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Urobuchi Gen's Saya no Uta-The Song of Saya Finally Goes Golden Master


Originally announced for release back in Fall 2011, you know before the world ended twice over, Nitroplus' Cthulu-inspired visual novel Saya no Uta- The Song of Saya has finally gone golden master according to a press release from English visual novel distributor JAST USA. Announced initially as part of a package with another Nitroplus title Hanachirasu, the cult masterpiece will finally be shipping from JAST USA uncensored and DRM-free starting early May just in time for convention season.

Key Wishes Western Gamers a Happy 2013 With Official English Planetarian Release for iOS

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Perhaps the Mayans were on to something with this entire 2013 "enlightenment" period after all. In what was a stealthy, but nonetheless awesome, bit of news over the weekend VisualArts Co. Ltd., a major visual novel distributor in Japan, released an officially translated English version of their 2004 kinetic novel Planeterian - Dream of Little Star - for the iOS system.

FFXIII: Lightning Returns Trailers and Screenshots

Square-Enix has finally officially released 2 trailers as well as additional new screenshots on Friday for the upcoming 3rd game to the Final Fantasy XIII series, Lighting Returns. The trailer was prematurely released by various media outlets earlier this week.

Observant fans will can't help but notice the cityscape of Luxerion, the apparently new platforming elements, and Lightning's new red and white cloak are relatively reminiscent of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed.

Some of the background buildings and details of Luxerion as a whole appears to be lacking in depth and looks relatively dated compared to more recent video game titles. As to what purpose the platforming will actually serve in the game aren't entirely made clear in the trailer, we'll just have to find out when Square-Enix releases more information.

Tired of the P90X? Try the Otaku 90X


As a self-proclaimed otaku, I typically like to think that my personal preferences for eating well, getting a good night of sleep and exercising is a necessary part of living a balanced lifestyle. I mean, in order to ensure that I'm able to live to see the next great anime or play the next good generation of video game consoles, I need to make sure that I'm healthy, dammit!

Full Version PV of "NEW Love Plus" Streamed

NEW Love Plus, ©Konami Digital EntertainmentEarlier this week, Konami posted the full-version commercial of NEW Love Plus for the Nintendo 3DS to their YouTube channel. It provides a complete overview of the upgraded feature set for the 3DS version over the previous Love Plus and Love Plus + games for the DS. Below is a list of features covered in the trailer with a brief description of each, the trailer itself is embedded after the break.

  • Upgraded graphics: Higher resolution models and textures to take advantage of the better 3DS processor.
  • Gyro System: Use of the gyroscope feature within the 3DS to allow you to move the system around and view your girlfriend from different angles, including above and below.
  • Photo Taking: You can take a photo of your girlfriend at any time to capture a particular expression or look during a scene for later viewing.
  • Boyfriend Lock: By using the front-facing camera, your girlfriend will react differently to other faces in front of the 3DS compared to your own.
  • Hybrid-AR Camera: By using the camera on the back of the 3DS, your girlfriend will pose accordingly, such as sitting on a couch or park bench.
  • Girlfriend Introduction: Again, using the front-facing camera, you can introduce your girlfriend to your real friends.
  • 3D Vision: Using the upper 3D screen of the 3DS, you can view your girlfriend in 3D.
  • Date Anywhere: Using the camera AR feature, you can see your girlfriend interacting with any location you visit.
  • Users' Communication: You can share information about dating spots with other NEW Love Plus players.
  • Data Transfer: You can import your progress data from both DS games into NEW Love Plus.

NEW Love Plus homepage: http://www.konami.jp/products/newloveplus/

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