Cherry Tree High gets a sequel, out today on Steam

Nyu Media, publisher of Japanese doujin games, has announced that the Cherry Tree High I! My! Girls! is launching on steam today, as a follow-up to their 2012 release, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club. While the original was more of an adventure / social sim game, I! My! Girls! takes a more linear approach and tells the continuing story of the Comedy Club as a single story Visual Novel, providing around 3 hours of gameplay over 12 chapters. The sequel also uses ...

Review: Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi

The Hakuoki game series by Idea Factory is a hugely popular franchise in Japan with currently 16 games on most consoles and now has a manga and anime series. Very few have been released outside of Japan, with one 3DS game getting a release in the UK last year and the PS3 game, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi being brought to Europe courtesy of Aksys games. For those of you new to the name Hakuoki, ...

PS4 Exclusive RPG/Idol Sim Omega Quintet coming to NA / EU next Spring

If you’re a PS4 owner and have been lamenting the lack of JRPGs on the console so far, Idea Factory International has announced that they’re bringing Omega Quintet to America and Europe next Spring, exclusive to the PS4 for download and at retail. Released just last month in Japan, Omega Quintet is a RPG / idol Simulator hybrid from Compile Heart, developers of the Hyperdimension Neptunia Series. So, If you’re a fan of the types ...

Tales of Competition – Win a Signed poster! 1

To celebrate the long-awaited release of Tales of Hearts R in Europe launched today!  We are holding a give-away for fans of the series!                 We will be giving away a Tales of Zestiria poster, signed by Hideo Baba (Director of the Tales of Series).  In addition to this a limited edition Tales of Xillia 2 T-Shirt as a runner up prize. *Note*  The poster sent will not ...

Review: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit!

Not long after making their western debut on the Vita, the Senran Kagura shinobi are back in a more different approach to the series in the rhythm/cooking mash-up: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! As soon as you start the game up and see the intro movie, you can kind of tell that this game will have a big focus on fan service, probably even more than the previous games. Set as a standalone story, separate from ...

Review: The Legend of Korra

The Legend of Korra, the follow-up to the popular Avatar: The Last Air Bender series centres around Korra, a young girl from the water tribe who is the incarnation of Avatar Aang from The Last Air Bender.  She is destined to have the great powers of the avatar which allows her to control all four elements (water, air, fire and earth).  The current cartoon series displays her growth and knowledge at learning the four elements ...

Review : Need For Speed Rivals: Complete Edition

From speed-bombing down the desert , to sky-rocketing a ramp to beat your friend’s distance, Need for Speed Rivals was one of the first games that to take advantage of the new-gen consoles’ capabilities when it released alongside the PS4 and Xbox One last year. This sensation of speed feeling along with the crisp new graphics of the Xbox One and PS4 reminds me of the ‘Burnout’ feel of destruction and quick framework. After checking out the ...

Valkyria Chronicles now available to pre-order on Steam

Earlier this week, Valkyria Chronicles for PC appeared on the PEGI rating site, which was soon confirmed by SEGA’s twitter account. Now, the anime-styled stratey rpg has a release date and is available to pre order on Steam. Launching in just a couple weeks on November 11th, Valkyria Chronicles will be available for £14.99, or £13.49 if you pre-order on the Steam page. http://store.steampowered.com/app/294860/

Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

If you’ve only seen, or heard of the Senran Kagura series in passing, you’d probably just assume that it’s all just about buxom, scantily clad ladies bouncing around. While that is a big part of the series, Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is actually a solid brawler / beat-em-up and more than just an excuse to ogle some virtual mammaries. Set several months after the 3DS game, Senran Kagura Burst, Shinovi Versus has the ninja girls of Hanzo ...

Tales of Zestiria PS3 Controller revealed for Japan next January

Earlier today, an exclusive Tales of Zesitira Controller was revealed on the popular japanese retailer, amiami.jp / amiami.com. Launching next January to coincide with the game’s release, the controller appears to be a re-skinned version of the Hori Gem Pad with a new zestiria-themed paint job and incorporating the features of the original, such as turbo and adjustable sensitivity on the right analog stick. Along with the controller, a bonus cleaning cloth is included, featuring ...