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Love Live! School Idol Festival App to Get English Smartphone Release stars

Long Live! School Idol Festival English

Released on iOS and Android in Japan last year, Bushiroad's and Klab's hit video game app based off of Sunrise's Long Live! School Idol Project anime will be released in English later this spring in addition to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. The game features two modes, a rhythm action portion and a story or adventure mode.

Aksys Games Releases visual Novel Kamaitachi no Yoru on iOS as “Banshee’s Last Cry” stars

iOS visual novel Banshees’s Last Cry

As part of the company's latest efforts to localize video game maker Chunsoft's (999/Virtue's Last Reward) extensive visual novel library, Aksys games has released the company's mystery-adventure title Kamaitachi no Yoru as Banshee's Last Cry on Apple's iOS platform. The "sound novel" was originally released in 1994 on the Super Nintendo and eventually ported to PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PC, mobile phones and the Wii Virtual Console. This is the first time that the game has been released in English.

Bandai Namco releases free copy of Tales of Phantasia on iOS stars

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 stars

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 stars

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 stars

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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.