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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are you familiar with "doujin soft"? They're essentially Japanese indie games, and although most are of the fan game variety, major publishers tend to leave them alone. As it should be! Fan games aren't harming anybody!
In 2... more
The Vita seems like its becoming something of a home for underappreciated Wii games. That is, atleast is Marvelous is any indicator. The company recently teamed with Konami to bring New Little King's Story to Sony's double-br... more
In my my post last week about new Bandai figurines, I very casually mentioned that booby ninja schoolgirl series Senran Kagura was receiving a new installment on PS Vita. It immediately occurred to me that Dtoid never formal... more
At the recent Tamashii Nations exhibition in Japan, Bandai has been showing off a ton of sweet new game-themed figurines as part of its D-Arts and Figuarts ZERO lines.
We start with some Guilty Gear action in the form of D-Ar... more
Konami may not know that 50% of what it publishes even exists, but at least it doesn't screw around where Metal Gear is concerned. The publisher has unveiled the Rising: Revengeance special edition that'll be coming... more
You would think with the deluge of Mega Man merchandise in recent months that the franchise was celebrating some kind of anniversary or whatever. Bandai is poised to release Classic Mega Man in its D-Arts figurine line, an ex... more