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Super Robot Wars BX

Super Robot War BX's first trailer fills our bodies with delicious courage


All part of a well-balanced diet
May 22
If there's one thing that the Super Robot Wars series does right with their trailers, it's that they tend to fill people's hearts with a huge surge of hot-blooded energy. In most cases, this high dosage of enthusiasm can res... read
Super Robot Wars BX photo
Super Robot Wars BX

Prepare for takeoff: Super Robot Wars BX is now a thing


Our King of Braves has returned
May 20
It's been a month since 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 hit Japan and the next title has been revealed. Titled Super Robot Wars BX, this upcoming game's being made for the 3DS and it plans to improve on the features from Super ... read
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3rd Super Robot Wars Z

Brighten your day with a lengthy 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Part 2 trailer


The best part of waking up is Super Robot Wars on your screen
Mar 02
Attention, people; Bandai Namco has launched a 14-minute trailer for 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen, which is the perfect cure to obliterate anyone's bad mood. This time around, we're treated to more of the usual action... read
Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

Kamen Rider Summonride's new screenshots are all about the stages


This gallery needs some boss images
Oct 27
Even though Kamen Rider Summonride contains a few features that should've been in the Battride War series (such as a co-op option), I'm still on the fence on whether to Drive the Game or not. As a series of new images enter t... read
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Dengeki Bunko

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax's latest trailer shows off its new characters


If only they were playable
Oct 06
As Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax prepares for its console debut in November, the game receives a new trailer that gives us the rundown on the title's content. This time around, we get to see Izaya, Accelerator, and Dokuro-c... read
Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

Kamen Rider Summonride's first trailer gives off a Gauntlet vibe


That kid is way too excited
Oct 05
When Bandai Namco announced that they were giving Kamen Rider the Skylanders treatment in Kamen Rider Summonride, I will admit that I was a bit curious about the title will play. Now that the team has shown us the ... read
Persona 3 The Movie: #2 photo
Baby baby baby baby baby
Despite its pacing problems and general lack of an overarching story, I enjoyed Persona 3 The Movie: #1 Spring of Birth. As far as animated film adaptations of long games go, I think it did a novel job of compressing hours of... read feature

Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

What?! Kamen Rider Summonride contains a Skylander-like system


It's time to toy around with with our favorite Riders
Aug 11
Oh my. I never expected to see the day that the Kamen Rider franchise would receive a game that'd be similar to Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Nintendo's Amiibo toys. Then again, both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai have their... read
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Journey through the Decayed
Back when Kamen Rider Battride War was first announced, many toku fans were excited over the fact that they were getting a Dynasty Warriors-like game that featured their favorite Heisei Riders from Kamen Rider Kuuga... read feature

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Kamen Rider

Watch Part 2 of Kamen Rider Girls' Kamen Rider Battride War II playthrough


Gaim's gameplay is looking great
Jun 17
It's been three weeks since we last saw the Kamen Rider Girls play Kamen Rider Battride War II. Now the idol group is back to try out Kamen Rider Kiva, Den-O, Gaim, and Wizard. Unlike Bandai Namco's last video... read
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Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider Battride War II's new trailer shows off Zenith Arms DLC


Lock Open!
Jun 13
It was only a matter of time until we got to see Kamen Rider Battride War II's Gaim Zenith/Kiwami Arms DLC in action. Lo and behold, the folks at Bandai Namco uploaded a brief trailer that shows off the Mighty Warlord's... read
Kamen Rider photo
Kamen Rider

Fruit Basket! Kamen Rider Battride War II gets Zenith Arms DLC


M-M-M-M-Mighty Warlord!
Jun 11
I had mix feelings with the original Kamen Rider Battride War game. While the first title's playable Riders were very close to the ones from the TV series, Battride War felt like an incomplete game. Thankfully, Battride ... read
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Video Games

Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories has a new 9 minute trailer


Spoilers: there are robots in it
May 03
Bandai Namco's latest PS3 Mobile Suit Gundam game is going to be one hell of a package. Gundam: Side Stories isn't just a single game, but rather a collection of six new and remade old titles from the Side Story series. I ha... read
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Video Games

New 5 minute Persona Q trailer is too hype


There's another gameplay trailer too
May 02
The past few months of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailers have been fairly brief. Character overviews, brief bits and pieces of battles; there hasn't been a beefy video exploring the entire game in quite some time. ... read
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Video Games

Meiji era Ace Attorney game gets its first trailer


Be right back guys, screaming into a pillow
Apr 23
Ace Attorney is easily one of my top five favorite video game series. It's weird, it's got fantastic characters, and the music gets my blood pumping at all the right times. I loved Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and to say I ... read
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Video Games

Rejoice?! Akiba's Trip 2 might be coming to PS4 this summer


This is a weird choice
Apr 19
I played Acquire's open world strip-action game, Akiba's Trip 2, when it came out in Japan this past year. While it wasn't exactly a mind blowing experience one way or the other, I had my fun with it. I think there are defini... read
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Video Games

