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Season’s Greetings from Aksys Games

Russell Iriye's Avatar + Posted by Russell Iriye on Dec 25, 2013 // Marketing Manager, Aksys Games

Holiday Aksys

With 2014 fast approaching and the holidays in full swing, we, the humble dudes and dudettes that make up Aksys Games, would like to wish everyone a happy holidays and safe new year.

2013 has been a great year for us, and we have our ardent fans to thank. It’s because of you, who are willing to go the extra mile and experience new styles of gaming, that we continue to thrive. So, a big Aksys Games thanks across the Aksys Nation who have supported our endeavors and allowed us to buy the occasional “pat-on-the-back” office donuts. As we head into 2014, let’s take a look at what’s been going on, as well as what’s to come.

The year started off with a brawl (and a dash of “otome” here and there) with the release of Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi, available for PSP and PS Vita. Playing as the six “romance” characters from the acclaimed visual novel Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, players had the chance to live the story through their eyes and fight the good fight.

In the summer, we released Muramasa Rebirth, from acclaimed developer Vanillaware, for PS Vita. With stunning visuals and high-flying action, players were able to delve deep into mythological Japan as the possessed princess, Momohime, or the amnesiac ninja, Kisuke. More on that DLC that everyone’s been talking about a bit later!

Hakuoki: Warriors of the ShinsengumiMuramasa Rebirth

As part of our continued commitment to bring otome games to the west, we published Sweet Fuse: At Your Side for PSP — a fun, clever visual novel featuring famed game creator, Keiji Inafune. As Inafune’s niece, Saki, players join a group of bachelors trapped in a life-or-death game to save her uncle’s theme park from the evil Count Hogstein. And maybe, just maybe, find love along the way.

Finally, we wrapped up 2013 with the release of Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God for PS Vita. This rather wacky game blends a comedic plot with challenging roguelike functions.It’s as fun as it is frustrating (in a good way, we promise).

In 2014, we’ll be hard at work bringing some of our biggest franchises to you.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, the newest iteration of the famed BlazBlue fighting game series, will be released on March 25th, 2014 for PS3. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is currently available for pre-order, with a standard edition as well as a limited edition that includes items like a behind-the-scenes blu-ray and a Rachel Alucard nendoroid petite.

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi

And Muramasa Rebirth isn’t over just yet. We’ll be releasing all four DLC packs stateside starting in early 2014 with “Genroku Legends: Fishy Tales of the Nekomata.” Each of the DLC in “Genroku Legends” is standalone, with a completely new protagonist and storyline to enjoy. Battle new bosses or fight those from the original story.

Lastly, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi for PS3 brings the highly-acclaimed Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom to life with nearly 20 hours of additional content and storylines.

2014 will be a big year for Aksys Games as our announcements thus far are just the tip of the iceberg. Stay tuned as we introduce new titles, and we hope that you rock on with us!

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42 Comments

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+ FifthDream on December 25th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

I’m having so much fun with Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God. It’s one of my favorite games of the year. I smile and laugh a lot while playing it.Thanks for bringing it to us. It’s really great.


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+ Stranger_Eddie on December 25th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Muramasa Rebirth is amazing!


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+ MoonLance on December 25th, 2013 at 9:26 am said:

Looking forward to Blazblue Chrono Phantasma~


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+ Fedast on December 25th, 2013 at 10:05 am said:

Can’t wait for the Muramasa DLC. I LOVE that game. Some of the backgrounds are jaw-dropping beautiful. Thanks Aksys for releasing so many japanese gems.


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+ SirRamonTercero on December 25th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

Thank you for the awesome games, Aksys, please keep bringing love to the Vita. Also, I can’t wait to keep playing Hakumen in Chrono phantasma.
PS: if you could get us some BlazBlue avatars it would be phenomenal


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+ DecadanceFantasy on December 25th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

I’m really looking forward to Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi for PS3. I’ve been wanting to play some of the series for a while and this will be perfect! Thanks Aksys. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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+ Fardeenah on December 25th, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

zero escape 3!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Pabloo1010 on December 25th, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

You guys have shown the Vita so much love! I think the Eastern Developers will outshine everyone else on the Vita this generation.


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+ PAFenix on December 25th, 2013 at 10:46 am said:

Fate/Extra CCC? :3

Love everything you do. Keep bringing us the JRPG love!


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+ thecontroller92 on December 25th, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

cant wait for muramasa rebirth dlc. Thnks vanillaware and aksys. best looking game on the vita


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+ uber_oobie on December 25th, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

It says you guys are undergoing maintenance…. wtf?


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+ MaxSterling85 on December 25th, 2013 at 11:26 am said:

Any sales on the catalog?


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+ Orion_of_Chaos on December 25th, 2013 at 11:37 am said:

Please please please let me throw all my money at you for Guilty Gear Xrd


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+ XBlueXPandaX on December 25th, 2013 at 11:38 am said:

You guys are being very stressful today,I was just on playstation store to put money on my account and try to buy something but it had an error so I exited and re-entered and now I won’t let me back on…you guys are really tempting me to switch consoles now..you’ve been stressing me out this whole year…I need tea to relax..


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+ blackiemist88 on December 25th, 2013 at 12:07 pm said:

I’m hoping they bring the newest blazblue to PS4 we really need a good fighting game


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+ harrypoopers on December 25th, 2013 at 12:17 pm said:

Kunio-kun checking in to tell you how much I love you, Aksys. But you already knew that…


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+ Biggz124 on December 25th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

oooooo… about that Accent Core +R patch coming to PSN before the end of the year….

WHERE IS IT?!


