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  • Blog Post: Report: Rise Kujikawa Joins The Fight In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

    Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4 played the role of the announcer for Persona 4 Arena, but it looks like the sequel is changing that. She has been confirmed as a playable character in Arena’s sequel, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, according to Gematsu via Famitsu . Earlier this month a Best Buy listing stated... More
  • Blog Post: No More Heroes Creator Suda 51 Is Horny For PlayStation 4

    In a recent column for the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , Grasshopper Manufacture's enigmatic Suda 51 expressed his...considerable enthusiasm...for Sony's PlayStation 4 console. Edge translated some of Suda 51's comments in the article, in which he extolled the PS4's cloud gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Is First Western Game To Earn Perfect Score From Famitsu

    While Skyrim didn't earn a perfect score from Game Informer, the venerable Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has given the game its highest honors -- the first time a perfect score has been awarded to a game from a Western developer. While 17 games have been awarded Famitsu's prestigious 40/40... More
  • Blog Post: Japan Loves Gears of War 3 Too!

    We don't often report on review scores from other publications, but one set of scores for Gears of War 3 stood out to me, and I felt the need to share it with you tonight. Andriasang reports that Famitsu , one of the biggest gaming publications in Japan, gave Gears of War 3 a near-perfect score.... More
  • Blog Post: Report: 3DS Getting Second Circle Pad, Monster Hunter

    It looks as though rumblings of a 3DS add-on are true. Images from the latest issue of Famitsu are circulating online, and they show images of what appears to be a peripheral for Nintendo's new handheld that adds a second circle pad. This comes in conjunction with a report that an expanded version... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Knights History Is Vanillaware’s Next Project

    Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed information on the happenings at Vanillaware, the developer most recently known for Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere. The studio is working on a new role-playing IP for the PSP, called Grand Knights History. Grand Knights unfolds in the world of Ristia... More
  • Blog Post: The Original 3DS Design Didn't Include...3D?

    In an interview with the venerable Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu , 3DS group manager Hideki Konno revealed a very surprising fact: the hardware project that became the 3DS did not originally include 3D technology. Konno said, "The first time I heard from [Nintendo president Satoru] Iwata and... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Gamers Excited About NGP

    Anticipation is difficult to quantify, but Japanese publication Famitsu surveyed its readers to get an idea of how pumped up they are about Sony's upcoming handheld. The answer? Pretty pumped. Gamasutra is reporting that 76.2 percent of polled Famitsu readers said that they want the NGP. By contrast... More
  • Blog Post: Nomura Gives More Details On Final Fantasy Versus XIII

    Following the official release of the trailer , you probably have a lot of questions about Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, has a lot of answers. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu , Nomura came clean with some info pertaining to questions people had after seeing... More
  • Blog Post: Shigeru Miyamoto Reveals The Secret History Of Mario

    This month marks Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary. In honor of this, the Japanese magazine Famitsu ran an interview with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. The article ended up being a fun read full of interesting details even hardcore Mario fans might not be familiar with. We take platforming controls... More
  • Blog Post: Wii Lifetime Console Numbers Blow Away PS3 In Japan

    The lifetime console numbers for the Wii and PlayStation 3 have been uncovered for Japan. Preeminent Japanese magazine Famitsu has learned that since its Japanese launch on December 2, 2006 (a couple weeks after it debuted here), Nintendo's Wii has sold 9,048,012 in that country. On the other hand... More
  • Blog Post: No More Heroes Coming To 360, PS3

    The Wii game No More Heroes is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, according to the latest issue of Japan's Famitsu magazine. No More Heroes: Eiyuutachi no Rakuen, or Heroes' Paradise, is set for a February 25 release in Japan. There's no word on whether the game will be coming to the... More
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