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Tail Concerto

This Tail Concerto art book is better late than never


Been waiting years for this collection
Jul 28
Sixteen years after the ridiculously adorable Tail Concerto made its Japanese debut, CyberConnect 2 has decided to release a new art book collecting 100 new and otherwise unpublished illustrations celebrating its anniversary.... read
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Mudamudamu-damn, this game is fun
How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware. That's what you get... read feature

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has new content for the West


Brand new Arcade Mode and tweaks for the western release
Jan 30
Last year saw the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in the Japan. The game went on to become a popular seller, and has since retained loyal following. With a quirky and lively art style, along with a pretty... read
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sells 425K, tops charts in Japan


Acclaimed fighter beats out the competition
Sep 06
Namco Bandai has a hit on its hands with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. The fighting game based on the popular manga hit shelves in Japan last week and unquestionably topped the nation's weekly software ... read
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JoJo ASB trailer

JoJo All Star Battle is the most fabulous game not at E3


Voguing as manly combat
Jun 10
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, ... read
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Shadow Escaper

CyberConnect2's iOS runner Shadow Escaper is pretty cute


But that voice...
Apr 23
CyberConnect2, the studio behind recent titles like Asura's Wrath and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, have a new iOS game coming out. Shadow Escaper is basically a runner, but there's a twist to the standard formu... read
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1.2 mil shipped: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3


Most successful franchise launch ever
Apr 22
Holy orange ninjas! Namco Bandai announced that their latest Naruto game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, has shipped 1.2 million copies worldwide. We were surprised to see that the game mad... read
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Naruto Shippuden

Get your Hello Kitty on in Naruto Ninja Storm 3's DLC


Kamehameha!
Apr 12
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is getting a costume pack! You can dress up Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke in new outfits ranging from super weird to Hello Kitty. Although weirdly enough, you can't get the Hello Kitty ou... read
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Real Ultimate Power
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... read feature

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure photo
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

New JoJo All Star Battle trailer covers all JoJo's stars


Now with fighting on horseback!
Feb 18
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... read
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure photo
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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


And an equally fab limited edition box
Feb 17
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... read
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Asura's Wrath developer working on three original games


New titles in the works for CyberConnect2
Jan 07
CyberConnect2 is hard at work with three brand new titles, which are a mystery at this point in the development cycle. Those three games will be original works, and not ones based on existing IPs. Hiroshi Matsuyama, CyberConn... read
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Naruto Powerful Shippuden coming to the 3DS in March 2013


Based on the spin-off comedy show
Dec 21
Namco Bandai has announced that 3DS title Naruto Powerful Shippuden will be coming to North America in March 2013. This anime sidescroller comes from developers Inti Creates with a bit of help from Naruto game regulars Cyber... read
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TGS: Enjoy six minutes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure


Sep 22
Namco is keeping a tight lid on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, but we managed to dangle a cameraman from a rope tied to the ceiling, sneaking past the tripwires. The above footage won't give you a good idea of ho... read
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was an odd fighting game for Capcom that was loved by many despite its flaws, in the West. In the East, however, it was one of the first videogames based off a very popular manga series. It's a series... read feature

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CyberConnect2 to sell art to benefit 3/11 quake victims


Jul 24
Game company CyberConnect2 has launched an English-language charity called the Mamoru-kun Reconstruction Support Project. They plan to see original illustrations to help rebuild the March 11, 2011 disaster area in Japan, with... read
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The Naruto series of games is another in a long line of fighting titles based on a popular anime series. What seems to set this series apart from the others, however, is its focus on a pick-up-and-play attitude. While many ga... read feature

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If there's one thing I know squat about, it’s the Naruto universe. It’s not because I don’t like anime -- I love it, but the boy in the orange track suit and all his ninja buddies never really appealed to... read feature

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.hack finally teases us with some new screen shots


Jan 17
It's definitely been a while since I stepped into the world of .hack. It's pretty weird to think that almost ten years have passed since the series debuted on the PS2. It presented a lot of unique ideas and new mechanics... read
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Teaser website points to a new .hack game


Dec 23
Did you forget about .hack? I did too. I think in the western half of the world did. But it's probably coming back. There's a new teaser page up at CyberConnect2 and it says ".hack GAME PROJECT coming soon." It doesn't get mo... read
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I wish Solatorobo was an animated film instead of a game. Once you cut away the mind-numbing crate puzzles, monotonous combat, and maddening fetch quests, there is still a heart and soul to Solatorobo that keeps you from u... read feature

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It’s fitting that I saw Asura’s Wrath alongside Dragon’s Dogma at TGS, because both their titles sound like euphuisms for diarrhea. This is kind of ironic because Asura’s Wrath is kind of the opposit... read feature

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Solatorobo has gone gold, will drop on September 27


Sep 11
XSEED has sent out a press release announcing that the colorful action RPG Solatorobo: Red the Hunter has gone gold and will ship across the US on September 27. Along with reiterating details that have been announced previou... read
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Solatorobo videos showcase furry combat


Sep 03
With a bunch of incredible-looking games arriving this fall for the DS (that will actually see release in the US, *ahem*), Nintendo's lame duck portable still has some vitality left in it. One such promising title is anthrop... read
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Seminar on working in the Japanese games industry


Sep 02
Japanese high school students and their parents got to hear about the nature of the Japanese games industry at a seminar held at the Tokyo University of Industrial Arts. The panel consisted of CyberConnect2's General Manager ... read






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