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Kamiya shares his favorite Wonderful 101 songs, sadly tells us the soundtrack is out of print

While I didn't go as gaga about Wonderful 101 as some, I was wondering where all of the buzz was. Maybe it was the weird off-putting Sentai setup that made some westerners stay away, or the low installbase of the Wii U, but this game d...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata feels like a return to form for Platinum

NieR: Automata is a big deal for me. It's an action-heavy game from Platinum, devoid of the baggage that comes with its recent deluge of licensed materials that seek a larger audience. In this era where niche products are generally shunned,...   read

 
 
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Here's 20 minutes of NieR: Automata gameplay and details of its PS4 Pro support

NieR: Automata is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of 2017. As who has enjoyed some of the past works of Taro Yoko (although I admittedly need to get around to Drakengard 1 and 2), I'm finding myself desperately hopin...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to download a demo for NieR: Automata from PSN later this month

[Update: The NieR: Automata demo will also be available for download in North America and Europe on December 22, 2016, according to Square Enix.] Well, NieR: Automata will be on store shelves come March (or February if you're in Japan)...   read

 
 
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(Update) No wait necessary: PC version of NieR: Automata will release on same day as PS4

[Update: Turns out PC Gamer's information about a parallel release was incorrect. It sounds like it will not release simultaneously with the PS4 version.] For the first time in franchise history, a Drakengard/Nier game will be playable...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata finally has a western release date: March 7, 2017

[Update: The Black Box Edition has also been announced for pre-order. It comes will all the Day One Edition content along with the soundtrack, an artbook, a steel case, and a "YoRHa '2B' Figurine." It costs $189.99.] NieR: Automata wa...   read

 
 
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Has Nioh redeemed Team Ninja for you?

Back when Itagaki was at the helm, Team Ninja was riding high. Say what you will about Dead or Alive but it made an impact on the 3D fighter market in the '90s, and Ninja Gaiden's pristine reboot? Say no more. But after he left, they starte...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata producer talks PS4 Pro support and possible Xbox One port

In an interview with Game Rant, the producer of NieR: Automata, Yosuke Saito, discussed how the upcoming title by Platinum Games would support Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro console, as well as the possibility of an Xbox One port. Accord...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is holding a poll asking if you want a NieR edition PS4 console

Platinum Games has had their hands full lately. Some would say that's a bad thing, but I enjoyed Korra, Transformers, Star Fox Zero, and even Turtles to an extent (though less so than the others). The next game they have on their plate...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta 2's campaign almost had a 'light and dark' element to it

Celebrating the two year anniversary of Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games' Yusuke Hashimoto, the game's director, took to their blog to muse on a few ideas that never left the cutting room floor. One of them involves a dual campaign of sorts invo...   read

 
 
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The new NieR game will let you fight enemies Automata-cally

If you've seen any footage of the upcoming NieR: Automata, you'd know that it's shaping up to be a rather hectic action game. In an effort to make the game a little more accessible to newcomers to the genre or those who don't often play suc...   read

 
 
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Bayonetta is a bloody amazing addition to Xbox One

Ooh, what timing! Over the weekend, Bayonetta came up during a couple of far-reaching gaming conversations at PAX West, and now here it is, playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility. I'll say now what I said then -- it's still w...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games to work on new action-RPG Granblue Fantasy game

At The Cygames Next event, Cygames (developer of Granblue Fantasy, an immensely popular mobile RPG in Japan) announced that it is working with Platinum Games to develop the next Granblue Fantasy game, Granblue Fantasy Project Re: ...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata is coming to PC

While no specific release date has been given, fans can rest easy knowing NieR:Automata will be launching on PC as well as PS4 in early 2017, with official word from Square Enix. I love how more Japanese developed games are getting rel...   read

 
 
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There's hope for a PC port of Platinum's Vanquish

Six years after its console release, Vanquish's legacy might not be completely set in stone. There's a chance that the Platinum-developed cult classic is getting a swan song, and it's through a more substantial route than the likes of Xbox'...   read

 
 
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Kamiya says he has 'ideas' for Bayonetta 3, Okami 2, and 'other Scalebounds'

Famed developer Hideki Kamiya is known for his candid nature. He has one of the most famous Twitter accounts for a reason -- he basically says what he wants, and lets people deal with it. He kind of did the same thing at E3 this year, ...   read

 
 
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Fishing CONFIRMED for NieR: Automata

Fishing was not one of the most popular parts of Square Enix's cult role-playing game NieR, but that doesn't mean the team won't be taking another stab at the concept in the follow-up, NieR: Automata. Following up on an inter...   read

 
 
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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Why Square Enix delayed NieR: Automata

Square Enix has delayed the release of NieR: Automata, the company confirmed with Destructoid today. The follow-up to the 2010 cult role-playing game will be missing its initially-planned 2016 release window and will now be launching s...   read

 
 
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Now Microsoft has their own giant enemy crab (spider) with Scalebound

Kamiya strutted out on stage like a complete badass to introduce Scalebound, which has been pushed back a few times on Xbox One. But as you can see in the lengthy five minute gameplay trailer below, it's alive and well. Showcasing a giant [...   read

 
 
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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

"How are you holding up in there? Do you think you're getting close to the end yet? It's like there's no end to this place," asked April O'Neil, as I navigated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles down yet another floor of, as she noted, seemin...   read

 
 
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Here's the Mutants in Manhattan launch trailer

You will see our thoughts on Platinum’s take on everyone’s favourite heroes in a half-shell very soon. In the meantime, if you’re still undecided, perhaps this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan launch trai...   read

 
 
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Here's a better look at each of the Ninja Turtles in Mutants in Manhattan

You probably know the personalities of each Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle by now. Raphael? Cool but rude. Michaelangelo? Party dude. And so on. However, these short videos offer a little more insight as to the exact look and feel of every Tu...   read

 
 
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Star Fox Zero sales off to a series-worst in Japan

I am legitimately unsure why Nintendo feels like Star Fox should get a nod over a lot of its existing, untouched properties COUGH METROID COUGH COUGH and it seems like I'm not alone. Last week we saw the Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard dou...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata's characters sure look wild

NieR: Automata doesn't even have a release date, but Platinum Games and Square are doing a good job of getting me excited for it regardless. In addition to some new screens, there's a new character-centric video up from a recent livestream ...   read

 
 



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