Take a dash of Suikoden’s world-building, add some Grandia-style combat, stir it all in with the setting and social links of Persona, and bam, you’ve got Trails of Cold Steel, which comes out for PS3 and Vita today.
They don’t always need to be thoughtful big-budget blockbusters. As Sandlot’s Earth Defense Force series has proven multiple times over the past decade, sometimes all we need is some mindless fun, and a heaping helping just landed on the PlayStation 4.
The role-playing game Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be out on December 22, publisher XSEED just announced. This one’s set in the same world as Trails in the Sky, but takes place in a different country with a new cast of characters. It’ll be on both PS3 and Vita.
There have been many JRPGs released over the past five years, and many of them are great. Only one can be safely labeled the best.
One day in March of last year, video game writer Andrew Dice wrote out a check for all of his company’s money. He stuck it in the doorframe at his business partner’s apartment in Portland, Oregon, then went back to his own place. (They live in the same complex.) He closed all the windows. Then, as he tells it, he laid…
There’s a new PSP game out today. To some people that might come as strange news, but to a certain circle, today has been eagerly anticipated for over four years: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (SC) is finally out.
Yesterday, the publisher XSEED tweeted a picture of pigs flying. Today it’s clear why: Trails in the Sky SC is actually coming out. NEXT WEEK. On October 29.
Want to know why Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC still isn’t out yet? Check out this blog post by XSEED for a look at even more of the trials and tribulations that have faced the much-anticipated RPG—including but not limited to purple butt blasts. The good news: they’re still hoping to release SC by the end of…
The latest installment of the Onechanbara series arrives in North America today, giving U.S. PlayStation 4 owners all the blood-splattered monster-slaying bikini action they can handle. Granted they might not be able to handle much.
One of my favorite PlayStation 2-era action role-roleplaying games is now available on Steam. How much Ys nostalgia can I cram into five minutes?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.