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5:30 PM on 03.06.2014

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy

We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...

Steven Hansen


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




1:15 PM on 12.11.2013

The key to fun in Samurai Gunn is having friends

So, you read Chris Carter's review of Samurai Gunn and you thought to yourself, "Self, that's all well and good, but I want to see what it's like to become embroiled in the chaotic yet precise gameplay described in this...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Early thoughts on the ukiyo-e fighting game Edo Superstar

Last week, I guided your gaze towards a Kickstarter for Edo Superstar, a mobile fighter with a Japanese woodblock carving aesthetic. It is the brainchild of Jed Henry, who hopes to translate his Ukiyo-e Heroes style into an a...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 08.08.2013

VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game

Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Samurai Shodown 2 now available on iOS and Android

Good news all you finger-slashing, touchscreen gamers! SNK Playmore has dropped the NEOGEO classic, Samurai Shodown 2, onto iOS and Android compatible devices this week.  Touted as a "perfect port" the weapon-based figh...

Wesley Ruscher

10:30 AM on 06.20.2012

Even MORE incredible videogame-themed ukiyo-e prints

Remember when artist Jed Henry had the incredible idea to make prints of beloved videogame heroes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e? The man hasn't missed a beat, continuing with pieces based on Mario Kart, Castlevania, and mo...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 05.20.2012

Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai

Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as o...

Tony Ponce



Preview: Way of the Samurai 4 photo
Preview: Way of the Samurai 4
by Alessandro Fillari

The Way of the Samurai series has a cult following here in the states. The open ended gameplay and emphasis on story turned many heads back with its original release in 2002. The fourth installment of the series, coming courtesy of XSEED games, seeks to return to its roots and provide a compelling experience for newcomers and fans alike.

Set during the later years of the feudal era of Japan in the port town of Amihama, players take on the role of a wandering samurai, who enters town just when tensions have reached their boiling point. Clashes between different factions -- the Japanese Shogunate, the isolationist forces of the Prajna, and foreigners from Britain -- have turned the once quiet town into a place of mayhem and chaos. After intervening in a minor conflict, the player is swept up in a quest that will decide the fate of Amihama and all those who call it home.

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8:00 AM on 04.26.2012

Working Designs nearly localized the Samurai Shodown RPG

Are there any old school gamers out there that remember how badass Working Designs was? They were one of the original "Atlus-like" localization gurus that were responsible for a string of amazing Western releases, like the Lu...

Chris Carter



Review: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword photo
Review: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
by Ian Bonds

It's always a pleasant surprise to go into a game with little to no expectations beforehand and come out of it with a completely positive opinion. Such was the case with the recent downloadable title Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword.

The game wasn't even really on my radar, but after playing it, I realized I should be paying more attention to Nintendo's eShop library.

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10:00 PM on 10.22.2011

Nimble Sakura Warrior for 3DS is like samurai Punch-Out!!

Among the news at the recent Nintendo Direct conference -- where the PictoChat-ish app Swapnote was announced -- a new title called Nimble Sakura Warrior for the 3DS eShop was revealed. The game places you in the role of a w...

Tony Ponce





4:20 PM on 03.19.2010

Samurai Shodown Sen hitting March 30th

It's been five years since America got a new Samurai Shodown game (not counting the anthology), but the wait is almost over. Samurai Shodown Sen has finally made its way over to the States from Japan, and will be releasing on...

Jonathan Ross

12:20 PM on 02.11.2010

Samurai Shodown Sen coming to the Xbox 360

[sword clink noise] Thanks to XSEED, who secured the North American publishing rights,  SNK's 3D fighter Samurai Shodown Sen is coming to your Xbox 360 this year.  The latest, the 11th game in the series, which some...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 10.07.2009

GameStop gets fancy Way of the Samurai 3 bonus item

After a long wait for its release, Way of the Samurai 3 will finally be in stores for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on October 13. Yes, this is the same game that was released in Japan back in 2008.&nb...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 09.19.2009

Way of the Samurai 3 coming to NA Oct. 13

I believe that Way of the Samurai 3's official trip across the Pacific on Oct. 13 was not the best kept secret in the world, but now that Agetec and UFO Interactive have officially announced the game we can all stop celebrati...

Matthew Razak

6:43 PM on 02.25.2008

Samurai Shodown VI finally playable on U.S. consoles by way of anthology

I hope that none of you have had the misfortune of missing out on the Samurai Shodown games, as they're some of the best 2D fighters ever produced. But if you have been avoiding the series for whatever reason, there's still h...

Jordan Devore