Vanillaware

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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Atlus Japan has shared the full intro for Dragon's Crown, and it's looking great. It has pretty much everything you'd expect, from character vignettes, to a general look at the world and its riches, to actual dragons. Well, ...
Dragon's Crown is still a couple months away from release, but that isn't stopping Atlus from keeping the unexpectedly high profile brawler fresh in people's minds. Putting yet another log on the fire, the publisher has drop...
Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tai...
Now that we've gotten a good look at all the characters in the game, more info on Dragon's Crown is steadily rolling in. Evidently, you'll be able to customize your characters with different color variations. Upon leveling up...
A common argument in the ongoing debate over gender and videogames is that women and men both are equally objectified. Is that really true? As always, Emperor God King Jim Sterling puts His holy foot down and delivers wisdom true to the masses. He totally isn't smug about it, either!
We've seen spots for Dragon's Crown's Dwarf, Fighter, Wizard, Sorceress, and Elf, and now the time has come for the final character video -- the Amazon. The Amazon looks to be a mix of the Elf, the Dwarf, and Fighter's plays...
Muramasa is gorgeous, this we know. It's still always a delight to see the game in action though, as is the case with this latest gameplay trailer for Muramasa Rebirth. Not much longer till the release! Rebirth will be out o...
George Kamitani's female character designs for Dragon's Crown have received a rather surprising amount of attention -- that's ... that's still going on, isn't it? -- but at least for the game's box art, the presentation is fa...
Atlus has unveiled the final Japanese box art for Dragon's Crown, the latest sidescrolling action title from Vanillaware, and it's pretty tame from the looks of things. You almost wouldn't guess that the game is currently emb...
The Dragon's Crown "thing" shows no sign of stopping, with vehement and sometimes venomous opinions flying this way and that. To bring you up to speed, Vanillaware's upcoming brawler features a big-boobed Sorceress, the desig...
Dragon's Crown has become the latest game involved in a big argument. Big boobs, burly dwarves, and Kotaku were all involved. Gender issues in games are important. They are worth thinking about. They are, contrary to po...
Dragon's Crown has been causing a ruckus lately, what with its semi-clad female characters thrusting their massive clumps of flesh in every direction, regardless of physical possibility.  Here's the latest huge controve...
Let me preface this article by stating a few simple facts. I am a young, white, American male who consumes vast amounts of pornography. As such, I am occasionally drawn to depictions of the female form which are perhaps outsi...
Previously, we knew that Dragon's Crown was hitting the PlayStation 3 and Vita for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively, but today, Atlus has informed us that the game has an official release date of August 6th, 2013. The official ...
Atlus is rolling out the character vignettes for Dragon's Crown, giving us a closer look at how each hero will handle themselves as they fight through the depths of the darkest dungeons. First we got the Sorceress, and now, ...
Atlus Japan has shared a new video for the upcoming Dragon's Crown, and it shows off what the Sorceress character can do. As a magic user, she has the ability to summon a number of elements, like wind, electricity, ice, and ...
Muramasa Rebirth is an amazing experience that plays great on the Vita. And now we know the game will be out on June 25 for the PlayStation handheld. What's that? You want more? Lucky for you, Aksys Games has a Collector's Ed...
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...
God damn this game is pretty. Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, becaus...
[Update: a NeoGAF user has located more information based on the Japanese version of the game. Going off of the official website, both versions will have online play, and cross-save capabilities, but as previously stated, wil...
Dancing mice! Skeletons! Giant creepy creatures getting their faces bashed in! It can all be yours for the low price of watching this pretty awesome Dragon's Crown trailer. Based on the video, the game seems to have a very o...
It's two more days until the big Dragon's Crown reveal from Atlus, but it seems as if Famitsu has gotten the jump on them, as the game has been revealed for a July 25th release. Right now we don't have exact pricing details o...
After months of radio silence, it appears as if Atlus will reveal new information about Dragon's Crown on March 21st. Clearly, more development time is needed to square away those beautiful visuals, among other gameplay eleme...
[Update: The bootylicious trailer shown during the stream can now be viewed above. A North American teaser page has launched. Also, Atlus says that we can expect more info on the title in late March.] This game lives and is ...