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News: To No One's Surprise, Europe Has to Wait a Bit Longer for Persona 4 Dancing All Night

To No One's Surprise, Europe Has to Wait a Bit Longer for Persona 4 Dancing All Night

Thankfully it's still this year

And so Atlus continues its reign of brutal disappointment. Persona 4 Dancing All Night finally has a confirmed European release date, and it's no surprise that it's hitting these shores over a month after its North American launch. To be fair, though, we've seen far worse over the years, but it'll still be a bit of...

News: Vita Exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night Is Grooving to Europe this Winter

Vita Exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night Is Grooving to Europe this Winter

Things are heating up

Hurrah, the absolutely ridiculous Persona 4 Dancing All Night finally has a European release window set for this winter, and there's a crazy collector's edition up for grabs to boot. The Vita rhythm title throws the cast of Persona 4 into a new storyline that's all about busting moves, and as you'd expect from the franchise,...

News: Monokuma's Back for Blood in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Later This Year

Monokuma's Back for Blood in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Later This Year

EU and US release dates set

Hear that maniacal cackling off in the distance? That's probably Monokuma - the psychotic black and white antagonist bear from the delightfully daft Danganronpa games. And, as per usual, he's packing plenty of despair, as he marches back onto the PS Vita later this year. The comically named Danganronpa Another Episode:...

News: Ar nosurge Plus Is Getting a Limited Physical Edition After All, But Only In North America

Ar nosurge Plus Is Getting a Limited Physical Edition After All, But Only In North America

Be reasonable

Yesterday, Koei Tecmo announced that it was bringing Ar nosurge Plus West, but it would only be available digitally. That's unfortunately still the case in Europe, but North America will actually be treated to a limited physical release courtesy of NIS America. It's quite a neat little package, too, although it doesn't include...

News: There's a Hunger For Japanese Visual Novels in the West, Says NIS America CEO

There's a Hunger For Japanese Visual Novels in the West, Says NIS America CEO

Danganronpa sales a success

According to CEO of NIS America, Takuro Yamashita, there's an appetite for Japanese visual novels here in the West. Talking with MCV, the company president praised the Danganronpa games for making "visual novels popular with Western gamers". If you're not in the know, the visual novel genre is generally made up of...

Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PlayStation 3)

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PlayStation 3)

Scooby Doo, my waifu

One of the really great things about visual novels as a format is the utter lack of effort that you have to exert in order to make the most of them. While games packed full of stressful situations and an immersive, highly tactile experience are brilliant, sometimes that's just a little too much. You want to relax,...

News: Here's How Combat Works in Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters on PS3, Vita

Here's How Combat Works in Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters on PS3, Vita

"I ain't afraid of no ghost"

The gameplay of most titles can be summed up quite easily with words or pictures. You get a gun and blow off zombie heads or you pick up a sword and go hack-and-slash in dungeons – simple, right? Aksys Games' Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is a different kettle of fish because – well, just how do you hunt down...

Review: The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PlayStation 3)

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (PlayStation 3)

Fateful random encounters

The conflict between Heaven and Hell is a theme often explored in video games. Is Heaven really made up of pure righteousness, and conversely is Hell really founded solely on black malefic intent? The eternal struggle of good and evil, polar opposites clashing against one another in a battle to the death – it can all be...

News: Atlus RPG Lost Dimension Brings Style and Tough Moral Choices to PS3 and Vita This Summer

Atlus RPG Lost Dimension Brings Style and Tough Moral Choices to PS3 and Vita This Summer

Didn't see that one coming

Will Atlus ever stop pumping out stylish properties? We hope not, but in the meantime, it's bringing tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension to the PlayStation 3 and Vita this summer. Going against the grain for once, it looks like us Europeans won't have to wait several hundred years for Atlus to localise it either,...

Interview: We Cross-Examine Danganronpa's Producer in Lightning Fast Time

We Cross-Examine Danganronpa's Producer in Lightning Fast Time

Under pressure

Interviews are something that we're trying to do more of here on Push Square. Hearing directly from the personalities behind our favourite games is always going to make for an interesting read, but unfortunately, we don't always get a lot of time. In this instance, we managed to pin down Danganronpa producer Yoshinori Terasawa just...

Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PlayStation Vita)

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PlayStation Vita)

Fly away

With a title like htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, this latest PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer seems like a strange fit for the Western market. However, niche publisher NIS America has made its name by bringing quirky little curios overseas, and Sony's handheld is certainly a haven for the unusual. The game sees you controlling fireflies –...

News: PS4 Exclusive Disgaea 5 Brings Its Ridiculous Tactics West Later This Year

PS4 Exclusive Disgaea 5 Brings Its Ridiculous Tactics West Later This Year

Killia app

The latest instalment in the wacky Disgaea series has been slated for a Westen release this Fall, and it's got a brand new English trailer to prove it. The strategic role-playing game looks just as crazy as fans have come to expect, with a ragtag cast of warriors applying tactical beatdowns to a whole load of weird and wonderful enemies...

News: Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Comes West this Fall

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Comes West this Fall

Trigger happy

While the NIS America press event overnight didn't reveal a whole lot, it did announce that one of the most anticipated Japanese PlayStation Vita titles, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, is launching physically and digitally in North America and Europe this Fall. Occurring between the events of Danganronpa: Trigger...

News: Go Dungeon Crawling in Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy on Vita This April

Go Dungeon Crawling in Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy on Vita This April

Save Tokyo again

While the PlayStation Vita may not be seeing much love in the West, release dates for Japanese titles keep rolling in. Helping to pad out an empty month is Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, a dungeon crawler developed by the same studio behind last year's Demon Gaze. Set to deploy both physically and digitally, the title will be...