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Title: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 16, 2014, 05:08:30 pm
I thought a "catch all" thread where we could discuss any/all of these upcoming "niche" Japanese games (I started to say JPRGs, but that would exclude some like Neptunia: PP) would be nice.  Below is a list of all of the ones I'm aware of - if I've missed anything, post it in the thread and I'll add it!  I'm only including confirmed information, and if the only box art I can find is obviously place holder then I'm not including an image.  I'll keep this thread up-to-date with newly announced games as well as removing games once they've been released.

Previously Released archive: http://xpbonus.com/released-niche-japanese-games/

Upcoming Releases:

Shenmue I & II UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 8/21/18 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/p_RPlKtj4eY
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/168097b.jpg)

Earth Defense Force 4.1: Wing Diver The Shooter NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/23/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/rcYAezcCU0M

Little Dragon's Cafe
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/24/18
Editions: Standard, Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qs39OgFUYog

Fire Pro Wrestling World
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/4SlJjEhbaTI

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/xGL-aTgbRA4
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/169018b.jpg)

Yakuza: Kiwami 2
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/m5hYkTD-2as
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/166355brp.jpg)

Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/30/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/HkOQgmnIFlE

Penguin Wars
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 8/15/18 (Switch), 8/30/18 (PS4)
Editions: Standard, online exclusive (https://readytodispatch.com) Launch Edition (PS4, Switch)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/s3BmWx6aFfo

Touhou Azure Reflections
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 8/30/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/wcyWiT2FbFw

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 8/31/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qTxhtZ-ptyU
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/146768b.jpg)

RXN: Raijin NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: September 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard & Asia-English Limited Edition (Import - Play-Asia.com Exclusive)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qYgGAyCEJK0

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS
Platforms: PS4 (PSVR optional)
Release Date: September 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/oqwWCYfU2EU

428: Shibuya Scramble
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 9/4/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/8l7tGCOCVYs

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/4/18 (PS4), TBA (Switch)
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/KUpkrOwFq3M

God Wars: The Complete Legend
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/4/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/JqjTAojEVnk
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/164558b.jpg)

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/7/18
Editions: Standard (Switch), **digital only** (PS4)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/IWcpTpHnTaI

Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: 9/7/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/IfwJaRTkNwo
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/174855b.jpg) (https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/174852b.jpg)

Senran Kagura Reflexions UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/13/18 *
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/t3ncVUDIy4s *

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 9/18/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/zncN_nnrOK8
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/163723b.jpg)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/21/18
Editions: **digital only** as DLC for Xenoblade 2, Standard Stand-Alone
Trailer: https://youtu.be/-EP6XV1BmOk
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/168866brp.jpg)

Metal Max Xeno
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 9/25/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/mhf9_sAj_I8
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/167776brp.jpg)

Punch Line
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 9/25/18 *
Editions: Standard, Rice Digital-exclusive Cheermancy Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/5S9BmORJbwk

Valkyria Chronicles 4
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 9/25/18
Editions: Standard, Launch Edition, Memoirs From Battle Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/B3QlIz80d3Y
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/165587b.jpg)

Dragon Ball FighterZ
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 9/28/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/7lH7PYLWNDI
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/173092b.jpg)

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 10/2/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/eH14wbODYO4

Disgaea 1 Complete
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 10/9/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/nS9eHIeBGVk
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/167803brp.jpg)

The World Ends With You: Final Remix
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/12/18
Editions: Standard
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/161599brp.jpg)

Warriors Orochi 4
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 10/16/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/jDr1mW_8exw
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/169404brp.jpg)

Dark Souls Remastered NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/161591b.jpg)

Dark Souls Trilogy NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/f9oALBGYsVQ
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/177995b.jpg)

Soulcalibur VI
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 10/19/18
Editions: Standard, Deluxe Edition, Collector's Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/QghPnqRMr3I
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/160396b.jpg)

My Hero One’s Justice
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 10/26/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZaIx5kk9Ex8
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/167244brp.jpg)

Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 10/30/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/2OldrRdxyJE

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/2/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ahYYZCjLXss

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 11/2/18
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ahYYZCjLXss

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/13/18
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Jf3Q8BAicKQ

Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Evee
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 11/16/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/9jRtpMKLsts
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/168862brp.jpg) (https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/168864brp.jpg)

RPG Maker MV
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: 11/27/18
Editions: Standard

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 12/4/18 *
Editions: **digital only** (Vita), Standard (PS4), Endless Night Collection (P3:DiM and P5:DiS + digital download of P4:Dancing All Night) *
Trailer: https://youtu.be/PXW-5ejt8fU *
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/177099b.jpg)

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: 12/4/18
Editions: **digital only** (Vita), Standard (PS4) Endless Night Collection (P3:DiM and P5:DiS + digital download of P4:Dancing All Night)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/LhOgSVPvARE
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/177107b.jpg)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: 12/7/18
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ADnTdhR68
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/164255brp.jpg)

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 1/18/19 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/5PqJtPudEY4 *
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/142218b.jpg)

Kingdom Hearts III
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 1/29/19
Editions: Standard, Deluxe Edition, Square-Enix store-exclusive Collector's Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/gPtU_-N6dMg

Etrian Odyssey Nexus NEW!!!
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: 2/5/19
Editions: Standard
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/177774brp.jpg)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: 3/22/19 *
Editions: Standard, Collector's Edition *
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uP8lFi_BibY
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/173138brp.jpg)

Shenmue III UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 8/27/19 *
Editions: Standard, (various special editions were offered during the Kickstarter which has ended)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/umlqbGMuOws *

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/dPH0k4xSJ3w

Bayonetta 3
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Ti-i40Ez6KY

Blade Strangers
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: Standard
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/151650brp.jpg)

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne *
Release Date: TBA 2019 *
Editions: Standard, (various special editions were offered during the Kickstarter which has ended)

The Caligula Effect: Overdose
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uzd-atz5iXU

Catherine: Full Body
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/TEFZP2OfntM

Cecile
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Class of Heroes 3
Platforms: PSP
Release Date: TBA
Editions: *digital only* (possible very limited physical run TBA)

Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Code Vein
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/CHlP59NTIsE
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/150294b.jpg)

Daemon X Machina
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/cxPlBdk4HXY

Dead or Alive 6
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/9mDQ3AGIMr4

Death end re;Quest
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Pnosqxe8diI

Death Mark UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard, Limited Edition *

Deemo Reborn
Platforms: PS4 (PSVR optional)
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Japan-English Standard (Import)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/bSf6R2Uh2BI

Deracine
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ngQjvnqEOyA

Digimon Survive
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kB52ole0BgI

Earth Defense Force 5
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/DHiLcwIyk3Y

Fate/Extella Link
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard (PS4), **digital only** (Vita)

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kznek1uNVsg

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Spring 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/rkux5h0PeXo

Fugue on the Battlefield
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Summer 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Gal Metal
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard

The Game Paradise: CruisinMix
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Early 2018
Editions: Standard

Giraffe and Annika
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

God Eater 3
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/mxKhaFDloSU

Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster NEW!!!
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard

Gungrave VR
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Loaded Coffin Edition

Inazuma Eleven Ares
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/MgaLTyc43CY

Jump Force
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1A2ZfjhN1Pg

Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/iOzW1INWIb0

London Detective Mysteria
Platforms: Vita
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

Metal Slug XX
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Metal Wolf Chaos XD UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019 *
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/uLYFHuBuSlw

Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA
Editions: **digital only**, very limited physical release via Limited Run Games

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard

Nioh 2
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/0mWCJePFgWs

One Piece: World Seeker
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard

Patapon 2 Remastered
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)

Pokemon RPG (untitled)
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard

The Princess Guide
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/nGli3us0Xfw
 
Psyvariar Delta
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Y88kXwsRozI

Quad Fighter K
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: Summer 2018
Editions: **digital only**

Red Ash: The Indelible Legend
Platforms: PS4, XBone
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

Re:Legend
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

RemiLore
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: **digital only** (XBOne), Standard (PS4, Switch)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/iXbf4M828q8

Revolver360 Re:Actor
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: **digital only**
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1vTuU8nqyRo

RPG Maker MV
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard, NISA-exclusive Limited Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/sseiBP2g2lI

SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Fall 2018
Editions: Standard, Tailor-Made Edition, At The Seams Edition

Shikhondo: Soul Eater
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: 7/24/18 (PS4, XBOne), Q4 2018 (Switch)
Editions: **digital only**, Asia-English Standard & Asia-English Limited Edition (Import - Play-Asia.com Exclusive)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/u-7B5K3_Ee0

Shin Megami Tensei V
Platforms: Switch
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/UqfnNTJnesI

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
Platforms: PS4, XBOne
Release Date: Q1 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/cacTXXFwIRk

Song of Memories
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard, Encore Edition
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Qx7UnoMWcFs

Steins;Gate Elite
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Early 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/SwUFRf5l0lk

Summer Lesson: Allison Snow & Chisato Shinjo
Platforms: PSVR
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Asia-English Standard (Import)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/i3y44LccktU

Super Neptunia RPG UPDATED!!! *
Platforms: PS4, Switch
Release Date: Spring 2019 *
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/95a9LEft4k0 *

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: Winter 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/KF40bT7EDLw
(https://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/173087brp.jpg)

Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/AzioUP7yp70

Tokyo Ogre Gate
Platforms: PS4, Switch, XBOne
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: **digital only**

Uppers NEW!!!
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2018
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/kKRNvcdXwws

World End Economica
Platforms: PS4, Vita
Release Date: TBA *
Editions: Physical release via Limited Run Games

Yomi wo Saku Hana
Platforms: XBone
Release Date: TBA
Editions: Standard

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/1WJEl46OTrg

Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Spring 2019
Editions: Standard
Trailer: https://youtu.be/TAF41fVztbk
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: dreama1 on May 16, 2014, 06:25:17 pm
I thought a "catch all" thread where we could discuss any/all of these upcoming "niche" Japanese games (I started to say JPRGs, but that would exclude some like Neptunia: PP) would be nice.  Thoughts?  I know some forums frown upon "all in one" threads and I don't want to step on any toes.  :)  If everyone else likes the idea tho, when I get some spare time I'll update this post w/ everything I know of that's on the way & will try to keep it up to date!   ;D

For now, I noticed Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 has a release date on Gamestop's site of July 29th.  Not sure if this is old news or not - I have all 3 Neptunia games on the PS3 but haven't played them yet, and I've heard the first one is pretty rough in the gameplay dept.  Supposedly this fixes that partially by using the battle system from one of the later games.
On it like a hornet.

XBLAZE Code: Embryo
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Fairy Fencer F      
tales of xillia 2


Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on May 17, 2014, 02:22:38 am
Oh man....  Why do I get the sense that I will be living here from now on~?  Seriously....  Just today I spent 20 minutes drooling over Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate instead of working....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 17, 2014, 05:22:16 am
OK, updated the OP.  If I missed anything, let me know.  I know there are some digital-only games I need to add, but it's too late/early right now - I'll add those later this weekend.  ;)  Also, if anyone thinks I should add any additional info I'm open to suggestions!  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on May 17, 2014, 04:47:54 pm
OK, updated the OP.  If I missed anything, let me know.  I know there are some digital-only games I need to add, but it's too late/early right now - I'll add those later this weekend.  ;)  Also, if anyone thinks I should add any additional info I'm open to suggestions!  :D

Oh~!  Props Argyle~!  I'm psyched for a lot of these already so I'm going to go through some painful moments trying to afford them all....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: MJMaranan on May 17, 2014, 06:47:38 pm
Fairy Fencer F looks interesting...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 17, 2014, 07:19:07 pm
Awesome idea & thread, Greg!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: dreama1 on May 18, 2014, 08:06:09 am
Natural Doctrine? Now that looks interesting, and ps4 release too wow
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: instantreplay on May 18, 2014, 11:44:30 am
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on May 18, 2014, 01:53:02 pm
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.

I believe it is actually....  I heard a couple guys talking about it the other day in passing....  I think the questionable ones would be the ones he did not link images for....  I have not researched any of these yet though because I've been slammed with work....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 18, 2014, 06:22:32 pm
Are all these games getting a U.S. release? I know some of them are but I don't think Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is getting one.

Yes, everything I listed has been confirmed for US release.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Jakandsig on May 18, 2014, 06:29:50 pm
Is tales really niche though?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 18, 2014, 08:04:15 pm
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 18, 2014, 10:22:36 pm
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US.

I agree; as many Tales games as the US has now, there are still many gamer friends of mine (ones who love RPGs) who have never played any of the Tales games nor know anything about them.  And I didn't know about the Gamestop-exclusive Tales of Hearts R, so I'm glad to have seen it here!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: dreama1 on May 18, 2014, 11:09:52 pm
Is tales really niche though?

I'm sure you could debate a few of these, but that's missing the point of the thread really.  Besides, I'd say any JRPG besides maybe FF is niche in the US.

I agree; as many Tales games as the US has now, there are still many gamer friends of mine (ones who love RPGs) who have never played any of the Tales games nor know anything about them.  And I didn't know about the Gamestop-exclusive Tales of Hearts R, so I'm glad to have seen it here!
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on May 19, 2014, 02:19:44 am
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.

Agreed....  I rarely cross paths with an RPG lover who has played them....  It has been slowly changing though and there is definitely more exposure in the last several years....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 19, 2014, 07:39:11 am
I'd say that Tales & Disgaea are about equally "niche"; maybe topping the niche-list (ryhme intended:) -but- still niche  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 19, 2014, 12:13:48 pm
Added 3 more, and also added links to official English trailers for those I could find them for. 

Also check out the note I put on one of the new ones - Sword Art Online.  It's digital only in the US, but there's an Asian physical version that's region free & fully in English. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 21, 2014, 10:33:33 am
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 21, 2014, 10:47:35 am
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g

Thanks, added Battle Princess of Arcadias.  :)  That game is very pretty, if I didn't know any better I'd say it was a VanillaWare game.  Shame there won't be a physical release.  :( 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 21, 2014, 11:09:47 am
Here's some more info on some of the games in Greg's opening post, 1 or 2 new ones, and some that are already out  8)

http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=g

Thanks, added Battle Princess of Arcadias.  :)  That game is very pretty, if I didn't know any better I'd say it was a VanillaWare game.  Shame there won't be a physical release.  :(

Yeah, when I looked at it...I thought...Odinsphere!

And, you're right - it's too bad it's digital only  :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on May 21, 2014, 01:15:03 pm
Awesome thread! :)

I've got to say that even though Tales Of aren't very popular, I know a lot of people who knows either Abyss or Symphonia. I guess it depends on where you're from.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on May 24, 2014, 04:59:28 am
Anyone who picks up that import version of Sword Art with the english subs should post their thoughts on it here....  I'm considering getting a copy in a couple months....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Jakandsig on May 24, 2014, 11:14:30 am
It's niche. No one has heard  about tales of outside of the hardcore community. To be fair everyone on this site is pretty hardcore.

Agreed....  I rarely cross paths with an RPG lover who has played them....  It has been slowly changing though and there is definitely more exposure in the last several years....

This doesn't make sense to me, are we forgetting tales of symbols existed? In actuality tales is BECOMING niche that it always being so.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2014, 09:38:33 am
Removed the 2 that released yesterday, Mind Zero & Monster Monpiece. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 10:23:18 am
Removed the 2 that (should have) released yesterday, Mind Zero & Monster Monpiece.

Fix'd...

...'cause I went to GS to pick up my Mind Zero pre-order this morning -and- NO GS stores anywhere have it  :o

They're all listing it as "In transit", though  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2014, 10:32:32 am
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 12:48:49 pm
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on May 28, 2014, 01:07:31 pm
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)

You realize the only reason she has the crush is cause she knows you and I are buddies? :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2014, 02:33:09 pm
Hrm, that sucks.   :-\

You don't have anything at all to play either.  Don't they realize???  LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO YOU!!!   :P ;D

I know, right  >:(

Oh, the humanity  :P

They ended up calling me @ 11:00 AM & said that they'd just gotten it in  8)

In other (potentially *cough* good) news, the girl there w/ the crush on me is about 99% certain that, within the next week or 2...it will become "HER Store" (as in, she'll be the new boss) -

*Is already counting-up & looking for interesting & upcoming swag items*  ;)

You realize the only reason she has the crush is cause she knows you and I are buddies? :D

goes w/o saying   ;)

EVERYBODY knows that you are, indeed, my lesser better half  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2014, 04:16:53 pm
Hehehe.  I hit the manager up at my store the other day for one of the Mario Kart flags they have on the display unit.  He said he knew one of the other guys that works there wants one of them but didn't know about the other.  So maybe I'll be getting that too.  ;)  Swag = good.  I think when I finally start doing some videos - which I hope is soon - one of my first projects will be to do some videos showing off some of the more unusual swag I've collected over the years.  :)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 30, 2014, 05:35:03 pm
Now here's 2 that I'll definitely be pre-ordering just as soon as I'm "Prinny-Bombed" by N1!
 
 http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Fencer-F-PlayStation-3/dp/B00K5UZMGM/ref=pd_cp_vg_3   

-AND-

http://www.amazon.com/NAtURAL-DOCtRINE-PlayStation-4/dp/B00K5UZMJO/ref=pd_sim_vg_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1P52WS1H45H4CBRS2ZD3

Gonna' get u sum of dat; Brad?!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 30, 2014, 07:54:26 pm
Now here's 2 that I'll definitely be pre-ordering just as soon as I'm "Prinny-Bombed" by N1!
 
 http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Fencer-F-PlayStation-3/dp/B00K5UZMGM/ref=pd_cp_vg_3   

-AND-

http://www.amazon.com/NAtURAL-DOCtRINE-PlayStation-4/dp/B00K5UZMJO/ref=pd_sim_vg_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1P52WS1H45H4CBRS2ZD3

Gonna' get u sum of dat; Brad?!

Every time I get an NISA email I hope it's announcing the limited edition to either Fairy Fencer F or Danganronpa 2.   ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: MJMaranan on May 31, 2014, 12:46:47 am
Been meaning to look at Natural Doctrine and the just-announced Project Beast...  Thanks for this!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on May 31, 2014, 08:25:22 am
Now here's 2 that I'll definitely be pre-ordering just as soon as I'm "Prinny-Bombed" by N1!
 
 http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Fencer-F-PlayStation-3/dp/B00K5UZMGM/ref=pd_cp_vg_3   

-AND-

http://www.amazon.com/NAtURAL-DOCtRINE-PlayStation-4/dp/B00K5UZMJO/ref=pd_sim_vg_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1P52WS1H45H4CBRS2ZD3

Gonna' get u sum of dat; Brad?!

Every time I get an NISA email I hope it's announcing the limited edition to Fairy Fencer F  ;)

This is me right here.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on June 05, 2014, 01:07:30 am
and there's your Danganronpa 2 LE! http://store.nisamerica.com/Games/Danganronpa-2-Goodbye-Despair-Limited-Edition
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 05, 2014, 07:24:32 am
and there's your Danganronpa 2 LE! http://store.nisamerica.com/Games/Danganronpa-2-Goodbye-Despair-Limited-Edition

I just got the email!  :D  I'm a little bummed there's no Monokuma figure/plush, but it still looks like a really nice set & it's priced right @ $60.  I'm in! 

EDIT:  Updated the OP w/ Danganronpa 2's artwork / trailer & Battle Princess of Arcadia's release date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 05, 2014, 11:08:16 pm
Xseed just announced a bunch of stuff, though unfortunately it all seems to be digital only.  :(

Corpse Party (The enhanced PC version)
Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP, yes a new PSP game in 2014, because Xseed is cool like that)
Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit (PS Vita, known as Dekamori Senran Kagura in Japan)

Both Corpse Party and Brandish are supposed to be released some time later this year, and the new Senran Kagura is supposed to be out next winter.

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/xseed-bringing-corpse-party-pc-2014/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/xseed-bringing-corpse-party-pc-2014/)
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/xseed-announces-brandish-dark-revenant-psp/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/xseed-announces-brandish-dark-revenant-psp/)
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/senran-kagura-bon-apptit-announced-north-america/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/05/senran-kagura-bon-apptit-announced-north-america/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: MJMaranan on June 06, 2014, 02:00:12 am
Kind of sad that it's only digital releases as I would love to buy Brandish as a physical copy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 06, 2014, 02:41:51 am
Thats whats bumming me out about Child of Light. I was really hoping for a physical copy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 06, 2014, 06:26:37 am
Ditto for that Battle Princess game, but I'll pick it up anyway.  Just would much prefer a physical copy. 

EDIT:  And thanks for the heads up on the other games, abe.  :)  I'll get those added soon - well, not the PC game, I don't follow PC stuff enough these days to stay on top of it and that would be opening a whole new can of worms.  Gonna stick to console/handheld stuff for this thread.  ;) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 06, 2014, 09:11:42 am
Ditto for that Battle Princess game, but I'll pick it up anyway.  Just would much prefer a physical copy. 

EDIT:  And thanks for the heads up on the other games, abe.  :)  I'll get those added soon - well, not the PC game, I don't follow PC stuff enough these days to stay on top of it and that would be opening a whole new can of worms.  Gonna stick to console/handheld stuff for this thread.  ;)

No problem. :) I just figured I'd mention Corpse Party's PC version since North America has already gotten two of the PSP games (although again, digital only). It's a shame that so many awesome upcoming releases are digital only. Then again, I shouldn't really complaining about Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit, since Xseed said a while back that it was unlikely that it would ever get localized at all.  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 07, 2014, 04:58:15 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on June 07, 2014, 08:30:27 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Why only 2 for Kenny? :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 07, 2014, 08:58:11 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Why only 2 for Kenny? :o

You mis-read.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on June 07, 2014, 09:13:57 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Why only 2 for Kenny? :o

You mis-read.  ;)

Ah!

Cry Pardon!

I must better remember the face of my father!

(show/read this to you're wife, Greg...she can translate that for you)  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 07, 2014, 10:29:03 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Wow, this summer really isn't going easy on my wallet.  :'(
Can somebody help clarify things for me? Do we need to sign up for the mailing list thing in order to be able to preorder a copy? Are we ordering the game through their website and using another method to pay?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 07, 2014, 11:18:01 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Wow, this summer really isn't going easy on my wallet.  :'(
Can somebody help clarify things for me? Do we need to sign up for the mailing list thing in order to be able to preorder a copy? Are we ordering the game through their website and using another method to pay?

No, the sign up is just to be notified when they start taking preorders.  You'll only be able to order it through their website, and I'm sure when they start taking orders they'll have all the usual payment methods (cc, paypal, etc.). 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 07, 2014, 11:42:53 am
Awesome news!  You guys probably remember the site that was polling for interest in a physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G for the PS3 - they said if they reached a certain number of interested buyers (I wanna say 5k?  maybe 7k?) they would make them & sell them for $40/each.  And as some of you may remember, the last time we checked in on that poll it was nowhere close to that.  Well they've decided that since many of the people on their forums that were interested indicated they would pay a bit more if necessary to get the physical copy, they will produce them after all and sell them for $50 + $4 shipping each.  I'm definitely OK with that!  :D

They're opening up sales next week & will keep them open a month, at the end of that month they cut them off & however many they sold is how many they'll make.  No more ever, that's it!  So if you want one (or two, or in Kenny's case 7 :P) then you'll want to GET ON THAT!  Here's the site link where you can read the details for yourself & also put your email address down to be contacted when preorders open. 

Very happy!  :D

http://www.gaijinworks.com/

Wow, this summer really isn't going easy on my wallet.  :'(
Can somebody help clarify things for me? Do we need to sign up for the mailing list thing in order to be able to preorder a copy? Are we ordering the game through their website and using another method to pay?

No, the sign up is just to be notified when they start taking preorders.  You'll only be able to order it through their website, and I'm sure when they start taking orders they'll have all the usual payment methods (cc, paypal, etc.).

Alright, awesome, thanks. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 07, 2014, 09:00:40 pm
Ah!

Cry Pardon!

I must better remember the face of my father!

(show/read this to you're wife, Greg...she can translate that for you)  ;)

Finally got that translation from her.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on June 08, 2014, 06:32:57 pm
Awesome! I'm happy they will make it anyway. $10 more is fair, if we're gonna get a special limited game :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: teck on June 09, 2014, 05:01:22 pm
I was slightly worried we wouldn't get it....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 10, 2014, 08:39:33 am
The Persona series isn't really all that niche, compared to the rest of the games in this thread anyways (though perhaps Persona combined with Etrian Odyssey is a bit more niche), but I didn't know where else to put this.

(http://i.imgur.com/B23GnE0l.jpg)

Wow, just wow. Such an awesome limited edition. This will run for $80, and of course in usual Atlus style, we'll get a first print run edition. The first print run costs $50 and comes with the tarot cards like the premium edition, and a fancy box. Only the premium edition gets a soundtrack unfortunately.  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 11, 2014, 12:53:25 pm
Added some newly announced games & updated some info!  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 16, 2014, 12:26:23 pm
A game made by Arc System Works called Magical Beat is releasing tomorrow for the Vita. Unfortunately, it's a PSN-only digital download. It's a really interesting music game that's sorta like Tetris and Puyo Puyo, played to music by Kikuo (http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Kikuo (http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Kikuo)). The game will have DLC music from Blazblue and XBlaze Code: Embryo available as well. If you want to check out the (Japanese) trailer, it'll give you a good idea of what you're getting into, or you could just download the demo when it releases tomorrow. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Q2iXlAwH0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Q2iXlAwH0)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 16, 2014, 02:47:44 pm
A game made by Arc System Works called Magical Beat is releasing tomorrow for the Vita. Unfortunately, it's a PSN-only digital download. It's a really interesting music game that's sorta like Tetris and Puyo Puyo, played to music by Kikuo (http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Kikuo (http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Kikuo)). The game will have DLC music from Blazblue and XBlaze Code: Embryo available as well. If you want to check out the (Japanese) trailer, it'll give you a good idea of what you're getting into, or you could just download the demo when it releases tomorrow. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Q2iXlAwH0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_Q2iXlAwH0)

That looks interesting, I'll definitely have to check out the demo - thanks!   ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 24, 2014, 06:16:13 pm
Removed recently released games & updated release date for Neptunia Rebirth w/ newly-announced official date (8/26).  Also, I know there's another thread about it but everyone remember the physical edition of Class of Heroes 2G is available for pre-purchase NOW and will only be available for a month!   ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 24, 2014, 11:42:22 pm
I want to get that Persona Q pre-ordered soon. I did place my order for Class of heroes today though. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 24, 2014, 11:51:59 pm
I'm debating canceling my One Piece preorder & moving the credit to The Last of Us PS4 (or possibly the just-announced Saints Row IV: National Treasure ed.).  I don't really feel like playing OP right away, and it doesn't look like it's going to be anything difficult to find at least not in the immediate future.   :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 26, 2014, 02:49:35 pm
Tecmo-Koei has said that they're bringing the latest Ar Tonelico game - Ar no Surge: Ode To An Unborn Star - to the US.  But they haven't given any specifics yet as to if it will be digital only, what the price will be, etc.  If it does turn out to be digital only (hope not...) they are at least releasing a physical copy in the UK that shouldn't be too pricey to import. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on June 26, 2014, 04:24:41 pm
Ar no Surge...

Just in case any of you fine folks (or any of the rest of you un refined VGC'ers)...

http://gematsu.com/2014/06/tecmo-koei-teases-ar-surge-localization

...wanted to know more about/had any interest in what Greg was just talking about  ^
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 26, 2014, 07:49:25 pm
Here's a new Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines trailer. I'm looking forward to this one. The game releases in Japan in a couple weeks (with a pretty nice LE). I haven't heard any news on a more solid NA release date though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 26, 2014, 10:44:04 pm
Fairy Fencer F LE just announced:

http://store.nisamerica.com/Games/Fairy-Fencer-F-Limited-Edition-with-Beanie

(http://store.nisamerica.com/FFF_big_LE.jpg)

Fortunately, they made it easy for me to pass on it since I can't afford anything else this Fall anyway.  But I know disgaeniac will get 7 of them.  :P 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 27, 2014, 01:24:29 am
Fairy Fencer F LE just announced:

http://store.nisamerica.com/Games/Fairy-Fencer-F-Limited-Edition-with-Beanie

(http://store.nisamerica.com/FFF_big_LE.jpg)

Fortunately, they made it easy for me to pass on it since I can't afford anything else this Fall anyway.  But I know disgaeniac will get 7 of them.  :P

HELLS YEAH! Ive been waiting for this. Time to pre-order!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 27, 2014, 08:26:24 am
Fairy Fencer F LE just announced:

Fortunately, they made it easy for me to pass on it since I can't afford anything else this Fall anyway.  But I know disgaeniac will get 7 of them.  :P

Soundtrack in a nice jewel case? -check
Hardcover artbook? - check
Fancy box? -check
Weird hat thing I didn't know I wanted? -check
Game developed by Compile Heart? -check
I can't miss out on this one! ;D This fall is even more packed with awesome releases than this summer has been.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 27, 2014, 08:39:34 am
The hat is kinda useless - it's "bib that came with Sorcery Saga" useless, but at least that was a cheap LE.  Since I know their soundtracks are pretty much always "selections" with just a few songs & the artbooks are small, I just don't see $25 worth of extra value there for me.  Bummed that they haven't done anymore Nendoroids since Witch & the Hundred Knight. 

Then again, as I said - for me this is actually a good thing, because it's one less game I have to worry about making room in the gaming budget for.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 27, 2014, 08:57:51 am
The hat is kinda useless - it's "bib that came with Sorcery Saga" useless, but at least that was a cheap LE.  Since I know their soundtracks are pretty much always "selections" with just a few songs & the artbooks are small, I just don't see $25 worth of extra value there for me.  Bummed that they haven't done anymore Nendoroids since Witch & the Hundred Knight. 

Then again, as I said - for me this is actually a good thing, because it's one less game I have to worry about making room in the gaming budget for.  ;)

It may be a wee bit expensive, but it's a far better LE than Disgaea 4 on the Vita. A poster, 3 cheap keychains, and a cleaning cloth, laaaame. That said, I'll probably end up getting it anyways. ::) Besides, it's not like I ever do anything with the stuff in LEs, I just open it up for the game, maybe take the stuff out once to look at them, and then put it back to keep it in perfect condition. (since unlike a certain someone, I don't have the money to buy several copies of every LE I want :P)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 27, 2014, 09:05:57 am
Who would that be?   ???  :P

I'm not getting Disgaea either, same reason.  I like something I can display, that's why I like the Nendoroids.  It's promising that Tales of Xillia 2 CE still seems to be in stock everywhere, I'm hoping that means it's somewhat overproduced and I can end up getting a deal on it after it releases.  I really like the statue in that one, it would look great w/ the statue that came with the original Xillia CE, but $130 is too rich for my blood. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 27, 2014, 02:18:29 pm
Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate has been announced for a western release. September 2nd for NA, and the 5th for EU. It will be released on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and the Xbone. Unfortunately, the PS4 and Xbone versions are the only ones which will receive a physical release. :'( Cross-play and cross-save functionality will be supported across all 3 of Sony's platforms.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 27, 2014, 02:20:24 pm
PS4 is getting a physical release?  That works for me!  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 02, 2014, 10:43:19 am
Sega announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (3DS) will be coming to NA some time this year as Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix (which is actually an enhanced version of Mirai 2). No word on whether it will be digital only or physical yet. Physical is fairly likely though, given that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is supposed to see a physical release in NA later this year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 02, 2014, 11:16:45 am
Sega announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (3DS) will be coming to NA some time this year as Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix (which is actually an enhanced version of Mirai 2). No word on whether it will be digital only or physical yet. Physical is fairly likely though, given that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is supposed to see a physical release in NA later this year.

Aww yeah! I'm so happy that Sega is giving us a few of these  ;D I really hope Project Mirai will be physical like the others.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 02, 2014, 11:27:47 am
^ Hatsune Addict! ^
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 02, 2014, 12:24:57 pm
Sega announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (3DS) will be coming to NA some time this year as Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix (which is actually an enhanced version of Mirai 2). No word on whether it will be digital only or physical yet. Physical is fairly likely though, given that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd is supposed to see a physical release in NA later this year.

Thanks, added it along with Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.  :)

EDIT:  Also just added the release date to Ar nosurge - 9/23. Same day as Fairy Fencer F, and one week after Natural Doctrine.  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: bobster on July 02, 2014, 02:14:46 pm
I don't know how you guys keep up with all this stuff! This really seems like a really good time to be a JRPG gamer. Glad I haven't jumped in yet as I imagine I'd go broke very quickly lol.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 02, 2014, 04:01:48 pm
I don't know how you guys keep up with all this stuff! This really seems like a really good time to be a JRPG gamer. Glad I haven't jumped in yet as I imagine I'd go broke very quickly lol.

Usually one of those "feast or famine" deals!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 03, 2014, 08:56:53 am
This September alone is packed. I don't know how much my wallet can handle. :P November's starting to get more interesting too, plus there's all the Miku stuff for this fall that hasn't been given release dates yet. Persona 4 Dancing All Night, and Freedom wars also don't have solid release dates yet either. This has been the best year for Japanese stuff in a long time. ;D

Also, Tales of Hearts R just got a release date of November 11th (still can't find it up for preorder yet though), and the NA PSN-only version of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment was announced to be released on the 19th of August. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 03, 2014, 11:27:23 am
Awesome, updated those as well.  :)

I'm afraid most of these will have to wait for price drops for me.  I've got Danganronpa locked in for day-1 (LE), and I'll probably get Xillia 2 day 1 (tho part of me wants to wait & see if that CE doesn't drop in price, since it seems to have been overproduced this time...).  I'll also probably get Tales of Heart R day 1. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 03, 2014, 07:58:32 pm
Holy amazing announcements Batman! All hail NIS America! Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Vita) has been announced to be released in NA & Europe of Spring 2015 (we've got quite a ways to go, but I really thought it would never reach our shores, since it's been out in Japan for a while now, among other reasons ::)). NISA also announced that the Guided Fate Cross Thesis Awakening is coming in Spring of 2015 (except it will be called Awakened Fate Ultimatum, for some strange reason ???). Last but not least, htol #NiQ: Firefly’s Diary has been given a release date (PSN only :'() of later this year.
I'm really shocked by the Criminal Girls announcement. I guess weird Japanese games thrive on the Vita. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a PSN-only thing though.
Am I going overboard with constantly posting on this thread? :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 03, 2014, 08:38:26 pm
Holy amazing announcements Batman! All hail NIS America! Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Vita) has been announced to be released in NA & Europe of Spring 2015 (we've got quite a ways to go, but I really thought it would never reach our shores, since it's been out in Japan for a while now, among other reasons ::)). NISA also announced that the Guided Fate Cross Thesis Awakening is coming in Spring of 2015 (except it will be called Awakened Fate Ultimatum, for some strange reason ???). Last but not least, htol #NiQ: Firefly’s Diary has been given a release date (PSN only :'() of later this year.
I'm really shocked by the Criminal Girls announcement. I guess weird Japanese games thrive on the Vita. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a PSN-only thing though.

Sequel to GFP?  Prepare for Disgaeniac freakout in 3...2...1... :P

Guess that means I should open my copy of the first one & play it, huh?  The other two look/sound cool as well.  I think htol will be added to the "weirdest game titles ever" list tho.  ;)

Am I going overboard with constantly posting on this thread? :-\

Absolutely not!! I'm always happy to hear about new game announcements/info on these kinds of titles, which is why I started the thread - and judging by the number of replies/views its had, there are others here who appreciate it as well.  And I really appreciate the help in getting new info so I can keep the main post up to date!  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 04, 2014, 07:29:25 am
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 04, 2014, 09:04:58 am
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D

Yaaay enthusiasm. ;D Thanks guys.
Is the Guided Fate Paradox really that good? There's a used copy at my local EB Games for $20 that I've been on the fence about buying. I might go buy it this morning before I start work if you think I'd probably like it as much as you do.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 04, 2014, 09:39:33 am
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D

Yaaay enthusiasm. ;D Thanks guys.
Is the Guided Fate Paradox really that good? There's a used copy at my local EB Games for $20 that I've been on the fence about buying. I might go buy it this morning before I start work if you think I'd probably like it as much as you do.

I haven't played it yet (started it last night but didn't make it to any actual gameplay) but based on what I know about it + Disgaeniac's praise, I'd say it fully depends on your feelings towards Rogue-likes.  If you like the genre it seems like a very safe bet. 

EDIT:  Also a heads up guys.  Best Buy currently has the Premium Edition of Persona Q listed online for $50 (instead of the normal $80).  I'm told they honor these kinds of price mistakes as well, but regardless there's no harm in putting in a preorder & seeing what happens.  :)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-nintendo-3ds/7377002.p?id=1219267476503&skuId=7377002&st=persona%20q&lp=1&cp=1
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 04, 2014, 10:27:33 am
What Greg said.

Totally depends on how you feel about rogue-likes.

Not to be confused with the newer "genre" of rogue-Lites!

It's a straight-up, old school kind of rogue-like - meaning that it.

is.

hard.

You'll die (a lot) but it will never be an unfair or cheap death...you will always be able to see where you went wrong/what you could have done differently to do better next time :)

Really, though...it's kinda' hard to go wrong with it @$20 as you're (almost) guaranteed to be able to get back what you paid for it (if not more) should you dislike it  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 04, 2014, 12:06:38 pm
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D

Yaaay enthusiasm. ;D Thanks guys.
Is the Guided Fate Paradox really that good? There's a used copy at my local EB Games for $20 that I've been on the fence about buying. I might go buy it this morning before I start work if you think I'd probably like it as much as you do.

I haven't played it yet (started it last night but didn't make it to any actual gameplay) but based on what I know about it + Disgaeniac's praise, I'd say it fully depends on your feelings towards Rogue-likes.  If you like the genre it seems like a very safe bet. 

EDIT:  Also a heads up guys.  Best Buy currently has the Premium Edition of Persona Q listed online for $50 (instead of the normal $80).  I'm told they honor these kinds of price mistakes as well, but regardless there's no harm in putting in a preorder & seeing what happens.  :)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-nintendo-3ds/7377002.p?id=1219267476503&skuId=7377002&st=persona%20q&lp=1&cp=1

Damn you!!!! I already have enough stuff on pre-order and was actually considering this game but now its ordered. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 04, 2014, 12:19:48 pm
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D

Yaaay enthusiasm. ;D Thanks guys.
Is the Guided Fate Paradox really that good? There's a used copy at my local EB Games for $20 that I've been on the fence about buying. I might go buy it this morning before I start work if you think I'd probably like it as much as you do.

I haven't played it yet (started it last night but didn't make it to any actual gameplay) but based on what I know about it + Disgaeniac's praise, I'd say it fully depends on your feelings towards Rogue-likes.  If you like the genre it seems like a very safe bet. 

EDIT:  Also a heads up guys.  Best Buy currently has the Premium Edition of Persona Q listed online for $50 (instead of the normal $80).  I'm told they honor these kinds of price mistakes as well, but regardless there's no harm in putting in a preorder & seeing what happens.  :)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-nintendo-3ds/7377002.p?id=1219267476503&skuId=7377002&st=persona%20q&lp=1&cp=1

Damn you!!!! I already have enough stuff on pre-order and was actually considering this game but now its ordered. :P

You're not alone, I had already decided to wait on this game because the Premium Ed. was too rich for my blood so I figured I'd just wait on the standard to drop in price.  And now....not.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 05, 2014, 03:20:06 pm
Woo, more announcements incoming. :D These are from Aksys this time. (No word on digital or physical releases yet)
-Under Night In-Birth (PS3, TBA 2015)
This one's a fighting game (not surprising, coming from Aksys). The version we're getting is the improved version of the original (called Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late in Japan).
-Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3 & Vita, TBA 2015)
It's a visual novel RPG thingie. I'm not sure how to properly describe it, but it sounds pretty interesting from what I've read.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 05, 2014, 03:34:09 pm
Woo, more announcements incoming. :D These are from Aksys this time. (No word on digital or physical releases yet)
-Under Night In-Birth (PS3, TBA 2015)
This one's a fighting game (not surprising, coming from Aksys). The version we're getting is the improved version of the original (called Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late in Japan).
-Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3 & Vita, TBA 2015)
It's a visual novel RPG thingie. I'm not sure how to properly describe it, but it sounds pretty interesting from what I've read.

Did the Beast throw them back?  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 05, 2014, 03:41:50 pm
Woo, more announcements incoming. :D These are from Aksys this time. (No word on digital or physical releases yet)
-Under Night In-Birth (PS3, TBA 2015)
This one's a fighting game (not surprising, coming from Aksys). The version we're getting is the improved version of the original (called Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late in Japan).
-Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3 & Vita, TBA 2015)
It's a visual novel RPG thingie. I'm not sure how to properly describe it, but it sounds pretty interesting from what I've read.

Did the Beast throw them back?  :o

The Kraken doesn't have arms to throw them back with. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 05, 2014, 03:59:10 pm
Woo, more announcements incoming. :D These are from Aksys this time. (No word on digital or physical releases yet)
-Under Night In-Birth (PS3, TBA 2015)
This one's a fighting game (not surprising, coming from Aksys). The version we're getting is the improved version of the original (called Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late in Japan).
-Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3 & Vita, TBA 2015)
It's a visual novel RPG thingie. I'm not sure how to properly describe it, but it sounds pretty interesting from what I've read.

Did the Beast throw them back?  :o

The Kraken doesn't have arms to throw them back with. ;)

Hahaha!

That doesn't sound very sporting of you!

:P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 05, 2014, 05:10:07 pm
Hehe, I saw those two early this morning and thought I might actually beat ya to the punch on them Abe.  Then I got busy, so that didn't happen.  :P  I'll get 'em added as soon as I get a chance tho! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 09, 2014, 12:24:46 pm
Just noticed that Samurai Warriors 4 doesn't seem to be up here yet. It releases on the PS3, PS4, & PS Vita in NA on October 21st, and in Europe on the 24th. Not sure about physical releases though, the only one I can find up for preorder so far (on Amazon anyways) is the PS4 version. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 09, 2014, 01:45:42 pm
OK, got everything updated.  :)  According to Koei-Tecmo's official press release, PS3 & Vita are digital only on SW4, PS4 is physical (and there are no MS releases of it at all).

Man, we're getting a ton of 'Warriors stuff all at once.  I have the new Gundam Warriors on the way to me now (UK import so I could get it on disk ;) ) and I put down a preorder for Hyrule Warriors yesterday.  I might put one down for Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate as well, haven't decided yet - SW4 will have to wait tho. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 10, 2014, 01:04:00 am
PFfffffffft!

As if disgaeniac didn't hear about the successor to GFP *Months* ago  :P

And yeah - no such thing as too much enthusiasm here, Abe  ;)

Also, the Vita & its growing library makes me happy, too  ;D

Yaaay enthusiasm. ;D Thanks guys.
Is the Guided Fate Paradox really that good? There's a used copy at my local EB Games for $20 that I've been on the fence about buying. I might go buy it this morning before I start work if you think I'd probably like it as much as you do.

I haven't played it yet (started it last night but didn't make it to any actual gameplay) but based on what I know about it + Disgaeniac's praise, I'd say it fully depends on your feelings towards Rogue-likes.  If you like the genre it seems like a very safe bet. 

EDIT:  Also a heads up guys.  Best Buy currently has the Premium Edition of Persona Q listed online for $50 (instead of the normal $80).  I'm told they honor these kinds of price mistakes as well, but regardless there's no harm in putting in a preorder & seeing what happens.  :)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-nintendo-3ds/7377002.p?id=1219267476503&skuId=7377002&st=persona%20q&lp=1&cp=1

Damn you!!!! I already have enough stuff on pre-order and was actually considering this game but now its ordered. :P

You're not alone, I had already decided to wait on this game because the Premium Ed. was too rich for my blood so I figured I'd just wait on the standard to drop in price.  And now....not.  :P

Congrats to anyone who got in on this. Its out of stock now. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 10, 2014, 06:25:37 am
No new announcements or anything as far as I know, but NIS America put up a their official website for Criminal Girls: Invite Only. Kinda surprising, given how far away we are from its launch (Spring 2015 for those of you who've forgotten already). Apparently there will be some mild censorship to make it "available in as many regions as possible" or something like that. However, no features will be removed from the game (like the Mugen Souls bathing minigames were). I'm still shocked we're even getting this. :o

Here's the link for those of you who're interested in hearing more:
http://nisamerica.com/games/criminal_girls/home.html (http://nisamerica.com/games/criminal_girls/home.html)
(You miiiight not want to look at it anywhere you wouldn't watch something about Senran Kagura or Akiba's Trip, i.e. your workplace)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 08:44:24 am
Congrats to anyone who got in on this. Its out of stock now. :)

Rumor is no one may have gotten in on it, supposedly they're calling it an incorrect listing so we'll see what happens.  Not canceling mine (yet), waiting to see if they at least give out an apology store credit or something. 

And I watched the Criminal Girls trailer last week and found it...creepy. Kinda bothers me that they're putting so many of these "grope the young girls" games on the Vita - Monster Monpiece is another one that looked like a really fun game, if it wasn't for that weirdness they threw in.  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 10, 2014, 03:16:51 pm
Congrats to anyone who got in on this. Its out of stock now. :)

Rumor is no one may have gotten in on it, supposedly they're calling it an incorrect listing so we'll see what happens.  Not canceling mine (yet), waiting to see if they at least give out an apology store credit or something. 

And I watched the Criminal Girls trailer last week and found it...creepy. Kinda bothers me that they're putting so many of these "grope the young girls" games on the Vita - Monster Monpiece is another one that looked like a really fun game, if it wasn't for that weirdness they threw in.  :o

I'm not really sure why so many fanservice games have been getting localized lately. This sort of weird stuff used to stay in Japan. A couple years ago it would've been unthinkable that we'd get Akiba's Trip, or Senran Kagura. Even Conception II was a bit of an odd choice, with the whole creepy "classmating" thing going on (and the pervy priest who watches the "classmating rituals"). Eugh, hearing it dubbed in english makes it even creepier. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 03:33:00 pm
Congrats to anyone who got in on this. Its out of stock now. :)

Rumor is no one may have gotten in on it, supposedly they're calling it an incorrect listing so we'll see what happens.  Not canceling mine (yet), waiting to see if they at least give out an apology store credit or something. 

And I watched the Criminal Girls trailer last week and found it...creepy. Kinda bothers me that they're putting so many of these "grope the young girls" games on the Vita - Monster Monpiece is another one that looked like a really fun game, if it wasn't for that weirdness they threw in.  :o

I'm not really sure why so many fanservice games have been getting localized lately. This sort of weird stuff used to stay in Japan. A couple years ago it would've been unthinkable that we'd get Akiba's Trip, or Senran Kagura. Even Conception II was a bit of an odd choice, with the whole creepy "classmating" thing going on (and the pervy priest who watches the "classmating rituals"). Eugh, hearing it dubbed in english makes it even creepier. :(

Conception II *is* weird, but at least they keep it to vague innuendo.  I thought the gameplay shots of Akiba's Trip looked fun, but I am concerned as to how far it goes as well (if it's as fan-service-y as Senran Kagura, then I'll have to pass). 

