Etrian Odyssey V Confirmed for North American Release Fall 2017


Despite Nintendo shifting focus with it’s platforms we’re still going to receive a number of titles for the Nintendo 3DS, and Atlus fans in North America are certainly not missing out on the latest entry in the Etrian Odyssey series with Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth confirmed for a fall 2017 release on the platform. This comes from Atlus’ own website showing a test page for the game to appear on their main website’s slider which showcases new and upcoming releases. Perhaps this news was to be revealed during E3 which is just less than a week away. Until then this will make 3DS owners happy that RPGs are not in short supply on the system.

The game originally released in Japan on August 4th of last year with a western release nowhere in sight. With the release of the Nintendo Switch it seemed that their handheld line might be at the end of it’s life. Luckily fans of the series can rest assured that Atlus is just as eager to get the game into the hands of it’s international audience.

We will report more on the game’s western release date as it develops.

[Source: Atlus]

SEGA News Bits: Valkyria Chronicles on PS4 coming West reaction and discussion

The physical releases of localized Japanese SEGA titles keep on coming! In this SEGA News Bits, George and Barry react to the news of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered coming to the Americas and Europe and discuss how this could affect the future of the series. Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is due out Spring 2016, priced at priced at $29.99/CA$44.99 in special launch edition case for the Americas. The game is also releasing to Europe both physically and digitally, with physical release details to come.

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Rodea: The Sky Soldier coming to America and Europe this fall


NIS America have just announced that they are publishing Prope’s long lost title, Rodea: The Sky Soldier in North America and Europe. The developer didn’t give a specific date of release other than this upcoming fall. The game is set to be released on both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.

NIS America hyped up their press event that was held earlier today, stating that they where planning some of their “biggest announcements yet.” One of those games being Rodea: The Sky Soldier, which was originally planned for the Wii, but later moved over to 3DS/Wii U.

The game is being directed by ex-Sonic Team and famed Sonic the Hedgehog developer Yuji Naka, who is directing this title. Here is NIS America’s product page.

Project X Zone hits American retailers in June


It seems that Namco-Bandai is set to publish Project X Zone in America  and they plan on releasing on it June 25th. The game takes popular characters from Namco, Capcom and our dear blue SEGA . The idea is to combine them in a big RPG for the Nintendo 3DS.

Looking at all those characters in the header, I’m wondering who would win in a fight: Akira Yuki vs Ryu vs Jin Kazama? I will be biased and go with Akira, how about you?

SEGA West confirms Phantasy Star Online 2 delay

Are you one of the many people waiting for the Western release of Phantasy Star Online 2? Well there is some good news, SEGA has stated that the game has been delayed. This might not be the fantastic news you wanted, but in the end at least SEGA is mentioning the intention of still releasing it.

“Originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that PS02 has been delayed. We don’t have any specifics but will update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.”

Well, all I hope is that the title is ready before summer so it can eat all my hours and make me depressed come October.

Edge Online wants a western release for Yakuza 5

Guess what? We agree with them. They did a pretty sweet article titled ‘Yakuza 5 and why it needs a western release.

 “Nagoshi’s housewarming is in full swing in Japan, and it’s high time the rest of the world gatecrashed the party.”

Usually I would love for the game to get a box release, but seeing as One Piece and a few other games have profited by digital only releases, I wouldn’t mind that as long as I get to play it in English. What about you?

Play-Asia lists the US version of Valkyria Chronicles 3

Seems that the boys at Play-Asia made an error, the site has a page for the US version of Valkyria Chronicles 3 on the PSP. The issue? The game has not been announced for Western release. So in the end, we have to determine that most likely, Play-Asia’s web team made a mistake… Or maybe SEGA has a few surprises for Valkyria Chronicles fans?

SEGA of America’s official statement regarding changes

There have been a ton of questions flying around, people asking what went wrong. There is quite a bit that sadly went wrong, who is to blame? Probably not the people that got fired, but that isn’t the issue right now. The issue is what SEGA is going to be like in the future. The community has had lots of rumors flowing around. Some are saying SEGA is shutting down SEGA America, which isn’t true.

Now there are questions like, who gave the order? If you guess SEGA-Sammy, you are correct. Check out SEGA of America’s official statement after the jump.

Operation G.H.O.S.T. arcade coming West

Operation G.H.O.S.T. is a sequel to SEGA’s hit arcade light gun shooter Ghost Squad, which happened to get a Wii port in 2007. Well Operation G.H.O.S.T. is coming to both America and Europe, making its debut at AAMA Gala 2011 in Illinois.

More information on the cabinet can be found on SEGA Amusement USA’s website.

“This deluxe, 2 player, 42” high definition cabinet contains 5 player selectable stages of incredible depth. This is enhance by the return of the popular challenge level including the classic sniper sections which really emerge the player in to the intense world of an Operation Ghost agent!”

Sounds like a good way to spend some hard earned coin, that is if you have a arcade near you that stocks up on the latest machines. Super rare, right?

[Source: ArcadeHeroes]

Max Anarchy being called Anarchy Reigns in the West

Platinum Games has just tweeted that they will be showing something about Max Anarchy online on their website. But one new piece of info is that the game is being called Anarchy Reigns in the west.

“@platinumgames: We announced ANARCHY REIGNS (MAX ANARCHY in Japan) for PS3 and 360 today. Look for info on our website soon.”

That sort of sucks, I was actually liking the sound of ‘Max Anarchy’, even though it did remind me of Max Payne.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Arcade caught on video

It seems that the game is just the console version ported to arcades, doesn’t seem to have anything extra. Shame, would have been cool to have a few new characters.

Though we can’t see the character selection in the video, the uploader says that its the same game as console. This is only a beta version as well, product could change.

[Source: ArcadeHeroes]

Shogun 2: Total War coming out this March

If you are one of those guys that owns a variety of Samurai swords, then you have probably been waiting for a sequel for Shogun: Total War since the original came out in June 2000. Well, now you only have to wait till March 15th, 2011. That is the global release date for the latest installment.

SEGA is using really awesome hype words like “enhanced full 3D battles” to describe the game. This is stuff that you can copyright and slap it on the cover of a game or you can just slap “bonerific gameplay” . Either way, pretty awesome.

[Source: SEGAblog]

SEGA teasing 33 titles at IAAPA

SEGA will have quite the arcade line-up at this year’s IAAPA. They have put out a press release that they will have 33 arcade machines at the show. 14 of those arcades will be ticket redemption games, 12 video game arcades, 3 will be coin pushers, 3 prize vendors, and one of them will be a photo booth.

Some of the games are easy to spot via US arcade vendors like BMI Gaming. They tease that SEGA has a Monkey Ball game, so that will be a brand new title probably shown at the show. Guess that trademark for Super Monkey Ball Ticket Blitz makes sense now.
IAAPA will be in Orlando, FL on the week of November 15th. Who is going to go?

[Source: Arcade Heroes]

Yakuza 3 producer sorry for cutting content

I don’t know what goes through the heads of producers, that think gamers want less content in there games. But it happens. Masayoshi Kikuchi, Producer of Yakuza 3, admits that their decision to cut content out of Yakuza 3 was wrong.

“We did what we thought would be good for the Western market, but after the game was released we received a lot of feedback from users in the complete opposite direction, asking for complete content. It was a big surprise for us. I’m definitely pleased that people wanted to see more, but at the same time, I feel sorry for the fans who were let down by the cut content.”Masayoshi Kikuchi, Producer for Yakuza 3

It is OK Mr. Kikuchi, just give us a patch to put in that extra content? No? Well, just give us a complete package with Yakuza 4 and we will call it even.

[Via: Destructoid]