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All hail the Utawarerumono HD remake

Rejoice, fans of faintly furry fantasy fun, because Utawarerumono is back. Again. Three years after releasing two sequels to a fifteen-year-old game, Aquaplus has gone back to the well to remake that same game. The original Utawarerumo...

 
 
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Review: Total War: Warhammer 2

As much as I've enjoyed and admired the games of The Creative Assembly, I can't help but admit that I'm something of a fair-weather Total War fan. With the exception of Shogun 2, the sheer scale of a typical Total War game te...

 
 
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Review: ELEX

Think of candidates for the platonic ideal of what you might call a “B-game,” or a “Cult game,” or any number of pop-cultural terms we have for a credible work whose flaws and foibles undermine its chances at wider s...

 
 
 
 
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Fate/Grand Order sets sail for Okeanos next week

Hoist ye mizzenmasts, Masters, for every Type-Lunatic's favorite mobile grindfest is getting an update! Aniplex have officially announced the release date of Fate/Grand Order's next big story expansion, and it's hitting next week, on Septem...

 
 
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Review: Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

There’s really only one question that prospective players of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth need to ask themselves as they consider whether or not to pick up the game, and that is: “Did I play and enjoy Utawarerumono: Mask of De...

 
 
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Fate/Grand Order's next major update is due soon-ish

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll held its annual Crunchyroll Expo this year, and there was a fair bit of news released for otaku to chew on, particularly ones that are fans of Type-MOON and the Fate franchise. One such announcement ...

 
 
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Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
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Tokyo Tattoo Girls leans in on Tokyo, Tattoos, and Girls

Tattoos are cool. I'm too indecisive to get one for myself, but they're fun to look at on other people, and that seems to be what NIS America are going for now that they're localizing Tokyo Tattoo Girls, a new PS Vita and PC game from devel...

 
 
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Get to know Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown at Gamescom

Gamescom is kicking off, and right away a new announcement's hitting me like a QAAM locked onto my heart. That's right, I'm talking about the next Ace Combat game, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and it's full of the loveliest nonsense that I ...

 
 
 
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Atlus announces a ton of new Persona games

With a new Atlus livestream event comes a raftload of new announcements, and fans of both franchise-milking and Persona won't be disappointed. A 3DS-based sequel to the crossover dungeon-crawler Persona Q was announced, but as of right...

 
 
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Review: Patapon Remastered

Patapon was one of the old greats of the original PlayStation Portable. Sony's hybrid rhythm-tactical game captured hearts with its unique art style and approach to gameplay, though in truth, its influence didn't stretch too far past t...

 
 
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Well, of course Persona 5 is getting an anime adaptation

In a turn of events that surprised nobody familiar with Persona, Atlus has announced an anime adaptation based on Persona 5 set for next year. As with previous adaptations of Persona 4  and Persona 4 Golden, A-1 Pictures will be h...

 
 
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Review: Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight

It may not be the most significant trend in gaming history, but the last few years have been pretty good if you're the type of gamer to try out the occasional licensed title. Unlike some of the drek from generations of budget tie-ins past, ...

 
 
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Holy crap, Taiko no Tatsujin is getting an English release

Hell must be feeling a little chilly today, because the boys are back in town. By "boys", I am referring to Katsu and Don, the cutesy drum brothers that herald Bandai Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm game franchise. They're here to bri...

 
 
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You can watch a ton of anime next week on Twitch

I still remember the days when Twitch was adamantly not the streaming service for you if you wanted to stream something other than a videogame. It wasn't even that long ago, all things considered. But that's all over now, because we're...

 
 
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Watch out, Splatoon 2 may punish excessive disconnecting

Now that I own a Nintendo Switch (I literally JUST cracked my screen protector putting it into the dock), I'm as excited as the next guy to try out Splatoon 2. That said, new developments have me a little bit worried, given my comparat...

 
 
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See the 'true ending' to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid on PS VR today

Japan's tokusatsu superhero shows are a must-watch for anyone interested in the antics of trained professionals smacking each other around while wearing elaborate plastic-and-spandex getups. That much is a given, but if Kamen Rider&nbs...

 
 
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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom gets pushed back

Hang your heads in sorrow, fans of Ghibli-style visuals: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed. The highly anticipated PS4 (and PC) sequel to the 2011 PS3 hit will be spending a few more months in the oven, as Bandai Na...

 
 


About Josh Tolentinoone of us since 9:23 PM on 02.07.2007

When not posting about Japanese games or Star Trek, Josh serves as Managing Editor for Japanator, Dtoid's sister site for the best in anime, manga, and cool news from Glorious Nippon.

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