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'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

'There is no future for Japanese RPGs if video game stories are not respected'

Japanese story-driven games and visual novels such as 999 and Danganronpa have established a dedicated niche following here in the West.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:01PM in News
Former Nintendo UK boss Yarnton joins Gfinity

Former Nintendo UK boss Yarnton joins Gfinity

David Yarnton has joined the board of eSports company Gfinity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 4:00PM in News
Watch the PC keynote you never get to see at E3 at Games Retail 2020

Watch the PC keynote you never get to see at E3 at Games Retail 2020

UK retail specialist Green Man Gaming will deliver 'The PC keynote you never get to see at E3' at this month's Games Retail 2020.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:38PM in News
GameStop cuts Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle to £309.97

GameStop cuts Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle to £309.97

£40 has been shaved off the price of the upcoming Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle by online retailer GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:34PM in News

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Super Meat Boy Forever charging onto PCs and tablets

Super Meat Boy Forever charging onto PCs and tablets

A new Super Meat Boy game has been revealed at PAX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 3:15PM in News
Atari announces Alone in the Dark: Illumination

Atari announces Alone in the Dark: Illumination

The Alone in the Dark IP is making a return.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 2:25PM in News
Dead or Alive 5 is getting an HD release on PS4 and Xbox One

Dead or Alive 5 is getting an HD release on PS4 and Xbox One

A fairly unexpected HD re-release for PS4 and Xbox One has been announced in the form of Koei Tecmo’s Dead or Alive 5.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 1:49PM in News
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected headed to PS4 and Xbox One

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected headed to PS4 and Xbox One

Deep Silver is to release an updated version of Saints Row IV on next-gen consoles and release a new standalone expansion in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 1:16PM in News

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MCV launches Video Games Peripherals Buyers Guide this month

MCV launches Video Games Peripherals Buyers Guide this month

MCV is putting together a guide of the biggest accessories, merchandise and peripherals heading to market this Christmas.

on Sep 1st 2014 at 12:45PM in News
Vita owners given free access to 250 UMD Passport games

Vita owners given free access to 250 UMD Passport games

PlayStation Plus has suddenly become exponentially more enticing for Japanese Vita owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 11:47AM in News
Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row, dev says

Volition’s creative director Steve Jaros has said that Anita Sarkeesian was right to criticise the Saints Row games in her latest video.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 11:07AM in News
Metro Redux takes UK retail chart top spot as re-releases claim top three

Metro Redux takes UK retail chart top spot as re-releases claim top three

Metro Redux was the best-selling game at UK retail last week, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:41AM in News

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Rockstar denies Grand Theft Auto V delay

Rockstar denies Grand Theft Auto V delay

Grand Theft Auto V will still be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC this autumn, Rockstar has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:31AM in News
UPDATE: Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced by Capcom

UPDATE: Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced by Capcom

Capcom has revealed Resident Evil Revelations 2 at Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show conference this morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:12AM in News
UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

UPDATE: Bloodborne gets Japanese release date

From Software’s gothic action RPG Bloodborne has been dated for PS4 in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Dragon Quest: Heroes is PS4 and PS3 bound

Dragon Quest: Heroes is PS4 and PS3 bound

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series is scheduled to make a PS4 debut next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:20AM in News

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Persona 5 heading to PS4 as well as PS3

Persona 5 heading to PS4 as well as PS3

Sony has announced that Atlus’ upcoming RPG won’t be a PS3 exclusive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2014 at 9:08AM in News
Nintendo Europe cuts 190 temporary QA staff

Nintendo Europe cuts 190 temporary QA staff

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that 190 temporary employees are leaving the firm.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 29th 2014 at 5:19PM in News
Twitter to speak at Games Retail 2020

Twitter to speak at Games Retail 2020

Twitter is the latest name to join the roster of speakers at next month's Games Retail 2020.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 29th 2014 at 3:08PM in News
Xenoblade Chronicles coming exclusively to the 'new 3DS'

Xenoblade Chronicles coming exclusively to the 'new 3DS'

Nintendo has just announced a game that will only work on the 'New 3DS'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 29th 2014 at 1:45PM in News
Players to receive Smash Bros Soundtrack for registering the game

Players to receive Smash Bros Soundtrack for registering the game

Fans who register both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros on Club Nintendo will be rewarded with the title’s soundtrack.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 29th 2014 at 1:06PM in News
Ultimate NES Remix coming to retail on November 7th

Ultimate NES Remix coming to retail on November 7th

Nintendo’s fast-paced retro throwback title Ultimate NES Remix is heading to UK stores on November 7th.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:58PM in News
Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo unveils new 3DS and 3DS XL

Nintendo has revealed a new design for its handheld 3DS and 3DS XL consoles during its latest Nintendo Direct announcement.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
VIDEO: Harmonix developing shoot-em-up A City Sleeps

VIDEO: Harmonix developing shoot-em-up A City Sleeps

Dance Central and Rock Band studio Harmonix is developing a shump called A City Sleeps.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 29th 2014 at 11:33AM in News
New Deep Down gameplay shown off in new developer video

New Deep Down gameplay shown off in new developer video

Capcom’s free-to-play Dark Souls-a-like Deep Down has had some new gameplay shown off, courtesy of the title’s developers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 29th 2014 at 11:29AM in News