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2:00 AM on 03.29.2014

Promoted Blog: An alt-review of Senran Kagura Burst

[Editor's note: The following editorial was originally posted in our community blogs. While the views expressed within are not necessarily shared by Japanator, or its staff, we occasionally see fit to share unique or interes...

Karutomaru


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1:00 AM on 03.06.2014

Take It Off: XSEED to localize Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

[Update: XSEED's released an announcement teaser. Check it out above!] It's happening! After quite a while existing for no one's eyes but Japan's (and that of a few curious foreigners), Akiba's Trip is...er, trippi...

Josh Tolentino



Review: Ys: Memories of Celceta photo
Review: Ys: Memories of Celceta
by Elliot Gay

Falcom's Ys series is the unspoken hero of the action RPG genre. 

Starring red-haired adventurer Adol, the Ys games are sprawling quests that test your reflexes as they throw you into large worlds with monsters that desire only to smash you to pieces. They're not complicated games, but Falcom has damn near mastered the craft of action RPG creation.

Ys: Memories of Celceta is an interesting beast in that it's the first time Falcom has directly tried their hand at making Ys IV. You see back in the day, Falcom outsourced the fourth game to two separate developers, Hudson Soft and Tonkin House. Both were great games (The Dawn of Ys and Mask of the Sun) in their own right, but for many years, fans hoped for Falcom to go back and tell their version of Adol's journey in the forest of Celceta.

Does Memories of Celceta hold up to the legacy left behind by Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys and Ys IV: Mask of the Sun?

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3:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Senran Kagura Burst Hebijo & Hanzou trailers

XSEED has released their second character trailer for Senran Kagura Burst, this time featuring the deadly vixens of the evil Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy. Since they've already released another trailer for the Hanzou sc...

Tim Sheehy



Review: Senran Kagura Burst photo
Review: Senran Kagura Burst
by Tim Sheehy

I never thought any of the Senran Kagura games would make their way overseas, but I admit I was pleased to learn that XSEED would be localizing the title. Not because I'm a huge fan of the series, but rather that I hate it when publishers overlook a game simply because they've deemed the content too edgy for the international audience. I believe in the free market, and letting gamers decide for themselves whether or not a game is worth their money. Unfortunately, I know there are other news outlets who don't necessarily share my point of view, but I digress.

Senran Kagura Burst isn't really what I would consider edgy, though the script is often suggestive, with the visuals to match. It's a tale of two modern ninja clans, comprised of busty teens with a penchant to tear each others clothes to pieces mid-combat. Some might find that appealing, and others not so much. In that regard, I tend not to judge, but it was enough to catch my attention, and it sounds promising enough me. The question remains, does the game deliver?

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3:30 PM on 11.08.2013

Senran Kagura Bursts onto 3DS November 14th

We've known about it for awhile, but it seems XSEED games felt it prudent to remind us that Senran Kagura Burst would be hitting the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week. If you're not already intimately familiar with the series, thi...

Tim Sheehy

4:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Ys: Memories of Celceta bound for Europe in early 2014

Gamers in the United States will be able to play the latest installment in the long-running Ys series before the holidays, with Ys: Memories of Celceta set to drop on November 26th. However, Europeans needn't feel too left ou...

Karen Mead



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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Review: Pandora's Tower photo
Review: Pandora's Tower
by Salvador G Rodiles

Just when you thought that the Wii has sang its last song; the system breaks free from the chains that control its life. Formally known as the last piece of the Triforce in Operation Rainfall’s goal, Pandora’s Tower has achieved its link with North America! Despite the game being part of the group’s goal, I doubt that XSEED’s decision was affected by their actions, due to XSEED's amazing track record in localizing many great niche titles.

Interestingly enough, Pandora’s Tower is also one of Ganbarion’s first original titles, since they were mostly known for making the JUMP Stars fighting games and a couple games based off of One Piece – such as the Grand Battle games and the Unlimited series. With that introduction out of the way, let’s venture into the Thirteen Towers to save a young girl from a deadly curse.

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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 G Rodiles

6:40 PM on 08.27.2013

Feast your eyes on Ys Celceta's Limited Edition content

I honestly feel bad for not playing any of the Ys games yet. I mean, Elliot is one of the biggest Ys and Falcom fans that I know, so his influence should have infected my body by now. Thankfully, his recommendations worked, a...

Salvador G Rodiles





10:30 PM on 08.06.2013

Surprise Bounce! Senran Kagura Burst is coming to NA

Well played, XSEED Games, your sneak attack has rendered me vulnerable to latest video game announcement. Even if your moves were rather sneaky, the peach color wasn't enough to fool the most experience shinobis on the b...

Salvador G Rodiles