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Samurai Warriors

FUNimation will stream the Samurai Warriors anime soon


I need to get around to watching this
Dec 31
// Chris Carter
Samurai Warriors 4 came and went earlier this year, and for Warriors fans, it was definitely worth picking up. The Samurai train isn't over though, as an anime called Sengoku Musou will be debuting next year, a...
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Merger

Koei Tecmo absorbing JRPG-developer Gust


Gust still doing new IP
Jul 28
// Steven Hansen
Koei Tecmo bought developer Gust in 2011. According to a recent press release, Koei is absorbing its former subsidiary, which is known for the Atelier and Ar tonelico series. While Gust will no longer exist as a com...
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Bladestorm remake

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason


From Dynasty Warriors' Akihiro Suzuki
Jul 21
// Steven Hansen
Next you're going to tell me someone is remaking Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. Well, that would be less surprising. What's a random movie from 2007? Someone's going to remake Stardust? In the Name of th...
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Dynasty Warriors

Dynasty Warriors 8 launches alongside PS4 in Japan


SCEJ press conference
Sep 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014. The title is also coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 8, 2013.
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Fatal Frame

Sony takes Fatal Frame 2 in for repairs this week on PSN


Buggy PS2 Classic gets its fix
Jul 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is going in for repairs this week. The digital version of the survival horror classic has been plagued with a myriad of technical issues since its release on PlayStation Network earlier t...
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Once Piece: PW2

One Piece: PW2 trailer showcases the Straw Hat Crew


Go get 'em, Luffy
Jul 05
// Chris Carter
If you're itching for more One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 footage, Namco Bandai and Koei have just debuted a new trailer that showcases a bit of the game's premise, and more gameplay. Pirate Warriors 2 will be coming later thi...
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DOA 5 Ultimate

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is going free-to-play


PS3 inbound with talks of a 360 version ongoing
Jun 04
// Abel Girmay
Though it is a perfectly functional and fun fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 didn't exactly set the fighting game scene ablaze. It sold well enough at least, but Team Ninja plans to breathe new life into the game by making Dead...
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Fatal Frame

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly floats to PSN this week


Tecmo Koei's survival horror series returns to PS2 Classics
May 05
// Kyle MacGregor
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is creeping its way onto PlayStation Network this week. Its arrival is hot on the heels of the original Fatal Frame, which only landed on Sony's online service a few short weeks ago....
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Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper: Fight a Lu Bu army on Wii U


Sep 13
// Fraser Brown
Upon watching the new trailer for Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, one of the launch titles for Wii U, I had to go back a bit. Did it say battle an all Lu Bu army? And you can fight them with tigers? And Ryu Hayabusa? Why the hell not, I guess. I don't know what to say, other than "sold."
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Preview: Pokemon Conquest


May 02
// Steven Hansen
I made the harrowing decision to pass on Pokémon Black and White when they released, which I never expected to do, as an avid fan of Pokémon. It’s still a choice that doesn’t sit quite well with me (...

Dynasty Warriors 7 weapon system explained

Feb 09 // Jim Sterling
Oh, and I also took the liberty of asking about the best weapon Dynasty Warriors 6 ever gave us, and whether we'd see it in DW7. Unfortunately, Suzuki was far less forthcoming about confirming the possible return of Sima Yi's epic fingerwhips: "This is a tricky one to answer ... you’ll just have to wait and see."
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One thing that's worried me about Dynasty Warriors 7 is the feeling that every character will have the same moveset thanks to the fact that weapons can be shared amongst them. We've been chatting with lead producer about ...

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Dynasty Warriors 7 getting online co-op


Dec 15
// Jim Sterling
Koei has revealed, by way of Famitsu, that Dynasty Warriors 7 will not only be bringing back split-screen co-op, it will also boast online co-operative play. This marks the first time a main entry (not a spin-off) into the Dy...
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Here's a ludicrous amount of Dynasty Warriors 7 screens


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
When you woke up this morning, you prayed to your God of choice that you'd visit Destructoid and have a silly amount of Dynasty Warriors 7 images to gawk at. Well, you're in motherfrigging luck, son! Here is a bunch of screen...
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Tecmo Koei reveals its Tokyo Game Show line-up


Sep 08
// Nick Chester
Tecmo Koei has announce its Tokyo Game Show line-up and the words "ninja," "gaiden," "dead," "or," and "alive" are sadly absent. Here's what they'll be showing on the floor: TRINITY: Souls of Zill O'll (PS3) Warriors: Legend...
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ESRB text for Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is rad


