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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Quest of Memories Console Game Launches on June 20

Game launches for PS5, PS4, Switch, PC via Steam ― The official Twitter account of the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Quest of Memories console game announced on Sunday that the game will launch worldwide except China on June 20. Bushiroad Games will release the game for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Lancarse is developing the game. Bushiroad describes the ...
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One Piece Odyssey Game Gets Deluxe Switch Version

Game launches on July 26 with previously released DLC, new outfits ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Monday that the One Piece Odyssey game is getting a release on Nintendo Switch on July 26 (July 25 in Japan). The One Piece Odyssey: Deluxe Edition release will include the "Reunion of Memories" DLC, outfits, as well as a new City of Water Outfit Set. The "Reunion of Memories" DLC takes place ...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, April 1-7

Princess Peach: Showtime! stays at #1 for 3rd straight week ― Japan's Game Ranking: April 1-7 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPrincess Peach: Showtime! Nintendo March 22 19,612 124,432 2NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 13,055 5,781,663 3PS5Rise of the Ronin Sony Interactive Entertainment March 22 12,080 96,865 4NSwSuper Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo...
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CyberAgent Reveals Guidelines for In-House Creators Using Generative AI for Art

Guidelines aim to avoid copyright violations ― CyberAgent revealed on April 3 that it has created in-house guidelines for its creators for using generative AI/large language models for images, aimed at avoiding violations of copyright law and highlighting that current generative AI cannot produce a usable end product as-is. The guidelines stress that creators should not enter personal or confidential...
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BAFTA Reveals Its Game Awards Winners, Poll Results of Top 20 Iconic Video Game Characters

Winners include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Super Mario Bros. Wonder ― The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) revealed the winners of its 20th BAFTA Game Awards on Thursday. It also released a list of "the top 20 iconic video game characters of all time" based on a poll of over 4,000 people from around the world last Thursday to commemorate the awards season. Larian St...
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This Week in Games - Ask Yourself, "What Would Shadow Do?"

The Year of Shadow is upon us! What sort of festivities can we expect for a resident Edgehog? Also: Jean-Karlo salutes the Miiverse community and more in This Week in Games! ― Welcome back, folks! Last week, I saw a bit of consternation from folks with regards to SaGa Emerald Beyond, specifically since SaGa games can be rather impenetrable. It's a tall order, but I still vouch for the SaGa games. Mis...
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The New Gate Anime Gets Browser Game

Pre-registration for THE NEW GATE Best Collection is open now ― CTW announced on Friday the television anime of Shinogi Kazanami's light novel series The New Gate is getting a browser game adaptation titled THE NEW GATE Best Collection on the G123 service. Pre-registration is available now. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. Players can craft gear and go on adventures with...
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Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs Battle Royale Multiplayer Game's Trailer Reveals May 9 Release

Game gets Deluxe edition with customizable cosmetics ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs multiplayer game, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on May 9. The game is getting a Deluxe edition including customizable PA...
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This Week in Anime - What Is An 'Anime Game,' Anyway?

Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? ― Chris and Lucas try to quantify the 'vibe' that makes something an anime game; is it point of origin, art style, or something else? Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this chatlog are not the views of Anime News Network.Spoiler Warning...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game Adds Dragon Ball Super Versions of Android 18, Videl as DLC

Videos streamed for 2 characters of upcoming 4-part "Future Saga" DLC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the Dragon Ball Super versions of Android 18 and Videl will join the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game as characters for the "Future Saga" DLC. The account posted videos of the new characters: Android 18 (DB Super) will be available in the first chapter of the FUT...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, April 7-13

Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra anime; Engage, The Condemned Villainess Goes Back in Time and Aims to Become the Ultimate Villain manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Peter Grill and the Philosopher's Time: Super Extra Complete Collection BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$49.98 April 9 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date A...
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Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Game's Trailer Previews Adventure Mode

Game launches for Switch on June 25 ― Sega began streaming a new trailer for the upcoming Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble game for Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, highlighting the game's Adventure Mode. There is a solo and local co-op mode with up to four players. The trailer also showed one stage from each of the five worlds: Banana Farm, Rose Garden, Floating City, Golden Temple, and Stone Valley. Th...
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Sand Land Game Previews Custom Battle Armor in New Trailer

Game launches on April 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming a new video on Tuesday for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga. The video previews the game's custom battle armor system. A playable demo is currently available for the game. The game will launch on April 26 (April 25 in Japan) for PlayStation ...
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The Kingdoms of Ruin Anime Gets Browser Game

