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#25381 vic_x51   World Warrior CAGiversary!   2078 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

I was really close to importing a copy of uppers last month. I guess this works out better than.

#25382 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

My Play-Asia order with Bullet Girls Phantasia (PS4) is incoming via PostNL. Do you know if PostNL will provide status updates up to delivery? or do they only provide status until it reaches the US like Singapore Post? Thanks!!!

#25383 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8816 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:49 AM

VN releases news:

 

First of all this is a bit late.

 

Mangagamer released Sweet Switch ~When Our Eyes Meet, My Body Melts~ from Ammolite . It's a short nukige about a guy with mean looking eyes that make a student council president girl uncomfortable, as well as another student. I'll give my review shortly as i'm already done with it.

 

Mangagamer (NSFW)

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Their next title is the yuri title Sisterly Bliss ~Don't Let Mom Find Out~ from eye★phon. It's about two sister twins who are very close to each other, and the mom notices and later on chastises them for being codependent on each other. One of the sisters harbors forbidden feelings and isn't sure how to show them to her sister. It releases September 6th, 2018 and is avaliable for pre-order with 10% off the price. I will maybe get this, but September is a gaming hell month with too many releases already.

 

Mangagamer (NSFW)

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Newton and the Apple Tree by Laplacian was released by Sol Press, and is about time travel and gender bended historical figures I believe. It's a bit more expensive than I want at $39.99, but I'll likely support it. Also their is a 17+ and 18+ patches. This was kickstarted and I hope it's a good one. I'm bogged down finishing games, so it will be a while till I play it.

 

Steam

VNDB (NSFW)

17/18+ Patches (NSFW)

 

Island is being released by Frontwing on Steam August 24th, 2018. It's about 3 girls from 3 families and how they're on this island and there is some disease and the island is pretty much abandoned. A guy with amnesia, of course, washes up on the island and has a story with them. Supposedly he might be from the future. There is an anime currently airing of this, but I've read mixed reviews of that, plus the VN is always better. Easy purchase.

 

Steam

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Your Diary+ from Cube was released on Steam by HOBIBOX. It involves a few stories after a guy finds a diary and some girls at school or something. One huge note is that supposedly the translation is very Engrishy. It's best to wait for a retranslation or something.

 

Steam

VNDB (NSFW)

 

Last but not least Mangagamer made Otakon 2018 announcements. Links below are from VNDB:

 

Mangagamer Blog (NSFW)

 

The Expression Amrilato (NSFW)

Farther than the Blue Sky (NSFW)

Beat Angel Escalayer R (NSFW)

Fxxx Me Royally! - Horny Magical Princess (NSFW)

 

Impressions:

 

Spoiler

 

Excellent announcements for sure! 



#25384 MunkichioO   Lurker... o.o CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

MunkichioO

Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:57 AM

so when is CE announcement.. i need that super pudding edition



#25385 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4017 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:08 AM

Never bought anything directly from MangaGamer before, but I need Tsui Yuri; is there any kind of backwards DRM practices I should know about?

#25386 ecwfan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:38 AM

My Play-Asia order with Bullet Girls Phantasia (PS4) is incoming via PostNL. Do you know if PostNL will provide status updates up to delivery? or do they only provide status until it reaches the US like Singapore Post? Thanks!!!

You will see full updates from every step of the way once it hits US customs. Prior to that you can track the package on the Post NL site.



#25387 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8816 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

Never bought anything directly from MangaGamer before, but I need Tsui Yuri; is there any kind of backwards DRM practices I should know about?

Nope Mangagamer is DRM free, runs from any drive, usually just unzip and play with a few installers now and then, and allows I believe 5 downloads of it, but if something happened you can talk to support.

 

They are excellent and I support MG the most of what's left of the English VN publishers for PC. You need to use a card though, which is annoying, but kids shouldn't be buying these games anyway.



