You are not dead
Niche developer From Software has been purchased by Japanese publisher Kadokawa, according to a report on Siliconera. The latter will apparently acquire 80 per cent of the Dark Souls studio’s stock, as part of a deal that’s set to be completed on 21st May. It’s unclear yet how much money has exchanged hands, but we’re...
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Between the likes of Fatal Frame and Pokémon Snap, photography games used to be all the rage. Sadly, aspiring shutterbugs have had to make do with little other than Afrika in recent years, as the genre has really taken a dive in popularity on the PlayStation 3. That’s not stopping Japanese publisher Kadokawa...
Screenshots look tactical and terrific
While we still aren't completely sure if tactical RPG Natural Doctrine will be making its way to Western shores, that doesn't mean that we can't ogle these new screenshots and hope for the best. In celebration of its imminent Japanese release, developer Kadokawa Games has released a slew of intriguing images...
Down but not out
Sony may have delayed the PlayStation 4 in Japan in order to ensure that it has a compelling software lineup, but that hasn’t prevented one of its big launch titles from slipping into March. Kadokawa Games’ strategy role-playing game Natural Doctrine had been set to launch alongside the system on 22nd February, but it will now...
Japanese publisher Kadokawa Games is hoping to open your eyes to PlayStation 4 launch title Natural Doctrine with a slick little video short that shows off its cast – and most members' questionable dress sense. While all of the stars are clearly well endowed in the weaponry department, we’re not entirely convinced that the skimpy...
Kadokawa Games' first solo-developed title was announced earlier today at Sony's morning press conference. The game in question is a strategy RPG that'll be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita - what more could you want? The trailer that accompanies the announcement is moody, monochrome, and intriguing. The...
Crud on the moon
Killer Is Dead is unashamedly stupid. Executive producer Goichi Suda – better known by his nickname Suda51 – has made a living out of his bonkers plots and premises, but the latest product to drop off Grasshopper Manufacture’s production line takes the nonsense of No More Heroes and kits it out in a straitjacket. This is a...
Killer Is Dead hero Mondo Zappa will have yet another reason to pull out his controversial gigolo glasses this year, as Lollipop Chainsaw protagonist Juliet Starling is set to make an appearance in the game. The bright-eyed cheerleader will flash her pom-poms at some point during the title’s over-the-top campaign, but it’s not yet...
Bundled with a bevy of goodies
Grasshopper Manufacture’s latest eyebrow-raising endeavour Killer Is Dead will flirt with store shelves on 27th August in North America, publisher XSEED Games has announced. All launch editions of the bloodthirsty outing will be bundled with an 80-page hardcover art book, a soundtrack featuring 25 songs produced by...
Should have gone to Specsavers
Killer Is Dead looks poised to give Yakuza’s table tennis mini-game a run for its money in the inappropriate gameplay stakes. This brand new clip – completely in Japanese – shows protagonist Mondo Zappa seemingly accumulating points by staring at an aesthetically pleasing female’s assets. After eyeing the...
Making love to the camera
If you figured that Mondo Zappa’s glasses were just for fashion, you were wrong. Judging by this trailer, the Killer Is Dead protagonist can use the optical enhancers to see through the (already skimpy) clothes of his female associates. The functionality sounds great if you’re aiming to keep tabs on the latest underwear...
As expected, Grasshopper Manufacture’s gorgeous assassin action game Killer Is Dead will arrive in western territories this summer. The title will be published by XSEED Games in North America, while Dead Island overlord and new Saints Row owner Deep Silver w
Love and execution
The first trailer for Suda51’s upcoming PlayStation 3 action title Killer Is Dead includes everything that you’d expect it to: blood, beautiful women, and more blood. The title was officially revealed earlier this week after an eight month silence from developer Grasshopper Manufacture. Needless to say, it’s shot straight to...
It's been a long time since we learned anything about Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming PlayStation 3 action title, Killer Is Dead. The game was announced in April last year, but has been kept under wraps for the past eight months. Thankfully, that's changed this week, courtesy of a Famitsu magazine exposé. The report, translated...
Hot off the press
Famitsu magazine is always a bubbling hot-pot of new video game announcements, and this week’s edition is no different. The Japanese gaming bible has raised the curtain on a new PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler named Demon's Gaze. The title is in development at Experience Inc, who is best known for making PSP adventure Students...
But what is it?
Out of all the titles revealed at Sony’s Japanese Vita Game Heaven promotion, Kadokawa’s Discovery Project was probably the most ambiguous. The trailer flashes up buzz words such as “User Generated Content” but fails to really elaborate on anything. It seems like animation houses Robot and Ufotable are on board though. See if...
Ignore Lollipop Chainsaw's antagonist Swan's similarities to The Cure frontman Robert Smith, because it definitely ain't like heaven at San Romero High School
As previous trailers have established, Lollipop Chainsaw is a zombie game with a bubblepop twist. Could there be a more fitting bad-guy than a misunderstood high-school goth? Sure, Lollipop Chainsaw looks absolutely stupid, but that's what..
It's no secret that Japan has an unhealthy obsession with fishing games
While we're partial to the odd round of SEGA Bass Fishing, we don't fully understand the appeal of the genre. But that's not stopped Japanese gamers from getting a little hot under the collar over Kadokawa Games' wonderfully named Let's Try Bass Fishing: Fish On Next for PlayStation Vita. The game's confirmed for a March 22nd..
Good boxart should summarise a game's contents in a single image
Lollipop Chainsaw's front-cover does exactly that. The artwork shows protagonist Juliet Starling clutching at a chainsaw with her beheaded companion key-fob dangling from her waist. In the background are high-school lockers with zombies inside. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know. The Grasshopper Manufacture developed..
Lollipop Chainsaw protagonist Juliet Starling screams her insults as she thrusts a chainsaw into the face of an unsuspecting stumbling corpse
The result is not a fountain of crimson, but instead a splutter of glitter — such is the style of Suda 51's latest PlayStation 3 action title. From a..
Grasshopper Manufacture's bonkers looking zombie slasher, Lollipop Chainsaw, will be published in Europe and North America by Warner Bros next year, the company has announced
The pop-music inspired slasher will feature Suda 51's outrageous design and Akira Yamaoka's audio skills. There's now an official website for the game through here. Our exciting partnership with Kadokawa Games allows us to..
Original story: If this rumour had any other developer's name attached to it, we'd call it rubbish
But this is a rumour for Grasshopper Manufacture's latest title; y'know, the Suda51 joint. That means it's hard to treat any rumours as nonsense — the crazier they are, the more likely they are to be true. Take Lollipop Chainsaw, the studio's latest title if you believe a series of leaks from..
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