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Sora, Noah, And Mio Amiibo In Stock On Amazon - thegamer.com - Japan
thegamer.com
21.02.2024

Sora, Noah, And Mio Amiibo In Stock On Amazon

Although several older figures were recently restocked, what may well be the final new amiibo for Nintendo Switch have now been released. Sora's figure last week, and the Noah and Mio two-pack a few weeks before that. Naturally, the three figures have been pretty hard to come by since pre-orders went live, but now they've all been released, the trio has been popping in and out of stock on Amazon.

Helldivers 2 patch fixes quickplay and crash bugs as Arrowhead work on AFK kick option and login rate limits - rockpapershotgun.com - Japan
rockpapershotgun.com
21.02.2024

Helldivers 2 patch fixes quickplay and crash bugs as Arrowhead work on AFK kick option and login rate limits

Last night I tried to host a Helldivers 2 co-op mission and the "ready up" button froze up. I spammed it in a panic while the randos in my voice channel fumed at the delay. Then I popped us out of the drop pods, attempted to quit the game in embarrassment, and the PC promptly crashed. Another blow for managed democracy!

Sony Readying a 'Pro' Version of PS5 This Year Ahead of GTA 6 Launch in 2025: Report - gadgets.ndtv.com - Japan - city Tokyo
gadgets.ndtv.com
21.02.2024

Sony Readying a 'Pro' Version of PS5 This Year Ahead of GTA 6 Launch in 2025: Report

Sony could reportedly release a Pro version of the PlayStation 5 later this year to help PS5 sales find a second wind in the latter half of the current console generation. The PS5 has sold over 50 million units since its launch in November 2020, but the sales for the console are slowing down. Sony is set to miss its PS5 sales target for fiscal year 2023, with the Japanese electronics giant expecting to sell four million units fewer than its 25-million goal for the year.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Reportedly Launching on June 21; First Gameplay Trailer Coming Later Today - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
21.02.2024

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Reportedly Launching on June 21; First Gameplay Trailer Coming Later Today

After a long wait and many rumors prompted by the developer's Steam backend tweaking, FromSoftware has finally announced that the first gameplay trailer for Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree will air later today at 4 PM Central European Time (7 AM Pacific Time) on YouTube. The trailer will be three minutes long.

Tales of Arise shipments and digital sales top three million - gematsu.com - Japan
gematsu.com
21.02.2024

Tales of Arise shipments and digital sales top three million

Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Tales of Arise have surpassed three million units, Bandai Namco announced. The achievement comes 21 months after the announcement that the game sold two million units.

Tinder Launches Crackdown Against AI Scams, Dating Crimes; New ID Checks Require Passport, Video - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Australia - Usa - Japan - Brazil - New Zealand - Mexico - Colombia
tech.hindustantimes.com
21.02.2024

Tinder Launches Crackdown Against AI Scams, Dating Crimes; New ID Checks Require Passport, Video

 Tinder is expanding its identity verification program at a time when artificial intelligence (AI) can make it hard to tell who's real and crime is rising on dating apps. Tinder, the world's most popular dating platform, is rolling out the system in the US, the UK, Brazil and Mexico over the coming weeks and months. It's already been testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand, where people who had been verified saw a 67% increase in matches compared to those who didn't, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Next Week's Pokemon Presents Might Feature Gold and Silver News - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
21.02.2024

Next Week's Pokemon Presents Might Feature Gold and Silver News

The video description for the next Pokemon Presents broadcast suggests that Pokemon might soon have some Gold and Silver news in store for fans. The Pokemon Company has taken to publishing Pokemon Presents videos each year on Pokemon Day (February 27). These short videos serve as both a celebration of the franchise as well as a platform for Pokemon to announce new games and projects.

PlayStation 5 Pro Will Be Marketed as a 120 FPS, 4K Machine; Performance Improvements Will Require Little Work - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
21.02.2024

PlayStation 5 Pro Will Be Marketed as a 120 FPS, 4K Machine; Performance Improvements Will Require Little Work

The PlayStation 5 Pro will be marketed as a 120 FPS, 4K machine, thanks to its better specs and AI upscaling, which Sony has been working on for a while, according to rumors circulating online.

