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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


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2:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

There were rumors scuttling around for a while about Persona 4's Rise Kujikawa being a playable character in the upcoming fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and they proved to be true with the recent issue of Famitsu and ...

Dae Lee



Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day photo
Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day
by Chris Walden

As far as bundles go, this is a bit of a strange one. Part-movie collection, part-video game, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is something that could only be pulled off on a home console. I suppose it's not surprising to see that Bandai Namco is the company publishing it, as it wasn't too long ago that they were offering a similar package with Tekken Hybrid, which included Tekken Tag Tournament HD and the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie. 

Interestingly, the four films that the 'Short Peace' refers to were actually released in Japan in the middle of last year. These short films were animated by Sunrise, combined and released in theaters as a single showing. Crispy's Inc and Grasshopper Manufacture collaborated to create a game based on the Short Peace films, titled Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, which was later released in Japan in a bundle with the four films. It only took three months to hit our shelves after the Japanese release, which is pretty impressive. 

But is this media mash-up worth a place in your game collection? 

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PSA: PlayStation 99-cent weekend is on, get Tokyo Jungle now photo
PSA: PlayStation 99-cent weekend is on, get Tokyo Jungle now
by Josh Tolentino

Doing something this Easter weekend? Well delay that, because you may want to check out the PlayStation Network store's new 99-cent flash sale, which puts a buttload of games on sale of just short of a dollar.

The list is a mix of PS3 and PS Vita games, with a few PS1 and PS2 classics thrown in like the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro series. Also notable are all four of Telltale Games' pre-The Walking Dead adventure series, including Sam and Max, Back to the Future, Tales of Monkey Island, and Jurassic Park. Check out the full list of games and their discount prices below.

But if you're gonna get one thing for under a dollar, make it Tokyo Jungle. Sony's post-humanity saga of animals large and small just trying to make it in Tokyo is unlike almost everything else out there, and also has a Pomeranian you can put in sneakers.

The sale lasts from now until Monday, April 21st at 1900 Pacific, so you have until then to get Tokyo Jungle - if you don't have it already.

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8:08 AM on 04.12.2014

New character joins the fight in Neptunia VII

With Compile Heart's Neptunia VII (short for Victory II) announced and out in the open, details have started to roll in via the usual rags. This week's Dengeki Playstation magazine has revealed a brand new character, set...

Elliot Gay

5:30 PM on 04.11.2014

Go download the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle demo

You've just finished a week at work. Tough, right? You want nothing more than to just collapse at home, enjoy a nice cold drink and chill out. Don't worry, you deserve a good rest, but what are you going to do? Watch TV? You ...

Chris Walden

5:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4

If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hyda...

Tim Sheehy

7:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Atelier Shallie has been announced for the PS3

The next game in the loved Atelier series was finally announced last week at Game no Dengeki Kanshasai. The name of it is Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea and will be available on PS3.  The game is s...

Amber Hunt

6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Check out previews for the 40 featured songs in Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd

A video was released showcasing previews of all 40 tracks from the upcoming PS3 and PS Vita title Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd. This treat is only made all the more sweeter now that we know this sequel is gettin...

Dae Lee

9:00 PM on 03.26.2014

How much money will you drop for all this JoJo bling?

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has always been one of the most fabulous things around. It's no surprise that creator Hirohiko Araki's striking art style has been used to create work for luxury brands and fashion lines like Guc...

Josh Tolentino



Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight photo
Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight
by Chris Walden

Diablo 3 was disappointing. That might be an odd way to start a review on a game from Nippon Ichi Software, but while I and many others await the Reaper of Souls expansion to complete the many Diablo 3 renovations, the urge to dive into a good dungeon crawler is only rising. I had no idea what The Witch and the Hundred Knight was a week ago, but after hearing that it might just satiate my hunger for hoarding loot, I had to get in on that.

What awaited was an interesting take on a tried and tested genre, with many new mechanics that seek to innovate. However, for every positive this game has on offer, there's an unfortunate negative. 

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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

5:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Luffy and Goku take to the streets to promote J-Stars Victory Vs.

