Kadokawa Games News

Weirdness: This Is the Closest Thing to Pokémon Snap You're Getting on PS3

This Is the Closest Thing to Pokémon Snap You're Getting on PS3

Sorry, this one ain't safe for work

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...

News: Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

Natural Doctrine Misses PS4's Japanese Launch by a Minor Margin

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...

News: Natural Doctrine Wields Its Sword and Shield in PS4 Trailer

Natural Doctrine Wields Its Sword and Shield in PS4 Trailer

Glitzy glimpse

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...

News: Strategy RPG Natural Doctrine Plans A Release On PS3, PS4, And Vita

Strategy RPG Natural Doctrine Plans A Release On PS3, PS4, And Vita

Cross-cross-play

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...

Review: Killer Is Dead (PlayStation 3)

Killer Is Dead (PlayStation 3)

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...

News: Duh, Of Course Juliet Starling Is Going to Be in Killer Is Dead

Duh, Of Course Juliet Starling Is Going to Be in Killer Is Dead

Girl power

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...

News: Killer Is Dead Dons Its Gigolo Glasses on 27th August

Killer Is Dead Dons Its Gigolo Glasses on 27th August

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...

News: Titillating Killer Is Dead Footage Applies Its Beer Goggles

Titillating Killer Is Dead Footage Applies Its Beer Goggles

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...

News: Kadokawa Games Undresses Titillating Killer Is Dead Trailer

Kadokawa Games Undresses Titillating Killer Is Dead Trailer

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...

News: Killer Is Dead's First Trailer Comes Out Swinging

Killer Is Dead's First Trailer Comes Out Swinging

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...

News: Killer Is Dead Stars an Assassin with an Outrageous Arm

Killer Is Dead Stars an Assassin with an Outrageous Arm

Packing heat

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...

News: Demon's Gaze Is PlayStation Vita's Next Big Dungeon Crawler

Demon's Gaze Is PlayStation Vita's Next Big Dungeon Crawler

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...

News: Lollipop Chainsaw Piles On The Stupidity, Introduces Antagonist Swan

Lollipop Chainsaw Piles On The Stupidity, Introduces Antagonist Swan

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..

News: PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

PlayStation Vita Goes Fishing In March

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..

News: Lollipop Chainsaw's Boxart Is Appropriately Awesome

Lollipop Chainsaw's Boxart Is Appropriately Awesome

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..

News: YES! Warner Bros Confirms Western Release Of Lollipop Chainsaw In 2012

YES! Warner Bros Confirms Western Release Of Lollipop Chainsaw In 2012

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..