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9:00 PM on 10.24.2013

XSEED announces Ragnarok Odyssey Ace for 2014 release

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 10.15.2013

SoftBank, GungHo pay $1.5B for control of Supercell

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...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 10.08.2013

Three mobile-focused devs outpace Japan's gaming icons

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...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 10.07.2013

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America

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...

Steven Hansen

9:24 AM on 09.20.2013

TGS: She doesn't look very Gung Ho about her job

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...

Dale North

2:40 AM on 09.09.2013

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

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...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 06.15.2013

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace looking hot on PS3, Vita

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 05.31.2013

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

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 ...

Kyle MacGregor

9:30 PM on 05.23.2013

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace journeys to PS3, Vita this winter

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, ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 PM on 05.13.2013

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

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...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 05.13.2013

GungHo makes •12B in April, market cap eclipses Nintendo

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...

Kyle MacGregor





7:00 PM on 05.03.2013

Low sales? Suda51 points to publisher barriers

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 ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 04.09.2013

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan

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...

Kyle MacGregor

11:45 AM on 04.05.2013

Suda51's next-gen, online game coming 2014

Edge has the first word on Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo's new action game. It doesn't have a title yet, and they haven't locked down which platforms it'll land on, but they are shooting for next-gen platforms and are cu...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 04.01.2013

Killer is Dead is pure Suda 51 insanity, as per usual

Grasshopper Manufacture has released another trailer for Killer is Dead and, as you might expect, it's looking as bizarre as ever. Alongside cutthroat protagonist Mondo Zappa, the video features cyborgs questioning the meani...

Kyle MacGregor

5:45 PM on 03.28.2013

Did Suda 51 just unveil No More Heroes 3?

Killer is Dead hasn't even hit shelves and Grasshopper Manufacture is already teasing its next project. Speaking with Famitsu, studio boss Goichi Suda showcased some concept art for an unannounced action title that looks to f...

Kyle MacGregor