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Yomi wo Saku Hana

'Yomi wo Saku Hana' is an Xbox One exclusive in Japan

Developer Experience is crafting a new Xbox One game in Japan -- Yomi wo Saku Hana. Not sold? How about hearing its translated name -- "The Flowers that Ruptured the Underworld." Pretty badass right? Anyway, this will be a departure fr...

 
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Yahtzee!

I plead the 6th: Watch 25 minutes of Ace Attorney 6 gameplay

You've seen the animated opening, you've lamented that this game hitting Japan on June 9 don't mean shit for you, now watch 25 minutes of gameplay from Ace Attorney 6, a game which Capcom will definitely bring to Western 3DS players at some...

 
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DOAX sales et al

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 sold well outside Japan

Koei Tecmo has revealed sales numbers for its recent titles including Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. The saucy stew from which the latter was borne, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, tops the KT financial reports (translated by Gematsu) at 600,000 down...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Even Babymetal is teaming up with Mario Maker

The metal idol group Babymetal is coming to Super Mario Maker as a character costume, which is something I should probably find strange, but don't -- not after the pigeon, Barbara the Bat, and Chitoge Kirisaki. Nintendo has gone to unexpec...

 
Final Fantasy XI Reboot photo
Final Fantasy XI Reboot

Check out Final Fantasy XI's mobile reboot

Paired with the news that Square Enix would eventually shut down the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XI, the company also announced it would be partnering with Korean giant Nexon to create a mobile (iOS, Android) version of the l...

 
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PSN sale

PSN's Golden Week sale has deals on Gravity Rush, Yakuza 5, and Digimon

It's for the best that I'm preoccupied with Dark Souls III (new game++ and the continued grind for Darkmoon items, here I come!) and testing my luck in Alienation's hardcore mode. Otherwise, I'd be inclined to stock up on a bunch of titles ...

 
SNK photo
SNK

King of Fighters XIV launches in August

[Update: The game will be released in the Americas, South Korea, and Hong Kong on August 23.] King of Fighters XIV is coming to Japan on August 25, SNK Playmore just announced.  Atlus USA (or Sega) will be releasing the PlayStation 4-...

 
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The newest VR amusement in Japan shoots you out of a cannon

Have you ever heard of The Swing at the Edge of the World in Ecuador? It's what you would imagine: a swing that puts you over the mouth of a chasm that would certainly end your life. I'd want to try that, but it's too stupid to risk my lif...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
Phantasy Star Online 2 photo
Phantasy Star Online 2

Phantasy Star Online 2 hits PS4 today in Japan

Phantasy Star Online 2 is celebrating its fourth anniversary this July. Yes, that's four long years that the game hasn't arrived in the west, despite ports to the Vita and PlayStation 4. Today marks the launch of the latter, in fact, which ...

 
Caligula photo
Caligula

Caligula is coming to the Vita in Japan, and it looks wild

Caligula, announced earlier this year from FuRyu, is starting to take shape. Developed by Aquira (with a writer who helped work on Persona 1 and 2), it's set in a VR world where students are doomed to relive high school over and over -- wit...

 
Mad Catz photo
Mad Catz

Mad Catz pulls out of TGS Capcom Pro Tour

It hasn't been a great year for Mad Catz. In addition to cutting 37% of its staff and dropping some sponsored players and high-profile team members like MarkMan, it is also not hosting the Capcom Pro Tour at TGS later in September. The tour...

 
Arcade games photo
Arcade games

How do they get arcade games out of skyscrapers? Cranes

I probably never would have thought of this on my own, but those arcade games have to move somehow, right? Over in Japan, someone snapped a few pictures for Twitter of a Club Sega location, showing exactly how they get some of the bigger ar...

 
The Battle Cats photo
The Battle Cats

The Battle Cats 3DS is coming to the West after all

Shortly after learning about The Battle Cats through a Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation last year, I decided that rather than wait for the 3DS version to possibly get localized, I'd be better off playing the existing mobile game to sat...

 
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Weebs used harden

Officially licensed Pokemon lingerie is happening in real life

If you've ever wanted a Pikachu on your nipples or other 'no-no zones' then you're in luck as (and I can't believe I'm actually about to type this) the Pokémon Company have officially licensed the brand out to Yummy Mart for lingerie...

