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Review: Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada

I once regarded the Dynasty Warriors series and its many spinoffs as using the same old tired formula "where you press a button repeatedly to win." But after rediscovering my love for the beat-'em-up genre in the last decade, I also started...   read

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 9 sounds rad, as long as the open world isn't busywork

As promised, Koei Tecmo blew the lid off of Dynasty Warriors 9, which is said to be the first true open world entry in the franchise. China will be featured as a "single map," which will still allow you to roam about the countryside slaying...   read

 
 

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Final Fantasy V's Exdeath gon' give it to ya in Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade

Seeing the Dissidia versions of Final Fantasy characters in a higher resolution is a dream come true, so waiting on a console version has been pure agony. It's especially worse knowing Dissidia Final Fantasy's current arcade run is doing w...   read

 
 
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(Update) Dynasty Warriors 9 news is just on the horizon

[Update: It was just revealed that said info is coming on May 11.] So uh, is Dynasty Warriors 9 still coming? We haven't heard anything really since December of last year. Naturally, this article should be a clue -- yes, it is! Series ...   read

 
 
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Review: Nioh: Dragon of the North

Nioh was a sleeper hit in my household. A lot of folks saw it coming and never lost faith in Team Ninja, but after Ninja Gaiden 3 I was ready for anything. Against my odds they delivered and my faith has been restored, but Nioh's ...   read

 
 
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Nioh's Dragon of the North DLC is looking good

Slipping in right before tomorrow's launch, Team Ninja has a trailer out for Dragon of the North, the first major DLC for Nioh. As I was just saying the other day, I'll gladly take any old excuse to get back into this game -- it's a top te...   read

 
 
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Koei Tecmo seems to be going all in on the Switch

While big publishers like EA and Ubisoft are in wait and see mode with the Switch, other Japanese powerhouses are jumping in with two feet right away. Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are already heavily involved with their Fire Emblem Warriors coll...   read

 
 
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Take a look at Nioh's Dragon of the North DLC before Tuesday's launch

Back to Nioh we go. On Tuesday, Team Ninja is bringing out the Dragon of the North DLC, which centers on yet another historical figure, as well as an update to introduce a new player-versus-player feature. You might've heard bits and pieces...   read

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed team doesn't want to cut corners, despite its release on mobile

Last year, Koei Tecmo joined with Nexon Korea and XPEC Entertainment to create "Project: Dynasty Warriors," a mobile release of the celebrated franchise. Well it's finally here, as earlier this month the trio launched Dynasty Warriors: Unle...   read

 
 
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Blue Reflection season pass: $85 for over 300 costumes

Blue Reflection will follow Dead or Alive-senpai's business strategy: sell a bunch of digital clothes for their virtual Barbies. The season pass is 9,180 yen (~$85) and, aside from a single $1 event, consists entirely of cosmetic ...   read

 
 


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Musou Stars coming to the West as Warriors All-Stars this August

We've covered Koei Tecmo's huge Warriors crossover, Musou Stars here before with the hopes of an eventual Western release and thankfully they've come through. Featuring characters from franchises like Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Nin...   read

 
 
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Free and paid updates for Nioh confirmed for May 2

As promised, Koei Tecmo is launching its PVP update for Nioh for free on May 2. Originally slated for "late April" it's been pushed back just a tiny bit, but it's close enough! Launching alongside of that will be a bit of paid DLC called Dr...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest Heroes II now has a PS4 demo

Ahead of its late-April launch in the West, you'll be able to hack and slash and spell-cast your way through the adorable monster hordes in Dragon Quest Heroes II. A demo for the PlayStation 4 version is now up on PlayStation Network, clock...   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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Blue Reflection and Final Fantasy XV costume collaboration opens imagination

Blue Reflection launches today in Japan, and to celebrate Gust is introducing a Final Fantasy XV costume collaboration. Hinako Shirai, the protagonist, will receive a Aranea Highwind costume while sidekick Kaori Mitsui gets Cindy ...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2 arrives on PC with release week deal of 23% off

Head over to Steam right now and find today's release of action RPG Toukiden 2 with a 10% promotional discount. It's a typical release-week discount for the Koei Tecmo PC port, but you can pick up the game much cheaper on PC at GMG. At...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2's demo is out now in the US, has carryover capabilities

If you didn't get a chance to create or access your Japanese PSN account to dig into Toukiden 2, now is your shot since it's even easier to do. The demo is up in North America, and is coming to Europe on March 17. Like many Koei Tecmo games...   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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Nioh hits one million in sales as a brand new IP on one platform

It feels like Team Ninja is finally back to its old self. 2005's Ninja Gaiden Black (an amazing upgrade on the back of its 2004 predecessor) was its crowning achievement, and beating it on Master Ninja was one of the most fun journeys I've ...   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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Deal: 23% off Berserk and the Band of the Hawk for PC

PC gamers are getting Koei Tecmo's newest action game with some discount love thanks to the title making its way on Green Man Gaming's catalog. On Steam, the just-released game is at 10% off with a drop to $54. Not bad, but the best Berserk...   read

 
 
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This hour-and-a-half Nioh speedrun isn't messing around

Nioh is still new. There are untold builds, routes, and exploits left for the community to discover. And yet here we already are, two weeks after release, with a 1:36:51 "All Main Missions" run by Distortion2. There's a lot of running and ...   read

 
 
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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Watching the original Berserk anime for the first time had a profound impact on me. I had seen bleak or otherwise violent films like Starship Troopers before as a youngster, but gazing upon Berserk was the first time I had felt li...   read

 
 
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Look for Nioh's free PvP update and first DLC in April

You know that feeling when you get a new game and you become deeply, terribly invested in it as if it's some sort of curse you have to take with you to the grave? A week in, you pause for a rare moment of reflection. You wonder how you coul...   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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