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9:00 PM on 04.30.2014

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

[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...

Brittany Vincent


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Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week photo
Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week
by Pedro Cortes

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 Japanese games on PSN through May 5. Ranging from action games to role-playing games, the sale significantly drops the price of these games, some of them going for less than half of their original prices.

Here are some of the highlights from the list of games on sale:

  • Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross (PS3/PS4/Vita/PSP) for $4.99, or $3.49 with PS+
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) for $14.99, or $8.99 with PS+
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3) for $19.99, or $11.99 with PS+
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) for $12.49, or $7.49 with PS+
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita) for $19.49, or $14.62 with PS+
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) for $19.99, or $10.00 with PS+
  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3) for $17.49, or $10.49 with PS+

.You can bet that'll be snapping up a couple of these games come pay-day. Anybody else going to splurge on any of these titles?

[via Destructoid]

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11:30 PM on 03.08.2014

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

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 ...

Tim Sheehy



Go West! Sixty-Four: You got Puyo all up in my Tetris photo
Go West! Sixty-Four: You got Puyo all up in my Tetris
by Elliot Gay

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 store shelves. 

Ok, maybe that might be a wee bit hyperbolic, but the reality is that I'm super duper hyped. We also have a handful of other important-ish releases for pretty much all of the major consoles, so hang onto your butts.

It's time to dance.

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Go West! Sixty-Two: Put Your Guns On photo
Go West! Sixty-Two: Put Your Guns On
by Elliot Gay

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 [pretend this is accurate] weekly column about Japanese video games, new beginnings, and parties. 

Ok. Maybe I lied. Today really isn't all that special.

I still have a bang-up lineup of new games to talk about today, so I suppose that's something, I guess.

Let's get on with the show.

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Go West! Week Sixty: Lightning Returns to Arland photo
Go West! Week Sixty: Lightning Returns to Arland
by Elliot Gay

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 two years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with this column or how long it would last.

I still don't.

That being said, I would never have been able to take GW! this far if it weren't for you beautiful people, and for that I thank you all. I'll be sticking with it until I'm dead in a ditch somewhere, buried in Idea Factory otome games.

Let's get this birthday bash started!

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11:10 PM on 11.11.2013

Action packed eight minute God Eater 2 play video

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...

Elliot Gay



Go West! Week Fifty-Six: Root of Blue Equals More Commas photo
Go West! Week Fifty-Six: Root of Blue Equals More Commas
by Elliot Gay

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 fair, next week is looking to be pretty huge, so I suppose I can let Japan off the hook this one time.

It's not because I like you or anything, Japan. Tsun tsun.

Ahem!

Let's get this show on the road.

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Corpse Party on sale and more from XSEED this Halloween photo
Corpse Party on sale and more from XSEED this Halloween
by Eric Koziol

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 of Corpse Party and Corpse: Party Book of Shadows drip down to just $9.99. Honestly recommended if you just gotta stay up the whole night and eep! Sorry, I am still a bit jumpy from Corpse Party. Both titles will be on sale from October 22 until November 4.

That’s not all. While these two corpse-filled games are just on sale, XSEED is also slashing, cutting and gutting the prices of other games. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls and Sumioni: Demon Arts are now $10 apiece, Unchained Blades is down to $20 and Way of the Samurai 4 hits a permanent price of $30. You can see the exact details on XSEED’s Facebook page.

[via Destructoid]

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10:00 AM on 10.23.2013

2012 Oreimo PSP game now sorta FTP on iOS

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...

Elliot Gay

7:22 AM on 10.13.2013

God Eater 2 opening anime is cool as ice

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...

Elliot Gay





1:00 PM on 10.12.2013

Latest God Eater 2 video highlights Alisa's episode

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....

Elliot Gay