Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jan 312024

Half a year ago, I said, “Who knows, one of these days we could be discussing an official Fate/Stay Night localization,” and now the time has come.

Yesterday, Type-Moon announced that Fate/stay night Realta Nua is being remastered for PC and Switch, with English and Chinese translations available for the first time.

No PS4/PS5 version was announced, oddly enough, even though Witch on the Holy Night did and the upcoming Tsukihime remake will as well. I prefer to play visual novels on the Switch whenever possible, so that’s fine for me.

If you’re asking yourself “What is Realta Nua,” because the Fate franchise has so many entries a title like that could easily be mistaken for a spin-off, it’s the later version of the original Fate/stay night, which removed the sex scenes and replaced them with new content.

(So anyone asking if the sex scenes will be censored or cut should know that this is a remaster of the version that had already removed them.)

I’ve been interested in the Fate series for a while, since I’ve played a couple of spin-offs as well as Witch on the Holy Night from the same universe, so I’ll definitely be getting this! I know a lot of fans were hoping for a full remake, but I’m happy enough with a remaster.

It only has a 2024 release window so far, which I believe is the same for the English release of Tsukihime. Presumably Tsukihime will come out first.

So here we are, yet another “will never be localized” game being localized. It’s gotta be Bandai Namco’s turn with the untranslated Tales games one of these days!

And don’t forget, we have a State of Play tonight and an Aksys showcase tomorrow. This could be a great week for exciting game announcements! Are you interested in playing Fate/stay night Remastered?

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Jan 292024

The first State of Play of 2024 has been announced for this Wednesday at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET.

It will be 40 minutes long and cover both PS5 and virtual reality games. Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade have been confirmed to be among the games shown.

States of Play are usually pretty hit or miss for me (the one where Like a Dragon Ishin was announced being a notable exception), but I’ve been interested in Stellar Blade, so I’m looking forward to seeing that. I’ve got my fingers crossed we’ll see the Elden Ring DLC, too.

So we’ve got a State of Play set for Wednesday and the Aksys showcase on Thursday! All we need now is for the Nintendo Direct to occur soon, and the start of the year will be packed with announcements.

What are you hoping for from the State of Play?

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Jan 262024

The Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is now out, bringing the 4th, 5th, and 6th mainline games to modern platforms at last.

Sadly, my hope that the secret artwork unlocked for completing all three games would actually be an Ace Attorney 7 tease came to nothing… and I didn’t even have to play the games to find out, as Capcom just straight-up showed the art in a trailer.

They’re even selling the art prints, although the price is a bit steep for me.

Anyway, while that hope might have been dashed, we have a different reason to be optimistic for Ace Attorney’s future!

Not only are things looking better than ever, with high sales numbers and even a physical release of the Switch version in North America, but Capcom has officially confirmed that the series will continue.

In a recent interview with 4Gamer, translated here by Nintendo Everything, Apollo Justice Trilogy producer Kenichi Hashimoto wouldn’t give specifics, but said, “I can say that the Ace Attorney series will not be stopping, so in that sense I think you can look forward to what is coming.” That’s as good a sign as any – if they had no intention of making a new Ace Attorney game, they could have given a simple “nothing to announce at this time” response.

(You know, like how they did back in the day when I used to email Capcom asking about Ace Attorney Investigations 2.)

Some fans have still taken this to mean that we’ll just continue to get remasters and ports and nothing else, but it was just a few years ago that it seemed like we’d never get anything but the original trilogy, so Ace Attorney’s situation has already improved quite a bit.

I’m more optimistic than ever for the Ace Attorney series, and I believe we’ll get news sooner rather than later. Will it be in a Nintendo Direct, like when the Ghost Trick remaster was announced? Will it be at a Capcom showcase, like the Apollo Justice Trilogy? Or will Capcom simply drop the news randomly on Twitter one day, like they did with The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles? However they choose to reveal it, I think we’ll actually see a new Ace Attorney game announced soon… dare I hope it will be this year?

When do you think the next Ace Attorney game will be announced?

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