Blue Dragon Plus Coming to the US for DS stars

With the game releasing about 2 weeks ago in Japan, Ignition Entertainment has announced today with a press release that they will be bringing Blue Dragon Plus for the DS to the United States.

 

Currently slated for a late Feburary to March 2009 release in North America and Europe.

 

Read more for screenshots and the full press release.

 

Disgaea 3 Review stars

It's back to the Netherworld and class is now in session for our favorite demons. You read that right, demons...in school. Apparently even demonic ne'er-do-wells have to go to school in order to learn their evil ways. It seems that a lot of recent RPGs have taken place in academia: Persona 3 and Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis both have the protagonists battling their way through demons and monsters, all while attending classes.

Ar tonelico 2 Officially Announced for the US stars

 Received the press release yesterday, NIS America will be bringing the hit sim-RPG Artonelico 2 to the US this December for the Playstation 2.

 

Full press release and pictures inside.

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UPDATE 3: Please see NIS America's response and clarifications here

 

 

 

 

iDOLM@STER SP for PSP stars

 In the latest issue of Fanimitsu Magazine, Namco Bandai announced that they will be releasing not 1, but 3 iDOLM@STER PSP games. Unfortunately only 3 characters will appear in each version.

More details inside.

 

 

 

 

Final Fantasy XIII E3 2008 Trailer stars

The trailer looks great, but that's not much of a surprise. What really knocked us off our collective rockers was Square-Enix's announcement that Final Fantasy XIII is also headed to the Xbox 360 as well as the PS3. Yes, read it again: Final Fantasy XIII on XBOX 360. 

Video after the jump.

 
Source: 1up
 

Chrono Trigger DS Confirmed! stars

 Well, that didn't take long. Square-Enix has just decided to make it official: The DS is getting an updated Chrono Trigger port! Coming to North America this holiday season, Chrono Trigger DS will take advantage of the system's dual screen and touch screen functionality. Square-Enix will also include a brand new dungeon and multiplayer battles. Here's hoping that the DS version will include the anime styled cutscenes from the Final Fantasy Chronicles edition of the game.

Chrono Trigger Heading to the DS?/Countdown stars

 There is a rumor floating around that there will be a Chrono Trigger release (in the form of a port, remake, sequel, who knows?) for the DS, and earlier today Kotaku posted a scan from the newest issue of Jump Magazine that almost nudges this rumor towards a full-blown confirmation - but let's not get ahead of ourselves...until now. There's now a countdown clock active on Square-Enix's official Japanese website. But that's not all - check out the website url:
 
"http://www.square-enix.co.jp/ctds/"
 
"ctds"? Chrono Trigger DS?  *Crosses fingers*
 
UPDATE: Looks like CTDS is U.S. bound - Check out the North American website , which looks about the same.
 
 

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Gameplay Demonstration stars

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The newest episode of Gamespot's weekly show On The Spot had Bandai Namco marketing rep Joon Hwang demonstrating the gameplay mechanics of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm . Mr. Hwang also let us know that a playable demo will be available sometime in July. Ok, we've had our fair share of Naruto games in the past, so what makes this any different? Well, for one, it's the first Naruto game on the Playstation 3 (it's also an exclusive to this platform), and two, it's absolutely beautiful. Check it out for yourself, and watch another cool gameplay trailer after the jump.(Click "Read more")
 

Be the First to Play BlazBlue At Anime Expo stars

blazblueDo you want to play Blaz Blue: Calamity Trigger ? It's a brand new high def fighter from the awesome dudes who brought you the Guilty Gear series -- But you knew all that. Ark System Works and Arksys Games (of the "awesome dudes" I mentioned earlier) will be conducting the American location test for the BlazBlue arcade machines at this years AX. It'll be available in the console gaming room all weekend, from July 3rd to July 6th, plenty of time to crowd around the machine and await your turn, just mere inches away from the sweaty guys and gals on the Para Para Paradise machines.
Full press release at the AX website
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Review

(This review is spoiler-free)
Snake has come back to us. He's a bit worse for wear, but even then the stealthy curmudgeon more than holds his own in a fight. This time, the fight has become a commodity for private military corporations to boost their fiscal year earnings. Snake is back, but what exactly for? To fight a war that has changed? Or to play pawn in a war that never changes? It's a compelling yarn, one that weaves in and out of the labrynthine tale woven by Metal Gear games past and delves into themes such as the irreparable traumas of war, the ambivalent face of technology in the increasingly impersonal battlefield, loyalty, and even patricide. The story even tackles the mammoth task of straightening out the series timeline - Not an easy feat in the very least (just as any MGS fan). There's also the trademark Kojima humor interspersed throughout all the drama, which is a nice break from overall bleakness.

Before jumping into the review I must get it out: This is the game PS3 owners have been waiting for. As a game, it staggers under its number of flaws; As an experience, it's rock SOLID, unfallible - A masterpiece. Enough hyperbole. Now, to get into the nitty gritty.
Read the rest after the jump.