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Xbox 15th Anniversary: 15 Notable Japanese Xbox Games

It was nearly 15 years ago when Microsoft entered the console wars with its Xbox console, and 15 years later it currently stands in a pretty sweet position with the Xbox One console. During that time we saw the hugely successful Xbox 360 system and next year we can look forward to the Xbox Scorpio. A lot has happened in the last 15 years, but what has always remained consistent is the Xbox’s poor commercial performance in Japan. For numerous reasons the Xbox brand just doesn’t garner the same interest from Japanese gamers, and has consistently to this day remained the poorest seller in the land of the rising sun. Still, this is the 15th anniversary for all things Xbox, and these systems were graced with a range of excellent Japanese video games. Some were exclusive, some landed on the system first before any other platforms, and some in fact performed best on the Microsoft game box. In no particular order, here are 15 of the most notable Japanese games that graced Xbox systems over the …

Some Wars Never End – Transformers: Devastation Revealed, Developed By PlatinumGames

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; that period just before the beginning of the Electronic Entertainment Expo wherein which video gaming fans are treated to some tasty news leaks before their scheduled reveals. It has already been revealed that Street Fighter’s Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy will be joining the already sizeable Super Smash Bros. roster thanks to an early update released in Japan, and now Best Buy Canada have spilled the beans a little early regarding a brand-new Transformers video game developed by Osaka’s PlatinumGames and set to be published by the very much unloved…Activision. Unconfirmed by neither PlatinumGames nor Activision, this game was placed on Best Buy Canada’s online store as a game up for pre-order. People are speculating that this was one of the “big reveals” supposedly saved for the E3 festivities but are already very much underwhelmed by the fact that it is just another Transformers title. Not only that but after seeing the way in which Activision and PlatinumGames came together for The Legend Of Korra game, video …

Mighty Things, Small Packages – Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition Announced 

 Overnight, Comcept and Deep Silver who’re now the publishers of Keiji Inafune’s attempt to revive Mega Man announced an interesting special edition pack for their upcoming title Mighty No. 9. For the longest time we had heard no word regarding this modern day side-scroller and then all of the sudden we’re given this; the Mighty No. 9 – Signature Edition which comes packed with a copy of the vidro game, a 6.5 inch figurine of Beck himself, and a replica of Keiji Inafune’s signature which will be placed on the box of the pack. The most exciting feature of this Signature Edition would have to be the posable figure of Beck which not only stands at a pretty nice 6.5 inches tall, as mentioned, but also comes with three interchangeable faceplates to match your mood. The awesome thing about this edition as a whole is that it will only set buyers back about $60, but you’ll have to investigatw local video game retailers just to make. Prices change all over the world. The price of …

Bandai Namco Reveals Contents Of Dragon Ball: XenoVerse DLC Pack Three

We live in the age of download content. This is what being a gamer in modern times is like; we purchase a video game for full price then, over time, the developers continue working on it to then release DLC pack after DLC pack until you’ve spend just about as much money on digital content as you did on the game itself. Some companies really go above and beyond when it comes to add-on content, were looking at you Capcom, and others like Bandai Namco Games do only what is necessary. When it comes to the third DLC pack of Bandai Namco’s latest Dragon Ball Z title XenoVerse, it is the release of a new movie titled Resurrection F that justifies this new addition to an already very much content populated game. Much like the previous two DLC pack, the third will feature some new playable characters, stages, missions and Masters but unlike the previous two…this one also features blue-haired Saiyans. Super Saiyan God SS Goku, Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta, Golden Frieza and Jaco …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 01

The entire history of Dragon Ball Z is in some serious trouble: The enemies are getting stronger, the heroes are getting weaker and everything isn’t happening the way to is supposed to. That’s alright though because the universe has YOU…the player! Earthling? Namekian? Whatever they call Frieza’s race? It doesn’t mater! You’ve got the power of time on your side and now it’s up to you to save history from being permanently re-written; thus is the story of Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Now what happens when a couple of idiots are tasked with saving the world? Chances are…existence will be utterly obliterated. It’ll be fun to watch though! Follow Frank (@FrankInglese) and Kane (@KaneBugeja) as they talk Dragon Ball Z while playing the latest in the series of fighting games; Dragon Ball XenoVerse. It’s silly, it’s crazy, it’s a whole lot of Dragon Ball-related fun! Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video.  -30-

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – Now Available Across North America, Australia and New Zealand

Yes! Yes! Yes! The TIME has finally come for fans of the long-running Anime and Manga series “Dragon Ball Z” to finally get their hands on the latest and greatest fighting video game from Bandai Namco Games “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse”. This new game has been a long time coming and has even gone through a release delay but that’s all in the past now because it’s finally here for us all to enjoy! Step into the boots of a Time Patrolman tasked with going back through the entire fictional history of the “Dragon Ball” series, stopping all that has gone wrong and changing the present all for the sake of a wonderful, brighter future. Look, I know, all you want to do right now is go out there and enjoy the game…so go! Now you know it’s out and now you can play it for hours on end! Hey, why not join your Time Patrol friends and take on some missions together? Maybe you can even become the protégé to one of the Z Fighters and learn …

Latest Dragon Ball Xenoverse Trailers Shows How Raditz Could Have Survived The Special Beam Cannon

We all remember the first time Goku died in “Dragon Ball Z”, right? It happened almost as soon as he met his Saiyan brother and it was dealt to him by former enemy Piccolo. Goku locked his brother into a sturdy grapple and the green man fired a spiralling laser through both of the monkey men’s chests. Yeah, yeah, everyone remembers this. Do you remember every thinking to yourself; “Surely Raditz could have gotten out of that”? Because I do, and it has plagued me for years. From what I can remember, there was a lot of his body that Goku hadn’t locked up which surely could have been utilised to, you know…escape death. Well Bandai Namco Games Japan have released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming fighting title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” that shows just how Raditz could have survived the dynamic duo’s team up and, well…it looks like he did it with ease. The video is meant to be showing off how “Dragon Ball” history is being altered in the story of the new …

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – Release Date Trailer [UPDATE: American Release Date Announced]

You know, reader, with all this talk of time and space, I’ve really been thinking about when exactly ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’ is set to hit local shelves and thankfully today Bandai Namco Games have answered my question. It’s a Friday which is already good enough in my books but it has been made even sweeter thanks to the video game developer/distributor. Not only have they revealed the European release date for the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: Xensoverse’ game but they’ve also released one hell of an awesome trailer that takes audiences back through time as it describes just what the game is about. It also details some cool looking editions of the game but we’ll get to that in due time. The date has been set: Europe will be getting the new ‘DBZ’ title on the 13th of February next year which, if you ask me, is too far away! I need this game, but I’m sure any long-time fan of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ will be feeling the exact same as me right now. Also announced …

Digimon All-Star Rumble – New Trailer and Screenshots Straight From NYCC

Bandai Namco games have done the ‘Digimon’ fandom a real solid and released a brand-new trailer alongside some seriously exciting screenshots of their upcoming fighting game title ‘Digimon All-Star Rumble’ ahead of this weekend’s New York Comic Con where we’ll be seeing much more from the much0loved video game developer/publisher. The trailer, much like the initial one that was released, takes audiences through a couple battles between ‘Digimon’ series favourites like Veemon, Gomamon and Gatomon. It shows ‘Digivolutions’ and special techniques that can be pulled off in-game. It’s the new screenshots, though, that are the more exciting of the new information because they introduce the world to the ‘Digimon All-Star Rumble’ story mode. This gameplay mode, featured in many if not all fighting games, will serve is the single player experience wherein which you’ll choose your favorite digital partner to take on a whole bunch of different enemies before going head-to-head with a ‘Digimon Rival’ which will signify the end of a level. Supposedly playing through the story mode will bring more about the games …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Review

The world is never and will never be short of ‘Naruto’ fighting games. This is a truth all Anime and Manga fans have come to understand, and most of them are more than grateful. Every two years or so the good people over at Bandai Namco Games in conjunction with video game developer CyberConnect2 create and distribute a brand-new ‘Naruto’ fighting title. Each new game brings about new characters, upgraded battle mechanics and improved graphics BUT every single time a new one is released reviews say mostly the same thing; it’s not that different from the last game. This almost seems like a curse for the franchise seeing as it has been this way for years but does the latest addition, ‘Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution’, throw off the balance and break the hex of perpetual monotony? It’s quite possible. Unlike it’s predecessors, ‘Revolution’ does not fall victim to the habit of Anime-based video games simply retelling the story of the series. It is good thing to implement when it is the first or …

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – In Stores Now!