Some people on other forums I frequent complained about the "censoring" that was done to the Mugen Souls games, but honestly had they NOT cut out those super-creepy bath mini-games I would have let those pass as well.  I don't mind a little fan service within limits, but please let's leave kids (and saying in the manual that the character actually ISN'T a kid even tho they clearly look like one doesn't cut it) out of it. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 10, 2014, 04:13:06 pm
I've got my own rules that I follow when it comes to Fan-Servicey games.

I'll never skip a game that I want to otherwise play because it has it (I mean - I 'get' & agree that some of the things w/ younger aged characters can be creepy)

-and-

I'll never skip a game that I otherwise want to play because it's had Fan-Service removed/censored.

Pixels on a screen can never offend me that much & lack of pixels on a screen can never be a deal-breaker; IMO...of course  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 04:25:40 pm
I've got my own rules that I follow when it comes to Fan-Servicey games.

I'll never skip a game that I want to otherwise play because it has it (I mean - I 'get' & agree that some of the things w/ younger aged characters can be creepy)

-and-

I'll never skip a game that I otherwise want to play because it's had Fan-Service removed/censored.

Pixels on a screen can never offend me that much & lack of pixels on a screen can never be a deal-breaker; IMO...of course  8)

Sure, I get that, and I'm certainly not judging anyone who chooses to play games I don't for whatever reason - that would be silly of me. 

In a perfect world, they would make those scenes optional & just let you choose up front if you want to experience them or not (I'm talking specifically about the mini-games here). 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 10, 2014, 04:35:19 pm
In a perfect world, we'd always get physical versions of all the games ever. Well, in mine anyways. :P

More on topic of the thread, weird Japanese game releases! This one isn't upcoming though, it just released (today maybe?) without any warning (or fanfare). This one is Rabi Laby 3, a $5 3DS eShop game from a series I've never heard of. From what I've read, the first two were DSiWare games. Apparently they're puzzle-platformer games... aaaaand that's about all I can tell you. Honestly, pretty tempting for only $5. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 04:39:20 pm
My copy of One Piece: Unlimited World Red should be there when I get home tonight.  Looking forward to checking that out, and playing some more Gundam Reborn, and Guided Fate...and finishing up Fallout 3.  Argh!  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 09:25:35 pm
FYI, Best Buy is giving a $10 gift card w/ the preorder of Natural Doctrine for either PS3 or PS4.  $5 for the Vita version. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2014, 11:10:23 pm
In spite of the shame of posting 3 times in a row in my own thread, I gotta say this - One Piece Unlimited World Red is *AWESOME*!  ;D It's literally like you're playing episodes of the anime, and it looks gorgeous.  Not very familiar with the anime?  Neither am I!  But these characters are a riot, and it just so darned pretty and fun that it doesn't much matter.  I'd classify it as an action-RPG (you level up, gain new abilities, get "words" you can equip and I'm pretty sure you even start to get side quests at some point - I'm only an hour in right now).  This is just a fantastic game, pure fun from the start.  I'd recommend one of the console versions too - I'm sure it plays OK on the Vita, but the game is SO PRETTY with so much going on all the time that it seems a crime not to play it on a big screen.

I know I'm still very early in, but I'm gonna go ahead & say this one gets my seal of approval - highly recommended! ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 11, 2014, 10:06:49 am
I'm not really sure why so many fanservice games have been getting localized lately. This sort of weird stuff used to stay in Japan. A couple years ago it would've been unthinkable that we'd get Akiba's Trip, or Senran Kagura. Even Conception II was a bit of an odd choice, with the whole creepy "classmating" thing going on (and the pervy priest who watches the "classmating rituals"). Eugh, hearing it dubbed in english makes it even creepier. :(

Conception II *is* weird, but at least they keep it to vague innuendo.  I thought the gameplay shots of Akiba's Trip looked fun, but I am concerned as to how far it goes as well (if it's as fan-service-y as Senran Kagura, then I'll have to pass). 

Some people on other forums I frequent complained about the "censoring" that was done to the Mugen Souls games, but honestly had they NOT cut out those super-creepy bath mini-games I would have let those pass as well.  I don't mind a little fan service within limits, but please let's leave kids (and saying in the manual that the character actually ISN'T a kid even tho they clearly look like one doesn't cut it) out of it.

Conception II only has innuendo, the only sexual stuff in there is text, so I don't mind it at all. The only thing I don't really like about the game is the maze thing, I don't know exactly why, but I have a hard time navigating in there and I don't find that part really fun. Nevertheless, the game is fun to me :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 11, 2014, 10:31:25 am
For those of you excited for Ar noSurge, Siliconera posted some screenies so all y'all can see the progress of the game's localization.
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/11/ar-nosurge-english-screenshots-show-games-localization/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/11/ar-nosurge-english-screenshots-show-games-localization/)
I really like what I see so far. This is going to be a great September! :D

*Edit: Now there's an official english trailer! (ugh, I really hope this will have dual audio)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 11, 2014, 12:32:11 pm
I'm not really sure why so many fanservice games have been getting localized lately. This sort of weird stuff used to stay in Japan. A couple years ago it would've been unthinkable that we'd get Akiba's Trip, or Senran Kagura. Even Conception II was a bit of an odd choice, with the whole creepy "classmating" thing going on (and the pervy priest who watches the "classmating rituals"). Eugh, hearing it dubbed in english makes it even creepier. :(

Conception II *is* weird, but at least they keep it to vague innuendo.  I thought the gameplay shots of Akiba's Trip looked fun, but I am concerned as to how far it goes as well (if it's as fan-service-y as Senran Kagura, then I'll have to pass). 

Some people on other forums I frequent complained about the "censoring" that was done to the Mugen Souls games, but honestly had they NOT cut out those super-creepy bath mini-games I would have let those pass as well.  I don't mind a little fan service within limits, but please let's leave kids (and saying in the manual that the character actually ISN'T a kid even tho they clearly look like one doesn't cut it) out of it.

Conception II only has innuendo, the only sexual stuff in there is text, so I don't mind it at all. The only thing I don't really like about the game is the maze thing, I don't know exactly why, but I have a hard time navigating in there and I don't find that part really fun. Nevertheless, the game is fun to me :)

I agree about the navigating - I've only finished the tutorial section (I was hoping to make it through enough to get to the point of being able to download the free DLC while I could), but it was dragging so much for me.  Something about the dungeons is not that appealing to me, but I love going through the dungeons/mazes in Etrian Odyssey and Persona 3/4!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 11, 2014, 01:46:56 pm
I agree about the navigating - I've only finished the tutorial section (I was hoping to make it through enough to get to the point of being able to download the free DLC while I could), but it was dragging so much for me.  Something about the dungeons is not that appealing to me, but I love going through the dungeons/mazes in Etrian Odyssey and Persona 3/4!

Didn't know there were free DLCs - I just downloaded them now, thanks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 11, 2014, 01:56:03 pm
There's also a TON of free DLC for both Mugen Souls Z & Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, as well as one so far for One Piece UWR. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 11, 2014, 09:58:59 pm
Well....crap.  That's what I get for saying I have everything I plan on picking up this year preordered already.  NISA is working with Koei-Tecmo to put out a Limited Edition of Ar Nosurge:

(http://store.nisamerica.com/arno_big_LE.jpg)

http://store.nisamerica.com/Ar-nosurge-Limited-Edition?whence=

*clicks preorder*
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 11, 2014, 10:55:57 pm
Wow, Ar noSurge's LE is great, and it's way cheaper than the Fairy Fencer F LE. My wallet can't handle all of these awesome Limited Editions. :'(
Dual audio has also been confirmed for Ar noSurge! ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 11, 2014, 11:25:20 pm
Wow, Ar noSurge's LE is great, and it's way cheaper than the Fairy Fencer F LE. My wallet can't handle all of these awesome Limited Editions. :'(
Dual audio has also been confirmed for Ar noSurge! ;D

Yup, I love that box & poster artwork, and the price is much more reasonable - especially since I have $10 in gift certs w/ NISA.  ;) 

And I liked the voices from the trailer, sounded pretty good to me.  :) 

EDIT:  Oh!  I had a question!  :P  For anyone that knows, is this game directly related to the first 3 Ar Tonelico games, or just set in the same universe?  I guess what I'm asking is if I will need to have played the others first - mind you, I *want* to, but I haven't been able to pull the trigger on the ebay prices of the first 2.   :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 12, 2014, 06:30:02 am
Wow, Ar noSurge's LE is great, and it's way cheaper than the Fairy Fencer F LE. My wallet can't handle all of these awesome Limited Editions. :'(
Dual audio has also been confirmed for Ar noSurge! ;D

Yup, I love that box & poster artwork, and the price is much more reasonable - especially since I have $10 in gift certs w/ NISA.  ;) 

And I liked the voices from the trailer, sounded pretty good to me.  :) 

EDIT:  Oh!  I had a question!  :P  For anyone that knows, is this game directly related to the first 3 Ar Tonelico games, or just set in the same universe?  I guess what I'm asking is if I will need to have played the others first - mind you, I *want* to, but I haven't been able to pull the trigger on the ebay prices of the first 2.   :-\

According to the Ar tonelico Wiki, it's a continuation of Ciel noSurge (which wasn't released out of Japan), and a prequel to the Ar Tonelico games. Sooooo... that's good for you, since story-wise this is probably a better place to start than the 3 Ar Tonelico games. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 12, 2014, 07:30:42 am
Wow, Ar noSurge's LE is great, and it's way cheaper than the Fairy Fencer F LE. My wallet can't handle all of these awesome Limited Editions. :'(
Dual audio has also been confirmed for Ar noSurge! ;D

Yup, I love that box & poster artwork, and the price is much more reasonable - especially since I have $10 in gift certs w/ NISA.  ;) 

And I liked the voices from the trailer, sounded pretty good to me.  :) 

EDIT:  Oh!  I had a question!  :P  For anyone that knows, is this game directly related to the first 3 Ar Tonelico games, or just set in the same universe?  I guess what I'm asking is if I will need to have played the others first - mind you, I *want* to, but I haven't been able to pull the trigger on the ebay prices of the first 2.   :-\

According to the Ar tonelico Wiki, it's a continuation of Ciel noSurge (which wasn't released out of Japan), and a prequel to the Ar Tonelico games. Sooooo... that's good for you, since story-wise this is probably a better place to start than the 3 Ar Tonelico games. :)

Cool, thanks!  I still want to get the others eventually, but this one looks really good so I'd like to play it before then.  ;) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 12, 2014, 10:04:06 am
Yeah, you're fine playing this one 1st.

*Cancels GS vanilla pre-order*

*Pre-orders several N1 LE's*

 8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: ffxik on July 13, 2014, 06:48:42 pm
Sweet.  Question.  Am I the only one who wants another Mana Khemia game?  I'm stoked for this one.  But the Mana spin off is by far may favorite.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 14, 2014, 09:22:15 am
Sweet.  Question.  Am I the only one who wants another Mana Khemia game?  I'm stoked for this one.  But the Mana spin off is by far may favorite.

Mana Khemia is a spin-off of the Atelier series, not Ar Tonelico - but in your defense, all these nonsense words kinda sound the same.  :P  I did love the first Mana Khemia - still haven't played the second, even tho I've owned it since it came out.  No excuse, really.   :-\ 

***ATTENTION ANYONE WHO PREORDERED PERSONA Q PREMIUM EDITION FROM BEST BUY WHEN IT WAS LISTED FOR $49.99*** 

If you check your order now, you'll find that the description has changed and it now says you've preordered the standard edition.  HOWEVER, if you contact them (either phone or email, I went with email) and let them know that:

1) you preordered it when the description was for the premium edition for $49.99
2) your order now appears to have changed, and
3) you've heard from a friend (I'm your friend! :D) that they are offering $30 gift cards to people in your situation so that you can cancel & reorder the correct title (the premium edition is now listed separately for $80)

Then they'll hook you up!  Word is the customer service people have told others that they have been informed of the situation and that this is the solution they've been told to offer, so there's nothing shady going on here.  I emailed them yesterday and got an email back shortly saying I'd have my gift card in a couple of weeks.  :) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 14, 2014, 03:23:51 pm

***ATTENTION ANYONE WHO PREORDERED PERSONA Q PREMIUM EDITION FROM BEST BUY WHEN IT WAS LISTED FOR $49.99*** 

If you check your order now, you'll find that the description has changed and it now says you've preordered the standard edition.  HOWEVER, if you contact them (either phone or email, I went with email) and let them know that:

1) you preordered it when the description was for the premium edition for $49.99
2) your order now appears to have changed, and
3) you've heard from a friend (I'm your friend! :D) that they are offering $30 gift cards to people in your situation so that you can cancel & reorder the correct title (the premium edition is now listed separately for $80)

Then they'll hook you up!  Word is the customer service people have told others that they have been informed of the situation and that this is the solution they've been told to offer, so there's nothing shady going on here.  I emailed them yesterday and got an email back shortly saying I'd have my gift card in a couple of weeks.  :)

Good to know that you emailed them!  I really didn't want to call them (I saw that someone had done that on Cheap Ass Gamers.  I'll give it a go - thanks!

I was hoping something like this would happen :P  GG BestBuy on leaving that incorrect listing up for weeks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 14, 2014, 03:27:24 pm
Super minor insignificant news on Azure Striker Gunvolt. English voices will no longer be added to the North American version of the game, instead, the Japanese voices will remain during gameplay (though maybe not cutscenes for some reason).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 14, 2014, 05:06:58 pm

***ATTENTION ANYONE WHO PREORDERED PERSONA Q PREMIUM EDITION FROM BEST BUY WHEN IT WAS LISTED FOR $49.99*** 

If you check your order now, you'll find that the description has changed and it now says you've preordered the standard edition.  HOWEVER, if you contact them (either phone or email, I went with email) and let them know that:

1) you preordered it when the description was for the premium edition for $49.99
2) your order now appears to have changed, and
3) you've heard from a friend (I'm your friend! :D) that they are offering $30 gift cards to people in your situation so that you can cancel & reorder the correct title (the premium edition is now listed separately for $80)

Then they'll hook you up!  Word is the customer service people have told others that they have been informed of the situation and that this is the solution they've been told to offer, so there's nothing shady going on here.  I emailed them yesterday and got an email back shortly saying I'd have my gift card in a couple of weeks.  :)

I already had called them a few days ago and they confirmed my order was correct. But I went ahead and called them again today. They offered me the $30 card and cancelled my original order. So Im going to go reorder the pre-order tonight. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 14, 2014, 08:02:25 pm
Glad you guys got in on the deal & are getting it worked out.  :)  To think, I *almost* missed out on it because I canceled on Friday thinking that they weren't going to do anything but ship me the normal edition. 

On another note, this video - a fake "console" commercial by the Senran Kagura dev - is hi-larious!  ;D  Probably don't wanna watch it at work tho.  ;)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 14, 2014, 08:09:46 pm
I figured I'd wait to see how everyone else was going to deal with it because it had been posted on so many game deals sites.  I emailed and they got back to me real fast:

Quote
Hello Desocietas,

Thank you for contacting Best Buy. I apologize for the confusion we have caused and that you have not received any updates regarding the error. It was because description of the SKU online was incorrect and it should have shown for a standard edition considering the price. I would suggest to cancel this order and place a different order for the Premium Edition:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/persona-q-shadow-of-the-labyrinth-the-wild-cards-premium-edition-nintendo-3ds/7829042.p;jsessionid=C3A3DBFFA2B51734CB384513948F621F.bbolsp-app02-140?id=1219291425820&skuId=7829042&st=Persona Q&lp=2&cp=1

I understand that this has caused great inconvenience in your part and I would like to offer a $30 gift card as a thank you for being patient with us regarding this matter.

Please allow 10 to 15 business days for the gift card to be mailed to your address.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
 
We appreciate you for being a My Best Buy member.

I figure BB will be losing quite a bit of money with this (or have a lot of angry customers who didn't realize the change in their order).  Either way, I had already preordered it on Newegg when they were doing a promo for an additional $5 gift card with preorder, so I'm good with cancelling the BB order this time  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 14, 2014, 08:30:48 pm
Eh, the thought of not re-ordering it crossed my mind, but seems kinda low to take their gift card & not order it.  I won't get a better deal than this on it anyway. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 14, 2014, 09:33:42 pm
Glad you guys got in on the deal & are getting it worked out.  :)  To think, I *almost* missed out on it because I canceled on Friday thinking that they weren't going to do anything but ship me the normal edition. 

On another note, this video - a fake "console" commercial by the Senran Kagura dev - is hi-larious!  ;D  Probably don't wanna watch it at work tho.  ;)


This is the best thing I've seen all day.
Also, I noticed earlier Azure Striker Gunvolt isn't in the thread for some reason. Not niche enough?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 14, 2014, 10:21:16 pm
Also, I noticed earlier Azure Striker Gunvolt isn't in the thread for some reason. Not niche enough?

I've never heard of it before you mentioned it today.  ??? What is it?

Also, in reading I see that Ciel nosurge is an episodic Vita game in Japan, and this October their supposed to release a version that has all the episodes on one cart - so maybe there's still a chance we'll see the game over here & they've just been waiting for that all-inclusive version to release so they can localize it?  Maybe?? :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 14, 2014, 10:44:05 pm
Also, I noticed earlier Azure Striker Gunvolt isn't in the thread for some reason. Not niche enough?

I've never heard of it before you mentioned it today.  ??? What is it?

Also, in reading I see that Ciel nosurge is an episodic Vita game in Japan, and this October their supposed to release a version that has all the episodes on one cart - so maybe there's still a chance we'll see the game over here & they've just been waiting for that all-inclusive version to release so they can localize it?  Maybe?? :)

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D action platformer developed by Inti Creates, the same developer responsible for the Mega Man Zero & ZX series (which Gunvolt is similar to). Keiji Inafune is the Executive Producer, which is awesome. :) It's supposed to release some time this summer over here on the eShop (pretty sure it's eShop only in Japan too).

Official Website Here --> http://gunvolt.com/en/en_index.html (http://gunvolt.com/en/en_index.html)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 14, 2014, 11:00:41 pm
Also, I noticed earlier Azure Striker Gunvolt isn't in the thread for some reason. Not niche enough?

I've never heard of it before you mentioned it today.  ??? What is it?

Also, in reading I see that Ciel nosurge is an episodic Vita game in Japan, and this October their supposed to release a version that has all the episodes on one cart - so maybe there's still a chance we'll see the game over here & they've just been waiting for that all-inclusive version to release so they can localize it?  Maybe?? :)

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D action platformer developed by Inti Creates, the same developer responsible for the Mega Man Zero & ZX series (which Gunvolt is similar to). Keiji Inafune is the Executive Producer, which is awesome. :) It's supposed to release some time this summer over here on the eShop (pretty sure it's eShop only in Japan too).

Official Website Here --> http://gunvolt.com/en/en_index.html (http://gunvolt.com/en/en_index.html)

Huh, cool - I thought the only game Inafune was working on was that Kickstarter game.  Oh well, I added it - I can't even keep up with "mainstream" Nintendo digital releases, much less the niche stuff.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: ffxik on July 15, 2014, 02:04:24 am
Sweet.  Question.  Am I the only one who wants another Mana Khemia game?  I'm stoked for this one.  But the Mana spin off is by far may favorite.

Mana Khemia is a spin-off of the Atelier series, not Ar Tonelico - but in your defense, all these nonsense words kinda sound the same.  :P  I did love the first Mana Khemia - still haven't played the second, even tho I've owned it since it came out.  No excuse, really.   :-\ 

I know.  :P  Still no excuse not release another one.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 15, 2014, 09:50:35 am
Also, I noticed earlier Azure Striker Gunvolt isn't in the thread for some reason. Not niche enough?

I've never heard of it before you mentioned it today.  ??? What is it?

Also, in reading I see that Ciel nosurge is an episodic Vita game in Japan, and this October their supposed to release a version that has all the episodes on one cart - so maybe there's still a chance we'll see the game over here & they've just been waiting for that all-inclusive version to release so they can localize it?  Maybe Hopefully?? :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 15, 2014, 10:00:46 am
More minor news today. Akiba's Trip reaches Europe on October 10th, and Keiji Inafune is considering starting  a Kickstarter campaign for a Mega Man Legends styled Mighty No. 9 game.

*Edited this post because I don't want to double post.
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is coming to the PS Vita in NA on July 29th. It will be a PSN-only title. Since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet in this thread, I'll give a little info about what it is. Phantom Breaker is a retro beat-em-up from 5pb. that supports up to 4 players at once. It also has some characters from Steins;Gate, a popular visual novel (which also has a popular anime adaptation). I'll post a Japanese gameplay trailer for those of you looking to learn more.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 17, 2014, 12:17:50 am
More minor news today. Akiba's Trip reaches Europe on October 10th, and Keiji Inafune is considering starting  a Kickstarter campaign for a Mega Man Legends styled Mighty No. 9 game.

*Edited this post because I don't want to double post.
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is coming to the PS Vita in NA on July 29th. It will be a PSN-only title. Since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned yet in this thread, I'll give a little info about what it is. Phantom Breaker is a retro beat-em-up from 5pb. that supports up to 4 players at once. It also has some characters from Steins;Gate, a popular visual novel (which also has a popular anime adaptation). I'll post a Japanese gameplay trailer for those of you looking to learn more.


I saw that announcement earlier today, but didn't watch the trailer (still haven't, but I will!).  Sounds interesting at least. 

EDIT:  Japanese debut trailer for the new Fatal Frame game for the Wii U.  This had BETTER come to the US...  >:(

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: bobster on July 17, 2014, 09:20:52 am
Ah man that game looks amazing! I've yet to play a Fatal Frame game, but I'm a huge fan of Silent Hill and I think Fatal Frame is exactly what I want. On a similar note, I just picked up Siren a week or two back. Sounds like it's time to go through a horror game phase!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 17, 2014, 12:38:30 pm
So getting in on the Persona Q Premium Ed. deal has caused me to spend MORE money.  I mean, I can't very well just have half of the tarot card set, right??  So I preordered Persona 4 Arena Ultimax last night. :P

Also, just updated the main post a little, mainly with some new trailers. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 17, 2014, 02:23:40 pm
So getting in on the Persona Q Premium Ed. deal has caused me to spend MORE money.  I mean, I can't very well just have half of the tarot card set, right??  So I preordered Persona 4 Arena Ultimax last night. :P

Also, just updated the main post a little, mainly with some new trailers.

I felt the same way. I had absolutely no intention of preordering P4 Arena Ultimax. I wanted to wait for a price drop, since it's not really a huge priority for me, even if it is a Persona game. Of course, Atlus just had to only put half the tarot set in Persona Q. :-\ Well, at least we get a Teddy punching bag thing too, right? Oh yeah, and the game itself. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 17, 2014, 03:11:49 pm
So getting in on the Persona Q Premium Ed. deal has caused me to spend MORE money.  I mean, I can't very well just have half of the tarot card set, right??  So I preordered Persona 4 Arena Ultimax last night. :P

Also, just updated the main post a little, mainly with some new trailers.

I felt the same way. I had absolutely no intention of preordering P4 Arena Ultimax. I wanted to wait for a price drop, since it's not really a huge priority for me, even if it is a Persona game. Of course, Atlus just had to only put half the tarot set in Persona Q. :-\ Well, at least we get a Teddy punching bag thing too, right? Oh yeah, and the game itself. :P

I know, right!?! :P 

You guys make me feel better about my poor life choices.   ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 17, 2014, 04:25:52 pm
The Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix (PS3) has been announced to be released in NA on December 2nd, Europe gets it on the 5th (only a couple months after the Japanese release).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 17, 2014, 04:51:52 pm
I'm going to say anything involving Disney is not niche.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 17, 2014, 05:22:12 pm
I'm going to say anything involving Disney is not niche.  ;)

Disney + Final Fantasy is sorta niche? :-\ Eeeeh, it's a stretch, but it doesn't matter to me anyways. I've never had any interest in KH. I didn't know where else to post it anyways. It's your thread, do what you want about it. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 17, 2014, 07:04:49 pm
I'm going to say anything involving Disney is not niche.  ;)

Disney + Final Fantasy is sorta niche? :-\ Eeeeh, it's a stretch, but it doesn't matter to me anyways. I've never had any interest in KH. I didn't know where else to post it anyways. It's your thread, do what you want about it. :)

Hey, not like I'm insulted or anything.  :P  I'm not a big KH fan either, they're good but the only one I've actually finished is the first one.  The one on PSP was excellent tho.  You play as 3 different characters, I beat it with one & played half-way through the second.  So I'm very interested in playing it in HD.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 18, 2014, 02:35:28 pm
I'm going to say anything involving Disney is not niche.  ;)

Disney + Final Fantasy is sorta niche? :-\ Eeeeh, it's a stretch, but it doesn't matter to me anyways. I've never had any interest in KH. I didn't know where else to post it anyways. It's your thread, do what you want about it. :)

I don't know if it's because of Disney, but I wouldn't think KH is really niche either. Final Fantasy is pretty much THE RPG everybody knows (at least in my area), so it doesn't really make it more niche to me :P Not trying to start an argument or anything; just giving my point of view! "Niche" is not easily defined anyway.

That aside, I'm excited for 2.5 Remix! I hope we at least get the bundle option with the Sora action figure. Japan gets 6 different bundles for this game, which is pretty crazy!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 18, 2014, 11:48:00 pm
NISA Limited Editions Stock Update:

Fairy Fencer F - < 25% !
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - < 25% !
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star - < 50%

I put down a "just in case" preorder for Fairy Fencer F.  I'm leaning towards "no", but I want to be able to decide when the release gets closer. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 18, 2014, 11:50:34 pm
NISA Limited Editions Stock Update:

Fairy Fencer F - < 25% !
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - < 25% !
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star - < 50%

I put down a "just in case" preorder for Fairy Fencer F.  I'm leaning towards "no", but I want to be able to decide when the release gets closer.

It sure took a long time for that Disgaea 4 LE to get down to 25%, I wonder why... :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 18, 2014, 11:53:51 pm
NISA Limited Editions Stock Update:

Fairy Fencer F - < 25% !
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - < 25% !
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star - < 50%

I put down a "just in case" preorder for Fairy Fencer F.  I'm leaning towards "no", but I want to be able to decide when the release gets closer.

It sure took a long time for that Disgaea 4 LE to get down to 25%, I wonder why... :P

Hehe, I haven't been the least bit tempted by that one.  ;)  Actually, I've decided just to continue getting the Disgaea games for the PS3, because I don't care about the DLC and would rather play them on the big screen (if I ever get around to playing them at all... :P). 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 20, 2014, 06:22:27 am
NISA Limited Editions Stock Update:

Fairy Fencer F - < 25% !
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited - < 25% !
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star - < 50%

I put down a "just in case" preorder for Fairy Fencer F.  I'm leaning towards "no", but I want to be able to decide when the release gets closer.

It sure took a long time for that Disgaea 4 LE to get down to 25%, I wonder why... :P

Hehe, I haven't been the least bit tempted by that one.  ;)  Actually, I've decided just to continue getting the Disgaea games for the PS3, because I don't care about the DLC and would rather play them on the big screen (if I ever get around to playing them at all... :P).

Even if you don't care about the DLC, the Vita versions of 3 & 4 have additional characters (that aren't DLC) that are added to the main story. Rutile & Stella Grossular (yay mineral names!) were added to Disgaea 3's Vita port, and Sister Artina & Nagi Clockwork were added to Disgaea 4's Vita port. The Vita port of 4 also adds in a lot of features from Disgaea D2. If you really want to play them on the TV, I'm sure you'll be able to play them on the Playstation TV after it comes to North America. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 21, 2014, 10:48:35 am
I won't say I'll never pickup the Vita versions, but I'll have to find them really cheap.  I never could get into the Disgaea series.  :-[

Brand new Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate trailer! :D

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 23, 2014, 12:03:35 pm
Man, this Fall is going to kill me.  They just announed a special edition of Samurai Warriors 4 for the PS4 that includes the anime on blu-ray and a soundtrack cd in special packaging.  No price yet, but looks awesome:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14698287576_de6e67a9dd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ooQyPj)Samurai Warriors 4 on PS4 (https://flic.kr/p/ooQyPj)

EDIT:  Also, the PS4 version of Akiba's Trip just got announced for the US sometime "this holiday season".  Good of them to announce it before the PS3 version released.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 23, 2014, 10:59:55 pm
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is coming to the PS Vita on the PSN in NA next Tuesday (July 29th). It's going to cost a whole $12, woo. Makise Kurisu (from Steins;Gate) will also be available as a DLC character (maybe at launch... I think) for $6. I'm not too sure I want to spend $6 extra just for one character, whether I like Steins;Gate or not.

Official English Trailer (way more lame than the Japanese trailer)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 24, 2014, 01:59:53 pm
I dont care if its niche or not. This is my future. :)

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/1792.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 24, 2014, 03:17:36 pm
I dont care if its niche or not. This is my future. :)

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/1792.html

In a cruel & (completely hypothetical:) future...you *must* choose between getting a sequel for:

a). Ni No Kuni or

b). Bravely Default  :o

By choosing one...you doom the other & guarantee that the other will never get a sequel ==>

==> Soera says: _____?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: GrooDWanderer on July 24, 2014, 03:58:20 pm
I'm looking forward to seeing more about Natural Doctrine. Looks pretty good so far.

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/09/1393247846-natural-doctrine-ps4-box-art.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 24, 2014, 05:02:50 pm
I'm looking forward to it too - it's on my pre-ordered & waiting for list.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: betelgeuse on July 24, 2014, 10:34:03 pm
I won't say I'll never pickup the Vita versions, but I'll have to find them really cheap.  I never could get into the Disgaea series.  :-[

Brand new Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate trailer! :D


Nice! Not sure if I'll ever get tired of these hack and slash games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 25, 2014, 01:27:07 am
I dont care if its niche or not. This is my future. :)

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/1792.html

In a cruel & (completely hypothetical:) future...you *must* choose between getting a sequel for:

a). Ni No Kuni or

b). Bravely Default  :o

By choosing one...you doom the other & guarantee that the other will never get a sequel ==>

==> Soera says: _____?

ARG! What a horrible predicament. It would take me many days to actually pick one. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 25, 2014, 01:49:53 am
I won't say I'll never pickup the Vita versions, but I'll have to find them really cheap.  I never could get into the Disgaea series.  :-[

Brand new Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate trailer! :D


Nice! Not sure if I'll ever get tired of these hack and slash games.

I know I won't - I have a preorder down for Hyrule Warriors, and I was thinking about placing one for Orochi 3 Ultimate as well...but now that they've announced the special edition of Samurai Warriors, I'm going with that one instead.  But I'll end up with Orochi sometime next year, no doubt.  ;) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 25, 2014, 10:49:35 am
Atlus and NIS America are working together to bring Tears to Tiara II to North America. The game's full title will be Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord. Tears to Tiara II is a strategy RPG developed by Aquaplus. Its story is told in a Visual Novel style. The text will be translated (obviously), however, the Japanese audio will remain untouched. The game will be available on October 14th on the PS3. for $39.99. Haven't heard anything about a physical or digital release yet. Looks pretty good too. :) So far, Atlus USA has only posted the game's opening, so I'll post a Japanese trailer here instead.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 25, 2014, 10:56:37 am
Atlus and NIS America are working together to bring Tears to Tiara II to North America. The game's full title will be Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord. Tears to Tiara II is a strategy RPG developed by Aquaplus. Its story is told in a Visual Novel style. The text will be translated (obviously), however, the Japanese audio will remain untouched. The game will be available on October 14th on the PS3. for $39.99. Haven't heard anything about a physical or digital release yet. Looks pretty good too. :) So far, Atlus USA has only posted the game's opening, so I'll post a Japanese trailer here instead.


Looks promising!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 25, 2014, 11:36:52 am
Looks really cool.  Plus, elephants???  :o

(http://www.otakustudy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/tttii.jpg)

Hope this gets a physical release!  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 25, 2014, 01:37:43 pm
Looks really cool.  Plus, elephants???  :o

(http://www.otakustudy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/tttii.jpg)

Hope this gets a physical release!  ;D

omg that elephant  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 25, 2014, 05:13:41 pm
That looks amazing. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 25, 2014, 11:04:37 pm
Hope this gets a physical release!  ;D

Well, Atlus is translating the game's text from what I've heard. I don't think it would be an unreasonable assumption that NISA may pitch in to make a fancy LE for us to drop even more money on this fall. :P Maybe it's just wishful thinking though. I really like the look of it so far. It has made a better impression on me personally than NAtURAL DOCtRINE. (I'm only comparing the two because they're both SRPGs)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 25, 2014, 11:34:25 pm
Hope this gets a physical release!  ;D

Well, Atlus is translating the game's text from what I've heard. I don't think it would be an unreasonable assumption that NISA may pitch in to make a fancy LE for us to drop even more money on this fall. :P Maybe it's just wishful thinking though. I really like the look of it so far. It has made a better impression on me personally than NAtURAL DOCtRINE. (I'm only comparing the two because they're both SRPGs)

Well, the article I read said that Atlus is publishing it in the US & NIS in Europe.  But I hope you're right.  And I agree, I haven't been impressed by Natural Doctrine at all, but this game looks great. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 27, 2014, 01:50:14 am
Sale on Tales of Xillia 2 & other Namco Bandai items:
http://bandainamcous.tumblr.com/post/92839885846/we-understand-if-you-cant-make-it-all-the-way-out
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 28, 2014, 12:01:04 pm
I'm away from my computer so I can't provide a link, but I read an official press release for Tales to Tiara II last night that specifically said ”retail and digital" for the US release.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 28, 2014, 12:45:48 pm
I'm away from my computer so I can't provide a link, but I read an official press release for Tales to Tiara II last night that specifically said ”retail and digital" for the US release.  :)

Oh man, so hyped! ;D

On another note, The Mysterious Murasame Castle will reach North America for the first time, in the form of a 3DS virtual console release on the 7th of August.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 28, 2014, 12:51:40 pm
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: The Wild Cards Premium Edition is currently at an unlisted price of $71.99 for anyone who's interested!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16878166003

This is unlisted, so that means places will not pricematch it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 28, 2014, 11:26:15 pm
ooooOOOOoooo :D

per Gematsu:

Quote
NIS America is teasing a physical version of its upcoming htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PS Vita.

“Would a physical release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary brighten your day?” the publisher teased on Facebook.

The puzzle platformer was confirmed for localization earlier this month via PlayStation Network this fall.


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/07/nis-america-teases-physical-firefly-diary-release#esOGO3eg7MYpkkkH.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 29, 2014, 12:39:19 am
http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/1800.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 30, 2014, 09:32:30 am
Updated.  After watching that Tears to Tiara trailer, I was trying to find out if it shared any art direction w/ the Tales of series.  I couldn't find anything, but the logo, character design & just general look/feel of that opening screams "Tales" to me. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 31, 2014, 11:19:14 am
Hrm, I'm gonna call this one niche:

Digimon All-Star Rumble announced for PS3 and Xbox 360
Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/07/digimon-star-rumble-announced-ps3-xbox-360#emsKVssvVygiq0Tp.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 31, 2014, 03:33:13 pm
Hrm, I'm gonna call this one niche:

Digimon All-Star Rumble announced for PS3 and Xbox 360
Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/07/digimon-star-rumble-announced-ps3-xbox-360#emsKVssvVygiq0Tp.99

If only they would announce Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for localization instead. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 31, 2014, 05:33:07 pm
2 new trailers:

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Official Trailer

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum™ Official English Trailer

EDIT:  Er, I guess the Firefly trailer isn't new, but the AFU one definitely is.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 31, 2014, 06:10:59 pm
Busy news day!  Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle was given a release date of Oct. 7 & a Target-exclusive LE was announced:

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/31/tenkai-knights-brave-battle-limited-edition-announced/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on August 01, 2014, 01:14:23 am
I checked out the Firefly a few days ago. It looks neat.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 01, 2014, 10:36:41 pm
Huh.  Well, that's interesting.  ???

Quote
NIS America has delayed the release of Natural Doctrine one week and pushed Fairy Fencer F forward one week, trading their release dates.

Natural Doctrine, previously set for release on September 16 and 19 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 23 in North America and September 26 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

Fairy Fencer F, previously set for release on September 23 and 26 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 16 in North America and September 19 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 3.


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/08/natural-doctrine-fairy-fencer-f-trade-release-dates#si50IK8ZM0SqShfL.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 01, 2014, 10:49:15 pm
Huh.  Well, that's interesting.  ???

Quote
NIS America has delayed the release of Natural Doctrine one week and pushed Fairy Fencer F forward one week, trading their release dates.

Natural Doctrine, previously set for release on September 16 and 19 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 23 in North America and September 26 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

Fairy Fencer F, previously set for release on September 23 and 26 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 16 in North America and September 19 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 3.


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/08/natural-doctrine-fairy-fencer-f-trade-release-dates#si50IK8ZM0SqShfL.99

We get to have Fairy Fencer a week earlier now? Can't complain about that. :) (Especially because I don't particularly care about Natural Doctrine)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 01, 2014, 10:57:16 pm
Huh.  Well, that's interesting.  ???

Quote
NIS America has delayed the release of Natural Doctrine one week and pushed Fairy Fencer F forward one week, trading their release dates.

Natural Doctrine, previously set for release on September 16 and 19 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 23 in North America and September 26 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

Fairy Fencer F, previously set for release on September 23 and 26 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 16 in North America and September 19 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 3.


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/08/natural-doctrine-fairy-fencer-f-trade-release-dates#si50IK8ZM0SqShfL.99

We get to have Fairy Fencer a week earlier now? Can't complain about that. :) (Especially because I don't particularly care about Natural Doctrine)

Well I'll still be playing Destiny then regardless, so it doesn't matter much to me.   :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 01, 2014, 11:27:34 pm
Huh.  Well, that's interesting.  ???

Quote
NIS America has delayed the release of Natural Doctrine one week and pushed Fairy Fencer F forward one week, trading their release dates.

Natural Doctrine, previously set for release on September 16 and 19 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 23 in North America and September 26 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.

Fairy Fencer F, previously set for release on September 23 and 26 in North America and Europe, will now launch on September 16 in North America and September 19 in Europe. It will be available for PlayStation 3.


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/08/natural-doctrine-fairy-fencer-f-trade-release-dates#si50IK8ZM0SqShfL.99

We get to have Fairy Fencer a week earlier now? Can't complain about that. :) (Especially because I don't particularly care about Natural Doctrine)

Well I'll still be playing Destiny then regardless, so it doesn't matter much to me.   :P

Since I'm in Canada, I probably won't get Fairy Fencer from NIS America's store in the mail until a week after it releases. That means I'll probably be hooked on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call by the time it arrives in the mail. ;D At least I get to get my mitts on that purdy Limited Edition a bit earlier now. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 04, 2014, 11:01:15 am
Apparently (according to a message left by GS yesterday), Akiba's Trip will be releasing a day earlier than the previously announced release date since the message was a reminder to pick it up Tuesday morning (instead of Wednesday).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 04, 2014, 11:10:34 am
Apparently (according to a message left by GS yesterday), Akiba's Trip will be releasing a day earlier than the previously announced release date since the message was a reminder to pick it up Tuesday morning (instead of Wednesday).

It was originally supposed to be released tomorrow though. Games on Sony's platforms always release on Tuesdays in North America, since that's when the Playstation Store is supposed to update. Maybe I'm not understanding your post. ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 04, 2014, 11:16:45 am
From what I understand, Akiba's Trip was originally supposed to come out tomorrow but was pushed back, but apparently many people are getting the automated call to pick it up tomorrow from GS because they suck at updating things.  :P  In other words, I wouldn't go out of my way to get to a GS tomorrow if the only reason for your trip is to pick that game up.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 04, 2014, 05:39:35 pm
From what I understand, Akiba's Trip was originally supposed to come out tomorrow but was pushed back, but apparently many people are getting the automated call to pick it up tomorrow from GS because they suck at updating things.  :P  In other words, I wouldn't go out of my way to get to a GS tomorrow if the only reason for your trip is to pick that game up.  ;)

Good advice!

Now it's getting even stranger, though - *NOW* GS (and several other sites that I've checked) are all listing its release date as 8/12 (for the PS3 version) and December (for the PS4 version)  :-\

Seriously folks...WTF?!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 04, 2014, 06:45:31 pm
From what I understand, Akiba's Trip was originally supposed to come out tomorrow but was pushed back, but apparently many people are getting the automated call to pick it up tomorrow from GS because they suck at updating things.  :P  In other words, I wouldn't go out of my way to get to a GS tomorrow if the only reason for your trip is to pick that game up.  ;)

Good advice!

Now it's getting even stranger, though - *NOW* GS (and several other sites that I've checked) are all listing its release date as 8/12 (for the PS3 version) and December (for the PS4 version)  :-\

Seriously folks...WTF?!

Yeah, that's correct - it's coming out next week for PS3/Vita, and a date hasn't been given for the PS4 yet beyond "holiday '14" - so anything they say about that is a placeholder. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 06, 2014, 07:55:52 pm
New multiplayer trailer for Natural Doctrine.  Gotta say, this is the first thing I've seen on the game that actually looks interesting.  The card thing especially, would like to know more about that.

I just hate the art direction of this game.  Looks really bland & generic. 

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 06, 2014, 10:43:35 pm
New multiplayer trailer for Natural Doctrine.  Gotta say, this is the first thing I've seen on the game that actually looks interesting.  The card thing especially, would like to know more about that.

I just hate the art direction of this game.  Looks really bland & generic. 


The game hasn't done too much to make it stand out. Even the boxart is bland and boring. The one thing that stands out the most for me is that the title is stylized as NAtURAL DOCtRINE.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 06, 2014, 11:14:14 pm
My biggest weakness is a card game.  Culdcept is one of my all-time favorite games.  So yeah, that'll probably be enough to get me to bite at release.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 07, 2014, 10:09:04 am
My biggest weakness is a card game.  Culdcept is one of my all-time favorite games.  So yeah, that'll probably be enough to get me to bite at release.  ;)

Have you played/liked the Baten Kaitos Gamecube games?

Eye of Judgement for the PS3?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 07, 2014, 10:38:19 am
I really enjoyed the first BK - never finished it tho (got really close, I forget what happened).  I've never played the second - both of those are Gamecube games I'm looking to pick up.

Eye of Judgement was fun, but the camera stuff was unnecessary really and I never played it a ton because it was a pain to setup. 

Phantasy Star Online Ep. III was an awesome card-based game too, and criminally overlooked IMO. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 09, 2014, 06:46:55 am
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! releases September 23rd, alongside a million other things I want. I still can't find it up for preorder anywhere in Canada either. :'(
The North American versions of both the PS3 & Vita version will have nifty reversible cover art.
(http://i.imgur.com/3aN22XM.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 11, 2014, 02:59:34 pm
Neptunia Rebirth LE announced, with special circumstances:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BujAzjUCYAElc_M.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 11, 2014, 04:52:33 pm
Neptunia Rebirth LE announced, with special circumstances:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BujAzjUCYAElc_M.jpg)

Good news, I wonder how fast they'll sell out. It's nice to know how many will be available.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3 & Vita) has been given a release date for North America of November 18th. It releases in Europe on November 21st.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 13, 2014, 08:38:35 am
Yeah I was going to wait on that one, but I'll bite if I can snag one of those. 

BTW, Amazon has the PS4 version of Natrual Doctrine marked down to $40, and it still comes w/ a $10 credit.  Not bad at all. :D

http://www.amazon.com/NAtURAL-DOCtRINE-PlayStation-4/dp/B00K5UZMJO/ref=sr_1_1_title_0?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1407933170&sr=1-1&keywords=natural+doctrine
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 13, 2014, 09:19:57 am
I'm surprised that the Neptunia LE is not being handled by N1...anyone know why?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2014, 11:20:12 am
I'm surprised that the Neptunia LE is not being handled by N1...anyone know why?

Because HDN Re;Birth 1 is being published by Idea Factory International, rather than NIS America this time.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 13, 2014, 11:46:02 am
I'm surprised that the Neptunia LE is not being handled by N1...anyone know why?

Because HDN Re;Birth 1 is being published by Idea Factory International, rather than NIS America this time.

Is this a 1st?

I mean, has IF self-published other games before?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 13, 2014, 12:03:29 pm
They just opened their US branch earlier this year, so they've published a couple so far I believe.  Couldn't tell you what they are tho. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2014, 12:13:06 pm
They just opened their US branch earlier this year, so they've published a couple so far I believe.  Couldn't tell you what they are tho.

They've published Monster Monpiece in NA and Europe so far. Not sure if they've published other stuff yet. Aksys has still been publishing Hakuoki, and NIS America has continued publishing some of their other stuff.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 18, 2014, 12:40:37 pm
Did some overdue updating to the OP, everything should be correct now according to the info I could find.  No newly announced games AFAIK. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 18, 2014, 05:26:40 pm
Blazblue: Clone Phantasma is being released in the 3DS eShop this Thursday. The game will cost $5.99.
The game's website can be accessed here: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arcstyle/overseas/blazblue/eng/index.html (http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arcstyle/overseas/blazblue/eng/index.html)

Freedom Wars for the PS Vita has also been given a release date of October 28th in North America.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 19, 2014, 10:21:32 am
Big news! Yokai Watch (3DS) has finally been announced for localization! ;D According to Level-5, it is to be released some time next year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 19, 2014, 10:39:59 am
Yay!  ;D

I also read about that Freedom Wars release date this morning, but then I got sidetracked and forgot to update it.  Stupid work.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 21, 2014, 10:48:15 pm
Mighty Gunvolt has been announced for a North American release. It's a 3DS download only crossover thingie with playable characters from Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mighty No. 9, and Galgun. The game is done in a retro style that resembles one of the older 8-Bit Mega Man games. The game will be free to those who buy Azure Striker Gunvolt game from its release date up until the 28th of November of this year. After you buy Azure Striker Gunvolt from the 3DS eShop, you'll be sent the download code for Mighty Gunvolt. It isn't planned as a standalone title for North America yet (it will be eventually in Japan), but it sure is a neat little bonus if you plan on buying Gunvolt. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: instantreplay on August 24, 2014, 11:03:45 am
Anyone know if Ar noSurge Plus is going to be released in the U.S.?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 25, 2014, 09:26:08 am
Anyone know if Ar noSurge Plus is going to be released in the U.S.?

Plus?

the vanilla version hasn't even been released here yet   :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: instantreplay on August 25, 2014, 11:12:22 am
Anyone know if Ar noSurge Plus is going to be released in the U.S.?

Plus?

the vanilla version hasn't even been released here yet   :o


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKBIGkYDdEU/U75reOrwOkI/AAAAAAAAAC4/74ITfxMr2qc/s1600/tweet.png)

NIS America tweeted a teaser of the Ar noSurge logo blurred out. The tweet was made well after Ar noSurge was announced for a U.S. release.
Also, Ar noSurge Plus is simply a vita port of Ar noSurge. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 25, 2014, 02:00:34 pm
Anyone know if Ar noSurge Plus is going to be released in the U.S.?

Plus?

the vanilla version hasn't even been released here yet   :o


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKBIGkYDdEU/U75reOrwOkI/AAAAAAAAAC4/74ITfxMr2qc/s1600/tweet.png)

NIS America tweeted a teaser of the Ar noSurge logo blurred out. The tweet was made well after Ar noSurge was announced for a U.S. release.
Also, Ar noSurge Plus is simply a vita port of Ar noSurge. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything.

Ah, I gotcha'

I don't use/follow any social media so, I'm not surprised that this is the 1st that I'm hearing of it.

