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No weapon durability

Fire Emblem If changes up series-staple weapon triangle


Magic, bows, concealed weapons
May 19
The lack of weapon degradation isn't the only difference to the upcoming Fire Emblem If's combat. The swords-beat-axes-beat-lances-beat-swords triangle is changing, too, Famitsu reports (picked up by Hachima Kikou and transla... read
Announcement soon

Deep Down isn't the only PS4 game Capcom is working on


'I’m sure you all will be surprised'
Nov 25
Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi (Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet) told Famitsu in an interview (via Game Johou) that the game he is currently producing is for the PlayStation 4 (and not Deep Down, which we've been assured will... read
New Square RPG

Square Enix announcing new console RPG that 'isn't a remake'


Is it Final Fantasy XII HD???
Nov 25
Square Enix was quiet this year. It's been all publishing and Final Fantasy milking. A Realm Reborn supposedly became something worth playing,  Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD came out, random crap like the Final Fanta... read
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer


Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty
Aug 05
Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has ... read
White Cat Project

Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs


Get it? Cats have no thumbs? Here all month, folks
Jul 13
Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by... read
Shining Resonance

Shining Resonance is an upcoming RPG from the developer of Wild Arms


Wild Arms was awesome, so hopefully this is too
May 14
When Sega revealed a new game in the Shining series in February, then disappointed fans everywhere by showcasing a fighting game rather than an RPG, butts were significantly hurt. Now, there may be a light on the horizon yet.... read

New Ace Attorney 3DS game takes place in Japan's Meiji period


Hmm
Apr 22
Famitsu's latest issue tells us that a new Ace Attorney 3DS game is on its way. Phoenix Wright's ancestor is the star, it looks like. That makes sense, as the game takes place during Japan's Meiji era (September 1868 through ... read

Here's what Vita/PS3 RPG Lost Dimension looks like


Finally revealed
Apr 18
This week we've been talking up a new PS3 and Vita RPG from Lancarse, the folks behind Lost Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and two Etrian Odyssey Games. We learned of its name just yester... read

Persona Q: Party members can use alternate Personas


And other new details from Famitsu
Feb 20
This week's new Famitsu reveals a few more details on upcoming 3DS game Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth. The most interesting new bit confirms that other Persona 3 and Persona 4 party members can use alternate Personas, called... read
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II screenshots show off new covenants


Praise the sun!
Dec 05
Lately, Namco Bandai has been pretty keen to show off its upcoming title, Dark Souls II. With early 2014 looking pretty packed, From Software's next entry in the Souls series looks to be the one to keep an eye out for. In the... read
Producer ponders revival for Final Fight and Dungeons & Dragons
With the arrival of the new generation, Capcom is looking to try new strategies for how to better satisfy its audience. And while Deep Down is an interesting experiment, a producer at Capcom has some other ideas in mind -- an... read feature

A decade of sales

Famitsu: Japan's best selling 21st century games


Nintend-owned
Nov 08
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has published a list of the country's top-selling games from January 1 2001 to September 29 2013. Nintendo dominated. There are quite a few other surprises, especially when you parse the list ... read
Sakurai on remakes

Sakurai criticizes 'unnatural' amount of remakes, sequels


Not that Nintendo doesn't make new IP, or anything...
Oct 11
Super Smash Brothers and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai used his weekly Famitsu column, as translated by Polygon, to reflect on being a judge for the Game Designers' Award at this past Tokyo Game Show. Sony's Unfinished Swan ... read

New 3DS Harvest Moon game coming to Japan next year


Yes. More!
Oct 09
Get ready for more farm fun as the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that a new Harvest Moon will come to the 3DS in Japan in February. ANN (scan at 0taku) says that the new game Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin... read
Level-5 mobile RPGs

Level-5 announces a trio of mobile role-playing games


Projects feature Final Fantasy composer, Fire Emblem artist
May 30
Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 is developing a set of three role-playing games for mobile platforms, Weekly Famitsu reports. Part of the company's 15th anniversary celebrations, the trio of titles features a few high profile names... read

