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Saekano -belssing flowers- PS Vita Game: Megumi Kato Test Scene Streamed

The official website of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend -blessing flowers- released the fifth test scene of the game for PlayStation Vita. The video focuses on a park scene with Megumi Katō (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno).

The game utilizes Live 2D software that moves characters with CGI but retains their two-dimensional look.

Players take on the role of the protagonist Tomoya Aki (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) to “raise” a heroine of their choosing for a doujin game. At certain points in the game, the heroines will clash over issues and the player will have to decide which opinion to support. The heroines include:

Here are the other test scenes for the other heroines as well.

Utaha Kasumigaoka (Ai Kayano)

Michiru Hyōdō (Sayuri Yahagi)

Eriri Spencer Sawamura (Saori Ōnishi)

The game shipped in Japan on April 30. A limited edition with an original soundtrack CD and a B2-size cloth poster retails for 8,800 yen (about US$74), a regular edition for 6,800 yen (US$57), and a download edition for 6,000 yen (US$51). The first copies of all editions include a download code for an original custom PS Vita theme.


Rail Wars Mages Game’s System, Mechanics Unveiled

PS Vita game inspired by novels, anime to feature original story

Game developer Mages announced on Tuesday the details of its upcoming game inspired by the anime adapting Takumi Toyoda‘s Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series.

The system for the game will be the PlayStation Vita, and will feature an original story. The game will also have a “Turn-out selection system” as a part of the game’s mechanics. More details will be unveiled in the July 24 issue of Kadokawa’s Famitsu magazine on Thursday.

The “dream railway paradise entertainment” story of Rail Wars! is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as one of four high school trainees in the Railways Security Force. Also in his group is Aoi Sakurai, a female troublemaker who hates men. On top of his sudden transfer, an extremist group called “RJ” plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

The anime adaptation of the novels premiered on Japanese television earlier this month, andCrunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for North American release.

Source: Famitsu via 0takomu

Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Out of Order PS Vita Game’s 1st TV Spot Unveils October 30 Release

Tatsuya, Miyuki lead cast of game inspired by The irregular at magic high school novels, anime

Bandai Namco Games began streaming the first TV spot for the Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Out of Order PS Vita video game on Monday. The video reveals that the game is scheduled to ship in Japan on October 30.

The video informs viewers that the game will feature a new story written by the original novel’s author,Tsutomu Satou.

The game will ship in Japan on October 30, with a normal copy of the game retailing for 6,170 yen (about US$61), while a limited edition version containing an original art box, a special contents Blu-ray disc, a drama CD containing an original story, an original soundtrack for the game, six clear bookmarks, a special booklet containing production notes from the game, and a product code to obtain three in-game costumes will cost 9,980 yen (about US$100). The first costume has been unveiled as a physical education outfit.

The television anime adaptation of Satou’s Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The irregular at magic high school) light novels began airing in April. Aniplex of America is streaming the series on four sites in North America as it airs.

The Guided Fate Paradox Sequel Game’s Promo Video Previews Gameplay

RPG where player can only save one of two heroines ships September 25

Nippon Ichi Software released a new promotional video for Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Cross Thesis (The Cross Thesis of God and a Fateful Revolution), the sequel to Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox (The Guided Fate Paradox). After delays, the role-playing game will ship for PlayStation 3 in Japan on September 25.

The game will star one hero and two heroines:

Jun’ichi Miyake as Shin Kamikaze

Asami Imai as Jupiel Soraumi

Yumi Hara as Arle Agarie.

According to Nippon Ichi, the player can only save the one heroine they choose.

Other characters include:

Mikako Komatsu as Mariel Soraumi.

Shiki Aoki as Pheles Izayoi.

Takehito Koyasu as Hien Inugami.

Yui Itsuki as Latisha Liberadeus.

NIS produced The Guided Fate Paradox “destiny revolution RPG” last year as its first 20th anniversary commemorative title. The creative team behind NIS’ Disgaea role-playing game series planned and developed the project. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novel illustrator Noizi Ito served as a character designer for the game along with Airi Hori, and Yousei Teikoku (The Future Diary,Katanagatari theme songs) provided soundtrack and theme song. The voices of Love Live!‘s idol group voiced several characters in the game under the alias of their Love Live! character’s names.

The first game shipped in Japan last January. NIS America shipped the game in North America and Europe last fall.

Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U’s Gameplay Previewed in Video

Neptunia’s first action game featuring new characters Famitsu, Dengekiko

The official website for the Chōjigen Action Neptune U (Hyperdimensional Action Neptunia U) action PlayStation Vita game began streaming a new promotional movie on Tuesday.

The video begins by proclaiming that the Neptunia franchise finally has an action game. After introducing the story and characters with the accompaniment of the theme song “Venus no Harmonia” (Harmony of Venus) by Asami Imai (Noire/Black Heart in the Neptunia franchise), the video previews the gameplay. Players can fight monsters solo or with dual characters, experience “costume break” (losing their outfits in battle), use familiar elements from the franchise such as transformation and EXE Drive in a new fast-paced action system, and use new playable characters (Dengekiko and Famitsu).

Characters Neptune/Purple Heart (Rie Tanaka), Noire/Black Heart (Asami Imai), Blanc/White Heart (Kana Asumi), and Vert/Green Heart (Rina Satou) are returning for the game.

