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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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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Persona 4 The Golden JP Famitsu pack comes with Vita case

Enterbrain and Atlus will combine forces in Japan to release a special Persona 4 The Golden bundle called Famitsu DX Pack. This pack will contain the game, six posters featuring P4 artwork, 10 post cards and a PS Vita case designed to look ...   read

 
 
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Atlus: 'Title you've been waiting for may be announced'

In a chat about the coming year, Atlus told Famitsu that "That title you’ve been waiting for may be announced," says Siliconera. What a terrible tease. Technically Persona 5 has been let out of the bag, so that wouldn't be an an...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Vita sells 321,407 units in its first week

The estimates we gave this morning for the PlayStation Vita sell-through were about right. Enterbrain's numbers show that 321,407 Vita systems were sold the first launch week. Considering that the system launched on December 17, and the end...   read

 
 
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Skyrim is the first Western game to get Famitsu's 40/40

As if Skyrim's list of achievements needed to be longer, the latest Elder Scrolls has managed to accomplish something previously unseen in this industry -- it's the first Western game to score Famitsu's perfect 40/40 review score.  The...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's Unreal project from Dragon Quest producer

The latest Famitsu reportedly reveals that Square Enix's Ryutaro Ichimura is heading up the company's first project that uses Epic's Unreal 3 Engine. Ichimura's last work was Dragon Quest IX, but he says that he has "graduated," and is...   read

 
 
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Famitsu: PS Vita memory cards are a 'requirement'

When a company sells an optional add-on to a product, one usually assumes that it is just that -- optional. According to Famitsu, however, the PlayStation Vita's expensive memory cards aren't something you can just ignore, with some games r...   read

 
 
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Famitsu reveals two new 3DS games with odd names

Try these on for game names: "If I Were in a Sealed Room With a Girl" and "Code of Princess" I love how Japan can just throw together some English words and make us accept it as something that makes sense. Both of these titles were revealed...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: A Kiss From The Nubs & New Vita Games

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] Hey gang, ano...   read

 
 
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New Lumines and other games confirmed for PS Vita

Following the info dump from Famitsu about the analog nub cradle for 3DS, the publication has listed more games coming to PlayStation Vita in Japan. With Tokyo Game Show less than two weeks away, we'll be hearing more about these titles soo...   read

 
 
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New Persona 4 The Golden Vita screens show new character

Around this time last night was the first we've ever heard of this game and now we've got the first batch of screenshots. Famitsu is all over Persona 4 The Golden, just as they were with all the other series games. Now they have screens and...   read

 
 
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New Onechanbara coming to 360, stars vampire sisters

D3 Publisher has a brand new Onechanbara game in the works, and it'll be ditching series heroine Aya for a pair of vampire sisters, Kagura and Saaya. I doubt many people will notice the difference, since anime children with massive breasts ...   read

 
 
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And for Grasshopper's next act... Lollipop Chainsaw!

[Update: Famitsu has put some images of the game on its website, so head over there to check them out. I'm not changing my stupid mock-up header, because I worked so hard on it.] Grasshopper Manufacture would be hard pressed to follow ...   read

 
 
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Your first look at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations

Famitsu has revealed two stages for the upcoming Sonic Generations -- Chemical Plant and Stardust Speedway. A bunch of rather dirty scans have hit the 'net as well, so check those out for your first glimpse. Looking forward to finally seein...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Versus XIII still not in full production

C'mon! Why tease us with games you've barely started working on yet? This whole time we've been hearing about Final Fantasy Versus XIII could be counted as one long tease if you consider that the team at Square Enix hasn't even started full...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD gameplay video

What to see what a PSP game blown up to HD on the PS3 looks like? Well, you're going to have to work for it. In a recent Famitsu Ustream broadcast you'll find footage of this first of what will hopefully be many PSP-to-PS3 ports.  T...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 3DS May Firmware detailed

Japanese rag Famitsu has detailed Nintendo's May update to the Nintendo 3DS, which will finally bring the 3DS eShop -- well over a month after the system's launch. How nice of Nintendo to grant us this favor.  As well as the eShop, the...   read

 
 
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Grand Knights History from Vanillaware announced

I loved Vanillaware games, investing ridiculous amounts of time into Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It's been a while since we heard anything from the studio, but the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed what they have...   read

 
 
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