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Guilty Gear Xrd photo
Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd is getting a follow-up called Revelator


Here's Johnny
May 27
I really enjoyed Guilty Gear Xrd on PS4. It was smooth, it looked beautiful, and mechanically, it was sound. But people really took issue with the limited cast, and wanted more. Arc System Works is partially addressing t... read
Eurovision photo
Eurovision

Six months later, Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign comes to Europe


Eurovision
May 22
Things are going your way right now, Europe. That whole Eurovision thing is going on and you're finally getting Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, which Chris totally loved when it came out in the US back in December.  Plus, you hav... read
2D will ride again! photo
2D will ride again!

More footage from the new 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter


2D will ride again!
May 22
Last month we finally got a look (in video form) at the new 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter from BlazBlue developer Arc System Works. One month ahead of its Japanese release date, Bandai Namco has released another decent length loo... read
Dragon Ball Z photo
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden looks great in action


Finally, gameplay
Apr 20
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works sounds amazing on paper, and no we longer have to settle for a brief look -- we can ogle at the whole damn thing thanks to YouTube user ShonenGameZ. The entire demo is on di... read
Tease photo
Tease

First brief look at Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden


Arc System Works 2D fighter needs a longer trailer
Mar 23
Please cut a longer trailer, Namco. Arc System Works' (Guilty Gear) upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the best thing to hit DBZ videogames since this unsanctioned 2D fan fighter. But damn, I just want to see more of... read
Dragon Ball Z photo
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden dated in Japan


June 11
Mar 19
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, developed by Arc System Works, is coming this year on the 3DS. It's all set for a Japanese-only release for now, and as of this week we have a final release date -- June 11. If you pick up... read
Guilty Gear Xrd photo
Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd's newest patch will address the netcode


I still play it
Mar 12
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is still going strong, and Arc System Works has a new patch in the works, primarily to improve the netcode. Additionally, cross-platform play will be stabilized, and a few other bugs will be fixed ... read
BlazBlue photo
BlazBlue

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend is getting a localization


This summer
Mar 06
Aksys Games has announced that BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will be getting a localization on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Vita this summer. Can't keep track of BlazBlue's updates and sequels? The "Extend" is q... read
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BlazBlue

BlazBlue: Battle Cards looking to take that card crown


First gameplay footage released
Feb 27
The BlazBlue franchise continues to diversify its portfolio. Whether it be a mobile rhythm game or a visual novel, the series has grown from its fight-game roots. With BlazBlue: Battle Cards, that trend continues -- but only... read
UNIEL out in Europe photo
UNIEL out in Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late out today in Europe


Arc System Works and French Bread's fighter completes its world tour
Feb 27
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available at retailers across Europe, NIS America tells us. The PS3 fighter will see a digital release next week, starting March 4. For more information about Under Night In-Birth you can... read
Xblaze Lost: Memories photo
Xblaze Lost: Memories

BlazBlue spin-off Xblaze 2 coming west this summer


こんにちは読者
Feb 26
Xblaze Lost: Memories is coming west this summer, Aksys Games just announced. The "RPG-style" visual novel is the follow-up to XBlaze Code: Embryo, which Aksys localized for western audiences last spring. This PS3 a... read
BlazBlue photo
BlazBlue

There's a new BlazBlue rhythm game and it's out now


Brace yourselves, anti-mobile and free-to-play comments are coming
Feb 25
"This isn't the BlazBlue game you're looking for," he persuades you with a small wave of the hand. Okay, maybe it is. Maybe you're in the market for a "gluttonous" rhythm game where you "eat to the beat of BlazBlue." In that ... read
UNIEL on sale photo
UNIEL on sale

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late discounted to just $24


Gordeau is slashing prices!
Feb 25
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late just launched in North America and it's already being offered at a deep discount via the PlayStation Store. Plus members can grab the PS3 fighter for a measly $23.79, while those without a subscr... read
DBZ Arc System Works photo
DBZ Arc System Works

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works looks amazing


Loving the art style
Feb 23
Arc System Works is developing the Dragon Ball Z fighting game Extreme Butoden right now for the Nintendo 3DS, and these early pictures are sweet. As a fan of the Butoden franchise they really bring me back, and I'm loving th... read
UNIEL reviewed photo
It's a total knockout!
The competition is fierce, and I'm not just talking about the folks delivering beat downs online. With so many fighting games on the market nowadays, fans of the genre are spoiled for choice. Studios are vying for mindshare, ... read feature

Block cats! photo
Block cats!

Why does Japan get the best cat block puzzle games?


