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Xanadu Next, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, and Little King’s Story Coming to PC

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We’ve learned that XSEED Games are bringing a whole host of games to PC via Steam.

The publisher is bringing Xanadu Next, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus, and Little King’s Story to PC via Steam in western territories sometime next year.

Xanadu Next was released in Japan for PC back in 2005, while Little King’s Story was released for the Wii back in 2009 (Editor’s Note: This is not the Konami-developed PS Vita game).

Back at this year’s E3, I had a chance to speak to Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki, who said he thinks about bringing the series to PC “daily.” I guess he finally gets his wish! Are you guys excited to see these games debut on PC?

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133 comments
  1. Hey
    Hey
    October 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    THE MODS, THE MODS, THINK ABOUT THE MODS

    THE TIME HAS COME AND SO HAVE I

  2. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Hol~y shit.

    XSEED just dropped a nuke for the weeb PC masterrace.

  3. Wedge
    Wedge
    October 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Man we’re just a Yakuza port away from me never needing to worry about consoles again.

  4. Mulmot
    Mulmot
    October 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Xanadu Next was a PC game in the first place, you might want to correct that one.

  5. Loli-Nox-Tan
    Loli-Nox-Tan
    October 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Aww yeah

  6. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    October 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Amazing!

  7. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    October 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This is exceptional news and I pray these perform well (enough) on PC.

  8. Mark Samenfink
    Mark Samenfink
    October 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    *FROTHS*

  9. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    October 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    >feeling pride into owning a single piece of hardware

    wew

  10. Karo
    Karo
    October 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

  11. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Its so close from happening.

    I wouldnt be able to contain my hype.

  12. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    This is everything I have ever wanted.

  13. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I love how all these Jap devs are jumping on PC.

  14. Mea K
    Mea K
    October 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Holy shit, that is amazing news! I’ll buy all of them for sure. Gotta keep that collection of XSEED Steam releases at 100% completion.

  15. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    October 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    There is a God, and it’s name is XSEED

  16. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Thist just in, genitalia the world over have started to explode after reaching crtical mass! If you haven’t already been affected, please refrain from using the internet until announced at a later time.

  17. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    October 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    PLEASE BE A GOOD PORT
    PLEASE BE A GOOD PORT
    PLEASE BE A GOOD PORT

  18. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    October 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    About damn time.

  19. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Nice maymay arrows

  20. Hey
    Hey
    October 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN NEXT? ATELIER AND YAKUZA ON STEAM

    MAKE IT FUCKING HAPPEN, JAPAN

  21. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Woah, and here I wasn’t expecting Senran Kagura on PC until Neptunia U did well enough on there.

  22. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 15, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Hmm, those assumptions. I love when they’re utterly wrong.

    I never said I was a part of that group, fool.

  23. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    XSEED isn’t a Jap dev tho.

  24. Patrick Bateman
    Patrick Bateman
    October 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    THE TIME HAS COME AND SO HAVE I

  25. Vampok
    Vampok
    October 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’m just hoping they don’t screw up the SK port with any kind of anti-mod nonsense…

  26. Sergej Herzog
    Sergej Herzog
    October 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Hold up. Other than Xanadu Next which was on the PC from the start but got a fan translation, those titles were originally on the Vita.

    Does that mean the console version sales were… non-satisfactory?

  27. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Marvelous probably saw everyone else doing well and thought it was a good idea. Beyond messing with it so it can be played on PC, easy money.

  28. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    But these games are Japanese.

  29. blackice85
    blackice85
    October 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I may still prefer it on Vita but good on them, gets the series more exposure and more revenue for the developers.

  30. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Yeah, but it’s an American publisher that’s bringing them on PC. Not really the dev (as far as I know).

    I’m sure XSEED had to talk to Marvelous, but I wouldn’t put all the glory on the dev here.

  31. Reon
    Reon
    October 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    WHAAAAAAAT
    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
    WHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

    is this real life or just a dream?

  32. blackice85
    blackice85
    October 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    In the case of Xanadu Next, that’s by Falcom which has been a long time (and mainly) PC developer. Most of their games haven’t been ported or localized to anything else, but it’s good they’re embracing PC and I assume Steam.