#25388 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:49 PM

Frontwing’s Island Makes Its English Debut On August 24, 2018

 

Meet Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country’s Driver Lora, Her Blades Haze & Jin

 

Digimon Survive Introduces Aoi And Minoru, Choices That Can Lead Friends To Their Demise

 

Suikoden II Is Getting A Fully-Orchestrated Concert On November 17

 

Jump Force Adds Sanji And Marshall D. Teach a.k.a. “Blackbeard” As Playable Characters

 

Rinoa Is Now Available In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Here’s A Nostalgic Introduction Trailer

Spoiler

 

PlayStation VR Breaks 3 Million Units Sold, 21.9 Million Games

 

Touhou Project action shoot ’em up The Disappearing of Gensokyo coming to PS4 on August 24 in Japan

 

Arc of Alchemist details world, story, and characters

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character Cooler launches in late September



#25389 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:42 PM

Not sure if anyone here knows, but the physical version of Voez came out today for Switch, been trying to find out if it has anything the digital version doesn't, but haven't been able to get any answers. I believe it's exactly the same, but physical is $39.99, digital $25. Don't really care about having a physical version if that's the only advantage, but I know some do.

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#25390 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11226 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:25 PM

https://www.play-asi...8qt1?ref=ws2018

DEVIL MAY CRY 4 SPECIAL EDITION (GREATEST HITS) (ENGLISH & JAPANESE)

23.99

 

Great price. Remember, you CANNOT USE PROMO CODES for Weekly Specials.



#25391 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4582 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

Not sure if anyone here knows, but the physical version of Voez came out today for Switch, been trying to find out if it has anything the digital version doesn't, but haven't been able to get any answers. I believe it's exactly the same, but physical is $39.99, digital $25. Don't really care about having a physical version if that's the only advantage, but I know some do.

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I'm still shocked that this got a US release. I was so sure that it wouldn't that I imported the multi-language Asian version. Then this gets announced for months after that one. It's all very strange. It's a nice package, though! The dude at Best Buy thought I was making the game up, though, until I showed him on their site haha. 



#25392 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1515 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

I'm still shocked that this got a US release. I was so sure that it wouldn't that I imported the multi-language Asian version. Then this gets announced for months after that one. It's all very strange. It's a nice package, though! The dude at Best Buy thought I was making the game up, though, until I showed him on their site haha.

When it came out I really enjoyed the demo, never bought it and forgot for a while. Heard about the physical JP version, thought maybe it'd come out eventually here. Forgot for awhile again then saw it today on Twitter. Deemo is also getting a physical release in October for Japan, but no US details yet.

Update: looks like I got my answer, just the updates that are in the digital version

https://twitter.com/...1742172161?s=19

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#25393 EdJericho   2.5D Seiyuu Fanboy CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:15 PM

 
That tentacle grabbing Leifang
 
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#25394 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2677 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Dead or Alive 6: Xtreme Ship Octopus

#25395 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2946 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

BlackRockWaifu

Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:05 AM

Not really thread related, but she's Japanese, NXT is niche, she dresses like a pirate waifu, she calls herself the Pirate Princess, and she's gonna be in a video game...

 

Kairi won the NXT Women's Title!!!!! Wooooooo!

 

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The WWE NXT Japanese Niche Pirate Princess Waifu!



#25396 elessar123  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:02 AM

My Bullet Girls Phantasia got delivered today, except they sent me the Vita version. I double checked and I did order the PS4 version. Joy.

#25397 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6523 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:07 AM

My Bullet Girls Phantasia got delivered today, except they sent me the Vita version. I double checked and I did order the PS4 version. Joy.

Joy is right, as I pity you and the hoops your gonna have to jump through to get this straightened out. Based on past stories, I'll wager they'll probably want you to send their screw up back first, and then they'll send you the correct order. Oh, but wait, now they have sold out the Vita version, as this return process took months, and your now SOL! 

 

They honestly  Fuck up all the time, and I've never once heard of them making it right, with no hassles. Most places would be, sorry about that, just keep that copy, and we'll send you the correct version ASAP! Not Play-Asia, they'll screw up, you'll lose out on a title, and they don't give a damn. No discount, express shipping upgrades, nothing.

