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Pre-register now for the next Japanese Valkyria: Azure Revolution demo

Valkyria: Azure Revolution has undergone a lot of changes as a result of its multiple demos, which have almost acted like a sort of early access program for PS4. Sega is changing a number of things fans were upset about (like its overly act...   read

 
 
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If I saw half these Pokemon in real life I'd freak the hell out

At the drop of a hat, Pokemon can go from adorable to creepy. If I saw a squeaking Litten on the beach, I'd probably smile and go running over to pick it up. If I was walking around in a forest in Hawaii and saw an Alola...   read

 
 
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The Kirby Cafe is gone for now in Japan, but may continue

Back in July, we gave you the heads-up that several pop-up Kirby Cafes would be heading to Japan for a limited time, serving up dishes and drinks that are inspired by the series, and look damn cute in the process. But all good things have t...   read

 
 
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Swery and Access Games are done

Director of cult hits Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Hidetaka Suehiro (better known by his nickname "Swery" or "Swery65") has officially announced his retirement from Access Games on Twitter. He has been taking a bre...   read

 
 
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Objection! A look at Ace Attorney's depiction of law and popular views of thus

Ace Attorney 6: Spirit of Justice is out and appears to hold the same high-quality the series has always had. I am a little behind, yet to play Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies, Dai Gyakuten Saiban, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, and no...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball games have been a part of my entire life. I played classics such as the Super Butoden series on the SNES and more recent but classic titles like the Budokai series. Throughout the years I’ve also experienced terrible Drago...   read

 
 
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Review: Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni

Last year, Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki pledged to continue making games with tenderness and his unchanging love for boobs. After spending several hours with Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, I can say he kept his word because...   read

 
 
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The worst video game translation job ever

Localization is an underappreciated aspect of game development. There is a lot that goes into localization such as redesigning cover-art, censoring parts of games for cultural sensitivity, and recording new voice-overs in the target languag...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 opening movie plays the nostalgia card and it totally works

"You're giving me too many things that aren't KH3" would've been the subheader if it didn't sound so critical. Sure, they keep re-releasing prior titles and even this new appetizer for Kingdom Hearts 3 is packed in with a movie based on the...   read

 
 
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Yet another Pokken Tournament character will be revealed in November

It feels weird reporting on all this rad Pokken Tournament news and having Nintendo and Bandai Namco staying completely silent about the Wii U version, but here we go again. As revealed by the game's official Twitter account, another m...   read

 
 
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Let's go go back to Go Go Nippon for more romance

Wait, the original Go Go Nippon came out in 2011? I thought it came out in 2014. Guess that explains why there's no article of this on Destructoid. Well, if you never played Go Go Nippon and have any interest in Japan or visual no...   read

 
 
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Nintendo will dish out 'major' Switch details on January 12

We know the general concept of the Nintendo Switch, but the particulars of the system's technical specs and games? Nintendo is comfortable letting us speculate for the time being. Seemingly confirming murmurs that there will be few if any n...   read

 
 
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Looks like I'm importing this Yakuza 6 PS4

For Japanese gamers, Sony loves to brand its little black box with all manner of emblems. The most we get in the US is some lame-ass hard drive cover (though the Destiny console was white). I'm still envious of my friend's Phantom Pain PS4,...   read

 
 
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Square Enix promises to bring more Dragon Quest titles to the West

Dragon Quest Builders turned out better than I would have expected given its block-laying influences, and I'm already hoping for a sequel that gives us more of the same, essentially, just with added co-op support. You too? Another spinoff, ...   read

 
 
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GameCenter DX takes an extended look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo brought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Japanese gaming show GameCenter DX, and that means plenty more footage of Link's tree chopping, boar hunting, raft sailing ways. Comedian and actor Masaru Hamaguchi provides comme...   read

 
 
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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk's bosses look dope

So uh, two pieces of the God Hand have been confirmed for Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. For those of you who don't follow the series, the God Hand is the chief collective of antagonists, alongside of the "Apostles," which act as rogue a...   read

 
 
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Mario! Pikachu! Fusion, ha!

What would happen if Mario and Pikachu did the fusion dance? No, this isn't some deviantart contest, but if it were Nintendo would claim all the entries considering it and the Pokémon Company have teamed up create an official mo...   read

 
 
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Review: Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~

When Cing closed its doors in 2010, it was pretty devastating. It was a great developer, using Nintendo's gimmicks without distracting the player from well-written, heartfelt stories. Its best work will always be the Kyle Hyde mysteries - H...   read

 
 
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The first (and best) Pokemon movie is coming back to theaters

Perhaps as a promotional stunt to create even more hype for Pokémon Sun and Moon releasing on November 18, The Pokémon Company has announced it will show the classic film, Pokémon: The First Movie for two days at s...   read

 
 
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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk launches next week in Japan

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk has a name, and now, presumably a full cast list. Femto capped off everyone revealed so far, and you can take a gander at the opening below for this soon to be released PS3, PS4, and Vita game. You'll find s...   read

 
 
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Azure Striker Gunvolt finally getting Japanese voiceovers on 3DS

So over a year ago, Azure Striker Gunvolt came to Steam, and it brought Japanese voiceovers and a Christmas bonus score attack mode. 3DS fans were naturally wondering with their hands up when they'd be getting any of these features (though ...   read

 
 
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Square Enix's second Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest was full of passionate players

Final Fantasy XIV has been steadily growing since it's relaunch as "A Realm Reborn" in August of 2013. Before that it was a shell of a game, barely worthy of its core entry moniker. I even remember previewing the original XIV ...   read

 
 
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Phil Spencer chimes in on why Xbox doesn't sell in Japan

You know how Japanese games have 'O' and 'X' swapped on PlayStation? For those not already aware, in Japan 'O' is the universal symbol of "correct" or "affirmative" whereas 'X' is the opposite, conveying a sense of "wrong" or "negative." Co...   read

 
 
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NIS America is running a big sale on PlayStation Network

I'll take any excuse to say "Natty Doc," and this is a pretty darn good one. NISA has a worthwhile sale up on the PlayStation Store that spans the PSP up to the PS4, with games like Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, Disgaea 5, Demon Graze, ...   read

 
 
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Earth's Dawn looks like a futuristic Odin Sphere

Well this one kind of sprung up out of nowhere for me. From the minds of oneoreight Studios, which was formed in 2012, comes Earth's Dawn, a 2D action game for PS4. The combat system is said to include ranged and melee attacks as well as a ...   read

 
 
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