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7:45 PM on 04.18.2014

PSA: PlayStation 99-cent weekend is on, get Tokyo Jungle now

Doing something this Easter weekend? Well delay that, because you may want to check out the PlayStation Network store's new 99-cent flash sale, which puts a buttload of games on sale of just short of a dollar. The list is a m...

Josh Tolentino



7:00 PM on 04.18.2014

First look at Atelier Shallie's plot and characters

Let's take a further look into the new Atelier game coming out, Atelier Shallie. More characters and their bio's have been released, along with a bunch of screenshots and previews. So let's get right into it. First, we have o...

Amber Hunt



4:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends coming to PCs near you!

The last time I wrote about the PC version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, it was under the assumption that it would probably never be localized for the west and resigned myself to possibly picking up a console version...

Dae Lee



1:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Tales of Hearts R heading overseas this winter

Self-proclaimed Tales of super fan Hideo Baba has announced on his YouTube channel that Tales of Hearts R will soon be making its way abroad. It's the PlayStation Vita remake of the original Tales of Hearts game, which relea...

Chris Walden



10:00 AM on 04.18.2014

New alternate outfits for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment characters

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is getting closer to its release date, which means more and more stuff is being revealed about the game. I don't know about you, but for me that's pretty exciting.  One main point in the...

Amber Hunt



8:00 AM on 04.18.2014

The Idolm@ster: One For All to feature DLC Cinderella Girls and Million Live idols

To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting a whole lot from Bandai Namco's The Idolm@ster: One For All. The fact that it's not a numbered game made me suspicious that it'd be a throwaway entry in the series. That may still be the...

Elliot Gay



7:00 AM on 04.18.2014

New Persona Q trailers explain boost and all-out attacks

All right, Atlus. I get it. You're promoting your upcoming 3DS game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. But jeezus guys and gals, I'm running out of ways to introduce your nonstop barrage of trailers. Whatever. Let's do thi...

Elliot Gay



9:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Girls und Panzer for the PS Vita showcases tank-on-tank violence

Girls und Panzer: Senshadō, Kiwamemasu!, the PS Vita game based on the surprise hit anime series, has yet another video to show you -- giving you a taste of what a heated battle against Kuromorimine High School's f...

Dae Lee



2:00 PM on 04.16.2014

New mascot Unity-chan to spark interest of Japanese game devs

Sometimes, you need to be a little more creative to market a product. Japan is known to attach cutely drawn anime mascots to practically anything nowadays, from Internet Explorer to automated robotic vacuum cleaners. Game Watch attended a event held by Unity Technologies Japan, and saw that they took it one step further.

Dae Lee



11:00 AM on 04.16.2014

Character updates for Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed

As we got closer to the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've finally got a good idea of what changes will be going on with the returning characters. In a recent post Shoryuken, a comprehensive breakdown of the changes fro...

Pedro Cortes



3:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Project Diva F 2nd developers talk PS4

It appears that the creators of the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series are excited for its next (possible) iteration on the PS4. Producer Seiji Hayashi expressed: "Although nothing has been decided yet, personally I think it&...

Dae Lee



3:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Freedom Wars for PS Vita coming to the west this year

Great news for PS Vita owners! Freedom Wars, a new title in the "monster hunter" genre by Shift (God Eater), was just announced for a localized release for the west, accompanied by a new trailer on the Playstation channel.&nb...

Dae Lee



8:08 AM on 04.12.2014

New character joins the fight in Neptunia VII

With Compile Heart's Neptunia VII (short for Victory II) announced and out in the open, details have started to roll in via the usual rags. This week's Dengeki Playstation magazine has revealed a brand new character, set...

Elliot Gay



8:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Black Desert might be the prettiest MMO I've ever seen

And yes, I'm aware that this is technically a Korean game, and that this site is called Japanator, but dammit, this game is too pretty to not be worth a mention. And this isn't the first time we've highlighted a Korean game,...

Josh Tolentino



5:30 PM on 04.11.2014

Go download the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle demo

You've just finished a week at work. Tough, right? You want nothing more than to just collapse at home, enjoy a nice cold drink and chill out. Don't worry, you deserve a good rest, but what are you going to do? Watch TV? You ...

Chris Walden



6:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Steins;Gate sequel Chaos;Child cast revealed

As you all know the new Steins;Gate game was announced and I'm sure you're all waiting for it. The cast for Chaos;Child has finally been released. So let's take a look at the list!  Takuru Miyashiro is a third year in h...