Sand Land Gameplay Trailer Delves Into the Anime Game’s Mechanics - comingsoon.net - Britain - Usa - Japan
comingsoon.net
21.02.2024

Sand Land Gameplay Trailer Delves Into the Anime Game’s Mechanics

A new has been released by Bandai Namco, showing off the desert-roaming gameplay of the upcoming anime game. It’s set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on April 26, 2024.

Nintendo Releases New Switch Update for February 2024 - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Nintendo Releases New Switch Update for February 2024

The Nintendo Switch has received a new update that introduces some minor improvements centered around player safety. This update is a follow-up to the Nintendo Switch's last firmware update, which was released late last year.

Inti Creates trademarks Card-en-Ciel, Flamefrit, Kingdom’s Return, and Bokura no Kingdom in Japan - gematsu.com - Britain - Japan - state Massachusets
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Inti Creates trademarks Card-en-Ciel, Flamefrit, Kingdom’s Return, and Bokura no Kingdom in Japan

Inti Creates filed trademarks for “Card-en-Ciel,” “Flamefrit,” “Kingdom’s Return,” and “Bokura no Kingdom” on February 13 in Japan, which were published today.

Beat ’Em Up Adventure Brok the InvestiGator Dropping Tomorrow! - droidgamers.com - Japan
droidgamers.com
20.02.2024

Beat ’Em Up Adventure Brok the InvestiGator Dropping Tomorrow!

A new fun game, Brok the InvestiGator is dropping tomorrow (February 21, 2024) on Android. It’s a beat ’em up adventure game created by COWCAT, taking charge of both development and publishing. Interested in alligators beating up goons? Keep reading!

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo Update Release Time Confirmed - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
20.02.2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo Update Release Time Confirmed

The Final Fantasy VII Rebirth demo update is launching tomorrow, and Square Enix confirmed exactly when the update will go live.

Potential Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Month Leaks Online - gamerant.com - Japan - Brazil
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Potential Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Month Leaks Online

Nintendo is planning to reveal the Switch 2 in June, a reliable industry insider has said. The same source also chimed in on the speculation about the timing of the next Nintendo Direct focused on first-party games.

Assassin's Creed Mirage's new update finally adds permadeath mode - gamesradar.com - Japan
gamesradar.com
20.02.2024

Assassin's Creed Mirage's new update finally adds permadeath mode

Basim's fight against the Order of the Ancients just got a lot more perilous, as Ubisoft has added permadeath mode to Assassin's Creed Mirage as part of today's 1.0.7 update.

Japanese World Flipper EOS Today, But You Can Still Access Its Encyclopaedia - droidgamers.com - Japan
droidgamers.com
20.02.2024

Japanese World Flipper EOS Today, But You Can Still Access Its Encyclopaedia

The Japanese server of the action RPG is ending its services today, February 20, 2024. The news of World Flipper EOS was dropped a few months ago, with the last chapter released in November 2023. The global version is going to be shut down soon, too.

CD Projekt Red Is Not Ready To Tease Project Hadar Just Yet - gameranx.com - Japan
gameranx.com
20.02.2024

CD Projekt Red Is Not Ready To Tease Project Hadar Just Yet

CD Projekt Red has made quite a name for themselves. They are known for delivering thrilling RPGs; over the years, the studio has managed to thrive. That ultimately means adding more resources, which results in multiple game projects being in the works. We already know a few of these projects that the studio is attached to. But one game project that some fans anticipate is still being kept under wraps. 

Pokémon Presents coming next week for Pokémon Day - polygon.com - Japan
polygon.com
20.02.2024

Pokémon Presents coming next week for Pokémon Day

The Pokémon Company’s next Pokémon Presents broadcast is scheduled for Feb. 27 in celebration of Pokémon Day, which marks the date of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green’s Japanese release in 1996. The Pokémon Company announced the broadcast on Tuesday morning via its social media channels. Pokémon Presents will go live at 9 a.m. EST on Feb. 27. The Pokémon Company hasn’t said what it’ll share, or how long the event will run — just to expect the “latest news and updates from the world of Pokémon.”

Princess Peach: Showtime! finally lets Peach be the star again in a charming, simple adventure - polygon.com - Japan - county Peach
polygon.com
20.02.2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! finally lets Peach be the star again in a charming, simple adventure

For the first time in nearly two decades, Princess Peach is starring in her own game. Her new adventure has a familiar-feeling Super Mario-style set up, though: There’s been a kidnapping, and it’s up to a hero from the Mushroom Kingdom to save the day.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC ‘Goku’s Next Journey’ launches February 21 - gematsu.com - Britain - Japan
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC ‘Goku’s Next Journey’ launches February 21

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot downloadable content “Goku’s Next Journey” will launch on February 21, publisher Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 announced.