Pre-registrations for The Kingdoms of Ruin Endless Rebellion MMORPG are open ― CTW Inc. announced on Friday that the television anime adaptation of yoruhashi's The Kingdoms of Ruin (Hametsu no Ōkoku) manga is inspiring an MMORPG titled The Kingdoms of Ruin Endless Rebellion. The HTML 5 game will be playable on browser, PC, and tablet. It will feature PvP and PvE gameplay. Pre-registrations for the ga...
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SaGa Emerald Beyond Game Streams Trailers Highlighting Character Diva, Game Demo

Game launches for Switch, PS5, PS4, PC via Steam, iOS, Android on April 25 ― Square Enix's YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for the upcoming SaGa Emerald Beyond game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, iOS, and Android. The video highlights the character Diva no. 5, The Songstress Mech. PlayStation's YouTube channel began streaming a trailer h...
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Nearly Life-Size Touken Ranbu Statue Erected in Fukuyama Castle Park

See real-life anthropomorphized katana Kousetsu Samonji at Hiroshima Prefecture ― Japan is no stranger to named weapons with many historical swords still preserved in museums and collections around Japan and the world. In recent years, though, the popularity of the swords has expanded beyond students of history with the Touken Ranbu franchise. And with the popularity of the franchise near its apex, ...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game's 2nd Promo Video Streamed

Game launches for Switch, PS5/4, Xbox, PC on June 14 ― Sega and Atlus began streaming a second promotional video for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, an updated version of its Shin Megami Tensei V game, on Friday. English Japanese The game was originally slated for release on June 21 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam but will now launch on ...
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Hypnosis Mic -Division Rap Battle- Gets New Smartphone Game -Dream Rap Battle-

Game launches for iOS, Android in summer 2024 ― King Records revealed on Saturday the newest smartphone game Hypnosis Mic -Dream Rap Battle- in the Hypnosis Mic franchise. The game will release for iOS and Android in the summer. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases. The game will feature 3D models. Hip-hop group RIP SLYME will produce the theme song for the game. The song wil...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, March 25-31

Princess Peach: Showtime! stays at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: March 25-31 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPrincess Peach: Showtime! Nintendo March 22 27,258 104,820 2PS5Rise of the Ronin Sony Interactive Entertainment March 22 20,139 84,785 3NSwWinning Post 10 2024 Koei Tecmo Games March 28 12,845 12,845 4NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 10,432 5,...
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak II Game's Switch Version Launches in Japan on July 25

Game released for PS4, PS5 in September 2022 ― Nihon Falcom announced on Friday that its The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- game will release for the Nintendo Switch in Japan under the title The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II for Nintendo Switch on July 25. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan in September ...
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Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless Game Gets New Version on July 25

Updated Switch, PS5, PS4 game includes all DLC, new content ― Nippon Ichi Software announced that its Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless (Makai Senki Disgaea 7) game will get a new edition titled Makai Senki Disgaea 7: Kore Made no Zenbu Iri Hajimemashita that includes all previously released DLC as well as new content. The updated game will launch in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Play...
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This Week in Games - Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Preview

This is the Suikoden game fans have been waiting for. It might have a new title, but the heart is there. ― Welcome back, folks! Another April Fool's Day has come and gone, another chance for unfunny people at gaming studios to make another "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if we made a dating sim for our game!?" gag for the pile of joke-visual novels we've seen over the years. As an aside, while I haven't h...
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Bloomberg: Yū Miyake No Longer in Charge of Dragon Quest Games

Miyake to head smartphone games for Square Enix ― Business news website Bloomberg reported on Friday that Square Enix's Yu Miyake, executive producer for the Dragon Quest series, is stepping away from that position to head smartphone games at a newly established studio for the company. The company did not reveal a replacement for his role. Square Enix began a large-scale reorganization on Monday, whi...
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Highspeed Étoile Original Anime Gets Smartphone Puzzle Game

BlazeCircuit Studio develops game slated for release this year ― The official website for the original television anime project Highspeed Étoile revealed on Friday that the anime getting a puzzle game for smartphones titled Highspeed Étoile Puzzle Racing! that is slated to release this year. BlazeCircuit Studio is developing the game. The game will be free to play with optional paid items. The anime ...
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Front Mission 2: Remake Game Releases for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC on April 30

Remake released on Switch on October 5 ― Forever Entertainment revealed on Friday that Front Mission 2: Remake, the remake of the second Front Mission tactical role-playing game, will release on additional platforms worldwide on April 30. The game will release for Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. A free demo is available on Steam now. The rema...
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Chun-Li Statue Unveiled in Capcom Founder's Hometown

Also, local district offers official Guile & Chun-Li school lunches ― In 1987, Capcom graced arcades throughout the world with the fighting game Street Fighter. While achieving some success, it wasn't until the release of its sequel Street Fighter II in 1991 when the series really took off. Since then, the franchise has gone on to spawn four more sequels, countless spinoffs, crossover games, and almo...
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Return to Shironagasu Island Game's Planned Manga Canceled

