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  • News First Monster Hunter: World Review Is Near Perfect


    Ever since we first went hands on with Monster Hunter: World we’ve been waxing lyrical about the title, and our collective enthusiasm has only grown with subsequent betas. It’s no surprise, then, that the first review of the game is particularly high: 39/40 to be precise. But yes, there’s the caveat: this comes courtesy of Japa



  • News Japan Votes for PlayStation's Most Memorable Games

    Long in the memory

    Famitsu, the famous Japanese gaming magazine, is celebrating its 30th anniversary – and it's asked readers to vote for their most memorable games per console as a consequence. A whopping 2,921 people responded, with the rules stating that participants could only pen one title per platform. We've included the top ten titles for...


  • News Metal Gear Solid, Knack Are Japan's Best Selling PS4 Games

    Cerny you saw this coming?

    The PlayStation 4 is nearing its second birthday in Japan, and while it hasn't got off to a flying start, it's still managed to accrue an install base nearing 2.5 million units. But with the Eastern market waiting patiently for Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI, what's been the console's biggest software drivers so far?...





  • News Famitsu Unloads Bevy Of PlayStation Vita Content

    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..



  • News No More Heroes: Red Zone Includes Levels Cut from Wii Version

    Travis scores a touchdown

    It's been a long time since we've heard anything about Konami's No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, but Siliconera has unearthed a few details about extra content in the game's Japanese release, titled No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition. Famitsi (via Siliconera) reports the game will feature 10 missions cut from the Wii version...


  • News Japanese Gamers Really, Really Want Sony's NGP

    If the PSP is a muted success globally, it's a rip-roaring Goliath in Japan

    Sony's first portable gaming system is frequently the most purchased gaming system in Japan, despite waning support worldwide. So it's little surprise Japanese gamers are hyped for the console's successor. In a reader poll published in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, 76.2% of Japanese gamers stated they wanted the..



  • News Is This "The End" Of The Yakuza Franchise As We Know It?

    There are scant details regarding the new PlayStation 3 Yakuza game at the moment

    Much of SEGA's marketing muscle is going into the upcoming PSP title, which is due much sooner than its PlayStation 3 brethren. Hence why this morning's Famitsu magazine is so shocking. Building up to the game's full reveal at next month's Tokyo Game Show, SEGA's placed a mysterious advert in the Japanese Gaming..

  • News Persona Director Brings Catherine To The PlayStation 3

    We've no idea who Catherine is, but we're assuming she's a character from Atlus' new game, erm, Catherine

    The game's been revealed in this weeks Famitsu and is the first HD project from the Persona team. Apparently the game follows Vincent, an insomniac plagued by nightmares of never-ending staircases (stay with us). Siliconera reports that the game is an action/adventure horror title intended for..



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