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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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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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Get a look at the first 15 minutes of Toukiden 2

Toukiden 2 arrived in Japan in July of 2016, but given its niche premise of fighting oni during the Meiji era of Japan, it makes perfect sense that it's been held until "spring 2017" for the west. Koei Tecmo gave me the opportunity to test ...   read

 
 
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New batch of Musou Stars character trailers feature my dude-a Opoona

The Dynasty Warriors series is my favorite video game series overall. Musou games bring me a joy I can't describe, really. It's just so satisfying to mow down waves of enemies as a super powered jerk who couldn't care less about their medic...   read

 
 
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Review: Dynasty Warriors Godseekers

Porting a game to a less powerful platform takes dedication to get right. With so many Japanese PS4 games also showing up on the Vita, developers have to make the effort to ensure both versions are worth the asking price. It’s been do...   read

 
 
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Here's how New Game+/postgame works in Nioh

Nioh is a return to form for Team Ninja. Not only does it preserve the hardcore nature of their roots, hearkening back to their golden age era that peaked with Ninja Gaiden Black, but it also has some modern conveniences built into it....   read

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: A Nioh Guide

Nioh can get really rough at points. That's a good thing, mind, as long as you're okay with "two to three hit kill" bosses type of rough. Here are some tips to help you along the way.   read

 
 
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NSFW glitch removes clothes to reveal nude Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 girls

If you thought Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune wasn't lewd enough as is, now there's a glitch in its new virtual reality mode which causes swimsuits (and most hair) on girls to disappear, revealing their naked bodies. Unlike with Watch...   read

 
 
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Review: Nioh

The PS4 is really kicking off 2017 with some damn good exclusives. If you count the VR version of Resident Evil 7 (which you should, as it's fantastic), it also has Gravity Rush 2, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Yakuza 0...   read

 
 
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Review: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

When I first picked up Atelier Shallie Plus for my review in progress a while ago, I never thought I would ever get into a game that was mostly about making stuff and other secondary activities that lead to even more stu...   read

 
 
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Valentine's Day costume is one of the risque-est yet

Sometimes I can't believe that Dead or Alive Xtreme is still around. It feels like forever ago that I played the original and listened to Christina Aguilera's "Come On Over" on loop, but Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is almost a yea...   read

 
 
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Here's tons of pictures of Japanese Nintendo Switch cases

I know a lot of folks care about cases sizes and the like, especially collectors. It's nice knowing roughly how much space something is going to take up, and it seems like the Nintendo Switch physical copies are actually smaller than P...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2 coming to PS4, PC, and yes, Vita in late March

After some anxiety, Toukiden 2 finally has platforms and release dates for the west: March 21 for America and March 24 for Europe on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC via Steam. Alongside this announcement, Koei Tecmo released a new...   read

 
 
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is getting a VR patch tomorrow

Have you been waiting for the definitive killer app of the PlayStation VR headset? Well, you won't need to look much further as Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is getting an update tomorrow to support the device. Along with added VR enhancements wil...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

At first glance, the Atelier games may look like cutesy Japanese RPGs and are often dismissed as something creepy for daring to have pretty anime girls, but there is more to them than what is on the box art. For those unfamiliar, the s...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem Warriors is also headed to New 3DS

Nintendo didn't really show much of anything for Fire Emblem Warriors during its Switch event last week, but at least we didn't have to wait long to see more. Is this "extended" footage exactly what you imagined of a game from the team beh...   read

 
 
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Nioh is getting a 'last chance' demo that's only live for two days

Starting this weekend, you'll have the opportunty to play a "Last Chance" demo of Nioh. The catch? It's only live for this weekend -- they weren't kidding with a tagline like that! Nioh is set to launch on February 7, but if you s...   read

 
 
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Nioh will be adding PVP as free DLC after launch

While Nioh isn't exactly a PVP game, it will be getting the capability at some point in the future. Although it'll ship as a PVE experience, director Yosuke Hayashi told Gamereactor that they already have a PVP mode in the works, and w...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars adds Lu Bu, and another Deception character

Was there ever any doubt that Lu Bu would make it into Musou Stars, the all-star collective of Warriors project that Koei Tecmo is set to unleash on Japan on March 2? Probably not. But now he's set to join the fray along with Oda ...   read

 
 
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Nioh has gone gold, more info coming this week

Nioh, my most anticipated game of 2017 currently ("currently," because who knows, maybe From Software will announce another Souls game or we'll get a Devil May Cry 5 at E3!), has gone gold. That means that it's done and dusted, an...   read

 
 
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Nioh's director: 'This is meant to be a masocore game, we consciously avoided making it easy'

I remember walking by the Nioh video reel at TGS in 2015 and thinking "why isn't this playable?" It was one of the most attractive games at the show, but at the time it had just been introduced by Team Ninja, and we knew very little about i...   read

 
 
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Fire Emblem is getting its own Nintendo Direct next week

Announced during Nintendo's Treehouse stream for the Nintendo Switch, we'll be getting a Fire Emblem focused Nintendo Direct next Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 2PM PDT (5PM EST). I didn't think Nintendo would reveal more information...   read

 
 
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Koei Tecmo is doing a Fire Emblem Warriors game

Not much was shown apart from a quick teaser, but Koei Tecmo is going to be making a Fire Emblem themed Warriors game for the Nintendo Switch. Seeing as Hyrule Warriors was incredible, I have no doubt this game is going to be just as awesom...   read

 
 



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