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Dragon Quest Heroes 2
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Here's some new Dragon Quest Heroes II footage and screenshots

Dragon Quest Heroes was pretty great. Even if it was my first Dragon Quest game, and one of my first Warriors games, I still had a grand ol’ time busting hordes of monsters and have been interested in seeing more of the upcoming sequ...   read

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Hyrule Warriors Legends is releasing in Japan on January 21

The 3DS re-release of Koei Tecmo’s Zelda game, Hyrule Warriors, has been dated in Japan. We also got a shiny new trailer showing off what's new in the game. Hyrule Warriors Legends, which introduces a crapton of new stuff to the game...   read

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Samurai Warriors

FUNimation will stream the Samurai Warriors anime soon

Samurai Warriors 4 came and went earlier this year, and for Warriors fans, it was definitely worth picking up. The Samurai train isn't over though, as an anime called Sengoku Musou will be debuting next year, and FUNimation h...   read

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Koei Tecmo absorbing JRPG-developer Gust

Koei Tecmo bought developer Gust in 2011. According to a recent press release, Koei is absorbing its former subsidiary, which is known for the Atelier and Ar tonelico series. While Gust will no longer exist as a company, the Gust ...   read

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Bladestorm remake

PS3/360 strategy game Bladestorm getting remade for some reason

Next you're going to tell me someone is remaking Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. Well, that would be less surprising. What's a random movie from 2007? Someone's going to remake Stardust? In the Name of the King: A Dunge...   read

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Dynasty Warriors

Dynasty Warriors 8 launches alongside PS4 in Japan

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in Japan on February 22, 2014. The title is also coming to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 8, 2013.   read

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Fatal Frame

Sony takes Fatal Frame 2 in for repairs this week on PSN

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is going in for repairs this week. The digital version of the survival horror classic has been plagued with a myriad of technical issues since its release on PlayStation Network earlier this year. The f...   read

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Once Piece: PW2
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One Piece: PW2 trailer showcases the Straw Hat Crew

If you're itching for more One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 footage, Namco Bandai and Koei have just debuted a new trailer that showcases a bit of the game's premise, and more gameplay. Pirate Warriors 2 will be coming later this year on the P...   read

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DOA 5 Ultimate

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is going free-to-play

Though it is a perfectly functional and fun fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 didn't exactly set the fighting game scene ablaze. It sold well enough at least, but Team Ninja plans to breathe new life into the game by making Dead or Alive 5: Ul...   read

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Fatal Frame

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly floats to PSN this week

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is creeping its way onto PlayStation Network this week. Its arrival is hot on the heels of the original Fatal Frame, which only landed on Sony's online service a few short weeks ago.  Based on...   read


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Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper: Fight a Lu Bu army on Wii U

Upon watching the new trailer for Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, one of the launch titles for Wii U, I had to go back a bit. Did it say battle an all Lu Bu army? And you can fight them with tigers? And Ryu Hayabusa? Why the hell not, I gues...   read


Preview: Pokemon Conquest

I made the harrowing decision to pass on Pokémon Black and White when they released, which I never expected to do, as an avid fan of Pokémon. It’s still a choice that doesn’t sit quite well with me (I think Smuglea...   read


Dynasty Warriors 7 weapon system explained

One thing that's worried me about Dynasty Warriors 7 is the feeling that every character will have the same moveset thanks to the fact that weapons can be shared amongst them. We've been chatting with lead producer about Akihiro Suzuki...   read


Dynasty Warriors 7 getting online co-op

Koei has revealed, by way of Famitsu, that Dynasty Warriors 7 will not only be bringing back split-screen co-op, it will also boast online co-operative play. This marks the first time a main entry (not a spin-off) into the Dynasty Warriors ...   read


Here's a ludicrous amount of Dynasty Warriors 7 screens

When you woke up this morning, you prayed to your God of choice that you'd visit Destructoid and have a silly amount of Dynasty Warriors 7 images to gawk at. Well, you're in motherfrigging luck, son! Here is a bunch of screens and CG artwor...   read


Tecmo Koei reveals its Tokyo Game Show line-up

Tecmo Koei has announce its Tokyo Game Show line-up and the words "ninja," "gaiden," "dead," "or," and "alive" are sadly absent. Here's what they'll be showing on the floor: TRINITY: Souls of Zill O'll (PS3) Warriors: Legends of Troy (PS3/...   read


ESRB text for Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is rad

We already know that upcoming game Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage is hilarious. I'm already jazzed for this ridiculous game, and I'm sure you are too. The newly listed ESRB summary for the Xbox 360 and PS3 title does it justice, as you'...   read

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People asplode in Fist of the North Star

It's probably been about fifteen years since I last saw Fist of the North Star in any form. Long enough, at least, that there are only two things I clearly remember about it: A really close-in shot of fingers being forcibly pressed into a ...   read


Tecmo Koei's E3 line-up is short but sweet

The Japanese unified power of Tecmo and Koei is only bringing four games to E3 this year. No portable stuff. No Wii stuff. Just serious games. I'm all for the First of the North Star game. Ken's Revenge, coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 and i...   read


Nerdgasm: Koei's Romance of the Three Kingdoms on iPad

I'm big enough of a nerd to feel comfortable telling you that Koei's older historical simulation/strategy games are some of my favorite games ever. Two that will always sit high on my list of beloved games are Genghis Khan and Romance of th...   read


Captain Obvious: Ninja Gaiden 3 pub says Ninja Gaiden 3 will be good

Hey, get this: Ninja Gaiden publisher Tecmo Koei says that Ninja Gaiden 3 is going to be a good game. While not officially announced, Tecmo Koei senior managing director Yoshiki Sugiyama is already talking up the sequel. "Ninja Gaiden is su...   read


Hatchet buried: Tecmo Koei wishes Itagaki well

Aww! How sweet. It seems that they're all over the sour split drama when bad ass game maker Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo awhile back, taking much of Team Ninja with him. There was a lawsuit, unpaid wages and bonuses and threats of katana use...   read


Fist of the North Star game has useless motorcycles in it

Most Koei games make it a point to show that riding things is pointless. Dynasty Warriors and other related titles all include the riding of horses, but the only reward for a player choosing to do so is death. Riding a horse is a death s...   read


Samurai Warriors 3: Gackt, 80,000 more at festival

Wow, what a promotional event. To promote Wii game Samurai Warriors 3, Koei is pulling out all the stops. We already knew that Japanese superstar GACKT was involved. He ended up doing some voice acting for the title, but more importantly, h...   read

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TGS 09: Koei Tecmo teases Fist of the North Star for 2010

Koei Tecmo has teased a new game at the Tokyo Game Show, and while the teaser may very well be one of the lamest of all time, the name attached to it, Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) has gotten people talking. This is personally a ne...   read

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