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Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was a decently enjoyable sidescrolling beat-'em-up released on Xbox Live Arcade early last year. It's now coming to PS Vita, where it will hopefully gain more visibility, on July 29, 2014. Goo...   more

Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo


Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo
Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo
Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo
Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo
Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo
Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week photo



Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer

Will a bunch of people complain about how I just don't like anime if I say that Sword Art Online doesn't seem very good? Though at least it might make a passable game. Hard to mess up multiplayer monster fighters with bad wr...   more

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo


Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer photo



New Lost Dimension screens pop up on Amazon Japan

We finally got a peek at what upcoming PS3 and Vita RPG Lost Dimension looks like in the first batch of screenshots. Now, thanks to a new Amazon Japan listing, We have about 6 more screenshots of Lancarse's new game, and they're a bit better as far as resolution is concerned.  What do you think? And what do you think is up with that black-on-red one?   more

New Lost Dimension screens pop up on Amazon Japan photo

No objections to Ace Attorney 123's updated graphics

Capcom has announced that Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection will be releasing for the 3DS on April 17 in Japan. Japanese site 4Gamer.net has taken the liberty to compare the original Game Boy Advance screens (left), the upda...   more

No objections to Ace Attorney 123's updated graphics photo

PixelJunk Inc. becomes Nom Nom Galaxy

Ahead of BitSummit this weekend, Q-Games has announced a name change for its upcoming PixelJunk Inc., a 2D sandbox game about building a soup empire coming to Steam Early Access on March 13, 2014. (You've seen the .gifs, yes...   more

PixelJunk Inc. becomes Nom Nom Galaxy photo

Sony's mascot Toro is in the Japanese version of Terraria

Over in Japan, the PS3 version of Terraria got special crossover characters, with games like Danganronpa and Shiren the Wanderer making appearances. The Vita version is also getting some crossover love  by way of Mo...   more

Sony's mascot Toro is in the Japanese version of Terraria photo

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America

We learned about Lily Bergamo, a new game from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, last month when Suda51 took the stage at a Sony press conference in Japan. The team hopes to have the PS4 game playable by next TGS and relea...   more

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo


Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo
Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America photo



New Wii U bundles are stuffed with things, only for Japan

Nintendo has listed some new Wii U bundles on its website. The one for consumers in Japan, anyway. The 32gb consoles are slated to come out October 31. In a bit of nice news, you (well, Japanese consumers and intrepid importe...   more

New Wii U bundles are stuffed with things, only for Japan photo

Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start

The new indie section of Tokyo Game Show was a breath of fresh air. Literally! CESA opened up a new hall this year for the public days of the show, adding a fair bit more room for exhibits and attractions. Starting on the fir...   more

Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo


Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo
Tokyo Game Show indie showing: A good start photo



Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens

The anime that's sweeping people I know (most of them through the internet) by storm is also getting a 3DS game courtesy of Spike Chunsoft. Given its wild popularity, a game based on the anime wherein teens fight Titans was ...   more

Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo


Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo
Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo
Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo
Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo
Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo
Attack on Titan 3DS game gets cool teaser, screens photo



The new PS Vita seems pretty nice

I thought I'd have to wait until later this week at Tokyo Game Show to get my hands on the newly announced PlayStation Vita model. But in doing my geek crawl of Tokyo yesterday I came across a display in Shinjuku for the new ...   more

The new PS Vita seems pretty nice photo

Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton

I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming compan...   more

Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton photo

Damn you, Japan! It's Game Center CX 3 on 3DS!

I'm still extremely sore that Retro Game Challenge 2 was never localized. The original game, based off the brilliant Japanese "Let's Play before Let's Plays were a thing" TV program Game Center CX, was a retronaut's dream -- ...   more

Damn you, Japan! It's Game Center CX 3 on 3DS! photo

VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game

Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to...   more

VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo


VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo
VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo
VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo
VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo
VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo
VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game photo



Mega Man to get not one but TWO... nanoblock sets

Day 224 of Mega Man's 25th anniversary new game watch. No sign of movement on the horizon. No... wait... wait! Target in sight! Stations everyone! Stations! Magnify the image! More! More! It's... IT'S... just a pair of really...   more

Mega Man to get not one but TWO... nanoblock sets photo

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day's short debut trailer

I guess when the man who created the seminal Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, says, "I'd like to throw my weight behind a videogame," only good things can happen. As reported last week, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve ...   more

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day's short debut trailer photo

Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer

Really, "Persona-styled" might be doing this game from Acquire and Class of Heroes developer Zerodiv a bit too much justice, because it reads like a knockoff. The cast is a group of highschoolers (not uncommon for a JRPG set...   more

Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo


Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo
Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo
Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo
Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo
Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo
Persona-styled JRPG Mind 0 gets trailer photo



