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Puzzle & Dragons 3DS photo
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Z ships over 1.5 million on 3DS


Just another victory for the opium-laced Pokémon-Bejeweled hybrid
Jul 17
// Kyle MacGregor
Puzzle & Dragons Z shipments have exceeded the 1.5 million mark, GungHo Online announced today. The Nintendo 3DS iteration of GungHo Online's trendy role-playing puzzle game launched last December, topping charts in its o...
Grasshopper's new thing photo
Grasshopper's new thing

Suda51's PS4 exclusive Let it Die: Free to play, coming 2015


Some more details and a lot of things still unclear
Jun 10
// Steven Hansen
Last night, Sony announced the survival-themed Let it Die from Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture. As has been the case with recent Grasshopper titles, Suda is serving as executive director, not main game director, though he i...
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GungHo releases 5 new Japanese PlayStation imports on PSN


Pinball, sims, and battlesuits
May 23
// Dale North
GungHo Online has been quietly bringing over classic Japanese PS1 games for some time now. A new batch of five has just come down the line. These come in their original form, unaltered, so be sure you want them before you plu...
Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars photo
Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars

GungHo bringing six more Japanese PS1 classics to PSN


Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars!!!
May 12
// Steven Hansen
Better brush up on your Japanese. GungHo is bringing six more Japanese PS1 games -- still in Japanese -- to the PSN, at $6 a pop. You may be able to get by with minimal language knowledge with some of them, but you might find...
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace photo
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace receives demo, DLC in May


Try before you buy!
Apr 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Still not totally sold on Ragnarok Odyssey Ace? Well then, pensive reader, it might delight you to hear that XSEED has a demo up its sleeve ready to play on May 13. In the meantime, the action role-playing game is being kitte...
Ragnarok Odyssey Europe photo
Ragnarok Odyssey Europe

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace wanders to Europe next week


Australia and New Zealand too!
Apr 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace completes its worldwide tour next week, as the PlayStation 3 and Vita action role-playing game arrives in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on April 30. An enhanced version of one of the Vita's earl...
Ragnarok ACE photo
Ragnarok ACE

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace coming to PS3 & Vita April 1


Not a joke
Feb 19
// Steven Hansen
Ragnarok Odyssey, which Jim really liked, came to the Vita in 2012. The Vita's Monster Hunter alternate got a bit of a rebuild, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, with a bunch of new content and a PS3 port. Ace, which we've been seeing fo...
Japanese charts photo
Japanese charts

Wii U sells 109K, Puzzle & Dragons Z tops charts in Japan


Things are looking up!
Dec 26
// Kyle MacGregor
Puzzle & Dragons Z sold more than 800,000 units in the fortnight following its release in Japan, according to data obtained by tracking authority Media Create. The role-playing hybrid secured the premier spot atop the nat...
Ragnarok Online photo
Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix


Three discs of music, including arrangements by top Japanese composers
Dec 26
// Jayson Napolitano
After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f...
Puzzles & Dragons photo
Puzzles & Dragons

More Batman: Arkham Origins headed to Puzzle & Dragons


Nana nana nana nana more Dragons
Dec 22
// Wesley Ruscher
A second in-game collaboration between Batman: Arkham Origins and Puzzles & Dragons is set to burst, beginning tomorrow, December 23. Like the previous event, 11 characters -- from the world of Arkham Origins --...
Puzzle & Dragons photo
Puzzle & Dragons

A former Square Enix composer worked on Puzzle & Dragons


A published soundtrack album comes with rockin' remixes
Dec 22
// Jayson Napolitano
So what’s the big stink about Puzzle & Dragons? I was fascinated by the title before it blew up into a huge success for Japanese publisher GungHo, mainly because of Romancing SaGa/Culdcept composer Kenji Ito’s...
XSEED photo
XSEED

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is looking just lovely on PS3, Vita


GungHo role-playing game set for early 2014 release
Dec 21
// Kyle MacGregor
'Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the house... you get to look at Ragnarok Odyssey Ace screenshots now. Because what else could there possibly be to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon? The upcoming role-playin...
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Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at


Playing cards, key chain, mouse pad, music CD and more
Dec 19
// Jayson Napolitano
We just featured an issue of Note Worthy last week, but I thought the elaborate packaging and contents that GungHo put into the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last year deserved its own moment in the spotlight. It i...
Puzzle & Dragons photo
Puzzle & Dragons

Sigh, Puzzle & Dragons now has Angry Birds dungeons


And I hate everything
Nov 18
// Kyle MacGregor
The plague that is Angry Birds is infecting everything. Even the cocaine-coated fusion of Pokemon and Bejeweled that is Puzzle & Dragons cannot resist the avian epidemic. The feverishly popular role-playing...
Puzzles & Dragons photo
Puzzles & Dragons

Angry Birds heads south to Puzzles & Dragons this month


This collaboration makes a little more sense
Nov 10
// Wesley Ruscher
Hot off their Batman: Arkham Origins crossover, GungHo Online Entertainment has landed another collaboration that makes a little more sense for their addictive dungeon-crawling puzzler. Beginning November 18, till December 1,...
Puzzle & Dragons photo
Puzzle & Dragons

