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Metal Gear Solid 4 to be patched with Trophy support soon


Jul 11
// Jim Sterling
Hideo Kojima has told Famitsu that the long-long-long-long-awaited Trophy support for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is on the horizon. It only took twenty-five thousand years! A new budget version of the game is sc...
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Dead or Alive 5 new character: Canadian guy named Rig


Jun 27
// Dale North
Famitsu scans reveal a new Dead or Alive 5 character, and it seems he has a crap name. Right now details are limited, but according to scans found on CVG we do know he's Canadian, and that his name is Rig. Rig. Let that echo ...
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Vita game Soul Sacrifice teased in Famitsu ad


Apr 18
// Dale North
A six page ad in the upcoming issue of Famitsu teases a new PlayStation Vita game called Soul Sacrifice. Japanese site Sinob gets an early look at the magazine and says that the ad's only image shows four characters...
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Meet Labrys, Persona 4 Arena's new character


Feb 29
// Josh Tolentino
In case you were thinking that Persona 4 Arena's character selection might be a little thin, there's no need to worry, because a new challenger has appeared. Her name is Labrys, and her giant axe has jet engines on it. A...
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Persona 4 The Golden JP Famitsu pack comes with Vita case


Feb 23
// Dale North
Enterbrain and Atlus will combine forces in Japan to release a special Persona 4 The Golden bundle called Famitsu DX Pack. This pack will contain the game, six posters featuring P4 artwork, 10 post cards and a PS Vita case de...
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Atlus: 'Title you've been waiting for may be announced'


Dec 27
// Dale North
In a chat about the coming year, Atlus told Famitsu that "That title you’ve been waiting for may be announced," says Siliconera. What a terrible tease. Technically Persona 5 has been let out of the bag, so that wo...
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The estimates we gave this morning for the PlayStation Vita sell-through were about right. Enterbrain's numbers show that 321,407 Vita systems were sold the first launch week. Considering that the system launched on December ...

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Skyrim is the first Western game to get Famitsu's 40/40


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
As if Skyrim's list of achievements needed to be longer, the latest Elder Scrolls has managed to accomplish something previously unseen in this industry -- it's the first Western game to score Famitsu's perfect 40/40 review s...
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Square Enix's Unreal project from Dragon Quest producer


Nov 29
// Dale North
The latest Famitsu reportedly reveals that Square Enix's Ryutaro Ichimura is heading up the company's first project that uses Epic's Unreal 3 Engine. Ichimura's last work was Dragon Quest IX, but he says that he has "gra...
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Famitsu: PS Vita memory cards are a 'requirement'


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
When a company sells an optional add-on to a product, one usually assumes that it is just that -- optional. According to Famitsu, however, the PlayStation Vita's expensive memory cards aren't something you can just ignore, wi...
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Famitsu reveals two new 3DS games with odd names


Oct 19
// Dale North
Try these on for game names: "If I Were in a Sealed Room With a Girl" and "Code of Princess" I love how Japan can just throw together some English words and make us accept it as something that makes sense. Both of these title...
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The DTOID Show: A Kiss From The Nubs & New Vita Games


Sep 07
// Max Scoville
[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....
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New Lumines and other games confirmed for PS Vita


Sep 07
// Jordan Devore
Following the info dump from Famitsu about the analog nub cradle for 3DS, the publication has listed more games coming to PlayStation Vita in Japan. With Tokyo Game Show less than two weeks away, we'll be hearing more about t...
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New Persona 4 The Golden Vita screens show new character


Aug 31
// Dale North
Around this time last night was the first we've ever heard of this game and now we've got the first batch of screenshots. Famitsu is all over Persona 4 The Golden, just as they were with all the other series games. Now they h...
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New Onechanbara coming to 360, stars vampire sisters


Aug 31
// Jim Sterling
D3 Publisher has a brand new Onechanbara game in the works, and it'll be ditching series heroine Aya for a pair of vampire sisters, Kagura and Saaya. I doubt many people will notice the difference, since anime children with m...
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And for Grasshopper's next act... Lollipop Chainsaw!


Jul 20
// Nick Chester
[Update: Famitsu has put some images of the game on its website, so head over there to check them out. I'm not changing my stupid mock-up header, because I worked so hard on it.] Grasshopper Manufacture would be hard pre...
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Your first look at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations


Jul 14
// Jim Sterling
Famitsu has revealed two stages for the upcoming Sonic Generations -- Chemical Plant and Stardust Speedway. A bunch of rather dirty scans have hit the 'net as well, so check those out for your first glimpse. Looking forward t...
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII still not in full production


Jul 13
// Dale North
C'mon! Why tease us with games you've barely started working on yet? This whole time we've been hearing about Final Fantasy Versus XIII could be counted as one long tease if you consider that the team at Square Enix hasn't ev...
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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD gameplay video


May 30
// Dale North
What to see what a PSP game blown up to HD on the PS3 looks like? Well, you're going to have to work for it. In a recent Famitsu Ustream broadcast you'll find footage of this first of what will hopefully be many PSP-to-PS3...
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Nintendo 3DS May Firmware detailed


May 11
// Jim Sterling
Japanese rag Famitsu has detailed Nintendo's May update to the Nintendo 3DS, which will finally bring the 3DS eShop -- well over a month after the system's launch. How nice of Nintendo to grant us this favor.  As well as...
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Grand Knights History from Vanillaware announced


Mar 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
I loved Vanillaware games, investing ridiculous amounts of time into Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It's been a while since we heard anything from the studio, but the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed...
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Famitsu reveals Resident Evil Revival Selection


Mar 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
The latest issue of Famitsu has hit the shelves in Japan and it features four pages on a new Resident Evil title, Resident Evil Revival Selection. Well, okay, it's probably not a "new" game. What we're hearing is that th...
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New screens for The Last Guardian fuel my nightmares


Mar 02
// Jim Sterling
There's a saucy new bunch of Last Guardian screens for you to gawp at like fools. While you do that, I'm going to construct a pillow fort to hide in. I'm going to just come out and say it. That dog/bat/chicken creature? It fr...
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The Last Guardian is 'real that exceeds real'


Mar 01
// Jim Sterling
This week's Famitsu has some hot new details on Team ICO's The Last Guardian. It feels like this game has been quietly in development since man first learned to walk upright, but the Japanese press got a good look at it and h...
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Turns out Catherine has a multiplayer mode


Jan 26
// Josh Tolentino
Hey, remember when I said that this post about Catherine's retail bonuses would be the last time I'd gush like a hype-addled fanboy? Apparently I wrong, because a surprise reveal in Famitsu details Catherine's out-of-story ga...
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Acquire's underwear game is Akiba's Trip, a vampire game


Jan 23
// Josh Tolentino
Quirky Japanese dev Acquire, responsible for the likes of Way of the Samurai and the decent portions of Tenchu, has just revealed its newest PlayStation Portable game: Akiba's Trip. It had been teasing the game earlier with m...
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Catherine special edition comes with cushion, art book


Dec 28
// Jim Sterling
Catherine has become a source for debate in the Destructoid offices, as we attempt to work out whether or not the game will be good. Everything is looking hopeful, but my expression of concern that the game won't live up to i...
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New Catherine gameplay screens make it look way better


Dec 26
// Josh Tolentino
It took a while, but the hype machine for Atlus' sexy new action-puzzler Catherine had recently (and finally) shifted into "providing actual gameplay details" mode. Screens were shot, copy was written, and...let's just say th...
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Final Fantasy Agito XIII has 'unique' multiplayer


Dec 08
// Jim Sterling
We've not heard a thin buggered winkle from Final Fantasy Agito XIII in a while, but Square Enix has confirmed that the game still exists. It will also have a "unique" multiplayer element, according to director Hajime Ta...
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New info on Kinect Panzer Dragoon wannabe Project Draco


Nov 19
// Dale North
We haven't heard much about the Japanese Kinect game coming from Yukio Futatsugi, the director of Sega classic Panzer Dragoon, since Tokyo Game Show. A new Kinect feature on Famitsu reveals a few new details and some screensh...

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