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  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Bloodborne Their Anime-Inspired Take

    An artist going by @SaraM_D on twitter recently shared an interesting take on Bloodborne's gothic art. It does a good job maintaining the gothic style, but looks like it could be a character pulled from the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust . You can find more from the artist on their website or... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

    The Sega Genesis was ahead of its time in many ways, including online connectivity. The Mega Modem in Japan and Sega Channel in the United States gave Genesis players the ability to buy and download games well before the Internet was commonplace in everyone's home. The latest video from Did You Know... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Look At The Japan-Only Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden From The Makers Of Guilty Gear

    Arc System Works, the studio behind fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, have a new Dragon Ball Z game coming to 3DS soon in Japan. You can check out a very brief trailer Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden below as well as a collection of screens in the gallery at the bottom of the page. The game will... More
  • Blog Post: New Dissidia Final Fantasy Heading To Japanese Arcades

    Square Enix's fighting game series starring Final Fantasy characters, Dissidia, is getting a new entry for Japanese arcades. Announced at the Japanese Amusement Expo, which is an arcade-focused show, this Dissidia Final Fantasy looks like it will differ somewhat from the PSP Dissidia titles with... More
  • Blog Post: Diggin' In The Carts Explores Japanese Video Game Music History

    Long before RPGs took off in the states, they were a phenomenon in Japan. But the RPG genre wouldn't have been nearly has iconic without the music that made those games so memorable. Red Bull Music talked to some of the best Japanese video game composers from the 8- and 16-bit era in their Diggin'... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Tales Of Zestiria's Japanese TV Spot

    We may have only recently received Tales of Xillia 2 , but Japan is preparing for the launch of the latest Tales game, Zestiria, and you can check out a new video for the game before its January release. The game's Japanese release date was recently revealed to be January 22 on PlayStation 3. As... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco Producer Promises More Than Just Fighting Types For Pokkén

    Confirming our assumptions, the Bandai Namco Pokémon fighting game will definitely feature more than just fighting type Pokémon. Guys, Don't worry about that. It's not only Fighting-type RT @Joshawott Will Pokkén Tournament's cast be limited to Fighting-type Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Yakuza Zero For PlayStation 3 And 4

    Sega has revealed the title of the next Yakuza title, but that's about it. More details are promised for the Tokyo Game Show later this month, but right now all we know is the name, Yakuza Zero, and the platforms, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. This will be the first new-gen Yakuza title. It's... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Late For Something In Tokyo

    Everyone loves Mario. There's a reason why he's among the most iconic characters in video games. But how would he fair in the real world? Done by visual effects artist Dean Wright, this video has us meet Mario as he's buying plumbing equipment. Before he can make any decisions, however, our... More
  • Blog Post: Azure Striker Gunvolt Has A Japanese Release Date, No Longer Has English Voice Over

    Still no word on a North American release date, but the game will be out in Japan soon. On August 20, the game will be available to download on the 3DS eShop in Japan. The game is a collaboration between Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and the developer of the Mega Man Zero series, Inti Creates. Azure... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Mini-Games To Be Sold Separately In Japan

    Kirby: Triple Deluxe included some extra mini-games outside of its main campaign – a fighter and a rhythm game. Those games will be receiving their own standalone eShop releases in Japan. The fighting game, Kirby Fighters, is being retitled Kirby Z Fighters for its separated release. King Dedede's... More
  • Blog Post: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix Migrating West In 2015

    Sega has announced plans to bring its popular Japanese franchise Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 to western audiences come 2015 on 3DS. The game will feature an assortment of improvements and upgrades and currently has Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix as its working title. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai... More
  • Blog Post: PSP Says B-Y-E As Sony Discontinues Handheld In Japan

    The PSP has sold close to 80 million units worldwide, and as it nears its 10th birthday, it’s time to say goodbye. Sony, which has already discontinued shipments to North America, is sunsetting the system at home. The Vita hasn’t found the same success yet, and Sony has been quiet on sales... More
  • Blog Post: New Trailer Shows Gameplay From Left 4 Dead's Japanese Arcade Port

    We still don't know exactly how the game plays, or the structure of its cabinet, but a new trailer shows off how the gameplay will look. Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like Left 4 Dead. In fact, it looks exactly like Left 4 Dead, but with less accuracy, and what appears to be redisigned protagonists... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Trailer Shows Characters And Court Room For Upcoming Historical Phoenix Wright

    The next Phoenix Wright is going back in time, taking place in Japan's Meiji era, and a new Japanese trailer shows what the game will look like. A few details about the game were revealed last week, which you can read more about here . The game takes place some time between the years 1868 to 1912... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese PSone Rarity Hyper Crazy Climber Coming To PSN

    Monkey Paw Games is bringing the import-only original PlayStation game Hyper Crazy Climber to U.S. gamers for the first time. Hyper Crazy Climber was released in 1996 for the Japanese PlayStation by Nihon Bussan. It was a sequel of sorts to the 1980 arcade game Crazy Climber. Hyper Crazy Climber used... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Xbox One's Uphill Race To Catch PlayStation 4

    If Microsoft wants the Xbox One to have a larger worldwide install base than the PlayStation 4, it will face a harder road than it did in the last generation. Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the defining console of the last generation in North America. A year head start, lower initial price point, and games... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Games Combined With Feudal Japan Make For Great Art

    What happens when you combine classic 80s video games with a classic Japanese art style? You get these killer pieces of Mario, Mega Man, and other gaming characters as samurai from artist xiaobaosg. In a collection of pieces called the “80s Warrior’s Record,” xiaobaosg tackles several... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Now On Sale In Japan

    While North American gamers have been playing Sony's newest console since November, the company held off releasing the unit in its native country. Today, Japan's wait for the PS4 is over. The addition of a new territory can only help Sony's strong sales , though some Japanese gamers are undoubtedly... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines Katamari Damacy In A Different Era Of Japan

    Katamari Damacy is possibly the most Japanese game ever to be fully embraced by North America. I'm surprised I haven't seen an artist re-imagine the game's art style in the one popularized during feudal Japan already. The King of the Cosmos' concerned look over the Prince's progress... More
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