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Unbreakable Soul

Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul drops on iOS today

Can't be worse than the recent Soul Calibur games
May 08
In strange gaming news, the Soul Calibur card game, called Unbreakable Soul, is out today for free on iOS devices. The game has series stalwarts Cassandra and the Edge Master looking for pieces of the Soul Edge. Through the ... read
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Shin Megami Tensei iOS on sale for a limited time

$2 off through the end of March
Mar 18
Our friends at Atlus have informed us that the original Shin Megami Tensei for iOS will be on sale for $5.99 for a limited time. That's $2 off the list price, and while it isn't exactly cheap by App store standards, it's cert... read
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Perfect Square manga

Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale

Cheap manga is the best manga
Feb 20
Take advantage of a sale on digital manga being offered by VIZ Media's all-ages imprint Perfect Square, running now until February 28th. Titles such as Hello Kitty: Delicious! (reviewed), Uglydoll: Eat Dat!, and all of their ... read
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Over 1,600 volumes of manga goodness.
Huge news for digital manga fans -- Viz Media have made their entire digital catalog of graphic novels available via Apple iBooks, with 1,600 volumes of manga spread across 130 titles. That's a LOT of manga to choose from. Be... read feature

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English site for Japanese artists UrumaDelvi opens

Popular artists intend to bring more content to the US.
Oct 16
Here's a little artsy fun for your week: the artist duo UrumaDelvi have opened their English website. You probably know them best as the creators of the Bottom Biting Bug, but they have a large stable of characters like Twin ... read
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Dragon Quest Monsters

Dragon Quest Monsters is coming to smartphones.

The logo's T is on the phone!
Oct 09
Now, we know that Nintendo will not be putting Pokémon on mobile devices anytime soon. (Good for them, I say. Let's not pick a fight about this.) However, Square-Enix is putting their Pokémon-clone-ish series, D... read

Awaken your old school side with the iPhone's new handset

The past returns in a convenient new manner.
Mar 04
Okay, I will admit that I am not into Apple products, but Sanwa's new handset looks like a fun little gimmick to show around. Sure, you could use a regular headset to talk to people while you do other things with your iPhone;... read

Get your Pokmon fix anytime with Pokmon TV

Pokmon has gone mobile!
Feb 12
The Pokémon Company have announced today that a new free mobile app, Pokémon TV, is now available for iOS devices in the App Store as well as for Android on the Google Play shop. Re... read
All the dumbest.
Square Enix, what are you doing?  There have certainly been some interesting additions to the Final Fantasy universe of late, and after initially breaking the hearts of 3DS owners seeking out a localised Bravely Default,... read feature


Otousan is the illest emcee in the house

That's nothing to bark at
Jan 16
Softmap's Shiba Inu mascot Otousan is a bit of an icon around our offices. His fatherly advice and lovely white coat have kept us entertained for years. Who doesn't enjoy having a conversation with a dog? Could you ever imagi... read

Facepalm: Demon's Score is way cheaper in Japan

That's a lot of money
Sep 26
Here's another entry for you to put in the annals of "What the hell, Square Enix?!": It looks like the company that gave us Final Fantasy and a ton of strange decisions, has made yet another one, for it seems like they r... read

Party Wave surfing over to Android and going free on iOS

Look for it on October 1st
Sep 25
Just a quick update here for you folks, in case you were interested in playing Mistwalker Corp.'s Party Wave but maybe saw a few reviews here and there that were a little less than sterling. And then you thought twice ab... read

Update on image epoch's Black Rock Shooting game for iOS

Released, international, universal!
Sep 14
Recently I wrote up a post about the Petite Black Rock Shooter: Discover the Mystery of Planet Sexy game, and I wasn't sure whether it was going to be available internationally or not. Today I've learned that it is indeed ava... read

The World Ends With You: Solo Remix available for iOS now

Aug 27
Well there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Square Enix's countdown site hit zero last night and revealed what we all already knew was coming; an iOS port of the DS game, The World Ends With You. While I know I'm not alone i... read

It's All Over: AKB0048 getting a game version

Aug 26
This is it, people. If there was ever a sign that human civilization was approaching some kind of cultural singularity, past which everything just implodes onto itself, this is one of them. AKB0048 is getting a game, the... read

