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    5:00 PM on 01.19.2014

    Nintendo doesn't want story of Earthbound published

    Earthbound stands as one of Nintendo's most beloved cult classics. Known as Mother 2 in Japan, the franchise's loan release in North America is still highly regarded for its unique setting and characters, and, above all,...

    Wesley Ruscher

    9:00 PM on 12.04.2013

    Nintendo: '100K signatures doesn't mean 100K sales'

    It's hard not to look at "successful" fan campaigns like Operation Rainfall or petitions like the one for Dark Souls' PC port and feel some sense of pride at gamers' ability to come together for a common cause. Speaking candi...

    Jordan Devore

    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

    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

    9:00 AM on 11.03.2013

    Idea Factory International website officially launched

    Fans of Idea Factory games rejoice, the official international website for all things Idea Factory is finally open for public consumption. As reported by our sister site Japanator, the focus of the site is to provide news and...

    Wesley Ruscher

    12:00 PM on 10.27.2013

    Namco doesn't have the staff to localize every Tales game

    Namco Bandai simply doesn't have the staff to bring every Tales game to Western markets. The publisher prioritizes "flagship titles" like Tales of Xillia when determining what to localize, series producer Hideo Baba told Sili...

    Kyle MacGregor

    9:00 AM on 10.25.2013

    Tecmo: Atelier studio to include dual audio going forward

    All future titles in Gust's Atelier series will feature dual audio, Tecmo Koei has announced. "We want to say sorry for the incidents of Atelier Ayesha; also a big thank you for letting us know your feeling regarding the voic...

    Kyle MacGregor

    1:00 PM on 10.24.2013

    Mugen Souls Z coming West, minus creepy bath minigame

    Compile Heart's Mugen Souls Z, a sequel to PS3 RPG Mugen Souls, will be coming to Europe and North America in 2014 courtesy of NIS America. My guess is there is a "Z" in the sequel's title because it looks enough like a "2" t...

    Steven Hansen

    11:15 PM on 09.30.2013

    Idea Factory charters Western satellite studio

    Idea Factory is establishing an outpost in California. The Tokyo-based publisher announced the creation of Idea Factory International today, which expressly aims to strengthen the company's brands around the globe. Forme...

    Kyle MacGregor

    9:00 PM on 09.18.2013

    Final Fantasy Agito 'will definitely be localized'

    We recently learned about Final Fantasy Agito, an Android/iOS game in development at Square Enix that is a companion to Final Fantasy Type-0 (which was formerly known as Final Fantasy Agito XIII and was a mobile game before ...

    Steven Hansen

    10:00 AM on 09.16.2013

    Analogue: A Hate Story coming to iOS, Japan

    Visual novels are cool games, but if there's a pet peeve I've developed with the genre lately, it's that most of them are PC-based. Visual Novels, dating sims, and the like are the perfect type of game to play on mobile and t...

    Josh Tolentino

    5:00 PM on 08.24.2013

    EarthBound's English editor talks about his masterpiece

    With EarthBound tearing up the Wii U eShop and finding its way into some gamers' hearts for the very first time, those responsible for breathing life into that world can look back on their handiwork with pride. Series creator...

    Tony Ponce

    1:00 PM on 08.10.2013

    Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe

    Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o...

    Tony Ponce

    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

    6:00 AM on 08.01.2013

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2 coming to 3DS in Japan

    Foolishly, one of the bigger reasons I wanted to pick up a 3DS was for the remake of a Gameboy Color favorite, Dragon Warrior Monsters (Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland in Japan). Unfortunately, Dragon Quest Monsters...

    Steven Hansen

    9:30 PM on 07.10.2013

    Square may yet release Dragon Quest X outside of Japan

    It's been nearly a year since Dragon Quest X first launched for the Nintendo Wii. Since then, Square Enix has released a Wii U version of the online role-playing game and there's a PC port in the works as well. Awesome. Sound...

    Kyle MacGregor