  33. blackice85
    blackice85
    October 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    That and even if sales were good for a Vita title, which I assume they were since we’re getting more Senran Kagura, Vita still has a tiny install base compared to PC. PC is a logical step for growth.

  34. FirstLine
    FirstLine
    October 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Senran Kagura!?!?! YAY!

  35. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    October 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

  36. Some furf
    Some furf
    October 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Just saying, XSEED.

  37. Eighto
    Eighto
    October 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Shinovi Versus today, tomorrow Estival Versus.

  38. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    XSEED does what Sonyain’t.

  39. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    October 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Wii version

  40. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    October 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    “Are you guys excited to see the series debut on PC?”
    Not really.

  41. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    October 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    キタ━━━━━━(゜∀゜)━━━━━━ッ!!

  42. awvnx
    awvnx
    October 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Still, not many Japanese devs want to port their games to the PC, and these niche localization companies don’t have the resources to do the ports themselves.

  43. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    October 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I’m just going to say this.

    PC boobninjas HYPE!

  44. Reon
    Reon
    October 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    isn’t xseed technically marvelous USA now, a subsidiary of the japanese games company marvelous ?

  45. sAy_YaS
    sAy_YaS
    October 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    CAPITAL WORDS APLENTY!!!!

  46. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    October 15, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    You replied with some salt though

  47. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    October 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    “PC Master Race” is a bigger meme taken seriously by Reddit though.

  48. Furluge
    Furluge
    October 15, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Once again proving that PC is the Borg of video games. :)

  49. Gigaknight
    Gigaknight
    October 15, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    The only thing that bothers me about this are the words “via Steam”.

    I am strongly averse to Steam–I do not trust most digital distribution models, especially Steam’s; I am just as averse to DRM and the idea that they can pull the plug on the games that I pay for as they see fit, and I am also likewise averse to the idea of my games being bound to an account and the restrictions that such binding entails.

    Hopefully, there will be Steam-free alternative sources–that Marvelous and Takaki will remember that there was a time when “PC” meant “Personal Computer”, not “Steam”, and that there are those that do not accept the latter as its new definition.

  50. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Really looking forward to Xanadu Next. Heard its pretty good.

    Picked up SV out of curiosity for my Vita and kinda regret it.

  51. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Heh, growth.

  52. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    October 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I actually did not think that Senran Kagura would ever be on Steam due to certain… fears

  53. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Jap devs see steam and PC gaming as the same thing. But it may come to GoG in the future. But yhem being on PC is great in general.

  54. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 15, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I am excited as this means even more Japaneses games for PC.

  55. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 15, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    With all the erotic anime games already on steam i’m sure it will be a perfect fit.

  56. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    October 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I don’t want to be this guy but.
    SC when?

  57. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    October 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    It also has to do with the fact that they are now pushing Valk Drive really hard (the game isn’t even out and there are figures already and a tv show airing right now) and that some reports said that SK isn’t as profitable as they expected it to be.

  58. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 15, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    This aint Leddit friendo, if anything the PS Vita is the console go to in this site.

    People know he is being ironic unlike other regions of the web.

  59. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Steam has pretty much become synonymous with PC gaming. And if I may be so bold, it has played a large role in increasing the popularity of PC gaming.

    Its how things are right now. You want a game on PC, the first method of distribution at the top of every publishers list is Steam. It has the biggest user base by a rather large margin.

    I also hope they come to other services as well though. If a game gets released on GoG, I’ll happily buy that version over the Steam version.

  60. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    October 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I did hear something about SK Burst 2 didnt do as well as the 1st game in Japan. Im not sure how Estival Versus did though.

  61. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    October 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THESE CAPITALIZED SENTENCES?

  62. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    October 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Agreed ^_^

  63. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Thing is, if you do not have the files on your HDD and need another one, you will still need to use GOGs servers.

    Its a better alternative, but still pretty shit compared to retail

  64. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    This is why when you download a game from GoG, you’re downloading an installer that has no DRM on it whatsoever. It’s so you can make as many back ups of it as you want. That is way better than retail.

    Retail can only keep whats new, relevant, and sells well. And with old games you have to go through second hand sources and pay many times what the game is actually worse. It’s also not like there are infinite copies of the game and they are indestructible. If they were, I would say retail is objectively better.

    Go look up some of the asking prices for Panzer Dragoon Saga and tell me digital distribution doesn’t have benefits.

