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acttil to release Ray Gigant for PS Vita and PS TV in America and Europe in 2016

Date: 2015 December 07 17:46 | Posted By:

Category > Press Releases

It's nice to get game news into the Otaku News office from time to time and we've heard from US-based publisher acttil about their plans to release Bandai Namco's Ray Gigant RPG on PS Vita in Spring 2016 with cross compatibility for the PS TV system. The release will be available in both US and EU territories.

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Hatsune Miku Arcade Game Debuts at 2011 J-Pop Summit

Date: 2011 August 24 15:49 | Posted By:

Category > Events

San Francisco based readers looking for something to do this weekend (Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th 2011) will want to head over to J-Pop Summit Festival 2011. They'll also debut of the Hatsune Miku Arcade Game which has been shipped in from Japan especially.

Read More... | Souce: New People

Distant Worlds - Music from Final Fantasy

Date: 2010 December 24 12:35 | Posted By:

Category > Events

Fans of the music from Final Fantasy are in for a treat next year as the venues and dates for The Distant World music from Final Fantasy have been announced.

Returning to Chicago! First Ever Distant Worlds
"Marathon Final Fantasy Concert" June 26, 2011!
Tickets on sale now!

Distant Worlds in London!
November 5, 2011 at Royal Albert Hall!
Tickets on sale Dec 17, 2010!

Distant Worlds in Australia!
April 15 & 16, 2011 at Sydney Opera House!
Concert Tickets on sale now!
Meet and greet tickets on sale Dec. 17, 2010!

Souce: Distant Worlds

Video Games Live 2010 PBS Special Broadcast, DVD/Blu-ray and CD Details

Date: 2010 June 04 17:19 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

US fans of video games and the great music behind it rejoice. The nice folks at Videos Games Live have sent us details about the PBS Special DVD/Blu-ray and CD. The Bay Area will also receive a sneak peak on June 7th. The 90 minute Video Games Live special will be broadcast nationally across the USA. It premieres on July 31 and will air throughout August 2010 on PBS stations, so check your local listings.

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Nintendo composer Koji Kondo to perform in San Francisco

Date: 2007 February 20 12:55 | Posted By:

Category > Events

For a special event of the closing night ceremony of Video Games Live, Nintendo composer Koji Kondo will be making an appearance at the event and is set to perform one of his favourite melodies from his career with Nintendo. Tickets for the March 9th event are priced from $38.50 to $65, and are now available at LiveNation.com.

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Translating Pheonix Wright

Date: 2007 January 19 08:51 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Nintendo have an interesting Q&A with Capcom about translating and localising the 2nd Pheonix Wright game for the DS. The first was a massive success partly because of it's quirky dialogue which heavily referenced gaming culture. Could an anime company get away with changes like this? Or was it the humour than won over fans?

Objection?
Read and decide.

Souce: Nintendo.com

Naruto DS game will hit American shores soon

Date: 2007 January 10 14:37 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Owners of the Nintendo DS will finally be able to get their hands on a brand new Naruto game. TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher of America, INC. (D3PA for short) today announced the upcoming release of Naruto: Ninja council 3 for the Nintendo DS. Expected to be brought to America in the spring of 2007.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Service

Mo-Nintendo-poly for Fans

Date: 2006 June 11 09:18 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

I just read that there is a Nintendo version of the one of the world's most popular board games, Monopoly. And it's now available to pre-order. Nintendo characters decorate every step of the board - instead of purchasing buildings and streets, you purchase characters!

Now, I personally find Monopoly insanely boring. But I definitely pick up this somehow. For the figurines at least - you get cool icons to use, from DK's barrel to a Koopa Shell. My brother already has dibs on Link's shield!

Souce: Nintendo Gal

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children DVD Details

Date: 2006 April 06 16:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

Otaku rejoice! The popular RPG game series Final Fantasy has stolen many hours of our lives, especially Final Fantasy VII, which is why a CGI movie was made. It's set two years after the events of the game, and features everyone favourite Cloud and Sephiroth. It's due for UK release on DVD and UMD on April 24th and April 25th in the USA, it looks like it's going to be good.

