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Goemon is back, baby
While the Dynasty Warriors series is often heralded as the pinnacle of Omega Force's hack-and-slash catalog, the lesser-known Samurai franchise has been churning out some of the best games in the stable. Based aroun... read feature

Atelier Shallie photo
Atelier Shallie

Atelier Shallie confirmed for western release in 2015


Tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow, you're always a day away
Oct 20
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will arrive in North America and Europe sometime next year, Koei Tecmo announced today. Everyone knew it was coming all along, but now we know know. Also, you can bet your bottom dollar on a Vita port turning up sooner or later. Koei Tecmo Europe [Twitter] read
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It's not as new as I would have liked, but it keeps me going
Hyrule Warriors is a massive game. If you want to 100% everything, get every weapon, and max out every character, it could last you roughly 200 hours or more. I'm hitting the 100-hour mark myself, due in part to the new ... read feature

Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

Next month's Hyrule Warriors DLC adds Epona


Weaponized horses
Sep 26
Hyrule Warriors will have no shortage of DLC, that's for sure. The first major add-on, Master Quest Pack, hits on October 16 and includes a new weapon, scenario, Adventure mode map, and costumes. Funny thing about that "weapo... read
Star Wars Musou photo
Star Wars Musou

The Dynasty Warriors team dreams about doing a Star Wars game


And now so do I
Sep 24
Omega Force has gotten its hands on properties like Gundam, One Piece, and now The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest -- but, in an ideal world, the studio would be working on something bigger: Star Wars. Yes, a Star Wars Musou... read
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Toukiden: Kiwami

Toukiden: Kiwami brings the hunt to Vita next year


The Oni army returns!
Sep 23
Toukiden: Kiwami is coming to North America and Europe in 2015, Koei Tecmo confirmed today. An expanded version of Toukiden: The Age of Demons, Kiwami features an extended story with new characters, fresh weapons an... read
Fatal Frame photo
Fatal Frame

The latest Fatal Frame trailer is weirdly uplifting at the halfway mark


No, it's still not being localized
Sep 17
After brief glimpses, box art, and screens, we've finally got another look at the upcoming Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in the form of this trailer out of TGS 2014. The trailer does a decent job of building th... read
Dragon Quest PS4 photo
Dragon Quest PS4

Dragon Quest Heroes is all kinds of pretty


I will stand by you forever, you can take my breath away
Sep 17
Square Enix has released some new images of its newly announced collaboration with Koei Tecmo, Dragon Quest Heroes, and they look just stunning. The action role-playing game is slated to debut in Japan next spring for PlaySta... read
Hyrule Warriors review photo
A Skyward Link to the Twilight Ocarina
We never could have imagined this mash-up in our wildest dreams. Nintendo, Team Ninja, and Omega Force together, co-developing a game based on the Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors series. Few stranger things hav... read feature

Fatal Frame photo
Fatal Frame

Yuri Kozukata is your new Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden lead


...and some other people, too
Sep 08
Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden has an awful title as well as some decidedly bland box art, but the recent issue of Famitsu has revealed some details about the upcoming Japan-only (boo!) Wii U survival horror titl... read
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Massive gallery for Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star


Sparkly flower pedals
Sep 05
Gust RPG Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is coming our way later this month. We've got fresh screenshots from Koei Tecmo on this upcoming PS3 release, showing its music-based battle system and the relationship-based ch... read
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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round coming Spring 2015


For PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360
Sep 02
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is currently in development, set to release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 next Spring. It puts together all of the content from the Dead or Alive 5 games alongside brand new content.  It... read
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

This pixel sword and shield in Hyrule Warriors is just terrific


Challenge mode also incoming
Aug 27
Hyrule Warriors is already out in Japan, though we have about a month left to go here in North America. Drat. An early update for the game scheduled to go live in Japan on September 1 will add a Challenge mode, the ability to... read
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Capcom suing Koei Tecmo for patent infringement


Put your guns on
Aug 26
According to a report by Sankei, Capcom is going after Koei Tecmo for patent infringement. Capcom filed a patent in 2002 on the works behind content coming from the combination of new and existing software. Almost 5... read
Lady link photo
Lady link

Hyrule Warriors concept art of a lady relative to Link that looks just like him


Don't get too gender bent out of shape
Aug 12
Some people got real squirrelly when they thought Link might have been a woman in the new Legend of Zelda. None of you, I'm sure. Our community has a noted love for the idea of Link as a woman. Anyway, here's some pictures fr... read
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The things I do for Final Fantasy...
I'm back and feeling better. I got sucked into the shady money scam known as Final Fantasy All the Bravest, got annoyed by Hyrule Warrior's retail-exclusive pre-order bonuses, and recount mistakes made with Fireball whiskey. read feature

Pre-order my toes photo
Pre-order my toes

Dumb: Skyward Sword DLC exclusive to Best Buy, Twilight Princess to Amazon


Hyrule Warriors
Aug 11
Hyrule Warriors' triforce of corporate garbage is complete. GameStop got the fan-favorite Ocarina garb, while pre-ordering from Amazon nets you Twilight Princess threads for Link and Zelda. Best Buy has Skyward Swor... read
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European limited edition of Hyrule Warriors includes that awesome scarf too


