Lots of stuff has been happening here at Aksys. Here’s what you (shouldn’t have) missed:


Fate/EXTRA shipped out to stores on November 1st, so that means every one of our retailers should have it in their hands by now. If not, and you’re aching to get a copy, you can buy it from our webstore.

The Limited Edition comes with everything you see here (more specifically, a soundtrack CD and an artbook). Standard Edition is just the game.

Both versions also include the Fate/The Fact booklet, originally available only as a pre-order bonus! We will not print these books again, so get them while they last.


Rising Star Games has announced that they are publishing BIT.TRIP SAGA and BIT.TRIP COMPLETE in Europe in Q1 2012!

“We’re hugely excited about bringing BIT.TRIP SAGA & BIT.TRIP COMPLETE to a European audience,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “With such a unique look and critically acclaimed gameplay, we’re expecting big things from both titles, and can’t wait to bring these to gamers across the continent.”

“Everyone at Gaijin Games is very excited to have BIT.TRIP SAGA & BIT.TRIP COMPLETE join Rising Star Games’ excellent and varied library of games”, commended Alex Neuse, co-founder, Gaijin Games. “From a publisher who literally has something to offer for every type of gamer, we couldn’t be happier with this perfect fit of a European publishing partner.”

Read the full press release here.


Why is Hakuoki rated “M” for Mature? Here’s what the ESRB had to say:

“This is a role-playing game in which players follow the story of a girl searching for her missing father in 19th–century Japan. As the storyline unfolds, players make choices that affect interactions between specific characters. Some still-frame cutscenes depict violent acts: a woman getting bit on the neck; characters getting attacked with swords. These scenes are sometimes accompanied by cries of pain and flesh-impact sounds. Text descriptions include violent references such as “I heard the wet slice of two blades cutting into human flesh” and “. . . . [A]s I watched, the blades kept falling, carving deep lines into the corpse.” Characters are sometimes depicted with large blood stains on their bodies and/or clothing. During the course of the game, the dialogue contains some sexual references (e.g., “Didn’t think I’d be getting pushed down into bed tonight, least of all by you” and “Tell me…How is it? On top of me. Does it feel good?’); in one sequence, a man is depicted lying on top of a woman (both fully clothed) before having sex. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in dialogue.”

(Via Siliconera)

Pre-order pages on GameStop and Amazon for Hakuoki are up!

Amazon: Limited Edition (Contents not yet revealed!) and Standard Edition.