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


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 stars

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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 stars


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.

The Gold Saucer Returns! (Final Fantasy XIV) stars

Final Fantasy fans rejoice! In the upcoming update to the MMO Final Fantasy XIV, Square-Enix has released a new patch trailer that features the Gold Saucer's triumph return as the Manderville Gold Saucer. Built around a Cactuar, the building itself resembles the original Gold Saucer from Final Fantasy VII and the theme song can be heard through the venue in game. In addition to some new mini games, some of the fan favorites make a return including Chocobo racing, UFO catcher, and basketball. As an added bonus, the addicting card game found in Final Fantasy VIII, Triple Triad, also makes a return with updated rules and revamped interface. 

Players should start stockpiling their Gil as the Gold Saucer is set to open in patch 2.51 in late February.

Make sure to check out the trailer for yourself inside!

Sekai Project Reaches Goal for CLANNAD Kickstarter stars


Fueled by the passion of Key fans worldwide, English localization group, Sekai Project's recently released Kickstarter campaign for the translation of CLANNAD managed to reach its target stretch goal of over $140,000.00 within twenty-four hours of its launch. Currently, both the $1,000.00 and $7,000.00 pledge tiers are all sold out, with Sekai Project hinting that they are currently looking to adding a few more spots to the $1,000.00 tier which includes an exclusive B2 tapestry and autographed copy of the game by Key artist Itaru Hinoue. The company has also announced that they are currently exploring bringing over the HD assets from the PlayStation 3 release of CLANNAD.

Google and Nintendo Team-Up for Pokémon-Related April Fools Joke stars


Whether you've managed to catch all 649 Pokémon to date or are just beginning to walk your very first steps out of Kanto, Google's latest April Fools joke will have you screaming like a 9 year-old girl who just caught her very first Jigglypuff. Teaming up with Nintendo, Google has released their 2014 April Fools Joke, "Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge" where players explore around map apps on their smartphones in their quest to become a Pokémon master and catch them all.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 Live Painting and Auction stars

Art Director Yusuke Naora and Producer Yoshinori Kitase were present at the opening of THE ART OF FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 charity exhibition held at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California on March 16, 2014.

Naora did a special live digital painting of Yuna and Tidus from the game which you can view below. The original file was deleted intentionally (what a shame!) after it was printed and signed and is currently available for auction at $3500 USD as of this article. Along with the painting, other items are also available including signed concept art pieces, signed giclee prints, and original sketches by some of the production team such as Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura.

Proceeds for the auctions will go towards the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. You have until March 26, 2014 at 11PM PDT to bid.
With a lot of Final Fantasy X fans out there, bidding are expected to be fierce.

You can head over to the auction page here or check out the photos of the opening of the exhibition here.