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Samurai Warriors 4 came and went earlier this year, and for Warriors fans, it was definitely worth picking up. The Samurai train isn't over though, as an anime called Sengoku Musou will be debuting next year, a...
Koei Tecmo bought developer Gust in 2011. According to a recent press release, Koei is absorbing its former subsidiary, which is known for the Atelier and Ar tonelico series. While Gust will no longer exist as a com...
Next you're going to tell me someone is remaking Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. Well, that would be less surprising. What's a random movie from 2007? Someone's going to remake Stardust? In the Name of th...
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014. The title is also coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 8, 2013.


Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is going in for repairs this week. The digital version of the survival horror classic has been plagued with a myriad of technical issues since its release on PlayStation Network earlier t...
If you're itching for more One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 footage, Namco Bandai and Koei have just debuted a new trailer that showcases a bit of the game's premise, and more gameplay. Pirate Warriors 2 will be coming later thi...
Though it is a perfectly functional and fun fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 didn't exactly set the fighting game scene ablaze. It sold well enough at least, but Team Ninja plans to breathe new life into the game by making Dead...
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is creeping its way onto PlayStation Network this week. Its arrival is hot on the heels of the original Fatal Frame, which only landed on Sony's online service a few short weeks ago....
Upon watching the new trailer for Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, one of the launch titles for Wii U, I had to go back a bit. Did it say battle an all Lu Bu army? And you can fight them with tigers? And Ryu Hayabusa? Why the hell not, I guess. I don't know what to say, other than "sold."
I made the harrowing decision to pass on Pokémon Black and White when they released, which I never expected to do, as an avid fan of Pokémon. It’s still a choice that doesn’t sit quite well with me (...
One thing that's worried me about Dynasty Warriors 7 is the feeling that every character will have the same moveset thanks to the fact that weapons can be shared amongst them. We've been chatting with lead producer about ...
Koei has revealed, by way of Famitsu, that Dynasty Warriors 7 will not only be bringing back split-screen co-op, it will also boast online co-operative play. This marks the first time a main entry (not a spin-off) into the Dy...
When you woke up this morning, you prayed to your God of choice that you'd visit Destructoid and have a silly amount of Dynasty Warriors 7 images to gawk at. Well, you're in motherfrigging luck, son! Here is a bunch of screen...
Tecmo Koei has announce its Tokyo Game Show line-up and the words "ninja," "gaiden," "dead," "or," and "alive" are sadly absent. Here's what they'll be showing on the floor: TRINITY: Souls of Zill O'll (PS3) Warriors: Legend...
We already know that upcoming game Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is hilarious. I'm already jazzed for this ridiculous game, and I'm sure you are too. The newly listed ESRB summary for the Xbox 360 and PS3 title does it j...
It's probably been about fifteen years since I last saw Fist of the North Star in any form. Long enough, at least, that there are only two things I clearly remember about it: A really close-in shot of fingers being forcibly ...
The Japanese unified power of Tecmo and Koei is only bringing four games to E3 this year. No portable stuff. No Wii stuff. Just serious games. I'm all for the First of the North Star game. Ken's Revenge, coming to the Xbox 36...
I'm big enough of a nerd to feel comfortable telling you that Koei's older historical simulation/strategy games are some of my favorite games ever. Two that will always sit high on my list of beloved games are Genghis Khan an...
Hey, get this: Ninja Gaiden publisher Tecmo Koei says that Ninja Gaiden 3 is going to be a good game. While not officially announced, Tecmo Koei senior managing director Yoshiki Sugiyama is already talking up the sequel. "Nin...
Aww! How sweet. It seems that they're all over the sour split drama when bad ass game maker Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo awhile back, taking much of Team Ninja with him. There was a lawsuit, unpaid wages and bonuses and threat...
Most Koei games make it a point to show that riding things is pointless. Dynasty Warriors and other related titles all include the riding of horses, but the only reward for a player choosing to do so is death. Riding a hor...
Wow, what a promotional event. To promote Wii game Samurai Warriors 3, Koei is pulling out all the stops. We already knew that Japanese superstar GACKT was involved. He ended up doing some voice acting for the title, but more...
Koei Tecmo has teased a new game at the Tokyo Game Show, and while the teaser may very well be one of the lamest of all time, the name attached to it, Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) has gotten people talking. This is ...
When Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce was released on PSP, the common consensus among fans (myself included) was that it should have been on home consoles and included online co-op. Well, here's a brand new trailer for Dynasty Wa...
Koei is known for its strategy games and its endless hack n' slash sequels. One thing it's not really famous for is its RPG library, so I'm very eager to see how Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll fares when it finally arrives. A br...
As always, Koei has plenty of stuff going on at the Tokyo Game Show and as always, it's left to me to post about it. Here's a fresh new trailer for Koei Canada's Warriors: Legends of Troy. This new direction for Koei's long-r...
Hell yeah! Koei has today announced that Dynasty Warriors Online is coming to the PlayStation 3 in 2010, bringing the previously PC-exclusive DW game to consoles for the first time. Dynasty Warriors Online is a free-to-play h...
It's the moment we've all been waiting for. The Tecmo/Koei merger has finally resulted in the inevitable crossover between Ninja Gaiden and Dynasty Warriors, with Ryu Hayabusa slated to appear as an unlockable character in th...
I knew Koei had more success inside Japan than outside, but I had no idea that the figures were quite so dramatic. Sony has revealed that 91.8% of Koei's sales are made within Japan, naming and shaming the publisher as the le...
Samurai Warriors 3 is going to be exclusive to the Wii. It's not often that Koei sticks to one system for its Warriors titles, but with the amount of support Nintendo is giving the game, who can blame them? The game is to eve...
When I reviewed Warriors Orochi 2 on the Xbox 360, I wasn't merficul. In fact, it got a 2.0 thanks to the terrible state in which the final retail copy shipped, marred by such horrendous framerate and slowdown issues that it ...
Koei has commissioned an incredibly limited run of high-class Giclee anvas prints to promote Warriors Orochi 2's arrival on the PSP. It's very high quality stuff, using a print process usually reserved for fine art, with canv...
What do Dale, Nick, Rey and myself get to check out when we head out next month to this year's Tokyo Game Show, you ask? Well, it seems like (via show organizer CESA) a few companies have released listings of what games will...
I have a big fat wobbly man-crush on Gackt, and really, who could blame me? The androgynous Japanese singer looks quite unbelievable, and I have made a mission in life to mack Gackt's sack, whether he grants me permission or ...
If there was one major complaint I had about Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, it's that it couldn't fulfil its primary role on the PSP. It was designed with co-op in mind, but the chances of finding four people with both a PSP ...
They're only available in Japan, so I have no applicable use for them. Nevertheless, my wallet feels naked and empty without a hot Koei Visa card in it. Videogame-themed credit cards seem to be quite popular, with PlayStation...
What I love about the Tecmo Koei merger is that it hasn't dulled the former's commitment to rampant sexism. Bouncing boobs are still in full effect, even if the owner of said boobs happens to be a fourteen-year-old girl. That...
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires released last month and has been releasing a decent stream of free DLC. The content isn't exactly minblowing, consisting of new costumes and background music, but it's still pretty cool. Japanese f...
While many within the game industry praise the motion control fad as some sort of brave and amazing new future, Tecmo Koei remains slightly more cynical in its excitement, doubting the appeal of Sony's motion wand and Microso...
The merger between Tecmo and Koei brought about one interesting new development that I hadn't been expecting -- a fresh and rather large interest in Europe. The newly formed Tecmo Koei Europe is looking to become a powerful f...