Amber Hunt



3:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Tomodachi Life announced for June 6th in crazy Nintendo Direct

A while back we got word that Nintendo was going to be bringing over the incredibly popular Tomodachi Collection. Today, Nintendo released a surprise Nintendo Direct that detailed the game mechanics and the release date...

Ben Huber



10:00 AM on 04.10.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursday

For today's weekly flashback we go back to 1997, and pay our respects to one of the most beloved video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII. Rated by many as their favorite RPG, Final Fantasy VII was the game that kicked the...

Hiroko Yamamura



11:22 PM on 04.09.2014

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment trailer #4 is filled with gameplay footage

I may not be terribly fond of giant franchise that is Sword Art Online, but even I can respect something for being ridiculously popular across a wide variety of demographics. With Bandai Namco's Sword Art Online: Hollow Frag...

Elliot Gay



1:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Second Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS game announced

Taiko no Tatsujin is great. You may not know it, but there was once a time when these games, albeit with an altered soundtrack, actually made it out of Japan. Unfortunately for us, this stopped years ago, but Japan has contin...

Chris Walden



10:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Hotaru no Nikki debuts story trailer

Nippon Ichi's small team project, Hotaru no Nikki for the PS Vita, released a trailer that conveys some of the story and atmosphere you'll see in the game. While no gameplay in motion is shown, there are some beautiful panni...

Dae Lee



8:00 PM on 04.07.2014

New Persona Q key illustration and the return of team Velvet Room

It's impossible to go a week without new Persona Q information or at least a trailer.  I'm totally fine with that. This time around we have some new info from Famitsu magazine. As it turns out, the entire Velvet Room cas...

Elliot Gay



5:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4

If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hyda...

Tim Sheehy



10:00 AM on 04.04.2014

#Cancel Final Fantasy

It's hard to be a voice of dissent, and for years, I lacked the courage. I've always thought that the many, many regressive ideas disseminated by the Final Fantasy series of video games were beyond gross, but I was afraid to ...

Karen Mead



3:30 AM on 04.04.2014

New trailer shows off Persona Q's robust battle system

After weeks of character trailers, Atlus is finally ready to start hitting the internet with full on gameplay trailers for their upcoming RPG, Persona Q. This first one shows off some of the game's Etrian Odyssey-like dungeo...

Elliot Gay



4:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Atlus/Index now officially separate companies

We've known for a couple of months that Atlus and Index were splitting up, and that day finally arrived. As of April 1, Sega has separated the companies, leaving game development in the capable hands of Atlus and giving Index...

Pedro Cortes



1:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Persona 4 appears on ESRB for PS3, still rated M

Here's a quick hit and a no-brainer all in one. A listing for Persona 4 appeared on the ESRB's website recently, indicating some sort of release in the near future for the Playstation 3. No other information was given, but I'...

Pedro Cortes



4:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Birthday Rouge

When I first moved to San Francisco in 2008, I had little idea what to do with myself, beyond knowing that I had graduated with a degree in "Communications" and probably should be working. So I took a writing workshop that in...

Josh Tolentino



11:59 PM on 03.31.2014

Here's 22 minutes of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Many an hour of my life has been lost to the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. A rhythm game utilizing music from first Final Fantasy to the thirteenth, it was a great little celebration of the franchise and th...

Elliot Gay



2:00 PM on 03.31.2014

Review: Strider

I have a confession to make. I really love the original NES Strider. Yes, it's glitchy, unpolished, and generally a confusing oddity. I understand all of that. But for every strange design decision that didn't work, there are...

Elliot Gay



11:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Four-minute Girls und Panzer Vita game trailer, Vor!

Remember that tiny peek of the Girls und Panzer PS Vita game I showed last week? Where we had ten seconds of actual video? Forget about that. THIS is the trailer we've been waiting for. It's a rather substantial trailer, run...

Dae Lee



11:30 PM on 03.29.2014

May Zero: Aksys to localize Mind Zero, release in May

Hey, remember Mind Zero? Or rather, MIND≒0, the Acquire-developed dungeon crawler styled in the Persona vein? Well, we're getting it, courtesy of Aksys games, and we're getting it soon. As in, May 28, 2014 so...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 03.29.2014

A Look at Girls und Panzer's PS Vita game: Master of Tankery!

The crowd favorite of the well-versed "cute tank operators" genre, Girls und Panzer, has a PS Vita game releasing on June 26 in Japan -- and I'm thinking I'll have to get my import bucks out for this one. Titled Girls u...