Square Enix progress on upcoming Final Fantasy games


One of these is fake
May 29
The latest Famitsu has updates on the status of upcoming Final Fantasy franchise games. You know, so you can plan out your year and whatnot. The HD ports of X and X-2 are coming along. I recently played them, so stay tuned fo... read
Liberation Maiden sequel

Report: Liberation Maiden to get sequel on PlayStation 3


We fight for our people!
Apr 17
Liberation Maiden is getting a sequel! Well, sort of. It seems like Grasshopper Manufacture has decided to eschew Shoko's roots, following up last year's 3DS shooter with a visual novel for PlayStation 3. According to Si... read
Mind 0

Acquire's next PS Vita title is called Mind 0


Are you alive?
Mar 20
When Acquire started teasing a new PS Vita game with satellite photos, Jonathan Holmes suspected they who made Way of the Samurai were making a sequel to PSN Centipede classic The Last Guy. I, on the other hand, fig... read

PlayStation 4 makes Suda 51 'horny'


Cloud gaming 'will become totally commonplace'
Mar 11
Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Suda 51 is apparently more than a little excited for the PS4. In fact, the eccentric game designer claims to be horny for Sony's upcoming console. Let's hope it's not because he's had some thoughts... read

Sony: PS Vita sales a little behind, price was a hurdle


Will be 'actively on the offensive' with the system in 2013
Feb 20
Following the PlayStation Vita's Japanese price cut, SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has told Famitsu the handheld is performing a "little" less impressively than it expected. That's one brave way of putting it. "Certainly... read
EDF 2025

Earth Defense Force 2025 due in June 2013


EVERYONE GETS BEES!
Feb 14
The latest issue of Famitsu has some juicy details on the upcoming Earth Defense Force 2025, including a release window. In Japan, at the very least, bugs and buildings alike will see their downfall this June. Hopefully, thos... read

Famitsu poll: PS Vita is Japan's most desired console


People want, they just ain't buyin'
Jan 22
According to a poll by videogame magazine Famitsu, Sony's ailing PlayStation Vita is the most desired console in Japan.  The survey found that 64% of respondents wanted a PlayStation Vita. The second most desired system ... read
Final Fantasy

'Amazing ATB' in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII


New battle system details from Famitsu
Dec 26
The latest issue of Famitsu [via Game Nyarth] reveals several new battle systems details in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. There's not a solid name for the new battle system yet, so they're calling it "Amazing AT... read

Meet the Shin Megami Tensei IV protagonist, a samurai


Protagonist is a guy with pretty hair
Nov 15
Famitsu has the scoop on the main characters and setting of upcoming 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV. Forget the modern-day setting we've grown accustomed to. This new one takes place in the distant past, in 1492, in medeval-i... read

Vita Muramasa port will support new DLC


Sep 26
That Oboro Muramasa port announced last week for the PlayStation Vita at Tokyo Game Show isn't going to be a straight-across port. The early word is that this week's issue of Famitsu is set to reveal details on brand new down... read

Yakuza 5: Haruka's dance off battle system


Aug 22
If you've been following Yakuza 5 you'll know that series character Haruka is all grown up now. And what do grown up girls do as primary characters in a fighting game about Japan's crime underworld? They dance! Sega has revea... read

Atlus staff focused on Persona 5


Aug 08
BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY! Persona 5 is making progress says Team Persona producer Katsura Hashino. In this week's Famitsu he says that his staff is currently focused on the next numbered entry, and master artist Shi... read

Metal Gear Solid 4 to be patched with Trophy support soon


Jul 11
Hideo Kojima has told Famitsu that the long-long-long-long-awaited Trophy support for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is on the horizon. It only took twenty-five thousand years! A new budget version of the game is sc... read

Dead or Alive 5 new character: Canadian guy named Rig


Jun 27
Famitsu scans reveal a new Dead or Alive 5 character, and it seems he has a crap name. Right now details are limited, but according to scans found on CVG we do know he's Canadian, and that his name is Rig. Rig. Let that echo ... read

Vita game Soul Sacrifice teased in Famitsu ad


Apr 18
A six page ad in the upcoming issue of Famitsu teases a new PlayStation Vita game called Soul Sacrifice. Japanese site Sinob gets an early look at the magazine and says that the ad's only image shows four characters... read






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