. Do you know what this means? Absolutely nothing at all. Huzzah! Welcome to another edition of Go West!, your [sometimes] weekly column about new Japanese import games, Idea Factory, and high school kids. This week? Nothing all that special, actually. Let's get this average train moving! read feature

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GaijinWorks and MonkeyPaw bring us dungeon crawling
Class of Heroes 2 is a game with a "wouldn't give up" story. Back in 2012, the game failed to meet its Kickstarter goal. Despite all that, MonkeyPaw Games and GaijinWorks promised to continue working on the gam... read feature

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Why so many games? Why?!
I feel like this is some kind of divine retribution for letting me off the hook over the past few weeks. Hello folks, and welcome to the 51st edition of Go West!, your (not) weekly column about Japanese import games. This week? Way more games than I was expecting. In the interest of wasting no time, let's just jump right into it, shall we? read feature

Go West! 50 photo
Dancing and singing and OH GOD A WALKING FISH
The big fifty.  We did it, ladies and gentlemen. We made it to number fifty. That's a whole lot of Japanese games, and a ton of Idea Factory. Thanks guys and gals. I love you all very muchly. In more important news, Japa... read feature

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A fan favorite series returns after nearly seven years of silence.
Good day, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 47th edition of Go West!, your [not-so-weekly] column about Japanese import games and Idea Factory.  With the Golden Week rush having come and gone, Japan has once again set... read feature

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A fairly big week of new releases.
Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a new edition of Go West!, your [almost] weekly column about the latest Japan-only games!  After nearly a month of light releases, we're finally back to normality this week with a whopping ten new games. Huzzah! Without further adieu, let's get this show on the road, shall we? read feature

Go West! 45 photo
Another light week of releases!
After a brief hiatus, Go West! is back to supply you with your [almost] weekly dose of Japanese games coverage! This week? Well... not a whole lot actually. At least my dear friends at Idea Factory give me some company. Yeah, it's been kind of dead around these parts. That being said, there are still a few interesting titles worth chatting about, so let's get on with the show! read feature

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BRS The Game

Rejoice: Black Rock Shooter The Game hits PSPs this month


Years and years later
Apr 10
This slipped under Japanator's easily-distracted radar array last week - why, oh why did we hire cats to man the monitoring stations? - but it's pleasant to know either way: NIS America has, after a long enough del... read
Go West! 44 photo
Fate/Extra CCC finally hits stores.
Salutations, and welcome to Go West! 44, your [sometimes] weekly column about the latest games to hit store shelves in Japan. I'm your host, Elliot, and I'd like to take you on a magical journey into the deepest, darkest abys... read feature

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Dream it! Don't give it up Idea Factory!
Welcome to the 43rd edition of Go West!, your weekly (sort of) column about Japanese video games, importing, Idea Factory, and one writer's love/hate relationship with the latter. This week, we've got another load of new releases that are bound to appeal to quite a few of you folks. Let's jump right into it, shall we? read feature

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Souls are sacrificed and tales are told.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Go West!, Japanator's column about Japanese video games, imports, Idea Factory, and self inflicted pain! We've hit week 42, which means I should probably say something profound here. Video gam... read feature

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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
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Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment has infinite dating


INFINITY DEBAN
Feb 10
For what it's worth, one of the most interesting aspects of Sword Art Online to me wasn't so much its fighting or scale or plot (definitely not the plot), but the idea of what folks do when they're trapped in a virtual ... read
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A slow week is saved by a true hero.
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 40th edition of Go West!, the weekly column about Japanese video games and self inflicted mental pain. I'd like to tell you that for this joyous milestone, there are dozens o... read feature

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Gaijinworks wants to make Class of Heroes 2 UMDs for you


Feb 06
Long live the PSP. You might remember the Class of Heroes 2 Kickstarter from last year headed up by Gaijinworks. The idea was to raise enough money to justify creating a deluxe physical version of the PSP game, along with all... read
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Nice, Heroes VS's staff shows you 12 ways to duke it out


Eternal, Maximum Drive!
Feb 04
Time sure flies by when you are piloting a giant robot, kicking evil to death, or changing into a giant form that lets you take down enormous monsters. As Compatible Hero fans wait for Heroes VS to arrive on Februa... read






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