Did JP get a Plus/Vita version of it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: instantreplay on August 26, 2014, 09:17:23 am
Anyone know if Ar noSurge Plus is going to be released in the U.S.?

Plus?

the vanilla version hasn't even been released here yet   :o


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKBIGkYDdEU/U75reOrwOkI/AAAAAAAAAC4/74ITfxMr2qc/s1600/tweet.png)

NIS America tweeted a teaser of the Ar noSurge logo blurred out. The tweet was made well after Ar noSurge was announced for a U.S. release.
Also, Ar noSurge Plus is simply a vita port of Ar noSurge. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything.

Ah, I gotcha'

I don't use/follow any social media so, I'm not surprised that this is the 1st that I'm hearing of it.

Did JP get a Plus/Vita version of it?

Yes but it hasn't come out yet. It comes out October 2.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 26, 2014, 09:24:58 am
I was hoping for a Ciel no Surge announcement instead.  Don't really care to have 2 versions of ANS, and I'd much rather play a JRPG on the TV than a portable. 

EDIT:  I also see that the Neptunia Rebirth LE didn't last long.  Kinda glad, that removes that temptation.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 28, 2014, 10:28:22 am
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation coming to North America and Europe

http://gematsu.com/2014/08/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-2-sisters-generation-coming-north-america-europe#Xp5zqkxwFvzY6j1f.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 02, 2014, 05:28:01 pm
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation coming to North America and Europe

http://gematsu.com/2014/08/hyperdimension-neptunia-rebirth-2-sisters-generation-coming-north-america-europe#Xp5zqkxwFvzY6j1f.99

Awesome, I was wondering when IF was going to get around to that. Hopefully they'll announce a localization for the two spinoffs we don't have yet, and HDN Victory II. :) Too bad I missed out on the LE for Re;Birth 1. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 03, 2014, 07:00:29 am
Natural Doctrine was pushed back another week, it's now releasing on the 30th of this month. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 03, 2014, 11:35:20 am
Natural Doctrine was pushed back another week, it's now releasing on the 30th of this month.

all versions?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 03, 2014, 12:52:34 pm
Natural Doctrine was pushed back another week, it's now releasing on the 30th of this month.

all versions?

Yeah
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 03, 2014, 11:10:15 pm
Atlus announced that first-run copies of Tears to Tiara II will include a 31 page artbook.  :)

(http://www.atlus.com/tears2/img/purchase/purchase_content_glamshot.png)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 03, 2014, 11:17:56 pm
Atlus announced that first-run copies of Tears to Tiara II will include a 31 page artbook.  :)

(http://www.atlus.com/tears2/img/purchase/purchase_content_glamshot.png)

Gamestop website doesn't have the 31 page included. Is it just not updated yet or something?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 03, 2014, 11:24:53 pm
Probably not - the way they describe it it's physically included with the game, not a separate preorder bonus, so it shouldn't matter who you buy it from. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 04, 2014, 08:48:42 am
Atlus announced that first-run copies of Tears to Tiara II will include a 31 page artbook.  :)

(http://www.atlus.com/tears2/img/purchase/purchase_content_glamshot.png)

That is awesome, I already preordered it but now it's even better. This fall is going to be awesome. ;D

Probably not - the way they describe it it's physically included with the game, not a separate preorder bonus, so it shouldn't matter who you buy it from. 

I second this. To my memory, Atlus' first print editions (or any other publisher's) have never been exclusive to any particular retailer. It's more of a limited edition than a first print run if you have to buy it at a particular place.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 04, 2014, 09:06:51 am
Abe, I see from your sig that you've started playing Neptunia Rebirth - how is it so far?  Did you play the original, and if so how improved is it? 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 04, 2014, 09:30:39 am
Abe, I see from your sig that you've started playing Neptunia Rebirth - how is it so far?  Did you play the original, and if so how improved is it?

Re;Birth1 is a massive improvement over the original. I haven't actually finished the original yet, but being the first in the series it's a bit rough around the edges. I wouldn't say it was a bad game though, I've enjoyed what I played. HDN Re;Birth1 takes all the good stuff from HDN Victory (my personal favorite in the series) and adds it to the first game. A lot is actually changed, more than just the battle system, even the story is changed slightly from the original version (the characters in the game even make reference to this in their dialogue :P). It's kinda hard to list everything that's been changed/added to Re;Birth1, since there's so much. The best way to put it is, if you've played HDN Victory, you'll know what to expect.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 04, 2014, 09:34:22 am
Abe, I see from your sig that you've started playing Neptunia Rebirth - how is it so far?  Did you play the original, and if so how improved is it?

Re;Birth1 is a massive improvement over the original. I haven't actually finished the original yet, but being the first in the series it's a bit rough around the edges. I wouldn't say it was a bad game though, I've enjoyed what I played. HDN Re;Birth1 takes all the good stuff from HDN Victory (my personal favorite in the series) and adds it to the first game. A lot is actually changed, more than just the battle system, even the story is changed slightly from the original version (the characters in the game even make reference to this in their dialogue :P). It's kinda hard to list everything that's been changed/added to Re;Birth1, since there's so much. The best way to put it is, if you've played HDN Victory, you'll know what to expect.

Thanks - I actually haven't played any of them yet, but was curious to hear your thoughts.  :)  I've heard people say that the original was kinda rough tho. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 04, 2014, 12:05:05 pm
The only Neptunia game that I've played is the 1st one on the PS3 and, yeah - it was pretty rough around the edges.

What I remember as my 2 biggest annoyances with it were:

1).  being unable to re-sell anything at the store (overly cluttered inventories full of old, useless, outdated, & obsolete shit just...vex me + the extra $ that you can't get for it early in the game like you can in (what?  almost every RPG made in the last few *decades*) is another annoyance  >:(    ), and

2).  the stupid-ass healing system    >:( :-\ :o :( >:(

I mean, can you simply use and/or consume one of your healing items either in or outside of battles (*again*, like you can in most RPG's made in the last few *decades*?

Answer = Hellz NO you can't!

Instead, wouldn't our fan-base just adore & enjoy it if we take a simple turn-based RPG staple (like the healing system) and turn it into a system almost identical to FF XII's 'gambit' system (which, don't get me wrong - worked in & suited FF XII just fine); so, something simple & intuitive (like using a freakin' potion) becomes variable-based (ie "if HP = < 30% then chance to use a healing item = 20%", etc...

...blech

/rant

I wouldn't say that the entire game sucked (personally, I'd rate it at around a 6.5/10 (which, if you use ALL TEN #'s of the 10-point scale like I do -and- very few reviewers seem to; that's a different rant for another day, though) does not necessarily a bad game make...

Anyways, what kind of game is this "Tears to Tiaras" & what's its premise/what's it like & about?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 04, 2014, 12:38:20 pm
Edit: doh  :P

Kenny, it's a SRPG - I don't know anything about the story, but I can say I love the graphic style.  Checkout this link for some gameplay from the Japanese demo:

http://youtu.be/Z0VtWJKs7dI?t=10m1s
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 04, 2014, 12:40:13 pm
Edit: doh  :P

Kenny, it's a SRPG - I don't know anything about the story, but I can say I love the graphic style.  Checkout this link for some gameplay from the Japanese demo:

http://youtu.be/Z0VtWJKs7dI?t=10m1s

thanks!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 05, 2014, 12:19:05 pm
There are a ton of new English gameplay videos of Ar nosurge in this article over at gematsu.com:

http://gematsu.com/2014/09/ar-nosurge-gameplay-screenshots
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 11, 2014, 11:43:10 am
Looks like the PS4 version of Akiba's Trip has a release date now so I added that - I haven't heard anything from the PS3/Vita versions, anyone know how they were received?

Also made a couple other minor updates - put final box art on Class of Heroes 2G & marked the LE of Ar nosurge as sold out.  Hope everyone that wanted that one got it! 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 11, 2014, 07:26:13 pm
Looks like the PS4 version of Akiba's Trip has a release date now so I added that - I haven't heard anything from the PS3/Vita versions, anyone know how they were received?

From what I've heard from people who have played Akiba's Trip, it seems to be fairly well received. Unfortunately, I haven't picked up a copy yet, so I can't offer any of my own input on the game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 11, 2014, 07:33:57 pm
I'm just waiting for it to drop in price. I know Akiba Trip is those kind of games that will drop in price after a couple months.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 11, 2014, 07:45:07 pm
I'm just waiting for it to drop in price. I know Akiba Trip is those kind of games that will drop in price after a couple months.

As far as I'm aware, there were no preorder bonuses for it either. So you're not really missing out on anything by picking it up later.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 11, 2014, 07:57:29 pm
Yeah I definitely won't be picking up the PS4 version in Nov. either, my plate is beyond full right now.  But I'm glad to hear people are liking it, it should make for a fun game during the next gaming lull (is there such a thing anymore? :P). 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 11, 2014, 07:58:56 pm
Yeah I definitely won't be picking up the PS4 version in Nov. either, my plate is beyond full right now.  But I'm glad to hear people are liking it, it should make for a fun game during the next gaming lull (is there such a thing anymore? :P).

Yeah me too a full plate and an empty wallet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 12, 2014, 04:55:27 pm
A Limited Edition for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has been announced for North America. The LE for the PS3 version will be $69.99 and the LE for the PS4 version will be $79.99. There goes another giant chunk of my money this fall. :( Still no solid release date yet for NA unfortunately, fall is all we have to go by for now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 12, 2014, 05:03:39 pm
A Limited Edition for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has been announced for North America. The LE for the PS3 version will be $69.99 and the LE for the PS4 version will be $79.99. There goes another giant chunk of my money this fall. :( Still no solid release date yet for NA unfortunately, fall is all we have to go by for now.

Is the LE online exclusive or will stores have them too
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 12, 2014, 05:09:03 pm
A Limited Edition for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has been announced for North America. The LE for the PS3 version will be $69.99 and the LE for the PS4 version will be $79.99. There goes another giant chunk of my money this fall. :( Still no solid release date yet for NA unfortunately, fall is all we have to go by for now.

Is the LE online exclusive or will stores have them too

According to this --> http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-limited-edition-announced-north-america/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/12/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-limited-edition-announced-north-america/)
You'll be able to buy the LE on Amazon, but not in stores I guess. I only see the standard editions up for preorder on Amazon.com so far, no LE yet. Amazon.ca doesn't even have the standard editions up for preorder yet. >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 12, 2014, 10:02:19 pm
Has anyone seen a pic of it yet?  I'd really like to know what that box looks like.

BTW, thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll add it to the OP sometime this weekend.  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 12, 2014, 11:41:10 pm
Has anyone seen a pic of it yet?  I'd really like to know what that box looks like.

BTW, thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll add it to the OP sometime this weekend.  ;)

No pics of the LE yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 18, 2014, 06:26:55 pm
So, apparently Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remmix for the 3DS is now going to be called Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. If I understood the article I read correctly, it's also coming out next year now instead of 2014. ???
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/hatsune-miku-project-mirai-remix-renamed-hatsune-miku-project-mirai-dx (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/hatsune-miku-project-mirai-remix-renamed-hatsune-miku-project-mirai-dx)

Aside from that, Tales of Zestiria has been announced to be released some time before the end of Summer 2015 in North America. ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on September 18, 2014, 06:33:37 pm
So, apparently Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix for the 3DS is now going to be called Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. If I understood the article I read correctly, it's also coming out next year now instead of 2014. ???
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/hatsune-miku-project-mirai-remix-renamed-hatsune-miku-project-mirai-dx (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/hatsune-miku-project-mirai-remix-renamed-hatsune-miku-project-mirai-dx)

Aside from that, Tales of Zestiria has been announced to be released some time before the end of Summer 2015 in North America. ;D

Like the article says, I have no idea whatsoever why they didn't keep the original name, but hey... New Miku game! I didn't know we'd get it too. I can't believe that they're localizing so many of them!  :o Did Project Diva F sell that much?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 19, 2014, 09:10:36 am
DISGAEA 5 CONFIRMED FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE. SO HYPED!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 19, 2014, 09:31:10 am
DISGAEA 5 CONFIRMED FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE. SO HYPED!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/)

(http://media.giphy.com/media/7AVgCaSYOQIs8/giphy.gif)

Sorry, I had to! :P

I will say tho, even tho I'm not much of a Disgaea fan if that figurine is in the inevitable NISA LE set, I'm definitely ordering it!  ;D

EDIT:  Updated the OP w/ new additions and a date change or two.  Can't believe I didn't already have Tales of Zesteria on the list!  :o

And tho I don't think it qualifies as "niche", I'm very happy to hear about Battleborne's Feb. release date. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 19, 2014, 10:48:35 am
DISGAEA 5 CONFIRMED FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE. SO HYPED!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/19/disgaea-5-confirmed-america-tgs-demo-will-available-psn-japan-october/)

Should go w/o saying -but-

*SAME*!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 23, 2014, 11:02:02 am
Added 3 Koei-Tecmo titles that were just announced for US release next year - Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, Bladestorm: Nightmare and Toukiden Kiwami.  Especially happy to see that Bladestorm announcement.  :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 23, 2014, 11:11:07 am
Thinking that I might cancel my PS4 Natural Doctrine LE & just pick up (what looks like) it could very well be the 1st game that I actually *play* on my PS4...game-only somewhere around its release date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 23, 2014, 11:19:28 am
Thinking that I might cancel my PS4 Natural Doctrine LE & just pick up (what looks like) it could very well be the 1st game that I actually *play* on my PS4...game-only somewhere around its release date.

Amazon is offering a $10 credit if you preorder ND.  For a while they actually had the PS4 version listed at $40, which is when I locked mine in, but the $10 still probably makes it the best deal on it at release. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 23, 2014, 02:22:55 pm
Thinking that I might cancel my PS4 Natural Doctrine LE & just pick up (what looks like) it could very well be the 1st game that I actually *play* on my PS4...game-only somewhere around its release date.

Amazon is offering a $10 credit if you preorder ND.  For a while they actually had the PS4 version listed at $40, which is when I locked mine in, but the $10 still probably makes it the best deal on it at release.

Thanks, Greg  ;D

My only other consideration is that, once I receive my 2 Ar no Surge LE's - I'll  have somewhere between $40 and $50 worth of N1 store credit; the only good thing about them releasing + me spending so much so close together = that those store credits add up so quickly   8)

Some of you other guys must be rolling in some pretty decent amounts of N1 store credits by now too; no?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 24, 2014, 07:46:00 am
Croixleur Sigma, a hack n slash, is coming to the PS4... eventually. The game is due out later this year in Japan, and according to the publisher a western release is coming "as soon as possible". No idea if it's a physical or digital release yet, I have a feeling it'll be digital only though.
The game's official website is here--> http://croixleur.com/ (http://croixleur.com/)
Here's a trailer for the Steam version that's already out.

Some of you other guys must be rolling in some pretty decent amounts of N1 store credits by now too; no?

Yeah, a whole $5. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 24, 2014, 08:04:12 am
^

You must use them as soon as you get them then, huh?

Me - I like to save em' up until I have enough for a game/LE (or at least really close to enough:)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 24, 2014, 08:17:58 am
^

You must use them as soon as you get them then, huh?

Me - I like to save em' up until I have enough for a game/LE (or at least really close to enough:)

Yeah, I usually use them up on my next order. My last one went towards the Fairy Fencer F LE. This one might go towards a wall scroll or somethin'. Not sure this time, since NISA hasn't announced any new fancy limited editions in a while.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on September 24, 2014, 08:31:03 am
kinda sorta on topic, I finally got my shipping confirmation e-mail for my Ar no Surge LE's last night...wouldn't be surprised to see em in today or tomorrow's mail  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 24, 2014, 10:50:23 am
Croixleur Sigma, a hack n slash, is coming to the PS4... eventually. The game is due out later this year in Japan, and according to the publisher a western release is coming "as soon as possible". No idea if it's a physical or digital release yet, I have a feeling it'll be digital only though.
The game's official website is here--> http://croixleur.com/ (http://croixleur.com/)
Here's a trailer for the Steam version that's already out.

Some of you other guys must be rolling in some pretty decent amounts of N1 store credits by now too; no?

Yeah, a whole $5. :P

Thanks, added! :) Combat looks fun, but if all the game is is fighting in round arenas it will probably be a pass for me. 

And I have a whopping $5 in NISA coupons too.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 24, 2014, 11:47:00 am
I'm in the $5 club too
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 24, 2014, 03:22:38 pm
I'm in the $5 club too

This is 3!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 26, 2014, 08:03:19 pm
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) releases in North America on the PSN next week on September 30th. It's a side-scrolling platformer thing directed by Suda51. It's already out in Europe, plus they've got a physical copy if you'd prefer to not buy digitally (I'm sure I'm not alone on that).

Here's a Japanese trailer.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 26, 2014, 08:12:41 pm
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) releases in North America on the PSN next week on September 30th. It's a side-scrolling platformer thing directed by Suda51. It's already out in Europe, plus they've got a physical copy if you'd prefer to not buy digitally (I'm sure I'm not alone on that).

Here's a Japanese trailer.

Thanks, Will pick up soon

Amazon has it for around $32. I dont know If there is only regular version for this or not.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 26, 2014, 09:16:27 pm
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) releases in North America on the PSN next week on September 30th. It's a side-scrolling platformer thing directed by Suda51. It's already out in Europe, plus they've got a physical copy if you'd prefer to not buy digitally (I'm sure I'm not alone on that).

Here's a Japanese trailer.

Thanks, Will pick up soon

Amazon has it for around $32. I dont know If there is only regular version for this or not.

I've only seen standard versions for sale for all 3 regions that have gotten physical copies (Japan, Asia, & Europe). I'm assuming there either isn't one or it sold out long ago.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 26, 2014, 10:09:27 pm
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day (PS3) releases in North America on the PSN next week on September 30th. It's a side-scrolling platformer thing directed by Suda51. It's already out in Europe, plus they've got a physical copy if you'd prefer to not buy digitally (I'm sure I'm not alone on that).

Here's a Japanese trailer.

Thanks, Will pick up soon

Amazon has it for around $32. I dont know If there is only regular version for this or not.

I've only seen standard versions for sale for all 3 regions that have gotten physical copies (Japan, Asia, & Europe). I'm assuming there either isn't one or it sold out long ago.

Hrm, I may have to import this myself - I have most if not all of Suda's other stuff anyway.  I'll have a $10 gift cert coming next week from my Amazon preorder of Natural Doctrine, this might be just the thing to put it on.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 07, 2014, 08:29:00 pm
The Legend of Dark Witch for the 3DS on the eShop has been announced for localization in North America. It's a 2D action platformer type thing. The game releases next Thursday, the 16th of October and will cost $3.99. For that price, it's pretty tempting.

Here's the trailer:
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 09, 2014, 08:00:46 pm
Not sure if this really counts as "niche" (don't know where else to put this), but the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been given a release date of December 9th in North America. It'll be $29.99 on launch. Unfortunately, it's only going to be released on the eShop over here. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 09, 2014, 10:21:16 pm
Not sure if this really counts as "niche" (don't know where else to put this), but the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy has been given a release date of December 9th in North America. It'll be $29.99 on launch. Unfortunately, it's only going to be released on the eShop over here. :-\

Yeah, I'm super bummed that it's not a physical release. :( Will probably get it anyway, eventually. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 10, 2014, 07:53:45 am
think I've already got all 3 of the DS games....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 10, 2014, 08:46:28 am
think I've already got all 3 of the DS games....

There are some minor improvements made to the compilation, but nothing huge from what I've seen. There's not much of a reason to pick it up if you've already got all three. Unless of course you really like the series and want another way to play them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 10, 2014, 09:16:39 am
think I've already got all 3 of the DS games....

There are some minor improvements made to the compilation, but nothing huge from what I've seen. There's not much of a reason to pick it up if you've already got all three. Unless of course you really like the series and want another way to play them.

Maybe if it wasn't digital only, and if it was playable on a console/TV, I might be sold..
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 10, 2014, 09:26:34 am
They're higher res so will look better if, like me, you've never played them before:

(http://static4.gamespot.com/uploads/ignore_jpg_scale_super/123/1239113/2667072-pwaat_aa1_egeworth.png)

If you HAVE already played them, then yeah, I'd probably give this one a pass.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 10, 2014, 10:52:13 am
In your side-by-side shots, obviously - one looks better than the other --But-- IMO...not all *that* much better.

Honestly, if I didn't already have all 3 games & I wanted them; it'd really come down to "The (MY) Big 3" - (1) preference, (2) situation, and (3) budget/money.

*Preference* (for me) *always* = physical (owning it) >>>>>>>>>> digital (renting it),

*Situation* *always* = A game I just want to try/check out vs. one that I'll want to replay, hold onto (if it's something that I think will only become harder to find & more expensive to replace down the road), and...is it something that falls into the category of filling in a blank as a part of a system, series, genre, etc. that I'm already looking/collecting for? and

*Budget/Money* *always* = If I have no interest in these 3 games, other than to play through them once & be done with them, then - what's cheaper, to buy the 3 old games individually or to by the newer trilogy?

In this example - not having checked on the going rate for the 3 Pheonix Wright games on the DS in years...I'm going to assume that (since, iirc, years ago - when I last looked, they weren't exactly cheap games) buying/renting the trilogy should be considerably cheaper than buying up the 3 older games would be.

I don't have the time right now to research this further & find out the cost of replacing my 3 sealed DS Pheonix Wright games vs. the cost of buying the new trilogy --but-- if anyone else has the time, interest, and/or curiosity to find out...I'd be interested in hearing the results  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on October 10, 2014, 11:50:52 am
They're higher res so will look better if, like me, you've never played them before:

(http://static4.gamespot.com/uploads/ignore_jpg_scale_super/123/1239113/2667072-pwaat_aa1_egeworth.png)

If you HAVE already played them, then yeah, I'd probably give this one a pass.

I was really excited to hear about the trilogy, and they said they re-drew everything (comparison shots: http://www.capcom-unity.com/gregaman/blog/2014/09/24/new-ace-attorney-trilogy-comparison-screens-show-difference-in-visual-quality), but AFAIK, there are no other changes with the game/gameplay.  I'd get it if they added another case or something like that, but I'm happy with my DS versions.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on October 10, 2014, 01:01:20 pm
Those shots look pretty similar to the iOS release.  Was hoping it'd be cheaper as I'd prefer having it on the 3DS, but... :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 10, 2014, 04:31:30 pm
Chou Megami Shinkou: Gekishin Black Heart (PS Vita) has been announced for a North American release! So excited! ;D Over here, the game will be called Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Blackheart. It has been given a release date of "early 2015" so far. Seems to be releasing not long after Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PS Vita). Hyperdevotion Noire is a strategy RPG based off of the Neptunia franchise, and features chibi characters from the main series as well as many new additions.

There's no english trailers yet that I know of, so here's a Japanese gameplay trailer:
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 16, 2014, 02:24:57 pm
A couple games have finally have some release dates now.
-Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3&4) releases on December the 16th in North America. (Official announcement)
-Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita) releases on February 24th in North America according to Amazon. It might not be correct, but Amazon is usually fairly accurate.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 16, 2014, 03:10:50 pm
-Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita) releases on February 24th in North America according to Amazon. It might not be correct, but Amazon is usually fairly accurate.

What do you know about this "Noire" game, Abe?

I know and have heard absolutely nothing about it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 16, 2014, 05:37:15 pm
-Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita) releases on February 24th in North America according to Amazon. It might not be correct, but Amazon is usually fairly accurate.

What do you know about this "Noire" game, Abe?

I know and have heard absolutely nothing about it!

It's a spinoff of the Neptunia series featuring the character Noire/Black Heart, and is a turn-based grid-based SRPG. The characters are all in a cutesy chibi form in this particular game. As usual, there's the usual characters parodying game consoles, game companies and other game related things, but quite a few new ones got added to this game. To name a few most of the new characters added, there's new characters parodying Dragon Quest, Dynasty Warriors, Fairy Fencer F, Hatsune Miku, Idolm@ster, Metal Gear Solid, Monster Hunter, Opoona, Resident Evil, and Yakuza. If you want to read something a bit more in-depth that I can't really fit in this post, I'd recommend this article: http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/23/battles-noire-strategy-rpg-spinoff-work/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/05/23/battles-noire-strategy-rpg-spinoff-work/)

It's got a review score of 31/40 from Famitsu (a pretty good score), and sold pretty well on its launch in Japan as well. That paired with it being from one of my favorite game franchises makes me pretty excited. ;D

Here's a screenshot to give you an idea of what it looks like:(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/0143.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 17, 2014, 07:23:42 am
Thanks Abe - looks like something I'd like too.

Know if it's PSTV compatible?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 17, 2014, 09:45:27 am
A couple games have finally have some release dates now.
-Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3&4) releases on December the 16th in North America. (Official announcement)
-Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita) releases on February 24th in North America according to Amazon. It might not be correct, but Amazon is usually fairly accurate.

Thanks, updated! :) And that Neptunia tactics spin-off does look really good.

I'd really like to pickup Guilty Gear in Dec., but I'll have to see how things go between now & then. My wife really enjoys the Blazblue games but she's never played a GG and I think she'd love it just as much. Still don't understand why we haven't seen pics of that limited edition tho.  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 17, 2014, 12:34:16 pm
I think that Kashell likes GG too Argyle...if you're looking for multiplayer  ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 17, 2014, 05:27:23 pm
I think that Kashell likes GG too Argyle...if you're looking for multiplayer  ;)

The thing is, I SUCK. ;) I am super-casual at fighting games.

BTW, why didn't any of you bums tell me about the new Level 5 game, Fantasy Life, that's coming out for the 3DS next week???  :o >:( :P


That looks awesome!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 17, 2014, 06:08:05 pm
I think that Kashell likes GG too Argyle...if you're looking for multiplayer  ;)

The thing is, I SUCK. ;) I am super-casual at fighting games.


I really love Guilty Gear, but I also suck at fighting games. If you want to play casually with somebody after you pick it up I wouldn't mind having a game with you. :)

Thanks Abe - looks like something I'd like too.

Know if it's PSTV compatible?

I have no idea. It's not on Sony's official PSTV compatibility list yet (it's pretty up to date). I'm not sure if they put upcoming stuff on there too, or if it's only current releases though. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 isn't up there yet, I kinda have a bad feeling that it won't be. Can't say for sure though.

Here's the compatibility list I use: https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5376 (https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5376)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 18, 2014, 08:29:14 am
BTW, why didn't any of you bums tell me about the new Level 5 game, Fantasy Life, that's coming out for the 3DS next week???  :o >:( :P

Funny that you mention that Fantasy Life game  :o

The 1st that I saw or heard of it was yesterday- when I finished reading the latest issue of GI.

I say "finished" because...the add for it was *literally* on one of the very last pages of the magazine; SMH at the complete lack of marketing all around = no posters/displays at GS either  :-\ 

Despite the transparent hope of customers (or parents and grandparents shopping for gifts) seeing the cover/box art and the prominent use & display of the word "Fantasy" + the strategy (ploy/desperation(?)) of releasing it after folks have started thinking about/shopping for gifts --But-- not close enough to and/or in competition with any of the more 'real' & 'serious' "true" holiday blockbuster/major releases...I must admit that the game has piqued my interest & that I'll most likely get in a GS pre-order for it sometime today or tomorrow.

What...you wanna make something of it?  ;)

Just cuz I'm getting (admittedly & assuredly undeserved) love, loot, + generosity for my B-Day the day after this releases...doesn't mean that there's anything wrong w/ me treating myself to yet *another* B-Day gift to myself; right?

...right?

         ...right?

               ...right ?

Right?!  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on October 19, 2014, 01:52:31 pm
BTW, why didn't any of you bums tell me about the new Level 5 game, Fantasy Life, that's coming out for the 3DS next week???  :o >:( :P


That looks awesome!

Haha, I just assumed everyone knew because I think it was in some of the Nintendo Direct videos or something.  The game does look amazing, though I figure I'll have to wait on it because 1. I can't stream it right now and 2. it doesn't have any sort of incentive for pre-order/day 1 purchase :P  That's my only criteria at the moment holding me back from buying *everything* this Fall.

So Fantasy Life will def be a purchase in the future, but I don't *have* to have it right now :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 20, 2014, 12:46:27 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 20, 2014, 12:52:46 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

On it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 20, 2014, 01:00:11 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

Added, thanks!

And I've been looking for a new handheld game so it was perfect timing for me on Fantasty Life. After the $25 Amazon credit I had it's only costing me $15 out of pocket, so that's a win. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 20, 2014, 01:37:05 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

was hoping for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky but... close enough  :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 20, 2014, 02:02:12 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

was hoping for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky but... close enough  :'(\

Say whaaat  :o

Escha + Logy has been out (in NA) for awhile now...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 20, 2014, 02:11:10 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

was hoping for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky but... close enough  :'(\

Say whaaat  :o

Escha + Logy has been out (in NA) for awhile now...

Yeah, I was confused about that as well.  ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 20, 2014, 02:38:58 pm
Nifty neato, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) has been announced for a release in North America & Europe in 2015.

was hoping for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky but... close enough  :'(\

Say whaaat  :o

Escha + Logy has been out (in NA) for awhile now...

Yeah, I was confused about that as well.  ???

Sorry, I meant Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Plus. The Vita version that was recently announced in Japan. Not the PS3 version

source: http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/20/heres-look-atelier-escha-logy-plus-playstation-vita/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on October 20, 2014, 03:05:12 pm
I've never played any of the "Plus" versions (well, I have & I've played the 1st couple of hours of Rorona + on the PS3) of the Atelier games; so I've never played any of the Vita's "Plus" versions.

How are they?

Now that I can play my Vita games on the HDTV and using a DS3 or DS4 controller, I may re-think buying/replaying games that I've already played that have been significantly improved & polished and/or have had a considerable amount of new content added to them.

Speaking of...

I've played (and enjoyed) both Persona 3 & Persona 4 on the PS2.

I have (but haven't even started Persona 4: Golden for my Vita); who here has played it?

I'm thinking that, since I enjoyed Persona 4 on the PS2 so much + since enough years have gone by since I played it, that it could feel 'fresh' again...that maybe I'll break-in my PSTV with the game.

Anyone know:

- What's different about/been added to the Vita game from the PS2 game?

- How's it look for trophies/platinum; easy/difficult, long/short, etc. and

- Anything else about it that you liked, didn't like, and/or just think is worth a mention?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 20, 2014, 03:37:56 pm
I've never played any of the "Plus" versions (well, I have & I've played the 1st couple of hours of Rorona + on the PS3) of the Atelier games; so I've never played any of the Vita's "Plus" versions.

How are they?

Now that I can play my Vita games on the HDTV and using a DS3 or DS4 controller, I may re-think buying/replaying games that I've already played that have been significantly improved & polished and/or have had a considerable amount of new content added to them.

Speaking of...

I've played (and enjoyed) both Persona 3 & Persona 4 on the PS2.

I have (but haven't even started Persona 4: Golden for my Vita); who here has played it?

I'm thinking that, since I enjoyed Persona 4 on the PS2 so much + since enough years have gone by since I played it, that it could feel 'fresh' again...that maybe I'll break-in my PSTV with the game.

Anyone know:

- What's different about/been added to the Vita game from the PS2 game?

- How's it look for trophies/platinum; easy/difficult, long/short, etc. and

- Anything else about it that you liked, didn't like, and/or just think is worth a mention?

I haven't play any Plus version ether but I would like it to be Escha & Logy.

P4G is so much better than P4. Better everything and new things.
>2 new Social Link
> New soundtrack
> New Difficulties
> Teddie & Chie VA changed which I have mixed feelings for.
> More animated Scene, More Persona, New Area, New events
>ETC ETC ETC
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 20, 2014, 03:56:06 pm
I've never played any of the "Plus" versions (well, I have & I've played the 1st couple of hours of Rorona + on the PS3) of the Atelier games; so I've never played any of the Vita's "Plus" versions.

How are they?

Now that I can play my Vita games on the HDTV and using a DS3 or DS4 controller, I may re-think buying/replaying games that I've already played that have been significantly improved & polished and/or have had a considerable amount of new content added to them.

Speaking of...

I've played (and enjoyed) both Persona 3 & Persona 4 on the PS2.

I have (but haven't even started Persona 4: Golden for my Vita); who here has played it?

I'm thinking that, since I enjoyed Persona 4 on the PS2 so much + since enough years have gone by since I played it, that it could feel 'fresh' again...that maybe I'll break-in my PSTV with the game.

Anyone know:

- What's different about/been added to the Vita game from the PS2 game?

- How's it look for trophies/platinum; easy/difficult, long/short, etc. and

- Anything else about it that you liked, didn't like, and/or just think is worth a mention?

Trophy-wise, P4G will take you a while. They're not particularly difficult trophies to get (mostly), but it isn't possible to plat P4G in one playthrough. You'll need to play the game at least twice in order to get all the trophies, and I've heard it can take more than 100 hours to get the plat. I haven't gotten the plat, but I did really enjoy the game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 21, 2014, 09:06:12 am
Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit for the PS Vita has been given a release date of November 11th in North America. The game will be digital only, unfortunately.  :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 21, 2014, 03:16:52 pm
Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit for the PS Vita has been given a release date of November 11th in North America. The game will be digital only, unfortunately.  :(

Damn, might as well import it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on November 04, 2014, 12:56:13 pm
Looks like it might be fun  ;D

http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/730639-tokyo-twilight-ghost-hunters

Edit:

I fogot to mention that - not only does it look like this will be getting both PS3 and Vita releases in NA -

but:

as far as I can see...it'll be the same MSRP (of $40) for both platforms; that's odd, isn't it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 05, 2014, 06:32:07 am
Looks like it might be fun  ;D

http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/730639-tokyo-twilight-ghost-hunters

Edit:

I fogot to mention that - not only does it look like this will be getting both PS3 and Vita releases in NA -

but:

as far as I can see...it'll be the same MSRP (of $40) for both platforms; that's odd, isn't it?

It's not that odd. Akiba's Trip, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! and XBlaze were all the same way. Their PS3 and Vita versions cost the same amount when they released. I'm sure there's a few more examples too.

It does look pretty fun. I look forward to its release. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 05, 2014, 04:21:53 pm
Updated the OP with a lot of new release dates I pulled from Gamestop. They are usually fairly reliable when it's not an obvious placeholder date, and these don't appear to be.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 07, 2014, 12:32:12 pm
Updated again with newly announced release dates for Atelier Shallie & Atelier Ayesha Plus.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 13, 2014, 04:11:23 pm
A couple more updates - a confirmed release date for Under Night Birth-something Ex+Alpha Extreme Turbo Edition: Late. ;) Also boxart finally for Guilty Gear Xrd.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 13, 2014, 06:14:51 pm
Updated again with newly announced release dates for Atelier Shallie & Atelier Ayesha Plus.

Argh, why do they keep coming out with digital-only plus Ateliers? I want the extra content, but I want it in a retail package... it just makes me not want to purchase the original retail versions because it's likely that they'll release a plus version with more stuff.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on November 14, 2014, 07:33:43 am
Updated again with newly announced release dates for Atelier Shallie & Atelier Ayesha Plus.

Argh, why do they keep coming out with digital-only plus Ateliers? I want the extra content, but I want it in a retail package... it just makes me not want to purchase the original retail versions because it's likely that they'll release a plus version with more stuff.

True.

IMO though, other than Rorona+ (which got a retail release and, more importantly - made Astrid a playable character!)...none of the digital only plus versions have even come close to offering any compelling enough new content to warrant a purchase.

New costumes, voices, a new "bonus" dungeon, another ending, adding another 10 or 20 minutes to the game, etc...none of the above *do* enough for me to re-buy what amounts to >95% of the game I've already bought & played.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 14, 2014, 04:14:49 pm
I just heard that htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary on the Vita has been delayed from fall 2014 to February 2015. Unfortunately, it also seems it will still be digital only unless NIS America announces a special limited edition physical version. Japan got a limited edition physical version in addition to its digital-only standard release, so it's not entirely impossible.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 18, 2014, 08:50:00 pm
Hell yeah! ;D htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary is getting a physical release in North America in both standard and limited editions! They're already up for preorder on NIS America's online store. The game is set for a February 24, 2015 release.

In other news, Idea Factory International has announced that they are bringing Omega Quintet (PS4) to the west in 2015! Here's the game's official English website: http://ideafintl.com/omega-quintet/ (http://ideafintl.com/omega-quintet/)

I'm so hyped for both of these now! ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 18, 2014, 08:53:48 pm
Son of a.... I was JUST updating the main post about the Firefly physical edition & was about to post it here. I *cannot* beat Abe to a update! It must be his super power or something.  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 18, 2014, 09:01:13 pm
Son of a.... I was JUST updating the main post about the Firefly physical edition & was about to post it here. I *cannot* beat Abe to a update! It must be his super power or something.  :o

It is. :D

On another note, the localization for Brandish: The Dark Revenant isn't dead yet. I don't think I've heard about that game for months now. Xseed recently confirmed that they're still aiming for a 2014 release date. Unfortunately it's still a digital only release, but fortunately it will be compatible with the PS Vita and PlayStation TV (in addition to the PSP).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on November 18, 2014, 09:16:56 pm
Thanks for the update guys
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on November 19, 2014, 06:50:02 am
Huh

Normally, I want to play & pre-order almost any & all N1 LE's

but

I'm not interested in this Firefly game at all...

- could be a combination of the weird name + my complete ignorance about the game.

wtf *is* it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 19, 2014, 02:45:34 pm
Huh

Normally, I want to play & pre-order almost any & all N1 LE's

but

I'm not interested in this Firefly game at all...

- could be a combination of the weird name + my complete ignorance about the game.

wtf *is* it?

Well if you haven't watched the original trailer that's in the OP, it does a much better job of showing what the gameplay is like:


It's basically a puzzle/platformer tho (so I don't know how 1-hand friendly it will be  :-\ ). My wife loves the artwork, when I told her how much the LE was she was like "Well YEAH we're getting that!" :P

And I'm looking forward to Omega Quintet - will always take some more sweet turn-based goodness. :D Added it to the OP.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 19, 2014, 03:22:56 pm
Huh

Normally, I want to play & pre-order almost any & all N1 LE's

but

I'm not interested in this Firefly game at all...

- could be a combination of the weird name + my complete ignorance about the game.

wtf *is* it?

Well if you haven't watched the original trailer that's in the OP, it does a much better job of showing what the gameplay is like:


It's basically a puzzle/platformer tho (so I don't know how 1-hand friendly it will be  :-\ ). My wife loves the artwork, when I told her how much the LE was she was like "Well YEAH we're getting that!" :P

And I'm looking forward to Omega Quintet - will always take some more sweet turn-based goodness. :D Added it to the OP.

oo, looks very interesting.  I'll def have to check this one out.

And so cheap!  for $30 it's worth a try.  Also, for those of you who may have gift certs for NISA, since they changed their store, your gift cert codes won't work with the new system.  You have to email customer support to have them give you new codes that will work with the online shop.  A pain :/  but just wanted to let you know before they got low on stock and you find your gift codes don't work.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 20, 2014, 09:39:34 am
Finally, a pic of Guilty Gear Xrd's Limited Edition contents:

(http://www.aksysgames.com/images/GGXrd_LE-Mock_v3_lr.jpg)

I love that book/box - may have to see if I can swing this one.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on November 20, 2014, 10:33:57 am
Huh

Normally, I want to play & pre-order almost any & all N1 LE's

but

I'm not interested in this Firefly game at all...

- could be a combination of the weird name + my complete ignorance about the game.

wtf *is* it?

Well if you haven't watched the original trailer that's in the OP, it does a much better job of showing what the gameplay is like:


It's basically a puzzle/platformer tho (so I don't know how 1-hand friendly it will be  :-\ ). My wife loves the artwork, when I told her how much the LE was she was like "Well YEAH we're getting that!" :P

And I'm looking forward to Omega Quintet - will always take some more sweet turn-based goodness. :D Added it to the OP.

oo, looks very interesting.  I'll def have to check this one out.

And so cheap!  for $30 it's worth a try.  Also, for those of you who may have gift certs for NISA, since they changed their store, your gift cert codes won't work with the new system.  You have to email customer support to have them give you new codes that will work with the online shop.  A pain :/  but just wanted to let you know before they got low on stock and you find your gift codes don't work.

Dang I was wondering why my code wasn't working... I already preordered it..... I guess I'll save it for the next N1s Purchase.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 20, 2014, 11:01:26 am
Dang I was wondering why my code wasn't working... I already preordered it..... I guess I'll save it for the next N1s Purchase.

That's what I'm planning on doing. If you read their store change/update page they say that the codes will be usable again at some point, and that they're switching over to a different point-based system that will make it easier to apply the rewards in the future. So I figure I'll just wait until they get that going & use them later - it's not like I won't be ordering from NISA again in the near future. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 20, 2014, 11:53:43 am
Dang I was wondering why my code wasn't working... I already preordered it..... I guess I'll save it for the next N1s Purchase.

That's what I'm planning on doing. If you read their store change/update page they say that the codes will be usable again at some point, and that they're switching over to a different point-based system that will make it easier to apply the rewards in the future. So I figure I'll just wait until they get that going & use them later - it's not like I won't be ordering from NISA again in the near future. :P

Yeah, I'm not toooo worried, but I realized I have one expiring in February so I wanted to make sure I used it before I forgot...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 20, 2014, 12:21:55 pm
Dang I was wondering why my code wasn't working... I already preordered it..... I guess I'll save it for the next N1s Purchase.

That's what I'm planning on doing. If you read their store change/update page they say that the codes will be usable again at some point, and that they're switching over to a different point-based system that will make it easier to apply the rewards in the future. So I figure I'll just wait until they get that going & use them later - it's not like I won't be ordering from NISA again in the near future. :P

Yeah, I'm not toooo worried, but I realized I have one expiring in February so I wanted to make sure I used it before I forgot...

Well that makes sense. Mine doesn't expire until Sept. 2015. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on November 20, 2014, 03:17:52 pm
Still holding out for Final fantasy Explorers and Bravely Second. Those two along with Dragon quest: Heroes and Ni no Kuni 2 would make Soera a happy person.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 21, 2014, 01:23:29 pm
Dang I was wondering why my code wasn't working... I already preordered it..... I guess I'll save it for the next N1s Purchase.

That's what I'm planning on doing. If you read their store change/update page they say that the codes will be usable again at some point, and that they're switching over to a different point-based system that will make it easier to apply the rewards in the future. So I figure I'll just wait until they get that going & use them later - it's not like I won't be ordering from NISA again in the near future. :P

Yeah, I'm not toooo worried, but I realized I have one expiring in February so I wanted to make sure I used it before I forgot...

Well that makes sense. Mine doesn't expire until Sept. 2015. :P

Hm, NISA support still hasn't gotten back to me, and I'm worried about the stock running out.  I guess I can order one now and cancel/re-order if they get back to me soon about the discount code.  But yeah, in case any of you are still waiting on a new gift code... don't hold your breath too long!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 21, 2014, 03:15:03 pm
I haven't even been able to use my account since the site's redesign. The password reset isn't working, and their customer service hasn't replied to me yet, and the stock is going down fast on those new LEs. I might have to make a new account just so I don't miss out. :(

*Edit:
Okay, for some reason I can't even seem to create a new account. Those emails just aren't working for some reason. Is anyone else here having as much trouble as I am with NISA's new website? At this rate, I might end up missing out on the htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary limited edition. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 21, 2014, 04:53:55 pm
I haven't even been able to use my account since the site's redesign. The password reset isn't working, and their customer service hasn't replied to me yet, and the stock is going down fast on those new LEs. I might have to make a new account just so I don't miss out. :(

*Edit:
Okay, for some reason I can't even seem to create a new account. Those emails just aren't working for some reason. Is anyone else here having as much trouble as I am with NISA's new website? At this rate, I might end up missing out on the htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary limited edition. :'(

I couldn't get the credit card payment to work for me at all so I had to do PayPal.  If it's totally not working for you, feel free to PM me and maybe I can help put and order through for you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 21, 2014, 05:31:46 pm
I haven't even been able to use my account since the site's redesign. The password reset isn't working, and their customer service hasn't replied to me yet, and the stock is going down fast on those new LEs. I might have to make a new account just so I don't miss out. :(

*Edit:
Okay, for some reason I can't even seem to create a new account. Those emails just aren't working for some reason. Is anyone else here having as much trouble as I am with NISA's new website? At this rate, I might end up missing out on the htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary limited edition. :'(

I couldn't get the credit card payment to work for me at all so I had to do PayPal.  If it's totally not working for you, feel free to PM me and maybe I can help put and order through for you.

Thanks, I'd appreciate that. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 22, 2014, 12:58:49 am
I haven't even been able to use my account since the site's redesign. The password reset isn't working, and their customer service hasn't replied to me yet, and the stock is going down fast on those new LEs. I might have to make a new account just so I don't miss out. :(

*Edit:
Okay, for some reason I can't even seem to create a new account. Those emails just aren't working for some reason. Is anyone else here having as much trouble as I am with NISA's new website? At this rate, I might end up missing out on the htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary limited edition. :'(


Thanks, I'd appreciate that. :)

I guess I got lucky this time, the password reset worked for me & it took my cc with no problem.

I read on another board where someone was having trouble with changing their password, and they said they found an old email from NISA and followed a link off of it that took them to the old site. They changed their password there & it worked - dunno if it will work for you or not, but worth a try I suppose.

I couldn't get the credit card payment to work for me at all so I had to do PayPal.  If it's totally not working for you, feel free to PM me and maybe I can help put and order through for you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 22, 2014, 08:49:03 am
I haven't even been able to use my account since the site's redesign. The password reset isn't working, and their customer service hasn't replied to me yet, and the stock is going down fast on those new LEs. I might have to make a new account just so I don't miss out. :(

*Edit:
Okay, for some reason I can't even seem to create a new account. Those emails just aren't working for some reason. Is anyone else here having as much trouble as I am with NISA's new website? At this rate, I might end up missing out on the htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary limited edition. :'(


Thanks, I'd appreciate that. :)

I guess I got lucky this time, the password reset worked for me & it took my cc with no problem.

I read on another board where someone was having trouble with changing their password, and they said they found an old email from NISA and followed a link off of it that took them to the old site. They changed their password there & it worked - dunno if it will work for you or not, but worth a try I suppose.

I couldn't get the credit card payment to work for me at all so I had to do PayPal.  If it's totally not working for you, feel free to PM me and maybe I can help put and order through for you.

I tried following an old link and it almost worked. :'( I got a weird error message when I tried resetting my password that said
Quote
Sorry, we could not find a hint for your email address.
I'm not sure what that means, but I guess I'm not going to get my account working.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 25, 2014, 02:35:21 pm
The Criminal Girls LE is now up for preorder on NISA's site, release date is 2/3.

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/r/criminalgirls_pe_main_2.jpg)

http://store.nisamerica.com/criminal-girls-invite-only
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Warmsignal on November 29, 2014, 09:22:37 pm
When did Project Diva 2 come out? Was surprised to see it at GS today.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 30, 2014, 02:07:17 pm
When did Project Diva 2 come out? Was surprised to see it at GS today.

On the 18th. I've been pondering just moving released games to a released section for reasons such as this - thoughts?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on November 30, 2014, 03:09:51 pm
When did Project Diva 2 come out? Was surprised to see it at GS today.

