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

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

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

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

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

Two Weird New Games Are Coming To Vita Very Soon

Believe it or not, the PlayStation Vita has been quietly picking up steam this fall. Two new Vita games from Japan with weird premises and even weirder titles—Dokuro and Orgarhythm—are coming to the U.S. within the next couple of weeks. » 10/08/12 6:30pm 10/08/12 6:30pm

It's Time For Japanese Developers To Stop Hoarding Their RPGs

When I think about all the role-playing games released in Japan that never make their way to U.S. shores, I like to picture a snarling dragon sitting atop a pile of game cartridges, spitting fire at anyone who comes within breathing distance. » 10/05/12 3:00pm 10/05/12 3:00pm