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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia storms Japan

A quartet of new titles have finally topped Monster Hunter XX in Japan, with Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia leading the charge. Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, including all the DLC, joins a new Pro Yakyuu an...   read

 
 
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Localizer asks to be left off credits after developer removes accidental KKK reference

Localization is the process of adapting incidental details of a work to better fit the region it is being exported to. Sometimes it is done inelegantly, like when Pokemon's Brock holds a handful of onigiri (rice balls wrapped with dried sea...   read

 
 

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Newly announced Shin Yomawari is twice as big as predecessor

The hit survival horror game from Nippon Ichi Software, Yomawari: Night Alone, is getting a sequel. Teased yesterday in a 360 YouTube video, NIS announced that Shin Yomawari will release for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on August 24,...   read

 
 
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That ridiculous Drive Girls game is headed to Europe

Who would have thought this silly game about anime girls who transform into sports cars and beat up robot bugs would come west? It is, to Europe at least. On May 26 Europeans and importers can pick up Drive Girls on May 26, 2017 either dig...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 Not A Hero DLC delayed indefinitely

The free DLC starring Chris Redfield, Not A Hero, was set to release this spring. However, considering Resident Evil 7's critical acclaim, Capcom is not pleased with its progress. Director Koshi Nakanishi explains "we concluded t...   read

 
 
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Strong Style: Kicking butt in Kobe

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's edition of Strong Style, a regular look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Settling into the new digs, we kick off being in a new home with some big time action tonight! Tonight's action takes us...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is getting a new patch with UI tweaks, better PS4 Pro performance

Square Enix has announced that a new patch will be hitting Final Fantasy XV next week for Japanese gamers (with a Western release TBA). On April 27, PS4 Pro players will be given the option to select a "Stable Mode" for play in addition to ...   read

 
 
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Bojack and Goku Black Rose coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 April 25th

When I started playing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 last October, I had no idea I'd still be playing six months later. It's not the greatest game, but it's got the kind of content that's pretty great to mash through for a short bursts at a time....   read

 
 
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Oh boy, Akiba's Beat's English dub is atrocious

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba's Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but si...   read

 
 
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The latest Super Sentai show starts off strong, but its setting might hold it back

When you have a title that revolves around space, you're likely in for a wonderful ride. Mario’s journey through the stars in the Super Mario Galaxy games was a blast, and Guardians of the Galaxy made us laugh with its main gang who w...   read

 
 


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Code Vein photos surface, has a rad gothic anime style

Update: A ton of new high-quality images were released, but not significant new information, including platform information. The images are quite amazing though. Scans posted online from Famitsu magazine reveal the first images of Code Vein...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata surpasses 300,000 sales in Japan

Drakengard and even the original Nier were so niche it's still a little surprising to see how successful NieR: Automata has become. Even Persona was a humble spin-off series that is now a global blockbuster. The stigma a...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco's Code Vein is a vampire game from the God Eater team

That artful trailer Bando Namco put out a few days ago is for Code Vein, a vampire-themed, dungeon-exploring action RPG from the guys who made God Eater. Famitsu reports it will be made in Unreal Engine 4, but with no confirmed platforms an...   read

 
 
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The Great Ace Attorney 2 gets web browser demo and piggy bank edition

We not be able to get our hands on The Great Ace Attorney 2 for quite some time, but at least we'll have a demo that's playable right from your browser (Japanese). Capcom released this demo along with the new trailer above and in...   read

 
 
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New Hot Shots Golf aims for an August launch in Japan

What's the holdup on New Hot Shots Golf? I don't know, but the happy-go-lucky golf title is confirmed for an August 31, 2017 release in Japan, which hopefully puts the Western launch not far behind. This trailer covers much of the same gro...   read

 
 
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Review: Kamiko

It isn't every day that we here at Destructoid review imports, but like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 which I also reviewed, Kamiko also features an all lady cast and offers an English translation if you grab it from the Japanese eShop. For a...   read

 
 
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Crossover costumes, ass-kicking CEOs; new NieR: Automata DLC has it all

NieR: Automata is getting a TON of new content. After Final Fantasy XV added Square Enix's Yosuke Matsuda, NieR: Automata did one better by not only bringing over Matsuda but also the CEO of PlatinumGames, Kenichi Sato. ...   read

 
 
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Strong Style: Japanese Wrestling in a nutshell

Hello and welcome to Strong Style! I'm Soul Tsukino, and this is Japanator's regular column covering the world of Japanese Professional Wrestling, or "Puroresu". In light of recent changes to the network, a lot of you might be reading Stron...   read

 
 
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The Caligula Effect stays soft with bundled DLC bikinis

When The Caligula Effect creeps out this May 2, you won't be able to get a physical edition. Even Limited Run Games tried to make it happen, but were not successful. On the bright side, it will cost $39.99, €39.99, or £...   read

 
 
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Nintendo shuts down Famicom Mini now too

Following the permanent discontinuation of the NES Classic in America, Nintendo has now decided to do the same in Japan. The only difference is, the company says it's "temporary," leaving them room to fall back on it should they need it. Ma...   read

 
 
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Kamiko looks like a pleasant surprise on the Nintendo Switch eShop

Looking for something new to play on Nintendo Switch? Just sayin': Kamiko is super cute. The Skipmore-developed action game launched this week on the Japanese eShop, priced at a meager 500 yen. In it, you'll play as one of three divine mai...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco teases new game with beautiful trailer

Bandai Namco instructs audiences in North America, Europe, and Japan to "Prepare to Dine" on April 20, 2017. That is when it will be announcing a brand new game, which is teased in this artsy trailer. Teasing game announcements isn't new, ...   read

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 launches this August only in Japan

Good news for those of you who can speak fluent nihongo. In the Japanese Direct yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Sherlock Holmes-inspired The Great Ace Attorney 2 will launch in Japan on August 3, 2017. Of course, you'd nee...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura is HD jiggling its way onto Nintendo Switch

Along with all of the crazy news and release dates from the recent Nintendo Direct, somehow this announcement fell under the radar. During the Japanese Nintendo Direct, Senran Kagura director Kenichiro Takaki expressed his interest in the s...   read

 
 
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Marry your waifu at a wedding chapel in Tokyo

Remember when that guy married Nene from Love Plus? Hibiki Works does, and they're now using virtual reality and a real wedding chapel in Tokyo to have you tie the knot with one of the three girls in its latest erotic dating sim, Nitzu...   read

 
 



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