Friday, 27 May 2016

Random game music of the day: BB Queens singing the Afterburner song

I stumbled upon this earlier:


It's B.B. Queens singing the theme to the 1980s Sega game Afterburner. It has lyrics?!

B.B. Queens are perhaps best known for singing the ridiculously catchy Chibi Mariko-chan anime song "Odoru Ponpokorin", so this is different... :)


Japanese video game English localisation news - 80

Featuring:

  • Muv-Luv (PC)
  • Biblinthus (PC)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Corona Blossom (PC: crowdfunding)
  • Sharin no Kuni (PC: crowdfunding)
  • Yomawari: Night Alone (PS Vita, PC)
  • Kindred Spirits On The Roof Drama CD #2 (video file, PC via Steam)

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 79

Featuring:

  • Ne no Kami - The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto (PC: crowdfunding)
Also, the VisualArts / Key visual novel "Harmonia" has been delayed.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 78

Featuring:


  • Steins;Gate 0 (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Ke-Tsu-No-Ana (PC)
  • I Am Setsuna (PS4, PC)
  • Trouble Witches Origin (PC)
  • War of the Human Tanks - Limited Operations

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 77

It's entirely a Steam round-up today.

Featuring:

  • Higurashi When They Cry - Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi (PC)
  • Umineko When They Cry (Question Arc) (PC)
  • Cherry Tree High Girls' Fight (PC)
  • SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS (PC)

Rare track "Xanadu" by Anthem is now available to buy on Amazon Music

This is really something special if you're a fan of the old Japanese metal band ANTHEM like I am.

It's a promotional song that they made for the Falcom video game Xanadu back in 1986.

I've been looking for this track for years, thinking it was only ever going to be available on rare import 1980s vinyl, and I thought I'd never be able to buy a copy.

But here we are:



I just "bought" this track for myself with the free MP3 store credit Amazon give you when you buy something on Amazon Prime and tell them not to hurry about it. :)

The sound quality is as good as you'd expect from any of their CD releases of their 1980s albums. Absolutely 100% crystal clear!

I tried looking further, and... alas, still no sign of Xanadu Act 2! And if only they had the Falcom Special Box '90 up there for Holy Fighter and Protecters.

But still, wow! Getting a copy of this track, especially for free in a promotion... it's like receiving a surprise gold bar!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 76

Featuring:


  • htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PC)
  • Assault Suit Leynos (PS4, PC)
  • "Love, Guitar, and Nashville Skyline" (PC)
  • Conveni Dream (3DS)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
  • King of Fighters XIV (PS4)
  • Romancing SaGa 2 (mobile)
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Information sources for Japanese gaming news

I thought I'd post a list of sources for the English-language Japanese game news I've been posting.

I guess it's quite European-centric, but then... I'm in Europe! The internet pushes me in a direction...


Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 75

Featuring:


  • Wild Arms 3 (PS4)
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4)
  • Shall We Date? Eternal Vows (mobile)
  • Yomawari: Night Alone (PC)
  • Phantom Brave (PC)
  • Attack On Titan Wings of Freedom (A.O.T.) (PS3, PS Vita, PS4)
  • The Orchard of Stray Sheep (PC - Steam Greenlight)

Monday, 16 May 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 74

Featuring:

  • Final Fantasy X / X2 HD (PC)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS)
  • Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers (PS4)
  • Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Dead Or Alive Extreme 3 Free-To-Play-Edition (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android)