 

Years ago I had a dual game order, and since it was combined, I had to wait for both items to arrive before shipping. That was no problem, but by the time the second game arrive, they had sold out of the first, and in no way did they hold stock. And the combined order had a free shipping upgrade if an order was over a certain amount. Well, since the one games was no longer available, my one game no longer qualified for the free shipping, and they charged me for it. So after screwing on my game(which was now rare and about $100 on Ebay), they couldn't even let me keep the free shipping. That's when I said screw these dudes big time, as the second I have an issue, I tell them straight up, fix this shit today, are I'm opening a claim on Paypal tomorrow, and I have yet to have an issue since.



#25398 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4017 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:49 AM


Dead or Alive 6 Hitomi and Leifang screenshots leaked

That tentacle grabbing Leifang

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Aiming for popularity through doujinshi, eh? I see what you're doing there, Team Ninja.

#25399 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:30 AM

Swords Of Legends 3 Gets A New Trailer And A Demo In China On August 20

Spoiler

 

Tekken 7’s Returning Characters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong Get Release Date

Spoiler

 

Total War: Three Kingdoms Interview – Talking Total War with Attila Mohacsi and Al Bickham

 

Octopath Traveler’s Composer Shares A Few Thoughts On Various Music Tracks

 

NieR Concert’s New Merch Includes A Sweet Emil Jacket, Music Boxes, And Fancy Teacups



#25400 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5637 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:46 AM

I feel like I'm shifting through more zero effort shit on Steam lately when making this list. More Metroidvania's this week. I recommend Slime Rancher if you want to relax while playing something as it's fairly laid back and cute. I'm also hoping that Little Dragons Cafe turns out decent. Touhou Luna Nights looks quite interesting too since the developer is fairly competent at the Metroidvania genre. Finally Lily's Night Off looked kinda interesting with its odd premise, which could prove to be enjoyable for an indie Visual Novel.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- NEKOKORO (Visual Novel)
- Prank Masters (Visual Novel / Otome)
- The Cursed Love (Visual Novel / Simulation)

Weekly Releases (August 19th - August 25th)

Dead Cells (Physical Release)
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch
- Genre: Roguelike / Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Physical release. Digitally it released a couple weeks ago.

Guacamelee! 2
- Platform(s): PS4, PC
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.
- Comments: Digital only.

Shenmue I & II
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1, PC
- Genre: Action-Adventure / Bralwer / RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Slime Rancher
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Adventure / Simulation / Sandbox
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only. Previously released on XB1 & PC.

Little Dragons Cafe
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch
- Genre: Simulation / Adventure / Rhythm
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: I hope this is good.

Pizza Titan Ultra
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: 3D Action Platformer / Parody
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Gunhouse
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Tower Defense
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on Vita & Switch.

Gunhouse (LRG Release)
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita
- Genre: Tower Defense
- Comments: Physical Limited Run Games release.

Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! (LRG Release)
- Platform(s): Vita
- Genre: Rhythm / 'Fan Service'
- Comments: Physical Limited Run Games release.

Salt and Sanctuary
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PC. Releasing on Switch at a later date. Getting an LRG physical release next month.

PlayStation 4 (500 Million Limited Edition)
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Hardware
- Comments: Limited edition console release, available at various retailers.

Hollow Knight: Godmaster (DLC)
- Platform(s): Switch, PC

- Genre: Metroidvania
- Comments: Last of the three free content packs for Hollow Knight.

Shio
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Precision Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4 & PC.

ISLAND
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Lily's Night Off
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Touhou Luna Nights
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Another indie Touhou game. Made by the devs who made Pharaoh Rebirth+ and Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue. Published by AGM PLAYISM.

Past Releases
August 12th - August 18th
August 5th - August 11th
July 29th - August 4th
July 22nd - July 28th
July 15th - July 21st



#25401 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8686 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 19 August 2018 - 01:16 PM

Amazon updated my Little Dragon's Cafe to get release date shipping even though it's still unavailable for Switch. I am hoping it's half decent because it's certainty cute enough.

