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11:00 PM on 11.25.2013

Atlus summoning second Persona 3 film in summer 2014

The follow-up to Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth will release in Japan next summer, Cinema Today reports. The announcement was made at a special event for the first film, which debuted in Japanese theaters l...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 11.24.2013

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers hits PS3 November 26

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers' destiny clashes this Tuesday, November 26, when it smashes its way onto North American PlayStation 3's. Released last week in Europe, both at retail and on PSN, the NA version of the game is fore...

Wesley Ruscher

11:00 PM on 11.22.2013

All four Pokemon Origins episodes now in English

The fourth and final localized episode of the Pokemon Origins mini-series is now live for you to view. As a reminder, Origins is based completely on the Pokemon Red/Blue games, as opposed to the horrible prolonged and never e...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind long trailer

This is definitely our meatiest look yet at the upcoming 3DS game Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, which is launching in Japan on December 5.  I'm really curious just how the 3D maneuvering works and how it f...

Steven Hansen



Review: AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match photo
Review: AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
by Wesley Ruscher

When this past generation began, fighting games seemed to be on their last legs. Capcom fighters were nowhere in sight, Sega’s Virtua Fighter laid hidden in the deepest of digital fight clubs, and Namco’s Tekken and SoulCalibur began to wane after a few uninspired sequels. But to the hardcore, fighting games never went away; their devotion kept the once booming genre alive -- even if it had been relegated to a “niche” category.

Then Street Fighter IV happened. Like an injection of Red Bull straight into the vein, the genre got its renaissance. Doors were opened and more and more fighters saw, not just daylight, but also success. The power of the Xbox 360 and PS3 brought more realistic and jaw-dropping 3D models, and increased memory gave us high-definition 2D sprites that rivaled the quality of hand-drawn animation.

The advent of live streaming has additionally kept the viability of the genre flowing, especially in the wake of EVOs recent tidal wave of popularity growth, and in the public eye for the foreseeable future. Additional platforms, like XBLA, PSN, and Steam, also afford us more venues for fighting games to come out on. Pair that with the closing of this current generation, and a few titles that would normally not see the light of day are beginning to radiate through the cracks.

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4:15 PM on 11.18.2013

First two episodes of localized Pokemon Origins are live

Well, it's finally here guys. The first episode of the localized Pokemon Origins went live this past Friday, the second went live today, and it's all free to watch on Pokemon TV. If you're not up to speed, Origins is an anime...

Brett Zeidler





12:00 AM on 11.18.2013

Persona 3 The Movie trailer is stunningly gorgeous

Atlus and Aniplex have summoned a new Japanese trailer for Persona 3 The Movie: #1 Spring of Birth, which should evoke fond memories for fans of the PlayStation 2 and PSP role-playing game. The film was first announced back ...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 11.07.2013

MapleStory 2 announced, beta begins in 2014

Don't lie, you've heard of MapleStory. The immensely popular 2D MMO took up many hours during its heyday, and it's still got quite the fanbase today. Now, Nexon has officially announced a sequel. Developed by N Square, MapleS...

Alessandro Fillari

12:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Full trailer: Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind

The Attack on Titan 3DS game we keep talking about finally has a full trailer. Spike Chunsoft is still not showing us the meat of this anime-turned-game, but they are showing little glimpses of gameplay and the world.  ...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 10.27.2013

Take a closer look at the Attack on Titan 3DS game

Have you seen Attack on Titan? It's a "post-apocalyptic-steampunk-giant-naked-cannibals-with-perfect-facial-hair-action-horror-cute-teenagers-save-the-future" cartoon, and people really like it. There's already a fan game tha...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 10.27.2013

Atlus fighter AquaPazza boasts ample support characters

In preparation for AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match's November 19 release, Atlus has dropped another wave of info showcasing the game's eclectic cast of warriors. In their latest batch, the publisher is highlighting the first ...

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 PM on 10.20.2013

Namco registers One Piece, Naruto, & Short Peace domains

Namco Bandai's European wing recently registered a new set of domains, unearthing eight titles that potentially could see western releases in the not too distant future. The batch includes a domain for a Short Peace game, ind...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 10.17.2013

This Pokemon X/Y anime opening makes me happy

I've watched this about 30 times now. I don't know why I love it, but I just do. It's not just one thing, like the quick pan over the colorful macrons, or the high tempo music, or how Ash throws Pikachu a sandwich. It's ever...

Dale North

10:00 PM on 10.14.2013

The next Pokemon movie with lame Ash airs this week

For those of you that weren't patient like may have already watched the Pokemon Origins series thanks to subs. It was pretty great. Remember how Squirtle made Charmander his bitch? Good times. Well the English version of tha...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 10.07.2013

First footage of anime crossover fighter Dengeki Bunko

If you're not an anime fan, you're probably not going to appreciate this footage as much. That said, it's still a beautiful fighter that's expected to come to both arcades and consoles soon, so check it out. Dengeki Bunko Fi...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 10.03.2013

Get ready for the new One Piece...endless runner?

Developers are already hard at work churning out a One Piece console game and portable title, but now we can add one more to that pile -- an endless runner starring the adorable Tony Tony Chopper. The game features Chopper as...

Chris Carter