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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


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


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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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


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


Square Enix progress on upcoming Final Fantasy games

The latest Famitsu has updates on the status of upcoming Final Fantasy franchise games. You know, so you can plan out your year and whatnot. The HD ports of X and X-2 are coming along. I recently played them, so stay tuned for my impression...   read

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Liberation Maiden sequel

Report: Liberation Maiden to get sequel on PlayStation 3

Liberation Maiden is getting a sequel! Well, sort of. It seems like Grasshopper Manufacture has decided to eschew Shoko's roots, following up last year's 3DS shooter with a visual novel for PlayStation 3. According to Siliconera, an up...   read

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Mind 0

Acquire's next PS Vita title is called Mind 0

When Acquire started teasing a new PS Vita game with satellite photos, Jonathan Holmes suspected they who made Way of the Samurai were making a sequel to PSN Centipede classic The Last Guy. I, on the other hand, figured it was a s...   read


PlayStation 4 makes Suda 51 'horny'

Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Suda 51 is apparently more than a little excited for the PS4. In fact, the eccentric game designer claims to be horny for Sony's upcoming console. Let's hope it's not because he's had some thoughts about the "Sha...   read


Sony: PS Vita sales a little behind, price was a hurdle

Following the PlayStation Vita's Japanese price cut, SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has told Famitsu the handheld is performing a "little" less impressively than it expected. That's one brave way of putting it. "Certainly, at the presen...   read

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EDF 2025

Earth Defense Force 2025 due in June 2013

The latest issue of Famitsu has some juicy details on the upcoming Earth Defense Force 2025, including a release window. In Japan, at the very least, bugs and buildings alike will see their downfall this June. Hopefully, those of us in the ...   read


Famitsu poll: PS Vita is Japan's most desired console

According to a poll by videogame magazine Famitsu, Sony's ailing PlayStation Vita is the most desired console in Japan.  The survey found that 64% of respondents wanted a PlayStation Vita. The second most desired system is the 3DS at a...   read

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Final Fantasy

'Amazing ATB' in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The latest issue of Famitsu [via Game Nyarth] reveals several new battle systems details in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. There's not a solid name for the new battle system yet, so they're calling it "Amazing ATB" for now. I t...   read


Meet the Shin Megami Tensei IV protagonist, a samurai

Famitsu has the scoop on the main characters and setting of upcoming 3DS game Shin Megami Tensei IV. Forget the modern-day setting we've grown accustomed to. This new one takes place in the distant past, in 1492, in medeval-ish East Mikado,...   read


Vita Muramasa port will support new DLC

That Oboro Muramasa port announced last week for the PlayStation Vita at Tokyo Game Show isn't going to be a straight-across port. The early word is that this week's issue of Famitsu is set to reveal details on brand new downloadable conten...   read


Yakuza 5: Haruka's dance off battle system

If you've been following Yakuza 5 you'll know that series character Haruka is all grown up now. And what do grown up girls do as primary characters in a fighting game about Japan's crime underworld? They dance! Sega has revealed that Haruka...   read


Atlus staff focused on Persona 5

BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY! Persona 5 is making progress says Team Persona producer Katsura Hashino. In this week's Famitsu he says that his staff is currently focused on the next numbered entry, and master artist Shigenori Soejima ...   read


Metal Gear Solid 4 to be patched with Trophy support soon

Hideo Kojima has told Famitsu that the long-long-long-long-awaited Trophy support for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is on the horizon. It only took twenty-five thousand years! A new budget version of the game is scheduled to hit ...   read


Dead or Alive 5 new character: Canadian guy named Rig

Famitsu scans reveal a new Dead or Alive 5 character, and it seems he has a crap name. Right now details are limited, but according to scans found on CVG we do know he's Canadian, and that his name is Rig. Rig. Let that echo in your head fo...   read


Vita game Soul Sacrifice teased in Famitsu ad

A six page ad in the upcoming issue of Famitsu teases a new PlayStation Vita game called Soul Sacrifice. Japanese site Sinob gets an early look at the magazine and says that the ad's only image shows four characters up against a b...   read


Meet Labrys, Persona 4 Arena's new character

In case you were thinking that Persona 4 Arena's character selection might be a little thin, there's no need to worry, because a new challenger has appeared. Her name is Labrys, and her giant axe has jet engines on it. According to Fam...   read

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