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Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year

Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action title spans fou...   read

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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer hits Europe

Fret not, eternally enraged European Atlus fans, your tortured existence is about to become a tad more sufferable. At long last, the patch enabling cross-platform multiplayer in Dragon's Crown has arrived in your neck of the woods...   read

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Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live

Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op advent...   read

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Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita

Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStation 3 and PlayS...   read

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Dragon's Crown EU

Dragon's Crown is hitting Europe on October 11th

Even though Dragon's Crown has been confirmed for a European release, the date itself was a nebulous entity, leaving prospective fans in the dark. But today we have confirmation from NIS Europe, stating that Dragon's Crown will be coming to...   read

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Jimquisition: Neutered

Why do gamers defend their favorite titles from criticism with such volatility? According to some, it's because they don't want to see their genitalia removed. Is inclusivity the enemy of creativity? Is restriction an inherent part of cong...   read

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Dragon's Crown tips

Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips

Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters. Odds are if you have a technica...   read

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Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown

Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough. If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a reviewer who ma...   read

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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan

The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at retail. Meanwhile,...   read

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Dragon's Crown review

Review: Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to wonder if there...   read

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Dragon's Crown

WonFes brings stunning Persona, Dragon's Crown figures

Wonder Festival kicked off over the weekend, giving us the first look at a deluge of new anime and videogame character figures that will be heading to market in the coming months. Our friends at Tomopop were in attendance at the show, provi...   read

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Dragon's Crown expensive

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet

In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Specifically, Kam...   read

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Dragon's Crown preview

The first 10 hours of Dragon's Crown are action packed

All things considered, Dragon's Crown is one of my most anticipated games of the year, if not the most. As many of you know, I'm a massive fan of action games as well as brawlers, old-school games, and of course, Vanillaware. Everything abo...   read

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Dragon's Crown Europe

Dragon's Crown confirmed for European release

Dragon's Crown is officially coming to Europe, NIS America has announced. The Prinny overlords will handle distribution duties for the PlayStation 3 and Vita title across the pond, as with other Atlus properties like Etrian Odyssey IV&...   read

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Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories

A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for Atlus, which s...   read

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Get hot and bothered with Dragon's Crown art book preview

Dragon's Crown. The mere mention of once recondite game seems to inflame impassioned arguments over the title's character art. Still, it's a Vanillaware game. And, like everything else the studio touches, it looks absolutely stunning. Shoul...   read

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Dragon's Crown

Atlus reveals more character options for Dragon's Crown

As we already knew, Dragon's Crown will feature different character palettes for each class, but Atlus has just revealed that names, outfits, and English/Japanese dual audio customization are confirmed for the US version of the game. Essent...   read

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Dragon's Crown PVP

Dragon's Crown will feature some form of PVP

We already knew that Vanillaware's upcoming Dragon's Crown will feature raw four player cooperative action involving six classes, and a robust leveling system to encourage multiple playthroughs. But according to Siliconera, Famitsu is repor...   read

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Muramasa Rebirth review

Review: Muramasa Rebirth

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was probably Vanillaware's most uneven game. Alongside of the expected spectacular visuals, a beautiful soundtrack, and surprisingly simple yet enjoyable combat system, came a fairly uninteresting story, and a lot ...   read

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Muramasa Rebirth Vita
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Muramasa is reborn on the PlayStation Vita this week

Although Muramasa wasn't my favorite Vanillaware game, it still had the signature style of the developer, and ultimately was an enjoyable experience. It looks like I'll be giving it one more shot this week on the Vita, in the form of the e...   read

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Dragon's Crown

I'm down with Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown is easily one of my favorite games of E3. It's been on my radar for years, back when it was being published by UTV Ignition, but I've kept my distance lately with the visual style controversy. I had the opportunity to really ...   read

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Feast your eyes on the full Dragon's Crown intro

Atlus Japan has shared the full intro for Dragon's Crown, and it's looking great. It has pretty much everything you'd expect, from character vignettes, to a general look at the world and its riches, to actual dragons. Well, it has everythi...   read

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Dragon's Crown fans the fires with new trailers

Dragon's Crown is still a couple months away from release, but that isn't stopping Atlus from keeping the unexpectedly high profile brawler fresh in people's minds. Putting yet another log on the fire, the publisher has dropped another pai...   read

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Dragon's Crown DLC

Dragon's Crown receives day-one DLC, free for first month

Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tailored to each o...   read

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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown will have different character palettes

Now that we've gotten a good look at all the characters in the game, more info on Dragon's Crown is steadily rolling in. Evidently, you'll be able to customize your characters with different color variations. Upon leveling up, you'll earn s...   read

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