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Digimon All-Star Rumble photo
Digimon All-Star Rumble

Digimon All-Star Rumble's new trailer is all about the Supers

Terra Force!
Oct 08
Back when Bandai Namco announced Digimon All-Star Rumble for the PS3 and 360, I ended up having mixed feelings on the news. On one side, it's neat that we're getting a multiplayer party brawler where we can fight as our favo... read
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Go for round two with Mitsuru, Teddie, and Elizabeth in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Veterans return for revenge!
Sep 23
The wait is almost over, as the Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is set to hit English-speaking shores in just under a week. That means Atlus has one last chance to rev up the hype machine for the sequel to one of the more surpr... read
Persona 4 Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Ultimax

Persona 4 Ultimax's English Story trailer enters the ring

The fog is growing stronger
Sep 15
We've reached September's halfway point, and Atlus is ready to localize a few more trailers for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The first one covers the game's story about the mysterious red fog that has engulfed the entire area. O... read
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

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

Everyone's favorite tsundere's heading to North and South America
Jul 31
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... read
Persona 4 Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Ultimax

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

Atlus has summoned a miracle
Jul 10
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... read
Persona 4 Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Ultimax

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

Who wants to talk about murders?
Jul 02
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... read
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Brand new Persona 4 Ultima clips you can dance to

So many sempai, so little time.
Apr 24
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... read
Video game photo
Video game

Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

What are you gonna do, scan me to death?
Apr 22
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 ... read
Attack on Titan x MonHun photo
Attack on Titan x MonHun

Attack on Titan invades Monster Hunter Frontier G

Next up, Pokmon x Attack on Titan
Mar 21
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 ... read
Naruto UNS:R photo
Naruto UNS:R

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

Courtesy of Studio Pierrot
Mar 05
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 ... read
Art contest photo
Show the world what Lightning should really look like!
Square Enix and DeviantArt have teamed up for a fantastic contest in which artists are invited to create a custom look for Lightning. Anything about her appearance, from her body to accessories you'd want to see on her, are f... read feature

Naruto Storm Revo photo
Naruto Storm Revo

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is filler madness

Now featuring Mecha-Naruto
Feb 10
We missed this trailer a couple of days ago, but now that it's here, I have to say that this is kind of nuts: Bandai Namco has followed through on their obvious intention to turn the Ultimate Ninja Storm series into the anim... read
Guilty Gear Xrd photo
Guilty Gear Xrd

Journey to the Backyard in Guilty Gear Xrd's opening

Is that a euphemism for something?
Jan 30
It wasn't too long ago that the frankly incredible-looking Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, the next big fighting game from Arc System Works, went into arcade location testing, but we haven't heard much from it since. That's changed to... read
N:UNS 3 Full Burst photo
Double-Review no jutsu!
Don't worry, you're not suffering from a case of deja-vu! In a trend that is becoming increasingly common, we have a Game of the Year equivalent for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, rolling up the DLC and re-releasin... read feature

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z photo
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks to be one crazy game

New trailer for the zombie beat'm up
Jan 28
In this newest trailer for Tecmo Koei's zombie kill fest Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, we get to check out Yaiba's newest outfits in the game. Some of the crazy outfits include standard camouflage, a Nuigulumar outfit from the movi... read
EDF 2025 photo
EDF 2025

Earth Defense Force 2025 gets an English trailer

More ants, spiders and robots than I can handle.
Jan 27
Oh, how I do love firing rockets into swarming groups of giant ants. I'm also quite fond of firing rockets into giant spiders, robots, spaceships, buildings and just about anything else I can find while playing an Earth Defe... read
Lightning Returns photo
Lightning Returns

Grab the Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo, get free DLC

From stoic soldier to cosplay savior
Jan 24
Man, the marketing blitz for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will just not let up. Good thing that the game is actually looking like it deserves to be hyped up a little, which is more than can be said for other pa... read
Dead or Alive photo
Dead or Alive

New DOA 5 Ultimate character coming to consoles

Time to beat the loli out of you
Jan 12
As the final rounds of the national Dead or Alive 5 tournament were just about to start; Team Ninja developer Yosuke Hayashi had a couple of new announcement he wanted to share with the crowd. The first think ... read
AquaTop Surface photo
AquaTop Surface

Japanese scientists finally find a use for Kinect

As well as a use for a bathtub!
Dec 08
Ever sit in a hot bath and think "I could be playing a videogame right now if it weren't for all this water!"? No? I didn't think so, but Japanese scientists are happy to give you the option to do just that thing, and using ... read
Video Games photo
Spread some cheer and awesome video games this year
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... read feature

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

World of Tanks photo
World of Tanks

World of Tanks honors Girls und Panzer with machinima

And adds a bunch of Japanese tanks
Sep 24
I still think it's kind of strange that World of Tanks,'s Free-to-Play multiplayer tank-battler, has managed to become such a global phenomenon. Then again, my favorite anime of 2012 was Girls und Panzer, a sho... read
Lightning Returns: FFXIII photo
Lightning Returns: FFXIII

Lightning Returns Long Trailer and Opening Movie are out!

