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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Has A Persona Fusion System, Too

Siliconera - 3 hours 25 min ago

Characters in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will have access to sub-Personas, so you’ll be going through a bunch of different Personas as you level up and take on dungeons. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine details how you’ll be able to power your Personas up and also trade them with other players.


While all the characters will have their main Personas, they’ll be able to attain sub-Personas which can be acquired by defeating enemies. This will benefit each character by giving them access to skills that aren’t available through their main Persona.


Categories: Video Game News

Xseed Will Try To Bring Ys: The Ark of Napishtim To PC

Siliconera - 4 hours 40 min ago

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is another Falcom game that Xseed are interested in bringing to Steam, the publisher said on its Facebook page.


A fan recently asked if there would be any chance of Ys 6 being released on PC, and an Xseed representative replied, “We will definitely try.”


Categories: Video Game News

Lolita 23q's Soshi and Ryuto are Back in the Scene

J-pop Asia - 4 hours 54 min ago
In case you wonder what the members of Lolita 23q are currently doing: Today we will inform you about the new bands of two members and what happened to the other members of Lolita 23q!
Categories: General Japan News

Classic Platformer Another World Is Being Released For Modern Consoles

Siliconera - 5 hours 11 min ago

Nintendo Everything reports that the seminal classic action-adventure game Another World is getting a 20th Anniversary edition on modern consoles soon.


The site spotted a rating on the USK, which is the German version of the ESRB. The rating indicates that the updated version of the game, which was released on smartphones and PC, will be heading to pretty much everything else now—Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.


Categories: Video Game News

New Live-Action Fatal Frame Movie Announced

Siliconera - 5 hours 43 min ago

Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new Fatal Frame game for Nintendo’s Wii U, we’ve got word of a new movie as well. The movie will be out this Fall in Japan, according to a report at Cinema Today.


The movie will cast Nakajo Ayami and Morikawa Aoi as two of the actors in the film. They’re both models from the Japanese magazine Seventeen. The movie is an adaptation of an adaptation—It will follow the novelized version of the original Fatal Frame—and will be set in an old Japanese-style dormitory.

Categories: Video Game News

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment To Receive Major Update In July

Siliconera - 6 hours 42 min ago

Those of you looking forward to Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (and yes, that now includes you guys in North America) will also have an update to look forward to. The game will be getting a major update in Japan this July. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]


According to Game Jouhou’s report, a major update is scheduled for Hollow Fragment in July. This update will raise the level cap to 250, and will also add a new feature called “Grand Quests,” along with a new events, fields, and maps.


Categories: Video Game News

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 Dated For August 7th In Japan

Siliconera - 7 hours 10 min ago

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 will be released in Japan on August 7th, a recent issue of V Jump magazine reveals (thanks, Shonen Gamez).


The game will include a new mode called “Ultimate Universe Mode,” but details on this front haven’t been provided yet.

Categories: Video Game News

Tales of RPGs Are Growing In The West Says Bandai Namco

Siliconera - 8 hours 10 min ago

At Bandai Namco’s Global Gamer’s Day event, Siliconera spoke with product manager Dennis Lee about the reception of the Tales of series of RPGs in the West. Namco have begun to bring these games over fairly regularly now, and have committed to trying to grow the franchise in the West. Lee said this was entirely because of communication with the series’ fans.


Categories: Video Game News

This Week In Sales: No Turnabouts During This Slow Week

Siliconera - 9 hours 8 min ago

Period: The week of April 14th – April 20th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch (3DS) – 34,690

Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,920 | Total sales: 9,470,134

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 14,023 | Total sales: 5,959,475

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,905 | Total sales: 2,719,595

Vita TV sales: 1,133 | 106,394

Wii U sales: 5,204 | Total sales: 1,708,412

PlayStation 4 sales: 14,396 | 534,169

<< Last week’s software sales chart

<< How to read and understand sales


Categories: Video Game News

EXO's Lu Han Cast In First Film

J-pop Asia - 9 hours 21 min ago
EXO member Lu Han will be making his acting debut in an upcoming Chinese film tentatively titled "Mid-Twenties".
Categories: General Japan News

Picross e4 Coming To North America

Siliconera - 9 hours 39 min ago

The fourth game in the Picross e series is headed to North America next week. Picross e4 will be available via the Nintendo eShop on May 1st. (Thanks, GoNintendo)


After being seeing the feature requested by fans, Jupiter have added new 20×15 puzzles to the game, along with Micross and Mega Picross modes with new puzzles.


