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Dragon Quest

Dragon Quest VIII heading to 3DS without 3D


Quest for Dragons VIII
May 27
Dragon Quest VIII was one of the few PS2 RPGs that didn't suck. In a time where JRPGs saturated the 6th console generation especially on Sony's black monolith, Square Enix still knew how to produce cream that rose above the c... read
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Dengeki Bunko Fighting

Sequel to Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax for summer release


More characters, more fun
May 26
The first Dengeki Bunko was an unique specimen. Its a fighting game for anime characters crossed over with other anime characters, instead of the traditional fighting game characters. As a massive fighting game fan I was ecst... read
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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
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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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So many shades of rape
So here I am, brand new writer for Japanator looking for content I can write for the site. The offer is made to review a game that I had heard plenty of buzz about in Starless: Nymphomaniac's Paradise, a visual novel type gam... read feature

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Steins;Gate

Grab a Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate gets a release date for Europe


Just in time for the Summer
May 15
Well, folks; May has arrived and it turns out that PQube's release of Steins;Gate for the PS3 and Vita has been pushed to June 5 for Europe. While it's unfortunate that we won't get to experience the Future Gadget Lab's adven... read
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Japanator LIVE

Japanator LIVE - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD


A Chocobo Dies
May 13
Tonight, I'll be playing a couple of hours of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I haven't been able to play much of this title since launch and I'll be starting from the beginning. So join us tonight for some magical teens in military school fantasy tonight!Stream starts at 11PM Central. Our Twitch site is: http://www.twitch.tv/japanator read
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Japanator Live

Japanator Live - PT: Silent Hills Edition


Watch Red scream in terror
May 09
Watch me, Red Veron, certified scaredy cat when it comes to horror games. Heck, even the tension in certain scary themed video games can drive me away. The news of the removal of P.T., or the secret "Playable Teaser" for the... read
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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: Bloodborne final stream


Last boss time!
May 08
  After a few very enjoyable and grueling weeks, I'm finally at end game. Well, as much as Souls games give you end game anyways. I'm at the final boss of the first play through. We're going to kick things off at 11PM ... read
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God Eater

Your first look at Ufotable's God Eater anime


Chow Down
May 06
I've mentioned this before, but of the many games that tried to steal Monster Hunter's fire, I liked God Eater the most. While mechanically it was often just "diet" Monster Hunter, its approach to storytelling and anime... read
Chroma Squad photo
Lights, Camera, Henshin!
Ever since a badly-dubbed lady popped out of a dumpster on the moon, sending a weird computer-man to seek "teenagers with attitude," geeks of a certain age have been on the lookout for a game that can capture the es... read feature

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Same old song and dance routine
Omega Quintet is a game of firsts. Chronologically, it's the PlayStation 4's first exclusive Japanese RPG (Final Fantasy Type-0 originally being a PSP game). It's also developer Compile Heart's first PS4 game, and b... read feature

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Vidya Music

Sweet Dreams: Game Music Lullabies Volume II will soothe your soul


Sleep tight, my friends
Apr 30
[Disclaimer: Jayson Napolitano, Prescription for Sleep's Producer, was a Contributor for Japanator. No relationships, personal, or professional, were factored into this News Post.] If there's two things that I love, it's vide... read
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Golden Week Sale!

Celebrate Golden Week with great discounts on PSN!


Japanese Games and Movies on sale!
Apr 29
It's Golden Week once again and the Playstation Network is here again with some discounts on Japan-inspired games and movies! I've been waiting for these games for a few of these games to go on sale since I love Japanese game... read
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Dungeon Travelers 2

Atlus tweaking Dungeon Travelers 2 to not get banned


Doing what's needed, I guess
Apr 26
Fans of the To Heart series, or of developer AquaPlus' various visual novel franchises, are no doubt pretty excited by the impending release of Dungeon Travelers 2 on the PS Vita. Like Aquapazza, Dungeon Travelers 2&nbs... read
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Chroma Squad

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer


Live-action transformation sequence included!
Apr 24
Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ... read
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Xenoblade

XenobladeX checks all the right boxes


Can not wait
Apr 23
I haven't touched my Wii U in quite some time. While I don't game nearly as much as I should, it's the system that's seen the least amount of miles in my collection. Luckily, XenobladeX will likely change all of that. This i... read
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Watch Red die and drink

Japanator LIVE - Watch Red be a total noob at Bloodborne


Drunk Noob is best Noob
Apr 15
For the first time, Red is going to play Bloodborne and he is going to be horrible at it because he is a total noob that is afraid of everything and hates stressful games. Red is also going to get drunk off some strong beer.... read
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is looking pretty hot


The gang's all here
Apr 13
Time to get brawling in Midgar! Team Ninja's newest outing for Square Enix is a fresh entry to the Dissidia fighting series. The upcoming Sony PS4 game is an adaptation of the arcade game, with some sexy new upgrades. I neve... read
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Yokai Watch

Hide your Wallets! Yokai Watch heads to America


Are you ready for the onslaught?
Apr 07
There's no denying it. Yokai Watch is the king of Japan still. It looks like Jibanyan and the rest of the Yokai's are heading to the United States, and they have their eyes on your wallet. The first game will be released in ... read
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Megaten X FireEm

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer explodes my mind


Please!
Apr 03
I watch a lot of anime and video game trailers, as you can probably guess. However, I can only count on one hand the times a video has totally blown my mind and left me confused! During the Nintendo Direct show yesterday, a ... read
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Ace Attorney