Who else is excited?
Sep 24
Simultaneously the game I am most looking forward to this year and a huge bulk of people are shaking their heads at, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII just had its long trailer from TGS and its opening movie put out toda... read
Lightning Returns: FFXIII photo
Lightning Returns: FFXIII

Behold, the many fashion decisions of Lightning

All she needs is a Dressphere
Sep 16
Square Enix's new trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII may be less than a minute long, but what's in it seems to say more about the game - or at least, who it's intended for - than the longest documentary-e... read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Prepare to die: Dark Souls II beta signups open

Europe comes to Lordran again
Sep 05
Have you polished off your deathwish yet? If you haven't it's best to get on that right quick, because Namco Bandai have opened signups for the upcoming beta test of masochistic PS3 dungeon-crawler Dark Souls II. The process ... read
Naruto UNS3 photo
Naruto UNS3

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst gets dated

Now with more glossy photos!
Sep 03
Start sharpening your shuriken, folks, because you've got two months to go before the ultimate game about superpowered anime ninjas, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, gets its "Full Burst" update, as well as a full-fl... read
Soulcalibur II HD photo
Soulcalibur II HD

Spawn and Heihachi team up for Soulcalibur II HD

I feel like we're missing someone...
Aug 29
When Soulcalibur II first arrived on home consoles back in 2003, gamers hotly debated which version they were going to pick up. See, Namco figured out this version exclusivity thing pretty early on, lumping in characters that... read
Naruto Storm 3 PC ver. photo
Naruto Storm 3 PC ver.

PC Ninja Race: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 getting port

And DLC for the console toys too
Jul 05
It's a good day for Naruto fans, fans of PC fighting games, and fans of "enhanced edition" rereleases. Namco Bandai has just announced that its Ultimate Ninja Storm series will be making a PC platform debut in Naruto Sh... read
EDF 4 trailer photo
EDF 4 trailer

Won't you join the Earth Defense Force?

Hard Gay wants YOU
Jun 28
Ah, Earth Defense Force. Very few games manage to make looking bad look so good, and from this lengthy gameplay trailer for Earth Defense Force 4 (Earth Defense Force 2025 in North America), Sandlot's B-grade maste... read
Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z photo
Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z

Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z coming to lots of consoles

All the Z's. All of them.
Jun 19
Dragon Ball Z BATTLE OF Z is an awful name. Far be it from me to judge Bandai Namco's naming sense though.  What is BATTLE OF Z you ask? It's the latest Dragon Ball Z game from the folks over at Bandai Namco, and it's sl... read
Go West! 49 photo
A shmup for you, a shmup for me!
Come one, come all! Welcome to the latest edition of Go West!, your [occasionally] weekly column about Japanese games that probably won't ever be released out west. This week? Uh... well, some games I guess.  In any case, let's make like a tree and get this party started! read feature

New Xbox reveal photo
The Next Xbox, revealed
No, not the first Xbox, or the Xbox 360. The third of Microsoft's consoles has opted to dial down its numbering by three hundred fifty-nine while dialing up its hardware. And it's called the "Xbox One", which means that... read feature

Dungeons and Dragons photo
Dungeons and Dragons

So this is where Dragon's Crown's great menu comes from

D&D begat DC
May 09
See that sweet scene up in the header? That's the frankly awesome-looking character-select menu from Dragon's Crown, a game worked on by Vanillaware and its lead artist George Kamitani. Cool menus like that don't come from ju... read
Metal Gear Solid V photo
Metal Gear Solid V

Konami reveals Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Yep, that 'new IP' trailer was for MGS
Mar 28
I should be mildly miffed that Kojima Production's teasing of two projects, The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Ground Zeroes, were just now revealed to be in fact teases for the next game in the Metal Gear Solid franc... read
Persona 4 Arena release photo
Persona 4 Arena release

About dang time: Persona 4 Arena gets a Euro release date

The wait's been too long
Mar 18
European gamer's aren't entirely unfamiliar with getting shafted when it comes to releasing certain games, but the case of Persona 4 Arena was always a tiny bit unique. Atlus and Arc System Works' lovely 2D fighter ... read

Drink some Dr Pepper: Battle Ground's new DLC is out now

The True Ending has been achieved.
Mar 12
I don't know much about Phantom Breaker, but I find it interesting that Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate is playable fighter in the game. Speaking of which, MAGES has sent some new DLC from the future to Phantom Breaker: Battle... read

Learn how to master Naruto Ninja Storm 3's Neon Alley DLC

This process will be a cake walk.
Mar 05
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has shipped in North America today, and Chris manage to enjoy the game in his explosive Review no Jutsu. If you succeeded in securing the special Neon Alley pre-order at Gamestop, then... read
Naruto Ult. Ninja Storm 3 photo
Review no jutsu!
It’s safe to say that the Ultimate Ninja Storm series of Naruto games have been some of the finest games the franchise has received. Sure, Generations may have been a little wobbly in comparison to the prior two install... read feature


Get 30 free days of Neon Alley with Naruto Ninja Storm 3

Existing members can jump on this deal as well.
Mar 02
There was a time in my life when was big into Naruto, but those days are now over. While my interest levels for Naruto have dropped to zero, I will admit that CyberConnect2 does a phenomenal job with the animations ... read
Steins;Gate game photo
Steins;Gate game

The next Steins;Gate game is almost ready to leap

Man, I love this song
Feb 20
Not being able to live without your Steins;Gate fix? Perhaps the opening to the upcoming game, Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram, will hold you over until the film's release. The upcoming game is due out April 25th in Ja... read

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