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+ LittleBigLife on December 25th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

Although I only played one game of yours, it was enough to really love you guys and expect wonderful games from you. I mean, I usually hate any kind of japanese media (Pokemón, Naruto, Saint Seiya, any kind of RPGs, let alone JRPGs…), but still, despite all this, I decided to play Zero Escape Vol. 2: Virtue’s Last Reward. After all, it was free for PS+. And it was totally worth it! It was the most mind f*ck that I’ve ever experienced! It made me think about it for weeks to come! Yet, it wasn’t a full experience since I never played 999, the first game of the series, since its exclusive for DS. So when 999 was announced for mobile platforms, I was very surprised! But a bigger surprise came out when I read it further and I realised: Just Apple? No Android? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! So, I just wanted to beg you to either port 999 to PS Vita or port it to Android. Now, with that said, I’m REALLY looking forward to Zero Escape Vol. 3. So, Merry Christmas, keep up the good work and sorry for the long post.


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+ Monterossa on December 25th, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

I’m waiting to play Muramasa Rebirth on the Vita TV with my controller.
Sony, please announce the Vita TV in the west already.


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+ Catastrophe_2008 on December 25th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

Chronophantasma, Muramasa’s DLC…

IS IT REALLY THAT FUN TO STRIP ME OF MY MONEY AKSYS???
j/k love you, and the games you get over here.

but yeah, ill need to check new ways to get more money this coming year xD (GGxrd where?)


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+ juuichi-11 on December 25th, 2013 at 2:11 pm said:

My girlfriend just gave me Muramasa this xmas. Now I have the 2 most beautiful games on vita(in my opinion). hohoho


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+ juuichi-11 on December 25th, 2013 at 2:12 pm said:

ah, the other one is Dragons Crown ^^


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+ punkmusic2009 on December 25th, 2013 at 3:14 pm said:

why do uk get free stuff and we don’t every chistmas I get a email of 1 page codes on free giveaway codes


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+ BlueBl1zzard on December 25th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

Muramasa dlc you say? Count me in! And Continuum Shift Extend (vita) was my first ever BlazBlue game, but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite ever 2D fighters.


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+ xClayMeow on December 25th, 2013 at 5:09 pm said:

Is Chrono Phantasma coming to Vita and/or PC? Those are the only two platforms I care about.


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+ AliciaDarky on December 25th, 2013 at 5:54 pm said:

Thank you so much for bringing awesome games to America (the continent), I’m really happy with all of them!
It’d be extremely cool if you could bring Steins Gate or other Visual Novels to PSVita (PS3/PS4) -.-.


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+ Heavenly_king on December 25th, 2013 at 6:58 pm said:

Mery Christmas!!


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+ honkayjeezus on December 25th, 2013 at 7:27 pm said:

Man, you guys are doing way too much of these. The blog looks like an ad space.

BUT…

Infinite, DMC and Don’t Starve for Plus next month.


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+ Sharp_andPointy on December 25th, 2013 at 8:56 pm said:

I would love to hear about the next Zero Escape game.


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+ bobxhunter on December 25th, 2013 at 8:57 pm said:

Zero Escape 3: Please be a 2014 title! :D


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+ idn86i on December 25th, 2013 at 9:33 pm said:

Happy Holidays, Aksys Games!! Really enjoyed the Blazblue series and Muramasa on the Vita =] Can’t wait to check out the upcoming releases!! Cheers!


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+ PrinceofXIII on December 25th, 2013 at 9:35 pm said:

Merry Kurisumasu Aksys Games :)

i can’t wait for the Muramasa DLC’s!!!!!


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+ ioshi_US on December 25th, 2013 at 9:57 pm said:

Muramasa + Sorcery Saga discount pls :)


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+ beasty_farha on December 25th, 2013 at 11:18 pm said:

Add me beasty_farha


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+ Alma_viva on December 26th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

After 999, I knew VLR would be an incredible game… and it was! You guys made me get my first platinum. That game is a masterpiece!

Please, show more love for the Vita!! You guys rock


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+ Shadow_Raskolnik on December 26th, 2013 at 7:30 pm said:

Looking forward to the Muramasa DLC and hopefully we’ll see more Vita support in the future.


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+ Elvick_ on December 26th, 2013 at 10:58 pm said:

<3 you guys.

Just try to avoid the lack of retail availability in Canada like with what happened for Sorcery Saga's release. That was a huge bummer. Had to pre-order the game from the US. Took over a week until I got the game and it cost me more than it should have.

Love that you guys keep popping out retail games, even for PSP, and want to continue to support your awesomeness.


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+ SeshiLord on December 26th, 2013 at 11:54 pm said:

Muramasa was great, I got the collector’s day one and there’s zero regrets! Those Hori accessories dress my Vita wonferfully. Sorcery Saga is my next one.

Now, *pssst* do us a great favour, Aksys! Grab God Eater 2 for localizing, since you have a great relationship with Namco Bandai, and D3 seems to be slacking off!!!!


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+ bldudas on December 27th, 2013 at 5:53 am said:

Thank you Aksys for the great games. :)


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+ bluki on December 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm said:

You would definitely localize Guilty Gear Xrd I Assume. :)


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+ kimboforever on December 28th, 2013 at 5:46 pm said:

thank for you work for bring to us great games i enjoyed muramasa rebirth and i gonna get later sorcesy saga.can you guys do a digital release of blazblue chrono phantasma and if you can bring fate extra ccc guys you are my heroes.


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+ qmqz on December 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

What about Guilty Gear patch to +R?
It never came outside of Japan, I really want to play it.


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