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Namco Bandai's just dropped a new teaser for Ace Combat Infinity, and I'll be damned if what's shown doesn't look like proper Ace Combat. Let's go down the checklist of "Ace Combat-y Things", shall we? Vaguely awkward-soundi...
It's a good day for Naruto fans, fans of PC fighting games, and fans of "enhanced edition" rereleases. Namco Bandai has just announced that its Ultimate Ninja Storm series will be making a PC platform deb...
Summer is here (for folks in temperate regions anyway), and even in the far future of the 25th century, that's time to party. At least, that's the kind of future Star Trek Online will be debuting, with the free-to-p...
It looks like Minecraft may be on the road to becoming the next Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds when it comes to getting on multiple platforms, because Microsoft has just announced Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, ...
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is heading to the PS3, one of the "old" consoles. But I'd bet good money that even after E3 is over, after Microsoft and Sony have blown their game loads all over the internet, ...
Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds...
We're just about a month out until Star Trek Online gets a bunch of funny-foreheaded Vulcans stuffed into it for its Legacy of Romulus expansion, which is set to debut a whole new faction to step into the 25th century. ...
As with its brethren in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3's approach to depicting super-powered ninja action is best described as a bit "Hollywood," with all pros and cons that such a d...
Big news for Star Trek fans of the MMO-playing persuasion, as Cryptic have decloaked the next big update to Star Trek Online. Titled "Legacy of Romulus", it's pretty much the largest single expansion since the game went Free...
When Acquire started teasing a new PS Vita game with satellite photos, Jonathan Holmes suspected they who made Way of the Samurai were making a sequel to PSN Centipede classic The Last Guy. I, on the other hand, fig...
If you're at all familiar with the Hatsune Miku phenomenon, you'll know that her Japanese creators and handlers have long been interested in marketing their virtual idol overseas, the better to let foreigners know of her crow...
Folks who are fans of both Vocaloids and music games, but not fans of handheld games, have been pretty much out in the cold for the whole of the Hatsune Miku Project Diva series to date. After all, the ga...
Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized ver...
Devil Survivor is easily my favorite Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise outside Persona. The games so far have had great stories, a goodly amount of choice, and just the kind of tactical combat I like. But folks ...
[Update: Full list of all known third-party companies supporting the PlayStation 4 have been added below.] Unless you're Nintendo, it's common knowledge that 3rd-party developers and publishers are the lifeblood of a console'...
Backwards compatibility of some kind has always been a feature of PlayStation platforms since the PS2. The PS2 could play PS1 games and for a solid chunk of time the PS3 could play both PS2 and PS1 games. The PS4 is set to ha...
If you weren't already sold on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, perhaps just under five minutes worth of spiffy new trailer will convince you, especially since this one reveals that the game will feature all o...
Fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, CyberConnect2, or crazy 3D anime fighting games can all start marking their calendars now, because Namco Bandai has confirmed an August 29th release date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Al...
I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan...
Big news for fans of Ghost in the Shell! Barely hours ago a live event was held announcing a bevy of new projects related to the franchise, and Japanator's own Elliot Gay was there to catch new reveals like malware at a cybe...
Star Trek Online may have just barely begun celebrating its third birthday with free spaceships and fan-made trailers, but Cryptic aren't about to stop trying to give people reasons to check out their free-to-play Trek t...
Time really does fly (in space), seeing as Cryptic's Star Trek Online MMO celebrates its third anniversary starting tomorrow, January 31st. As is customary for the genre, they're holding a big ol' party to commemorate t...
This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say....
Prior to playing DJMAX Technika Tune for this review, I could count the number of times I had listened to K-Pop music on one hand, one of those being PSY's "Gangnam Style." To some, that would make me only slightly ...
Just yesterday we brought you news of Kamen Rider: Battle Ride Wars, a soon-to-be-released PS3 game in the Dynasty Warriors mold. Turns out that that isn't entirely correct, as Namco Bandai's new trailer reveals the gam...
Well, it's about time! Toei's Kamen Rider was a Dynasty Warriors before Dynasty Warriors of a sort, defined as it was by a lone hero in a ridiculous costume effortlessly plowing through hordes of weak mini...
Seduce Me is only on our radar because it was developed by folks who worked on the Triple-A Killzone franchise, and later denied a place on Steam's Greenlight project. We likely wouldn't have noticed it, much l...
Here's a sign of hope, non-Japanese Idolmaster fans! It seems that last week Namco Bandai registered trademarks in Europe for its Idolmaster series. The company registered two, actually, one for "The Idolmaste...
And it's over! Obsidian's Project Eternity, the most-funded Kickstarter game project ever, has just finished its Kickstarter, making exactly $3,986,929, falling just $13,071 short of its final stretch goal, "Enhance the ...
Now, when I say "love" here I don't mean romance scenes or anything like that (though all that incipient facial contact between Sasuke and Naruto could imply a lot), but Cyberconnect2's love for both Naruto and QTEs tha...
I'm of the view that Gravity Rush is, and remains, one of the best games on the PS Vita, and worth a play, regardless of what you think of it in the end. Jim might not have cared for it, but it seems whoever was in charg...
Way of the Samurai 4 is a weird game. This shouldn't surprise, as the whole franchise has rightly earned its reputation for being weird, quirky, and all manner of labels used to identify Japanese games. That said, like i...
In case you didn't know, Obsidian Entertainment's been running a countdown this week, and now it's up. The result? A Kickstarter project for Project Eternity, a new fantasy RPG from the folks who made Fallout 1 & 2, Plan...
Perfect World and Cryptic's ree-to-play superhero MMO Champions Online has been around for a while, and by "a while" I mean "approximately three years." And this weekend they're celebrating with a big ol' party and doubl...
In case you needed another reason to be hyped up for the North American release of Persona 4 Golden, Atlus have some preorder bonuses in store for fans. They're including a free P4G-themed Vita skin with p...
Mark Serrels of Kotaku Australia recently posted an opinion piece calling for gamers -- and fans in general -- to "care less" about the media that they consume. Hatred, bile, irrationality, and "the sh*tstorm following negative reviews," he says, is a product of people caring too much about such things. I say that we should care more.
Remember when Cryptic and Perfect World told you about their upcoming "Season 6" update to Star Trek Online? No? Well, it's up now, they've got a trailer to tell you all about it. In case you can't load it, the update's pret...
Thomas Was Alone contains a lengthy narrative, a colorful and varied cast, and a story of cooperation, conflict, and epic questing. It meditates on sentience, love, friendship, loss, rivalry, and the basics of beginning ...
Of course, you could opt to not rejoice if you were hoping for The Creative Assembly to return to a less ancient time period for its next Total War title. That said, they were well-served in going back to the series' roots wi...
Doublebear Production's zombie RPG Dead State has been in production for quite a while now, but like many other recent indie projects, they recently turned to Kickstarter for a spot of crowd-funding. And now they've got it, ...