It's 2015 And There's A New PSP Game Coming Out Next Week

Who says the PSP is dead? Oh, everyone? Including Sony? Right, right, because the PSP is dead and has been for like five years now. BUT HEY, that won't stop the folks at publisher XSEED Games from releasing a new PSP game next week anyway. » 1/08/15 2:33pm 1/08/15 2:33pm

The Saturday Evening Stream: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (All Done)

Steve Bowling, writer of our TAY community's review, was embarrassed to play ninja girl brawler and outrageous breast simulation Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus for the Vita. Imagine how I feel streaming it live. Update: stream complete and archived for your viewing pleasure. » 10/25/14 10:05pm 10/25/14 10:05pm

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is Worth Your Time

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is a Japanese role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom for the PlayStation Portable. Published by XSEED in North America on April 6, 2011, the game follows Estelle and Joshua Bright on their journey across Liberl to find their missing father and become full-fledged members of… » 5/09/14 3:03pm 5/09/14 3:03pm

The Vita Gets A Slick New JRPG Today

The PlayStation Vita needs more games like Ys: Memories of Celceta, a Falcom-developed action-RPG that comes out today for Sony's portable system. » 11/26/13 10:20am 11/26/13 10:20am

Getting JRPGs Out In English Is Harder Than You Think

Maybe one day, when the rapture comes, every single Japanese game will be instantly translated and localized for English-speaking audiences, and then they will be transmitted into our brains so we can experience them without moving from our fluffy heaven cloud-couches. » 10/04/13 3:00pm 10/04/13 3:00pm

Don't Forget, There's A New Rune Factory Out Today

Did you forget that Rune Factory 4 is out today? I feel like you forgot. Don't stress out too much, though: that's what Kotaku is here for. » 10/01/13 7:30pm 10/01/13 7:30pm

Oh My God, XSEED Is Teasing Trails in the Sky Chapter Two

Holy crap. HOLY CRAP. After leaving us with one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, XSEED may be finally announcing that the sequel is coming to U.S. shores. » 9/05/13 8:30pm 9/05/13 8:30pm

A cloth map, a guide book, a compass and three CDs — yum. Celebrating more than 25 years of mispronunciation, XSEED is bringing a special collector's edition of Ys: Memories of Celceta to the PlayStation Vita this holiday season. It'll be $59.99, and I bet it will smell amazing. » 8/26/13 7:00pm 8/26/13 7:00pm

Oh Good, The 3DS Ninja Breast Physics Sim Is Coming To North America

The original Senran Kagura was created because designer Kenichiro Takaki thought it would be a good idea to use the 3DS to look at breasts in 3D. Thrilled with the results, he made a sequel, and now that sequel is coming to North America this fall. Oh boy. » 8/06/13 2:30pm 8/06/13 2:30pm

Killer Is Dead Seems Killer So Far

Killer Is Dead is the next game from Goichi "Suda51" Suda, the Japanese designer best known for stylish action games like No More Heroes and Killer7. It'll be published by XSEED in North America, and it's out on August 27 for PS3 and 360. » 7/04/13 12:00pm 7/04/13 12:00pm

See If This Is Enough To Convince You To Care About Rune Factory 4

While wandering around the E3 show floor today, I ran into XSEED's Jessica Chavez, who you might remember from an informative Kotaku Q&A about how Japanese video games are localized for Western shores. » 6/13/13 12:30am 6/13/13 12:30am

Pandora's Tower Will Be Out This April. Here's The First U.S. Trailer.

Wii action-RPG Pandora's Tower will be out in North America this April, publisher Xseed said today. You can check out the first U.S. trailer above. » 3/11/13 3:00pm 3/11/13 3:00pm

Five More Japanese Games Are Coming To America, Thanks To Xseed

In a monster press release this morning, publisher Xseed Games announced that it's bringing five new Japanese games to the U.S. this year: Killer Is Dead (pictured above), Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles (for Steam). » 1/31/13 7:40am 1/31/13 7:40am

Pandora's Tower, The Third Operation Rainfall Game, Is Coming To America

Wow! Pandora's Tower is coming to the U.S. this spring, courtesy Xseed Games, the small publisher that brings all sorts of niche Japanese games to North America. » 1/16/13 11:51am 1/16/13 11:51am

Corpse Party's Sequel Hits PSN Next Week

The sequel to horrifying-slash-hilarious visual novel Corpse Party will be out on PSP—yes, PSP!—next week, publisher Xseed says. January 15, $19.99, PlayStation Network. » 1/08/13 2:30pm 1/08/13 2:30pm

The Game Savers: How A Tiny Company Gives Neglected Japanese Games New…

Every Friday afternoon, the staff of Xseed Games have a meeting. They sit in a conference room, break out the booze, and talk about video games. They talk about what games might be fun to make, what games might be fun to play, and what sort of strange Japanese titles they should work on next. » 12/28/12 12:00pm 12/28/12 12:00pm

The Last Story Sold Super Well, And Now It's Only $30

Remember how Nintendo wasn't going to release The Last Story in the United States, even though it's an awesome role-playing game and the Wii was barren for two whole years? Remember how XSEED came in and scored a publishing deal just by asking for the game late last year? » 11/20/12 1:30pm 11/20/12 1:30pm

If You've Got A Vita, Here's A Strange New Game To Check Out

Yesterday XSEED Games released Orgarhythm, a hybrid real-time-strategy rhythm game that looks more than a little strange. If you've got a Vita, you can buy it on the PlayStation Network for 30 bucks. » 10/24/12 10:00am 10/24/12 10:00am