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King of Fighters producer: 'Arcades are dying down, so events like EVO Japan are great'

There was a massive presentation at TGS yesterday regarding fighting games, and Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV producer) was in attendance. He dropped a ton of information on us, including news of a balance update, a larger ra...   read

 
 
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Kiryu is the best dad in Yakuza 6

Haruka has had her hands full in the years between Yakuza 5 and 6. According to a leak from Famitsu, it looks like Yakuza 6 will see Kiryu looking after Haruka's son. Before you ask, he is not the father...or maybe that is just what they wa...   read

 
 
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Valkyria: Azure Revolution gets a TGS trailer

Are you ready to not understand a Japanese game trailer and get hyped for a game that will never release in the West? Well, I guess that is too bad for you! Sega has uploaded the Tokyo Game Show story trailer for Valkyria: Azure Revolution ...   read

 
 
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Birthdays the Beginning is my kind of life sim

I can appreciate that this game, Birthdays the Beginning, won't be for everyone. But as someone totally enamored with ecological simulations in which you watch over living organisms with a careful eye and raise the ecosystem into something...   read

 
 
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Good god, that's the Vita's music!

If the Vita were a wrestler, it would be Mankind. More specifically, it would be Mankind in his infamous Hell in a Cell match with the Undertaker. It's a machine that Sony has proverbially thrown off the cage, chokeslammed through the roof,...   read

 
 
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Swery is now a certified Buddhist priest

Game developers say some crazy things. Some make promises they never intend to keep, like Molyneux's spectacular failure of a publicity stunt that spanned both Curiosity and Godus. Others just say crazy things they totally do intend to...   read

 
 
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Drive Girls, a transforming mecha car game, looks like my jam

A fighting game/driver hybrid with transforming car girls? Sign me up! Revealed today on the eve of TGS later this week, Drive Girls is an action game for the Vita that has both fighting and driving elements, as well as a light RPG and...   read

 
 
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Hunt some monsters on PS4 with Monster Hunter Frontier Z

The MMO variant of Monster Hunter is landing on PS4 in Japan in the near future (November 22nd, to be clear). Capcom released a trailer today that shows off some of the (slight) visual upgrades this new version will bring. Monster Hunt...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Type-0's Ace joins Dissidia Final Fantasy

If and when Dissidia Final Fantasy gets a worldwide release on the PS4, it's going to be one hell of a game. The last time we talked about it, Kain Highwind was added to the cast. Today, a Final Fantasy spin-off is getting some representati...   read

 
 
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Japanese teens, um, rap about Miitomo

This is...something. Non-English rap has always rung weird to me. It's like that hit Italian song that's meant to sound like hit American music, but the singer is just stringing together nonsense sounds. There's something uncanny about it....   read

 
 
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Maid cafes CONFIRMED for Persona 5

One of my favorite things about playing RPGs set in Japan (before I was able to visit for myself last year for the first time!) is wandering the streets and learning new customs. The Yakuza series (minus the egregious cuts for 3) was r...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco is hosting a limited-time Gundam VR experience in Japan

Japan loves VR, and you can't get more Japanese than VR Gundam. Naturally, Bandai Namco knows this, so they're introducing a mobile suit experience at the VR Zone location in Tokyo. It'll cost you 1,000 yen (roughly $10) for eight minutes, ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: I am Setsuna follow-up on the way

Square Enix has filed a trademark in Japan for what appears to be a follow-up to last month's I am Setsuna. According to a post on Gematsu, the game's title will be "Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth," which roughly translates to "You and the Foggy...   read

 
 
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Catch up with Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Guilty Gear

Toco toco tv had a chance to interview Daisuke Ishiwatari, who most of you know as the creator of Guilty Gear. But if you've ever wondered why the series is so good, it's because he has such a big hand in it -- hell, he designed the ca...   read

 
 
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Super cute puzzle RPG Puyo Puyo Chronicle announced

[Update: Here are the first official screens and the trailer!] Puyo Puyo is one of those criminally underrated series. Enthusiasts know about it and live by it, but the gaming public often drifts by in favor of other puzzle games. Hopefully...   read

 
 
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You gotta believe! PaRappa the Rapper is getting another anime

We went from not having a PaRappa the Rapper anime to having a PaRappa the Rapper anime debuting on August 18 in an instant. Life is good. Fuji TV has announced that the property created in 1996 by former pop-artist Masaya Matsuur...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun & Moon is getting a manga series, fellas

The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are going full bore with Pokemon Sun & Moon -- and they may as well, with Go sweeping the globe. The former has just announced a new manga series, which will debut by way of the CoroCoro Comics...   read

 
 
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Seaman creator Yoot Saito is getting back into gaming

Yoot Saito, the designer behind imaginative games like SimTower, Seaman, and Odama, is once again actively pursuing game development. Speaking at the fourth annual BitSummit festival in Japan, as reported by Wired, he bluntly expressed the ...   read

 
 
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Let's hit the batting cages with Suda51

I'm always curious to hear what creators do to recharge mentally, whether it's going on nature hikes, gardening, working up a sweat at the gym, or just sneaking in a quick midday nap, and how those hobbies might directly or even indirectly...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read

 
 
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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New Level-5 trademarks include 'Lady Layton,' two more Yo-kai Watch games

Level-5 is on a roll, and it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. They've filed a ton of new trademarks in Europe, including Lady Layton, Inazuma Eleven Ares, Megaton Musashi, Otme Hero, Yo-kai Daijiten, and Yo-kai Watch: Geraporh...   read

 
 
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Review: Gal Gun: Double Peace

I didn't think anyone else at Destructoid would be interested in reviewing Gal*Gun: Double Peace. I've become the defacto niche Japanese game reviewer somehow and this title, with its scantily clad teenage girls you pleasure with your shots...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go is out in Japan, God save us all

So uh....a short while ago Niantic noted that it "wouldn't launch Pokémon Go" in a ton of regions (including Japan) until it got a handle on the servers. So of course the game was released in Japan last night. As was previously sugge...   read

 
 
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The Kirby Cafe opens soon in Japan, here's some select food items

Remember that Kirby Cafe we talked about recently? Well it just dumped a whole lot of info on its official site. It's officially opening up in Osaka next month, with August 3 as the unveiling of the shop, and August 5 as the release of the ...   read

 
 
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