Manga was slated to debut sometime this year ― The official Twitter account for Kadokawa's Monthly Young Ace magazine announced on Tuesday that the magazine has canceled the planned manga adaptation of Hyogo Onimushi and Tabinomichi's Return to Shironagasu Island game due to the "poor efforts" of its editorial team resulting in scheduling problems for the manga. Kuroitsu Suruga was slated to draw the...
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Dragon's Dogma 2 Game Sells 2.5 Million Copies

Game launched on March 22 for PS5, Xbox X|S, PC via Steam ― Capcom announced on Tuesday that the Dragon's Dogma 2 sequel game has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Capcom stated with this, the franchise as a whole has sold more than 10 million copies. Dragon's Dogma 2 launched for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on March 22. Capcom describes the game: Dragon's Dogma is a singl...
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Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows/Worst Manga Franchise Gets Smartphone Game

Game launches on iOS on April 10, features original story, characters ― Game developer Sonic Powered revealed on Wednesday that it is developing Crows×Worst Unlimited, a new smartphone game based on Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows and Worst manga. The game will release for iOS on April 10, and also has an Android version in development. The game features a new original story with new original characters Ke...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 31-April 6

Black Bullet anime; Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You: Soulmate, Bless manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Black Bullet BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$28.99 April 2 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Acid Town Graphic Novel (GN) 5Please Tokyopop US$13.99 April 2 Bless GN 1Cite Kodansha USA US$13.99 April 2 Boruto: Naruto Next Gene...
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Class of Heroes 1 & 2 Games Get HD Remaster Release on April 26

Remaster games available for PS5, Switch, Steam ― PQube started streaming on Tuesday a video announcing the April 26 release date of Acquire's Class of Heroes 1 & 2: Complete Edition, the HD remaster of the two Class of Heroes games. The company will release the collection for PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and on PC via Steam. The game's HD remaster edition includes the Class of Heroes Anniversary ...
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Granblue Fantasy Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Music Video

Video features new song, animation ― Mobile phone technology has been around since the 1980s and has rapidly developed into the smartphone technology we know today. With implementation of internet use for mobile phone and smartphones in the 2000s, there has been a development of more universal mobile gaming experiences. As technology improved and mobile game experiences developed, there was a rise in...
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Phantom of the Kill Smartphone Game Ends Service

Global service ended in 2018 ― The official Japanese Twitter account for the smartphone game Phantom of the Kill announced on Monday the end of service on May 27. The company expressed gratitude for fans' support for the past nine years. The sale of the premium currency Himeishi has also ended. Users can refund purchased currency between May 28-August 27. The game launched in Japan for iOS, Android a...
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Ninja Slayer Manga Gets Steam Game This Summer

Side-scroller adapts manga's "Neo-Saitama in Flames" arc ― A website opened on Tuesday to reveal Ninja Slayer: Neo-Saitama Enjō (Ninja Slayer: Neo-Saitama in Flames, Kadokawa Game Linkage and ABC Animation's game adaptation of Yoshiaki Tabata and Yūki Yogo's Ninja Slayer manga which will launch on Steam this summer. The website also revealed the game's first trailer. The game's website also started ...
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Atlus, Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord Game Sells 500,000 Copies Worldwide

Tactical fantasy RPG launched for Switch, PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S on March 8 ― The official website of Atlus revealed that it and Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord game has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide (includes packaged version shipped and download version sold worldwide), and started streaming the game's "Accolade Trailer" on Monday. Atlus released the game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, P...
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New Permanent Monster Hunter Café Opens in Osaka

Dine like a hunter with the new "Hunters Bar WEST" that opened on March 1 ― Following several pop-up cafés throughout the years, Capcom and Pasela's "Hunters Bar" (MonHun Sakaba) has finally opened a permanent café in Osaka titled "Hunters Bar WEST." The café opened on March 1 in Osaka's Namba district. In fact, it's in the same building as the Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Café! So what does the new café...
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Tekken 8 Game Adds DLC Character Eddy Gordo on April 4

New gameplay trailer features DLC character ― Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Friday that it will add the first DLC character Eddy Gordo for its Tekken 8 game on April 4. The company began streaming a gameplay trailer highlighting the character. The character first debuted in Tekken 3. The character will be available earlier on April 1 for those who purchased the Deluxe Edition or Ultimate Ed...
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Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Game Adds DLC Character Isshiki Otsutsuki

Bandai Namco Entertainment America streams trailer for character launching as part of DLC Pack 2 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America added Isshiki Otsutsuki as a DLC character to its Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections game as part of its DLC Pack 2 on Wednesday. The game is also hosting a “Ninja Battle” special in-game event. The DLC Pack 2 also includes two costumes, five ninja info c...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, March 18-24