Launch-window copies of Killer is Dead include extras

Ever since word got out about Killer is Dead from Famitsu or wherever those initial screenshots originated, I've been trying to keep my distance so as to avoid spoiling any more than is necessary. Almost there! Grasshopper Ma...   more

Launch-window copies of Killer is Dead include extras photo

Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin'

The fourth Smash Bros. was only announced last week, but fans the world over have already contributed a wealth of art based on the three new characters. However, Japanese art community pixiv has taken a particularly big shine...   more

Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo


Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo
Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo
Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo
Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo
Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo
Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin' photo



Mega Man's robo-dog Rush, now in tissue box form

Amidst Capcom's schemes to appease us with Mega Man-themed paraphernalia in the absence of an actual game announcement, I've more or less remained as reserved as could be. When Mega Man Xbox Avatars appeared, I kept my mouth ...   more

Mega Man's robo-dog Rush, now in tissue box form photo

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos

A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed large...   more

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos photo

999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was without question my favorite game of 2010. The sequel, Virtue's Last Reward, was pretty great as well, but the original was simply without equal. I recommend it to anyone I can, h...   more

999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo


999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo
999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo
999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo
999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo
999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo
999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay photo



Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies gets a Japanese web demo

Capcom has finally slapped a proper localized title onto Ace Attorney 5, hereby known as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and will be bringing it out West this fall. Unfortunately, it will be an eShop-only relea...   more

Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies gets a Japanese web demo photo

Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel

A fresh-faced dev called Combit Studios recently announced plans to do a proper River City Ransom sequel for Western audiences. If you happen to live in Japan, that news probably wasn't anything special, considering you get a...   more

Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki is still in the works for Japan for the PS3 and Vita, and after looking at the great new screenshots in the newest update of the official website, I've decided to just be happy for them. I ...   more

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo


The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki looks really nice photo



Conception: Please Have My Baby sequel has waifus aplenty

Despite Spike Chunsoft showing some interest in bringing Conception 2 to western shores, it seems doubtful this Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita game will ever manage to escape from Japan. A bizarre dungeon crawler...   more

Conception: Please Have My Baby sequel has waifus aplenty photo

Every (Japanese) GBA cartridge ever released for sale

Wouldn't it be cool to own every Game Boy Advance cartridge ever? It's still one of my favorite systems, and I've become obsessed with owning as many carts as possible these last few years. Trips to Japan have me bringing bac...   more

Every (Japanese) GBA cartridge ever released for sale photo

Senran Kagura cell phone charms smell like breasts

The marketing of booby ninja school girl brawler series Senran Kagura is simply outrageous. Branded tissue boxes? Facepalm worthy. Themed desserts? Fairly creative. Cell phone charms? Well, that doesn't sound so bad... ... oh...   more

Senran Kagura cell phone charms smell like breasts photo

Ultimate Armor Mega Man X figure in all its glory

Rockman-Unity in Japan recently revealed that X's Ultimate Armor form would be the newest star in Bandai's D-Arts Mega Man toy line. We now have pictures of the figure in the flesh -- so to speak -- and my goodness, does it l...   more

Ultimate Armor Mega Man X figure in all its glory photo

Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan

Anybody test out the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro yet? Is it the cat's knees and the bee's pajamas? How does it stack up to the original Circle Pad Pro? For a certain set of Japanese gamers, the stock devices are hella weaksauce. Mo...   more

Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo


Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo
Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo
Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo
Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo
Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo
Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan photo



Ace Attorney 5 bundles include finger-pointing statue

For Phoenix Wright's grand return to the courtroom in Japan this summer, Capcom has put together a number of limited edition bundles to sell on the e-Capcom store. For ¥9990 (~$102), you get a copy of the game, three alte...   more

Ace Attorney 5 bundles include finger-pointing statue photo

Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP

Keeping in line with the offbeat and interesting games that come from SCE Japan Studio, we have Rain. It’s being developed by Japan Studio, Acquire (Tenchu, Sumioni), and PlayStation C.A.M.P. (Tokyo Jungle, Echo Chrome)...   more

Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo


Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo
Rain is another feather in Sony's cap of new IP photo



This is the greatest Link figurine of all time

That Link figma by Max Factory which went on sale last year? It is now garbage. Find the closest waste receptacle and chuck that sh*t in there with extreme prejudice. That Link on Epona statue by First 4 Figures? It doesn't e...   more

This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo


This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo
This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo
This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo
This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo
This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo
This is the greatest Link figurine of all time photo



D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June

Devil Summoner's Raidou isn't the only game star shrinking down to desktop warfare size! Also among Bandai's upcoming list of June toys is D-Arts Blastoise, ready to burst at an even lower price tag of ¥3800 (~$41). The D...   more

