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Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias

A pastime needn't necessarily be transcendent to make for an experience enjoyable. So long as there's a hook, something to keep one captivated throughout the journey's duration, it's easy enough to look beyond some frayed edg...   more

Review: Battle Princess of Arcadias photo

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon ...   more

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X photo

Atlus announces Tears to Tiara II for North America, Europe

Tears to Tiara II is coming to North America and Europe this autumn, Atlus USA announced today. The Aquaplus-developed strategy role-playing game follows the tale of Hamilcar Barca, a young man on a mission to libe...   more

Atlus announces Tears to Tiara II for North America, Europe photo

Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth

Citizens of Earth didn't meet its Kickstarter goals, but Persona developer Atlus swooped in and saved the day. Lead designer and Eden Industries co-founder Ryan Vandendyck, who you might have seen on Sup Holmes?, talked...   more

Atlus didn't let failed crowd funding sink EarthBound-like Citizens of Earth photo

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe

The Monster Hunter x headphones Vita game Freedom Wars was originally only coming to Europe digitally. This upset some people. Maybe their internet access is limited. Maybe they don't want to spend money on over-pri...   more

Memory spared: Freedom Wars gets retail release in Europe photo

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover

Lords of the Fallen sits somewhere between Darksiders (#darksiders2) and Dark Souls. The trailer, with the God of War-styled heavy petting foursome, leans toward the former.  With the trailer comes the announcement that those who pre-order get bumped up to a Limited Edition, which just means some weapons, The Monk's Decipher DLC, and a soundtrack.   more

Lords of the Fallen trailer: Lustful women and a moody CCR cover photo

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3

Piranha Bytes went off in a different direction with its pirate-centric Risen 2: Dark Waters and that didn't sit well with some series fans. For the next game, Risen 3: Titan Lords, the studio claims it has gone back to its ...   more

Piranha wants to go back to its roots for Risen 3 photo

There's a Bravely Second sneak peek in the latest issue of Jump

Bravely Second is on the horizon, and the latest issue of Jump Magazine gives readers a sneak peek at Magnolia and Agnès from the upcoming sequel to Bravely Default. Unfortunately, I can't read much Japanese. But this ...   more

There's a Bravely Second sneak peek in the latest issue of Jump photo

PSA: Four Atlus games on sale on 3DS eShop

If you need a dang long game to hold you over until Persona Q's release, perhaps something else from Atlus is your vice. Provided you didn't pay for them all the other times they seem to have gone on sale (in North America; sorry, Europe). Devil Survivor Overclocked ($14.99)Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers ($14.99) Shin Megami Tensei IV ($24.99)Code of Princess ($14.99)   more

PSA: Four Atlus games on sale on 3DS eShop photo

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith

Nippon Ichi Software's new PS Vita title is Great Edo Blacksmith. It's coming to Japan on November 27. Gematsu reports, "players spend the remaining one year of their life as a blacksmith, with the goal of earning both a livi...   more

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith photo

Dragon Age: Inquisition pushed to November

Battlefield Hardline, and now Dragon Age: Inquisition -- it's delay day at Electronic Arts. BioWare has moved Inquisition from October 7 to November 18 (Nov. 21 in Europe). Considering how stupidly packed with high-profile re...   more

Dragon Age: Inquisition pushed to November photo

Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then

Persona Q, the chibi 3DS amalgam of Persona 3 and Persona 4 characters, has a North American release date: November 25. The opening is still amazing. The premium edition is pretty nice, too. Shadow of the Labyrinth has won me over since its announcement -- or maybe it's just the dearth of Persona -- so I'm pretty ready.   more

Persona Q coming November 25, let's loop the opening until then photo

Go ahead and pick up Kemco's RPG Band of Monsters for free

A lot of you are always on the lookout for new role-playing games. Kemco has one titled RPG Band of Monsters that you might not have given a spin yet, and the best part is that you don't have to be a discerning consumer...   more

Go ahead and pick up Kemco's RPG Band of Monsters for free photo

Review: Squids Odyssey

Splatoon might be getting a lot of hype for Wii U squid battling, but it is not the first game featuring a squid squad to grace the console. Earlier this year, Squids made its jump from iOS to the Wii U with Squids Odyssey, a...   more

Review: Squids Odyssey photo

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English

NIS America has released the first batch of English screenshots from the upcoming Fairy Fencer F, releasing in North America on September 23 and Europe on September 26. These screenshots act as introductions to some of the ca...   more

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo


Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo
Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo
Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo
Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo
Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo
Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English photo



Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy

Nihon Falcom's Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure originally released on PC in Japan, but most of us will know about this action-RPG for its PlayStation Portable version. Years later, publisher Mastiff is bringing it to PC here t...   more

Upvote Falcom action-RPG Gurumin on Steam Greenlight for a free copy photo

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

The last time we left off in our assessment of Final Fantasy XIV's patch 2.3, I had experienced most of the tertiary level content, ready to face off against the big boss Ramuh himself in his true form, alongside of playing m...   more

Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with

First came the CGI trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, and now, screenshots. The one above? My favorite of the pack by a wide margin. Some of the others are oddly blinding. The game features three factions and one of them is ca...   more

Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo


Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo
Risen 3's Demon Hunters faction sounds like the one to side with photo



SanctuaryRPG is now available and name-your-own-price!

SanctuaryRPG, a combination of roguelikes and JRPGS with ASCII graphics, is available now and best of all, you can pay whatever you want! After playing for the past few days, I heavily recommend laying down some cash for this...   more

SanctuaryRPG is now available and name-your-own-price! photo

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X

Dragon Quest X will receive a retail release, but with a catch: there will be no cartridge inside. Instead, in the retail packaging, you will receive a code to download the game from the Nintendo eShop, a 60-day online play v...   more

Cruise along on this Slime segway in Dragon Quest X photo

Don't want to grind for those new Borderlands 2 skins? Just be patient instead

Yesterday, a set of new skins and heads for Borderlands 2 released, featuring the Vault Hunters dressed as characters from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. As it was announced, the customization options would be made available as...   more

Don't want to grind for those new Borderlands 2 skins? Just be patient instead photo

Level-5's latest RPG has people dancing in the streets

Yo-Kai Watch 2 is officially a hit. The 3DS role-playing game from Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 sold 1.28 million copies in first four days on the Japanese market. Good lord. Actually, the latest estimates put the ope...   more

Level-5's latest RPG has people dancing in the streets photo

Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play

During a hands-on Nintendo event, I was given the option to play a number of upcoming games -- naturally, I gravitated towards Fantasy Life, which I've been waiting a few years to see in action overseas. Developed by the...   more

Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play photo

Come to my basement and play some Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition with me now

The new edition of the venerable Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG kicks off its lineup with the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set. Think of this as the demo to the full game, as it includes a 64-page adventure book with ...   more

Come to my basement and play some Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition with me now photo

Tr-Ace is working on F2P Vita shooter/card game Judas Code

Tri-Ace (Star Ocean, Resonance of Fate) is currently plugging away at Phantasy Star Nova (out this year in Japan), but the company is also working on a free-to-play title for the Vita, Judas Code, according to this week'...   more

Tr-Ace is working on F2P Vita shooter/card game Judas Code photo

Yo-Kai Watch 2 sells 1.28 million in just four days

[Update: Japanese sales tracking authority Media Creates estimates the figure of Yo-Kai Watch 2 opening weekend sales to be over 1.31 million.] Yo-Kai Watch 2 sales eclipsed 1,281,096 units after a mere four days on the ...   more

Yo-Kai Watch 2 sells 1.28 million in just four days photo

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait

The last batch of images for Crown of the Sunken King left me anticipating this Dark Souls II DLC which is, oh good, only a week off. There's more where that came from. Using an item acquired in the DLC, players will reach th...   more

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo


One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait photo



The Witcher 3 will be at San Diego Comic-Con

CD Projekt RED is bringing Geralt of Rivia to San Diego Comic-Con this year, offering The Witcher fans an opportunity to catch a preview of the long-awaited third installment, Wild Hunt. Next week's events also include an art...   more

The Witcher 3 will be at San Diego Comic-Con photo

Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday

Over the weekend at GaymerX, Gearbox announced that it would be releasing free Borderlands 2 customization options tomorrow. The idea behind them came from the prolific Borderlands cosplay community, so the Borderlands 2 char...   more

Free Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel skins coming to Borderlands 2 on Tuesday photo

Cosplay Pikachu and Mega Metagross look neat in this Ruby/Sapphire video

If you haven't been paying much attention to the recent Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire details to come out of Japanese magazine CoroCoro and promptly appear online in blurry scans, not to worry -- it's pretty m...   more

Cosplay Pikachu and Mega Metagross look neat in this Ruby/Sapphire video photo

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs

Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by...   more

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs photo

Natural Doctrine still looks ugly, but it might be fun

Natural Doctrine isn't exactly good-looking, but it's a strategy role-playing game with a protagonist named Jeff. I like strategy role-playing games. They're some of my favorites. And Jeffs are okay, I guess. It's not like I...   more

