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Review: AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES

I’ve been a fan of Uchikoshi’s work ever since 1999—since the very first time I held my copy of Pepsiman for the PlayStation One in my hands. Naturally, I didn’t know who the developer of the game was, let ...

 
 
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Review: CRYSTAR

Earlier last month, I had the opportunity to interview both producer and director Fuyuki Hayashi and character designer RIUICHI about CRYSTAR, covering what the game will bring to the genre, their inspirations for the game, and the overall ...

 
 
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Review: KILL la KILL -IF

I’ve been a hardcore fan of anime-based video games since my earliest years of gaming. I still remember playing Dragon Ball Z: The Legend and how awesome it was reliving the entirety of Dragon Ball Z, starting from Raditz, all the way...

 
 
 
 
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Code Vein Will Finally Release On September 27th

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Code Vein will be releasing on September 27th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. They also released a trailer which covers the thirst for vengeance the Revenants and Lost have ag...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

For years later and I never thought that I would dive in into the good ol’ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy once again, but this time around, I played the PC version. Not the only PC version that was available years ago, but a rem...

 
 
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PS4 Port Report: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

It's been over three years since one of the best JRPGs of recent time reached North America, which my former colleague and friend Sal reviewed at the time as well. A year and a half later, the game hit Steam supporting 4K/resolution as...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Nier Automata

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!]   The new year is finally here so le...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - World of Final Fantasy

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] The demo of World of Final Fantasy s...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE - Dragon Quest Builders

[Stream will begin at 9PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page and the video of the stream will also be posted here during and after the stream, so check it out!] Dragon Quest Builders is finally here! It just ...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Quest Builders Demo

Last night, I streamed Dragon Quest Builders on Japanator Live, the latest spinoff of  Dragon Quest series that takes a lot of inspiration from the sandbox creation genre (made popular by Minecraft) and infuses it with its ow...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE: Rebuild with Dragon Quest Builders

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page] The demo for the highly anticipated Dragon Quest Builders just arrived on the US PlayStation store today and we are taking a look at it tonight! Let's ...

 
 
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Japanator LIVE: Take a few bites with God Eater 2

[Stream will begin at 10PM US Central Time over at the Japanator YouTube page] Hello, lovely viewers! It's been a while since I've done a stream and now I've got a game that recently came out that I also reviewed here on Japanator. I'm pla...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition

Persona 5, one of the most anticipated games of the year, has finally hit Japanese shelves as well as the PlayStation Network. We were blessed with the opportunity to obtain the Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition which includes the gam...

 
 
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Digimon World: Next Order coming to PS4 next year

[Update 2: Bandai Namco made a mistake in the announcement. The game is only heading to PS4 physically and digitally.] [Update: Bandai Namco confirmed that it was heading to the Vita as well.] Thanks to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth's s...

 
 
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Review: God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Monster Hunter is one of the behemoths of gaming in Japan, it still sells like crazy every time and has made its own genre (Yes, I know about Phantasy Star Online). Many have tried to hunt down the same success but only one franchise ever c...

 
 
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PS4 and Persona 5 get dramatic price drop song commercial

Two new PlayStation 4 models just got announced yesterday, where the original PlayStation 4 got a price drop to $299 (or 29,980 Yen in Japan) in the form of a new sleeker slim model. In the US, Sony conducted one of their "PlayStation Meet...

 
 
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Say hello to the next PlayStation, the PS4 Pro

The image above has pretty much covered all the necessary information, but in case our server's acting wonky or you're a details type of person, here's the skinny: After months of rumors, leaks, broken street dates, and speculation, Sony ha...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The King of Fighters XIV

Since I’ve been writing for Japanator for almost a year now, some of you may already know I’m a big King of Fighters fan and it’s one of the first series I ever played as a child. Even since then I haven’t missed a s...

 
 
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Despair: Final Fantasy XV delayed to late Fall

One of the most remarkable things about Final Fantasy XV's development isn't its epic length, but how open the process has been over the last couple of years. Since the reins were handed over to director Hajime Tabata (who had previously he...

 
 
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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: God Eater Resurrection

The Monster Hunter franchise's meteoric rise in Japan in the past decade has given birth to a new genre that is still going strong in Japan with numerous contenders that spring up every so often. While many Japanese games that tried to...

 
 
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Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the only property with such, well, bizarre characters, insanely disproportional art, backbreaking victory poses, operatic plot, and enough bravado to carry all of this on machismo alone. Thanks to its no holds ba...

 
 
 
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Review: Grand Kingdom

Being a fan of the JRPGs, I always look forward to new additions to the genre, especially ones that offer a unique gameplay style that separates itself from other series. While not entirely unique, when first announced, Grand Kingdom caught...

 
 
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Kick, punch, and crush ass through the '80s with Yakuza 0

The Yakuza games may be an institution when it comes to high-profile Japanese gaming these days, but strangely enough, they've never portrayed Japan's gangster culture at its true height, during the boom years of the late 1980s. These ...

 
 
 
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Here's E3's good and bad news about Persona 5

A lot of folks weren't expecting much Persona 5-related news out of E3, as these kinds of reveals are typically reserved for Japan-based events, but lo and behold, the company held an E3 demo stream of the game, showing off gameplay as well...

 
 
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Jam out to Tales of Berseria's fiery opening theme

With E3 '16 still happening as we speak, Bandai Namco decided to show off a new trailer for Tales of Berseria that shows off the new opening theme by FLOW that's simply known as "Burn." From the looks of it, the song's title suits Vel...

 
 
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Gravity Rush 2's trailer looks great, is criminally ignored

E3 is on a lot of folks' minds right now, and Sony has just held its press conference, where there was a stunning lack of Gravity Rush 2, despite the fact that a full trailer was ready and available for the taking.  Well, thankfully ir...

 
 
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Go full weeaboo with Overwatch's anime intros

Overwatch. It's all anyone can seem to talk about when it comes to hot new games, and with good reason: Blizzard's team shooter is kind of rad, and appeals to a lot of folks. Part of the reason for that is its deep bench of interesting...

 
 
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Review: One Piece Burning Blood

Ever since the consistent video game releases of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series by CyberConnect2, the 3D Anime fighting game based on the popular Shonen Jump series Naruto, One Piece fans have been wishing that the series would get picked ...

 
 
 




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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES"A-Set, You Bet! "

 

CRYSTAR"Welcome to Purgatory"

 

Millennium Actress (Remastered) "A Millennium Journey"

 

KILL la KILL -IF"The Clothes Make The Fans"

 

Pokémon Detective Pikachu"Detective Pikachu Is On The Case! "

 

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (NS)" Control the Arisen On The Go"

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy"The Ace Attorney Arrives On Modern Platforms"

 

Tokyo School Life"A Crazy Trip To Japan"

 

The World Next Door"A Journey To A Parelell World"

 

Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)"Another Disgaea Entry Enters PC Gaming"

 

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince"A Beautiful Game with Lackluster Puzzles"

 

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist"Includes Illustrations & Artwork From 2001 through 2017"

 

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"

 

Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"

 

Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"

 

Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"

 

Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"

 

Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"

 

Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"

 
 
 
 
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