Ikumi Nakamura’s Kemuri Is Online PvE With A 2000s Anime Aesthetic - gameranx.com - Japan - city Tokyo
gameranx.com
20.02.2024

Ikumi Nakamura’s Kemuri Is Online PvE With A 2000s Anime Aesthetic

Ikumi Nakamura’s Unseen Studio has finally shared their first major preview for upcoming title Kemuri.

Next Pokemon Presents Date and Time Confirmed - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Next Pokemon Presents Date and Time Confirmed

The next Pokemon Presents livestream has been officially announced for February 27, coinciding with the anniversary of the first entry in the Pokemon franchise. This turn of events has been widely expected by the fandom, not least because 2024 will mark the fourth consecutive year a broadcast of this sort has occurred on Pokemon Day.

Disney and Hulu's next big show just got a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score - gamesradar.com - Britain - Usa - Japan
gamesradar.com
20.02.2024

Disney and Hulu's next big show just got a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score

If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the hunt for a fresh new binge watch. How about Shōgun? The epic historical drama has impressed critics ahead of its late February release – and is currently sitting pretty with a perfect rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Catch the latest Pokémon Presents on February 27 - destructoid.com - Japan
destructoid.com
20.02.2024

Catch the latest Pokémon Presents on February 27

Pokemon fans have something to look forward to, as the next Pokemon Presents is coming our way on February 27, just a few days after the Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase.

Rumor: Industry Analysts Expect Sony Will Release A PS5 Pro This Year - gameranx.com - Usa - Japan
gameranx.com
20.02.2024

Rumor: Industry Analysts Expect Sony Will Release A PS5 Pro This Year

Analysts believe that Sony will be releasing a PlayStation 5 Pro this year.

Pokemon Presents Event Arriving On Pokemon Day Next Week - gameranx.com - Japan
gameranx.com
20.02.2024

Pokemon Presents Event Arriving On Pokemon Day Next Week

The Pokemon Company has announced their own Nintendo Direct of sorts, coming next week.

Pokemon Day 2024 – Pokemon Presents set for February 27 - gematsu.com - Britain - Japan
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Pokemon Day 2024 – Pokemon Presents set for February 27

The Pokemon Company will host a Pokemon Presents broadcast on February 27 at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET, the company announced. You will be able to watch it on YouTube (English, Japanese).

Capcom apologises for letting players down when Street Fighter 5 launched - videogameschronicle.com - Japan
videogameschronicle.com
20.02.2024

Capcom apologises for letting players down when Street Fighter 5 launched

Capcom has apologised to players for the way it handled the launch of Street Fighter 5.

Assassin's Creed Mirage adds permadeath mode - eurogamer.net - Britain - Japan
eurogamer.net
20.02.2024

Assassin's Creed Mirage adds permadeath mode

There's no room for mistakes in Assassin's Creed Mirage's new Full Synchronisation Challenge mode, which arrives in the game via a fresh update due today.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising adds Nier Automata's 2B as a guest character today - techradar.com - Britain - Japan
techradar.com
20.02.2024

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising adds Nier Automata's 2B as a guest character today

Nier Automata protagonist 2B has today joined the playable roster of skyfarers in Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. 

How to watch tomorrow's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase - techradar.com - Britain - Japan - state Oregon
techradar.com
20.02.2024

How to watch tomorrow's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase

Nintendo has announced a Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase for February 21. The showcase is expected to run for around 25 minutes, offering a look at what third-party games are expected to come to the console during the first half of 2024. 

Crazy Taxi Reboot Will be a AAA Game, Sega Says - gamingbolt.com - Japan - city Tokyo
gamingbolt.com
20.02.2024

Crazy Taxi Reboot Will be a AAA Game, Sega Says

Sega announced at The Game Awards in December that Crazy Taxi was one of five (and perhaps more) classic properties that was getting a grand revival, and though the publisher has doles out nothing but the briefest of details on the game since then, it’s clear that the game is being treated as a significant, flagship project.

PlayStation Decade-Low Profit Margins Worry Analysts Amid Runaway Game Budgets - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
20.02.2024

PlayStation Decade-Low Profit Margins Worry Analysts Amid Runaway Game Budgets

Sony’s most recent earnings report wasn’t a great one for the previously-strong-seeming PlayStation brand. As we reported, Sony downgraded their fiscal year 2024 (which runs from the beginning of April 2023 to the end of March 2024) target for PS5 sales from 25 million to 21 million. They also admitted that no major AAA franchise entries will be published over the course of this coming fiscal year. Needless to say, this wasn’t received that well, partly leading to a plunge in Sony stock that subtracted an estimated $10 billion from the Japanese company’s value.

Dragon's Dogma 2 PS5 Demo Is Being Readied, Fans Reckon | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Dragon's Dogma 2 PS5 Demo Is Being Readied, Fans Reckon | Push Square

Capcom loves a good pre-release demo, and fans think they have found evidence of one for Dragon's Dogma 2 ahead of its PS5 launch next month. An update to the PC version on Steam apparently now brings up an extra app that's listed as «free on demand»; this is supposedly the text associated with demos uploaded to the digital marketplace. Due to that, a Dragon's Dogma 2 demo is thought to be on the way, presumably for all platforms.

Despite Recent Success, Bandai Namco Reveals It Cancelled at Least Five In-Development Games | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Despite Recent Success, Bandai Namco Reveals It Cancelled at Least Five In-Development Games | Push Square

Bandai Namco has revealed that it cancelled at least five in-development games, and will change its internal development structure moving forward. Stricter rules will make it more difficult for future games to proceed past specific development milestones, as increasing costs make games even more expensive, risky propositions.

PS5 Exclusive Stellar Blade Gets Adults-Only Rating for Nudity, Violence in Korea | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - North Korea - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

PS5 Exclusive Stellar Blade Gets Adults-Only Rating for Nudity, Violence in Korea | Push Square

Upcoming PS5 exclusive Stellar Blade has been given an adults-only rating in Korea, where developer Shift Up is located. Considering the attention-grabbing headlines the game has been generating, it should come as no surprise this is due to apparent (or suggested) nudity and extreme violence.

Sony Slashes PS5 Forecast to 21 Million for Fiscal Year | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan - city Santa Monica
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Sony Slashes PS5 Forecast to 21 Million for Fiscal Year | Push Square

As reported earlier today, Sony shipped 8.2 million PS5 consoles during the three-month period ending 31st December, 2023 – a very good number which contributed to record-breaking revenue, but not enough to help it reach its forecast of 25 million units for the current financial year. Thus far, it’s sold 16.4 million units, and subsequently it’s revised its forecast down to 21 million.

PS5, PS4 Pull in an Incredible 123 Million Monthly Active Users | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

PS5, PS4 Pull in an Incredible 123 Million Monthly Active Users | Push Square

Console sales are crucial, and Sony will be pleased it’s shipped almost 55 million PS5s to date – but monthly active users are also an important metric for organisations these days. Platform holders want customers to be logging in often, because when they’re engaged, there’s a good chance they’ll spend money on software and add-ons through the PS Store.

PS1 Racer Jet Moto 2 Brings High-Octane Thrills and Spills to PS5, PS4 with PS Plus Premium | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

PS1 Racer Jet Moto 2 Brings High-Octane Thrills and Spills to PS5, PS4 with PS Plus Premium | Push Square

Sony’s continuing to bring a hearty helping of emulated classics to PS5 and PS4 courtesy of its PS Plus Premium subscription, and alongside Resistance Retribution, it’ll be adding Jet Moto 2 from 20th February. The original game in the SingleTrac series is already available on the Japanese giant’s contemporary consoles, but this sequel is much more ambitious, with zanier course designs including an active volcano and a dilapidated American city.

Sony Refutes Rise of the Ronin Korean Cancellation Claims, Says It Was Never Announced | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - South Korea - North Korea - Japan - Indonesia
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Sony Refutes Rise of the Ronin Korean Cancellation Claims, Says It Was Never Announced | Push Square

Yesterday, we brought you word of a brewing controversy surrounding the upcoming PS5 action game Rise of the Ronin after director Fumuhiko Yasuda made some comments alluding to a controversial 19th-century Japanese philosopher. It was supposed that these comments were why Sony confirmed the game would not be released in Korea, but now Sony says it never planned on selling the game in one of the world's most lucrative markets in the first place.

