Official Final Fantasy 14-themed weddings now available in Japan

Couples who love playing Final Fantasy 14 Online together can now get married with an officially licensed wedding themed after the in-game Eternal Bonding Ceremony in Japan. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the reservations for the service should open in a few weeks. Square Enix and Bridal Hearts held the first mock Final Fantasy 14 wedding on Feb. 14, in Kobe, Japan. The wedding ceremony will also have FF14 music played throughout and special themed food at th

By | 2019-02-21T16:00:00+00:00 February 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

EVO Japan Shuts Down Sexually Explicit Dead or Alive Stream

report this adFighting game tournament EVO Japan has only just begun the weekend’s events, but controversy has already stirred. During a promotional livestream for fighting game Dead or Alive, officials temporarily shut down the broadcast following some inappropriate material. The stream was restored shortly afterward and EVO boss Joey Cuellar issued an apology on Twitter. The feature was used to pause the fighting game’s gameplay at moments where the game’s characters were in sexually explicit

By | 2019-02-15T09:03:09+00:00 February 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Evo Japan stream taken offline as Dead or Alive 6 segment gets raunchy

Evo Japan, the companion event to fighting game tournament Evo Championship Series, kicked off on Friday in Fukuoka, Japan. It’s the Japanese tournament’s second year, and it’s off to an auspicious start, thanks to a segment that focused on upcoming fighting game Dead or Alive 6. That segment, ostensibly meant to promote Dead or Alive 6, lead organizers of the tournament to take their Twitch broadcast offline and apologize to viewers. Evo Japan organizers shut down the stream shortly after. We s

By | 2019-02-14T16:00:00+00:00 February 14th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ni No Kuni is being made into a movie

The JRPG series Ni No Kuni is being made into an animated movie by Level-5, and will release in Japan this summer. It's being directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who as well as working on both Ni No Kuni games has directed several shorts and commercials for Studio Ghibli. Composer Joe Hisaishi is another familiar name for Ghibli fans, having scored movies including Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. It will apparently tell a new story in the Ni No Kuni setting, about a boy named Yu (voiced by Kento

By | 2019-02-10T23:18:27+00:00 February 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How NES launch negotiations, Tetris, and Lode Runner inspired boutique game publisher Tozai

The company has also become increasingly involved with the actual development process, as with Lode Runner Legacy. The latest version is called Lode Runner Legacy in tribute to Doug.” [Smith died in September 2014.] “It’s pretty incredible that Lode Runner is still alive and has been brought out on virtually every platform. We have to help those young players understand what Lode Runner is.”“Our dream is to have people who were young and loved Lode Runner, who are now parents, to play co-op with

By | 2019-02-03T16:00:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wintry Hitman 2 update lets Agent 47 throw snowballs in Japan

Hitman 2’s latest update, released Monday, brings a wintry mix of new content to the game for all players, including the first add-on for Expansion Pass owners. The mission will be available for the duration of an in-game seasonal event that developer IO Interactive calls the Snow Festival. As you can see in the screenshot above, IO has spruced up the snowy Japanese setting with some cheery lights for the Snow Festival. Two new items come with the event: the Ice Pick and the Snow Festival Suit.

By | 2019-01-20T16:00:00+00:00 January 20th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Persona Q2 May Get English Release on Multiple Platforms

Last year, a sequel called Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth launched in Japan, but until now, there has been no word on a western release. Atlus still hasn’t officially announced an English version of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, but the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts recently classified it with an M rating. Besides the fact that Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth received a classification rating, something else fans may find interesting is that it’s listed as

By | 2019-01-19T21:06:00+00:00 January 19th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Sonic bible destroys the entire Sonic franchise

The only way Sega could stand up to Nintendo’s golden child was to make a lovable mascot of its own. Unfortunately, Sega of America and Sega of Japan couldn’t agree on the little hedgehog that was supposed to save their company. Sonic the Hedgehog was in limbo. So Sega of Japan developed a game for Sonic, and Sega of America wrote a 13-page bible outlining all of his origins. Because of this discrepancy, I, Brian David Gilbert, can use this holy text to remove nearly every single piece of Sonic

By | 2019-01-13T16:00:00+00:00 January 13th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resident Evil 2 Demo Has Less Gore in Japan

report this adThe Resident Evil 2 “One-Shot” Demo is now available, and fans are getting a taste of what Capcom’s upcoming remake has in-store for them. As some may have expected prior to its release, the US version of the Resident Evil 2 demo is high on graphic imagery, featuring mangled and eviscerated humans and undead alike. To note, the following details may act as spoilers for those that wish to play Resident Evil 2 completely blind. That is, a number of instances of these types of alterat

By | 2019-01-12T18:51:30+00:00 January 12th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game announced for PC, but so far only in Japan

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is, you will be shocked to discover, a digital CCG inspired by the JRPG romps. It is not, lamentably, Triple Triad, otherwise known as Final Fantasy’s most important contribution to the realm of minigames. It’s due out in Japan in 2019, starting with a beta test this month, but Square Enix is yet to announce versions for other regions. It's worth pointing out that Final Fantasy already has a physical card game. I've reached out to Square Enix to see if there are a

By | 2019-01-09T15:12:58+00:00 January 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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