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9:00 PM on 10.24.2013

XSEED announces Ragnarok Odyssey Ace for 2014 release

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is making the voyage across the Pacific early next year, XSEED has announced. The enhanced role-playing game from Lunar developer Game Arts and Puzzle & Dragons publisher GungHo Online brandishes an a...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 PM on 10.23.2013

XSEED slashes prices on Corpse Party, PSN and 3DS games

XSEED has halved its asking prices for Corpse Party and Corpse Party: Book of Shadows just in time for Halloween, offering the grisly horror adventures for just $10 apiece over the next two weeks.  Th...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 10.21.2013

XSEED targeting November launch for Senran Kagura on 3DS

Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a...

Kyle MacGregor

2:30 PM on 10.18.2013

First English screens: Vita RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta

Upcoming Vita RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta gets its first English screenshots, thanks to XSEED Games. Coming this holiday, Celceta is a reworking of Ys IV, one of the titles that never made it out west.  Below, you'll fin...

Dale North



Review: Valhalla Knights 3 photo
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

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



Very quick tips: Killer is Dead photo
Very quick tips: Killer is Dead
by Chris Carter

Killer is Dead's hero Mondo Zappa has a pretty hard life! In-between traveling the world in search of love, he has to kill countless creatures, humans, and even face his own nightmares on a regular basis.

As such, it can be pretty helpful to have a few allies outside of the Bryan Execution Firm, so here are some basic tips to get your started.

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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

6:00 AM on 07.30.2013

Okay Killer Is Dead, enough is enough

Hey Suda 51, you're great. I love your games. Killer Is Dead looks like it will be a lot of fun. But enough is enough! There's promotion, and then there's just spoiling every single little aspect of your game. We've seen so ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 07.17.2013

Killer Is Dead features both Japanese and English voices

Yes! Killer Is Dead will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. This is something I was hoping for forever, as I much prefer the Japanese voice actors over the English ones. As for the English voice cast, you c...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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