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I am Setsuna preview
As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obviou...   read

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization coming west this fall

Earlier this year at the Dengeki Game Festival, Bandai Namco announced Hollow Realization, the latest game based on the popular Sword Art Online series, would be releasing in Japan this fall. Now, the publisher has confirmed the P...

 
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SQUARE ENIX

First peek at the Valkyrie Profile prequel

For the past week, Square Enix has been teasing Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a prequel to Tri-Ace's classic PlayStation 1 role-playing game Vaklyrie Profile for the mobile phones and tablets. Of course, it's been a drip feed. Th...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

God Eater remake, sequel get release dates

God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst are coming west this summer.  The former will be releasing for PlayStation 4, PC, and PlayStation Vita in North America on June 28, with the latter coming to the same p...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

Tales of Berseria heading west in early 2017

Tales of Berseria is coming to western shores in early 2017, Bandai Namco has announced. The JRPG was previously announced for an August 18 debut in Japan, where the studio plans to put out a PlayStation 3 port, in addition to the PlayStat...

 
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OH GOD

When the frame rate is so bad, it makes you ill

I hadn't really heard of Lichdom: Battlemage until our recent post about its new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports -- they're $49.99 a piece, or bizarrely enough you could just get the PC version for $1.99 in a bundle -- and now here it is ...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
Atlus' Performa photo
Atlus' Performa

Atlus brings the Performa in latest Tokyo Mirage Sessions trailer

I got something special for gullible idiots like you! A trailer for Atlus' latest. And peep the creep (afore-quoted) trying to mess with our pop idol heroes. What a jerk! The RPG formerly known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE (because it was, forme...

 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna

Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...

 
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The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's Blood & Wine DLC looks dreamy

I know people who are anticipating the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, more than just about anything else on the docket for this year (which is exactly how I am with Souls add-ons, so, I get it). Sometimes, it's easy to forget h...

 
Dark Souls III tips
Call me bad, but I actually found Dark Souls III a little harder than Dark Souls II and Bloodborne at first blush. Maybe I was just rusty, but my first few hours with the game were brutal. It took me more tries than I'd care ...   read

Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters photo
Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters

Dark Souls III gets the Mythbusters treatment

YouTuber DefendTheHouse is at it again in the test lab. This time, Dark Souls III is on the slab. Can you parry giant pots back at those saw guys in the Undead Settlement? Can Mimics be tamed? Can a Young White Branch work as well as a...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's movie gets a debut date, more special editions in the works

Final Fantasy is a multimedia franchise once again, and will appear in theaters later this year in Japan. That's Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, to be exact, which now has a premiere date of July 29. It will feature King Regis (played b...

 
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

Is Persona 5's release date incoming? Suspicious countdown arrives

So, Persona 5 guys? Maybe if we're lucky we'll see it in our lifetime?Just kidding. I mean, Atlus gets way too much guff for its lengthy design process. A powerhouse series like Persona has so many moving parts, and if they need a ton ...

 
Tokyo Mirage Sessions photo
Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Nintendo isn't doing the translation for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in-house

A billion years ago, SMT x Fire Emblem was teased for the Wii U and then went radio silent for quite a while. Last month, Nintendo announced the game's new name, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and that it would be coming West&nbs...

 
Seven photo
Seven

A monkey decks a dude in the first trailer for ex-Witcher devs' Seven

Last year, Vikki caught wind of a new Thief-inspired isometric RPG called Seven,that just so happened to be made by some of the minds behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. Today, IGN posted the first footage of the game.  The world itse...

 
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YIIK

I'm feeling YIIK's unusual RPG vibes

I figured YIIK: A Postmodern RPG was out by now and I had just missed it, but it looks like Ackk Studios is targeting a summer 2016 release for its strange, late-'90s-set, "Japanese-style" role-playing title. Extra time for another round o...

 
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Fallout update update

Fallout 4 1.5 update and Survival Mode to hit consoles 'in coming weeks'

Bethesda has released some minor fixes in the Fallout 4 1.5 patch line on PC, for those who decided to opt into the beta, perhaps to try out the new, more challenging Survival Mode. Today's update (there are instructions on how to access th...

 
Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 hits PS4 today in Japan

Phantasy Star Online 2 is celebrating its fourth anniversary this July. Yes, that's four long years that the game hasn't arrived in the west, despite ports to the Vita and PlayStation 4. Today marks the launch of the latter, in fact, which ...

 
Are they lions? photo
Are they lions?

Pokemon trademark points to Sun and Moon legendaries

Solgaleo and Lunaala. Those look like they'll be the legendary mascots of Pokemons Sun and Moon according to a GameFreak trademark of two Pokemon names, as spotted by NeoGAF's Watch Da Birdie. Nothing else, including descriptions or images,...

 
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Caligula

Caligula is coming to the Vita in Japan, and it looks wild

Caligula, announced earlier this year from FuRyu, is starting to take shape. Developed by Aquira (with a writer who helped work on Persona 1 and 2), it's set in a VR world where students are doomed to relive high school over and over -- wit...

 
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NINTENDO

Mother 3 hasn't come west for 10 years now

On this day in 2006, Mother 3 was released for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Or in other words, the third entry in Shigesato Itoi's beloved role-playing game series has existed for ten whole years now and Nintendo still...

 
Runescape update photo
Runescape update

Wow, Runescape still exists and just got a graphics overhaul

My brief experience with Runescape must have been more than 10 years ago. A friend played, I guess, and was playing. Maybe he was showing it to me in the hopes that I, too, would play; with him, no less! Instead, what I did was take over t...

 
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Samurai Rising

Samurai Rising is a new Final Fantasy-esque action RPG from Square Enix

Square Enix has announced Samurai Rising, which is due out on Android and iOS at some point in the future (likely this year). Before you groan, it actually looks pretty good! It's an action RPG akin to something like Secret of Mana, and fea...

 
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Deals

Banner Saga 2, Stellaris, and other upcoming games are 25 percent off

Later today, Stoic will release its follow-up to 2014's hit turn-based strategy title The Banner Saga. The sequel will cost $20 at launch, but for a limited time you can dip in your savings jar by using a 25 percent off coupon fro...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Where was this scene in Dark Souls III?

So, Dark Souls III, guys! Pretty dang good. Not enough creepy trees (Cursed Greatwood was such a creepy boss, loved it), but still dang good. And it's selling like fire right now. I played it on Xbox One last month by hacking Japan/buy...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Here's when the next Final Fantasy XV update is coming

As you may have heard, Square Enix is having yet another Active Time Report event that will provide updates for Final Fantasy XV. It's set to air on April 21 at 21:00 Japan standard time (7AM ET the next day). You can watch the stream here ...

 
The Witcher 3 photo
The Witcher 3

This Witcher 3 Yennefer cosplay makes me want to play it again

Maria “Hannuki” Hanna really knows her cosplay, and this photo shoot of The Witcher 3's Yennefer is no exception. My favorite part is probably the set design -- it makes me feel like the Witcher academy actually exists. Now I ju...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

This wily Dark Souls III player has embraced his inner Patches

It's wild to think that I only started Dark Souls III about a week ago, and wilder yet to come to the (worrying!) realization that I've somehow clocked a solid 35 hours of play time in that brief window. From Software's action-RPGs are amo...

 
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Bravely Default

Bravely Default on consoles? Series producer would 'love' to see it

Game Informer had the chance to catch up with Bravely Default producer Masashi Takahashi, which resulted in several interesting tidbits regarding the history of the series and where it could possibly go in the future. Once such nu...

 

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