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Mighty No. 9 documentary

27 Sep

mighty no.9Just four days till the end of the very popular Kickstarter project (almost 3 million dollars), Keiji Infune‘s Comcept Studio has released a Mighty No. 9 documentary, let’s say a sort of Making Of episode 0. It totally worths the 30 minutes, so enjoy!

If you were expecting a sequel for Okami, we got bad news

13 May

okami merchandise

Last month, from the official Okami Twitter account, Capcom said they got some upcoming big news about the series. All the teasing was made in occasion of the Japanese Golden Week which is a period of multiple consecutive holidays in Japan. Here’s the tweet:

Yes, we know that you probably can’t speak Japanese, so here’s a translation:

“Hello, this is Okami news. Sorry if I’ve been kind of out of touch lately, but I have the feeling we’ll be able to drop a fresh announcement like WHAM! around the beginning of Golden Week, so please look forward to it. Right now we’re on track with preparations.”

Obviously everyone got super excited, expecting some big announcement about, let’s say, Okami 2.

No way…today Capcom announced some Okami merchandise, and just for the Japanese market.

This is the worst way to start a new week.

New trailer (and more) for Killer is Dead

10 May

killer is dead tits boobs

Hyped for the upcoming new game from Suda51? Good! Ready for a shitload of boobs (both virtual and real)? Nice, because a new trailer (the third one) for Killer is Dead is out and it’s all about Mondo’s girls. Enjoy.

Ok, they look pretty amazing (obviously we’re talking about graphics and animations). Now, are you ready for some real boobs? Below you can find the first two videos of the new-born KID TV (KID stands for Killer is Dead), featuring the always gorgeous Jessica “Lollipop Chainsaw’s Juliet” Nigri and other wonderful Japanese babes dressed like female characters from the game. Yep, there is also Goichi Suda (probably) talking about the game, but as we can’t speak japanese, that part of the video wasn’t really appealing for us.

Happy now? Good, said so, we can just hope to get a US/European release date as soon as possible, remembering that the game will be out this Summer.

killer is dead boobs

The Heart Of Gaming is the closest thing to a Japanese Game Center outside Japan

28 Apr

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

Everybody always whines about the lack of decent arcades in Europe and US. We obviously do the same, since there are no enjoyable game centers in London, apart (maybe) from the Namco FunScape, but it’s more a family style arcade, with bumper car, bowling and all.

But don’t despair, things are going to change! In fact, from mid-April you are able to enjoy The Heart Of Gaming!

In a world where arcades have been replaced by casinos and slot machines, a portion of that great period in history arises, blending the gaming scene of yesteryear, with the games of the past, present and future.

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The HOG is basically the closest thing to a real Japanese Game Center. They got plenty of SEGA VS City cabinets with lots of different fighting games, but also regular NAOMIs, NAOMI DXs and other super cool machines covering many other genres (like vertical shmups). And that’s not all, because there are countless Xbox 360 and PS3 available to host your own console fighting!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcadeSounds too good to be true? This is how it works.

You just step in, pay an entry fee, and start play whatever you want for how long you want until, at some point, they kick you out (everybody needs to sleep).

The HOG opens at 4pm every day, and closes at midnight. Overnight sessions will depend on numbers of people prepared to stay. Here’s the price guide:

Mon- Thurs: £7 (£5 after 6pm)
Overnight price –
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £6. After 2330- £8

Friday: £10 (£7 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Saturday: £10 all day.
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Sunday: £8 all day (£6 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first-£6. After 2330- £8

To provide the customers with even better value for money, they will be announcing the prices of weekly, fornightly and monthly passes shortly. Overnight sessions are cheaper if you have already paid for any of the day sessions.

Need more pics? Here we go!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

What do you think? For us is just the heaven! And we’re really looking forward to go there as soon as possible! Still not convinced? Check out this interview with one of the co-founder!

Yes, but where is it? Easy, The Heart Of Gaming is located at 10 Cullen Way, NW10 6JZ, North Acton, London

Phantasy Star Online 2 delayed in the west

26 Mar

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Phantasy Star Online 2 was expected for an “early 2013” release in the west, as long the game is available in Japan since last July. But it’s almost April and still no game. So yesterday a Sega Of America spokesman stated:

“Originally slated for an early 2013 launch, Sega can officially confirm that PS02 has been delayed. We don’t have any specifics but will update everyone as soon as there are more details to share.”

