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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

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
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!

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
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

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!

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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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!

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

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

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-

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

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

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
French Bread fighter

Arc System Works fighter Under Night In-Birth coming to PS3 in 2015


Melty Blood dev French Bread getting its crazy anime fighter out and available
Jul 08
Aksys Games is bringing Melty Blood developer French Bread's Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to PlayStation 3 in 2015. Guilty Gear studio Arc System Works published the fighting game in Japan earlier this year. "Under Nig... read
Persona 4 premium edition

I'm jealous of Persona 4 Ultimax's Japanese-only Premium Edition


First game's story and even more impressive Yu slip
Jul 07
Here's a look at the slip cover that will adorn the Persona 4 Ultimax Premium Newcomer Package, which comes with the story from the first game so you don't have to go out of your way to catch up (it will also be sold sep... read
EVO money

Arc System Works, Aksys add $30k to BlazBlue EVO 2014 pot


Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- playable, if I was BlazGreen I would die
Jun 24
I had a pretty nice EVO 2013 at the live streaming get together we here are Destructoid threw in a San Francisco bar. Meanwhile, contestants (as opposed to us novice drunks) are in store for an even nicer EVO 2014 as Arc... read
There's Guilty Gear and BlazBlue songs in this game. Interested yet?
No matter what the climate is in the industry, there seems to be an overwhelming demand for battle puzzle games. That's ok with me though, because ever since playing Yoshi, Dr. Mario, and Wario's Woods for the NES, ... read feature

Guilty Gear info

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign gets M.O.M. mode, teases new character


Plus expanded story, cross play, and more
Jun 16
The new Guilty Gear is coming to PS4 and PS3 in North America this fall. It was originally released in Japanese arcades. Ramlethal Valentine came post launch and will be bundled in the console release, but so too wi... read

Pre-orders now live for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax


GET YOUR SUPLEX ON!
May 18
Suplex! Suplex SUPLEX! Persona 4 Arena Ultimax pre-orders are now live for the Atlus fighting game. You can grab it for $59.99 at various retailers, and you can expect some pre-order bonus items too. What are those pre-order ... read
Persona 4 Arena

Check out Labrys in Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold


God I still love that name
May 15
I don't remember if I ever beat Shadow Labrys in Persona 4 Arena on account of me being bad at fighters. I do want to go play it some more now, though. I only made it that far with Chie. So much visual novel bits (and fights... read
BlazBlue Visual Novel

BlazBlue spin-off gets a trailer, demo out on PSN


XBlaze: Code Embryo hits PS3 and Vita in full next month
May 15
Have you ever wondered what BlazBlue would be like if Arc System Works removed all the fighting game bits? Probably not. But, on the off chance you're interested in finding out, the brand-new demo for XBlaze: ... read
XBlaze Code: Embryo

BlazBlue visual novel gets a demo for PS3, Vita this week


Take XBlaze Code: Embryo for a spin this Tuesday!
May 11
XBlaze Code: Embryo, a visual novel set in the BlazBlue universe, is coming to North America for both PlayStation 3 and Vita on June 24. Until then, Asksys Games is hoping to whet your appetite with a demo version. That'll be... read

Check out the Arcana Heart 3: Love Max opening movie


Plus new screenshots
May 01
We just told you that Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is coming to Vita and PS3 this fall for North America. Great news in my book. But now I'm sure you want to see what this all-female fighter looks like. Arc System Works has post... read
Fighting Games

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max strikes PS3, Vita this fall in North America


'Bash the cute out of each other'
Apr 30
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is air-dashing its way to PlayStation 3 and Vita in North America this autumn, Aksys Games has announced.  The all-girl fighting game from Examu and Arc System Works is an enhanced version of the... read
BloodRayne: Betrayal

BloodRayne: Betrayal is slicing up dudes on PC next week


Wait, weren't we just talking about this game?
Apr 24
I know, I know. It seems like we were just talking about BloodRayne: Betrayal just the other day. Well, I was. Now I'm talking about it again, because it's it's coming to PC next week via Steam. On April 30, you can hack and ... read






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