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Vanillaware chief George Kamitani has a lovely annual tradition. Every New Year's the Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere design director celebrates by sharing a lavish piece of art with the world. It isn't a teaser for the studio...
The penultimate entry in Muramasa Rebirth's downloadable Genroku Legends tetralogy will be available in the West next week, Aksys Games announced today. A Spirited Seven Nights’ Haunting follows a ninja on the run ...
The first two DLC packs for Muramasa Rebirth were released rapid-fire, and it's been a while since the last iteration. In Japan next week pack three of four will drop, which will once again play separately from the two ...
Aksys Games has some nice deals on PlayStation Vita this week, with both episodes of Muramasa Rebirth's Genroku Legends downloadable content available for a song. A Cause to Diakon For and Fishy Tales of the Ne...


Muramasa Rebirth is getting its second DLC campaign next week, and it's the most interesting one yet. It features Gonbe, a widowed farmer, and his grass roots rebellion against his lord. He has a sickle, bamboo spe...
Muramasa: Rebirth is set to have four side stories arrive in the form of DLC, and they all seem to be pretty meaty diversions. America just got its first, The Fishy Tales of Nekomata, and the second has just dropped in ...
Muramasa Rebirth is a fine upgrade to the original game, but there was one thing that didn't sit right with me. For whatever reason, someone decided to take the only new content that was created for the game (four new ch...
Muramasa Rebirth is one of the growing list of reasons why I will probably cave and buy a PlayStation Vita at some point. It just got a bit more enticing with today's release of the Tales of the Nekomata expansion i...
Muramasa Rebirth was re-released on the PlayStation Vita, and not only does it look great, but it plays great as well. Four DLCs await us in turn with new characters and tales, the second of which can be previewed above by w...
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial...
In the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth lies what may be one of the most unsettling videogame enemy designs I've ever witnessed. If this thing moved to Silent Hill, it'd still be the creepiest thing in its neighborhoo...
Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action ...
Fret not, eternally enraged European Atlus fans, your tortured existence is about to become a tad more sufferable. At long last, the patch enabling cross-platform multiplayer in Dragon's Crown has arrived in your ne...
Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures. Happy hunting!
Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStat...
Even though Dragon's Crown has been confirmed for a European release, the date itself was a nebulous entity, leaving prospective fans in the dark. But today we have confirmation from NIS Europe, stating that Dragon's Crown wi...
Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed. Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of congeniality? The Jimquisition considers recent controversies against the fear of a game being "neutered" to "pander" to new audiences.
Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters. Odds are if you have a technical question about Dragon's Crown, I answered it in this article here in the comment section. But for everything gameplay related, you'll find it here.
Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough. If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a ...
The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at ret...
Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to ...
Wonder Festival kicked off over the weekend, giving us the first look at a deluge of new anime and videogame character figures that will be heading to market in the coming months. Our friends at Tomopop were in attendance at ...
In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Sp...
All things considered, Dragon's Crown is one of my most anticipated games of the year, if not the most. As many of you know, I'm a massive fan of action games as well as brawlers, old-school games, and of course, Vanillaware....
Dragon's Crown is officially coming to Europe, NIS America has announced. The Prinny overlords will handle distribution duties for the PlayStation 3 and Vita title across the pond, as with other Atlus properties like Etr...
A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for...
Dragon's Crown. The mere mention of once recondite game seems to inflame impassioned arguments over the title's character art. Still, it's a Vanillaware game. And, like everything else the studio touches, it looks absolutely ...
As we already knew, Dragon's Crown will feature different character palettes for each class, but Atlus has just revealed that names, outfits, and English/Japanese dual audio customization are confirmed for the US version of t...
We already knew that Vanillaware's upcoming Dragon's Crown will feature raw four player cooperative action involving six classes, and a robust leveling system to encourage multiple playthroughs. But according to Siliconera, F...
Muramasa: The Demon Blade was probably Vanillaware's most uneven game. Alongside of the expected spectacular visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, and surprisingly simple yet enjoyable combat system, came a fairly uninteresting st...
Although Muramasa wasn't my favorite Vanillaware game, it still had the signature style of the developer, and ultimately was an enjoyable experience. It looks like I'll be giving it one more shot this week on the Vita, in th...
Dragon's Crown is easily one of my favorite games of E3. It's been on my radar for years, back when it was being published by UTV Ignition, but I've kept my distance lately with the visual style controversy. I had the opportunity to really dig in here at E3, and I like where it's headed.There's a lot more to this game than its polarizing visual style, so let's check it out.
Atlus Japan has shared the full intro for Dragon's Crown, and it's looking great. It has pretty much everything you'd expect, from character vignettes, to a general look at the world and its riches, to actual dragons. Well, ...
Dragon's Crown is still a couple months away from release, but that isn't stopping Atlus from keeping the unexpectedly high profile brawler fresh in people's minds. Putting yet another log on the fire, the publisher has drop...
Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tai...
Now that we've gotten a good look at all the characters in the game, more info on Dragon's Crown is steadily rolling in. Evidently, you'll be able to customize your characters with different color variations. Upon leveling up...
A common argument in the ongoing debate over gender and videogames is that women and men both are equally objectified. Is that really true? As always, Emperor God King Jim Sterling puts His holy foot down and delivers wisdom true to the masses. He totally isn't smug about it, either!
We've seen spots for Dragon's Crown's Dwarf, Fighter, Wizard, Sorceress, and Elf, and now the time has come for the final character video -- the Amazon. The Amazon looks to be a mix of the Elf, the Dwarf, and Fighter's plays...
Muramasa is gorgeous, this we know. It's still always a delight to see the game in action though, as is the case with this latest gameplay trailer for Muramasa Rebirth. Not much longer till the release! Rebirth will be out o...
George Kamitani's female character designs for Dragon's Crown have received a rather surprising amount of attention -- that's ... that's still going on, isn't it? -- but at least for the game's box art, the presentation is fa...