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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

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

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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
Do not play directly after eating.
It was a little over a year ago that I parted my review of Corpse Party by wishing that the sequel would also end up getting localised. Here we are with another game in the series in a language I understand, and while it's no... read feature

There's a little something for everybody this week.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese video games, and Idea Factory concoctions. While I'm sure you beautiful people noticed a lack of import love last week, fear not! I have returned from my deadly battle with the flu so that I can bring you joy and prosperity. This week, I come bearing a smorgasbord of visual novels. Your mileage my vary. read feature

Fate/Extra CCC gets another character introduction video


Jan 31
It's hard to believe that Fate/Extra CCC is finally hitting Japanese shelves in March. I'm still looking forward to seeing where this quasi-sequel goes, though I have to admit that the Sakura lookalikes have ridiculously stu... read

Shaft's Fate/Extra CCC opening is very Shaft-like


Jan 24
Despite my feelings toward Imageepoch, I'm actually reasonably excited for their upcoming PSP game, Fate/Extra CCC. The first title was a solid dungeon crawl with a fantastic story, so I'm looking forward to jumping back int... read

PSA: Persona and other Atlus titles on sale for Euro PSN


Persona, troll boulders, a funny way to say 'droplets', and the holy Trine-ity
Jan 16
Are you a fan of deals? Sure you are! That's why Atlus is offering those of you European deal-lovers that also happen to be game-lovers a deal...on games. Atlus-published ones. On the PlayStation Network.  From now until... read

PSA: Corpse Party sequel coming soon


Party time!
Jan 09
Rejoice, fans of horrific games and disturbing scenes: more Corpse Party is on the way to your PSPs and PS Vitas soon. And by "soon", I mean "next week", as XSEED's terrifying sequel, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows ... read

Go West! Week Thirty-Seven: Trails in the Sky HD


And I guess other games too.
Dec 16
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another insanity filled edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games and Idea Factory. This week sees a modest number of games hit store shelves, so there's plenty to talk... read
Three times the games! Or something.
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a jam packed edition of Go West!. Week 36 is practically leaking games from every single orifice, due in no small part to there being no Go West! last week. As a result, here I am buried under a metric ton of Japanese releases. Huzzah! We've got a lot of ground to cover, so follow me after the break as I fight witches while riding yakuza wyverns. Or something. read feature

Gasp! iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa to get localized?


Let there be burritos for all!
Dec 04
File this one under "wait, seriously?" Namco Bandai has apparently filed trademarks for both The Idol Master and Shiny Festa over in Europe, which is something that blows my mind. This franchise has been around for quite some... read

Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment gets a 2nd CM


My body is probably ready.
Dec 04
If you follow Annotated Anime, you probably already know how I feel about Sword Art Online these days. I think it's got a whole lot of problems, many of which will probably never be fixed. That being said, I'm still sort of ... read

Fourze, Ultraman Saga, and Strike Freedom join Heroes VS


Now you get to wail on Kira Yamato.
Nov 29
Did I mention that I am excited to see more Compatible Hero games? Oh, yes I did! Heroes VS's roster was rather small during the last trailer, but the Riders, Ultramen, and Gundams keep on coming. Since Spike Chunsoft is&nbs... read






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