Archive | November 2012

Famitsu news, 11/27: Yakuza 5 40, new MH4 weapon


More Monster Hunter 4 details have been revealed, again! A huge trident-looking thing is seen in silhouette, with full details to come in the issue on newsstands 12/13 (or 12/11 US time counting speedy leaks).

Osawari Tantei Nameko Daihanshoku (“Touch Detective Nameko Big Breeding”) has been announced. Success’s mushroom-farming game, which would be far less eyebrow-raising than it is if only you weren’t raising mushrooms, will launch in late February on the 3DS for ¥3,900 with local and online MP.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F will include songs “Tell Your World” by livetune and “Sweet Devil” by Hachioji P. Revealed modules(?) are Linkage and Honeywhip; clothing is seen in silhouette, with hints that it’s appropriate for biking. EDIT: Expert and kinda mad sources say, “Senbonzakura”.


  • Paper Mario: 9/9/9/9
  • Yakuza 5: 10/10/10/10

(Via Taletalesource)


News roundup, 11/16

Yesterday’s odds, ends, and missed connections, and what’s coming up today.

A Yakuza 5 demo will go up on PSN on the 27th. The demo will take place in a subset of the new Nagabuchi, Fukuoka area and cover early portions of the game.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F has been dated for March 7th. The game costs ¥7,329 yen.

The new Animal Crossing has become the first 3DS million-seller.

Daisenryaku Perfect has been delayed a seventh time, this time until spring 2013.

PS3 budget rereleases of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD are planned for February 7th.

FFXIV servers to reopen for Oct/Nov players

Square-Enix has announced that the most loyal residents of Eorzea will be able to return for a short while, beginning at 5PM on the 21st. Players who logged in beginning October 1st (including those who took advantage of November’s free logins) will be able to play on worlds patched to 9/13 (1.23b) level, although any additional levels and loot will not carry over to their Realm Reborn incarnations.

Famitsu news, 11/20


Sega has officially announced 7th Dragon 2020-Ⅱ. Apart from following Square-Enix down the rabbit hole of sequels with -two- numbers, the PSP dungeon RPG, which will launch in Spring 2013 for ¥6,279, will include the new job “Idol” and feature a cast of 40 actors. The plot will be set in the year 2021, a year after the previous title.

This week’s Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus article introduces the Hanzo Academy girls; the former Hebionna five are also visible on the cover illustration.


  • 2nd Super Robot Wars OG: 9/8/9/9
  • Atelier Totori Plus: 8/8/8/7
  • Darksiders 2 (PS3): 9/8/9/9
  • Darksiders 2 (X360): 9/8/9/9
  • Koi wa Koskou ni Shibararenai! (“School rules can’t hold back love!”): 7/7/7/6
  • Love☆Tra Mint: 7/7/6/8
  • Masked Rider Super Climax Heroes (PSP): 8/7/7/7
  • Masked Rider Super Climax Heroes (Wii): 7/7/8/8
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3): 8/9/8/8
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360): 8/9/8/8
  • Missing Parts: 6/7/6/6
  • Naruto Powerful Shippuden: 8/8/7/8
  • Prof. Layton vs. Ace Attorney: 9/9/9/8
  • Saint Seiya Omega: 6/7/6/6
  • Sports Championship 2: 7/6/5/6
  • Taiko Drum Master Wii: 8/8/8/8
  • Unchain Blades Exxiv: 8/7/7/7

(Via Taletalesource)

Sega announces Virtual On Marz for PS2 Archives

Sega’s Virtual On blog has announced a PS2 Archives release of Virtual On Marz. It will support the Twin Stick 3 from Hori, which is also getting another production run with orders opening on the 22nd. The release is scheduled for a Spring 2013, to allow time to implement previously-lacking peripheral support for PS2 Archives.

Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission dated/priced

Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission, a 3DS adaption of the card game first teased in August, will release 2/28 for ¥5,800. The game will include complete card lists from sest 1 through GM4, a mission-based mode, and a new opening animation; early buyers will get special cards for the physical game.

Bravely Defauly to get “future developments” livestream 11/27

Dengeki will be sponsoring a Bravely Default livestream at 9 PM on November 27th. The Niconico stream, with guests including producer Tomoya Asano and actress Mai Aizawa, will include both fan surveys and announcements of “future franchise developments”.

Update: There is also a survey contest, limited to Japan residents, with the following questions: “What new jobs would you like to see in a BD sequel, and why?”, “what plot points would you like to see expanded on in a sequel or spinoff”, and “what BD merchandise would you like to see?”