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Level-5’s Little Battlers Experience anime comes to US in August ⊟
Nicktoons will begin showing the anime based on Level-5’s Danbooru Senki/Little Battlers Experience on August 24, producer Dentsu announced for Comic-Con. Like the various 3DS and PSP/PS Vita games that released in Japan for the series, the anime is about kids who program and battle tiny sorta-toy-but-also-sorta-secret-government-project robots.
Bandai will sell toys coinciding with the launch of the show, and Dentsu is looking for more merchandise partners.
…I mean, how about Level-5?
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Level-5’s Little Battlers Experience anime comes to US in August ⊟

Nicktoons will begin showing the anime based on Level-5’s Danbooru Senki/Little Battlers Experience on August 24, producer Dentsu announced for Comic-Con. Like the various 3DS and PSP/PS Vita games that released in Japan for the series, the anime is about kids who program and battle tiny sorta-toy-but-also-sorta-secret-government-project robots.

Bandai will sell toys coinciding with the launch of the show, and Dentsu is looking for more merchandise partners.

…I mean, how about Level-5?

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Amazon price-matches PSN Batman deals [update: gone!] ⊟
…and you don’t even need Plus to get the prices! Here’s Injustice (Vita) for $4.20 and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the same price. Blackgate’s got some issues but it’s absolutely worth playing at that crazy price. If you want to play the PS3 Origins game, that’s $8.40. Via @wario64!

Amazon price-matches PSN Batman deals [update: gone!] ⊟

…and you don’t even need Plus to get the prices! Here’s Injustice (Vita) for $4.20 and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the same price. Blackgate’s got some issues but it’s absolutely worth playing at that crazy price. If you want to play the PS3 Origins game, that’s $8.40. Via @wario64!

Super Famicom pouches for PS Vita 2000 ⊟

So far, they’re only on Amazon Japan (via Miki800); hopefully they’ll end up on Play-Asia soon for accessibility. While it might seem weird to have cross-retro-pollination with a Nintendo theme on a Sony console accessory, back around the Super Famicom days they almost became the same thing

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Here’s what Natural Doctrine looks like ⊟

Last time I posted about this game, it was focused on the limited edition, leaving some to wonder what the actual gameplay for the PS3/4/Vita strategy game looked like. It’s… a lot of text! A lot. 

Luckily NISA released these English screens, making the text at least legible. They’ve also opened the website.

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Fez print by Dan Clarke ⊟
In celebration of the really quite good Polytron game (now on Vita!), Dan Clarke is printing up this also very good print, featuring weird connected rounded pixel things forming the image of main character Gomez.
Only 30 will be printed (wow), 25 in black and 5 in blue. They’ll ship this month.
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Fez print by Dan Clarke ⊟

In celebration of the really quite good Polytron game (now on Vita!), Dan Clarke is printing up this also very good print, featuring weird connected rounded pixel things forming the image of main character Gomez.

Only 30 will be printed (wow), 25 in black and 5 in blue. They’ll ship this month.

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  • Source cargocollective.com
Skullgirls Encore is coming to Vita ⊟
Definitely missed this over the weekend! But if I did, it’s likely some of y’all did as well, and this is some hot news. Skullgirls Encore, the post-Indiegogo, updated version of the gorgeously animated 2D fighter, is coming out on Vita this year (and PS4)!
I have this on PS3 but haven’t been able to play it much because it’s on PS3. I’m totally looking forward to getting into this on a handheld.
I’m really impressed with the way Lab Zero has kept updating the game post-launch, and I’m especially impressed with the way Lab Zero (cool people I like) bring in people like TinyCast’s own Christian Nutt to work on the game. Full disclosure, I guess! I’m biased as hell! 
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Skullgirls Encore is coming to Vita ⊟

Definitely missed this over the weekend! But if I did, it’s likely some of y’all did as well, and this is some hot news. Skullgirls Encore, the post-Indiegogo, updated version of the gorgeously animated 2D fighter, is coming out on Vita this year (and PS4)!

I have this on PS3 but haven’t been able to play it much because it’s on PS3. I’m totally looking forward to getting into this on a handheld.

I’m really impressed with the way Lab Zero has kept updating the game post-launch, and I’m especially impressed with the way Lab Zero (cool people I like) bring in people like TinyCast’s own Christian Nutt to work on the game. Full disclosure, I guess! I’m biased as hell! 

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  • Source blog.us.playstation.com
99 cent flash sale on US PSN ⊟
Dyad! ToeJam & Earl! Harvest Moon: Back to Nature! Tekken 2! If you have a PlayStation of some kind, chances are you’ll find something that you’re willing to spend a dollar for here. The deal is active through the weekend.
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99 cent flash sale on US PSN ⊟

Dyad! ToeJam & Earl! Harvest Moon: Back to Nature! Tekken 2! If you have a PlayStation of some kind, chances are you’ll find something that you’re willing to spend a dollar for here. The deal is active through the weekend.

