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Report: Hideo Kojima Creating Visual Novel With 5pb

By Spencer . July 19, 2010 . 1:55am

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is interested in making an “adventure game” with 5pb. And when Japan says “adventure game”, they mean “visual novel.”

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This Week In Sales: Game Overload

By Ishaan . July 2, 2010 . 4:05pm

The Japanese software charts heat up with a line-up of several significant new releases, including LovePlus +, Atelier Totori, and Monster Hunter Frontier for the Xbox 360.

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Steins;Gate For PC Delayed, To Require Online Activation

By Ishaan . June 22, 2010 . 3:43am

Steins;Gate for Windows was originally meant to launch July 30th. When Nitroplus and publisher 5pb release the delayed PC port of the hit visual novel this August 28th, players will require a PC connected to the Internet in order to complete an online certification process before they can play the game. Unsurprisingly, 5pb are citing […]

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Steins;Gate Being Written Into A Novel

By Ishaan . May 24, 2010 . 11:21am

5pb and Nitroplus’s breakout hit visual novel is getting the novelization treatment.

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Memories Off Remake Dated

By Spencer . May 3, 2010 . 3:08pm

Keeping with their summer release window, 5pb set July 28 as the date for Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku.

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Steins;Gate Coming To PC

By Ishaan . April 20, 2010 . 7:33am

The June issue of Tech Gian magazine confirms a PC port of the critically-acclaimed visual novel. Beware, NSFW post.

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Ketsui Could Be Another Reason For Japan To Consider An Xbox 360

By Spencer . April 14, 2010 . 11:36am

Bayonetta is a multiplatform game so a hardware bundle may not sway Japan towards Microsoft’s console. Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra, like all of Cave’s games, is an Xbox 360 exclusive.

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Corpse Party Crawling On To PSP

By Spencer . February 21, 2010 . 12:47am

Thanks to 5pb, the PlayStation Portable is getting a doujin horror game called Corpse Party: Blood Covered… Repeated Fear.

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Maybe, Ketsui Will Land On Xbox 360 In April

By Spencer . February 15, 2010 . 8:19am

5pb’s much delayed console version of Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi might be close to completion. Retailers in Japan report it goes on sale on April 22.

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5pb Has An Xbox 360 Announcement Too

By Spencer . January 26, 2010 . 10:33am

Hot on the heels of the Microsoft x Capcom press conference, 5pb has a new Xbox 360 title.

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Next Year, 5pb Will Release A Horror Game

By Spencer . December 31, 2009 . 10:50am

5pb, the publisher of the Xbox 360 Ketsui port and visual novels like Steins;Gate, are developing a horror adventure game called Corpse Party: Blood Covered… Repeated Fear.

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The Cell Phone Buddy Detective Adventure Game

By Spencer . February 3, 2009 . 1:16am

Introducing Ketai Sousakan 7 (Mobile Phone Investigator Seven), a Japanese TV show where an anti-social high school freshman and his friend, a talking and walking mobile phone named Seven fight cyber crime. Strangely enough this TV show is getting a Nintendo DS adventure game where Keita, the human character, and Seven chat and play mini-games. […]

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EXTRA 2008: Uraken on 8BIT☆iDOLM@STER

By Jerisaka . November 8, 2008 . 6:11pm

Since Uraken first began DJ’ing, his electronic music has been described as powerful and uplifting. In addition to appearing at live performances, beginning in 1996 he organized a monthly event called “Hardcore Kitchen.” The first of its kind in Japan, it introduced Tokyo to the UK Hardcore scene. The musician has since toured Britain and […]

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EXTRA 2008: Yuzo Koshiro on Etrian Odyssey

By Jerisaka . October 19, 2008 . 5:29pm

When looking at the magnitude of music composed by Yuzo Koshiro for the Etrian Odyssey series of role-playing games, its breadth amounts to a small kingdom of sounds. The original soundtracks for the first two titles make up five discs. In addition, a drama CD, two Super Arrange records, a piano collection and an album […]

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EXTRA 2008: Jeff Curry on The Outer Rim

By Jerisaka . October 19, 2008 . 4:39pm

In May of this year, the Tokyo-based band The Outer Rim published their self-titled debut album. Composed primarily by bassist Jeff Curry, the musician imagined the spoken drama that bookends the music tracks, which are performed by professional videogame voice actors, as a dark and brooding outer space tale reminiscent of James Cameron’s Aliens. Over […]

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EXTRA 2008 piles on the videogame music nostalgia

By Jerisaka . October 13, 2008 . 9:11am

There were so many renditions of classic game tunes performed at this evening’s EXTRA Hyper Game Music Event at Shin-Kiba’s Studio Coast that it was hard to keep track of them all. The yearly event organized by 5pb Records assembles game composers to perform their own songs and revive classics from yesteryear by way of […]

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