So if you frequent in Polygon Daily, you already know what this is. If not, it's basically a weekly thread for all the Japanese games news I have gathered every week. After talking to the mod, we agree on that it is better to open a thread just for it instead of just posting in PD, so here it is.
There will be a new thread every Monday, and there will be a reminder in each thread (except for this one) about what you might miss last week, maximum user-friendly! This week might a bit messy though since we started in the middle of the week, and I have to go back to gather all the news I got this week.
Atelier Escha & Logy
-A new really long sneak peek gameplay video was released:
Six-members party is back!
-Three new character is also announced. It is unknown that are they playable or not.
One of them is the 14 year old Micie Sun Mussenburg, a young inspector in Central. A powerful boy with great potential in Central, but also inexperienced.
The other one is Solle Grumman, a bad-mouthed young man who will be acting as the manager in the Association in the game this time.
Katla Larchica is the young merchant, who wish to rebuild the the store her parents' had once lost.
Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation
Platform: PS3, PC
Newest game in the series, Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation announced for the PS3 and PC. The enemies are in Honno-ji!
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Trails in the Flash)
Platform: PS3, Vita
The release date (Japan) is confirmed to be 9/26.
Kamen Rider Battride War
Wizard's Inifinity Style and Beast's Hyper Form will be free DLC.
A few new playable characters are also announced:
God Eater 2
Platform: PSP, Vita
Soma from the first game will appear as an NPC. Commencing universal fangirls screaming.
You will be able to convert your data from the first game to the second game, however, you must fulfill one of the many conditions, most of them are about clearing several missions in Perfect.
There will be four companions for the protagonists known as the Apostles. Companions, as on battlefield, as well as on the bed.
Dito, a sadistic young man who enjoy and get excited over watching people suffering in pain.
Cent, a handsome young man with some really weird sense of knowledge. Probably the only normal dude in the party, but it's Drakenguard, we never know...
Decad, a masochistic middle-aged gentleman who like to be rewarded with suffering and pain. He tried to hide his masochistic nature from everyone, but pretty much everybody already know it.
Octa, the horniest, and has the biggest dick out of the four despite of his age. Fine with anyone as long as there is a hole.
Just when you think you have seen everything after incest, pedophilia, cannibalism, skeleton sex and a girl with a dick, Drakenguard will be Drakenguard.
New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden
(Yes, I intentionally pick this image instead of a horizontal banner pic, too damn gorgeous)
New trailer, showing several standard game features, as well as the Classic Mode.
While this time they decided to take a more story-driven approach to the series, there is still a Classic Mode, where it plays more like a traditional Etrian Odyssey game with no story, for the player to enjoy.
Some screenshots from the opening animation by Madhouse:
Fairy Fencer f
The story takes place in a world where there was a war between the goddess and demon lord. The weapons that are left in that time are called Furies, and the wielders are called Fencers. The protagonist is Fencer named Fang, who met and saved another Fencer known as Tiara, a young girl collecting Furies in order to revive the goddess.
Fang, the protagonist. A bad-mouthed idiot who just talk whatever that comes out of his mouth, but very straightforward on the other hand. A rather lazy optimist, but once he is on fire, no one can stop him.
Tiara, a Fencer just like Fang. Has a high class lady nature, and a little bit M, and think that it's a fresh experience whenever she is scold by Fang, but will become very scary person once she is angered.
Alyn, a spirit reside in Fang's Furies. Amnesic, think Fang as nothing more than an idiot and always looking down on him. Her personality makes her kind of similar to Fang in a way.
Visual art & screenshots:
Source: Fairy Fencer f Official Website
A mysterious new game announced by SCEJ. A teaser is released, more info will be on 5/21.
Whatever this is, it's pretty damn cool. Kinda feel like Pyscho-Pass+SMT+God Eater, and a bit Attack on Titan maybe?
Source: Panopticon's Official Website
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle
Kishibe Rohan and Cars are playable!
You can also customized character's costumes, victory poses and dialogues, because what's a better thing to do than making custom pose in a Jojo game?
There are also special moves that can be triggered under certain condition, and they recreate famous scenes from the original manga after triggered.
There is also a Rush Mode, where you simply just keep smashing the same button. What? Sounds boring? How about smashing buttons while hearing ORAORAORAORA!!! and MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA!!! in the same time?
If My Heart Had Wings
A visual novel published by a new publisher called MoeNovel and it supposed to have a very touching story (what they claimed). The ESRB for the game is T, so it's safe to assume that either the 18+ materials are removed or ESRB just become retarded. The game will be available digitally on MangaGamer, JAST USA and Play-Asia for $30 and physically on Play-Asia and JAST USA for $35.
You gotta admit, visual novel being published in English and getting an ESRB rating is pretty rare.
An indie horror game from Indonesia that i just saw from Siliconera. Apparently you can interact with the environment with your digital device such as cell phone or camera and if you like Fatal Frame, you will most likely like this too.
Definitely curious about it.
The release date is here!
Sonic Lost World
Platform: WiiU, 3DS
Just announced, not much is known.
Ryu ga Gotoku/Yakuza 1&2 HD
Did we even got the one on PS3?
Sonic & Mario
A new game to the series. (duh)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
Platform: PS3, 360, PC
I think it's time for Jack to let'er rip again! This time on the PC, Because the PC port is coming!
New trailer for the new hunting game from Koei:
Platform: PS3, Vita
The game will have Freedom Gundam and Battle Operation Launch energy as bonus for the first print. That's not news, the news is that they are adding a new bonus in order to celebrate the Beta is getting 500,000 DL count:
Unlike the other two, it required a Gundam Perfect Games account.
Now that's what I call a bonus! Hyakkushiki>Freedom, fact!
Blazblue is getting an anime. NII-SAN!!!
Source: Anime News Network (thanks Choasbirdomaid!)
Official visual art for the anime.
The title will be BLAZBLUE Alter Memory, casting will remain the same, and the animation is done by teamKG and Hoods Entertainment. Never heard of those guys before to be honest. It will come out this fall.
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN
You heard it right, new Guilty Gear!
Sol Badguy's voice actor will no longer be Ishiwatari, but
Alucard Nakata Jouji instead (apparently he is also the marketing producer). The game will use 3D polygon that looks 100% identical to 2D sprites with Unreal Engine. Best Cel-shaded graphic I have ever seen, Idolm@ster can go home and be a family man now.
Here is the new character popularity ranking while we are at it.
X-BLAZAE CODE: EMBRYO
Opening animation is released.
Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition for the PS3
And that's it, there might more added if there are more news I can find this week.