On the 18th. I've been pondering just moving released games to a released section for reasons such as this - thoughts?

Good idea.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 01, 2014, 08:24:15 am
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 01, 2014, 08:28:34 am
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015

Hmm...I'll really have to think about getting that 1st one :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 01, 2014, 08:35:37 am
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015

Hmm...I'll really have to think about getting that 1st one :P

I hope it gets a nice LE from NIS America, like The Guided Fate Paradox did. Some of their most recent limited editions have been a bit meh compared to some of the ones from last year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 01, 2014, 09:36:19 am
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015

Hmm...I'll really have to think about getting that 1st one :P

I hope it gets a nice LE from NIS America, like The Guided Fate Paradox did. Some of their most recent limited editions have been a bit meh compared to some of the ones from last year.

True.

Even *I've* been losing interest in em.

The GFP one was pretty nice, though!

Who here's played GFP?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 01, 2014, 11:11:08 am
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015

Hmm...I'll really have to think about getting that 1st one :P

I hope it gets a nice LE from NIS America, like The Guided Fate Paradox did. Some of their most recent limited editions have been a bit meh compared to some of the ones from last year.

True.

Even *I've* been losing interest in em.

The GFP one was pretty nice, though!

Who here's played GFP?

I have, but I've only put a few hours into it so far. I've been meaning to get around to playing it again.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 01, 2014, 03:00:00 pm
Amazon put up a few new games for preorder. Since they're usually pretty accurate for release dates, I'll post them here.

-The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PS3) - March 17th, 2015
-Omega Quintet (PS4) - April 28th, 2015

Hmm...I'll really have to think about getting that 1st one :P

I hope it gets a nice LE from NIS America, like The Guided Fate Paradox did. Some of their most recent limited editions have been a bit meh compared to some of the ones from last year.

True.

Even *I've* been losing interest in em.

The GFP one was pretty nice, though!

Who here's played GFP?

You know where I quit in it, I think we've talked about it - but I've been thinking about trying to get back into it again. I think if I knew I could ignore *some* of that extra leveling stuff I'd be ok. 

BTW, don't be surprised if you have a stuffed PSN inbox sometime this week - got some things for you. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 01, 2014, 03:23:33 pm
Thanks Greg!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 03, 2014, 09:32:42 am
Sooo... unfortunately, the limited edition for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has been delayed by a couple weeks. :'( There's no new release date given, but it'll probably be after Christmas as they've said it will be a "one to two week postponement". However, it is only the limited edition that will see a delay in release, as the standard version will still release on December 16th.

http://www.aksysgames.com/2014/12/02/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-limited-edition-delay/ (http://www.aksysgames.com/2014/12/02/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-limited-edition-delay/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 03, 2014, 09:40:01 am
Just watched another trailer for Bravely Second. Man this game I want!

There is supposed to be a download-able demo coming out soon but I cant tell if its just in Japanese or if there is going to be one here in the states.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 03, 2014, 09:57:11 am
Just watched another trailer for Bravely Second. Man this game I want!

There is supposed to be a download-able demo coming out soon but I cant tell if its just in Japanese or if there is going to be one here in the states.

The demo that comes out next week (on the 10th) is for Japan only unfortunately. I haven't heard anything about an English demo yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 03, 2014, 11:57:25 am
Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Atlus' Etrian Odyssey and Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dugeon crossover for the 3DS has been confirmed for release in North America in the spring of 2015.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 03, 2014, 12:45:54 pm
Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Atlus' Etrian Odyssey and Spike Chunsoft's Mystery Dugeon crossover for the 3DS has been confirmed for release in North America in the spring of 2015.

You beat me again! ;)

EDIT: The OP has been updated!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 06, 2014, 03:56:37 pm
Yaay, Persona 5 is coming to the PS4 in addition to the previously announced PS3 version next year. So hyped! ;D There's a new teaser trailer out now too.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 06, 2014, 04:35:01 pm
Yaay, Persona 5 is coming to the PS4 in addition to the previously announced PS3 version next year. So hyped! ;D There's a new teaser trailer out now too.


You da man - you bearer of good tidings, you ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 06, 2014, 09:07:39 pm
Hey, I call foul this time - we already knew it was coming to the PS4. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 06, 2014, 10:54:11 pm
Hey, I call foul this time - we already knew it was coming to the PS4. :P

How did I manage to miss that? :o To be fair, it wasn't in the main post yet anyways. :P Really though, how did I miss something like that? ??? Official announcements for North America now and all that tho, not that anybody would doubt that we'd get it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 08, 2014, 01:42:42 pm
I was just browsing NIS America's online store and noticed that some of their older limited editions are once again in stock. If you missed out before, now's your chance! :D

These are what's back:
-Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) limited edition
-Mugen Souls (PS3) limited edition set - this one is actually a bundle of the limited editions for Mugen Souls and its sequel, Mugen Souls Z plus the 2 figure set for the first game's LE and the Zodiac keychain from the second.
-The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3) limited edition with Metallia Nendoroid figure
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 10, 2014, 07:52:57 am
http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2330.html

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2331.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 10, 2014, 08:14:40 am
http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2330.html

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2331.html

importing them?

or can you wait & see :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on December 10, 2014, 10:20:18 am
http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2330.html

http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2331.html

Be still my beating heart.  Loved the FF rhythm game and reeeeeaaally hoping they bring DQ over here as well even though it never seems to sell al that well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 10, 2014, 10:42:12 am
If these were vita imports i would of brought them in a heart beat buttttttttt Nintendo with their region lockkkkkk.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 10, 2014, 02:38:03 pm
Im really hoping that these are both brought over. Bravely Second is definitely among the top 2-3 titles Im holding out on.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 10, 2014, 03:08:08 pm
Im really hoping that these are both brought over. Bravely Second is definitely among the top 2-3 titles Im holding out on.
Speaking of which, they already have the release date in Japan as April 23rd, and you get a limited edition that's pretty expensive as well. http://kotaku.com/bravely-second-dated-for-japan-getting-limited-edition-1668652565
I really hope that SE does try to localize, because I heard that for the first game, Nintendo had to step in to help for the game's localization, which took 17 months. Hopefully, the game comes out here in late 2015 or early 2016, but that's being hopeful that SE will realize there is a market here for JRPGS, since BD sold very well in the U.S. compared to most other jrpgs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 10, 2014, 03:08:20 pm
Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker announced for NA... still need to play 1, 1 Overclocked, and 2 :/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/12/10/atlus-announces-devil-survivor-2-record-breaker-for-north-america
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 10, 2014, 04:32:47 pm
Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker announced for NA... still need to play 1, 1 Overclocked, and 2 :/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/12/10/atlus-announces-devil-survivor-2-record-breaker-for-north-america

I'm excited for it, but I haven't played the originals or the Overclocked version of 1 either. :-[
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 11, 2014, 09:30:46 am
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be coming to the PS4 in the west this Spring, and will cost $49.99 at launch.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 11, 2014, 09:50:40 am
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be coming to the PS4 in the west this Spring, and will cost $49.99 at launch.

Just read that - I wonder what exactly the "system specific features" will be?  ??? I'll probably end up with it eventually because I'm such a FFX nut, but not at release. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 11, 2014, 09:59:05 am
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be coming to the PS4 in the west this Spring, and will cost $49.99 at launch.

Just read that - I wonder what exactly the "system specific features" will be?  ??? I'll probably end up with it eventually because I'm such a FFX nut, but not at release.

I'm not sure either, but the digital-only PS4 port of Final Fantasy VII is supposed to have them as well. I'm assuming it's something only the PS4 can take advantage of, but maybe not. Either way, IMO, it's not worth the difference in price at launch from the versions we already have. I'll probably pick it up eventually though, seeing as I don't have the PS3 or Vita versions of the remasters yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 11, 2014, 11:12:22 am
http://rpgfan.com/news/2014/2339.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 11, 2014, 11:34:45 am
Square Enix has announced that the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster will be coming to the PS4 in the west this Spring, and will cost $49.99 at launch.

Just read that - I wonder what exactly the "system specific features" will be?  ??? I'll probably end up with it eventually because I'm such a FFX nut, but not at release.

I'm not sure either, but the digital-only PS4 port of Final Fantasy VII is supposed to have them as well. I'm assuming it's something only the PS4 can take advantage of, but maybe not. Either way, IMO, it's not worth the difference in price at launch from the versions we already have. I'll probably pick it up eventually though, seeing as I don't have the PS3 or Vita versions of the remasters yet.

It might just be something meh like being able to stream the game, but who knows?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 11, 2014, 11:49:39 am
Yeaahhhhhhhhh another FFX/X-2 to collect.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 11, 2014, 11:51:17 am
Yeaahhhhhhhhh another FFX/X-2 to collect.

Good thing this was announced before I bought a LE online for a gift...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 11, 2014, 11:56:31 am
Yeaahhhhhhhhh another FFX/X-2 to collect.

Good thing this was announced before I bought a LE online for a gift...

why not the CE? I think they still have them in stock.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 11, 2014, 01:19:49 pm
Yeaahhhhhhhhh another FFX/X-2 to collect.

Good thing this was announced before I bought a LE online for a gift...

why not the CE? I think they still have them in stock.

The CE is still in stock, but it's for PS3.  I'm sure they'll want it for PS4 later on, and I'd like to see if there will be a CE for that at all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 11, 2014, 01:59:42 pm
Yeaahhhhhhhhh another FFX/X-2 to collect.

Good thing this was announced before I bought a LE online for a gift...

why not the CE? I think they still have them in stock.

The CE is still in stock, but it's for PS3.  I'm sure they'll want it for PS4 later on, and I'd like to see if there will be a CE for that at all.

I hope so too I won't mind another CE, LE, and Console. A FFX PS4 console would be nice.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 11, 2014, 11:42:07 pm
Just wanted to tell you guys that FF Type Zero has CE now.

 Link: https://type0.na.square-enix.com/

Dat Steelbook Case thooo soooo Sick

I'm still on the fence with SQ and Pepita with their Shipping.... my KH 2.5....
 
I still haven't heard back from SQ after they asked me for the info and Pics.... About week now  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

EDIT: I have Preordered... Im crossing my finger in March....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 12, 2014, 02:24:08 am
Just wanted to tell you guys that FF Type Zero has CE now.

 Link: https://type0.na.square-enix.com/

Dat Steelbook Case thooo soooo Sick

I'm still on the fence with SQ and Pepita with their Shipping.... my KH 2.5....
 
I still haven't heard back from SQ after they asked me for the info and Pics.... About week now  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

EDIT: I have Preordered... Im crossing my finger in March....

My boyfriend noted that it doesn't say that it's a Square-exclusive CE, so folks should be able to find the CE at other retailers eventually.  I haven't had issues with Square's store, but I can see how it might easily be an issue.  I got my copies of Theathrhythm Curtain Call easily enough from them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 12, 2014, 09:02:33 am
Hrm, I believe I'll be able to pass on that Type-0 CE. The only thing that tempts me in that set is the steelbook, and it isn't worth the price they're asking. I like things I can display like statues, plushies, etc.

Then again, I really don't plan to pickup the game at release anyway, since it comes out a week before Bloodborne. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 12, 2014, 01:45:44 pm
Hrm, I believe I'll be able to pass on that Type-0 CE. The only thing that tempts me in that set is the steelbook, and it isn't worth the price they're asking. I like things I can display like statues, plushies, etc.

Then again, I really don't plan to pickup the game at release anyway, since it comes out a week before Bloodborne. ;)

Speaking of which, I hope that Bloodborne CE comes out outside of EU!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 12, 2014, 09:35:29 pm
Hrm, I believe I'll be able to pass on that Type-0 CE. The only thing that tempts me in that set is the steelbook, and it isn't worth the price they're asking. I like things I can display like statues, plushies, etc.

Then again, I really don't plan to pickup the game at release anyway, since it comes out a week before Bloodborne. ;)

Speaking of which, I hope that Bloodborne CE comes out outside of EU!

I'm happy w/ the CE we're getting - the only thing that interests me out of that EU set is the steelbook, and we're getting that. Our set is reasonably priced too, I doubt that other one would be...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 12, 2014, 09:43:07 pm
Speaking of Collector's Editions/Limited Editions and all that, NIS America has the Limited Edition of Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea up for preorder now. It's just more of their usual stuff though, fancy box, art book, soundtrack, plus other thing (a poster in this case).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 15, 2014, 09:32:34 pm
Xseed recently announced that Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP) has been delayed to early 2015 due to some issues with the localization. Unfortunately, those issues don't involve giving the game a physical release. :'( (Yes, I realize a physical release on the PSP in North America in 2015 is unrealistic ::))

More info here: http://xseedgames.tumblr.com/post/105045087630/brandish-the-dark-revenant-localization-blog-2 (http://xseedgames.tumblr.com/post/105045087630/brandish-the-dark-revenant-localization-blog-2) (it gives an interesting insight into the game's localization)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 16, 2014, 10:07:50 am
Steins;Gate is coming to the PS3 and PS Vita in North America in 2015!! ;D What's even better is that the publisher, PQube, is aiming for a physical release! ;D So much hype! ;D (Yes, I just triple posted, but I figured the posts were made far enough apart for it not to matter)

Source: http://gematsu.com/2014/12/steinsgate-coming-ps3-ps-vita-west (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/steinsgate-coming-ps3-ps-vita-west)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 16, 2014, 12:17:33 pm
What's Stein's Gate like/about?

I've heard the name before but, that's about it...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 16, 2014, 03:18:35 pm
Steins;Gate is coming to the PS3 and PS Vita in North America in 2015!! ;D What's even better is that the publisher, PQube, is aiming for a physical release! ;D So much hype! ;D (Yes, I just triple posted, but I figured the posts were made far enough apart for it not to matter)

Source: http://gematsu.com/2014/12/steinsgate-coming-ps3-ps-vita-west (http://gematsu.com/2014/12/steinsgate-coming-ps3-ps-vita-west)

Awesome,  I can finally stop crying about physical pc release I missed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 16, 2014, 03:23:05 pm
What's Stein's Gate like/about?

I've heard the name before but, that's about it...

It's about a lot of things, one of those things is time travel (though for most of the story the characters themselves aren't actually traveling through time). It revolves around a group of university students. It's f***ing awesome. ;D I've only watched the anime adaptation though. :-[ It's also a visual novel, which means you'll get lots of playtime out of it. The PC version already saw a limited physical release not that long ago (which I missed out on :'(), but I've really been hoping we'd get some of the ports localized (complete with physical releases). I honestly thought this would never happen, so it's a really pleasant surprise. If you want to get a good idea of what the story is like, the anime adaptation should be on Netflix by now and you can check out a couple episodes there.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on December 16, 2014, 03:45:02 pm
el psy congroo...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 17, 2014, 01:22:03 am
Awakened Fate Ultimatum LE is up for preorder:

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/w/awakened_fate_ultimatum_ps3_le_collection_v2.jpg)
http://store.nisamerica.com/the-awakened-fate-ultimatum

I passed on the Atelier set, but that one I bit on. Looks like it has a few extras beyond the NISA standards, and the price is right. Especially after my $5 gc. ;)

I've been super busy at work this week, but hopefully will get some time to update the OP tomorrow - I did see the Stein's Gate news tho and was happy to hear about that. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 17, 2014, 08:24:18 am
Holy wow, more news! Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) has been announced for localization and is anticipated to see a western release in spring of 2015. The game was known as Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss when it was released in Japan, and is a cyberpunk-themed dungeon crawling rpg. The game comes from the same developer responsible for Demon Gaze (PS Vita), so I've got a good feeling about this game. A sequel was recently announced for Japan, and if this game does well enough we might get to see its sequel localized eventually too. :)

I haven't found any English trailers yet, so here's its Japanese trailer from last year, to give you some idea of what it's like.

*Edit: I just read that Disgaea 5 (PS4) has been given a [slightly] more solid western release of fall 2015. Aside from that, it has also been given a subtitle. The English release will be known as Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.
According to this article (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/16/disgaea-5-alliance-of-vengeance-hits-ps4-in-fall-2015/):
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In Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, you will lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels in their struggle against Dark Void. Along their dark path to vengeance, you will encounter more hilarious writing, over-the-top animations, and absurd damage numbers than anyone has seen in a Disgaea game. Ever.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 18, 2014, 11:47:46 am
OK, I think I've got all the new additions & updates taken care of in the OP - let me know if I missed any. :)

Also, I'm thinking about just including all JRPGs in the post niche or not, since this is pretty much where we all talk about them anyway (and niche status is so easily debatable on top of that). 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on December 18, 2014, 11:52:11 am
I like the all jrpg's idea!

What is this (gibberish word/name for a game) "Disgaea" of which you speak, sir abe :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on December 18, 2014, 08:32:15 pm
News incoming! Idea Factory International will be localizing Hyperdimension Neptunia U (PS Vita) and the game will see a release in the west this spring of 2015. Hyperdimension Neptunia U is a spinoff of the Neptunia series and was developed by Tamsoft. The game plays similarly to games in the Dynasty Warriors series. It's nice to see that Idea Factory International has been taking good care of the series lately. :)

Here's a trailer for those of you who are curious
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 05, 2015, 08:12:56 pm
Harvest December, a visual novel for the 3DS has been confirmed for localization to the west by Circle Entertainment. It was released in Japan on the eShop by individual chapters, and will be localized in the same manner. According to the publisher, localization has only started recently and it will likely be a couple of months before we see the first chapter. It's nice to see that visual novels have been gaining in popularity over here. :)

 Some more info here (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/01/05/harvest-december-visual-novels-localized-nintendo-3ds/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 06, 2015, 06:03:42 pm
I've let this thread get way behind over the holidays - are their any more I missed besides the last 2 you posted abe? (I'm pretty sure there are...  :-\ )

Lemme know & I'll get it caught up, add the other maybe-not-so-niche JRPGs and generally give the OP a nice refresh for the new year. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 06, 2015, 09:37:06 pm
I've let this thread get way behind over the holidays - are their any more I missed besides the last 2 you posted abe? (I'm pretty sure there are...  :-\ )

Other than those two, I think the only announcement I didn't bother making a post for was the release date for Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP). Xseed has been slightly less vague and we've now got a release date of January 2015 instead of just "early 2015". Still no solid date though. Unfortunately, the holidays have been kinda slow for localization announcements (for games that belong in this thread anyways). :( Lots of stuff has been announced for Japan that I'd like to see make it over here though. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 10, 2015, 08:58:00 am
This one hasn't been announced for North America yet, but Europe is getting it and the PS3 is region-free (and I thought it was neat) so I figured I'd post it here. The Arland Atelier Trilogy will be releasing for the PS3 on March 6th in Europe. The game includes Atelier Rorona, Totori, and Meruru. Unfortunately, the "plus" versions of the games are not the ones included in this trilogy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 10, 2015, 02:03:57 pm
This one hasn't been announced for North America yet, but Europe is getting it and the PS3 is region-free (and I thought it was neat) so I figured I'd post it here. The Arland Atelier Trilogy will be releasing for the PS3 on March 6th in Europe. The game includes Atelier Rorona, Totori, and Meruru. Unfortunately, the "plus" versions of the games are not the ones included in this trilogy.

Aw that sucks. I'm playing Atelier Iris right now and have been thinking about picking up the others but am annoyed that the plus versions are digital only...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 10, 2015, 02:05:20 pm
I've let this thread get way behind over the holidays - are their any more I missed besides the last 2 you posted abe? (I'm pretty sure there are...  :-\ )

Other than those two, I think the only announcement I didn't bother making a post for was the release date for Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP). Xseed has been slightly less vague and we've now got a release date of January 2015 instead of just "early 2015". Still no solid date though. Unfortunately, the holidays have been kinda slow for localization announcements (for games that belong in this thread anyways). :( Lots of stuff has been announced for Japan that I'd like to see make it over here though. :)

I thought Brandish was coming out on the 13th? Digital only, but for PSP/vita.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 10, 2015, 10:08:11 pm
This one hasn't been announced for North America yet, but Europe is getting it and the PS3 is region-free (and I thought it was neat) so I figured I'd post it here. The Arland Atelier Trilogy will be releasing for the PS3 on March 6th in Europe. The game includes Atelier Rorona, Totori, and Meruru. Unfortunately, the "plus" versions of the games are not the ones included in this trilogy.

Aw that sucks. I'm playing Atelier Iris right now and have been thinking about picking up the others but am annoyed that the plus versions are digital only...

Atelier Rorona Plus had a physical release on the PS3, but unfortunately the Vita "Plus" versions of the Atelier series are digital only.

I've let this thread get way behind over the holidays - are their any more I missed besides the last 2 you posted abe? (I'm pretty sure there are...  :-\ )

Other than those two, I think the only announcement I didn't bother making a post for was the release date for Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP). Xseed has been slightly less vague and we've now got a release date of January 2015 instead of just "early 2015". Still no solid date though. Unfortunately, the holidays have been kinda slow for localization announcements (for games that belong in this thread anyways). :( Lots of stuff has been announced for Japan that I'd like to see make it over here though. :)

I thought Brandish was coming out on the 13th? Digital only, but for PSP/vita.

Yes, it's supposed to be releasing this Tuesday now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 12, 2015, 01:20:07 am
Just reading this gets me all warm inside : http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/2476.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on January 12, 2015, 09:07:49 pm
Just reading this gets me all warm inside : http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/2476.html
Yep, this hopefully means that they'll localize the game by the end of 2015, or early 2016 at latest. I'm pretty hyped for this, even with the new musical direction.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 12, 2015, 11:15:33 pm
This is one of the top 5 games on my future wishlist.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 13, 2015, 01:16:29 pm
OK, I *finally* updated!  :P

Big one too, I implemented the changes we discussed which included creating a "previously released" section to archive releases in (I'm starting now, not going to go back & dig up ones that have already been deleted) and adding all JRPGs regardless of whether or not they're considered "niche". Didn't mark what was added/changed this time, because there was a LOT. Lemme know if I missed anything, as always! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 14, 2015, 10:43:49 am
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New 3DS is scheduled to release this April in North America! :D No solid release date yet, but it releases in Europe on the 2nd of April, so I would imagine we wouldn't be too far behind.

In other news... a new Fire Emblem game for the 3DS has been announced!! ;D So hyped! This one's coming from the same team behind Fire Emblem Awakening and judging by the game's trailer, characters actually have feet in battle animations this time. :P

Here's the Nintendo Direct trailer for the new Fire Emblem

*Edit: Forgot this one-
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) is set to release in North America and Europe this February 13th. It's also getting a Limited Edition New 3DS XL which will be a GameStop/EB Games in North America.

*Edit 2: I don't want to double post so close together, so here's some more info-
Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS) is set to be released on April 7th in North America.

*Edit 3: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS) has a release date set! So hyped!!-
The game is set to release in North America on May 26th.

Today was an awesome day for news. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 18, 2015, 05:05:46 am
Toukiden Kiwami has been announced to release on the PS4 and PS Vita in North America on March 31st. The game will have both digital and physical copies.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 19, 2015, 10:09:55 pm
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation Limited Edition - http://www.iffysonlinestore.com/hyperdimension-neptunia-re-birth2-sisters-generation-limited-edition/

Came out last Friday for preorder.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 20, 2015, 02:39:39 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 20, 2015, 02:52:05 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

Also, NIS America has announced that Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) will be release on April 14th. They've also announced that it will be compatible with the PlayStation TV.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 20, 2015, 02:54:16 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 20, 2015, 04:18:03 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 20, 2015, 05:03:15 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?

Steampunk Valkyria Chronicles from the Fire Emblem dev. What's not to like? :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 20, 2015, 05:25:37 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?

Steampunk Valkyria Chronicles from the Fire Emblem dev. What's not to like? :)

The steampunk part, heheh. :P Kidding (sorta).

I love Fire Emblem and enjoyed what I've played of Advance Wars, but I haven't played and of the Valkyria Chronicles series, so I don't really know what to expect from this game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 20, 2015, 05:30:24 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?

Steampunk Valkyria Chronicles from the Fire Emblem dev. What's not to like? :)

The steampunk part, heheh. :P Kidding (sorta).

I love Fire Emblem and enjoyed what I've played of Advance Wars, but I haven't played and of the Valkyria Chronicles series, so I don't really know what to expect from this game.

Valkyria Chronicles is turn-based strategy, but during your characters turn the view changes to 3rd person and you have full control over them - no grids or anything like that. You do have limited movement/action points. I've only watched the trailer for STEAM mind you, but that's definitely what it looks like to me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 20, 2015, 05:33:36 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?

Steampunk Valkyria Chronicles from the Fire Emblem dev. What's not to like? :)

The steampunk part, heheh. :P Kidding (sorta).

I love Fire Emblem and enjoyed what I've played of Advance Wars, but I haven't played and of the Valkyria Chronicles series, so I don't really know what to expect from this game.

Another game that has a similar system to Valkyria Chronicles would be XCOM if that helps at all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 20, 2015, 05:43:46 pm
Another game that has a similar system to Valkyria Chronicles would be XCOM if that helps at all.

Yes, good call.

Also, Operation Abyss got a release date of 4/14 and a LE was announced (another of NISA's standard deals). I also updated the quantity remaining on the various NISA LE's. Some of those are getting really low, so jump on them now if you want them!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 20, 2015, 05:48:25 pm
Updated! In addition to the info you guys posted I also added Code Name S.T.E.A.M. to the release list. Also, I typically don't mention preorder bonuses since that seems like a lot to try to keep up with, but I felt the Gamestop-exclusive Majora's Mask pin for preordering STEAM deserved a special mention.

The Majora's Mask pin comes with preorders of Code Name S.T.E.A.M.? ??? Wut :o

No idea, unless Nintendo is using that to try to sell a new IP.



.....worked on me. :P

It's a good idea I suppose. It might've worked for me, but no bonuses like that at EB Games in Canada unfortunately. :( It's too bad, because I'm kinda on the fence with this one. I'm not sure I like the look of the game so far, but it's from one of my favorite publishers... I probably won't bother with it until later, unless it turns out that it's amazing. What are your thoughts on it so far?

Steampunk Valkyria Chronicles from the Fire Emblem dev. What's not to like? :)

The steampunk part, heheh. :P Kidding (sorta).

I love Fire Emblem and enjoyed what I've played of Advance Wars, but I haven't played and of the Valkyria Chronicles series, so I don't really know what to expect from this game.

Valkyria Chronicles is turn-based strategy, but during your characters turn the view changes to 3rd person and you have full control over them - no grids or anything like that. You do have limited movement/action points. I've only watched the trailer for STEAM mind you, but that's definitely what it looks like to me.

Thanks for the explanation. :) Sounds pretty fun. I might have to look into getting now if Canada gets any neat preorder bonuses. If not, I'll buy it later and buy Valkyria Chronicles instead. :P

Another game that has a similar system to Valkyria Chronicles would be XCOM if that helps at all.

Nope, sorry. I haven't played XCOM either. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on January 22, 2015, 04:50:05 pm
Another game that has a similar system to Valkyria Chronicles would be XCOM if that helps at all.

Nope, sorry. I haven't played XCOM either. :(

Uh, turn-based Gears of War (or really any cover shooter)?  Heh.  It's fairly unique system and X-com probably is the best comparison.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 22, 2015, 08:24:03 pm
Just wanted to let you know that Toukiden:Kiwami and Story of Seasons have updated their release dates:

Toukiden: Kiwami (PS4/Vita)
March 31, 2015

(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/76222.jpg)(http://vgcollect.com/images/front-box-art/76221.jpg)

Story of Seasons (3DS)
March 10, 2015

Thanks for all your great work!  I added some of these titles to the database.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 23, 2015, 09:22:44 pm
I watched a couple of new trailers for Etrian Mystery Dungeon today, and I gotta say it looks REALLY good. It looks Rogue-like - is it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 23, 2015, 09:34:51 pm
IA/VT coming out around Summer 2015!

http://mobile.siliconera.com/home/2015-01-23-senran-kagura-producers-vocaloid-game-iavt-will-release-summer-japan#2
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 23, 2015, 09:35:58 pm
-o-
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 23, 2015, 10:31:56 pm
I watched a couple of new trailers for Etrian Mystery Dungeon today, and I gotta say it looks REALLY good. It looks Rogue-like - is it?

Yep, it's a rougelike just like the rest of the Mystery Dungeon series. I'd like to play it, but for some reason it's $50 in Canada. I haven't paid that much for a standard edition 3DS game since SMT IV. What's even more ridiculous is that SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is $60. :o

IA/VT coming out around Summer 2015!

As excited as I am for IA/VT, I wouldn't even be surprised if it got delayed for the third time. According to  this article (http://gematsu.com/2014/01/senran-kagura-producer-heading-ps-vita-ia-vocaloid-game), the game was already almost half done January of last year. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 23, 2015, 11:03:50 pm
IA/VT coming out around Summer 2015!

As excited as I am for IA/VT, I wouldn't even be surprised if it got delayed for the third time. According to  this article (http://gematsu.com/2014/01/senran-kagura-producer-heading-ps-vita-ia-vocaloid-game), the game was already almost half done January of last year. :-\


Well lets cross our fingers
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 23, 2015, 11:53:16 pm
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NIS AMERICA WHY!

Did anybody get the email about their preorder paypal authorization expiring. Now I have to manual send them money 5 times, because it can't be fixed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on January 24, 2015, 07:44:00 am
I watched a couple of new trailers for Etrian Mystery Dungeon today, and I gotta say it looks REALLY good. It looks Rogue-like - is it?

Yep, it's a rougelike just like the rest of the Mystery Dungeon series. I'd like to play it, but for some reason it's $50 in Canada. I haven't paid that much for a standard edition 3DS game since SMT IV. What's even more ridiculous is that SMT: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is $60. :o

IA/VT coming out around Summer 2015!

As excited as I am for IA/VT, I wouldn't even be surprised if it got delayed for the third time. According to  this article (http://gematsu.com/2014/01/senran-kagura-producer-heading-ps-vita-ia-vocaloid-game), the game was already almost half done January of last year. :-\

Has EOMD & SMT pre-ordered ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Warmsignal on January 24, 2015, 12:38:43 pm
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NIS AMERICA WHY!

Did anybody get the email about their preorder paypal authorization expiring. Now I have to manual send them money 5 times, because it can't be fixed.

I'm seriously done ordering from them, and done pre-ordering anything on the Internet. Everywhere I do this, something goes wrong. I'm curious if you can actually cancel your pre-order at NIS? Because I'd like to.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 24, 2015, 01:40:11 pm
UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NIS AMERICA WHY!

Did anybody get the email about their preorder paypal authorization expiring. Now I have to manual send them money 5 times, because it can't be fixed.

I'm seriously done ordering from them, and done pre-ordering anything on the Internet. Everywhere I do this, something goes wrong. I'm curious if you can actually cancel your pre-order at NIS? Because I'd like to.

This only happened because of there recent online store upgrade.
This only affect preorder with paypal that were made before Jan 6th, so 4/5 of mine. I'm not sure how to cancel it but im sure you would have to email there support center. I'll stick with my preorder and just send the payments.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on January 24, 2015, 02:26:35 pm
Did anybody get the email about their preorder paypal authorization expiring. Now I have to manual send them money 5 times, because it can't be fixed.

I'm seriously done ordering from them, and done pre-ordering anything on the Internet. Everywhere I do this, something goes wrong. I'm curious if you can actually cancel your pre-order at NIS? Because I'd like to.

This only happened because of there recent online store upgrade.
This only affect preorder with paypal that were made before Jan 6th, so 4/5 of mine. I'm not sure how to cancel it but im sure you would have to email there support center. I'll stick with my preorder and just send the payments.

As will the rest of the world/us  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 27, 2015, 08:41:35 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 27, 2015, 08:45:39 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttt no wayyyy Jose

GJ
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 27, 2015, 08:49:13 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8

Holy wow! Congratulations! I wonder what's inside... ??? You'll post pics here when you get it, right? :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 27, 2015, 08:50:41 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8

Holy wow! Congratulations! I wonder what's inside... ??? You'll post pics here when you get it, right? :D

I'll do one better, I'll make an unboxing video of it. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 27, 2015, 08:57:33 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8

Holy wow! Congratulations! I wonder what's inside... ??? You'll post pics here when you get it, right? :D

I'll do one better, I'll make an unboxing video of it. :)

Oh boy! A vidya? Now I'm even more excited to see what's in that box! ;D The suspense is killing me already. :-[
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 27, 2015, 09:35:24 pm
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8

Oh? Now I know your IRL name  8)

I entered that contest too, same with twitter.  Did you see the Vine?  Looks like they reveal what's in the box...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 28, 2015, 08:49:07 am
I have a Facebook account for one reason, to enter contests - AND IT FINALLY PAID OFF!! :D  I just won the Atlus Etrian Mystery Dungeon contest at the end of this trailer! That really helps this crappy day. ;)

http://youtu.be/WaFX_MGbjV8

Oh? Now I know your IRL name  8)

I entered that contest too, same with twitter.  Did you see the Vine?  Looks like they reveal what's in the box...

My name isn't exactly a closely-guarded secret. ;) :P

Haven't seen the vine, but not sure I want to know what's in the box now - kinda want it to be a surprise. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 28, 2015, 11:06:40 am
This is kinda old news now, but I forgot to post about it earlier and I'm super excited about the possibility! Some time last week, a trademark made by Bandai Namco for Rage Burst in Europe, which may be hinting at a possible localization for God Eater 2: Rage Burst. ;D I've got my fingers crossed and would love to see a localization for the updated PS Vita/PS4 port of God Eater 2 (which has remained a Japanese exclusive).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 28, 2015, 12:09:54 pm
This is kinda old news now, but I forgot to post about it earlier and I'm super excited about the possibility! Some time last week, a trademark made by Bandai Namco for Rage Burst in Europe, which may be hinting at a possible localization for God Eater 2: Rage Burst. ;D I've got my fingers crossed and would love to see a localization for the updated PS Vita/PS4 port of God Eater 2 (which has remained a Japanese exclusive).

Oh, I heard about that - I'd give the series a shot on the PS4. :) I'm also cautiously interested in the newly announced Monster Hunter Online, but no US localization has been announced afaik plus I don't know how greed Capcom will get w/ the F2P model.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 28, 2015, 12:27:01 pm
This is kinda old news now, but I forgot to post about it earlier and I'm super excited about the possibility! Some time last week, a trademark made by Bandai Namco for Rage Burst in Europe, which may be hinting at a possible localization for God Eater 2: Rage Burst. ;D I've got my fingers crossed and would love to see a localization for the updated PS Vita/PS4 port of God Eater 2 (which has remained a Japanese exclusive).

Me too

I can't wait for my Vita case.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=GAME-0013155
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 28, 2015, 03:53:46 pm
Hyperdevotion Noire limited edition announced

http://gematsu.com/2015/01/hyperdevotion-noire-limited-edition-announced

@Feb 2 6pst/9est for preorder!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 29, 2015, 02:45:48 pm
Yaaay, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for the PS3 and PS Vita is being localized for North America! ;D Now I don't have to import a copy. :) The game is set to release over here some time this summer.

Here's an English trailer
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on January 29, 2015, 03:42:30 pm
Hyperdevotion Noire limited edition announced

http://gematsu.com/2015/01/hyperdevotion-noire-limited-edition-announced

@Feb 2 6pst/9est for preorder!

Pretty last minute & pretty 'Meh'; no?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 29, 2015, 03:49:43 pm
Hyperdevotion Noire limited edition announced

http://gematsu.com/2015/01/hyperdevotion-noire-limited-edition-announced

@Feb 2 6pst/9est for preorder!

Pretty last minute & pretty 'Meh'; no?

Yeah, it's pretty underwhelming. As much as I like the franchise, I have no desire to spend the extra money for the limited edition.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 29, 2015, 04:03:36 pm
Hyperdevotion Noire limited edition announced

http://gematsu.com/2015/01/hyperdevotion-noire-limited-edition-announced

@Feb 2 6pst/9est for preorder!

Pretty last minute & pretty 'Meh'; no?

Yeah, it's pretty underwhelming. As much as I like the franchise, I have no desire to spend the extra money for the limited edition.

it's alright and I like Noire the best so I dont mind the extra Swag. I dont understand the censorship on the artbook and game cover? just keep it one or the other. 

Yaaay, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for the PS3 and PS Vita is being localized for North America! ;D Now I don't have to import a copy. :) The game is set to release over here some time this summer.

Here's an English trailer

First J-Stars now thissssssss
Now I'll have both Import (still sealed) and NTSC copy. oh boyyyyyy
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 29, 2015, 06:11:30 pm
Added those 2 + several more - such as J-Stars, I hadn't heard about that one and it looks awesome. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 29, 2015, 07:53:57 pm
Added those 2 + several more - such as J-Stars, I hadn't heard about that one and it looks awesome. :)

J-Stars is pretty cool but a very mediocre fighting game. I'm sure it was only made to please all the fans. I dont know If the standard NTSC J-Stars will be the regular or the Anison Sound version.   
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 29, 2015, 08:26:01 pm
Added those 2 + several more - such as J-Stars, I hadn't heard about that one and it looks awesome. :)

J-Stars is pretty cool but a very mediocre fighting game. I'm sure it was only made to please all the fans. I dont know If the standard NTSC J-Stars will be the regular or the Anison Sound version.

I hope it will have dual audio. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 30, 2015, 06:35:44 am
So which of these do you guys have preordered or are just planning on getting at release?

EDIT:  I meant the games in the OP, which "niche Japanese games" - not which games from my specific preorder list. ;)

I have preordered:

The Firefly Diary LE
Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
FF Type-0 HD
Bloodborne HD
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

And before they release I'll be preordering:

FF XIV: Heavensward
Tales of Zesteria
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yokai Watch

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 30, 2015, 08:01:27 am
So which of these do you guys have preordered or are just planning on getting at release?

I have preordered:

The Firefly Diary LE
Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
FF Type-0 HD
Bloodborne HD
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

And before they release I'll be preordering:

FF XIV: Heavensward
Tales of Zesteria
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yokai Watch

I have quite a few things preordered, but the only thing from your list I have preordered is the LE for Hotaru no Nikki (The Firefly Diary). I had Xenoblade Chronicles 3D preordered from Amazon, but they cancelled it for some reason. :-\

Here's my preordered/plan to preorder list:
Preordered
-Criminal Girls: Invite Only LE (PS Vita)
-Hotaru no Nikki LE (PS Vita)
-Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita)
-Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS Vita)
-Hyperdimension Neptunia U (PS Vita)
-IA/VT Colorful Crystal Box Edition (PS Vita)
-The new Fire Emblem (3DS)

Plan to Preorder
-Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance LE (PS4)
-Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
-Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy LE (PS Vita)
-Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita)
-Persona 5 (PS4)
-Steins;Gate (PS Vita)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 30, 2015, 08:54:39 am
I have quite a few things preordered, but the only thing from your list I have preordered is the LE for Hotaru no Nikki (The Firefly Diary). I had Xenoblade Chronicles 3D preordered from Amazon, but they cancelled it for some reason. :-\

Yeah, when I said "which of these" I meant the games in the OP, which "niche Japanese games" - not which games from my specific preorder list. ;) Sorry if I was confusing, it was early when I made that post. :P

And have I somehow left Persona 5 off of the main post!?!?  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 30, 2015, 09:09:27 am
I have quite a few things preordered, but the only thing from your list I have preordered is the LE for Hotaru no Nikki (The Firefly Diary). I had Xenoblade Chronicles 3D preordered from Amazon, but they cancelled it for some reason. :-\

Yeah, when I said "which of these" I meant the games in the OP, which "niche Japanese games" - not which games from my specific preorder list. ;) Sorry if I was confusing, it was early when I made that post. :P

Oooh, I see. Well, I conveniently ended up doing that anyways. :P

And have I somehow left Persona 5 off of the main post!?!?  :o

 :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 30, 2015, 10:35:33 am
So which of these do you guys have preordered or are just planning on getting at release?

I have preordered:

The Firefly Diary LE
Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
FF Type-0 HD
Bloodborne HD
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

And before they release I'll be preordering:

FF XIV: Heavensward
Tales of Zesteria
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yokai Watch

The Firefly Diary LE
FF Type-0 HD
Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Did you any of you guys get any email for Criminal Girls LE from NIS? I had to manually send my money through paypal but I was wondering if any of you guys who didn't use the paypal method got any confirmation? Its coming out in about 4days.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on January 30, 2015, 10:47:44 am
Did you any of you guys get any email for Criminal Girls LE from NIS? I had to manually send my money through paypal but I was wondering if any of you guys who didn't use the paypal method got any confirmation? Its coming out in about 4days.

I haven't gotten a shipping confirmation email yet, but they have charged my credit card. I'm assuming they'll ship them sometime today and I'll get the confirmation, since they often ship out preorders on the Friday before the release date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 30, 2015, 12:23:16 pm
So which of these do you guys have preordered or are just planning on getting at release?

EDIT:  I meant the games in the OP, which "niche Japanese games" - not which games from my specific preorder list. ;)


 :o :-[ :-X
I finally looked up Criminal Girls: Invite Only... I don't think it'll be my type of game...

Preordered:

Will definitely preorder but haven't done it yet:

Considering preordering:

Considering getting after launch:
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on January 30, 2015, 02:13:51 pm

I finally looked up Criminal Girls: Invite Only... I don't think it'll be my type of game...

That's why you're not...

...

   ...

      ...

         ...wait for it -

...

   ...

      ...

            ...

"invited"  :P

The title wasn't a dead giveaway + enough for you to guess that?  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 30, 2015, 02:24:52 pm

I finally looked up Criminal Girls: Invite Only... I don't think it'll be my type of game...

That's why you're not...

...

   ...

      ...

         ...wait for it -

...

   ...

      ...

            ...

"invited"  :P

The title wasn't a dead giveaway + enough for you to guess that?  :o

oh, d-brother... I should've guessed  ::)

I liked the idea that I'd read... about how the girls may or may not cooperate with your commands, but then I got to the part about "disciplining" them and saw screenshots and was like... well, yeah, this might not be the best thing to stream...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on January 30, 2015, 02:45:54 pm

I finally looked up Criminal Girls: Invite Only... I don't think it'll be my type of game...

That's why you're not...

...

   ...

      ...

         ...wait for it -

...

   ...

      ...

            ...

"invited"  :P

The title wasn't a dead giveaway + enough for you to guess that?  :o

oh, d-brother... I should've guessed  ::)

I liked the idea that I'd read... about how the girls may or may not cooperate with your commands, but then I got to the part about "disciplining" them and saw screenshots and was like... well, yeah, this might not be the best thing to stream...

Don't worry we got water down version of it, but yeah sort of inappropriate to stream.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 30, 2015, 04:52:44 pm

I finally looked up Criminal Girls: Invite Only... I don't think it'll be my type of game...

That's why you're not...

...

   ...

      ...

         ...wait for it -

...

   ...

      ...

            ...

"invited"  :P

The title wasn't a dead giveaway + enough for you to guess that?  :o

oh, d-brother... I should've guessed  ::)

I liked the idea that I'd read... about how the girls may or may not cooperate with your commands, but then I got to the part about "disciplining" them and saw screenshots and was like... well, yeah, this might not be the best thing to stream...

Yeah, it ranks fairly high on the creepy-meter.  :o ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 03, 2015, 04:00:42 pm
Actual news is kinda scarce on this topic so... more trademark related things and speculations! Bandai Namco has registered a trademark in both 'Murica and Europe for Lost Song, which hints at a western release for Sword Art Online: Lost Song (it was pretty much confirmed already anyways, with the preoducer promising a better English localization this time). They've also registered a trademark in Europe for Eyes of Heaven, which may mean a western release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for the PS3 and PS4 is in the works. I'm excited by this possibility. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) was fantastic and more JoJo is always a good thing. :D

On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? My top 5 are:
1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. The new Fire Emblem (3DS)
4. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
5. Steins;Gate (PS Vita)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 03, 2015, 04:14:44 pm
Actual news is kinda scarce on this topic so... more trademark related things and speculations! Bandai Namco has registered a trademark in both 'Murica and Europe for Lost Song, which hints at a western release for Sword Art Online: Lost Song (it was pretty much confirmed already anyways, with the preoducer promising a better English localization this time). They've also registered a trademark in Europe for Eyes of Heaven, which may mean a western release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for the PS3 and PS4 is in the works. I'm excited by this possibility. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) was fantastic and more JoJo is always a good thing. :D

On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? Kenny's top 3 are:

1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. Awakened Fate Ultimatum
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 03, 2015, 04:25:40 pm
1) Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
2) Tales of Zestiria (PS3)
3) Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward (PS4)
4) Bloodborne (PS4)
5) Persona 5 (PS4)

Honorable Mentions: FF Type-0, Yokai Watch, Etrian Mystery Dungeon & FF XV (I can dream, right? :P)

EDIT: I've recently realized this is going to be a huge year for RPGs. In addition to the JRPGs I'm looking forward to there are WRPGs coming like Witcher 3 that I'm really excited about. Making time for the ones I want to play is going to be a real challenge, but I'm going to do my best - my goal right now is to finish Tales of Xillia 2 before FF Type-0 comes out next month on the 17th. That shouldn't be a problem, but I guess more realistically I should have it finished by the 20th of this month because I'm picking up The Order: 1886 and will want to play that as well.  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 03, 2015, 05:58:39 pm
Actual news is kinda scarce on this topic so... more trademark related things and speculations! Bandai Namco has registered a trademark in both 'Murica and Europe for Lost Song, which hints at a western release for Sword Art Online: Lost Song (it was pretty much confirmed already anyways, with the preoducer promising a better English localization this time). They've also registered a trademark in Europe for Eyes of Heaven, which may mean a western release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for the PS3 and PS4 is in the works. I'm excited by this possibility. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) was fantastic and more JoJo is always a good thing. :D

On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? My top 5 are:
1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. The new Fire Emblem (3DS)
4. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
5. Steins;Gate (PS Vita)

Is lost song going be digital or physical release? If digital I might as well just buy the Asia English Sub version.

My Top 5:
1) KH3
2) FFXV
3) FF Type-0
4) Sword Art Online: Lost Song
5) Xenoblade Chronicle X
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 03, 2015, 06:25:17 pm
Actual news is kinda scarce on this topic so... more trademark related things and speculations! Bandai Namco has registered a trademark in both 'Murica and Europe for Lost Song, which hints at a western release for Sword Art Online: Lost Song (it was pretty much confirmed already anyways, with the preoducer promising a better English localization this time). They've also registered a trademark in Europe for Eyes of Heaven, which may mean a western release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for the PS3 and PS4 is in the works. I'm excited by this possibility. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) was fantastic and more JoJo is always a good thing. :D

On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? My top 5 are:
1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. The new Fire Emblem (3DS)
4. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
5. Steins;Gate (PS Vita)

Is lost song going be digital or physical release? If digital I might as well just buy the Asia English Sub version.

My Top 5:
1) KH3
2) FFXV
3) FF Type-0
4) Sword Art Online: Lost Song
5) Xenoblade Chronicle X

You're expecting KH3 this year? Man, you're even more optimistic than I am! :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 03, 2015, 06:39:30 pm
Actual news is kinda scarce on this topic so... more trademark related things and speculations! Bandai Namco has registered a trademark in both 'Murica and Europe for Lost Song, which hints at a western release for Sword Art Online: Lost Song (it was pretty much confirmed already anyways, with the preoducer promising a better English localization this time). They've also registered a trademark in Europe for Eyes of Heaven, which may mean a western release for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven for the PS3 and PS4 is in the works. I'm excited by this possibility. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (PS3) was fantastic and more JoJo is always a good thing. :D

On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? My top 5 are:
1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. The new Fire Emblem (3DS)
4. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
5. Steins;Gate (PS Vita)

Is lost song going be digital or physical release? If digital I might as well just buy the Asia English Sub version.

