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12:00 PM on 09.02.2014

Here's everything you wanted from Sony's TGS presser

It wasn't all about a fifth Persona game, y'know! Quite a bit happened when Sony took the stage just before the Tokyo Game Show opened this year, to barrage our faces with sweet trailers for games known and new, as...

Josh Tolentino




TGS 2014: Oh look, it's Persona 5's first real trailer photo
TGS 2014: Oh look, it's Persona 5's first real trailer
by Josh Tolentino

Took 'em long enough! Atlus has finally revealed Persona 5 with a gloriously vague anime trailer for the game, due out on PS3 - and PS4 - next year.

The latest mainline entry in the Persona series will be directed by Katsura Hashino, feature character designs from Shigenori Soejima, and music composed by Shoji Meguro. 

From the looks of the trailer the setting appears to be returning to the big city, with a prominent shot of a Shibuya-style pedestrian scramble, during which a young, protagonist-looking high-schooler wearing a blazer-based school uniform experiences some good ol' frozen time and that telltale summoning fire. The color palette leans on red, black, and white (differing from Persona 3's blues and Persona 4's yellows), and all the text features the breaking of chains and shackles, reinforcing earlier taglines about "emancipation". 

Not especially fond of the title font, but that's just me nitpicking at this point. Watch the trailer and get hype!

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2:00 PM on 08.12.2014

Natural Doctrine prides itself on killing you, apparently

It looks like Natural Doctrine is really attempting to introduce strategy players to the cruelty of natural selection, if the latest trailer for NIS America's new PS4, PS3, and Vita game is to be believed.  Though ...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 PM on 08.11.2014

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

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...

Salvador GRodiles

8:30 PM on 08.08.2014

Super Hero Generation's first trailer is dynamically delicious

It looks like Bandai Namco has uploaded Super Hero Generation's first trailer. Overall, it looks amazing! I mean, what more can I say? The video gives us a nice sample of what to expect from our favorite Gundams, Riders, and...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Huzzah! Persona 4 Ultimax's Marie DLC to arrive in the Americas

Aw snap. It looks like Atlus is adding another DLC fighter to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's North and South American release. This time around, players'll get to download Marie when the game hits the Americas this Fall. Of course...

Salvador GRodiles



Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II photo
Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II
by Salvador GRodiles

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 through Wizard (Gaim didn't exist back then). At the time, Namco Bandai seemed like they had a good tokusatsu video game on their hands. However, the company made a slight error when they commissioned Eighting (Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Kamen Rider Climax Hero series) to develop the game instead of Omega Force (the Dynasty Warriors series).

While Eighting's known for creating many interesting fighting games and multiplayer brawler titles, the team rarely tackles the hack ‘n’ slash genre. Due to Eighting's inexperience in this department, the first Battride War game felt like an underwhelming title. Even though the team managed to almost get each Rider’s fighting style right, the game’s small character and boss roster prevented Battride War from reaching its true Form. Thankfully, the title had a few fun aspects for Kamen Rider fans, which gave players hope that Eighting could learn from their mistakes when they complete Battride War's next installment.

Since the development team have updated a few of game’s key elements, Kamen Rider Battride War II might be the Rider Musou-like adventure that we’ve been waiting for.

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1:00 PM on 07.24.2014

Akiba's Trip gets a release date, PS4 version crossing pond

XSEED games are really going all-out with their upcoming release of Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed. Not only have they ported the Acquire's open-world Akihabara cosplay vampire-stripping game to the English language, t...

Josh Tolentino

9:30 PM on 07.10.2014

Rejoice! Persona 4 Ultimax will be region free in North and South America

Back when Persona 4 Arena was announced to be region locked, many players were saddened from the outcome, since it limited most folks from playing the game as soon as possible. With Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hitting North Amer...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 PM on 07.09.2014

Gundams, Riders, and Ultra Warriors join forces in Super Hero Generation

It's been a year since Bandai Namco's released a Compatible Hero game, as Heroes VS came out in 2013. Lo and behold, the team's ready to have the heroes from the Kamen Rider, Gundam, and Ultra series reunite in a new adv...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 AM on 07.04.2014

AX '14: NIS America to localize three new games

Anime Expo 2014 is among us, and NIS America has revealed three new titles that they're planning to localize in the west. If you happen to be a Vita owner, then you'll enjoy the first game on the list, since htoL#NiQ: The Fir...

Salvador GRodiles





8:00 AM on 07.02.2014

Rejoice! Persona 4 Ultimax's Murderer DLC is heading to America

We a have a few months left until Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arrives in America, and Atlus continues to summon more Persona-related news. Since Atlus' been treating their Persona fans well, the company revealed that Pe...

Salvador GRodiles

6:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Akiba Strip 2 has new PS4 sharing gameplay features

If Akiba Trip 2 couldn't get any crazier, along comes it's new 'share & chat' feature. It's bad enough that the game requires you to save Akihabara from the undead by striping them of clothes so that that the sun can des...

Josh Totman

4:30 PM on 06.17.2014

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

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...

Salvador GRodiles

2:00 PM on 06.13.2014

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

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...

