While all the big companies were out having pre-conference press talks today, some interesting news probably flew right under your radar. We’ve scoured the web for niche news in the wake of the biggest E3 shockwaves, and what we found were several exciting announcements on upcoming Japanese games. Of course, E3 generally tends to overlook JRPGs, but not The G.A.M.E.S. Blog! So if you’re sad about the lack of news regarding Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III…Well. Actually, we can’t really help you. We’re disappointed, too.

But maybe a Persona Q trailer will make you feel better!
Nintendo released a new trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth on their YouTube channel today. It’s not voiced, but you’ll want to keep that music on repeat for sure. Persona Q puts most of the cast (There’s also still no female protagonist, but this writer is probably the only one here who cares.) from Persona 3 and Persona 4, including new characters from the portable remakes, together for an Etrian Odyssey-style dungeon crawler. The game is set to release on the 3DS in the US in Fall 2014. Hey, maybe Atlus will even announce a specific release date for this one this week! Stay tuned…

No? How about some new game announcements, courtesy of Idea Factory?
This week, Idea Factory launched pages in English for Omega Quintet and Choujigen Action Neptune U (Roughly translating to Hyperdimension Neptunia Action Game U). There’s no solid US release date for either title, but the company has posted some screenshots and synopses. Here’s what we know so far, followed by a pair of trailers.

Omega Quintet on the PS4 looks like what would happen if you mashed a turn-based RPG with an Idolmaster game, and the trailer really shows off that schizophrenia well. In a post-apocalyptic world where nearly all humanity has been wiped out by a phenomenon called [beep] (No, we’re not censoring. That’s really what the thing is called.), everyone lives in one town, trying to stay alive. The only hope for defeating [beep] is in a group of girls called Song Maidens, who keep this mysterious force at bay through…You guessed it. Pop music performances, tee hee!

Chojigen Action Neptune U looks like it will take players back to Gamindustri for what appears to be some sort of action RPG. There’s even less information on this game’s page than on the one for Omega Quintet, but the screenshots make it look a little bit like Dynasty Warriors, in that Neptune and friends are cutting down hordes of enemies.

It wouldn’t be Idea Factory’s first foray into that type of game, as Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi was similar. Neptune’s next adventure will be on the…PS Vita? With a name like that, sure, why not? Maybe they’re reserving the first Wii U release of a Neptunia game for a port of the iOS app.

Still not doing it? Well, here’s pile of Virtual Console games from Capcom.
Capcom announced plans to bring 21 games to the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console, including North American and European releases, in 2014. The list includes a bunch of Mega Man entries, a sprinkling of Street Fighter, and more. These new Virtual Console games hail from the GBA, Super Nintendo, and NES platforms originally.

North America

  • Breath of Fire (Wii U)
  • Demon’s Crest (Wii U)
  • Gargoyle’s Quest II (3DS, Wii U)
  • Mega Man 5 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 6 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 7 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man X3 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Zero (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U)
  • Mighty Final Fight (3DS, Wii U)
  • Street Fighter 2010 (3DS, Wii U)

Europe

  • Breath of Fire (Wii U)
  • Demon’s Crest (Wii U)
  • Gargoyle’s Quest II (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 5 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 6 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man 7 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man II (3DS)
  • Mega Man III (3DS)
  • Mega Man IV (3DS)
  • Mega Man V (3DS)
  • Mega Man Xtreme (3DS)
  • Mega Man Xtreme 2 (3DS)
  • Mega Man X3 (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Zero (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U)
  • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U)
  • Mighty Final Fight (Wii U)
  • Street Fighter 2010 (Wii U)

Dates TBD

  • Mega Man Zero 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3

Stay tuned to The G.A.M.E.S. Blog all week for our E3 coverage, and don’t forget to check out the other press conference recaps from Day 0, including Microsoft, EAUbisoft, and Sony.

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