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1:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Here is how Adventure Time: HIKWYSOG? was made

Last week on Sup Holmes, we were lucky to talk to WayForward's James Montagna, the director of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? for the DS and 3DS (podcast available here). James was kind enough...

Jonathan Holmes

4:30 PM on 11.09.2012

New batch of Earth Defense Forces 4 screens surface

Siliconera posted a whole mess of new screenshots for Earth Defense Forces 4, showing off the Air Raiders, a sort of support class providing health and targeting benefits to teammates while using air strikes, automated turret...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 PM on 10.26.2012

Adventure Time 3DS goes gold, launching November 20th

Guys, we finally have a release date for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! I mean, November 20th has been the day that I saw floating around for quite a while now, but it's the official date now as...

Brett Zeidler

3:30 PM on 09.27.2012

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable coming to North America

Less than a week after I got to play the new handheld port of Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable in Japan, it has been announced through the game's official Twitter account that the title will be finding its way to my home...

Conrad Zimmerman



TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4 photo
TGS: Arachnophobic after Earth Defense Force 4
by Conrad Zimmerman

There's a new Earth Defense Force game on its way, recently announced by D3 Publisher and Sandlot, and there are few things here at Tokyo Game Show that I was more excited to see. Here on the show floor, the Xbox 360 version was available to demo with six different missions to play.

The mission I chose was focused on the new type of spider enemy. In EDF 2017, spiders were among the most frustrating enemies in the game, bouncing around, firing webs and pulling you in every direction. The new spiders feature thick yellow stripes on their abdomen and produce massive webs that stretch between buildings.

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TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita photo
TGS: Earth Defense Force 3 perhaps more awesome on Vita
by Conrad Zimmerman

I never tire of shooting giant bugs, so I was thrilled to see D3 publisher with not one, but two EDF titles on the Tokyo Game Show floor. Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable is port of the game we know as Earth Defense Force 2017 in North America and retains all of the B-movie charm of the original, just smaller. The organization of the game's content as individual stages plays well to the strengths of a handheld and it controls just as well as it did the first time around (maybe better).

The biggest difference over the original is in how it looks. All of the assets appear the same, but the color is so bright and vibrant on the Vita's OLED screen that it's a much better-looking game than the prior console releases.

I don't own a Vita yet and and the possibility of playing EDF on one hasn't sold me on purchasing one, but (recognizing the purchase as an eventuality) I know I will eventually pick this one up if it releases in the States.

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9:30 PM on 09.13.2012

Earth Defense Force 4 detailed in latest Famitsu

The new issue of Famitsu currently on stands in Japan features a preview of Earth Defense Force 4 with a whole mess of exciting information. The title, currently in development by Sandlot for Xbox 360 and PS3, is set 8 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 07.13.2012

Adventure Time DS game getting collector's edition

It's not often we get special edition DS games, especially since the launch of the 3DS, but WayForward's Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?! will be rocking a totally math collector's version.&nb...

Jim Sterling

1:15 PM on 07.12.2012

Earth Defense Force 4 announced, giant insects celebrate

Earth Defense Force 4, the latest entry in the world's favorite giant insect killer simulator, was announced today via a teaser website. Other than that spiffy logo above, we don't know anything else about the project. From m...

Allistair Pinsof

5:00 PM on 07.05.2012

Earth Defense Force for Vita gets jetpacks and miniskirts

What could possibly be better than killing robots and giant bugs? Oh, that's right, doing it with a jetpack of course. Word comes from Famitsu that the Palewing character from Earth Defense Force 2 will be making a return in...

Kyle MacGregor

6:30 PM on 07.03.2012

Adventure Time game will take a page out of Zelda II

From Nintendo Power #280, the same issue that revealed Mighty Switch Force HD for Wii U, comes some juicy information regarding WayForward's other upcoming game, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? As y...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 06.16.2012

Go back to space with Earth Defense Force for PS Vita

There's nothing quite like a port of a five year-old game to get you stoked about your brand new system. Hey! Wait! Come back! I'm being serious! D3 Publisher is bringing Earth Defense Force 3 Portable to PlayStati...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 AM on 06.13.2012

D3 Publisher brings charming indie platformer Pid to XBLA

Just the mention D3 Publisher instantly conjures memories of cloying, budget-priced games with B-movie sensibilities all too proud to bear the mantra of "so bad it's good."  So after Onechanbara, Eat Lead: The Return of...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 05.25.2012

D3 countdown site for E3 gives me a headache

Check out this new countdown site from D3 Publisher. I tried to sit and watch for whatever clues it seems to be dropping, but it's giving me a freaking headache with its blurriness and wobbling. Words and images seem to pop u...

Dale North



TGS: Hands-on with the bouncy boobs of Onechanbara Z photo
TGS: Hands-on with the bouncy boobs of Onechanbara Z
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

D3 Publisher is putting out a new Onechanbara starring two vampire sisters named Kagura and Saaya. Other than the vampire part, these new girls in Onechanbara Z: Kagura look just like the last two heroines from the last Onechanbara. D3 is keeping the theme the same though as you have to fight monsters while wearing next to nothing. 

Seriously. It's like Kagura's (the one in the cowboy hat) is just wearing some small napkins on her boobs and around her waist. Her ass is hanging out there and her boobs jiggle violently at every small movement. Not that I'm complaining. 

The combat is largely the same too. Kagura has her two swords, a boomerang-like weapon and two extendable blades in the same style as Kratos's Blades of Chaos from the God of War series. I have no idea what was going on with the story since it was all in Japanese, but does it really matter? Kagura is sent on a mission, jumps out of a plane, slams into the ground below and then kills hundreds of zombies as blood flies everywhere. Cool.

It was fun, but it's one of those games that will be fun in small bursts before you get bored and want to play something with actual substance. As it is, Kagura is only scheduled for Japan as an Xbox 360 exclusive sometime in 2012. 

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6:15 PM on 09.01.2011

Bikini slayers return in Onechanbara Z Kagura

D3 Publisher has released the trailer announcing the impending arrival of Onechanbara Z Kagura for Xbox 360. The zombie-slashing Cheesecake Factory, Aya is back for another round and you can see her gearing up for ...

Conrad Zimmerman