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You'll be able to get your hands on a demo for Gravity Rush 2 tomorrow

Gravity Rush 2 is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of next year. As someone who purchased a PlayStation Vita just so they could play the first game, before buying it again at a later date when it was re-released on the PS4...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel III will be exclusive to PS4

The past decade has seen a number of Nihon Falcom games finally localized to the west, including multiple entries from the Ys and Legend of Heroes series. Next to Shining, Legend of Heroes is perhaps the largest RPG series th...   read

 
 
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Business meetings are super awkward at Sega Europe

Nothing screams the holidays like trading business cards. Wait, that can't be right... why would Sega PR lie to me? Either way, this new promo trailer for Yakuza 0 is high on the cringe factor and loaded with shots of that lovely business c...   read

 
 
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Only in Japan: Destroy Tokyo as giant robot school girl in VR

It's odd that I was just recently watching videos of Demolition Girl, a PS2 game where you must fight to take down a giant supermodel who's wreaking havoc on Japan. I thought such games would never be made today, but then I remembered Japan...   read

 
 
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Opoona is a baller, shot-caller in Musou Stars

One of my favorite things about the Nintendo Wii was all the weird games it got. Stuff like Elebits, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, The Dog Island, and Opoona. Opoona was especially odd in that its big gimmick was you could play the ent...   read

 
 
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Check out the gorgeous new trailer for Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix showed off a new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI yesterday at Jump Festa, an anime convention held annually in Tokyo. It's the most we've seen of the title so far, and it looks like this may serve as the game's attract ...   read

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 9 is coming and it sounds epic

Revealed in an official stream today, Dynasty Warriors 9 (known as Shin Sangoku Musou 8 in Japan) will be coming out sometime in the near future. The game is a dramatic overhaul of the Warriors series in that it introduces a completely open...   read

 
 
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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Here's 20 minutes of NieR: Automata gameplay and details of its PS4 Pro support

NieR: Automata is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of 2017. As who has enjoyed some of the past works of Taro Yoko (although I admittedly need to get around to Drakengard 1 and 2), I'm finding myself desperately hopin...   read

 
 
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School Girl Zombie Hunter English trailer suggests localization, but is absolutely NSFW

The only thing that irritates me more than changing iconic hats is when in zombie-related media people refuse to refer to them as just "zombies." No, they have to try ever so hard to avoid the term, preferring phrases like "those...those......   read

 
 
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Watch Kiryu and Majima rough up some thugs in this Yakuza 0 trailer

I'm in love with the Yakuza series; I don't think that can be stated enough. If you'd like to know one of the reasons why, just watch the new trailer for Yakuza 0. Along with being awesome, the trailer showcases the different fighting style...   read

 
 
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Cast aside your anime prejudice, Blue Reflection looks crazy fun

Have you ever worried about games not being localized or not featuring enough women? Gust has you covered; nearly every Gust title has been localized in the West and they all feature a mostly female cast. The Atelier series is Gust's ...   read

 
 
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Newest Pokemon Movie looks like a return to the series' Gen 1 roots

Just before the 20th anniversary of Pokémon comes to a close, The Pokémon Company left us with one last surprise: a teaser for the 20th animated movie titled Pokémon: I Choose You which will come to Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Japan is getting some limited edition Danganronpa V3 PS4 and Vita consoles

On the Japanese PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced the availability of a collection of PlayStation consoles that are based off of Spike Chunsoft's upcoming Visual Novel, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. The first of the Danganronpa V...   read

 
 
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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star finally has a Western release date

Back in October, Marvelous Europe confirmed that Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star -- a Musou-like game that's based off of the ever-popular Fate franchise for both the PlayStation 4 and Vita -- would be released in January in both Eu...   read

 
 
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Newest Tales of Berseria trailer doesn't hide censored scene

There's been a lot of outrage over Japanese games getting censored over the years, particularly with respect to sexuality. Lingerie outfits were replaced with Zelda and Samus costumes in Fatal Frame 5, swimsuits were changed to fashionable...   read

 
 
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We anime now! Atelier Sophie and Nights of Azure coming to Steam

Forty percent of all Steam games were released in 2016. That's over 4,000 more games to complete if you have the delusional goal of playing every game ever like little ole OCD Cory. Sure a lot of those games are just garbage, but it sure is...   read

 
 
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Have a look at Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune's combat and characters with this new trailer

Hey, look. Compile Heart has released a new trailer for the upcoming Japanese release of Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune. What exactly is Cyber Dimension Neptune? Well, since Destructoid has yet to really cover this...   read

 
 
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Hey uh, Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash actually looks pretty fun

Think of the perfect steak, one from your favorite restaurant. Perhaps it's momma's homecookin' or even your own hand-crafted meaty heaven. Then think how tasty that juicy, warm, medium-well steak made just the way you like it tastes. Woul...   read

 
 
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Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization might be the best Sword Art Online game yet.  Then again, we might not be talking about all that much. This is, after all, just the third major Sword Art Online game (fifth, counting ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV tops Japanese sales charts in first week

Square Enix shipped five million copies of Final Fantasy XV on it's first day worldwide, but unsurprisingly the vast majority of those must have come outside of Japan. The long-awaited title with a really bad movie I'm currently relieving m...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki claymation ads are kawaii as hell

How could you possibly make Jibanyan cosplaying Indiana Jones even more cute? Make it into a clay animation (or claymation) of course. These short but sweet TV spots kind of make me wish the whole game was a 3D clay-animated adventure....   read

 
 
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Soulcalibur's 20th anniversary video gives glimmer of hope for 6th title

Has it been 20 years? The original Soul Edge released in Japanese arcades back in 1995, making this the 21st anniversary. It came to PlayStation in Japan in 1996, which is probably where they are counting from, but not until the follo...   read

 
 
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Ys Origin is coming to PS4 and Vita early next year

The Ys franchise is one that I’ve been meaning to really dive into ever since I played Memories of Celceta for the PlayStation Vita. Its fast-paced and action-oriented gameplay, as well as its kick-ass soundtrack, had me unable to put...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3 is heading to the West for PS4 and Vita

That dastardly Monokuma just can't leave enough alone. It looks like he'll be tormenting more super models in the upcoming Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, which just got a confirmation for the West. The title features an all-new cast and s...   read

 
 



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