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Raiden Fighters Aces: Find Those Fairies

By Spencer . May 22, 2009 . 6:20pm

Games like Raiden Fighters Aces are rare. Being a retail shooter collection in North America is enough to make this release uncommon. On top of that you don’t need to be a shmup expert to enjoy Raiden Fighters Aces.

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Atlus Describes What’s Lurking Inside The Dark Spire

By Spencer . April 14, 2009 . 4:16pm

RPGs have come a long way from wireframe dungeons and dice rolls. Since graphics weren’t as advanced in the stone age of gaming, developers used text to capture a player’s imagination. Although it’s a Nintendo DS game, the Dark Spire is driven by descriptive text.   We spoke with Atlus about localizing the heap of […]

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Translating Humor And Fists For The West, A Tokyo Beat Down Interview

By Spencer . April 2, 2009 . 6:47pm

One of the first screenshots of Tokyo Beat Down had Lewis Cannon shout the line “fists can solve any problem”. It’s clear that Atlus decided not to directly translate Tokyo Beat Down, but the snappy one-liners aren’t out of place. The original game Success released was also comical. In this interview Atlus describes how they […]

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It’s Official, Raiden Fighters Aces Soaring Overseas

By Spencer . March 16, 2009 . 2:00pm

The ESRB rating made it a safe bet, but nothing beats an official confirmation from publisher Valcon Games. Now we have one (thanks Chris!!). Raiden Fighter Aces is coming to North America thanks to Valcon Games. No official date was listed so we’ll have to go with the early April target set by retailers. Raiden […]

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Ready For A "Tokyo Beat Down"?

By Spencer . January 9, 2009 . 11:36am

Atlus is giving us one on March 10. Tokyo Beat Down is actually game we mentioned before when Success released under the name Yajuu Keiji, which literally translates to Beast Detective. In the US version Lewis Cannon and his team are known as the “Beast Cops” because they let their fists and guns do the […]

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The Dark Spire Details Spilled (Update: Screenshots)

By Spencer . December 18, 2008 . 10:25am

Kid Marin was absolutely right about the Dark Spire, it’s a localized version of Genmu no Tou to Tsurugi no Okite. Play-Asia prematurely spilled the beans.   The Dark Spire puts a party of adventurers in a tower with 80 different kinds of enemies. Everything is viewed from a first person perspective, similar to classic […]

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Tornado: The Test Spin

By Spencer . September 16, 2008 . 5:58pm

Ignition Entertainment isn’t just publishing AQ Interactive’s games. They also picked up Tornado from Success. While Tornado has no set release date in Japan I have a build of the US version in my possession. It’s pretty much complete with English text and all too. In Tornado you control Toki, an environmentally friendly space cat […]

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Izuna 2 is less frustrating than Shiren, but still a good challenge

By Louise . August 6, 2008 . 3:02pm

Izuna 2 takes off where the first game left off and after a brief catch-up about what happened in the first game, it's revealed that Shino's long lost sister has been making her way around the different towns.  It's up to Izuna and the gang to track down Shino's more endowed sister and figure out […]

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Relaxing with Shepherd’s Crossing

By Louise . August 5, 2008 . 3:38pm

Running a farm can be hard work, but playing a game about running a farm somehow makes the menial labor entertaining.  Shepherd's Crossing is the latest contender in the same genre that games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing belong to.   Shepherd's Crossing lets me play a new inhabitant of a sleepy, farming town. […]

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In the trenches of Operation Darkness

By Spencer . June 24, 2008 . 9:29pm

In Operation Darkness Hitler can repel bullets with psychic powers. Werewolves from Scotland wage war against the Blood Clan, vampires employed by the Nazi army. I’m not sure if Atlus or Success made the decision, but Operation Darkness twists history with caution. Cordelia emphasizes not all Germans are evil. In fact you even meet an […]

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Success’ Tornado stumbles in North America?

By Spencer . May 22, 2008 . 10:19am

Last year Success announced a DS game called Tornado, which stars a cat named Toki who spins around to gather buildings on Earth. Tornado was supposed to come out last year, but it was delayed. Now it’s being branded as a budget Superlite game in Japan with an unannounced release date.   While we don’t […]