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1:15 PM on 02.26.2014

Bundle bump: Knack was the best selling Japanese PS4 game

So, one of the reasons for the delayed PS4 launch in Japan was the games lineup, right? They had to get more games for that audience? I'm not sure how good of a job they did if Battlefield 4 and Killzone Shadow Fall still cra...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Domino's Fire Emblem pizza isn't for Fire Emblem, sadly

Domino's "pizza" is terrible junk I wouldn't eat if I'd ingested a poison for which the only cure was the exact blend of possum endocrine system and Nickelback sweat found in Domino's pizza. That said, Domino's Japan is at le...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 02.25.2014

Guerrilla's new IP has been in the works for 2.5 years

In a video about Killzone: Shadow Fall and developer Guerrilla Games posted to the PlayStation Japan YouTube channel, the studio's next project was ever so briefly talked about again. "We are working on a new IP," said execu...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Japanese PS4 launch sales hit 322,083 in two days

Famitsu is reporting a solid PS4 launch in Japan. Sony moved 322,083 of its new systems in its first two days, which is about four times better than the PS3's 88,443 unit Japanese launch. It's still half the PS2's Japanese la...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Tres bien! Atlus announces Persona Q 3DS bundle

And doesn't have a picture to show for it. Damn. I need to see this design. Atlus has confirmed a 3DS XL bundle (for Japan) for when Persona Q drops on June 5 (in Japan). In a typically nice Atlus move, first print copies of ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 02.21.2014

These are the 30 most wanted upcoming games in Japan

Famitsu released a list of the top 30 most wanted games in Japan, and it really shouldn't surprise anyone that the #1 most wanted is Persona 5. From there Mario Kart 8, Final Fantasy XV, Samurai Warriors 4, and Kingdom Hearts...

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10:15 AM on 02.18.2014

Atlus goes back to being named Atlus today

For your morning helping of news that makes no difference whatsoever, I present this announcement from Sega from this morning. Time to put your cool guy glasses on. Remember when Sega Sammy bought Atlus parent company Index H...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 02.17.2014

La-Mulana 2 meets Kickstarter goal with five days left

Over the weekend, La-Mulana 2 broke $200,000 in pledges. That was the amount needed for Nigoro to develop this thing. It's happening. With time to spare, no less. The studio has also released the Tokyo Game Show demo of La-Mu...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Japan is getting NES Remix 1+2 at retail

NES Remix 2 looks better to me than its predecessor by virtue of the new featured games and one can only imagine where Nintendo could take this concept if it kept going -- if it didn't restrict itself to the same console agai...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 02.17.2014

Stupei gets slapped in his Persona Q video

While we were beary excited to bring you Teddie and Aigis' Persona Q trailers last week, we totally whiffed on Junpei and Yukari. We've got to show Persona 3 some love. I'm more excited for both of their entrances into Persona 4 Arena, but seeing Junpei get slapped and Yukari's cute little cherub bow (below) is nice.

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 02.17.2014

English Steins;Gate visual novel releasing this March

Steins;Gate may have gained popularity in the west for its anime and extraneous semicolon, but the original time-traveling insanity story was a visual novel, which is getting an English release. The pricier limited edition c...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 02.13.2014

Play & Peace: PS4 Japanese promo

Japan's PS4 launch is just around the corner, so they're asking that we all get our bodies on the floor for the impending party. In this PlayStation Japan commercial you'll see lots of people swinging DualShock 4 controllers...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Tighten up those graphics: Deep Down delayed in Japan

You know, I keep forgetting that Deep Down technically hasn't been announced for release outside of Japan. It's surely coming, though, and besides its reliance on a free-to-play model (I'd rather just pay up front, thanks) I'...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.07.2014

Watch Luffy, Kenshin, Goku battle in J-Stars Victory Vs

Set to release in Japan on the PS3 and Vita in March 2014, J-Stars Victory Vs is a collection of some of the biggest names in anime. Compliments of Bandai Namco, we're getting a look at Kenshin, Goku, and Luffy in action.&nb...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 02.06.2014

3DS passes 15M sold in Japan; Wii U has outsold Xbox 360

According to the latest Media Create sales data, picked up by NeoGAF, the 3DS has crossed the 15 million units sold mark in Japan. It's catching up to the PSP's 20 million quickly, making 15 million sales in three years, thou...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 02.03.2014

The Behemoth to co-sponsor indie game event BitSummit

Japanese indie dev event BitSummit is set to kick off in early March in Kyoto. Last year's event was a huge success, and its organizers are working hard to create an even better follow-up for this year.  The Behemoth has...

Dale North