  65. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    October 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEES!

  66. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Best girl forever

  67. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Didn’t Xseed blacklist this website? So does that mean your God has forsaken you? =P

  68. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Unless your retail disc is lost/broken. With GOG you can download it and make multiple backups without having to worry about retail DRM.

  69. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 15, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    More Japanese developers embracing PC is always great! Looking forward to Little King’s Story. Hopefully all the ports are good. Japanese PC ports can leave quite a bit to be desired.

  70. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    October 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I have finally realized why i was born in this world.

  71. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    October 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    What Falcom should localize are the Zwei games. They are fucking awesome.
    It would easy cash for them, just re-releasing old games.

  72. blackice85
    blackice85
    October 15, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve read about them, and they seem to have common elements to Ys, so yeah there’d probably be some easy sales.

  73. Fenrir7
    Fenrir7
    October 15, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t game on PC that much, but PC = mods. Mods = even bigger boobs, so count me in! :D

  74. Superscooter
    Superscooter
    October 15, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    It did pretty bad in Japan because the beginning was too hard for all the casuals there.

  75. Stefanus Alfian
    Stefanus Alfian
    October 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    damn you make me think about tentacles

  76. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    October 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I think that would bomb PC market especially Yakuza series

  77. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    October 16, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Perhaps i should be more blunt about those fears. Nude mods. ‘Nuff said.

  78. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    October 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Hype for Little King’s Story

  79. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    October 16, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I prefer physical, I would never Exchange my Let’s Get Physical Edition, which i imported because it was only released digitally in europe, with a mere download even if it’s much cheaper. I even import my Touhou PC games on CD Rom ffs.
    I also have very harsh rules for digital purchases, a game can’t cost more than 10€ and DLC 5€.

  80. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    October 16, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Besides that I put over 100 hours into SV already and platinum’d it, I’m done with this game.

  81. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    October 16, 2015 at 2:06 am

    It’s going to get the least attention, but Xanadu NEXT is easily the best game of these three. I highly recommend it to everyone.

  82. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    October 16, 2015 at 2:50 am

    SENRAN KAGURA SFM MODELS WHEN

  83. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    October 16, 2015 at 4:18 am

    XSEED (or MarvelousUSA as they’re now known) is MarvelousAQL’s in-house localization company. They can still act independently handling other companies’ games, but for Marvelous they’re the ones who handle western releases now.

    That said, XSEED deserves just as much credit either way. They’re a talented studio, and as far as any of us know they had a hand in the decision. It wouldn’t be the first time, these companies pay close attention to their fans’ concerns and demands.

  84. Gigaknight
    Gigaknight
    October 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I have heard of GoG–their model doesn’t bother me at all. Well, at least what I remember of it. I’d have no trouble doing business with them.

    It’s the likes of Steam that I can not and will not tolerate.

    That being said, I can’t disagree with anything you’ve said. In the minds of the vast majority (which is made up either of people who aren’t familiar with a time before rampant anti-consumer DRM or those who are too lazy-/consumer-minded to make the distinction or care about it), Steam HAS become so synonymous–wrongly so, in my opinion. I’m also almost certain that it is at least significantly responsible for PC gaming’s popularity rise Now, because Steam is so very popular, releasing through that platform first is the logical business choice, sure.

    The problem is that, now, these devs/publishers do this not as a product of business planning, but as a lazy, knee-jerk reaction to a trend–thus making it the ONLY business choice made, with regard to the PC platform. The first name out of their mouths when announcing PC platform availability isn’t “PC”, or even “PC via Steam”–it’s “Steam”. Rarely–if ever–do I hear that they’ll release to the likes of GoG in their announcements (or in articles that detail such availability). It’s just “Steam”. I think it’s *awful*, but it’s not a decision that will harm their bottom line significantly: it just leaves out those who see the problems with Steam and platforms like it, and there are far more than enough Steam fans to make that loss a drop in the proverbial bucket.

    I beg a thousand pardons if I am wrong in my assessment, as certain personal matters have taken my eyes off the market at times, but that’s what I’ve seen for as long as I’ve been able to watch it.

  85. Gigaknight
    Gigaknight
    October 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I can only hope so.

    Deadeye is right–digital distribution DOES have its benefits, and I’ve long used certain forms of it. Everyone has.