Falcom Action RPG Ys X: Nordics Sails West on PS5, PS4 This Autumn | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Britain - Japan - city Tokyo
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Falcom Action RPG Ys X: Nordics Sails West on PS5, PS4 This Autumn | Push Square

NIS America will publish the latest game in the Ys series, Ys X: Nordics, this autumn / fall in the west. The action RPG originally launched last September in Japan, and a localisation announcement has been on the cards ever since.

SEGA's New Sapporo Studio Contributing to AAA Titles Like Crazy Taxi PS5 | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan - city Tokyo
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

SEGA's New Sapporo Studio Contributing to AAA Titles Like Crazy Taxi PS5 | Push Square

SEGA is cooking a new Crazy Taxi game, among several other reboots or revivals. While little information is known about this rebooted arcade driving outing, an interview with its recently established Sapporo studio reveals it’s contributing to the project, which it describes as a AAA title.

Rise of the Ronin's Korean Release Cancelled Following Commentary Controversy | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - North Korea - Japan
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Rise of the Ronin's Korean Release Cancelled Following Commentary Controversy | Push Square

If, like ourselves, you're only passingly familiar with the complex, extremely fraught history between Japan and Korea, you might have missed the significance of specific comments made by Rise of the Ronin director Fumuhiko Yasuda in a behind-the-scenes trailer released last week. We certainly did, despite reporting on the thing, and so were surprised to learn that Sony has since cancelled the upcoming title's Korean release.

Nintendo confirms Partner Direct for this week - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - Brazil
videogameschronicle.com
19.02.2024

Nintendo confirms Partner Direct for this week

Nintendo has confirmed that its next Nintendo Direct will take place this week.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s delayed permadeath mode arrives on Tuesday - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - city Baghdad
videogameschronicle.com
19.02.2024

Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s delayed permadeath mode arrives on Tuesday

Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s delayed permadeath mode will be introduced as part of the game’s next title update.

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase set for February 21 - gematsu.com - Japan
gematsu.com
19.02.2024

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase set for February 21

Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase on February 21 at 6:00 a.m. PT / 9:00 a.m. ET, featuring 25 minutes of information focused on Switch games coming in the first half of 2024 from Nintendo’s publishing and development partners, the company announced. You will be able to watch it on-demand on YouTube (America, Europe, Japan) and Nintendo.com (America, Europe, Japan).

McDonald's Happy Meals Adding Kirby Toys for Some Customers - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
19.02.2024

McDonald's Happy Meals Adding Kirby Toys for Some Customers

One of Nintendo's classic IPs, Kirby remains incredibly popular among fans, leading to the gaming giant teaming up with McDonald's to offer Kirby plushies with Happy Meals in Japan. Players have enjoyed the Kirby video game franchise for many years, and this latest team-up with McDonald's has already caught the attention of fans across the globe.

Nintendo Stock Takes a Hit - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
19.02.2024

Nintendo Stock Takes a Hit

Following the reported delay of an expected announcement regarding the Switch 2, Nintendo stock prices dropped 8.8% in Japan's stock market, though analysts expect the gaming giant's market value to recover quickly. Traders were influenced by rumors of the Switch 2 release getting delayed from late 2024 to Q1 2025, resulting in an abrupt sale of shares. However, market analysts expect upcoming releases and official confirmations to reassure shareholders and recover the loss in trade value.

It Sounds Like the New Crazy Taxi Game is Going to Be Bigger Than Expected - gamerant.com - Japan - city Tokyo
gamerant.com
19.02.2024

It Sounds Like the New Crazy Taxi Game is Going to Be Bigger Than Expected

A developer from Sega has suggested the upcoming Crazy Taxi reboot is bigger than most might have expected, calling it a AAA game. During The Game Awards 2023, Sega announced that Crazy Taxi and several other classic IPs from the publisher were all getting brand-new entries. A trailer at the event gave brief snippets of these reboots' gameplay, with the Crazy Taxi reboot retaining its cartoonish art style and objective of delivering passengers to their destination quickly using drifts, crazy jumps, and other maneuvers to earn a high score.

