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Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project gets a US and European release

31 Jan

short peace Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

We’ve already covered the Japanese release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace Project on PlayStation 3 few weeks ago. Usually this is something that never make it out of  Japan, but incredibly enough, today we’re here to report you that Namco Bandai has announced a localized release for the US.

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Senran Kagura Burst gets an European release date

16 Jan

Senran Kagura Burst

We’re finally happy to report that an European release date for Senran Kagura Burst has been announced by MAQL Europe, European division of MarvelousAQL, publisher of the game.

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Atlus is free to use dormant SEGA IPs

1 Dec

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In a recent interview with Famitsu, the famous japanese video games website, Sega Sammy’s Chief Operating Officer, Naoya Tsurumi, explained a bit more what are the company’s plan for the future of ATLUS, given the recent acquisition of its mother company Index Corp by SEGA.

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Why the Nintendo Wii U is region-locked? Iwata answers

28 Nov

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Being a gamer and a Japan-lover is very common, but let’s talk straight, it’s always been a bit of a pain in the ass, especially if you own a Nintendo console.

And now that we’re basically in a new generation of gaming systems, the Wii U is the only home console keeping the region-lock for its games. We’re not here to state how cool are Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for allowing you play import games, but to try to understand the reasons behind Nintendo region policy on both Wii U and 3DS (that unlike its predecessor is NOT region-free either).

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f announced for PlayStation VITA

28 Nov

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F ps3 europe usa

After the unexpected announcement and release of Hatsune Miku Projec DIVA f for PlayStation3 in Europe and North America, SEGA amaze us again announcing the PlayStation VITA version of the game for the western markets.

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Developer M2 talks about SEGA’s Space Harrier 3D port

26 Nov

Naoki Horii M2 Yosuke Okunari SEGA CS3

 

This thursday the 3DS eShop will finally be hit with 3D classics from SEGA, including arcade masterpiece Space Harrier.

The game is obviously published by SEGA, but the actual port of the old arcade game (alongside with all the other SEGA classics for the Nintendo 3DS) is made by developer M2, that started in the industry many years ago and it’s responsible for the SEGA AGES compilations on Saturn, and eventually, on PlayStation 2 and Wii Virtual Console.

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TDP Review | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle

24 Nov

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

HORA HORA HORA everyone! By now you should know that here at That Damn Pixel we’re not that fond of reviews, also considering our non-interest in scores, but sometime, some games, are worthy to be discussed a little further and this is the case of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle, released last year on PlayStation 3 and exclusively for the Japanese (and Asian) market.

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Watch Swery65 talking about D4 and Kinect tech at GDC Next 2013

24 Nov

swery65 GDC D4

If you’re excited about Swery’s D4 as we are (and have a good 40+ minutes to spare) you absolutely have to watch this video. It has been shoot at last GDC Next 2013, during a conference called D4: Dawn of the Dreaming Director’s Drama, in which Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro explains how he is implementing the Xbox One’s new Kinect technology.

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Four new Persona games announced, including Persona 5

24 Nov

Persona 5

Yep, that’s right, while you were sleeping Persona’s developer ATLUS announced four new games for the franchise! Starting with the long waited next installment of the main series Persona 5, to be released on PlayStation 3 next winter (so far) in Japan only. Here’s the very first teaser trailer.

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How to play JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle online

4 Nov

jojo's bizarre adventure all-star battle

If you’re one of the lucky owner of that amazing game that’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (let’s short it in just JBAASB) you’ll probably wonder, at some point, if and how you can play it online and possibly lose against some japanese guy.

Well, if you are a smart guy (and you all are, right), you’ve probably already tried to select the “versus” option from the main menu and then, eventually, the one that says PlayStation Network. Guess what? It didn’t work. Why? Because you need to to download some stuff first.

So, you select the option to play online, but all you got is a pop-up message full of japanese text. If you pay a little more attention, you can spot, inside that asian cryptongram, the word PlayStation Store. That’s a hint…yes, you have to download some extra stuff from there. Easy? Yes, kinda…we’re obviously talking about the Japanese PlayStation Store.

First of all you need a Japanese PSN account to access the Japanese Store. How to create it? Follow this very helpful Kotaku guide, but make sure to stop once completed Part 1, because you won’t need any money, everything you’re gonna download is for free!

Now that you have a Japanese PSN account just open the store, use the search option (yes, that magnifying glass on the top left of the page) and type this: ジョジョ (yes, just use the japanese keyboard of your ps3 to reproduce this text).

If you typed everything right, you should now be on the results screen, with all the JoJo stuff you’ll need.

You are looking to download the campaign mode, that should have the image of the character Kira. Even if you can’t find it (or has been changed), just download everything that is free (so everything that has no price or not says PV). This is probably gonna download even some recent free DLCs with more characters. Nice right?

While with the Japanese PSN account also remember to redeem the code you found inside the game box.

Ok now you should have downloaded everything (and even more). Just log with your usual account (European, American or whatever) and start to install all the extra content queueing in your game section.

All installed. launch the game and kick some asses online!