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Bar Oasis opens for business later this month

Bar Oasis 2 Aftertaste 1 finally has a release date and it's sooner than you think, March 24th. The third sequel to the bartender simulator cum visual novel, Bar Oasis was received warmly for its excellent soundtrack and colourful cast...

 
 
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Return to Bar Oasis very soon with After Tastes

It's been more than a year later since the last Bar Oasis game was released and finally, Corner Studios have started to trickle out information on the next chapter Bar Oasis: After Tastes. Bar Oasis is an iOS bar role-playing game released...

 
 
 
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Drown away your sorrows with a new VA-11 HALL-A trailer

Back when Japanator Managing Editor Josh Tolentino wrote about VA-11 HALL-A, the bartending game that's set in a cyberpunk setting, my interest for the title was at a normal level. While I didn't get to play the project's prologue, the gam...

 
 
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Japanator Interviews: Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is becoming one of the most prolific voice actresses in the English dub anime industry. Her sweet vocals can be heard in K-On giving life to the scaredy cat bassist, or as the hot-tempered shrine maiden Sailor Mars in Sail...

 
 
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Voice actress Christina Vee has her own game

Youtube singer, voice actress, and fan favourite Cristina Vee is now star in her own game; Veecaloid Pop. Cristina Vee's work can be seen in a multitude of media but most prominently in anime; K-On (Mio Akiyama), Sailor Moon (Sailor Mars), ...

 
 
 
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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 previous simulation...

 
 
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Sure, why not make game about Mushroom Girls?

Really, why not? The last few years have seen a Cambrian Explosion for weird games, and people are now taking notice of good ol' Japan, which has been doing weird for longer than just about anybody. Of course, I could just be undermining ev...

 
 
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Vocaloid concert coming to Phantasy Star Online 2

Sometimes when you're out killing hundreds of monsters for XP in a MMO you think to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I could take my character to go see a show of some sort." Well fear not, my friends. Sega has just announced that Hatsune Miku a...

 
 
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E3 2014: Final Fantasy Agito gets a trailer, Type-0 going HD

Wow, the last few hours just became pretty good ones for Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix may not have brought Final Fantasy XV to E3 this year, but they just blew some minds all the same by announcing that in addition to releasing a t...

 
 
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Love Live School Idol Festival mobile game now in English

Besides the TV anime, live concerts, CDs and home video sales, the Love Live franchise has one significant arm that people out west don't see much of: the mobile game. This morning, the Live Live freemium mobile game, School Idol Festival, ...

 
 
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Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul drops on iOS today

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 course of playi...

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei iOS on sale for a limited time

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 certainly decent sa...

 
 
 
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New Tales game announced for mobile platforms

I'm not sure how much the Tales games account for Namco Bandai's earnings, but I get the feeling it's about to do even better for them. A new game was announced for the franchise, called Tales of Asteria. Instead of appearing on modern con...

 
 
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Daisuki now available on iOS

Do you ever find yourself craving more anime, but all you happen to have access to is your phone? I don't know about you, but I do all the time. I mean, obviously it's not the same as watching it on TV or our computer screens. But hey, if y...

 
 
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New info from Breath of Fire 6 emerges

I agreed with Elliot's assessment of the initial information and photos from Breath of Fire 6: Guardians of the White Dragon. That initial art looked pretty generic and at least I felt that the BoF franchise deserved better than being jamme...

 
 
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JUMP FESTA shows off Final Fantasy VI Mobile

Square Enix's focus on mobile platforms continues, with the remake of Final Fantasy VI looking closer to completion. It's a shame that it couldn't be a brand new game built with the platform in mind, but hey, VI is certainly not a bad game...

 
 
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Deck out your smart phone display with Bleach and Naruto

VIZ Media have announced that starting Monday, December 23rd you'll be able to get Bleach and Naruto image packs via the CocoPPa app for iOS and Android and totally bling your phone out from icons to wall papers. Actually, I lied; the Narut...

 
 
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Take a look at Project Phoenix's character animation test

It's been a good while since Project Phoenix's Kickstarter came to a triumphant close, and their page has update with a link to an animation test that features a simple model running around with a sword. While the character's mode...

 
 
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Galaga plus Space Dandy equals kinky Statue of Liberty?