Update: We now have a review of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Read More... | Souce: Sony Pictures

Falsely Accused - Enzai The First Yaoi Game In The US?

Date: 2006 January 17 15:58 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > PC

We've just been sent the press release from JAST USA, about a rather novel PC game for a certain type of anime fan. Yep, we're talking Yaoi (or boys love). Appropriately for this kind of game, Enzai - Falsely Accused, the action takes place in a prison ^_- (our resident expert Spike's going to love this).

Read More... | Souce: JAST USA

Legend of Zelda on US DVD

Date: 2005 September 18 16:48 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

For those of you waiting patiently for Twilight Princess you might be interested to hear that the animated series "The Legend of Zelda" is coming out as a 3 disc box set retailing at $29.98 on October 18th. The DVD also features several of the live action Super Mario Show skits as well as bonus artwork and trivia game.

Souce: IGN

Xbox 360 Confirmed For This Year

Date: 2005 May 03 12:13 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > Consoles

Bill Gates has announced at the business writers' convention in the USA that the new Microsoft multimedia console, currently known as the Xbox 360, will launch in America this year. More questions are expected to be answered on an MTV special airing on May 12th in Northern America and May 13th worldwide.

Souce: Gamesindustry.biz

Anime Games To Take US By Storm

Date: 2005 April 30 04:56 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Bandai Games will launch seven new games on the U.S market later this summer according to its website, though it will introduce them for the first time at the E3 videogame Trade show.

Read More... | Souce: ICv2

The Sagara Family Out Now

Date: 2005 February 06 15:50 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > PC

Some of our more avid gamer readers will be pleased to hear the details from PCR Distributing/JAST USA. of The Sagara Family, an interactive anime-style game for adults ported to English by G-Collections, like most games of it's genre, the main player has somehow found themselves surrounded by the beautiful members of the all-female Sagaras. Hmmmm, that sounds like a plot from a million other anime series we could list too! ^_-

Read More... | Souce: PCR Distributing

Final Fantasy Orchestral Performance in Chicago

Date: 2004 December 22 18:05 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

The Square Enix website has recently announced news of their latest 'Dear Friends - Music From Final Fantasy' concert. The first of a series of concert performances, the event is to be held for the first time in Chicago at the classy Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois. Exciting stuff, a definite event for diehard FF fans and orchestral-heads a-like!

Read More... | Souce: Square Enix

US Game Pirates Arrested.

Date: 2004 December 12 18:20 | Posted By:

Category > Current Affairs

Reuters are reporting on arrests of Game pirates in Washington D.C., for selling modified games consoles which are able to play pirated video games, the machines in question already had 15 games copied across. This is an interesting story, because it is not clear in the article if the modifications have been done for "backup purposes", or just for the sake of piracy. It should also be noted that Anime News Network mention that the retailer in question had been boycotted in the past at Otakon 2000 because they were selling bootleg anime.

Souce: Yahoo! News

Yamato Announces Late Spring Releases

Date: 2004 December 01 18:29 | Posted By:

Category > Toys

ICv2 have the details for the late spring 2005 releases from Yamato USA. They'll be releasing a Mizuho in Space Suit Resin Statue from Please Teacher. For Capcom fans there's Morrigan & Lilith Collectible Miniature from DarkStalkers.

Love Hina fans can expect Naru, Mutsumi, Motoko, and Shinobu PVC statues from the Love Hina Again OVA. They'll also be be releasing figures from Guilty Gear, Read Or Die (aka ROD) TV, Iron Leaguer, and Cyber Formula.

Souce: ICv2

New Shenmue Game will be Online

Date: 2004 August 11 14:39 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > PC

Sega have announced that the latest game in the Shenmue series will be a PC MMORPG. Set in China (and Hong Kong) in the 80s players will take on the roles of militants.

Read More... | Souce: Sega

More Information On The Nintendo DS!

Date: 2004 August 11 14:09 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Nintendo have revealed yet more information on their new handheld console. They have confirmed that it will be known officially as the Nintendo DS.
The console has two screens, which are touch sensitive, has voice recognition technology, and supports multiplayer gaming. Nintendo of America
seem particularly confident listing developers who have committed to titles in the West.

Read More... | Souce: Nintendo of America

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