Dae Lee



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



7:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be translated

The Taiwanese version of Hollow Fragment, will be translated into not only traditional Chinese, but also English. To make things even better, there will be Japanese voiceovers. Namco Bandai announced this awhile back, and thi...

Amber Hunt



4:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Final Fantasy 14: Through the Maelstrom screenshots released

The new Final Fantasy 14 update, Through the Maelstrom launched on PC and PS3 yesterday. You can view the official launch trailer above. Don't you agree that it looks amazing? Square Enix released a bunch of screenshots reve...

Amber Hunt



11:00 AM on 03.28.2014

First trailer for Vocaloid powered rhythm game IA/VT is trippy

Not content to let Sega hog the Vocaloid powered rhythm game market, Marvelous AQL has stepped into the Vita ring with IA/VT -Colorful-. This new rhythm game uses Vocaloid technology to power its main character, featuring ov...

Elliot Gay



9:05 AM on 03.28.2014

Sony's HMZ-T3 lets you visit 765Pro office, say hello to IM@S girls

The video above is not Project Morpheus, Sony's newly announced VR initiative at this year's Game Developers Conference. This is existing tech using the head-mounted display that Sony released in 2013, plus a new head-tracki...

Jeff Chuang



7:00 AM on 03.28.2014

More fresh Atelier Shallie details surface

With Atelier Shallie only recently announced for the PS3, it's about time for Japanese publications to start bursting at the seams with new info and screenshots.  Outside of a gorgeous new illustration of both main chara...

Elliot Gay



6:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Two more Persona Q trailers hit the net

Atlus has uploaded two more characters trailers for their upcoming 3DS dungeon crawler, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The focus this time falls on the Persona-summoning dog, Koromaru, and the thug with a heart of gold,...

Elliot Gay



7:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Atelier Shallie has been announced for the PS3

The next game in the loved Atelier series was finally announced last week at Game no Dengeki Kanshasai. The name of it is Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea and will be available on PS3.  The game is s...

Amber Hunt



6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Check out previews for the 40 featured songs in Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd

A video was released showcasing previews of all 40 tracks from the upcoming PS3 and PS Vita title Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd. This treat is only made all the more sweeter now that we know this sequel is gettin...

Dae Lee



5:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Hatsune Miku Diva Project F 2nd is heading to America and Europe

Are you disappointed because you can't play Hatsune Miku Diva Project F 2nd? Well worry not, my fellow Miku fans! It was recently announced that the beloved game is going to be making its way to North America and Europe. ...

Amber Hunt



3:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Legend of Zelda drops into Sonic: Lost World via free DLC

Nintendo certainly seems to at least be trying to step up their Wii U offering, and while Zelda DLC for a Sonic the Hedgehog game is hardly a system seller, it's the right kind of attitude to have. The game is already a 3DS ...

Chris Walden



1:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Smartphone games make up half of Japan's gaming industry

I knew mobile gaming in Japan was a big thing, but I wasn't aware of just how big. According to CyberZ, a subsidiary of Japanese internet giant CyberAgent, the smartphone game market was worth ¥546.8 billion ($5.4 billion...

Pedro Cortes



9:00 PM on 03.26.2014

How much money will you drop for all this JoJo bling?

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has always been one of the most fabulous things around. It's no surprise that creator Hirohiko Araki's striking art style has been used to create work for luxury brands and fashion lines like Guc...

Josh Tolentino



9:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Neptunia Re;Birth1 announced for both NA and EU

I can't for the life of me imagine that anybody is surprised by the following news. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 for the Vita will be making its way to North America and Europe this summer. For those of you not in the kn...

Elliot Gay



2:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Diablo 3 was disappointing. That might be an odd way to start a review on a game from Nippon Ichi Software, but while I and many others await the Reaper of Souls expansion to complete the many Diablo 3 renovations, the u...

Chris Walden



12:42 AM on 03.22.2014

New Persona Q Trailers cast the spotlight on Ken and Naoto

The Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hype train continues this week with another pair of trailers, this time featuring Naoto of Persona 4, and the young Ken of Persona 3. Can't say I'm much of a Ken fan, but hey, you can't...

Elliot Gay



7:00 PM on 03.21.2014

The Irregular at Magic High School gets a PS Vita game

The Irregular at Magic High School is getting it's own game for the PS Vita! So many games are coming out for the Vita recently, I really need to get myself one.  We don't know much about the game yet, but we do know it ...

Amber Hunt




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