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May Zero: Aksys to localize Mind Zero, release in May

Hey, remember Mind Zero? Or rather, MIND≒0, the Acquire-developed dungeon crawler styled in the Persona vein? Well, we're getting it, courtesy of Aksys games, and we're getting it soon. As in, May 28, 2014 soon, according t...

 
 
 
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Viz to put out K as an A-grade Blu-ray combo pack

Much as I've embraced our digital media future, I still have a soft spot in my heart for sweet physical extras. After all, I did once buy a copy of Sakura Taisen that I didn't have a machine for just to get a hilarious-looking steampun...

 
 
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Danganronpa 2 accidentally confirmed for localization?

If today's release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc in North America isn't enough to get you excited, then what about the news that the sequel may be following it? Kyle Hebert, a voice actor who has previously worked on anime like Fate/Z...

 
 
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GameStop leaks the localisation of Mind Zero

Remember Mind Zero? It was an RPG released by Acquire in August of last year, though it never made it out of Japan. Nothing to lose hope over, as games like Bravely Default continue to demonstrate, but news of the game and potential localis...

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is heading west

Want to get back into Dynasty Warriors before the intriguing Hyrule Warriors hits the shelves next year? You're in luck, as the Xtreme Legends expansion to Dynasty Warriors 8 will be making its way out of Japan, where it was launched at the...

 
 
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The Witch and the Hundred Knight to be released in March

For a second, I almost forgot that The Witch and the Hundred Knight was a thing. If anything, I should be ashamed of myself, since the title features Takehito Harada's artwork (character designer for the Disgaea series). To b...

 
 
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NISA's Demon Gaze and Danganronpa to have dual audio

This news may only interest some of you, but as someone who lived through the anime dub/sub debate before dual audio DVDs made the issue moot, I wish more games have the option of both Japanese and English dubs available to players. NISA, t...

 
 
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Bravely Default to land in America, Feb, with LE

Likely the most exciting 3DS port on the horizon for many, Bravely Default's American plans are laid out during the latest Nintendo Direct. In short, it will arrive these shores on February 7th next year, and it will have a limited edition...

 
 
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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc out west in February

NISA has a date for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: February 11th for North America, and February 14th for Europe. There's also a delicious physical copy cover art out now, after the jump. Trigger Happy Havoc will also be available on the...

 
 
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Gear up for Kodansha Comics' October releases

In case you need a reminder of what comics should be on your shopping list this month, here's a look at what Kodansha Comics is releasing throughout October. Some highlights include the Sailor Moon Box Set vol. 2 (Oct. 29th), Fairy Tail vol...

 
 
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Aniplex to release Blue Exorcist The Movie on Blu-ray

Aniplex have just announced that Blue Exorcist The Movie is not only coming to home video, but you'll be able to enjoy it in glorious Blu-ray format if you choose to buy the limited box set edition. It includes the film in both English and ...

 
 
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Strike a fabulous pose! JoJo: All Star Battle goes west

Is this a dream? Did I get transported into another dimension!? Nope, I'm still in the real world, and I'm surprised to see that Namco Bandai is planning to release JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle in Europe and Australia in 2014. ...

 
 
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Glorious Joy! Bravely Default: For the Sequel goes west

Oh my goodness, I'm actually surprised by the generosity that Square-Enix has inflected upon the masses in the west. Never did I expect them to actually decide to localize Bravely Default: For the Sequel as the Bravely Default game that wil...

 
 
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Architecture Improves! Project Phoenix rakes in over 700k

It looks like the cities in Azuregard are looking nicer right now, as Project Phoenix manages to reach its second stretch goal. Besides the improved locations, players will be given the option to create their own characters that will be use...

 
 
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Bid Achieved! Devil Survivor 2 is coming to Europe

In an impressive manner, the folks at Ghostlight have achieved the right amount of pre-orders to complete their bid on releasing Devil Survivor 2 in Europe! Actually, there wasn't an auction house involved, but I thought their situation was...

 
 
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Atlus to localize Aquaplus fighting game Aquapazza

I really did not see this coming. Atlus, of all companies, has decided to localize and publish a new 2D fighting game, Aquapazza, in North America. Wow. Why "wow", you ask? Well, I'm amazed, because for the life of me I can't imagine who wo...

 
 
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FOE eliminated: Etrian Odyssey IV's demo hits EU tomorrow

Right as I was getting farther into Etrian Odyssey IV's realms, NISA has revealed that the demo for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be available in the Nintendo eShop on August 15th, which happens to be tomorrow. Assuming ...

 
 
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Dimension Slash! Make way for Disgaea D2's release date

Now here's something that I could drink to! My number two video game company waifu, NIS America, (Atlus is my number one) has announced that Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is going to take over North America on October 8th, with Europe tak...

 
 
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Japan Expo '13: Tales of Xillia 2 to go west in 2014

Congratulations, Tales of fans; Namco Bandai Europe has revealed at Japan Expo 2013 that the sequel to Tales of Xillia is going to go west next year, which will make 2014 the year of the Tales of, aka Tales of the Year. On a neat note, Tale...

 
 
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AX '13: Yamato 2199 getting English dub

Hey, remember Star Blazers, the English incarnation of Space Battleship Yamato? Well, it's back! Sort of. Production I.G. and its partners are apparently opting to take advantage of Star Blazers' greater recognition in the west, and is pro...

 
 
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El Psy Congroo: JAST USA to localize Steins;Gate game

Hey, it's me! The Organization has been sent reeling, with the latest blow for freedom, justice, and SCIENCE struck. Operation "Based JAST" has concluded successfully, and the veteran agents at JAST USA have delivered the announcement that ...

 
 
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DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc going west early 2014

I've written about Spike Chunsoft's crazy adventure game, DanganRonpa, many times on Japanator in the past few years. It's a wacky title that features Ace Attorney-like trials, exploration, visual novel story progression, and even social li...

 
 
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Woah: Konami announce Kiefer Sutherland as Snake's voice

Well, this is a surprise. After months of practically-confirmed rumors surrounding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has gone and confirmed that indeed, David Hatyer will not be the playing the voice of Snake. Instead, Kojim...

 
 
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Devil Survivor Overclocked EU patch is live!

It's been a long time coming, but the patch for the unfortunately buggy Devil Survivor Overclocked is now available from the eShop. You'll need to manually enter the shop to find the patch rather than download it from the game itself, but t...

 
 
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Shocker: Xbox One will be region-locked

If it can be said that last week's Xbox One reveal didn't exactly meet many gaming enthusiasts' expectations, it seems that recent news has taken the opposite tack, in that our newly lowered - and in some cases negative - expectations ...

 
 
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Rejoice, Muramasa's new localization is a sight to behold

When Elliot told me that Ignition messed up on Muramasa: The Demon Blade's localization for the Wii, he was not kidding. And thanks to the folks at Siliconera, we are given a side by side comparison between Ignition's bland translation...

 
 
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FOEs: Etrian Odyssey IV to venture into European lands

You don't know how happy I am for you guys right now. Your time to explore the labyrinths in the lands close to Tharis has come, because NISA is bringing Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan to Europe in the summer. Now you can expe...

 
 
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Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English

Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized version of th...

 
 
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Vita Muramasa gets picked up by Aksys, Elliot celebrates

When I first played Muramasa: The Demon Blade on the Wii, I was surprised to see that the story was not on the same level as Odin Sphere. During one faithful podcast (I forgot the episode number), Elliot revealed to us that Ignition's local...

 
 
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The Wii lives on: XSEED to release Pandora's Tower in NA

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 feel left out of ...

 
 
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Preview: Ni no Kuni

It's been less than a week since the Ni no Kuni demo landed on the PlayStation Network for Studio Ghibli and Level-5 fans alike to clamour over. It offers two trips into the game, each at about 25 minutes long apiece, but perhaps that isn't...

 
 
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Success In-XS: Last Story XSEED's most successful release

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 about than when y...

 
 
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Get out the Vote: Pick JManga's Translation Battle winner

I'd think it's a fairly safe assumption to make that one ambition of pretty much any non-Japanese manga fan is to learn to become fluent in Japanese. And for many  an otaku, the first step down the road to Nihongo-mastery is to try one...

 
 
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Review: Fairy Bloom Freesia

I'm going to go ahead and admit that when I first heard about Fairy Bloom Freesia, I wasn't all too thrilled. Not because it was about fairies or anything, but because it was a doujin attempt at a beat 'em up. This isn't to say that making ...

 
 
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Corpse Party sequel to be localised, first is discounted

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 European release shor...

 
 
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Want to own a Final Fantasy rarity? Yours for $50,000!

NES collectors sure have it tough. There are some absolutely fascinating stories of people finding prototype games at local flea markets, or even snagging one of those exceedingly expensive Nintendo World Championships cartridges in a bundl...

 
 
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Black Rock Shooter: The Game still being localized

We heard mumblings of seeing this game in the west almost a year ago, though it seems not all of us had forgotten all about it! Ryoei Mikage, CEO of Imageepoch, responded to a fan enquiring about the status of the game. Apparently the ...

 
 
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Nintendo releases plenty of Pokemon... information

It seems that the Pokémon franchise isn't ready to slow down just yet, as the amount of news we've heard from Nintendo recently is certainly showing. With Pokémon Black/White 2 out in the Japanese wilds, th...

 
 
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DM and EISYS teaming up to localize digital doujinshi

This is kind of a big deal and something I've been wanting to see for years. Digital Manga will be teaming up with Japanese digital doujinshi distributor EISYS (DLsite) to bring localized doujinshi to a variety of manga distribution sites o...

 
 




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