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[PS Vita] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment NA localisation confirmed!

Sword Art Online (SAO) is a Japanese anime that aired in Japan between July and December 2012. The story follows Kirito, a gamer who gets stuck along with 10.000 players in a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG). If you are into Japanese anime and haven’t watched SAO yet, you’re really missing out! An English-language version aired on Toonami during last July, and that is a great option for anime fans.

EDIT 2014-04-25: This information has finally been officially confirmed!

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Remember back at the beginning of January when I wrote about the Japanese only PS Vita game Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment ?

Well, apparently, after Tales of Hearts R announcement, Namco Bandai Games also revealed that this game would reach our North American Vitas (as a digital download)!

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[Vita JRPG Preview] Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Demo Impressions

Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak, the solution is clear: combine your Star power to make magical Star Children to boost up your forces in battle!

Earlier this week, Atlus USA released the demo of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. I downloaded it as soon as it was available, and now I’ll let you know what I thought about it.

The first Conception game was released on the PSP and didn’t get released outside of Japan, so I didn’t really know what to expect from this game, except that it was already announced that Conception looked a lot like the Persona series.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo Impressions

I had the chance to download and play the (short) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII demo that was released on PSN yesterday. Here are my impressions on the demo of the game that will end the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

One of the first thing that I noticed is that the game name is not Final Fantasy XIII-3, which would have been expected to follow the previous games name structure. The game is called Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the main heroine of the FFXIII trilogy, and lets you know that she will be the only playable character.

The demo shows a segment that seemed relatively advanced in the story, even for me who has completed both FFXIII and FFXIII-2, so I did find that the story was a little confusing: Snow (Lightning’s long friend) is now an enemy and the demo’s opening cutscene starts with those two having a fight to the death.

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[Japanese PS Vita game] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment announced

Sword Art Online (SAO) is a Japanese anime that aired in Japan between July and December 2012. The story follows Kirito, a gamer who gets stuck along with 10.000 players in a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG). If you are into Japanese anime and haven’t watched SAO yet, you’re really missing out! An English-language version aired on Toonami during last July, and that is a great option for anime fans.

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