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Impressions: Alt Lab's Smash Stick: Analog Arcade Stick

For as long as I’m been invested in traditional fighting games, Fight Sticks or Arcade Sticks, whichever name you prefer, have been my controller of choice, at least for PlayStation systems. However, for the more casual fighting games...

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The Wii Mini is coming to the US after all

Blimey, I forgot about this thing. It was nearly a year ago that the Wii Mini launched in Canada, and earlier this year for the UK release. I say that loosely, because I've still yet to see a Wii Mini being sold at retail, just the odd onli...

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It's official, Wii production has stopped

After a seven-year run, production on the Wii has stopped. According to Nintendo of Japan, manufacturing has ceased on the little console that could. Hell, it ain't so bad. After all, the little bugger ended up selling over a hundred millio...

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Review: Pandora's Tower

Just when you thought that the Wii has sang its last song; the system breaks free from the chains that control its life. Formally known as the last piece of the Triforce in Operation Rainfall’s goal, Pandora’s Tower has achieved...


The Wii lives on: XSEED to release Pandora's Tower in NA

It's 2013, and the Wii has yet to sing its last swansong, because XSEED is planning to release Pandora's Tower in North America during the spring season of 2013. Thanks to the Wii U's ability to play Wii games, no one will feel left out of ...


No plans to release the Wii Mini outside of Canada

The Wii Mini is puzzling. I'd be lying if I said it didn't look neat, but it's also kind of a shame that the Gamecube compatibility and online parts have been stripped from the console. Can't complain when it'll only cost you 99 of Canada's...


Review: The Last Story

Not having the opportunity to play Lost Odyssey, I was stoked about having the chance to play a new game by Hironobu Sakaguchi. And while Operation Rainfall's efforts made this whole thing possible, I still think th...


Success In-XS: Last Story XSEED's most successful release

As much fans most otaku are of companies like XSEED, NIS America, Atlus USA and other publishers that specialize in bringing niche Japanese titles overseas, sometimes its easy to forget that sometimes there's more to think about than when y...


New trailer, please: Super Climax Heroes is looking good

Since Super Climax Heroes is coming out on November 29th, this gave Eighting the opportunity to give Wizard the ability to use his Flame Dragon Style in the game. And just like Rider Generation 2, Fourze will also have access to all 4...


Super Climax Heroes trailer features 3D kicking action

I will have to say that Eighting (Bloody Roar series, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Marvel vs Capcom 3) manage to take things up a notch with Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes, since they are changing up the gameplay by allowing players to...


Wii U Japanese launch date, accessories, price revealed

Mark your calendars, importers and Japanese gamers, for December 8th, 2012 is when Nintendo are putting the Wii U, their latest piece of home console hardware, out on shelves. Note that these are the Japanese prices, which are almost a...


Go West! Week Twenty-One: Robotic Alchemists

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the one and only Go West!, the weekly videogame column in which you watch Elliot struggle to keep his sanity as he dives deep into the heart of Japanese games. This week we have a lot of ground to cover, with...


Here, ten minutes of the new Dragon Quest MMO

It's not called Dragon Quest Online or Dragon Quest MMO. It's actually called Dragon Quest X, making it a numbered, core franchise release. And yet, everything I've heard and read about it to date, suggests that it's an MMO, complete with ...


Square Enix finally sheds details on DQX 'Kids Time'

As details for Square Enix's upcoming Wii/WiiU MMORPG Dragon Quest X started pouring in, the developers revealed that the game would have a special 'Kids Time' that would allow users to play for free. This being the first Dragon Quest game ...


E3 2012: Live gameplay and announcements ahoy!

You know what's better than seeing actual gameplay of an upcoming game? Watching someone play it while adding some nice and silly commentary to the experience. Today, Japanator/Destructoid/Flixist Editor Bob Muir edited and filmed most of t...


Go West! Week Seventeen: Guilds of beautiful men

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, to the one and only (occasionally late) Go West!, the weekly column about Japanese video games that you may never get the chance to play! Week seventeen is unfortunately a slow one, with little in the way ...


Dragon Quest X gets a release date for Japan

Oh Dragon Quest. While I wasn't introduced to the series until VIII, I've since been going back and enjoying the DS remakes of past entries. This franchise is exceedingly traditional and as a result possesses a certain charm that other RPG ...


Last Story going stateside, Xenoblade out on April 6

Awww yeah, make it rain...fall. It looks like Operation Rainfall is hitting it out of the park, with the Big N finally agreeing to put two of three highly anticipated Wii RPGs out in the New World. Xenoblade Chronicles, which was confirmed ...


Xenoblade Chronicles shows its combat, crafting, and more

Xenoblade Chronicles is coming out April 2, 2012 in America, which still seems surreal, considering that Nintendo of America was steadfast in its refusal to release the game in this country. If it was coming out on April 1, I might almost t...


Go on and vote for Xenoblade's box art

Operation Rainfall may have been successful in bringing Xenoblade to English-speaking shores, but that doesn’t mean fans can just rest on their laurels and wait for the well-regarded Wii RPG to cross the pond. They’ve gotta stay...


