6:00 PM on 04.24.2015

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer

Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ...

Salvador GRodiles



4:00 PM on 04.23.2015

Japanator LIVE - Hiroko Plays Bloodborne & Gives Stuff Away Tonight!

Tonight, it's your chance to see if Hiroko is worse at the game than Red. Who is Japanator's worst video gamer!! It's been a couple weeks since I've played the game, so I actually have no idea where I am! Let's look at the n...

Hiroko Yamamura



2:00 PM on 04.23.2015

XenobladeX checks all the right boxes

I haven't touched my Wii U in quite some time. While I don't game nearly as much as I should, it's the system that's seen the least amount of miles in my collection. Luckily, XenobladeX will likely change all of that. This i...

Hiroko Yamamura



9:40 PM on 04.18.2015

Japanator LIVE - Watch some Ground Zeroes action tonight!

Tonight, I will be playing some Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes because Redbox didn't have Bloodborne and I want to take it easy tonight. Even though Ground Zeroes isn't as hard as Bloodborne, I still get stressed out with sneaking around in stealth games so there is still going to be those times that I will screw up on camera and fail spectacularly.

Red Veron



8:10 PM on 04.15.2015

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne

For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer....

Red Veron



2:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot

Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I neve...

Hiroko Yamamura



4:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Japanator LIVE - Anime Matsuri Chat Part 2! Prizes too!

[Stream starts at 10PM Central time] Time for another hangout with Red while he tries to get people who went to Anime Matsuri together after the convnetion. Anime Matsuri is a an annual Japanese culture convention in Houston...

Red Veron



2:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Hide your Wallets! Yokai Watch heads to America

There's no denying it. Yokai Watch is the king of Japan still. It looks like Jibanyan and the rest of the Yokai's are heading to the United States, and they have their eyes on your wallet. The first game will be released in ...

Hiroko Yamamura



9:25 PM on 04.06.2015

Japanator LIVE - Let's chat about Anime Matsuri

[Stream starts at 10PM Central time] So the dust has settled over that George R. Brown center in the heart of Houston after this past weekend's Anime Matsuri. So who else has that gaping hole left after the festivities have ended? I do and let's get together and chat about it while I play Samurai Warriors 4!I'll be doing another stream tomorrow with Playroom for a more casual hanging out.

Red Veron



3:30 PM on 04.03.2015

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer explodes my mind

I watch a lot of anime and video game trailers, as you can probably guess. However, I can only count on one hand the times a video has totally blown my mind and left me confused! During the Nintendo Direct show yesterday, a ...

Hiroko Yamamura



3:00 PM on 04.03.2015

Don't object to the new Ace Attorney trailer

Nintendo fans have reason to celebrate, as the beloved 3DS game gets set to release in Japan this July. I've never gotten into the Ace Attorney games myself, as I have the patiene of a gnat. However, this one just seems a lo...

Hiroko Yamamura



8:35 PM on 03.29.2015

Watch Japanator Stream some Japanese games

Watch me play Samurai Warriors 4 on the Playstation 4 tonight at 9PM Central DST via Twitch. It won't be on the usual Japanator Twitch account (which will broadcast all Japanator streams in the future) but will be on my tempo...

Red Veron



8:00 AM on 03.26.2015

Omega Quintet's latest English trailer has dancing idols

Alright, people; Spring's around the corner and it's time to look at Idea Factory International's most recent trailer for Omega Quintet, Compile Heart's PS4 title where you battle the forces of evil with an idol group. While...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 PM on 03.23.2015

Rawr: TyranoBuilder lets you make your own visual novels

I may be prehistorically late to the festivities, but there's something intriguing about Nyu Media's collaboration with STRIKEWORKS. Thanks to their cooperation, TyranoBuilder, a user-friendly program that lets you create yo...

Salvador GRodiles



3:30 PM on 03.22.2015

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness

Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor...

Red Veron



8:00 AM on 03.22.2015

Relive the Grand Line in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 English trailer

Yep here is another One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 trailer but this time it isn't showing off new playable characters.  Bandai Namco games have released the Grand Line (Here they come) trailer in English when it was previ...

