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Raiden V is coming to PS4 and Steam with a 'Director's Cut'

Sometime this fall, UFO Interactive Games will be bringing Raiden V to PS4 and PC (via Steam) as Raiden V: Director's Cut. In an effort to entice fans to double dip (or sweeten the deal for people who don't own an Xbox One), Director's Cut ...   read

 
 
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Capcom is bringing Monster Hunter XX to Nintendo Switch

It may not be your exact "Monster Hunter on Nintendo Switch" dream scenario, but Capcom is heading in that general direction. The company has announced Monster Hunter XX for Switch in Japan. There's a preliminary website for the Switch vers...   read

 
 

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Pokemon GO cheaters subtly punished

Those too lazy to get up and go play Pokémon GO the way it was intended have turned to third-party software to roam the game and collect monsters, without needing to physically move. Niantic has devised an interesting punis...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV survey has you voting on future content including playable characters

In the latest update, Final Fantasy XV poses a survey to players asking what sort of DLC they'd like to see in the future, allowing just a single vote. Don't view the image below if you want to avoid story spoilers. Choices include a h...   read

 
 
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Prey chooses interesting time to prey on the Japanese market

It's still a down season in Japan as we progress out of the post-Golden Week slump into summer. Overall software and hardware sales remained on par with the low numbers last week while little changed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Monster Hu...   read

 
 
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Gundam Versus details post-launch support, Barbatos Lupus confirmed as DLC

Bandai Namco has released a number of details for Gundam Versus, including its post-launch plans as well as the upcoming trial version.   read

 
 
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Dad replaces son's cardboard Nintendo Switch with real one

It's not hard to understand why @mohikan1974 has such a large following on Twitter. He always seems to be doing fun and creative things, usually with his son, Kazutoyo, like role-playing police in a crime scene. The creative spirit has flow...   read

 
 
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El Shaddai spiritual successor, The Lost Child, announced

Kadokawa games is publishing Takeyasu Sawaki's next title on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Sawaki is best known for El Shaddai which was not too el shabby. Unlike El Shaddai, The Lost Child is a turn-based RPG, but is...   read

 
 
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Level 5 is developing for Nintendo Switch

Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino stated "although I can't reveal the content, we're making game(s) for [the Nintendo Switch]" in a Nikkei Trendy Interview. Japanese language does not differentiate nouns by plurality or singularity, so it's not clea...   read

 
 
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Latest Final Fantasy XV update includes stinky tofu and a survey

An update is coming to Final Fantasy XV tomorrow, May 24. It will fix various bugs, including one that crashes the game on the Timed Quest rankings screen; add the winning photo of the snapshot contest to the front of the Hammerhead re...   read

 
 


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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2012, Dragon's Dogma is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall in its upgraded form, Dark Arisen. It will also release for the first time on PC in Japan at the same time...   read

 
 
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Some Steins;Gate games have been added to Xbox One backward compatibility

Microsoft had made a big push to get into the Japanese market with the launch of the Xbox 360, but that ended up backfiring and led to Microsoft embracing more Western properties. That is a real shame, too, since we got the classic Lost Ody...   read

 
 
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Owlboy is flapping on over to the Switch

Nintendo of Japan has released a sizzle reel for some upcoming indie games releasing on the Switch ahead of the BitSummit conference in Kyoto this weekend (BitSummit is a Japanese indie dev gathering). While a lot of the games are stuff we ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo selling empty box for five dollars

After announcing the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle, Nintendo figured some people may just want to forget all that game nonsense and just enjoy a nice empty box. Whether you can't afford the bundle, already own a Switch, are an...   read

 
 
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Japan: console and game sales plummet following Golden Week

After a boom in sales for one of the longest holidays of the year, sales receded back to lower-than-average numbers across the board. Basically, everything evens out. Sales should begin to return to average figures in the following weeks. T...   read

 
 
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Get anime pillow cases with Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth this September

The conclusion of the Utawarerumono trilogy of games will come ashore in America and Europe on September 5, 2017 physically and digitally on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita (except the European PS Vita version, which is digital only). Pre-or...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch port releases Fall 2017 in Japan, includes motion controls

Some new details have surfaced about the port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Switch. Along with the requisite motion controls (you can "perform" a kamehameha) comes ad-hoc co-op play for up to six players, single joy-con  1v1 multip...   read

 
 
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Sega promises 'more surprises than ever before' with its 'Amazing Sega' re-branding

Meet the new Sega, same as the old Sega. In an attempt to capitalize on a new wave of hype, the Japanese company intends to regularly release a new video series called "Amazing Sega," the first of which you can watch below, featuring Yakuza...   read

 
 
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Gundam Versus reveals 12 more Mobile Suits

Despite having just announced 11 Mobile Suits in this week's issue of Famitsu, Namco has no intention of slowing down the reveals for Gundam Versus this week.   read

 
 
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Europe is getting a Splatoon 2 Switch bundle and accessories

As mentioned in the UK version of today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Arms, several Splatoon-themed Nintendo Switch accessories and a system bundle are coming to Europe in the near future. While I already ended up nabbing a second P...   read

 
 
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Accel World VS Sword Art Online hits this July with DLC included, for a time

Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight is on schedule for western release this summer on July 7, 2017. If purchased "within a few weeks of launch," customers will be granted the Ordinal Scales and SAO Origins Pack D...   read

 
 
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Gundam Versus reveals 11 Mobile Suits, new online mode

It's been a busy week for Gundam Versus. After the debut of its first TV spot, this week's issue of Famitsu has revealed new information about the upcoming game.   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco announces Evangelion VR experience

Hot off the heels of the Gundam VR experience, Bandai Namco has announced an Evangelion VR attraction, titled Evangelion VR: The Soul's Seat. Debuting this summer at the VR Zone location in Tokyo, this looks to be a treat for Evangelion fan...   read

 
 
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Harvest Moon: Light of Hope gets announced, is heading to Switch, PC and PS4

Natsume has announced that the next Harvest Moon title will be named Light of Hope. In addition to the name, the company also stated PS4, Switch and PC as the platforms the game will end up on. This marks the first Harvest Moon game to get ...   read

 
 
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Review: Akiba's Beat

My honeymoon period for reviewing games just ended. After two short games, one great and the other average, I now know the horror of slogging through a soulless role-playing game. While constantly longing to play other games like Breath of ...   read

 
 


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