Review: Eat Beat Deadspike-san

Last week, Arc System Works suddenly announced and released the English version of their BlazBlue spin-off rhythm game, Eat Beat DeathSpike-San which has been available in Japan for Android and iOS. Featuring the musical stylings of the one & only Daisuke Ishiwatari and available for the low price of ‘free’, I decided to take a look at Arc’s latest music game after thoroughly enjoying their last foray into rhythm games with Magical Beat. While completely unnecessary, the game starts with a razor-thin plot for you to see to set up the events that follow, before being swiftly swept to the side during…

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Review: Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre

Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre is the two part OVA that sits somewhere between Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden: Traumend.  Set in Victorian England, Ouvertüre tells the story of Suigintou and Shinku’s first meeting and how Suigintou’s almost irrational hatred for Shinku developed. In terms of the story, it is for all intents and purposes a prequel; however some elements are spoilers for Rozen Maiden’s second season, so my advice to viewers is to watch this only after you’ve seen seasons one and two. Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre begins back in shut in Jun’s house, with the dolls living out their daily lives. …

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Steins;Gate PS3 & Vita available to preorder for possible April release

Late last year, PQube announced their plans to bring the Science Adventure Visual Novel, Steins;Gate to PS3 and Vita, following JAST USA’s translation & release of the game on PC in mid 2014. Now, It looks like we may finally have a release date for when you can expect to experience the Time-travel adventure with the Future Gadget Laboratory, and it could be arriving to the UK/EU pretty soon. Earlier this week, ShopTo posted their pre-order page for the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Steins;Gate with Friday April 10th listed as the release date for both versions of the visual…

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Square Enix has announced this morning that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will launch for PlayStation 4 May 2015 on the 12th in North America, May 15th for Europe . The game was already released on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita so to differentiate the release from the previous release it will include system-exclusive features such: – Enhanced Graphics – As if the PlayStation 3 version of the game wasn’t gorgeous enough! They enhanced the graphics even further for the current gen consoles! – Cross-Save Functionality – Players can transfer their save and continue their progress across the PlayStation 4…

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A New Type of Final Fantasy Is Nearly Upon Us!

m4s0n501 It is the month of March and the wait is nearly over for a new Final Fantasy game to hit store shelves around the world. Arriving on March 17th in North America, March 19th in Japan and March 20th in Europe, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be coming to current gen consoles. If you didn’t know there is something special about this new entry, Final Fantasy Type-0 is a HD port of a PSP game that came out exclusively in Japan, so this is the first time we will be getting a chance to play the game in the…

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Otaku Nation UK Episode 46 – Those were the days my friend….

(Original recording 25th February 2015)


This we watched:

Giovanni’s Island

We also talk about Neptunia, classic anime Tenchi Muyo, old school mobiles, new game trailers for Batman Arkham Knight & The Evil Within DLC and what games we’re playing at the moment


Review: Criminal Girls Invite Only !

NISA are well known for bringing an array of Japanese, niche games to Europe and America, with one of their latest offerings, ‘Criminal Girls Invite Only’ tantalising our senses with beautiful art and interesting concepts. On playing the game I was under the impression I was playing an classic-style Japanese role playing game, reminding me of retro classics like Magic Knight Rayearth on the Sega Saturn, where all your team characters follow behind you. This game is that BUT with different aspect; here, you play a correctional officer so to speak where you have to teach delinquents to become full fledged…

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