Princess Peach: Showtime! debuts at #1, Dragon's Dogma 2 at #2 ― Japan's Game Ranking: March 18-24 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwPrincess Peach: Showtime! Nintendo March 22 77,562 77,562 2PS5Dragon's Dogma 2 Capcom March 22 68,592 68,582 3PS5Rise of the Ronin Sony Interactive Entertainment March 22 64,646 64,646 4NSwDragon Quest X: Mirai e no Tobira to Madoro...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, March 11-17

Unicorn Overlord for Switch stays at #1, Macross: Shooting Insight debuts at #7 ― Japan's Game Ranking: March 11-17 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwUnicorn Overlord Atlus March 8 16,012 57,003 2PS5Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Square Enix February 29 11,497 298,635 3NSwMario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo April 28, 2017 9,031 5,748,900 4NSwSuper Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo...

Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments in Japan Updated to Ban Non-Japanese Nationals

Entrants for Yu-Gi-Oh! Japan Championship 2024 must be Japanese citizen living in Japan ― Konami revealed in its rules for Yu-Gi-Oh! Japan Championship 2024 for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game (OCG) that tournaments in Japan will only allow Japanese citizens who live in the country. Non-Japanese nationals will be banned from entering. This is a change from Yu-Gi-Oh! Japan Championship 2023, which al...
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PQube to Release I*CHU: Chibi Edition Switch Game in English

Rhythm action game is based on Liber Entertainment Inc's smartphone game that inspired anime in 2021 ― PQube announced on March 21 that it and Opera House will release the I*CHU: Chibi Edition game in English on the Nintendo Switch. The companies describe the rhythm action game: Guide 32 aspiring idols towards their ultimate debut. Play rhythm action games to unlock characters and create your own gro...
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Visions of Mana Game Streams Gameplay Trailer

Game launches this summer for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam, Microsoft Store ― The official YouTube channel for PlayStation began streaming a gameplay trailer for Visions of Mana (Seiken Densetsu Visions of Mana), Square Enix's new game in its Mana/Seiken Densetsu role-playing game series, on Thursday. The game will launch this summer for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and P...
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This Week in Games - Dragon's Dogma 2 and an Interview with SAND LAND Producer Keishu Minami

This week, Jean-Karlo looks into Dragon Dogma 2's microtransaction drama, gushes about the notable visual novels on the horizon, and has a chat with the upcoming SAND LAND game's producer, Keishu Minami. ― Welcome back, folks! It's a busy Spring, and I know folks are likely neck-deep in Dragon's Dogma 2. But someone on Twitter went and reminded me that Touch Detective 3 + The Complete Case Files is o...
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Exploring the World of the SAND LAND Video Game

Explore ruins, infiltrate enemy areas, cruise the dunes, and more in this video game tie-in to the airing anime series. ― The world is still mourning the loss of the beloved artist Akira Toriyama. His unique worlds and love of fantastical machinery have captured the imagination of fans worldwide for decades. Fans, at the very least, can look forward to one last hurrah from Toriyama in the form of the...
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Blue Reflection Sun Game to End Service on May 30

Smartphone, PC game launched in February 2023 ― DMM Games announced on Friday that its Blue Reflection Sun ("Sun" written with the character for "resplendent") game will end service on May 30 at 12:00 p.m. JST. The game has halted sales of in-game gems and "Ikusei Boost" purchases as of Friday. DMM Games launched the game for smartphone and PC via the DMM Game Player platform in February 2023. The "h...
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Game's Trailer Teases New 'Future Saga' DLC

DLC to have 4 parts, with 1st chapter "coming soon" ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new trailer on Thursday for the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 game. The video teases the new "Future Saga" DLC and supervillain experiments. The DLC will have four parts, and the first chapter is listed as "coming soon." Bandai Namco will release the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on May 24. The ga...
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Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling Game's Trailer Reveals May 28 Release in West

Video connects endings of original game with fan disc ― Idea Factory International began streaming a new trailer for the Cupid Parasite: Sweet & Spicy Darling fan disc, and it reveals that the game will launch physically and digitally in the West for Nintendo Switch on May 28. The video connects the endings of the original visual novel with the fan disc: The Limited Edition includes a hardcover art b...
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Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion Game Launches for Switch, PS4, PC in Fall

Trailer streamed for sequel game launching in Japan, West ― XSEED Games and Marvelous announced on Thursday that they will release Corpse Party II: Darkness Distortion, MAGES. and Team GrisGris' sequel to the Corpse Party horror game, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in the West in fall. The game will also launch in Japan this fall. The companies streamed a trailer: The game will ...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 24-30

