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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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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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Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Endings are hard. Whether you're putting the finishing touches on a blog post or finding a way to wrap up a decade-and-a-half-long epic, concluding almost any affair in a way that satisfies all involved is a challenge. That's the challenge ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Go on a Sunday drive with Final Fantasy XV

Based on what we've seen so far, the most interesting parts of Final Fantasy XV  are looking less like "epic adventure" and more like "awesome road trip". And I'm totally down with that notion. Riding in a car with your buds can ...

 
 
 
 
 
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This is Metal Gear Solid V's big trailer, and its thesis

No matter what you might think of Hideo Kojima and the series that made his name, there's no doubting that each one is something of an event, and it looks like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won't be an exception either. The new...

 
 
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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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Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?

I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculous anime combat...

 
 
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Meet Shaheen, Tekken's first Saudi character

Bandai Namco are revving up the hype machine for Tekken 7, and with their latest character reveal, we finally get our first glimpse at what came of that call for feedback Chief Developer Katsuhiro Harada made in August. Back then he an...

 
 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's really looking nuts

OK, Square Enix, you've got me. Despite my best attempts to remain thin-lipped and cynical about the prospects of Final Fantasy XV, the latest trailer you lot put out at Jump Festa yesterday has officially gotten me hype. For one thing, we...

 
 
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This is what Final Fantasy XV sounds like in English

And here it is, the dub of the long-overdue Final Fantasy XV, aka Riding In Cars With Boys 2. It's a good sign that Square Enix seems to be putting out information about this perennially delayed game on the regular now, after years of sile...

 
 
 
 
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TGS 2014: Oneechanbara wins the TGS booth wars

[Update: A bonus piece of fan art from an animator at Lab Zero games, makers of Skullgirls. - Thanks, 2-D!] D3 Publisher are promoting their new game, Oneechanbara Z2: Chaos, and for that they built a booth at the Tokyo Game Show this year....

 
 
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TGS 2014: So this is Final Fantasy XV

Well, it took 'em long enough - the better part of a decade - but it looks like ordinary players might actually see Final Fantasy XV in playable form before the heat death of the universe. And it might even be fun, judging my the spif...

 
 
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Please tell Harada about Arabs so Tekken 7 gets better

When it comes to character design, fighting games aren't usually known for nuance or sensitivity. For most creators it's generally more important to have a distinct, stylish character than one that's entirely sensitive to whatever culture o...

 
 
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Tekken 7 announced with teaser trailer

During this year's EVO fighting tournament, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed that the latest installment in the Tekken series is in development at Bandai Namco.  The teaser trailer doesn't show any gameplay and doesn't have a...

 
 
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E3 2014: Final Fantasy Agito gets a trailer, Type-0 going HD

Wow, the last few hours just became pretty good ones for Final Fantasy fans. Square Enix may not have brought Final Fantasy XV to E3 this year, but they just blew some minds all the same by announcing that in addition to releasing a t...

 
 
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Can you use the new Kinect in a Tokyo apartment?

The hilarious team over at RocketNews24 were on a mission. The last version of Microsoft's Kinect system for the XBox 360 was a very cool idea. It had one huge problem, it needed a lot of room and light to work. Both things typically not a...

 
 
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Xbox One might now be better for Japanese living rooms

Hey, remember Kinect for Xbox 360? Microsoft's big camera and motion-control gimmick was interesting - moreso than the PlayStation Move at any rate - but sadly it stopped short of being a genuine revolution. There are a number of reasons fo...

 
 
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Editorial: When erotic designs, cosplay and figures meet

You might have noticed some people talking about the description of how Hideo Kojima and his team create the next Metal Gear Solid project. Specifically, Kojima tweeted how one of his characters are designed. The reaction seems confusing--n...

 
 
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Victory? Microsoft walks back Xbox One DRM, region-locks

Wow. There's really no way to describe what just happened as anything other than a "game-changer" in the console war. Microsoft, in an update penned by Don Mattrick himself, has effectively walked back many of the policies that have made th...

 
 
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Japanator Discusses: E3 2013

E3's over! Well, it has been for a while, but now we've all had time to digest the news, and this being a "hardware year", there was a lot of news. News of the kind even we at Japanator pay attention to...and talk about! It's not all s...

 
 
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Microsoft: Xbox One not always-online...just every day

You'd think they'd get this sort of thing out of the way back when they announced it, but mere days before E3, Microsoft has finally shed some light on the burning policy questions hounding their upcoming Xbox One console. In a series of bl...

 
 
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Shocker: Xbox One will be region-locked

If it can be said that last week's Xbox One reveal didn't exactly meet many gaming enthusiasts' expectations, it seems that recent news has taken the opposite tack, in that our newly lowered - and in some cases negative - expectations ...

 
 
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Japanator Discusses: The Xbox One

How about that new Xbox, eh? In case you've been hiding under a rock for the past three days, Microsoft announced its next home console, dubbed the "Xbox One". Equipped with a brand-new Kinect, a new controller, and a heavy load of divisive...

 
 
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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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Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"

 

God Eater Resurrection"Back for Seconds"