And where is our Puyo Puyo Tetris release?
Jan 20
Nyandafuru Puzzle Nekoburo, an Arc System Works published puzzler, released in Japan last Christmas Eve and I would like to play it. It's also on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store as CatsBlock Vestival. My roommate recent... read
Guilty Gear reviewed photo
Heaven or Hell, rock again
I've spent many late nights with Guilty Gear. Week-long tournaments, money-matches between friends; it was the perfect series to play around with, and one of my most competitive. But as time went on, the franchise started to ... read feature

BlazBlue PC photo
BlazBlue PC

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam


H2 Interactive unleashes the fighter on PC in December
Nov 16
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is heading to Steam next month, H2 Interactive has announced. It will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language options. The pulbishe... read
Japanese indie games! photo
Japanese indie games!

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3


'Get In-Birthed!'
Nov 13
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today. The 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch. read
Fantasy Hero Vita photo
Fantasy Hero Vita

Arc System Works action game hits Vita in December


Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy debuts early next month
Nov 12
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy is punching and piledriving to PlayStation Vita in North America on December 2. The action game, developed by Guilty Gear and BlazBlue developer Arc System Works, is said to feature four-player co-op and luchadores. Yes, you'll be able to beat up monsters with the power of friendship and lucha libre moves. Sounds like a romp. read
Persona 4 Ultimax review photo
It's a knockout!
It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios kno... read feature

Persona 4 Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Ultimax

Margaret, Marie, Adachi will be $5 DLC in Persona 4 Ultimax


Also, that initial shock at Margaret's new voice
Sep 26
Marie and Adachi will be free to download for the first week of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's release. On October 7, they revert to paid DLC, at which point the Sadistic Stud-Keeping Secretary of the Velvet Room, Margaret, will release as well. Each character will cost $5.  read
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe photo
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe

Sega to publish Persona 4 Ultimax in Europe


The fighting game travels across the pond this November
Sep 19
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to Europe this November, courtesy of Sega. The fighter's release will mark the first occasion Sega acts as a distributor for Atlus since the publisher acquired the Shin Megami Tensei&nbs... read
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Arc System Works

Arc System Works debuts new international website


Get up to date
Sep 17
Developer Arc System Works has never really had a wieldy website for English speakers, but this week they're launching a brand new site -- ArcSystemWorksU.com. The site will keep people up to date mostly in regards ... read
P4U tops Japan charts photo
P4U tops Japan charts

Persona 4 Ultimax tops Japanese sales charts


Yo-Kai Watch 2 dethroned after nearly two months as Japan's best-seller
Sep 03
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax made its debut atop the Japanese software charts with 89,000 units sold, according to the latest figures from sales tracking authority Media Create. In doing so, the fighting game from Atlus and Arc Sy... read
Persona 4 Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Ultimax

Atlus shares Persona 4 Ultimax opening cinematic


Arc System Works' latest fighter assaults Japan this week
Aug 26
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax strikes Japan later this week, just about a month ahead of the fighting game's September 30 launch date in North America. Until then, why not check out the title's gorgeous opening cinematic? And maybe find something else to do for a few weeks to while away the time. read
Japanese indie games! photo
Japanese indie games!

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe


Indie fighting game coming to PS3 in the west next year
Aug 09
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games. read
Fighting Games photo
Fighting Games

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month


And then Europe sometime later this year
Aug 09
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is connecting with North America on September 23, localization house Aksys Games has announced. The all-girl fighter from Ark System Works and Examu will then gear up to strike Europe later this year, courtesy of NIS America. According to both publishers, the title will be distributed physically at retail as well as digitally via PlayStation Network. read
BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma photo
BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma

BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma still coming to North America


EU may still be out of luck
Aug 05
Arc System Works has been fairly faithful in bringing its BlazBlue games to the West. One game in particular that hasn't been localized, however, is BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, released in 2012 on the Japanese eShop for Ninten... read
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- photo
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer


Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty
Aug 05
Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has ... read
Persona fighter photo
Persona fighter

Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet: Marie joins Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC


Also, lobby
Jul 16
The waifu wars rage on as Marie joins the cast of the region free Persona 4 Ultimax. She is the second DLC character announced for the game. The first, Adachi, will be free for the first week of launch before revert... read
Lesson learned photo
Lesson learned

Persona 4 Ultimax won't be region locked for North and South America


Uh, good
Jul 10
After raising some ire region locking Persona 4 Arena (one of the only PS3 games that is region locked), Atlus decided that its follow up, set to release in the North and South America this fall, "will not be region locked for the Americas."  So this time around you European folk might consider importing instead of waiting on Atlus for a year to release it in Europe. read






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