The game will debut on August 28 for 6,458 yen (about US$63) for the regular edition, 8,610 yen (US$85) for the limited edition, and 5,600 yen (US$55) for the download version. The limited edition will include two drama CDs and a “hyperdimension cleaner cloth.” People who pre-order will receive a produce code card to obtain the “Wakuwaku!! Swimsuit Set.”

Strike the Blood’s Yukina, Black Bullet’s Rentarō Join Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Kojō Akatsuki, Enju Aihara also join as support characters

Dengeki announced on Thursday that Yukina Himeragi from Strike the Blood and Rentarō Satomi from Black Bullet will join Sega and ASCII Media Works‘ arcade fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax as playable characters. Yukina’s support character will be Kojō Akatsuki (voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya), and Rentarō’s support character will be Enju Aihara (Rina Hidaka).

Dengeki also added some screenshots:

The game’s current roster of characters includes:

Kirito with Leafa as support (Sword Art OnlineTomoka Minato with her four teammates as support (Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Asuna with Leafa as support (Sword Art Online

Shana with Wilhelmina as support (Shakugan no Shana

Mikoto Misaka with Tōma Kamijō as support (A Certain Magical Index

Kirino Kōsaka with Kuroneko as support (Oreimo

Shizuo with Celty as support (Durarara!!

Kuroyukihime with Haruyuki as support (Accel World

Miyuki Shiba with Tatsuya Shiba as support (The irregular at magic high school)

Taiga Aisaka with Takasu Ryūji as support (Toradora!)

Other support characters include:

Holo (Spice and WolfBoogiepop (Boogiepop Phantom

Sadao Maō (The Devil is a Part-Timer!

“Innocent Charm” (Hinata no Maboroshi, voiced by Yui Ogura) from Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Kōko Kaga (Yui Horie) from Golden Time

Kino (Aya Hisakawa instead of Ai Maeda) from Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Mashiro Shiina (Ai Kayano) from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Erio Tōwa (Asuka Ōgame) from Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko)

Akira of the Virtua Fighter fighting game appears as a boss, and the game has a Sonic the Hedgehogstage.

Publisher ASCII Media Works and game developer Sega announced Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, their crossover 2D fighting game, in September at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 event. The game is the fourth collaboration between ASCII Media Works‘ Dengeki Bunko imprint and Sega, and it marks Dengeki Bunko’s 20th anniversary.

The game opened in Japanese arcades earlier this spring.


New Hyrule Warriors Videos Preview Link’s Staff, Impa’s Broad Sword

Japanese Treasure Box edition of game comes with Triforce alarm clock, “Scarf of Courage,” treasure box jewelry box that makes sounds

The official website for the Zelda Musō (Hyrule Warriors) Wii U video game began streaming two videos previewing characters in battle. The videos that have been unveiled are ones of Link’s staff and Impa’s broad sword.

The game is slated to ship on September 26 in North America and August 14 in Japan. The game willship in Japan in three versions: A normal version for 7,389 yen (about US$74), a premium box containing an official book of art and settings, a Triforce alarm clock, a set of three types of “Courage” in-game costumes, and a set of three “Wisdom” in-game costumes for the price of 10,800 yen (about US$108), and a Treasure Box containing all of the contents of the premium box, as well as two in-game “Power” costumes”, a real “Scarf of Courage,” and a treasure box-styled jewelry box that makes sounds.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn’s E3 Trailer Posted

Namco Bandai Games America streamed an E3 trailer for its upcoming PlayStation 3 game Dynasty Warriors Gundam: Reborn (Shin Gundam Musou) on Wednesday. The game will debut in the Americas via digital download on July 1. Those who pre-order the game will receive the “Trial of Crimson and Red” scenario and the Beargguy mobile suit.

The game has over 120 playable mecha — the most ever in this game series.

Namco Bandai Games announced plans for the game’s release in the Americas in February. ShinGundam Musou shipped in Japan on December 19 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Nisekoi PS Vita Game’s Title, Genre Revealed

The official website for Konami‘s upcoming PlayStation Vita game inspired by Naoshi Komi‘s Nisekoimanga updated on Tuesday, and revealed that the title of the game will be Nisekoi: Yomeiri!?(False Love: Marriage!?). The romance/adventure game will allow the player to interact with the series heroines, and a main story route for both Chitoge and Kosaki have been confirmed. The website also features a countdown that is scheduled to end on July 19 at 9 a.m. JST.

The first promotional video for the game will debut at the Jump Victory Carnival, which will be held in Tokyo and Osaka in July.

The website has many photos with dialogue from the figures of Chitoge and Kosaki:

When the picture of the inari sushi is clicked, Chitoge says, “Does inari sushi really have anything to do with video games?”

When the picture of the dango and manju snacks are clicked, Kosaki says, “These dango look delicious… Is it OK if I eat them?”

The manga revolves around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

The manga already inspired the Nisekoi Majikore!? “heroine-training true-love collection game” fromKonami on Android and iOS devices. Chitoge is also a support character in Namco Bandai Games‘ J-Stars Victory Vs. “team battle action” video game.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. The manga inspired a television anime and original video anime from chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, director Naoyuki Tatsuwa, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the anime studio SHAFTAniplex of America plans to release the television anime series on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

[Via Otakumu]