Tag Archives: west

Could Catherine get a Western release?

There’s fresh hope that eye-catching console title Catherine could receive a release in the West. As spotted by BeefJack, a now removed listing for the game yesterday appeared on the website of games retailer GameStop. Until now publisher Atlus has doggedly insisted that the game would not be released in …

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Tecmo targets West with new Warriors

The latest in the hit Dynasty Warriors franchise has been designed to appeal to Western gamers. Publisher Tecmo Koei hopes that Warriors: Legends of Troy – which is set during the Trojan War – will appeal to US and European gamers who would be familiar with the setting. Our main …

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Zampella, West battle trial delay

The two Infinity Ward heads fired from Activation are hoping to block a delay on a multi-million dollar legal suit. It is urged that Activision’s new aim to include EA in the lawsuit should be stopped, as it will extend the case at a heavy price for the former Infinity …

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Activision suing EA over Infinity Ward claims

The legal spat between Activision and the former owners of Infinity Ward has taken another interesting twist with news that Activision is now suing EA as part of its lawsuit. Amongst the many accusations in Activision’s original lawsuit against Jason West and Vince Zampella was one of "insubordination", with suggestions …

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Square Enix on bringing West to the East

The three men in charge of Square Enix have told MCV that the company’s new global agenda is not merely leveraging Eastern properties in Europe and the US – it’s about returning fire with Western games that can break into the Japanese market. I think today, [releasing Square Enix Europe’s …

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Western feedback for FFXIII ignored

Publisher Square Enix has admitted that it feared this year’s RPG release Final Fantasy XIII would receive a rough ride from Western critics before the game hit the shelves. Even before the current generation of consoles was introduced, it was obvious that the game market in the West was gaining …

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Cave bringing boxed shooter to West

Cult Japanese developer Cave is seemingly on the brink of bringing its first ever boxed Western release to the UK High Street. In recent times the studio has enjoyed great success on iPhone with hit releases DoDonPachi Resurrection and Espgaluda II, but its recent love for Xbox 360 has been …

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Yakuza 4 confirmed for Europe

Sega has confirmed that Yakuza 4 will be released in western markets in spring of next year – around 12 months after it first hit Japanese retail. Four is a very powerful number,” the European Sega blog reads. In this particular instalment as not only will you experience the gritty …

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Cave wants to conquer the West

Cult Japanese arcade developer Cave, which is famous for its notoriously challenging and collectible shmups, has told Develop of its plans to tailour its creations for an international market. Having released very few home platform titles outside of Japan, the studio behind 2D shooter genre stalwart Dodonpachi recently ported its …

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Capcoms Western dilemma

Publisher Capcom has revealed the poor performance of recent releases Dark Void and Bionic Commando have lead to a strategic re-think of its Western aspirations. Speaking to The Financial Times, president Haruhiro Tsujimoto revealed that Dark Void has sold just 520k copies since its release – well below Capcom’s initial …

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