Natural Doctrine still looks ugly, but it might be fun photo

Disgaea 4 is pure insanity on PlayStation Vita

The fact Disgaea is wild and bizarre may come as no surprise to series veterans, but for any newcomers out there, this new trailer should leave you with little doubt. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited debuts in North Ameri...   more

Disgaea 4 is pure insanity on PlayStation Vita photo

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3)

MMOs are constantly evolving beasts. Particularly in the subscription realm, developers are always searching for ways to keep players hooked, usually in the form of major updates -- big content patches that help ease the wait...   more

Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Patch 2.3) photo

Dragon Age: Inquisition is just as pretty indoors as out

The first part of this walkthrough with creative director Mike Laidlaw managed to get me excited for Inquisition despite not touching previous Dragon Age games. This one, too, looks pretty darn cool, even without bears to freeze. Plus, Dorian's sweet mustache.    more

Dragon Age: Inquisition is just as pretty indoors as out photo

Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition

I've liked just about everything I've seen from Dragon Age: Inquisition, which is weird, because historically I've basically avoided the series. Here is literally everything I knew about the previous Dragon Age games go...   more

Here are five reasons I'm curious about Dragon Age: Inquisition photo

Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need

Good lord, Koei Tecmo! Did you give us enough Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star assets to share with the people? Show some restraint.  Ar Nosurge is a turn-based science fiction role-playing game from Gust, ma...   more

Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo


Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo
Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo
Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo
Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo
Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo
Here are all the Ar Nosurge images you'll ever need photo



Gearbox explains why Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn't Borderlands 3

Developer diaries generally tend to be fairly niche videos that cover the specifics of creating a game. However, this one -- the first in a series -- takes a broad strokes approach and ends up being more interesting than mos...   more

Gearbox explains why Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel isn't Borderlands 3 photo

Level-5 ponders world domination for Yo-Kai Watch

Level-5 is considering international expansion for its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise "in a big way," company president Akihiro Hino revealed to Weekly Famitsu. It isn't hard to see why. The Pokémon-like property ...   more

Level-5 ponders world domination for Yo-Kai Watch photo

The Phantasy Star Nova Vita demo is coming in August

If you own a Vita and have access to the Japanese storefront, get ready to download the Phantasy Star Nova demo within the next month. According to Sega, the demo will drop in August, and will feature a giant boss fight...   more

The Phantasy Star Nova Vita demo is coming in August photo

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia only just arrived on the iOS App Store this year, but Bandai Namco is already pulling the plug on the mobile role-playing game. The publisher announced plans to "cease distribution" of the title. That ...   more

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia photo

So it's more Atelier Shallie footage you want

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea releases in Japan next week, and Gust has seen fit to provide another glimpse of the PS3 role-player prior to the July 17 launch. It looks and sounds just lovely. The music, in particular, tugs at my heartstrings. I'm a sucker for a soulful Celtic refrain. Now if we could only get confirmation of a western release. That would be just swell.   more

So it's more Atelier Shallie footage you want photo

Celebrate Halloween inside safe from psychopaths with Lords of the Fallen this October

Lords of the Fallen is poised to bring its brand of dark fantasy melded with action-RPG to a console or PC near you this October, just in time for Halloween. North America can get in on the action on October 28, while Europe ...   more

Celebrate Halloween inside safe from psychopaths with Lords of the Fallen this October photo

This one area in Dragon Age: Inquisition is bigger than all of Origins

So big they've added mounts, from regular old horses to the more exotic.  I never felt the Dragon Age games looked too hot, but BioWare has done a nice job making a more lush world. And then you get attacked by a g...   more

This one area in Dragon Age: Inquisition is bigger than all of Origins photo

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom

Watching is one thing, but playing? Mmm. If you want to get your hands on From Software's next action-RPG -- and chances are you do -- you'll need to book a flight to Cologne, Germany for this year's gamescom in August. That'...   more

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom photo

Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored

A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be w...   more

Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored photo

You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all! The distribution event has com...   more

You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y photo

Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels)

[We'll be reviewing WildStar over an extended period of time. For more details, check out our Reviews in Progress program.] As we all know, MMOs can drastically change not only over the course of months of...   more

Review in Progress: WildStar (Mid-levels) photo

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel took a breath of fresh air at E3

In this nearly 15-minute demonstration of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at E3, 2K and Gearbox show off how the game's oxygen mechanic works. Running low? Replenishment is just a geyser or maybe an enemy away. The downside...   more

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel took a breath of fresh air at E3 photo

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary

Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...   more

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary photo