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23. Jun, 2015 11:37 (HKT)

AUGUST IN JAPAN: Top video game releases of the month!


GAL*GUN: DOUBLE PEACE

PlayStation®4 PlayStation®Vita | RELEASE: August 06, 2015 [JPN]

For a single day Hodai Kudoki has an unrivaled sex appeal and allure, making him irresistible to women and girls around him thanks to an arrow shot by the angel Ekoro. But, there is a catch: once the effects of the arrow wear off Hodai will never be able to have a girlfriend again, provided he doesn't find his fated match and her confession of love before the day's end!

Double Peace takes place a year after the events of the previous title with a whole new batch of heroines, students, and teachers, bringing the total number of women in the game to over 70. 

In an attempt to lead Hodai astray, as well as tempt him away from his 'chosen' girl, many of the other girls will be quite aggressive with their expressions of love and affection. Some girls might just try for a hug or a kiss, while others will bombard you with their love letters or pushing and hitting you. Girls who are possessed by demons will be especially aggressive!

Players can use the "X-Ray Zoom" feature to see through obstacles, potentially revealing information about various girls and even more. Players can also charge up their shots by holding down the shoot button, landing such a shot will cause the girl it hits to falter making her easier to take out. 

Heartthrob Mode is the part of the game where players can view up to three girls from multiple angles, as well as make use of the touch panel. In order to enter Heartthrob Mode players must first max out their Heart Gauge.

The Limited Edition will include "Kunoichi," "Military," "Nude Ribbon," and "Wedding Dress" costume download codes.

Gal*Gun Double PeacePlayStation 4JPN US$ 74.991-5d
Gal*Gun Double PeacePlayStation VitaJPN US$ 59.991w
Gal*Gun Double Peace [Limited Edition]PlayStation 4JPN US$ 149.991w
Gal*Gun Double Peace [Limited Edition]PlayStation VitaJPN US$ 99.991w


LUMINOUS ARC INFINITY

PlayStation®Vita [RPG] | RELEASE: August 06, 2015 [JPN]

Luminous Arc Infinity continues the well-loved Luminous Arc series, with tons of heroines and a combat system that is enhanced by song.

The world and story of Luminous Arc Infinity is heavily influenced by a group of girls known as "The Nine Pillars of Lapis." Together, the Nine Pillars reign over the world and maintain order and peace within it. But when a shadow organization called 'Amadeus' (not huge Mozart fans over at Marvelous it seems) attempt to kidnap a girl our protagonist Seed saves her and sets off to find all the Pillar Songs across the world.

The title utilizes a number of systems, many that will be familiar to RPG-fans, one of which is the 'After Break' system which will be making a return. Using this system players can enjoy conversations with characters who participate in battle. How you interact and the content of your conversations will change your intimacy levels. Being an RPG, expect various events and quests to appear as you progress through the story.

A new system being added is an addition to the combat system known as the 'Calling System', which at its core is a buffing system that makes use of songs and areas of effect. When a character sings during combat it creates an 'Ensemble Ring' which buffs other characters within the boundaries. Multiple Ensemble Rings can overlap and effect each other, turning your solo into a quartet in some cases, and is used most effectively with clever planning.

Winning battles provides XP so heroines will grow the more often they are used in battle. These means that players can play 'favorites' and focus on empowering certain girls faster than others by choosing which character they're taking to battle. Customizing the abilities of each character is also available.


Luminous Arc InfinityPlayStation VitaJPN US$ 59.991w


SUPER ROBOT TAISEN BX

Nintendo 3DS™ [Strategy] | RELEASE: August 20th [JPN]

While the mechas revealed haven't changed - Aura Battler Dunbine, Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh, Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa, Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen, Mazinkaiser SKL, and Nadesico  - here's an even more action packed video of the upcoming Super Robot Wars!

As well, for all mecha fans, debuting for the first time in a Super Robot Taisen game are: Macross 30, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, SD Gundam Gaiden, Kikou Kai Garian, and Kyoshin Gorg!


Super Robot Taisen BXNintendo 3DSJPN US$ 64.991-5d


YORU NO NAI KUNI / LAND OF NO NIGHT

PlayStation®4 PlayStation®3 PlayStation®Vita | RELEASE: August 27, 2015 [Action RPG]

"A story based on true love, both sadder than anything else, and more beautiful than the moon."