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment trailer #4 is filled with gameplay footage


Time to get digital
Apr 09
I may not be terribly fond of giant franchise that is Sword Art Online, but even I can respect something for being ridiculously popular across a wide variety of demographics. With Bandai Namco's Sword Art Online: Hollow Frag... read
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Taiko no Tatsujin

Second Taiko no Tatsujin 3DS game announced


Can't wait to import! Wait, what?
Apr 09
Taiko no Tatsujin is great. You may not know it, but there was once a time when these games, albeit with an altered soundtrack, actually made it out of Japan. Unfortunately for us, this stopped years ago, but Japan has contin... read
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Video Games

New Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth scans surface


This is looking real good
Mar 14
I'm a sucker for RPGs that take place in modern settings. I get it, we all want to visit strange new worlds and unfamiliar places, but there's something utterly captivating about looking at normality through a less than norma... read
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Huzzah! New things to play!
Welcome back to Go West!, your [yet again not] weekly column about Japanese video games, sushi, and longingly gazing outside at the soon-to-blossom cherry trees. This entry is coming to you folks a bit late, but at least ther... read feature

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Video Games

New Project Diva F 2nd trailer shows off all 36 tracks


It's like music to my ears
Mar 01
Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd hits Japanese Vita and PS3 consoles on March 27. If you're a fan of rhythm games, I have no doubt that you probably already have that date marked on your calender. This series is popul... read
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Video Games

Soul Sacrifice Delta launch trailer is action packed


What a Grimm world
Mar 01
The first Soul Sacrifice for the Vita was an interesting take on the hunting game genre. Fast paced and a bit more easy to grasp for people new to the house that Monster Hunter built, it was dark, had a fantastic soundtrack,... read
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J-Stars Victory Vs.

Five new characters join the J-Stars Victory Vs. roster


Three playable and two in support
Feb 17
Getting sick of all the J-Stars news? I certainly hope not, because here's the next serving! According to a leaked scan of this month's V-Jump, there are five more combatants joining the already sizeable cast; three as fully ... read
Puyo Puyo Tetris photo
A fantastic celebration of two classic series
Those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably read my tweets hyping up Sega's new crossover puzzle game, Puyo Puyo Tetris. A few folks have expressed confusion toward my excitement, going so far as to wonder if I'm... read feature

Go West! 63 photo
Imageepoch returns in a blaze of glory
Welcome to the latest and greatest Go West!, your [why-do-I-even-try-to-be-timely] column about Japanese games, life in Japan, and Idea Factory.  Ladies and gentlemen, this week is actually a very special one. The latest... read feature

Go West! 62 photo
In which parties are had, and songs are sung
Welcome, dear readers. Today is Saturday, January 25; a very special day by all accounts. Why is it so special you ask? The answer is as simple as understanding the universe. Today is the 62nd edition of Go West!, your [prete... read feature

J-Stars Victory Vs. photo
J-Stars Victory Vs.

Hisoka joins J-Stars as support, plus new screenshots


Straight into my veins, please.
Jan 16
Well that didn't take very long! After yesterday's news of four new characters, we have a leak revealing the two bonus villains that were teased via silhouettes. Of course, like many people figured, it's Toguro from Yu Yu Hak... read
More J-Stars Characters photo
More J-Stars Characters

Four new villains announced for J-Stars Victory Vs.


With another two 'kind of' announced.
Jan 15
The roster for J-Stars Victory Vs. just can't stop growing, with the next issue of Weekly Shueisha Jump revealing that another four villains will be joining the fight. We have Madara Uchiha from Naruto, Akainu from One Piece,... read
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Idolm@ster

The Idolm@ster: One For All dated and listed, with LE


Is your wallet L@dy?
Dec 19
As revealed by this week's Famitsu and confirmed by Namco-Bandai, the next major installment of The Idolm@ster, One For All, will be out in Japan on May 15. This release will be both digital and physical, and as usual there w... read
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Project DIVA F 2nd

Project DIVA F 2nd will take the stage in March


To Vita, or not to Vita? That is the question.
Nov 26
It's surprising no one that there will be yet another Project DIVA game heading to home consoles, and it might just be the last release before we see it head to next gen consoles. But why waste a perfectly good dancing engine... read
Go West! 60 photo
Lightning strikes thrice
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 60th edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games, a foreign guy in Japan, and Idea Factory.  When I first started Go West! nearly... read feature

Go West! 59 photo
God eating like it's 1995
Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another edition of Go West!, your [running out of ways to imply not-weekly] column about Japanese video games, a man who has forgotten how to love, and Idea Factory. This week we feast on gods. Make of that what you will. In the meantime, the rest of us will be talking about video games or something. read feature







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