Berserk, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War anime; The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Stitches manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Berserk BDPlease Discotek US$59.95 March 26 Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Part 1 BDPlease Viz Media US$44.98 March 26 Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshiro BDCite Discotek US$29.95 March 26 Futakoi BDAnimeNe...
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Tsukihime Visual Novel Remake Debuts Globally on June 27

Remake slated for PS4, Nintendo Switch ― Aniplex of America announced on Friday that the English release of Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, the remake of Type-Moon's Tsukihime dōjin visual novel game, is heading to the west on June 27. The game will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Switch. Aniplex of America previously streamed an English promotional video for the upcoming localization,...
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Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution Game's Trailer Reveals May 14 Release in West

PS5, PS4, Switch game gets Limited Edition ― Idea Factory International announced on Tuesday that it will release the Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution game physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in the West on May 14. The company streamed an overview trailer: The game will get a Limited Edition that includes a hardcover art book, official soundtrack, two cloth p...
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Game's Release Date Moved Up to June 14

Game updates Shin Megami Tensei V game with new storyline, locations, demons, choices ― Atlus revealed on March 20 the release of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, an updated version of its Shin Megami Tensei V game, will be moved up to June 14. The game was originally slated for release on June 21 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The upda...
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Final Fantasy XVI Game's 'The Rising Tide' DLC Debuts on April 18

"Echoes of the Fallen" DLC released on December 8 ― Square Enix revealed on Friday that it will release the "The Rising Tide" DLC for its Final Fantasy XVI game on April 18. English Trailer Japanese Trailer The DLC will add the Eikon Leviathan, the new Leviathan Eikonic ability set, new locations, side quests, and the post-game "Kairos Gate" mode to the game. The level cap will be raised to level 60 ...
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Final Fantasy XIV Game's 'Dawntrail' Expansion Launches on July 2 With Early Access on June 28

Game gets Collector's Edition with Final Fantasy IX-themed items ― Square Enix announced on Saturday at the Pax East 2024 event that the "Dawntrail" expansion for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG will launch on July 2 with early access on June 28. Pre-orders begin on Tuesday. Pre-order bonuses include a Wind-Up Zidane minion based on the protagonist of Final Fantasy IX and Azeyma's Earrings. Square Enix ...
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Alterna Welt: Blue Exorcist Gaiden Game's 2nd Promo Video Streamed

Game for iOS, Android, PC releases this summer. ― A stage presentation at the AnimeJapan 2024 event on Sunday revealed a new video for the Alterna Welt: Ao no Exorcist Gaiden game for the Blue Exorcist franchise. The game will release for iOS, Android, and PC this summer. Pre-registration is now available. The game is listed as a 3D action RPG. Espirit previously revealed a Ao no Exorcist: Damned Cho...
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Re:Zero Witch's Re:surrection Smartphone Game's New Video Reveals Konomi Suzuki Theme Song

Konomi Suzuki performs theme song "Resurrection" for game ― The AnimeJapan 2024 stage event for the third season of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime revealed a second promotional video for Re:Zero Witch's Re:surrection, the franchise's new smartphone game on Sunday. The video reveals and previews the game's theme song "Resurrection" by Konomi Suzuki. Kadokawa has not revealed a rele...
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Laid-Back Camp Anime Gets Smartphone Puzzle Game in 2024

More details on June outdoors festival also announced ― The Laid-Back Camp Season 3 stage event at AnimeJapan 2024 announced on Saturday that the anime is inspiring a new smartphone puzzle game, Yurukyan△ ~Puzzle Camp~ (Laid-Back Camp: Puzzle Camp) this year. The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the game is launching on the same day. TVアニメ『ゆるキャン△』新作スマートフォン向けパズルゲーム『ゆるキャン△~ぱずるキャンプ~』(略称:ぱずキャン△)...
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Aniplex.exe Reveals Tanetsumi no Uta Game

Game releases this year on PC with Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese language support ― Aniplex revealed a new game in its Aniplex.exe brand titled Tanetsumi no Uta at its booth in AnimeJapan 2024. The game will ship for PC this year with Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese language support. Kazuki from the dōjin (indie) story group Studio Hommage is in charge of planning and scenario writing f...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 17-23

Urusei Yatsura anime; I Want a Gal Gamer to Praise Me, Sword Art Online: Progressive - Canon of the Golden Rule manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Urusei Yatsura Seasons 1-2 BDAnimeNewsNetwork Sentai Filmworks US$89.98 March 19 Print Manga Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date #DRCL midnight children GN 2 (hardcover)Please Viz Media US$27.00 March 1...
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This Week in Games - Mourning Mutsumi Inomata

