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Vanillaware

What might a futuristic Vanillaware game look like?


Something like Kamitani's latest New Year's drawing, I reckon
Jan 10
Vanillaware chief George Kamitani has a lovely annual tradition. Every New Year's the Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere design director celebrates by sharing a lavish piece of art with the world. It isn't a teaser for the studio... read
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Muramasa Rebirth

New Muramasa Rebirth DLC haunts Vita next week


More action-packed Japanese folklore inbound!
Jul 08
The penultimate entry in Muramasa Rebirth's downloadable Genroku Legends tetralogy will be available in the West next week, Aksys Games announced today. A Spirited Seven Nights’ Haunting follows a ninja on the run ... read
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Muramasa Rebirth DLC

Muramasa Rebirth's third DLC will drop next week in Japan


‘The Tale of the Seven Night Ghostly Curse’
Jul 03
The first two DLC packs for Muramasa Rebirth were released rapid-fire, and it's been a while since the last iteration. In Japan next week pack three of four will drop, which will once again play separately from the two ... read
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Muramasa DLC discount

Hot deal: Muramasa Rebirth DLC discounted on PSN


Both Genroku Legends available for $2.49 apiece
May 20
Aksys Games has some nice deals on PlayStation Vita this week, with both episodes of Muramasa Rebirth's Genroku Legends downloadable content available for a song. A Cause to Diakon For and Fishy Tales of the Ne... read
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Muramasa DLC

Muramasa Rebirth's second DLC is out next week


'Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For'
Feb 20
Muramasa Rebirth is getting its second DLC campaign next week, and it's the most interesting one yet. It features Gonbe, a widowed farmer, and his grass roots rebellion against his lord. He has a sickle, bamboo spe... read
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Muramasa DLC

Muramasa's Uprising of the Oone Resistance DLC detailed


Starring Gonbei
Jan 16
Muramasa: Rebirth is set to have four side stories arrive in the form of DLC, and they all seem to be pretty meaty diversions. America just got its first, The Fishy Tales of Nekomata, and the second has just dropped in ... read
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Meow-velous
Muramasa Rebirth is a fine upgrade to the original game, but there was one thing that didn't sit right with me. For whatever reason, someone decided to take the only new content that was created for the game (four new ch... read feature

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Muramasa Rebirth Tales of the Nekomata DLC is out now


New story of cat-demon vengeance hits PSN
Jan 14
Muramasa Rebirth is one of the growing list of reasons why I will probably cave and buy a PlayStation Vita at some point. It just got a bit more enticing with today's release of the Tales of the Nekomata expansion i... read
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Muramasa Rebirth

Muramasa Rebirth gets a trailer for its second DLC


He's a farmer who attacks enemies with his tools
Jan 09
Muramasa Rebirth was re-released on the PlayStation Vita, and not only does it look great, but it plays great as well. Four DLCs await us in turn with new characters and tales, the second of which can be previewed above by w... read
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ATLUS

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies


Atlus vaunts successful figures for contentious PS3 and Vita brawler
Dec 03
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial... read
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WUT

Vanillaware's butt-eye monster will haunt your dreams


Muramasa Rebirth players be warned
Nov 07
In the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth lies what may be one of the most unsettling videogame enemy designs I've ever witnessed. If this thing moved to Silent Hill, it'd still be the creepiest thing in its neighborhoo... read
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Vanillaware

Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year


Meow
Nov 01
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ... read
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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer hits Europe


At least it didn't take too long
Oct 22
Fret not, eternally enraged European Atlus fans, your tortured existence is about to become a tad more sufferable. At long last, the patch enabling cross-platform multiplayer in Dragon's Crown has arrived in your ne... read
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ATLUS

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live


New patch allows PS3 players to play with Vita owners
Oct 16
Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures. Happy hunting! read
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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita


Cross-platform play coming at a later date
Oct 11
Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStat... read
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Dragon's Crown EU

Dragon's Crown is hitting Europe on October 11th


Finally, a release date!
Aug 15
Even though Dragon's Crown has been confirmed for a European release, the date itself was a nebulous entity, leaving prospective fans in the dark. But today we have confirmation from NIS Europe, stating that Dragon's Crown wi... read
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Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed. Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of congeniality? The Jimquisition considers recent controversies against the fear of a game being "neutered" to "pander" to new audiences. read feature

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How to rock the dragon
Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters. Odds are if you have a technical question about Dragon's Crown, I answered it in this article here in the comment section. But for everything gameplay related, you'll find it here. read feature

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Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough. If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a ... read feature

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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan


Experiences shortages at retail, digital sales appear to be strong
Aug 02
The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at ret... read
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The newly crowned king of beat 'em ups
Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to ... read feature

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Dragon's Crown

WonFes brings stunning Persona, Dragon's Crown figures


Do want!
Jul 29
Wonder Festival kicked off over the weekend, giving us the first look at a deluge of new anime and videogame character figures that will be heading to market in the coming months. Our friends at Tomopop were in attendance at ... read
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Dragon's Crown expensive

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet


Also, feel free to peruse the Dreamcast concept art
Jul 25
In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Sp... read
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There's so much depth here it's insane
All things considered, Dragon's Crown is one of my most anticipated games of the year, if not the most. As many of you know, I'm a massive fan of action games as well as brawlers, old-school games, and of course, Vanillaware.... read feature

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Dragon's Crown Europe

Dragon's Crown confirmed for European release


Coming this autumn
Jul 18
Dragon's Crown is officially coming to Europe, NIS America has announced. The Prinny overlords will handle distribution duties for the PlayStation 3 and Vita title across the pond, as with other Atlus properties like Etr... read
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Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories


Cool dood!
Jul 13
A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for... read
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ATLUS

Get hot and bothered with Dragon's Crown art book preview


Atlus drops a sampler of pretty images courtesy of Vanillaware
Jul 11
Dragon's Crown. The mere mention of once recondite game seems to inflame impassioned arguments over the title's character art. Still, it's a Vanillaware game. And, like everything else the studio touches, it looks absolutely ... read
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Dragon's Crown

Atlus reveals more character options for Dragon's Crown


Names, outfits, and voices are customizable
Jul 03
As we already knew, Dragon's Crown will feature different character palettes for each class, but Atlus has just revealed that names, outfits, and English/Japanese dual audio customization are confirmed for the US version of t... read
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Dragon's Crown PVP

Dragon's Crown will feature some form of PVP


Cue the 'hnnnnnghs'
Jul 03
We already knew that Vanillaware's upcoming Dragon's Crown will feature raw four player cooperative action involving six classes, and a robust leveling system to encourage multiple playthroughs. But according to Siliconera, F... read
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A slightly sharper blade
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was probably Vanillaware's most uneven game. Alongside of the expected spectacular visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, and surprisingly simple yet enjoyable combat system, came a fairly uninteresting st... read feature

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Muramasa Rebirth Vita

Muramasa is reborn on the PlayStation Vita this week


I can't get enough Vanillaware
Jun 26
Although Muramasa wasn't my favorite Vanillaware game, it still had the signature style of the developer, and ultimately was an enjoyable experience. It looks like I'll be giving it one more shot this week on the Vita, in th... read
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Impressions from the E3 show floor are good!
Dragon's Crown is easily one of my favorite games of E3. It's been on my radar for years, back when it was being published by UTV Ignition, but I've kept my distance lately with the visual style controversy. I had the opportunity to really dig in here at E3, and I like where it's headed.There's a lot more to this game than its polarizing visual style, so let's check it out. read feature







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