That Crazy Taxi reboot will apparently be a “triple-A” game - rockpapershotgun.com - Japan - city Tokyo
rockpapershotgun.com
19.02.2024

That Crazy Taxi reboot will apparently be a “triple-A” game

Sega’s upcoming reboot of ‘90s arcade classic Crazy Taxi will be a “triple-A” game, according to the head of one of the Japanese studios working on the driving game’s return.

Best Games To Play With Friends Right Now - screenrant.com - county Early - Japan
screenrant.com
19.02.2024

Best Games To Play With Friends Right Now

Games like and show that even though a game can be played solo, adding in a group of different personalities and playstyles creates a ton of opportunities for funny scenarios. Whether it's couch-coop games, online multiplayer shooters, or party games to play at gatherings, gaming doesn't have to be an independent endeavor all the time. Gaming is fun, but playing with a group of friends is even more of a blast.

Rise of the Ronin Behind-the-Scenes Video Offers a Look at Team Ninja's Recreation of 1800s Japan - mmorpg.com - Japan - city Tokyo - city Yokohama - city Chinatown
mmorpg.com
19.02.2024

Rise of the Ronin Behind-the-Scenes Video Offers a Look at Team Ninja's Recreation of 1800s Japan

Team Ninja, the developers behind Nioh and Ninja Gaiden, have released the first episode in a behind-the-scenes video series focused on the game development of its forthcoming open-world action RPG, Rise of the Ronin.

Nintendo Has Been Valued As The Richest Company In Japan - gameranx.com - Japan - state Florida
gameranx.com
19.02.2024

Nintendo Has Been Valued As The Richest Company In Japan

There have been tons of reports flying around about Nintendo over the last six weeks. Specifically, there are rumors about when the next Direct will happen, or if one will happen at all. Then, there are the rumors about the Switch Successor, what it will be like and when it will arrive. Finally, there are all sorts of rumors about the video games that are either “in the works” at The Big N or “will be announced soon.” It all gets rather mucky when you think about it. So, we’re going to do the opposite, we’re not going to talk about rumors, we’re going to discuss facts.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Demo Looks Like It’s on the Way - ign.com - Britain - Japan
ign.com
19.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Demo Looks Like It’s on the Way

Changes to the Steam listing for Dragon’s Dogma 2 suggest it will get a demo.

First Cards For Pokémon TCG's New Expansion Reveal Bloodmoon Ursaluna & More - screenrant.com - Japan
screenrant.com
19.02.2024

First Cards For Pokémon TCG's New Expansion Reveal Bloodmoon Ursaluna & More

The first cards of the new expansion for have been revealed, showcasing Bloodmoon Ursaluna’ debut in the, as well as a variety of new prints. The tabletop game has embraced the era and has started to transition away from older sets, though several of its expansions are still valid in the Standard format. While the focus is currently on the set and the upcoming release of , details about a new set have emerged.

INDIE Live Expo 2024 set for May 25 - gematsu.com - Britain - China - Japan
gematsu.com
19.02.2024

INDIE Live Expo 2024 set for May 25

Ryu’s Office will host the first INDIE Live Expo event of 2024 on May 25, the company announced. The showcase will mark the 10th ever INDIE Live Expo event, and is commemorated by a new logo.

SAND LAND ‘Gameplay Overview’ trailer - gematsu.com - Japan
gematsu.com
19.02.2024

SAND LAND ‘Gameplay Overview’ trailer

Publisher Bandai Namco and developer ILCA have released a nine-minute gameplay overview trailer for action RPG SAND LAND.

Pokémon Day 2024 - When It Is, What's Confirmed, & What To Expect - screenrant.com - Japan
screenrant.com
19.02.2024

Pokémon Day 2024 - When It Is, What's Confirmed, & What To Expect

Pokémon Day, the franchise’s annual celebration, will soon be capturing the minds of people around the world once more. As ’smost exciting annual eventPokémon Day 2024 is expected to bring a slew of new announcements and commemorative surprises, and, as such, is the focus of much speculation. In addition, some aspects of 2024’s lineup have already been confirmed, further increasing the excitement for this highly anticipated event.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Demo Might Be Under Preparation - wccftech.com - Japan
wccftech.com
19.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Demo Might Be Under Preparation

CAPCOM might be preparing to release a Dragon's Dogma 2 demo on PC. Reddit user CannedBeanofDeath spotted an interesting new Steam app related to the game that will be 'free on demand'.

