updated 12:46 AM MST, Jan 2, 2016

LIVE COVERAGE Idea Factory Press Event 2015 TONIGHT!

Follow us starting at 18:30 PST TONIGHT for our live tweet coverage (https://twitter.com/tononet) of the Idea Factory's Press Event in downtown San Francisco right before Sony's Playstation Experience event this weekend for the latest news and updates! Idea Factory CEO Haru Akenaga will be present alongside a surprised mystery guest.

What are YOU hoping to hear announced tonight?

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4) Review

It’s been over a decade since the launch of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. The SRPG franchise from Nippon Ichi Software began back on Playstation 2, appeared on the Playstation 3 a few times, showed up on both Sony and Nintendo handheld systems and now it’s making its debut on the Playstation 4. With Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, Nippon Ichi Software President Sohei Niikawa is looking to evolve the franchise to the next level and with its addictive strategy game play, charming characters, and deep character customization, makes Alliance of Vengeance the strongest game in the series to date.

SUPERBEAT: XONIC Super Limited Editions Online Orders Only

For our long term readers, you may be aware of my love for music rhythm games and the DJMax series probably made the largest impact on me. I've logged countless hours playing the Japanese version of DJMax Online back in 2006 and the successive PSP releases which is why I am quite excited for their announcement of SUPERBEAT: XONiC. PM Studios will be releasing two limited edition versions: an X-OTIC Collection with only 450 units available for $100 tgat contains the game, two OSTs, and two LP records, and a X-CLUSIVE Collection with 500 units containing the game and two OSTs. For hardcore fans of the series, they will know how rare the limited editions of the games are and will be available starting today October 9th, at 4PM PDT on the official store.

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (Vita) Review

As the latest entry into its ongoing saga, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls shelves away all of the trials, relationship building and evidence collecting from the main flagship titles and replaces them with an action-packed third person shooter (TPS) spinoff that focuses on Makoto Naegi’s sister Komaru and Toko from the first game. Considering that the game was taking away what many considered quintessential pieces of the series, many fans including myself, were worried that something would be lost in developing the spin-off as a TPS rather than as a full-fledged third adventure title.

Muv-Luv Kickstarter to Launch in 2015

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With the success of visual novel games rising in the West, a collaboration between Degica Co., Ltd. and ixtl will be bringing one of the most acclaimed visual novels, Muv-Luv, to fans via Kickstarter later this year.

Clannad artist Itaru Hinoue’s Visual Novel, Holy Breaker, Being Released Next Week


Released in limited quantities at Comiket 87, Itaru Hinoue's (Clannad, Rewrite) newest visual novel Holy Breaker will be released in Japan next week by publisher Visual Arts. Involving a plot revolving around a conflict between magic users, the black witch Minase Tenma and the conjurer Haruka Abeno, they compete to gather ten magical weapons and gain untold power. The protagonist, Tsukomo Izumi becomes involved after he witnesses them fighting.

Ask Your Questions: NIS America Press Event 2015

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It's almost that time again, NIS America, Inc.​ is hosting their annual Press Event this Thursday and we've got you covered with live tweets from the event, full press releases after and interviews.

Got questions about any past, current, or future titles?
Drop them in the comments below, on our Facebook, or our Twitter and we'll do our best to get them answered straight from the head Prinny himself!

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Coming to PS3 and Vita This Summer


Earlier today, SEGA announced that anime/manga fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax will be released this summer on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Featuring characters including Asuna from Sword Art Online, Kuroyukihime from Accel World and support characters like Touma Kamijou from A Certain Magical Index and Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!, this fighting mashup takes manga characters straight out of the Dengki Bunko magazine in Japan and fields them against each other in SEGA-themed worlds.

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