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Phil Spencer chimes in on why Xbox doesn't sell in Japan

You know how Japanese games have 'O' and 'X' swapped on PlayStation? For those not already aware, in Japan 'O' is the universal symbol of "correct" or "affirmative" whereas 'X' is the opposite, conveying a sense of "wrong" or "negative." Co...   read

 
 
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This Gravity Rush 2 footage looks utterly gorgeous

It would not be hyperbolic to say that Gravity Rush 2 is my most anticipated game of 2016. Despite all of its flaws, I adore the first game in the franchise, and I genuinely hope that the sequel can improve and expand upon it in a mean...   read

 
 
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Damn, this Gravity Rush 2 gameplay footage looks great

Gravity Rush is, unquestionably, one of my favourite video games. Utilising the game’s gravity shifting mechanics to explore the world and collect hidden gems was an absolute delight. Not only that, but the soundtrack was excellent an...   read

 
 
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City Shrouded in Shadow

Godzilla, and possibly Evangelion, coming to City Shrouded in Shadow

City Shrouded in Shadow is an upcoming PS4 and Vita collaboration between Bandai Namco and Granzella, the developer currently working on the renewed Disaster Report 4 project. The story centers around a couple trying to escape the city as i...   read

 
 
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Zelda westernization

Legend of Zelda Wii U 'change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food'

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U missed its 2015 release and didn't show up in Nintendo's 2016 financials forecast either, though current scuttlebutt is guessing Zelda Wii U launches at the end of this year, right with Nintendo's new "NX" cons...   read

 
 
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Idolmaster on PS4 finally

PS4 Idolmaster game readied for 2016, gets a name

It took them long enough, but Bandai Namco's finally making good on its promise to put an [email protected] game on the PS4. Details and screens have arrived in the latest issue of Famitsu, giving the game a name and a timeframe. It'll be cal...   read

 
 
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Killer7 spin off

Suda51 is writing Killer7 stories

Grasshopper CEO Suda51 is finally getting to stretch his creative muscles again after a string of games from the company that he was much less personally involved in. Over at Famitsu, the auteur is penning Killer7 stories confusingly called...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter X

2015 was the Japanese games industry's worst year on record

According to Famitsu’s annual report (via VG24/7), the Japanese games industry was worth ¥321 billion - that’s a 13 percent drop from the previous year. Although these figures do not take into account digital sales (which, l...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa

Danganronpa 3 is an anime, new Danganronpa game also coming

Two new Danganronpa projects have just been announced and I have no idea how I feel about either of them. For one, Danganronpa 3 is actually not a video game. It's an anime, subtitled The End of Hope's Peak, and will hypotheticall...   read

 
 
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Ace Attorney 6

Ace Attorney 6 just got announced in Famitsu

[Update: Capcom has also confirmed the game is "in development for the west."] The newest issue of Famitsu has revealed the existence of Ace Attorney 6, the newest main line entry in the Ace Attorney series. According to translations p...   read

 
 


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No weapon durability

Fire Emblem If changes up series-staple weapon triangle

The lack of weapon degradation isn't the only difference to the upcoming Fire Emblem If's combat. The swords-beat-axes-beat-lances-beat-swords triangle is changing, too, Famitsu reports (picked up by Hachima Kikou and translated by Gematsu)...   read

 
 
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Announcement soon

Deep Down isn't the only PS4 game Capcom is working on

Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi (Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet) told Famitsu in an interview (via Game Johou) that the game he is currently producing is for the PlayStation 4 (and not Deep Down, which we've been assured will still come out...   read

 
 
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New Square RPG

Square Enix announcing new console RPG that 'isn't a remake'

Square Enix was quiet this year. It's been all publishing and Final Fantasy milking. A Realm Reborn supposedly became something worth playing,  Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD came out, random crap like the Final Fantasy VII mot...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer

Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has been revealed t...   read

 
 
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Real cats couldn't play White Cat Project because they have no thumbs

Mobile games are usually quick and easy, but you still have to end up fiddling with touch controls to figure out. That's if they work correctly. White Cat Project, recently revealed by Famitsu, seeks to change all of that by requiring only...   read

 
 
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Shining Resonance

Shining Resonance is an upcoming RPG from the developer of Wild Arms

When Sega revealed a new game in the Shining series in February, then disappointed fans everywhere by showcasing a fighting game rather than an RPG, butts were significantly hurt. Now, there may be a light on the horizon yet. According to F...   read

 
 
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New Ace Attorney 3DS game takes place in Japan's Meiji period

Famitsu's latest issue tells us that a new Ace Attorney 3DS game is on its way. Phoenix Wright's ancestor is the star, it looks like. That makes sense, as the game takes place during Japan's Meiji era (September 1868 through July 1912). In ...   read

 
 
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Here's what Vita/PS3 RPG Lost Dimension looks like

This week we've been talking up a new PS3 and Vita RPG from Lancarse, the folks behind Lost Heroes, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and two Etrian Odyssey Games. We learned of its name just yesterday, and today ...   read

 
 
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Persona Q: Party members can use alternate Personas

This week's new Famitsu reveals a few more details on upcoming 3DS game Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth. The most interesting new bit confirms that other Persona 3 and Persona 4 party members can use alternate Personas, called Sub-Personas. ...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II screenshots show off new covenants

Lately, Namco Bandai has been pretty keen to show off its upcoming title, Dark Souls II. With early 2014 looking pretty packed, From Software's next entry in the Souls series looks to be the one to keep an eye out for. In the recent issue o...   read

 
 
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Capcom

Ace Attorney producer wants to revive some Capcom titles

With the arrival of the new generation, Capcom is looking to try new strategies for how to better satisfy its audience. And while Deep Down is an interesting experiment, a producer at Capcom has some other ideas in mind -- and it's all abou...   read

 
 
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A decade of sales

Famitsu: Japan's best selling 21st century games

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has published a list of the country's top-selling games from January 1 2001 to September 29 2013. Nintendo dominated. There are quite a few other surprises, especially when you parse the list by platform and...   read

 
 
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Sakurai on remakes

Sakurai criticizes 'unnatural' amount of remakes, sequels

Super Smash Brothers and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai used his weekly Famitsu column, as translated by Polygon, to reflect on being a judge for the Game Designers' Award at this past Tokyo Game Show. Sony's Unfinished Swan ended up taking...   read

 
 
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New 3DS Harvest Moon game coming to Japan next year

Get ready for more farm fun as the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that a new Harvest Moon will come to the 3DS in Japan in February. ANN (scan at 0taku) says that the new game Bokujō Monogatari: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (R...   read

 
 
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Level-5 mobile RPGs

Level-5 announces a trio of mobile role-playing games

Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 is developing a set of three role-playing games for mobile platforms, Weekly Famitsu reports. Part of the company's 15th anniversary celebrations, the trio of titles features a few high profile names alongside some...   read

 
 
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