Saturday, 30 August 2014

Review : Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (PSVita)

In the past year it seems that the vita has become home to many localizations of Japanese titles. With how successful the localisation of Danganropna was, it was obvious the Danganropna 2 wouldn't be too far behind. Again this title was only released in Japan on PSP in 2012 and has followed it predecessor into the west onto the Vita.

Friday, 29 August 2014

News: Debut Trailer for Chaos Rings 3

Square Enix has released a debut trailer for its upcoming Chaos Rings III release.

News: EDF 2 Portable V2 PSVita Screenshots

D3 have revealed the first mammoth batch of screenshots for Earth Defense Force Portable V2.

News: 3DS Nintendo Direct Roundup

Here's a short roundup of what was announced during Nintendo's latest 3DS Direct.

Yakuza 5 Campaign UPDATED 29/08/2014

Dear reader,

If I may could I direct your attention to this petition here, it is a petition requesting that Sega localize Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 or Yakuza 5 as it would be know here.

For any of you familiar with myself or members of the blog we hold the Ryu Ga Gotoku series in especially high regard, myself I am currently working on 2 related articles with more of a series planned for the future. 

So far all Sega have had to say on the subject of this and the latest title (Ishin) is that there is no word on them, they have said in the past there is no budget for it as the team are very small that create this masterpieces. 

A rumour back in Feb of this year was that ATLUS are actually translating Yakuza 5 for Sega but since that leaked it was neither confirmed or denied which is a shame as that would be outstanding news for a series that seems to be forgotten.

The most common theory is Sega has dropped localisations for the series after Dead Souls & Binary Domain didn't meet sales figures, this seems daft as Dead Souls was a spin off that is commonly thought of as the weakest entry and Binary Domain though an absolutely outstanding game, was held back due to generic graphic design and lack of advertisement.

A little research into this shows that Yakuza: Dead Souls sold 550,000 copies worldwide, looking around for figures for Yakuza 4 and it's estimated that it sold 0.90 million units worldwide, the differences between spin off and main are very apparent.

So please click the link, sign the petition and show Sega there is still a strong market for Ryu Ga Gotoku! 

News: Deep Down Gameplay Footage & Beta Details

Capcom have released a new video containing Playstation 4 gameplay footage of Deep Down.

News: First Shinovi Versus English Screenshots

XSEED have shared the first English screenshots for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.

News: First Batch of Yakuza Zero Screenshots

With the launch of the Yakuza Zero website by SEGA, screenshots have also emerged.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

News: Rebirth 2 Heading to Western Vita's in 2015

IFI have just announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 will be heading west early 2015.

News: Japanese Nintendo Direct for 3DS Tomorrow

A Nintendo Direct  focusing on the Nintendo 3DS is set to be streamed in Japan tomorrow.

News: One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 Announced

Koei Tecmo & Bandai Namco have announced a new spin-off, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3.

News: Latest Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II Teaser

The latest teaser from Compile Heart introduces the lastest in a trilogy of dimensions.

News: Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! English Trailer

NISAmerica have released a new trailer for its upcoming brawler, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

News: Yakuza Zero new details!

Japanese publication Famitsu have just gone live with a few more details about Ryu Ga Gotoku/Yakuza 0, a title from SEGA releasing on Playstation 3 & 4.

News: Love Live! PSVita Gameplay Footage

Footage of a selection of songs from Love Live! School Idol Paradise has been released.

News: Chie, Ken & Labrys P4AU English Trailers

Atlus have released 3 new English character trailer for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

News: Watch Hatsune Miku's Latest Concert on Ps4

Sony are set to stream Hatsune Miku: Magical Mirai 2014 to consoles throughout Japan.

News: Margaret DLC for P4AU Heading West

Atlus have confirmed that the Margaret DLC for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be heading west.

Otaku Feature: Kenzan Diary #3

Diary Entry #3.

So it's once again been a fair bit of time between this and the previous entry, this is due to having reviews to focus on and I wanted to spend a little more time with Kenzan! to make this a little more of an interesting read. 

Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth (PSVita)

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. 

Hyperdimension Neptunia, the sweet heart of IF and niche gamers everywhere. The first title by rights should of been the nail in the series coffin, outstanding and amusing idea coupled with tiresome gameplay which sleep inducing battles would of meant death for lesser series but NepNep's charm shone through and as such the world has been blessed with a smorgasbord of Neptune related titles. 
Though originally a PS3 title Nep has recently made her move to Vita with Producing Perfect & now with latest title RE:BIRTH1, complete remaking of the original title using the VICTORY engine. How will Neptune's original outing rate in comparison to the original and does it stand up against it's console titles?.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

News: The Beautiful World of No Man's Sky

Over at the PS Blog, Sean Murray the Managing Director at Hello Games has been talking about his studio's upcoming title, No Man's Sky.

News: Yakuza Zero Details

In this weeks Famitsu several details about recently announced Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero have come to light.

News: Pokemon Fighting Game Announced for Arcades

A new Pokemon game has been teased lately & was finally revealed today - Pokken Tournament. *Update* English announcement trailer added.

News: Elminage Another Story 3DS Port Delayed

The port of Elminage Another Story heading to 3DS in Japan has been delayed till October.

News: Onechanbara Z2 Opening Video & DLC Trailer

A new trailer for Onechanbara Z2: Chaos has been released by D3 detailing first-print DLC.

News: New Omega Quintet Gameplay Trailer

Compile heart have released a new trailer to coincide with Omega Quintet's delay announcment.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

News: Latest Ryu Ga Gotoku title announced

Today Sega lifted the veil on the latest Ryu Ga Gotoku game in the series, heavily rumoured to be the 6th main installment in the series Sega have performed a swerve and announced Ryu Ga Gotoku 0.