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9:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Fatal Frame Wii U in the works: Plus a film, novel and comic too

Fatal Frame and the Wii U were destined for each other. The Wii U tablet was practically made to become my Camera Obscura, fighting for my life and sanity with my dwindling Type-Zero film. With no title or date released yet, ...

Dae Lee


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3:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Legend of Zelda drops into Sonic: Lost World via free DLC

Nintendo certainly seems to at least be trying to step up their Wii U offering, and while Zelda DLC for a Sonic the Hedgehog game is hardly a system seller, it's the right kind of attitude to have. The game is already a 3DS ...

Chris Walden

6:30 PM on 03.21.2014

Attack on Titan invades Monster Hunter Frontier G

Those titan hunters sure get around, don't they? It's pretty impressive actually, considering their species is essentially trapped in one place. This time they've managed to dodge harms way outside the city walls long enough ...

Chris Walden

8:00 AM on 02.15.2014

Huzzah! New gameplay footage for Monolith Soft's X

I love Monolith Soft. I've been following the company ever since it was founded by Tetsuya Takahashi and Hirohide Sugiura after they left Square Co. in the late 90s. I dug the Xenosaga titles, adored Xenoblade, and even like...

Elliot Gay

3:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Bayonetta 2 still exists, gets new trailer

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct gave us a lot to be excited about. For me, the biggest news was the new Bayonetta 2 trailer. We saw more of short-haired Bayonetta, the Joe Pesci knock-off and a kid with white cornrows. Oh, there...

Pedro Cortes



Import Preview: Puyo Puyo Tetris photo
Import Preview: Puyo Puyo Tetris
by Elliot Gay

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 just being sarcastic.

The reality is much more simple than that.

Puyo Puyo Tetris has kept me glued to my Vita screen for over 20 hours at this point. It's just that damn good.

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Go West! Sixty-Four: You got Puyo all up in my Tetris photo
Go West! Sixty-Four: You got Puyo all up in my Tetris
by Elliot Gay

Welcome to another riveting, awe inspiring, and emotionally draining edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games and some masochistic idiot.

This week, the game of all generations hits store shelves. 

Ok, maybe that might be a wee bit hyperbolic, but the reality is that I'm super duper hyped. We also have a handful of other important-ish releases for pretty much all of the major consoles, so hang onto your butts.

It's time to dance.

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5:00 PM on 12.26.2013

Princess Zelda returns in Smash Bros. as a stand user?

The official Smash Bros. website has been slowly drip-feeding new information into the public in tandem with Masahiro Sakurai's Miiverse account for quite some time now, but to coincide with the Japanese launch of A Link...

Chris Walden



Nominees for Japanator's best game soundtrack of 2013 photo
Nominees for Japanator's best game soundtrack of 2013
by Josh Tolentino

The roll of nominees keeps on scrolling for this years Japanator Awards, and just as we tallied up our nominees for Best Anime Soundtrack of 2013, we aren't about to ignore the many Japanese games that tickled our ears with their awesome soundtracks this year!

Japan's once-dominant presence in the gaming industry may be a thing of the past, but there's no denying the huge amounts of talent and creativity that still pour out of Glorious Nippon year after year, and that includes game music! Scroll on through to check out the top contenders for our game soundtrack of the year!

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7:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Super Mario 3D World's 6-5 is beaten in just 28 seconds

Watching speed runs is a guilty pleasure of mine, and I can certainly appreciate the effort that goes into finding exploits and the ways to best utilise them. If you've ever seen the Super Mario 64 speed runs where you can p...

Chris Walden







Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Video Games photo
Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Video Games
by Brittany Vincent

Welcome to Japanator's 2013 holiday guide to excellent video games. Just like anime and manga, there's a seemingly endless parade of titles out there vying for your attention, and we're here to ensure you don't swerve off the path into purchasing something like My Baby Girl or Jerry Rice & Nitus' Dog Football. I've played both, and you don't want to go down that road. Really. Now, you may not see all of these popping up as criminally cheap deals, but you can rest assured that you're giving the gift of awesome compared to so many other titles out there. We've scaled down our selections to games we feel that would best cater to the Japanator audience, so keep that in mind when perusing the list. If you're a good girl or boy this year, you might be able to get some of them for yourself if you've cleared out your backlog. 

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