Oh, finally. It only took, like, sixteen years, but Suikoden II, one of my favorite games of all time and one of the greatest RPGs ever made, to come to downloadable platforms on this side of the pond. Konami's made the thing...
[As originally posted at Destructoid.]
If you're still into Sword Art Online, you probably didn't watch the second half of the first series. Just kidding. I bet you're on pins and needles waiting for the Vita release,&nb...
April 29 is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of holiday over the course of several days that's been converted into a sort of national spring break. In order to celebrate it this year, Sony is discounting a ton of Japanese games on PSN through May 5. Ranging from action games to role-playing games, the sale significantly drops the price of these games, some of them going for less than half of their original prices.
Here are some of the highlights from the list of games on sale:
Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross (PS3/PS4/Vita/PSP) for $4.99, or $3.49 with PS+
Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) for $14.99, or $8.99 with PS+
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3) for $19.99, or $11.99 with PS+
Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) for $12.49, or $7.49 with PS+
Persona 4 Golden (Vita) for $19.49, or $14.62 with PS+
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) for $19.99, or $10.00 with PS+
Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3) for $17.49, or $10.49 with PS+
.You can bet that'll be snapping up a couple of these games come pay-day. Anybody else going to splurge on any of these titles?
For many of us, the effort to translate Final Fantasy Type-0 seemed like a project that would never near completion. The game released in Japan back in 2011, and while so many had been waiting on pins and needles for Square ...
Welcome to another riveting, awe inspiring, and emotionally draining edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games and some masochistic idiot.
This week, the game of all generations hits store shelves.
Ok, maybe that might be a wee bit hyperbolic, but the reality is that I'm super duper hyped. We also have a handful of other important-ish releases for pretty much all of the major consoles, so hang onto your butts.
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 60th edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games, a foreign guy in Japan, and Idea Factory.
When I first started Go West! nearly two years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with this column or how long it would last.
I still don't.
That being said, I would never have been able to take GW! this far if it weren't for you beautiful people, and for that I thank you all. I'll be sticking with it until I'm dead in a ditch somewhere, buried in Idea Factory otome games.
As far as first attempts at hunting action go, Namco Bandai's PSP game God Eater did a bang up job. Rather than outright copy Capcom's success with Monster Hunter, they went in a different direction by amping up the speed of...
Have you been sleeping well? Been looking for a way to remedy that? As it is October and October means scary movies and stuff, right? (Interestingly enough in Japan that time is summer, actually.) So XSEED has let the prices of Corpse Party and Corpse: Party Book of Shadows drip down to just $9.99. Honestly recommended if you just gotta stay up the whole night and eep! Sorry, I am still a bit jumpy from Corpse Party. Both titles will be on sale from October 22 until November 4.
That’s not all. While these two corpse-filled games are just on sale, XSEED is also slashing, cutting and gutting the prices of other games. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls and Sumioni: Demon Arts are now $10 apiece, Unchained Blades is down to $20 and Way of the Samurai 4 hits a permanent price of $30. You can see the exact details on XSEED’s Facebook page.
So this is kind of random.
Namco Bandai's 2012 Oreimo Portable ga Tsuzuku Wake ga nai PSP game has hit iOS for the low price of free.
Sadly we've entered an era where free is now somehow synonymous with paying more...
Animation studio Ufotable doesn't exactly handle a whole lot of projects at once, but they put a ton of care and effort into the stuff they do work on.
Case in point: God Eater 2's beautiful anime opening up top.
For those o...