Sega Says Its Crazy Taxi Reboot Is a Triple-A Game - ign.com - Britain - Japan - city Tokyo
ign.com
19.02.2024

Sega Says Its Crazy Taxi Reboot Is a Triple-A Game

Sega has called its Crazy Taxi reboot a triple-A game.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Receives Rating In Korea - gameranx.com - North Korea - Japan
gameranx.com
19.02.2024

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Receives Rating In Korea

We may be getting a rerelease of Shin Megami Tensei V very soon.

Capcom celebrates 8th anniversary of Street Fighter 5 with an apology - eurogamer.net - Japan
eurogamer.net
19.02.2024

Capcom celebrates 8th anniversary of Street Fighter 5 with an apology

Capcom has shared a post to celebrate the eighth anniversary of Street Fighter 5, where it apologised for the game's original state at launch.

The upcoming Crazy Taxi reboot is a triple-A game, according to Sega - videogameschronicle.com - Usa - Japan - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
19.02.2024

The upcoming Crazy Taxi reboot is a triple-A game, according to Sega

The upcoming reboot of Crazy Taxi will be a triple-A game, according to one of the Sega studios working on it.

Sega's new Crazy Taxi game "AAA" in scope - eurogamer.net - Japan
eurogamer.net
19.02.2024

Sega's new Crazy Taxi game "AAA" in scope

The upcoming return of Crazy Taxi will be a «AAA» game, Sega has said.

Nintendo shares dip following reports of a 2025 release for Switch 2 - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - city Tokyo - Brazil
videogameschronicle.com
19.02.2024

Nintendo shares dip following reports of a 2025 release for Switch 2

Nintendo‘s shares have dropped in Japan following reports that the successor to the Switch will likely be released in the first quarter of 2025.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance rated in Korea - gematsu.com - Japan
gematsu.com
19.02.2024

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance rated in Korea

The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has rated “Shin Megami Tensei V: Vegneance.” (Update 1:54 a.m.: The rating has been removed.)

Bandai Namco Has Cancelled Five Unannounced Games - gamingbolt.com - Japan
gamingbolt.com
19.02.2024

Bandai Namco Has Cancelled Five Unannounced Games

With development budgets of games continuing to balloon at an alarming rate, publishers are growing increasingly more stringent with what projects they choose to greenlight. We have another example of that in the form of Bandai Namco, with the Japanese company revealing in its latest quarterly earnings report (as caught by IGN) that it has cancelled five unannounced projects that were in development.

Ex Astris ‘World Building’ trailer - gematsu.com - Britain - North Korea - Japan
gematsu.com
19.02.2024

Ex Astris ‘World Building’ trailer

Publisher GRYPHLINE and Hypergryph Network Technology developer Nous Wave Studio have released a new trailer for real-time / turn-based hybrid premium 3D RPG Ex Astris introducing the game’s world.

Capcom Apologises For Street Fighter 5's Rough Launch - thegamer.com - Japan
thegamer.com
18.02.2024

Capcom Apologises For Street Fighter 5's Rough Launch

Capcom has celebrated Street Fighter 5's eighth anniversary by apologising for its rough launch and thanking fans for sticking all the way up to Street Fighter 6.

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Shin chan: Shiro of Coal Town, Yohane the Parhelion: NUMAZU in the MIRAGE, more - gematsu.com - Usa - Japan
gematsu.com
18.02.2024

This Week’s Japanese Game Releases: Shin chan: Shiro of Coal Town, Yohane the Parhelion: NUMAZU in the MIRAGE, more

Shin chan: Shiro of Coal Town for Switch and Yohane the Parhelion: NUMAZU in the MIRAGE for PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC are the highlights of this week’s Japanese video game releases.

Unannounced Atlus Game's Codename Leaks Online - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
18.02.2024

Unannounced Atlus Game's Codename Leaks Online

One of the unannounced games currently in development at Atlus has the codename XRD792, a well-known leaker has said. Although the purported designation is fairly nondescript, it matches with Atlus's established code-naming practices, consequently offering one concrete clue about the mysterious project.

