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    Review Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

    Deal breaker

    Originally released last year for the Xbox 360, Phantom Breaker was a fighting game that, while never seeing a Western release, generated a decent following in Japan. Having spawned an arcade and a PlayStation 3 port, it also served as the inspiration for a 2D brawler named Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, which, after appearing on the...



  • News Liberation Maiden: SIN Confessing All on the PS Vita

    Sinful stuff

    You may have heard of Liberation Maiden – Suda51's rather short shooter that launched as part of the Nintendo 3DS game compilation Guild01. Well, did you know that it has a sequel in the form of a visual novel? Previously released on the PlayStation 3 back in December, Liberation Maiden: SIN is now headed to the PlayStation Vita...


  • News Corpse Party: Blood Drive Will Chill Japan to the Bone in July

    This gathering's dead

    For a franchise featuring such cute characters, 5pb’s visual novel series Corpse Party is anything but adorable. As such, faint-hearted players need not apply to Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the latest instalment in the hideous horror brand. Due out on 24th July in Japan, this outing aims to render the scares in 3D for the...

  • News This Is One PS Vita Title You Should Sign a Petition For

    Powerpuff girls

    Side-scrolling brawlers may have fallen out of favour a little since the 16-bit days, but they’re making something of a comeback on the PlayStation Vita. Vanillaware’s striking Dragon’s Crown has already proven that beat-‘em-ups can be commercially viable in the current handheld market – and that means that you should be...


  • News Why Is No One Talking About Vita Brawler Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds?

    Girl power

    In an age where game development costs rival summer blockbusters, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the industry to find space for hidden gems. Once the crown jewel of the PSone era, these relatively unknown titles have become less common outside of the indie space. Fortunately, they still exist in Japan, where outings such as...






  • News Hideo Kojima Tied To Adventure Game Project

    In an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer (picked up and kindly translated by AndriaSang), the CEO of publisher 5pb, Chiyomaru Shikura, revealed that his upcoming collaboration with Hideo Kojima could well be an adventure game

    "Kojima said that he wanted to make an adventure game," Shikura explained, adding, "we're still at the level of 'let's lock ourselves away in the..

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