Koei Tecmo has teamed up with one of my favorite Japanese RPG developers to create a set of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round costumes based on the delightful costume designs from the Atelier series and other Gust games. I’d almost pay $32 for them. Almost.
Welcome to a land without night.
Today Tecmo Koei announced that Gust's Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, a prequel to the amazing Ar Tonelico series, is coming to North American PlayStation 3 consoles on September 23. Games like this are the reason my PS3 is the only console hooked up right now.
Introduced in 2005 as a Mac game development tool, Unity has grown into a multi-platform monster, used to make games for everything from Facebook to consoles — but none of that really mattered, until it got an official anime mascot. Meet Unity-Chan.
Even when the music is melancholy and the game's name is as silly as Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, there's just something about the opening cinematics for new games in Gust's alchemy-based role-playing game series that makes my dimples pop.
Over time, characters evolve. They change! But the way the characters in PS3 game Atelier Rorona have changed is something to behold.
Fans of Japanese developer Gust's long-lived series of alchemy-based Atelier role-playing games are a little miffed with Tecmo Koei. First the latest PlayStation 3 installment of the game — Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk — hit store shelves earlier this month to very little fanfare. Then the PlayStation Vita…
Aw look, I've upset pretty pink-haired princess Meruru by being slightly deceptive in the headline. Don't worry, Meruru, I'm sure you have your distinctive elements, probably!
The Ar Tonelico series features a mechanic in which the main character dives into the psyche of his female companions, unlocking powers by travelling deeper into their subconscious. Developer Gust takes advantage of this feature to make incredibly dirty puns.
Last night I picked up a copy of Gust's newly-released Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel for the PlayStation 3, slipped it into my console, and watched the introductory movie five times in a row.
Ar Tonelico III was rated teen in Japan. The ESRB isn't being as kind, slapping on a mature rating on the PlayStation 3 RPG for, among other things, a male character reaching inside a female character's body while she moans.
PlayStation 3 owners with a deep, deep appreciation for the art of the Japanese role-playing game will be delighted to learn that NIS America will bring Trinity Universe to North America and Europe this summer.
Cross Edge is the ultimate fan service game where characters from Capcom, Gust, Namco Bandai, Idea Factory and Nippon Ichi all collide in an epic turn-based role-playing game.
PS3 role-playing-game Cross Edge features characters from game players Capcom, Gust, Idea Factory, Namco Bandai and Ippon Ichi in turned-based battles and cosplaying.