@RangerFirePower Fire Emblem's going to be amazing as I've only heard great things from Japanese publications about it, and I also can't wait to play as Lyndis again ~
2012 was a year of many memories for me as a gamer, but 2013 might be even better. Here I'll discuss the games I am looking forwards to as well as games that have started to interest me. Sadly this won't be a complete list as I'm fairly certain more games will be coming out then are announced as of yet. Also many of these will be imports, but I shall make those obvious to you.
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
This game has me really excited as I loved the unique experience of "Heavy Rain", and thus I can't help to wonder where this story takes us this time and what vision David Cage has for this game. I feel like this is an insta-buy for me whenever it comes out.
Demon Gaze (Vita) *import
There are a couple of points I would like to make about this game. First of all, after reading on it and seeing all of the news articles associated with said game...I like its interesting approach towards the genre like rampage mode(which changes appearance and personality), the unique abilities, and the feature which allows you to have as many adventurers as you wish to have. The artwork seems beautiful as well as the soundtrack from what I've seen so far. There is just one problem though...I dislike dungeon crawlers, and that's why at this point it's more of a mild curiousity in the game and I will mostly likely only get it if the game receives a warm reception post release.
Dead or Alive 5 Plus (Vita)
To be perfectly honest, chances are I won't get this game due to the fact that I already own the Collector's edition for the game on PS3. However, I am following it just to see how well Team Ninja handles this and I might actually get it later on after a price cut.
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Finally, the game I first purchased my 3DS has come out in the West. I've pre-ordered it as soon as my local Gamestop were able to take pre-orders and the free artbook incentive is also a nice little extra. I can't wait to begin another adventure in my favorite gaming franchise of all time
Genkai Totsuki Monster Monpiece [Famitsu DX Pack Limited Edition] (Vita) *import
This is actually a title I was very skeptical about as well as probably a ton of people when it was first announced(rather poorly) with horrible promo vids. Later on though I was able to actually find a gameplay video of the game itself and it turned out to be pretty interesting and the ecchi stuff seems to be an extremely small part of the game(i think it's to powerup cards for battle), anyways the video is here for those curious about what this game is or why I would even pick it up(although the guy who is playing it is horrible). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fBurb8bWCs
P.S.: If you're wondering why I didn't just leave the title buy titled it as a limited edition is because I've already gotten in pre-ordered for free as a gift.
God Eater 2 (Vita)
I've always been interested in getting into God Eater, but have sadly never gotten the chance to do so. MY being able to play this game all depends on how much I have leftover and when I can beat the first God Eater which a friend has that he will lend to me.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva(PS3)
This is a revamped version or a game by the same name(save for a lowercase "f") which got released on the Vita in 2012. This game is supposed to have 6 brand new songs along with new features and controls better suited for the system. Seeing how much I loved the game on the Vita which is still my fave game on the system(and 1st rhythm game ever), I had to get this game so I've already pre-ordered my copy ~
Pokemon X and Y Versions (3DS)
As anybody that knows me from Fuse would know, I've avoided the main series for a long time. I could get into that, but I'd rather not, let's just say my last Pokemon game was Pokemon Diamond which I found to be a disappointment. Alas, things have changed after watching Nintendo's "Pokemon Direct Conference". There Iwata revealed these 2 games exclusive to the 3DS being the first time the main series has gone in 3D, or well the 1st in stereoscopic 3D. Not only this, but the battle animations look much improved as well as gym puzzles. It's suffice to say that Nintendo has rekindled my interest in the series and I will wait until seeing which Pokemon are the version exclusives before choosing which version I get(and the following has the starter I like).
Sengoku Hime 3 Tenka wo Kiri Hisaku Hikari to Kage [Deluxe Limited Edition] (Vita) *import
This is probably the least import friendly game you could possibly get which means it should prove to be a problem to play even to me, but hopefully it will be worth it. As you could have guessed this game takes place in feudal Japan and is a strategy RPG where you are meant to conquer the land. This was an adaptation from an earlier visual novel with h-scenes removed and is available for both PS Vita and PS3. The game is really intrinsic and requires tons of management, however the combat is fun and acts like a semi-turn based battle system. For those who have played "Sengoku Rance" or any of that series...the battle system is basically identical.
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus-Shinobitachi no Shoumei [Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack Limited Edition]
If you're wondering what this is, it's basically the story of rival ninja clans in schools, but this game unlike the 3DS games which were sidescrolling action games, is a hack-and-slash style game much like Dynasty Warriors. The only real differences would be obviously the setting as well as this series is known for its fanservice at times however that doesn't really distract from the gameplay of it. An anime of it is currently airing this season and if you want to see what the game is like, you can find out by watching this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWKnrHxqol8. I've already pre-ordered my copy of the game
Shin Sangoku Musou 7 [Treasure Box Edition] (PS3)
What can I say...it's just a limited editon of Dynasty Warriors 8 for the PS3. Myself and some friends from my Japanese class are importing this so we should have quite some fun with it.
And that's basically it. If Yakuza 5 and Yakuza 1&2 HD come out this year in the states it's going to be an instant pickup for sure, but besides those 2 games there is nothing more on the horizon for me.
I should be able to do 2 more blog posts really soon, one being what my favorite games are of last year as well as my personal game of the year which I technically should have done before this blog post, but oh well. The second might be a new pickups blog post which should be fun if some stuff has arrived, but no guarantees on the latter. As always feel free to comment
Beyond Souls and Fire Emblem are a couple of the top games on my radar.
It's pretty doubtful that Demon Gaze will be released in English but if it does, I'll be buying that as well.
@Eikichi-Onizuka nice, also if Demon Gaze did get translated I would be even more inclined to buy it :)
OMG, Thanks so mcuh for the heads up the Vita games, which looks awesome! I can't wait to check them out. You are amazing in finding games. Totally rock!!
I really enjoyed Heavy Rain and since Beyond Two Souls is being developed by the same guys, I'm sure it will be an amazing game.
Beyond Two Souls is looking really good There are a lot of cool PS Vita games there I would like to get Demon Gaze and Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus limted Eidtion that looks ace Can't wait for Hatsune Miku Poject Diva in March :D
No dynasty warriors 7 Empires?
This list is practically the same as mine give or take a few P: I can't wait for senran Kagura Multiplayer should be fun
@Hanzoadam lol that's why I said our tastes are so similar. And I might get DW7 empires down the line, but I will be having too much fun with DW8 to care for it right out of the gate