January 13, 2011

Your Recommended Dose of Onechanbara Special

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 7:29 pm

Onechanbara Special
On the list of PSP games I’d really like to see come to North America this year, another round of bikini zombie slaying with Aya gets something caught between a guilty nod and a gleeful shout-out.

I realize this makes me a bad person, I have an illness and I’ll admit to it, but PSP doses of repetitive slashing could prove the porridge Goldilocks would choose, at least where this franchise is involved – and if your significant other isn’t interested in playing co-op until their sword fills up with blood at night, then it’s probably best you find out now rather than later. Have no fear should that prove to be the case however, you can play the game’s multiplayer with an AI partner as well.

The game hits Japan on March 24th and D3 put out video showing Aya, Saki, Misery and the gang back at the grind fighting zombies, grayish brown blobs and a bear – I’m not sure any future release will ever top fighting a zombie killer whale though.


December 22, 2010

Your Wednesday Dose of Zen

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 2:07 pm

Arcana Heart 3
Arc System Works is bringing another dose of elaborately costumed female fighting to home consoles in Japan with Arcana Heart 3 hitting the 360 and PS3 there on January 13th.

I rather enjoyed the one dose available on the PlayStation 2 here, and at no extra charge gained an anecdote involving an gamestore employee convinced that surely Kingdom Hearts was what we meant to say, but no in fact, Hearts differ from Highlanders in that there can be more than one.


December 9, 2010

PSA – Both Editions of Muchi Muchi Pork! & Pink Sweets are Region Free

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 12:24 pm

Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets
The only thing sweeter than Cave putting two shooters on one 360 disc was the recent revelation that the February release would also be region free. Since then I’ve received a few emails from readers wanting to confirm that this applied to both the regular and limited edition of the release.

As the title of this post subtlety suggests, Cave confirmed that regardless of which edition grabs your fancy, both are region free for your importing needs –

Yes, both versions will be region free. The reason they are asking is because Espgaluda II’s LE was region-locked while the SE was region-free. This was due to the decision to go region-free being made last minute, whereas this time we had a lot of feedback to make the Muchi Muchi Pork/Pink Sweets pack region free.

November 15, 2010

Your Recommended Dose of Import Nostalgia

PSN Imports
MonkeyPaw Games grants two flashback import wishes on PlayStation Network this week, with Money Idol Exchanger and Sonic Wings Special, both of which release tomorrow for $5.99 a piece – under the Import tab in the PSone Classic section.

This seemed significant for two reasons –

1 – Money Idol Exchanger’s economic puzzle challenge stands out in my mind most because someone gave me hell for not mentioning it when reviewing Critter Crunch last year.
2 – Sonic Wings deserves a mention entirely because one can never have too many military based 2D shooters – it’s a fact.

Catch some hurriedly grabbed YouTube footage after the break.


October 28, 2010

Let’s Unbox – No More Heroes 2 : Hopper’s Edition

No More Heroes 2: Hopper's Edition
First-rate Sugarfiend Ujn Hunter had an import order placed for Marvelous’ swagged-out Japanese edition of No More Heroes 2 before they even knew they were making it.

Marvelous’ description of what was inside and on the discs left some questions, so with the release upon us, I’ve been nagging him for two days straight to rip it open and give us a tour, and he did, which is why we now know that The Hopper’s Edition has a motion styled / voice-acted comic, among other treats.

Catch some pics after the break.


July 15, 2010

Your Okamiden Import Temptation

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 9:03 am

Apparently Capcom wants to ensure no one ever releases a more legendary collector’s edition for a videogame, ever. My evidence for this comes via the Japanese CE for Okamiden, which offers a giant box to help store the swag accompanying the game – bonus soundtrack, DVD, illustrated book, tiny plushie, and perhaps the cutest earphones ever created.

It’s official – Capcom is absolutely vomiting rainbows full of Okamiden swag.

Check it out over at E-Capcom.

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