This week, Jean-Karlo morns the loss of artist Mutsumi Inomata and takes a look at her contributions to gaming. Also in the news, there's a new Fatal Fury on the way as well as new title Mega Man Battle Network fans are sure to enjoy. ― Welcome back, everyone! As you read this, Dragon's Dogma 2 is already out and folks are likely going nuts making and sharing pawns. I still haven't had a chance to pl...
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Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling Game Reveals Limited Edition in Opening Trailer

Fan disc debuts in West in 2024 ― Idea Factory revealed the limited edition today for the Cupid Parasite: Sweet & Spicy Darling fan disc in a new trailer. The video also features the game's opening: The Limited Edition includes a hardcover art book, audio drama set, postcard set with display booklet, steel game case, reversible cover sleeve, collector's box, and exclusive trading card. The game will ...
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Toyota Engineers Make Life-Size Legendary Pokémon Miraidon

Have you ever wanted to ride a Pokémon? How about legendary motorcycle Pokémon Miraidon? ― Since 1996 the Pokémon games have fueled the imaginations of many people. With the creative creature designs, RPG elements, and a general fun aesthetic, the games are incredibly enjoyable. Of all the games' mechanics, two modes of transportation, "Fly" — which allows players to quickly travel to different towns...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Adds Rayleigh, Garp as Playable Characters

Roger also arrives in 'Legend Dawn Pack' on March 28 ― The official Twitter account for the video games in the One Piece franchise revealed on Wednesday that the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game will add Rayleigh and Garp as playable characters in the "Legend Dawn Pack" on March 28. The announcement included short clips showing younger versions of Rayleigh and Garp in combat. Their time to shine isn'...
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Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero Game's New Trailer Previews Combat, New Characters

Game launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam ― Bandai Namco America began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, a new game in its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi arena fighter franchise, previewing the combat and playable characters. Newly announced playable characters include Super Trunks, Master Roshi (Max Power), Nappa, Burter, Jeice, Super Saiyan Broly (Ful...
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SINce Memories: Off the Starry Sky Game Gets Western Release for Switch, PS4, PC

Game launched in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PS4 in 2021 ― The official YouTube channels for PQube and PlayStation revealed on Tuesday in a new trailer that the SINce Memories: Off the Starry Sky (SINce Memories: Hoshi no Sora no Shita de) game will get a western release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The company describes the game: SINce Memories: Off The Starry Sky is a success...
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Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade Game Gets PC Release

Game launched for iOS, Android on November 21 ― The official website for the Jujutsu Kaisen: Phantom Parade role-playing game revealed on Monday the game will get a PC release in 2024. Pre-registration is open now. The game launched for iOS and Android on November 21. The game was originally slated for release in spring 2023, but was delayed to sometime before the end of the year. Sumzap developed th...
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Sand Land Game Previews Playable Demo in Trailer

Game launches on April 26 for PS4, PS5, Xbox X|S, PC ― Bandai Namco America announced on Monday in a new trailer that a playable demo is now available for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga. Players who play the demo will receive 30 B-grade steel and 30 B-grade bolts to enhance vehicles in the final game. The game will launch on April 26 (April 25...
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Sand Land Game's Trailer Highlights Custom Car

Role-playing action game based on Akira Toriyama's manga launches on April 26 ― Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming on Thursday a gameplay trailer for the upcoming role-playing action game based on the late Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga. The video highlights the custom car: The game will launch on April 26 (April 25 in Japan) for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC...
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Fatal Fury City of the Wolves Fightng Game's Trailers Reveal New & Returning Characters, English & Japanese Cast, Early 2025 Release

New character Preecha joins returning series characters ― SNK unveiled a new announcement and character trailer for Fatal Fury City of the Wolves, its upcoming new fighting game in its Fatal Fury/Garou series, during the SNK World Championship event on Sunday. The trailers reveal returning characters Terry Bogard, Rock Howard, Tizoc, Hotaru Futaba, as well as the new character Preecha, the game's ear...
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Game Streams Pre-Launch Trailer

RPG launches on April 23 for PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC ― 505 Games and Rabbit & Bear Studios revealed a pre-launch trailer for the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Hyaku Eiyūden) role-playing game on Thursday. The trailer is an overview of the game with introductions to the characters. The game will launch on April 23 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One,...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, March 4-10

Unicorn Overlord Switch version debuts at #1, PS5 at #3, PS4 at #8 ― Japan's Game Ranking: March 4-10 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1NSwUnicorn Overlord Atlus March 8 40,991 40,991 2PS5Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Square Enix February 29 24,482 287,138 3PS5Unicorn Overlord Atlus March 8 24,398 24,398 4NSwFit Boxing feat. Hatsune Miku -Miku to Issho ni Exercise- Imag...
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This Week in Games - The Gaming World Says Good-Bye to Akira Toriyama

