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For those who aren’t familiar, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is something of a black sheep regarding themes and characters to the other SMT games; the protagonists are battle-hardened adults—researchers and soldiers—who have a specific goal and a clear path towards it. The setting is more sci-fi and technology-centric rather than mythological as your compatriots try to uncover
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Earlier this morning, Inti Creates and Artplay announced Castleva… ahem… Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, an 8-bit spin-off game born from Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Following the announcement, the publisher released a large batch of screenshots providing another look at the nostalgic game. For those unfamiliar with the game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the
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Following the top-twenty ranking released on Wednesday, today Media Create released its traditional weekly analysis. This time around it’s a special case because the Japanese firm analyzed two weeks instead of one. More precisely, we get a look at the period between April 23rd and May 6th, which is dominated by the Golden Week. It’s a
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I’ve been a long-time fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series ever since I picked up Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne out of a bargain bin when I was a little Emily Jr. The complex themes, the DnD-style morality structure, the mythological focus, the phallic chariot monsters… all of them had me coming back to
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Today Capcom released its financial results for the fiscal year 2017, which ended on March 31st, 2018. As you can see in the table below, all the relevant income figures are in the black, also showing a massive increase year-on-year. According to the announcement, this is the “highest level of profitability” in all of Capcom’s
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The WeebCast is our weekly podcast dedicated to all thing Japanese, and today you can listen to its fifth episode, focusing one of the most iconic genres of Japanese games, visual novels. We talk about some of the games that left a lasting impression, and some that you might not know about, alongside the genre
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Everyone has probably noticed a little sticker on the back of their console that says “warranty void if removed”. You’ll usually find similar messages at the ends of certain user agreement licenses, and essentially, it’s meant to keep customers from getting third-party repairs by voiding their warranty if they do. Well, according to the Federal
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Following Nintendo’s financial results briefing for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2018, the manufacturer published a transcript for the Q&A session in which President Tatsumi Kimishima and Shuntaro Furukawa (who will take over Kimishima-san’s role after his retirement) answered several questions asked by analysts and investors. Furukawa-san mentioned that his priority is to accelerate the momentum of
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Today Nintendo hosted its financial results briefing for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2018. President Tatsumi Kimishima shared quite a few interesting information about the state of the company’s console business. First of all, Kimishima-san recognized the relevance of the second year of the Switch’s lifetime, defining it “all-important.” That’s when “the novelty has
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Today Nintendo announced its plans for E3 2018. A yet-untitled video presentation will kick off the celebrations on June 12th at 9:00 AM PDT. The presentation will showcase Nintendo’s games for 2018, including the new Super Smash Bros. Speaking of Smash Bros., the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament will follow on June 12th, and afterward, on the same day,
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Nintendo announced today its financial results for the fiscal year ended on March 31st, 2018. As you can see in the table below, all the relevant figures are positive and show a significant increase year-on-year. The accompanying press release also included a breakdown of results for hardware and software. Among the figures, we learn that Super
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Today is Wednesday, which means that the Japanese statistics firm Media Create published its software and hardware sales charts for the week between April 9th and April 15th. You can find the full top-twenty chart below, keeping in mind that the second number is each game’s lifetime sales. The Snack World: TreJarers – Switch – 35,655/New
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By now, anyone who follows Nintendo’s dedicated YouTube account is aware of Nintendo Minute — the half-editorial, half-promotional broadcasts by community manager Kit and Krysta covering all things Nintendo. This week, the pair went above and beyond, traveling to Japan mid-cherry blossom season to give a (very) brief look at Nintendo’s headquarters in Kyoto. Seen in
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The award ceremony for the British Academy Games Awards just ended, and the winners have just been announced at the Troxy venue in London. The Game of the Year (or simply “best game” as it’s officially named) award went to What Remains of Edith Finch, that beat Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Horizon Zero Dawn, The
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Today is Wednesday, and Media Create released its hardware chart and top-twenty software chart painting the picture of the Japanese market between April 2nd and April 8th, 2018. You can check out the top-twenty below, keeping in mind that the second number displays lifetime sales for all games. Kirby Star Allies – Switch – 35,319/392,413 Far
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