Gaming in Japan Today, April 15, 2013

Today In Japan, April 15, 2013

In News, Today in Japan by Grant Mikuriya

New information on the new Atelier game has come up, more games for fans of shounen games, and a new dakimakura cover for collectors.

  • New characters and artists for the BGM of Echa & Logy no Atelier ~Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi~.  The game’s release date is planned to be on 6/27/13 for PS3.
  • The release date for the 3DS title Danbooru Senki Super Custom W has been set to release on 6/27/13.  New screenshots have also been release and can be viewed on the game’s website here.
  • A mysterious site put up by Sega as viewed here, seems to have something to do with one of Japan’s favorite music idols.  With little more than a date given, there is no telling what they have in store for us as of this time. Stay tuned.
  • 3DS game Youkai Watch has been announced to release on 7/11/13.
  • Photographs of the Steins;Gate maid cafe collaboration can be viewed in this article.
  • A dakimakura cover featuring the character Homura from the anime Senran Kagura has been announced to go on sale on 6/21/13.  However, as those who are familiar with buying goods form Japan will attest to, the only way to get one for sure is to preorder.  The pre-order deadline is on 5/31/13.  The cover itself will go on sale for 9450 Yen (roughly $97 USD) and the limited edition which includes a themed phone card for 10500 Yen (roughly $108 USD).
  • As seen in this article, a few new manga based on the PS2/PSP game Amagami series will be published.

Source: 4Gamer and Famitsu

Grant MikuriyaToday In Japan, April 15, 2013