 

I am on the fence about getting Shenmue this week. I mean I am not questioning that I will love the game because I will, but between Little Dragon's Cafe and Dragon Quest XI coming out soon, yeah... Although I do want to support Sega for bringing this to us. Decisions...



#25402 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1209 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:16 PM

Amazon updated my Little Dragon's Cafe to get release date shipping even though it's still unavailable for Switch. I am hoping it's half decent because it's certainty cute enough.

 

I am on the fence about getting Shenmue this week. I mean I am not questioning that I will love the game because I will, but between Little Dragon's Cafe and Dragon Quest XI coming out soon, yeah... Although I do want to support Sega for bringing this to us. Decisions...

 

Shenmue collection is just 24 bucks with GCU if you have it. Sadly Amazon took away the 20% on this title (I could have swore it had it earlier). I plan on buying it day one for the backlog. It pays for my Skies of Arcadia remaster dream.



#25403 dnl2ba   Inadvertent collector CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:47 PM

Not sure if anyone here knows, but the physical version of Voez came out today for Switch, been trying to find out if it has anything the digital version doesn't, but haven't been able to get any answers. I believe it's exactly the same, but physical is $39.99, digital $25. Don't really care about having a physical version if that's the only advantage, but I know some do.

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Voez will feature all updates added to the digital version currently available via the Nintendo eShop, including Joy-Con controls in addition to standard touch screen controls, and a total of 174 songs. -Gematsu

 

 

Edit: Oops, I see you got your answer already. Anyway, I ended up snagging it after seeing that it appears to be limited in stock.



#25404 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

JohnnySako

Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:48 PM

Shenmue collection is just 24 bucks with GCU if you have it. Sadly Amazon took away the 20% on this title (I could have swore it had it earlier). I plan on buying it day one for the backlog. It pays for my Skies of Arcadia remaster dream.

Shenmue did have the 20% off on Amazon. The discount was available when I preordered on 7/3. I also made sure to get my preorder in for Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal, just in case they drop the discount.

#25405 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4296 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:56 PM

Edit It also has a 25% off preorder for pc via fanatical.



#25406 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4760 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:35 AM

Shenmue III Announcement Coming at Tomorrow Gamescom’s Opening Ceremony

 

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Trailer Highlights Customizations

 

Dead or Alive 6’s Leifang and Hitomi Officially Revealed With Explosive Trailer and 4K Screenshots

 

Monster Hunter World Breaks 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide

 

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Gets New Gameplay Trailer Showing Barrier Battle Mode

 

My Hero One’s Justice Gets Extensive Trailer Featuring its Colorful Cast of Characters

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 ‘New Features’ trailer

 

Metal Wolf Chaos XD delayed to mid 2019

 

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 2019 Delay & Vita Cancellation Announcement

Spoiler

 

God Wars The Complete Legend coming to the Switch on September 4th

 

Spoiler
 


#25407 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1492 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Soma_Cruz

Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:54 PM

Shenmue collection is just 24 bucks with GCU if you have it. Sadly Amazon took away the 20% on this title (I could have swore it had it earlier). I plan on buying it day one for the backlog. It pays for my Skies of Arcadia remaster dream.

Almost all Sega games seem to have lost the prime discount. Valkyria Chronicles 4 and the new Sonic Racing don't have it either. Kiwami 2 is still 20% last I checked. All of NISA's games don't have discounts either, rerelease or not. Guess the Prime discount is just optional at this point.

 

edit: Was wrong about all of NISA. God Wars and Labyrinth of Refrain still have discount.



#25408 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8816 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

Yeah a lot of pre-order discounts are gone for niche titles. I recommend getting in orders for the niche games that still have them, if you want to order from Amazon of course.



#25409 NeoMonk  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:19 PM

Grandia 1 & 2 HD Remaster are coming to Switch & Steam.



#25410 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36653 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:21 PM

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