Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Preview: Let’s go on a Picnic

The 3DS retellings of Etrian Odyssey are unique not only because they give a sense of structure in the form of a defined stories and precreated characters, but also because they take substantial steps to make the series more accessible to people who would find the games too punishing otherwise. Thus people too put off more »

One Amnesia Memories LE doesn’t come with the game

Amnesia Memories is going to give Vita and PC owners another way to (virtually) fall in love again come August 25, 2015. It’s good news for otome fans, and has the potential to be even better. See, Idea Factory International realizes people enjoy special editions of games, and has announced a Remnants of Love Keepsake more »

Steins;Gate launches for PS3 and Vita in the U.S. this August

The masterful visual novel Steins;Gate will come to PS3 and Vita in the U.S. August 25, 2015. The news comes from online retailer RiceDigital, which, as it did for the European release (which launched June 5, 2015), will once again be offering an exclusive deluxe edition of the game. The “El Psy Kongroo” Edition includes a more »

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Preview: Shantae shows her moves

Shantae Half Genie Hero appears to be coming along nicely. WayForward provided a preview build featuring three playable levels to early-access level Kickstarter backers. The demo is brief, and specifically adjusted to avoid any possible spoilers, but its contents are solid. Shantae Half Genie Hero will feature platforming action as the titular Shantae runs, jumps, more »

You Must Build a Boat Review: Wet, wild fun

You Must Build a Boat Price: $4.99 System(s): PC (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): EightyEightGames (EightyEightGames) ESRB Rating: N/A Match-3 games tend to be a guilty pleasure. The problem is, it’s difficult to find one that really stands apart. Distinctive endeavors are difficult to find, given how more »

Project X Zone 2 Interview: Kensuke Tsukanaka talked about the SRPG at E3

During E3 2015, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kensuke Tsukanaka, Production 2 Chief at Bandai Namco, about the upcoming release of Project X Zone 2 for the 3DS. Mr. Tsukanaka, who fielded my questions through a translator, gave me the scoop on the crossover game that combines a cast of characters from more »

PlayStation Plus is five years old

It has been half a decade of free games and good times with PlayStation Plus memberships. PS Plus members have had access to  a whopping 350 games on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the Vita since 2010. In June 2015 for example, we got Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Skulls of the Shogun: Bona Fide Edition, Super more »

Club Nintendo closes tomorrow, so spend your coins today

Club Nintendo will shutter its doors Tuesday, June 30, 2015, bringing an end to its six-year run. As such, program members should spend any and all remaining coins immediately, lest they go to waste with tomorrow’s reset. Club Nintendo accounts will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific (2:59 a.m. Eastern), deleting all coins in the process. Indeed, more »


That Idolmaster Cinderella Girls trademark may be related to new mobile game

Back in February 2015, Bandai Namco did something rather unexpected. It trademarked Cinderella Girls in Europe. This is notable as the company has a mobile game called The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls involving the collecting and battling of various idols. It seemed as though the trademark could be tied to a localization of that title, but more »

Play-Asia is restocking the Ness amiibo

Prepare yourself, NFC figure fans. Play-Asia has sent out another amiibo Hunter report and it’s a big mother. Rather, it’s a big Mother, as the Ness amiibo will be back in stock at the site on June 30, 2015. This is a big deal, seeing as how he was a GameStop exclusive in the states more »


Undead Darlings Preview: Former NIS staff wants you to fall in love with zombies

There’s new Kickstarter online and, I must admit, I’ve been keeping a secret from you all. I’ve known about Mr. Tired Media’s Undead Darlings, from former NIS America staff Ryan Phillips and Nick Doerr, for about two weeks now. My apologies – I know secrets aren’t good for relationships, but I’m sure you understand. I more »

Pokemon Shuffle headed from 3DS to Android, iOS

Everyone’s favorite Pokemon-based, matching addition is going to get a larger audience. It turns out Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have decided Genius Sonority’s Pokemon Shuffle is ready for the big time. Not that it wasn’t “big” on the 3DS. Millions of people are playing it on Nintendo’s handheld after all. But the companies feel more »