Rockin’ Android is a recently formed company who are apparently planning to sell Japanese indie games to a US market. Currently only four titles are confirmed for the coming months, which include Suguri in June and Gundemonium in August but so far these appear to be pretty fantastic deals. The ‘Gundemonium’ release will feature ‘Gundemonium Recollection’, ‘GundeadliGne’ and ‘Hitogata Hapa’ for $19.99 as either a digital download or DVD (No annoucements on shipping costs or international shipping yet though).
More information and a gameplay video of ‘Suguri’ in the extended!
The ‘Suguri’ collection however will feature ‘SUGURI’ and ‘The acceleration of SUGURI’ partnered with its expansion pack, which may seem like less value at $19.99 but to sweeten the deal Rockin’ Android will be putting both OST’s in as part of the deal. There’s even some hosted on their site to sample ahead of release, though it’s clearly not up to ‘Touhou’ standards. Sadly this one looks to be DVD only as a counter-balance
I’m not quite sure how well this will work out for them, or whether they’ll be selling outside of the US (If not for the DVD editions then at least for the digital versions I hope) but I’m pretty excited about this idea. In the past it’s been pretty hard to play some of these great games (Engage to Jabberwock was from the same developer ‘Gundemonium’) without entering morally grey areas, so I really wish them the best of luck!