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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

9:00 AM on 10.01.2013

God Eater 2 and The Idolmaster collide for DLC action

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...

Elliot Gay

12:01 AM on 09.20.2013

TGS 2013: God Eater 2 offscreen Vita TV video

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...

Elliot Gay

8:10 PM on 09.06.2013

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

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...

Salvador GRodiles



Go West! Week Fifty-Three: Killer is Zero photo
Go West! Week Fifty-Three: Killer is Zero
by Elliot Gay

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!

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Review: Class of Heroes 2 photo
Review: Class of Heroes 2
by Brad Rice

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 game. They finished the title, releasing it initially on the PlayStation Network Store, with physical copies to follow later.

The original Class of Heroes, released in June of 2009, saw a 61% average score -- our own Destructoid gave it an 8.0. Colette cited the sheer volume of game to play and the details to master as plus points, but took some issue with the game's high learning curve.

So, how did the sequel turn out, after all the trouble it went through -- and most importantly, will it be worth your money? Find out after the jump!

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Go West! Week Fifty-One: The Floodgates Open photo
Go West! Week Fifty-One: The Floodgates Open
by Elliot Gay

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?

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Go West! Week Fifty: Video Game Idols and Walking Fish photo
Go West! Week Fifty: Video Game Idols and Walking Fish
by Elliot Gay

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, Japanese games! Huzzah!

This week is fairly uninspiring in terms of releases, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about.

Our friends at Idea Factory make sure of that.

Let's get this popsicle stand on the road!

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Go West! Week Forty-Seven: Summoning some Muv-Luv photo
Go West! Week Forty-Seven: Summoning some Muv-Luv
by Elliot Gay

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 settled into a more standard release schedule. Sort of.

The bad news? There are only two new games this week. The good news? One of them is a sequel to a fan favorite series that has been dormant for almost seven years. 

Huzzah!

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Go West! Week Forty-Six: El Psy Congroo photo
Go West! Week Forty-Six: El Psy Congroo
by Elliot Gay

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?

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Go West! Week Forty-Five: Slaying Dragons and Friendship photo
Go West! Week Forty-Five: Slaying Dragons and Friendship
by Elliot Gay

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!

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