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Review: Yakuza 0

Japan in the '80s was a wonderful time for business owners. The yen was exploding in value and money was flowing like water. If you were involved in any kind of business, legit or not, you were basically so wealthy that you could blow your ...   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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Danganronpa Another Episode drops in June in the west

It's still weird to me that something called Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is now part of the zeitgeist, popular enough for Spike Chunsoft and NIS to localize and promote like it was almost a AAA game, but here we are in ...   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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Indie PS3/Vita action game Malicious resurrected on PS4

Back in 2012 (or 2010 if you're in Japan), Malicious kind of came and went. I knew a few people who were really into it given the relative drought of action games these days (at least, relative to the PS2 and beginning of the PS3 eras), but...   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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Suda is writing and directing 'for the first time in 10 years'

Suda51 talked vaguely about a new Travis Touchdown game -- the lead character from the Wii's No More Heroes -- at Nintendo's Switch conference. The best news, though, for those of us who haven't been as thrilled with recent Grasshopper game...   read

 
 
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Nintendo unveils Arms, a fighting sports game for Switch

During the Nintendo Switch presentation, we got a glimpse at a new property called Arms. Yep, just Arms. It's a "fighting sports game" in which players duke it out with their extendable arms. The feel of the game was described as a mix of ...   read

 
 
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Live action Gravity Rush 2 trailer featuring anti-gravity cat is wild

Talk about going out of your way to make something cool to promote your game. SIE Japan released a four minute live action trailer about two Japanese sisters and their pet cat. We view an everyday apartment from the first-person perspectiv...   read

 
 
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These Nioh screens are magnificent

Man, Disney World used to have a badass mythology museum in the Japan area of Epcot, which showcased a bunch of creatures like Tengu, Kappa, and Kitsune. Now it's a "Kawaii Museum," which is still neat, but the former was just so wonderfull...   read

 
 
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Divide reminds me of watching sci-fi '90s games over my dad's shoulder

Though we've covered the isometric sci-fi Divide in the past, I was unfamiliar with how it looked and played until I got my hands on it. If I had seen it last year and known that it was going to remind me of watching my dad play games that ...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 3D translates well from portable to console

This week I put a preview build of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue to the test, and so far, I'm happy with how well at least one of the three games that comprises this compilation has translated -- Kingdom Hearts 3D, or,...   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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Horizon Zero Dawn gets a gorgeous cinematic story trailer

I just can't get over how gorgeous Horizon Zero Dawn is. Whether or not it's going to be a great experience overall is still up in the air, but I'm glad it's so, so pretty. Sony released a new trailer showing off some of the game's story ci...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya break silence about Scalebound cancellation

It took two days after Microsoft's announcement of Scalebound's cancellation for Platinum Games to give a response. President Kenichi Sato expresses the company's remorse for the disappointment caused by the cancellation as "many of our fan...   read

 
 
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You and your mateys will have to be thick as thieves to excel at Sea of Thieves

Pirating isn't a one-man operation. It requires a whole crew of like-minded scallywags all working together. A lone wolf isn't an efficient pirate; that's just an idiot waiting to get pirated. Sea of Thieves developer Rare points out ...   read

 
 
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Fight for something in For Honor's beta at the end of January

It's not hard to figure out your motivation in For Honor. It's eponymous, it's right there in the name. You fight for honor, a prize of the spirit that transcends anything material. Honor isn't easy to attain, though. It's one of those cov...   read

 
 
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Nioh kunoichi disregards reality but who cares

I remember forgetting the word for female ninja, "kunoichi," when talking with a Japanese friend once. No matter how much I explained the concept and how much of a basic word it was, she couldn't think of it. When I finally remembered she ...   read

 
 
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Review: Gravity Rush 2

Back in 2012 I was whisked away to the land of Hekseville with Kat and Raven, and fell in love with a brand new low-key property from Sony. Gravity Rush was everything I wanted an open world action game to be, and for several years, nothing...   read

 
 
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Microsoft has officially canceled Scalebound

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed to IGN that Scalebound is canceled. Here's Microsoft's full statement: "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound. We're working hard t...   read

 
 
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How caught up are you on the Yakuza series, and are you ready for Yakuza 0?

You know how those "prequels released years after the original" arcs go. If you've been following along since the start you're bound to pick up on little nuances that newcomers won't, but it is the start of the story after all, so you can b...   read

 
 
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I can't stand this new look at Bloodstained, but I can't quite figure out why

There's some new footage of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and it's bugging the hell out of me. For its eighth development update, we get protagonist Miriam platforming her way through a town. It's an innocuous 30 seconds. But, for...   read

 
 


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