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Even Nioh is coming to PC

The PC bandwagon grows ever larger. More and more Japanese role-playing games, typically exclusive to PlayStation consoles, are getting Steam releases. This time is Koei Tecmo's Nioh, whose complete edition will launch on Steam November 7, ...

 
 
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Review: Samurai Shodown V Special (PS4)

Samurai Shodown is unfortunately one of those fighting game series that never quite caught on. The methodical series of fighters and its focus on steady, patient fundamentals came and went on the Neo Geo (RIP, we miss you everyday) and it c...

 
 
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Why the hell haven't you played Afro Samurai?

Every time I see a discussion of underappreciated or underrated games, it's always the same ole usual suspects: Spec Ops: The Line, Binary Domain, Ninja Blade, Deadly Premonition, and so on. Whenever I bring up Afro Samurai there's nev...

 
 
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New Dynasty Warriors game is less bashing, more clicking

Dynasty Warriors has been going for about as long as Japan itself. You are basically an anime samurai superhero, running around slashing a bajillion dudes who stand around waiting to take it like the masochists they are. The latest ent...

 
 
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Way of the Samurai 3 is next in line for Steam

Following the PC port of 2012's Way of the Samurai 4, Ghostlight has geared up to bring over another installment, Way of the Samura 3, which the publisher calls one of its "most-requested Steam releases in recent years." The Sengoku-era act...

 
 
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Wait, the American Sniper writer is doing Afro Samurai 2?

I'm sorry, how did I miss this? All of this. Let me step back. Jim DeFelice co-wrote the book American Sniper with the titular American sniper and Scott McEwen. This later spawned an unfortunate Oscar-bait film that made insane money (it a...

 
 
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First screens for Samurai Warriors 4: Empires

We're still waiting on Samurai Warriors 4-II (pictured above), the expanded version of last year's Samurai Warriors 4. It's coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita October 2 in Europe, September 29 in the US. Meanwhile, Japan w...

 
 
 
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Samurai Gunn gets free big update, Mac release

Samurai Gunn is great. It's a mainstay in my living room, especially with the backwards compatible PS1 taking a dive (no more convenient Bushido Blade). I also gave it a 2014 game of the year award even though it came out in...

 
 
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Way of the Samurai 4 announced for PC

Way of the Samurai 4 is cutting a trail to PC later this year, Ghostlight has announced. The publisher admits porting the open-world action game is a tad outside its wheelhouse, but decided to take a swing at it all the same. Historically, ...

 
 
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Bladestorm PS4 and Way of the Samurai Vita trailers

A lot of sort of random games headlined Sony's pre-TGS conference.  As we previously reported, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (PS3, 360), from Koei and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, is getting a remake. Th...

 
 
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More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy

We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy VI, K...

 
 
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The key to fun in Samurai Gunn is having friends

So, you read Chris Carter's review of Samurai Gunn and you thought to yourself, "Self, that's all well and good, but I want to see what it's like to become embroiled in the chaotic yet precise gameplay described in this review by way ...

 
 
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Early thoughts on the ukiyo-e fighting game Edo Superstar

Last week, I guided your gaze towards a Kickstarter for Edo Superstar, a mobile fighter with a Japanese woodblock carving aesthetic. It is the brainchild of Jed Henry, who hopes to translate his Ukiyo-e Heroes style into an actual videogame...

 
 
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VG woodblock artist is now making a ukiyo-e fighting game

Last year, illustrator Jed Henry produced a line of fan art that re-imagined Nintendo characters as samurai, all rendered in the Japanese woodblock print style. His Ukiyo-e Heroes series proved incredibly popular, leading to a ridiculously...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown 2 now available on iOS and Android

Good news all you finger-slashing, touchscreen gamers! SNK Playmore has dropped the NEOGEO classic, Samurai Shodown 2, onto iOS and Android compatible devices this week.  Touted as a "perfect port" the weapon-based fighter, that many ...

 
 
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Even MORE incredible videogame-themed ukiyo-e prints

Remember when artist Jed Henry had the incredible idea to make prints of beloved videogame heroes in the style of Japanese ukiyo-e? The man hasn't missed a beat, continuing with pieces based on Mario Kart, Castlevania, and more. He's even g...

 
 
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Sweet woodblock prints that feature VG stars as samurai

Jed Henry is just your typical web artist. He loves videogames and desires to express that love through his talents. So he does what any game-loving illustrator would naturally do: render his favorite heroes and heroines as old-school samur...

 
 
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Preview: Way of the Samurai 4

The Way of the Samurai series has a cult following here in the states. The open ended gameplay and emphasis on story turned many heads back with its original release in 2002. The fourth installment of the series, coming courtesy of XSEED g...

 
 
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Working Designs nearly localized the Samurai Shodown RPG

Are there any old school gamers out there that remember how badass Working Designs was? They were one of the original "Atlus-like" localization gurus that were responsible for a string of amazing Western releases, like the Lunar series, Van...

 
 
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Review: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword

It's always a pleasant surprise to go into a game with little to no expectations beforehand and come out of it with a completely positive opinion. Such was the case with the recent downloadable title Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. The ga...

 
 
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Nimble Sakura Warrior for 3DS is like samurai Punch-Out!!

Among the news at the recent Nintendo Direct conference -- where the PictoChat-ish app Swapnote was announced -- a new title called Nimble Sakura Warrior for the 3DS eShop was revealed. The game places you in the role of a wandering samura...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown Sen hitting March 30th

It's been five years since America got a new Samurai Shodown game (not counting the anthology), but the wait is almost over. Samurai Shodown Sen has finally made its way over to the States from Japan, and will be releasing on March 30th for...

 
 
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Samurai Shodown Sen coming to the Xbox 360

[sword clink noise] Thanks to XSEED, who secured the North American publishing rights,  SNK's 3D fighter Samurai Shodown Sen is coming to your Xbox 360 this year.  The latest, the 11th game in the series, which some of you will kn...

 
 
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GameStop gets fancy Way of the Samurai 3 bonus item

After a long wait for its release, Way of the Samurai 3 will finally be in stores for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on October 13. Yes, this is the same game that was released in Japan back in 2008.  Whatev...

 
 




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