Anthony Redgrave



8:00 AM on 03.20.2015

Praise Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate's special edition includes a Metal Upa

For a good while, I was on the fence on whether I should play Steins;Gate on the PC or consoles. Now that PQube has announced a special edition for the game's PS3 and PS Vita release, I might have to lean towards the latter f...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare

Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. A...

Josh Tolentino



1:00 PM on 03.16.2015

Team 7 and Ten Tails make their appearance in Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto has always done alright in when it comes to video games. There were some early embarrassing ones that somehow made it to the west but the Ultimate Ninja series has always been getting better and better. The latest Ulti...

Anthony Redgrave



8:00 AM on 03.13.2015

Beat Down Boogie shows off PAX East '15's cosplays and games

For a good while, I've been interested in attending one of the PAX conventions. Unfortunately, there were a few life-related events that prevented me from traveling to these events. Once again, Beat Down Boogie does another ...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 03.11.2015

The bikini samurai squad returns in Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos

If I've learnt anything from working in this industry it's that everything is made better if it was put in a bikini. From Left 4 Dead's Boomer to the shameless DOA: Xtreme series, gamers can't get enough of leaving noth...

Anthony Redgrave



6:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date

Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 03.07.2015

Overcome the apocalypse with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker's extra goodies

With two month left until Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker arrives in North America, Atlus has revealed the extra goodies that'll come with the game's survival kit. Of course, you can't overcome the Septentrione and...

Salvador GRodiles



4:00 PM on 03.06.2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new trailer is fixated on...meat

Mention "meat fixation" to a fan of Persona 4 and you'll most likely trigger fond memories of Chie Satonaka, the franchise's resident martial arts junkie and legendary carnivore. That said, I think even Chie would find ...

Josh Tolentino



10:00 AM on 03.05.2015

Puzzle/RPG Kaden Shoujo turns washing machines into school girls

In school it was required I took French for a few years. During this time I learnt that sometimes inanimate objects have a gender, which was probably the philosophy behind Kaden Shoujo. Except in this case everything is ...

Anthony Redgrave



5:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Review: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

[This review originally appeared on Destructoid] Like many games of its type, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines features a tiny graphic in its text boxes to remind players they can press a button to advance to the next l...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Brighten your day with a lengthy 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 trailer

Attention, people; Bandai Namco has launched a 14-minute trailer for 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen, which is the perfect cure to obliterate anyone's bad mood. This time around, we're treated to more of the usual action...

Salvador GRodiles



1:12 PM on 02.27.2015

Humble Weekly Bundle is Turning Japanese

The Humble Bundle is a collection of games often related to a theme that allows customers to pay what they want for the set. Usually there is an extra pair of games added in if you pay above the average amount. These bundles have been successful because they're cheap, DRM-free, and gives customers the choice of where their money goes. 

Anthony Redgrave



8:00 AM on 02.25.2015

Aw snap, Sakura-Con '15 gets a series of BlazBlue events

I may be a little late to the party, but I felt that this announcement was worth sharing around here. Anyway, the gang at Arc System Works and Strangely Compelling Media (BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend's localization, Phant...

Salvador GRodiles



12:00 PM on 02.24.2015

Celebrate the Vita's birthday with some great Japanese games

It's been three years since the Playstation Vita came out and the little handheld has survived with a great stable of Japanese games. Those who own the Vita or want to get a Vita are now in for a treat with a great sale featu...

Red Veron



12:00 PM on 02.23.2015

More Final Fantasy XV footage than you can shake a phantom sword at

It still feels almost unreal after so many years of being nothing more than a twinkle in Tetsuya Nomura's eye, but Final Fantasy XV looks like it might be an actual game that might be released. Square Enix is banking on...

Josh Tolentino



9:59 PM on 02.22.2015

Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

[This post originally appeared on Destructoid.com] No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" i...

Josh Tolentino



12:00 PM on 02.22.2015

New Atelier Rorona 3DS trailer is tiny and cute

Item sysnthesis RPG Atelier Rorona makes its way to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 3, 2015, sporting a new "tiny and cute" chibi look on the Nintendo handheld. The new look is due to the limitations of the 3DS hardware wh...

Red Veron



10:00 AM on 02.21.2015

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 character vids flame fists and rumble balls

Infusing One Piece with the hack and slash gameplay of Dynasty Warriors may not be my first choice when making a One Piece game, but it has certainly been successful enough to warrant a third sequel. One Piece: Pirate Warrio...

