JULY IN JAPAN: Top 10 Japanese video games releases next month!
PlayStation®3 PlayStation®Vita [Defense] Release: July 2, 2015 [JPN]
Introducing Acquire's upcoming defense game: Zettai Geigeki Wars: Metropolis Defenders - releasing for the PS3 and PSVita!
After much struggle and sacrifice the human race has been able to construct a city that can defend against gigantic life forms that have emerged! Your tactical mind is the only hope for the inhabitants.
Metropolis Defenders puts players in the role of a strategist defending a great fortress city against giant lifeforms. The city itself is is surrounded by rotatable rings which can be turned to fortify the city, this will undoubtedly be a focal point of the game's strategy, forcing players to react to where enemies appear.
Players will be able to progress and develop their city, strengthening it against the growing waves of monsters attacking from all sides. The game takes place in three different phases: Intercept Phase, Victory Phase, and Development Phase.
|Zettai Geigeki Wars||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 47.99||24h|
|Zettai Geigeki Wars||PlayStation 3||JPN||US$ 34.99||1-5d|
|Taiko no Tatsujin V Version||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 64.99||24h|
Nintendo 3DS™ [Adventure] Release: July 9th, 2015 [JPN]
Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke No Bouken (also known as Great Ace Attorney) is the prequel to the Gyakuten Saiban (also known as Ace Attorney) series and it will be released on July 9th in Japan.
For those who are familiar with this series, this time, players will follow a new protagonist named Ryuunosuke Naruhodou - a defense attorney and also the ancestor of Phoenix Wright to pursue the justice together with the World-famous British detective Sherlock Holmes in London during Meiji period.
While for those who are not familiar with this series, this game features its courtroom style gameplay and 3D environments. There are investigation and courtroom sessions for each case. Players will follow Ryuunosuke Naruhodou to firstly conduct investigations via examining evidences in various areas, questioning people for clues, and presenting existing evidences from the Court Record for generating new helpful information. Then players will have to use their wisdom to understand the Japanese law system and earn the trust from both the jury and the judge in the courtroom. Players will be granted the chance to interrogate each witness presented by the prosecutor and cross-examine suspicious reactions at the same time for the sake of gaining advantageous testimonies.
|Daigyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 54.99||24h|
|Daigyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken [Limited Edition]||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 99.99||1w|
|Daigyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken [e-capcom Edition]||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||sold|
PlayStation®Vita [SRPG] Release: July 23, 2015 [JPN]
Compile Heart's new PSVita title Makai Shin Trillion is a grid based SRPG, with real time elements mixed in, that has players train and level up seven different female Demon Lords (each representing a different Deadly Sin) in order to defend against the advancing antagonist, Trillion!
The entire game focuses on your fight against Trillion, who an appropriately massive health pool of 1,000,000,000,000. Gameplay is split into two sections, the first being the "Slumber" stage which allows players to proactively level and advance their Demon Lords in preparation for the "Advancing" stage where players will be expected to take on Trillion!
Trillion's goal, and yours to defend, is to cross the player's defensive line. This will inevitably happen but each skirmish is another opportunity to wear down the HP bar as much as possible.
Trillion might sound like enough of an opponent on his own but he will also be summoning minions to cause players trouble during the fight. The reported types are the following:
- Rushdown: High attack power and will actively cause havoc
- Long Distance: Keeps a safe distance from players while attacking from afar
- Support: A defensive unit that tries to support and heal the other minions
- Iron Wall: The defenders, can be found hovering around Trillion protecting him
Your defense is not without answers though, as your Demon Lords are accompanied in battle by Booster Demons. Players are unable to directly control the Booster Demons but their 'CAP' can be upgraded too, allowing more of them to join as time goes on. Players also have multiple facilities available where they can train Demon Lords, upgrade their weapons, and buy and sell items to improve their party.
Death in Makai Shin Trillion can be difficult to deal with, but the 'Dying Skills' allows players to use an incredibly powerful ability when their Demon Lords are on the edge of death. However, this will finalize her death. Such abilities include permanently sealing off one of Trillion's body parts and abilities or dealing massive amounts of damage at once.
|Makai Shin Trillion||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 41.99||24h|
|Makai Shin Trillion [Limited Edition]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 95.99||1w|
The strategic simulation RPG series that has laid dormant for 15 years has awakened for a 3DS release! The 3DS release will be a 10v10 strategy RPG, with chibi character design by Hiroshi Kaieda and some new cyberpunk themes being added!
The combat in the game will follow very typical strategy/simulation RPG tropes, a grid layout for turn-based movement etc. The game also employs a rock-paper-scissors style dynamic that remains in effect between foot soldiers, cavalry, and archers.
|Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 49.99||1-5d|
|Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei [Legend Box]||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 59.99||24h|
Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi is an expansion to the Japanese historic hack-and-slash game Sengoku BASARA 4 and is scheduled to be released on July 23.
New playable warlords will be added in this title including previously non-playable characters - Ashikaga Yoshiteru and Kyogoku Maria as well as a new warlord named Sen no Rikyu with split-personality; in total, players will have approximately 40 playable warlords. As well, this title will have an upgraded battle system called Battle Roulette System; it will grant gamers the ability to trigger a roulette and win medals in the battlefield.
Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi also introduces a collaboration with Tales of Zestiria in the form of costumes, downloadable costumes will include Date Masamune (Sorey), Ishida Mitsunari (Mikleo), li Naotora (Alisha), and Tsuruhime (Edna).
