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Season’s Greetings from Aksys Games

Russell Iriye's Avatar Posted by 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!

Add Your Own

FifthDream said:

December 25th, 9:10 am

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.

Stranger_Eddie said:

December 25th, 9:17 am

Muramasa Rebirth is amazing!

MoonLance said:

December 25th, 9:26 am

Looking forward to Blazblue Chrono Phantasma~

Fedast said:

December 25th, 10:05 am

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.

SirRamonTercero said:

December 25th, 10:08 am

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

DecadanceFantasy said:

December 25th, 10:22 am

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!

Fardeenah said:

December 25th, 10:24 am

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

Pabloo1010 said:

December 25th, 10:35 am

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

PAFenix said:

December 25th, 10:46 am

Fate/Extra CCC? :3

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

thecontroller92 said:

December 25th, 10:49 am

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

uber_oobie said:

December 25th, 11:22 am

It says you guys are undergoing maintenance…. wtf?

MaxSterling85 said:

December 25th, 11:26 am

Any sales on the catalog?

Orion_of_Chaos said:

December 25th, 11:37 am

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

XBlueXPandaX said:

December 25th, 11:38 am

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..

blackiemist88 said:

December 25th, 12:07 pm

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

harrypoopers said:

December 25th, 12:17 pm

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

Biggz124 said:

December 25th, 12:26 pm

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

WHERE IS IT?!

LittleBigLife said:

December 25th, 12:26 pm

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.

Monterossa said:

December 25th, 12:51 pm

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

Catastrophe_2008 said:

December 25th, 1:27 pm

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?)

juuichi-11 said:

December 25th, 2:11 pm

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

juuichi-11 said:

December 25th, 2:12 pm

ah, the other one is Dragons Crown ^^

punkmusic2009 said:

December 25th, 3:14 pm

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

BlueBl1zzard said:

December 25th, 4:26 pm

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.

xClayMeow said:

December 25th, 5:09 pm

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

AliciaDarky said:

December 25th, 5:54 pm

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) -.-.

Heavenly_king said:

December 25th, 6:58 pm

Mery Christmas!!

honkayjeezus said:

December 25th, 7:27 pm

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.

Sharp_andPointy said:

December 25th, 8:56 pm

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

bobxhunter said:

December 25th, 8:57 pm

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

idn86i said:

December 25th, 9:33 pm

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

PrinceofXIII said:

December 25th, 9:35 pm

Merry Kurisumasu Aksys Games :)

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

ioshi_US said:

December 25th, 9:57 pm

Muramasa + Sorcery Saga discount pls :)

beasty_farha said:

December 25th, 11:18 pm

Add me beasty_farha

Alma_viva said:

December 26th, 8:52 am

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

Shadow_Raskolnik said:

December 26th, 7:30 pm

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

Elvick_ said:

December 26th, 10:58 pm

<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.

SeshiLord said:

December 26th, 11:54 pm

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!!!!

bldudas said:

December 27th, 5:53 am

Thank you Aksys for the great games. :)

bluki said:

December 27th, 9:16 pm

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

kimboforever said:

December 28th, 5:46 pm

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.

qmqz said:

December 29th, 12:05 pm

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

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