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6:30 PM on 04.20.2015

Fire Emblem If special edition sold out in Japan, second shipment coming

The sequel to the 3DS's Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem If, comes out June 25 in Japan (next year for us). As we've noted, it comes in two different versions with alternate storylines each the size of Awakening, while a t...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 04.20.2015

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden looks great in action

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works sounds amazing on paper, and no we longer have to settle for a brief look -- we can ogle at the whole damn thing thanks to YouTube user ShonenGameZ. The entire demo is on di...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 04.17.2015

The new retro: Japanese mystery Back In 1995 looks like a PS1 game

Ah, 1995. A good vintage. Earthquakes in Russia and Japan combined to kill nearly 10,000, the New York Times published Ted Kaczynski's manifesto, folks made Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream into a videogam...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 04.16.2015

Should GungHo bring back Grandia and Lunar?

GungHo Online Entertainment America wants to know which Game Arts titles it should port to PC. Grandia. Lunar. Uhh, Thexder. The list goes on. Problem is, there's only enough room in this survey for one choice, so you've got ...

Jordan Devore


5:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Dark Souls II re-release tops Japanese charts (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

Dark Souls II's current-gen re-release Scholar of the First Sin found an opening in the Japanese sales charts and struck at an opportune moment. Most weeks, it would barely make a dent, but on this particular week, it wa...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 04.15.2015

This Japanese Hotline Miami art is sick as hell

Danganronpa maker Spike Chunsoft is publishing Hotline Miami: Collected Edition, a localized bundle of the original gorefest and its thumping sequel Wrong Number, in Japan this year. Ahead of its June 25 release for PS4 and PS Vita, here's the bundle's slick promo art and logo. You've earned a new fan today, @b0neface. [Via Shane Bettenhausen]

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 04.15.2015

New Fire Emblem 3DS has Marth and Lucina as DLC characters

Fire Emblem: Awakening's success saved it from being the last in the series and Nintendo seems to be trying real hard to capitalize on it. The upcoming 3DS turn-based strategy -- Fire Emblem If in Japan, where it releases in ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 04.13.2015

Unity support coming to New 3DS

At this past weekend's Unite 2015 Tokyo event in Japan, Nintendo announced that Unity support would be coming to the New 3DS. With this addition Unity is now supported on every current dedicated gaming system. With much of Ni...

Laura Kate Dale

10:30 PM on 04.11.2015

First look at Monster Hunter Stories for 3DS

In an announcement that apparently couldn't wait for E3 or TGS, Capcom unveiled a teaser trailer for Monster Hunter Stories, a new game in their hit Monster Hunter series, set for release on the 3DS in 2016. While I hig...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 04.11.2015

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen

Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to ...

Obscure Video Games

9:00 AM on 04.10.2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X lets up to 32 players cooperate

There was a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning focused on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Thanks to some helpful translation, we know a few more details about the Dolls and mechs and cooperative play. One cool-sounding note is th...

Darren Nakamura





2:00 PM on 04.08.2015

These Game & Watch bookends are real nice

It's been a slow start this morning and that means lots of Twitter breaks. A Simpsons quote of the day here, a tweet from Steven about his gamer socks and thigh hair there. Quick, better find some way to leverage these divers...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 04.08.2015

This new Yo-Kai Watch game channels Ghostbusters

There was a bunch of news out of Level-5 this week, so you might have missed seeing Yo-Kai Watch Busters, an upcoming 3DS action game that's essentially a cutesy take on Ghostbusters through the lens of Japan. I mean, there'...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Level-5's new IP, The Snack World, coming to 3DS

Along with its Yo-Kai Watch and Fantasy Life announcements, Level-5 also revealed a new IP known as The Snack World. It's going to be another mixed media project with manga, anime, and games being developed for 3DS and smart...

Ben Davis

5:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Doujin shooter Touhou 14 targets western release

Japanese indie games distributor Playism scored the rights to one of the Touhou titles last year, putting us one step closer to a possible English-language adaptation of the popular doujin series. That was the speculation, an...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Square Enix comes up with two new Metal Gear Solid V Venom Snake dolls

Square Enix has two new Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Venom Snake dolls for all you collectors out there, one of which is exclusive to Amazon Japan. The difference in the two is the camo. The "Splitter" mode...

Steven Hansen