No scarf for North America ... yet at least
Aug 05
In all of the Hyrule Warrior Nintendo Direct coverage we never got around to mentioning the limited edition Europeans will see. Which is that you all will be getting that awesome looking scarf that Japan will receive too... read
Zelda Wii U photo
Zelda Wii U

Grass cutting CONFIRMED for Hyrule Warriors


It made the cut!
Aug 04
Cutting grass is an important part of The Legend of Zelda, you know. So, we were happy to hear series producer Eiji Aonuma confirm during tonight's Nintendo Direct that this time-honored tradition would be making a glorious return in Hyrule Warriors. Who needs online multiplayer when you can chop up grass by your lonesome? Hyrule Warriors Direct [Nintendo] read
Hyrule Warriors photo
Hyrule Warriors

Ganondorf brings a long red mane to Hyrule Warriors


Watch the whole Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct
Aug 04
Those flowing red locks rival Amarant, whom I always thought was some sort of chicken man rather than a pasty dude with red dreads, but whatever.  In a nice appeal to nostalgia, Hyrule Warriors also has an Adventur... read
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This is a Longshot from good news
Nintendo confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will not have an online co-op story mode. A lot of Zelda fans have been excited for this creative treatment of the series, but how much of a blow will this news be to the hype? If nothing else, this at least sucks a little. read feature

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate photo
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

It's probably hard to fight in a bath towel, but the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fighters do it anyway


If this were Senran Kagura, that towel would fall straight off
Aug 01
As if there weren't already a ton of outfits available for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate characters, here's yet another collection that may or may not be worth your money. If you like watching people fight in towels and bedroom a... read
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Merger

Koei Tecmo absorbing JRPG-developer Gust


Gust still doing new IP
Jul 28
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... read
Fatal Frame photo
Fatal Frame

Check out that Fatal Frame trailer again with subtitles this time around


I'll camera your obscura
Jul 24
YouTube bobrossfreak has graciously translated the new Fatal Frame trailer into English for adoring Japanese horror fans the world over. Now you can scare the bejeezus out of yourself even easier as an English-speaker, if th... read
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Bladestorm remake

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason


From Dynasty Warriors' Akihiro Suzuki
Jul 21
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... read
Warriors Orochi 3 PS4 photo
Warriors Orochi 3 PS4

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate looks so 'new generation'


Except when it's busy looking old and funky
Jul 21
Good lord, Koei Tecmo! You've done it again. Just look at all these Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate assets. What are we supposed to do with all of these? Look at them? Well, okay. It seems we have a melange of glamorous "new gene... read
Fatal Frame Wii U photo
Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko haunts Japan this September
Koei Tecmo unveiled the next entry in the Fatal Frame series, Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko, today during a NicoNico Live event. The Wii U horror title, which Siliconera translates as Fatal Frame: The Bla... read feature

Fatal Frame photo
Fatal Frame

Get the scoop on the Wii U Fatal Frame entry this Thursday via NicoNico


Film, comic, and novels to be discussed as well
Jul 15
Koei Tecmo is hosting a NicoNico stream this Thursday that's all about the Fatal Frame series in general as well as the upcoming Fatal Frame title for the Wii U. In addition, the stream will cover the upcoming Fatal Frame fil... read
Ar Nosurge trailer photo
Ar Nosurge trailer

Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need


Koei clearly doesn't believe in moderation
Jul 11
Good lord, Koei Tecmo! Did you give us enough Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star assets to share with the people? Show some restraint.  Ar Nosurge is a turn-based science fiction role-playing game from Gust, ma... read
Trailer photo
Trailer

This is what Samurai Warriors 4 looks like on PS4


Now in motion
Jul 10
Yesterday we got some still images of Samurai Warriors 4's nicer PS4 version. Today? One better. Moving images. Film!  read
Atelier Shallie! photo
Atelier Shallie!

So it's more Atelier Shallie footage you want


Gust concocts a fresh trailer ahead of the RPG's Japanese launch
Jul 10
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea releases in Japan next week, and Gust has seen fit to provide another glimpse of the PS3 role-player prior to the July 17 launch. It looks and sounds just lovely. The music, in particular, tugs at my heartstrings. I'm a sucker for a soulful Celtic refrain. Now if we could only get confirmation of a western release. That would be just swell. read
Good God Samurai Warriors photo
Good God Samurai Warriors

Okay, we get it: Samurai Warriors 4 is pretty


Yes, it's the PlayStation 4 version you want
Jul 09
Our friends at Koei Tecmo shared some images of Samurai Warriors 4 today, and good lord are they pretty. In fact, I think I'm going to tape these to the ceiling above my bed so I can gaze upon their majesty while I fall asleep tonight. October can't come soon enough. read






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