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NieR: Automata finally has a western release date: March 7, 2017

[Update: The Black Box Edition has also been announced for pre-order. It comes will all the Day One Edition content along with the soundtrack, an artbook, a steel case, and a "YoRHa '2B' Figurine." It costs $189.99.] NieR: Automata wa...   read

 
 
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Ni No Kuni II makes an appearance and looks awesome

Fans of the Studio Ghibli-produced RPG have a lot to be happy about. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom made an appearance at the PlayStation Experience and was given a nice trailer. None of that industry fluff nonsense, just a lot of gameplay...   read

 
 


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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, and Patapon remastered for PS4

That PaRappa game that was rated in Korea has been revealed as a remaster of the original game for PlayStation 4. LocoRoco and Patapon will also be getting PS4 remasters, as announced today at PSX. All three will play natively in 4K, a...   read

 
 
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Sonic the Hedgehog's latest release is on Japanese commuter trains

Sonic the Hedgehog has been Sega's mascot since his creation in 1991, and he's one of the most recognizable game characters around. So it's no surprise that he appears to promote formats other than his own video games, but I've gotta admit ...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars trailer features musou and stars

With the DLC for Hyrule Warriors finally complete, I now look forward to finding and becoming completely engrossed by my next musou obsession. Dragon Quest Heroes didn't quite tickle my fancy the way I thought it would, but if thi...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa 1*2 Reload will be coming to PS4 in March

Back in October, NIS America announced that it would be bringing the the PS4 ports of both Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and its sequel, Goodbye Despair, to the West sometime in early 2017. With 2017 inching ever closer, NIS Am...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV sells 5 million copies on first day, fastest selling in series history

Having only been available for two days, Square Enix announces Final Fantasy XV has shipped over 5 millions copies worldwide in both physical and digital formats combined. This already eclipses the halfway mark to the 10 million s...   read

 
 
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You don't have to speak Japanese to appreciate this Miitopia trailer

When I was younger and played through the SNES Final Fantasy games, I would always change the name of characters when I could to fulfill my childhood fantasy going on a grand quest with my heroes, like Phil from Rugrats, Bill Nye from ...   read

 
 
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New VR burger game brings zombies and death metal to the cooking sim genre

Q-Games, developer of The Tomorrow Children and the PixelJunk series, has decided to move to VR for its next title, Dead Hungry. More specifically it will be coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam. If you were baffled by The...   read

 
 
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What games would you like to see get an anime adaptation?

In recent years I played Persona 3 and Persona 4 and loved them, but I have yet to see their anime adaptations. I hear great things about them (aside from the Golden series) but just need the time to sit down and check them out. L...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been delayed by another week in Australia

Unfortunately, it looks like JRPG fans in Australia must wait a little longer to get their hands on both Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. Deep Silver, the publisher of these games in both Europe and Austr...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV pre-launch stream: fighting giant kids, dogs, and flying level 99 Square Enix presidents

Final Fantasy XV is officially out, and much to the dismay of those hoping the 10-year effort would be a failure, it's getting great reviews. If you've still got time to kill before it downloads or delivers, check out the Japanese-only live...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Fusions

Dragon Ball Z represents some of the best and worst aspects of serialized anime. There is an abundance of clever, funny, and charming characters along with some fantastic art and intense scenarios. Then there are the repeated animation fram...   read

 
 
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Review: Root Letter

At first, Root Letter (stylized as “√Letter”) appears to try to hook players with the thought of solving a crime. A murder mystery is afoot, and it’s up to me, the player, to solve it. But actually playing ...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 0 still has all the zany mini-games

The Yakuza series may not be well known in the West, but any fan can tell you that the best feature is all of the crazy mini-games. Yakuza 0 looks to continue that tradition with a bunch of ridiculous scenarios and returning classics (Karao...   read

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...   read

 
 
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New Dynasty Warriors game is less bashing, more clicking

Dynasty Warriors has been going for about as long as Japan itself. You are basically an anime samurai superhero, running around slashing a bajillion dudes who stand around waiting to take it like the masochists they are. The latest ent...   read

 
 
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Holy shit, Japanese gamers really like old games

The Famicom Mini is exploding in Japan, topping the hardware charts at 261,381 units sold in its first week in Japan. That's nearly triple the amount of second place, PlayStation 4. PS4 Pro, released this past week, is included in the PS4's...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Fusions will be fusing a little earlier than expected

Unlike most of the Frieza Saga, Dragon Ball Fusions will be hitting store shelves ahead of schedule. You won't have to wait a perpetual 30 minutes for this game to explode on your 3DS. There won't be any reused animation cels in this game. ...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata producer talks PS4 Pro support and possible Xbox One port

In an interview with Game Rant, the producer of NieR: Automata, Yosuke Saito, discussed how the upcoming title by Platinum Games would support Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro console, as well as the possibility of an Xbox One port. Accord...   read

 
 
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New Compile Heart games coming west in 2017

With last month's release of Super Dimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls, the calendar of upcoming titles from developer Compile Heart was looking a bit barren. In fact, nothing had been announced for western shores past that game. Well, las...   read

 
 
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Why yes, there will be swimsuit DLC for Fate/Extella

Now that Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is out on store shelves in Japan, Marvelous - the developer of the Musou-like action game that's based on the Fate franchise - has announced the release schedule for several waves of DLC cost...   read

 
 
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Shoot anime girls in their underwear in Gun Gun Pixies

I recently moved back home with my parents and, for the last week and a half, have been making due without internet access in the house because they're old and live in the sticks. The only access I have is one spot outside of town where my ...   read

 
 
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Gravity Rush 2 is exactly as I'd expected, and that's a damn good thing

I would be lying if I said that Gravity Rush 2 wasn’t the first game I ran to the moment I got through the door on day one of PAX Australia. I know that Steven Hansen has already previewed it at E3, but considering that this has been ...   read

 
 
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Swery and Access Games are done

Director of cult hits Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Hidetaka Suehiro (better known by his nickname "Swery" or "Swery65") has officially announced his retirement from Access Games on Twitter. He has been taking a bre...   read

 
 
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