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eShop will be ready at Switch launch with 'Nindies' including timed exclusive Shovel Knight DLC

As if ashamed by all the things it won't have at launch, Nintendo is boasting that it will in fact have the eShop up and running at launch (as it should), though it will require a system update that will be available at launch. Those who ha...   read

 
 
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In a week of poor sales, For Honor stumbles to the top

Sales numbers haven't been this low since I start covering these. There are likely a variety of factors involved, such as For Honor being the only significant new release this past week. It was the top seller in Japan, even if 40,000 is not...   read

 
 
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Square Enix may have accidentally announced NieR: Automata's PC release date

The highly anticipated NieR: Automata will release on PlayStation 4 in North America on March 7, 2017. It will also be available on PC via Steam, but the release date has yet to be announced, or has it? Square Enix released a new trai...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy VII Remake voice acting 'nearly complete'

Oh right, modern games have voice acting. For whatever reason it didn't hit me that the Final Fantasy VII Remake will be fully voiced, but of course it will. That voice acting is nearly complete according to Producer Yoshinori Kitase, ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix forms studio for new RPG property 'Project Prelude Rune'

Role-playing game fans have a pair of new names to try and remember. One is "Studio Istolia," a Tokyo-based studio recently formed under Square Enix, and the other is "Project Prelude Rune," the RPG intellectual property the group is creati...   read

 
 
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Nioh's William joins the cast of Musou Stars

The last time I wrote about Musou Stars (an anniversary musou drawing from many Koei Tecmo properties), community member Enou wondered if we'd see Nioh's William Adams added to the roster. I figured they'd be correct, but wasn't sure if Wil...   read

 
 
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Finally some new screenshots of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake

It's been a good while since we've heard or seen anything regarding these titles, but Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, is determined to show what he can. While he was not given permission to show video, he brought a couple scree...   read

 
 
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Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada coming West this May

Koei Tecmo's games fulfill a very particular need. If you ever need to let off some steam and just clear through waves and waves of nameless jerks, there's no better outlet than the Warriors series. The latest addition, Samurai Warriors: Sp...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash gets a titillating trailer

Marvelous's Senran Kagura has always been a shameful pleasure of mine, and that shame comes to a head with the latest release Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. This multiplayer water gun shooter may seem like Splatoon with waifus, but this...   read

 
 
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Someone at The Pokemon Company thought it would be a good idea to make a Magikarp mobile game

A funny but perhaps now outdated gag, Magikarp vs Magikarp splash battles are now being made into a mobile game, naturally titled Splash! Magikarp. Well, OK I guess? Memes aside they're taking the most uneventful part of the games and ...   read

 
 


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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 headed to North America with prior DLC included

Looks like someone heard me when I pointed out that the Steam release of Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator would not come with the previously released DLC, or at least I like to think that. In any case the newest version of Guilty Gear Xr...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest spin-off outperforms Nioh in first week

The long-awaited Dark Souls-esque Nioh has arrived but its thunder has perhaps been stolen by Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional, which sold nearly 50,000 more copies than the newcomer. The Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off ...   read

 
 
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New batch of Musou Stars character trailers feature my dude-a Opoona

The Dynasty Warriors series is my favorite video game series overall. Musou games bring me a joy I can't describe, really. It's just so satisfying to mow down waves of enemies as a super powered jerk who couldn't care less about their medic...   read

 
 
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Okay Nintendo, you got me: Your new Breath of the Wild screenshots are exciting

Fine. I'm finally starting to get excited about Zelda: Breath of the Wild thanks to Game Informer's latest screenshots and interview with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto. Not that I was planning on skipping it or anything, but nothing...   read

 
 
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We've got limited edition Angels of Death swag, and we want to give it away to you

[Update: We're bumping this before Mike closes the contest this weekend. Get your comments in stat! Stat means now!] Angels of Death released on Steam late last year. It's an anime-styled psycho horror RPG, and you can probably t...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil is hot! RE7 tops three million worldwide sales, movies eclipse a billion

The only thing clicking more than my left mouse button right now is Resident Evil. While I need to fix this little rodent, Capcom needs not change any formula as Resident Evil 7 has now sold more than three million copies worldwide whe...   read

 
 
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Konami makes waifu wars literal with Bombergirl

With Super Bomberman R making its way to the Switch, I had hoped it meant Konami was going to usher in a new age of Bomberman games. But who could've guessed that meant introducing a new series full of buxom ladies? Announced at Japan Expo ...   read

 
 
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Japanese sales charts dominated by ports and re-releases, RE7 still going strong

In the week prior to the launch of Nioh, new releases Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto and BoxBoy! Stuffed Box enter the top ten while the usual suspects Resident Evil 7 and Pokémon Sun & Moon...   read

 
 
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Cloud and Sephiroth are frozen at Japan's snow festival

Among more than 200 masterfully crafted ice sculptures at Japan's biggest and most famous Snow Festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido was a scene featuring Cloud and Sephiroth of Final Fantasy VII. With so many sculptures every year it's impossible...   read

 
 
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Kimura keeps it real part 1: Square Enix, Dot Art, and Dandy Dungeon

Despite having worked on big name franchises like Romancing SaGa, No More Heroes, and Little King's Story, Yoshiro Kimura is not a name everyone in gaming is familiar with. It may just be a matter of time until that changes, especially...   read

 
 
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The Zero Escape collection will release in March for the US

Those who don't have a 3DS or Vita and want to get in on the Zero Escape games will be excited to know that the collection, dubbed The Nonary Games, will be releasing on March 24, 2017 for PS4 and Vita with a PC release scheduled for the ne...   read

 
 
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NSFW glitch removes clothes to reveal nude Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 girls

If you thought Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune wasn't lewd enough as is, now there's a glitch in its new virtual reality mode which causes swimsuits (and most hair) on girls to disappear, revealing their naked bodies. Unlike with Watch...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata is gold and ready to be shipped

Producer Yosuke Saito announced on Twitter that NieR: Automata has gone gold, meaning its ready to be packed and shipped. Though, as we have seen many times in the past, it does not necessarily imply that games are complete by develope...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 tops Japan sales charts but pales in comparison to Resident Evil 6

When Resident Evil 6 first released back in 2012, it sold over 634,933 copies in its first week. With Capcom reporting that 2.5 million copies of Resident Evil 7 have shipped worldwide, it seems to be doing just fine for itself. However, on...   read

 
 
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Review: Tales of Berseria

When I first wrote about Tales of Berseria, I held the belief that while the game wasn't particularly groundbreaking or innovative, it nonetheless provided a highly polished and consistently excellent experience. At the time, I'd only put 2...   read

 
 



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