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Ni No Kuni II makes an appearance and looks awesome

Fans of the Studio Ghibli-produced RPG have a lot to be happy about. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom made an appearance at the PlayStation Experience and was given a nice trailer. None of that industry fluff nonsense, just a lot of gameplay...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 6 and Kiwami coming west in 2017

Both Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Kiwami, the latter being a full "rebuilt-from-scratch" remake of the original Yakuza game, are coming west. Yakuza Kiwami will release in summer 2017 and 6 drops "early 2018." ...   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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Persona 5 cast

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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Kirby Cafe

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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(Update) Finally! Final Fantasy XII is getting remastered

[Update: A Square Enix producer has confirmed a North American and European 2017 release over at the PlayStation Blog. Don't hold your breath for the Vita. You can also toggle between the original and re-recorded soundtrack at any time.] S...   read

 
 
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New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...   read

 
 
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Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...   read

 
 
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Watch this new 7th Dragon III Code: VFD trailer

Usually the phrase "abuse of power" isn't leading anywhere you want to follow. There's the lurid, with top-level employees pressuring underlings into some fingerlings if you follow what I meanaling. There are rulers of countries (America, ...   read

 
 
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OG Pokestuff

Japan gets merch based on original Pokemon sprites

Some new, 20th anniversary Pokemon junk is going on sale in Japan this month. February 27, if you want to plan a trip around it. Playing up the re-releases of Red, Blue, and Yellow (and their subsequent themed 2DS models in Japan), Amazon J...   read

 
 


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See just how much the gameplay has changed in Valkyria: Azure Revolution

It's been clear from the get-go that Valkyria: Azure Revolution is a spinoff from the Valkyria Chronicles series that graced the PS3 and PSP. It is much more anime-y, there are overwrought swords and melee combat, as well as this smaller p...   read

 
 
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Valkyria PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Remaster screens hot and fresh out the kitchen

You know who didn't shank a gimme field goal wide left? Sega, with new screenshots for Valkyria Chronicles Remaster, the PS4 port for the beloved turn-based strategy game. Sega had an easy task, especially after the nice PC release that's a...   read

 
 
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That new Attack on Titan game freaks me out

It's not like I was going to sleep tonight, anyway, Attack on Titan. A handful of audio-less gameplay clips from Koei Tecmo's upcoming PS4, PS3, and PS Vita action game have surfaced on the official Japanese site. Lots of zooming around, sl...   read

 
 
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Valkyria shots

First shots of Valkyria: Azure Revolution and the PS4 remaster

I don't know if it was the Valkyria Chronicles Steam release success or Sega just doing its regular couple years of apologizing with good releases before falling into a funk again, but there is a new, anime-as-hell Valkyria Chronicles comin...   read

 
 
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Persona 5? It's good

Persona 5 screenshots leak via Dancing All Night bonus disc

I wouldn't blame you for avoiding these if you want to wait to experience them in the majesty that is the second Persona 5 trailer, from where these screens were ripped. Folks in Japan got their hands on Persona 4: Dancing All Night early a...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Hearts

Newly announced Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is adorable as heck

Usually I wouldn't make this big of a deal over something that is (so far) only releasing in Japan, but Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] is just too cute to pass up. The iOS and Android game is based off a Japan-only browser game, ...   read

 
 
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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen

Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to play them. Even...   read

 
 
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McDonald's toys

Trick your loved ones into thinking these Japanese McDonald's toys are amiibo

Amiibo sure are all the rage, huh? Who would've thought that Nintendo's artificially scarce plastic figurines would create such a crazed demand? Were you lucky enough to get one that looks just like Steven's dog? If so, you'll be rollin' in...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Game Show 2014 kicks off today (also, floor gallery)

Tokyo Game Show 2014 has officially kicked off today, running through September 21. As always, these first two days are for business (yeah, right) and the remaining two add in the public (and the cosplayers; sweat).  This year's show b...   read

 
 
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Pokmon

More Mega Evolutions: Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade

Japanese magazine CoroCoro has the scoop on three more Mega Evolutions debuting in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as picked up by Serebii.net. Camerupt's new form is my favorite of the trio -- that grin! Mega Sharpedo looks e...   read

 
 
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Why are we excited about these New 3DS packaging shots?

An informal poll of the Destructoid staff reveals that we're all senselessly excited for this New 3DS. It doesn't make sense. None of us need one. We should be mad at Nintendo for having us wanting another iteration. But we're all stupidly ...   read

 
 
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Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was a decently enjoyable sidescrolling beat-'em-up released on Xbox Live Arcade early last year. It's now coming to PS Vita, where it will hopefully gain more visibility, on July 29, 2014. Good game-platform...   read

 
 
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Sword Art Online
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Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment being localized this summer

Will a bunch of people complain about how I just don't like anime if I say that Sword Art Online doesn't seem very good? Though at least it might make a passable game. Hard to mess up multiplayer monster fighters with bad writing (though t...   read

 
 
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New Lost Dimension screens pop up on Amazon Japan

We finally got a peek at what upcoming PS3 and Vita RPG Lost Dimension looks like in the first batch of screenshots. Now, thanks to a new Amazon Japan listing, We have about 6 more screenshots of Lancarse's new game, and they're a bit bette...   read

 
 
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Ace Attorney 123

No objections to Ace Attorney 123's updated graphics

Capcom has announced that Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection will be releasing for the 3DS on April 17 in Japan. Japanese site 4Gamer.net has taken the liberty to compare the original Game Boy Advance screens (left), the updated DS screens ...   read

 
 



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