Anthony Redgrave



12:00 PM on 02.20.2015

We finally get a taste of Bloodborne's story

If there's one game I've been waiting for this generation, it's definitely Bloodborne for the Sony PS4. The game is from From Software, the team that brought us the finest game ever made, Demon's Souls. They've shared a "sto...

Hiroko Yamamura



10:00 AM on 02.19.2015

Enrol as a Virtual Exchange Student in Tokyo School Life

Visual novels are nothing new in Japan but they're still incredibly niche in the west. I don't think we'll be seeing copies of Clannad or School Days on the shelves of Gamestop anytime soon, but they're gradually finding thei...

Anthony Redgrave



12:00 PM on 02.11.2015

Persona 5 is the Lupin III RPG you never knew you wanted

How about that Persona 5 trailer, eh? While the sensible voice in my head cautions me against getting too hyped-up for games that aren't out yet, but the Persona-fan voice in my head is currently drowning it out with shouts a...

Josh Tolentino



9:00 PM on 02.09.2015

Localization no Jutsu: Press Start's latest video is all about 8-4

Prior to learning about Mighty No. 9's existence, I was unaware of 8-4's (Fire Emblem Awakening and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's localization) existence. Silly enough, the group known as Press Start have released a video call...

Salvador GRodiles



11:00 AM on 02.07.2015

Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story

Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their prev...

Red Veron



2:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?

I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculo...

Josh Tolentino



4:00 PM on 02.03.2015

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged

Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. ...

Josh Tolentino



8:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Rejoice: Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax goes West

Well, folks. I've said it a couple times, and I'll say it again: Hell has officially frozen over, people! This time around, Sega's smacked us with an unexpected announcement, as Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax heads West for ...

Salvador GRodiles



1:00 PM on 01.29.2015

New Earth Defense Force 4.1 trailer shows off new toy

We just got a new awesome trailer for one of my highly anticipated games for 2015, Earth Defense Force 4.1: THE SHADOW OF NEW DESPAIR, and my lust for B-movie-esque video game bug stomping just got lustier (you know what I me...

Red Veron



8:00 AM on 01.29.2015

Watch this guy use his amazing nose to play Super Mario World

This might surprise most people on here, but Super Mario World was actually one of the first titles that got me into playing video games. As for the reason why I didn't get to play games before the SNES, this was due to my y...

Salvador GRodiles



1:00 PM on 01.28.2015

Lindsey Stirling does her violin magic with Senbonzakura

Lindsey Stirling, that awesome lady on Youtube that does her exciting violin dancing has now offered up her violin rendition of the popular song Senbonzakura. Originally a Hatsune Miku Vocaloid song, Senbonzakura is written ...

Red Veron



2:00 PM on 01.27.2015

Touhou games may come to PlayStation this year

Ah, Touhou Project. The hyper-popular series of bullet-hell shooters has long been a Holy Grail of sorts for non-PC-owning otaku, and the efforts to get games with the Touhou brand on various consoles have bee...

Josh Tolentino



5:00 PM on 01.24.2015

[Update] Planeptune rules: Neptunia Re;Birth1 heads to Steam on Wednesday

[Update: Idea Factory International revealed that Neptunia Re;Birth1's debut on Steam was slightly delayed, and the game's release date is now Jan. 29] It's been a good while since Idea Factory International announc...

Salvador GRodiles



8:00 AM on 01.23.2015

PSA: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits Steam today

If you've been itching to play a fun 2D beat em' game on the PC, then you'll be happy to know that MAGES' Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds game's now on Steam. Thanks to Degica's help in making this release possible, more...

Salvador GRodiles



10:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Rejoice: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX to release worldwide in May

It's been known for a good while that the latest Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai title for the 3DS was heading West, However, Sega surprised us with some amazing news, as Project Mirai DX hits stores worldwide during the month of...

Salvador GRodiles



12:30 PM on 01.14.2015

Fire Emblem returns to the 3DS

Man, I love me some Fire Emblem. As my top game of 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening really checked off the list of things of love in video games, and still keeps me warm just thinking about it. The updated graphics, characters de...

Hiroko Yamamura




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