Final Fantasy Dimensions is going to be really pricey

Aug 25
Like, really pricey. Like, "Most Expensive Single App I've Ever Seen" pricey. Specifically, Square Enix's old-school-lookin' Final Fantasy Dimensions will run players roughly $29 to buy the whole thing, which is technica... read

FUNimation has had a mobile app for a little while already, but now tablet users have an app all to themselves. It's full-featured and designed to give you access to everything they've got to offer. If you're a paid member, you get even more features.  I downloaded the app and gave it a whirl, so click through the jump to see how it works.  read feature


A couple weeks back I wrote about Character Chowdown, a new game for iOS (Universal, Free) that seeks to help students (or anyone, really) learn new languages. For now, the game is focused on Japanese characters, and with you... read feature


It's time to flick! Miku Flick gets a new sequel

Jul 19
Are you ready for some finger flicking fun? If so, get ready to rejoice as there is a new Miku Flick game heading your way. Going by the name of Miku Flick/02, there are some new features that will be exclusive to the new se... read

Mistwalker release tutorial for new iOS game Party Wave

Jul 17
Hironobu Sakaguchi, a name you may or may not recognize depending on how much you pay attention to the big shots behind the Final Fantasy game series and other big Square titles (until he left the company, anyway), has concei... read

Get your fingers ready! Miku Flick is now global

Apr 10
Congratulations to all Miku/Vocaloid fans worldwide, you will now have the chance to play Miku's next game that was made by the Project Diva team. The official twitter page of Miku Flick tweeted about the game's&nbs... read

Dondonpachi Resurrection HD releases on iDevices March 15

Mar 09
I love bullet-hell games. I'm absolutely terrible at them and eat continues like crazy, but that isn't enough to stop me from enjoying the pure insanity onscreen. I also own an iPhone and love the fact that shooter developer ... read

Hatsune Miku flicks her way into Apple portable devices

Mar 07
If you are a proud owner of an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 4th generation iPod touch, iPad, and iPad 2, then you are eligible to experience Hatsune Miku's new rhythm game. Taking advantage of the touch screen features on t... read

Anime apps, now ruling my smartphone world

Nov 01
A long time ago there was this app called Bisei Tokei: some developers cleverly rounded up a dozen notable Japanese voice actors and made them say lines from our favorite anime. The end result was an iOS app that would turn y... read

Evangelion Sound Impact iOS demo is up

Aug 25
Do you have a Japanese iTunes account? Well, today is your lucky day if you wanted to check out the new Evangelion iOS demo, Evangelion Sound Impact. It's a rhythm game based on the hot music from the popular anime series. The PSP version of the title will ship September 29th. [Via Anime News Network] read

Apple puts earthquake warning system in Japan's iOS 5

Aug 22
After the disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake damaged Japan back in March and another smaller earthquake that hit just recently, disaster preparation is certainly something on the minds of those living in Japan. With the upco... read

Watch the Final Fantasy Tactics iOS trailer, then buy it

Aug 07
I've harped before on how great Final Fantasy Tactics is. Sure, Tactics Ogre has more pioneer cred, but that PSone masterpiece was what really raised the profile - and the bar - for tactical games of every stripe, particularl... read

Rejoice, Tezuka's manga are now available on your iPad

Jul 17
And a whole boatload of them to boot, courtesy of the officially sanctioned "Tezuka Osamu MagazineClub" app. The app, which is a free download, offers sixty-two titles from the father of manga's portfolio, including the etern... read

Yen Press announces Yotsuba& on the iPad!

May 03
Today, Yen Press announced via their Twitter that Yotsuba& will now be available for purchase on the iPad through their downloadable app. While the app itself is free, and looks to have a clean and modern interface, ... read

VIZ Manga App launching with March Manga Madness promo

Mar 03
So, the iPad. That's a thing, right? As is the new one that makes all the old ones look un-trendy now. But don't worry about looking gadget-chic. You've got some manga to read, ideally via VIZ Media's Manga App, which launche... read

Momofuku's delicious ramen app comes to the iPad

Jan 26
The restaurant chain Momofuku is coming out with an iPad app that's full of delicious things! The app will be called Lucky Peach and is going to be released quarterly, run by David Chang, owner of Momofuku, and NYT ... read

Viz bringing Ouran High School Host Club and more to iPad

Dec 21
Viz is putting some more weight behind its iPad app, with the release of four more titles: Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Otomen and Ruroni Kenshin. So, for all you shojo and bishonen fans, Viz is aiming right u... read

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