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  • MangaGamer reveals new hardcopy titles

    December 7th, 2011, by zalas in Release, Translation

    MangaGamer has now announced the first three releases under their hardcopy collaboration with J-List. Go Go Nippon!, their all-ages game that introduces the reader to living in Japan, will be available for 15 USD MSRP. For their adult segment, MangaGamer and J-List are releasing Edelweiss and its fan disc, Eiden Fantasia as a bundle for the list price of 40 USD. Lastly, the recently released maid-centric title, We Love Master, will also be receiving a hardcopy edition, for the list price of 35 USD. All titles will be DRM-free, as have been their previous hardcopy titles, and are basic releases with no extras. The announcement post also contains detailed images of the packaging. Go Go Nippon and the Edelweiss bundle are expected to finish printing on December 20, and MangaGamer hopes to push through last minute fixes for We Love Master to have it out by New Years. The J-List website is now accepting preorders of the newly announced titles.

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  • JAST USA quests for larger audience with Aselia

    November 15th, 2011, by zalas in Release, Translation

    A few days ago, JAST USA released the all-ages (15+) version of XUSE’s Aselia the Eternal, including a DRM-free download version as well. This is the first time the company has released a game without adult content, and JAST USA have suggested that other all-ages titles may be licensed in the future if Aselia performs well commercially. Upon our asking, JAST USA stated that “it’s selling quite well so far.”
    When asked what the game’s target audience is, the company said they “are going to do [their] best to market it anywhere [they] can”, and are hoping that retailers who normally refuse to stock adult games will pick up interest in this title. Interestingly, they also noted that they have submitted Aselia to online game marketplace Steam, although it is currently uncertain whether the game will be accepted.

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  • Full fan translation released for Love Plus

    November 6th, 2011, by dan88 in Translation

    A fan translation group has released a full translation patch for Konami’s Love Plus for the Nintendo DS. A translation project was started on TLWiki within weeks of the game’s original release in 2009, which got close to 25% of the script translated before stalling for an extended period of time. At the beginning of this year a new group picked up the project from TLWiki, moving the project to a new website and releasing numerous partial patches over the past several months as they progressed through the translation of the remaining text. The final read me lists an impressively large staff consisting of 28 translators, 5 hackers, 15 editors and 4 translation checkers, all of whom who worked on the project at some point during the last couple years.

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  • A Release of A Scar of the Doll

    October 31st, 2011, by shinji in Interviews, News, Press Release, Release, Translation

    Child-Dream, a Japanese adventure game and RPG company, released an English version of their A Scar of the Doll iPhone/iPod game. This is Child-Dream’s first foray into the English visual novel market. We did a brief email interview their scenario writer Hidehisa Miyashita, who also wrote the scenario for the PlayStation 3 game Folklore. The game can be downloaded from the iTunes AppStore for an introductory price of $0.99.

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  • Go Go Nippon going nicely

    October 8th, 2011, by zalas in Release, Translation

    MangaGamer released their virtual homestay game, Go Go Nippon slightly over a week ago and has garnered a decent amount of sales. According to MangaGamer, sales of Go Go Nippon during the first week beat out Kara no Shoujo and We Love Master in their first week sales. However, sales numbers for the first week were still less than first day sales of Koihime Musou. The rate at which Go Go Nippon has been selling has MangaGamer commenting that “[they'd] love to see the game expanded through DLC, so [they] hope it continues to sell well.”

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