Review: Monster Hunter Generations (X – Japan)

Editor’s Note: This review, originally published December 2015, is being re-featured as it just released in the West as Monster Hunter: Generations.  Monster Hunter X is the latest iteration of CAPCOM’s popular, long-running action series. The game was designed and marketed as a celebration of all things Monster Hunter, bringing together a range of monsters, areas,Continue reading “Review: Monster Hunter Generations (X – Japan)”

Michael Spiteri, Signing Off

I’m going to be doing something a little bit different today. Today, I will not be writing about video games, at least not in a direct sense. No, I want to draw attention to something that seemingly goes unnoticed, both within the gaming industry and in society at large. I’m sure all of you wereContinue reading “Michael Spiteri, Signing Off”

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Demo Lands on North American PlayStation Store

For fans of Vanillaware’s particular brand of action-platforming, a demo for the upcoming Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir has landed on the North American PlayStation Store. The demo includes all 5 playable characters and a single, lengthy stage to help familiarize yourself with the intricate gameplay mechanics. After spending some time with the Japanese gameplay demo, LeifthrasirContinue reading “Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Demo Lands on North American PlayStation Store”

Valkyria: Azure Revolution to Undergo Redesign Following Fan Feedback

It’s been a few months since Valkyria Chronicles Remastered landed in Japan, where it was packaged with a playable demo of the upcoming Valkyria: Azure Revolution. The demo was met with mixed reception, with the revised battle system bearing a range of negative feedback. Director Takeshi Ozawa has since stated that this feedback will formContinue reading “Valkyria: Azure Revolution to Undergo Redesign Following Fan Feedback”

SEGA Europe to Deny Atlus Localization Support

Atlus has had a bit of a patchy history with the European market, with frequent release delays and suboptimal service. With their acquisition by SEGA Sammy Holdings, there seemed to be small glimmer of hope for Europe. The potential for SEGA’s European branch to take over localization would allow for a more streamlined localization process,Continue reading “SEGA Europe to Deny Atlus Localization Support”

DJMAX Respect to Head West

The rhythm genre runs across a rather diverse range, from platformers like HarmoKnight to twin-stick shooters like Beat Hazard. For ardent genre fans though, the allure of a traditional-style rhythm game like DJMAX is hard to resist. Fortunately, Neowiz Games has confirmed the release of DJMAX Respect across all regions for next year. Though theContinue reading “DJMAX Respect to Head West”

Monster Hunter Generations to Launch July 15

In an announcement made via Twitter, Nintendo has confirmed the release date of the upcoming Monster Hunter Generations. The title will launch on July 15 in both Europe and America, accompanied by a limited edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system. Two different versions of the hardware will be available, with the blue unit available exclusively in America,Continue reading “Monster Hunter Generations to Launch July 15”

Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters, Region, Release Date Unveiled

It’s been an exceptionally quiet period since the initial announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, but The Pokémon Company has today broken that silence with a new trailer. The trailer introduces the new region, named the Alola region. If that wasn’t quite subtle enough, the region takes several design cues from Hawaii and the PacificContinue reading “Pokémon Sun and Moon Starters, Region, Release Date Unveiled”

Steam Review System Updated

The Steam community is one of the more expansive gaming networks around, with ongoing discussion on a vast range of gaming topics. With the introduction of a review system for titles on the Steam storefront a few years ago, it became possible for viewers to ascertain the quality of a game at a glance, orContinue reading “Steam Review System Updated”

Project X Zone Pulled From eShop

Bandai Namco’s crossover strategy RPG, Project X Zone has been pulled from the 3DS eShop. No formal announcement was made, and no explanation was given for the departure of the game; it is simply absent from the store listing. For those who previously purchased the title through the eShop, it is available to redownload fromContinue reading “Project X Zone Pulled From eShop”

Persona 5 Live Stream Set for May 5

It seems we’re on the cusp of some major Persona 5 news, with Atlus announcing a live stream for May 5. The live stream will coincide with the conclusion of the countdown that is currently taking place on the official website. No specific information has revealed as to the contents of the broadcast, but aContinue reading “Persona 5 Live Stream Set for May 5”

NIS America to Cease Partnership with Atlus

NIS America, the company responsible for publishing a wide range of Atlus games in Europe, has formally cut ties with Atlus. Due to a strained partnership following Atlus’ takeover by Sega Sammy Holdings, NIS America will no longer publish Atlus titles in Europe, nor will Atlus aid in American distrubtion of NIS titles. “Atlus becameContinue reading “NIS America to Cease Partnership with Atlus”