With all the stuff coming out in the first quarter of this year, we fully expect Ignition's US release of Lux-Pain to fly under the radar at high speed. As if an adventure game needed help being overlooked! We think it looks really interesting, so we're doing whatever we can to promote awaren...

January 22nd 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In the comments area of our recent post about the adventure game Lux-Pain, a discussion popped up about length in adventure games. Basically, they tend to be short. Some people avoid some adventures because of this (a problem that is exacerbated by the fact that most adventure games have zero replay...

November 15th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Last month, Ignition Entertainment announced that they (and not Marvelous's BFF, XSeed) would release Marvelous's adventure game Lux-Pain in North America. Today, the company sent out a press release confirming the deal and officially setting a March release date.Lux-Pain stars Atsuki, who is impla...

November 13th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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According to Marvelous director Yasuhiro Wada, the deal with XSeed to publish the company's titles in the U.S. is the result of success in Europe. Unlike most companies, Marvelous focused on Europe first (through Rising Star Games) before expanding into the U.S.The agreement with XSeed is more than...

June 27th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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A new batch of European release dates has suddenly materialized from Nintendo, and is packed with all sorts of exciting confirmations. The most thrilling, for us at least, is the news that Flower, Sun, and Rain will be getting that rumored European release this October, followed by Lux Pain in Nove...

May 21st 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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As if our recent poll regarding Blue Dragon Plus and Away: Shuffle Dungeon hadn't already put you on the spot enough, now you'll have to choose one for really reals. AQ Interactive's latest financial report confirms that both will hit North America in this fiscal year, and also mentioned a localized...

May 16th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Adventure aficionados take note: Amazon's UK site has Lux Pain down for release in the UK on November 8th, courtesy of Rising Star. Siliconera's eagle-eyed Spencer Yip spotted the listing for the title, which has players scratching away at the bottom screen to expose mysterious icons. We always love...

May 1st 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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The PSP might have dominated in Japan, selling as much hardware last week as every other system combined, but that doesn't mean the DS didn't do well for itself. In fact, Nintendo's handheld came in second place, selling around 60,000 units.The story is similar in software, as DS titles came no wher...

April 4th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Yee-haw, we're rounding up some wild game trailers today! Courtesy of an even bigger trailer rodeo over on Dengeki, we've got new videos of some of the most interesting, most anticipated, and most not-in-either-of-those-categories games coming out of Japan. You'll recognize Fist of the North Star ab...

December 30th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Killaware's supernatural adventure game Lux-Pain contains a very mundane real-world gameplay element: cell-phone networking. An important part of the game is collecting "QR cards", which are similar to Japanese meishi (business cards, which are also used outside of business), but transmitted via QR...

December 5th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Lux-Pain is a fairly under-the-radar adventure game from new developer Killaware, in which you scratch at people with the stylus to psychically discover secret information. Or, at least, we thought it was under the radar. But publisher Marvelous is giving it a big push in Japan, bundling it with tw...

November 13th 2007 at 2:00pm 0 Comments