Saturday, 12 July 2014

Review: Majin & The Forsaken Kingdom (Ps3/Xbox360)

This is a game that slipped under the radar of most. While early trailers for Majin gained some interest, the game was quickly forgotten under the wealth of bigger budget releases at the time and was lost amidst obscurity. So why don't I take a look at the game & see if it'll spark some interest in you? A quick glance at the screenshots will probably leave you asking if this is somewhat similar to a certain other game, and while it does share some similar concepts to a game like The Last Guardian, It doesn't seem to aim for the same heights. So how does it fare?

*Originally published October 13th 2013*

Friday, 11 July 2014

News: Elminage Gothic Update via Ghostlight Blog

Latest Ghostlight Blog brings us an update for the PC port of Elminage Ghothic.

Otaku Feature: Kenzan: Prologue

Welcome to entry #1 of my Otaku Gamers UK Kenzan! Diary. 

My intention with this project is so that you can see step by step my progress through an localized title & hopefully try and prove that you can enjoy any game despite it's language barrier. With Kenzan! I have had the good fortune to look into some additional resources to help improve my enjoyment & I will link appropriately.

News: Latest Monster Hunter 4 Japanese Trailer

Monster Hunter 4 made an appearance in Nintendo's Direct for third party 3DS games earlier.

News: Tecmo Koei Release a lot of Ar Nosurge Assets

Koei Tecmo have put out a lot of Ar NoSurge: Ode to an Unborn Star assets today.

News: Final Fantasy Explorers dated for Japan & Trailer

Final Fantasy Explorers recieved a launch date during Nintendo’s Third-Party Direct earlier.

News: Hyrule Warriors Link & Zelda DLC Costumes

Koei Tecmo have added costumes for Twilight Princess & Skyward Sword to Hyrule Warriors.

News: Sunrider First Arrival Heading to Steam

Sekai Project have announced they’ve helped bring Sunrider: First Arrival to Steam.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Feature: Noboru Iguchi Movies

Seen as we're looking to increase our original content output a little here at Otaku Gamers UK, I though it might be a good idea to run something a little different. There may be a time when you need to take a break from a game for a while and the thought of putting on an anime just doesn't seem to cut it, so I'm gonna take a look at some Japanese movies you could try to break up the long hauls a little. First I'm going with my favourite director, Noboru Iguchi (Pictured above on the right, with Rina Takeda at Fantastic Fest) His films tend to be low budget & are pure Exploitation/Grindhouse fun, absurd storylines with all the usual tropes of the grindhouse scene we used to have in the west that offer up some imaginative films (in an extreme sense) Lets take a look at a few...

News: P4AU Updated Covers & Info

The latest PR email via Atlus details something EU fans of P4A would be interested in.

News: Latest Japanese P4AU Trailer

A new Japanese trailer for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax has been released by Atlus.

News: SoniPro Japanese Trailer Released

Nitroplus & Imageepoch have released a new trailer for SoniPro's imminent release.

News: Samurai Warriors 4 Ps4 Trailer

Koei Tecmo keeps the Samurai Warriors 4 combo going with a new Ps4 trailer.

News: Super Hero Generation Screenshots via Famitsu

Screenshots & a teaser website are now live for Super Hero Generation.

News: New Batch of Omega Quintet Screenshots

An update to Omega Quintet's website by Compile Heart brings new screenshots.

News: Danganronpa 2 Trailer & Screenshots

NISAmercia released an English trailer & screenshots for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

News: Sword Art Online Sequel a Possibility

If the latest issue of Famitsu is anything to go by, an SAO sequel could already be planned.

News: DW8 Empires Dated for Japan

Famitsu have revealed a release date for Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires.

News: Neptunia U Sisters Screenshots

Dengeki Online have shared some new screenshots of Ultra Dimension Action Neptunia U

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Otaku Review: Makai Kingdom

Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, released in Japan as Phantom Kingdom and literally mean's Demon Kingdom in English.This is a JRPG/strategy game where you use tactical decisions to win battles as well as use brute force. Developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software (creators of Phantom Brave, Disgaea) this under rated gem of a game rocked my world on the  PlayStation 2 console.