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Samurai Warriors

Samurai Warriors 4-II and Chronicles 3 are coming westward this year


The latter is for 3DS and Vita
May 20
Are you ready for more Samurai Warriors? No? Too bad! Koei Tecmo has just announced the localization of a pair of games from the series.  Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is up first, which will be available exclusivel... read
Marvel-ous

Dead or Alive 5 gets superhero costume set


Marvel-ous
May 19
Not as on the nose as the Senran Kagura cross over and a bit more creative than the many "as few clothes as possible" packs, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5) debuted its super hero ... read
Tecmo Koei

Koei announces Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII


Coming to PS4, PS3, PC in December
May 19
Koei Tecmo is all about that grand strategy right now, revealing a new Romance of the Three Kingdoms game following yesterday's announcement that the latest Nobunaga's Ambition is coming west in September. Romance of the Thre... read
Nobunaga's Ambition

Nobunaga's Ambition coming west this September


To PS4, PS3, PC with dual-audio
May 18
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence is coming west, Koei Tecmo announced today. Originally released in December 2013 as Nobunaga no Yabō: Sozou, this is the latest entry in Koei Tecmo's long-running grand strat... read
Gust RPG

Atelier studio's new JRPG looks dark and wonderful


Introducing Yoru no Nai Kuni
May 17
Koei Tecmo subsidiary Gust is best known for its work on Atelier, a series of role-playing games with an express focus on alchemy and crafting, but the studio's latest creation appears to be something else entirely. It's call... read
Tecmo Koei

Koei's Ar Nosurge resonates on PS Vita this July


Gust is at it again
May 06
Gust's Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is on its way to PlayStation Vita this July. The role-playing game originally debuted on PlayStation 3 late last year, but as anyone familiar with the developer might expect,... read
Dissidia Final Fantasy

Team Ninja developing next Dissidia Final Fantasy


Arcade fighting game debuts in Japan this fall, maybe PS4 later on
Apr 10
[Update: Here's new trailer for the game, as spotted by community member FlanxLycanth.] Dragon Quest Heroes isn't the only project Square Enix and Koei Tecmo are collaborating on, as the companies just announced Team Ni... read
Dead or Alive

Shenmue enters Dead or Alive 5 thanks to mods


Now do the forklift
Apr 07
Forget the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round nude mods. This is where it's at. A modder named Esppiral used their retexturing skills to turn DoA's Jacky Bryant into Shenmue star Ryo Hazuki, and Akira Yuki into Longsun Zhao. Even the... read
DRAGON QUEST

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Heroes 2


Terendum tempus
Apr 02
Dragon Quest Heroes II is in production for PS4, Vita, and PS3, Square Enix announced today. Well, that was fast. Square Enix just released Dragon Quest Heroes in Japan a few weeks a ago and the publisher already has a follow... read
Fatal Frame Wii U

Nintendo is bringing Fatal Frame Wii U west in 2015


Yes, please!
Apr 01
The latest Fatal Frame game is coming western Wii Us later this year, Nintendo just announced. For months fans were nervous  this wouldn't get localized, but now we have solid confirmation that it will be hitting western shores roughly one year after the original Japanese release. read
Dead or Alive DLC

Senran Kagura brings exploding clothes to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round


'Breast collaboration'
Mar 24
Senran Kagura and Dead or Alive have started a new life together with costumes that, well... they explode. What else did you expect? This relationship between the two properties -- which is purely platonic -- has spawned 16 ... read
Merthenary Lyfe
Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. At the same... read feature

Dead or Alive costumes

Dead or Alive 5's second ninja pack: $15 for 10 costumes


Or just get the $93 season pass
Mar 10
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the fourth, final iteration of Dead or Alive 5, but that doesn't mean it can't have bugs or a $93 season pass for all the fighters' additional costumes. I guess Last Round doesn't mean "complet... read
Hyrule Warriors

There's a max Rupee glitch in Hyrule Warriors


Can you pull it off?
Feb 26
9,999,999 Rupees in Hyrule Warriors. Yeah, I could go for that. The game's community has been working tirelessly to figure out a newly discovered glitch that involves slaying a giant boss (King Dodongo, Gohma, etc.) with a w... read
Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors' play-as-Ganon mode looks broken and awesome


Upcoming patch will fix long loading times, thank goodness
Feb 26
In the next and seemingly final piece of DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we'll be able to punch bosses in the face as the biggest boss of all, Ganon, in his own separate mode. I'm eager to let my anger out on the Imprisoned, that j... read
Dead or Alive 5 buggies

Last Round is the third Dead or Alive 5 release, but it has some bugs


There are known issues and then there are unknown known issues
Feb 25
Koei Tecmo has been riding Dead or Alive 5 since 2012. If you count the PlayStation Vita-enhanced Dead or Alive 5 Plus, the recent Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release marks the fourth iteration. It has a couple new characters ... read
Bladestorm

