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Fahrenheit 213 Announces Tsurugihime! Aka Sword Princess

6 Dec

TsurugihimeA lot of new video games and awards are being revealed at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 online, and one game that caught our attention is Tsurugihime. The two words put together here mean Sword (Tsurugi) and Princess (Hime) and the opening moments in the trailer show just how powerful this woman is with blades floating by her side, ready to use at any time!

The colourful teaser reveals a RPG style game, where you play a female heroine roaming a lavish countryside in preparation for an episode battle that’ll come in 100 days, and you decide her fate. That is, will she live or die by the blade? It has the feel of what a traditional Japanese samurai film must fulfill, and delve into other situations. 

In regards to why this game is singled out is that the character designs are by Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Summon Night, Kino’s Journey, and SAO Alternative) and the music direction is led by composer Takeharu Ishimoto (Youtube Channel; The World Ends with You, Kingdom Hearts).

From the press release:

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One Member of WARPs UP is now INTO1 SANTA with a New Single

26 Nov

into1santaFollowing Uno Santa (宇野賛多)’s soaring popularity on the mega-hit Chinese show ‘CHUANG2021’, where he formed the boyband INTO1, this Japanese artist has rebranded himself as with the anglicised INTO1 SANTA just in time for the upcoming holiday. He’s also  released new single ‘I’m from…’ on November 25.

This young man personally selected the concept for the song, which features autobiographical lyrics that tell a personal story where he tells how he managed to achieve his dreams. The video shows gratitude to the family, friends and fans who have supported him along the way. He said, “This song tells my story. As the title ‘I’m from…’ suggests, it is based on my past experiences. These experiences could only have been achieved with the support of my family, friends and all of you, and they have allowed me to become who I am today – and to love myself.

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BE:FIRST is Topping the Charts and They’re Not Ready to Say nor Sing, “Bye-Good-Bye.”

22 Nov

BE:FIRSTSince releasing their debut album, ‘BE:1’ in August this year, Japanese group BE:FIRST, has been nothing short of unstoppable. Signed to renowned Japanese rapper and artist, SKY-HI’s management company and label, BMSG, this band is a seven member dance and vocal group who has continuously swept up No.1 spots on various music charts, and music videos receiving over millions of views., This time, the group has reached another successful milestone. Just one year after their debut, their official YouTube channel reached over 300 million total views earlier this week.

All the music videos on BE:FIRST’s YouTube channel thus far have received tremendous numbers of views. Their pre-debut single ‘Shining One’ surpassed 32 million views as of 14 November 2022. Their second single, ‘Bye-Good-Bye’ is about to hit 30 million views any day. Besides the music videos, dance performance and dance practice videos, in addition to live performance videos, are popular among fans. Their music videos can be found on YouTube and their latest is as follows:

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Freedom Games is Making Dark Deity Free this Weekend!

18 Nov

Dark Deity
Dark Deity, the turn-based tactical RPG inspired by the genre’s classics from developer Sword and Axe and publisher Freedom Games, celebrates bringing its army count to more than 100,000 units sold across Nintendo Switch and PC versions. To commemorate the occasion, new recruits can join in by claiming a copy for free on Epic Game Store throughout this weekend. For a review of the game, please check out our review here.

As Shawn Trommeshauser wrote, “Despite its faults, I enjoyed the time I spent playing Dark Deity, and I saw a lot of potential in the game. It’s clear that the developers put some effort into sprucing up the presentation for the Switch, but for every step forward, there was an awkward step back. Given the choice, I would go back to the Steam version for the superior version for the cleaner visuals and mouse control. otherwise they’re completely on par. But if you’re looking for a light Fire Emblem style experience, especially on the go, Dark Deity on Switch might just scratch that itch.”

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You Heard it Right, The Last Rockstars is Japan’s Mega-Band Consisting of….

14 Nov

The Last RockstarsYoshiki, Hyde, Sugizo and Miyavi are joining forces to give fans worldwide a show that’s very likely to blow the roofs of concert halls away. Their new star-studded band The Last Rockstars is ready to perform, and to get Japanese music lovers a taste, they’ve released a teaser music video. Simply titled “The Last Rockstars” (lyrics by YOSHIKI, composed by YOSHIKI) and “PSYCHO LOVE” (lyrics by YOSHIKI / HYDE, composed by HYDE) are available to view, and the full tracks are coming very soon!

The band will also unleash their debut live performances on January 26 & 27 that Ariake Arena and January 29 & 30 at Tokyo Garden Theatre; fan club presale is available now. U.S. shows on February 4 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and February 10 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles are on sale now.

From the Press Release:

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