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While Sony's Japan Studio is the only listed name on the teaser video for Soul Sacrifice, a new Famitsu story adds some other names to the roster. Former Capcom exec, current Comcept/Intercept head, and Neptunia mk2 weapon Keiji Inafune is in charge of planning on the Vita game for his company Comc...

May 9th 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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"I don't think I mentioned anything about PlayStation Vita," Keiji Inafune told me in an interview this morning. His answer -- an outright lie -- elicited laughs from myself and his translator, both of us having attended his state of the Japanese game industry panel yesterday at GDC 2012 -- where h...

March 8th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Ex-Capcom head of production, Keiji Inafune, has yet another pot on the stove. His company, Intercept, announced its next game last night: "King of Pirates" for the Nintendo 3DS, which brings Inafune back into console development (as previously hinted). The game is apparently set on a massive oc...

October 5th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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XSEED has picked up Vanillaware's recent PSP release, the turn-based RPG Grand Knights History, with the intention to publish it in both UMD and digital releases this winter. Rising Star Games will publish it in Europe at an unspecified time. Vanillaware, if you can't quite place the name, is the...

September 22nd 2011 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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According to a purported Famitsu leak, one of the best games of 2009 (which most people didn't play) will see a sequel on Sony's new handheld. Andriasang reports that a sequel to Marvelous's Pikmin-ish town-building action strategy game, Little King's Story, was announced for the Vita in this wee...

August 23rd 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Say you're interested in No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, but you have no imagination. How best to communicate the Move controls to you? Japanese publisher Marvelous has figured it out, by having someone dressed as Travis Touchdown demonstrate the game using the PS3 motion controller. That way,...

June 27th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The XBLA version of Half-Minute Hero changes the original beyond cutting it down to all "Hero 30" mode and adding a crazy new name. As revealed in screens on the newly launched website, Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax gives players the option to replace the retro-ish pixelated look with a...

May 26th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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After suffering a couple of delays, PSP title Hero 30 Second now has a new release date of August 4 in Japan. The news was announced on the Hero 30 Second blog, in which Producer Takagi Kenitirou apologized for the delays and thanked fans for waiting. The sequel to Half-Minute Hero tasks players...

May 26th 2011 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns will launch simultaneously on the DS and 3DS in North America this summer. A 3DS Harvest Moon was previously revealed, but we weren't aware of the dual platform launch. The latest Harvest Moon plot revolves around two towns torn apart by a rivalry over food. A...

April 7th 2011 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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The latest (leaked) issue of Famitsu brings word of a new project from Vanillaware, creators of Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere. Vanillaware's Grand Knights History is a new RPG for PSP to be published by Marvelous -- with whom the dev worked with on Muramasa -- and planned for release thi...

March 30th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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No More Heroes and Harvest Moon publisher Marvelous Entertainment's latest financial report includes the sad news that the company has decided to cancel an "epic RPG" that was in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The loss of the title comes as a surprise to us, because Marvelous never told...

February 9th 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments