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Sacred 3

Co-op hack 'n' slasher Sacred 3 coming August 5


PS3, 360, PC
May 27
Thanks for not calling it Sacr3d. This new Sacred game features online (four players) and offline (two players) co-op, which will probably be its main draw when it releases on August 5 for PS3, 360, PC. Plus, your homies' voices can drown out those badly acted, hokey combat barks from the trailer. read
Hyrule Warriors

Tecmo Koei hopes Hyrule Warriors will be a million seller for Wii U


Seems reasonable
May 18
Hyrule Warriors, the Dynasty Warriors-esque action game set in The Legend of Zelda universe, is coming to Wii U this year. And developer Tecmo Koei hopes the game is a big hit, obviously.  Speaking in interview with Nikk... read
I hope the final boss is the Gibson
Max recently sat down with Brandon Dillon of Double Fine, Programmer and Project Lead on Hack 'N' Slash. Brandon walked us through a demonstration of the game, which allows players to manipulate the actual code of the game with the protagonist's USB sword, and we all learn some lessons in critical thinking. read feature

Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors slashing through nameless enemies in Japan this summer


Those droves of enemies had families...
May 08
Ready to cut through legions of Zelda opponents a la Dynasty Warriors? Tecmo Koei's Hyrule Warriors is releasing in Japan for Wii U this summer, according to a document recently released by Nintendo. As far as how long it'll ... read
Croixleur Sigma!

Croixleur Sigma is hard to pronounce, but fun to play


Devil May Cute returns, and is better than ever
May 05
Doujin hack-and-slasher Croixleur debuted on western shores early last year, and it packed quite a punch. The game drew inspiration from the Devil May Cry series' Bloody Palace mode, pitting players against waves of... read
Dynasty Warriors

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete hits Steam this month


Launching May 13 for PC
May 02
Tecmo Koei has honed in on the North American and European PC release date for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition -- it's coming to Steam on May 13, 2014. The publisher included a handful of screenshots along with the announcement, including a shot of the graphics menu if you'd like to see what settings are customizable. Find those below. read
Japanese indie games!

Croixleur Sigma attacks Steam on April 30


Doujin action game gets an extreme makeover next week
Apr 23
Croixleur Sigma is being unleashed next week, localization outfit Nyu Media has announced. The hack-and-slash brawler will hit Steam and various other digital retailers on April 30 for $7.99. Created by doujin studio Souveni... read
Dynasty Warriors

PC release confirmed for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete


Dynasty Warrior? I hardly know her!
Apr 17
One of my great gaming sins has been managing to somehow skip out on the entirety of the Dynasty Warriors series, but now that one of them is releasing on Steam, my days of being uninformed about all things Lu Bu are numbered... read
Toukiden DLC

Soul Sacrifice crosses over to Toukiden in DLC form


New multiplayer missions and armor
Mar 31
Toukiden: The Age of Demons is about to extend its lifecycle, with extra DLC crossover content from fellow Vita hack and slash Soul Sacrifice. Tecmo Koei has announced a series of new add-ons that involve new themed armor and... read
Doujin Games

Croixleur Sigma hacks and slashes onto Steam in late April


YISSSSSS!
Mar 30
Croixleur Sigma is tentatively scheduled for an April 25 release on Steam, Nyu media announced today. The lovely doujin hack-and-slash initially hit western shores early last year, but has since been outfitted with a myriad o... read
Feel free to pursue it
I still remember the first time I ever laid eyes on a Dynasty Warriors game. It was a cold winter afternoon in 2000, and for whatever reason, one lone copy of Dynasty Warriors 2 was calling my name at a local Blockbuster... read feature

Off-brand Monster Hunter
Originality is a pretty hard thing to come by, and ideas don't just materialize out of thin air. They're a patchwork of experiences lifted from our surroundings, filtered, and diffused back out into the world. Many of us hide... read feature

Harvester of Sorrow
Nippon Ichi Software is one hell of a developer. One day they could be lighting the world on fire with one of the most celebrated games in a genre (Disgaea), and the next, they could be milking a franchise into oblivion (Disg... read feature

Heart & Slash

Heart & Slash looks like a grand old time


I can't get enough beat 'em ups
Mar 03
Heart & Slash is currently very close to its Kickstarter goal, and for good reason -- it looks like a pretty entertaining beat 'em up. The game takes place in a future where humans are no longer around, and instead, mach... read
Valhalla Knights 3 Gold

WTF: This is one of the weirdest Japanese trailers ever


Oh my gold!
Feb 22
I have no idea what's going on in this trailer for the recently released, Japanese and PS Vita only, Valhalla Knights 3 Gold, but I have to say I'm mildly entertained. Well more entertained than I was when I reviewed th... read
Sacred 3

Sacred 3 is coming to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 this year


Expect it in the summer
Feb 20
Deep Silver has announced that Sacred 3 is on its way to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms this summer. As always, it'll feature co-op hack and slash gameplay, and lots of dungeon crawling, as well as offline and onli... read
Deep Down

Deep Down will not have playable female characters


New information on Capcom's PS4 RPG comes to light
Feb 16
Capcom's Deep Down has been on many gamer's radar since it was first announced back at the system's unveiling. As Sony's latest console edges closer and closer to its Japanese this month, so does new information regarding the... read

Drakengard 3 comes out on May 20 in North America


Look at all the stupid pre-order crap
Feb 05
Square Enix has announced that Drakengard 3 will be arriving on May 20, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation 3. Along with the release date they've announced a really convoluted pre-order system. Pre-order between today... read
Fjorgettable
Ouya users have not had a lot to be excited about for a while now. Excepting a few titles like Towerfall, there is not much worth owning on the microconsole, and especially few games that are not available elsewhere. As one o... read feature

Mighty Quest For Epic Loot open beta arrives February 25


Will also mark the debut of fourth playable character
Jan 28
The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is finally set to enter open beta starting February 25. The free-to-play hack and slash game is kind of like a crossover between Diablo and Dungeon Keeper, letting you hunt for treasures across ... read
Doujin Games

Croixleur Σ hits Comiket this week, Steam in early 2014


New trailer showcases latest enhancements to doujin hack-and-slasher
Dec 29
Croixleur Σ is launching this week at Comiket 85 in Tokyo, Japan. An updated version of the doujin action game that found its way to western shores earlier this year, the title boasts a variety of improvements, in... read
Square Enix

Drakengard 3 gets lengthy new trailer for Japanese launch


Available now for your importing pleasure
Dec 21
If Sony is going to make good on its promise of ten year life cycle for the PlayStation 3, it's going to need a little help from games (like Drakengard 3) that continue to trickle out for the venerable system in a ... read
What is this I don't even
Nintendo has lost its mind. (In a good way. I think.) During this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, company president Satoru Iwata revealed a collaboration with Tecmo Koei tentatively called Hyrule Warriors. The working title looks to combine Dynasty Warriors' hack and slash formula with The Legend of Zelda's universe. Weird! It's coming to Wii U sometime in 2014. read feature

Diablo III

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls closed beta is now underway


Crusader clicking commences
Dec 14
The closed beta for the first Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, has officially gone live for PC player's of Blizzard click n' slash role-playing extravaganza. If you've opted in for the beta, and are eager to try out the... read
Review Round-up: Week ending 12/7
Oh December! You are by far my favorite month of the year, and not just because it's Christmas and my birthday. Your winter slumber in the games department allows me the leisure of checking my backlog list twice and knocking ... read feature

Free

PS Mobile titles Gun Commando, Mononoke Slashdown go free


Download these for your PS Vita
Dec 05
As Chris told us, Sony is giving away ten PlayStation Mobile games for free this holiday season. The current pair of titles is an old-school first-person shooter called Gun Commando and a 2D hack-and-slash romp named Mononoke... read
Hard fought, harder plot
Through the course of eight stages, Rain Blood Chronicles: Mirage tells the story of two swordsmen, Soul and Shang. Recent recruits of an assassin order known as "Cabal," they seek answers to the mystery of their disappeared mentor, Jade, lost on a mission against a domineering power in the Martial Realm. At least, I'm pretty sure that's what happened.   read feature

Vanillaware

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year


Meow
Nov 01
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... read
Techland

Hellraid won't be ready in time for release this year


Techland is going for the when-it's-done approach
Oct 30
Between Hellraid and Dying Light, it's the former Techland game I'm more curious about. (I'm burned out on the developer's zombie titles. Can you blame me?) While this does rather blatantly look like a project from the people... read
Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse trailer promises as much blood as you can handle


Salute your new centurion
Oct 18
You know what next-generation console launch title hasn't been delayed? Ryse: Son of Rome. That one's truckin' right along as expected. Microsoft released a new story trailer today in case you need some context for your cont... read
Sexy time does not equal fun time
Valhalla Knights 3 is dark and seedy. Its world congested with miscreants, lowlifes, and criminals; its landscape drab, dreary, and rundown. It borrows the unforgiving brutality of Dark Souls; the backbreaking grind found in ... read feature

Doujinsoft

Nyu Media unveils new wave of Japanese indies coming West


Fighters, and shooters, and brawlers! Oh my!
Oct 14
The next wave of Japanese indie games is on its way to the West. Doujinsoft publisher Nyu Media has tipped its hand, revealing five titles across three genres in its Winter and Spring 2014 lineup. Yatagarasu Attack on Ca... read






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