During its panel held at Anime Expo, upstart licensing company Sekai Project has announced its latest visual novel localization projects in Grisaia no Kajitsu from Front Wing and planetarian from Visual Art's. Hit the jump for all of the details.
In a short message to fans of the 2013 film Pacific Rim, director Gullermo Del Toro has confirmed that a sequel to the film is in the works with key writing staff from the first film along with more tie-ins. Hit the jump for the video.
Following this morning's announcement by Netflix regarding the premiere of the Knights of Sidonia anime adaptation as an exclusive to the service that starts next week, the end of the last episode of the first season has confirmed that a second season of the series will be made with a preview event confirmed for November 23rd. Hit the jump for the confirmation.
Ever wanted to wake up to the voice of your favorite swimmer from smash hit Free! every morning before going to work or school? A line of new alarm clocks by Movic will make sure that fans can choose to wake up to their favorite character, with each clock featuring a voice sample for each character. Hit the jump for the details.
Following the initial reveal of the Codename S.T.E.A.M tactical/strategy RPG last week, Nintendo has released the video clip revealing the initial gameplay and concept of the game. Hit the jump for the footage.
Lost in the din of E3, a new startup looks to take the Steam Machine console and wants to steer it in a more portable direction with what it calls the "Steamboy" in an obvious allusion to the Nintendo Game Boy. Hit the jump for the details revealed so far.
Nintendo finally announced its latest IP for the Nintendo 3DS in Codename: S.T.E.A.M a new tactical strategy RPG with third-person shooter elements being helmed by Hitoshi Yamagami, best known for his work on the Pokemon series and Fire Emblem. Hit the jump for the details revealed so far.
The Sunrise-produced Buddy Complex TV anime ended on a bit of a cliffhanger this past March along with a teaser that it would be continued. Rather than leave the series as is, the official site has announced that the anime will continue in a two-part special set to air this Fall, Hit the jump for the details.
Custom guitar collaborations are nothing new, usually being done as non-commercial one-offs or limited collectors editions to celebrate significant milestones or anniversaries. This latest custom guitar created by ESP Guitars Japan in collaboration with Capcom looks to redefine what a custom guitar can look like while still retaining basic functionality in the Rathalos Firesword. Hit the jump for a good look at the unique guitar.
Nvidia's Shield Android-powered portable gaming console has been serving a dual purpose for the graphics chipset developer in the past year, serving as a showcase for Nvidia's push into mobile devices as a chipmaker while also serving as an example of how powerful Android as a gaming platform can be. Now, the company hopes to draw more people to the console with exclusive versions of Portal and Half-Life 2. Hit the jump for more details.
If you remember all the way back to last November, I started to cover the beginnings of an official translation and release for a little-known free visual novel in Narcissu 1st+2nd, covering the beginning of the Steam Greenlight campaign and then covering the successful completion of the campaign. Now the group behind it has released the game through Steam's Early Access program. Hit the jump for the details.
One last show announcement from Crunchyroll for Spring 2014 to wrap things up for today, as the service adds The World is Still Beautiful to its Spring simulcast lineup. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Crunchyroll keeps the Spring season acquisition train going with the latest acquisition in La corda d’oro -Blue Sky-. Hit the jump for all of the details!
More Spring excitement from Crunchyroll continues as we've added even more Spring shows in the long-awaited Mushi-shi (Sequel Series) and selector infected WIXOSS. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Following a pilot program last year, Walmart has decided to horn in on GameStop's used game racket by jumping in with its own trade-in program in 3100 stores and hopes to leverage store credit for games as an advantage. Hit the jump for the details.