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News of the Month – July 2018

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It’s that time of the day again; our monthly RPG and VN news. I hope you’re not fed up with our monthly news like this–July’s news is not as many as the previous months, anyway. But that doesn’t mean you can skip this part as important news like Digimon‘s new game is announced on July. Alright, what are you waiting for? Scroll down and read!


Special Highlight

Digimon Survive

DIgimon Survive Announced for Switch and PS4 as Survival Strategy RPG!

Bandai Namco has revealed Digimon Survive as the latest release for Digimon franchise for next year release! It’s still will be a Japan only release for PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC. A gameplay video is also revealed during the game’s previous livestream. In addition, it will release globally next year. The game already has teaser trailer for JapanAmericaEurope, even Asia!

New Games

  • Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

Celebrating Agate‘s 9th anniversary, this Indonesian-based developer gave a clue to their upcoming Valthirian Arc series, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story. The success of the game’s Kickstarter funding enable them to release the game on PC, PS4, and Switch. It will release on the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Nekopara Vol. 1

Visual Novel Nekopara Vol. 1 will Launch Today; Trailer Revealed!

Korean publisher CFK brought us Nekopara vol. 1 for Japan and western release! The game is already available since July 4 for PS4 and Switch. Don’t worry, it has subtitles in three languages! We also have the story summary here!

  • Atelier Series

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Koei Tecmo with the developer Gust announced the game of Atelier series. The three games entitled: Atelier Rorona DX, Atelier Totori DX, and Atelier Meruru DX for PS4 and Switch. These three games full title are these: Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DXAtelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX. They will be sold for 4,800 Yen each and will release on September 20 2018. If you want to buy the bundle containing three bundles immediately, the game released it for 10,800 yen. You can pre-order it on July 11th in Japan.

  • God Wars 2

God Wars 2

Kadokawa Games announced God Wars 2, a sequel for God Wars: Future Past. The game’s director stated that, while God Wars 1 used the “country structure” of Japanese mythology as the base, God Wars 2 will use the “kingdom inheritance” side of Japanese mythology as its base. Two major characters are already introduced!

  • Idola: Phantasy Star Saga

Idola: Phantasy Star Saga

SEGA revealed Idola: Phantasy Star Saga for smartphone! The game was announced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Phantasy Star franchise. A pre-registration is already opened. Trailer, screenshots, and story overview can be seen here!

  • NG

Experience releases NG, a horror visual novel game for PS Vita. The game will be available on September 13 in Japan. No Western release is announced yet, but maybe, like Death Mark, it will get a western release after some time with different console.

  • Arc the Lad R

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ForwardWorks as a branch of Sony Interactive Entertainment announced officially the development for their project which will bring the classical RPG entitled Arc The Lad R for SmartphonesPre-registrations are available in Japan only to get the four-star character Tosh for free if 200,000 people registered. Still in doubt whether to play it or not? We have the teaser trailer and story trailer for you!

Release Date Revealed

  • Monster Hunter: World

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The infamous Monster Hunter: World is getting another port! This time for PC, and would you look at that? The game will be available soon! Prepare for this month release, August 9th!!

  • 428: Shibuya Scramble

428: Shibuya Scramble

The previously delayed 428: Shibuya Scramble which has a cute mascot of a cat costume is finally gets a new release date! The western release will be available next month, on September 6th.

  • Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu

After being announced on E3 2017 as a new horror game, Call of Cthulhu will be joining the others with similar name—yet different story and gameplay—this year, on October 30th.

  • Mary Skelter: Nightmares

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Have you wait long enough for Mary Skelter: Nightmares PC and still waiting? Well, guess what? The game is already available last month on July 19th! Go grab it now and hope the discount is still there!!

Re-port / Remastered

  • RPG Maker MV

RPG Maker MV

Do you like playing RPG? Want to make one for yourself whether it will be a buy-to-play or free? I guess you might already know about the program RPG Maker, but did you know the one called RPG Maker MV is being re-port for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch? Now you know. Apparently you can get that program sometime in 2019 for those consoles.

  • Arc the Lad


Originally available for PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Arc the Lad is said being developed again for Smartphone release!

Release Date Delayed

  • Code Vein

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After a long but not-so-long time waiting for a release date, and even though they really gave it, the game is still gets delayed. But, it’s for a good cause, tho! Code Vein is being improved again by the dev team for a better experience and all, so fans can have the best time playing it.



Compile Heart Reveals Death End re;Quest BTS and Gameplay Footage With A Little Tidbits

The game published by Compile Heart entitled Death End Re;Quest will be localized and coming to the west, playable on PlayStation 4! Read the full story here.


Horror Visual Novel Death Mark Western Localization Announced!

Are you a fan of horror-themed game? If you like it, be glad that the game published by Aksys Game entitled Death Mark will be getting its western localization! You can play it on PlayStation 4, Vita and Nintendo Switch, by the way. Read the details here.


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NIS America decided to localize their game entitled The Caligula Effect: Overdose for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch as well as PC! This game will be coming to you, western audience, and you can read the info here.

  • YU-NO

Visual Novel YU-NO Western Localization Announced!

If you want to play a fantasy visual novel with cuties in it, Spike Chunsoft‘s game entitled Yu-No will be localized to English. The game will be playable on PlayStation 4 and Vita, and you can read the details here.


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The wonderland-themed game published by Koei Tecmo entitled Nelke & Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will greet you, western audience, with their spells and charms! The game will be on PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with localized language, and you can read the details here.


Your Four Princess Knight Training Stories Western Localization Announced as The Princess Guide

NIS America decided to localize their project entitled Your Four Princess Knight Training Stories for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Read the details by clicking this link.




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Square Enix unique game entitled The World Ends With You – Final Remix will have some new badges and screenshots for Nintendo Switch! The details for its new features can be found here.


Octopath Traveler is Available Now; Launch Trailer Revealed!

Another game developed by Square Enix entitled Octopath Traveler also is available now on Nintendo Switch! For the details of its price and other info, you can read it here.


Rinoa from Final Fantasy VIII Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT as DLC!

Its amazing that Square Enix also updated the game entitled Dissidia Final Fantasy which will reveal new playable characters! You can play this game on PlayStation 4 and read the details here.


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You want to know more about this game, Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World? If you want to, Gust updated the game’s story that will be playable on PC, PlayStation 4 and Vita as well as Nintendo Switch by clicking this link.


Bandai Namco Shows God Eater 3 Characters in Action!

Bandai Namco gave us its surprising decision for their game entitled God Eater Online. What is it? You will found about it here. Don’t be surprised, okay~


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Atlus announced their project’s availability for their project entitled Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 as well as launching a new trailer. The game will be playable for Android and iOS and you can check the news here.

RPG/VN Cross-Media Update


  • Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney Anime

Have you watched Ace Attorney’s anime season 1? Pretty good, no? Especially the last case with Shelly de Killer—whoops! A little spoiler for those who haven’t watch it. But anyway, did you carve for more? Don’t worry, guys! We will get more “OBJECTION!!” from Phoenix Wright! Ace Attorney’s anime season 2 will premiere this October! Don’t miss it.

The news is not too many, but it’s as important, right? Caligula Overdose western release and Ace Attorney anime’s season 2 are one of the important ones as well as my favorites from July’s news. Which are yours? Give your opinion below!

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