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Niche publisher XSEED xpands to mobile games this week with Android RPG Ark of the Ages. The $2 dungeon RPG takes place in the ancient "Tower of Magic," which you must explore as a knight of the Royal Order.It combines third-person navigation – using dual (virtual) analog controls to navigate...

March 2nd 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Suda 51's Killer is Dead is confirmed for a worldwide launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in summer 2013. XSEED is releasing the Grasshopper Manufacture game in North America, while Deep Silver is bringing it to Europe and Oceania.True to the developer's form, Killer is Dead stars an assassin taki...

January 31st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Publisher XSEED isn't looking at bringing out a Pandora's Tower special edition when the game finally reaches North America this spring. The Wii JRPG did get one in Europe, which came with an art book and steel case, but XSEED tweeted that this time around it had to "go a bit more streamlined." Tha...

January 28th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Publisher XSEED has come to the rescue for American Wii owners again. Once thought lost to the dungeons of Nintendo localization, XSEED will bring Pandora's Tower to North America this spring. Pandora's Tower tells the story of a hero tasked with saving a young girl from a terrible curse. The only...

January 16th 2013 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Corpse Party spins off into a series of new, smaller Corpse Parties next week, when the follow-up to last year's PSP game launches on PSN. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a set of short stories set in the franchise's universe, each focusing on different characters as, if the first game is any indi...

January 9th 2013 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Unchained Blades is due for the 3DS in December, "hopefully," XSEED writes on its Facebook page. After that launch, XSEED might start localizing the sequel, Unchained Blades EXXIV, for western audiences."We're still struggling to get the original out on 3DS first," XSEED writes. "After that's final...

November 27th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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The Last Story was released in North America by XSEED, after original publisher Nintendo decided to skip it. Nintendo's lack of interest turned out to be a boon for XSEED: today, Executive Vice President Ken Berry revealed that the RPG "has become our most successful title to date." XSEED declined...

November 20th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If it's possible to have a favorite "type" of game – not genre, mind you, but favorite "type" – I'd have to say that the games I love most are "ambitious but imperfect." These are games that try to do intriguing, daring things: meld genres together, build themselves around an interestin...

November 2nd 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Game studio Checkpoint has filed suit against Marvelous AQL, claiming that the Japanese publisher attempted to take over Checkpoint in an effort to avoid a $2.5 million payout. The suit names Marvelous, XSEED, a former Checkpoint employee, and others on breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, a...

November 1st 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Corpse Party, the most surprisingly disturbing PSP game, is getting a sequel in North America this winter, and Europe "shortly thereafter." Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a collection of eight self-contained scenarios in the Corpse Party universe, also for PSP, and also released exclusively as a...

October 22nd 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Yet more PSN games in October! The latest is XSEED's Orgarhythm for Vita, a game that mixes up Pikmin-esque crowd control strategy with rhythm gameplay, arrives in North America on October 23, publisher XSEED announced. The PSN-exclusive game will retail for $29.99.If you're desperately trying to u...

October 9th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments