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Croixleur PS4

Doujin brawler Croixleur Sigma coming to PS4


Devil May Cute returns! Again!
Sep 19
Croixleur Sigma is coming to PlayStation 4, Playism announced this week at Tokyo Game Show.  "We're hoping we can get a western release out as soon as possible," Playism marketing manager and localization editor Nay... read
Senran Kagura Vita

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus hits Vita next month


The ninjutsu showdown begins October 14
Sep 19
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is cutting a trail to North America on October 14, XSEED Games announced today. The PlayStation Vita brawler will strike Europe the very next day. The story is a continuation of Senran Kagura Burst, wherein groups of teenage ninja girls fight one another with stuff like giant frogs and huge stacks of pancakes. You know, because reasons. read
Warlocks

Warlocks takes its cooperative fantasy brawling to Kickstarter


Like Risk of Rain with magic and moonwalking
Sep 03
Risk of Rain was pretty cool, so anything that reminds me of that catches my attention. Warlocks looks to have a similar feel in some ways, bringing frantic 2D battles to a fantasy world. I typically shy away from fantasy in... read
Akiba's Trip

XSEED dates Akiba's Trip, confirms PS4 version


Coming to PS3/Vita in August and PS4 this holiday season
Jul 23
XSEED plans to release the PlayStation 4 version of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed in North America this holiday season, the publisher confirmed today. The PS3 and Vita iterations of the vampire-husking RPG brawler will launch on August 12. read
Also, some Melee bouts from EVO 2014
[Art by Fallen Party] [Update: Some of you are pretty upset about the article! Sorry about that. Also, a few people pointed out a couple of mistakes I made. First, I wrote that you can block in the air in Smash Bros. Looks li... read feature

Senran Kagura 2

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura


That ground-pound also sure is something
Jul 05
Marvelous is keeping its cheeky money-printing machine going strong with Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. The latest effort from self-proclaimed "huge boob producer" Kenichiro Takaki is due to be unleashed in Japan starti... read
Murder, rinse, repeat
Teddy Diefenbach is a busy guy. He's one of the developers on the high-profile indie title Hyper Light Drifter, but when he isn't doing that, he's making more games. Kyoto Wild is his side-project, and Diefenbach says he... read feature

Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! coming to Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in early July


With the bigger and better Super Turbo Championship Edition
Jun 19
DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee! was part brawler, part platformer, and loads of fun. Enough so that double dipping isn't entirely out of the question -- far from it! The game is coming to new platforms soon with an expanded ver... read
Senran Kagura 2

Marvelous AQL reveals new Senran Kagura 2 gals


Introducing Daidouji and Rin!
Jun 01
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is coming to Japan on August 7, and I'm sure we'll see the Nintendo 3DS brawler here sooner or later. In the meantime, Marvelous AQL has unveiled a couple faces that will be joining the titl... read
Akiba's Trip 2

Hashtag all filters: Akiba's Trip 2 has a weird editor on PS4


Filter -> EVERYTHING GREEN
May 29
Akiba's Trip 2 is being ported to PS4 in Japan in a couple months (we get it on PS3 and Vita in August) and Acquire has some videos full of swimsuits and bouncing breasts to show off (below). There's also a weird "visual editor" (above) that lets you change sky color and, for some reason, all color. I get the Instagram "vintage" filter, but what's with the EVERYTHING IS GREEN filter? read
Akiba's Trip 2

Akiba's Trip 2 acquires a flashy PlayStation 4 trailer


But will XSEED publish it here?
May 13
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is a game where you, erm, beat the clothes of vampires. You see, their skin is weak to sunlight, so forcibly removing their clothes makes perfect sense actually. Earlier this year, XSEED ... read
Akiba's Trip

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed will feature dual audio tracks


Also, 'strip portraits' for male characters as well as the women!
May 09
Infiltrate virtual Akihabara in Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, an upcoming brawler that XSEED Games has gone to great lengths to localize properly. XSEED announced today that beat-the-pants-off-of-your-enemy Akihabara ... read
Shish keboob

Senran Kagura 2 trailer is jiggly and embarrassing


Shish keboob
May 09
But! Credit where credit is due, fighting with a giant, food-skewered kebab instead of a sword? That's up my alley. The rest of Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson? Not so much. Anyway, you may proceed in telling me how I hate anime and am closed-minded towards Japanese culture. read
Senran Kagura Vita

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus jiggles to North America this fall


And there will be a limited edition physical release
May 08
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming to PlayStation Vita in North America this autumn, XSEED Games announced today. The plot of Shinovi Versus unfolds shortly after the events of Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting t... read
Croixleur Sigma!

