Pretty much what you’d expect, really.
We last heard of Ni-Oh! in 2012. The game, based on an Akira Kurosawa script, was announced in 2005. "I heard that it's been stopped, but it's actually very much in development," Tecmo Koei's Yosuke Hayashi told Venture Beat. "We still need a little time before showing it off, but it is starting to come together."
Even when the music is melancholy and the game's name is as silly as Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, there's just something about the opening cinematics for new games in Gust's alchemy-based role-playing game series that makes my dimples pop.
In Japan, everything changes in the spring. And this April 1, Tecmo Koei, from the sound of it, is making some big changes. At least, on paper.
Dynasty Warriors voice actor Tsuyoshi Takishita died after slipping and falling on his way home. He was 37. [ANN]
Here's the latest trailer for Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2. The game is slated for the PS3, the Xbox 360, and Wii U. It'll be out in Japan by the end of this year.
Koei's hack and slash series Warriors Orochi is headed to the Wii U when it launches in Japan on December 8 with Musou Orochi 2 Hyper, a Wii U version of the PS3 and Xbox 360 Orochi game.
Tecmo Koei CEO, Yoichi Erikawa recently said in an interview with Weekly Famitsu that the alpha version of the long-missing game, Ni-Oh! was complete and that work on the game was continuing. But that wasn't all.
Back in 2005 (2005!), Koei revealed Ni-Oh! for PS3. The game was supposed to be based on an unearthed script from Akira Kurosawa (Yojimbo, Seven Samurai). But it was never released. Ni-Oh! just...vanished.
Okay, it's only July, but this is going to be hard to beat: Koei put out the wrong game in its latest PSP release. Doh!
Fist of the North Star is back to punch the crap out of gamers with Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2.
While it was once one of the most popular and well received series in gaming, Dynasty Warriors seems to receive more and more negative feedback with each iteration. This is not due to radical shifts in gameplay and/or tone—as many game sequels are accused of doing—but rather the exact opposite: Negative comments…
In recent years, the Dynasty Warriors series has found new life by merging its signature gameplay with popular anime; first Gundam, then Fist of the North Star, and now One Piece. But is One Piece: Pirate Warriors just more of the same old hack-and-slash we've come to expect, or is there some treasure buried just…