A price for the game has not yet been announced.

Categories: Video Game News

Mario Golf: World Tour’s DLC Courses Detailed

Siliconera - 10 hours 11 min ago

As reported earlier in the week, Mario Golf: World Tour will have downloadable content that will add new courses and characters to the game. Three DLC packs will be available for $5.99 each, and each one will contain two new courses with 18 holes each. Each pack will also come with a new character.


Further details on these DLC packs are now available courtesy of Nintendo’s Japanese branch. We now know what courses each DLC pack contains, and have images of them alongside character screenshots. You can find the information below.


Categories: Video Game News

Gravity Rush DLC Coming To Ragnarok Odyssey Ace This Week

Siliconera - 11 hours 10 min ago

More free downloadable content is headed to Ragnarok Odyssey Ace in North America this week, including a Gravity Rush Set that lets you dress as Kat or Alias. Here’s a description of each DLC set from Xseed:


  • Special Quest 1: Includes two new quests, “Blade of the Inhuman” and “Blade of the Inhuman 2.” Complete them, and you’ll stock the smithy with special new Halomonas weapons! (You must progress a certain distance into the story before these quests become available to play at the Quest Counter.)


Categories: Video Game News

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Nurse Costume DLC Available Now

Siliconera - 11 hours 40 min ago

A new Nurse Costume DLC set for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The set is currently available to 360 owners worldwide and PS3 owners in North America. PS3 users in Europe will see the DLC later today.



The Nurse Costume set costs $14.99. It adds costumes for Kasumi, Ayane, Lei Fang, Hitomi, Momiji, Kokoro, Mila, Helena, Tina and Christie.


Categories: Video Game News

SAO: Hollow Fragment Gets English Release

Sankaku Complex - 11 hours 48 min ago
Set to launch this week in Japan, much anticipated Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment has been confirmed as getting a US release in the summer, answering the prayers of western SAO fans – though unfortunately at the cost…
Categories: Strange

DIO’s Combos Are Up Next In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

Siliconera - 12 hours 12 min ago

DIO is up next to show his combos off in a new trailer for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. DIO is the main antagonist of Part III: Stardust Crusaders, and you can take a look at how he plays below.



JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be available on April 25th in Europe and April 29th in North America for PlayStation 3.

Read DIO’s Combos Are Up Next In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle on Siliconera!

Categories: Video Game News

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Will Hit Japan On August 28th

Siliconera - 13 hours 18 min ago

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available in Japan on August 28th, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reports. (Thanks, Hachima)


As reported earlier in the week, Persona 4’s Rise Kujikawa is now a playable character in the game, and a Shadow variant of Rise will make an appearance as well. There’s speculation that the game’s story will somehow connect to that of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, but no details are available on this front.


Categories: Video Game News

Blue Exorcist Gets Double-Feature Stage Play in June

Hiromi Sakamoto, Masahiro Inoue recreate manga's 1st arc & Kyōto Fujō-Ō-hen
Categories: Anime

Japanese Singer-Songwriter Ichiko Aoba to Perform in Hong Kong and Taiwan

J-pop Asia - 14 hours 54 min ago
Ichiko Aoba, a Japanese singer-songwriter, will perform in Taiwan on April 26th and Hong Kong on April 27th.
Categories: General Japan News

Oldest Surviving Anime Short by Phoenix Film's Kon Ichikawa Found

1935 "Yowamushi Chinsengumi" short discovered in California
Categories: Anime
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