JUNE IN JAPAN: Japanese game release highlights for June (Part 2)
For the uninitiated, the original Devil May Cry series brought forward the idea of playing with SSStyle; with breakneck speeds, intricate and acrobatic combos, perfect controls, and an intense presentation filled with the Capcom-esque grit reflecting the trends of the time, Devil May Cry is a direct influence to many of today's similar titles.
Seven years after the original launch, Capcom is bringing back Devil May Cry 4 - the publisher's first PS3 title with Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition. On the PS4 and Xbox ONE, with a treatment similar to their recent revival with Resident Evil: HD Remaster, DMC4: SE will have new game modes, gameplay and visual improvements, and perhaps the most exciting aspect for fans, the largest playable roster in any DMC game yet!
Speaking of the roster, fan favorite Vergil is playable, with his appearance based on his rendition from Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition. Gameplay wise, a new mechanic is introduced known as "Concentration", which complements Vergil's iajutsu style rewarding players with progressively stronger attacks when fights are executed calmly without the dependency of button mashing. This combined with the "Grim Trick" teleport ability and Devil Mode, will not only challenge veterans and newcomers alike, but offer a distinct experience separating Vergil from both DMC mains Dante and Nero.
Two other exciting additions to the roster once again channel fan favorites, and each character has a distinct playstyle which adds to the replayability common to the Devil May Cry Series: Trish and Lady!
|Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition||PlayStation 4||JPN||US$ 84.99||1w|
|Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition||Xbox One||JPN||sold|
|Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (Greatest Hits) (English & Japanese)||PlayStation 4||ASIA||US$ 36.99||24h|
|Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (English & Japanese)||Xbox One||ASIA||sold|
Nintendo 3DS™ [RPG / Farming] Release: June 18, 2015 [JPN]
Popolocrois Farm Story is Marvelous' crossover between the traditional RPG mechanics found in PoPoLoCrois and the farming gameplay of the game formerly known overseas as Harvest Moon, now entitled Story of Seasons.
The game follows Popolocrois' protagonist Pietro, who's birthday party is interrupted by a diplomat from Galariland, who informs Pietro about a dark beast that threatens the safety of the world. It is up to Pietro and many familiar faces to set out to save Popolocrois Kingdom, as well as the new country of Galariland.
Galariland is split up into four different areas which, along with the inhabitants, take on the characteristics of each different season! Each of the four hubs have lots for you to do, for example the Summer region consists of two villages and two ranches that you will need to help overcome many obstacles including taking out monsters, harvesting crops, and more.
When passing other players with the StreetPass feature you will receive 'Treasure Maps' from them. By heading to the location marked on the map, you’ll be able to find items that will prove quite useful on your adventure.
|Popolocrois Bokujou Monogatari||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 24.99||1-5d|
|Popolocrois Bokujou Monogatari [Famitsu DX Pack]||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||sold|
PlayStation®Vita [Rhythm] Release: June 25, 2015 [JPN]
Half a year after the events of Persona 4, the sleepy town of Inaba is once again threatened with mysteries that only happen at midnight. A new rumor is spread, and with it, the all too familiar undertones of something more sinister starts to have real world effects: "At midnight, if you see a strange video playing on a certain site, you are transported to the 'other side' and will never wake up again..."
With members of the J-Pop idol group "Kanamin Kitchen" disappearing, it's up to the original Investigation Team to work together once again, but this time, the only way to defeat the shadows lurking in the "Midnight Stage" is to engage in epic dance battles.
Only for the PlayStation Vita, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is the newest spinoff from this masterpiece of a series, and the title features 29 new muscial arrangements of the Persona 4 OST. With talent from the likes of Yuu Miyake (Katamari Damacy, Tekken), Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid, Bayonetta), Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill, Lollipop Chainsaw), Shinichi Osawa (aka Mondo Grosso), and even internationally famous artist Towa Tei, Gamers are in for a unique sonic treat that will have them dancing all night! Heartbreak~ Heartbreak~
NOTE: First Print Copies include a Persona 5 Special Movie Blu-Ray Disc, containing a special video of the game. Allocation will be on a First Come First Serve Basis while supplies last.
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 32.99||24h|
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night||PlayStation Vita||US||US$ 49.99||1w|
Persona 4: Dancing All Night, P4D Full Soundtrack CD (2pcs), P4D Original DLC Set, Wall Scroll (A2 Size 420×594mm), Mini Poster Set (12pcs), Original Bandana.
"Crystal Set" includes the above + Yu Narukami 3D Crystal with Light Up LED Stand (Size: 50×80×50mm).
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Crazy Value Pack Famitsu DX Pack]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 114.99||24h|
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night [Crazy Value Pack 3D Crystal Set Famitsu DX Pack]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||sold|
Xbox ONE™ [Simulation] Release: June 25, 2015 [JPN]
Azito x Tatsunoko Legends is an upcoming simulation game for the Xbox ONE, featuring many popular characters from Tatsunoko Productions, where players will find themselves building secret underground bases, developing and deploying weapons from within their base, and issuing commands in order to hold back enemy forces!
The first Azito game was released in 1997 for the PlayStation, and its two sequels Azito 2 and Azito 3, were published by Banpresto for the same console. For those unfamiliar with the (awesome) series the games allow the player to construct incredibly elaborate underground bases, which they can fill with tons of different traps, heroes, and giant robots.
The aim of the game is to defend your base against an onslaught of monsters that seek to destroy it, along with the important command room. Over time, resources can be expended to research and deploy more powerful weapons.
Azito x Tatsunoko Legends also features an asynchronous online mode where players can challenge other players.
