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The worst video game translation job ever

Localization is an underappreciated aspect of game development. There is a lot that goes into localization such as redesigning cover-art, censoring parts of games for cultural sensitivity, and recording new voice-overs in the target languag...   read

 
 
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Steins;Gate 0 is coming to PS4 and Vita this November

It looks like Western fans of Steins;Gate - the well-regarded Visual Novel, anime and Dr. Pepper advert - won't have to wait much longer in order to get their hands on its sequel. PQube Games have announced that Steins;G...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 opening movie plays the nostalgia card and it totally works

"You're giving me too many things that aren't KH3" would've been the subheader if it didn't sound so critical. Sure, they keep re-releasing prior titles and even this new appetizer for Kingdom Hearts 3 is packed in with a movie based on the...   read

 
 
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Let's go go back to Go Go Nippon for more romance

Wait, the original Go Go Nippon came out in 2011? I thought it came out in 2014. Guess that explains why there's no article of this on Destructoid. Well, if you never played Go Go Nippon and have any interest in Japan or visual no...   read

 
 
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Looks like I'm importing this Yakuza 6 PS4

For Japanese gamers, Sony loves to brand its little black box with all manner of emblems. The most we get in the US is some lame-ass hard drive cover (though the Destiny console was white). I'm still envious of my friend's Phantom Pain PS4,...   read

 
 
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Mario! Pikachu! Fusion, ha!

What would happen if Mario and Pikachu did the fusion dance? No, this isn't some deviantart contest, but if it were Nintendo would claim all the entries considering it and the Pokémon Company have teamed up create an official mo...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD finally have a European and Australian release date

It looks like Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse finally has a confirmed release date in both Europe and Australia. Deep Silver has announced via a trailer on its YouTube channel, which you can view below, that the Atlus-published role-...   read

 
 
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The Alliance Alive looks like a real game with its debut trailer

The other day, we told you about a new JRPG for the Nintendo 3DS called The Alliance Alive. Judging by your comments, most readers were none too impressed with the teaser footage that featured various blocky characters running through a big...   read

 
 
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The first (and best) Pokemon movie is coming back to theaters

Perhaps as a promotional stunt to create even more hype for Pokémon Sun and Moon releasing on November 18, The Pokémon Company has announced it will show the classic film, Pokémon: The First Movie for two days at s...   read

 
 
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Check out The Alliance Alive, a new JRPG for the 3DS

Do you remember The Legend of Legacy? Did you like it? Former Destructoid editor Kyle MacGregor wasn't too fond of it last year when he reviewed it, but he did see there was potential. Hopefully that potential will be realized in The Allian...   read

 
 
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Phil Spencer chimes in on why Xbox doesn't sell in Japan

You know how Japanese games have 'O' and 'X' swapped on PlayStation? For those not already aware, in Japan 'O' is the universal symbol of "correct" or "affirmative" whereas 'X' is the opposite, conveying a sense of "wrong" or "negative." Co...   read

 
 
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Summer Lesson has an erotic copycat called VR Kanojo

You may have noticed I've written on a number of lewd games in recent memory, and what it may make people think of me and my taste in games is obvious. But what can you do when you focus on covering Japanese games? Not covering a bunch of e...   read

 
 
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Corpse Party arrives on 3DS later this month

Earlier this year, XSEED Games announced that it was bringing the horror game Corpse Party to the Nintendo 3DS sometime in Summer 2016. For one reason or another, it was unable to meet that release window. Thankfully, XSEED Games has a...   read

 
 
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The Touhou roguelike finally has a Western release date

Earlier this year, NIS America announced that that it was going to be bringing the Aqua Style-developed roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer to Western territories sometime in early 2017. Today we finally have a little more specificity as t...   read

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs

It's only been a year or so since Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters first released, but now we've got Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs to deal with. Even taking into account the Japanese game industry's penchant...   read

 
 
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Early '90s Super Famicom video unearthed

[Header courtesy of Crystal Blue Dreams] Nintendo of America always had some kind of quirky promotional video to go along with its big releases in the '90s. I have fond childhood memories of playing the Star Fox 64 video and even the Donkey...   read

 
 
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These Fate/Extella PlayStations look amazing

I've always found limited edition consoles to be a bit of a mixed bag. Some of them can look pretty great, while others are nothing short of abominations. On the Japanese PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that it will be releasing two limite...   read

 
 
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Oh god, Japan made a horse dating game

Remember Hatoful Boyfriend? The pigeon dating game? Thought that was weird? Almost as if it were a competition, now Usaya Co. has released a dating game where you play as a girl (oneigh-san, if you will) and suddenly meet a horse ...   read

 
 
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Borderline NSFW Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash images bounce on to the web

When's the last time a game was decided by how wet you made the opposing team? Never. What's that? Splatoon? Well, does Splatoon have titantic-breasted girls in wet t-shirts and bikinis? Didn't think so. Senran Kagura Peach Beach ...   read

 
 
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Fate/Extella has been delayed in North America

Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if the job of a games journalist is to report on nothing but delays. I'm being facetious, but considering the frequency in which delays are announced or confirmed, it is a thought that crosses my mind ever...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa 1*2 Reload is heading West next year

Fans of visual novels and Japanese craziness will be happy to hear that Danganronpa 1*2 Reload will be heading to the West early next year. The compilation is a PS4 port of the first two Danganronpa games (Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye De...   read

 
 
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The next sexy beach game from Japan announced: Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash

As if this series wasn't lewd enough, Marvelous Entertainment has seemingly decided to jump on that beach bikini bandwagon with its announcement of Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash for PlayStation 4. This is fulfilling the promise it ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV countdown site suggests big news

Square Enix has launched a countdown site for Final Fantasy XV that'll end on October 5, 4:00AM GMT. There are no hints or leaks at what the reveal could be but some rumors are already circulating: another delay, a PC version of FFXV, ...   read

 
 
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This Gravity Rush 2 footage looks utterly gorgeous

It would not be hyperbolic to say that Gravity Rush 2 is my most anticipated game of 2016. Despite all of its flaws, I adore the first game in the franchise, and I genuinely hope that the sequel can improve and expand upon it in a mean...   read

 
 
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Femto looks appropriately over-the-top in Berserk Warriors

Not too long ago, it was confirmed by Famitsu that Femto, fifth member of the God Hand and demonic form of Griffith, would be playable in Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. At the time, it was unknown as to how he'd actually handle...   read

 
 
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