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News: Catherine Delayed Into The New Year In Japan

Catherine Delayed Into The New Year In Japan

Catherine was set to hit Japan before Christmas, but Atlus has just announced that the bizarre title is set to be delayed until February 17th

It's hard to be too disappointed by this news (seeing as Catherine doesn't even have a Western release), but we assume some folks in Japan are crying over the lack of sheep-people this Winter. Still, at least the delay came with a new, hard date, eh? We're..

News: Sony Warns Torne Users that Move May Cause Issues

Sony Warns Torne Users that Move May Cause Issues

Video recorder has problems

Out in Japan, Sony's Torne video recorder attachment for PS3 has been quite a hit, shifting 500,000 units over the past six months. More advanced than the PlayTV accessory seen in the West, it's about to encounter a major snag, however: PlayStation Move. Sony Japan has issued a statement to warn Torne users that using...

News: Shenmue Sound Designer "Certain" Suzuki Wanted To Bring The Franchise To PlayStation 3

Shenmue Sound Designer "Certain" Suzuki Wanted To Bring The Franchise To PlayStation 3

Chalk up the heartbreak, cry a few tears and get over it

Ex-Shenmue sound designer Osamu Murata has claimed he's "certain" Shenmue's creator, Yu Suzuki, wanted to bring the franchise to PlayStation 3 or XBOX 360. Murata's comments followed last week's announcement that the Shenmue franchise was to return on the Japan-only social network service Mobage-town. Murata reckons that the game is..

News: Talk About Soon? Valkyria Chronicles 3 Demo Drops Next Month...

Talk About Soon? Valkyria Chronicles 3 Demo Drops Next Month...

It was only mere weeks ago we were demanding the next edition of Valkyria Chronicles come to PlayStation 3

As it happens, Valkyria Chronicles 3 was announced for the PlayStation Portable. People were upset. We're assuming they've got over it now. This week's Famitsu reveals that a demo for Valkyria Chronicles 3 will release on the PlayStation Store in Japan next month. No exact date has been gi

News: Japan, How Would You Like Another PlayStation 3 SKU?

Japan, How Would You Like Another PlayStation 3 SKU?

There's no shortage of PlayStation 3 variants in Japan

The system is already available with different hard-drive sizes in a trio of alternative colours. Now SCEJ has decided to add one more bundle to the PS3's roster. Due out for ¥39,980 ($480) on November 18th, the latest PS3 bundle throws in Sony's popular Torne TV tuner. The DVR's been a big success for Sony in the region, so it makes sense for..

News: What If You Attached The PSPgo To A DualShock 3 Controller?

What If You Attached The PSPgo To A DualShock 3 Controller?

The PSPgo allows you to hook up a DualShock 3 controller via Bluetooth and play your handheld games with the added comfort of a traditional controller

Not many people use this functionality because it would be, well, weird. Could you imagine propping your PSPgo up on your lap while playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker with the DualShock 3? Nah, us neither. That's where Gametech Bear's stepped in..

News: Japanese PlayStation 3 Hardware Sales Surpass The Nintendo Wii For 2010

Japanese PlayStation 3 Hardware Sales Surpass The Nintendo Wii For 2010

According to the number crunching monkeys at VG247, Sony's PlayStation 3 has passed the Nintendo Wii's hardware sales for 2010

After this week's MediaCreate report the PlayStation 3 had moved 1,017,094 units for the year-to-date, while the Wii's managed just 1,015,513. It actually puts the Nintendo Wii in a shaky position, as the XBOX 360 is poised to better its yearly hardware tally in the US. In..

News: Inafune: Japanese Developers Are Making "Awful Games"

Inafune: Japanese Developers Are Making "Awful Games"

Dayumm, Capcom's gaffer Keiji Inafune does not hold back when it comes to the Japanese games industry

In fact, he thinks his fellow countrymen are making "awful games". "I look around Tokyo Games Show, and everyone's making awful games; Japan is at least five years behind [the West]," the Mega Man and Dead Rising creator told the New York Times. "Capcom is barely keeping..

