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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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Level-5

New Level-5 trademarks include 'Lady Layton,' two more Yo-kai Watch games

Level-5 is on a roll, and it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. They've filed a ton of new trademarks in Europe, including Lady Layton, Inazuma Eleven Ares, Megaton Musashi, Otme Hero, Yo-kai Daijiten, and Yo-kai Watch: Geraporh...   read

 
 
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Review: Gal Gun: Double Peace

I didn't think anyone else at Destructoid would be interested in reviewing Gal*Gun: Double Peace. I've become the defacto niche Japanese game reviewer somehow and this title, with its scantily clad teenage girls you pleasure with your shots...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is out in Japan, God save us all

So uh....a short while ago Niantic noted that it "wouldn't launch Pokémon Go" in a ton of regions (including Japan) until it got a handle on the servers. So of course the game was released in Japan last night. As was previously sugge...   read

 
 
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Kirby Cafe

The Kirby Cafe opens soon in Japan, here's some select food items

Remember that Kirby Cafe we talked about recently? Well it just dumped a whole lot of info on its official site. It's officially opening up in Osaka next month, with August 3 as the unveiling of the shop, and August 5 as the release of the ...   read

 
 
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Behold Persona 5's full anime opening

Persona 5 isn't too far off if you're the importing type, and Atlus has opted to give the hype machine another rev by releasing the game's intro today. Animated by Ghost in the Shell producers Production I.G., the intro features all th...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go

Japan of all places isn't getting Pokemon Go just yet

[Update: Now rumors point to Japan getting Pokemon Go as early as July, and that it will launch in conjunction with help from McDonalds. Anything can happen!] Japan, home of Pokemon, the nation that has multiple giant real Pokemon...   read

 
 
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EVO

EVO is heading to Japan

At long last, the Evolution Championship Series is expanding to Japan, EVO business development manager Mark Julio announced Sunday alongside Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada at this year's tournament in Las Vegas,...   read

 
 
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And now, a seven-minute trailer for Konami's Snake Eater pachislot machine

This extensive trailer for Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater pachislot machine really brings home how cool a Fox Engine remake of the cherished PlayStation 2 game could be with a proper budget. The attention to detail ...   read

 
 
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EDF 4.1 on PC

Hell yeah! Steam gets Earth Defense Force 4.1 next week

It's been long enough since that big list of supposed Steam games surfaced that I had forgotten Earth Defense Force 4.1 may or may not make it to PC. Well, it's happening, and we'll only need to wait a matter of days. The Steam release for ...   read

 
 
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This Japanese Pokemon trailer is almost like found footage horror

Nintendo just put out a new clip on their Japan-side for Pokemon Sun & Moon, and I have expected it to take a horror-like turn at some point (especially with the spooky new creature). Unsettling presentation aside it's actually a sweet ...   read

 
 
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Watch the whole Toukiden 2 Studio 4C animation here

You too can relive the experience of getting completely owned by enemies and having another higher level player jump in and save you by watching the Toukiden 2 original animation. Done by Studio 4C, it manages to capture the feel of th...   read

 
 
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Kirby Cafe

A Kirby Cafe is coming to Japan next month

Cafes that take after video game IPs aren't anything new in Japan, and next month, a Kirby establishment will open for business for a limited time. Not much info is known yet, but you can probably bet that with such a strong empha...   read

 
 
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Nintendo showcases the indies that will be at BitSummit this weekend

Oh hey BitSummit is happening again! On its fourth go-around the event will take place at the Miyako Messe on July 9-10, and will feature a number of indie developers. As previously announced the new Back in 1995 port will be present, ...   read

 
 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

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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Bloggers Wanted

Bloggers Wanted: Turning Japanese

Empires rise and fall, but over the past weeks it has become clear that right now Japan is once again king of the video game hill. From Resident Evil 7 invoking Japanese psychological horror to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takin...   read

 
 
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Tri Force Heroes cheer
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The mustache behind Link's cheerleader outfit

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has costume-based mustache special abilities, including a Cheer Outfit that puts Link in a crop top with pink pom poms. The idea started as a mustache callback to idol culture (Tokyo Mirage Sessions say...   read

 
 
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Gal Gun: Double Peace's English trailer makes no attempt to hide what it is

It goes without saying that the following trailer is NSFW. I mean, it's obvious to most of you out there. The rest of you will probably ignore this warning, watch it at work, and freak out your co-workers. That'll happen when you watch a vi...   read

 
 
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Zero Escape

How do you feel about the Zero Escape series?

Now that it has three games under its belt (999, Virtue's Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma), the Zero Escape series is kind of a big deal at this point. Okay, maybe it isn't selling gangbusters on say, Layton-levels, but after nearly sev...   read

 
 
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Berseria
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This Tales of Berseria clip should tell you everything you need to know

While Zestiria was a good old fashioned Tales game, I think Berseria looks a bit flashier -- a little more interesting overall. And this overview trailer from Japan really helps its case, showing off the unique cast, flavorfu...   read

 
 
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Neo Atlas 1469

Hey, look, a Vita game got announced!

Sony's E3 stage show was great, but if you foolishly expected any Vita love, I have bad news for you: the handheld might as well not exist, as far as Sony's is concerned. In America, at least. In Japan, Artdink just announced Neo Atlas 1469...   read

 
 
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Berserk Musou

Berserk Warriors release date confirmed, first screens

Berserk Warriors (Berserk Musou) from Koei Tecmo is coming sooner than we thought. This scan confirms a September 21 release date for Japan, on the previously announced PS3, PS4, and Vita platforms. There is no word on a localization, ...   read

 
 
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Level-5

Expect some Level-5 announcements at the Vision event on July 27

Level 5 is a damn good company, and they have quite a few things in the pipeline. In addition to building their Yo-Kai Watch empire, they also have Fantasy Life 2, Snack World, and Ni No Kuni 2 to work on. We'll probably end up getting more...   read

 
 


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Suda talks about Akira influence for Let it Die, shares more info on the game

Goichi Suda (51) stopped by the PlayStation E3 set yesterday to chat about his upcoming Let it Die, and revealed more information about the game than he's ever had in the past. In regards to the story -- in 2027, "something happens" an...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 won't have dual audio in the west, just English

Now that Persona 5 is front and center at E3 and not behind closed doors in Japan, we're starting to get more information on the localization. Some of you may want to sit down first. Ready? Persona 5 won't have dual audio! Just En...   read

 
 
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