Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is Getting English Subtitles

Big news from Sega today. Guess what? You’ll actually know what the Vocaloids are singing in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd! The announcement has just come in that most of the 40 songs in the game will have the subtitles translated. Instead of having to figure out romanji, you’ll be able to read along more »


It’s a Shame We aren’t Getting Taiko no Tatsujin Games

I have a Japanese 3DS. I caved and purchased one after realizing that yes, I really wouldn’t be able to live without all of the games companies will never localized and no, Nintendo will not cave and release some firmware update that removes region locks. It’s been totally worth it and I never once regret more »

E3 2014 Preview: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Delighted Me

Sega’s Hatsune Miku music games are basically crack in video game form for me. They offer these incredibly addictive experiences in bite-sized or full meal presentations, and it’s just so easy to slip into a gameplay coma. I jump in, attempt to tackle every song on one difficulty level, then instead of walking away, start more »

Magical Beat Review: Falling Short of Puzzle Greatness

Magical Beat Price: $9.99 System(s): Vita Release Date: June 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Arc System Works ESRB Rating: “Everyone” Magical Beat is a rhythm-based, Tetris style puzzler from Arc System Works, best known for the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting games. Which shouldn’t be surprising, as the developer has a great habit of putting out more »

E3 2014 Preview: Maybe I’m a Lion with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

I’ll say one thing for Square Enix, they take their Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo stations seriously. From tempting room keys featuring the game’s art and Locke on the back, to noise cancelling headphones at every E3 2014 kiosk, the company was set. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem like other attendees were. As a bit more »

Android Amusements: School Idol Festival

The Idolm@ster games are great, but we’ve yet to see an affordable, translated installment available outside of Japan. The Idolm@ster Shiny Festa games don’t count, really, since they’re iOS games that are normally over $50, and if you can find them on sale, often still over $30. Which is why it’s a good thing that more »

E3 2014 Preview: Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit Amused Me

If the original Senran Kagura games are fanservice extravaganzas, then I don’t think there even exists a word to describe Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit, one of the games on display at XSEED’s E3 2014 booth. The main installments in the series are ridiculous, beat’em up fun, and this entry takes it a step further by more »

E3 2014: I Think I have to Steal the Room Keys

Greetings, from E3 2014! Or, from LA, rather. Seeing as how things go when traveling sometimes. Today, we’re offering a very special, inside peek of E3 that usually only attendees get to see – the room keys. Yes, even the E3 2014 room keys are special. And this year? I’m going to have to try more »

E3 2014: Natsume Game Lineup Focuses on Handhelds

I must admit, I feel bad for Natsume going into E3 this year. It’s biggest moneymaker, Harvest Moon, won’t actually be a Harvest Moon game. The Natsume game will have the same name, but is an entirely new game from their own developer. Still, judging by the Natsume game lineup for E3 2014, the company more »

E3 2014: XSEED Game Lineup has 3 Surprise Announcements

Well… um… well! The E3 2014 game announcements are pouring in and we now have the XSEED game lineup. It’s… mostly surprising, to be honest. I know that all XSEED games are usually a surprise, since the company likes to take a lot of risks, but this year’s lineup really takes the cake. Literally, because more »

E3 2014: Atlus Game Lineup isn’t Surprising

E3 2014 is just around the corner. By which I mean, it’s only four days away. So let’s get into what games we’ll see, starting with the Atlus game lineup. As we know, most Atlus games are pretty distinctive, and as long as it’s a title from Japan it will probably be a winner. So, more »

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call concerts begin this Fall

Prepare yourself for a nearly cultural experience. Square Enix has revealed the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy symphony will continue on September 16, 2014, when Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released. Yes, we have a release date! Rejoice, because we now know exactly when one of the best 3DS rhythm games will grace our systems more »