It's a sad day whenever classic games have to get pulled from an online marketplace, and today is such a day. All of Irem's games will be taken down on August 11th, including PSP downloadable games and PS1 classics. All of their themes, demos, videos, and Home content are disappearing as well.
Irem, best known for the classic horizontal shooter series R-Type, has not stated why they are doing this. Don't be alarmed; they're not shutting their doors. They just announced their first 3DS game! It's going to be Pachipara 3D, a 3DS version of their popular... pachinko series, which already has entries on the PSP, PS2, and PS3. Uh, hooray?
Yeah, we're never going to see that over here.
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...
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?
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!
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...
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...
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?
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.
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...
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 ...
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...