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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax available for pre-order in North America

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Anime fighting game fans rejoice! Japanese developer and publisher ATLUS has finally announced that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be making its way to the States this Fall. The new game will feature the exciting conclusion to the first Persona 4 Arena and will come with a plethora of new game … Continue reading

This stunning trailer for live action Akira is as good as it gets

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The Akira Project, a passion project by director Nguyen-Anh Nguyen with a team from over 12 countries, launched their concept trailer of Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 legendary manga-turned-anime feature, Akira. The original Akira live action has been in somewhat of a development hell in Hollywood for over 10 years with nothing still set … Continue reading

Nintendo announces Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby

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Every few years, Nintendo likes to update their Pokemon games. It started when they released remakes of the originals with Pokemon Leaf Green and Fire Red. Now they’ve announced the next line of remakes for Generation III titles, which they’ve collectively called Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire . Not much details have been released except for a … Continue reading

Get a taste of Shishio’s blade in this new Kenshin movie trailer

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The official Rurouni Kenshin YouTube just dropped a brand new trailer for not one but two sequel films to 2012 hit, Rurouni Kenshin, with the new titles: Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno / The Legend Ends (「るろうに剣心 京都大火/伝説の最期」). Directed by returning director Keishi Otomo, the films will cover the Kyoto Arc of … Continue reading

Aksys Games airdashingly brings Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!! stateside

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Aksys Games announced today that they will be bringing the latest all-girls fighter Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! to North America. The game brings a full rebalance of all the characters and an updated interface. They previously brought over the original Arcana Heart 3 back in 2011 as a digital-only … Continue reading

Kadokawa buys up Dark Souls developer FromSoftware

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It was recently reported by Siliconera that Kadokawa, a Japanese publisher, has purchased FromSoftware, the developers of Dark Souls, Armored Core, and Tenchu series. The deal is set to be final on May 21st, and Kadokawa will acquire an 80% majority of FromSoftware’s stock from its previous owner, Trans Cosmos. They will … Continue reading

Rise Kujikawa makes her debut in upcoming Persona 4 Arena Ultimax sequel

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There’s been some rumors floating around, but publisher ATLUS has finally revealed the new character for their upcoming console release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be none other than Inaba’s super idol, Rise Kujikawa! Christened as the “Total Pervert Idol”, Rise was added thanks to numerous fan requests, as mentioned by director … Continue reading

Namco Bandai reveals Rise of Incarnate, a 2 vs 2 PC Fighting Game

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There’s a new fighting game on the horizon from Tekken and Soul Calibur developer Bandai Namco called Rise of Incarnates, a free-to-play PC fighter. Instead of pitting one character against another, Players will fight alongside a teammate against 2 other opponents in a 2 on 2 fast-paced action on a 3D plane. … Continue reading

Nintendo and Tecmo announce new Fatal Frame in the works

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Back in the heydays of Japanese survival horror games, there were Capcom’s Resident Evil and Konami’s Silent Hill. Lurking in the shadows, however, was Tecmo’s haunting Fatal Frame series. In the latest Famitsu issue, Nintendo and Tecmo announced that a new Fatal Frame (known as Zero in Japan) is in development for … Continue reading

Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku to open for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball Tour

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For an international pop star, Hatsune Miku’s done alright for herself. She had a sold out concert during Anime Expo 2011. She’s been on commercials for Toyota and Domino’s. Heck, she’s even got her own Kids React. The catch? She’s not a real person. Hatsune Miku is a vocal synthesizer from … Continue reading

Nintendo Direct reveals all new Smash features along with two new characters

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Nintendo’s own livestream show “Nintendo Direct” is having a Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U special that is being narrated by the man behind the game himself, Masahiro Sakurai. I’ll be here documenting all the new features and changes featured in the live stream: The game will be optimized … Continue reading

Marvel Disk War the Avengers is like a cross between Digimon and Power Rangers

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Yes, that is an anime character transforming into Iron Man. The clip above comes from the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers animated series that recently aired on Japanese Television. The show features Marvel characters, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Wasp as they tried to stop Loki’s evil plans. The … Continue reading

Catching Pokemon on Google Maps is a reality now

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Google has been known to cook up some great April Fool’s Joke in recent years. I personally think this year they’ve outdone themselves. Tapping into our nostalgia and visceral desire to collect things, Google invested their cutting edge augmented reality technology that enables aspiring trainers to catch… Pokémon. Yes, this … Continue reading

A Kickstarter to revive one of Southern California’s beloved arcade

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Arcades have a special place in my heart. The dim lights, flashing colorful screens, and rows of quarters lined up on the marquee. Despite all the quarters they’ve taken from me, they were some of the fondest times in my childhood. Beating people and trash talking them in public holds … Continue reading

Ubisoft shows off The Division’s beautiful Snowdrop Engine

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Ubisoft dropped a video on YouTube today during the Games Developer Conference detailing the new Snowdrop Engine used in the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division. Created in-house by Massively Entertainment as a game engine for next generation consoles, Snowdrop aims to make help developers “work better, not bigger”. Check out all … Continue reading

Disney cuts about 700 people from its gaming division

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Hot on the heels of Irrational Games’ closure, Disney is the next studio to reduce its interactive division workforce by about 700 people, almost a quarter of its total employees.  The company seeks to consolidate both their gaming and internet division in an effort to maintain profitability. They aim to … Continue reading