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“Initiation Love” to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2nd

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The Blu-ray release of “Initiation Love” starring Matsuda Shota, Maeda Atsuko and Tsutsumi Yukihiko will be released on December 2nd.

The Blu-ray and DVD release will come with an “Initiation Love x Zip!” short movie, making of, stage greeting, interview collection and more.

Idol no Namida: Documentary of SKE48 to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9th

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On September 9th, “Idol no Namida DOCUMENTARY of SKE48” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

The Complete box will come with four discs which include a director’s cut (259 minutes long), stage greeting, trailer, theme song music video and more.

To celebrate the new release, on September 3rd, SKE48 members Oba Mina, Takayanagi Akane and Shibata Aya will be at TOHO Cinemas in Nagoya Bay for a special screening.

J!-ENT @ J-Pop Summit 2015

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@ J-Pop Summit 2015. Photo by Dennis A. Amith, J!-ENT

It was another exciting year at J-Pop Summit in San Francisco. And with our interviews and article coming out soon, for now, please enjoy a few of our videos:

Celebrate 8-bit History with Mega Man Legacy Collection Starting Aug 25

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Mega Man Legacy Collection will be available digitally across North America and Europe starting August 25, 2015 for $14.99 / €14.99 / £11.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, and early 2016 on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Physical editions of the game will also be available early 2016 in North America for $29.99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS. More details regarding the Nintendo 3DS digital release and the physical editions will be confirmed at a later date.

This collection celebrates a piece of video game history by not only featuring the series’ origins with all six of the 8-bit classics, it also collects hundreds of high-resolution scans of vintage concept sketches, production art, unused Robot Master designs, a database of enemy information, a robust Challenge Mode full of remixed gameplay sections, plus a music player with all the games’ soundtracks—more than 100 songs!

Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serves as a good starting point for new players, too. All six of the classic games will retain their retro 8-bit style with a newly added HD finish, giving all of the original sprites the crispest look fans have ever seen.

Someone is selling 3,290 PlayStation games on Yahoo! Auction for 3,000,000 yen

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Sometimes we all must part with our beloved video games and for most of us video game owners, that would be ’till death or if we need some cash.

We’re not sure about why this person is selling his 3,290 PlayStation games but at 3,000,000 yen (around $25,000) including boxes, it’ll be interesting to see if there are any takers!

Asahi Shimbun to release special “Asahi Shimbun Mobile Suit Gundam” newspaper version

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Asahi Shimbun to release a special “Asahi Shimbun Mobile Suit Gundam” 16-page newspaper release on August 6th. The newspaper will be sold for 400 yen and sold in the Kanto, Kansai and Hokkaido region.

The issue is to commemorate the Mori Arts Center Gallery for the “Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibition – THE ART OF GUNDAM”.

The newspaper will feature detailed commentary on the “Gundam” series and interview with creator Tomino Yoshiyuki.

“Doubutsu no Mori – Happy Home Designer” dominating sales charts in Japan

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Since its release on July 30th, the latest Animal Crossing game from Nintendo titled “Doubutsu no Mori – Happy Home Designer” has been dominating the sales charts in Japan.

With a total of 522,556 sold, the second place game is “Yokai Watch Busters” from Level 5 for the Nintendo 3DS sold 107,945 copies for the week (1.1 million since July 11th).

In third place is “IA/VT Colorful” from Marvelous for the PS Vita which sold 38,881 copies (released on July 30th).

KOEI TECMO IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION TITLE BASED ON FAMED ANIME SERIES ATTACK ON TITAN

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Cologne, Germany – August 5, 2015 – KOEI TECMO Games is excited to reveal today its collaboration with Japanese publishing company Kodansha to develop and publish an exciting new action title, based on the world-renowned and highly acclaimed hit anime series Attack on Titan.

Hisashi Koinuma, President of KOEI TECMO Games and head of the Attack on Titan game project, comments: “I am very happy to reveal that we have started developing a new action game based on the phenomenally successful Attack on Titan! Having evolved from a manga/anime series to an internationally recognized brand, we were enchanted by the opportunity to create our own take on humanity’s last stand against these overwhelmingly powerful beings, the Titans. Although there is still a long wait until this game is released in 2016, our studios are already pouring all of their passion and excitement into it and we hope to reveal more information soon! In the meantime, prepare for battle! The Titans are coming.”

The yet-to-be-named Attack on Titan game is being developed by Omega Force and is currently planned for release in 2016 in the West.

KOEI TECMO Games has also released a teaser trailer for Attack on Titan (working title) to commemorate this groundbreaking announcement.

More information on the title will be made public in the coming weeks.

About KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

©2015 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/”ATTACK ON TITAN”Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.