    It’s just that Steam, as a digital distribution platform, sucks–but it’s still vastly popular. Better alternatives like GoG are eclipsed by it.

  86. Jorge Tavani
    Jorge Tavani
    October 16, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Source filmmaker says hi :3

  87. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    October 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Here’s hoping 4k @60 fps.

  88. Mike Nieto
    Mike Nieto
    October 16, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I absolutely adore Ryouna.

  89. alterku
    alterku
    October 16, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Just because there are so many comments already, I’m also going to say I’m super excited for Shinovi Versus on PC.

  90. s3bbi
    s3bbi
    October 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Looked into same gameplay looks good.
    But zwei is such a stupid name and zwei 2 is even worse (zwei means two in german).

  91. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 16, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    It was still on multiple systems instead of one and had much more marketing than other games. It wasn’t poor but given the amount resources poured in… Not as good as Shinobi Versus and relatively speaking not as good as 2011 and 2012’s SK releases.

    (Not mentioning SK2)

  92. Whito Dev
    Whito Dev
    October 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I don’t really care for generic musou #5243.
    The other games look pretty bland too
    meh..

  93. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    October 17, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Agreed. But you know japan and how much they like nonsensical english and german in order to make things looks cooler.

  94. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    October 17, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Action RPG like all Falcom games. Though it’s more similar to Gurumin.

  95. Mari
    Mari
    October 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    One of the reasons may be that Japanese still prefer to use cash for online transactions via prepaid cards or paying through a convenience store. Steam cards can be bought in convenience stores.

  96. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    October 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

    While getting Shinovi Versus is good news for PC gamers, it kind-of sucks to lose another Vita exclusive. It’s getting harder to justify to myself why I ever bought one.

  97. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    October 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Vita has the most niche games, sure, but it’s nice that more japanese developers are starting to embrace PC gaming, as the PC platform provides a lot more freedom to both developers and consumers. Consumers can mod a PC game to their liking, like how the Neptunia community is redoing the past couple games questionable localization script, and the developers and localization crews themselves don’t have to fear the AO rating on PC (or rather, that excuse is made bunk) as PC doesn’t prevent those games from being played and Steam doesn’t prevent developers from releasing uncensor patches on their own site.

  98. ronin4life
    ronin4life
    October 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    To be totally fair, Western devs have bad track records too.
    Hell, people still think Watch_Dogs was INTENTIONALLY gimped on PC because of some of the games’ code lines

  99. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    October 17, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    OLED man. It’s gorgeous!

  100. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    October 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Finally the PC becomes a viable platform.

  101. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Nah, they’re just about the right kind of niche series that would do way better than most would anticipate.

  102. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    It’s true, but before, the answer to most localization requests would be a “not interested”, especially when it comes to PC gaming.

  103. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    He wasn’t being serious.

  104. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Had to slap a screen protector on mine, so it kinda mitigates the awesomeness of OLED.

  105. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    October 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    You right for Xseed would do better for niche series it’s easier and cheaper to buy the right, but he mention it to Japan(yeah i am looking at you SEGA)and SEGA last statement to increase PC release and if SEGA bring Yakuza series that would sells a lot

  106. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 18, 2015 at 12:33 am

    MOD THE BOOBS!

  107. XERW
    XERW
    October 18, 2015 at 12:57 am

    …Senran Kagura… in PC?! Somebody please tell me this isn’t dream!!!

  108. XERW
    XERW
    October 18, 2015 at 3:53 am

    What a time to be alive!

    If you told me 3 years go, I’d scoff. Now? Future looks pretty nice for us PC niche gamers~

  109. XERW
    XERW
    October 18, 2015 at 3:58 am

    No, the points you raised are valid – but to the Japanese companies, Steam pretty important since they viewed as a platform/console to them (wrongly so but hey!) and that’s the main “pull” (we got 1.000.000+ potential buyers in steam! Release the game!!!)

    GoG is pretty awesome. Their lack of DRM is the most notable (hope it stays that way). My principle? support the niche titles by purchasing them (in summer disc.) via steam – unless they offered it in GoG! in that case, GoG first!

  110. 259
    259
    October 19, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Don’t let your dreams be dreams! Boob Master Takaki has finally made it real.

