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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the one and only Go West!, the weekly videogame column in which you watch Elliot struggle to keep his sanity as he dives deep into the heart of Japanese games. This week we have a lot of ground... read feature

Idomaster Shiny Festa's basically Idolmaster Project Diva


Jun 23
Though its technical name is Idolm@ster Shiny Festa, it's a rhythm game about a bunch of nonexistent singing/dancing idols, so I say Idolm@ster: Project Diva is as good a title as any for this new PSP offering. Beyond that, ... read

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Go West!, your favorite column for your weekly dose of Elliot playing and talking about games so you don't have to!  This week sees a scattering of game releases across all the consoles, w... read feature

UnchainBlades ReXX going west, getting more sensible name


Jun 21
Here's some news that should tickle folks who fancy weird JRPGs (Hi Elliot!): The masters of proactive niche game licensing at XSEED have gotten proactive on a new niche game, namely the hilariously named UnchainBlades ReXX, ... read

PSA: PlayStation Network Store to go down in Korea


Jun 20
Now yes, I know this site is called "Japanator", which would nominally keep Korean news off our radar - not until we launch our peninsular offshoot "Joseonator", anyway - but I'd think this news is significant enough to put u... read

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games, stupidity and Idea Factory. This week has a couple of releases that I know you folks are excited about.  Super Monkey Ball! Oh, and some game about pursunas, Japanese kids and Scooby Doo. The hell if I know what you kids are into these days. Follow me after the break as I face my inner self. read feature

Final Fantasy III coming to the PSP for some odd reason


Jun 11
I'm really not sure what Square Enix is thinking with this one. On September 20, SE will be releasing a port of the Nintendo DS/iOS version of Final Fantasy III, with a couple of interesting new features. Of course the game w... read

E3 is done and over with. While your milage may vary in terms of whether you were disappointed (me), or if you thought it was the greatest thing sliced bread, most people seem to agree that there was a lack of Japanese presen... read feature


Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, to the one and only (occasionally late) Go West!, the weekly column about Japanese video games that you may never get the chance to play! Week seventeen is unfortunately a slow one, with lit... read feature

Henshin! Rider Generations 2 shows off its cosmic mind


May 31
Considering how far Fourze is at the moment, I was not too surprised to hear that all 40 Astro Switches are going to appear in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generations 2. Besides having access to Fourze's four States, you will be a... read

Hatsune Miku Dreamy Theater Extend's not just HD, but 3D


May 31
It's not just up to the live concerts and the PS Vita's AR gadgetry to help Miku's presence brighten up the grim reality of three-dimensional life. Sega has taken it upon itself to go at least a little ways towards making you... read

Welcome back to Go West!, your one stop for info about all the best Japanese releases of the week. We've entered the sixteenth entry of this column as of today. Do you readers know what that means? Absolutely nothing. Well, e... read feature

New Kenshin game unsheathes its first set of screenshots


May 24
After losing a one on one duel against the man formerly known as Battosai the man-slayer, I have finally been able to obtain some more information related to Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story Sais... read

Long time no see, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome back to Go West!, your weekly update on the latest import games out of Japan. Where the hell have I been these past two weeks you ask? Fair question! If you follow my twitter, y... read feature

Imageepoch's Sol Trigger gets delayed


May 16
About a week ago, Imageepoch's upcoming PSP RPG Sol Trigger got smacked with a release date; August 30th. This week, it gets smacked with a delay pushing it back to October 4th. Huh? Yeah, I'm as confused as you are. I could ... read

Gundam Age video game to evolve into two versions


May 14
I think we have found the answer to why Level-5 has taken their sweet time with the upcoming Gundam Age game for the PSP. It turns out that they are taking the Pokémon route by releasing two versions of the game in the... read

Nayuta no Kiseki shows off three minutes of delicious fun


May 11
I think I am in need of some serious help right now, because I am getting more envious of Elliot every time a new trailer for Nayuta no Kiseki pops up. Now that we are seeing more gameplay footage on how ... read

Imageepoch JRPG Sol Trigger gets a Japanese release date


May 07
A few months back, Imageepoch announced their final PSP game, Sol Trigger. Supposedly their biggest budget title up until now, Imageepoch has been pushing the game as the last truly epic RPG on the system. Whether that's the ... read

Hiten Mitsurugi Style, Kenshin gets a new game for PSP!


