XSEED games are really going all-out with their upcoming release of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. Not only have they ported the Acquire's open-world Akihabara cosplay vampire-stripping game to the English language, t... read
As XSEED Games and Carpe Fulgur continue to work on The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, the awesome folks at XSEED have announced that the first Trails in the Sky game's hitting Steam and GOG on July 29th (next Tuesda... read
If Akiba Trip 2 couldn't get any crazier, along comes it's new 'share & chat' feature.
It's bad enough that the game requires you to save Akihabara from the undead by striping them of clothes so that that the sun can des... read
Do you own a PS Vita or PS3? Do you happen do be an anglophile, or an androphile (or both)? Are you looking forward to XSEED's upcoming localization of Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed? If you answered "yes" to at... read
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It's happening! After quite a while existing for no one's eyes but Japan's (and that of a few curious foreigners), Akiba's Trip is...er, trippi... read
Adol goes on yet another danger-filled adventure Falcom's Ys series is the unspoken hero of the action RPG genre.
Starring red-haired adventurer Adol, the Ys games are sprawling quests that test your reflexes as they throw you into large worlds with monsters that desi... read feature
XSEED has released their second character trailer for Senran Kagura Burst, this time featuring the deadly vixens of the evil Hebijo Clandestine Girls' Academy. Since they've already released another trailer for the Hanzou sc... read
A busty beat-em-up that lacks some polish I never thought any of the Senran Kagura games would make their way overseas, but I admit I was pleased to learn that XSEED would be localizing the title. Not because I'm a huge fan of the series, but rather that I ... read feature
We've known about it for awhile, but it seems XSEED games felt it prudent to remind us that Senran Kagura Burst would be hitting the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week. If you're not already intimately familiar with the series, thi... read
Gamers in the United States will be able to play the latest installment in the long-running Ys series before the holidays, with Ys: Memories of Celceta set to drop on November 26th. However, Europeans needn't feel too left ou... read
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 ... read
Sometimes in life, the only way to nurture a relationship is with the power of meat. Just when you thought that the Wii has sang its last song; the system breaks free from the chains that control its life. Formally known as the last piece of the Triforce in Operation Rainfall’s goal, Pandora’s Tow... read feature
Actually, when I meant trailers, I was talking about using a catapult to launch a bunch of trailers into the sky as a way to celebrate XSEED's new accomplishment. With the help of Carpe Fulgur, the awesome group that localize... read
I honestly feel bad for not playing any of the Ys games yet. I mean, Elliot is one of the biggest Ys and Falcom fans that I know, so his influence should have infected my body by now. Thankfully, his recommendations worked, a... read
Well played, XSEED Games, your sneak attack has rendered me vulnerable to latest video game announcement. Even if your moves were rather sneaky, the peach color wasn't enough to fool the most experience shinobis on the b... read
The definitive version of two beloved classics. You may not realize this, but Ys I & II are video game classics that the action RPGs of today owe a helluva lot to.
Up until XSEED's partnership with Falcom, the developers of Ys, North America's exposure to th... read feature
Valentines is only two days away, and XSEED is in for some tasty chocolates. By chocolates, I am talking about the dough that they will rake in from the Steam release of Ys I & II Chronicles +. Other than giving Adol som... read
Do not play directly after eating. It was a little over a year ago that I parted my review of Corpse Party by wishing that the sequel would also end up getting localised. Here we are with another game in the series in a language I understand, and while it's no... read feature
It's 2013, and the Wii has yet to sing its last swansong, because XSEED is planning to release Pandora's Tower in North America during the spring season of 2013. Thanks to the Wii U's ability to play Wii games, no one will fe... read
Rejoice, fans of horrific games and disturbing scenes: more Corpse Party is on the way to your PSPs and PS Vitas soon. And by "soon", I mean "next week", as XSEED's terrifying sequel, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows ... read
A synonym of Final. Not having the opportunity to play Lost Odyssey, I was stoked about having the chance to play a new game by Hironobu Sakaguchi. And while Operation Rainfall's efforts made this whole thing possible, I stil... read feature
As much fans most otaku are of companies like XSEED, NIS America, Atlus USA and other publishers that specialize in bringing niche Japanese titles overseas, sometimes its easy to forget that sometimes there's more to think ab... read
Oh hell yes.
The lovely folk at XSEED have announced that the sequel to the awesome Corpse Party will be heading to both North America and Europe. Those in the states can expect to see it sometime in the Winter, with a Europe... read
Act like a tool in period Japan There's no doubt that the Way of the Samurai franchise is an intriguing series, but is nearly opaque to those unfamiliar with the franchise. One's enjoyment of such games can depend significantly on prior experience with Acqu... read feature
I stumbled upon Corpse Party for the PSP a few months before the game ended up getting picked up XSEED Games. I had done a little bit of reading on the game's history and was looking for something to pass the time before the ... read
Hey, Vita owners! Is there not enough rhythm in your handheld gaming life? How about strategy? How about strategic rhythm? If you're a Vita owner without a heady stable of PSP games, the answer is more "yes" than "no", which... read
I'm not the biggest RPG nut, but over my last decade of gaming, I have appreciated most of the RPGs I've played. After starting on Pokemon, I've played a Final Fantasy or two, and even delved into Persona. But until recently,... read feature
Fans of Acquire, XSEED, and awkward-but-compelling Japanese can rejoice, because Way of the Samurai 4 has a release date! And it's soon, too. The world of hilariously exaggerated animations, sword collecting, choice and conse... read
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
Ys Origin is not a new game. This PC prequel to the popular Ys action RPG series was actually released in 2006 for computers in Japan. Running on a modified version of Ys VI and Ys: The Oath in Felghana's engine, Origin ... read feature
The Ys series is well loved here at the Japanator offices. One look at our reviews for the PSP ports of earlier games should tell you everything you need to know.
Ys Origin takes place hundreds of years before the origi... read
Just looking at screenshots for Sumioni: The Demon Arts will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about what the game aims to be: Okami as a 2-D platformer.
That's certainly a noble enough goal. Too few ... read feature
When XSEED first announced they had plans to bring the Ys games to Steam, I was positively thrilled. Yes, Oath in Felghana plays fantastically on its native system, but I was significantly more excited for Ys Origin, the preq... read
XSEED may have canned a super-interesting PSP release, but by no means is it down and out, because it's just picked up two pretty hot new Vita games, namely the already-out (in Japan) Ragnarok Odyssey, and the unique and upco... 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
In 2010, XSEED published the high speed action RPG Ys: The Oath in Felghana for the Playstation Portable. Catching a lot of hardcore action fans in the west off guard, the game garnered mostly positive reviews, with many prai... read feature
In what is some rather delightful news for fans of quirky Japanese games and samurai culture alike, XSEED has seen fit to localize Acquire's Way of the Samurai 4 for a North American release. Any Acquire fan will know that th... read
Think Gravity Rush is the PS Vita's only really interesting-looking game? Think again. XSEED have just opened up their official site for Sumioni: Demon Arts, and I'm suddenly embarrassed that I let it slip under my radar... read
This is excellent news to wake up to. After the past few weeks of reporting new developments on XSEED possible moving titles to Steam, we finally have a real confirmation. XSEED Games will be bringing the Ys III reimagining, ... read