Croixleur Sigma is hard to pronounce, but fun to play


Devil May Cute returns, and is better than ever
May 05
Doujin hack-and-slasher Croixleur debuted on western shores early last year, and it packed quite a punch. The game drew inspiration from the Devil May Cry series' Bloody Palace mode, pitting players against waves of... read
Dynasty Warriors

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete hits Steam this month


Launching May 13 for PC
May 02
Tecmo Koei has honed in on the North American and European PC release date for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition -- it's coming to Steam on May 13, 2014. The publisher included a handful of screenshots along with the announcement, including a shot of the graphics menu if you'd like to see what settings are customizable. Find those below. read
BloodRayne out now on PC

BloodRayne: Betrayal takes a bite out of Steam today


The dhampir femme fatale returns with an enhanced PC release
Apr 30
Majesco is looking to lure in unsuspecting victims today, as BloodRayne: Betrayal sinks its teeth into the PC market with a Steam release. The polarizing WayForward side-scroller initially landed on PlayStation 3 an... read
Yakuza Restoration

Yakuza Ishin came to PS3 & PS4 to do right by fans, just not western ones


Please understand
Apr 25
Yakuza Ishin, released in concert with the PS4 in Japan as the best selling (not-bundled) software, is probably never releasing outside of Japan. SEGA sidestepped localizing Yakuza 5 to put all its efforts towards developing ... read
Free Xbone

Play this crappy Raid 2 brawler & you could win an Xbox One


The game sucks, but free is free
Apr 08
The Raid is a great action film. It's sequel comes out this Friday. I assume it's also good. I saw a "making of" GIF where they pass a camera through a car window to the passenger seat, which is actually a disguised person, w... read
Japanese indie games!

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today


Japanese indie multiplayer brawler localized for western audiences
Apr 08
Magical Battle Festa is hitting PC today, courtesy of the localization team at Playism. Set in a future where mankind has averted crisis by harnessing the power of magic, this arena fighter pits up to four-players in an all-... read
Sugar, spice, and almost everything nice
Fifteen years ago, The Powerpuff Girls was my jam. I used to watch it (along with Dexter's Laboratory) just about every day after coming home from school, but before firing up a videogame. A couple weeks ago, when The Po... read feature

Senran Kagura Bust

Senran Kagura Burst box art was almost even sexier


This is a brawler, by the way
Mar 14
Marvelous AQL didn't shy away from titillation with apparent porn game Senran Kagura Burst's European box art. The initial plan was even more blatant. The original box art design, prototyped above, was a slip cover. The outer... read

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game


Do you want to finish her off?
Mar 10
This was a treat to find this morning. It's the latest installment of "8-Bit Cinema", a series from YouTube Channel Cinefix which presents how films might have been represented in classic games, and they've cast Fight Club&n... read
Guacamelee!

Guacamelee's Super Turbo Championship Edition enhancements detailed


Multiple save slots, independent dimension swapping, and more
Mar 06
How many copies of Guacamelee! is too many? At first glance, I was sure I'd be able to pass on the recently-announced Super Turbo Championship Edition for Xbox 360, Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One having played it once before on PS3... read
Senran Kagura Busted

Senran Kagura Burst commercial likens it to pornography


It's a little bit [videogame] and a little bit [boobs]
Feb 28
If you still live at home with an edgy "No stupid people beyond this point" sign on your door and your mom still cleans your bedroom for you because you are a child, she might find your porn game, this unfunny commercial suggests, with bundled up tissues and Vaseline.  Yes, you'll be Senran Kagura BUSTED.  read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon update addresses online lag


Tell your bro
Feb 27
Patrick reviewed the recent PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and found the game itself to be rad but couldn't say the same for its online cooperative play due to input lag. A new update on Steam has been released to remedy t... read

Battle Princess of Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014


It's up to you to defeat the monsters invading your once peaceful kingdom!
Feb 14
Battle Princess of Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStation 3... read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon now available on Steam


Get ready to ROOOOOOOOCK!
Feb 06
The zaniest adventure of Billy and Jimmy Lee is available for PC players today, as Double Dragon: Neon arrives on Steam. You may now purchase it for the perfectly reasonable sum of $9.99. Setting aside all of the awesome... read
To the Death

Side-scrolling shooter/fighter To the Death looks great


From former Infinity Ward devs
Jan 21
Words can wait. Hop to To the Death's Kickstarter page and hit play on the video. Get past the few concept images and check out the 0:15 mark. Yeah. That. YES. This beauty comes from former Infinity Ward and Sony Santa Monic... read
Guacamelee bundle

El Bundle Fantástico de Guacamelee! está en PSN ahora


If you don't already own it, now is a good time to get it
Jan 14
Guacamelee! came out early last year, and ended up being my second-favorite game of 2013, with its bright colors, unique setting, and satisfying brawler combat all wrapped up into a Metroidvania. I recommend it whenever ... read
Double Dragon

Double Dragon: Neon coming to Steam with online co-op


Sold
Jan 08
Midnight City has announced the PC version of Double Dragon: Neon and the big new addition for Steam is the inclusion of online cooperative play. That's more than enough reason to play this again, in part, for its killer sou... read
Senran Kagura 2

Tamsoft announces Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson


Also for the 3DS
Jan 07
Even though it may be lacking in some areas, people seem to be enjoying Senran Kagura Burst -- at least, enough for developer Tamsoft to announce a sequel. Famitsu has confirmed that the game will be called Sen... read






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