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“Madoka☆Magica” Smartphone Game Postponed Until August

The upcoming Madoka☆Magica RPG smartphone game, Magia Record Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden, recently had it’s release date postponed. The game was originally scheduled to release this May and was postponed until July before being postponed again, but Aniplex has just announced that the game will officially release on August 22! The mobile game will appear for free in iOS and Android app stores in Japan.

With the recent English release of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, perhaps there is a chance that Aniplex will do the same for this game as well? One can only hope.

Amanda, Constanze, and Jasminka Confirmed as Playable Characters in the “Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time” Video Game

A new key visual and promotional video have been released for the upcoming Little Witch Academia video game, Chamber of Time!

The video shows off the three new playable characters: Amanda O’Neill, Constanze Amalie von Braunschbank Albrechtsberger, and Jasminka Antonenko, and plays a short preview of the game’s main theme song. This theme song will be performed by Yuiko Ohara, the singer of the final two ED themes in the Little Witch Academia TV anime series.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time will be released in Japan on November 30 to the Playstation 4. The game is expected to reach Western players in early 2018 and will be playable through the Playstation 4 or Steam (PC).

You can find the video and key visual after the break!

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Two New PVs Released for “The [email protected] SideM” TV Anime

Two new promotional videos have been released for The [email protected] SideM anime adaptation! Looks like the unit announcements are finally over and it’s time to really start showing off the anime.

The first video is your basic idol unit announcement, but this time it’s for Jupiter! You may recognize this group from the original [email protected] television anime. Touma Amagase, Hokuto Ijuuin, and Shouta Mitarai make up this unit.

The second video is for the actual TV anime and shows off a few clips of animation while quickly going over all the idols and their units! A-1 Pictures is the animation production studio for this project and is the same studio to provide animation for The [email protected] and The [email protected] Cinderella Girls series.

The story of 315 Production will begin on October 2017.

Check out the videos after the break!

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5th PV and Key Visual for “The [email protected] SideM” Anime Project

The official website for [email protected] SideM anime adaptation has been updated with a new promotional video and key visual! This fifth update is for the idol unit W, made up of the two soccer playing twins Yusuke Aoi and Kyosuke Aoi.

The series’ previous announcements included the DRAMATIC STARS, Beit, -S.E.M-, and HighxJoker units. Be on the lookout for more group announcements as the project gets closer to its air date.

Check out the video and visual after the break!

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Preorders Open for Mercy Nendoroid

Good Smile Company has begun accepting preorders for its new Mercy Nendoroid (Overwatch)! Mercy is now the third Nendoroid in the company’s Overwatch line.

“Heroes never die.”
“From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch®, comes the third Nendoroid figure from the series – Mercy! She comes complete with three face plates including her standard gentle expression, a smiling expression as well as a tougher expression more suited to combat scenes.

The Nendoroid is fully articulated, including movable wings which allow for all sorts of poses ranging from dynamic action poses to more relaxed poses. The wings make use of translucent parts to faithfully capture Mercy’s in-game appearance, and the wings can also be removed to display her in poses similar to her emotes and victory poses from the game.

Her staff comes with interchangeable parts allowing you to switch between the closed and opened tip, and effect parts are also included to display her healing other characters! Be sure to display her with the previously announced heroes in the Overwatch® Nendoroid series!”

This Nendoroid is approximately 100mm tall (about 3.9 inches) and is priced at 4,900 yen (roughly $43.20) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop (until August 24) or through the Blizzard store for $49.99. Expect more Good Smile Company x Overwatch products in the near future!

You can find more pictures after the break!

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Cover Art for “Persona 5” Character Anthology Book Revealed

Persona 5‘s upcoming character anthology book has revealed its cover art along with some of the included guest illustrations!

“The writers of the extremely beloved game Persona 5 have gathered again for the Persona 5 Character Anthology! It features in-depth descriptions and new illustrations of all members of the Phantom Thieves, an illustration gallery of the games’ minor characters, 4 frame manga,comics, and much more. This unconventional anthology also includes tons of extra info on the charismatic P5 characters.”

This 160-page anthology will be officially released on July 31, 2017. The book is priced at 1,490 yen (roughly $13.08) before tax and is available through Play-Asia for international purchases at $16.99 before tax and shipping.

You can find the full cover art and additional illustrations after the break!

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“Splatoon 2” Direct Reveals Game Updates, Features, and New Band “Off The Hook”

Nintendo aired their Splatoon 2 Direct earlier today and went in-depth on all sorts of fun features and updates this game will have. Some highlights include:

  • the ability to speed through Sheldon’s weapon descriptions
  • updates to main weapons, sub weapons, special weapons, and gear abilities
  • changes to the ranked battle system (players will receive a ranking for each game mode instead of a single overall rank)
  • SplatNet 2, a service available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app that provides schedules, game stats, communication, and more
  • new shop owners and venues to explore
  • the Squid Sister’s musical replacements: “Off The Hook”, a singing duo comprised of Marina (on the right) and Pearl (on the left)
  • and the Splatfest World Premiere on 7/15 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm PT. All Switch owners can download the Splatoon 2 demo and participate.

Splatoon 2 will be released to the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

You can check out the full Direct after the break!

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Horse Girl Game “Uma Musume” Gets Anime and Game PVs

Cygames has released promotional videos for its upcoming game, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, along with its anime adaptation!

The game is a combination of idol training and horse racing with anthropomorphic horse girl idols. What more could you want? Cygames, TOHO animation, and Lantis will be collaborating on the anime project, with P.A. Works producing the animation.

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby will receive both its game and television anime sometime in 2018.

Check out both videos after the break!

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“Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls” is Now Available on Steam

The third game in the Danganronpa series, and also the first spinoff, has been released to Steam!

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is a third-person shooter from the perspective of Komaru Naegi. Travel through the city with Toko Fukawa while solving riddles and puzzles, trying out different types of ammo, and surviving against the endless hordes of Monokumas.

“Komaru Naegi, little sister to Makoto Naegi, has been imprisoned inside a mysterious apartment for over a year. One day, she is rescued by Byakuya Togami of Future Foundation, but the rescue is derailed by a sudden attack of hundreds of Monokumas. Komaru soon discovers that the city has been taken over by a group of children calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. Their leader, Monaca, declares that the city will be the site of a “children’s paradise,” and to accomplish this, all the adults will be exterminated. Komaru teams up with Toko Fukawa to try to survive the rampaging Monokumas, escape the crafty Monokuma Kids, and uncover the secrets of the city.”

The game is available with both Japanese and English audio and can be purchased from the Steam store for $29.99. It can also be purchased in the Absolute Despair Collection bundle, along with the first two Danganronpa games, for a total of $80.87. This bundle usually features a 10% discount, but thanks to the Steam Summer Sale, the bundle of three games can be purchased for only $53.97 until July 5.

The trailers and screenshots are below the cut!

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