After tossing together several successful all-star Dynasty Warriors-type games based on other people’s properties like Dragon Quest Heroes and Hyrule Warriors, Tecmo Koei gives its own famous characters a shot a killing many things at the same time in Musuo Stars.
After a decade or so in development, hack-and-slash ninja game Nioh finally has a release date: February 9, 2017. That release date is global.
Pretty much what you’d expect, really.
All I wanted from Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, the video game adaptation of the action horror anime sensation, was to feel like a badass swinging around town in my 3D maneuvering gear. As long as Tecmo Koei got that right, everything else could be wrong.
Nioh is an upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive that blends aspects of Dark Souls, Onimusha, and even a little Genji: Days of the Blade to create a fast paced hack and slash game. The game is currently hosting an open beta. A perfect chance for some samurai action!
Announced this weekend during the 2016 Dead or Alive Festival in Japan, The King of Fighters’ Mai Shiranui will be joining the roster of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for the PlayStation 4 in September. Nippon ichi!
Of course it is.
Spirit sharks and Shiba Inu puppies aside, Team Ninja’s Nioh continues to give off strong Dark Souls vibes, right down to the more polite “Ready To Die?” tagline in the trailer. We’ll see if that vibe holds when the week-long PlayStation 4 alpha demo kicks off later this month.
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.