My Top 5:
1) KH3
2) FFXV
3) FF Type-0
4) Sword Art Online: Lost Song
5) Xenoblade Chronicle X

You're expecting KH3 this year? Man, you're even more optimistic than I am! :P
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Hands-Fingers-Crossed.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 03, 2015, 07:46:33 pm
Well then. That's the highest resolution photo of crossed fingers I've ever seen! :o :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 04, 2015, 07:10:38 am
Well then. That's the highest resolution photo of crossed fingers I've ever seen! :o :P

I'd of only used 1 finger :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on February 04, 2015, 07:53:52 am
On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread?
1. Bravely Second
2. Ni no Kuni 2
3. Dragon quest heroes
4. Everquest Next
5. Final Fantasy Explorers

This is my future wishlist

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 04, 2015, 09:58:32 am
Added Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest to the OP, a tactical turn-based RPG due out this summer in NA. I love the artwork for it, very colorful. :)

(http://gematsu.com/gallery/cache/eiyuu-senki-the-world-conquest/february-4-2015/Eiyuu-Senki-The-World-Conquest_2015_02-04-15_004.jpg_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 04, 2015, 10:07:52 am
Added Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest to the OP, a tactical turn-based RPG due out this summer in NA. I love the artwork for it, very colorful. :)

(http://gematsu.com/gallery/cache/eiyuu-senki-the-world-conquest/february-4-2015/Eiyuu-Senki-The-World-Conquest_2015_02-04-15_004.jpg_600.jpg)

Looks pretty awesome. :) Hopefully we'll get the PS Vita version too, but I'll settle for the PS3 version as long as we get a physical version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 04, 2015, 10:11:12 am
I'm liking the artwork too!

Is it part of a series (from/in) JP, or something?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 04, 2015, 10:20:54 am
I'm liking the artwork too!

Is it part of a series (from/in) JP, or something?

It was originally a visual novel for the PC in Japan. I'm not sure if the PS3 & Vita versions are all-ages ports of the PC version, or if they're a new game in the series.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 04, 2015, 10:39:52 am
This is the description from Gematsu.com:

Quote
Due out this summer in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the tactical turn-based battle game puts players in an alternate world populated with famous characters of history and legend—all in the form of beautiful maidens—who must fight their way to conquering the world. It features over 70 heroines to battle with, 120 cities to conquer, and multiple endings.

Sounds like an amusing premise for a game. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 05, 2015, 09:49:59 am
There's been a new Persona 5 trailer released, which shows actual gameplay, so I've added it to the OP.  Here it is as well:


Also, the release date for P4: Dancing All Night in Japan is late June, so I'd assume we'll get it around the same time. That means that P5 will most likely be a Fall/Holiday release for us, since it's coming out sometime after P4:DAK.

One more piece of news, the FF XV demo that you can only get by buying FF Type-0 HD will be playable the day Type-0 releases.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 05, 2015, 10:39:45 am
There's been a new Persona 5 trailer released, which shows actual gameplay, so I've added it to the OP.  Here it is as well:


The hype intensifies. I didn't think I could be more excited than I already was, but I am now. It looks sooooooooo awesome! ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 05, 2015, 11:20:25 am
Abe -

Is Persona your favorite series?

Mine's Shadow Hearts (which, IMO, in & of itself - would win the "PS2 >     >    >   >  > than the (e)XBox" for RPG's" 'discussion' we had awhile ago.

What's your favorite Persona game & version?
(Anybody & everybody can chime in here:)

From the Persona series, I've only played (read: loved & spent many hours with!) Persona 3 FES & Persona 4.

I've played & loved some other SMT games, though - like Nocturne + Digital Devil Saga(s) 1 and 2 (my personal favorite!)

I'd vote:

both DDS games > Persona 3 > Nocturne > Persona 4.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 05, 2015, 11:32:48 am
I've never finished a Persona game - actually, the only SMT game I've finished is Nocturne, and it would easily be my #1. I really enjoyed what I played of the first DDS as well as P4, and I got a long way in both of those. As to which one of those 2 is better...probably P4, but they're very different games.

How is/was there ever any debate between RPGs on the PS2 vs Xbox??  :o

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 05, 2015, 11:34:07 am
Abe -

Is Persona your favorite series?

Mine's Shadow Hearts (which, IMO, in & of itself - would win the "PS2 >     >    >   >  > than the (e)XBox" for RPG's" 'discussion' we had awhile ago.

What's your favorite Persona game & version?
(Anybody & everybody can chime in here:)

From the Persona series, I've only played (read: loved & spent many hours with!) Persona 3 FES & Persona 4.

I've played & loved some other SMT games, though - like Nocturne + Digital Devil Saga(s) 1 and 2 (my personal favorite!)

I'd vote:

both DDS games > Persona 3 > Nocturne > Persona 4.

I'd have a hard time saying any one series is my favorite. If I had to narrow down my favorite game series/franchises of all time, they'd be Persona, Disgaea, Mega Man, and Fire Emblem. That's cutting out a lot of my other favorites too. :-[

The only two Persona games I've played are Persona 3 Portable (PSP) and Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) and I've played them thoroughly and loved every minute of them. I intend to get the plat for P4G at some point as well. My personal favorite of the two would probably be Persona 3 Portable, even though I will acknowledge that P4G is a better port of its original PS2 version.

The only other games from the SMT franchise I have are SMT IV (3DS) and SMT Nocturne (PS2). I enjoyed IV, but haven't finished it and I haven't even opened my copy of Nocturne yet. :P

How is/was there ever any debate between RPGs on the PS2 vs Xbox??  :o

I do believe it was in this silly argument provoking thread: http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,5798.0.html (http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,5798.0.html)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 05, 2015, 01:39:19 pm
Ooooh. Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) has been rated by the ESRB, further suggesting that the game will see a North American release. I can't imagine it will be too long before we get an official localization announcement from Xseed. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 05, 2015, 01:53:19 pm
Abe -

Is Persona your favorite series?

Mine's Shadow Hearts (which, IMO, in & of itself - would win the "PS2 >     >    >   >  > than the (e)XBox" for RPG's" 'discussion' we had awhile ago.

What's your favorite Persona game & version?
(Anybody & everybody can chime in here:)

From the Persona series, I've only played (read: loved & spent many hours with!) Persona 3 FES & Persona 4.

I've played & loved some other SMT games, though - like Nocturne + Digital Devil Saga(s) 1 and 2 (my personal favorite!)

I'd vote:

both DDS games > Persona 3 > Nocturne > Persona 4.

P4G marie is the best
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 05, 2015, 02:11:37 pm
I've never finished a Persona game - actually, the only SMT game I've finished is Nocturne, and it would easily be my #1. I really enjoyed what I played of the first DDS as well as P4, and I got a long way in both of those. As to which one of those 2 is better...probably P4, but they're very different games.

How is/was there ever any debate between RPGs on the PS2 vs Xbox??  :o

I've also never finished a Persona OR SMT game, haha (but folks who know me know I don't finish any of my games really).  I loved Persona 3FES, but I think a lot of it was going into it having no idea what to expect and being blown away by the style, music, and story.  My first SMT game was DDS1, and I loved that one as well.  Persona 4 was fun, but nowhere near as good as what I loved about P3.

I don't know if I can play Persona Q, Dancing All Night, and definitely not Persona 4 Arena/Ultimax until I've finished Persona 4, but I'm *definitely* going to fire up Persona 5, no matter if I've finished 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 06, 2015, 11:34:53 am
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS) has been given a release date in North America! The game is set for a release on April 10th. I wonder if Nintendo will drastically underproduce this one like they seem to be with everything else lately. Even if initial shipments on this one are pretty low, I feel like this won't end up being rare like Xenoblade was on the Wii.

*Edit: Here's the purdy artwork. According to the article I read, you'll be able to use the Shulk Amiibo to unlock stuff in the game.
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/a5074275f5222e8176d0883ee3dbb95c/tumblr_njd0hfj9771qzp9weo1_1280.jpg)

*Edit2:
The Hyperdimension Neptunia Hypercollection is a real thing now, and it's releasing in Europe for the PS3 on April the 3rd. The collection contains the first three games in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. No word yet on whether it will be released in North America or not, but it will be very import friendly.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on February 06, 2015, 04:14:58 pm
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS) has been given a release date in North America! The game is set for a release on April 10th. I wonder if Nintendo will drastically underproduce this one like they seem to be with everything else lately. Even if initial shipments on this one are pretty low, I feel like this won't end up being rare like Xenoblade was on the Wii.

*Edit: Here's the purdy artwork. According to the article I read, you'll be able to use the Shulk Amiibo to unlock stuff in the game.
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/a5074275f5222e8176d0883ee3dbb95c/tumblr_njd0hfj9771qzp9weo1_1280.jpg)

*Edit2:
The Hyperdimension Neptunia Hypercollection is a real thing now, and it's releasing in Europe for the PS3 on April the 3rd. The collection contains the first three games in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. No word yet on whether it will be released in North America or not, but it will be very import friendly.

Damn, and here I thought skipping the Shulk amiibo was a good idea.  :-\

Edit: Seeing as it wasn't in the database yet, I just created it to add to my wishlist: http://vgcollect.com/item/77250
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 06, 2015, 04:24:41 pm
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS) has been given a release date in North America! The game is set for a release on April 10th. I wonder if Nintendo will drastically underproduce this one like they seem to be with everything else lately. Even if initial shipments on this one are pretty low, I feel like this won't end up being rare like Xenoblade was on the Wii.

*Edit: Here's the purdy artwork. According to the article I read, you'll be able to use the Shulk Amiibo to unlock stuff in the game.
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/a5074275f5222e8176d0883ee3dbb95c/tumblr_njd0hfj9771qzp9weo1_1280.jpg)

*Edit2:
The Hyperdimension Neptunia Hypercollection is a real thing now, and it's releasing in Europe for the PS3 on April the 3rd. The collection contains the first three games in the series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. No word yet on whether it will be released in North America or not, but it will be very import friendly.

Read that about Xenoblade, very cool. :) But about the Neptunia collection - is is the original games or the Vita re-releases? I could have sworn when I originally read about it they said it was going to be the enhanced versions.  :-\

EDIT: Read up & answered my own question - they are the original versions. :( Guess that means I'll be picking up the Vita versions at some point, I guess since I can play them on the Playstation TV I'll eventually have it's the same difference anyway.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rachel on February 06, 2015, 06:35:35 pm
Glad to hear from other Neptunia fans! I didn't keep up with PS3 releases much while I was in grad school, so I completely missed hearing about this series until now.

I just picked up a used copy of mk2 and am enjoying all strange and wonderful references to old game consoles. (DECO tapes! What!) Hopefully I chose an OK place in the series to start.

I'm kind of curious whether there are any in-depth fan guides that point out all of the references. There's a wikia that has a decent amount of information, but surely the developers had to hand over some kind of massive reference guide to the localizers, right...?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 06, 2015, 06:49:02 pm
Glad to hear from other Neptunia fans! I didn't keep up with PS3 releases much while I was in grad school, so I completely missed hearing about this series until now.

I just picked up a used copy of mk2 and am enjoying all strange and wonderful references to old game consoles. (DECO tapes! What!) Hopefully I chose an OK place in the series to start.

I'm kind of curious whether there are any in-depth fan guides that point out all of the references. There's a wikia that has a decent amount of information, but surely the developers had to hand over some kind of massive reference guide to the localizers, right...?

Yeah, mk2 is an alright place to start. Gameplay-wise, it's a big improvement over the original, but not as good as HDN Victory. It's also a bit on the short side unless you aim to complete all of the different endings. I believe mk2 had the most different endings of all the games, but as I said it's a tad short. It only took me 16 hours to reach the normal ending.

As for the fan guides... I have no idea. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 06, 2015, 07:23:22 pm
(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)

(http://media.giphy.com/media/rMjPemIIS2Nig/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 06, 2015, 07:46:06 pm
(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)(http://fanaru.com/disgaea/image/59023-disgaea-spinning-prinny.gif)

(http://media.giphy.com/media/rMjPemIIS2Nig/giphy.gif)

lolol ikr?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 06, 2015, 07:49:13 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/zs1AIbO.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 06, 2015, 07:57:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/zs1AIbO.gif)

(https://charlyshades.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/laughing.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 06, 2015, 08:56:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/zs1AIbO.gif)

(https://charlyshades.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/laughing.gif)

Nichijou was great. I wish there was more Nichijou to watch. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 09, 2015, 11:29:16 am
Quote
Former Team Ninja developer and current Valhalla Game Studios boss Tomonobu Itagaki has hinted at the localization of Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven coming westward.

In response to a post on his Facebook page, Itagaki said: “Hey guys, I strongly believe that [Fatal Frame producer] Kikuchi Keisuke will release the Fatal Frame V in America, in many countries. He and me have same philosophy from Tecmo days. That’s what I can say for now. I want you guys to read between the lines. Anyway I will play this game.”


Read more at http://gematsu.com/2015/02/tomonobu-itagaki-hints-fatal-frame-wii-u-localization#lfL8uVJy22q4yrIc.99

:D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 09, 2015, 11:38:43 am
Ninty must be paying beacoup bucks for exclusivity rights for games like that & Bayonetta 2 :o

Not playing favorites, but - just going by the install-base numbers...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on February 09, 2015, 01:08:50 pm
On another note what are all y'all looking forward to most this year in regards to games relevant to this thread? My top 5 are:
1. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
2. Persona 5 (PS4)
3. The new Fire Emblem (3DS)
4. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS)
5. Steins;Gate (PS Vita)

1) Bloodborne (PS4)
2) Persona 5 (PS4)
3) Disgaea 5 (PS4)
4) Xenoblade Chronicles X (WiiU)
5) New Fire Emblem (3DS) (crossing fingers for 2015 release)

Honorable Mentions: Bravely Second (3DS), FFXIV: Heavensward (PC)

Little disappointing that they're all sequels (and a pseudo sequel)  :-\.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 09, 2015, 04:54:03 pm
Ninty must be paying beacoup bucks for exclusivity rights for games like that & Bayonetta 2 :o

Not playing favorites, but - just going by the install-base numbers...

Well iunno about Fatal Frame but Nintendo funded getting Bayonetta 2 made, so... ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 13, 2015, 08:35:07 am
Not surprisingly, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 (PS Vita) has been announced for a retail and digital release in North America this summer by Idea Factory International. That leaves Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II (PS4) as the only one left in the franchise that hasn't gotten a confirmed localization yet (it's only a matter of time before it does). According to Idea Factory International, the game will be a bit longer and there will be more story scenarios thanks to the addition of a new character. Also for some stupid reason, if you want dual audio so you can have the original Japanese audio (which I always do) you have to download it as a free DLC. I realize that there are other games that do this, like some of the games in the Dynasty Warriors franchise, but why can't it just be included in the game like the rest of the Neptunia franchise? Why start now? :-\

Story of Seasons (3DS) has also been given a solid release date of March 31st. Xseed has also officially announced the localization of Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS), which is due to be released over here this spring.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 13, 2015, 11:51:03 am
Any of you heard/know anything about this?

http://www.amazon.com/Under-Night-In-Birth-Exe-Late-PlayStation/dp/B00MUTAVH6/ref=pd_sim_vg_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=02YMKGKCBKCWBHG2R4GW
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 13, 2015, 11:53:22 am
Oh man, not only are we getting Yokai Watch, but Level 5 is planning a major NA push w/ the show and a toy line as well!  Sweet! ;D

http://gematsu.com/2015/02/level-5-teaming-hasbro-western-yo-kai-watch-toy-line
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 13, 2015, 04:54:36 pm
Any of you heard/know anything about this?

http://www.amazon.com/Under-Night-In-Birth-Exe-Late-PlayStation/dp/B00MUTAVH6/ref=pd_sim_vg_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=02YMKGKCBKCWBHG2R4GW

It's on my long list of "things I want but won't realistically buy any time soon". It's a fighting game from the same developers of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, which is another game I want. It looks pretty cool, and the version we're getting is the updated version of the game originally released in Japan. I don't really know a whole lot about it, but as far as I'm aware, it's an original game not based off of any other franchises.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 13, 2015, 05:34:22 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on February 13, 2015, 07:41:52 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 13, 2015, 07:56:32 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Keep a look out for an extra MM LE for me. I'll do the same for you. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 13, 2015, 08:07:41 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Keep a look out for an extra MM LE for me. I'll do the same for you.

Nintendo Minute is giving away a MM LE... worth a shot, eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYCtqpV24I
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 13, 2015, 11:59:19 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Keep a look out for an extra MM LE for me. I'll do the same for you.

Nintendo Minute is giving away a MM LE... worth a shot, eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYCtqpV24I

Heh, if they abide by their own rules most of those entries will be disqualified - they said to use the exact phrase they give at the end of the video, and almost no one is doing that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on February 14, 2015, 12:44:39 am
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Keep a look out for an extra MM LE for me. I'll do the same for you.

Nintendo Minute is giving away a MM LE... worth a shot, eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYCtqpV24I

Heh, if they abide by their own rules most of those entries will be disqualified - they said to use the exact phrase they give at the end of the video, and almost no one is doing that.
Well, I'll see if I can get some people to help. When does this contest end?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 14, 2015, 04:00:13 pm
Anybody who missed out on the MH4U CE they have in stock @ the online store for GS. Pure coincidence that I found this available today @ the day of launch.
Huh, that's actually interesting. I wish they had the same for the MM LE, but it looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to see if they have any leftovers.
Keep a look out for an extra MM LE for me. I'll do the same for you.

Nintendo Minute is giving away a MM LE... worth a shot, eh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYCtqpV24I

Heh, if they abide by their own rules most of those entries will be disqualified - they said to use the exact phrase they give at the end of the video, and almost no one is doing that.
Well, I'll see if I can get some people to help. When does this contest end?

The Sweepstake starts at 4:00 PM PT on February 13 and ends at 5:00 PM PT on February 20

According to the fine print, there should be two hashtags used, and there's no specified sentence they need to say, so the fine print and the video actually conflict... -__- oh well.  Good luck, all!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 16, 2015, 10:19:32 am
Updated the OP w/ the new announcements Abe mentioned a few days ago. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 18, 2015, 09:00:40 am
Unfortunately, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) has been delayed from its original release date of April 14th back to June 9th. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 18, 2015, 03:07:55 pm
Updated!

Sites are saying the release date to Devil Survivor 2 was announced today, but I already had it from somewhere.  ??? 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 18, 2015, 08:52:36 pm
Updated!

Sites are saying the release date to Devil Survivor 2 was announced today, but I already had it from somewhere.  ???

Yeah, I noticed that you had the right date, too, lol.  Good going!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 19, 2015, 10:45:44 am
Good news: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is coming out March 3rd. Bad news: it's digital only in NA. :( Oh well, guess I'll be waiting on a sale on that one then...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 19, 2015, 11:16:03 am
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here ___________!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 19, 2015, 01:25:53 pm
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here BOTH!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 19, 2015, 01:58:14 pm
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here BOTH!

indubitably  ;)

which one 1st, though?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on February 19, 2015, 02:10:38 pm
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here BOTH!

indubitably  ;)

which one 1st, though?

>Get another TV & Vita Tv
>Play both @ the same time.
>Win-Win
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 19, 2015, 05:30:26 pm
HDN Noire looks much more interesting to me personally, so I'll vote for that. ;)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 19, 2015, 09:14:21 pm
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here Demon Gaze!

 :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 20, 2015, 07:29:46 am
A couple of localization announcements I'll add later - Danganronpa Another Episode and Rodea The Sky Soldier both coming to NA this Fall.  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on February 20, 2015, 10:07:31 am
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here Demon Gaze!

 :)

oh ye of Zero Mind...that wasn't an option  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 20, 2015, 10:04:31 pm
Aww, yeah!

Less than a week until HDN Noire drops  ;D

Anyone else got it pre-ordered and/or planning on picking her up?

Help me decide, my fellow niche-ers

==> I've got my next game (which, will also be, my 1st Vita game played on my big-screen with my DS3; via my PSTV)

narrowed-down to 2.

HDN Noire

and

Criminal Girls.

cast yer votes + give yer thoughts

here Demon Gaze!

 :)

oh ye of Zero Mind...that wasn't an option  :P

I made it an option since it's so great. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 25, 2015, 10:16:33 am
The big news today is the localization of Dragon Quest Heroes, the first Dragon Quest game to get localized for NA since DQ Monsters Joker 2 in 2011. :o We're only getting the PS4 version here, no PS3 version, but it's better than nothing. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Warmsignal on February 25, 2015, 10:35:02 am
Anybody else have trouble with NIS support not emailing you back? It's been over 2 days since support was "reviewing my request" and I've heard nothing. All I know is that everyone has their game now, and they've yet to acknowledge my update request.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 25, 2015, 11:41:52 am
The big news today is the localization of Dragon Quest Heroes, the first Dragon Quest game to get localized for NA since DQ Monsters Joker 2 in 2011. :o We're only getting the PS4 version here, no PS3 version, but it's better than nothing. :)

Yup, I was VERY happy to read about this this morning. :D And who wants the inferior version of the game anyway? :P

EDIT:  I also update the quantities remaining on the NISA limited editions. Of note is that there are less than 10% remaining of the ultimate edition of the Awakened Fate Ultimatum. Also, the LE of Atelier Shallie is sold out - but if you want it, remember that a few usually pop back in-stock around the Friday before the game's release day, so keep an eye on their site then!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 25, 2015, 02:53:29 pm
Anybody else have trouble with NIS support not emailing you back? It's been over 2 days since support was "reviewing my request" and I've heard nothing. All I know is that everyone has their game now, and they've yet to acknowledge my update request.

It took them a long time to get back to me about the gift certificate thing, but it eventually got resolved.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 25, 2015, 06:28:00 pm
Anybody else have trouble with NIS support not emailing you back? It's been over 2 days since support was "reviewing my request" and I've heard nothing. All I know is that everyone has their game now, and they've yet to acknowledge my update request.

For me it seems to take a lot longer to hear back from their customer service since their huge website update. They've even been taking longer to ship stuff than usual. I only just got my shipping confirmation for the Hotaru no Nikki LE a couple days ago, even though they usually ship preorders a lot earlier. It might take a little longer than usual, but you should hear from them soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 26, 2015, 04:55:40 pm
Xblaze Lost: Memories, sequel to Xblaze Code: Embryo has been confirmed for a Summer NA release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 26, 2015, 05:20:28 pm
Xblaze Lost: Memories, sequel to Xblaze Code: Embryo has been confirmed for a Summer NA release.

Awesome! ;D I loved the first game and it's good to hear we'll be getting the next one. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 26, 2015, 05:33:06 pm
Xblaze Lost: Memories, sequel to Xblaze Code: Embryo has been confirmed for a Summer NA release.

Awesome! ;D I loved the first game and it's good to hear we'll be getting the next one. :)

Approx. how long is the first one? I picked it up not too long ago but have't gotten around to it yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 26, 2015, 05:38:41 pm
Xblaze Lost: Memories, sequel to Xblaze Code: Embryo has been confirmed for a Summer NA release.

Awesome! ;D I loved the first game and it's good to hear we'll be getting the next one. :)

Approx. how long is the first one? I picked it up not too long ago but have't gotten around to it yet.

It's relatively short, I completed all the routes in roughly 25 hours of gameplay (I skipped through previously read text when replaying). I probably spent another ~3-5 hours getting the platinum trophy. I'm sure how accurate those estimates are though, since the save files don't actually tell you how long you've been playing for.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on February 26, 2015, 06:10:39 pm
Anybody else have trouble with NIS support not emailing you back? It's been over 2 days since support was "reviewing my request" and I've heard nothing. All I know is that everyone has their game now, and they've yet to acknowledge my update request.

I was wondering too, since I haven't even received a message acknowledging my payment, nevermind shipping it  :-\ I guess they'll ship the LEs first, but I'm still a bit worried. People have been getting theirs since last week and I haven't heard anything at all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 26, 2015, 06:13:50 pm
Anybody else have trouble with NIS support not emailing you back? It's been over 2 days since support was "reviewing my request" and I've heard nothing. All I know is that everyone has their game now, and they've yet to acknowledge my update request.

I was wondering too, since I haven't even received a message acknowledging my payment, nevermind shipping it  :-\ I guess they'll ship the LEs first, but I'm still a bit worried. People have been getting theirs since last week and I haven't heard anything at all.

Hm, I got an email a bit ago for shipping and for acknowledgment of my payment (separate emails, I believe), and I received #HtoL the day before release date :/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 28, 2015, 10:22:37 am
Yaaay! Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 has been announced for release on the 3DS. ;D I'm glad that the awesome original will be seeing a sequel. No release date or price has been announced yet, and it will probably be digital-only like the last one, :'( but I'm excited anyways. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 03, 2015, 05:52:43 am
The Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 has been given a release date of May 12th in North America. In North America, people who preorder the game will get a calendar containing artwork from Yoshitaka Amano. Europe gets a steelbook as a preorder bonus. A limited edition of the game will also be available.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 03, 2015, 09:57:45 am
The Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 has been given a release date of May 12th in North America. In North America, people who preorder the game will get a calendar containing artwork from Yoshitaka Amano. Europe gets a steelbook as a preorder bonus. A limited edition of the game will also be available.

I saw that release date this morning (and am sad to say I think I'll be buying that game again :P) but where did you hear about another LE?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 03, 2015, 10:41:40 am
The Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 has been given a release date of May 12th in North America. In North America, people who preorder the game will get a calendar containing artwork from Yoshitaka Amano. Europe gets a steelbook as a preorder bonus. A limited edition of the game will also be available.

I saw that release date this morning (and am sad to say I think I'll be buying that game again :P) but where did you hear about another LE?

From this image:
(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FFXX2HD-Dated-PS4.jpg)

I found the image here: http://gematsu.com/2015/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-dated-ps4 (http://gematsu.com/2015/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-dated-ps4)

I'm not sure where it will be available though, since the LE isn't up for preorder anywhere I've looked (including Square Enix's online store).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on March 03, 2015, 10:49:08 am
The Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 has been given a release date of May 12th in North America. In North America, people who preorder the game will get a calendar containing artwork from Yoshitaka Amano. Europe gets a steelbook as a preorder bonus. A limited edition of the game will also be available.

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ffx/x-2
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 03, 2015, 11:28:28 am
The Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 has been given a release date of May 12th in North America. In North America, people who preorder the game will get a calendar containing artwork from Yoshitaka Amano. Europe gets a steelbook as a preorder bonus. A limited edition of the game will also be available.

I saw that release date this morning (and am sad to say I think I'll be buying that game again :P) but where did you hear about another LE?

From this image:
(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FFXX2HD-Dated-PS4.jpg)

I found the image here: http://gematsu.com/2015/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-dated-ps4 (http://gematsu.com/2015/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-dated-ps4)

I'm not sure where it will be available though, since the LE isn't up for preorder anywhere I've looked (including Square Enix's online store).

Ah, ok, I saw that image but just overlooked the LE box art.

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is out today, but I'm disappointed that it's digital-only. It was the one I was most excited about when Sony announced last year that batch of Japanese Vita titles they were bringing over. From what I can tell there's not an import version w/ English subs either. Oh well, I'll have to settle for dirty digital if I want to play it it seems. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 03, 2015, 11:37:46 am
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is out today, but I'm disappointed that it's digital-only. It was the one I was most excited about when Sony announced last year that batch of Japanese Vita titles they were bringing over. From what I can tell there's not an import version w/ English subs either. Oh well, I'll have to settle for dirty digital if I want to play it it seems. :-\

Actually, we won't be stuck with digital only. :) Play-Asia has a physical copy of the Asian version up for preorder, and it will have English language options. http://www.play-asia.com/oreshika-tainted-bloodlines-english-paOS-13-49-en-70-8ji5.html (http://www.play-asia.com/oreshika-tainted-bloodlines-english-paOS-13-49-en-70-8ji5.html)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 03, 2015, 12:07:40 pm
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is out today, but I'm disappointed that it's digital-only. It was the one I was most excited about when Sony announced last year that batch of Japanese Vita titles they were bringing over. From what I can tell there's not an import version w/ English subs either. Oh well, I'll have to settle for dirty digital if I want to play it it seems. :-\

Actually, we won't be stuck with digital only. :) Play-Asia has a physical copy of the Asian version up for preorder, and it will have English language options. http://www.play-asia.com/oreshika-tainted-bloodlines-english-paOS-13-49-en-70-8ji5.html (http://www.play-asia.com/oreshika-tainted-bloodlines-english-paOS-13-49-en-70-8ji5.html)

Hrm, I saw that but wasn't sure if it was a mis-listing (or something they listed but wasn't sure was going to come out...). I did put an email alert on it tho in case it comes in stock. Fingers crossed! :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on March 03, 2015, 02:59:04 pm
Thanks for putting together this list! It's really helps  me stay up-to-date with all the upcoming games I am interested in. From the looks of it, my wallet is going to be hurting this year T-T
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 06, 2015, 11:01:08 am
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was announced for a Summer release for the PS4, PS3, Vita & Xbone.

By my count, that will make 5 total iterations of BlazBlue (since from my perspective, there hasn't been a true sequel to BB yet). They've passed SF4! :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 10, 2015, 10:16:58 am
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 10, 2015, 11:04:53 am
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 10, 2015, 11:30:11 am
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D

What I take from the announcement is that it sounds like this time the limited release will be the ONLY physical release, which is why I think it may be more scarce. Who knows tho.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 10, 2015, 11:36:02 am
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D

What I take from the announcement is that it sounds like this time the limited release will be the ONLY physical release, which is why I think it may be more scarce. Who knows tho.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus was the same way. That's why I mentioned it. The limited edition was the only physical release, but it's still easy to get.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 10, 2015, 11:59:10 am
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D

What I take from the announcement is that it sounds like this time the limited release will be the ONLY physical release, which is why I think it may be more scarce. Who knows tho.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus was the same way. That's why I mentioned it. The limited edition was the only physical release, but it's still easy to get.

Really? I was looking at it in Gamestop just yesterday and they had both the "Let's Get Physical" edition & the game by itself, both new.  ???
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 10, 2015, 12:43:42 pm
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D

What I take from the announcement is that it sounds like this time the limited release will be the ONLY physical release, which is why I think it may be more scarce. Who knows tho.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus was the same way. That's why I mentioned it. The limited edition was the only physical release, but it's still easy to get.

Really? I was looking at it in Gamestop just yesterday and they had both the "Let's Get Physical" edition & the game by itself, both new.  ???

GameStop must have separated them then, because the limited edition was the ONLY physical edition to release in North America.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 10, 2015, 02:13:50 pm
XSeed has announced a Western release for both Onechambara Z2: Chaos for the PS4 and Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson for the 3DS. They're both currently just listed as "Summer" releases. Also, for both they're saying that they will be released digitally and in a "limited run" in a special retail edition. I'm taking that to mean if you want a physical copy of either, then you better preorder.

Yay Senran Kagura 2! ;D If this "limited edition" is anything like the one for Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, it won't be difficult to get a hold of. That being said, I'm preordering mine as soon as I can. ;D

What I take from the announcement is that it sounds like this time the limited release will be the ONLY physical release, which is why I think it may be more scarce. Who knows tho.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus was the same way. That's why I mentioned it. The limited edition was the only physical release, but it's still easy to get.

Really? I was looking at it in Gamestop just yesterday and they had both the "Let's Get Physical" edition & the game by itself, both new.  ???

GameStop must have separated them then, because the limited edition was the ONLY physical edition to release in North America.

Huh. I'm sorry if I sounded like I doubted you, I'm sure you know more about it than I do - it's just strange. Maybe they did separate it for some reason, or I'm not going to rule out the possibility that I looked at a used copy that I thought was new.

In other news, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is coming this Summer as well. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 10, 2015, 08:43:20 pm
In other news, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is coming this Summer as well. :)

I'm hyped about this but it reminds me that I need to finish the first (original) one and play the sequels and the first Untold :/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 11, 2015, 03:56:24 pm
Atlus has announced that they're localizing Lost Dimension (PS Vita) for North America some time this summer. :) I'm glad to hear this, since I thought it looked pretty interesting when it came out in Japan a while ago.

Here's the game's first localization trailer
[youtube]https://youtu.be/e267T4t3V98[/youtube]

*Edit: Here's a link to the trailer instead, since VGCollect doesn't seem to want to embed the video for some foolish reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e267T4t3V98 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e267T4t3V98)

Here's a video of some gameplay too, to give you an idea of what the game plays like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ76PG8RSbE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ76PG8RSbE)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on March 11, 2015, 04:22:54 pm
Atlus has announced that they're localizing Lost Dimension (PS Vita) for North America some time this summer. :) I'm glad to hear this, since I thought it looked pretty interesting when it came out in Japan a while ago.

Here's the game's first localization trailer
[youtube]https://youtu.be/e267T4t3V98[/youtube]

*Edit: Here's a link to the trailer instead, since VGCollect doesn't seem to want to embed the video for some foolish reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e267T4t3V98 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e267T4t3V98)

Here's a video of some gameplay too, to give you an idea of what the game plays like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ76PG8RSbE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ76PG8RSbE)

I have been interested in this one. Thanks for posting the gameplay video. Didn't know much about it, but now it looks like yet another one I need to play  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 11, 2015, 07:15:46 pm
Atlus has announced that they're localizing Lost Dimension (PS Vita) for North America some time this summer. :) I'm glad to hear this, since I thought it looked pretty interesting when it came out in Japan a while ago.

Here's the game's first localization trailer
[youtube]https://youtu.be/e267T4t3V98[/youtube]

*Edit: Here's a link to the trailer instead, since VGCollect doesn't seem to want to embed the video for some foolish reason.

Here's a video of some gameplay too, to give you an idea of what the game plays like.

Fixed it for ya :)  It doesn't like the s in https:// for some reason, so you need to take it out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 11, 2015, 09:13:38 pm
Fixed it for ya :)  It doesn't like the s in https:// for some reason, so you need to take it out.

That's odd, I didn't do anything different from what I usually do for embedding stuff here. ??? Thanks for the fix. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 12, 2015, 10:43:11 pm
Updated the OP. Also, Lost Dimension is coming out for the Vita AND PS3. ;) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 13, 2015, 06:26:46 am
Not adding it to the list because it's not Japanese, but I think this will appeal to most of us here. There's a physical version of Child of Light coming to the Vita in NA in a couple of weeks, on 3/24! Looks like it's retailing for $20. 

(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/111314b.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 13, 2015, 03:51:48 pm
Not adding it to the list because it's not Japanese, but I think this will appeal to most of us here. There's a physical version of Child of Light coming to the Vita in NA in a couple of weeks, on 3/24! Looks like it's retailing for $20. 

(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/111314b.jpg)

Oh, good to know! Though it retails for $15 on Steam :/

I was really hoping to have a physical copy of this at some point, but someone's already gifted me the Steam version.  Maybe I'll try to pick up the retail box if it goes on sale/is cheap just to have it.

Also, have folks already received their copies of Shallie?  I was annoyed to get an email from them on the 11th that they needed me to do the PayPal thing.  So it'll be a while longer before I get it, I'm sure.  Just annoying that they didn't contact me sooner about it.  I checked my emails to see if maybe I missed an earlier email from them about it but nothin'.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on March 13, 2015, 04:03:50 pm
Yeah, I got mine Wednesday.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on March 13, 2015, 04:25:45 pm
Yeah, I got mine Wednesday.

Same - received my copy on Wednesday, too.

But, I pre-ordered mine from Amazon (and with Prime)...I'm assuming the Paypal problem = pre-ordering from N1; right?

Also:  what's this

Lost Dimension game like & about?

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: numing on March 14, 2015, 02:34:00 pm
I didn't see this mentioned anywhere here, let alone announced anywhere else, so I apologise if I'm just repeating what someone else has posted and/or if this isn't the right place to ask...

(http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o794/ijustneedone/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/ijustneedone/media/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg.html)

A Tales of Symphonia Chronicles + Tales of Graces Compilation which seems to be going for about £15 on preorder. Only on Rice Digital the release date says 27th of March, whilst on two other stores it says 3rd of April.

Anyone else heard of this?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 14, 2015, 04:34:49 pm
I didn't see this mentioned anywhere here, let alone announced anywhere else, so I apologise if I'm just repeating what someone else has posted and/or if this isn't the right place to ask...

(http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o794/ijustneedone/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/ijustneedone/media/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg.html)

A Tales of Symphonia Chronicles + Tales of Graces Compilation which seems to be going for about £15 on preorder. Only on Rice Digital the release date says 27th of March, whilst on two other stores it says 3rd of April.

Anyone else heard of this?

I haven't, but I only track NA releases. I don't know WHAT you guys are up to "on the other side of the pond". :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: numing on March 14, 2015, 05:35:10 pm
I didn't see this mentioned anywhere here, let alone announced anywhere else, so I apologise if I'm just repeating what someone else has posted and/or if this isn't the right place to ask...

(http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o794/ijustneedone/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg) (http://s1343.photobucket.com/user/ijustneedone/media/tales-comp-box-smaller-320x320_zpszznguf8i.jpg.html)

A Tales of Symphonia Chronicles + Tales of Graces Compilation which seems to be going for about £15 on preorder. Only on Rice Digital the release date says 27th of March, whilst on two other stores it says 3rd of April.

Anyone else heard of this?

I haven't, but I only track NA releases. I don't know WHAT you guys are up to "on the other side of the pond". :P

I see :<
I thought it might have a NA release as well, but couldn't find any other versions, which is why I asked. It'd be odd if it was EU only.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 16, 2015, 10:49:00 am
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo will be releasing (digitally-only) next Tuesday for the PS Vita for $15. The game is an action-RPG developed by Arc System works and features giant robots fighting other giant robots.

Here's the game's localization trailer
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 16, 2015, 02:32:25 pm
Ouch - S-E just listed the CE for FF XIV: Heavensward on their website, and it's a whopping $130. :o It only comes w/ a dragon mount statue, art book & "additional content disk" - plus the expected exclusive digital junk, of course. So the statue is the big draw here. It looks cool, but given that the expansion by itself is only $40, it doesn't look $90 cool. Especially since I'll have to buy 2 copies (one for my wife as well) and it's a game w/ a subscription fee....nope, not happening.

I may not even get this one at release, if the Xenoblade Chronicles X rumored release date is true (supposedly 3 days after this comes out). ::)

(https://ips.pepitastore.com/storefront/img/resized/squareenix-store/XIVHW_CEBeautyShot_All_x795_825_KR.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 18, 2015, 09:16:45 am
A limited edition exclusive to an online retailer has been announced for Steins;Gate in Europe. I'm not sure if North America will get something like this or not, but it's import friendly not only because the PS3 & Vita aren't region locked, but this retailer offers "free worldwide shipping <3" (according to their article on the game). According to their listing, the game is due to be released this May. I haven't heard any confirmation of a release date anywhere else, but it might be fairly accurate.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Steins-Gate-UK-Special-Ed-Ann.jpg)

http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/steins-gate-el-psy-kongroo-edition-ps3 (http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/steins-gate-el-psy-kongroo-edition-ps3) <-- PS3 Version

http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/steins-gate-el-psy-kongroo-edition-ps-vita (http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/steins-gate-el-psy-kongroo-edition-ps-vita) <-- PS Vita Version
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 26, 2015, 09:30:49 pm
Sayonara Umihara Kawase Chirari (PS Vita) has been announced for localization to North America and Europe and should be released some time this spring. The game will be released here as Sayonara UmiharaKawase + and will cost $19.99 at launch. This leads me to believe that it will likely be a digital-only release, in addition to the 3DS version we already have that's digital-only. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: indenton on March 31, 2015, 08:56:55 pm
So I was just looking up Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson and I have to say that the box art is significantly better than Burst's box art. 

If there was only a single reason as to why the game was not on the shelves. It would be the insanely crude box art of Senran Kagura Burst which practically shouts "Hey!! Guess what this games got!"

In fact, the Shinovi Versus box art's pretty tame too.  Really seems like Nintendo got the raw end of the deal from the franchise, just wanting to stain the 3DS library out of spite.  I don't own a PS Vita, but it looks like these games are more at home with the Vita.  But now it's back on the 3DS? please don't mess around with the PAL [EU] box art.  I want to feel like I'm not being 'suckered in' from the box art alone. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 01, 2015, 08:19:06 am
Atlus has announced that it's bringing Stella Glow (3DS) to North America some time this year. No, this isn't an April Fools' joke (I'm pretty sure).

Here's a Japanese trailer
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: indenton on April 01, 2015, 11:22:01 am
I suppose I spoke to soon... urghh
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 01, 2015, 07:56:27 pm
THIS IS FINALLY ACTUALLY HAPPENING! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I need a WiiU now. :-[

Sooo... SMT x Fire Emblem definitely isn't dead now, and if you watch the trailer you'll notice that some of it looks like Persona too. :)
Fatal Frame is also being localized and due for a release in North America later this year.
The new Fire Emblem for the 3DS will be titled Fire Emblem If and will release in North America some time in 2016.
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains for the 3DS is also being localized and will release in May on the eShop.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on April 01, 2015, 09:40:56 pm
THIS IS FINALLY ACTUALLY HAPPENING! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I need a WiiU now. :-[

Sooo... SMT x Fire Emblem definitely isn't dead now, and if you watch the trailer you'll notice that some of it looks like Persona too. :)
Fatal Frame is also being localized and due for a release in North America later this year.
The new Fire Emblem for the 3DS will be titled Fire Emblem If and will release in North America some time in 2016.
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains for the 3DS is also being localized and will release in May on the eShop.

Just got done watching the Nintendo Direct. This is the game I have been wanting for my Wii U!!! We haven't heard much about it so I assumed it might get canceled. This is the Wii U's Persona ^_^

Fatal Frame on the Wii U was also confirmed for NA, which is another one I really wanted them to bring over. I am so pumped to own a Wii U right now ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 02, 2015, 03:06:26 pm
Thanks guys - finally updated the OP w/ everything you mentioned + the newly announced release date for Rodea the Sky Soldier. As always, appreciate all the info!  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 12, 2015, 09:01:35 pm
Not much news for this thread has been announced recently, but Project X Zone 2 (3DS) was officially announced to be localized for NA (and some other regions) very shortly after the game was announced for Japan (within the same day officially, not counting the leak from a couple days ago).

Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul (PS4&3) has also been announced for localization.

No word on official or estimated release dates for either yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 12, 2015, 09:27:46 pm
Not much news for this thread has been announced recently, but Project X Zone 2 (3DS) was officially announced to be localized for NA (and some other regions) very shortly after the game was announced for Japan (within the same day officially, not counting the leak from a couple days ago).

Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul (PS4&3) has also been announced for localization.

No word on official or estimated release dates for either yet.

I'm hoping Monster Hunter Stories will be localized for NA...  The fact that they made a MH N3DSXL makes me hopeful  ::)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 13, 2015, 02:29:28 pm
Updated OP. Gematsu reported "Fall 2015" for both Project X Zone 2 & Saint Seiya, so that's what I put down. Also, I'll be surprised if Monster Hunter Stories doesn't get a NA release. AFAIK, all of the MH games have been localized except for the MMO's. I've written off the main entries in the series as "not for me", but I'm curious about this one.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on April 13, 2015, 06:41:10 pm
The MH RPG looks intriguing; will be interesting to see when they announce some actual gameplay mechanics.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 14, 2015, 02:53:54 pm
Atlus just announced they're localizing a dungeon crawler for the Vita, Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 15, 2015, 12:15:56 pm
Another update, Sayonara UmiharaKawase+ is releasing next week on the PSN. I also updated the listing w/ a new trailer.

EDIT: Oh my, that trailer is chock full of Engrish. "Flame rate now is 60fps!"  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on April 15, 2015, 01:36:19 pm
aaaannnd a

(ba - da)

*Bump* +

a shout-out and a bit of thanks, recognition, and appreciation for the Dood that kicked-off, maintains, & keeps this thread going...Greg  ;D

Btw, Argy - did you forget to list the LE for Omega Quintet?

Or...did you have it there and remove it because it's already gone/sold-out?

Anyone else feeling a (*bad*) bit of deja-vu?

*Looking* hard at "The" Lost/The "Last* Guardian  >:( :-\ :'( :-\ :'( :'( :'( >:(

 from the PSN/digital Vaporware/ersion of CoH2G?

I mean...wasn't that done, ready, and submitted to Sony/PSN ages ago?

Someone on the G*FAQs CoH2G board posted that "it's been Months since they've seen or heard anything or from anyone" that was involved with the game, & could answer their questions & allay their fears...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 15, 2015, 02:57:33 pm
Thanks Kenny, I didn't realize there was a LE for Omega Quintet - added it. ;)  And I've had the same thoughts about the digital CoH2g, every time I update the OP in fact. I wanted to keep my physical copy sealed & just grab the digital to play since it's so rare, but I may just end up opening it up if I get ready to play it & the digital still isn't out (or even given a date).  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on April 15, 2015, 04:32:01 pm
I didn't bother with the 2G physical release because they had announced plans to do a PSN release.  Regretting that right about now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 15, 2015, 05:04:37 pm
I didn't bother with the 2G physical release because they had announced plans to do a PSN release.  Regretting that right about now.

Me too. Now it's on my fairly long list of games I wish I bought when I had the chance. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 15, 2015, 05:33:27 pm
I always support devs who take a chance on a limited physical run of a otherwise digital-only game. I really wish they were doing that with Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.  I just imported RE HD to have a physical copy of that, and I plan on doing the same thing with Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and a few others on my list.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 15, 2015, 06:05:39 pm
I always support devs who take a chance on a limited physical run of a otherwise digital-only game. I really wish they were doing that with Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest.  I just imported RE HD to have a physical copy of that, and I plan on doing the same thing with Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines and a few others on my list.

I like to as well, but I don't always have the money for it at the time. :( In addition to that, it can often be more expensive to buy one of those and have them shipped to Canada because of our crappy dollar and ridiculous shipping costs. That was the main reason I didn't get CoH 2G last year, it was going to be around $90 Canadian after shipping and the exchange rate. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 16, 2015, 09:30:32 am
Ick, $90 - can't say I blame you there.  :-\

Updated the OP w/ the Bamco release dates announced yesterday. Also added Godzilla to the list, it had somehow slipped through the cracks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on April 16, 2015, 05:36:04 pm
It didn't help that it was hard to justify paying the extra costs for CoH2G when Persona Q was just around the corner (and I was personally still working on EO:U). There hasn't been a lot of dungeon crawlers since then, so I've been getting anxious for another and if they keep slipping on releasing it digitally it's going to just end up competing with the 2nd Untold game out in a few months for my time and money :(.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 17, 2015, 09:26:29 am
Idea Factory is bringing over Amnesia: Memories this August. It's a visual novel "otome" (girl game).

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1sAnC2jETlw/VJlRgQrCvHI/AAAAAAAABiw/iSDmz-J0Lo0/w500-h279-no/NoctisPBE.png)
:P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 17, 2015, 09:59:53 am
Idea Factory is bringing over Amnesia: Memories this August. It's a visual novel "otome" (girl game).