May 02
It has been two years since we read about a Rurouni Kenshin game unsheathing its sword on the PSP. Two years have passed since then, and the wandering swordsman is ready wander his way back to the PSP for a new game that is s... read

Grand Knights History English release gets canned


May 01
I wish I didn't have to deliver this heart breaking news, but someone has got to do it. XSEED Games has officially announced that their planned localization of the beautiful Vanillaware RPG Grand Knights History has been canc... read

Welcome to the one and only Go West!, in which I ramble to you about games you might never get to play! Huzzah! This week sees nearly every genre get some representation. I never thought I'd see the day in which I got to cove... read feature

Behold, the latest trailer for Persona 2 PSP


Apr 28
I know, you might be thinking, "Josh, you fool, Persona 2: Innocent Sin is already on PSP! Old news is old!" That may be true, but this spiffy new trailer is for Persona 2: Eternal Punishment PSP, which is not yet out. You c... read

Nayuta no Kiseki's environments look amazingly pretty


Apr 27
Oh Elliot, you don't know how envious I am of you right now. Nayuta no Kiseki shows off its areas, and they look impressive for a PSP title.  There is something nice about the architecture and structure that was shown t... read

Rider Generations 2 is ready to count up its screenshots


Apr 26
It's only been six days since we found out that there are plans to make a sequel to All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation, and the game has used its belt to transform into a series of screenshots that will take down any evil orga... read

Accel World getting games, coming with OVAs


Apr 26
These days it's only right that an anime about a fake video game finally get its own, real video game, and Namco Bandai isn't about to let its currently airing series Accel World down. In fact, Accel World is getti... read

Danganronpa is headed to iOS and Android in May


Apr 25
Spike Chunsoft's crazy adventure game for the PSP, Danganronpa, will be making an appearance on iOS and Android devices this May. The game is going to be split into separate episodes, with the prologue and first chapter being... read

Sequel Rider Kick! New Rider Generation game is announced


Apr 20
Get you belts ready, because All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation is getting a sequel that is going to come out this summer for the DS and the PSP. One of the best parts of this announcement is that PSP owners will have the chan... read

The king of heroes to be playable in Fate/Extra CCC


Apr 18
You know, it's been a while since we kept tabs on the new installment of the Fate/Extra series. Last time we heard from it was when we were told about the lovely figure that comes in the Virgin White Box for Fate/Extra CCC. W... read

Corpse Party OVA comes bundled with the latest game


Apr 11
You may have not have noticed, but a lot of us folk here at Japanator really dig Corpse Party, so it makes the news that we are actually getting an animated OVA all the sweeter. The drawback is that you'll need to purchase th... read

Newest Kiseki game is set to be an ARPG? Huzzah!


Apr 10
I'm sure some of you are sick and tired of me going on about Falcom's Kiseki/Trails series, but I can't get enough of it! July 26 will see the Japanese release of the latest game, Nayuta no Kiseki, for the PSP. Up until prett... read

Get 'em here, fresh screens of Bakemonogatari PSP


Apr 06
Making random-ass PSP adaptations of your favorite late-night anime shows is all the rage for publishers looking to make a quick buck in the game industry, and nothing is safe, not even talking-and-harem-building anime like B... read

Want Class of Heroes 2 in English? Kickstart it!


Mar 29
Ahhh, Kickstarter. Ever since DoubleFine games hit it big drumming up support for a new adventure game, developers with all manner of interesting ideas have been approaching the crowd, hats in hand. The latest pair to walk up... read






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