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There is yet another Guilty Gear Xrd update coming

Not to talk too negatively about fighting games and their constant updates, but this is one of the reasons why I find it hard to get truly invested in any one particular series. Guilty Gear and BlazBlue have so many updates, sequels, and DL...   read

 
 
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Watch a civilization rise in this Birthdays the Beginning time lapse video

The colors, the art style, the concept -- everything about Birthday the Beginning is soothing as hell. Hopefully more people pick up on this thing when it launches in May, because I don't hear nearly enough people talking about this Arc Sys...   read

 
 
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Newcomer Double Dragon IV's 8-bit graphics prey on your nostalgia

Double Dragon is back, I guess. Ignoring titles like Super Double Dragon, Double Dragon V, and Double Dragon Neon, this game gets the Double Dragon IV title and takes place after Double Dragon II. Whatever you think it should be ...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator comes to Steam, but you have to buy the DLC again

I confess: I have never played a Guilty Gear game. The closest I have gotten is playing the Persona 4 Arena games which is apparently a more casualized version of Guilty Gear or perhaps closer to Blazblue. The latest entry, G...   read

 
 
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Review: BlazBlue: Central Fiction

It's been tough for me to get into BlazBlue. My first ever Arc System Works fighter was the original Guilty Gear, and I've been a believer ever since. When BlazBlue rolled around 10 years later a lot of my crew was already investe...   read

 
 
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Review: Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~

When Cing closed its doors in 2010, it was pretty devastating. It was a great developer, using Nintendo's gimmicks without distracting the player from well-written, heartfelt stories. Its best work will always be the Kyle Hyde mysteries - H...   read

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs

It's only been a year or so since Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters first released, but now we've got Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs to deal with. Even taking into account the Japanese game industry's penchant...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue creator: Central Fiction has the 'best ending,' no extended cut coming

Depending on your fighting game preferences, this might be good or bad news. BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori has been intimating in the past few months that there won't be an expansion-style add-on for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, ...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which is not a visual novel, launches soon in the west

Arc System Works is no stranger to visual novels based on their universes, so it's a bit confusing to most people when you tell them that BlazBlue: Central Fiction exists. It is, indeed, the next fully-fledged BlazBlue fighting game wi...   read

 
 
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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...   read

 
 


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BlazBlue: Central Fiction is getting a Nendoroid-ridden special edition

I've been getting back into Arc fighters recently at the insistence of a friend. I really needed to brush up on my Guilty Gear combos, and since I always favored Sol, Ky, and crew over BlazBlue, I figured I'd get back into that series ...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon creator's next game channels Minecraft

Yasuhiro Wada, known for creating the Harvest Moon series, will go down as a legend. It's sad that we're seeing the confusing situation with Natsume happen (who is making its own Harvest Moon series to compete with Wada's Story of Seas...   read

 
 
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Rule River City next month on the 3DS

It was just a few months ago Natsume confirmed it was bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble to the US and Europe, and now we know when we'll be able to get our hands on it. The publisher confirmed on Twitter the game will release in both t...   read

 
 
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Dizzy finally joins the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator

Dizzy will be added to Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator's roster of playable characters tomorrow, Monday, July 18, Arc System Works and series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari announced at the conclusion of the fighting game's competition at ...   read

 
 
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Arc System Works' new game is Shephy...a Solitaire joint

Arc System Works is a fascinating company. They rule the roost in a lot of ways when it comes to amazing fighters -- series like Persona 4 Arena, Guilty Gear, and BlazBlue, but they aren't afraid to do different things sometimes, like the a...   read

 
 
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Arc System Works opens new office in South Korea

Arc System Works, the Yokohama-based studio best known for fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is expanding its operations with a new "Asia Branch" located in Seoul, South Korea. The satellite office opened today and will be providing t...   read

 
 
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Hotel Dusk successor Chase is coming west on 3DS

Chase: Cold Case Investigations: Distant Memories is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop this autumn, localization group Aksys Games announced during a panel today at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Developed by Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Trace ...   read

 
 
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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late hits PC this month

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is heading to Steam on July 12, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is one of the more recent efforts from French Bread, the one-time doujinsoft developer behind the likes of Dengeki Bun...   read

 
 
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Review: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator

I still remember walking into a friend's house in middle school, completely unaware of the Guilty Gear series. I sat down, chose Kliff, and within a week I had imported the soundtrack and was listening to it on my Sony CD player (which had ...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction hitting PS4, PS3 this winter

Aksys Games has announced plans to localize BlazBlue: Central Fiction (the fourth main entry in the series) for a North American release across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sometime this winter. In addition to a new (...   read

 
 
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Slayer is still a badass in this final Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator trailer

The next version of Guilty Gear Xrd, Revelator, is set to arrive on June 7 in the west, after location tests were held in Japan for nearly a year. It will once again feature PS3 and PS4 Cross-Play, as well as add Johnny, Jack-O, Jam, K...   read

 
 
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Review: Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code

In the 1960s, the United States imposed an embargo upon Cuba that has, for more than 50 years, forbid American citizens and companies from doing business within the nearby island nation. As a result, the influx of cars into the country, amo...   read

 
 
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Hotel Dusk successor hits Japan next month

The interminably titled Chase: Unsolved Cases Investigation Division: Distant Memories, a new adventure game from Trace Memory (Another Code) and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 director Taisuke Kanasaki, will release via...   read

 
 
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River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom SP has been delayed

River City Ransom SP basically came out of nowhere for me, and was on track for an April release on 3DS. The operative word here is "was," because Arc System Works has delayed the game to June 2. No other reason was given besides "quality" ...   read

 
 


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