Gust (Atelier series) have recently announced their upcoming action RPG project: a title featuring Keisuke Kikuichi as the lead producer (Deception, Fatal Frame).

Despite the humans overcoming the Ruler of the Night, a great monster leader, the polluted blue blood he left behind changes the form of whoever bathes in it. The result are 'Jayou,' creatures that take the night away. As the land that never sleeps, it has become known as the "Land Without Night."

The game closely follows two girls, Arnas and Lyuritis, whose destinies directly conflict with their long friendship. Arnas is a holy knight and product of the blue blood, becoming half-human, half-monster. She fights using a demon sword formed from her own blood, while her monster form provides her with blood sucking abilities.

Lyuritis, nicknamed Lulu, is a chosen saint, who in exchange for her life, is destined to seal away the Ruler of the Night. Although she doesn't fully understand what is expected of her, she has accepted her fate as a saint. Will Arnas protect the life of her close friend, or sacrifice the saint's life to the Ruler of the Night?

Arnas can summon 'Servans,' demon familiars that assist her in battle. Servans come in two different forms: Attacker and Support. Attackers specialize in continuous attacks that depend on Arnas, while the Support specialize in HP recovery, dispelling ailments, and buffing allies. Demons grow as they fight alongside Arnas, with more powers being unlocked as they level up. Players can choose who which demons they train, and even pick a favorite.


YorunonaikuniPlayStation 4™JPN US$ 54.991-5d
YorunonaikuniPlayStation 3™JPN US$ 44.991-5d
YorunonaikuniPlayStation VitaJPN US$ 54.991-5d
Yorunonaikuni [Premium Box]PlayStation VitaJPN sold
Yorunonaikuni [Premium Box]PlayStation 4™JPN US$ 119.991w
Yorunonaikuni [Premium Box]PlayStation 3™JPN US$ 109.991-5d


KAN COLLE KAI 

PlayStation®Vita [RPG] | RELEASE: August 27th, 2015 [JPN]

Battleships that transform into beautiful maidens? Follow the fleet and attend the battle of World War II in this spinoff from Kantai Collection, finally for the PS Vita!  

Kanmusu fans! Ready to see the battleship girls in action? Kadokawa Games will release the PS Vita version of Kantai Collection - Kan Colle Kai alongside a Limited Edition as well in August! Though it was supposed to come out earlier in May, it's been delayed for three months; regardless, what we know so far seems quite interesting!

Originally a popular free-to-play web browser game based on the dramatic and dynamic relationships that only transforming battleship girls have, Kadokawa Games customizes KanColle for the PS Vita, with a high-tuned system restructure and user interface redesign.

Gamers are going to enjoy new console improvements with novel fleet combat experiences with the introduction of actually controlling the girls, advanced weaponry (like the twin high-angle trajectory gun mount), and special tactical skills (different types of sonar), all involving the Kanmusu!


Kan Colle KaiPlayStation VitaJPN US$ 54.9924h


DRAGON QUEST VIII: SORA TO UMI TO DAICHI TO NOROWARESHI HIMEGIMI

Nintendo 3DS™ [RPG] | RELEASE: August 27, 2015 [JPN]

First released for the PS2 back in 2004 (and more recently for smartphones in 2013) Dragon Quest VIII changed the era's video game expectations with simple and efficient gameplay and a beautiful open world. To name only a few of the reasons why it holds the rank as the best selling PS2 title in Japan.

When the jester Dhoulmagus places a spiteful curse upon the whole kingdom the people are transformed into thorns, and the land freezes in time. Only you, a lone guardsman, remain unaffected and able to embark on an epic journey to save both your king and country! The re-release will feature multiple improvements and additions, including additional story scenarios which delve into Dhoulmagus' past, as well as the protagonist's childhood. The story is improved upon further with the introduction of new characters Morrie and Gerda to your party, as well as full fledged voice support.

Players will also find the world map is now populated by enemies, instead of the previous random battles, creating an atmosphere that is much more alive while traveling. Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS will support StreetPass, although how is yet to be revealed. Despite a list of improvements the title will not support stereoscopic 3D.


Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi HimegimiNintendo 3DSJPN US$ 54.991w


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