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5:00 PM on 10.24.2014

Review: Mind Zero

At a glance, it's easy to look at Mind Zero and compare it to the Persona series given its art style and the narrative advertised within early trailers and promotional materials. And you wouldn't be incorrect in declaring tha...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 10.24.2014

Review: Fantasy Life

One of the biggest gripes I hear from friends interested in but hesitant to play Japanese role-playing games is that they're too "complicated." It's a sentiment I've never understood; several take great pains to be accessible...

Brittany Vincent

4:00 PM on 10.20.2014

There's a new Time Crisis and it's NOT for iOS

I would always go for House of the Dead above all other light-gun arcade games, but if I had any quarters left, I'd often put them toward Time Crisis; usually enough for a single round, which would come to an end with impress...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 10.16.2014

Uh, Nintendo? There are now 54 face plates for the New 3DS

Nintendo is showing off even more face plates for the New 3DS and, jeez, there's now more than 50 designs announced. Take a look. See anything you like? Out of the new set, my favorite is the Boo theme (No. 50) but a shout ou...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 10.15.2014

Mega Man Zero is coming to the Japanese Virtual Console next week

Keiji Inafune was vital to the creation of the Mega Man series and its continued success, but he didn't actually create the character of Mega Man single-handedly (the original design was Akira Kitamur...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 10.14.2014

Atelier Escha & Logy Plus coming to PS Vita in Japan

Yes, this is another one of those "...in Japan" kind of posts, but Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is a fine video game, and an RPG coming to Vita is fine news. Uh, and while we're at it, my sinceres...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Roaches beware: Terra Formars title headed for 3DS

According to the latest issue of Weekly Young Jump, a Terra Formars game is headed for 3DS, for lots of maximum roach-killing action. It's like a can of Raid, but for your Nintendo handheld. The game, tentatively titled Terra...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 10.09.2014

Get hype with this Japanese PS4 title lineup video

This new Japanese PlayStation 4 commercial shows off a lot of the upcoming games. You might be excited about some of them. Watching it, I was like: yes. Yep. Oh yeah. Yep, that too. Uh-huh. They lost me a bit with a couple o...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 10.08.2014

Square Enix is suing SNK Playmore over manga copyright

SNK Playmore recently filed criminal charges against Square Enix, citing copyright infringement. The alleged violation stems from Square Enix's use of SNK characters in the manga High Score Girl. In retaliation, Square E...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 AM on 10.07.2014

Kingdom Hearts III will run on Unreal Engine 4 from now on

Tetsuya Nomura has revealed to a recent issue of Famitsu that Kingdom Hearts III will no longer be using Square Enix’s Luminous Engine going forward. Instead, it will be using Unreal Engine 4 while continuing developmen...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 10.02.2014

Hajime Tabata clears up some concerns about Final Fantasy XV's battle system

After the lengthy trailers and gameplay demonstrations of TGS 2014, Square Enix played host to a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Extended Talk Show earlier this morning, during which Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata was on han...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 10.01.2014

These limited edition The Evil Within PS4s don't look very scary

Oooh, a building outline! Terrifying! You'll get a scary-ass building etched onto your PS4 if you're nabbing a Japanese Psycho Break (The Evil Within here in the west) limited edition release. It comes in Jet Black or Glacier...

Dale North

12:45 PM on 10.01.2014

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix commercials just hit Japanese TV

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is hitting Japanese shelves this Thursday, and Square Enix has started their television advertising campaign with these two commercials titled "Friend" and "Story." The "Friend" trailer can be see...

Brittany Vincent

11:15 AM on 09.30.2014

Dragon Quest X producer wants his game on PS4

In a fan Q&A during today's Dragon Quest X TV Niconico stream, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito was asked if Square Enix would bring the game to PlayStation 4. According to  Hachima Kikou, Saito said that he...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 09.29.2014

Here's a full 15-minute Yakuza Zero story trailer

Even if you don't understand Japanese this new Yakuza Zero story trailer looks hot as fire. This was the exact one blaring from Sega's Tokyo Game Show booth a few weeks ago, made watchable on the internet for the first time ...

Dale North

4:50 PM on 09.28.2014

Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was an intelligent riff on the perils of high school -- you know, if you had thrown a murder mystery in between classes and the principal was a maniacal stuffed animal. Its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, takes a beleaguered trope and turns it on its head. This is one "trapped on a desert island" story that takes things to another level entirely.

Brittany Vincent