This Week In Imports: Special Report! Bakemonogatari Madness

By Spencer . August 20, 2012 . 4:35pm

imageBakemonogatari Portable comes out on Thursday and it’s has a RPG meets dialogue tree battle system. Players can also make their own mini-dramas using phrases earned by playing the game.


Namco Bandai will also release a Hybrid Disc for Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne, which has a PS3 game called Kamogawa Dream Match on it. Nippon Ichi’s second PlayStation Vita game, an original title called Special Report Division, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available later this week too.


PlayStation 3
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne: Kamogawa Days Game & OVA Hybrid Disc


Xbox 360
The Witcher: Assassins of Kings


PlayStation Vita
Special Report Division


Bakemonogatari Portable
Suzukaze no Melt -Days in the Sanctuary-
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2


Key European Releases
Darksiders II (PS3, Xbox 360)
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire (PC)


Key Domestic Releases
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC, XBLA, PS3)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)
Jagged Alliance: Crossfire (PC)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. (PSN, XBLA)
Legasista (PSN)
Retro/Grade (PSN)
VectorRacing (3DSWare)
Way of the Samurai 4 (PSN)

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  • I still don’t understand what the hell Bakemonogatari Portable is.

    • Basically:

      1) Choose your dialogue
      3) You can create your own scene later on.

      • Sounds like I’d rather just watch youtube videos of it.

  • Aoshi00

    argh, can’t wait to play Special Report Division, but my Vita is dead right now (haven’t turned it on in 3 months).. not sure if it’s the USB or charger cable.. I hope it’s the cables.. can’t even test Time Travelers :(…

    • PoweredByHentai

      You can test to see if it is the USB cable that is fried by connecting your Vita to your PC via the USB cable.  If the Vita’s PS button blinks orange, then that means that your Vita is completely out of battery juice and that you need to let it recharge for about half an hour or until the PS button is a solid orange before you can turn it on.

      It is similar to how the iPhone demands to have roughly at least 30% battery life before you can even use it.

      • Aoshi00

        Thanks.  I tried that, plugged the Vita into outlet or to the laptop thru USB, no orange light at all, so I guess it wasn’t even charging.. I alrdy ordered both the replacemnt charger and USB cable, I hope it’s not the system.. I haven’t dropped it or anything, just haven’t touched it in months. 

        I really don’t like the PSP/Vita not being able to hold a charge though.  My old DS which I haven’t touched in years still holds a charge, same for DSi/XL/3DS.  Every time I tried to turn on the PSP/Vita it gives me a scare.. this time it’s really not turning on..  I’ll find out tmw once I get to test w/ the new cables.. Vita’s basic warranty is 1 yr right?

        • Vita should hold a charge for a long time (even in sleep mode).

        • PoweredByHentai

          My Vita holds its charge pretty well.  I’ve left it alone for a week to play Valkyria Chronicles 3 on my PSP and came back to see it have just enough charge to tell me that I should recharge it.  This was considering that I had suspended my game session of Ragnarok Odyssey and was pretty much able to continue where I left off on it.

          Aside from that though, the firmware really isn’t any different from what is standard on smartphones.

          If you really want to conserve battery life, you could always turn off the Vita when you aren’t using it.  Otherwise, the Vita’s sleep mode is pretty impressive.

          • Aoshi00

            I know, for my phone, I use it all the time so I charge it everyday.  I mean I don’t touch my PSP in months usually, and in this case the Vita, didn’t even play Gravity Rush even though I got the game 2 months ago.. the PSP’s battery would always be drained after such a long time, unless I take it out of the system.  But for my DSi and XL which I haven’t turned on in 1 year or longer, they still have power left, as much as half of it.  Even my Kindle which I haven’t used in months also held a charge.. but I rarely play my handheld systems.. I mean the PSP/Vita can’t seem to hold a charge for an extended period of time while my Nintendo handhelds or Kindle could, for many months.

            Again, I really hope it’s the USB cable that’s busted.. I take care of my stuffs and my systems never go bad on me.. I’ve played my Vita for maybe like 5 times or less so far..

          • PoweredByHentai

            Oh, that.  That’s because Nintendo uses the same type of brick battery that Apple uses whereas Sony uses the liquid-type.

            Brick types have stability as an advantage but recharge slowly and have crap power output and are generally bulky and heavy.

            Liquid types have the opposite advantages and disadvantages of brick types.


            This link should be of interest to you.

          • Aoshi00

            Interesting info.. unfortunately I tested w/ new USB cable and charger, got a dead Vita walking.. sending back to Sony for repair under 1-yr warranty now.. thinking maybe I should get the 3-yr protection plan for $39.99 or something, don’t trust the vita now :(…

            Hope for a fast turnaround like Ninty, anxious to play Time Travelers and that newscaster VN :)

  • I’m looking forward to Legasista and Retro/Grade, myself. One’s an NISA game, after all, and the other? Man, how cool is that concept of playing a shooter game in reverse to music?

  • Why can’t we ever get anime games localised???

    I looking 4ward 4 Special Report the most…. and Bakemono Partable too…

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Well they need to get the actual anime released first, which they stlll seem to be super vague in time frames about… :(

      • Bakemono anime???

      • PoweredByHentai

        Blame Aniplex.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I just want to see the Lagrange OVA with it, though I hope Kirius, Izo, Array, Dizelmine, and Villaguilio show up in it.

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