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

Want Your Vita Game To Be A Best-Seller? Just Don't Tell Anyone It…

Last month, the Japanese publisher Tecmo Koei released the Vita version of Japanese role-playing game Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. They told nobody that it was out. » 4/08/13 11:00am 4/08/13 11:00am

No One Knew This Vita RPG Was Coming Out. Tecmo Koei is Working to…

Fans of Japanese developer Gust's long-lived series of alchemy-based Atelier role-playing games are a little miffed with Tecmo Koei. First the latest PlayStation 3 installment of the game — Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk — hit store shelves earlier this month to very little fanfare. Then the PlayStation Vita… » 3/22/13 8:30am 3/22/13 8:30am

Japanese Developers Weigh in on the PS4

Last week, Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu asked their readers what they thought about the PS4. In this week's issue, the question was lobbed in the direction of many of Japan's biggest game makers, to get the developer point of view on Sony's as-of-yet faceless console. Take a look at what some of them had to… » 3/14/13 6:00am 3/14/13 6:00am

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

I Hope This New PS Vita Game Has Enough Originality To Stand On Its Own

Toukiden is the new PS Vita game from Tecmo Koei. Originally announced as an entirely new title from the Omega-Force development team (of Dynasty Warriors fame), the game trailer showed a female warrior hacking up and killing a giant creature in a very medieval Japan sort of setting. Well, according to information… » 2/07/13 7:20am 2/07/13 7:20am

Here's What (Some) Japanese Developers Are Looking Forward To In 2013

And so this is 2013, and what have we done? Another year over, and a new one's just begun… Holiday songs aside, 2013 is upon us, and that means reflecting on the past year and looking forward to things to come. This week, Weekly Famitsu » 1/10/13 8:00am 1/10/13 8:00am asked several Japanese game developers about their plans for 2013. Each company…

The New Dynasty Warriors... It's Fun For Guys And Girls Alike

Jump Festa is a yearly event hosted by Shueisha, the publishers of the Jump » 12/22/12 7:00am 12/22/12 7:00am line of comics, where -related paraphernalia and games are put on display as well as stage events and announcements. It's also a good event for companies that have -related things out to display some of their own non--related things.

Something About This New Cross-Platform Game Doesn't Sound New To Me...

Toukiden » 10/04/12 6:10am 10/04/12 6:10am was one of the titles announced for both the PSP and PS Vita at . A couple of the title's biggest selling points are that it is being developed as a collaborative project between SCEJ and Tecmo Koei, and that the game will have cross-platform capabilities between the PSP and the PS Vita. But just what is the…

Dead or Alive 5: The Kotaku Review [Update]

The Dead or Alive series has always felt like it was my fighting franchise. From the moment I first button-mashed my way to my first counter in the 1997 Sega Saturn import, I knew that I had found the fighter for me. I was entranced by the flow of battles, the block and counter, the wondrous fluidity. Update:… » 9/25/12 12:15pm 9/25/12 12:15pm