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Jaleco hasn't left the game industry following its buyout by Game Yarou. In fact, it's going to be business as usual at the Jaleco offices, with the only difference being that hopefully there will be some business. Gamasutra reports that under Game Yarou's ownership, Jaleco Limited will continue no...

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Jaleco, best known for its Bases Loaded series of baseball games, has been sold by its owner, Jaleco Holdings, for 1 yen. Japanese online game company GAME YAROU has decided to become Jaleco's new holder, agreeing to take on an accompanying ¥700 million ($7.8 million) in outstanding loans. Accor...

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It's an extremely low-key week on the Japanese Virtual Console, with only two obscure-ish 8-bit titles available for download. Ninja-kun, the precursor to Ninja Jajamaru-kun, is kind of unique, in that it's a vertically-oriented action platformer. But a vertically-oriented action platformer without ...

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Most of what we've seen of Jaleco's Ougon no Kizuna has involved big, big bosses. But while fighting huge hulks is an important part of the game, it's also characterized by much smaller tasks involving (generally) smaller characters, who then form "bonds" with Lian, the protagonist. The formation ...

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XSEED seems to have replaced companies like Atlus and Mastiff as the go-to publisher for random imports, after releasing a couple of Wild ARMs games, Victorious Boxers Revolution, and other Japanese games, and announcing a localization of Namco Bandai's Game Center CX DS game. NeoGAFer "Hero of le...

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The latest Famitsu scan of Jaleco's ARPG Ougon no Kizuna introduces some of the protagonists' traveling companions and other NPCs, who are basically a bunch of unremarkable fantasy-anime character designs, all decked out in some intricate robes. These are presumably the people with whom Lian attem...

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How much are we freaking out over Jaleco's Shadow of the Colossus-esque Ougon no Kizuna (Bonds of Gold)? Long answer: obviously a heck of a lot, considering we're already comparing it to the majesty of Shadow of the Colossus. Short answer: UIVJM(*RIWV%WOV&IUPO/WF. While we previously only had ...

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The latest Famitsu reveals a new game from Jaleco with a bit of a Shadow of the Colossus vibe. Ougon no Kizuna (Bonds of Gold) features big, climbable bosses like Team ICO's game, though not quite as big. These bosses also have specific weak points, though in this game you use the Wiimote pointer to...

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This is pretty out-there for a Virtual Console request, for plenty of reasons. Okay, so Irritating Stick is a PlayStation game, which is more likely to show up on the PS3 than the Wii. And okay, there'd be no point in doing it without Wiimote integration -- more on that later -- meaning it should be...

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Ask people to name the first Commodore 64 game that comes to mind, and we're willing to bet that more than half would mention International Karate +. Despite coming out on loads of different platforms back in the late-1980s, System 3's chop-'em-up is still most widely recognized as one of the C64's ...

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Here's something I didn't know until I went Wikipedializing: the comically squatty car that serves as the player avatar in City Connection isn't just a broad caricature of small cars. It's actually based on a real automobile, the Honda City. The City, went on to be known as the Jazz in Europe, as d...

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Denjiro Sensei no Fushigi na Jikkenshitsu (Professor Denjiro's Mysterious Laboratory) isn't about manufacturing Chemical X or assembling interocitors or any other activities you'd associate with mysterious laboratories. Instead, it deals with regular old science, which is itself awesome (and blindin...

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While that may sound disgusting, it's not. In fact, we find this Puchi Puchi Virus candy to be almost as appetizing as the budget priced game due out this summer. Now, though, there's a chance for you to get your hands on both the delicious snack and the game it's themed after. In order to promote...

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We've been interested in Puchi Puchi Virus for about a year because of its art, but throughout that whole year we've failed to learn one important piece of information about the game: how to play the game. It's something with, like, triangles and stuff, right? GamesRadar has posted a preview of the...

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Zenkoku Dekotora Matsuri is a Japanese Wii game dedicated to pimping out Japanese Dekotora (i.e., "decoration trucks). While that concept may or may not impress you, the customization options in this game look almost limitless. The developers really thought of every inch of the truck when i...

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If there's one thing we enjoy more than getting free stuff in the mail here at Joystiq, it's getting stuff that is both free and edible, which is why we were only too happy when a package showed up today from NIS America promoting the publisher's upcoming foray into the world of casual gaming with...

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As a one-time fan of Sega's 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker on the Dreamcast, it saddens this writer that Zenkoku Dekotora Matsuri is such an unlikely candidate for localization. Jaleco's first Wii game allows players to pimp giant trucks with various lights, symbols and insignia (the literal tr...

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We remarked on Puchi Puchi Virus's vivid 2D art when we saw the first screens in March, but we never thought we'd saw the game again. It was just another low-profile Japanese puzzle game. But Nippon Ichi has surprised us by announcing that they're localizing Puchi Puchi Virus for a U.S. release in F...

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Our first thought when told of a new game from console strategy stalwart NIS America, the North American arm of Japan's Nippon Ichi, was of another fun yet grueling turn-based grind fest along the lines of Disgaea or Phantom Brave. Knowing that it's for the Nintendo DS only got us more excited, as ...

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Forget all those history, literature, and art questions on Jeopardy. Nep League DS has officially asked the greatest question in the history of game shows: "What is this?" That's right, in Nep League DS, you can compete to test your skill at knowing what different foods are called! There are also ot...

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