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5:15 PM on 02.11.2014

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma coming to Vita this summer

The blaznew BlazBlue, Chrono Phantasma, is coming to PS3 in North America this March. Aksys has also confirmed the Vita port will be coming stateside as well sometime this summer.  The Vita version will feature an additi...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 02.10.2014

EA Sports UFC fighters look great, have detailed nipples

When I previewed EA Sports UFC last E3 my intent wasn't to write erotica, but I did, a little. Similarly, my intent when I watched this UFC trailer wasn't to focus on the highly detailed, true-to-life nipple recreation on ea...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 02.10.2014

Kiss Ltd wants to bring more ARC System Works to Steam

Last month's release of Guilty Gear Isuka on Steam has fans of ARC System Works' fighting games hoping that more of their titles might make it to the platform in future, and a campaign has developed to encourage publishe...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:00 PM on 02.09.2014

Early Access Review: Overgrowth

[Want to know how an Early Access game is coming along? Check out our Early Access Reviews, which will be a series going forward with the intent of informing you whether or not a game is worth buying into at this time.] I&rsq...

Patrick Hancock

1:30 PM on 02.07.2014

Watch Luffy, Kenshin, Goku battle in J-Stars Victory Vs

Set to release in Japan on the PS3 and Vita in March 2014, J-Stars Victory Vs is a collection of some of the biggest names in anime. Compliments of Bandai Namco, we're getting a look at Kenshin, Goku, and Luffy in action.&nb...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 02.07.2014

Metroid's Mother Brain is in Smash Bros. as an assist

The newest Smash Bros. Assist Trophy has been revealed, and it's none other than Samus' nemesis Mother Brain. It'll sport a "Laser Brain Attack" move, which you can see in the screenshot above. In his introduction, game direc...

Chris Carter

9:35 PM on 02.06.2014

Check out the EVO 2014 lineup, with Smash in limbo

Last year's EVO was one of my favorite events of 2013, and now we have the lineup for EVO 2014, courtesy of Mr. Wizard on the iPlayWinner's podcast stream. The lineup consists of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel ...

Chris Carter





3:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Microsoft to find a new dev partner for Killer Instinct

Amazon's purchase of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games as part of its "ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers" came out of nowhere. We know the company is getting into gaming, sure, but Double H...

Jordan Devore



Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future photo
Persona 4: Dancing All Night & Persona 4 Arena's future
by Steven Hansen

The lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino wasn't just about Persona 5. The whole gamut of Atlus announcements were touched on, including the wonderfully named Persona 4: Dancing All Night. "[W]e'd actually been thinking about making a ryhthm game with Persona music for a while," Hashino explained, but they didn't have the expertise to do it. That's where the partnership with Dingo came in.

"It's actually similar to how Persona 4 Arena was created. We wanted to bring Shigenori Soejima's character art to life by way of a fighting game and this time we thought it would be nice if Shoji Meguro's music had its turn in the spotlight."

Hashino also said it was a gesture towards fans that purchased a Vita just for Persona 4: Golden, giving them more Persona 4 as a thanks for their support. "Life can be rough out there in the world these days...It's meant to be a light and sort of bubbly experience."

Of course, that doesn't mean it will be without a story. And, speaking of Persona 4's spin off stories, Hashino explained that Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is meant to "give that storyline some proper closure and tie everything up nicely," and that any continuation "would likely be as part of a new story altogether." 

And here’s the complete and final version of the interview [Pepsiman Tumblr]

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12:30 PM on 02.03.2014

Orchid rotates in as Killer Instinct's free character

Like Jago, Sabrewulf, and Thunder before her, Orchid is the new free playable character for Double Helix's Killer Instinct. As the trend has gone recently, she'll probably only be available for a week, at which point another ...

Brett Makedonski



Impressions: Killer Instinct: Spinal photo
Impressions: Killer Instinct: Spinal
by Chris Carter

Killer Instinct surprised a lot of people when it hit the Xbox One. No one really expected much from Double Helix given its track record, but a decent following has been with the game ever since, and there's even an arcade stick to quell the most hardcore of fan's nerves.

But the fact remains: the roster is still bare, and even if the game is fairly balanced, people need more fighters to tinker with to stay interested. One such fighter is Spinal -- a classic character from the original that was just added to the game.

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12:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Killer Instinct's Spinal launches today on Xbox One

Killer Instinct is still trucking along, and more fighters are on the way, starting with Spinal, who is launching today on the Xbox One. If you have the Season Pass, he's included as a free download, otherwise he can be...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Beware the Backyard in Guilty Gear Xrd's arcade opening

Some sort of Jumanji book about the secret Backyard gets hidden away, but an evil power erupts from the Backyard itself (kind of like The Gate) threatening the world and, uh, only the power of cheesy rock and roll and drop d...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Killer Instinct to put rage-quitting players in 'jail'

In detailing an upcoming patch for Killer Instinct, developer Double Helix Games has broken down its plans for rage quitters. Players whose disconnect percentage rises above 15 percent in ranked multiplayer matches will be se...

Jordan Devore

11:10 AM on 01.30.2014

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has new content for the West

Last year saw the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in the Japan. The game went on to become a popular seller, and has since retained loyal following. With a quirky and lively art style, along with a pretty...

Alessandro Fillari

5:00 PM on 01.24.2014

Rock n' roll horror fighter Chainsaw Incident announced

I don't know about you, but when I think of a chainsaw incident, I think of Christian Bale dropping one down several flights and killing a woman in American Psycho. Or maybe that scene in Scarface. Chainsaws are pretty horri...

Steven Hansen