Author: Azario Lopez

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WhisperGames announced they will publish the Mistold Games-developed RPG Paraside: Duality Unbound on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2025. The publisher has also confirmed that gamers who want to look at the game early can find it at Bilibili World, Gamescom, PAX West, and Tokyo Game Show. Paraside: Duality Unbound offers a rich, detailed graphical experience combined with a powerful, novel challenge centered around mastering Duality Manipulation. This unique mechanic is intertwined with your role as the leader of Earth’s last stand against extraplanar threats in a post-apocalyptic world…

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2P Games and Zerocreation Games announced the highly-rated visual novel The Hungry Lamb: Traveling in the Late Ming Dynasty has surpassed 500,000 units sold on PC via Steam. To celebrate the milestone, the publisher has confirmed Kugimiya Rie (Gintama, Yakuza) will provide Japanese voice-over for the character Sui. Fans of The Hungry Lamb can look forward to experiencing Kugimiya Rie’s portrayal of Sui in a future Japanese Voiceover update. The remaining list of Japanese voice actors will be revealed in the future. “We are thrilled to have Kugimiya Rie join The Hungry Lamb as the Japanese voice actor for the character…

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Ryukishi07 has long been a staple in the visual novel industry, captivating audiences with his unique blend of horror, mystery, and deep narrative storytelling. With the upcoming Western release of Rose Guns Days, I had the privilege to sit down with him and discuss his journey, the evolution of visual novels, and what fans can look forward to in the future. Our conversation touched on everything from his early days in the industry to his thoughts on the global reach of his work and his exciting collaborations with major studios like Konami. Azario Lopez: As someone who has been in…

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XSEED released the opening video for the Marvelous-developed farming action RPG Farmagia, coming to PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on November 1, 2024.  The opening shows of the animated cutscenes from the game, and it does a great job of setting up this adventure for fans. Farmagia offers players a unique blend of frantic monster combat and rewarding farming simulation, set against the backdrop of Felicidad’s treacherous lands. After the death of Felicidad’s ruler, the despotic overlord Glaza seizes power, imposing an oppressive regime on the world’s inhabitants. Players take on the role of Ten and his…

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Introduction: A game like Anger Foot doesn’t need an introduction. It’s a game about a guy with a comically powerful kick, and players use that kick to enact justice in a lawless city. This premise may have brought you to this review, and it’s definitely what got me to play, but can Anger Foot stand toe-to-toe with other fast-action games out there? I’ll answer this now and say, “Yes,” but it does it in a way that makes it unique compared to other games in this genre, such as Hotline Miami and the more recent Mullet Mad Jack. After playing,…

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Aniplex has launched the Acquire-developed adventure visual novel Hookah Haze on PC via Steam. In Hookah Haze, set in the near future on the outskirts of Akihabara, you step into the shoes of Toru Sumiki, the new manager of a quaint hookah lounge. As Toru, you’ll engage in heartfelt conversations with a diverse array of patrons, each with their own unique stories and struggles. These interactions gradually reveal changes within Toru’s heart as he immerses himself in the tranquil nights of the lounge. The game features around 10 hours of gameplay, with each heroine’s story influenced by choices and the…

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Inti Creates released a new trailer for their deck-building RPG Card-en-Ciel, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 24, 2024. The trailer reveals new gameplay, but it also shows that characters from Gal*Gun Returns and Gal Guardians: Demon Purge will be available. This team has never been shy about character crossovers in the past, as they often include their characters as DLC across each of their IPs. It’s fun to see these characters appear in different genres. Maybe this could lead to a new Gal*Gun? Card-en-Ciel stars Neon and Ancie.…

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IzanagiGames announced that a free demo of the Nintendo Switch release of Tokyo Chronos & Altdeus: Beyond Chronos Twin Pack is available via the Switch eShop. The game is scheduled to release on July 31, 2024, but this demo will allow players to get an early look at this version of the game, which has been mainly a VR experience. The Tokyo Chronos & Altdeus: Beyond Chronos Twin Pack combines two epic visual novel adventures in one bundle. With character designs by LAM, this twin pack gives players a chance to experience this series outside of virtual reality. This twin…

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Arc System Works released a gameplay trailer for Double Dragon Revive, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam in 2025. Double Dragon Revive revitalizes the beloved Double Dragon series, a cornerstone of the belt-scroll action genre since its arcade debut in 1987. This anticipated title, fueled by the enduring support of retro game enthusiasts, brings the iconic franchise back to life with a modern twist. Players will enjoy renewed, stylish character graphics that reimagine the classic heroes and villains in contemporary 3D, while still paying homage to the original arcade aesthetics. Powerful…

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We recently covered the announcement of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver – The Dead Shall Rise graphic novel coming to Kickstarter later this year. Now Bit Bot Media has revealed new details about the project ahead of the launch. The project is helmed by writers Joshua Viola (True Believers, It Came From the Multiplex) and Angie Hodapp (Unioverse, Shadow Atlas), with interior art by Juan Samu (Star Wars, Godzilla), letters by Jeremiah Lambert (Masters of the Universe, Transformers), covers by Dave Rapoza (Destiny, Magic: The Gathering) and Aaron Lovett (Monster Train, Inkbound), with additional art by Jonny Bush (Rob Zombie,…

