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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is like a whole new game

Odin Sphere was one of the first games I played with my wife, and we had a perfect system. She would play a lot of the core areas during the day, and at night, I would plant seeds, gather food, and level up while she took a nap -- after wak...

 
 
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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim revealed for PS4 and PS Vita

Atlus and Vanillaware today revealed their newest game at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for PS4 and Vita. A trailer for the game was shown off during the press conference, which looks pretty god damn ...

 
 
 
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This Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Japanese package looks amazing

Although it's only been announced for Japan so far, Amazon has a pre-order listing up for Odin Sphere package for 3,298 yen, and it looks great. In short, it comes with a PlayStation Vita pouch, lens cloth, and a material (potion) char...

 
 
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Good lord, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is pretty as hell

Odin Sphere was pretty. But this, this is better. Oh man, it's so much better. Oh, in case you haven't heard, Vanillaware is remastering its 2007 PlayStation 2 classic as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir for Sony platforms. The updated action r...

 
 
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Atlus localizing Odin Sphere HD remake in 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is coming to the Americas sometime next year, Atlus confirmed today. The high-definition remake of Vanillaware's gorgeous PlayStation 2 role-playing game was unveiled earlier this week. On top of cosmetic upgra...

 
 
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The Odin Sphere remake will have a 'Classic Mode' for purists

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is in the works for the PS3, PS4, and Vita, and it will be an HD remake of the original PS2 classic. As such, it will include a "Classic Mode" that will preserve the experience. Vanillaware is adding mid-bosses tha...

 
 
 
 
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Atlus teases HD project with Muramasa dev Vanillaware

Visit this webpage (screen capture above). Ok, we're on the same level. Vanillaware most recently did an HD version of Muramasa for Vita in 2013 and also developed Dragon's Crown, which Atlus published (in Japan and North America), that sam...

 
 
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What might a futuristic Vanillaware game look like?

Vanillaware chief George Kamitani has a lovely annual tradition. Every New Year's the Dragon's Crown and Odin Sphere design director celebrates by sharing a lavish piece of art with the world. It isn't a teaser for the studio's next project...

 
 
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New Muramasa Rebirth DLC haunts Vita next week

The penultimate entry in Muramasa Rebirth's downloadable Genroku Legends tetralogy will be available in the West next week, Aksys Games announced today. A Spirited Seven Nights’ Haunting follows a ninja on the run from his former...

 
 
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Muramasa Rebirth's third DLC will drop next week in Japan

The first two DLC packs for Muramasa Rebirth were released rapid-fire, and it's been a while since the last iteration. In Japan next week pack three of four will drop, which will once again play separately from the two main campaigns....

 
 
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Hot deal: Muramasa Rebirth DLC discounted on PSN

Aksys Games has some nice deals on PlayStation Vita this week, with both episodes of Muramasa Rebirth's Genroku Legends downloadable content available for a song. A Cause to Diakon For and Fishy Tales of the Nekomata are...

 
 
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Muramasa Rebirth's second DLC is out next week

Muramasa Rebirth is getting its second DLC campaign next week, and it's the most interesting one yet. It features Gonbe, a widowed farmer, and his grass roots rebellion against his lord. He has a sickle, bamboo spear, and a hoe a...

 
 
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Muramasa's Uprising of the Oone Resistance DLC detailed

Muramasa: Rebirth is set to have four side stories arrive in the form of DLC, and they all seem to be pretty meaty diversions. America just got its first, The Fishy Tales of Nekomata, and the second has just dropped in Japan, titled U...

 
 
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Review: Muramasa Rebirth: Tales of the Nekomata DLC

Muramasa Rebirth is a fine upgrade to the original game, but there was one thing that didn't sit right with me. For whatever reason, someone decided to take the only new content that was created for the game (four new characters with o...

 
 
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Muramasa Rebirth Tales of the Nekomata DLC is out now

Muramasa Rebirth is one of the growing list of reasons why I will probably cave and buy a PlayStation Vita at some point. It just got a bit more enticing with today's release of the Tales of the Nekomata expansion in the PlayStati...

 
 
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Muramasa Rebirth gets a trailer for its second DLC

Muramasa Rebirth was re-released on the PlayStation Vita, and not only does it look great, but it plays great as well. Four DLCs await us in turn with new characters and tales, the second of which can be previewed above by way of a new tra...

 
 
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Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies

Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial title also cle...

 
 
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Vanillaware's butt-eye monster will haunt your dreams

In the Genroku Legends DLC for Muramasa Rebirth lies what may be one of the most unsettling videogame enemy designs I've ever witnessed. If this thing moved to Silent Hill, it'd still be the creepiest thing in its neighborhood. What you're ...

 
 
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Muramasa Rebirth transports DLC westward early next year

Muramasa Rebirth's long-awaited Genroku Legends downloadable add-ons will finally make their way to North America in early 2014, Aksys Games has announced. The supplementary content for Vanillaware's PlayStation Vita action title spans fou...

 
 
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Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer hits Europe

Fret not, eternally enraged European Atlus fans, your tortured existence is about to become a tad more sufferable. At long last, the patch enabling cross-platform multiplayer in Dragon's Crown has arrived in your neck of the woods...

 
 
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Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live

Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op advent...

 
 
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Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita

Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStation 3 and PlayS...

 
 




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