Released today for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is based on the anime of a manga adaptation of a series of Japanese fantasy novels that themselves are based on a Persian epic. None of that matters as long as you enjoy Dynasty Warriors games.
When we first saw the concept art and game footage, we really didn’t have much to go on. Now, with Linkle’s debut appearance in the recently released Hyrule Warriors Legends, we do—she’s far more than just “girl Link.”
It’s a new year. Can you believe it? Sure you can. While you ponder how you’ll spend it, here is what some of Japan’s most famous game creators hope to accomplish.
Sometimes video games have glitches. They might make you upset. They allegedly caused one player in Japan to make scary threats.
It looks like a Warriors game, but the other way around; you’re one of hundreds of peons against an unstoppable force – a titan, as it were.
In Japan, there is a genre of games specifically targeted at women. Called “neo-romance games” or “otome games” (maiden games), most are essentially harem romance stories with the genders reversed. But it wasn’t always this way.
That, or it exploits Japan's love of Dragon Quest. Maybe, if not definitely, it does both.
I fell in love with my favorite fighting game franchise for all the right reasons. It was fast, frantic, flashy and groundbreaking. Now, after nearly 20 years together, it's time for me to face the truth—my favorite fighting game franchise is an exhibitionist, and I'm not okay with it.
If you're playing Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on Xbox One and have been experiencing a steady stream of crashes, you're not alone. Many players are reporting the game's having issues, but some have apparently discovered a temporary fix, while Tecmo Koei works on an official patch.
For the playable demo of Dragon Quest Heroes, I went in expecting just another Warriors-style game with a Dragon Quest skin over it. What I got was much more.
For their upcoming fighting game, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the developers at Tecmo Koei have created a new engine to bring their characters to life.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be released in North America in spring 2015. Announced this weekend during a special event in japan, Last Round is the culmination of all the various incarnations of Dead or Alive 5 — all the fighters, costumes, etc. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be available on Xbox 360 and…
In a suprise announcement following the award ceremony at this weekend's Japan Gamer's Live event, Tecmo Koei producer Yosuke Hayashi announced Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, coming to Japanese PS4 and Xbox One consoles in spring of next year.
Did you know there's a female version of Link? I didn't! But according to a recently released Hyrule Warriors art book, there is. Well, sorta.
Do you have a favorite game developer? One who makes your interest in a game spike the minute you know they're involved? Turns out a lot of Japanese gamers do too. Some might surprise you, some might not.
Today Tecmo Koei announced that Gust's Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, a prequel to the amazing Ar Tonelico series, is coming to North American PlayStation 3 consoles on September 23. Games like this are the reason my PS3 is the only console hooked up right now.
To the non-Japanese reader/speaker, the teaser trailer for this fall's live-action Fatal Frame film is almost indistinguishable from any other Japanese horror film, until you get to the Camera Obscura bit.