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Dragon Quest XI set for western release in 2018

Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI will finally be making its way westwards next year. The news came a day before the release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in Japan, which we suspect will rise straight to the top of the charts when our …

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Latest Nobunaga’s Ambition release heading west for PlayStation consoles, PC

Koei Tecmo’s most recent entry in the Nobunaga’s Ambition franchise will receive release in Europe and North America this September. According to an update on the publisher’s Facebook page, the game has been renamed Nobunanga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence for its western release. It will arrive stateside on September 1st …

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Samurai Warriors 4 western release confirmed for this fall

The latest in Tecmo Koei’s action game series Samurai Warriors 4 is getting a western release later this year, the company has announced. A post on Tecmo Koei Europe’s twitter accountwith accompanying image reveals the news, stating that the game will release on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita this fall …

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Cave shutting down Western social media presence

The future looks bleak for cult Japanese studio Cave. The company has announced that it is closing its English language Twitter account and is directing users to instead refer to the official – Japanese only – Cavegames account. It all boils down to what is a disappointing failure for the …

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Grand Theft Auto V becomes second Western game to grab 40/40 from Famitsu

Esteemed Japanese weekly games magazine Famitsu has awarded Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V an esteemed 40/40 review rating. GTA V becomes the 22nd game to receive top marks from the mag, Polygon reports, and only the second one that was developed outside of Japan – the first being Bethesda’s The …

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PS Vita TV likely to get Western release, Sony suggests

Sony has calmed fears that the recently announced PS Vita TV will not be launched in the West. Much of the game press latched onto a comment made by PlayStation CEO Andrew House in an interview with TechOn in which he stated that Sony is planning to sell the PS …

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Nintendo admits 3DS lacks Western momentum

Sales of the 3DS in America and Europe are not where Nintendo would have hoped, the company has admitted. What we should say first is that while the Nintendo 3DS has a certain degree of sales momentum in Japan, the momentum in the US and Europe is currently weak,” boss …

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Western devs drafted in to save Last Guardian

Sony has sent in its Western studios to help tackle the troubled development of Team Ico’s The Last Guardian, Sony’s game design chief has revealed. In an interview withWired, Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony Santa Monica and other teams in the US and Europe have been brought in to support …

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Want to be big in Japan? Go digital

British publisher System 3 is making waves in Japan – by going digital. The firm’s new Japanese office – headed by Takeshi Shimizu – launched Ferrari: The Race Experience late last year. It was the publisher’s first release in Japan, it shot straight to No.2 in the PSN charts for …

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Battlefield 3 the sole Western winner of TGS Future Game Awards

EA and DICE’s Battlefield 3 was the only Western-developed title to be recognised at the CESA Tokyo Game Show Future Awards. In total 11 games were awarded the accolade, Andriasang reports. The list is drawn up by polling attendees of the show about their favourite title that was either on …

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