 
Japanese 3DS photo
Japanese 3DS

Now I'm even more into that Super Famicom-themed New 3DS XL

If we all got one free do-over and could pick out a single 3DS design with no pesky restrictions to bog us down, I wouldn't hesitate to choose the upcoming Super Famicom-style New 3DS XL. Unsurprisingly, it's a Japan exclusive, and it's als...

 
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Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness has a nice little collector's edition

NIS America has locked down a September 13, 2016 release for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, so you better turn that frown upside down like your life depends on it. The visual novel game is arriving in Europe ...

 
Dissidia photo
Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is having a new character reveal this month

Square Enix is still ramping up production of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade, even though the full launch roster is complete with one representative of every core entry up to XIV, and Ramza from Tactics. They've just announced that on A...

 
Bandai Namco photo
Bandai Namco

This cat-rescue VR game terrifies me

We touched on Bandai Namco's VR Zone: Project i Can, noting that it's about to open in Tokyo, but seeing one of its virtual-reality attractions in action is another matter entirely. Players have to save a poor little cat stuck on a wooden ...

 
Theatrhythm photo
Theatrhythm

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy arcade is being tested this month

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival -- which is totally not an April Fools joke as it was announced weeks ago -- is being tested this month in Japan. Square Enix has announced that tests will begin on April 15 and conclude on April...

 
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NINTENDO

Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...

 
Star Ocean 5 photo
Star Ocean 5

Star Ocean devs alter costume in anticipation of 'western criticism'

In an interview with 4Gamer (translated by NicheGamer), members of the Star Ocean 5 team spoke about Western game critics and sexuality in Japanese games -- specifically, how it relates to Star Ocean character Miki. Even more specifica...

 
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Monstrous Lovers

If you love boys loving each other, you may love Monstrous Lovers

Monstrous Lovers is a visual novel just picked up by publisher Sekai Project that is currently crowdfunding on Indie Go Go. Like most visual novels I end up writing about ("How to bang your dragon" was a good joke, all), Monstrous Lovers h...

 
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World's Longest 5 Minutes

NIS names new Vita game after sex with me

The busy folks over at NIS have announced another new game, World’s Longest 5 Minutes, which, well, I've already done the joke in the headline. Mostly because there's little else to say. It is coming to PS Vita in Japan on July 28 and...

 
VR photo
VR

Bandai Namco announces 'VR Zone' location in Tokyo

Ha, VR-toid! This takes me back to the '90s, where "VR" was rampant and basically amounted to nothing more than wearing a TV on your head. Bandai Namco is embracing modern advances though, and is opening up VR Zone: Project i Can (zuh?) in ...

 
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Censorship!

Japanese SJWs are carpet bombing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 user reviews

Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Fortune is an objectively excellent game, that much is not up for debate. This is despite the fact that Jed "Jed!" Whitaker reviewed it here and found it to have earned only 1.5 out of 10 points because of re-used a...

 
Uppers photo
Uppers

Senran Kagura creator's new Vita game debuts in July

Uppers, the latest PlayStation Vita brawler from Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki, appears to have a new release date. According to a (now removed) listing from Japanese retailer Rakuten Books, the action game is coming to ...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Yep, Chase sure does look like a new Hotel Dusk

I embraced the aphorism "don't judge a book by its cover" as a child. After squandering the contents of my piggy bank on a dreadful fantasy novel that endeared itself to me with some captivating artwork, only to disappoint, I learned to be ...

 
Division did well too photo
Division did well too

Pokken, Digimon dethrone The Division in this week's Japanese sales

The PlayStation 3 (three) is outselling the Xbox One (uh, 1?) by 16 times in Japan last week (March 14 through 20). The PS3 sold 18 times as much as the Xbone the prior week. Still funny! Also, the Vita remains steady as heck in Japan. ...

 
C-Wars GDC preview
It's been three years since Jonathan Holmes squealed over C-Wars, "a post-apocalyptic ARPG + RTS + OMG." And it's not even out yet. Take that, Kickstarter backers! On the other hand, the game does exist in a playable state, ...   read


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Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
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Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
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Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
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Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
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Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
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Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 

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