You have to hand it to Japan. When they want to promote something, they're certainly willing to push the boat out to do so. This might not be on the same scale as the giant Gundam, but life-size statues of Luffy and Goku part...

Chris Walden

6:30 PM on 03.14.2014

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 update

With the PlayStation 4 release just weeks away, Square Enix shared a video detailing some of the changes being made in the upcoming version 2.2 content patch for their flagship MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Titl...

Tim Sheehy

8:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Official launch trailer for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

I admit that I never finished Final Fantasy X -- I made it about half-way through before I ultimately gave up on the series, and its been a regret. While both entries are relatively beloved by fans, neither Final F...

Tim Sheehy



Go West! Sixty-Five: A Surge of Sacrifices photo
Go West! Sixty-Five: A Surge of Sacrifices
by Elliot Gay

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 there were two big-ish releases this time around! That's got to count for something, right?

In any case, follow me as I take you on an incredibly brief but magical journey through the new games of the past week.

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11:25 PM on 03.09.2014

J-Stars Victory VS gets one final 13 minute promo

I love me a good crossover multiplayer game, and Bandai Namco's upcoming J-Stars Victory Vs. looks to fill that hole in my life quite nicely. Featuring over 50 characters from Shonen Jump characters spanning the magazine's 4...

Elliot Gay

1:00 AM on 03.06.2014

Take It Off: XSEED to localize Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

[Update: XSEED's released an announcement teaser. Check it out above!] It's happening! After quite a while existing for no one's eyes but Japan's (and that of a few curious foreigners), Akiba's Trip is...er, trippi...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Anime-fied: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution getting tons of footage

Well, I guess I spoke too soon when I hoped that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution wouldn't totally be a "filler" game made to annualize the Ultimate Ninja Storm  franchise, like Ultimate Ninja ...

Josh Tolentino

10:09 PM on 03.03.2014

Drakengard 3 DLC gets a trailer full of crazy

Square Enix's Drakengard 3 is one of the weirdest games I've played in recent memory. It's full of bugs, jank, is graphically unimpressive, and generally feels like a very early PS2 game.  Drakengard 3 is also filled wi...

Elliot Gay

12:00 PM on 03.01.2014

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

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...

Elliot Gay

8:00 PM on 02.28.2014

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends gets a next-gen comparison video

We're doubling down on Dynasty Warriors news today, though this time it isn't Gundam. There's something about smashing through endless hordes of mindless peons while listening to ethnic hair-metal that I find so very rewardi...

Tim Sheehy





7:00 PM on 02.28.2014

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn to hit PS3 this summer

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam is a hell of a drug. I'm going to decline to state just how much time I've spent chasing 100% completion in that game, but know that it's a lot. Well, it looks like I'm about to kiss my summer goodbye...

Brad Rice

12:00 PM on 02.28.2014

Yup, Ar no Surge definitely has fields and battles in it

When it comes to videogame ads, I always find the Japanese marketing apparatus amusing, particularly for anything below the triple-A tier of development. Reason being, besides the endearing awkwardness of indie and mobile de...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 AM on 02.28.2014

A Time To Stand: JoJo All-Star Battle gets release date

Looks like April is going to be a real banger for fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Not only is the next season of the JoJo anime adaptation premiering, but now Bandai Namco have announced that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure A...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Are you lady?! New Idolmaster: All For One details

I'm a secret Idolmaster fan. Ok, maybe it's not so secret since I'm publishing that fact on the internet, but oh well. The reality is that I'm pretty excited for the new PS3 game, The Idolmaster: All For One. Players wil...

Elliot Gay

4:00 PM on 02.20.2014

Look at all these new features in Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD

The release for the long-awaited Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is just a month away now, landing March 18th and 21st for North America and Europe respectively. Perhaps you're a big fan of the series and you're currently ...

Chris Walden

4:00 PM on 02.17.2014

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

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 ...

Chris Walden

7:00 PM on 02.14.2014

NIS America bringing Danganronpa 2, Disgaea 4 to PS Vita

At yesterday's NIS America press event, the game localizer announced four new titles for 2014 for the US and European markets. If you're a Vita owner, then you've got two sequels to look forward to: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Des...

Brad Rice



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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