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Bandai Namco releases free copy of Tales of Phantasia on iOS

Tales of Phantasia from Bandai Namco now available on the iPhone/iPad

Not satisfied with a mere name change, Bandai Namco (formerly known as Namco Bandai) has stealth released the Super Nintendo/PlayStation One classic Tales of Phantasia on the iOS App Store in the United States and Canada. This release is a "free" enhanced port of the first installment of the Tales of series without any required in-game purchases to play through it. The only caveat, you must have an active internet connection to play the game.

Isuna Hasekura’s World End Economica Now on Steam Greenlight

World End Economica now on STEAM Greenlight

Fresh off a highly successful campaign in which they managed to green light stage-nana’s visual novel Narcissu 1 & 2 on the video game distribution network Steam, Sekai Project has announced another project: a release of Isuna Hasekura’s sci-fi/economic thriller World End Economica in English. Previously distributed in English through MangaGamer and DMM, this is a retranslation of SpicyTail’s visual novel which was marred with a rather rough translation.

Xenogears "Perfect Works" to be Reprinted in Japan

Xenogears Perfect Works to be rereleased March 2014

If you're like me and enjoyed the heck out of the Squaresoft's science-fiction masterpiece Xenogears as a kid, then you'll be glad to hear this recent bit of news: Xenogears' fan book "Perfect Works" will be reprinted by Fukkan starting mid-March in Japan for a paltry 5,250 yen ($50). What does this mean for you? How about the fact that you'll no longer have to pay obscene reseller prices for a physical copy after the previous publisher DigiCube went out of business.

CG Preview for Upcoming Angel Beats! Visual Novel Released


As a present to KEY fans worldwide, the company has released its first batch of sample preview CGs for the upcoming Angel Beats! visual novel release on the game's official website. As a spin-off from the 2010 hit anime series, the visual novel itself will be told across nineteen different characters in six volumes. The first part will feature Yui, Iwasawa and Matsushita. And although their story may hve already been told, I for one am looking forward to learning more about the members of the Afterlife Battlefront and exploring their intricate backgrounds and characters in detail.

Lightning Returns Offers Original Japanese Audio DLC


After years of fans clamoring for the original Japanese voices to be included in their games, Square-Enix announces Lighting Returns will offer it as a DLC. The DLC will be made available for free during the first 2 weeks of the game release starting on February 22. No word on a pricing point afterwards.

The Final Fantasy XIII franchise features an all star casts of Japanese voice actors with Lightning herself voiced by veteran Maaya Sakamoto. Previously, fans who wanted to play Final Fantasy XIII or XIII-2 undubbed with subtitles and menus in English would need to purchase the Chinese edition of the game.

Full press release inside.

The Opening Ceremony of Getsuei Academy -kou-!


Arc System Works and voice actor Tomokazu Sugita has released Getsuei Academy -kou- [月英学園 -kou-, Getsuei Gakuen -kou-] on the PlayStation Vita on Octor 10, 2013 (JST).

Tomokazu Sugita and Hajike Odate wrote the story for this game. This game will include Kenji Ito's beautiful composition, Kohaku Sumeragi, Yomi Sarachi, and Ryou Kanai's captivating illustrations and character designs, and Akito Kumagawa, Kazuya Negishi, and Kikakuya's [企画屋] (a game scenario group) dramatic scenario.

Although several of the promotional videos and articles often advertise Tomokazu Sugita and Arc System Works working on the project, Getsuei Academy -kou- does not rest with these two. They have utilized their energy (and budget) to bring the player the best cast and staff to this project.

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