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Remember11 Translation Patch + Umineko EP8 News

October 12, 2010

No picture because too lazy to find a good picture of Remember11. And I haven’t read it yet so picture hunting might lead to spoilers or something.

Remember11 is an entry in the Infinity series, which includes other VN titles such as Ever17, Never7, and 12Riven and is produced by KID. Weird titles I know. None of the other titles have been translated other than Ever17, which received an official translation by Hirameki studios, which I now believe is defunct. Ever17 was a wonderful visual novel which gave me one of the hugest mindscrews I have ever received from any medium of entertainment, and that’s with me figuring out a good chunk of the plot before the ending. I’m hoping that Remember11 will give me a similar experience, although I hear that Remember11 has a crap ending while everything else is amazing. We’ll see.

Translation patch can be found on TLWiki.

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(PS3) Disgaea 4 Trailer

September 20, 2010

WHAT IS THIS A NON-RIDICULOUS DISGAEA SONG FOR THE TRAILER WHAAAAA–

Anyways, the sprites are greatly improved and the Prinny hat girl is olev. Release date is supposedly Summer 2011 for the US.

AND I’LL GET TO A MUSIC POST EVENTUALLY I PROMISE. ;_;

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Umineko no Naku Koro ni -The Ronde of the Witch and Reasoning- TGS Footage

September 18, 2010

Those effects. Those lip movements. THAT BURNED UP KINZO.

BY GOD I WANT TO IMPORT THIS SO BADLY EVEN THOUGH I DON’T KNOW JAPANESE.

Also, I know I’ve been slow on music reviews (for the few of you that actually come to read them), but life has been extremely busy lately. Blame school. Anyways, I’ll try to get to some Shoujo Byou if I ever get the chance.

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Umineko Alchemist Port Scheduled for December 16

September 14, 2010

CGs are always nice.

So it turns out that Alchemist isn’t making an H-game for Umineko. Shame, I’d love to see Erika…nevermind. Anyways, the port is scheduled for release December 16, 2010 for the Playstation 3, and it looks like EP1-4 will be ported. Yep. But PS3 makes it harder to backport things to patch the PC version ;_;.

About the sprites themselves, they’re very shiny and better drawn than lolRyukishi art, but the facial expressions aren’t as good as Ryukishi’s in my opinion.

MORE INFORMATION EDIT:

Alchemist showing off the new OP (which is pretty damn sexy imo even though it’s not Shikata) and talking about it or something.

The game is called: Umineko no Naku Koro ni -The Ronde of the Witch and Reasoning-

All BGM will be left intact with 1980×1080 native resolution.

And apparently those Alchemist portraits are actually for an unrelated erogame called Gal Gun where you shoot girls with something and they make erotic noises or something.  Oh wow my hentai joke was right on the mark. …does it have Erika?

Anyways, hit the jump for more screens.

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DJ Max Portable 3 – Release Date + Gameplay Videos

September 12, 2010

Dem graphics. As far as the music really goes, nothing really stands out for me, and I’m hoping that there’s some more new songs other than those. Something from zts maybe? But aside from the songs, DEM GRAPHICS.

And lol gay bar.

Release date will be October 14th, with the PSN release on the 19th. There’s also a Limited Edition that’s coming out, but that kind of thing is too pricey for me. Hit the jump for more info and the gameplay videos. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Alchemist’s Umineko Character Hentai Project

September 8, 2010

See for yourself.

Apparently instead of a portrait Alchemist put up reactions from people who were allowed to peak at their new project before they revealed it at Tokyo Game Show or something. From my limited understanding of Japanese, I’m going to infer that the censored words are them talking about p*****s, p*********n, and v*****s. Or maybe they’re just censoring names and stuff to not give away exactly what their project is. But c’mon, it’s obviously an H-game, so they’re obviously going to turn Umineko into a dating-sim. There’s certainly enough girls to make routes for anyways. And Battler’s the perfect protagonist for an H-game. Ihihihi.

HAREM ENDING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Alchemist’s Umineko Character Redesign 2

September 1, 2010

This brings a whole new meaning to “<All Siestas!, code red>! <Rock ‘n’ Roll>!!” I guess Alchemist wanted to make the Siestas into actual rockers and rollers. I have no idea why, but that’s the way they want to do things.

In terms of the character redesign, the new Siesta isn’t that drastic of a change from the original design like Ange, Jessica, Bernkastel(?), and Lambdadelta(?) was. The only real gripe I have with the new design is that Siesta 45 (that is 45, right >__>) looks a bit too manly there, even with the pink heart-shaped guitar. I know that the Siestas are the Royal Snipers for Heaven or something like that and that kind of position means that you’d have to look somewhat threatening, but I think Alchemist missed the part where they were bunny girls. Unless Siesta 45’s a trap, which wouldn’t really be too surprising in light of EP7 spoilers.

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Alchemist’s Umineko Character Redesign

August 25, 2010

I…wait, what?

It appears that Alchemist will be redesigning the characters for their probable Umineko port, although these redesigns are pretty drastic. I presume that the two above are Ange and Jessica, due to their outfits and hair colors. Although for some reason Jessica has the twintails and Ange has the ponytail, instead of the other way around. I’m going out on a limb here and saying that the two from the last portrait are supposed to be Bernkastel and Lambdadelta, exactly how they resemble them, I have no idea.

Anyways, their new designs will take some getting used to, and I don’t even know if these designs will be reflected in the character sprites too, since portrait art and sprite art are vastly different in the original. Unless these portraits are CGs and all of Alchemist’s sprites will use this style, but that would be kind of creepy…

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(PS3/X360/PC) Portal 2 Release Date + New Footage

August 21, 2010

At Gamescom 2010 Valve has announced that the release date for Portal 2 will be February 9, 2011. When it was pushed back into 2011 a couple months ago I think we all feared we would have to wait quite awhile to get our hands on it, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Along with the release date, they also discussed the new voice actor, Stephen Merchant, who will be voicing Wheately, the British robot featured in the gameplay videos from E3. Stephen Merchant is popular for being a writer and actor on the UK version of The Office. News comes via Gamepro.

I’m quite excited for this. Although I’m not really sure if I’ll have enough funds to get both this and Ar Tonelico Qoga.

Multiplayer trailer courtesy of GameTrailers

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(PS3/X360) Catherine PV features Studio 4°C

August 19, 2010

Yep. The promotional video for Atlus’s first foray into HD gaming, Catherine, has been released earlier today. Frankly, I wasn’t really that excited until this PV came along. Bach + Meguro + Studio 4°C = Instant win for me. God that rap track is so cool. I’m quite excited for this now and can’t wait for the eventual North American release (you all know there’ll be one). Especially since Studio 4°C is involved. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Studio 4°C, hit the jump to sample some of their works. Read the rest of this entry ?