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#24631 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

I hate that Steam disables previews in search during sales. The new line of PlayStation Hits begins releasing this week as well, so I went ahead and included those. It's another week of mostly ports and re-releases, but there are a couple new games that might be worthwhile in there to a couple people. I'm hoping Rainbow Skies is less boring than Rainbow Moon was personally.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- N/A

Weekly Releases (June 24th - June 30th)

Lumines Remastered
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, XB1, PC
- Genre: Puzzle
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Rainbow Skies
- Platform(s): PS4, PS3, Vita
- Genre: SRPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Same dev who made Rainbow Moon. Cross-Buy & Cross-Save.

Slime-san: Superslime Edition
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Platformer / Precision & Speed
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on Xbox One. Contains all DLC to date.

Fighting EX Layer
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Fighting
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes?
- Comments: Digital only.

Ikaruga
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: SHMUP
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only.

The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (PS2 Classic)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Fighting
- Demo: N/A
- Online: ???
- Comments: Digital only. Contains KOF ’94, KOF ’95, KOF ’96, KOF ’97, and KOF ’98.

Bloodborne (PlayStation Hits)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Action RPG
- Comments: $20 'Greatest Hits' Re-release.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PlayStation Hits)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Third-Person Shooter / Stealth
- Comments: $20 'Greatest Hits' Re-release.

Street Fighter V (PlayStation Hits)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Fighting
- Comments: $20 'Greatest Hits' Re-release.

Yakuza 0 (PlayStation Hits)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Action / Brawler
- Comments: $20 'Greatest Hits' Re-release.

VA-11 Hall-A (Limited Run Games)
- Platform(s): Vita
- Genre: Visual Novel / Simulation / Cyberpunk
- Comments: LRG Physical Release.

2064: Read Only Memories (Limited Run Games)
- Platform(s): Vita
- Genre: Adventure / Cyberpunk
- Comments: LRG Physical Release.

Xenon Valkyrie+ (Limited Run Games)
- Platform(s): Vita
- Genre: Roguelike / Action Platformer / RPG
- Comments: LRG Physical Release.

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk
- Platform(s): Vita
- Genre: Visual Novel / Otome
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Related to Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Platform(s): Switch, XB1, PC
- Genre: 3D Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure (DLC)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: SRPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (Day One Adventurer's Edition)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4 & PC.

Galak-Z: Variant S
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Twin-Stick Shooter
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

NieR: Automata - Become as Gods Edition
- Platform(s): XB1
- Genre: Action RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Contains all DLC I believe?

Whip! Whip!
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Action / Arcade
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

The Player RPG
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: I don't think this is an RPGMaker game even though it looks close.

Maitetsu
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Sekai Project published. It's about trains.

Past Releases
June 17th - June 23rd
June 10th - June 16th
June 3rd - June 9th
May 28th - June 2nd
May 20th - May 26th



#24632 AugustAPC   Not For Sale CAGiversary!   3504 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:21 PM

Hoping LRG gets Slime-san for the PS4. Passed on the Switch version in hopes of getting it for the PS4.



#24633 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1500 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:30 PM

Oh yeah Fighting EX Layer, I was interested in that. I think I'll wait for a sale though, especially since it's digital only. 

 

Hopefully Rainbow Skies doesn't get as old as fast as Rainbow Moon did. I almost liked that game so if it's like that with a lot of improvements it could be good.



#24634 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7338 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:59 PM

Fighting EX layer digital only is a bummer.  I would have bought it physically.  Used to play a ton of Street Fighter EX on PS1 way back in the day.



#24635 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:24 PM

Just a heads up that Summer Games Done Quick started earlier today. It lasts until early morning next Sunday and will have plenty of older games, many of which are Japanese, being quickly beaten and thoroughly destroyed in bug/glitch abused ways.

 

Schedule Link

Stream Link



#24636 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4623 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:58 AM

I think I'll hold out for a sale or a physical (wishful thinking) for Fighting Layer. I loved SF EX3, though, so I definitely want to give their new game a proper go.

