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Hotel Dusk successor hits Japan next month

The interminably titled Chase: Unsolved Cases Investigation Division: Distant Memories, a new adventure game from Trace Memory (Another Code) and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 director Taisuke Kanasaki, will release via...

 
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3DS

River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...

 
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River City Ransom SP

River City Ransom SP has been delayed

River City Ransom SP basically came out of nowhere for me, and was on track for an April release on 3DS. The operative word here is "was," because Arc System Works has delayed the game to June 2. No other reason was given besides "quality" ...

 
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Arc System Works

Arc System Works overhauls website, is now a 'wedding planner'

Here's a golf clap for Arc System Works. In one of the more out there April Fools jokes, Arc has re-purposed their website to sell bridal packages for thousands of dollars, promising serene locations from various games like the Guilty Gear&...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Surprise! Guilty Gear 2: Overture is on Steam

Well, would you look at that... Guilty Gear 2: Overture is now available on Steam. Unlike the other Guilty Gears, this one isn't a fighting game. While it's the only numbered sequel in the series, for some reason, it's something completely ...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Melty Blood strikes Steam on April 19

Melty Blood Actress Again is coming to Steam on April 19, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is the third in a series based on Type-Moon visual novels Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya, the first of which was re...

 
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Arc System Works

Arc System Works' Inferno Climber drops PS4, is now PC-only

Well this doesn't happen all that often! Back in 2014 at TGS, Arc System Works revealed Inferno Climber, which was originally slated for a PS4 release. But as of...today, the studio has re-purposed the game as a PC-only title. Now instead o...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Yep, Chase sure does look like a new Hotel Dusk

I embraced the aphorism "don't judge a book by its cover" as a child. After squandering the contents of my piggy bank on a dreadful fantasy novel that endeared itself to me with some captivating artwork, only to disappoint, I learned to be ...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator demo arrives in April

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is coming west in June, but you'll get a chance to try the demo out before then. Aksys Games has announced that the demo (which is a pre-order bonus) will hit on April 5. It'll feature three new characters (Jack-O...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is getting badass lobbies with fishing!

More info is coming out for the console edition of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, and I love it. Naturally, since it's not in arcades it'll have lobbies, and said lobbies are going to be glorious. Famitsu is reporting that lobbies are now full...

 
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River City Ransom SP

River City Ransom SP, the 3DS remake of the original, is looking hot

Does the team over at Arc System Works ever sleep? In addition to making dope fighting games they also branch out to just about every genre imaginable, and that includes remaking the original River City Ransom for 3DS. It's called Rive...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Hotel Dusk team developing 3DS adventure game

Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 director Taisuke Kanasaki has reunited with a number of former Cing (Little King's Story) staff members at Guilty Gear and BlazBlue studio Arc System Works to make a new detective game, C...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

See new Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator fighters in action

Arc System Works has unleashed a new trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator and with it comes our first look at couple of the new roster additions in action, Kum Haehyun and Raven. In addition to showing off those two, along with ...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Yes, Dizzy is still coming to Guilty Gear Xrd

Dizzy won the character poll Arc System Works doled out last year for Guilty Gear Xrd, and announced that she was going to be added to the game at some point. The only thing is, it's been months without any real word, so the developer decid...

 
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XBlaze

That BlazBlue visual novel is coming to PC

BlazBlue prequel Xblaze Code: Embryo is getting a PC port, Aksys Games just announced. Set 150 years before the events of Arc System Works' fighting games, Xblaze follows the exploits of Touya Kagari, a high school student whose life gets f...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

New Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator fighter revealed

Arc System Works has announced that Raven will join the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator. Raven was first introduced as a non-playable character in Guilty Gear X and has made a number of minor appearances in the series, most not...

 
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BlazBlue

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma extends to PC this March

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend will hit Steam on March 2, H2 Interactive has announced. The fighting game will be released in English, Korean, Japanese, and both traditional and simplified Chinese. It will also come packaged with a P...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator coming to Europe this June

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is launching in Europe on June 10, PQube announced today. That's the same week as the North American release, which is a pleasant surprise, considering the original game didn't wind up in Europe until six mon...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator strikes North America this June

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is coming to North America on June 7, Aksys Games says. Arc System Works previously announced the enhanced fighting game for a May 26 launch across Japan, which means this is about as close to a simultaneous relea...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is getting yet another new character in Kum Haehyun

While we were all expecting Dizzy to make a triumphant return in the near future, it looks like there's a newcomer on the block for Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator -- Kum Haehyun. This character joins Johnny, Jam, and Jack-O. Dizzy is still...

 
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Guilty Gear

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is coming to PC this week

Update: In a series of tweets sent out by Arc System Works, it has been announced that all DLC for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will be free for the first month, including the three DLC characters: It was also confirmed that the game will cost $...

 
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BlazBlue

BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are currently seeing huge sales on PSN

While a bunch of fighting games are seeing discounts on Steam, Arc System Works has provided a few sales of its own for the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series on the PSN. Each version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND is now $...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

It looks like Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will be coming to PC

A lot of fighting games have been coming to Steam this past year, including Guilty Gear XX. It seems as if publisher H2 Interactive isn't done with the series yet, as Guilty Gear Xrd has been listed on the Korean Game Rating database f...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator is being localized next year

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign was a damn good fighting game, but the common complaint was that the cast wasn't big enough. That's nothing a premium expansion pack couldn't fix of course! Aksys Games has announced that Revelator, the follow-up o...

 
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction

BlazBlue: Central Fiction is looking hot

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which was announced back in July, is still coming along. The game will fully launch in Japanese arcades tomrorow, but not before developer Arc System Works dropped a new character on the fanbase -- Nine. Design-w...

 
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Dragon Ball Z

Free DLC is coming to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

If you're itching for more stuff to do in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, you might be in luck. As revealed by the newest issue of V-Jump, the game is getting more content in Japan by way of extra online battles. Some of them are bizarre, l...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Dizzy joins Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator roster

Dizzy will soon be joining the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, the updated version of last year's Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, after being selected by Japanese arcade players in a popular vote. While Dizzy has been playable in the past, ...

 
Dragon Ball Z
When it comes to Dragon Ball Z fighting games, I am one of those people who loves them for the over-the-top spectacle more than the technical fighting specifics involved. I know when a fighting game feels responsive and plays...   read

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Dragon Ball Z

Here's what the pre-order bonus for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden looks like

Some of my fondest gaming memories involve late-night fighting sessions with Dragon Ball Z games. The Butoden series was a classic, but I also played plenty of Dragon Ball Z: Legends on the original PlayStation, which is still on...

 
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BlazBlue

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND heading to PC next year

I've never been as big into BlazBlue as Guilty Gear, but it's a fine series regardless, and I'm glad to see it come to new platforms. According to Korean publisher H2 Interactive, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND will be headed to...

 

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Beat Dark Souls 3, the Nioh demo, Ratchet and Clank and I dunno why but I dont really feel a sense of accomplishment at Been reading Cats Eye by Margaret Thats really good at

 

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