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Game and console sales drop as Japan braces for Switch impact

Before a tsunami comes ashore, water recedes back into the ocean to feed the coming wave. If Japanese consumers are shoreline water, then they are pulling back as all console sales have dropped a significant amount from last week, many havi...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley won't make the Nintendo Switch launch

Stardew Valley on handheld systems sounds alluring to the point where I might conceivably triple-dip for the upcoming Nintendo Switch version. Unfortunately but understandably, creator Eric Barone has confirmed that the game won't be a laun...   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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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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Rain World looks riveting in this new batch of gifs

Rain World, a game about not getting eaten, is still coming along. I've got the gifs to prove it! But first, writing on the PlayStation Blog, artist and programmer Joar Jakobsson put into words why this title continues to captivate us (and ...   read

 
 
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Sony closes Rigs and Killzone: Mercenary studio Guerrilla Cambridge

Sony has closed Guerrilla Cambridge, the long-running studio behind games like Rigs: Mechanized Combat League for PlayStation VR, Killzone: Mercenary on PS Vita, and even MediEvil, among others. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony sai...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight is getting a Nintendo Switch port and much more

Yacht Club Games is bringing its beloved platformer Shovel Knight to Nintendo Switch, which, hell yeah. That and that alone could've been the only news item on a day like today and I would've been thrilled. But there's far more, including u...   read

 
 
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Death Mark is the latest PS Vita horror adventure

That teaser video for Shiin, a PlayStation Vita game from Stranger of Sword City developer Experience Inc., piqued my interest. It's a treat to see new Vita games rolling out, and this is a horror title, at that. Win-win! In the days since ...   read

 
 
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Ever wondered how Gravity Rush's Kat gets dressed? You're in luck!

Do you have black cloth, scissors, and some ornate golden bands to wrap around both your legs and torso? Then you can follow these ten easy steps to dress like Gravity Rush hero Kat. You might need red contact lenses to complete the lo...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3 is out this week in Japan

Danganronpa might be niche, but it's a big enough hit in Japan and western regions to warrant spinoffs, an anime, a VR game, and now, a third proper iteration. That actually launches in Japan tomorrow on January 12 as Danganronpa V3: Killin...   read

 
 


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New Nippon Ichi game traps people in theme park and subjugates them to death vote

Ever wanted to be live or be in a game world? You probably don't want to be in Nippon Ichi's newly announced PS4/PS Vita game Tsuiho Senkyo, which roughly translates as Exile Election. The "election" in the game occurs in a theme park ...   read

 
 
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When were you first introduced to Gravity Rush?

I had a thought this morning while I was enjoying the Gravity Rush 2 demo and watching the anime series over again -- how many people actually played the [amazing] first iteration? I mean, it had the horrible fate of being release...   read

 
 
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15 of top 20 selling games in Japan are on handhelds

Media Create Sales is taking at least this week off due to the holidays, but thanks to Famitsu we can get an idea of Japanese game sales for this past week. You'll never guess what's at number one (hint: it starts with a P). The only new re...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Plus is starting 2017 off right

No, Sony isn't kicking off the new year with crazy first-party picks for PlayStation Plus members, but January's game lineup does have a few notable inclusions. What really makes this a solid month, I think, is the well-rounded Cross-Buy su...   read

 
 
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It's the final week of the PlayStation Network holiday sale

After several weeks of North American PlayStation Network deals for the holidays, to say nothing of that weekend flash sale, I am ready to never look at another bullet point again (at least until next year). If you aren't ready to tap out y...   read

 
 
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New PlayStation Vita title Shiin looks sinister

We don't yet know much about Shiin, but it's coming to PlayStation Vita, and that alone warrants a quick mention. Well that, and the red-eyed rabbit. I hope that isn't just a part of this teaser. There's a creepy vibe to the whole thing, b...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Revolution's entire prologue is now playable on the PS4 and Vita

If you happen to have a Japanese account ready to go on your Vita, you can jump in on the newly released portable demo for Valkyria Revolution, which joins the PS4 release that dropped just last week. Revolution has been a slow-going d...   read

 
 
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Find the year's big releases in this PlayStation Network flash sale

We're in the midst of a multi-week PlayStation Network holiday sale, but that hasn't stopped Sony from also hosting a much-appreciated flash sale for the weekend. It's live now in North America with deals on big-name releases like Final Fan...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Vita Game of 2016 goes to...

The Zero Escape series came out of nowhere in 2009 on the original DS, and captivated people enough to actually cement it as a real franchise. Fans clamored for years, and eventually, we got Virtue's Last Reward in 2012. Ages of clamoring a...   read

 
 
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Musou Stars producer wants 'a bit' of the body physics engine from Dead or Alive in the game

Musou Stars is still a thing, and it's glorious. It's basically an all-star mashup of Koei Tecmo's brawlers, and they're really starting to get weird with their cast choices -- I love it! But a few cast members might fundamentally change th...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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The PlayStation Network holiday sale has fresh deals

We're now in the third week of Sony's month-long PlayStation Network holiday sale, and I had to break away from using a thematically-appropriate header image in favor of a crystal-clear message. Bloodborne is $10 (or only $8 if you have Pla...   read

 
 
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Review: Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

WayForward may be one of the most underrated developers in the games industry. The studio mostly does contract work, frequently laboring on licensed projects like Adventure Time, though it's also worked on sequels and remakes like Contra 4,...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Vita Game of 2016

I will never forget heading to GameStop to pick up my day one Vita with that beautiful OLED screen. There was no one else there, no doubt scared off by the high price tag of the proprietary memory cards. It was a stupid mistake and that hub...   read

 
 
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Cast aside your anime prejudice, Blue Reflection looks crazy fun

Have you ever worried about games not being localized or not featuring enough women? Gust has you covered; nearly every Gust title has been localized in the West and they all feature a mostly female cast. The Atelier series is Gust's ...   read

 
 


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