Tecmo Koei Wants Me to Buy Their Game Again (Again)

Toukiden [討鬼伝] is the samurai vs demon hunting game that was released last year on the PS Vita and PSP. Now, Tecmo Koei has announced Toukiden Kiwami [討鬼伝 極], an upgraded version of the original with additional story, equipment, and enemies. » 4/03/14 7:00am 4/03/14 7:00am

Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix is Just Like I.5 HD Remix, In a Good Way

Much like the previous HD upgrade collection, Kingdom Hearts I.5 HD Remix, Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix takes 3 previous Kingdom Hearts games and gives them an HD bump-up. Square Enix had a playable demo available at this year's Jump Festa 2014, and Kotaku East was there to experience some HD goodness. » 12/24/13 4:00am 12/24/13 4:00am

God Eater 2 is a Fun Hunting Game, if That's What You're Looking For

"Monster Hunter with plot" is how God Eater was once described to me. Well, after the runaway hit that the Monster Hunter series has turned out to be, it's no surprise that everyone and their grandmother is out to catch lightning in a bottle twice with the same formula. So how does the third God Eater game, God Eater 2,… » 12/19/13 8:00am 12/19/13 8:00am

Super Danganronpa 2 Reload Improves on the Original in Every Way

Back in August, I played Danganronpa on the PSP. While eager to play the sequel, I decided hold back and wait a month for the Vita re-release of the second game before I played it. But whether it’s on the PSP or the Vita, Super Danganronpa 2 is a game that improves on the original in every way. » 10/25/13 5:00am 10/25/13 5:00am

Of Course, Danganronpa Looks Much Better on the Vita

Back in August, I played Danganronpa on the PSP and loved it. And after playing a bit of it on the Vita TV at TGS, I was more than a little excited to spend some quality time with its updated graphics. But even I was surprised at just how much better the game looks on the Vita when I compared them side by side. » 10/18/13 8:30am 10/18/13 8:30am

How To Access Your Vita's Battery

Thanks to hackers, the words "portable console" and "removable battery" used to spell "nightmare" for Sony. The battery of the PSP famously offered hackers an easy back door into the console that until then required hard-to-find exploits in games. It's no wonder the PSP Go was a closed system. So what about its younger… » 10/17/13 6:30am 10/17/13 6:30am

This Game Is Half Zero Escape, Half Ace Attorney

As I was watching Danganronpa: The Animation for my look at the five anime you should be watching this summer, I realized two things: 1) that I really wanted to play the game and 2) the anime was going to take all the fun out of it by spoiling every single mystery. So I immediately went out and grabbed the game for… » 8/23/13 7:30am 8/23/13 7:30am

These Courtroom Battles Put Ace Attorney to Shame

I spent a lot of last week watching anime in an attempt to find the five anime you should be watching this summer. One of these is based on the popular Japanese PSP title, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. And as it felt like the anime was just spoiling the game, I decided I had to go out and play it instead. » 8/20/13 7:40am 8/20/13 7:40am

God Eater 2 Looks Good on the PSP. It Looks Fantastic on the Vita

Namco Bandai’s hunting action game, God Eater 2–or as I like to call it, Monster Hunter with plot–is scheduled for release in Japan this upcoming November. In the meantime, both a PSP and a PS Vita version demo has been made available on the Japanese PlayStation Store, making comparisons possible. » 8/01/13 7:50am 8/01/13 7:50am

Princess Crown is an Interesting Piece of Gaming History

With Dragon Crown’s upcoming Japanese release only a few scant weeks away, I decided to take a look back at one of its spiritual predecessors—the similarly titled Princess Crown. And while it is by no means a perfect game, it was a trail blazer for some of the most beautiful and beloved games of the past decade. » 6/28/13 4:00am 6/28/13 4:00am