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About three-quarters of the way through Knights Contract, I noticed the architecture. For reasons too bizzare to bother spoiling, a long stretch of the game takes on an Inception-style anything-goes approach to the architecture of the player's surroundings, and it's lovely. It's all stone pillars...

March 1st 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Grab your popcorn! Film-focused game studio Brash has inked a deal with the Folklore and Genji devs at Game Republic for a game based on, you guessed it, an upcoming Hollywood movie. The announcement follows Brash's recent critically-panned game adaptation of Jumper, as well as confirmed plans by t...

March 12th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The downloadable Japanese PSN title Dark Mist is getting an expansion: Dark Mist: The Depths of Darkness. Priced at ¥500 ($4.75), this update adds three new characters and a four-player online mode. The download is 148MB large.Dark Mist is an action adventure game that was supposed to hit the E...

February 28th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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A potentially pleasant surprise awaits Japanese PlayStation 3 owners this week, with a new PSN game entitled "Dark Mist" due to arrive November 8th. Developed by Game Republic -- the folks who provided us with Folklore, Genji and multiple memes involving historically accurate crabs -- Dark Mist app...

November 5th 2007 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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RPG's have taken a while to get their bearings on the PSP, but lately there have been a much larger influx of the genre onto our favorite handheld. One of the most recent releases is Brave Story: New Traveler. The game is based off of a manga, so it instantly has a stigma against it -- much like mov...

August 10th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with PSU, Folklore producer Eric Fong talked not only about some interesting details regarding the game, but also gave his own personal take on design choices as well as his favorite moments. It's an interesting read, so we'll summarize the best points below for fun. The t...

August 7th 2007 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Game Republic, creator of the Genji series, is bringing a new RPG to the PSP in two weeks time. Entitled Brave Story, this RPG tells the story of a boy that must enter the world of Vision in order to save his friend from a mysterious illness. Through the game, the hero can build various attributes,...

July 17th 2007 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Also known as FolksSoul in Japan, Game Republic's PS3 exclusive title Folklore has been jamming the internet full of hype-cookies ever since an impressive demo was released on the Japanese PS Store. Following that path, Game Republic has updated its site to give you a glimpse of some game artwork, d...

June 7th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Make a Japanese PSN account. Now. If you haven't, you're going to continue missing out on all the free demos the Japanese gamer crowd get. It's not tough -- sign up for one in your own language, make notes about what information goes on each page, then make a Japanese one. Why are we insisting you d...

May 29th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Following last week's announcement that a FolksSoul demo would be released in June, Game Republic also sent out a new batch of screenshots. They look pretty good, but suffer from an unfortunate amount of JPEG compression issues and look a bit washed out. We do get a rare shot of the UI in the first...

April 30th 2007 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Before you ask yourself what exactly "enjoymulation" is, we'll answer. It is the act of enjoymulating, which is where someone enjoys something so greatly they actually excrete a juice from their eyes and armpits known only as "joy-juice" -- this is the primary ingredient in many desserts, like cake....

April 3rd 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments