Stripping sim Akiba's Trip was an oddity worthy of attention when it released on various PlayStation formats a few years back, so Akiba's Beat should draw some interest this week. Acquire's teasing a full reveal in this week's Famitsu magazine, with a teaser website also counting down to a 2nd June reveal. While the name hints at some...
Flashing some footage
Production budgets may be shaking all of the creativity out of big boxed releases, but at least Japan hasn’t forgotten what it takes to make a weird and wonderful game. As previously teased, Akiba’s Trip 2 is making its way to the PlayStation 4 in Japan later this year – and that means that you’ll be able to strip...
Sexual assault isn’t a crime when you’re saving the world, so thank heavens for Akiba’s Trip 2. The curious underwear obsessed escapade – which was recently announced for release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in Western territories – is receiving a PlayStation 4 port in Japan, complete with added swimwear content, enhanced...
Acquire title to be revealed next week
Criminally underrated PlayStation Network arcade puzzler The Last Guy could be plotting a path onto the PlayStation Vita, if a new teaser website set up by Japanese developer Acquire is to be believed. The page – which includes Google Map-esque backgrounds similar to those employed by the aforementioned PSN...
Giant enemy crabs
North American gamers need no longer be jealous of Way of the Samurai 4’s confirmation for Europe, because XSEED has just announced that the PS3 exclusive is headed to USA too. There’s still no date or price attached to the sandbox samurai period drama, but the confirmation alone should be enough to get you to dust off your...
With games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048 in PlayStation Vita's launch window, it's unsurprising to see Acquire's quaint ninja title, Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen, flutter under the radar a touch
But that's unfortunate, because, as the game's latest trailer proves, it's actually looking pretty cool. The footage hones in on all of the title's key components, outlining the game's plot,..
Acquire's quirky ink-based PS Vita platformer, Sumioni, is to get a demo in Japan on January 25th
The contents of the demo are unknown at this point, but expect enough content to get a taste for the game's mix of touch and platforming mechanics ahead of its domestic release on February 9th. The game was confirmed for Western release late last year, with XSEED pledging publishing duties to the..
Namco Bandai's cooked up a brand new trailer for upcoming PlayStation Vita launch title, Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen
The footage is packed with orchestral swirls and overdramatic dialogue. It looks cool though, and it's being produced by Acquire who sharpened their blades on the popular Tenchu and Way Of The Samurai franchises. The trailer's included after the break. You can hunt out more details..
Having just released the brilliant Corpse Party worldwide, XSEED is already eyeing its next big project
It's announced plans overnight to publish quirky PlayStation Vita platformer, Sumioni: Demon Arts, next Spring in the West. Sumioni puts players in control of an ink demon, fighting through a watercolour landscape. The game uses traditional button controls for movement and platforming, and..
Namco Bandai's confirmed that Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen will launch alongside the PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe
The game — developed by Acquire — sees players assume the role of a ninja assassin in a war-torn landscape. With three opposing factions fighting for control, players "must choose which of these forces to support by taking on various missions". Your choices..
Famitsu's dropped the bomb on another pool of PlayStation Vita content earlier this week
New games include Luminous Electric Symphony (presumably the Vita's previously announced Lumines title) and a few unannounced games. The unannounced titles include GameArts' hunting action game Ragnarok Odyssey and D3's Dream Club Zero — the latter being a dating sim unlikely to ever make its way outside of..
With loads of bloody screenshots
Fans of the PS One era will likely have fond memories of the stealthy ninja title Tenchu. Developed by Acquire, it was a ground-breaking title that had gamers sneaking into fortified villages to assassinate clan leaders by any means necessary. The nonlinear levels allowed for the freedom to infiltrate the villages by...
Not many people have heard of Gladiator Begins, but there's a ton of buzz surrounding the GOSHOW developed action RPG online
The game launched in Japan and North America last year, and now it's coming to European PSPs on May 27th. Zen Untied and PQube are handling the release. There's good news for those unsure about whether to purchase the game on buzz alone — a demo launched on the European PSN..
Sony's announced nothing in regards to the NGP's third-party line-up, so it's pretty cool picking out these little tid-bits from the developers themselves
The latest little snippet comes via the Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! team, who used the Twitter account of one of the game's main characters (don't ask!) to tease an NGP spin-off. We've never played one of the Badman titles, though they've..
An upcoming Japanese RPG from Acquire and Zero Div will launch at the grand price of nothing
The title, Bakumatsu Revolution, will be a free download from the PSN including a full 10-hour campaign. Additionally, IGN reports that players will be able to share the game via wireless connectivity. That's almost viral. Of course, while the game's very core will be free, further content will come as part..
Acquire's poorly received PSP title Class Of Heroes is to graduate to the Playstation 3 this year
The old-school dungeon crawler has a pretty niche audience, despite its critical issues, and while the game is unlikely to see Western release (Atlus passed on an American port of the PSP title), the Playstation 3 version is supposedly under development. According to Siliconera, Class Of Heroes 2G is..
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