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5:30 PM on 05.21.2014

Samurai Warriors 4 coming to PS3, PS4, Vita this fall

Tecmo Koei would like you to know that Samurai Warriors 4 is coming to the US and Europe this fall for PS3, PS4, and Vita. It released in Japan early this year. Samurai Warriors 3 came out four years ago.

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Hyrule Warriors has unexpected playable characters

Word has it that Hyrule Warriors launches for Wii U in Japan on August 14, 2014. That comes direct from Famitsu and there's of course no news on a Western date yet. However, some bits and pieces have been translated, such as ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 05.18.2014

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

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...

Kyle MacGregor

11:15 AM on 05.08.2014

Atelier Rorona Plus coming to PS3 and Vita in June

Tecmo Koei has confirmed that Gust RPG Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland is coming to PS3 and Vita this June 24 (and Europe around the same time). The PS3 version gets a retail and digital release while the Vita ve...

Dale North

2:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Hyrule Warriors slashing through nameless enemies in Japan this summer

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 ...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 AM on 05.08.2014

First look at Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea in action

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is the sixteenth installment in Gust's longstanding RPG series, and, by the looks of things, it's shaping up quite nicely. Don't believe me? Go on and take a look at the title's debut trailer if you haven't already. Yeah, this game is absolutely gorgeous.  It's launching on July 17 in Japan and will hopefully come to western shores soon after.

Kyle MacGregor





1:15 PM on 05.02.2014

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete hits Steam this month

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.

Jordan Devore



Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola photo
Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola
by Max Scoville

Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bunch of Japanese games being localized. Sony, Microsoft, and ZeniMax have all been trademarking curious terms like "Eden Falls" "Screamride" "Killstrain" "Entwined" and "Nuka Cola."

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6:45 AM on 04.22.2014

New Fatal Frame materializing on Wii U

Fatal Frame, otherwise known as one of the only series that even gives me even the most remote semblance of uneasiness, will be making an appearance on the Wii U soon. It'll be materializing. Get it? Like ghosts? Tecmo Koei a...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Tecmo Koei wants your bug info for Dynasty Warriors 8

My experience with the PlayStation 4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends was golden, but apparently some people have been encountering intermittent issues and framerate problems with the Vita port. As a respons...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 04.17.2014

PC release confirmed for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete

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...

Jordan Devore



Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition photo
Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
by Chris Carter

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. I picked it up and subsequently played for days on end -- I was hooked.

Now here we are fourteen years later with Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (also branded the Complete Edition on the PS4 and Vita), with a brand new Lu Bu storyline, among other features. Like DW8 proper, fans will definitely want to pursue this one.

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Review: Toukiden: The Age of Demons
by Kyle MacGregor

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 the stitching of our subliminal thievery, as we pull together material and create pastiches that are uniquely our own. Some openly celebrate their influences. And others are brazen enough to poach thoughts wholesale, copying intricate formulas to churn out imitation products.

Toukiden: The Age of Demons falls in that last category. Just about the furthest thing in the world from an original game, it pilfers liberally from the Monster Hunter series, and does little to obscure that fact. And that's okay. Despite the game's derivative nature, it manages to provide a reasonably decent, if somewhat drab, facsimile of its paragon.

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Very Quick Tips: Deception IV: Blood Ties photo
Very Quick Tips: Deception IV: Blood Ties
by Chris Carter

Deception IV is a unique release, mainly due to the fact that there aren't many trap-setting games on the market in general.

Because of that, it's often hard for people to acclimate if they've never played a past entry before (Trapt is on the PSN, by the way) -- so here are some tips to help you along.

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Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties photo
Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties
by Chris Carter

The Deception franchise is a series I wish more people were aware of. Although the concept of a character that can't physically defend themselves isn't typically a popular go-to mechanic, this survival horror-like idea is turned on its head with the existence of deadly traps.

There's something soothing about setting up a ridiculously elaborate Goldbergian machine and unleashing it upon your foes that's insanely satisfying, and Deception IV is no exception. In fact, it may be the best and bloodiest entry yet.

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9:00 AM on 03.24.2014

Samurai Warriors 4 features the legendary Musashi and Goemon

Samurai Warriors 4 came out last week in Japan on the PS3 and Vita, and a few legendary characters will be joining the fray. Most notably is the well known swordsman Miyamoto Musashi -- who may also be remembered adventuring...

Chris Carter