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Bluss Brain announced that the Monkey Craft-developed Princess Maker 2 Regeneration is available now on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The game was previously delayed to August 8, 2024, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 to apply alternative illustrations that didn’t comply with the platform holders’ standards. In so many words, this means the PlayStation release has been censored. This updated version of Princess Maker 2 Regeneration, originally released in 1993, brings newly redrawn graphics by Takami Akai, who directed the production and character design for the original series at Gainax. In Princess Maker 2, players take on the role…

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Guilty Gear fans have much to celebrate with the announcement of Guilty Gear Strive: Dual Rulers, an anime adaptation that promises to bring the world and characters of the popular fighting game to life. Set to premiere in 2025; this adaptation is meant to expand on the lore and characters of the game in a way that only an anime can. Based on the Guilty Gear series by Arc System Works, this project features original character designs by Daisuke Ishiwatari and is directed by Shigeru Morikawa. The series composition is handled by Norimitsu Kaiho, with Seiji Mizushima serving as the…

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The PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for July brings an exciting selection of titles for Extra and Premium members, all available starting July 16. This month’s lineup features a mix of thrilling adventures, strategic gameplay, and classic titles, promising something for everyone. PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium | Game Catalog Remnant II – Standard Edition | PS5 Dive into the sequel to the best-selling Remnant: From the Ashes. Team up with friends or venture solo to battle deadly creatures and god-like bosses across terrifying worlds. Players must rely on their skills and teamwork to overcome the toughest challenges and stave off…

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Deneos has revealed a new trailer for the Christophe Galati-developed GBA-style JRPG Tako no Himitsu: Ocean of Secrets, which is in development for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam for a 2026 release. This announcement comes with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign where fans can aid in developing this project. The asking goal to fund the game is $54,102. Further, to help players better understand the game, a free Steam demo offers nearly two hours of content to give an idea of the game’s concept and characters. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the development of this title,…

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Skybound Games announced that the Osmotic Games-developed slice-of-life simulated adventure Closer the Distance will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on August 2, 2024. A new trailer was released showcasing the game’s creative setting and gameplay and giving an overview of what players can expect from this adventure. We had the chance to preview a few hours of gameplay and found that the chill experience may be offputting players looking for action. Still, the environments and characters lend themselves well to an emotional narrative. Closer the Distance is a deeply moving slice-of-life simulation that immerses…

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2P Games has launched the sci-fi bullet hell auto shooter Time Treker, developed by Fuse Game, onto Steam Early Access for $6.99. Based on player feedback, the developer plans to improve the game’s systems and levels during the early access period. The game allows players to choose one between three characters with access to more than ten classes of weapons. The new trailer showcases some gameplay, but we’ll be sure to keep our eyes on it and update you throughout development. Time Treker is a fast-paced action game where players must travel back in time to prevent an alien invasion…

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Live Wire announced that the eShop sales for Mushihimesama on Nintendo Switch will end on August 10, 2024, due to the expiration of the publisher’s license from developer Cave. The game is currently available on PC via Steam as well. If you purchase Mushihimesama on Switch before sales end, you can redownload and play it even after distribution ends. The developer also added, “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved and to all our users for their continued patronage. We also appreciate your understanding.” The game did receive a physical release on Nintendo Switch from Limited…

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Witch Hat Atelier has bewitched readers worldwide with its mesmerizing art and captivating story. With the announcement of its anime adaptation set to premiere in 2025, fans eagerly anticipate seeing Kamome Shirahama’s magical world brought to life. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview creator Kamome Shirahama, director Ayumu Watanabe, and producer Hiroaki Kojima to delve deeper into the challenges and unique elements of this highly anticipated adaptation. Kamome Shirahama’s intricate artwork and detailed storytelling have always been at the heart of Witch Hat Atelier. When asked about any hidden details or Easter eggs in her illustrations, Shirahama shared, “I’m…

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During Anime Expo 2024, you might have missed Square Enix revealing a handful of new acquisitions for Western release. The publisher has been adding to its catalog of manga and art book releases in the West over the years, and we’re excited to share the titles getting localized. You can check out the titles below, and be sure to let us know what you’ll be picking up: The Otaku Love Connection, Vol. 1 (English Edition) A hilarious slice-of-life rom-com about one high school’s gorgeous power couple and the romance otaku who stan them! Life has its simple joys, and for…

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Tate Multimedia announced that the Trialforge Studio-developed single-player party-based soulslike Deathbound will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam on August 8, 2024. Deathbound is an innovative party-based soulslike set in a world where Faith clashes with Science. Players must refuse Death and embrace Ziêminal by bonding with fallen warriors encountered on their journey. Using a dynamic 4-hero party system, players can seamlessly transform between characters mid-combat to ensure survival. Each character brings unique skills, combat techniques, and backstories that significantly impact gameplay. Aligning characters from the Church of Death and Cult of Life – two…

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