Is Shigeru Miyamoto retiring? 'Nope,' says Nintendo

You may have heard some news circulating about the gaming tubes that legendary game designer and all-around smiley guy Shigeru “Shiggy” Miyamoto was “retiring from [his] current position” in Nintendo, to concentrate ...


Yes! Xenoblade's going stateside, Last Story going Europe

Finally. Nintendo may have all but abandoned the Wii in its rush to sell you the Wii U, but Nintendo of America's finally decided to throw its stalwarts a bone, in the form of a North American release for Xenoblade Chronicles, this tim...


Miyamoto reminds me how much I love Zelda

I'm one of the guilty people that tucked their Wii away in a closet soon after I finished Zelda: Twilight Princess. The system just never did it for me. Well, today has me pulling the old white hope out, as the new video...


The next Super Sentai game is quite like Dynasty Warriors

So much so that Super Sentai Battle Ranger Cross' similarity to Koei's long-running franchise is almost uncomfortable. Not as uncomfortable as, say, Sengoku BASARA, but enough to say that it falls squarely into the love-it-or-hate-it n...


Nightmare controller confirmed for Wii successor console

The rumors are true, according to Nikkei. The controller for Nintendo's upcoming home console will indeed have a six inch touch screen, leaving me scratching my head as to exactly how it will be incorporated into anything at all. It will al...


Super Mario Galaxy medley will blow your mind!

Sometimes I just enjoy posting something that's fun and nerdy as well. I wanted to share with you guys a sweet Super Mario Galaxy medley performed by Diwa de Leon. This guy has mad skillz (yes, with a "z") in both singin...


Top Ten video game characters in Japan for 2010

We came across this lovely little list of Top Ten video game characters, and most of these choices come to no surprise. This list was compiled from a poll in which over 35,000 votes were recorded. Without much ado, here is the list (with my...


Atlus publishing 2 Naruto games, brings trailers and swag

A videogame-playing friend of mine unfamiliar with the glory of Atlus once relayed to me his impressions of the company."Atlus? They only publish anime tie-in games, right?" Ah, the unenlightened. I fully understand his sentiment....


Despair, for you might never get another Sakura Wars

OH NOES!An interview with NIS-America president Haru Akenaga on Siliconera noted that Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love (which I heartily recommended here) hasn't sold quite as well as expected. This might be pure speculation on my part, but fo...


More 'real Japanese games' coming to the U.S.

According to Gamasutra, former Hudson Entertainment CEO, John Greiner has announced that he has founded the gaming company MonkeyPaw Games. Why does this interest you? Well, he claims that his company will bring over "real Japanese gam...


Trauma Team's bonuses highlight Japanese marketing style

Even in an environment as friendly to weird Nipponese games, a title like Trauma Team is something of an oddity to westerners. Few other releases provide quite the same kind of medical gameplay, despite their relative success.As might be ex...


Want to hear the Xenoblade soundtrack? Here's your chance

Remember how I mentioned that I was starting to get excited about this game? Well, now that Andriasang has confirmed that this special edition soundtrack will be packed in along with the game, I'm even more excited. The speci...


The latest Xenoblade trailer makes me actually care

I know some of you probably loved Xenosaga -- some of the music was great and Kosmos was fantastic -- but I was never in love with the series like I had been with its estranged predecessor, Xenogears. In my opinion, Monolith ...


Sakura Wars is out, goodies and downloadables to follow

If you didn't know yet, Sakura Wars:: So Long, My Love is out! The greatest game about American mecha-pilot actresses of this generation - no, of all generations - has graced us all with its presence! You can pick up the dual-language PS2 v...


Despair, for Sakura Wars is pushed back a week

It seems your dreams of being both Broadway star and pilot of Star-class transforming steam-powered Spirit Armor suits will have to wait just one more week, as Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love's release date has been pushed back from March 23r...


Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces takes off January 12

And now that I know this fact, I have decided, before playing it, that Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces is going to suck. It's going to suck because it is coming out on January 12th, and I won't be in a position to actually play it until at leas...


Confirmed: Sakura Wars is blatantly better on the PS2

[As posted on Destructoid]The other day I told you all that the patently awesome Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for the PS2 and Wii would be arriving on store shelves in February, two-thousand-and-ten. I also told you that people afraid of c...


Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces doesn't have enough staring

None that I can see from the screenshots and trailer (which you can see below) XSEED have given us, at least. This here Wii game, Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, will be based on the film adaptation of the original novels. That film adaptation...


Sakura Wars crossing the border in February

[As posted on Destructoid]Friends and fellows, open your arms to happily welcome the latest cheeky Japanese game: Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. The campy steam-and-song-powered interpretation of 1920s America is due to arrive on English-sp...


New Sakura Wars screenshots dance in

[As posted on Destructoid]Yes, I said dance, because the game is about dancing, acting, love, and piloting transforming steam-powered psychic robots. For Chrissakes, your squad is called the New York Combat Revue! Anyway, NIS America sent u...


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