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#24637 Tothoro  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:18 AM

Hoping LRG gets Slime-san for the PS4. Passed on the Switch version in hopes of getting it for the PS4.

Same here, but with my backlog I won't be heartbroken if it doesn't happen.



#24638 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:13 AM

Atlus’ PROJECT Re FANTASY Team Experimenting on Graphics; Development Going Smoothly

 

Granblue Fantasy Celebrates 21 Million Registered Players

 

Mary Skelter 2 Gets New Trailer Showing the Inevitable Fanservice Feature

Spoiler

 

Capcom Plans To Continue Developing Switch Games, Considering Online Games

 

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Reveals New Bonus Costumes

 

Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack – The Vinyl Cutz Releases July 31



#24639 Killbomb   The Misanthrope CAGiversary!   3496 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:17 PM

Oh yeah Fighting EX Layer, I was interested in that. I think I'll wait for a sale though, especially since it's digital only. 

 

Hopefully Rainbow Skies doesn't get as old as fast as Rainbow Moon did. I almost liked that game so if it's like that with a lot of improvements it could be good.

Same feelings about Fighting EX Layer. I tried the demo and it didn't do a whole lot for me. Probably still pick it up when it gets cheap though.

 

 

Yeah, I tried to play Rainbow Moon twice and burned out long before finishing both times. Looks like they've added a good bit more variety for Rainbow Skies so I'm hopeful.



#24640 masksacrafice  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:51 PM

Is Va11-Hall-A for vita LRG something that was already pre-orderable and is shipping out soon or is it going on pre-order soon?



#24641 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:04 PM

Is Va11-Hall-A for vita LRG something that was already pre-orderable and is shipping out soon or is it going on pre-order soon?

My LRG listings are for pre-orders opening that week. Sometimes I miss listing them on a weekly basis, so watching the LRG thread in the Game Deals section is usually best to keep up-to-date with LRG pre-orders.

 

Here's their pre-orders release calendar: https://calendar.goo...ica/New_York



#24642 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:04 PM

This Friday. 



#24643 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4793 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:43 PM

Omega Labyrinth Z cancelled in the West



#24644 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11310 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:52 PM

Omega Labyrinth Z cancelled in the West


Expect this to be part of the EastAsiaSoft lineup

#24645 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1161 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

Omega Labyrinth Z cancelled in the West

Hmmm decision by platform holder, damm it Sony.

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#24646 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:54 PM

Ugg....sadly many of us were expecting it to be cancelled. Hopefully some English version comes out somewhere. 



#24647 bigstew  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:38 PM

Expect this to be part of the EastAsiaSoft lineup

hopefully since it already got a ratings here in the u.s.



#24648 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   801 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 02:53 PM



#24649 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   3902 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:00 PM

Expect this to be part of the EastAsiaSoft lineup

 

It's not that simple, Sony isn’t allowing the game with an English translation to release period.



#24650 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:16 PM

Expect this to be part of the EastAsiaSoft lineup

 

As was pointed out an English version was denied by the platform holder aka Sony.  That means it can't be released in English on PS4 or Vita.  PQube even confirmed this on Twitter.

 

Well, there's always PC.  Hopefully they go that route so anyone who wanted the game in English can at least get it on that.

 

EDIT: Should clarify that it's probably a Sony America and/or Sony Europe issue.



#24651 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   645 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

Any company wanting to publish the game will have to start from square one. The translation by DistantValhalla is owned by Pqube and would either have to be purchased from them or another translator would have to be hired to perform the same work (probably cheaper.) If going the Asia English route they would also need D3 Publisher's permission to publish in R3, especially since there was already an Asia release by them. Assuming that can all be worked out, the company is then stuck with a second printing of a niche game that's probably $10 on the used market in their home countries. 



