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Nintendo Switch surges in Japan

No new major releases? No problem. The Nintendo Switch soared by nearly 30,000 sales from last week-a 57% increase. Japanese gamers appear content with its current library, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch...   read

 
 
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Miyazaki isn't concerned about whether or not his next game is like Dark Souls

Just as Dark Souls III wraps up this week with its final expansion, The Ringed City, Famitsu has shared a tantalizing new interview with game director and From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki. As translated by Gematsu, he reiterates th...   read

 
 
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I'm not sure what to make of this new NIS game

Nippon Ichi Software's new title seems to borrow from Minecraft and 3D Dot Game Heroes. The teaser starts off calmly enough, with characters constructing a nice little house, but then it quickly escalates into an invader (?) leaping up int...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution release date announced, no pre-order pin for Europeans

As promised, Valkyria Revolution will hit the west in Q2 this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS Vita. At $39.99, it'll land in America first on June 27 and then on June 30, 2017 in Europe. Waiting at the end of the new trailer ...   read

 
 
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New Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology images question its 'remake' title

New information and screenshots of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology are here thanks to Famitsu. On top of the new "Sub-History," Atlus will add voice acting, a new character named Nemesia, and "system additions." Gameplay screensho...   read

 
 
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Early on, the Bakers had a dog in Resident Evil 7

There could've been a Baker family pooch in Resident Evil 7! That's my main takeaway from this first making-of video from Capcom, but it's far from the only production insight featured. Part of me is sad that idea didn't make the cut, but ...   read

 
 
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New Senran Kagura game teased in Peach Beach Splash

Similar to how Kingdom Hearts games always show a teaser regarding the next game in post-credits scene (sometimes requiring certain conditions be met), the end of Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash also teases the seventh game in th...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter XX dominates Japan, spikes 3DS sales

As if the Nintendo 3DS needed any help selling in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter XX (expansion of Monster Hunter Generations) has raised total 3DS sales (2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL) by 179%. The surge momentarily closed the gap wit...   read

 
 
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Radiant Historia returns with Perfect Chronology on 3DS

Atlus isn't done with Radiant Historia! First released for Nintendo DS in 2010, the time-travel RPG is getting a 3DS remake with touched-up graphics and a new "Sub-History" to play through (from the start, if you'd like). While the teaser s...   read

 
 
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Bojack and Zamasu coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 via 'DB Super Pack 3' DLC

This April's DB Super Pack 3 DLC will focus on Dragon Ball Super's Future Trunks Saga, including three new characters: Bojack, Zamasu, and Goku Black Rose. Wait. I haven't followed Dragon Ball Super but "Black Rose?" Really? Bojack wil...   read

 
 


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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory releases 2018 in west

Localization confirmed, Cyber Sleuth pack-in not so. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory will release in the west in early 2018 per Bandai Namco. It will feature Japanese voices with English/German subtitles. The PS4 versi...   read

 
 
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Switch gets pricey Seiken Densetsu Collection

It's official: Seiken Densetsu 3 will be on the Nintendo Switch, included in the Seiken Densetsu Collection along with Seiken Densetsu 1 (Final Fantasy Adventure) and Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana). The collection will be...   read

 
 
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth follow-up announced

Word of a new Digimon game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bubbled up over the weekend. As revealed in the most recent issue of V-Jump, Bandai Namco is following 2015's Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth with a new role-playing game, Digimon Story: ...   read

 
 
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Review: I Am Setsuna (Switch)

Last year, we saw the release of I Am Setsuna for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Much like one of Square Enix's other recent role-playing games, Bravely Default, it was an attempt by the publisher to provide an experience somewhat...   read

 
 
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The PlayStation 3 is still in production in Japan, but not for long

As one is born, another dies. After 11 long years, Sony has announced that they are ending the production of the PS3 in Japan. Following a "soon" tease, further efforts to locate a date hint that it will end sometime this month. The PS3 was...   read

 
 
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I sort of went to the NieR: Automata cafe in Tokyo

I was planning to do a front page thing, showing off the NieR: Automata cafe in Akihabara, but I couldn't eat so I made this a blog. Then Niero said I should put on the front page. Here we are! Ending tomorrow,  NieR: Automata is ...   read

 
 
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Super Sonico and DOA's Ayane join Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash

Ayane joins Marie Rose and Honoka from Dead or Alive in the water-gun third-person shooter Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash via DLC. Super Sonico was also just announced in a stream. Images on the three Dead or Alive ch...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Akiba's Beat in Europe, get a neat gift

You may not be ripping clothes off of demons, but Akiba's Beat still looks like one of the better role-playing experiences in that mid/low-development budget range. Whereas many games, including Akiba's Trip, just give you a soundtrack...   read

 
 
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Have $20,000? Buy the life-sized Summer Lesson statue

Who needs virtual reality when you can have life-sized dolls? Oh wait, that's a thing that exists...Anyways! If you have fallen in love with Summer Lesson's Hikari Miyamoto, you can get an ordinary figure of her for 9,500 yen (~$83 US)...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III progress update shows QTE testing

Remember "QTE Expert" from the You Arcade in Shenmue? You did play Shenmue didn't you? Not only did the game basically invent and focus on QTE's, but it even had a mini-game in the arcade that was about as literal a QTE as you can get,...   read

 
 
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Konosuba game announced via panty quiz

Recently I thought about applying to write for an anime website, but the application involved writing about a currently airing anime. I shuffled through some, including Konosuba, and ultimately realized I didn't have anything to say about t...   read

 
 
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First EVO Japan Championship announces dates and location

First announced during EVO 2016, and later confirmed for a January 2018 date at Tokyo Game Show that September, we finally have a hard confirmation date for the inaugural EVO Japan Championship Coming January 26-28th, 2018, Evolution Champi...   read

 
 
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Japan likes shooters too; Ghost Recon Wildlands tops sales charts

Well OK, it only had to beat out the 900 billionth Kingdom Hearts re-release, but selling nearly 90,000 copies to top the Japanese sales charts in its opening week is impressive enough. I wonder if would've sold as as well if Japanese ...   read

 
 
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They're unstoppable! DOA's Marie Rose and Honoka to join Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash

Dead or Alive's Marie Rose and Honoka are just not satisfied with being in their own game. Originally DLC fighters in Dead or Alive 5, they were titular characters in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. They have since continued to amass popularit...   read

 
 
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It's Waifu x Waifu with this Guilty Gear/BlazBlue costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The Dead or Alive series loves its DLC. The latest release, Dead or Alive: Last Round, offers all its DLC costumes together for a $93 USD lump sum. This may definitely be one of the worst aspects of the fighting game genre, but even I succu...   read

 
 



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