Doki Doki Kusoge

Doki Doki Kusoge deals in all things Japanese culture, be it video games, anime, music, or film. You can find the latest info translated from Japanese rags, reviews, previews, and other weird features. Despite its namesake (kusoge means shit game), DDK does not deal exclusively in garbage video games. Its founder just has a masochistic tendency to subject himself to them. No, it's not healthy. Elliot G. runs things here. A former Destructoid and Japanator contributor living in Japan, he likes to make himself suffer by playing the bad stuff so you don't have to.
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Greetings, gentlemen and gentlewomen, and welcome to another episode of Go West!, your weekly column about new Japanese game releases, boob ninjas, Batman, quests for dragons, demon lords, and a whole lot of regret.

This week is huge.

No, seriously. This is by far the biggest week of new releases we’ve seen in quite some time. There are lots of noteworthy games spread across most of the major platforms, and even a handful of small stuff that I know folks following this site might enjoy.

I have my work cut out for me.

Before anybody asks, no. I won’t be talking about Bloodborne (which I can’t wait for) here. In case this wasn’t clear when I brought GW! back from the dead, this column was designed with Japan-only (limited time or forever) releases.

With that out of the way, let’s get this rock and roll party on the road!

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Finally, the first footage of Arc System Works’ 3DS fighter, Dragon Ball Z:Extreme Butoden.

There’s only about ten seconds of actual game footage in the above clip (Japanese CMs yo), but what is there looks super promising. Some great sprite work, tons of playable and assist characters, and a bevvy of bonuses for folks who grab the game relatively soon after launch.

What kinds of bonuses, you ask?

  • Golden Freeza Discross Coin
  • Code to use Golden Freeza in-game
  • Downloadable copy of Butoden 2 for your 3DS (fuck yeah)
  • Resurrection F Goku card for use with Dragon Ball Heroes.

Next month’s V-Jump will have a playable demo with Goku, Teen Gohan, Vegeta, and Majin Buu as playable characters. The game save is transferable to the final version, keeping your stats and unlocking Resurrection F Goku as a character.

The game will run you 5,690 yen when it hits on June 11th.

Here’s hoping for a localization announcement!

Bravely Second hits Japanese 3DS’ next month. For those of you who plan on importing, why don’t you get a refresher on everything that happened in the first game?

Square Enix has released a charming little “Understand Bravely Default’s Story in Five Minutes” video, with some lovely hand drawn character art. This spoils the entire narrative, so only watch if you’ve played through to the very end.


The release period for the Extreme-developed Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei has been revealed. You can expected to see the series revival hit store shelves some time in July.

You’ve also probably noticed that it now has a proper name too. Re:Incarnation Tensei is hilariously redundant, considering Tensei means reincarnation in English. Whoops.

A CE has also been announced for the game, featuring the following:

  1. Rosaria and Licorice figures
  2. A 2 CD soundtrack set featuring music from Langrisser 1&2, as well as Der Langrisser and others.
  3. A 60 page production book featuring art from the various character designers associated with the series, some of it never before published.

The standard version of the game will run you 5,537 yen, with the CE costing you a weighty 9,241 yen.


Imageepoch’s Stella Glow resurfaces, with Sega at the helm. Nothing particularly new here, though we get a look at some of the allied and antagonist characters in the bottom right hand corner.

  • Dorothy the Ripper. She uses dolls to fight. Peeps are scared of her.
  • Nonoka. She’s Sakuya’s bodyguard ninja. Kind of a ditz. Wears a box on her head.
  • Yuan. Started a business when he was 10. He lends a helping hand to Alt and his friends.

Sega has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming Imageepoch developed SRPG, Stella Glow.

It looks a lot like an Imageepoch developed SRPG. In fact, I recently realized that it’ll be a battle of Imageepoch properties this year with Marvelous developing the Luminous Arc, and Sega publishing Stella Glow. Who will win?!

Does anybody win?!

I don’t even know anymore.

Anyway, the trailer looks all right.

New Bravely Second video? New Bravely Second video.

This time we get a quick overview of all the basic gameplay mechanics, from battle systems to moon base building stuff, all to some super rocking beats. 

Give me this game now.


Square Enix has announced that all music DLC for their upcoming 3DS rhythm game, Theatrhythm: Dragon Quest, will be free to download.

Well then.

Additionally, the demo hit the Japanese Eshop today, with a track from Dragon Quest III and one from DQV playable. Japanese 3DS owning fans should go grab that ASAP.

Free DLC eh? Square Enix, I like what you’re doing here. I like it very muchly. 

Much to my surprise, the developers behind Bravely Second: End Layer have opted to ditch the live streams for the next few weeks, rolling with a pre-recorded hour long info dump instead.

Lots of gameplay footage, lots of job stuff, returning asterisk holders, etc. It’s a doozy.

Well that didn’t take very long.

Square Enix has announced that the 3DS demo for their upcoming hunting action RPG, Final Fantasy Explorers, will be free to download off the eShop this Friday.


The demo itself will have two summon boss fights, four player online multiplayer, and a variety of jobs and equipment to try out from the prologue chapter. Your save data there will carry over to the main game. Up to 5,000 Gil, 2,000 Crystal Points, all of your usable items, the abilities you’ve learned, and one weapon/piece of equipment from every category can be brought over into the final game.

You will not be able to bring over your story progress, character info, original abilities, option settings, jobs, friendly monsters, accessories, black list or Soul and Demon stones.

Either way, it looks to be a nice and beefy demo for those of you excited for the game. A whole bunch of videos went up as well, so feel free to check those out to get a feel for the game.