Gosh, so exciting. I'm not sure I can hold back my excitement over a game I've never heard of from a subgenre I care nothing about.

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/scsc.gif)

 :P

*Edit: News Time
Recent trademarks filed by Bandai Namco in Europe suggest the possible localization of the updated version of Deception IV.

Thanks to a Best Buy listing somebody discovered, it's also very likely Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence for the PS4 is getting localized for a North American release.

No official announcements for either of those games yet though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on April 17, 2015, 11:59:47 am
What's "updated" from the existing Deception 4?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 17, 2015, 12:20:18 pm
What's "updated" from the existing Deception 4?

Huh? I don't even see Deception 4? Are you feeling OK, Kenny? :P

(http://media.giphy.com/media/fARFPMuspJRx6/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 17, 2015, 12:35:25 pm
Idea Factory is bringing over Amnesia: Memories this August. It's a visual novel "otome" (girl game).

Gosh, so exciting. I'm not sure I can hold back my excitement over a game I've never heard of from a subgenre I care nothing about.

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/scsc.gif)

 :P

lol, hey some people care about otome.   Hakuoki seemed to be well received in NA.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on April 17, 2015, 02:18:53 pm
What's "updated" from the existing Deception 4?

Huh? I don't even see Deception 4? Are you feeling OK, Kenny? :P

Recent trademarks filed by Bandai Namco in Europe suggest the possible localization of the updated version of Deception IV.

 :o ::) :P

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 17, 2015, 02:42:42 pm
What's "updated" from the existing Deception 4?

From what I understand it's mostly new traps and some new characters and old ones from previous games. There's some more new stages too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on April 18, 2015, 01:19:52 pm
Atlus just announced they're localizing a dungeon crawler for the Vita, Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal.


Damn, I'm so behind on all these games! An Atlus dungeon crawler sounds pretty exciting, I'm adding this to my list :) Thanks for keeping an updated list, too! It helps a lot.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 21, 2015, 11:52:36 am
Soo... apparently Gaijinworks is planning on localizing some more PSP RPGs. They're supposed to be making announcements on which ones exactly later this week (that's right, more than just one :D). Hopefully they'll see a limited physical release and won't be released exclusively on the PSN. It's nice to see that the PSP is still seeing some support over here in 2015, with the fairly recent release of Brandish: The Dark Revenant this year and now these new games.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 21, 2015, 12:10:17 pm
Soo... apparently Gaijinworks is planning on localizing some more PSP RPGs. They're supposed to be making announcements on which ones exactly later this week (that's right, more than just one :D). Hopefully they'll see a limited physical release and won't be released exclusively on the PSN. It's nice to see that the PSP is still seeing some support over here in 2015, with the fairly recent release of Brandish: The Dark Revenant this year and now these new games.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/)

Hrm, I'll definitely be interested if they get physical releases. Kinda bummed that I passed on the Class of Heroes 2 physical psp release, but it's not TOO bad since I have it on PS3. Still, would be a cool collector's item to have. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 21, 2015, 01:50:46 pm
Soo... apparently Gaijinworks is planning on localizing some more PSP RPGs. They're supposed to be making announcements on which ones exactly later this week (that's right, more than just one :D). Hopefully they'll see a limited physical release and won't be released exclusively on the PSN. It's nice to see that the PSP is still seeing some support over here in 2015, with the fairly recent release of Brandish: The Dark Revenant this year and now these new games.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/21/psp-rpgs-localized-care-gaijinworks/)

Hrm, I'll definitely be interested if they get physical releases. Kinda bummed that I passed on the Class of Heroes 2 physical psp release, but it's not TOO bad since I have it on PS3. Still, would be a cool collector's item to have. ;)

Their site mentions that "(Okay, you can play them on the Vita, too)," so that has me a little concerned that it might be digital-only.  But hopefully it's something that will be released on both digital and physical for those of us who like to collect their physical titles.  In any case, my interest is definitely piqued.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 22, 2015, 11:08:54 am
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) now has an official release date (slightly different from what retailers originally had listed). The game is now due to be released in North America on June 2nd. The game's first print edition will come with 28-track CD.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 22, 2015, 12:09:58 pm
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) now has an official release date (slightly different from what retailers originally had listed). The game is now due to be released in North America on June 2nd. The game's first print edition will come with 28-track CD.

Hehe, yup, JUST updated it. ;) Also added the Japanese indie games that Playism has reported they're localizing for the PS4 and/or Vita. Oh, and I put up the new trailer for Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest - I so wish that was getting a physical release. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 22, 2015, 12:34:55 pm
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) now has an official release date (slightly different from what retailers originally had listed). The game is now due to be released in North America on June 2nd. The game's first print edition will come with 28-track CD.

Hehe, yup, JUST updated it. ;) Also added the Japanese indie games that Playism has reported they're localizing for the PS4 and/or Vita. Oh, and I put up the new trailer for Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest - I so wish that was getting a physical release. :(

It's too bad that Playism's stuff is digital-only too. :( I would've loved to have a physical copy of Astebreed. I might just buy it again anyways since my PS4 will be able to run it a lot better than my current PC does.

Anyways, super excited for Lord of Magna. ;D There's so many awesome games coming out in the next couple months. :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 22, 2015, 12:42:23 pm
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) now has an official release date (slightly different from what retailers originally had listed). The game is now due to be released in North America on June 2nd. The game's first print edition will come with 28-track CD.

Hehe, yup, JUST updated it. ;) Also added the Japanese indie games that Playism has reported they're localizing for the PS4 and/or Vita. Oh, and I put up the new trailer for Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest - I so wish that was getting a physical release. :(

It's too bad that Playism's stuff is digital-only too. :( I would've loved to have a physical copy of Astebreed. I might just buy it again anyways since my PS4 will be able to run it a lot better than my current PC does.

Anyways, super excited for Lord of Magna. ;D There's so many awesome games coming out in the next couple months. :o

Heck, the rest of the year! :o I really want firm dates for Tales of Zesteria, Xenoblade Chronicles X & Dragon Quest Heroes so I can map out what I'm getting for the rest of the year. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 22, 2015, 12:50:37 pm
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (3DS) now has an official release date (slightly different from what retailers originally had listed). The game is now due to be released in North America on June 2nd. The game's first print edition will come with 28-track CD.

Hehe, yup, JUST updated it. ;) Also added the Japanese indie games that Playism has reported they're localizing for the PS4 and/or Vita. Oh, and I put up the new trailer for Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest - I so wish that was getting a physical release. :(

It's too bad that Playism's stuff is digital-only too. :( I would've loved to have a physical copy of Astebreed. I might just buy it again anyways since my PS4 will be able to run it a lot better than my current PC does.

Anyways, super excited for Lord of Magna. ;D There's so many awesome games coming out in the next couple months. :o

Heck, the rest of the year! :o I really want firm dates for Tales of Zesteria, Xenoblade Chronicles X & Dragon Quest Heroes so I can map out what I'm getting for the rest of the year. :)

I've been dying to be able to preorder a fancy limited edition of Persona 5 on the PS4. :'( I'm more excited to get my mitts on P5 than probably any other game this year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 22, 2015, 12:58:06 pm
Doh, yeah, P5 too - tho I'll admit as much as I do want to play that one I'll probably give my wife the first go at it. She is, after all, the only one of us that has ever finished a Persona game. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 22, 2015, 10:16:06 pm
Here's a picture of the lovely first print edition of Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/aac76854695c29bd55fa9d7c54847b0c/tumblr_inline_nn875tNlUT1qzpbds_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 23, 2015, 06:41:56 am
The two GaijinWorks PSP games to be localized are Summon Night 5 & Class of Heroes 3. They will be putting up a poll to gauge interest in a limited physical run.

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/summon-night-5-class-heroes-3-psp-coming-west
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 23, 2015, 08:48:48 am
The two GaijinWorks PSP games to be localized are Summon Night 5 & Class of Heroes 3. They will be putting up a poll to gauge interest in a limited physical run.

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/summon-night-5-class-heroes-3-psp-coming-west

Summon Night 5? But I already imported a copy a while ago... :'( Well, there weren't any fan translations for it yet so being able to play it in English will be nice. If they do get physical editions I'll be sure to get them this time, even if they end up being a little expensive for me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 23, 2015, 09:12:41 am
Both games have been added to the main list. I also put up the intro movie/trailer for SN5:


I'll be spreading the word far & wide as soon as the polls go up! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 23, 2015, 11:26:39 am
Xenoblade Chronicles X English Nintendo Direct set for tomorrow!

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/xenoblade-chronicles-x-english-nintendo-direct-tomorrow#yS6J2zB7E0h6VGSy.99

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9asgn1AKf1ruxzhv.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 23, 2015, 01:57:15 pm
The two GaijinWorks PSP games to be localized are Summon Night 5 & Class of Heroes 3. They will be putting up a poll to gauge interest in a limited physical run.

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/summon-night-5-class-heroes-3-psp-coming-west

Thanks for letting folks know about this :)  Summon Night should be interesting - I've only played the Western spin-offs, so I'm curious what the original series is like.  Also I *love* the idea of more physical PSP games!

Edit to include Gaijin's update (from the forums) on when the poll will be up:

"Probably put up the poll in late May or Early June so we can run it for a month or so, and then if we hit the interest level needed we can move to the presale period. I'm reasonably confident we'll get enough interest to do a physical+digital one-off release (though the bar is higher for SN5). Looking forward to seeing what level of support we'll get."
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on April 23, 2015, 02:08:51 pm
Here's a picture of the lovely first print edition of Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven.

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/aac76854695c29bd55fa9d7c54847b0c/tumblr_inline_nn875tNlUT1qzpbds_500.jpg)

I'll have to grab one of those first prints!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 23, 2015, 03:36:43 pm
I WILL stop reading comments on game news articles. I WILL. I WILL....

*sigh*

Atlus announced they had to censor 4 - yes, a whole *4* - images in Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to get a M rating from the ESRB (so...in order to release the game). The comments section to the story on gematsu.com is filled with people saying they won't buy the game now.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/13csOGz0vTo9Dq/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 23, 2015, 06:07:24 pm
Censorship? >:( I'm going to buy it anyways, but censorship still sucks. At least Atlus didn't ruin the game by giving it a half-assed English dub with no options to play with the original Japanese audio like they nearly always seem to (Persona games are an exception, the dubs are good enough).

(http://media.giphy.com/media/nbKKMfmeDknzq/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 28, 2015, 01:06:55 pm
Just added Code: Realize, another upcoming visual novel for the Vita, and Might No. 9, which I could have SWORN I already had on the list. ??? Anyway, MN9 is also getting a physical release for PS4, Wii U & XBone, so my interest in that one just went way up. I'll probably drop a $5 preorder on it at GS soon-ish.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 28, 2015, 03:04:22 pm

Final Fantasy X-X2 HD
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: 5/12/15
Editions: Standard, LE (not officially announced yet)
(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/108357b.jpg)


Not much of an LE in my opinion, but I think that's all we'll get :/

https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/282151/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-limited-edition-ps4

(https://ips.pepitastore.com/storefront/img/resized/squareenix-store/Final%20Fantasy%20-%20LE%20box%20shot%20front%20-%20screenshots%206%20-%20description_825_KR.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 06, 2015, 03:01:26 pm
Damnit, NISA!  It hasn't even been a year, and now there's a plus version for Vita...

http://store.nisamerica.com/ar-nosurge-plus-limited-edition/
(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/r/arnosurgeplus_plus_le_collection_1_4_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 06, 2015, 04:24:33 pm
^
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I was just looking at that - is the LE the only way to get a physical copy of the game?  ???

EDIT: Answering my own question, gematsu.com says that yes, the LE will be the only physical version of the game sold (and it is only from NISA directly of course). Looks like I'll be ordering this one, if for no other reason than it will surely be very rare & probably expensive later.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 06, 2015, 06:21:20 pm
^
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I was just looking at that - is the LE the only way to get a physical copy of the game?  ???

EDIT: Answering my own question, gematsu.com says that yes, the LE will be the only physical version of the game sold (and it is only from NISA directly of course). Looks like I'll be ordering this one, if for no other reason than it will surely be very rare & probably expensive later.

Good to know  - I'll probably pick it up myself as well just to have *sigh*  ::)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: eliandra on May 08, 2015, 05:40:25 am
Whenever I see articles and posts like those, I'm very happy I finally went to playing japanese versions only -_-. Not that censored games are that much of a deal for me but there are to many limited edtions and download only games outside of japan. And it's even worse here in europe. But I would likely buy every limited edition of every localized Otome visual novel though, if i had to...because my japanese still sucks to much to play those properly XD
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on May 08, 2015, 03:57:56 pm
Damnit, NISA!  It hasn't even been a year, and now there's a plus version for Vita...

http://store.nisamerica.com/ar-nosurge-plus-limited-edition/
(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/r/arnosurgeplus_plus_le_collection_1_4_2.jpg)

Im not big on buying games only to hold onto them or possibly trade for something better in the future ... but this one I popped on. We will see.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 13, 2015, 11:54:38 pm
Lost Dimension has a release date now, 7/28. Also a gameplay trailer - looks interesting. :)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 14, 2015, 12:38:34 pm
Lost Dimension has a release date now, 7/28. Also a gameplay trailer - looks interesting. :)


It's gotten fairly good reviews in Japan, apparently, so I might pick this up at some point.  Tempted to get it at launch, but I'll hold out 'till later if there's no need to get the first printing immediately.  I might miss out on the free initial DLC, but who knows if I'd ever get around to opening up the game and getting the DLC in time anyway.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on May 14, 2015, 01:55:54 pm
Knew nothing about the game other than Atlus was releasing it which usually means its at least worth a look.  It's nice to know it had good reviews on the other side of the pond as that gameplay trailer looks fairly clunky.  Definitely a wait and see for me.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 14, 2015, 02:39:18 pm
Yeah, not something I'll be grabbing at launch either but doesn't look bad. Picking up the Vita Ar NoSurge in July from NISA since I don't want to miss out on that physical copy. As of now, not planning on getting anything else that month.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 19, 2015, 03:10:32 pm
Bad news for anyone that was looking forward to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX next week - it got a last-minute delay that pushed it all the way back to Sept. 8. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on May 19, 2015, 05:53:19 pm
Bad news for anyone that was looking forward to Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX next week - it got a last-minute delay that pushed it all the way back to Sept. 8. :(
Oh more time for me to preorder it...
(http://i.imgur.com/LfQnlsA.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on May 20, 2015, 11:32:34 am
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 20, 2015, 12:56:41 pm
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.

Yeah, I was going to mention that too but forgot, thanks for reminding me. :) I was personally pretty underwhelmed by it so I'll be skipping this one. Here's a pic of the contents tho so you guys can decide for yourselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFY4MuBUEAA_7h_.jpg)

$65 for the set. I don't see $25 worth of extras there. Heck, I'd pass on the Ar Nosurge Plus set too if it wasn't the only way to get a physical copy of the game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 20, 2015, 01:18:58 pm
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.

Yeah, I was going to mention that too but forgot, thanks for reminding me. :) I was personally pretty underwhelmed by it so I'll be skipping this one. Here's a pic of the contents tho so you guys can decide for yourselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFY4MuBUEAA_7h_.jpg)

$65 for the set. I don't see $25 worth of extras there. Heck, I'd pass on the Ar Nosurge Plus set too if it wasn't the only way to get a physical copy of the game.

I was scared for a min because Ar Nosurge Plus wasn't showing up under their preorder or games section when I looked around (even searching by name).  Thankfully, I found an email with a link to the preorder page, but I'm not sure why it's hidden at the moment...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 20, 2015, 01:44:21 pm
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.

Yeah, I was going to mention that too but forgot, thanks for reminding me. :) I was personally pretty underwhelmed by it so I'll be skipping this one. Here's a pic of the contents tho so you guys can decide for yourselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFY4MuBUEAA_7h_.jpg)

$65 for the set. I don't see $25 worth of extras there. Heck, I'd pass on the Ar Nosurge Plus set too if it wasn't the only way to get a physical copy of the game.

I was scared for a min because Ar Nosurge Plus wasn't showing up under their preorder or games section when I looked around (even searching by name).  Thankfully, I found an email with a link to the preorder page, but I'm not sure why it's hidden at the moment...

The exact same thing happened to me! :P After I made that last posted I remembered that I still hadn't placed my order for it. I got kinda freaked out myself, but finally managed to find it. Needless to say, I went ahead & placed that order. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on May 20, 2015, 01:48:40 pm
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.

Yeah, I was going to mention that too but forgot, thanks for reminding me. :) I was personally pretty underwhelmed by it so I'll be skipping this one. Here's a pic of the contents tho so you guys can decide for yourselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFY4MuBUEAA_7h_.jpg)

$65 for the set. I don't see $25 worth of extras there. Heck, I'd pass on the Ar Nosurge Plus set too if it wasn't the only way to get a physical copy of the game.

I was scared for a min because Ar Nosurge Plus wasn't showing up under their preorder or games section when I looked around (even searching by name).  Thankfully, I found an email with a link to the preorder page, but I'm not sure why it's hidden at the moment...

The exact same thing happened to me! :P After I made that last posted I remembered that I still hadn't placed my order for it. I got kinda freaked out myself, but finally managed to find it. Needless to say, I went ahead & placed that order. ;)

Haha, glad to know it wasn't just me! To save folks some distress: http://store.nisamerica.com/ar-nosurge-plus-limited-edition/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 20, 2015, 04:53:36 pm
Added a couple of Samurai Warriors announcements today and I also just updated Lord of Magna w/ the new battle tutorial trailer. I gotta say, that game looks like a lot of fun! :)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 21, 2015, 09:53:11 am
Don't forget to preorder your Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls LE from NIS'MURICA.

Yeah, I was going to mention that too but forgot, thanks for reminding me. :) I was personally pretty underwhelmed by it so I'll be skipping this one. Here's a pic of the contents tho so you guys can decide for yourselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFY4MuBUEAA_7h_.jpg)

$65 for the set. I don't see $25 worth of extras there. Heck, I'd pass on the Ar Nosurge Plus set too if it wasn't the only way to get a physical copy of the game.

I was scared for a min because Ar Nosurge Plus wasn't showing up under their preorder or games section when I looked around (even searching by name).  Thankfully, I found an email with a link to the preorder page, but I'm not sure why it's hidden at the moment...

The exact same thing happened to me! :P After I made that last posted I remembered that I still hadn't placed my order for it. I got kinda freaked out myself, but finally managed to find it. Needless to say, I went ahead & placed that order. ;)

*Protip*

Do take a look at & note the 'going rate' of (*especially*sealed) the 1st 2 DangonRonpa LE's on Amazon, ebay, etc...

That said - can one of ya' link me to the pre-order for the new LE?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 21, 2015, 11:07:26 am
You're not wrong Kenny, but...eh, I don't want to go through the hassle.  Here's the link tho!  http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 21, 2015, 03:06:26 pm
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3 is releasing on June 30. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 27, 2015, 10:00:22 am
Added a few new announcements & a couple of updates. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on May 27, 2015, 03:20:48 pm
HDN rebirth 3 Le @ ifi online store opens @ June 5th
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: stealthrush on May 27, 2015, 08:42:57 pm
Hilarious term 'ninche Japanese games'. I wonder if Japanese have a term for Westren games. oh yeah, 欧米 の ゲーム 糞 ゲーム  :-X
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 28, 2015, 09:09:20 am
Added a few new announcements & a couple of updates. :)

Ya, I was gonna mention the change to Lost Dimension's release date.

Btw - Greg,

Is it really "updated" concerning CoH2G + a (vanished!?) digital version + the coming & going of the physical release? :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2015, 09:43:28 am
Added a few new announcements & a couple of updates. :)

Ya, I was gonna mention the change to Lost Dimension's release date.

Btw - Greg,

Is it really "updated" concerning CoH2G + a (vanished!?) digital version + the coming & going of the physical release? :o

Iunno, they still claim "Spring", and it's still technically Spring...I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on May 28, 2015, 03:09:08 pm
I was just reminded there was a thread over on Gamefaqs concerning the CoH2G PSN release and it looks like Vic finally posted an update last week.  It claims the game will be included in this coming Tuesday (June 2nd) PSN update.  Sounds pretty definitive, but you never know...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 28, 2015, 06:22:19 pm
I was just reminded there was a thread over on Gamefaqs concerning the CoH2G PSN release and it looks like Vic finally posted an update last week.  It claims the game will be included in this coming Tuesday (June 2nd) PSN update.  Sounds pretty definitive, but you never know...

Well I updated the OP with this date because...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l389/paperdiaries/iwanttobelieve.jpg)

Also updated several more dates, including the most important one - Dragon Quest Heroes on Oct 13! ;D Now I just need to know the release dates for Xenoblade Chronicles X & Persona 5.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 30, 2015, 12:12:44 pm
Also updated several more dates, including the most important one - Dragon Quest Heroes on Oct 13! Disgaea 5 ;D Now I just need to know the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles X Persona 5.

Fix'd  ;)

'cuz...both in gaming + on the web: Not thinking the same way as me - and not liking what I like & not disliking hating & trashing what I don't like =

*Being Wrong*!

 :o 8) :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on May 31, 2015, 01:02:21 pm
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita) was announced for localization the other day. Yaay. ;D

Also updated several more dates, including the most important one - Dragon Quest Heroes on Oct 13! Disgaea 5 ;D Now I just need to know the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles X Persona 5.

Fix'd  ;)

'cuz...both in gaming + on the web: Not thinking the same way as me - and not liking what I like & not disliking hating & trashing what I don't like =

*Being Wrong*!

 :o 8) :P

100% true :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on May 31, 2015, 01:52:19 pm
Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita) was announced for localization the other day. Yaay. ;D

Also updated several more dates, including the most important one - Dragon Quest Heroes on Oct 13! Disgaea 5 ;D Now I just need to know the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles X Persona 5.

Fix'd  ;)

'cuz...both in gaming + on the web: Not thinking the same way as me - and not liking what I like & not disliking hating & trashing what I don't like =

*Being Wrong*!

 :o 8) :P

100% true :P

Amen
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on May 31, 2015, 10:40:49 pm
All of that rubbish is superseded by one rule - The Greg Is Always Right. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on June 01, 2015, 01:06:51 pm
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 01, 2015, 04:12:50 pm
Steins Gate El Psy Congroo Edition shipped out.
I'm pretty excited for this
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 02, 2015, 12:08:15 am
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Not sure what part of this could be a bummer other than it not being til next year ... but I dont give any sort of fuck. I am still super happy that its coming, Ill wait til next year!!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on June 02, 2015, 12:41:36 am
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Not sure what part of this could be a bummer other than it not being til next year ... but I dont give any sort of fuck. I am still super happy that its coming, Ill wait til next year!!!!

Yes, was under the impression it came out at end of 2014 so I was expecting it to hit this year.  Just looked and it's only a month or so old so... yeah... #firstworldproblems
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 02, 2015, 04:41:42 am
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Not sure what part of this could be a bummer other than it not being til next year ... but I dont give any sort of fuck. I am still super happy that its coming, Ill wait til next year!!!!

Yes, was under the impression it came out at end of 2014 so I was expecting it to hit this year.  Just looked and it's only a month or so old so... yeah... #firstworldproblems

Hey, I'm having to wait until 2014 for Yokai Watch, and that came out in Japan in 2013 I believe. :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 02, 2015, 08:33:21 am
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Not sure what part of this could be a bummer other than it not being til next year ... but I dont give any sort of fuck. I am still super happy that its coming, Ill wait til next year!!!!

Yes, was under the impression it came out at end of 2014 so I was expecting it to hit this year.  Just looked and it's only a month or so old so... yeah... #firstworldproblems

Hey, I'm having to wait until 2014 for Yokai Watch, and that came out in Japan in 2013 I believe. :o

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 02, 2015, 08:50:02 am
Bravely Second coming to NA in 2016 (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/1/8697833/bravely-default-sequel-bravely-second-end-layer-is-heading-to-north)

Bummer :(

Not sure what part of this could be a bummer other than it not being til next year ... but I dont give any sort of fuck. I am still super happy that its coming, Ill wait til next year!!!!

Yes, was under the impression it came out at end of 2014 so I was expecting it to hit this year.  Just looked and it's only a month or so old so... yeah... #firstworldproblems

Hey, I'm having to wait until 2014 for Yokai Watch, and that came out in Japan in 2013 I believe. :o

 :o :o :o

Doh, that should say 2016. In my defense, I had a bad case of insomnia last night so it's a miracle that post was coherent at all. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on June 02, 2015, 09:09:32 am
Doh, that should say 2016. In my defense, I had a bad case of insomnia last night so it's a miracle that post was coherent at all. :P

Aw, I was expecting a follow-up treatise on cyclical time theory and was about to applaud you for your saintly patience. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 02, 2015, 09:17:00 am
Doh, that should say 2016. In my defense, I had a bad case of insomnia last night so it's a miracle that post was coherent at all. :P

Aw, I was expecting a follow-up treatise on cyclical time theory and was about to applaud you for your saintly patience. ;)

I did just watch Interstellar this past weekend, so I'm sure I could be inspired to come up with some off-the-wall time looping stuff. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on June 02, 2015, 12:36:54 pm
The poll for Summon Night 5 is up at http://www.gaijinworks.com/ !
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 02, 2015, 01:00:33 pm
Ahem!

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/dqh.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on June 02, 2015, 01:01:29 pm
Ahem!

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/dqh.jpg)

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 02, 2015, 02:04:16 pm
I've been waiting for them to announced a CE for DQH, but I gotta say, that's one of the chinciest looking CE's I've seen. A stuffed slime, a keychain & a lanyard for an extra $40??? Ummm...nooooooooo. I'll be good w/ the regular edition, thankyouverymuch. ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 02, 2015, 03:20:43 pm
Ahem!

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/dqh.jpg)

Thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 02, 2015, 03:24:24 pm
I've been waiting for them to announced a CE for DQH, but I gotta say, that's one of the chinciest looking CE's I've seen. A stuffed slime, a keychain & a lanyard for an extra $40??? Ummm...nooooooooo. I'll be good w/ the regular edition, thankyouverymuch. ;D

I like it. Plus all the slime weapons in game and the chest to hold everything in. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 02, 2015, 03:36:05 pm
I've been waiting for them to announced a CE for DQH, but I gotta say, that's one of the chinciest looking CE's I've seen. A stuffed slime, a keychain & a lanyard for an extra $40??? Ummm...nooooooooo. I'll be good w/ the regular edition, thankyouverymuch. ;D

I like it. Plus all the slime weapons in game and the chest to hold everything in. :)

A bunch of those slime themed weapons still come with the "Day One Edition" tho.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 02, 2015, 03:51:08 pm
Some ... what I read yesterday is that each weapon is set to be part of the exclusives per store and this Squenix CE has all of them.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 02, 2015, 03:54:14 pm
I typically don't think much of digital content so I don't count it. But hey, I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade here! I'm glad you're happy with it. And honestly, I didn't need to spend the money anyway so win-win. ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 03, 2015, 04:32:12 pm
One new addition to the OP (a Harvest Moon game for the Wii U) and a few updates - mainly added some trailers & made notes of some newly-announced CE's (Dragon Quest Heroes & Mighty No. 9). :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 03, 2015, 06:54:38 pm
One new addition to the OP (a Harvest Moon game for the Wii U) and a few updates - mainly added some trailers & made notes of some newly-announced CE's (Dragon Quest Heroes & Mighty No. 9). :)

You're still forgetting Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita) :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 04, 2015, 03:31:03 pm
One new addition to the OP (a Harvest Moon game for the Wii U) and a few updates - mainly added some trailers & made notes of some newly-announced CE's (Dragon Quest Heroes & Mighty No. 9). :)

You're still forgetting Corpse Party: Blood Drive (PS Vita) :'(

I could have sworn I already added it.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/TTnc614GboUow/giphy.gif)

Anyway, it's there now. Also added dates for Onechambara (I guess the GS date is official...) and Danganronpa Another Episode.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 05, 2015, 07:55:36 pm
Lots of news from Xseed today. :)

-PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons (3DS) is due to be released in North America some time this Winter.

-Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4 & PS Vita) will be released in the Winter as well. ;D

-The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3 & PS Vita) will see a release in North America and Europe some time this Fall.

-Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (PS4) will release in the Fall, and is meant to be an update/improvement over Earth Defense Force 2025
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 05, 2015, 08:13:43 pm

-The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3 & PS Vita) will see a release in North America and Europe some time this Fall.


I'm excited.

Super excited

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 10, 2015, 03:43:29 pm
Rodea the Sky Soldier has been delayed to October 13th for North America. A "launch edition" for the 3DS version has been announced as well, and will contain the usual fancier outer box and soundtrack that many new 3DS games seem to come with now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 11, 2015, 06:53:29 pm
I'm still confused on the about 1st print copies getting the disc with the unreleased Wii version.

What about N1s CE? is that 1st print? I dont remember it saying anything like that or in the picture.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 11, 2015, 11:01:51 pm
Announcement time!

The Legend of Legacy (3DS) has been announced for localization by Atlus. To give you an idea of what it's like, the game has been described as a sort of spiritual successor to the SaGa series. The game sold quite well in Japan and was well received, being awarded a 34/40 from Famitsu (a pretty impressive score). The version we'll be getting from Atlus will have some changes, though only through minor changes in gameplay determined from player feedback to the developer. The game will release some time this Fall.


I'm still confused on the about 1st print copies getting the disc with the unreleased Wii version.

What about N1s CE? is that 1st print? I dont remember it saying anything like that or in the picture.

Yes, the copy of the WiiU version you'll get with the CE will come with the disc for the Wii version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on June 11, 2015, 11:04:06 pm
Announcement time!

The Legend of Legacy (3DS) has been announced for localization by Atlus. To give you an idea of what it's like, the game has been described as a sort of spiritual successor to the SaGa series. The game sold quite well in Japan and was well received, being awarded a 34/40 from Famitsu (a pretty impressive score). The version we'll be getting from Atlus will have some changes, though only through minor changes in gameplay determined from player feedback to the developer. The game will release some time this Fall.

Woo hoo, another title I was hoping to be announced at E3 :) That makes 3 items now ... Ni no Kuni 2 and Final fantasy explorers is all thats left. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 12, 2015, 10:33:56 am
Announcement time!

The Legend of Legacy (3DS) has been announced for localization by Atlus. To give you an idea of what it's like, the game has been described as a sort of spiritual successor to the SaGa series. The game sold quite well in Japan and was well received, being awarded a 34/40 from Famitsu (a pretty impressive score). The version we'll be getting from Atlus will have some changes, though only through minor changes in gameplay determined from player feedback to the developer. The game will release some time this Fall.

Woo hoo, another title I was hoping to be announced at E3 :) That makes 3 items now ... Ni no Kuni 2 Dark Cloud 3 and Final fantasy explorers Dragon Quest VIII localization is all thats left. :D

Fixed that up for ya. ;)

I'm woefully behind, but as I just posted in the General thread the long-rumored Tales of Zesteria PS4 port has been confirmed!! :D  Happy day!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 12, 2015, 02:15:18 pm
Xseed has announced that they will be localizing Nitroplus Blasterz for the PS3 and PS4. It features characters from various properties owned by Nitroplus, including Super Sonico, as well as a few guest characters. From what I understand it's all female characters, not unlike Arcana Heart. Nitroplus Blasterz was developed by Examu, who also developed other fighting games such as the Arcana Heart series. Yay for more obscure fighting games! The game is due to be released some time this winter.

There's no official trailer yet, so here's a super long gameplay video to give you an idea of what it plays like.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 18, 2015, 01:26:54 pm
MASSIVE update! :o TONS of new announcements, release dates announced, new trailers, etc. Did I miss something? PROBABLY! :P Just let me know what it was and I'll try to get it changed ASAP. :D

Also, the OP length is reaching critical mass. I removed the box art from the already released games to get this updated posted, but I'm planning on moving that archived games list somewhere else to eliminate the problem for good. I may put it up on my personal website which I don't really use anymore. Wherever it lands, I'll link to it in the OP.

Random question - I know of Agarest War, but are there any other PS3 / Vita RPGs that were released digitally only in NA but got physical releases in the UK? Or upcoming games that fit that description (I wish that digital-only Sword Art Online that's on the way had an English physical release somewhere...).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 18, 2015, 02:03:07 pm
Corpse Party for October 13th 2015.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on June 18, 2015, 02:39:49 pm
K, added.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 25, 2015, 04:51:56 pm
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE @ NIS 'Murica

- Limited Edition $79.99
- Standard Launch Edition $59.99
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on June 25, 2015, 11:03:33 pm
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE @ NIS 'Murica

- Limited Edition $79.99
- Standard Launch Edition $59.99

Hell yeah! This is what I've been waiting for. :D I need dat Usalia figurine :o

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/i/disgaea5_ps4_collection_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on June 29, 2015, 10:43:09 am
The [NA] release date for steins gate is August 25. Rice digital has more of the El psy congroo edition but this time they're US version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 02, 2015, 05:27:06 pm
Updated! :) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 03, 2015, 09:24:12 am
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth has been confirmed for a North American localization. ;D It will be released for the PS4 and PS Vita some time next year. Unfortunately, only the PS4 version will see a retail release. The Vita version will be digital only. :( The game is also coming to Europe, so perhaps they'll get a physical copy for the Vita that we can import. :) Nope, digital only for the PS Vita and PS4 in Europe. :( Regardless, I'm happy to see that this game is getting localized.

Aside from that, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for the PS3 and PS Vita has been given a release date of some time this October now, rather than the original summer release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 04, 2015, 11:28:11 am
Not official announcements, so I'm not going to add them to the list yet - but it seems like the Dragon Quest dev has let slip that DQ7 & 8 for the 3DS are coming West! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 04, 2015, 11:44:41 am
Not official announcements, so I'm not going to add them to the list yet - but it seems like the Dragon Quest dev has let slip that DQ7 & 8 for the 3DS are coming West! :D

I so hope these rumors are real. ;D

(http://replygif.net/i/720.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 04, 2015, 02:57:35 pm
It does appear that this is legit! :D

Im going to have to add 3 more games to my pre-order list it seems. I think I can live with that :O
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 08, 2015, 12:13:27 pm
Zero Escape 3 preorders are still available but selling out fast. Includes a watch for no extra cost. Previous watches from the other games easily go for $50-150 these days...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111IUKCC?creativeASIN=B0111IUKCC&linkCode=w01&linkId=BJHD63CJZO5CD4HX&ref_=as_sl_pc_ss_til&tag=pocketconsole-20
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 08, 2015, 03:35:44 pm
Zero Escape 3 preorders are still available but selling out fast. Includes a watch for no extra cost. Previous watches from the other games easily go for $50-150 these days...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111IUKCC?creativeASIN=B0111IUKCC&linkCode=w01&linkId=BJHD63CJZO5CD4HX&ref_=as_sl_pc_ss_til&tag=pocketconsole-20

Doh, gone. :(

Has GS sold the watch bundles in the past? They don't have it listed yet, but it's POSSIBLE they'll have some of the watch bundles when they do...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 08, 2015, 03:43:21 pm
Zero Escape 3 preorders are still available but selling out fast. Includes a watch for no extra cost. Previous watches from the other games easily go for $50-150 these days...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111IUKCC?creativeASIN=B0111IUKCC&linkCode=w01&linkId=BJHD63CJZO5CD4HX&ref_=as_sl_pc_ss_til&tag=pocketconsole-20

Doh, gone. :(

Has GS sold the watch bundles in the past? They don't have it listed yet, but it's POSSIBLE they'll have some of the watch bundles when they do...

Sorry :( I should've posted yesterday when I preordered mine, but it only listed them as "with preorder bonus" (no indication that it'd be a watch) and I assumed they'd still be available.

However!  Aksys posted on their blog today (http://www.aksysgames.com/2015/07/08/a-few-ze3-tidbits/):

Quote
First off, the watches. Like the first two, they are pre-order bonuses that can be obtained by…pre-ordering…the game. Right now, it’s up at Amazon US with GameStop (HOPEFULLY) becoming available sometime soon. As for other territories, it’s to be decided.

Next, about a collector’s edition. There are no plans for one at this time. …I’m still sad that we didn’t do a plushie-based CE for VLR. I know I’d pay for a Zero III plushie.

So hopefully there will be other retailers that will have the game and watch available.  I don't remember if Gamestop had them before - I think I bought them from Amazon or directly from Aksys in the past... I'll keep you all posted!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 08, 2015, 03:50:07 pm
Awesome, thanks. I still need to play these, honestly - my wife loved the first one but hasn't played the second, and a good friend of mine loved the second but hasn't played the first. :P

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 08, 2015, 03:54:24 pm
Awesome, thanks. I still need to play these, honestly - my wife loved the first one but hasn't played the second, and a good friend of mine loved the second but hasn't played the first. :P

Haha, yeah, I'm in the same boat as your wife.  I loved the first one but still have to play the second.  Were you looking for the Vita one or the 3DS version?

I have a hard time calling them visual novels, but I guess that's what they really are.  They feel more like puzzle-y adventure escape-the-room sort of games, at least the first one does - but with a really interesting dialogue, story, and choice-making outside of the puzzles.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 08, 2015, 08:16:28 pm
Awesome, thanks. I still need to play these, honestly - my wife loved the first one but hasn't played the second, and a good friend of mine loved the second but hasn't played the first. :P

Haha, yeah, I'm in the same boat as your wife.  I loved the first one but still have to play the second.  Were you looking for the Vita one or the 3DS version?

I have a hard time calling them visual novels, but I guess that's what they really are.  They feel more like puzzle-y adventure escape-the-room sort of games, at least the first one does - but with a really interesting dialogue, story, and choice-making outside of the puzzles.

Vita, definitely. I love my 3DS but if there's ever an option, I always go Vita.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 08, 2015, 08:58:11 pm
Awesome, thanks. I still need to play these, honestly - my wife loved the first one but hasn't played the second, and a good friend of mine loved the second but hasn't played the first. :P

Haha, yeah, I'm in the same boat as your wife.  I loved the first one but still have to play the second.  Were you looking for the Vita one or the 3DS version?

I have a hard time calling them visual novels, but I guess that's what they really are.  They feel more like puzzle-y adventure escape-the-room sort of games, at least the first one does - but with a really interesting dialogue, story, and choice-making outside of the puzzles.

Vita, definitely. I love my 3DS but if there's ever an option, I always go Vita.

Good to know! If you aren't able to find a copy to preorder... let me know >.> ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 09, 2015, 12:26:45 pm
Awesome, thanks. I still need to play these, honestly - my wife loved the first one but hasn't played the second, and a good friend of mine loved the second but hasn't played the first. :P

Haha, yeah, I'm in the same boat as your wife.  I loved the first one but still have to play the second.  Were you looking for the Vita one or the 3DS version?

I have a hard time calling them visual novels, but I guess that's what they really are.  They feel more like puzzle-y adventure escape-the-room sort of games, at least the first one does - but with a really interesting dialogue, story, and choice-making outside of the puzzles.

Vita, definitely. I love my 3DS but if there's ever an option, I always go Vita.

Good to know! If you aren't able to find a copy to preorder... let me know >.> ;)

Thanks, will do. ;) I'm stalking Gamestop's site in the meantime, so hopefully it won't come to that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 09, 2015, 04:14:43 pm
Back in stock for 3ds and vita!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111IUKCC/ref=s9_hps_bw_g63_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-7&pf_rd_r=0CFXGMBFQ694AFZ916C8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2109763102&pf_rd_i=3010556011
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on July 09, 2015, 04:26:55 pm
Back in stock for 3ds and vita!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111IUKCC/ref=s9_hps_bw_g63_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-7&pf_rd_r=0CFXGMBFQ694AFZ916C8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=2109763102&pf_rd_i=3010556011


Got it thanks
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2015, 04:28:49 am
I got it as well, thanks. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 10, 2015, 12:30:57 pm
 ;D Happy to help others support this neat series of games.  I'm glad the 3DS version came back in stock - another IRL friend of mine has enjoyed the other two games immensely, and she doesn't have a Vita.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2015, 02:53:49 pm
I just got screwed on the Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition. Amazon emailed me & said they can't get it so they canceled my order. And GS is already sold out. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 10, 2015, 03:42:11 pm
NIS America has announced that the Disgaea Triple Play Collection for the PS3 will now be coming to North America. It includes Disgaea 3, 4, and D2 and is set to release in North America on September 15th. The European version just released today.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Disgea-Collection-NA-Ann-280x323.jpg)

I just got screwed on the Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition. Amazon emailed me & said they can't get it so they canceled my order. And GS is already sold out. :(

That sucks. :( The same thing might happen to me too. Amazon recently emailed me about my order for the Signature Edition and now it no longer has a delivery estimate. The order didn't get cancelled though, so hopefully it goes through. I guess if it does get cancelled that leaves me some more money in the fall to put towards the Disco Fever Edition of P4 DAN. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 10, 2015, 06:21:10 pm
I just got screwed on the Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition. Amazon emailed me & said they can't get it so they canceled my order. And GS is already sold out. :(

That sucks. :( The same thing might happen to me too. Amazon recently emailed me about my order for the Signature Edition and now it no longer has a delivery estimate. The order didn't get cancelled though, so hopefully it goes through. I guess if it does get cancelled that leaves me some more money in the fall to put towards the Disco Fever Edition of P4 DAN. :P

You guys might be okay!

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/07/10/mighty-no-9-special-edition-still-happening-retailer-cancelation-issues-under-investigation.aspx
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on July 10, 2015, 06:52:38 pm
That sucks. :( The same thing might happen to me too. Amazon recently emailed me about my order for the Signature Edition and now it no longer has a delivery estimate. The order didn't get cancelled though, so hopefully it goes through. I guess if it does get cancelled that leaves me some more money in the fall to put towards the Disco Fever Edition of P4 DAN. :P

P4 DAN is pretty good. I just dont like some of the remixes on certain songs.

and the swaglicious P5 trailer Disc.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 10, 2015, 08:25:49 pm
I just got screwed on the Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition. Amazon emailed me & said they can't get it so they canceled my order. And GS is already sold out. :(

That sucks. :( The same thing might happen to me too. Amazon recently emailed me about my order for the Signature Edition and now it no longer has a delivery estimate. The order didn't get cancelled though, so hopefully it goes through. I guess if it does get cancelled that leaves me some more money in the fall to put towards the Disco Fever Edition of P4 DAN. :P

You guys might be okay!

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/07/10/mighty-no-9-special-edition-still-happening-retailer-cancelation-issues-under-investigation.aspx

Wow, thanks for the hope! :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 10, 2015, 08:37:17 pm
I just got screwed on the Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition. Amazon emailed me & said they can't get it so they canceled my order. And GS is already sold out. :(

That sucks. :( The same thing might happen to me too. Amazon recently emailed me about my order for the Signature Edition and now it no longer has a delivery estimate. The order didn't get cancelled though, so hopefully it goes through. I guess if it does get cancelled that leaves me some more money in the fall to put towards the Disco Fever Edition of P4 DAN. :P

You guys might be okay!

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/07/10/mighty-no-9-special-edition-still-happening-retailer-cancelation-issues-under-investigation.aspx

Wow, thanks for the hope! :)

Seconded. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 11, 2015, 12:44:23 pm
NIS America has announced that the Disgaea Triple Play Collection for the PS3 will now be coming to North America. It includes Disgaea 3, 4, and D2 and is set to release in North America on September 15th. The European version just released today.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Disgea-Collection-NA-Ann-280x323.jpg)

Maaan; too bad they're not re-doing the 1st two Disgaea games  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on July 11, 2015, 12:46:23 pm
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE @ NIS 'Murica

- Limited Edition $79.99
- Standard Launch Edition $59.99

Hell yeah! This is what I've been waiting for. :D I need dat Usalia figurine :o

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/i/disgaea5_ps4_collection_2.jpg)

release date?

switch the art book w/ a strategy guide N1, and I'll buy!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 11, 2015, 11:14:13 pm
release date?

switch the art book w/ a strategy guide N1, and I'll buy!

October 6th. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 12, 2015, 09:38:35 am

P4 DAN is pretty good. I just dont like some of the remixes on certain songs.

and the swaglicious P5 trailer Disc.
There's a P5 trailer disc with P4 DAN? Or I misunderstood something :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on July 12, 2015, 03:40:22 pm

P4 DAN is pretty good. I just dont like some of the remixes on certain songs.

and the swaglicious P5 trailer Disc.
There's a P5 trailer disc with P4 DAN? Or I misunderstood something :P
Yes, it comes with the first edition copies of P4 DAN in Japan so far. It's a blu-ray with Persona 5 footage.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 25, 2015, 09:26:15 pm
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir has been confirmed for a January 14th, 2016 release for North America. It will receive a retail and digital release on the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

Warning: trailer may contain spoilers for those of you who haven't played the original.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on July 27, 2015, 04:37:12 pm

P4 DAN is pretty good. I just dont like some of the remixes on certain songs.

and the swaglicious P5 trailer Disc.
There's a P5 trailer disc with P4 DAN? Or I misunderstood something :P
Yes, it comes with the first edition copies of P4 DAN in Japan so far. It's a blu-ray with Persona 5 footage.
That's pretty cool! I hope we get it too :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 28, 2015, 01:04:25 pm
Dragon Quest gamessss! Dragon Quest XI was officially announced this morning:

http://kotaku.com/dragon-quest-xi-announced-for-ps4-and-3ds-1720543034

Gameplay on the 3DS:
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 28, 2015, 01:09:27 pm
Dragon quest is looking on the rise. And according to a post a little while back, all the PS4 games released will make their way over here. Thats 5 titles (Heroes 1&2, Builders, X, and XI). Im absolutely ecstatic to hear this. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on July 28, 2015, 01:30:50 pm
Dragon quest is looking on the rise. And according to a post a little while back, all the PS4 games released will make their way over here. Thats 5 titles (Heroes 1&2, Builders, X, and XI). Im absolutely ecstatic to hear this. :D

I'm so happy to hear that stuff is coming west again - we've been without DQ for too long!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on July 29, 2015, 03:14:01 am
Dragon quest is looking on the rise. And according to a post a little while back, all the PS4 games released will make their way over here. Thats 5 titles (Heroes 1&2, Builders, X, and XI). Im absolutely ecstatic to hear this. :D

Did they say that? I thought the last thing that was said was that the sales of Heroes would determine what else they bring over?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on July 29, 2015, 06:53:31 pm
Dragon quest is looking on the rise. And according to a post a little while back, all the PS4 games released will make their way over here. Thats 5 titles (Heroes 1&2, Builders, X, and XI). Im absolutely ecstatic to hear this. :D

Did they say that? I thought the last thing that was said was that the sales of Heroes would determine what else they bring over?
Yeah, that's what I heard from Heroes. I do know that the reason they're releasing DQ 10 and DQ 11 on PS4 and 3DS is because PS4 sales aren't high enough right now to justify a main series single console exclusive. I'm hoping that DQ 11's 3DS port will come to the U.S., along with the other information. I'm also waiting on SE to see if they have any more to say on DQ7 and DQ8 when they aren't saying much after the surprise statement as well blocking people out of Japan from viewing DQ 8 trailers.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 29, 2015, 09:51:32 pm
Red Ash: The Indelible Legend has been fully funded by Chinese company Fuze Entertainment, which means it will see a release on  the PS4, Xbone, and PC. The Kickstarter is still up and running, and if it reaches it's goal, the money will go towards adding extra content to the game.