#24652 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:33 PM

Yep, NA/AUS/EU versions are pretty much impossible it seems like. Asia already has a Chinese version, so chances of an Asia version with English in it is rather slim but not impossible. The best chance to those who want to play it would be to pray that PQube, Ghostlight or someone makes a PC port of it and releases it there. Whether it makes it to Steam is another issue entirely however.

 

It's not a game I'd touch with a ten foot pole, but it sucks for PQube who already translated it and those who were looking to actually play it.



#24653 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11310 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:42 PM

As was pointed out an English version was denied by the platform holder aka Sony.  That means it can't be released in English on PS4 or Vita.  PQube even confirmed this on Twitter.

 

Well, there's always PC.  Hopefully they go that route so anyone who wanted the game in English can at least get it on that.

 

EDIT: Should clarify that it's probably a Sony America and/or Sony Europe issue.

Denied by Sony US ad Sony EU. But not by Sony Asia, where EastAsiaSoft publishes their games.



#24654 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

The best chance to those who want to play it would be to pray that PQube, Ghostlight or someone makes a PC port of it and releases it there. Whether it makes it to Steam is another issue entirely however.

 

Not sure if you've been following Steam news, but after that incident where some VN games were threatened to be pulled Valve put out a press release basically saying that from now on they're going to allow all games onto their platform as long as they're not illegal or trolling.  Seeing as this game was already rated MA by the ESRB and PEGI-18 in Europe I don't see why it'd get denied on Steam.

 

Even the publisher responding to someone asking about a possible Steam version with "Never say never?" so it would make sense for them to try that route.



#24655 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11310 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

It's not that simple, Sony isn’t allowing the game with an English translation to release period.

*An English Translation in the West on Sony Consoles. But not for an English Translation in the East by Sony Asia. 

 

Although at this point, it is dead. Darn western sensibilities.

 

Anyway. PC can still happen so PQube can at least recoup some of their costs for paying for the Ratings.



#24656 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:53 PM

Although at this point, it is dead. Darn western sensibilities.

 

Anyway. PC can still happen so PQube can at least recoup some of their costs for paying for the Ratings.

 

I'm hoping they go the PC route at the very least.

 

I had heard of this game, but didn't really follow it and even if I still had my PS4 I wasn't going to go out of my way to buy it.  If they put it on PC, though, I may end up getting a copy to support the developer/publisher since they got screwed over by Sony.



#24657 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11310 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

I'm hoping they go the PC route at the very least.

 

I had heard of this game, but didn't really follow it and even if I still had my PS4 I wasn't going to go out of my way to buy it.  If they put it on PC, though, I may end up getting a copy to support the developer/publisher since they got screwed over by Sony.

Yeah, it really sucks that PQube paid for Ratings only to get denied a console release. As stated by Limited Run Games, Digital/Physical Ratings don't come cheap.



#24658 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5656 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

Not sure if you've been following Steam news, but after that incident where some VN games were threatened to be pulled Valve put out a press release basically saying that from now on they're going to allow all games onto their platform as long as they're not illegal or trolling.  Seeing as this game was already rated MA by the ESRB and PEGI-18 in Europe I don't see why it'd get denied on Steam.
 
Even the publisher responding to someone asking about a possible Steam version with "Never say never?" so it would make sense for them to try that route.

 I have, but I still feel it can go either way. There's no reason why they wouldn't try if a PC release was to happen. Since ESRB did rate it an M, it stands a fair chance of it being there and staying there. However while Valve do get the final say, there are other forces such as Paypal that can influence decisions if they ever jumped in.



#24659 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1282 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:21 PM

However while Valve do get the final say, there are other forces such as Paypal that can influence decisions if they ever jumped in.

 

I doubt it.  In Valve's press release they specifically denied the rumors that their initial takedown notices were influenced by their payment processors.  And as was said, since it was already rated M by the ESRB I don't see PayPal even trying to force Valve to pull the game.



#24660 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:26 PM

All I know is I wont lose sleep over it. I hope for the best, but what's done is done.