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Last week was the week of new releases! Anticipating high holiday sales, many publishers made sure to release their games last week, with a total of fifteen ending up in the top thirty (seven of those being DS titles). With this slew of new releases, though, a lot of games were bumped off the chart...

March 28th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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"If you bundle a game with a special brush stylus, they will come," the heavens whispered to Nintendo. While we expected Beautiful Letter Training (also known as Bimoji or Calligraphy Training) to do well, we didn't expect it to sell 66,000 copies in its first week. This first-party effort by Nint...

March 21st 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Japan loves Doraemon, and it shows. Not only did the manga-based robot cat have a successful DS baseball game, but now a game based on the manga itself debuted in the top ten. Soma Bringer was still the top dog for the handheld, though, selling a total of 68,000 copies in two weeks. Are numbers like...

March 14th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The DS dropped to third in last week's hardware sales, as the PSP inched its way to first. (In case you haven't been keeping track, Wii sales have been above those of the DS for quite some time, but the PSP and DS keep flip-flopping for the week's best selling portable.)Hardware: PSP: 73,706...

March 7th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

If there's one thing we like about Soma Bringer, it's the fact that there's always plenty to look at. The gaming journalist in us loves that, while the game-obsessed geek in us loves that. It's a very feel good thing.And, on top of the video above, there are two more fresh trailers for the game, con...

March 4th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

We don't know what it is about Japanese adverts that we like so much. Maybe its the pleasantly-voiced women they find to narrate these things. Maybe its the remarkable ability to condense information and every interesting aspect of the subject material into a brisk advert.Anywho, we're loving everyt...

February 26th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Having seen video of Monolith Soft's Soma Bringer and having found it to be, well, basically sumptuous, we're tentatively pleased to hear that it's probably going to be a series. That's according to a newly-translated tidbit in a "Creative Voice" interview with Soma Bringer producer Tetsuya Takahas...

February 25th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments

It's been a whole two days since we've had anything to look at on Soma Bringer, and we've been needing a fix. Thankfully, one of the kind souls over at GAF got their hands on numerous gameplay videos from the title. So be sure to hit up the video above then cruise past the break for a bunch more of...

February 21st 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it -- most of us didn't care much about Soma Bringer until we saw a plethora of awesome videos for the game last week. Now that Nintendo and Monolith Soft have gotten our attention, though, we can't get enough of it. Because of this, we were excited to see more Soma Bringer scans leaked...

February 19th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

It appears that Nintendo finally saw what their new company Monolith Soft was up to and realized that they should really be promoting it, hence the sudden rush of video content to Nintendo's Soma Bringer page. It is most definitely to the game's benefit -- while the generic character art makes the...

February 14th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Click image to enlarge Under the developmental wing of Monolith Soft, Soma Bringer is a title we don't know that much about. Sure, we've seen lots of pretty screens (which you can see in our gallery below) and know the title will be an action RPG, allowing the player to string various combos togethe...

February 6th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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New screens of Monolith Soft's vaguely mysterious DS project Soma Bringer have appeared, along with a few gameplay details. Luckily, this sounds a lot more like our kind of game than Monolith's best-known work, Cutscene Collection Xenosaga. In this action RPG, attacks are mapped to each of the DS's...

January 21st 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments