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Bandai Namco is hosting a limited-time Gundam VR experience in Japan

Japan loves VR, and you can't get more Japanese than VR Gundam. Naturally, Bandai Namco knows this, so they're introducing a mobile suit experience at the VR Zone location in Tokyo. It'll cost you 1,000 yen (roughly $10) for eight minutes, ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: I am Setsuna follow-up on the way

Square Enix has filed a trademark in Japan for what appears to be a follow-up to last month's I am Setsuna. According to a post on Gematsu, the game's title will be "Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth," which roughly translates to "You and the Foggy...   read

 
 
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Catch up with Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Guilty Gear

Toco toco tv had a chance to interview Daisuke Ishiwatari, who most of you know as the creator of Guilty Gear. But if you've ever wondered why the series is so good, it's because he has such a big hand in it -- hell, he designed the ca...   read

 
 
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Super cute puzzle RPG Puyo Puyo Chronicle announced

[Update: Here are the first official screens and the trailer!] Puyo Puyo is one of those criminally underrated series. Enthusiasts know about it and live by it, but the gaming public often drifts by in favor of other puzzle games. Hopefully...   read

 
 
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You gotta believe! PaRappa the Rapper is getting another anime

We went from not having a PaRappa the Rapper anime to having a PaRappa the Rapper anime debuting on August 18 in an instant. Life is good. Fuji TV has announced that the property created in 1996 by former pop-artist Masaya Matsuur...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun & Moon is getting a manga series, fellas

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are going full bore with Pokemon Sun & Moon -- and they may as well, with Go sweeping the globe. The former has just announced a new manga series, which will debut by way of the CoroCoro Comics...   read

 
 
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Seaman creator Yoot Saito is getting back into gaming

Yoot Saito, the designer behind imaginative games like SimTower, Seaman, and Odama, is once again actively pursuing game development. Speaking at the fourth annual BitSummit festival in Japan, as reported by Wired, he bluntly expressed the ...   read

 
 
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Let's hit the batting cages with Suda51

I'm always curious to hear what creators do to recharge mentally, whether it's going on nature hikes, gardening, working up a sweat at the gym, or just sneaking in a quick midday nap, and how those hobbies might directly or even indirectly...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read

 
 
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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: 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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