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Senran Kagura is HD jiggling its way onto Nintendo Switch

Along with all of the crazy news and release dates from the recent Nintendo Direct, somehow this announcement fell under the radar. During the Japanese Nintendo Direct, Senran Kagura director Kenichiro Takaki expressed his interest in the s...   read

 
 
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Marry your waifu at a wedding chapel in Tokyo

Remember when that guy married Nene from Love Plus? Hibiki Works does, and they're now using virtual reality and a real wedding chapel in Tokyo to have you tie the knot with one of the three girls in its latest erotic dating sim, Nitzu...   read

 
 


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Sharing or no sharing, Persona 5 brings the memes

Atlus may have effectively banned in-depth streaming for Persona 5, but that won't stop people from turning arguably the most anticipated JRPG of the last few years into a meme machine.  In the few days since the game's release, in fac...   read

 
 
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy dattebayos to the West this Fall

I know it may not be the coolest thing to admit, but when I was first getting into anime I was a huge Naruto stan. I'd write fan fiction, try and find manga scans on the Internet because they hadn't released in the West yet, and naturally,...   read

 
 
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Attack on Titan Season 2's first episodes definitely weren't worth the three-year wait

Attack on Titan dominated the fan scene three years ago. Conventions were filled wall to wall with its cosplay, and it was one of the few anime projects breaking out into the mainstream. Garnering attention for its fresh take on post-apocal...   read

 
 
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Trailer for one of two new Naruto games, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, leaked

The weekly print of Famitsu magazine announced two new Naruto video games: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Appropriate to its name, the trilogy will only contain the first three Ul...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 quickly eclipses 1.5 million shipments

Just a few days after the worldwide release, Persona 5 has moved over 1.5 million copies. For context, the only single Persona game that has reached over one million worldwide lifetime sales so far is Persona 4: Golden. Atlus added tha...   read

 
 
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Some fans are pissed about Persona 5's localization

Localizing a game is no easy task, especially a game like Persona 5. It's a good game, but also a huge one, and localizing it was apparently a mammoth undertaking for Atlus USA. With reportedly 50% more dialogue in its script compared ...   read

 
 
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Review: Toukiden 2

Games of the hunting genre, often referred to as “Monster Hunter clones,” are still among those foreign video game curiosities that just can't seem to grab western audiences the way it has in Japan. One of the main reasons why i...   read

 
 
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Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 is real and coming this year

A little over 10 years ago, Atlus released one of the defining RPGs for the Nintendo DS with Etrian Odyssey. Overwhelmed by role-playing games on the system, I skipped the series until The Drowned City and realized I had been miss...   read

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is jumping to the 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS has seen its fair share of remakes over from Atlus. It's released updated versions of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor, Devil Survivor 2, and the first two Etrian Odyssey games. Soon, Shin M...   read

 
 
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Looks like Gal Gun was pretty successful for Inti Creates

Inti Creates is one of my favorite developers in the game today. Whether they're creating sequels to amazing NES games or showing Keiji Inafune how a Mega Man-like should be made, I'm genuinely excited to pop-in whatever new title the compa...   read

 
 
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I sort of went to the NieR: Automata cafe in Tokyo

I was planning to do a front page thing, showing off the NieR: Automata cafe in Akihabara, but I couldn't eat so I made this a blog. Then Niero said I should put on the front page. Here we are! Ending tomorrow,  NieR: Automata is ...   read

 
 
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It's Waifu x Waifu with this Guilty Gear/BlazBlue costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The Dead or Alive series loves its DLC. The latest release, Dead or Alive: Last Round, offers all its DLC costumes together for a $93 USD lump sum. This may definitely be one of the worst aspects of the fighting game genre, but even I succu...   read

 
 
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Nep nep nep nep nep nep nep this winter

It has been several months since the last game in the Neptunia franchise hit western shores and something about that is just wrong. Usually, we’re drowning in releases, but it’s been barren since October’s crossover with t...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash adds some voluptuous DLC characters

I've tried my best (and failed) to keep clear of the Senran Kagura series, but it's always been a secret shame of mine. Although it won't play like other games in the series, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash features the same , uh, "qualit...   read

 
 
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Review: Ys Origin

When it comes to ports of older games, I've always been a fan of companies who give more players the opportunity to experience something they missed out on during its early run. While I rarely double-dip on titles, I like the idea of having...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 is exactly what the Persona series needed

Back when Persona 4 Golden released, I considered its advent as the sign that we as a society had hit the point of "Peak Persona." That game took the already-polished structure of Persona 4 - itself a refinement of&...   read

 
 
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Pokemon the Movie 20's first trailer has an electrifying personality

With Pokémon now twenty years old (I'm older every day, enjoy your youth kids!), the newest, and 20th, movie celebrates by going back to anime series roots. As this first trailer showcases (in Japanese), this film is a retelling...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is suing a Japanese company over 'real life' Mario Kart

Apparently racing your very own Mario Kart is a booming business over in Japan, because this is the second time I'm posting about a company offering such a thing. It looks like the Marika Company didn't get clearance from Nintendo, because ...   read

 
 
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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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