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SNK's Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4, Vita

[Update: Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed the PS4 and Vita versions will feature online multiplayer (with Code Mystics’ proprietary netcode), cross-play functionality, and cross-buy.] Today at SNK's EVO 2016 panel...

 
 
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Sega's Shining spin-off Blade Arcus heading west

It's been a long, long time since an entry in Sega's Shining series has been released outside of Japan, but that's about to change. Studio Saizensen (Umihara Kawase, Code of Princess) has revealed plans to bring its tag-team fighting game B...

 
 
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Valkyrie Drive coming west September 16

Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni, the latest hypersexual action game from Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki, is coming west on September 16, western publisher PQube has announced. As previously confirmed, the company plans to release the Play...

 
 
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Eaten by an Alligator

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. Podtoid is back from summer vacation with a big, big show full of discussions about important animal news, like the tragic death of Harambe, alligators eating peop...

 
 
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King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with SNK to bring a bit of King of Fighters crossover to Dead or Alive 5. As part of the annual Dead or Alive Festival this weekend in Tokyo, developer Team Ninja revealed plans to bring Fatal Fury and Kin...

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse releases Sept. 20

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will launch in the Americas on September 20, Atlus has announced. The company isn't yet ready to divulge when the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game might arrive in Europe and Oceania, but confirmed it will be ...

 
 
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Arc System Works opens new office in South Korea

Arc System Works, the Yokohama-based studio best known for fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is expanding its operations with a new "Asia Branch" located in Seoul, South Korea. The satellite office opened today and will be providing t...

 
 
 
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New Tokyo Twlight Ghost Hunters creeping west

Aksys Games plans to publish an new and improved extended cut of Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, the localization group announced Sunday during a panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. This iteration, subtitled Daybreak Special Gigs World T...

 
 
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Shovel Knight studio publishing Gunvolt games at retail

Today at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Inti Creates announced a partnership with Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games to bring Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel to retail as a physical package. The "Striker Pack" will include both ...

 
 
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Aksys localizing Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita, PC

Tokyo Xanadu is coming west care of Aksys Games, the publisher just announced at Anime Expo. The Nihon Falcom-developed role-playing game will be released in North America as a physical and digital release for PlayStation Vita in 2017. The ...

 
 
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Hotel Dusk successor Chase is coming west on 3DS

Chase: Cold Case Investigations: Distant Memories is coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop this autumn, localization group Aksys Games announced during a panel today at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Developed by Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Trace ...

 
 
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Virtue's Last Reward, 999 ports are in the works

[Update: It looks like Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is coming to more platforms as well.] Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, the first entry in Spike Chunsoft's Zero Escape trilogy, is coming to more platforms, series creator Kotaro...

 
 
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That Katamari clicker is now available worldwide

Tap My Katamari is now available for iOS and Android platforms the world over. While the free-to-play spin-off has been out in some regions since January, other markets, including the United States, haven't been abl...

 
 
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New Dynasty Warriors announced for smartphones

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with Nexon Korea and Taiwanese studio XPEC Entertainment to create a new Dynasty Warriors experience for smartphones and tablet devices. The title, tentatively dubbed "Project Dynasty Warriors," is based o...

 
 
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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late hits PC this month

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is heading to Steam on July 12, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is one of the more recent efforts from French Bread, the one-time doujinsoft developer behind the likes of Dengeki Bun...

 
 
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Namco localizing The Asterisk War game for PS Vita

A.W. : Phoenix Festa is a-comin' to a PlayStation Vita near you. In case you're unfamiliar with the name, Phoenix Festa is a dating simulator-action game hybrid based on what is apparently a popular light novel, manga, and anime series -- T...

 
 
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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius out now

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is now available worldwide on iOS and Android. The role-playing game is a collaboration between Square Enix and Japanese mobile game studio Gumi, whose popular smartphone title Brave Frontier served as ...

 
 
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Metal Slug Anthology coming to PS4

The Metal Slug Anthology will be the next title to join the growing library of PlayStation 2 Classics available on PlayStation 4, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast. The collection will be available digitally i...

 
 
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Adventures of Mana out now for PlayStation Vita

Adventures of Mana is now available for PlayStation Vita worldwide. The role-playing game, a remake of the first game in the Mana series (known as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden, Final Fantasy Adventure, Mystic Quest, and S...

 
 
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Bungie cagey about the future of Destiny

The future of Destiny is unclear.  That was my big takeaway from a recent interview with Bungie's Scott Taylor, the executive producer behind the online first-person shooter's forthcoming expansion, Rise of Iron. "We're still work...

 
 
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Sonic Team's new game confirmed for 2017

Sega recently hosted a special event in Toyko to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, which originally launched for the Sega Genesis -- or Mega Drive, if you're nasty -- on June 23, 1991. During the ceremony, Sonic Tea...

 
 
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Akiba's Beat team 'thinking about' PC port

While in Los Angeles last week for E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with Acquire's Kohta Takano, the director behind the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai studio's latest project, Akiba's Beat. Akiba's Beat is a continuation of sorts of Acq...

 
 
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Bent, not broken: Nioh's flexible rigidity

It's been a long and winding road for Nioh. Koei unveiled the project a decade and a half ago -- four years prior to the company's 2008 merger with Tecmo, whose own Team Ninja (Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden) is now handling development of the...

 
 
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Bungie slept with wolves for Destiny

Destiny's forthcoming expansion Rise of Iron has wolves in it, so naturally, when I interviewed the add-on's executive producer Scott Taylor, I wanted to know if we'll be able to fight alongside them. "No," Taylor replied, dashing my hopes,...

 
 




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