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Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Being interested in Japanese culture, learning about the Sengoku era came with the territory. While learning about the history about the era as well as its historical figures, I stumbled upon Samurai Warriors back in late 2004 and since I l...

 
 
 
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Review: Nights of Azure

Being a big fan of Gust, I always anticipate their next RPG title. When Nights of Azure got introduced, I thought the premise and the characters were quite interesting. Focusing on a same-sex relationship right off the bat between the two p...

 
 
 
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Review: Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

With games like Persona 3, Persona 4, and many of the Hyperdimension Neptunia games coming to portable systems with new features and improvements, it has been a common practice among Japanese developers, and that includes Gust with their At...

 
 
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Grab your potions: Gust-Chan enters Nights of Azure's realm

It's been a really long time since I played a Gust game. The last one that I went through was Mana Khemia: Alchemist of Al-Revis, which restored my faith in their alchemy-themed titles after Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana left a bad taste in m...

 
 
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Sorry, Nope: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 still not going west

If you're a Dead or Alive fan who prefers poolside partying to fisticuffs, your fortunes this February will largely depend on your location. That's because Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, the latest in Koei Tecmo's unabashedly ribald spin-off seri...

 
 
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Review: Bladestorm: Nightmare

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. At the same time...

 
 
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Hyrule Warriors releases in Japan this summer

Back when we first found out about Hyrule Warriors, there was much excitement in the collective pantaloons of Japanator. I mean, combining The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors seems like a match made in gaming heaven. Unfortunately, the...

 
 
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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 into the third ...

 
 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends coming to PCs near you!

The last time I wrote about the PC version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, it was under the assumption that it would probably never be localized for the west and resigned myself to possibly picking up a console version instead. Someo...

 
 
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More fresh Atelier Shallie details surface

With Atelier Shallie only recently announced for the PS3, it's about time for Japanese publications to start bursting at the seams with new info and screenshots.  Outside of a gorgeous new illustration of both main characters, Shallist...

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is coming to PC

Tecmo Koei recently announced that Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be getting a PC release in Japan on May 23. The PC version comes with the ability to adjust the graphics quality (like good PC ports should), including the ability t...

 
 
 
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks to be one crazy game

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 movie Nuigulumar Z,...

 
 
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Studio 4C's animated Toukiden short is a good time

I played Tecmo Koei's feudal hunting action game Toukiden: The Age of Demons back when it first hit the Vita last year in Japan. Much to my surprise, it was a beautiful looking release that controlled well, had a solid main story, and was ...

 
 
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New DOA 5 Ultimate character coming to consoles

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 that he wanted ...

 
 
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is heading west

Want to get back into Dynasty Warriors before the intriguing Hyrule Warriors hits the shelves next year? You're in luck, as the Xtreme Legends expansion to Dynasty Warriors 8 will be making its way out of Japan, where it was launched at the...

 
 
 
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Dead or Alive heads to arcades after 13 year absence

Thirteen years! I may not be that knowledgeable of the fighting game scene, but that seems insane! But hey, it's apparently true, though Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade is due to break the series' absence from arcades.  To help entic...

 
 
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Deception 4: Blood Ties Trailer

Deception IV: Blood Ties, being produced by Keisuke Kikuchi who is known for creating the terrifying Fatal Frame games, seems to be ready to take the already gruesome series to another level of terror. Setting up traps to deal with intrude...

 
 
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Surprise, Atelier Meruru Plus is out on PSN

It looks as though Tecmo Koei has once again demonstrated its mastery of PR-Ninjutsu by slipping us another game under the radar. Last week marked the release of Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland, the PlayStation Vita-port ...

 
 
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New Atelier Escha & Logy trailer is super duper spiffy

Gust has really been working hard on the Atelier series this generation. Despite the frequency with which new games have been released, every entry has a unique feel to it. The official Japanese Playstation Youtube account has uploaded a b...

 
 
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PSA: Atelier Totori for Vita stealth-released on PSN

I'd like to believe that Tecmo Koei actually do care a whit about their publishing the enhanced PS Vita port of Atelier Totori  (called Atelier Totori Plus), but the fact that they didn't even bother to tell anyone that ...

 
 
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David Production are creating the Neptunia anime

Hyperdimension Neptunia has been on my RPG radar for a while now. The fact that it's pretty hard to find in the wild, coupled with hearing mixed opinions about the series as a whole, means that I just haven't got around to it. Now, I certai...

 
 
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Dead or Alive 5 coming to Vita, now with pervert mode

Ah Tecmo Koei. What better - or at least, more characteristic - Christmas present could you give fans of Dead or Alive besides a healthy dose of cheesecake?  Granted, the company's latest announcement wasn't necessarily meant ...

 
 
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Review: One Piece: Pirate Warriors

I've never really paid attention to Dynasty Warriors, as Chinese history usually isn't something that grabs my attention. Besides, I didn't think that I was missing much more than a whole lot of button mashing. Then Namco Bandai and Te...

 
 
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Dead or Alive 5 claims sexiness is 'cultural differences'

Here's a nasty little step backwards: Team Ninja staffer and Dead or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi has attempted to pass the buck on the series' notoriously sexualized female characters as the "Japanese approach to women". In an interview...

 
 
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Dead or Alive 5 fighters have no respect for warzones

War. What is it good for?! Very little, but if nothing else, wars were at least decent for keeping the average place rather...unwelcoming to people not involved in war. But nooooo, now Dead or Alive 5 has to insist on getting its way,...

 
 
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Get ready to waste 10 minutes of your life in Ion's world

I was actually serious about wasting your life with Ion, because Gust is giving us a rundown on Surge Concerto's gameplay. For a girl that went through a crisis of losing her memories, she still continues to live out her life like any norm...

 
 
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Surge Concerto's new trailer still shows no gameplay

Ah come one, Gust. Where is it, tell me now! What plans do you plan to unveil to us in regards to Surge Concerto's gameplay? The trailer looks nice, the music is a spectacle to behold, and Ion is as cute as ever. But we want to see the game...

 
 
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Ladies kick high in this Dead or Alive 5 trailer

Actually, they don't kick too high this time around. Ayane certainly spins fast, but I'm more of a Hitomi fan. The other girls are too...fancy, I guess, with their Wushu and ninja kung-fu flopping about. Hitomi's straight Karate, and s...

 
 
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Surge Concerto's first trailer feels a bit vague

For a first trailer about a game that many are curious about, there is not much to show here. A nice looking cutscene is not enough to sell a person into buying a game. However, the music shown in the trailer leads to a promising ...

 
 
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In 1563, you can order Domino's for your Samurai Warriors

It's real true history, assuming history was defined by the Dynasty Warriors franchise. And it is, as all sane people know. Samurai Warriors 3: Empires, the "third" of the Japan-focused Dynasty Warriors spin-offs, is coming to the Play...

 
 




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