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi||PlayStation 3||JPN||US$ 48.99||1w|
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi||PlayStation 4||JPN||US$ 62.99||1w|
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi [Limited Edition]||PlayStation 4||JPN||sold|
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi [Limited Edition]||PlayStation 3||JPN||sold|
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi (Japanese)||PlayStation 3||ASIA||sold|
|Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi (Japanese)||PlayStation 4||ASIA||US$ 45.99||24h|
PlayStation®Vita [Rhythm] Release: July 30, 2015 [JPN]
Another contender enters the fray for top virtual diva - IA is a Vocaloid starring in her new rhythm game for the Vita! Developed by Kenichiro Takaki who was previously the producer of the infamous Senran Kagura, IA has a definite edge on the competition!
As with most console handheld rhythm games, players will be moving the analog sticks and pressing buttons in time with the tempo of musical notes. More specifically players will use the four face buttons and d-pad in combination with the analog stick to line up and 'catch' the incoming sound. What makes IA/VT different is the dynamic feedback based on a player's performance - colors and more will change accordingly in the most fantastic of ways!
Track wise, there are 60 different songs with some tracks featuring new exclusive music video background footage of the artists performing their songs. There will also be different play modes, with challenge modes, consecutive play, and free play. For the full track listing, click here!
|IA/VT Colorful||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 59.99||1w|
|IA/VT Colorful [Crystal Box]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 119.99||1-5d|
PlayStation®Vita [Dungeon RPG] Release: July 30, 2015 [JPN]
Ray Gigant is a new dungeon RPG from Bandai Namco that takes place in the year 20XX where every city in the world us overwhelmed by giant monsters called 'Gigants'.
With no signs of victory military resistance has been a wasted effort. That is until one boy named Ichiya Amakaze in Tokyo is able to defeat a Gigant with the help of a 'Yorigami,' incredibly intelligent beings that are able to unite with humans and act as a weapon and hold a conversation.
Each of the three protagonists Ichiya, Kyle, and Nil have their own Yorigami that specializes in Short distance, Middle distance, and Long distance respectively, as well as their own chapter in the game told from their perspective in their home city. Each chapter's protagonist will also be accompanied by two different comrades.
The Gigants themselves are each designed after an ancient god beast, and range in size from colossal bosses to the weak and feeble. They are really aliens that have invading Earth with the intention of eradicating all human life.
The different battle distances will have a direct effect on your viewpoint during battle, with the types of attacks from each distance being very straightforward. Short distance fighters specializes in melee and physical attacks with swords and axes. Middle distance fighters are out of the range of monsters physical attacks and use mid-range attacks as well as assist comrades fighting from a Short distance. Long distance fighters are the furthest away and use long-range attacks as well as assist both Middle and Short distance fighters.
|Ray Gigant||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 21.99||24h|
So for those of you who felt like the roguelike genre wasn't unforgiving enough meet Mystery Chronicle where with every turn that passes the screen forcibly scrolls sideways, as the world gets slowly swallowed up by a mysterious light known as the 'Shine Raid.' If the hero touches the light, the game is over.
The concept itself is not new as you need not look any further than PC game One Way Heroics which is considered the inspiration, as well as the base, of the game by producers Yuichiro Saito and Yoshinori Terasawa.
Outside of the forced-scrolling mechanic Mystery Chronicle will play much like like Shiren the Wanderer and other and Mystery Dungeon titles. So while being chased by impending doom your hero must battle enemies blocking his path, pick up items dropped on the map, and invade dungeons that suddenly appear!
There will be more than 20 playable classes in Mystery Chronicle, which are unlocked by using points earned while playing. Each class has a different set of starting equipment and ability scores, as well as unique skills they can learn.
One really cool feature of the game is the ability to assign game worlds a name, as well as visit past worlds. Before setting out each time a world will be created with the terrain, items, and enemies being generated based on the name you gave it. Players across games are free to either visit the same worlds time and again by entering the same names, or they can choose to set out on a new adventure by providing a different name for their world.
In order to make your randomly generated world even more unique you'll come across various random events in the game. These events could be anything from meeting new allies and leveling up, to getting ambushed by thieves and temporarily increase item drop rates.
|Fushigi no Chronicle: Furikaerimasen Katsu Madewa||PlayStation 4||JPN||US$ 33.99||1-5d|
|Fushigi no Chronicle: Furikaerimasen Katsu Madewa||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 19.99||24h|
PlayStation®Vita [Adventure] Release: July 30, 2015 [JPN]
Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation is the sequel of Date A Live: Ars Install; with novel story line and new added characters, this title will be released on July 30 by Compile Heart.
Follow the protagonist Shidou Itsuka - a second year student from the Raizen High School to conduct his mission to save sprits of girls - mysterious existences coming from bordering dimensions containing unpredictable evil powers. Players will have to balance the time in order to keep the balance of affection points with various characters. While rescuing girls seems not that easy, Shido has to date the girls for the sake of sealing the power.
Besides Maria Ars from the prequel, this time, it will also include Yamai Sisters, Rinne Sonogami, Miku Izayoi, Marina Ars as well as new added innocent and friendly pink hair girl named Rio Sonogami.
Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation [Limited Edition] and Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation [Limited Edition 3D Crystal Set] will also be published on July 30. For the limited edition, it will include official drama CD and booklet. While the 3D Crystal Set will also include 3D Crystal (Tohka Yatogami) and Light Up LED Stand besides the drama CD and booklet.
|Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 59.99||1w|
|Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation [Limited Edition]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 234.99||1w|
|Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation [Limited Edition 3D Crystal Set]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||sold|
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