Ragnarok Online 2 Reaches the West
Being in development for several years, Ragnarok Online 2 was a nearly forgotten pipe dream, even after all the hype the original built up almost a decade ago. In 2010, it was even completely scrapped and re-announced all over again as Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second.
While it finally was released on the Gamebryo engine last year in Korea, there were only a few quips of localization being revealed in the last few weeks. But after a brief April beta, GRAVITY CO.’s game is finally released in the West and available on Steam as a F2P title.
Idolm@ster: Shiny Festa localized and now on iOS.
(Header Image from related series: “Puchimas!: Petit Idolm@ster”)
Siliconera uncovered trademark licenses for the three Idolm@ster Shiny Festa games a few months ago, and it turns out the games ARE now localized and have been ported to iOS devices without any PR fanfare. The three games have pre-rendered music videos based on the 3D models from The Idolm@ster 2 and 2D designs from The Idolm@ster animated series.
The three have been renamed for the localization. Honey Sound is now Harmonic Score, Groovy Tune is now Melodic Disc, and Funky Note is now Rhythmic Record. The games each feature different groups of girls from the franchise, along with three 30-minute OVA of said girls going on a tropical vacation. Shiny Festa’s progression revolves around building up “Memory Hearts” with the girls depending on the songs you play and competing to become the “Star-Of-Festa”.
The caveat in all of this is that each of the three games cost $54.99 a piece. That’s currently just as expensive as the retail PSP games in Japan at launch. Getting all three of them will ring up at $164.97 and there’s additional DLC, but we have yet to see the pricing (if any).
The games can be purchased here:
PAX Prime 2013 Prices Are Set!
UPDATE: PASSES ON SALE NOW!
UPDATE UPDATE: All passes sold within 6 hours of launch, with 4-Day passes sold in 10 minutes. All but Monday passes were sold in 4 hours.
It’s unofficial, but the prices for PAX Prime 2013 badges have been unveiled through the PAX website. You’re looking at $30 for an individual day pass (Friday-Monday) or $95 for the whole weekend. Keep in mind, this is completely unofficial. Registration is not open and dates aren’t officially set yet.
Check the site and be ready to drop some cash.
Review - Starcraft 2: Heart of The Swarm
Heart of the Swarm is the second game in the Star Craft 2 trilogy while building upon Wings of Liberty’s advancements it adds new graphics, maps, tile-sets and new units. This game focuses on the Zerg more specifically Sarah Kerrigan and her efforts to seek revenge on Arcturus Mengsk after the events of Wings Of Liberty.