It seems that the delay is due to localization issues, but that’s just a rumor. Said so, it looks like we have to wait a bit longer before be able to play this awesome J-RPG in a non-Japanese language, but if you’re so impatient you can always use the free-to-play japanese version.

Arcade Passion | 2 – SEGA GiGO (Ikebukuro)

21 Mar

SEGA GiGO AKIHABARA | 池袋 GiGO

sega gigo ikebukuro 池袋

Address: 1-21-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 〒 170-0013 | 〒170-0013 東京都豊島区 東池袋1-21-1

Telephone: (00 81) 03-3981-6906

Opening time: 10:00~24:00 (10am – 12 midnight)

Website: http://tempo.sega.jp/am/ikebukuro/

Foursquare venue: 池袋 GiGO

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Our journey in the beautiful world of Japanese game centers continues with another must-visit arcade. This time we’re talking about the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO, probably the largest game center in the whole Japan. It is located not far from the Ikebukuro station, one of the three largest commercial districts in Tokyo. This huge amusement venue offers seven floor of arcade cabinets (of every type and genre), ufo-catchers and so on. And as expected, the store boasts an impressive lineup of fighting games at its B1 floor, with daily tournaments and competitions. Like its counterpart in Akihabara, this SEGA temple often holds anime oriented events. From our personal experience, it’s safe to say that this Ikebukuro GiGO is far better than everything else you could possibly find in Japan (and in the world). If you’ll travel by this district, stop and spend some money here! Must visit!

FINAL THOUGHT: Nothing else to say, apart from that this game center is like the heaven for all the arcade gamers!

New teaser site from SEGA

21 Mar

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We all know, SEGA likes teaser sites, a lot. So after the one for the japanese release of Chaos Online, here’s a new mysterious site (you can check it here, but the above image shows pretty much everything).

The web page hints to some PlayStation3 and PsVita exclusive and reports the date of March 28.

Unfortunately there isn’t much more to tell, apart for the faded field at the bottom, and what looks like sand being poured down in the middle of the screen. It could possibly be everything. So stay tuned, and wait for March 28.

***UPDATE 27 Marc 2013***

You will be very disappointed

Highlight reel from the first Bit Summit held in Kyoto

19 Mar

bit.summit 2013

Independently-developed games are taking the world by storm. Whether on mobile devices, PC, or console, games created by smaller development teams are capturing as much attention as the giant, triple-A games with multi-million dollar budgets. What independent developers may lack in size or resources they make up for in innovation and inspiration. The Western independent gaming scene has been percolating for years, but so too has Japanese independent development been moving steadily towards the future.

BIT.SUMMIT 2013 was the first annual Japanese independent game developer and media summit, held a couple of weeks ago in Kyoto, Japan, with the mission of help the indie Japanese video game developer get his work in front of a global audience. But also to help the Western markets learn about, anticipate, and appreciate Japan’s home-grown video games.

So, how did it went? It’s safe to say it was a massive success! So let’s enjoy an highlight reel video, featuring most of the games revealed at the event.

We really hope this was just the first event of many more!

European trailer for Killer is Dead

8 Mar

We’ve already told you that Deep Silver will bring Killer is Dead to Europe (and XSEED to USA), and few days ago, finally something has moved. The german company released a series of trailer on YouTube, subbed in all the European languages. You can enjoy the English version below, but you can find all other languages on Deep Silver YouTube Channel.

We also remember that Deep Silver decided to put both Japanese and MULTI5 (en, fr, it, ger, spa) audio in the European version of the game, and we really appreciate this fan-driven choice.

Killer is Dead will be released worldwide on Summer 2013 on a TBA date.

Do you want Project Diva F in USA and Europe? Tell SEGA!

7 Mar

Project Diva F sega usa europe ps3

We are not joking, and this is not the usual Facebook scam you see these days. SEGA wants to know if we’d like to have Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for PlayStation3 in North America and Europe.

Apparently they’re not sure if the game would appeal the western players, so they just decided to ask through SEGA’s official Facebook page.

If you don’t know what the game is about, take a look at this trailer.

Hit a like to this link if you want to play with Hatsune Miku without struggling to understand the Japanese language (or spend like £70 to buy the NTSC-J version of the game).

We’ll go for a “yes please”. But what about Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono aka Yakuza 5?