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Touhou roguelike coming west on PS4, Vita

Once upon a time, Touhou games, despite being something of a phenomenon in Japan, didn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of ever seeing a western release. But it's clearly no longer that time. NIS America has announced plans to publish&nbs...

 
 
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Downwell is great on PlayStation, with one major caveat

During the waning hours of a Montréal game jam, I spied a developer playing Downwell on his laptop. Unlike the rest of his comrades, mostly female designers making last-minute adjustments to their projects, he was enjoying someo...

 
 
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XSEED publishing new Shantae, Touhou

XSEED Games just announced plans to publish a trio of indie games (Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, physical editions of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on select platforms, and Exile's End).  Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity is a fan-made action role-pla...

 
 
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Review: Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code

In the 1960s, the United States imposed an embargo upon Cuba that has, for more than 50 years, forbid American citizens and companies from doing business within the nearby island nation. As a result, the influx of cars into the country, amo...

 
 
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NIS bringing Touhou to PS4 in September

Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet is coming to PlayStation 4 in September, NIS America has announced. The "shoot-'em-up fighter game" from doujinsoft circle Cubetype is currently planned for release via physical and digital formats fo...

 
 
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Doujin shooter Wolflame hits Steam this week

Wolflame is coming to Steam this Thursday, April 21, micropublisher Nyu Media has announced. The shooter is the latest in a long line of retro-inspired STGs from Astro Port, the Japanese independent developer behind the likes of Gigant...

 
 
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Melty Blood strikes Steam on April 19

Melty Blood Actress Again is coming to Steam on April 19, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is the third in a series based on Type-Moon visual novels Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya, the first of which was re...

 
 
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Touhou fighter, more doujin games coming to PSN

A new crop of Japanese indie games are coming to PlayStation Network through Play, Doujin!, a joint effort between Sony and Touhou creator ZUN to bring doujin titles to PlayStation systems. Those games include: Touhou fighter Urban Le...

 
 
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Touhou shooter coming to PS4 in the West this summer

Touhou game Genso Rondo is coming west this summer, NIS America just announced. The shoot-'em-up fighting game hybrid will hold the distinction of being the first Touhou Project game to be officially localized for western release....

 
 
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Doujin hack-and-slash coming to PS4 this month

Doujinsoft studio Zenith Blue's Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America on February 16, Japanese indie game publisher Playism announced today via the PlayStation Blog. A word of warning, as someone who played the P...

 
 
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Contest: Croixleur Sigma (PS4)

If Kyle's awesome write-up got you salivating, then do I have a treat for you! The awesome folks at Souvenir Circ. and Playism have given us 10 codes for Croixleur Sigma on PS4. Why? To gift to you lovelies, of course. What is this game you...

 
 
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The evolution of doujin brawler Croixleur

Doujin Dojo is a sporadic column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. In the years I've been following Comiket, Japan's biannual indie media festival, one thing that has always...

 
 
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Here are the doujin games of Comiket 89

Winter Comiket is almost here and that means Astebreed studio Edelweiss has another compilation video showcasing many of the Japanese indie games that will be on sale at this week's big event. Comic Market 89 kicks off Tuesday, Decembe...

 
 
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Humble Weekly brings back the Japanese indies

The doujin scene isn't my usual beat, but Astebreed is cool as hell and I like sharing deals whenever possible. As such, hey, you may want to take a look at this Japan-centric Humble Weekly Bundle. No rush! You've got several days, still. P...

 
 
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Doujin mecha shooter Steel Strider out now

Steel Strider, the sequel to Gigantic Army, is now available on Steam, Nyu Media has announced. The new shooter comes from Astro Port, the Japanese indie team behind this summer's Tokusatsu-inspired STG Supercharged Robot Vulkais...

 
 
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La-Mulana 2 will probably break me

I only recently finished La-Mulana, Nigoro's "archaeological ruin exploration action game." It tried its damnedest to make me quit at every turn; with its obtuse puzzles and tricky platforming, I don't feel it's hyperbole to say it's the mo...

 
 
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Hatoful Boyfriend creator reveals Black Holmes

The creator of everyone’s favourite bird dating simulator, Hatoful Boyfriend, has announced its brand new game by the name of Black Holmes. Hato Moa announced the game through the official website for Black Holmes, which is totally in...

 
 
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Steam discounts Japanese indies for Comiket 88

Valve is always looking for an excuse to throw a sale, and this week Steam has deep discounts on Japanese indie games. The occasion? This summer's Comiket is taking place over the weekend. Comiket (Comic Market) is a biannual event where ov...

 
 
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Here are all the doujin games from Comiket 88

Comic Market (or Comiket for short) is scheduled to take place this upcoming weekend, starting August 14. There, hundreds of thousands of people will pour into the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center to get their hands on rare self-published ...

 
 
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You aren't the hero in this RPG

Doujin Dojo is a sporadic column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. Every time I talk about PlayStation Mobile, someone inevitably mentions it's the first time they've ever heard ...

 
 
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Doujin spin on Turrican, Contra coming to Steam

Chances are you're unfamiliar with Astro Port, which is equal parts understandable and unfortunate. Japanese independent studios don't get lavished with attention (something we're trying to change), and Astro Port's wares aren't exactly the...

 
 
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Sights from Japanese indie festival BitSummit

Doujin Dojo is a sporadic column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. This weekend, Kyoto played host to BitSummit, Japan's top independent games festival. Now in its third year, th...

 
 
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Review: Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm

[Disclosure: The reviewer supported Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm's Indiegogo campaign.] Yatagarasu has taken a long and winding road to get where it is today. The doujin fighting game has existed in one form or another since 200...

 
 




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