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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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