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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Senran Kagura bathing suits fulfill a need

It's crazy how popular the Dead or Alive Xtreme series is after all of this time, and what's even crazier is Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune is still getting a steady stream of support a year after is release in Japan. Watching this trailer...   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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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' 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 ...   read

 
 
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Taro Yoko's next project is a mobile game titled SINoALICE

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a mobile gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional session of Ridiculous Fishing or Downwell on my phone, I'll usually gravitate towards other platforms whenever I just want to pick up ...   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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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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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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Godzilla is keeping people from preordering the Switch in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has become a hot commodity here in the United States, and it's no less so in its home country. Japanese fans who've been trying to order the hybrid console through Nintendo's online store have been seeing an error messag...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 0 will be getting some free DLC next month

Yakuza 0 is really great. It may possibly be the best Yakuza game released in the West thus far, but there was one strange omission: unlockable costumes. In some of the previous Yakuza titles, beating the game allowed you to select costumes...   read

 
 
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Neko Atsume is going to be the greatest video game movie ever

Video game movies have had it tough for like, ever really. I've seen some competent ones, I've seen some that bordered on good, but I still haven't seen a great adaptation. I'm not sure what's to blame for all of their failures, but perhaps...   read

 
 
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It will require a heat action to open the Yakuza 0 Business Edition

I think a little part of me died when I saw John Hardin, Sega's PR manager, smash the box of Yakuza 0 The Business Edition with a hammer. It was hysterical, but all I could think of was how damaged the game would be. You shouldn't damage Ya...   read

 
 
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Review: Yakuza 0

Japan in the '80s was a wonderful time for business owners. The yen was exploding in value and money was flowing like water. If you were involved in any kind of business, legit or not, you were basically so wealthy that you could blow your ...   read

 
 
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Live action Gravity Rush 2 trailer featuring anti-gravity cat is wild

Talk about going out of your way to make something cool to promote your game. SIE Japan released a four minute live action trailer about two Japanese sisters and their pet cat. We view an everyday apartment from the first-person perspectiv...   read

 
 
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New Nippon Ichi game traps people in theme park and subjugates them to death vote

Ever wanted to be live or be in a game world? You probably don't want to be in Nippon Ichi's newly announced PS4/PS Vita game Tsuiho Senkyo, which roughly translates as Exile Election. The "election" in the game occurs in a theme park ...   read

 
 
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Yep, Taro Yoko most definitely approves of your lewd NieR: Automata fan art

A little over a week ago, a (probably NSFW, depending on your occupation) Tweet started to float around that showed that PlatinumGames may or may not have added a butthole to the character model for protagonist of NieR: Automata; YoRHa...   read

 
 
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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone

If I didn’t know better and wasn’t aware that the timelines don’t quite add up, I’d say the subtext around the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone feels aggressive, even adversarial....   read

 
 
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What does your console say about your taste in anime?

With a new year comes the opportunity to open up a new front in the console war, and now it's taking place on the battlefield of people's tastes in anime. Crunchyroll has released a series of infographics breaking down the popularity of its...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash details reveal gameplay mechanics, bust sizes

You've got to hand it to Marvelous. It knows its audience. The studio's latest effort, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, is a dramatic departure from its current fare (but with even more busty ladies) and now we finally have some details a...   read

 
 
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Utada Hikaru confirmed to be working on Kingdom Hearts III music

Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru wasn't a hit from the start. Her first album was entirely in English and tanked, but her second album which was in Japanese took off. She speaks and can sing in English fluently, but the work she is best know...   read

 
 
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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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