With Censorship This Inane, Criminal Girls Should Have Stayed In Japan

Somewhere beyond this eerily silent, pink-mist clogged screenshot is the "motivation" mini-game from the unabashedly risque Japanese game Criminal Girls. Stripping the sound and obscuring the action made it okay for Western release—only no it didn't. » 2/07/15 7:00pm 2/07/15 7:00pm

Here's the English trailer for Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, coming to North America on Blu-ray and DVD combo October 21. Richard Eisenbeis found the Japanese version of the movie to be gloriously over-the-top. I'm sold. » 7/27/14 2:31pm 7/27/14 2:31pm

Hatsune Miku's 3DS Game Is Finally Making Its Way To The West

The popularity of Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku continues to rise in the West, giving Sega the encouragement it needed to bring Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Remix to North America and Europe in 2015. » 7/02/14 11:40am 7/02/14 11:40am

More Hatsune Miku Heading Stateside, Because Sega Loves Us

Last year Sega gambled on global love of Japan's premiere virtual idol, releasing the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F rhythm game in North America and Europe. That gamble must have paid off, because Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd is coming to the west later this year. I am so happy. » 3/25/14 12:30pm 3/25/14 12:30pm

3DS Update Adds StreetPass Relay Points, Removes Need For Real People

Hear that? It's rural America's sprawling masses roaring their approval for Nintendo's latest 3DS update, allowing North American owners to exchange StreetPasses for games via one of the country's more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone locations instead of sitting in the empty mall cradling their console and crying. » 8/06/13 1:00am 8/06/13 1:00am

Anarchy Reigns Delayed in the West

Platinum Games upcoming online brawler Anarchy Reigns has been pushed to early 2013 in both North American and Europe, Sega stated today. The game will be released in Japan as originally planned next month. [Twitter Thanks KingKellogg!] » 6/19/12 7:40am 6/19/12 7:40am

Self-Mutilation for Magic Coming to North America in Soul Sacrifice

Mega Man co-designer Keiji Inafune's fleshy new dark fantasy, Soul Sacrifice, is just too bizarre to stay in Japan. Today Sony confirmed a North American release for the PlayStation Vita game, and Inafune confirmed that he can be really confusing when talking about game concepts. » 6/01/12 8:45am 6/01/12 8:45am

Pokémon Black and White 2 Catch All the Western Gamers This Fall

Announced this weekend for a June release in Japan, the first pair of main series Pokémon titles with the number two in the title will be hitting North America and Europe this fall. » 2/27/12 9:01am 2/27/12 9:01am

Sign Up for the TERA Beta Now!

If you're an MMO fan and you haven't heard of TERA yet, then you're missing out. A beautiful and fluid MMORPG that features real time combat, it's the kind of game that even hardened MMO vets like me have been waiting for. » 1/15/12 5:00pm 1/15/12 5:00pm

Kingdom Hearts 3D is Officially a Thing for North America and Europe

The final chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga begins with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for the 3DS, now confirmed for release next year in North America and Europe, as if anyone was worried it wouldn't make it. » 12/20/11 12:20pm 12/20/11 12:20pm

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Release Date Goes Global

Previously slated for release December 20 in North America and 22 in Europe, EA and BioWare scootch the Euro release of The Old Republic back two days, unlocking the coveted 'global launch' marketing phrase. It's global! » 10/14/11 4:11pm 10/14/11 4:11pm

Sideway, Resistance 3's Survival Pack and Mark of the Assassin Are New…

PlayStation 3 owners looking for something new, original and exclusive to their system of choice may want to investigate Sideway: New York, the action platformer that leads this week's North American PlayStation Store update. » 10/11/11 8:30pm 10/11/11 8:30pm

God of War: Origins, Renegade Ops & From Dust Are New on the…

This week's North American PlayStation Store update is here, dropping an eclectic mix of downloadable games that includes a pair of PSP remakes in God Of War: Origins, god game From Dust and... the import version of Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness?! » 9/13/11 7:30pm 9/13/11 7:30pm

Bloodrayne Betrayal and Red Dead Redemption Freebies Are New on the…

This week's North American PlayStation Store update is live, an update that might convince you to dust off that copy of Red Dead Redemption or seriously consider investing in a BloodRayne video game. No, seriously! » 9/06/11 7:30pm 9/06/11 7:30pm

How to Play Your Xenoblade Import on a North American Wii

Xenoblade Chronicles is out in English right now, but Nintendo of America doesn't seem keen to let North American's play it, so they can't. Not unless they import a copy from Europe and follow Joystiq's guide for soft modding Nintendo's Wii to play imports. » 8/22/11 10:40am 8/22/11 10:40am

PlayStation Store Update: Galaga's Legions and Warhammer's Kill Team

Hey, you like shooting things? Good. Because this week's North American PlayStation Store refresh has, like, at least three different variations on the shooting things genre, including Galaga Legions DX, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team and Section 8: Prejudice. » 8/02/11 5:40pm 8/02/11 5:40pm

PlayStation Store Update: Legends and Legacy

What new digital treasures await North American PlayStation 3 owners? Let's take a look at the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, shall we? » 7/26/11 4:40pm 7/26/11 4:40pm

PlayStation Store Update: Now You Can Flirt With Catherine

There may not be a ton of new games to download from the North American PlayStation Store this week, but what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in the Catherine demo and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax." » 7/12/11 6:30pm 7/12/11 6:30pm

PlayStation Store Update: Apes on the Move and An Idyllic Price For …

What new digital goods await North American PlayStation 3 owners The downloadable PlayStation Move Ape Escape, for one, offering monkey-snatching motion control fun. But that's not all. A new opportunity to play Uncharted 3 or a cheaper way to play Burnout Paradise are also here. » 7/05/11 5:40pm 7/05/11 5:40pm

Professor Layton Anime Coming Stateside This Fall

Level 5's puzzle adventure series Professor Layton spawned a film in 2009, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva. Anime distributor Viz Media now plans to bring the Japanese movie to America this fall, reports Anime News Network. Another puzzle solved. » 7/01/11 9:30pm 7/01/11 9:30pm