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11:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Dekamari Senran Kagura is a rhythm cooking battle game

Senran Kagura is getting three brand new games, you perverts. Dekamori Senran Kagura is the most absurd of the bunch (which is saying something). It's a rhythm cooking game for the PlayStation Vita and PSP, categorized as a ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Senran Kagura Burst
by Jonathan Holmes

Senran Kagura Burst didn't receive a new, localized name when it was released on the 3DS eShop. That's kind of a shame, as a more comprehendable title for English speakers might have gone a long way to communicate what the game is about to its new audience.

They did leave in the word "Burst" though, which is important. It's the perfect word to describe the game. Senran Kagura Burst is a non-stop series of bursting of balloon-shaped breasts, bursting 500-hit combos, and bursting clothes exploding off of doll-like teenage girls. If you define "pornographic" as anything whose primary purpose is to stimulate and satiate your animal urges, then Senran Kagura Burst is your new porn game for 2013. It's like a compilation of all the "hottest scenes" from a regular beat-'em-up, without a lot of the design and pacing that holds those elements together in most well-made games.

They should have called it Boner Jams: The Game.

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Review: Valhalla Knights 3
by Wesley Ruscher

Valhalla Knights 3 is dark and seedy. Its world congested with miscreants, lowlifes, and criminals; its landscape drab, dreary, and rundown. It borrows the unforgiving brutality of Dark Souls; the backbreaking grind found in the hardest of dungeon crawls; and all the statistical management and character tweaking of a typical MMORPG wrapped in a fantastic soundtrack by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba.

It also suffers from a pedigree that is quite abysmal. Beginning on the PSP and making a brief detour on the Wii, the Valhalla Knights series has been nothing short of a disappointing. An action-RPG series full of promising ideas, but ideas slopped together haphazardly to much critical chagrin.

With Valhalla Knights 3 though, developer K2 has a chance to start fresh on a new platform. Moving to the PS Vita, a system still much in its infancy, allows the developer a better chance of carving out a niche for itself in a landscape void of staunch competition. For the most part Valhalla Knights 3 cleans up the mess of its predecessors; unfortunately it introduces a whole new bevy of embarrassing design decisions to boot.

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6:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Marvelous shuts down Cross Horizon months after release

Cross Horizon is nearing the end of the line. Marvelous AQL made an unceremonious announcement Monday evening, disclosing plans to discontinue services for the title at month's end.  Curiously, the Meteorise-develop...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 09.19.2013

Valhalla Knights 3 arrives this October for PS Vita

XSEED has released a new story trailer for Valhalla Knights 3. The forthcoming medieval action role-playing game is set to arrive on North American shores this October exclusively for PlayStation Vita.

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 09.13.2013

Harvest Moon is better than cow poopoo all over your face

Did you know cows can have explosive diarrhea? I didn't know that until I saw this ad for Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. Thanks for enlightening us with this informational video, Marvelous AQL! [Thanks, Dave!]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 09.12.2013

Rune Factory 4 release date finalized for October

After multiple delays, XSEED has informed us that Rune Factory 4 will officially launch on October 1st, 2013 on the 3DS for $39.99. The gist is you'll go on a fantasy life romp, engaging in farming, dungeon crawling, and mana...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 09.06.2013

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky sequel coming in 2014

Good news, everyone! The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter will be heading West in 2014, XSEED Games has announced. The follow-up to the acclaimed Falcom-developed role-playing game will be release...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 09.06.2013

Is XSEED teasing Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: SC?

XSEED is pure evil. This much is certain. My favorite little publisher is up to no good again. Hot on the heels of teasing a Western release for Senran Kagura Burst, the Marvelous AQL subsidiary is back up to its old tri...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 08.12.2013

RunBot has this Mirror's Edge/Tron vibe going on

Marvelous Games, the European division of MarvelousAQL, has just announced their first game from their agreement with Bravo Game Studios (makers of Touch Nitro). It's called RunBot, and it's set to hit iOS this August 22.&nbs...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 08.10.2013

Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe

Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o...

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9:00 PM on 08.06.2013

XSEED to release Senran Kagura Burst in North America

Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America, XSEED Games has announced. The Tamsoft-developed side-scrolling brawler will launch exclusively via the Nintendo eShop this fall.  A two for one followi...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 08.06.2013

XSEED registers domain linked with Senran Kagura series

XSEED once referred to the prospect of publishing Senran Kagura as "a scary proposition." With concerns over how the series' subject matter would be perceived in more conservative cultures like the United States, a ...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 PM on 07.11.2013

Marvelous AQL: Western devs can still learn from Japan

You've heard it all before: The Japanese game industry is dying. Eastern design is hackneyed. Creators are complacent, relying on threadbare formulas as they sleepwalk on the road to stagnation. That's one view, anyway. Marve...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 07.06.2013

Marvelous AQL's latest RPG Cross Horizon now available

The fine folks at XSEED parent company Marvelous AQL have added yet another role-playing game to their impressive catalogue. Cross Horizon is a mobile action RPG that sounds similar to the group's first mobile title, Ark of ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 06.15.2013

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace looking hot on PS3, Vita

Sony didn't spend much time focusing on the PlayStation Vita at E3 this year, much to the distress of the struggling portable's fanbase. Rest assured, though, there are still plenty of hot games in the pipeline for the syste...

Kyle MacGregor