Source: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/red-ash-fully-funded-fuze-ps4-xbox-one-pc (http://gematsu.com/2015/07/red-ash-fully-funded-fuze-ps4-xbox-one-pc)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on July 30, 2015, 10:14:32 am
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) has been announced for release in North America on January 26th, 2016 and January 29th in Europe.


Also, Koei Tecmo of Europe has announced that Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will receive a western release in early 2016 for the PS4, PS3, and Xbone. I'm going to assume that it's safe to say that both North America and Europe will get this, though there's no solid release date for either region yet.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on July 30, 2015, 04:11:18 pm
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) has been announced for release in North America on January 26th, 2016 and January 29th in Europe.


Hells yeeeah!!!!! This is one of the last two games I have been waiting to hear an NA announcement on. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 05, 2015, 11:50:57 am
What is the DEAL with the guy who's supposed to be updating this thread??? Is he EVER going to do it again?  >:(

Y'know what I think?

https://youtu.be/3ndJNXCkNxg?t=3s

...oh, look. It's *finally* been updated! Sheesh!  :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on August 05, 2015, 02:10:14 pm
Awesome! Thanks so much for the update (and still maintaining the already released titles).

Just wanted to let you know that both Tales of Zestiria and Danganronpa have limited editions in case folks were interested :)

Tales of Zestiria (not publisher/retailer exclusive):
http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/tales-of-zestiria-collectors-edition/123375

Danganronpa: Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls (NIS-exclusive):
http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 05, 2015, 03:25:25 pm
Awesome! Thanks so much for the update (and still maintaining the already released titles).

Just wanted to let you know that both Tales of Zestiria and Danganronpa have limited editions in case folks were interested :)

Tales of Zestiria (not publisher/retailer exclusive):
http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/tales-of-zestiria-collectors-edition/123375

Danganronpa: Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls (NIS-exclusive):
http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls

I must have just overlooked those, I know I knew about them (heck, I have the Zestiria CE preordered & fully paid for! :P ). I appreciate you guys pointing this stuff out to me, as well as Abe giving me the heads up on stuff to add. :)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on August 05, 2015, 03:48:00 pm
Awesome! Thanks so much for the update (and still maintaining the already released titles).

Just wanted to let you know that both Tales of Zestiria and Danganronpa have limited editions in case folks were interested :)

Tales of Zestiria (not publisher/retailer exclusive):
http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/tales-of-zestiria-collectors-edition/123375

Danganronpa: Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls (NIS-exclusive):
http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls

I must have just overlooked those, I know I knew about them (heck, I have the Zestiria CE preordered & fully paid for! :P ). I appreciate you guys pointing this stuff out to me, as well as Abe giving me the heads up on stuff to add. :)

No problem! I appreciate you putting the list together! It's super helpful as a reminder of what's coming up and if there's a CE I should know about  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 06, 2015, 08:09:20 pm
Aksys has announced that they will be localizing the 3DS game Moco Moco Friends. Similar to Pokemon and Dragon Quest Monsters, there's a bunch of monsters (called Moppets in this case) you can befriend, evolve, and fight with. What sets it apart from the rest is its really cutesy art style. You also garden in your quest to keep Dreamtopia safe from evil. The game is due out some time this fall in North America. It's a rather interesting localization choice I must say. :P

(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/moco-moco-friends/august-6-2015/Moco-Moco-Friends_2015_08-06-15_007.png)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 07, 2015, 08:51:10 pm
Gal Gun: Double Peace is getting a localization. This makes me happy.

No details on a publisher, or release date for NA yet. Inti Creates has stated that they would like to have both the PS4 and Vita versions localized. This is a rather surprising development, seeing as the game only just released in Japan yesterday.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 11, 2015, 09:29:18 am
Updated! :)

It's strange that we haven't heard anything on P5 yet...I hope it's still coming this year.  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 11, 2015, 10:28:31 am
Updated! :)

Thanks. :)

It's strange that we haven't heard anything on P5 yet...I hope it's still coming this year.  :-\

It is rather odd. I believe the last time Atlus mentioned it at all was back at E3 where they just showed us an old trailer and said it was still coming out this year. In the months before that there wasn't really much said about it either if I remember correctly. You'd think they'd have more to say about it since it will likely be their biggest release in a couple years.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 11, 2015, 05:05:43 pm
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson got pushed to Sep. 15.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 12, 2015, 01:13:15 pm
Unfortunately, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has been delayed a second time. The game is now set for a November 10th release in North America and November 13th for Europe.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 12, 2015, 05:38:20 pm
Both of those updated, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 13, 2015, 03:53:19 pm
NISA added a wallscroll to the Samurai Warriors IV-2 CE. I gotta admit, they *almost* got me with it - until I noticed it's only 12" x 16". ??? That is TINY!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 13, 2015, 04:22:23 pm
NISA added a wallscroll to the Samurai Warriors IV-2 CE. I gotta admit, they *almost* got me with it - until I noticed it's only 12" x 16". ??? That is TINY!

Yeah, I'm still deciding if I really want this. I'm sad the shipping is no longer free. The shipping fee rip through my NIS points.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on August 13, 2015, 05:22:44 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 13, 2015, 06:10:08 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

Already have the EU version. I had to stop myself from getting the NA version for the T-shirt.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2015, 06:16:30 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

I'm probably going to get Dungeon Travelers II since I want the first print edition, and I want to get Steins;Gate, but I can't find it for sale anywhere in Canada. :-\ I'd just order it from RiceDigital or Amazon.com, but our dollar is kinda shit right now so I'm probably not going to bother with getting it on release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 13, 2015, 06:29:04 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

I'm probably going to get Dungeon Travelers II since I want the first print edition, and I want to get Steins;Gate, but I can't find it for sale anywhere in Canada. :-\ I'd just order it from RiceDigital or Amazon.com, but our dollar is kinda shit right now so I'm probably not going to bother with getting it on release.

how bad is the conversion? worse than dollar to pound?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2015, 07:37:19 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

I'm probably going to get Dungeon Travelers II since I want the first print edition, and I want to get Steins;Gate, but I can't find it for sale anywhere in Canada. :-\ I'd just order it from RiceDigital or Amazon.com, but our dollar is kinda shit right now so I'm probably not going to bother with getting it on release.

how bad is the conversion? worse than dollar to pound?

Not that bad yet, thankfully. It's at 0.77 at the moment. It's been all over the place lately. Hard to tell what will happen next.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on August 13, 2015, 07:43:59 pm
uuugggghhhhhhhhhhh can't wait must preorder immediately

(http://rpgsite.s3.amazonaws.com/images/images/000/039/555/original/LOL_glamshot_FINALFINALFINAL.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 13, 2015, 07:50:03 pm
uuugggghhhhhhhhhhh can't wait must preorder immediately

(http://rpgsite.s3.amazonaws.com/images/images/000/039/555/original/LOL_glamshot_FINALFINALFINAL.jpg)

uggguuuu looks tooo nice
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2015, 07:55:29 pm
uuugggghhhhhhhhhhh can't wait must preorder immediately

I should've preordered this back when amazon had their 30% off preorder promotion thing during E3, but I chose Stella Glow instead. :'( Maybe it'll get a nice first print copy like this too. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on August 13, 2015, 08:23:54 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

I'm probably going to get Dungeon Travelers II since I want the first print edition, and I want to get Steins;Gate, but I can't find it for sale anywhere in Canada. :-\ I'd just order it from RiceDigital or Amazon.com, but our dollar is kinda shit right now so I'm probably not going to bother with getting it on release.

how bad is the conversion? worse than dollar to pound?

Not that bad yet, thankfully. It's at 0.77 at the moment. It's been all over the place lately. Hard to tell what will happen next.

its 0.64 for us
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 13, 2015, 09:36:59 pm
well now, speaking of both 'niche' + 'upcoming' -

Dungeon Travellers II (Vita) should be here Tuesday

*and*

Stein's Gate, iirc, is only ~ a week behind that.

Anyone else picking either/or?

I'm probably going to get Dungeon Travelers II since I want the first print edition, and I want to get Steins;Gate, but I can't find it for sale anywhere in Canada. :-\ I'd just order it from RiceDigital or Amazon.com, but our dollar is kinda shit right now so I'm probably not going to bother with getting it on release.

how bad is the conversion? worse than dollar to pound?

Not that bad yet, thankfully. It's at 0.77 at the moment. It's been all over the place lately. Hard to tell what will happen next.

its 0.64 for us

I meant 1 CAD = 0.77 USD. The Canadian dollar is worth around half a British pound right now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on August 13, 2015, 11:10:13 pm
uuugggghhhhhhhhhhh can't wait must preorder immediately

(http://rpgsite.s3.amazonaws.com/images/images/000/039/555/original/LOL_glamshot_FINALFINALFINAL.jpg)

Already pre-ordered! :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 13, 2015, 11:51:21 pm
I'm pondering Legend of Legacy, but trying to resist - I already have a lot I need to play on the 3DS as it is.

And I've actually been tempted to sell my Vita lately & just stick w/ the Vita TV. It seems that all they release for the thing now are cheesecake-filled lolli games. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on August 17, 2015, 01:33:05 pm
I'm pondering Legend of Legacy, but trying to resist - I already have a lot I need to play on the 3DS as it is.

And I've actually been tempted to sell my Vita lately & just stick w/ the Vita TV. It seems that all they release for the thing now are cheesecake-filled lolli games. :-\

I've been using the Vita TV for all of the Vita games I play. My wife has a Vita, but I rarely play games when I'm out and about. And when I'm at home, I would just prefer to play my games on the big screen. If anyone is looking for a Vita TV, Wal-mart has them cheap right now. The ones around me has Vita TV's for $50 or you can get the bundle with the PS3 controller and the LEGO Movie game for $70. Since  official PS3 controllers are like $50 bucks anyway, I seen no reason not to get the bundle. However, it does appear they are sold out online, so you will have to find it locally :-/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 19, 2015, 10:31:22 am
I have a Vita TV, but I doubt I'll actually get rid of the Vita. There are just enough reasons for me to keep it, tho I'm not sure if I'd be convinced to buy one if I didn't already own it - if that makes any sense. ;)

Updated the OP, but not much changed. Put up the box art for Dragon Quest Heroes & added mention of its Day One Edition. That's pretty much it!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 19, 2015, 03:19:43 pm
Yo-Kai Watch just got a firm release date of Nov. 6. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on August 20, 2015, 01:15:06 am
I backed a game last year that should be coming out in the nearish future. Its called Shiness. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=shiness+gameplay&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=F891B9FA6994D0629211F891B9FA6994D0629211
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 24, 2015, 10:21:42 am
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is an eShop exclusive on the WiiU in North America. >:( It releases on October 22nd. Chapter 1 of the game will be free, and part of Chapter 2 will be free as well.

http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced (http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 24, 2015, 10:23:28 am
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is an eShop exclusive on the WiiU in North America. >:( It releases on October 22nd. Chapter 1 of the game will be free, and part of Chapter 2 will be free as well.

http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced (http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced)

I just read this & came here to post about it. I am extremely disappointed that this is a digital-only release. They said there will be a limited physical run in the UK, but since Nintendo insists on region locking their consoles that does me no good.

Well...no money for them. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on August 24, 2015, 10:27:31 am
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is an eShop exclusive on the WiiU in North America. >:( It releases on October 22nd. Chapter 1 of the game will be free, and part of Chapter 2 will be free as well.

http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced (http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced)

I just read this & came here to post about it. I am extremely disappointed that this is a digital-only release. They said there will be a limited physical run in the UK, but since Nintendo insists on region locking their consoles that does me no good.

Well...no money for them. :(

You could always import a copy and hope for a workaround eventually. I don't know if there's many people looking into getting past WiiU region locking, but since there's already a way past 3DS region locking there's a little hope that the WiiU may get the same treatment eventually.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on August 24, 2015, 01:14:59 pm
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is an eShop exclusive on the WiiU in North America. >:( It releases on October 22nd. Chapter 1 of the game will be free, and part of Chapter 2 will be free as well.

http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced (http://gematsu.com/2015/08/star-fox-zero-fatal-frame-wii-u-devils-third-more-release-dates-announced)

This is very disappointing to hear as this is one of the Wii U games I am looking forward to the most. I may end up still buying it because I just really want to play it :/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: krelyan on August 30, 2015, 11:00:12 am
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 30, 2015, 04:00:15 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.

I put my preorder in as soon as they announced it. I just absolutely adore Xenoblade. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on August 30, 2015, 04:08:17 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.
Honestly, the only interesting thing here is the artbook. I'm dissapointed that they only put 10 songs on the usb; why not give us more, or include a physical cd. As of right now, I don't think I can justify putting 30$ extra when the amount of extra stuff isn't that great. However, I'll probably pick up the artbook secondhand once the game comes out.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rancesama on August 30, 2015, 04:18:38 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.
Honestly, the only interesting thing here is the artbook. I'm dissapointed that they only put 10 songs on the usb; why not give us more, or include a physical cd. As of right now, I don't think I can justify putting 30$ extra when the amount of extra stuff isn't that great. However, I'll probably pick up the artbook secondhand once the game comes out.

Yeah, it sucks they only put 10 songs on the USB, but I have to admit that I love the look of the custom USB drive. Not sure if this information is out yet (I didn't see it) but I want to know how big the USB drive is. Apparently big enough to hold 10 songs, but how much room. I could see me actually using this USB drive, it's pretty rad looking. I also like the artbook and the art cell. I have a lot of cells from other games so this fits in with my collection. In the end, its the 100 page artbook and the USB drive that makes it $30 more.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on August 30, 2015, 04:35:57 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.
Honestly, the only interesting thing here is the artbook. I'm dissapointed that they only put 10 songs on the usb; why not give us more, or include a physical cd. As of right now, I don't think I can justify putting 30$ extra when the amount of extra stuff isn't that great. However, I'll probably pick up the artbook secondhand once the game comes out.

Yeah, it sucks they only put 10 songs on the USB, but I have to admit that I love the look of the custom USB drive. Not sure if this information is out yet (I didn't see it) but I want to know how big the USB drive is. Apparently big enough to hold 10 songs, but how much room. I could see me actually using this USB drive, it's pretty rad looking. I also like the artbook and the art cell. I have a lot of cells from other games so this fits in with my collection. In the end, its the 100 page artbook and the USB drive that makes it $30 more.
I think 10 songs is about 300-500MB, depending on song length, so they'll probably give out a 2GB drive. Anyways, it just seems dissapointing that we get this stuff for $90, while the European LE has everything ( except the usb drive), a double sided poster, and a steelbook, and will probably be around 60-70 euros once they announce the price.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on August 30, 2015, 07:04:03 pm
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.
Honestly, the only interesting thing here is the artbook. I'm dissapointed that they only put 10 songs on the usb; why not give us more, or include a physical cd. As of right now, I don't think I can justify putting 30$ extra when the amount of extra stuff isn't that great. However, I'll probably pick up the artbook secondhand once the game comes out.

Yeah, it sucks they only put 10 songs on the USB, but I have to admit that I love the look of the custom USB drive. Not sure if this information is out yet (I didn't see it) but I want to know how big the USB drive is. Apparently big enough to hold 10 songs, but how much room. I could see me actually using this USB drive, it's pretty rad looking. I also like the artbook and the art cell. I have a lot of cells from other games so this fits in with my collection. In the end, its the 100 page artbook and the USB drive that makes it $30 more.
I think 10 songs is about 300-500MB, depending on song length, so they'll probably give out a 2GB drive. Anyways, it just seems dissapointed that we get this stuff for $90, while the European LE has everything ( except the usb drive), a double sided poster, and a steelbook, and will probably be around 60-70 euros once they announce the price.

A steelbook would be very nice, but I don't care anything about posters in sets like these because they're always folded. That makes them useless IMO.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 01, 2015, 12:14:09 am
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.

I put my preorder in as soon as they announced it. I just absolutely adore Xenoblade. :)

Where did you preorder the special edition?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 01, 2015, 12:18:49 am
http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/29/9226551/xenoblade-chronicles-collectors-edition-wii-u

Tempting.  Would be immediate purchase if it was a more encompassing soundtrack.

I put my preorder in as soon as they announced it. I just absolutely adore Xenoblade. :)

Where did you preorder the special edition?

same.
No Amazon
No Gs
???

Halp?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 01, 2015, 10:43:06 am
It was up on Amazon very briefly late Sat. night just after it was announced:

http://www.amazon.com/Xenoblade-Chronicles-X-Special-Wii-U/dp/B014LNTVGK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1441118517&sr=8-5&keywords=xenoblade+chronicles+x+special+edition

I imagine GS will list it sooner or later, and it may come back into stock at Amazon as well.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 01, 2015, 02:06:16 pm
alright I'll be on lookout for any more preorders opening up.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 01, 2015, 05:15:51 pm
Ive been looking at my Gamestop every day I go into work. Nothing yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 01, 2015, 05:19:26 pm
I'm keeping an eye on BB's site, because I'd much rather get my 20% off discount on it from them. If it pops up there, I'll post here & let everyone know.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 02, 2015, 02:02:34 pm
Megadimension Neptunia VII for the PS4 has been announced for a North American (and European) localization by Idea Factory International in early 2016. The game will see a retail and digital release. In case there's any confusion here, this is the game that has been referred to as Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II until now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Limeface on September 09, 2015, 02:08:40 pm
It was up on Amazon very briefly late Sat. night just after it was announced:

http://www.amazon.com/Xenoblade-Chronicles-X-Special-Wii-U/dp/B014LNTVGK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1441118517&sr=8-5&keywords=xenoblade+chronicles+x+special+edition

I imagine GS will list it sooner or later, and it may come back into stock at Amazon as well.
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 09, 2015, 02:59:56 pm
It was up on Amazon very briefly late Sat. night just after it was announced:

http://www.amazon.com/Xenoblade-Chronicles-X-Special-Wii-U/dp/B014LNTVGK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1441118517&sr=8-5&keywords=xenoblade+chronicles+x+special+edition

I imagine GS will list it sooner or later, and it may come back into stock at Amazon as well.
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g
My hero
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 09, 2015, 03:17:35 pm
It was up on Amazon very briefly late Sat. night just after it was announced:

http://www.amazon.com/Xenoblade-Chronicles-X-Special-Wii-U/dp/B014LNTVGK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1441118517&sr=8-5&keywords=xenoblade+chronicles+x+special+edition

I imagine GS will list it sooner or later, and it may come back into stock at Amazon as well.
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g

Awesome! Thanks for the notice!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 09, 2015, 07:23:31 pm
Xseed has announced that they will be releasing a "Lionheart" edition of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel for the PS3 and Vita alongside the standard edition. I didn't originally plan on preordering this... but it looks so nice. :'( It's a nice touch that there will be space to store it's sequel inside.

Quote from: Gematsu
For $49.99, the Lionheart Edition includes:

    A copy of the game
    An art book featuring over 100 pages of art from the game as well as its sequel, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
    A 1.5” pin displaying the emblem of the country of Erebonia
    A custom collectible clamshell-type box that will also be able to house the sequel when it releases in 2016 so that collectors can store the initial Cold Steel duology in a single package

The standard edtion will cost $39.99 on both platforms.

http://gematsu.com/2015/09/legend-heroes-trails-cold-steel-lionheart-edition-announced (http://gematsu.com/2015/09/legend-heroes-trails-cold-steel-lionheart-edition-announced)

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Trails-Cold-Steel-LE-Ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 09, 2015, 10:59:37 pm
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g

It says not available.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 09, 2015, 11:09:20 pm
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g

It says not available.

you missed it then.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 09, 2015, 11:50:43 pm
Gamestop has the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition up!
http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408?utm_source=linkshare&amp&affID=77777&sourceID=FKSJxY2VJAk-6_vNMnbdx2qgbCKoTm8k9g

It says not available.


you missed it then.

Bah, it was indeed available earlier today, but it's unavailable right now.  The official site mentions 6 different retailers for the special edition, but none of them currently have them listed as available.  Hopefully that means that the ones that have not opened their preorders yet will do so soon (as far as I know, only GS and Amazon have done so so far).  I was hoping the bf would've gotten in an order earlier with his discount, but he didn't, so I missed out as well.

I'll let you folks know if I hear any updates on preorders being available again.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 10, 2015, 01:54:43 pm
I called the manager at the GS I work at this morning and they are taking pre-orders inside the stores for the Xenoblade SE. Its a $25 deposit instead of the normal $5 though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 10, 2015, 02:59:49 pm
I called the manager at the GS I work at this morning and they are taking pre-orders inside the stores for the Xenoblade SE. Its a $25 deposit instead of the normal $5 though.

Hm, my bf checked that last night when he left work, but they were already sold out of the in-store preorders apparently, even though he checked earlier in the day and that option wasn't available at all (only the online option).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 11, 2015, 08:51:42 am
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16878190618
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 11, 2015, 09:44:37 am
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 11, 2015, 09:54:37 am
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)

Hopefully TGS will give us some solid info on Persona 5. :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 11, 2015, 10:00:37 am
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)

Hopefully TGS will give us some solid info on Persona 5. :D

I'm expecting a release date and assuming there's going to be a CE, details of that. If we don't get those 2 things I'm going to be very disappointed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 11, 2015, 10:04:03 am
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)

Hopefully TGS will give us some solid info on Persona 5. :D

I'm expecting a release date and assuming there's going to be a CE, details of that. If we don't get those 2 things I'm going to be very disappointed.

It would be nice to see a new trailer as well, not the same one they seem to keep showing us.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on September 11, 2015, 11:02:09 am
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)

Hopefully TGS will give us some solid info on Persona 5. :D

I'm expecting a release date and assuming there's going to be a CE, details of that. If we don't get those 2 things I'm going to be very disappointed.

It would be nice to see a new trailer as well, not the same one they seem to keep showing us.

Once I get "sold" on a game I don't like to watch any more trailers for it. Prefer to keep as much of the game as possible a surprise. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 11, 2015, 02:02:27 pm
I've had a lot going on IRL lately, so that's why the updates have been more sporadic. Just finished updating tho, so let me know if i missed anything. Going to try to keep on top of it through TGS - wish me luck! ;)

No worries!  Definitely nice that you're doing all this work - it's much appreciated, and totally understandable about IRL stuff.  Those things matter first, really :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16878190618

Sweet!  I told the bf about GS maybe having in-store preorders yesterday after I saw your post yesterday about it.  He came from work saying that he wasn't able to get one, but I noticed he had a hard time keeping a smirk off his face.  He ended up pulling out a receipt for the preorder along with a preorder he put in for Yoshi's Wooly World bundle with the amiibo <3 (http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/yoshis-woolly-world-amiibo-bundle/125422)

I had no idea preorders were already open for it, and neither did he until he told his coworker he needed to preorder something. Their first response was, "Let me guess, Yoshi's Wooly World?" hahah  ::)

EDIT: It looks like the special edition is back up on Gamestop again for anyone who missed it and would prefer to get it from GS: http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/games/xenoblade-chronicles-x-special-edition/125408
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 11, 2015, 02:32:47 pm
Thanks for Woolly Yoshi Link.

Here the Chibi one for anyone you missed it.

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/chibi-robo-zip-lash-amiibo-bundle/125421
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 11, 2015, 02:50:37 pm
Here the Chibi one for anyone you missed it.

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/chibi-robo-zip-lash-amiibo-bundle/125421

Niiice. So tempting. I'm not really interested in the game, but the amiibo is awfully cute :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 15, 2015, 07:33:23 am
Gravity Rush Remastered has been announced for release on the PS4 in North America on February 9th and in Europe a day later. It's like Sony is trying to kill off the Vita by porting some of its best exclusives to the PS4. First Tearaway, now this. :-\ Oh well, the Vita was pretty much dead to Sony already in NA anyways. :'(

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 15, 2015, 12:13:11 pm
Hopefully with the new Vita colors and cross-platform ps4/vita games, the Vita will still have a few gems before it goes.  But yeah... no exclusives, and who knows if any of that stuff will come to NA.

And what the heck... no Persona 5 screens/release date  :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 15, 2015, 01:05:37 pm
Hopefully with the new Vita colors and cross-platform ps4/vita games, the Vita will still have a few gems before it goes.  But yeah... no exclusives, and who knows if any of that stuff will come to NA.

Out of all it's new colour variants, North America is unfortunately only getting the blue Vita (and it's a GameStop exclusive). I have some interest in buying it since it'll match my blue PSP 2000 (and I've yet to buy a 2000 model Vita), but I don't think it's really going to get a whole lot of people interested in the system at this point. I'd say it still has a few more years at best in NA just from all the JRPGs and other Japanese stuff that seems to be getting a fair amount of support from third-party developers and publishers.

And what the heck... no Persona 5 screens/release date  :'(

We should hopefully hear something regarding P5 on the 19th.

http://gematsu.com/2015/09/persona-5-coming-soon-teaser-site-surfaces (http://gematsu.com/2015/09/persona-5-coming-soon-teaser-site-surfaces)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 16, 2015, 05:31:42 pm
Atlus has announced Stella Glow's launch edition. It comes with a "song magic" music CD, a "cloth poster", and what I'm assuming is a rubber cell phone strap type thing. Of course, it all comes in a fancy outer box. Atlus' launch bonuses seem to be getting better and better lately, which is nice since they've also been getting more expensive too.

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/stellaglowlaunchedition_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 17, 2015, 09:01:41 am
Persona 5 got delayed to Summer 2016 in Japan, this isn't a good sign for the North American release. :'(

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/persona-5-will-release-in-japan-in-summer-2016/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/persona-5-will-release-in-japan-in-summer-2016/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 17, 2015, 11:44:17 am
Persona 5 got delayed to Summer 2016 in Japan, this isn't a good sign for the North American release. :'(

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/persona-5-will-release-in-japan-in-summer-2016/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/persona-5-will-release-in-japan-in-summer-2016/)

Yeah, but that trailer is so good! I can wait if it will be as good as it looks.


Also, this gives me time to finish 3 and 4 ...    ::)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 17, 2015, 03:45:55 pm
(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/stellaglowlaunchedition_thumb.jpg)

Never even heard of this game but this image alone got me to pre-order today. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 17, 2015, 05:39:38 pm
(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/stellaglowlaunchedition_thumb.jpg)

Never even heard of this game but this image alone got me to pre-order today. :)

It's supposed to be decent!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPMrU4xUkAAkqaV.jpg)

Preorders for Trails of Cold Steel: Lionheart Edition are available now.  It includes space in the box for the Second Chapter (sequel)!

Amazon:
PS3: http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Heroes-Lionheart-Edition-PlayStation/dp/B015HAL33K/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&tag=rs0ab-20
Vita: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015HAL2OK/?tag=rs0ab-20

GameStop:
PS3: http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-lionheart-edition/125479
Vita: http://www.gamestop.com/ps-vita/games/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-lionheart-edition/125480
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on September 17, 2015, 06:37:44 pm
First Tearaway, now this. :-\ Oh well, the Vita was pretty much dead to Sony already in NA anyways. :'(

Wait, Tearaway Unfolded isn't a new game? I thought it was, now I'm kinda disappointed that I got it straight on release...

I'm very sad about Sony and their lack of support for the Vita too.   :( It's seriously a great system and I personally love it so much more than the PSP. It's kind of a niche system now  :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 17, 2015, 06:58:32 pm
First Tearaway, now this. :-\ Oh well, the Vita was pretty much dead to Sony already in NA anyways. :'(
Wait, Tearaway Unfolded isn't a new game? I thought it was, now I'm kinda disappointed that I got it straight on release...

It's got some new content, but it's still a remake of the Vita version.

I'm very sad about Sony and their lack of support for the Vita too.   :( It's seriously a great system and I personally love it so much more than the PSP. It's kind of a niche system now  :-\

It is unfortunate. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 17, 2015, 07:14:17 pm
First Tearaway, now this. :-\ Oh well, the Vita was pretty much dead to Sony already in NA anyways. :'(
Wait, Tearaway Unfolded isn't a new game? I thought it was, now I'm kinda disappointed that I got it straight on release...

It's got some new content, but it's still a remake of the Vita version.


Ah, I didn't know that either. I just assumed it was the sequel and was planning on getting both the original and the "new" one.  If anything, I wish the edition with the plushie came out in the US... It was so cute!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on September 25, 2015, 09:25:36 pm
Mighty No. 9 has a release date again. February 9th, 2016 for North America and few days later on the 12th for Europe. Hopefully it won't get delayed again. :-\
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on September 29, 2015, 01:53:46 am
Anyone happen to pre-order an extra Disgaea 5 NISA limited edition?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on September 29, 2015, 06:52:26 pm
Anyone happen to pre-order an extra Disgaea 5 NISA limited edition?

Nope, sorry.   :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on September 29, 2015, 08:35:18 pm
Anyone happen to pre-order an extra Disgaea 5 NISA limited edition?

Nope, sorry.   :(

Yeah, sorry, not for this one :/ I'll keep an eye out in case GameStop starts selling them again or has any available.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Warmsignal on October 05, 2015, 02:21:18 am
Is there any way to know the window of "launch edition" niche games when fulfilled through Amazon? At what point does it start becoming just the game?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on October 05, 2015, 12:48:05 pm
Is there any way to know the window of "launch edition" niche games when fulfilled through Amazon? At what point does it start becoming just the game?

I think it depends on their stocks, and I don't think they change the page information quickly to reflect their true stock information, so it may be tricky.  :-\ At least, I once ordered something that ended up being a newer edition than what was shown, so they hadn't updated the item in a while.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Warmsignal on October 08, 2015, 10:03:25 pm
Is Corpse Party Everafter Edition is a special edition? Or, is it a launch edition? I see no option to pre-order the stand alone game. My feeling is if you don't pre-order, your local GS store probably won't get the game at all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 09, 2015, 08:53:01 am
Is Corpse Party Everafter Edition is a special edition? Or, is it a launch edition? I see no option to pre-order the stand alone game. My feeling is if you don't pre-order, your local GS store probably won't get the game at all.

From what I understand it's the only way you can get a physical copy in North America, like the "Let's Get Physical" edition of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus that came out last year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 13, 2015, 04:25:03 pm
The Witch And The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition coming out March 1st.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on October 13, 2015, 04:38:53 pm
The Witch And The Hundred Knight: Revival Edition coming out March 1st.

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/w/h/whk_3d.png)

It looks like a nice set, but didn't this game receive fairly mediocre reviews? I almost bit when it first released, but the gameplay and such looked pretty lacking from what I saw.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 13, 2015, 04:41:54 pm
OK, finally updated the OP with everything everyone has mentioned here. :) Let me know if I missed anything!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 14, 2015, 12:24:40 am
(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/w/h/whk_3d.png)

Just pre-ordered! One more item on my hopeful list now coming. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 14, 2015, 08:51:03 am
That's a nice looking limited edition. I might have to pick this one up since I missed out on the LE for the original PS3 version. I love these limited editions that come with figurines. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 14, 2015, 12:15:00 pm
If I can sell my PS3 version of TW&THK LE then I'll probably grab that one. I could have sworn I had already thrown it up on ebay & sold it, but apparently not. :\

I did go ahead & put down a preorder on Stella Glow - game looks fun & the extras are really nice. I'll probably do the same for the Legend of Heroes special edition.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: zenimus on October 19, 2015, 07:05:05 pm
Slightly old news, but it looks like Yoru no Nai Kuni (tentatively translated as "Land of No Night") is getting a western release for both PS4 and Vita. It's an RPG from Gust.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: corexretro on October 19, 2015, 08:05:20 pm
I don't know if someone has mentioned it yet, but I'm excited for Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 19, 2015, 11:47:04 pm
I don't know if someone has mentioned it yet, but I'm excited for Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3

Does it have a western release date? Or just the game in general?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 19, 2015, 11:47:39 pm
Slightly old news, but it looks like Yoru no Nai Kuni (tentatively translated as "Land of No Night") is getting a western release for both PS4 and Vita. It's an RPG from Gust.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/)

This game is definitely on my list. It looks fabulous.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 20, 2015, 09:16:33 am
I don't know if someone has mentioned it yet, but I'm excited for Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3

Does it have a western release date? Or just the game in general?

Nope. Still Japanese exclusive. It doesn't even have a solid release date in Japan yet. All that is known it that it's releasing some time in the winter after DQ Builders.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 21, 2015, 05:34:36 pm
Slightly old news, but it looks like Yoru no Nai Kuni (tentatively translated as "Land of No Night") is getting a western release for both PS4 and Vita. It's an RPG from Gust.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/)

Added this one & 2 other recent localization announcements (Samurai Warriors 4: Empires & Trillion: God of Destruction). Isn't Land of No Night the RPG headed up by the Fatal Frame guy? I've had my eye on that one since its announcement, but I just can't seem to remember the name of it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 21, 2015, 09:35:22 pm
Slightly old news, but it looks like Yoru no Nai Kuni (tentatively translated as "Land of No Night") is getting a western release for both PS4 and Vita. It's an RPG from Gust.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2015/09/17/land-of-no-night-is-headed-westward-in-2016-for-playstation-4/)

Added this one & 2 other recent localization announcements (Samurai Warriors 4: Empires & Trillion: God of Destruction).

It's nice to see that Makai Shin Trillion (PS Vita) is getting a North American localization with a physical copy. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 22, 2015, 01:43:51 am
Do they know something we dont? http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=70939026&cp=2255956.2273442.2255974.22197866.22320536&parentPage=family (check the release date).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 22, 2015, 07:13:45 am
Do they know something we dont? http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=70939026&cp=2255956.2273442.2255974.22197866.22320536&parentPage=family (check the release date).

Na, 12/31 is a placeholder date - means they thought it was coming out sometime in 2015, or at least that's what they put in their system to start taking preorders. ;) 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: indenton on October 26, 2015, 10:51:24 pm
Mighty No. 9 being delayed again has me Keiji Ina-fuming
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on October 27, 2015, 03:42:50 pm
Yes!
Atelier Escha & Logy™ Plus Limited Edition
Finally  ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 27, 2015, 04:37:58 pm
Yes!
Atelier Escha & Logy™ Plus Limited Edition
Finally  ;D

Yay. :D

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/p/s/psv_us_le_final.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 27, 2015, 11:48:45 pm
A friend owed me $25, so I had him put it towards a pre-order for Legend of Heroes PS3 special edition for me. I think I'm all set for the rest of the year now. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on October 28, 2015, 02:23:07 am
Yes!
Atelier Escha & Logy™ Plus Limited Edition
Finally  ;D

Yay. :D

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/p/s/psv_us_le_final.jpg)




Niiiice. I held off on getting the standard version since they have a tendency to do plus versions. This one looks good :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on October 28, 2015, 07:06:11 am
Gravity Rush Remastered is getting a digital only release in North America, but Europe and Japan are getting physical copies. >:(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on October 28, 2015, 11:19:25 am
Gravity Rush Remastered is getting a digital only release in North America, but Europe and Japan are getting physical copies. >:(

I just placed my order for the Asian / English version, along with the Asian / English version of Bloodborne: Old Hunters Ed.  Fight the power!

EDIT: Also, I just updated the OP!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 30, 2015, 12:27:08 pm
It has been named : http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/4011.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on October 31, 2015, 10:54:33 pm
This has been named as well : http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/4022.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 01, 2015, 04:39:45 am
For both of those posts, I was *sure* you were going to link to this: http://gematsu.com/2015/10/zero-escape-3-officially-titled-zero-time-dilemma

;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 02, 2015, 03:32:29 pm
For both of those posts, I was *sure* you were going to link to this: http://gematsu.com/2015/10/zero-escape-3-officially-titled-zero-time-dilemma

;)

So excited, but man, each of those games has such a weird name, that it's difficult to remind people that they're all connected.  It was originally Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (aka 999), then the sequel came out called Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, so they went back and changed the first game's cover art to show a little emblem with the words "Volume 1: Zero Escape." Now the third volume is out called Zero Time Dilemma...

Haha, anyway, folks should definitely pick these games up if you like dark games that are a mix between visual novels and puzzle games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 10, 2015, 12:30:28 pm
God Wars: Beyond Time for the PS4 and Vita has been announced by Kadokawa games to see a worldwide release some time in 2016.


*Edit: Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (3DS) has been announced for a North American release this spring of 2016. Aksys will be handling the game's localization.

*Edit 2: Stranger of Sword City (PS Vita) will be localized for North America by NIS America and will be released on March 22, 2016. It's a dungeon crawler from the makers of Demon Gaze.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 10, 2015, 01:59:59 pm
God Wars: Beyond Time for the PS4 and Vita has been announced by Kadokawa games to see a worldwide release some time in 2016.


*Edit: Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (3DS) has been announced for a North American release this spring of 2016. Aksys will be handling the game's localization.

More info on Langrisser: http://aksysgames.com/langrisser/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: thewelshman on November 10, 2015, 04:31:21 pm
Yes!
Atelier Escha & Logy™ Plus Limited Edition
Finally  ;D

Yay. :D

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/p/s/psv_us_le_final.jpg)




Niiiice. I held off on getting the standard version since they have a tendency to do plus versions. This one looks good :)


I'll sadly own both since I'm a slave to the collecting game. Besides, playing on a console and playing on a handheld usually have different types of experiences. I've already platinumed Ar Nosurge Plus and will probably break out the PS3 version during the holidays.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on November 12, 2015, 11:15:16 pm
Just putting this here :


(https://ips.pepitastore.com/storefront/img/resized/squareenix-store/QJKQwDcOFFExp_Beauty_e_825_KR.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on November 17, 2015, 02:40:46 am
Updating a few things.

Gravity Rush now has a US physical version slated too

The release date listed for Odin sphere is for the JP version

FF explorers special edition is SE only so far

Fire emblem fates has a few editions including a box set with both games as well as the future expansion.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 18, 2015, 04:31:41 pm
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is set to see a release in North America this spring on the PS4 and PS3. :D

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is getting a "Storybook Edition" for the PS4 version when it comes out in North America this spring. The standard editions of the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita versions come with a softcover 64 page artbook as a preorder bonus.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Odin-Sphere-Leifthrasir-Storybook-Ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 18, 2015, 05:41:56 pm
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is set to see a release in North America this spring on the PS4 and PS3. :D

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is getting a "Storybook Edition" for the PS4 version when it comes out in North America this spring. The standard editions of the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita versions come with a softcover 64 page artbook as a preorder bonus.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Odin-Sphere-Leifthrasir-Storybook-Ann.jpg)

I didn't see it go live, but I may have missed the window. I've heard the Storybook version is going for $79.99.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on November 18, 2015, 06:01:38 pm
Thanks for the Odin Sphere link. I just pre-ordered. :D

http://www.amazon.com/Odin-Sphere-Leifthrasir-Storybook-Edition-PlayStation/dp/B0186D1U74%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAI47RT7AZDNXKRMLQ%26tag%3Dgamingageonli-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB0186D1U74
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 19, 2015, 04:39:01 pm
Ray Gigant (PS Vita) was announced for localization for North America this spring. I was surprised and excited, but then I read that it's going to be a digital-only release over here. :-\

Earth Defense Force 4.1 (PS4) and 2 (PS Vita) now have North American release dates of December 8th.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 25, 2015, 12:09:49 pm
Just finished a BIG updated - I think I got everything! If not, let me know. :)

Also, a question - am I understanding correctly that the NISA LE of Atelier Escha & Logy Plus is the only way to get a physical version of the game?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 25, 2015, 01:15:34 pm
Just finished a BIG updated - I think I got everything! If not, let me know. :)

Also, a question - am I understanding correctly that the NISA LE of Atelier Escha & Logy Plus is the only way to get a physical version of the game?

Hm, that's a good question. As far as I can tell, it looks like it. I was thinking of skipping the plus version, but if it's the only physical version of the game at all... (which makes sense, considering that many of the other plus versions were digital only).
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 25, 2015, 01:28:39 pm
Just finished a BIG updated - I think I got everything! If not, let me know. :)

Thanks for the update. :)

Also, a question - am I understanding correctly that the NISA LE of Atelier Escha & Logy Plus is the only way to get a physical version of the game?

In English, yes. Similarly to Ar nosurge Plus, this will be the only way to get a physical copy in NA.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on November 25, 2015, 02:12:30 pm
Nice update but I do have a question ... as far as the Fire Emblem special edition, I had initially heard that you get Revelations as a cartridge only with this version.

Ahhh just checked the Gamestop description page :

Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes:

    All Three Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige**
        *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop
        **Only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge
    Hardcover Art Book
    Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on November 25, 2015, 04:02:50 pm
Nice update but I do have a question ... as far as the Fire Emblem special edition, I had initially heard that you get Revelations as a cartridge only with this version.

Ahhh just checked the Gamestop description page :

Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes:

    All Three Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige**
        *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop
        **Only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge
    Hardcover Art Book
    Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art

Yeah, a little awkward because buying Birthright and Conquest separately would give you two distinct carts... What's a physical collector supposed to do  :-[
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 25, 2015, 08:15:34 pm
Nice update but I do have a question ... as far as the Fire Emblem special edition, I had initially heard that you get Revelations as a cartridge only with this version.

Ahhh just checked the Gamestop description page :

Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes:

    All Three Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige**
        *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop
        **Only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge
    Hardcover Art Book
    Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art

I've heard both, that Revelations is on the cart and that it's a download. So that's why I left it kinda ambiguous.

Is there enough added to the Plus version of AE&L to justify it if I already have the PS3 version?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on November 25, 2015, 08:27:55 pm
Is there enough added to the Plus version of AE&L to justify it if I already have the PS3 version?

According to Turom, probably not. http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,6357.msg102746.html#msg102746 (http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,6357.msg102746.html#msg102746)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on November 26, 2015, 02:18:40 pm
Is there enough added to the Plus version of AE&L to justify it if I already have the PS3 version?

According to Turom, probably not. http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,6357.msg102746.html#msg102746 (http://vgcollect.com/forum/index.php/topic,6357.msg102746.html#msg102746)

Awesome, thanks. :)  Looks like I can save that money. That's good, I wanna be tighter about what I buy next year, especially day-1 full price.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 03, 2015, 03:03:07 pm
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 03, 2015, 04:00:46 pm
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person

Thanks, updated! :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 07, 2015, 05:40:21 pm
Updated w/ a bunch of announcements from the PS Experience over the weekend.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on December 15, 2015, 07:30:30 am
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: karyann on December 15, 2015, 06:06:01 pm
Every time I come back to this thread I cry while thinking about my wallet  :'( I have such a love-cry relationship with it.

Thanks much for keeping up with the updates guys, you're a huge help  :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 15, 2015, 08:09:48 pm
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Doesn't Trails in the Sky have a EU physical release for the PSP like this?:   http://vgcollect.com/item/68907   
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on December 16, 2015, 05:14:27 am
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Doesn't Trails in the Sky have a EU physical release for the PSP like this?:   http://vgcollect.com/item/68907
Sorry typo; I meant Trails in the Sky SC
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on December 16, 2015, 05:17:21 pm
Every time I come back to this thread I cry while thinking about my wallet  :'( I have such a love-cry relationship with it.

You're not the only one!  ;D

These days I find myself conflicted between my collector side & gamer side. Like, I have a preorder down on the SE of Fire Emblem Fates...but I've never played a FE game before. I own 2 of them now, haven't played either one. So part of me says cancel it, I don't need to spend the money on "shelf decoration". The other part says keep it, because the preorder is already sold out & will be very expensive to get in the future.

So I updated the OP - archived last week's releases, saw one update and afaik nothing new has been announced. As always, if I missed something just let me know. :)  I thought it would be interesting tho...from this sub-set of games we all follow, which one was your 2015 GOTY? Your 2015 Niche Japanese GOTY, if you will. ;) Check out the archived list to refresh your memory on what all released that's included: http://xpbonus.com/released-niche-japanese-games/

Some great games released this year, but my pick is definitely Bloodborne. I've never gotten into any of the Souls games, but for some reason this one just grabbed me & wouldn't let go. I was obsessed with it for a few weeks there. Heck, I'm still itching to play the DLC, but I'm getting the import release that has the game & DLC on disk for Christmas so I have to wait a week. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 16, 2015, 11:19:25 pm
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Doesn't Trails in the Sky have a EU physical release for the PSP like this?:   http://vgcollect.com/item/68907
Sorry typo; I meant Trails in the Sky SC
Oh yeah, I don't think Xseed is gonna try a physical release for Second Chapter/Third Chapter since the sales for the First Chapter weren't very good.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on December 17, 2015, 03:34:43 am
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Doesn't Trails in the Sky have a EU physical release for the PSP like this?:   http://vgcollect.com/item/68907
Sorry typo; I meant Trails in the Sky SC
Oh yeah, I don't think Xseed is gonna try a physical release for Second Chapter/Third Chapter since the sales for the First Chapter weren't very good.
Its odd that they brought Cold Steel over though; when you consider what you said.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 17, 2015, 03:22:56 pm
Trails of Cold Steel has been confirmed for a launch date of 12/22 :) Looking forward to seeing that Lionheart Edition in person
It's been out in Europe for a while; I'm hoping it drops a bit in price in the next couple months so I can pick up both versions. I'm still really gutted that Trails in the Sky didn't get a physical release  :(
Doesn't Trails in the Sky have a EU physical release for the PSP like this?:   http://vgcollect.com/item/68907
Sorry typo; I meant Trails in the Sky SC
Oh yeah, I don't think Xseed is gonna try a physical release for Second Chapter/Third Chapter since the sales for the First Chapter weren't very good.
Its odd that they brought Cold Steel over though; when you consider what you said.
I think Trails of Cold Steel I gave Falcom a huge profit from Japan sales, so that's probably the reason why they are bring it internationially, along with renewed interested in digital versions of Second Chapter( finally translated after 4 years) and Third Chapter.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 17, 2015, 09:35:02 pm
Could one of my all time wishes actually happen? http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/4212.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 17, 2015, 10:13:39 pm
It looks pretty good so far, better than Celecta from what I can see.  Hopefully it gets released worldwide before the end of 2016.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on December 19, 2015, 07:22:39 pm
Could one of my all time wishes actually happen? http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/4212.html
I got really excited when I seen "all time wishes" and a link to rpgfan. Then when I seen it was YS, I was disappointed. For some reason the series has never appealed to me. Probably the biggest RPG series that I've never gotten into.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on December 19, 2015, 07:30:19 pm
Could one of my all time wishes actually happen? http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/4212.html
I got really excited when I seen "all time wishes" and a link to rpgfan. Then when I seen it was YS, I was disappointed. For some reason the series has never appealed to me. Probably the biggest RPG series that I've never gotten into.

I had never known anything about the series until I played Ys: Seven. I was amazed by how much I got into it and was thankful to have something to finally play on my PSP.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: maximo310 on December 19, 2015, 07:40:40 pm
I think the more recent entries of Ys such as Ys 6-7, Origin and the remakes of Ys 3 and 4 are much easier to pick up compared to the older entries of Ys.  I'd reccomend to start with either Ys Oath in Felgana or Ys Origin in you're trying to get into the series.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on December 21, 2015, 08:31:31 am
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/12/21/god-eater-tales-of-berseria-more-coming-west-to-playstation/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on December 26, 2015, 04:26:29 am
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/12/21/god-eater-tales-of-berseria-more-coming-west-to-playstation/
No mention of the PS3 version of Berseria coming west; not surprised tbh I did think releasing it on PS3 was purely for the benefit of the native audience. I wonder if Persona V will only come out on PS4 as well on our side of the world;as really if both those games are PS4 only, along with FF XV, it might force most if not all of the JRPG fans still stalling on committing to current gen, to finally make the jump.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 13, 2016, 09:13:47 pm
Im just going to leave this right here. http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/nights-of-azure-limited-edition
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 15, 2016, 04:27:21 pm
Also this was announced for the West this morning from NISA and Spike Chunsoft:

http://gematsu.com/2016/01/grand-kingdom-coming-west-this-summer
http://nisamerica.com/games/grand-kingdom/

(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/grand-kingdom/january-15-2016/Grand-Kingdom_2016_01-15-16_009.png)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 15, 2016, 04:31:36 pm
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/12/21/god-eater-tales-of-berseria-more-coming-west-to-playstation/
No mention of the PS3 version of Berseria coming west; not surprised tbh I did think releasing it on PS3 was purely for the benefit of the native audience. I wonder if Persona V will only come out on PS4 as well on our side of the world;as really if both those games are PS4 only, along with FF XV, it might force most if not all of the JRPG fans still stalling on committing to current gen, to finally make the jump.

I wonder the same. It definitely said PS3 / PS4 for Persona V, but maybe once localisation is done and all, it would make more sense to release to only PS4 in the west. For me, PS3 is basically over, though I know a few items being localized are still trickling in, often with PS3 or Vita options. A tough choice because I like playing games on the TV but I also want to support the interesting library that's on the the Vita.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 16, 2016, 02:50:31 am
Also this was announced for the West this morning from NISA and Spike Chunsoft:

http://gematsu.com/2016/01/grand-kingdom-coming-west-this-summer
http://nisamerica.com/games/grand-kingdom/

(http://gematsu.com/gallery/albums/grand-kingdom/january-15-2016/Grand-Kingdom_2016_01-15-16_009.png)


Awesome, I had my eye on this one. I'll add it to the list next week. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 21, 2016, 04:51:53 pm
Bravely Second Collectors edition is available at Gamestop right now for pre-order. If its anything like the first, you better jump on it asap.

Also : http://store.nisamerica.com/preorders/republique-contraband-edition
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 25, 2016, 04:25:54 pm
Mighty No. 9 being delayed again has me Keiji Ina-fuming

Round #3. Only 6 more delays to go. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 25, 2016, 04:43:25 pm
Mighty No. 9 being delayed again has me Keiji Ina-fuming

Round #3. Only 6 more delays to go. :)

Hahah, I see what you did there  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on January 27, 2016, 05:53:01 am
Gonna try to update the OP tomorrow later today guys - I was sick all last week & haven't completely shaken it still. I appreciate the help in posting updates, makes my job a little easier. ;)  That Republique LE is *very* tempting, primarily for that book. Gonna have to think about that one. Not a bad price either!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on January 28, 2016, 04:28:18 pm
I dont mind helping keeping this up to date bro if you want.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on January 28, 2016, 05:00:51 pm
Yeah, and no pressure on how quickly it happens - totally so appreciative that everyone shares this info with each other :D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 02, 2016, 01:33:01 pm
7th Dragon III Code: VFD has been announced for a North American release on the 3DS by SEGA this summer.

This will be the first time the RPG series from Imageepoch gets a release outside of Japan.

I haven't seen an English trailer for it yet, so here's a Japanese trailer

*Edit:
-Found the English trailer

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 02, 2016, 02:25:54 pm
7th Dragon III Code: VFD has been announced for a North American release on the 3DS by SEGA this summer.

This will be the first time the RPG series from Imageepoch gets a release outside of Japan.

I haven't seen an English trailer for it yet, so here's a Japanese trailer

*Edit:
-Found the English trailer


whoa, but didn't imageepoch go bankrupt? did someone else pick this one up or is this the swan song after Stella Glow?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 02, 2016, 04:06:50 pm
whoa, but didn't imageepoch go bankrupt? did someone else pick this one up or is this the swan song after Stella Glow?

They did file for bankruptcy last year, and this was originally released in Japan late last year, so it's probably their last game unless somebody else buys them and lets them continue their work.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on February 03, 2016, 03:19:18 pm
Stella Glow was Image Epoch's swan song. Is this a port from one of the PSP entries?

EDIT: Anyways, Grand Kingdom is getting a variety of CEs.

http://store.nisamerica.com/grand-kingdom-grand-edition
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 03, 2016, 04:25:15 pm
EDIT: Anyways, Grand Kingdom is getting a variety of CEs.

http://store.nisamerica.com/grand-kingdom-grand-edition

Those look pretty cool. I'll have to pick one up for those nice faux-leather hardcover 128-page art books.

Here's some pics.

Launch Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_launch_edition.jpg)

Limited Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_limited_edition.jpg)

Grand Kingdom Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_grand_edition.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: devancowan on February 03, 2016, 07:03:54 pm
EDIT: Anyways, Grand Kingdom is getting a variety of CEs.

http://store.nisamerica.com/grand-kingdom-grand-edition

Those look pretty cool. I'll have to pick one up for those nice faux-leather hardcover 128-page art books.

Here's some pics.

Launch Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_launch_edition.jpg)

Limited Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_limited_edition.jpg)

Grand Kingdom Edition

(http://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/1/01_grand_edition.jpg)

Pre-ordered on the Vita. Thanks for the heads up :D 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 03, 2016, 07:09:46 pm
If anything, I think the launch edition goodies will only come with the PS4 version and not Vita. CEs, however, will have all the goodies regardless of platform :)

Ugh, why two different CEs? NISA is killing me.

I don't really need posters, but I love the idea of the pins. Also, what is up with the trend of including decals/stickers as part of a CE?  They're not that useful for me :/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on February 04, 2016, 11:19:45 am
After watching the footage, I don't think I'll be getting this game any time soon. If at all. Still, those are some impressive looking CEs.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 04, 2016, 04:28:43 pm
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale had its release date announced: March 1


Did anyone play the 1st one? I'm wondering if I should pick it up for the PSP.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 05, 2016, 12:09:23 pm
New update (finally!)!!!  ;D

Added everything I saw mentioned, but let me know if I missed anything. Also, everything I saw about God Eater makes it look like the two games are in one package - but nothing is clear about it at all. So I have it listed as one item now, but that may very well change.

There are some really good looking CE's coming for some games I've really been anticipating - a good or bad combination, depending on how you look at it.  I've recently put down preorders for:

Republique Contraband Ed.
Stranger of Sword City LE
Grand Kingdom Grand Edition
Street Fighter V CE

At least they're somewhat spaced out!  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 05, 2016, 12:19:39 pm
Added everything I saw mentioned, but let me know if I missed anything. Also, everything I saw about God Eater makes it look like the two games are in one package - but nothing is clear about it at all. So I have it listed as one item now, but that may very well change.

They were separate releases in Japan, so it's probably safe to assume they will be here as well even if they do release on the same day.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 05, 2016, 12:55:56 pm
New update (finally!)!!!  ;D

Added everything I saw mentioned, but let me know if I missed anything. Also, everything I saw about God Eater makes it look like the two games are in one package - but nothing is clear about it at all. So I have it listed as one item now, but that may very well change.

There are some really good looking CE's coming for some games I've really been anticipating - a good or bad combination, depending on how you look at it.  I've recently put down preorders for:

Republique Contraband Ed.
Stranger of Sword City LE
Grand Kingdom Grand Edition
Street Fighter V CE

At least they're somewhat spaced out!  :o

Thanks for all your work!  This is one of my favorite threads  ;D  The only thing I noticed was that Gravity Rush and Digimon Cybersleuth are already released (I think they came out earlier this week?) so they can be moved onto the already released site. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on February 05, 2016, 12:56:54 pm
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale had its release date announced: March 1

Did anyone play the 1st one? I'm wondering if I should pick it up for the PSP.

It's not very good, which is a shame because it looks damn cute and charming. Battles are slow and are too random. The loading times take too long. It's one of those instances when a good movie gets caught in a bad game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 05, 2016, 12:59:50 pm
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale had its release date announced: March 1

Did anyone play the 1st one? I'm wondering if I should pick it up for the PSP.

It's not very good, which is a shame because it looks damn cute and charming. Battles are slow and are too random. The loading times take too long. It's one of those instances when a good movie gets caught in a bad game.

Ah, thank you! Yeah, the reviews were pretty lukewarm from what I saw, but sometimes I can still enjoy a game that others didn't care for. But the criticisms about the battles would probably frustrate me for sure.  I'll keep an eye out for how the Return to PopoloCrois fares. It's so cute, I'm definitely intrigued.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: Limeface on February 08, 2016, 01:25:55 am
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault has been announced to release on March 15, 2016 on PS3, PS4 & Vita.
It's being described as a tower defense game with a visual novel like story.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/610Vy2XUK9L.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 08, 2016, 01:54:47 pm
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is an enhanced and expanded update of Shiren The Wanderer 5, due out July 26th...
available for both physical and digital release for PS Vita.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/02/08/shiren-the-wanderer-launches-july-26th-on-ps-vita/

(http://aksysgames.com/shiren/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/img-top-shiren-cs.png)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 08, 2016, 04:02:27 pm
New update (finally!)!!!  ;D

Added everything I saw mentioned, but let me know if I missed anything. Also, everything I saw about God Eater makes it look like the two games are in one package - but nothing is clear about it at all. So I have it listed as one item now, but that may very well change.

There are some really good looking CE's coming for some games I've really been anticipating - a good or bad combination, depending on how you look at it.  I've recently put down preorders for:

Republique Contraband Ed.
Stranger of Sword City LE
Grand Kingdom Grand Edition
Street Fighter V CE

At least they're somewhat spaced out!  :o

Thanks for all your work!  This is one of my favorite threads  ;D  The only thing I noticed was that Gravity Rush and Digimon Cybersleuth are already released (I think they came out earlier this week?) so they can be moved onto the already released site.

Ya, I decided to leave released games on the list until the following Tues, just in case anyone wants to see what just released that week. Gonna try to do updates once a week on Tues, we'll see how that goes. :P  Thanks for the help guys!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 10, 2016, 02:50:26 pm
Updated! I also updated the archive website yesterday, and divided the list into years in the process.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 17, 2016, 05:28:16 pm
Moved last week's new releases to the archive, but otherwise I haven't seen any new announcements.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on February 17, 2016, 05:30:51 pm
http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/dungeons-2/128648
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 22, 2016, 12:58:00 pm
The visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is being localized for a North American and European release by NIS America for Fall 2016. Only the PS4 and Vita versions will be localized, no Xbone version. Both the PS4 and Vita versions will receive a physical release. :D There will also be a PC version distributed through Steam.


http://gematsu.com/2016/02/psycho-pass-mandatory-happiness-coming-west-ps4-ps-vita-pc-this-fall (http://gematsu.com/2016/02/psycho-pass-mandatory-happiness-coming-west-ps4-ps-vita-pc-this-fall)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on February 22, 2016, 03:35:15 pm
Sounds like I have another NISA LE pre-order incoming. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 23, 2016, 09:33:35 am
A couple more minor things from NISA's press event.

They'll be bringing Genso Rondo of the Touhou Project to the PS4 in NA and EU some time this summer. Digital only unfortunately.

They've also teased a localization of Criminal Girls 2 for the Vita, though there have been no official announcements yet. More info will likely be revealed in the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on February 23, 2016, 09:50:26 am
Ah hell, they're handling Criminal Girls 2? I hope they don't censor it to high heaven like they did with the first game.

That's cool news about Psycho Pass; I really enjoyed what I've seen of the anime.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 23, 2016, 10:11:58 am
Ah hell, they're handling Criminal Girls 2? I hope they don't censor it to high heaven like they did with the first game.

With all the complaints from fans about Invitation's localization, things might be different this time around. Maybe not though. Too bad Xseed isn't handling the localization.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on February 23, 2016, 10:32:26 am
Ah hell, they're handling Criminal Girls 2? I hope they don't censor it to high heaven like they did with the first game.

With all the complaints from fans about Invitation's localization, things might be different this time around. Maybe not though. Too bad Xseed isn't handling the localization.

The funny thing is that they made the game look even more perverse than the original with their ridiculous censorship. This will be another one of those "I'm cautiously optimistic" games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 23, 2016, 12:27:29 pm
Forgot another announcement. :o

NISA also announced their localization of Yomawari: Night Alone for the PS Vita in NA and EU some time later this year. I haven't been able to find if it's going to be digital only, hopefully they'll at least give it a limited physical release like they did with Hotaru no Nikki last year.

Here be the trailer:

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 23, 2016, 04:38:25 pm
Updated! :D

Added the new ones mentioned here, updated 7th Dragon to indicate the limited launch edition and put the new trailer up for Grand Kingdom:


I'm *really* looking forward to that one! ;)

Question - I'm not really up on visual novels. Is Danganronpa considered one? Just trying to figure out how Psych-Pass will play.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on February 23, 2016, 04:49:39 pm
Question - I'm not really up on visual novels. Is Danganronpa considered one? Just trying to figure out how Psych-Pass will play.

From what I've seen, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness looks to be closer to a more traditional visual novel, like Clannad or Steins;Gate, rather than something like Danganronpa, or the Ace Attorney series. There's more reading and less interaction, with the occasional response of some kind that will determine what ending you yet.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 23, 2016, 07:42:51 pm
Question - I'm not really up on visual novels. Is Danganronpa considered one? Just trying to figure out how Psych-Pass will play.

Yeah, Danganronpa is considered one but it really does play more like the Ace Attorney games.  Psycho Pass seems interesting - I'm curious how it'll play, too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on February 24, 2016, 03:11:37 pm
Question - I'm not really up on visual novels. Is Danganronpa considered one? Just trying to figure out how Psych-Pass will play.

From what I've seen, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness looks to be closer to a more traditional visual novel, like Clannad or Steins;Gate, rather than something like Danganronpa, or the Ace Attorney series. There's more reading and less interaction, with the occasional response of some kind that will determine what ending you yet.

Ah, well if that's the case I guess I can cross that one off my list. I like a *little* more gameplay than that.

I'm really interested in Yomawari anyway, and it looks like it will probably come out around the same time. Hoping for a physical release of that one!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on February 25, 2016, 02:17:42 pm
http://www.iffysonlinestore.com/trillion-god-of-destruction-limited-edition/

Trillion: God of Destruction limited edition, exclusive to the Iffy Online Store. Preorders open March 8 (both NA & EU).

(http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-v0gnosl/products/18/images/484/TRON1_LE_SET_US_FULL__03481.1456348774.1280.1280.png?c=2)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on February 29, 2016, 07:14:09 am
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale had its release date announced: March 1


Did anyone play the 1st one? I'm wondering if I should pick it up for the PSP.
I gather this one is very different than the first one; with it being more of a Harvest Moon clone than a regular RPG.

I own and played the first one. It's a fairly traditional RPG; it's decent, nothing to write home about but if you'v ran out of RPGs to play, you could do worse.

Sadly this isn't coming to Europe, at least not currently. Gah the 3DS being region locked is ridiculous.....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on February 29, 2016, 07:15:20 am
The visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is being localized for a North American and European release by NIS America for Fall 2016. Only the PS4 and Vita versions will be localized, no Xbone version. Both the PS4 and Vita versions will receive a physical release. :D There will also be a PC version distributed through Steam.


http://gematsu.com/2016/02/psycho-pass-mandatory-happiness-coming-west-ps4-ps-vita-pc-this-fall (http://gematsu.com/2016/02/psycho-pass-mandatory-happiness-coming-west-ps4-ps-vita-pc-this-fall)
Awesome :D

I loved the anime.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 03, 2016, 05:49:47 pm
Some new info from today's Nintendo Direct. Mostly localization announcements, not too many solid release dates aside from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

-Most interestingly (to me), the SMT X Fire Emblem crossover game on the WiiU now has an official name for NA, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and is set for a June 24th release. The game will retain its original Japanese voicing! ;D ;D ;D

-Dragon Quest VII's 3DS enhanced port/remake thingie is now planned for a slightly later vague release date of "later in 2016", rather than the original vague release date of summer 2016.

-Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS) is now planned for a summer 2016 release. It would appear that like the original, it will be eShop exclusive. :(

-Monster Hunter Generations (previously known as Monster Hunter X in Japan) will see a North American release on the 3DS this summer 2016.

-Rhythm Heaven Megamix (previously known as Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ in Japan) has been announced for a North American release on the 3DS some time later this year.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 05, 2016, 10:15:54 pm
Star Ocean V got its first English trailer. The hype intensifies. ;D The English voices are actually pretty good :o. Even though I usually prefer the original Japanese audio, I'd be fine with playing through the game like this if I had no other option.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 07, 2016, 08:38:36 am
Thanks for posting that trailer; I kept on forgetting to watch it.

I have a feeling this will arrive in late 2016. *sigh* Ah well, good things are worth the wait.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 08, 2016, 04:30:16 pm
Missed a week, but we're all updated now! :D

I'm really looking forward to SO as well, even tho I've never truly enjoyed a game from the series yet. I know Tri-Ace can make a good game tho, so I keep hoping the next one will be the one that grabs me. ;)

Picked up a 'Bone last week because it finally had enough exclusives to justify it for me. I put down a preorder for the import of Stranger of Sword City for it because I hear the Japanese version will include the full English localization. I almost always prefer my RPGs on a console.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 10, 2016, 12:25:00 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdM9EhOUIAAlYK9.jpg)

Both the PS4 and PS Vita versions of Fallen Legion are expected to release for North America and Europe in Summer 2016.

Happy to see more stuff come for the Vita.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 11, 2016, 04:52:50 pm
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd officially announced, planned for release in 2017! Only for PC so far...  :-\

(http://files.ctctcdn.com/a36f00f5001/fe1e4b8e-6edb-47b4-981c-7fa24fff34e4.jpg)

Also The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for PlayStation 3, PlayStation VITA with release of Fall 2016:

(http://files.ctctcdn.com/a36f00f5001/418d4851-14d2-4849-9b67-7e25007e1d04.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 14, 2016, 12:04:49 pm
I Am Setsuna is headed to the West on the PS4 and Steam. This looks like a great RPG! I'm super excited.

http://apptrigger.com/2016/03/14/i-am-setsuna-coming-this-summer-to-the-west/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 14, 2016, 12:16:07 pm
I saw that this morning. I noticed it only said PS4 and steam which, sadly, could mean digital only. I hope not.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on March 15, 2016, 06:50:26 pm
I saw that this morning. I noticed it only said PS4 and steam which, sadly, could mean digital only. I hope not.
I'd imagine the physical version for the PS4 will come west; they know how big Chrono Trigger is and obviously it's a nod to that. Shame the Vita version isn't coming over at all.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 16, 2016, 01:35:00 pm
I think it's because they know that the Vita is essentially dead in the water here in the states. It is a shame; I love the Vita and think this game would have been perfect for it. Still, I'm pretty stoked about this title. Folks keep saying it's a spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger, when actually it's a spiritual successor to a bunch of RPGs of yesteryear. I recall a developer saying that Chrono Trigger was one that inspired him the most.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 16, 2016, 03:16:22 pm
Don't lose hope! :) Square Enix has said that there's still a possibility that the Vita version might get localized if people bug them about it enough. Probably would still be digital only tho.

http://gematsu.com/2016/03/square-enix-consider-setsuna-ps-vita-localization-swell-demand (http://gematsu.com/2016/03/square-enix-consider-setsuna-ps-vita-localization-swell-demand)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 16, 2016, 03:32:18 pm
Don't lose hope! :) Square Enix has said that there's still a possibility that the Vita version might get localized if people bug them about it enough. Probably would still be digital only tho.

http://gematsu.com/2016/03/square-enix-consider-setsuna-ps-vita-localization-swell-demand (http://gematsu.com/2016/03/square-enix-consider-setsuna-ps-vita-localization-swell-demand)

That's wonderful. I'd still prefer a physical copy, so I would go with the PS4. But, hey, if it means that the Vita gets more love then I'm all for it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 17, 2016, 12:04:23 pm
List updated! Biggest news I saw that hasn't already been mentioned in the thread is the official release date for Zero Time Dilemma - June 28. Also the first trailer is out:


Be warned, I watched a few seconds of it and it looks spoiler-riffic.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 18, 2016, 09:30:25 am
Atelier Sophie is headed to America!! It arrives on June 7th; one day after my birthday!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 18, 2016, 09:45:14 am
Atelier Sophie is headed to North America, because 'Murica isn't the only country on the continent even if we occasionally forget it isn't. :-[

FTFY ;) <3

The preorders for the limited edition are available now too: https://store.nisamerica.com/atelier-sophie-limited-edition (https://store.nisamerica.com/atelier-sophie-limited-edition)

(https://store.nisamerica.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/t/atelier_sophie_main.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 18, 2016, 09:50:31 am
I'm not sure what FTFY means, but thanks for pointing that out. Here I am fighting for equality and I forget our lovely neighbors to the north and the spicy ones in the south.

Yes, Atelier Sophie is headed to North America. I just finished placing my pre-order.

This is what happens when you don't get your coffee in your system before checking the news.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 18, 2016, 10:00:05 am
I'm not sure what FTFY means, but thanks for pointing that out. Here I am fighting for equality and I forget our lovely neighbors to the north and the spicy ones in the south.

It means "fixed that for you". Just having some fun. :D

For our European friends here, it's also releasing on June 10th in Europe. :) Preorders for the European LE will be available starting march 22nd on the NISA Europe store
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 18, 2016, 10:04:36 am
I learned a new acronym today! Let's go through the good things about this day so far.

1. Atelier Sophie localization
2. I learned FTFY
3. Abe is sexy
4. Friday!
5. ??
6. Profit
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 18, 2016, 10:19:24 am
I learned a new acronym today! Let's go through the good things about this day so far.

1. Atelier Sophie localization
2. I learned FTFY
3. Abe is sexy
4. Friday!
5. ????? (Soera)
6. Profit

FTFY!!!!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 18, 2016, 10:20:36 am
Also I just pre-ordered my NISA LE. I love NISA releases. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 18, 2016, 10:25:33 am
I liked my version better. .__. But don't worry, you're still sexy.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on March 18, 2016, 10:29:41 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 18, 2016, 10:37:53 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?

If memory serves...

I think KT still does the localization and marketing for the Atelier series. N1 is just in charge of providing a special edition.

I know that sounds weird, but that's my understanding. Maybe someone with access to gaming news sites can verify. @_@
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: disgaeniac on March 18, 2016, 10:44:58 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?

If memory serves...

I think KT still does the localization and marketing for the Atelier series. N1 is just in charge of providing a special edition.

I know that sounds weird, but that's my understanding. Maybe someone with access to gaming news sites can verify. @_@

That does seem like an odd arrangement.  Like kash said, if anyone can explain this and/or provide more information on it, I'd be curious to hear about it too.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 18, 2016, 10:45:49 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?

If memory serves...

I think KT still does the localization and marketing for the Atelier series. N1 is just in charge of providing a special edition.

I know that sounds weird, but that's my understanding. Maybe someone with access to gaming news sites can verify. @_@

This is indeed correct. NISA has done this a few times now for games they haven't localized, including Atelier Escha and Logy Plus.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 21, 2016, 09:06:51 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?

If memory serves...

I think KT still does the localization and marketing for the Atelier series. N1 is just in charge of providing a special edition.

I know that sounds weird, but that's my understanding. Maybe someone with access to gaming news sites can verify. @_@

This is indeed correct. NISA has done this a few times now for games they haven't localized, including Atelier Escha and Logy Plus.

Did they do this for Shallie? That's one CE that I regret not purchasing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 21, 2016, 09:33:04 am
So, how and when did N1 get Atelier back from KT?

If memory serves...

I think KT still does the localization and marketing for the Atelier series. N1 is just in charge of providing a special edition.

I know that sounds weird, but that's my understanding. Maybe someone with access to gaming news sites can verify. @_@

This is indeed correct. NISA has done this a few times now for games they haven't localized, including Atelier Escha and Logy Plus.

Did they do this for Shallie? That's one CE that I regret not purchasing.

They did. They've done this for quite a few of KT's localizations now actually. I regret not getting Ar nosurge Plus. :(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 21, 2016, 11:18:35 am
They did. They've done this for quite a few of KT's localizations now actually. I regret not getting Ar nosurge Plus. :(

Is that the one for the Vita?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 21, 2016, 12:25:20 pm
They did. They've done this for quite a few of KT's localizations now actually. I regret not getting Ar nosurge Plus. :(

Is that the one for the Vita?

Yep, that's the Vita version. Unfortunately that limited edition from NISA is the only way to get a physical copy of the game. That's the reason I ended up buying Atelier Escha and Logy Plus even though I haven't played any of the others in the series. :-[
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 21, 2016, 10:20:00 pm
Star Ocean comes West this summer! :D  Will enjoy making that update to the main list tomorrow.

English story trailer (game will have both English & Japanese audio):

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 22, 2016, 08:27:43 am
I am really stoked about this. I was thinking that I would have to wait until winter to play it. Now I'm wondering if there will be a collector's edition. No matter, day one purchase and day one play.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 22, 2016, 09:18:45 am
Star Ocean comes West this summer! :D  Will enjoy making that update to the main list tomorrow.

English story trailer (game will have both English & Japanese audio):

Yaay. Now I'm even more excited! ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 22, 2016, 12:41:30 pm
List updated!

Y'know, I keep saying I'm going to get into one of the Atelier games one of these days, but they always seem to release at the same time as other RPGs I have a higher interest in - this time, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and Grand Kingdom. But heck, this entire year is a JRPG fan's paradise or nightmare, depending on your perspective. ;) I'd say my top 5 anticipated right now are:

1) Final Fantasy XV
2) Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
3) Persona 5
4) I Am Setsuana
5) Tales of Berseria

Tales would be higher if I had actually played Zesteria yet!  :o
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on March 22, 2016, 12:54:25 pm
I'd say my top 5 anticipated right now are:

1) Final Fantasy XV
2) Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
3) Persona 5
4) I Am Setsuana
5) Tales of Berseria
This.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 22, 2016, 04:30:31 pm
Yakuza 0 is getting a physical and digital release "early 2017" on the PS4 in North America and Europe. :D The game will retain its original Japanese audio and opt for subtitles rather than a dub. I am very okay with this.

I've never tried any of the other games in the series so far, but I think I'll have to give this one a try. It looks pretty great.

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on March 24, 2016, 04:16:49 pm
Yakuza 0 is getting a physical and digital release "early 2017" on the PS4 in North America and Europe. :D The game will retain its original Japanese audio and opt for subtitles rather than a dub. I am very okay with this.

I've never tried any of the other games in the series so far, but I think I'll have to give this one a try. It looks pretty great.

I'm definitely curious about the Yakuza games! It's been a long time since I've played a sandboxy game, but this one looks pretty interesting.

I preordered this guy, especially seeing as it'll have an exclusive soundtrack/artbook for preorders through Amazon:
(http://s2.n4g.com/news/1868362_0.jpg)

However, I notice that it didn't get great reviews. I'm not familiar with Langrisser at all, so I'm wondering if that'd be a good thing. A lot of folks seem to be saying that it just isn't a Langrisser game in the end.

Always surprised when they decide to localize something that didn't do that well in Japan.  *shrugs* Maybe there will be improvements with this version, similar to how they've modified Bravely Second for the west.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 24, 2016, 05:54:31 pm
Gal Gun: Double Peace was announced to be getting a limited edition through Rice Digital's online store. The "Mr. Happiness Edition" comes with a physical copy of the game, an art book, a soundtrack, a wall scroll featuring two of the main characters, some DLC costumes, and... a screen cleaner that looks like panties. :-[ There will be both NA and EU versions of this limited edition, and both will be available through Rice Digital.

Here's a link to the preorders for those that are interested: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun (http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun)

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Gal-Gun-DP-Mr-Happiness-Ed-Ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: rayne315 on March 24, 2016, 06:01:14 pm
Gal Gun: Double Peace was announced to be getting a limited edition through Rice Digital's online store. The "Mr. Happiness Edition" comes with a physical copy of the game, an art book, a soundtrack, a wall scroll featuring two of the main characters, some DLC costumes, and... a screen cleaner that looks like panties. :-[ There will be both NA and EU versions of this limited edition, and both will be available through Rice Digital.

Here's a link to the preorders for those that are interested: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun (http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun)

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Gal-Gun-DP-Mr-Happiness-Ed-Ann.jpg)

Im supper confused on what the 'screen cleaner' actually is. An actual micro cleaning pad that is just hysterically shaped or real panties that can be used as a screen cleaner?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 24, 2016, 06:37:02 pm
Sigh Im a sucker. I just pre-ordered it  :o 8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 24, 2016, 07:26:24 pm
Gal Gun: Double Peace was announced to be getting a limited edition through Rice Digital's online store. The "Mr. Happiness Edition" comes with a physical copy of the game, an art book, a soundtrack, a wall scroll featuring two of the main characters, some DLC costumes, and... a screen cleaner that looks like panties. :-[ There will be both NA and EU versions of this limited edition, and both will be available through Rice Digital.

Here's a link to the preorders for those that are interested: http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun (http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/series/gal-gun)

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Gal-Gun-DP-Mr-Happiness-Ed-Ann.jpg)

Im supper confused on what the 'screen cleaner' actually is. An actual micro cleaning pad that is just hysterically shaped or real panties that can be used as a screen cleaner?

I'm mostly certain that it's just one of those microfiber cleaning cloths and it's just shaped like panties.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on March 24, 2016, 07:29:25 pm
Sigh Im a sucker for Panti... Screen Cleaners. I just pre-ordered it  :o 8)

FTFY
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 24, 2016, 10:09:09 pm
I knew I forgot something!  8)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 29, 2016, 05:42:46 pm
small update this week ;)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on March 29, 2016, 06:46:02 pm
small update this week ;)

Thanks
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 29, 2016, 07:22:01 pm
small update this week ;)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven was announced for localization last December and I somehow missed that?! :o Madness!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on March 29, 2016, 10:06:05 pm
Couple of comments. First, are we sure that Setsuna is going to have a physical release? And YIIK is getting a physical release via Limited Run Games.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on March 30, 2016, 04:52:03 pm
Oh holy crap. Star Ocean NA release date just announced, June 28th.

June?

June!?!?

They're trying to kill me in June. As of now I have preordered for June:

Odin Sphere CE
No Man's Sky CE
Grand Kingdom LE

And now this.  I can't pass on SO. Or Odin Sphere. Or NMS. I don't *want* to pass on GK, but...do I? Or do I sell a kidney? And what about the TIME!?  MADNESS!!!

*sigh*

I guess there's only one solution....

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 31, 2016, 03:44:15 pm
I'm not made of money. I wish I was, but I'm not.

http://techraptor.net/content/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-coming-north-america-fall

Add this to my list of day-one purchases. @_@
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 31, 2016, 03:53:32 pm
I'm not made of money. I wish I was, but I'm not.

http://techraptor.net/content/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-coming-north-america-fall

Add this to my list of day-one purchases. @_@

Yes!!!!!!! So hyped! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on March 31, 2016, 04:17:32 pm
I'm not made of money. I wish I was, but I'm not.

http://techraptor.net/content/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-coming-north-america-fall

Add this to my list of day-one purchases. @_@

Yes!!!!!!! So hyped! ;D ;D ;D

Right?! *high fives* I think we're the only two fans of this series on here. Are there others?

It looks like it'll be for PS4 and the Vita. I'll probably go with the Vita version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on March 31, 2016, 06:46:39 pm
I'm not made of money. I wish I was, but I'm not.

http://techraptor.net/content/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-coming-north-america-fall

Add this to my list of day-one purchases. @_@

Yes!!!!!!! So hyped! ;D ;D ;D

Right?! *high fives* I think we're the only two fans of this series on here. Are there others?

It looks like it'll be for PS4 and the Vita. I'll probably go with the Vita version.

I do believe Lady Karyann is a fan of the series as well, though it's probably safe to say we're the two most excited (or most vocal) fans here that are regular posters. ;)

As for me, I'll probably buy both versions at the same time assuming nothing else super important is releasing around the same time. I've been fighting the temptation to import the Vita version now for a while, but this is just the news I needed to hold back and save some money by buying the NA version later.

This one looks sooooo good. I'm really loving the track list for Project DIVA X. I'm hoping this localization announcement is a good sign we'll get Project DIVA Future Tone on the PS4 eventually too. Both versions of Future Tone are going to be digital only on the PS4 in Japan, but I'll buy them day one even if they get a digital only release here too just to support the series. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 01, 2016, 08:25:53 am
I'm not made of money. I wish I was, but I'm not.

http://techraptor.net/content/hatsune-miku-project-diva-x-coming-north-america-fall

Add this to my list of day-one purchases. @_@

Yes!!!!!!! So hyped! ;D ;D ;D

Right?! *high fives* I think we're the only two fans of this series on here. Are there others?

It looks like it'll be for PS4 and the Vita. I'll probably go with the Vita version.

I do believe Lady Karyann is a fan of the series as well, though it's probably safe to say we're the two most excited (or most vocaloid) fans here that are regular posters. ;)

As for me, I'll probably buy both versions at the same time assuming nothing else super important is releasing around the same time. I've been fighting the temptation to import the Vita version now for a while, but this is just the news I needed to hold back and save some money by buying the NA version later.

This one looks sooooo good. I'm really loving the track list for Project DIVA X. I'm hoping this localization announcement is a good sign we'll get Project DIVA Future Tone on the PS4 eventually too. Both versions of Future Tone are going to be digital only on the PS4 in Japan, but I'll buy them day one even if they get a digital only release here too just to support the series. Fingers crossed!

It looks great. If it's as fun as the first Project Diva f, then I'll buy the PS4 version at some point after I'm done with the Vita version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 02, 2016, 12:23:09 pm
My brain cannot tell my fingers to move fast enough to play a Hatsune Miku game. :P
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 04, 2016, 09:20:18 am
There is a pretty nifty Star Ocean 5 special edition now up for pre-order on Square's website.

In other news, my wallet feels like it's dying. @_@

EDIT: Holy crap, 7.99 for shipping? O_o I thought it would be free.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 04, 2016, 10:18:41 am
There is a pretty nifty Star Ocean 5 special edition now up for pre-order on Square's website.

In other news, my wallet feels like it's dying. @_@

EDIT: Holy crap, 7.99 for shipping? O_o I thought it would be free.

Yeah, good ol' SE making exclusives and forcing us to pay shipping on it -___-  I've gotten stuff early from them but from what I recall, they could package their stuff more securely...

At least NISA offers free shipping over a certain amount...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 04, 2016, 10:29:46 am
There is a pretty nifty Star Ocean 5 special edition now up for pre-order on Square's website.

In other news, my wallet feels like it's dying. @_@

EDIT: Holy crap, 7.99 for shipping? O_o I thought it would be free.

Yeah, good ol' SE making exclusives and forcing us to pay shipping on it -___-  I've gotten stuff early from them but from what I recall, they could package their stuff more securely...

At least NISA offers free shipping over a certain amount...

So this is SOP for them? That's really bizarre. I'm paying a pretty penny for this edition, and they can't throw me a bone with shipping? Not only that, but it's extra long shipping so it won't arrive on release day.

Now I'm wondering if I should cancel and just go with the vanilla version.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 04, 2016, 10:42:31 am
Here's a pic of the limited edition of SO V for anyone at work that can't find a pic on an unblocked site. Cool looking and all, but not worth the price for me. $110 USD plus shipping would end up being way too much for my wallet after the exchange rate, especially with all the other games releasing in June, like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, and the new Kirby game (plus all the Amiibo that release with it).

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SO5_04-04-16_001.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 04, 2016, 11:31:54 am

So this is SOP for them? That's really bizarre. I'm paying a pretty penny for this edition, and they can't throw me a bone with shipping? Not only that, but it's extra long shipping so it won't arrive on release day.

Now I'm wondering if I should cancel and just go with the vanilla version.

Just checking on my old orders with them, which I've always used the cheapest shipping:

Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 2.5
Release Date: 12/2/2014
Shipping notice: 12/1/2014
Received: 11/26/2014

Final Fantasy Explorers
Release Date: 1/26/2016
Shipping notice: 1/18/2016
Received: 1/25/2016

Dragon Quest Heroes
Release Date: 10/13/2015
Shipping notice: 10/05/2015
Received: 10/14/2015

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Release Date: 3/17/2015
Shipping notice: 3/10/2015
Received: 3/16/2015

Now, part of it might be because I have it shipping to work and sometimes shipments arrive more promptly that way since the business gets other packages...?  Other friends who also order at the same time might get theirs the next day or two after, so I find myself pretty lucky for the most part with Square Enix's standard shipping. It looks like only Dragon Quest was the one that arrived the day after release, which isn't bad. I was still really surprised about Kingdom Hearts showing up a week early (prior to the shipping notice), but I suspect they shipped them out early because of Thanksgiving weekend.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: davifus on April 04, 2016, 11:48:40 am
Atleast I got something off Square's web. #RIPFFXV
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on April 04, 2016, 03:01:03 pm
Free shipping over $100 doesnt apply to pre-orders. They may let you adjust it once it gets closer to release date.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 04, 2016, 03:13:42 pm
Free shipping over $100 doesnt apply to pre-orders. They may let you adjust it once it gets closer to release date.

That's good to know, though it definitely screws the folks who preorder. I guess it's a matter of playing that game of whether it'll still be for sale when it gets closer to release.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 04, 2016, 03:16:40 pm
Free shipping over $100 doesnt apply to pre-orders. They may let you adjust it once it gets closer to release date.

That's good to know, though it definitely screws the folks who preorder. I guess it's a matter of playing that game of whether it'll still be for sale when it gets closer to release.

Interesting. I'll keep the pre-order...for now.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 06, 2016, 04:58:38 pm
A decent update this week. :) In addition to the new Hatsune Miku game & FFXV (which I didn't have on the list...) there were another couple of new additions: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and Assault Suit Leynos, which is a shmup that's not only getting localized but a physical release. Nice!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 07, 2016, 08:53:27 am
Add one more, if you can. The new Neptunia game is getting a special edition. The game is called MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies.

That title is annoying.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 07, 2016, 09:02:47 am
You've still got Senran Kagura: Estival Versus up there too, it's been out for a week or two now.

Thanks for the update. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 07, 2016, 07:25:27 pm
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls was announced for localization. It will release for the PlayStation Vita some time this fall in North America and Europe. Physical and digital versions will be available.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 07, 2016, 07:31:25 pm
I'll make those changes next week guys - this week has been a rough one and I just don't have it in me.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/YgWttApA5Uk9O/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on April 07, 2016, 07:43:14 pm
I made the changes. Let me know if there are any more. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 07, 2016, 08:30:01 pm
I made the changes. Let me know if there are any more. :)

That's true, I forgot that some of us can do that! No worries, Argyle - best of luck getting through this week!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 07, 2016, 09:07:57 pm
I'll make those changes next week guys - this week has been a rough one and I just don't have it in me.

Don't worry about it, there's more important things in life than updating a thread post about Japanese video games. ;) :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 09, 2016, 09:36:33 am
A game I've been hoping would get an English release is finally getting one... through the PSN store only... >:( :'(

Ray Gigant releases for the PS Vita on the PlayStation Store for North America and Europe this May.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 09, 2016, 06:44:25 pm
I made the changes. Let me know if there are any more. :)

Thanks man. :)

BTW, I've decided I'm going to cancel my Might No. 9 Signature Edition preorder. If anyone here missed out on it & still wants it, you can have it for cost. I'll just change the shipping address to you & you'll have it on release day (Amazon Prime).  Send me a PM if you're interested!

Soera gets it! Glad it's going to a good home. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on April 09, 2016, 07:50:58 pm
Raise hand! I tried to get one from Best Buy cause it showed up on their page a few weeks back but it was a mistake.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on April 10, 2016, 03:48:35 pm
Raise hand! I tried to get one from Best Buy cause it showed up on their page a few weeks back but it was a mistake.
I wouldn't get excited yet.....at this rate we may never see the game. There's radio silence from Inafune atm.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: soera on April 11, 2016, 02:56:19 pm
As of this morning :

http://store.nisamerica.com/psycho-pass-limited-edition
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 12, 2016, 04:09:46 pm
Updated!

I noticed that Stranger of Sword City comes out in a couple of weeks...I thought it was already out! I even moved it to the released page. So I put that back. ;)

Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 12, 2016, 04:26:55 pm
Updated!

I noticed that Stranger of Sword City comes out in a couple of weeks...I thought it was already out! I even moved it to the released page. So I put that back. ;)

I thought the same a while back but heard it got delayed or something...
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 12, 2016, 04:29:11 pm
Updated!

I noticed that Stranger of Sword City comes out in a couple of weeks...I thought it was already out! I even moved it to the released page. So I put that back. ;)

I thought the same a while back but heard it got delayed or something...

It was originally supposed to release mid-March, but it was indeed delayed. Seems like it will be worth the wait though. It's been getting pretty good reviews so far.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 12, 2016, 05:00:42 pm
My import physical copy of it for the 'Bone shipped a couple weeks ago, so hopefully it will get here soon. :)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 13, 2016, 01:52:13 pm
I didn't even know that they were making it for ye olde Bone. Interesting.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 14, 2016, 12:22:24 pm
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final was announced for a North American release as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on the 3DS some time this summer. No word on a European release yet. The game will cost $49.99 USD, or if you're unlucky enough to live in Canada like me, you get the privilege of paying $64.99 plus applicable taxes. That would be a total of $74.74 for me. No thanks Atlus, not for a first-print 3DS game.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kmacdw on April 14, 2016, 01:22:41 pm
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final was announced for a North American release as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on the 3DS some time this summer. No word on a European release yet. The game will cost $49.99 USD, or if you're unlucky enough to live in Canada like me, you get the privilege of paying $64.99 plus applicable taxes. That would be a total of $74.74 for me. No thanks Atlus, not for a first-print 3DS game.
I'd imagine we Europeans will be stuck with a digital only release again.

Yes Shin Megami Tensei IV only cost me €20 on the eShop but I paid €30 to import an NTSC copy just so I had a physical copy and I'll likely end up doing the same again....
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 14, 2016, 01:47:26 pm
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final was announced for a North American release as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on the 3DS some time this summer. No word on a European release yet. The game will cost $49.99 USD, or if you're unlucky enough to live in Canada like me, you get the privilege of paying $64.99 plus applicable taxes. That would be a total of $74.74 for me. No thanks Atlus, not for a first-print 3DS game.
I'd imagine we Europeans will be stuck with a digital only release again.

Yes Shin Megami Tensei IV only cost me €20 on the eShop but I paid €30 to import an NTSC copy just so I had a physical copy and I'll likely end up doing the same again....

Didn't Nintendo also handle the European localization or something strange like that?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 14, 2016, 02:58:22 pm
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final was announced for a North American release as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on the 3DS some time this summer. No word on a European release yet. The game will cost $49.99 USD, or if you're unlucky enough to live in Canada like me, you get the privilege of paying $64.99 plus applicable taxes. That would be a total of $74.74 for me. No thanks Atlus, not for a first-print 3DS game.

They'll probably throw in an artbook & soundtrack like they did with SMTIV. Still, I won't be picking it up at release. Still haven't played IV, plus these day-1 Atlus sets have been pretty easy to find a few months later on sale.

I really wish they'd put the SMT series back on a console TBH.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 14, 2016, 03:09:12 pm
Corpse Party (the first game in the series with updates/remastering) for 3DS and PC coming:

http://gonintendo.com/stories/255907-xseed-announces-3ds-game-corpse-party
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 14, 2016, 03:11:36 pm
The 3DS version of Corpse Party has been confirmed for a North American release! ;D This version of the game is a remake of the PSP version (which was already an improved port of the PC remake of the original). Sprites have been redrawn, more bonus chapters have been added, and other good stuff like that.

The game will be available on the eShop and will also see a limited physical release (yay) through its "Back to School Edition", which come with a couple figurines and a soundtrack.

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Corpse-Party-3DS-Summer-Ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 14, 2016, 04:06:31 pm
FINALLY! I can finally properly start this series. A physical release is just what I needed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 14, 2016, 05:01:41 pm
FINALLY! I can finally properly start this series. A physical release is just what I needed.

But there still won't be an English physical version of Book of Shadows. :'(
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 15, 2016, 08:24:37 am
FINALLY! I can finally properly start this series. A physical release is just what I needed.

But there still won't be an English physical version of Book of Shadows. :'(

Which one is that? I'm a total n00b with this series. ^.^()

Also, where are we able to pre-order this 3DS game?
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 15, 2016, 08:52:04 am
FINALLY! I can finally properly start this series. A physical release is just what I needed.

But there still won't be an English physical version of Book of Shadows. :'(

Which one is that? I'm a total n00b with this series. ^.^()

Also, where are we able to pre-order this 3DS game?

Book of Shadows on the PSP retells some of the stuff from the original game in more of a visual novel style of gameplay, but the new and important stuff happens in the last couple chapters of the game. The events of chapter 8 are what lead into Blood Drive on the Vita.

As for preordering this 3DS remaster/remake, it should be up for preorder eventually in all the usual places, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. To my knowledge, all of Xseed's recent limited physical editions for their more niche stuff have been easy to get pretty much wherever you can get games. This should be no exception.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 18, 2016, 03:41:03 pm
I'll keep on looking around for the pre-order. Corpse Party is something I've wanted to play for a while but didn't want to do deal with the whole "digital only" thing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 18, 2016, 06:54:30 pm
I'll keep on looking around for the pre-order.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01EFT6ODS/12-230c-20/
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 19, 2016, 03:07:51 pm
I'll keep on looking around for the pre-order.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01EFT6ODS/12-230c-20/

Has anyone ever mentioned how lovely you are? If not, they should. If they do, then they should more often.

Thanks for update!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 19, 2016, 03:23:42 pm
I'll keep on looking around for the pre-order.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01EFT6ODS/12-230c-20/

Has anyone ever mentioned how lovely you are? If not, they should. If they do, then they should more often.

Thanks for update!

:D no problem! I'm not sure why it doesn't come up as one of the main items when doing an Amazon search, but I knew someone had tweeted about it a few days back.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 20, 2016, 08:26:23 am
My pre-order has been placed.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 20, 2016, 08:38:49 am
A special edition for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (WiiU) has been announced. I really hope this won't be as much of a pain in the ass to get as the FE Fates special edition was. :'(

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tokyo-Mirage-Sessions-FE-LE-Ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: argyle on April 20, 2016, 09:24:39 am
A special edition for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (WiiU) has been announced. I really hope this won't be as much of a pain in the ass to get as the FE Fates special edition was. :'(

(http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tokyo-Mirage-Sessions-FE-LE-Ann.jpg)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/6glZomyjk59f2/giphy.gif)

Seriously June, what did I do to you?

About to update the OP, btw.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: desocietas on April 20, 2016, 10:05:42 am
I really hope this won't be as much of a pain in the ass to get as the FE Fates special edition was. :'(

I'd be very surprised. From first looks at the game, it's certainly different from a Fire Emblem game. But I'm glad there's going to be a special edition. Looks interesting!
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: kashell on April 20, 2016, 10:07:37 am
I won't be getting it, but it looks spiffy!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to figure out a way to clone myself so I can enjoy all of the new stuff coming out soon.
Title: Re: Upcoming Niche Japanese Games
Post by: abe on April 20, 2016, 10:29:26 am