99 posts tagged xseed
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace on Vita/PS3 April 1 ⊟
XSEED revealed the North American release date for Ragnarok Odyssey Ace: April 1 on both PS3 and PS Vita. The two versions can play multiplayer together, how fun!
The first print of the retail Vita version will include a 25-song soundtrack CD. The PSN version won’t have that, buuuuuut will be $5 cheaper at $35. Here, enjoy this random weird phrase from the PR: “Players of the original Ragnarok Odyssey will be able to transfer their character’s basic physical features such as name, face and job class (but not clothing).”
Ragnarok Odyssey/Ace seem to fit the general action-RPG/Monster Hunter mold, at least based on the vague memory I have of playing the first game at E3 a couple years ago. I really wouldn’t mind doing some multiplayer adventuring…
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Reconsidering Senran Kagura Burst ⊟
Senran Kagura Burst is a bit controversial — where some see a cute 3DS brawler with an all-female cast, others see a sophisticated boob-jiggle delivery vector. Really, it’s a bit of both – the reality of even this game is more complex, and even paradoxical in some ways.
Among the most staunch defenders of the recent XSEED eShop release, and its growing universe of spinoffs and sequels, is someone who knows the game really well: Brittany Avery (a.k.a. Hatsuu), production assistant at XSEED Games, who worked on the Tamsoft-developed title’s localization and continues to engage with fans about it.
Her honest affection for Senran Kagura and its characters made me reconsider my own feelings about it — it’s not just the usual case of “dev (or publisher) likes own game;” she’s genuinely, infectiously enthused about it.
Three new Senran Kagura games coming ⊟
Marvelous AQL announced three new games for the Senran Kagura series, which I guess is now a critical franchise that the Japanese publisher feels justified betting a lot of money on.
The top four shots come from its new Tamsoft-developed 3DS brawler, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, which hits Japan on August 7. Gematsu says it’s “set in Kyoto, and two characters can partner up in the new [tag-team] ‘Pair Battle’ system and make use of ‘Joint Secret Ninja Arts’ attacks. [Local] co-op play is supported, as is full stereoscopic play.” Watch some gameplay video here.
As for the bottom two images, those are from Dekamori Senran Kagura, a “big breasts hyper rhythm cooking battle” coming to PS Vita via PSN. It looks like there will be two versions, one releasing on March 20 with 13 characters, and another on April 24 with 11. There’s a ridiculous trailer for that, too. Oh, and the third title, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus – Girls’ Selection, will be a multi-platform game for unspecified PlayStation consoles.
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Tiny Impressions: Senran Kagura Burst ⊟
Senran Kagura Burst isn’t a great game (in fact, it’s a game by Onechanbara creators Tamsoft, and thus immediately suspect), but it falls into a genre I adore, with some well-executed traits that make it easier for me to overlook the obvious and many issues. Basically, it’s a game that addresses a fetish of mine.
Not that one.
Ys: Memories of Celceta out November 26 ⊟
Sure, this is a bit under the radar, especially considering its competition in late November (Xbox One, Super Mario 3D World, Zelda, Tearaway, everything else ever) but it looks really fun!
Senran Kagura Burst hits U.S. eShop next week ⊟
Adding to the already crazy month of 3DS releases, Xseed will put out this “buxom ninja brawler” on November 14 for $29.99. Probably best to get it out before everything under the sun releases on the 22nd.
There’s a lot more to this game than girls in skimpy outfits — here’s a new official website to prove it. Just going off the screenshots above, Senran Kagura Burst like a unique beat’em up.
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Rune Factory 4 is a game after my own butt ⊟
There’s a great article by Jason Schreier at Kotaku about the work that went into Xseed’s localization for this 3DS JRPG. Read it if fun translations/localizations interest you!
Doktorzara is to blame for the pic above, one of many shots that have done a great job convincing me that I need to try this out.
Our leaked Pokémon XY shots ⊟
Wait, this isn’t Pokémon at all! This is Rune Factory 4, which released for 3DS earlier this week. And we didn’t even take these shots — credit for that goes to Sugarbloodsuckerz.
This isn’t the only video game joke Xseed threw in — here’s another one for a certain Western RPG you might be familiar with. The publisher brought this great item description back from Rune Factory 3, too.
Didn’t know Rune Factory 4 did this! ⊟
Not many 3DS games release in North America with inside cover art that takes advantage of these eco-friendly boxes! There’s Kid Icarus: Uprising and… Maybe something else I’m missing?
[Update: Commenters and peeps on Twitter have pointed out that Theatrhythm, Kingdom Hearts 3D, and Nintendogs have had this inside cover art too]
Valhalla Knights 3 out October 15 ⊟
XSEED will bring the third Valhalla Knights game to Vita on October 15, both digitally and physically. A digital release in Europe will follow. XSEED has done more than localize the action RPG:
For those who want to go beyond the single-player campaign, XSEED Games has added online connectivity on top of the game’s original ad-hoc 2-player versus mode for its North American release, so North American fans can play against each other online no matter how far apart they are.
Looks like it’s about 7-on-7 fights between parties of prisoners. The whole game takes place in a huge prison called “Carceron.” Kind of an interesting conceit for an RPG! Maybe I should start following this game…
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Rune Factory 4 finally has a release date ⊟
It’s October 1 — the same day that Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl releases. Sure, they’re both very different games, but y’all are going to release two niche Japanese 3DS RPGs on the same day? And Pokemon X/Y releases less than two weeks after…
I really hope these two games don’t get buried this fall. At least this isn’t as crazy as what’s going on when November 22 hits.
Here’s the official Rune Factory 4 U.S. website by the way. Zen United also recently announced that it will release the action/farming game in Europe.
Senran Kagura Burst coming to U.S. eShop
If you follow us on Twitter, you would’ve caught our speculation last night about Xseed bringing this brawdy series to the U.S. Well, we now know the niche game publisher plans to bring the second 3DS game to North America’s eShop this fall, dropping in English text but leaving the Japanese voices.
Tamsoft’s Senran Kagura games are side-scrolling beat’em ups starring buxom high school ninjas. From what I hear, they’re competent combo-heavy brawlers, but most people tend to overlook that due to whole girls-losing-their-clothes-as-they-take-damage deal.