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  • Source store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com
Monster Monpiece is great, except when it isn’t ⊟
Based on a tip from Jenni Lada on CheatCC about surprising quality, I requested a review code of Monster Monpiece. And now, here I am writing a piece in a similar vein: wow, I did not think I would enjoy this Idea Factory moe card game, but here I am.
I’m not a card game person; they hew too closely to strategy RPG territory for me, and I’m still not really wired for those (Fire Emblem: Awakening is a recent and wonderful exception.)
If a card game has any chance of keeping my attention, it needs to introduce me to the genre’s style of strategic thinking in the gentlest manner possible, and this is where Monster Monpiece excels. 
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The game introduces each rule through a real match. At first, it’s a simple game of placing cards, trying to defeat enemy cards by depleting their HP with higher attack stats, then marching to the end of the enemy side of the playing field and destroying their base. In subsequent matches, new rules are introduced one at a time: stat boosts for putting down same-colored cards in subsequent turns; ranged attacks; temporarily fusing cards; special abilities that certain cards have that automatically activate when the card is placed, etc.
That I could understand how to play this game at all speaks to how effective the drip-feed introduction is. But not only could I play Monster Monpiece, I wanted to! The mechanics are streamlined enough to be quickly playable, but complex enough to be interesting (to me, at least).
Much of the rest of the game helped keep me engaged by staying out of the way. The world map that takes you from battle to battle is simplified to the extreme; it’s reminiscent of a board game, with some spots being battles and others being free cards or money. Even the story segments don’t bother me – because there’s a “skip” button that blazes through all the text at a rate just fast enough that I can get the gist of it. And the story doesn’t matter anyway.
But, as everyone who’s ever seen or heard of Monster Monpiece knows, there’s another element to the game, and I can confirm that it’s as cringeworthy as you’d expect. As you defeat enemies, you earn points that can be used to power up your cards, and therein lies the rub, hurr hurr.

In order to boost cards’ abilities – raising their HP, attack and other stats – you spend your “rub points” in “First Crush ♥ Rub” mode, in which you trace your finger around the touchscreen on a zoomed-in image of the card art, to try to find an area that reacts with stars or heart animations. It’s… usually not too hard to find the right spots. They’re pretty much in the same areas on every card, and you can guess where those areas are. When you succeed, the card’s image loses some clothes.
I should be clear: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with “adult” or “sexy” content in games. I just don’t think this actually fits in those categories, as it’s pretty silly and juvenile. More than that, I don’t think it really fits in this card game, and I don’t know who outside of the people making this thought “strategic card game” and “high-speed touchscreen fondling” were a natural fit.
I did this humiliating, off-putting thing because I enjoy the rest of the game so much, but I don’t think it’ll last. I think whether or not the streamlined card game makes up for the patently awful rubbing mode is a very personal decision, predicated mostly by whether or not rubbin’ on some anime ladies is something you want as part of your gaming diet. If that’s not at all, I think that will reduce the appeal of the main game over time. And no, I don’t know what relation fighting ability has to any of this. Maybe you’re actually giving your… cards… a deep tissue massage? Maybe you’re hitting pressure points to unlock previously unknown wells of physical and spiritual strength?
I guess basically I think of Monster Monpiece like that fable about the frog carrying the scorpion over the river. The consequences aren’t nearly as dire, but at the end, the game’s going to put some full-screen anime ladies up for you to EXTREME RUB, because that is its nature.
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Monster Monpiece is great, except when it isn’t ⊟

Based on a tip from Jenni Lada on CheatCC about surprising quality, I requested a review code of Monster Monpiece. And now, here I am writing a piece in a similar vein: wow, I did not think I would enjoy this Idea Factory moe card game, but here I am.

I’m not a card game person; they hew too closely to strategy RPG territory for me, and I’m still not really wired for those (Fire Emblem: Awakening is a recent and wonderful exception.)

If a card game has any chance of keeping my attention, it needs to introduce me to the genre’s style of strategic thinking in the gentlest manner possible, and this is where Monster Monpiece excels. 

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Danganronpa 2 screens ⊟

Yeah, you tell ‘em, uh… Gundham… the, uh, Ultimate Breeder. Looks like the same sense of fun that characterized the first Danganronpa’s localization is on display here. Good work, NISA. 

That localization elevated what would already have been a great game. I can’t wait for this!

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Mighty No. 9 animated series ⊟

Keiji Inafune and Japanese CGI production company Digital Frontier (Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D) unveiled this teaser video for a potential Mighty No. 9 animated series that’s meant to be an “action-packed comedy aimed at kids 6-11.” It’s targeted for a Q2 2016 release with 26 episodes, though Digital Frontier has not finalized a director, showrunner, or funding.

Inafune and his company Comcept also announced a second crowdfunding campaign at Anime Expo 2014 this weekend. This effort will go toward financing bonus content for the game (e.g. full English voice acting), and will allow people who didn’t Kickstart the title to put in a preorder. The new campaign will not fund the animated series.

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Awesome Oreshika 2 LE accessories ⊟

Sony will be bringing this game, about a cursed Japanese clan that wages war across multiple shortened generations, to the US. But I don’t know if this rad special edition, with traditional Japanese-inspired cover, case, and strap, will come along.

If you want to get the Japanese version with all this, Play-Asia has it for $100! But if that’s not enough, the Famitsu DX Pack comes with even more, like a teacup and wallscroll!

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  • Source play-asia.com

htoL#NiQ, Criminal Girls coming to Vita in NA/EU ⊟

No, that isn’t me mashing the keyboard in frustration; NIS America announced at Anime Expo that it will publish the Vita adventure game htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary on PSN in North America and Europe this fall. That title makes even less sense in English than in Japanese. 

In this atmospheric title, you’ll use the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins. Two fairies – one operating in light, and the other in shadow – must work in tandem to uncover this girl’s memories and save her from the darkest of fates.

NIS will also publish… Criminal Girls: Invite Only in 2015. In case you somehow haven’t been following this series, you play the warden of a women’s prison in Hell, charged with rehabilitating girls representing the seven deadly sins, by making them fight other inmates in RPG battles. This is an Imageepoch jam. I don’t know what that means anymore.

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