  111. XERW
    XERW
    October 19, 2015 at 5:21 am

    >Atelier Series coming to PC

    MFW. DAY ONE PURCHASE.

    Just spare us from NISA. Please. Pretty Please. With cherry on top and gin on the side.

  112. BurstfireGenex
    BurstfireGenex
    October 19, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I swear, I hate Ryona with a burning passion… but this shit made me chuckle, lol.

  113. Gigaknight
    Gigaknight
    October 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

    It almost certainly IS a platform to more than just the companies. I really hate such lazily simplistic thinking–the same manner of thinking that’s so widespread. It’s because it’s so widespread among people that the companies must think accordingly, themselves (which is why, in turn, you can’t really fault them..for the most part: for example, they could offer it on GoG).

    Supporting such niche titles wouldn’t be an issue at all, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that downloading DRM-laden programs is unacceptable to me; as long as Steam engages in that business practice, they’ll not see my business.

    That’s the conundrum.

  114. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    October 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Definitely buying Xanadu but the others aren’t really my type. Good to see more Japanese games coming to PC regardless of if they’re ones I want though, can only bode well

    Getting my first gaming PC soon so hopefully this kind of thing will continue (especially with older games like Xanadu coming West)

  115. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Yes, but Japanese developers have a particularly bad reputation with it. Every time a Japanese PC port is announced the first thought is how broken will it be. Locked to 30 FPS, locked to a specific resolution, missing options menu, no mouse controls, missing features, terrible performance, etc are all unfortunately common in many Japanese PC ports.

  116. Mike
    Mike
    October 21, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I always go GoG first. I have even gone GoG 2nd when it was released later, just to have a nice, clean DRM free copy of a game. When it comes to double-dipping like that, I’ll wait for a sale, sure, but I do prefer it.

    XSEED has 5 games on GoG right now, so it’s not completely out of the bounds of possibility, though I imagine that if they do release these games on that platform, it will be well after their first pass at the PC market via Steam.

    For some companies, that decision may be that after they have “earned out” on the largest platform, they are willing to take the “risk” of a DRM-free version. Then again, while GoG has a number of publishers that release there, they don’t release all their games, and even some of the older ones remain bound to Steam.

  117. Kickle Cubicle
    Kickle Cubicle
    October 21, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Exactly. I don’t have a PC made in the last decade XD, so this news isn’t really relevant for me, but it’s always good to see niche games like these get some more exposure.

  118. Kickle Cubicle
    Kickle Cubicle
    October 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Yeah, Falcom has primarily developed games for computers (they started off developing for the PC-88), so the handful of recent PSP & Vita exclusives have been a bit of an anomaly for them. Personally, I would love it if more of Falcom’s back-catalog would get ported to consoles or handhelds (Ys Origin port, pretty plz).

  119. blackice85
    blackice85
    October 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I’d love if they did that. Admittedly I’m not familiar with many of them, but I haven’t played a bad Falcom game yet, and XSEED has done a fine job localizing them IMO.

  120. Bill Pepper
    Bill Pepper
    October 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    It’s happening! So happy to see the PC getting more and more Japanese games. I feel like anything is possible at this point.

  121. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  122. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    October 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    What’s to hate?

  123. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    October 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    That’s true but steam won’t be good forever. All good things must come to an end.

  124. BurstfireGenex
    BurstfireGenex
    November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Overall underwhelming character to play as unless you’re a god with movement tech and the fact that she ruins any mood with that personality of hers… cute as fuck, tho. Especially her puppy act.

  125. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    March 11, 2016 at 1:28 am

    What specs will your build have?

  126. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    March 11, 2016 at 1:44 am

    It has always been one.

  127. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    March 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

    That’s pretty up in the air at the moment. I started the build shortly after posting that comment by buying a new PSU, case and GPU (a GTX 970) but then I stopped getting shifts at my job because they hire far too many people and now I haven’t been able to afford to finish the thing. Was planning to get an i5 4690 and 8GB DDR3

  128. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    March 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Did it always have boob ninjas and Neps? No? Then it wasn’t viable.

  129. Trance
    Trance
    March 24, 2016 at 11:04 am

    I’m glad, but also pissed as fuck because i bought Senran for the Vita time ago, fucking hell.