27w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber announced news today confirming Hatsune Miku's North American debut in Project Diva F on PS3 this August!
To quote: Today, SEGA is proud to announce that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is headed West! The game will arrive this August on both PlayStation 3 and Playstation Network in North America!
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is a rhythm game featuring 38 unique songs, including popular tracks like Tell Your World and Black Rock Shooter.
Players can create and share their own Miku videos in "Edit Mode", and can customize the popular diva with over 90 different costumes and accessories. Being the first console game released for the franchise in the West, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs, and features of the Japanese version.
Hatsune Miku is the world's most popular digital singer, produced by Crypton Future Media, INC. Her popularity continues to increase in the West and she has over 950,000 dedicated English speaking fans on Facebook.
In 2011, she packed the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for her first ever Western...
233w ago - Bohemia Interactive has finally announced their long-awaited North American publisher for Armed Assault 2.
The game, which has already been released in Europe and North America via digital channels will go on sale in retail stores on July 7th and is being published by Got Game Entertainment.
Press Release: Bohemia Interactive, creators of award winning military simulation Operation Flashpoint and ArmA: Combat Operations and Got Game Entertainment, US leading publisher of interactive entertainment games, announced today their partnershipfor the North American retail release of ARMA II, one of the most anticipated PC Game of 2009. The two companies have partnered together to bring the game to most major retail outlets throughout North America this July.
Bohemia Interactive once invented the genre of realistic military sand-box games and it aims now to re-define that genre with its upcoming game ARMA II, the ultimate military simulator, powered by the 3rd generation of their original Real Virtuality engine that's also used to train soldiers in numerous countries from Australia to the United States.
"North America is one of the most powerful and important markets in terms of a game's marketing and distribution," said Marek Spanel, Bohemia's CEO.
260w ago - Just over a week ago, we reported on Nintendo launching a North American 'Club Nintendo' site.
As of yesterday, it appears that Nintendo has finally launched it at Club.Nintendo.com.
Courtesy of JSR and CoilShot of NeoGAF comes the following follow-up:
It's actually pretty decent from what I've seen so far. Rewards include the Game & Watch Collection for DS, Nintendo-themed playing cards and Hanafuda Cards, various DS game holders, a Wii Remote holder, and some other stuff.
Registering a Wii game nets you 50 coins, a DS game gets you 30 coins, and Virtual Console/WiiWare games get you 10 coins. You can also earn 10 coins for saying you plan to buy a game and following through with the purchase, 10 coints for taking a survey about a registered game, and another 10 coins for a "Post Play" survey 4-6 weeks after that.
Oh, and the Gold and Platinum statuses from the Japanese Club Nintendo are in the US version too. Anyone who earns 600 coins in a Club Nintendo year (July 1 - June 30) gets Platinum status and a free gift, while 300 coins gets you Gold status and a free gift (probably not as good as the Platinum gift, though).