Deltarune Developer Toby Fox Gives New Update on Chapter 3 Progress - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
18.02.2024

Deltarune Developer Toby Fox Gives New Update on Chapter 3 Progress

Deltarune creator Toby Fox has given a new update about the progress of the game's in-development Chapter 3, claiming that the newest chapter of the beloved game is nearly complete. Following the massive success of 2015's Undertale, Toby Fox has become a household name within the gaming industry as one of its most recognizable indie developers. Undertale's success even saw iconic character Sans added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Mii costume, complete with a remix of beloved song Megalovania. Now, Toby Fox's newest project is nearing a major milestone with its development.

Japan launches LignoSat: World's first wooden satellite to combat space debris - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Japan
tech.hindustantimes.com
18.02.2024

Japan launches LignoSat: World's first wooden satellite to combat space debris

In a pioneering effort to address the growing concern of space debris, Japanese scientists from Kyoto University, in collaboration with Sumitomo Forestry, have developed a unique spacecraft known as the LignoSat. What sets this satellite apart is its construction material- magnolia wood.

Palworld Player Accidentally Blows Up Their House - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
18.02.2024

Palworld Player Accidentally Blows Up Their House

A Palworld player made a grave mistake when trying to show off the game's Decal Gun, accidentally destroying their hard-built house in the process. The newest game from Japanese indie developer Pocket Pair has become a breakout hit since its debut, combining the monster-catching elements of games like Pokemon with survival gameplay. Nearly a month after the game's launch, Palworld has already sold tens of millions of copies and has been one of 2024's most popular releases. Fans have clearly been enjoying the game, with a variety of creations and content.

Upbeat Foamstars soundtrack now on Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms - destructoid.com - Usa - Japan - city Tokyo
destructoid.com
18.02.2024

Upbeat Foamstars soundtrack now on Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms

The funky upbeat Foamstars soundtrack is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other platforms. The album consisting of multiple artists can be downloaded on your phone through these services.

Wuthering Waves opening movie - gematsu.com - Britain - North Korea - Japan
gematsu.com
18.02.2024

Wuthering Waves opening movie

Kuro Game has released the opening movie for cross-platform, open-world action RPG Wuthering Waves ahead of the start of its second closed beta test on February 19.

One Tech Tip: Ready to go beyond Google? Here's how to use new generative AI search sites - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Germany - North Korea - Japan - Switzerland
tech.hindustantimes.com
18.02.2024

One Tech Tip: Ready to go beyond Google? Here's how to use new generative AI search sites

It's not just you. A lot people think Google searches are getting worse. And the rise of generative AI chatbots is giving people new and different ways to look up information.

Nintendo Faces 'A Lot Tougher' Year After Switch 2 Delay, Analyst Says - gamerant.com - Japan - city Tokyo
gamerant.com
17.02.2024

Nintendo Faces 'A Lot Tougher' Year After Switch 2 Delay, Analyst Says

The Switch 2 delay means Nintendo is in for «a lot tougher» year than investors might have hoped for, an industry analyst said. This outlook was offered as part of a wider overview of the potential effects of the widely reported move, both for Nintendo and consumers alike.

Goal too big, Sony slashes PlayStation 5 sales target to 21 mn units from 25 mn - tech.hindustantimes.com - Japan
tech.hindustantimes.com
17.02.2024

Goal too big, Sony slashes PlayStation 5 sales target to 21 mn units from 25 mn

Japan's Sony Corporation slashed the full-year sales forecast for its PlayStation 5 video game console and said it plans to list its financial business next year as it focuses on entertainment and image sensors. Sony cut its PS5 sales forecast for the year ending March to 21 million units, from 25 million units previously, after weaker-than-expected sales over the year-end shopping season.

Dang, The Witcher 4 studio says its new IP "definitely is NOT a cosmic horror in feudal Japan," which is precisely what I was hoping it was - gamesradar.com - Japan
gamesradar.com
17.02.2024

Dang, The Witcher 4 studio says its new IP "definitely is NOT a cosmic horror in feudal Japan," which is precisely what I was hoping it was

If there's one game I would want to follow CDPR's long-awaited sequel The Witcher 4, it would be a cosmic horror game set in feudal Japan - and I mean that sincerely! In fact, CDPR, with its spectacular worldbuilding, is one of the few studios I would trust to pull off something so wild. But, sadly, that very specific genre is exactly the only one CDPR has fully ruled out for its new IP, codenamed Project Hadar.

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