Friday, 25 April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014

News: Danganronpa Stage Green Lit

Yes you heard right - Danganropa is heading to the stage!
The news comes from Tokyo Creative Studio Cornflakes and the official title is Danganronpa The Stage ~Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubo no Koukousei, which will be covering the events from the first game.

Actor Kanata Hongo will play protagonist Mokoto Naegi.

The show will run at Nihon Seinenkan’s Main Hall in Tokyo from October 29th to November 3th.  No word on it hitting the West End any time soon but you never know!

Source [Dualshockers]

News: Making of Mind Zero #1

The first "Making Of" video for upcoming Vita title, Mind Zero, has been released.  In this short segment producer Takayuki Harakami discusses the world and story behind the dungeon crawler, Mind Zero.

Watch the video below.  It is rather short but does thrown an interesting theory about how the world is created.

Source [Youtube]

News: The Girl and the Robot coming to Ps4

The Girl and the Robot is set to make its way to Ps4, courtesy of Flying Carpets Games.

News: Intro for Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson

Famitsu has just published the opening intro for Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson.

News: Rise Kujikawa P4AU Trailer

Wondering how Rise is in P4AU?

News: Freedom Wars Weapon Trailer

The latest trailer to be shown for Freedom Wars details the games weaponry.

News: Latest Ace Attorney Trailer

Capcom have released the debut trailer for the latest entry in the Ace Attorney series for the 3DS.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

News: Agarest Zero PC patch is live

A new patch for the PC release of Agarest Generations of War Zero has just gone Live.

News: Youkai Watch stays at #1 in Japan

Its a slow day for news today, so we're posting some Japanese sales figures (week ending April 20th)

News: Sayonara Umihara Kawase EU release

So, you've been waiting for the EU release of Yumi’s Odd Odyssey but can't see a listing?

News: Croixleur Sigma set for PC

If your looking for some Moe infused hack-and-slash fun, then Croixleur Sigma by developer Souvenir Circ may be for you.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Opinion: Fan Disservice

Foreword: All opinions and arguments presented within this article are strictly my own and do not necessarily represent the views of either the other staff members at OtakuGamers UK or the site as a whole. If you wish to critique this article please do so with me, the sole author. Many thanks. – Shadon1010.

I am a heterosexual male, and I have a penis.

Baffled? That’s understandable, but apart from that previous statement being possibly the worst chat up line in human history it is nonetheless a proven fact about myself. And what follows from that you can easily infer: I have carnal and sexual desires as a result. But to leave it at that would be to reduce me to an unthinking animal whose sole concern is reproduction. My meat and two veg, if you will, is only one part (albeit a large one...) of me as a whole, and the most important piece of the puzzle that is me I would say is my brain, or to be more specific, my mind. It is with my mind that I experience the world and through which I take in the realm of fiction in its various forms.

What, you might ask, does this have anything to do with fanservice? Well, I’ll be frank. I don’t care for fanservice. But, and this is a big but, what I actually disapprove of is how fanservice is often utilised within fiction, not that it exists, and I should stress that this does not strictly just apply to the kind of eastern games and media you might see on this website. One look at Starfire from DC Comics New 52 tells you all you need to know about the kind of depictions of women that can occur in western fiction unfortunately.

When it comes to fanservice, I understand that it is targeted to affect me through the route of sexual excitement as opposed to intellectual. That in of itself is fine. But my issue is when there is a disconnect between the purpose of fanservice (that is, to titillate), and the purpose of the work within which it exists. If the work is designed to stimulate me intellectually, then why is there fanservice present within? Can it be justified?

News: Tales of Xillia 2 EU release

Tales of Xillia 2 has been a game that was awfully quiet for a while, until today with an EU release date & Collectors Edition revealed.

News: Theatrythmn coming West in 2014

Square Enix have just announced that Theatrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be making its way west sometime this year.

News: Tales of Hearts R Heading West

Tales of Hearts R is coming to the VITA this Winter in the US and EU.  The studio has announced this as a result of the JRPGViat hashtag poll which took place on Twitter some time back.
The fans shouted for a Tales game to come to the VITA and their prayers have been answered.

News: Mugen Souls Z & its Dakimakura

If crazy weapons on games are your thing, this latest set for Mugen Souls Z will be right up your alley.

News: Fatal Frame set for WiiU

Famitsu reports that a new chapter in the Fatal Frame series is being developed for Wii U.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Opinion : The Indie Revolution

Many nights when I finish work I sit in my comfort zone and start the worst first world problem ever – what will I play tonight?  Most night I will turn to my Vita as it has a huge variety of games for me to choose.  I will look through my home screen to make my choice.  I have many big games sitting on my Vita such as Final Fantasy X, but most of the times I find myself being drawn to those smaller indie titles.  Currently I am hooked to OMG HD Zombies and whilst I was replaying the same stage over and over to claim 100%, it got me thinking.  Have indie title starting to take over AAA titles?