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Review: Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Fairy Fencer F (PlayStation 3)

Caught off-garde

Sometimes the best way to succeed is to stick to the bread and butter of the genre, rather than mess about with weird gimmicks. In Fairy Fencer F, developed by Compile Heart, it aims to do just that in using fairies, furies, and fencers. Upon overhearing a rumour, our hungry hero Fang removes the sword in the stone to get his one...

News: SRPG Mythical Legend Tears to Tiara II: Hier to the Overlord Lands on PS3

SRPG Mythical Legend Tears to Tiara II: Hier to the Overlord Lands on PS3

Hamil Smash!

For fans of Japanese titles, there are always those of myth and legend; the games everyone has heard about, but very few mortal souls have seen them with their own eyes. The strategy RPG series Tears to Tiara falls into this bracket after never being released outside it's native country — that is, until now. Skipping a generation,...

News: Fairy Fencer F's Massive Main Cast Flutters In

Fairy Fencer F's Massive Main Cast Flutters In

Partners in crime

We haven't heard much about upcoming JRPG Fairy Fencer F, but it seems that instead of an army of cats being let out of the bag, it's the game's massive cast instead. The trailer that we've embedded shows all the main characters and their partner fairies in combat as they merge together for the ultimate combat potential. However,...

News: PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release Date Gets Tactically Pushed Back

PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release Date Gets Tactically Pushed Back

Too close for comfort

If you're a fan of niche Japanese titles, you've more than likely looked at the release line up this month and cried into you wallet. To help alleviate your pain, strategy RPG Natural Doctrine, which is being released for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, has had its release date bumped back to give it...

Review: Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (PlayStation Vita)

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (PlayStation Vita)

On the move, dood!

When someone mentions “hardcore gaming,” your mind probably either springs towards the image of an overweight shut-in with poor hygiene and an obsession with the evils of Call of Duty or, failing that, one of those Korean chaps who inexplicably play Starcraft for six weeks straight. You probably don’t think about a cutesy...

News: Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Bares All on PS4 in Europe Next Year

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Bares All on PS4 in Europe Next Year

Leaving us hanging

It's safe to say that Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed has caught our attention with its reckless stripping and bizarre plot involving sun shy vampires. While coming to the PlayStation 3 and Vita this August in North America and October in Europe, those of you in the US will need to wait until later this year to sample this...

News: This New Trailer for JRPG The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is Absurdly Dramatic

This New Trailer for JRPG The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is Absurdly Dramatic

A roguish rogue-like

The PlayStation 3 may be getting fewer and fewer new titles with each passing day, but that doesn't mean the console's completely dried up. The Awakened Fate Ultimatum is a good example of a game that's gracing the system in its retirement years, and the distinctive JRPG recently received a new trailer. However, as is often the...

News: Stripping Sim Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed to Get Naked in October

Stripping Sim Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed to Get Naked in October

NIS America undressing European edition

When you strip away its saucy art style, Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed is essentially a brawler set in Tokyo’s electronic district, Akihabara. There’s a little more to it than that, though, as your objective is to expose evil entities masquerading as everyday people – and relieve them of their...

News: Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Looks Bonkers and Brilliant in This Vita Trailer

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Looks Bonkers and Brilliant in This Vita Trailer

Looks prinny good

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited recently had a new and characteristically bonkers trailer drop. The portable version is actually an enhanced port of the PlayStation 3 game that released a few years back. If that sounds exciting, you'll be glad to hear that the title will be launching quite soon: 17th August in North America, and...

News: Natural Doctrine Brings Tactical Monster Mashing to PS4, PS3, and Vita in September

Natural Doctrine Brings Tactical Monster Mashing to PS4, PS3, and Vita in September

Destiny can wait

Strategic RPG Natural Doctrine has been on our radar for many moons now, so we're happy to learn that it finally has a concrete western release date. Earlier today, the team over at NIS America announced that the tactical title will be launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on 16th September in North America, and 19th...

Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias (PlayStation Network)

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PlayStation Network)

Such a peach

Being a princess is overrated. You’ll soon wear out your waving hand, you have to speak to poor people (which even poor people hate doing), and the occasional gifted helicopter from the in-laws does little to take the edge off. Being a battle princess, alternatively, is a completely different affair. It means you get to go out and hit...

Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (PlayStation Vita)

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (PlayStation Vita)

Let's nep nep

The colourful lands of Gamindustri are once again under threat – not from an evil organisation or an enraged Histy, but rather by an influx of idols in the charts. One idol group in particular, MOB48 – a take on the insanely popular Japanese girl group AKB48 – have been causing a bit of a kerfuffle, having stolen all of the CPU's...

Review: Mugen Souls Z (PlayStation 3)

Mugen Souls Z (PlayStation 3)

The questionable quest for cute

There aren’t many games as unusual as Mugen Souls Z. Its main character is a young goddess who carries around a coffin, not for any reason in particular, just because the writers needed some kind of container and that seemed to make sense. That’s not the weirdest thing that you’ll see either. Charged with...

Review: Demon Gaze (PlayStation Vita)

Demon Gaze (PlayStation Vita)

Should have gone to Specsavers

When Demon Gaze first burst onto the scene in Japan last January, it sold 25,316 physical copies in its first week alone, outselling Compile Hearts' Monster Monpiece which launched on the same day. Subsequently, PlayStation Vita owners outside of Japan rejoiced as Kadokawa Games’ dungeon crawling success story was...

Weirdness: Mugen Souls Z's DLC Lets You Beat Enemies with a Body Pillow

Mugen Souls Z's DLC Lets You Beat Enemies with a Body Pillow

Killing you softly

While Saints Row IV will always be the winner of the craziest weapon award with such wonders as the Dubstep Gun and the Inflato Ray, NIS America's role-playing game Mugen Souls Z is taking a good shot at the title. The folks moderating the release's Wikia page teased a weapon that will be included in one of its first DLC packs: a...

News: Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Dances to Vita This Summer

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Dances to Vita This Summer

Taking the spotlight

Our wonderful Gamindustri girls are back in action with Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection, which is set to release on the PlayStation Vita this summer. Rather than donning armour and going all out in combat, this battle takes place on stage, as you join the idol world to take down the illustrious group MOB-48. With...