Are you insane with envy that Japan got Half-Minute Hero 2, the sequel to Marvelous Entertainment's lovely satirical PSP role-playing game, but we never did?
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle's Sylvia Christel can soon straddle a beam katana on your toy shelf, thanks to the sculpting talents of master toymaker Mitsumasa Yoshizawa who brings the Grasshopper Manufacture creation to life in pricey polyvinyl chloride form. Ready the wallet!
Never mind that we don't know how much a Nintendo 3DS game costs to buy, developers need to develop the games first. And that costs money.
Marvelous Entertainment has published titles like Harvest Moon, No More Heroes and Little King's Story. It has seen better days.
Even those who find social networking tool Twitter a vapid waste of time might be interested in this, a new role-playing title from Japanese publishers Marvelous that takes a person's Twitter feed and builds a game out of it.
Have you ever had your intelligence insulted or your time wasted by a Japanese role-playing game? This one won't do either.
My preview of the upcoming Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga for the Wii seems to have a lot of people up in arms about graphics, gimmicks and general Wii skepticism.
Another game Stephen Totilo got to first that I was curious about was Half-Minute Hero, the game where you really only have 30 seconds to beat a level.
The Valhalla Knights games (all two of them) have been confined to the PSP since 2006, but now they're finally making the jump to home consoles.
The Wii may be king of the console market, but some publishers, like Marvelous Entertainment of Japan, are having a hard time recouping their costs to the point of tears. Huh?! There's no crying in video game publishing!
What is it with Wii games losing publishers? First Fatal Frame, now Muramasa - which was about the best-looking thing due on the console in 2009 - finds its American release up in the air.
We have little doubt that Vanillaware and Marvelous Entertainment are targeting the tinglier areas of otaku with Muramasa: The Demon Blade, what with all the sexy bath time and fetishistic character designs.
Screenshots for upcoming role-playing-game Arc Rise Fantasia featured a female character Lesley with the lower part of her breasts exposed. That is, before the Wii game's website was relaunched.
Folks are fluttering around on the Japanese internet about the boxart similarity between these two games. Kwinky-dink or sinister thievery?