Aug 26
// Dale North
We already know that upcoming game Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is hilarious. I'm already jazzed for this ridiculous game, and I'm sure you are too. The newly listed ESRB summary for the Xbox 360 and PS3 title does it j...
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People asplode in Fist of the North Star


Jun 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
It's probably been about fifteen years since I last saw Fist of the North Star in any form. Long enough, at least, that there are only two things I clearly remember about it: A really close-in shot of fingers being forcibly ...
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Tecmo Koei's E3 line-up is short but sweet


Jun 10
// Dale North
The Japanese unified power of Tecmo and Koei is only bringing four games to E3 this year. No portable stuff. No Wii stuff. Just serious games. I'm all for the First of the North Star game. Ken's Revenge, coming to the Xbox 36...
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Nerdgasm: Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms on iPad


Jun 09
// Dale North
I'm big enough of a nerd to feel comfortable telling you that Koei's older historical simulation/strategy games are some of my favorite games ever. Two that will always sit high on my list of beloved games are Genghis Khan an...
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Captain Obvious: Ninja Gaiden 3 pub says Ninja Gaiden 3 will be good


May 04
// Nick Chester
Hey, get this: Ninja Gaiden publisher Tecmo Koei says that Ninja Gaiden 3 is going to be a good game. While not officially announced, Tecmo Koei senior managing director Yoshiki Sugiyama is already talking up the sequel. "Nin...
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Hatchet buried: Tecmo Koei wishes Itagaki well


Apr 22
// Dale North
Aww! How sweet. It seems that they're all over the sour split drama when bad ass game maker Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo awhile back, taking much of Team Ninja with him. There was a lawsuit, unpaid wages and bonuses and threat...
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Fist of the North Star game has useless motorcycles in it


Mar 04
// Josh Tolentino
Most Koei games make it a point to show that riding things is pointless. Dynasty Warriors and other related titles all include the riding of horses, but the only reward for a player choosing to do so is death. Riding a hor...
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Samurai Warriors 3: Gackt, 80,000 more at festival


Jan 28
// Dale North
Wow, what a promotional event. To promote Wii game Samurai Warriors 3, Koei is pulling out all the stops. We already knew that Japanese superstar GACKT was involved. He ended up doing some voice acting for the title, but more...
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TGS 09: Koei Tecmo teases Fist of the North Star for 2010


Sep 26
// Jim Sterling
Koei Tecmo has teased a new game at the Tokyo Game Show, and while the teaser may very well be one of the lamest of all time, the name attached to it, Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) has gotten people talking. This is ...
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TGS 09: Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce has online!


Sep 24
// Jim Sterling
When Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce was released on PSP, the common consensus among fans (myself included) was that it should have been on home consoles and included online co-op. Well, here's a brand new trailer for Dynasty Wa...
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TGS 09: Here, have a Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll trailer


Sep 24
// Jim Sterling
Koei is known for its strategy games and its endless hack n' slash sequels. One thing it's not really famous for is its RPG library, so I'm very eager to see how Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll fares when it finally arrives. A br...
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TGS 09: Warriors: Legends of Troy has dramatic trailer


Sep 24
// Jim Sterling
As always, Koei has plenty of stuff going on at the Tokyo Game Show and as always, it's left to me to post about it. Here's a fresh new trailer for Koei Canada's Warriors: Legends of Troy. This new direction for Koei's long-r...
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TGS 09: Dynasty Warriors Online coming to PS3


Sep 24
// Jim Sterling
Hell yeah! Koei has today announced that Dynasty Warriors Online is coming to the PlayStation 3 in 2010, bringing the previously PC-exclusive DW game to consoles for the first time. Dynasty Warriors Online is a free-to-play h...
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Ninja Gaiden invades Dynasty Warriors


Sep 23
// Jim Sterling
It's the moment we've all been waiting for. The Tecmo/Koei merger has finally resulted in the inevitable crossover between Ninja Gaiden and Dynasty Warriors, with Ryu Hayabusa slated to appear as an unlockable character in th...
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Only 8% of Koei's sales come from outside Japan


Sep 19
// Jim Sterling
I knew Koei had more success inside Japan than outside, but I had no idea that the figures were quite so dramatic. Sony has revealed that 91.8% of Koei's sales are made within Japan, naming and shaming the publisher as the le...
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Samurai Warriors 3 getting its own Classic Controller


Sep 03
// Jim Sterling
Samurai Warriors 3 is going to be exclusive to the Wii. It's not often that Koei sticks to one system for its Warriors titles, but with the amount of support Nintendo is giving the game, who can blame them? The game is to eve...

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