Bladestorm: Nightmare will hit Steam in May


It still has dragons
Feb 18
In addition to the PS3, PS4, and Xbox One in March, it looks like the upcoming Bladestorm: Nightmare will be arriving on Steam in May. Nightmare is an expansion and semi-sequel of sorts to the original game, complete with new... read
Odolwa has gotten chunky
Happy Majora's Mask day! Over the past week, I've spent I don't know how many hours trying to get through the new DLC in Hyrule Warriors. Even if I did know, I wouldn't say. A lot. Way too many. To access certain levels, you'... read feature

Dead or Alive mods

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round director asks PC modders to be 'moral'


Restless clothes syndrome
Feb 11
When I say "Dead or Alive PC mods," you think ___? You don't need to answer that. The series debuts on Steam this March and if mods created for past console versions are any indication, things are about to get wild. But hopef... read
Dragon Quest Heroes

So what's the difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions of Dragon Quest Heroes?


I'll tell you
Feb 10
Dragon Quest Heroes will launch in Japan this year on both the PS3 and PS4 -- Square Enix is "interested" in a localization, but we haven't heard anything concrete yet. So what's the difference in terms of the generational ga... read
Hyrule Warriors

The Majora's Mask music in Hyrule Warriors is so damn catchy


*Idles on map screen and awaits death by moon crash*
Feb 05
I know it's early, but anyone else dig into the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors yet? I've played about an hour of it today and I'm loving the Termina map, especially its music, embedded above. So upbeat despite that ac... read
Dead or aroused

Dead or Alive 5 trailer shows off alternate bikini and ninja costumes


Dead or aroused
Feb 03
Pretty cool. This video is three trailers in one. The regular old gameplay trailer, then a deeper look at Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's characters (there's two new ones in this iteration), and then sexy bikini ladies. Actual... read
Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes team interested in localization


Dual audio also on the table
Feb 02
Speaking with Game Watch at the Taipei Game Show over the weekend, Square Enix producer Ryutaro Ichimura discussed a potential western release for Dragon Quest Heroes.  “I want to proceed thinking po... read
Hyrule Warriors sales

Hyrule Warriors had the most successful launch of any Musou game in the U.S.


I still hate Liu Bei
Jan 30
Nintendo's gambit with one of its most profitable properties seems to have paid off. Koei Tecmo's Hyrule Warriors is the fastest selling of any entry of the Musou series released in the United States. Great DLC and iconi... read
Hyrule Warriors

You can slice the Moon in half in next week's Hyrule Warriors DLC!


Revenge is sweet
Jan 29
In this trailer overviewing the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors, we get to see Young Link don the Fierce Deity's mask and cut the Moon in half. My dark fantasy has finally been realized. There's more excitement abound:... read
Dead or Alive PC delay

Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes


Alright then
Jan 28
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won't hit its original February 17, 2015 release on PC, as Koei Tecmo has pushed the game to March 30 "n order to provide you with the best possible experience..." To that end, the company is giving... read
Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors ships one million units worldwide, which is damn good for the Wii U


Nice!
Jan 27
Hyrule Warriors is a really good game, which is why I'm glad it shipped one million units globally. Koei Tecmo has recently announced the numbers, and although yes, that number is shipped, not sold, that's still great for a W... read
Toukiden PS4 vs. Vita

Toukiden: Kiwami has better abs on PlayStation 4


PS4 vs. PS Vita comparison screens
Jan 23
Between Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Freedom Wars, I'm slipping way behind on hunting/action games. Probably for the best, in the former case: Omega Force is coming out with an expanded version, Toukiden: Kiwami, that incl... read
Hyrule Warriors DLC

These are the Majora's Mask DLC outfits for Hyrule Warriors


Next update adds skill deleting, quick restarts, higher max level
Jan 16
When the Majora's Mask DLC for Hyrule Warriors drops (January 29 in Europe and Japan; February 5 in North America), players will gain access to these three new costumes. As expected and feared by some, Lana is getting the Sku... read
Toukiden: Kiwami

Monster Hunter-alike Toukiden: Kiwami hits PS4, Vita in March


Plus a cool anime trailer from Studio 4°C
Jan 15
Toukiden: Kiwami is coming to Vita and PS4 on March 31 in North America. It will be available digitally and at retail.  Kiwami includes, "both the original Toukiden: The Age of Demons story and a brand new sto... read
Bless you, Divisive Plan
I'm continually amazed and frightened by how much mileage I've gotten out of Hyrule Warriors. This game is massive without DLC, and with it, god help us all -- it just keeps going. After regularly playing since launch in late... read feature

Why am I so hot?

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl


'Super Secret Fighting Chick' (not poultry)
Jan 14
I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round press release that began, "THE FIGHTING ROSTER IN DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND CONTINUES TO GROW" Fighting rooster? It's getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds... read






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