While the major Japanese publishers struggle to find their feet in today's gaming environment, the Japanese indie gaming scene continues to thrive and reach increasing numbers of overseas gamers.
The next major development in that trend happens today, as we are excited to present Nyu Media's May Greenlight Slate of 4 doujin games that hit Steam Greenlight this morning. Click on the image for the slate announcement poster or see below for details.
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm (Developer: PDW:HOTAPEN)
• Following last year's highly successful IndieGogo campaign (and subsequent run-in with PayPal), this outstanding doujin 2D fighting game debuts on Steam Greenlight!
• Features 11 playable characters, solid gameplay, dynamic commentary by tournament commentators Jchensor, Kokujin, UltraDavid, Maximilian, GGPO-based online match play, and much more!
• Brought to you by 3 former SNK / King of Fighters developers and an ensemble cast of creative talent including art by KOTANI:Tomoyuki (Mushihimesama) & Yasuda Suzuhito (Shin Megami Tensei), voice acting by Kaji Yuki (Attack on Titan) Uchida Maaya (IDOLM@STER), and soundtrack by Raito (Melty Blood, Under Night In-birth)!
• Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/1nUTkxD
• Homepage: http://yatagarasu-FTG.com
Sacred Tears TRUE (AlphaNuts)
• A doujin RPG that blends the best of the JRPG genre with innovative and fun game elements, high quality art and music, plus outstanding replay value in one honest-to-goodness gem of a game and a must-have for any JRPG fan!
• Sacred Tears TRUE features fresh and unique gameplay features such as a deceptively simple but deep card battle system, redistributable skill points, a multi-way system and more.
• Graphics by Takashi KONNO (Shichinin no Bukiya) and music by Hiroyuki Ojima (Accel World, When They Cry anime) and Shimotsuki Haruka (Atelier Iris, Ace Attorney Orchestral Performance)
• Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/1nuCfP5
• Homepage: http://sacredtearstrue.com
Supercharged Robot VULKAISER (ASTRO PORT)
• J-pop kitsch FTW in this 70s giant robot anime-inspired side-scrolling shooter from the makers of SATAZIUS and GIGANTIC ARMY!
• Combine VULKAISER with the VulFighter craft and harness the awe-inspiring power of Rocket KAISER, Needle KAISER, Thunder KAISER, and Drill KAISER to save the Earth from invasion by the evil alien Gogoh Army!
• 6 stages and 4 difficulty levels of giant robot shooting action!
• Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/1hyAXun
• Homepage: http://vulkaiser.com
ARMED SEVEN (ASTRO PORT)
• Lock & load the full mecha jacket and thwart global assault by the Neo Loran Order in this 2D side-scrolling blast-a-thon of bullets, lasers, missiles & boss fights!
• 12 weapons x 7 stages x 4 difficulty levels of side scrolling mech-shooting action!
• New for Steam: achievements, online leaderboards, Steam trading cards!
• Steam Greenlight: http://bit.ly/RBz0X8
• Homepage: http://armedseven.com
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