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

Soul Sacrifice Delta is Looking "Grimm"

Soul Sacrifice, the macabre save-or-sacrifice game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, is getting an updated incarnation next year with Soul Sacrifice Delta. The game is getting new creatures, new magic, and interestingly enough, a "Grimm" new alignment in the good/evil spectrum. » 9/26/13 6:00am 9/26/13 6:00am

Here Are Ten Games Japanese Players Recommend

2013 is approaching the halfway point and this year, we've already seen several heavy-hitting game releases. Oftentimes it's difficult to choose a single game to buy out of several when you have a limited budget. The biggest and most influential factor in making a choice is usually other players' opinions. » 5/23/13 7:00am 5/23/13 7:00am

Two Interpretations of Soul Sacrifice, a Game That Might Need a Hug

Soul Sacrifice is cranky. Soul Sacrifice is surly poetry, like what you’d find in an angsty high-schooler’s Moleskine. Soul Sacrifice doesn’t trust you. Y’know, man, do what you want… but Soul Sacrifice really wishes you cared more. » 5/10/13 5:30pm 5/10/13 5:30pm

Soul Sacrifice: The Kotaku Review

Soul Sacrifice feels like a game designed by somebody in a bad mood. This exclusive for Sony’s handheld is all about using your own pain—or the agony of others—for power. Grim? Sure. But, it’s also the best reason I’ve had in months to keep my Vita charged and in my bag. » 5/07/13 4:30pm 5/07/13 4:30pm

I Felt Yoda on My Shoulder Throughout Soul Sacrifice

I remember watching The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke was training on Dagobah. At one point, he looks over his shoulder at Yoda and asks, "Is the Dark Side stronger?" Yoda, in his ever-wise (at least until the prequels) way answered firmly, "No. Quicker. Easier. More seductive." I kept remembering those words pretty much… » 3/28/13 8:00am 3/28/13 8:00am

Take A Look At Soul Sacrifice In Action

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Soul Sacrifice is the latest game from the mind of Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune. The game is scheduled to hit stores in North America on April 30th, and in Europe on May 1st, giving people living in those areas a month to wait. However, for those of us fortunate enough to live in Japan (and can read and… » 3/21/13 8:00am 3/21/13 8:00am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In…

2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions): » 2/07/13 8:00am 2/07/13 8:00am

This PS Vita Might Rip Out Your Spine

PS Vita game Soul Sacrifice, which lets you rip out your spine and wield Excalibur, finally has a release date in Japan: March 7. But that's not all. The game is also getting a special bundle, complete with a special Soul Sacrifice emblazoned Vita. » 12/03/12 4:30am 12/03/12 4:30am

In Soul Sacrifice, You Kill, Help, or Troll Your Friends

As the game title itself emphasizes, moral choices regarding sacrifice is Soul Sacrifice. Magic is not cast with spells or mana, but with sacrifices. You have two sets of three different kinds of magic that are constantly available to you to fight with, but every time you cast it, you must make an offering. Meaning if… » 9/20/12 6:00am 9/20/12 6:00am

Soul Sacrifice Isn't About Revenge, It's About Choices. Terrible,…

Revenge may be the popular thing these days, but some games actually aren't about taking vengeance. At least, they don't have to be, and at Gamescom this year several developers are making that abundantly clear. Straight out of Sony WWS Japan Studio is Soul Sacrifice, the first game from Keiji Inafune, the prolific… » 8/15/12 5:00pm 8/15/12 5:00pm