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Echoes of an Elusive Age and Other Upcoming Releases: Time to Awaken the Dragon Quest Fan Within You

Since its first release on 1986, Dragon Quest has always been a mainstay in the Japanese game industry. And this year, its popularity still hasn’t dwindled at all, as proven by the release of Dragon Quest XI, which sales has, so far, exceeded over three million copies sold.

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What Makes Touken Ranbu So Popular?

Perhaps you have already heard of Touken Ranbu, DMM’s browser and smartphone game that involves a lot of pretty boys who are actually anthropomorphic personifications of legendary Japanese swords. The series has proved to be incredibly popular with anime adaptations, musicals, stage plays, and even manga under its belt. The new anime adaptation, Katsugeki / Touken Ranbu, has started airing too, which made its popularity spike up even further. But what exactly is the reason that makes this series so popular?

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Features New Characters, Scenarios and Dungeons

A few months ago, Atlus announced that there will be a remake of Radiant Historia, a fantasy role playing Nintendo DS game in 2010 that was praised for its interesting storyline and gameplay. Seven years later, Radiant Historia will be back on 3DS as Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology—complete with renewed visuals, additional story and improved gameplay which will surely entice new and old fans alike. It has been seven years since the original game was released. Will the remake—with its promise of additional content and features—manage to deliver?

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SINoALICE, Yoko Taro’s Newest Smartphone Game Features Twisted Fairytale Heroines

SINoALICE certainly garnered quite the attention in Japan, with it getting 500,000 pre-registrants and having 248,000 followers on Twitter. Directed by Yoko Taro of the Drakengard and Nien fame, SINoALICE is a fantasy role-playing game which details the story of a group of fairytale heroines who are imprisoned in a world that is stuck in an endless loop called “The Library.” The girls who are still wandering around only have one wish: to revive the “Author”, who created them.

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On Persona 5 And Its Localization Controversy: Is It Really Such A Big Deal?

For the past few weeks, my Tumblr and Twitter feeds have been full of one thing: Persona 5. The English release of Persona 5 just came out recently so there’s no surprise for the hype, of course. Being a fan of Persona myself, I’m also excited for the English release since it only means that I can finally play whatever it has in store for me. However, not everyone seems to be happy with its release, since it appears that its localization—its translation and the flow of the script, to be more specific—is subpar and some even  considered it a total fail. But is that really the case?

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