Puzzle & Dragons exceeds 2 million downloads in America


GungHo's puzzle role-player gaining traction in the West
Nov 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Puzzle & Dragons has eclipsed the two million download mark in North America, GungHo Online Entertainment has announced. The opium-infused synthesis of Pokémon and Bejeweled has now claimed the souls of more t...
Puzzles & Dragons photo
Puzzles & Dragons

Holy GungHo Batman! Arkham Origins in Puzzles & Dragons


Nana nana nana nana Dragons
Nov 02
// Wesley Ruscher
GungHo Online Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have teamed up to unleash one of the wildest collaborations in recent memory. Joining the Puzzles & Dragons fold, until November 12, is none other tha...
XSEED photo
XSEED

XSEED announces Ragnarok Odyssey Ace for 2014 release


Enhanced role-player expected to drop sometime early next year
Oct 24
// Kyle MacGregor
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is making the voyage across the Pacific early next year, XSEED has announced. The enhanced role-playing game from Lunar developer Game Arts and Puzzle & Dragons publisher GungHo Online brandishes an a...
Mobile photo
Mobile

SoftBank, GungHo pay $1.5B for control of Supercell


That free-to-play gaming money
Oct 15
// Jordan Devore
Telecommunications company SoftBank and Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo have spent $1.5 billion for a controlling interest in Supercell, the free-to-play studio behind Clash of Clans. The companies are kicking in 80 and...
Japan's dev power shift photo
Japan's dev power shift

Three mobile-focused devs outpace Japan's gaming icons


The times, they are a-changin'
Oct 08
// Steven Hansen
Some graph-making and data-pulling by Eurotechnology Japan has proven your worst fears true. Three relatively new, mobile-focused game makers (GREE, GungHo, DeNA) have had a higher operating income and higher net income since...
New Suda game trademarked photo
New Suda game trademarked

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America


Lily Ber-GIMME!
Oct 07
// Steven Hansen
We learned about Lily Bergamo, a new game from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, last month when Suda51 took the stage at a Sony press conference in Japan. The team hopes to have the PS4 game playable by next TGS and relea...
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TGS: She doesn't look very Gung Ho about her job


But Puzzle & Dragons is huge here
Sep 20
// Dale North
Gung Ho? See what I did there?  This booth attendant doesn't look very gung ho about having to stand there with a control info card, but she should be as mobile free-to-play title Puzzle & Dragons is huge here i...
Lily Bergamo photo
Lily Bergamo

Do want: PS4 title Lily Bergamo is the newest from Suda51


New game from Grasshopper Manufacture
Sep 09
// Steven Hansen
Killer is Dead's Suda51 took the stage at Sony's press conference in Japan to announce a new PS4 game, Lily Bergamo. It's apparently an action game -- "extreme action" and "supreme action" -- but little was shown outside...
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace photo
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace looking hot on PS3, Vita


GungHo sure does like their dragons
Jun 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony didn't spend much time focusing on the PlayStation Vita at E3 this year, much to the distress of the struggling portable's fanbase. Rest assured, though, there are still plenty of hot games in the pipeline for the syste...
GungHo Online photo
GungHo Online

GungHo CEO: 'I want to top Nintendo's sales'


Puzzle & Dragons publisher certainly is ambitious
May 31
// Kyle MacGregor
GungHo Online is feeling pretty high and mighty lately, and with good reason -- the publisher made $118 million last month and more than ten percent of Japan is playing Puzzle & Dragons. GungHo isn't looking to ...
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace photo
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace journeys to PS3, Vita this winter


GungHo to publish in Europe, XSEED in North America
May 23
// Kyle MacGregor
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is making the journey west this winter for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. An enhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey, which released exclusively for Vita last year, the game includes new features, ...
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS photo
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

GungHo wants Puzzle & Dragons to sell one million on 3DS


Sounds doable
May 13
// Kyle MacGregor
GungHo Online Entertainment's Puzzle & Dragons is all the rage in Japan. The hit mobile title pulled in $133 million last month and has been downloaded by more than 13 million people, roughly 10 percent of the country's p...
GungHo is filthy rich photo
GungHo is filthy rich

GungHo makes Ľ12B in April, market cap eclipses Nintendo


Ten percent of Japan's population playing Puzzle & Dragons
May 13
// Kyle MacGregor
GungHo Online Entertainment had something of a strong April, one might say. Grasshopper Manufacture's new parent company made a tidy ¥12 billion ($118 million) in revenue last month, thanks in large part to its blockbuste...
Suda51 photo
Suda51

Low sales? Suda51 points to publisher barriers


Believes new home at GungHo will help
May 03
// Jordan Devore
While sales of Suda51's games aren't always where publishers would like them to be, if there's one thing to be said, it's that those who do play the designer's titles sure are passionate about them. Speaking to GamesIndustry ...
PSone Imports photo
PSone Imports

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan


Grasshopper's new parent company delivers the eastern goods
Apr 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7. First o...

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