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News: Persona 4 Arena Punching Back with New Characters

Persona 4 Arena Punching Back with New Characters

Put 'em up

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed a new version of Arc System Works' story-fuelled fighting spin-off, Persona 4 Arena. The article also disclosed details about two new fighters: Yukari Takeba and Junpei Iori from Persona 3. Yukari Takeba is equipped with a pink, angelic-looking bow and specialises in both long-range and...

News: SEGA May Reveal a New Yakuza Title Later This Month

SEGA May Reveal a New Yakuza Title Later This Month

You'll probably never get to play it, though

Yes, we’re still bitter. We’d gotten used to playing a new Yakuza title every year, but SEGA still hasn’t said anything about a localised version of Yakuza 5. The sequel – which deployed in Japan last year – sounded absolutely amazing, but we don’t have time to study a foreign language in...

News: Capcom's Not Totally Against the Idea of Monster Hunter on Sony Systems

Capcom's Not Totally Against the Idea of Monster Hunter on Sony Systems

Giant killer

For many people, Monster Hunter is the series that Sony needs to save the PlayStation Vita. Despite finding success on the PlayStation Portable, publisher Capcom has been reluctant to shift the franchise to the Japanese giant’s next generation handheld, opting to back the Nintendo 3DS instead. That said, the publisher is clearly not...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

Japanese Sales Charts: Toukiden Prompts Vita to Surge

System shoots up the hardware charts

PlayStation Vita sales have been steady if unspectacular in Japan since the system’s surprise price drop earlier in the year, but the release of Monster Hunter-esque action game Toukiden really gave the console a jolt of energy in the region this week. Hardware sales more than doubled, resulting in an...

News: Dragon's Dogma Braves the PlayStation Vita in New Freemium Quest

Dragon's Dogma Braves the PlayStation Vita in New Freemium Quest

Beast wars

The announcement of Dragon’s Dogma Quest for the PlayStation Vita should be a reason to celebrate – but we recommend tempering your expectations a touch for the time being. The title – revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine – is described as a free-to-play online RPG. Oh, and it’s all in 2D, too. But it could still be...

News: How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

How Much Fun Can You Have Squeezing Mayonnaise Bottles on PS3?

Remember to tip the container upside down

Every meal tastes better with a hearty dollop of mayonnaise on the side, but as much as we love the taste of the egg-based condiment, we’re not sure whether we could stomach a full game about the rich, creamy sauce. Vividred Operation: Akane and the Mayo Operation, a brand new PlayStation Network title...

News: Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

Corpse Party: Blood Drive Leaves Crimson Trails on PlayStation Vita

You've, er, got red on you

Corpse Party: Blood Drive, the third entry in 5pb’s horrific interactive novel series, is set to spook the PlayStation Vita later this year. Announced in Famitsu magazine – and translated by Siliconera – the title will further the fearsome narrative of the haunted Heavenly Host Elementary School. The sequel will pick...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Japanese Sales Charts: Vita Steady, Muramasa Starts Strong

Sales remain relatively rosy for Sony's various systems

It’s been over a month since the PlayStation Vita’s price was slashed in Japan, but the system’s still hanging on pretty well. While this week’s Media Create update shows a 10k decline for the console, it still managed to shift a respectable 31,795 units. Let hope that it can continue...

News: Why Is PlayStation More Popular Than Xbox in Japan?

Why Is PlayStation More Popular Than Xbox in Japan?

Keiji Inafune puts it down to brand loyalty

While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are more or less equals in most parts of the world, Microsoft’s machine struggles in Japan. It’s not uncommon to see the green-tinged device sell less than 1,000 units a week in the land of the rising sun, while Sony’s counterpart tends to teeter around the 15,000...

News: Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Is Venturing onto PS3 and Vita

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Is Venturing onto PS3 and Vita

We hope that you liked the original

A complete remake of last year’s likeable PlayStation Vita demon slayer Ragnarok Odyssey is heading to Japan this summer. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace promises a comprehensive reworking of the original title for the PlayStation 3 and Vita, with a brand new episode and a compilation of all of the downloadable quests from...