D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo


D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo
D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo
D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo
D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo
D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo
D-Arts Blastoise is also ready to tussle this June photo



Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure

I'm not all too familiar with the Shin Megami Tensei series or its spinoffs. Bad me, right? What I do know is that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army is the one of the longest, most obsc...   more

Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo


Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo
Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha is now an action figure photo



Mega Man the laptop is Capcom's ace in the hole

For a minute there, I was worried that Capcom was dragging its feet, unable to think about the proper way to revive the Mega Man franchise. I should have had more faith! Taking a page from Sega's playbook, Capcom has announce...   more

Mega Man the laptop is Capcom's ace in the hole photo

These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02

Three of the four titles from Level-5's 3DS game jam Guild01 made it to the eShop out West. Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, and Crimson Shroud were all bizarre but solid experiences, and I'm extremely grateful that they were...   more

These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo


These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo
These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo
These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo
These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo
These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo
These are the three games in Level-5's Guild02 photo



Finally! Here's Final Fantasy Versus XIII... the perfume!

The absolutely, positively very "first" female protagonist in Final Fantasy history, Lightning, is once again in the pilot seat for the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. This is the third game under the FFXIII u...   more

Finally! Here's Final Fantasy Versus XIII... the perfume! photo

Dragon Quest X Wii U dated March 30 for Japan

We still lack a Western release announcement for the "oh so horribly performing" Dragon Quest X, but Japan finally has a solid date for the Wii U version: March 30. It will cost ¥6980 (~$74) and include 20 free days of pl...   more

Dragon Quest X Wii U dated March 30 for Japan photo

New Ice Silver Vita model looks pretty slick

Sony announced a brand new PlayStation Vita color to go along with their newly announced price of 19,980 yen (about $200) for their portable. The new Ice Silver Vita looks great with its two-tone gray and silver paint job. Th...   more

New Ice Silver Vita model looks pretty slick photo

JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art

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...   more

JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo


JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo
JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo
JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo
JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo
JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo
JoJo's All Star Battle gets a release date, fab box art photo



Sega gets back on the hardware horse with...portable PCs?

Wait, what? Not content with letting their mark on the hardware market fade into obscurity, Sega has teamed up with Japanese retailer Enterbrain to produce Sega flavored portable PCs. This bizarre team-up has produced Mega Dr...   more

Sega gets back on the hardware horse with...portable PCs? photo

Check out the official Pokemon Scramble U site

A short while ago we informed you of the existence of a new Pokemon game in the Scramble line, called Pokemon Scramble U. Now, the official site is open for business, and hot damn is it adorable! Most of the content is marked...   more

Check out the official Pokemon Scramble U site photo

This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion

In the fashion world, "retro" is in. I should know because I am a fashionista because I've been playing a lot of Style Savvy: Trendsetters on the 3DS, so I'm up on my sh*t. You couldn't be a more fashionable guy than me. So w...   more

This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo


This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo
This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo
This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo
This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo
This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo
This Super Mario kimono is high-class fashion photo



Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar

Gallery site extraordinaire All Games Beta posted some eye-catching images from Toukiden, a game I thought I hadn't heard of before that was, in fact, announced by Tecmo Koei last year during the Tokyo Game Show. Developed by...   more

Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo


Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo
Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo
Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo
Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo
Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo
Demon-slaying Vita owners, put Toukiden on your radar photo



Monolith Soft also working on a 3DS game?

After the announcement of an upcoming Xeno-series game from Monolith Soft for the Wii U last month, I had everything I needed from them for this year. But today a surprise pops up -- another potential Monolith Soft game for 3...   more

Monolith Soft also working on a 3DS game? photo

Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game

I was already behind Sega's Vita title Samurai & Dragons from the name alone, but as a Sega fan I really like where they're going with upcoming content. This free-to-play Kingdom Conquest follow-up will see two different ...   more

Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo


Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo
Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo
Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo
Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo
Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo
Sega's 13 consoles, 12 boards personified for Vita game photo



Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need

Just a short while ago, we received an email from MangaGamer, a distributor of English-translated Japanese adventure games. It contained a press release for an adult turn-based card battler entitled Boob Wars: Big Breasts vs ...   more

Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo


Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo
Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo
Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo
Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo
Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo
Boob Wars, the last game you will ever need photo



Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens

New Japanese screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix really show off the work Square Enix has done for the characters in the game. In this massive gallery we have shared below you'll find several character closeups that gi...   more

Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo


Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo
Gallery: New Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens photo



Lightning, what the hell are you wearing?

Lightning, you look... weird! The black leather-ish armor and white cape aren't exactly JRPG fashion no-nos, but what's up with the sleeves and the shoulder horn? You weirdo! These Shonen Jump magazine scans we foun...   more

Lightning, what the hell are you wearing? photo