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11:00 PM on 04.06.2013

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation

Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 04.06.2013

PC Port Report: Resident Evil 6

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] The Resident Evil franchise boasts one of the worst PC ports of all time with its release of Resi...

Patrick Hancock



Dragon Quest X Wii U opening sales are really bad photo
Dragon Quest X Wii U opening sales are really bad
by Tony Ponce

Square Enix expressed disappointment a couple months ago with the performance of Dragon Quest X on Wii, despite the MMO outpacing the sales and subscription retention of Final Fantasy XI, the most profitable FF ever. With the release of the Wii U port around the corner, I was sure that those numbers would improve and turn Square Enix's frown around.

The game released last week, at its opening sales were... not good. Only 33,302 units sold, which puts it right under the Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade. I wasn't expecting super huge numbers, considering it's a port and all, but a Dragon Quest game doing that poorly!? That is really disappointing.

Of course, the cynics will say it's because no one wanted a Dragon Quest MMO -- the hundreds of thousands of sales on Wii would say otherwise -- but I insist that it's because of the Wii U's continued software struggles. The only other Wii U release that week was Game & Wario, the first first-party title for the platform since Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, and it only hit 22,491. Something needs to be done about this situation, but what?

「フェイト/エクストラ CCC」7万2000本。PS Vita版「朧村正」やWii U版「ドラクエX」なども登場の「週間販売ランキング+」 [4Gamer via NeoGAF]

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3:30 PM on 03.23.2013

Jak and Daxter Collection might come to PS Vita

The original Jak and Daxter was a charming little platformer if not a bit derivative. The two sequels were... err... something else, for lack of a better phrase. I enjoyed them nonetheless, and I'm disappointed that Naughty D...

Tony Ponce

8:15 AM on 03.20.2013

Deus Ex: Human Revolution officially announced for Wii U

As a surprise to no one, Square Enix has officially announced and acknowledged the existence of the rumored Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut for the Wii U. The new Wii U-centric features include GamePad hacking, inte...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 03.19.2013

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut coming to Wii U

Leave it to Amazon to once again break a story well ahead of a publisher's official announcement. A new listing on the online retailer reveals Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U is set to release on May 7. Rum...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 03.16.2013

Dungeons & Dragons arcade games coming to PS3 and 360?

Siliconera has a story up right now which may spoil some of Capcom's plans for this coming PAX East. According to the post, the publisher is set to announce the impending arrival of classic Dungeons & Dragons arcade ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:15 PM on 03.12.2013

Terraria console devs 'looking into' Vita port

In an interview on TechnologyTell, David Welch of 505 Games discusses some of the challenges and successes that the studio has encountered while bringing Terraria to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Interestingly, some of the ...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 03.01.2013

Wii FPS The Conduit is going HD for smartphones

I won't blame you for only vaguely remembering The Conduit, the Wii-exclusive first-person shooter that developer High Voltage Software claimed would be so technologically proficient that it would demonstrate just how little ...

Tony Ponce





6:00 PM on 02.26.2013

PC Port Report: Brutal Legend

[Want to know how a developer handled the PC version of a multiplatform game? Check out the PC Port Report for the full scoop.] It's been about three and a half years since Brütal Legend came out on consoles and it has f...

Joshua Derocher

6:53 PM on 02.20.2013

Blizzard announces Diablo III on the PS3 and PS4

Former professional wrestler Chris Metzen of Blizzard entertainment announced today that Sony and Blizzard have entered a "strategic partnership to take over the world."  While there's no mention of Pinky and the Brain's...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 02.18.2013

Fan feedback led to Resident Evil: Revelations HD

Love or hate Capcom, many vocal fans of the company seem to have an endless supply of opinions regarding why a decision was or was not made. In the case of Resident Evil: Revelations shedding its 3DS exclusivity with ports to...

Jordan Devore

12:15 PM on 02.15.2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines not canceled for Wii U

In the fallout of the Aliens: Colonial Marines controversy, fact and fiction are difficult to separate. SEGA has, at least, put paid to one of the not-so-true suggestions, denying rumors that the Wii U version has b...

Jim Sterling

8:30 AM on 02.14.2013

New vid of Muramasa Rebirth as pretty as expected

A new gameplay video for the Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade has cropped up on the interwebs and ... yep. That's Muramasa. Note the beautiful sprite designs and animation, as well as the torrent of flashing blade...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Now we know why Lords of Shadow 2 isn't on the Wii U

Some time ago, Konami revealed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was not coming to the Wii U, much to the ire of fans. But now, we now why that is, and I'm just glad it's not GamePad related. Take it from Konami's Dave Cox ...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 02.10.2013

Resident Evil: Revelations Wii U has Off-TV play

Quite a few developers are feeling shy about Wii U development. They can't think of anything wild and zany to do with that wacky Wii U GamePad, and apparently, they don't think their games would be fun enough to entice consum...

Jonathan Holmes