In a rather non-surprising move for Persona fans, Atlus USA has announced two new Persona games for release later this year: Persona Q (3DS) and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3/Xbox 360). Coming 2015 is the much-anticipated JRPG Persona 5 for the PlayStation 3, as well as the dancing spinoff Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the Vita.
Last week, English visual novel novel publisher JASTUSA posted an official trailer for their much-anticipated release of nitroplus' visual novel Steins;Gate. In addition to the trailer, it was announced that the game has gone "golden master" status. Which means that the limited edition of the game is already heading towards the pressers and will be released on March 31st, 2014 in both hard copy and download forms for $59.95. The standard physical edition will be released a month later on April 30th for $39.95.
The ball jointed doll (BJD) community received some rather interesting attention last year with the announcement of the Smart Doll, a robotic doll that would interact with your phone. Originally started as a joke by popular anime blogger and entrepreneur, Danny Choo, the popularity of the doll has led to the creation of a non robotic version. How does the Smart Doll compare to other leading doll lines such as Dollfie Dream? How does the Smart Doll really feel like or handle?
We stopped by Danny's office, Mirai Inc. in Tokyo to find out.
So you have played inserts from Sega's tactical role-playing series Shining. But have you ever considered duking it out in a 2D fighting environment with some of your favorite characters from the franchise? If not, then consider Sega's newest fighting game experience Blade Arcus. Expecting to hit Japanese arcades later this summer, players will be able to do fight each other on-screen, pitting familiar and new Shining characters not only against one another but also in a new light of battle.
Amongst great food and even better company in San Francisco last night, English video game publisher NIS America announced four titles last night: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3 – PSN only), Disgaea®4: A Promise Revisited (PS Vita), Danganronpa™ 2: Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) and Fairy Fencer F™ (PS3). Each of the titles will be released later this year towards the fall/winter season, so gamers get your wallets ready and prepare to stock up on some good ole firewood. It’s going to be an epic winter.