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'90s shmup ESP Ra.De. hits PS4 and Switch later this year

It's been a crazy week for news if you're a fan of classic arcade shmups. The cutesy Cotton is getting re-made, The Strikers series is getting a new entry, and now M2 has announced that Cave shooter ESP Ra. De. will be coming to PS4 and Nin...

 
 
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PS5 vs. PS4 Pro load times demonstrated in comparison video

A video has surfaced online, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki, that features Sony showcasing the loading speeds of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console when compared to that of the PS4 Pro. The video was taken during So...

 
 
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Strikers 2020 will see the return of the classic shmup series

Japanese developer City Connection has announced that they have plans to release an all-new entry in the classic military-based shmup series Strikers. Tentatively titled Strikers 2020, the new title is planned for release on multiple platfo...

 
 
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Go HAM as the obscure Buta San returns on Nintendo Switch

Every now and again, the fine folk over at Hamster like to throw us all a curveball when it comes to their retro re-releases. Case in point, this week, as Jaleco's weird Buta San is been now available to download on Nintendo Switch.Released...

 
 
 
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Wild: A non-floating Geodude is now a Japanese tourism mascot

Japan is overflowing with mascots. I wasn't even prepared when I visited, as every activity and location, from warnings about creepy airport shadow denizens who steal your stuff to anti-littering campaigns, have creatures. Prefectures (dist...

 
 
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Square Enix closes the book on Project Prelude Rune

Delisted videos. Missing social media accounts. A landing page that redirects to the publisher's main website. If these sound like signs that a game is easing itself out of existence, you'd be right. Two years ago, we learned about an all-n...

 
 
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That Mega Man pachinko machine actually has a story

The Mega Man pachinko machine, Rockman Ability, arrived in Japan last year and it's been the talk of the town, as it's one of the first complete overhauls of the Mega Man aesthetic in years.  As a reminder Ability includes ne...

 
 
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Contest: Defend Mega Tokyo and win Akane for Switch

Enter our contest for your chance to win a Switch copy of Akane! I've said it before, and I'll say it again: If you want me to pay attention to your game, soak that shit in neon! I love colorful games, especially when neons are involved. Th...

 
 
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Taiwan ratings board lists new Under Night In-Birth title

A listing has popped up on the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee website that appears to confirm a new entry in luscious anime fighter series Under Night In-Birth.The listing states that the awesomely titled Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late...

 
 
 
 
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Dragon Ball FighterZ video celebrates Japan's 'Goku Day'

Believe it or not, today is "Goku Day" in Japan, celebrating the existence of the pop culture icon and Dragon Ball protagonist. The reason May 9 is chosen as the fated date is due to the phonetic pronunciation of May - "Go" or "Go gatsu" - ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Neptunia Shooter will blast off on PC later this month

Idea Factory International has dropped a trailer - along with a release date - for the fun-looking retro-inspired shump Neptunia Shooter, which stars the heroes and villains of the popular Hyperdimension Neptunia series.As you can see from ...

 
 
 
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Etrian Odyssey Nexus gets double-disc OST release in May

Etrian Odyssey fans might want to keep their eyes and wallets open come the end of May, as publisher Atlus has revealed a special soundtrack release that will be made available in Japan, containing a selection of music from the RPG's storie...

 
 
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice manga coming to Japan next month

Japanese publisher Kadokawa has announced that the stars of FromSoftware's tough-as-nails adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are set to appear in an upcoming manga adaptation, which will release in Japan at the end of next month.Seki...

 
 
 
 




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