Don't object to the new Ace Attorney trailer


What's with the goggles?
Apr 03
Nintendo fans have reason to celebrate, as the beloved 3DS game gets set to release in Japan this July. I've never gotten into the Ace Attorney games myself, as I have the patiene of a gnat. However, this one just seems a lo... read
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Twitch Stream

Watch Japanator Stream some Japanese games


There's gonna be juice
Mar 29
Watch me play Samurai Warriors 4 on the Playstation 4 tonight at 9PM Central DST via Twitch. It won't be on the usual Japanator Twitch account (which will broadcast all Japanator streams in the future) but will be on my tempo... read
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Omega Quintet

Omega Quintet's latest English trailer has dancing idols


A.k.a. Momoiro Clover Z the Video Game
Mar 26
Alright, people; Spring's around the corner and it's time to look at Idea Factory International's most recent trailer for Omega Quintet, Compile Heart's PS4 title where you battle the forces of evil with an idol group. While... read
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TyranoBuilder

Rawr: TyranoBuilder lets you make your own visual novels


Sounds like a roaring good time
Mar 23
I may be prehistorically late to the festivities, but there's something intriguing about Nyu Media's collaboration with STRIKEWORKS. Thanks to their cooperation, TyranoBuilder, a user-friendly program that lets you create yo... read
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Show by Rock!!

Show by Rock!! trailer shows off the rockin' cuteness


Game on!
Mar 22
Airing this spring season is an anime adaptation of the mobile rhythm music game Show by Rock!!., which is a surprising collaboration of the Sanrio (the Hello Kitty people) and mobile game publisher/developer Greechs.The stor... read
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One Piece

Relive the Grand Line in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 English trailer


One Piece. It's the name of the treasure in the Grand Line
Mar 22
Yep here is another One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 trailer but this time it isn't showing off new playable characters.  Bandai Namco games have released the Grand Line (Here they come) trailer in English when it was previ... read
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Steins;Gate

Praise Dr. Pepper: Steins;Gate's special edition includes a Metal Upa


The future has been saved
Mar 20
For a good while, I was on the fence on whether I should play Steins;Gate on the PC or consoles. Now that PQube has announced a special edition for the game's PS3 and PS Vita release, I might have to lean towards the latter f... read
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Merthenary Lyfe
Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game. That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series. A... read feature

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Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Team 7 and Ten Tails make their appearance in Ultimate Ninja Storm 4


Playable Ten Tails, Believe it!
Mar 16
Naruto has always done alright in when it comes to video games. There were some early embarrassing ones that somehow made it to the west but the Ultimate Ninja series has always been getting better and better. The latest Ulti... read
Cosplay photo
Cosplay

Beat Down Boogie shows off PAX East '15's cosplays and games


It's about to get groovy in here
Mar 13
For a good while, I've been interested in attending one of the PAX conventions. Unfortunately, there were a few life-related events that prevented me from traveling to these events. Once again, Beat Down Boogie does another ... read
Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos photo
Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos

The bikini samurai squad returns in Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos


I was expecting Zombies in Bikinis
Mar 11
If I've learnt anything from working in this industry it's that everything is made better if it was put in a bikini. From Left 4 Dead's Boomer to the shameless DOA: Xtreme series, gamers can't get enough of leaving noth... read
Chroma Squad photo
Chroma Squad

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date


Now featuring flashy bucket helmets
Mar 10
Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the... read
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Devil Survivor 2

Overcome the apocalypse with Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker's extra goodies


It's time to drive in style
Mar 07
With two month left until Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker arrives in North America, Atlus has revealed the extra goodies that'll come with the game's survival kit. Of course, you can't overcome the Septentrione and... read
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P4: Dancing All Night

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's new trailer is fixated on...meat


Well, I guess that's one way to talk about yourself
Mar 06
Mention "meat fixation" to a fan of Persona 4 and you'll most likely trigger fond memories of Chie Satonaka, the franchise's resident martial arts junkie and legendary carnivore. That said, I think even Chie would find ... read
Kaden Shoujo photo
Kaden Shoujo

Puzzle/RPG Kaden Shoujo turns washing machines into school girls


What if my kettle was a female?
Mar 05
In school it was required I took French for a few years. During this time I learnt that sometimes inanimate objects have a gender, which was probably the philosophy behind Kaden Shoujo. Except in this case everything is ... read
Oreshika Review! photo
Generations of Phwoar
[This review originally appeared on Destructoid] Like many games of its type, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines features a tiny graphic in its text boxes to remind players they can press a button to advance to the next l... read feature

3rd Super Robot Wars Z photo
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
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Humble Bundle

Humble Weekly Bundle is Turning Japanese


Made in Japan Edition
Feb 27
The Humble Bundle is a collection of games often related to a theme that allows customers to pay what they want for the set. Usually there is an extra pair of games added in if you pay above the average amount. These bundles have been successful because they're cheap, DRM-free, and gives customers the choice of where their money goes.  read
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Sakura-Con

Aw snap, Sakura-Con '15 gets a series of BlazBlue events


BlazBlue fans might be in for a good time
Feb 25
I may be a little late to the party, but I felt that this announcement was worth sharing around here. Anyway, the gang at Arc System Works and Strangely Compelling Media (BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend's localization, Phant... read






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