News: TGS 10: This Two-Tone PlayStation Portable Is Pretty Awesome

TGS 10: This Two-Tone PlayStation Portable Is Pretty Awesome

Who cares if developers are already messing around with the PSP2? There are still plenty of original PlayStation Portable games out there; with a few excellent ones still to come

If you're still lagging behind the curve, and are yet to buy a PSP, perhaps you should consider one of these new Japanese models. The blue-and-white two-tone PSP 3000 might look a little bit like a Chelsea kit, but we like..

News: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Body Parts Cut In Japan

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Gets Body Parts Cut In Japan

In Japan, you will not see parts of human beings been blown apart in Call Of Duty: Black Ops

That's because the game's been issued a CERO Z rating (think adults rating) with the "brutal or grotesque portrayal" of limbs removed. Boom. That's the end of that. Of course Japanese lurkers, it's worth noting that the PlayStation 3 is region free... You could import it. Yes.

News: Don't Expect Motion-Controlled Castlevania on Move

Don't Expect Motion-Controlled Castlevania on Move

Move cannot do whips or other objects

Move is a versatile piece of kit, with titles lined up that turn the plastic into everything from a beam katana to a lasso, but it seems it has its limitations. Sony recently held a press conference in Japan to explain the controller in more depth, detailing its ability to portray pens, torches, nets and...

News: Tokyo Jungle For The PlayStation 3 Sounds Proper Bizarre

Tokyo Jungle For The PlayStation 3 Sounds Proper Bizarre

The latest game to be born out of Sony's "PlayStation CAMP" initiative is Tokyo Jungle; a bizarre little PlayStation 3 title which sees a futuristic Japan overrun with animals

The game's Story Mode puts players in control of various different animals, including race horses and pets. In these missions you'll discover what happened to make the human-race leave the Earth. The game also boasts a..

News: Sony Make No Mention Of The Last Guardian In Their TGS Line-Up

Sony Make No Mention Of The Last Guardian In Their TGS Line-Up

Despite Team Ico's The Last Guardian being promised for Tokyo Game Show by honcho Fumito Ueda himself, the game's looking more and more like it's going to be a no-show

Well, certainly in playable form anyway. While Sony might well be keeping their biggest release close to their chest — the game's not been mentioned on their TGS line-up. That would hint at the game not being available in playable..

News: It's Bank Holiday Monday, Let's Check Out Yakuza On PSP

It's Bank Holiday Monday, Let's Check Out Yakuza On PSP

Made2Game's just dropped word that SEGA and Japanese site 4Gamer

net</a> have teamed up to release a demo of the upcoming Yakuza title on PSP — Black Panther: New Yakuza Chapter. The demo's all in Japanese and weighs in at minor 200mb (though the site appears to be smashed at the moment, we're only getting a couple of kbps). Still, we'll be checking it out, and we urge you to do the same..

News: That New Atlus Game, Catherine, Is WEIRD!

That New Atlus Game, Catherine, Is WEIRD!

We thought the concept art that dropped out of this week's Famitsu for Atlus' new PS3 project, Catherine, looked a bit strange

But nothing prepared us for the game's debut trailer. In it, protagonist Vincent wanders through a darkened room surrounded by sheep. Then has sex. Then sees dead bodies. Then has more sex... It's also not safe for work. You've been warned.

News: Japan Celebrates Gran Turismo 5 With Titanium Blue PS3 Bundle

Japan Celebrates Gran Turismo 5 With Titanium Blue PS3 Bundle

Japan seriously gets all the fun

They already have white PlayStation 3s, and now, to celebrate the November 3rd release of Gran Turismo 5 in Japan, they're set to get a "Titanium Blue" console too. The Gran Turismo 5 Racers Pack includes a 160GB blue PS3 Slim and a LE edition of the game for ¥35,980 ($421). The limited edition of the game includes some bonus cars and a 308 page-book. We..