Characters from the following Tatsunoko Productions works are confirmed to appear: here.
|Azito x Tatsunoko Legends||Xbox One||JPN||sold|
PlayStation®Vita [Romance Adventure] Release: June 25th, 2015 [JPN]
Vamwolf Cross introduces a mythical being named "Vamwolf" (also known as Hybrids) - a combination of vampires with werewolves. Besides feeding on blood and having supernatural strength, they usually also have pretty faces. This title will be released on June 25th by D3 publisher.
Follow the protagonist - a thoughtful and easy-going 20-year-old girl who wants to be a teacher in the future same as her mother, determines to find the truth behind his father's death. As the previous member of the hunter house, her father managed an apartment building where all the residences are vamwolf hunters. His sudden death makes her realize that maybe one of her acquaintances is the vamwolf who murdered her father.
While the truth seems not easy to be found, as well, living around handsome guys with compelling charms are always get people distracted. Players will have to think twice before fall in love with them as the culprit may be one of them...
This installment features five good-looking male characters with different characteristics, including quiet unconventional security guard - Nagisa Shinonome, cute fortune-teller - Ryuunosuke Tokiwa, blunt but straightforward detective Shuuichi Aoi, perfect doctor - Yuuya Kingetsu, and thoughtful priest - big brother Keidai Nitou.
Vamwolf Cross First Press Edition will also be published on June 25th alongside with extra bonus chapter. Keep tuned for more details!
|Vamwolf Cross [First-Press Edition]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 52.99||1w|
|Vamwolf Cross||PlayStation Vita||JPN||sold|
Playstation®Vita [Adventure] Release Date: June 25th, 2015 [JPN]
School Wars: Zenkan Pack Honpen & Sotsugyou Sensen is a love adventure game developed exclusively for PS Vita by QuinRose and will be scheduled to be published on June 25th in Japan. And this installment will include all the available contents in the previous PSP school wars series from the orientation to the final graduation ceremony.
For those who are not familiar with this series, the main character is Shiori Ichijo - a pretty and hard working girl who attends the local royal industrial high school with financial assistance, to try her best to survive the school life as the students here are either business elites or Mafia; while it is always tough for a poor girl in a royal school where everyone wants is either taking advantage or bullying her. However, Shiori has won the discipline committee chairman position via dedicated working and excellent performance.
This time, seven handsome guys and two new girls will also be introduced to this title including brutal but kind hearted - Itsuki Ujiie, short temper while animal protector - Daigo Kurobe, Mr. Popular - Shinya Misaki, pop star - Masfumi Hisa, all-around next-discipline committee chairman - Hisamitsu Tsukamoto, smart detective - Kyohei Miyakomaru, gentle student council president - Ouji Naezono, and hot Natsue Kobori as well as genius hacker Mei Tsudanuma. Players will have to think twice before make final choices during the journey as different choices will definitely lead to various endings. Some artworks have also been leaked and could be seen as below.
As well, School Wars: Zenkan Pack Honpen & Sotsugyou Sensen Limited Edition will also be released on June 25th alongside with extra special booklet and official drama CD.
|School Wars: Zenkan Pack Honpen & Sotsugyou Sensen||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 74.99||1-5d|
|School Wars: Zenkan Pack Honpen & Sotsugyou Sensen [Limited Edition]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 89.99||1-5d|
PlayStation®Vita [Visual Novel] Release Date: June 25th, 2015 [JPN]
In the near future, technology has developed to the point where most things have been digitized, from everyday items to entertainment. Makito is a game-loving student who is full of curiosity. He tries every game that comes out, but he had lately been dissatisfied with them...
One day, Makito receives an invitation to the closed beta of an augmented reality (AR) game called 'Harvest Onreal' - the highly anticipated project by Cymell Corporation, which had produced prominent AR games in the past.
In Makito's excitement to play the newest installation in the 'live game' genre he signed up without reading the dreaded user agreement, which turns out to be huge mistake. Without the ability to turn off the AR or the game itself Makito is trapped with the only option being to clear the game.
Luckily Makito doesn't have to escape on his own, as other characters trapped in the game team up to form the 'Next Generation Club'. The club consists of the game-loving lady-like underclassman Lilia, the most powerful (and short) upperclassman Komachi, transfer student Yuuka who Makito met by chance at the beach, and his genius programmer younger sister Sumi.
The Limited Edition ships the Original Soundtrack 'Harmonic Reality' (2CD) in addition to the game.
|Harvest OverRay||PlayStation Vita||JPN||sold|
|Harvest OverRay [Limited Edition]||PlayStation Vita||JPN||US$ 69.99||1w|
Selling over an impressive 1.8 million units worldwide, not only did Fire Emblem Awakening revitalize Nintendo's flagship tactical turned based RPG, it proved to the video game community that hardcore games on a handheld still had a huge audience.
With the long standing mechanic of permanent death for units lost in the fray, what transpired was something RPG games try to do but often fail at: creating deep emotional bonds between the player and their characters. And with this success, the newest iteration of Fire Emblem will arrive soon, with features poised to change this series even further!
The main character will be a customizable avatar created by the player. This time, your created character is the game’s main character, rather than a secondary character like previous titles. The story sees the Hoshido and Nohr kingdoms at war. It's up to the player to decide which side to take—whether to follow their bloodline versus their loyalty. The path you choose ultimately decides your character's fate. No matter what, the world and characters will be the same. But depending on your decision, the story lines and outcomes will be different...
The two story lines will be split into two separate titles in Japan: Fire Emblem If: White Kingdom and Fire Emblem If: Black Kingdom. If you buy one version, you’ll be able to purchase the other at a reduced cost as downloadable content game.
|Fire Emblem if Anya Oukoku||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||US$ 58.99||24h|
|Fire Emblem if Hakuya Oukoku||Nintendo 3DS||JPN||sold|
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