Gaming in Japan Today, April 11, 2013

Today In Japan, April 11, 2013

In News, Today in Japan by Grant Mikuriya

Fans of the Muv Luv series have something to look forward to, a little something for those anticipating the release of Witch and the Hundred Knights, and those who love maid cafes and Steins;Gate need to go to Japan ASAP.

  • The opening movie for the PSP visual novel, Onigokko! Portable has been available on 4Gamer’s YouTube channel.
  • A two new characters has been announced for the upcoming game Kamen Rider Battride WarKamen Rider Odin and Dark Kiba will be joining the fray when the game releases on 5/23/13 for the PS3.
  • Open beta test for the MMO Square Enix Legend World.  The beta goes from today until 4/15/13.
  • Today was the release date of the 3DS title Cardfight! Vanguard Ride to Victory!! based on the anime of the same name.
  • The release date for the Vita game MIND≒0 has been announced for 8/1/13.  The game is to be developed by studio Acquire, who is known for the Tenchu franchise.
  • The second PV for the upcoming visual novel Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse.  Also reported was that the developers have basically completed the game itself; all that remains is to work out the kinks and bugs.  The game is planned to release on 5/16/13
  • The Nippon Ichi Software has announced the Japanese release date of the release date for their upcoming PS3 title Majo to Hyakkihei (Witch and the Hundred Knights) for 7/25/13.
  • A new PS3 game based on the popular anime series of the same name Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Happyen has been announced to be in production.  As the title suggests, this will be a visual novel-format game; a release date has yet to be announced.
  • A collaboration with a franchise of maid cafes called Afilia and Steins;Gate, to promote the upcoming game’s release.  Food items featured in the show as well as drinks based on each of the characters will make an appearance on the menu.

Source: 4Gamer and Famitsu

Grant MikuriyaToday In Japan, April 11, 2013