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The Last Story appears to flip the script on Dragon Quest. Where Square Enix's seminal RPG series normally seeks to tell new stories within familiar mechanical frameworks, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's latest effort offers a very (very) familiar narrative while experimenting wildly wit...

August 15th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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There must be a fascinating behind-the-scenes story as to how XSEED managed to get a hold of the localization rights for The Last Story. Ordinarily, Nintendo has a death grip on the rights to its games: If they don't localize it, no one does. XSEED, for their part, say they "got lucky."The Last Sto...

May 9th 2012 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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During E3, Konami released the intro from the new PS3 version of No More Heroes as a trailer. Since the Wii original started off with the same trailer, we saw this as an opportunity to post a visual comparison between Heroes' Paradise and the original. Unfortunately, it turns out it's really har...

June 13th 2011 at 10:20pm 0 Comments
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Marvelous Entertainment, the developer of the Harvest Moon series and Japanese publisher of games like No More Heroes, Muramasa, and Deadly Premonition, is entering into a merger with AQ Interactive, the publisher of the Korg DS-10 games, Bullet Witch, Blue Dragon Plus, and the 3DS title Cubic Ni...

May 10th 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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A couple of months after it showed up in Nintendo's software lineup reel, Ubisoft has officially announced plans to localize AQ Interactive's tilt-based, 3D-less 3DS game Cubic Ninja. The now-confirmed, geometric action game, in which you tilt the system (or use the Circle Pad) to move CC the nin...

March 15th 2011 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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In what we're guessing is a clumsy, hamfisted attempt to demonstrate the game's universal appeal, AQ Interactive posted a clip of women playing the depth-free 3DS title Cubic Ninja. We suppose the video is pretty depth-free too. In addition to footage of the ladies being delighted by the tilt-co...

March 7th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Most 3DS games will give players the option to use the system's slider to adjust the depth of the display. Not Cubic Ninja. AQ Interactive's puzzle-platformer will not support a 3D display of any depth. A representative confirmed to us that there is "no stereoscopic 3D in [the] main game" becaus...

March 4th 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi and Takuya Matsumoto from co-developer AQ Interactive spoke to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about The Last Story's online play in a new Iwata Asks interview posted by Nintendo of Japan. The game won't exactly have chat when played online, but it will have a bizarre...

December 17th 2010 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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Cavia – developer of games like Nier, Drakengard, and the Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles series – used to be a subsidiary of parent company AQ Interactive. Now, according to Siliconera's translation of a 4Gamer interview with director Trao Yokoo, the company has been dissolved, w...

July 12th 2010 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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How often is a publisher relaxed enough to announce a product with an extended joke? Usually, trailers are very carefully put together to attract the target market. None of that for AQ Interactive, however! The publisher revealed its new DSi-enhanced version of Korg DS-10 by having producer Nobuyosh...

June 26th 2009 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Rising Star Games sent out a video teasing the announcement of a new game at the upcoming London MCM Expo. The video features people holding Wiimotes in a dark room in front of a flickering TV, and then having the crap scared out of them -- an idea last used for Nintendo's hilarious Fatal Frame IV c...

May 18th 2009 at 8:15pm 0 Comments