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3:30 PM on 02.16.2015

Senran Kagura creator's IA/VT Colorful drops in June

Vocaloid rhythm game IA/VT Colorful has a new Japanese release date, Famitsu reveals. The new project from Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki is now set to debut June 25 on PlayStation Vita. Marvelous initially planned to...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 02.16.2015

We salute you, President Cat

Sukeban Shachou Rena, also known as "President Cat," was one of those games destined to never leave Japan despite our pleas. Back in 2009, western fans petitioned for a localization, but this minigame collection about a CEO cat was perhaps ahead of its time -- it sold miserably. No matter. Our love for Rena is unwavering. Dawww, just look at that face.

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 02.13.2015

Covers for Yumi's Odd Odyssey offer some slight variations

There's an important rule in the entertainment industry: Know your audience. For the PS Vita version of Yumi's Odd Odyssey set to arrive in April in Japan, it appears this philosophy is being followed pretty closely. See if you can spot what the difference might be between the Nintendo 3DS version and the "ahem" mature Vita version. It might take you a while, so be patient. [Via Twitter]

Robert Summa

12:15 PM on 02.13.2015

Capcom is making an Attack on Titan arcade game

Capcom is developing an Attack on Titan arcade game, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. Details are scarce at present, but we'll learn more this summer. Attack on Titan is a dark fant...

Kyle MacGregor

9:35 PM on 02.12.2015

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer

Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 02.10.2015

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch

Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 02.07.2015

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X cover is pretty badass

If video game box covers hype you up, then this newly released Japanese cover for Xenoblade Chronicles X found on Amazon Japan certainly has the potential to get you mega excited. Whether or not we will see this bad...

Robert Summa

3:30 PM on 02.06.2015

Up next for Nintendo: More smartphone games, remakes, and trials on 3DS

Nintendo plans to release more affordable games for the 3DS "based on past titles and smartphone offerings," reports The Nikkei. The idea is that with lower development costs, the company can justify charging prices as low as...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 02.05.2015

Beard View: Final Fantasy Explorers

The first Persona 5 trailer is out and the internet is abuzz about where one of the world's most fashionable JRPG series may be headed. It's a perfect time to take a look at one of the founding titles in the JRPG sub-genre; ...

Jonathan Holmes

1:15 PM on 02.05.2015

Persona 4: Dancing All Night gets custom Vita in Japan

Atlus has confirmed a June 25 release date for the Vita's Persona 4: Dancing All Night in Japan.  Alongside this is news of a couple special editions. The "crazy value pack" includes an illustration, two-...

Steven Hansen

9:30 PM on 02.04.2015

Masked heartthrob The Phantom teased for Persona 5

Today's issue of Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, as spotted by Gematsu, has a Persona 5 advertisement on the back. It reads, "Advance notice: Tonight I will appear in Nippon Budokan," the venue for the 30-h...

Steven Hansen





5:00 PM on 02.02.2015

Nitroplus Blasters adds four new faces to its extensive roster

Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel has added some new faces to its roster, and they're pretty awesome. Saber of Fate/Zero and Ethica Kibanohara of Tokyo Necro have been announced as playable characters in the upc...

Brittany Vincent



Platinum's 404 page is a cute little Bayonetta demake photo
Platinum's 404 page is a cute little Bayonetta demake
by Jordan Devore

Instead of displaying a simple file-not-found message, the 404 page on Platinum Games' website holds a score-attack demake of Bayonetta. It's worth a moment of your day.

The game is simplistic -- you jump and shoot at oncoming angels -- but the music's appropriate for the aesthetic and I just love the cartoonish eye bulge when Affinities get hit. Brings me back to the classic Data East series Joe & Mac. Feel free to compare high scores in the comments.

Hideki Kamiya [Twitter]

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12:00 PM on 01.31.2015

Obscure Video Games: Mad Panic Coaster

Roller coaster riding should be in games more often. It's easy to simulate and usually a really fun part of any game that has it. A great example is Rocket: Robot on Wheels, which even lets you build your own coaster. The pro...

Obscure Video Games

4:00 AM on 01.30.2015

Bring all the boys to the yard with Bayonetta's earrings

Koubutsuya is helping Bayonetta lovers make a fashion statement with these hot new earrings which are an exact replica of Cereza's. The company is known for its quality reproductions of anime items aimed at adults who desire ...

Jason Faulkner

8:00 PM on 01.29.2015

Tales of Zestiria tops Japanese Charts, Kirby tanks

Tales of Zestiria was the best-selling game in Japan last week, netting over 340,000 sales in its domestic debut, according to data compiled by Media Create. For reference, here's how previous entries in the series fared in t...

Kyle MacGregor