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Ouch, that's harsh, Bandai Namco

I guess it's time for Tales fans to give up on the dream. Even Bandai Namco's Twitter account is quick to put the kibosh on any hopes these last few holdouts had. Then again, it has been years and years since Tales of Vesperia cam...

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

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 favorite Digimon. O...

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Persona 4 Ultimax's English Story trailer enters the ring

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. Other than that,...

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Brand new Persona 4 Ultima clips you can dance to

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, of course, is...

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Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

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 Dengeki PlaySta...

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Attack on Titan invades Monster Hunter Frontier G

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 to end up in Mo...

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Let Tetsuya Nomura be the judge of your Lightning artwork

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 fair game. The o...

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Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is filler madness

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 anime equivalent of...

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Journey to the Backyard in Guilty Gear Xrd's opening

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 today, as Arc hav...

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Review: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

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-releasing it to those o...

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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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Earth Defense Force 2025 gets an English trailer

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 Defense Force game....

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Grab the Lightning Returns: FFXIII demo, get free DLC

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 parts of the Fina...

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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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Japanese scientists finally find a use for Kinect

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 the power of Mi...

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Japanator's 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide: Video Games

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 path into purc...

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Go West! Week Sixty: Lightning Returns to Arland

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 two years ago,...

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World of Tanks honors Girls und Panzer with machinima

I still think it's kind of strange that World of Tanks, Wargaming.net'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 show about schoolg...

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Lightning Returns Long Trailer and Opening Movie are out!

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 today. The opening ...

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Behold, the many fashion decisions of Lightning

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-eseque explanati...

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Prepare to die: Dark Souls II beta signups open

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 itself is excee...

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Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst gets dated

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-fledged Full Burs...

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Spawn and Heihachi team up for Soulcalibur II HD

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 best represent...

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PC Ninja Race: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 getting port

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 Shippuden: Ultima...

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Won't you join the Earth Defense Force?

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 masterpiece is an ex...

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Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z coming to lots of consoles

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 slated to hit the...

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Go West! Week Forty-Nine: All the Shmups

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 li...

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Say Hello to the Xbox One

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 pretty much ev...

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

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 just anywhere, th...

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Konami reveals Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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 franchise, Metal Gea...

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

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 released in Jap...


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

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 Grounds, with ...


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

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 the next lesso...

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Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

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 installments, but with...


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