Jean-Karlo invites us to take a look at Akira Toriyama's influence and legacy in the gaming industry. There are also good/bad news for Puyo Puyo and The Super Mario Bros. ― Welcome back, folks! I didn't get a chance to plug it last week, but my column on monster-collecting games came out last week! The timing on that column was... something. That weekend turned out to be the 25th anniversary of the D...
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Broccoli, Sui Ishida's Jack Jeanne Game Gets Sequel

Project also has new novel, drama CD, stage reading in the works ― A third anniversary event for the Jack Jeanne game, Broccoli's collaboration project with Tokyo Ghoul manga creator Sui Ishida, announced on Friday that the game is getting a sequel project as well as a new novel and drama CD this summer, and a stage reading. Aksys Games released Jack Jeanne in English for Nintendo Switch in June 2023...
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Kingdom Series Gets New Smartphone Game

Video/visual unveiled for Kingdom Itadaki ― Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga is inspiring a new smartphone game titled Kingdom Itadaki. An official website and Twitter account opened on Wednesday and unveiled a video and visual: The game features unit training simulation and real-time guild battles with military commanders. Characters include Ri Shin, Ei Sei, Karyō Ten, and Kyō Kai. The game will be fre...
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North American Anime, Manga Releases, March 10-16

Suzume, The Legendary Hero Is Dead! anime; One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji, The Villainess's Guide to (Not) Falling in Love manga ship ― Anime Releases Title Publisher Suggested Retail Price Date Akiba Maid War BDPlease Sentai Filmworks US$69.98 March 12 The Legendary Hero Is Dead! BDCite Crunchyroll US$69.98 March 12 One Piece Season 13 Voyage 6 BD/DVDAnimeNewsNetwork Crunchyroll US$44.98 March 12 Suz...
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game Adds Roger as DLC Character

Two more characters to be revealed in "Character Pack 6" ― Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new video on Wednesday previewing the new DLC character Roger, who will be a playable character in the One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game in the "Character Pack 6." Players who purchase the Character Pass 2 (including Character Packs 4-6) will also get Onigashima Battle Law as a bonus. The game's "Ch...
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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster Game's Trailer Reveals Switch Version's Western Release Date

Game launches globally on April 28 ― Game developer crim revealed on Wednesday in a new trailer that the Nintendo Switch version of its El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster game will launch in the West on April 28, the same day as the Japanese release. The game will also get a physical version in both Standard and Deluxe Editions from Limited Run Games. The Deluxe Edition will include a ...
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Macross: Shooting Insight Game Heads West in 2024 (Updated)

Game gets physical/digital releases for Switch, PS5, PS4 ― Red Art Games announced on Wednesday that it will release Bushiroad's Macross: Shooting Insight game physically and digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in 2024. Update: The official Twitter account for the game announced on Wednesday that the version for PC via Steam has been delayed. Th...
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Exoprimal Game Gets Mega Man Collaboration

Action game previously collaborated with Street Fighter 6, Monster Hunter game series ― Capcom announced on Monday during the Capcom Highlights Day 2 livestream that the Exoprimal team-based action game will have a collaboration with Capcom's Mega Man game series. The collaboration will feature Mega Man-themed exosuit skins and emotes, as well as a special collaboration mission with an "infamous" bos...
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Ghost Trick Remastered Game Announced for iOS, Android Release

Smartphone version debuts March 28 ― Capcom USA revealed on Monday that the remastered version of its Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective game will be getting a release for mobile on iOS and Android on March 28. The remastered game launched last June for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game was available in Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional Ch...
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Monster Hunter Stories Remastered Game Debuts on June 14; Sequel Gets PS4 Release

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin comes to PS4 on June 14 ― Capcom announced today during the Capcom Highlights Day 2 livestream that it will release the Monster Hunter Stories remastered game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on June 14. The company also revealed that the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin game is getting a PlayStation 4 port on June 14. The new release...
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Grandia HD Game Collection Gets Release on PS4, Xbox One on March 26

Limited Run Games to release physical version ― GungHo Online Entertainment America announced on Tuesday that it will release the Grandia HD Collection, which includes remasters of Game Arts' Grandia and Grandia II games, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 26. Limited Run Games will release a physical version. The company streamed a trailer: The Grandia HD Collection launched for Nintendo Switch...
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Street Fighter 6 Game Previews DLC Character Akuma in New Teaser

New DLC character to receive World Tour missions, special arena ― Capcom released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter 6 DLC character Akuma during Day 2 of the streamed "Capcom Highlights" event on Monday. Akuma will be added to the game this spring as the final character in the Year 1 Character Pass. Akuma will also be added to the World Tour mode with new missions and a special are...
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Fulland of Water and Light Game Confirmed for Switch

