Here are some new screenshots and preview trailer of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the story takes place between Borderlands 1 & 2. The storyline will focus on Handsome Jack and his attempt to escape his exile .....
Here are some new screenshots of Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II [The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II], showing four characters in the game: Machias, Jusis, Emma and Fie .....
Level 5 will release Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke for 3DS in Japan on July 10, the sequel to the smash hit Pokemon like RPG in which you make friends with Yokais ....
Here are the latest Media Create console hardware sales for the week of Mar 31 - Apr 6, sales of all systems dropped back after the sales tax rate went up in April, PS4 sales have dropped back to 13k units this week, while Wii U sold around 8k units ...
PS Vita - 25,017 [398,499]
3DS LL - 22,947 [502,275]
PS4 - 13,401 [506,739]
PS3 - 10,871 [208,947]
3DS - 9,091 [221,909]
Wii U - 7,962 [172,266]
PSP - 2,892 [59,121]
PS Vita TV - 1,371 [27,797]
Xbox 360 - 276 [3,915]
Here are the latest Famitsu console software sales for the week of Mar 31 - Apr 6, Mario Party: Island Tour sold 55k units this week, Yokai Watch shifted another 27k units, and Just Dance Wii U is the only new entry in top 10, sold 20k units ....
Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS, Nintendo) - 55,067 [264,590]
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo) - 4,778 [4,118,553]
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, Take Two) - 4,740 [703,922]
Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (PSP, Konami) - 4,676 [41,180]
Hero Bank (3DS, Sega) - 4,421 [28,829]
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Bethesda Softworks released a new PAX East gameplay trailer of The Evil Within [Psycho Break], developed by Shinji Mikami's Tango Gameworks.
Here is a new Jump! scan of Tales of Zestiria, showing the new character Laila, who is a contracted instructor of the protagonist Slay and waiting for someone to become a Fon Master ....
Atlus announced they will publish the comedy RPG Citizens of Earth for PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC in North America, as digital download this year. The game is developed by indie developer Eden Industries.
Sony has officially announced that The Last of Us Remastered will be coming to PS4 this summer, the PS4 version will run in 1080p in 60fps, with high-res character models, improved shadows and lighting, textures and gameplay improvements.
Sony Online Entertainment announced a new free-to-play MMO zombie survival game called H1Z1, the game will be coming to PC and PS4 later this year.
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Here are two new scans of Hyper Dimension Neptunia Victory II, showing a new character Uzume Tenousei (Uranus), with red pigtails and a megaphone, and another blonde girl with pigtails.
Compile Heart announced that Chou Jigen Action Neptune U [Hyper Dimension Neptunia U] is a new action game for PS Vita, developed by Tamsoft [Senran Kagura], featuring Neptune, Noire, Blanc, Vert and the Dengeki magazine mascot Dengekiko. Chou Jigen Action Neptune U will be available in Japan on Aug 28, for 6800 yen.
Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will launch worldwide this summer; and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will launch this winter. New characters have been anounced, including Charizard, Greninja, Zero Suit Samus, Sheik and Yoshi. The 3DS version will have an exclusive four player "Smash Run" mode.
Bandai Namco announced Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsuís Great Space-Time Adventure for 3DS, the latest installment of the drum rhythm game, there will be a new RPG like adventure mode, and a four player multiplayer mode. You can customize Don-chan's appearance as well. The game will be released in Japan on Jun 26.
Nihon Falcom announced that Eiyuu no Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II [The Legend of Heroes: Trail in the Flash II] will be hitting PS3 and PS Vita on Sep 25 in Japan. A new character named Artina Orion, nicknamed Black Rabbit will be in the game, she has the ability to summon Claiomh Solais.
Square Enix's Yoshinori Kitase confirmed in this week's Famitsu that Final Fantasy X-3 is NOT in development.
However, the Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi said that "by all means he wants to create a new entry to the Dissidia series".
For the progress of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, Square Enix said new scene editing has been finished, new information of the game will be released soon.
Compile Heart has started development of the second game in the Galapagos RPG brand (with the first being "Fairy Fencer F"), first detail of the game will be available soon.
Level 5 mentioned that they are considering new development of the cancelled PSP RPG Ushiro.
Here are the latest Famitsu game review scores, only 3 handheld game titles have been reviewed this week.
Here is a new scan of Bandai Namco's Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, showing a new playable character Yuuki Konno, she will have a 11-hit original sword skill. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released in Japan on Apr 24.
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Here are some new screenshots of Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories: Missing Link, showing the two remakes that are included in the game: Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front and Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes.
Here are some new screenshots of Mario Kart 8, the game will be available in Japan on May 29.
Here are some new Famitsu scans of Koei Tecmo's Toukiden Kiwami [Toukiden Extreme] for PS Vita and PSP, the game is currently 50% complete.
Famitsu reported that a new Wild Arms title is in early stage of development, thanks to fans who voted Wild Arms as the second most wanted sequels/remakes they'd like to see. The Wild Arms designer and scenario writer Akifumi Kaneko said "I want to let you know that, it's been six years and eight months since the release of Wild Arms XF, and since then, I've been working behind the scenes, together with Nishijima (Taku Nishijima) and Motomura (Kentaro), two great friends from SCE, to whom I'm very grateful. While we were able to get very nice results this time [from the Famitsu ballot,] this is just the beginning. We barely just stepped off the start line, and the actual finish line is a little farther ahead."
Famitsu has revealed the Japan game market performance for the fiscal year of 2013, from Apr 1, 2013 to Mar 30, 2014, the hardware market has decrased by over 10.6% from 2012, and software market has decreased by 6.4%.
Hardware: 1598.2 billion yen, compare to 1788.3 billion yen in 2012
Software: 2514.8 billion yen, compare to 2687.6 billion yen in 2012
Overall: 4113.1 billion yen, compare to 4475.9 billion yen in 2012
Here are the Top 10 best selling videogames in Japan in 2013 fiscal year between Apr 1, 2013 to Mar 30, 2014, the top 7 titles were 3DS titles, with Grand Theft Auto V the only PS3 title in top 10 .....
Pokemon X & Y (3DS, Nintendo): 4,328,008 units
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS, Capcom): 3,429,862 units
Tomodachi Collection Shin Seikatsu (3DS, Nintendo): 1,635,099 units
PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z (3DS, GungHo): 1,358,548 units
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, Nintendo): 774,152 units
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (3DS, Square Enix): 713,039 units
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, Take-Two): 699,182 units
Wii Party U (Wii U, Nintendo): 697,042 units
Youkai Watch (3DS, Level 5): 652,803 units
New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U, Nintendo): 622,502 units
Here are the hardware sales in Japan for the fiscal year 2013, 3DS sold 4.29 million units, and PS Vita sold 1.27 million units ....