Galaga is a pretty great game. It's one of the staple titles of a good arcade, and one that I've put way too much money into whilst growing up. With the recent addiction for developers remixing classic games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders...

 
 
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Three minutes of Dragon Quest 8 on smartphones in motion

If the idea of watching someone hold a smartphone and playing a game entices you, golly-gee do I have a video for you! Seriously though, this seems to be an honest bit of marketing for the upcoming smartphone release of Dragon Quest VIII. ...

 
 
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Screens of Final Fantasy VI on iOS pop up

A pair of screen shots from Final Fantasy VI on iOS have recently popped up. We have a shot of the opening and the other has Biggs, Wedge and Terra in Narshe. With the game set to come out this Winter in Japanese, I wouldn't be surprised if...

 
 
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Dragon Quest 8 smartphone trailer is now available

Dragon Quest 8 likely went into a lot of people’s collections for the Final Fantasy 12 demo that it came with. It was a big deal because it looked good, something that was not said for the prior game in the series. Warrior had b...

 
 
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Free Dragon Quest for your smartphone

The Dragon Quest Portal App came out last week and seems to be the source for DQ games and DQ information. To celebrate, the first million downloads of Dragon Quest were free. If you missed the boat, worry not! The original Dragon...

 
 
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Have a Final Fantasy IV: The After Years trailer

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years has been popping up everywhere. Originally, it was a cell phone game in Japan, and then got ported to other services like WiiWare and PSN. In September, Square Enix announced that a 3D remake in the style ...

 
 
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Workout dating sim Burn Your Fat With Me gets a sequel

Last year, Creative Freaks released their first workout-themed dating sim Burn Your Fat With Me for iOS and Android devices, designed to help gamers lose weight while attempting to win the heart of their virtual trainer. It's a cute co...

 
 
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King of Fighters '97 now available on iOS, Android

As if to remind us that they're still kicking, SNK Playmore have decided to port yet another classic title to iOS and Android devices. This time it's King of Fighters '97, the third and final entry of the Orochi saga. It wasn't exactly...

 
 
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OMG: this is a Bluetooth taiko drum for Taiko Drum Master

I love Taiko Drum Master. It's due to my fondness for a) music games, b) cute things, and c) the Japanese music included. That why I need this awesome little Bluetooth taiko drum, complete with a little face cover too, so when you're not us...

 
 
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Puzzle & Dragons is now crazy popular in the West

Whenever folks talk about the supposed decline of the Japanese game industry, there's always one bright light shining in the gloom and doom. Strangely enough, it's not Monster Hunter, but rather Puzzle & Dragons, the monster-collecting ...

 
 
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Bloodmasque goes free on iOS

Have you picked up a brand new iPad Air and want something to play on it? Square Enix wants you to try Bloodmasque really badly, so they've made it free! Until November 7th, that is. Until that time period is up, you can download the RPG fr...

 
 
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2012 Oreimo PSP game now sorta FTP on iOS

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 money. While y...

 
 
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Tales of Tap: Namco trailers its smartphone Tales games

Namco Bandai's really been opening up the taps on its Tales games, after a lengthy lull. Now they've got at least three Tales games either recently released (like Tales of Xillia), in the pipeline (like Tales of Xillia 2), o...

 
 
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Beckii Cruel's idol sim game now on Kickstarter

What does an itasha and Beckii Cruel's new game project have in common? They both can be painful as the Cruel game is billed "so kawaii it hurts." After going through the spiel on Kickstarter, which can also be found on the game's homepage...

 
 
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A Look @ Tanto Cuore iOS

Tanto Cuore is a tabletop card game where two to four players compete to be the best master or mistress of maids. Originally developed by Japanese game maker Arclight, this Dominion-style deck building game was ported by a West Coast-based ...

 
 
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Do As Infinity doing new Tales of theme song

Here is an interesting bit of information found in the Amazon product description for Do As Infinity’s upcoming Best Of album. Seems like one of the two new songs included will be used for Namco Bandai’s upcoming 2014 iOS Tales ...

 
 
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Go buy some Fairy Tail stickers on LINE

If you're one of the over 200 million users using LINE to keep in touch with friends and maybe play some games, you now have the option to buy Fairy Tail (US$1.99) stickers from their shop. Other recent additions to the store include Alice ...

 
 




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