Salvador GRodiles

9:00 PM on 06.11.2014

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

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 ...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 06.11.2014

E3 2014: Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd gets sweet PVs

I never thought this would happen, but the west is finally at parity when it comes to mainline Hatsune Miku games. Sega's released the E3 trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, the latest installment of the Vocaloid-t...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 PM on 06.08.2014

No, The Last Guardian is NOT cancelled

This sort of feels like one of those "Did we really even need to refute this?" kind of moments, but I suppose it's understandable, considering we're barely two days away from E3 happening. Rumormongering has hit its peak, and...

Josh Tolentino



Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle photo
Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
by Brittany Vincent

[As originally posted at Destructoid.]

How do you like your fighting games? Personally, I like mine with a sizable dose of pop culture references and eye-melting color palettes infused with a healthy dose of humor that's hilariously self-aware. That's what you get with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the most gleefully insane anime-inspired fighter the genre has seen in some time.

Distilling a good 25 years' worth of story arcs from the wildly popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure into an accessible fighter that anyone can enjoy is no easy feat, and yet developer CyberConnect2 has done an admirable job that should be praised. Even if your heart is as black as professional jerk Dio Brando's.

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3:00 PM on 05.13.2014

XSEED adding English audio, gender equality to Akiba's Trip 2

Do you own a PS Vita or PS3? Do you happen do be an anglophile, or an androphile (or both)? Are you looking forward to XSEED's upcoming localization of Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed? If you answered "yes" to at...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Play Battle Princess Arcadias this June in NA and Europe

Some of you may have been following the NIS-developed Battle Princess Arcadia, a side scrolling action RPG for the PS3. We've been treated to a few screenshots and videos, but NISA just dropped the release date for the locali...

Dae Lee



Atlus outs Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, discounts classics photo
Atlus outs Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, discounts classics
by Josh Tolentino

I know a lot of folks loved Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. I know a fair few who think it's the best MegaTen game of all time, and it was Nocturne's unique look and balls-hard difficulty that helped pave the way for Atlus' eventual rise to power.

But me? I hated it. Just out of high school, my body wasn't ready to recognize its greatness. Now I'll have a chance to try again, since Atlus put it out on PS2 classics, like, 2 days ago for a mere $9.99.

If some balls-hard demifiend action isn't your speed, they've also placed Dragon's Crown, Odin Sphere, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, and Persona 3 FES on sale. I'd recommend Dragon's Crown if you've got a Vita or PS3, and Odin Sphere is still my favorite Vanillaware game of all time. And if you haven't played Persona 3 FES, shame on you! Correct that mistake now!

[Header image courtesy Shirow Miwa]

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8:00 AM on 05.03.2014

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

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...

Elliot Gay

3:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! coming to PS3/Vita this Fall

Aksys Games announced that moé fighting game Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will be hitting the Playstation 3 and Vita Fall 2014. This version of the series is a revision based off the original Arcana Heart 3, originall...

Pedro Cortes



Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week photo
Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week
by Pedro Cortes

April 29 is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of holiday over the course of several days that's been converted into a sort of national spring break. In order to celebrate it this year, Sony is discounting a ton of Japanese games on PSN through May 5. Ranging from action games to role-playing games, the sale significantly drops the price of these games, some of them going for less than half of their original prices.

Here are some of the highlights from the list of games on sale:

  • Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross (PS3/PS4/Vita/PSP) for $4.99, or $3.49 with PS+
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) for $14.99, or $8.99 with PS+
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3) for $19.99, or $11.99 with PS+
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) for $12.49, or $7.49 with PS+
  • Persona 4 Golden (Vita) for $19.49, or $14.62 with PS+
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) for $19.99, or $10.00 with PS+
  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3) for $17.49, or $10.49 with PS+

.You can bet that'll be snapping up a couple of these games come pay-day. Anybody else going to splurge on any of these titles?

[via Destructoid]

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8:00 AM on 04.27.2014

Free Flyin': Ace Combat Infinity gets a release date

I love Ace Combat. I even liked the generally panned Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, though I can agree with most folks that it was largely a mistake. Now Project Aces is back, with Ace Combat Infinity, their admission that hey,...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 AM on 04.26.2014

2nd Tales of Zestiria trailer hits the net

Bandai Namco's Tales games will always have a special place in my heart. Not all of them are great, but there's something comforting about knowing they'll always be there. It's one of the few long running RPG series that sti...

Elliot Gay

8:00 AM on 04.25.2014

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn heads west this July

What's better than fighting and destroying a Gundam? Fighting and destroying thousands of them, that's what. The Dynasty Warriors: Gundam spin-offs have been great fun so far, but I'll admit that I didn't put that much time ...

Chris Walden

2:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Brand new Persona 4 Ultima clips you can dance to

Coming off the announcement of Rise Kujikawa as a playable character in the fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Atlus updated their Youtube channel with another wave of videos highlighting the new arrivals. The main event...

Dae Lee

4:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Star of Destiny: Suikoden II finally coming to PSN

Well, this news just made my day. It seems that the ESRB ratings, always a good source for accidentally outing new games, has opted to rate a very old game: Suikoden II. Konami's classic JRPG (and one of my favorite games of ...

Josh Tolentino