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10:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Review: Fossil Fighters: Frontier

I used to love dinosaurs. Growing up I watched The Land Before Time nearly daily, and I really wanted to be a paleontologist just like Alan Grant. If there was a video game with dinosaurs in it, I experienced it it,...

Jed Whitaker



Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy photo
Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a quirky spinoff in line with series legacy
by Alessandro Fillari

Over the years, Atlus has become one of the more endearing presences in gaming. One thing fans appreciate is its tendency to switch things up. The publisher has a handle on the niche gaming scene, and it's reassuring to know that it recognizes when to branch out and try new things. With the upcoming spinoff for the Etrian Odyssey series featuring a partnership with Chunsoft, Atlus has got its eye on trying something a bit different with its favored dungeon crawler.

Moving away from the first-person view from past titles, Etrian Mystery Dungeon blends the two series' specialties together to make a nice mix of hardcore RPG action with roguelike dungeon exploration. During a special hands-on session with Atlus, I got some time to experience what EMD has to offer. Though the perspective has changed, the spirit of the series remains.

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9:05 PM on 02.19.2015

Danganronpa Another Episode heads west this fall

Good news, everyone! Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming west this autumn, publisher NIS America announced tonight at a press event in San Francisco. Unlike the first pair of Danganronpa titles, b...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 02.06.2015

Etrian Mystery Dungeon shows off the Medic

What do you get when you mix Etrian Odyssey and the Mystery Dungeon series? Etrian Mystery Dungeon of course! With development handled by dungeon master Spike Chunsoft, the new 3DS game will bring in that clas...

Chris Carter


6:00 PM on 01.14.2015

Etrian Mystery Dungeon crawls to 3DS on April 7

Etrian Mystery Dungeon will arrive in North America on April 7, Atlus USA announced today. The project is a collaboration between Atlus and Spike Chunsoft, pairing the character classes and skill trees of Etrian Odyssey with Mystery Dungeon's exploratory roguelike design.  Atlus plans to include a bonus soundtrack disc with all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game.

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 12.11.2014

New SaGa and Deception games are in development

It has been over ten years since Unlimited Saga. There have been re-releases in the interim. And a Gree social game, Emporers SaGa, a couple years ago in Japan. From the same source that brought us confirmation of Gravity Rus...

Steven Hansen

12:15 PM on 12.03.2014

Etrian Mystery Dungeon comes west next spring

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is heading to the Americas in 2015, Atlus USA announced today. The crossover project is a partnership between the Shin Megami Tensei studio and Spike Chunsoft, makers of strange series like Da...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 11.24.2014

Etrian Odyssey gets a Mystery Dungeon crossover

Well, it looks like Atlus and Spike Chunsoft are having another baby. The studios announced a new collaborative project today, Etrian Mystery Dungeon. For those unfamiliar with Mystery Dungeon, it's a series o...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair photo
Review: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
by Brittany Vincent

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was an intelligent riff on the perils of high school -- you know, if you had thrown a murder mystery in between classes and the principal was a maniacal stuffed animal.

Its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, takes a beleaguered trope and turns it on its head. This is one "trapped on a desert island" story that takes things to another level entirely.

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11:00 PM on 09.10.2014

The new Danganronpa looks absolutely insane

Spike Chunsoft has shared another trailer for Danganronpa: Another Episode and it's pretty much pure madness. The PlayStation Vita title is set to release in Japan come September 25. No yet word regarding a potential western release, but we will be sure to keep you apprised. In the meantime, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is out now across North America and Europe.

Kyle MacGregor

4:24 AM on 09.01.2014

Danganronpa Another Episode gets daft trailer with megaphones

Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode -- thanks, horrible naming conventions -- takes place between the first Danganronpa and the second, Goodbye Despair, which comes out in North America on Tuesday. Another Episode is coming to Japan on September 25. 

Steven Hansen





3:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Double your dose of despair with these new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens

If you're eagerly awaiting another dose of despair via Danganronpa, you'll want to check out this hefty new batch of screenshots for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, releasing September 2. There are a few interesting surprises...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Taiwanese Danganronpa fans can say goodbye to despair with this Danganronpa double pack

Taiwanese Danganronpa fans have plenty to be happy about, with Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan releasing a double pack of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on August 21 for NT $2,090 (~$70...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 PM on 07.09.2014

Here's how Danganronpa 2's murder mystery works

The Danganronpa series sure has an interesting concept behind it. A group of kids are held hostage by a murderous bear, who encourages his prisoners to murder one another on the sly. Should the culprit get caught, well,...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 06.27.2014

Preorder the latest Danganronpa spinoff in Japan and get a cuddly smartphone stand

Spike Chunsoft's Absolute Despair Girl: Danganronpa Another Episode is headed to retail shelves in Japan on September 25, and fans have yet another reason to get excited about the impending Danganronpa spinoff: this adorable ...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 06.16.2014

NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time

NIS was a bit of a hidden treasure at E3. The publisher shared a booth with Atlus and it took me stopping and actually looking at what was on display at the demo station to put two and two together. The search was well worth it because I was rewarded with a closer look at three upcoming titles: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, and Natural Doctrine.

Natalie Kipper