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2:00 PM on 07.11.2014

Entwined coming soon to PlayStation 3 and Vita

Entwined will soon be available for PlayStation 3 and Vita, Pixelopus creative director Dominic Robilliard revealed this week over at the PlayStation Blog. The studio is finalizing development of the ports this week...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 07.10.2014

This is what Samurai Warriors 4 looks like on PS4

Yesterday we got some still images of Samurai Warriors 4's nicer PS4 version. Today? One better. Moving images. Film! 

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 07.10.2014

Skullgirls Encore takes another bow on PS4, PS Vita

Skullgirls Encore is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year, Lab Zero Games announced today. The fighting game initially released in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before relaunching on those platforms and PC l...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 07.10.2014

Retro City Rampage dev provides a full map for players, talks WiiWare failure

If you're still tinkering with Retro City Rampage, developer Brian Provinciano has provided a world map for fans to print and take a look at, which includes every interior area in the game. He also provided a crazy ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 07.10.2014

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...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Vita owners should keep an eye on The Firefly Diary

NIS America confirmed The Firefly Diary for the West this week, and now we have another look at the PlayStation Vita puzzle platformer in action courtesy of the localization house. Company president Sohei Niikawa&n...

Kyle MacGregor





11:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Here's how Danganronpa 2's murder mystery works

The Danganronpa series sure has an interesting concept behind it. A group of kids are held hostage by a murderous bear, who encourages his prisoners to murder one another on the sly. Should the culprit get caught, well,...

Kyle MacGregor

1:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Grim Fandango is headed back to PC in all its remastered glory

It seems like it should have been a no-brainer, given the game's original success as a PC adventure games, but the remastered version of Grim Fandango has just been confirmed for PC as well. Additionally, it'll be headed ...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Less than three weeks until Rogue Legacy hits PlayStation

Cellar Door Games' well-liked action-platformer Rogue Legacy comes to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on July 29, 2014. It'll arrive in style, with support for Cross-Buy and cross-platform saves. These new ports will include everything...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Okay, we get it: Samurai Warriors 4 is pretty

Our friends at Koei Tecmo shared some images of Samurai Warriors 4 today, and good lord are they pretty. In fact, I think I'm going to tape these to the ceiling above my bed so I can gaze upon their majesty while I fall asleep tonight. October can't come soon enough.

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 PM on 07.08.2014

New Muramasa Rebirth DLC haunts Vita next week

The penultimate entry in Muramasa Rebirth's downloadable Genroku Legends tetralogy will be available in the West next week, Aksys Games announced today. A Spirited Seven Nights’ Haunting follows a ninja on the run ...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: MouseCraft photo
Review: MouseCraft
by Darren Nakamura

At first glance, MouseCraft reminds players of two classic puzzle games: Tetris and Lemmings. The pieces are there on a superficial level. Three mice walk blindly forward under a specific set of rules; meanwhile, the player rotates and places tetrominoes to aid in reaching the goals.

That is where the similarities end. The mice themselves never take on any special roles, and the tetrominoes do not disappear when fit together in a line. Indeed, a lot of the puzzles require that the blocks do not fit snugly together, which runs counter to conventional play with them. MouseCraft is very much its own puzzle game with its own puzzle premise, and that premise is pretty good.

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10:30 AM on 07.08.2014

BioShock on Vita probably would have been like Final Fantasy Tactics

An installment in the BioShock series for the PlayStation Vita may be one of Ken Levine's only wishes for the franchise that will go unfulfilled. Levine's longing for one of his signature games on the handheld device is ...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 07.07.2014

NIS bringing Vita action-puzzler The FireFly Diary to North America, Europe

Along with Criminal Girls: Invite Only and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, NIS America has also announced it is localizing "moody puzzle action game" htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. "In this atmospheric title, you&r...

Steven Hansen



Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game photo
Natural Doctrine is a brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game
by Steven Hansen

Sure, Natural Doctrine doesn't look great (well, the environments; it does look better in miniature on the Vita). It's a far cry from director Atsushi Ii's gorgeous minimalism in Patapon.

But Kadokawa Games' first internal venture can get a pass for looking a bit dated if the core gameplay can hold up, and it just might. Producer Kensuke Tanaka felt that JRPGs were "lacking in difficulty," that they didn't "make you think," NIS America representatives explained. Natural Doctrine is an answer to that.

However, NIS America was not able to answer why exactly the lead in a fantasy RPG of orcs, magic and lizard men is named Jeff. 

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Review: Monster Monpiece photo
Review: Monster Monpiece
by Brittany Vincent

Too often, unique and engaging games are passed over due to their risqué content and gimmickry, and Monster Monpiece is inevitably one that will fall victim to this curse.

It's not difficult to see why some may be turned off by it, though -- despite the fact that it's a strategic card battler, it's also rife with many of the same tropes that will turn members of even its target audience off: like "rubbing" illustrations that happen to resemble young women and engaging in adult situations. But beneath the trappings of a fluffy "adult" game is a challenging and entertaining card game that's quite fun.

And believe it or not, that's actually the main attraction. 

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