Action RPG will feature new story by light novel author Fujino Ōmori ― Bushiroad announced on Sunday during the GA FES 2024 event that the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Fulland of Water and Light (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka: Mizu to Hikaru no Fulland) game will be an action role-playing game developed for Nintendo Switch in Japan. The game will feature...
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Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Remaster Games Set Launch Dates

Games launch for Nintendo Switch on May 23, June 27, respectively ― Nintendo revealed in a new video on Sunday (March 10 or "MarIO Day") that the remastered Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door game will launch on May 23 and the remastered Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon game will launch on June 27 for the Nintendo Switch. The video also announced the addition of the Dr. Mario, Mario Golf, and Mario Tennis...
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SaGa Emerald Beyond Game's New Trailer Highlights Siugnas

Game launches on April 25 ― Square Enix's YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer for the upcoming SaGa Emerald Beyond game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC via Steam, iOS, and Android on Thursday. The video highlights the playable character Siugnas, The Dismal King. Square Enix describes the character: An immortal vampire and the Dismal King who rules Yomi, a world shr...
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New Tokyo Xanadu Game Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Original Tokyo Xanadu game shipped in September 2015 ― Nihon Falcom announced in a trailer on Friday the Tokyo Xanadu New Project game, a new title in the Xanadu game series celebrating the 10-year anniversary. The announcement describes the project as a new game set in the capital city "Kyoto" (using the kanji for "kyo" in "Tokyo" and the kanji for "to" in "Kyoto"). While it takes place in the same ...
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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, Granblue Fantasy: Relink Games Reveal New Playable Characters

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising adds Vane, Beatrix; Granblue Fantasy: Relink adds Seofon, Tweyen, Sandalphon ― Cygames revealed during the 10-year anniversary stream for the Granblue Fantasy franchise on Saturday that the Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising fighting game will add Vane and Beatrix as playable characters. Cygames will add Vane to the game in early April, and will add Beatrix in late May. T...
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Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess Battle-Strategy Game Streams Gameplay Trailers

"Kagura action strategy" game launches for Xbox Series X|S, Windows, PS5, Steam this year ― Capcom began streaming a gameplay trailer for its upcoming Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess game on Thursday, and is also streaming a six-minute gameplay "deep dive" trailer for the game. The "Kagura action strategy" game will launch this year for Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, PlayStation 5, and P...
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Japan's Video Game Rankings, February 26-March 3

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth debuts at #1 ― Japan's Game Ranking: February 26-March 3 Rank System Title Publisher Release Date Weekly Copies Total Copies 1PS5Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Square Enix February 29 262,656 262,656 2NSwMario Vs. Donkey Kong Nintendo February 16 14,480 103,523 3NSwSuper Mario Bros. Wonder Nintendo October 20, 2023 11,643 1,767,792 4NSwMomotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyū wa Kibō de M...
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This Week in Games - Nintendo Stamps Out Emulator Yuzu Devs

Jean-Karlo discusses the recent emulator debacle, some of the most interesting games from the Microsoft Partner Stream, and KOS-MOS creator Monolith's 25th anniversary! ― Welcome back, folks! Over the weekend, I saw Dune Part 2. It was really fun, but it reminded me of how disappointing it is that we haven't gotten a new Dune real-time strategy game to tie in with it. Dune II: The Building of a Dynas...
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Collect 'Em All: Other Video Games About Catching Monsters

On the heels of Pokémon and Palworld, Jean-Karlo looks back on years of monster collecting, from Megami Tensei to Dragon Quest Monsters. Pokémon is undoubtedly the king of the mountain when it comes to the collectible monsters subgenre of RPG—or "Mons" games, as fans call them. And while it's also currently the world's leading multimedia franchise, there's still something to be said about the many ...
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Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact Fighting Game Releases for PS5, Switch, PC via Steam

Game will have demo at EVO Japan 2024 event in April ― Bushiroad Games and Eighting (DNF Duel) revealed on Friday that their Hunter x Hunter Nen x Impact fighting game based on Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga will release for Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game will have a demo available to play at the EVO Japan 2024 event on April 27. Togashi launched the manga in Sh...
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gumi to Distribute New JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Online Mobile Game

Game planned for release in 2025 ― Game company gumi announced on Friday that it has acquired the rights to distribute a mobile online game in Japan based on the anime adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. The company stated the game is already under development, and it plans to release the game in 2025. gumi will reveal a title and other details at a later date. The latest ...
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Princess Maker 2 Regeneration Game's Trailer Previews Animation, Confirms Delay to July 11

Yonago Gainax, Takami Akai produce animated cutscenes for game ― Japanese game publisher Bliss Brain began streaming a new animation trailer for the Princess Maker 2 Regeneration game on Thursday. The trailer previews the game's new animated cutscenes that Yonago Gainax and Takami Akai produced for the game, and reveals the game's new July 11 release date. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch, Pl...

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