It’s finally here…for gamers living in Japan, Europe, the Middle-East and throughout Australasia…sorry North America, you’ll have to wait until the 16th before you can get your hands on Bandai Namco’s new ‘Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution’ fighting game. Japan, as usual, were the very first to get the game with it being released just yesterday on the 11th of September. They’re already absolutely loving it so you can see why I’m so excited for it to get a release almost everywhere else…including Australia! As of right now the game is only available on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 BUT on thew 16th, the day it gets a release in North America, ‘Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution’ will also be hitting up the PC through Steam. This new addition to the already extensive ‘Naruto’ fighting game catalog features over 100 playable characters, including the more recent ones who have only been introduced in the Manga at this point in time. With fantastic looking visuals and an upgraded set of gameplay mechanics, …

Get Properly Acquianted With Adachi and Marie With The Latest ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ Trailer

You know they’re set to be released in the upcoming ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ fighting game as DLC characters but how well do you truly know Tohru Adachi and the monoymous Marie? There’s some good news for those of you out there who don’t know these two characters very well but are still looking forward to getting their hands on the video game sequel; ATLUS USA have today released a combination trailer that features both of the DLC characters in all their brawling glory. Adachi will be accompanied on the battlefield by his Persona Mugetsu-Izanagi and Marie will be joined by her official Persona partner Kaguya. Even though they’ve been announced as DLC which would make you instantly think that you’ll have to dish out a bunch of cash to be able to play as them, ATLUS revealed that for a limited time they will both be available for free! From the launch day, players will have a week to download the two characters before things get changed up and they become paid content. So …

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Shadow Labrys and Sho Minazuki English Trailers Released

Heads up, ‘Persona’ fans! ATLUS aren’t letting you go on too long without getting another taste of the upcoming action game sequel ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ so settle in, buckle up and prepare for another trio of trailers to get invigorated and ready for some head-to-head ‘Persona’ action! The three new English trailers for Shadow Labrys and Sho Minazuki have just been released and they look fantastic! Shadow Labrys is the star of her very own trailer, once again, whereas Mr. Minazuki gets lucky and lands himself two separate trailers; one WITH his Persona backing him up and the other without. The game is just about to hit Japan and will be released in North America on the 30th of September on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with a European and Australian release to closely follow. Shadow Labrys: Sho Minazuki: Sho Minazuki (Without Persona): -30-

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Gaara Showcased In Latest Screenshot Batch

You know, reader, with all these talk about characters like Hashirama and Madara being featured in the upcoming ‘Naruto Shippuden’ fighting title ‘Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution’ we almost forgot about one of the key players in the titular character’s history of growth. I’m of course talking about a sand Shinobi named Gaara who I’m sure you all know and love, well Bandai Namco Games have recently released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming game that just so happen to put the spotlight on Gaara as well as the beast inside of him that originally lead this young man into becoming the monster he was once known as. Naruto’s old enemy Gaara, the Fifth Kazekage, brings his unique mastery of the Sand to the battlefield. As one of the 9 Tailed-Beasts Jinchûriki, Gaara can summon the One-Tailed Beast Shukaku and use his mighty power along with his limitless Chakra wells.- Bandai Namco Games Alongside images of the ‘sandman; himself come some others which actually showcase a pair of the new features that will be …

“Persona 4 Arena Ultimax” – Mitsuru Kirijo Character Trailer Released

Oh, what’s that? You want more ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ news? ATLUS has got you covered, reader! The publisher/developer’s Japanese branch today released another character spotlight trailer for the upcoming game and this time the audience’s attention is entirely on Mrs. Mitsuru Kirijo from ‘Persona 3’. Being available as a playable character in the original ‘Persona 4 Arena’, her return hasn’t necessarily shocked fans but it has made them even more excited for the game’s release. As beautiful as ever, she claims the battlefield as her own alongside her Persona partner Artemisia who also returns from the previous game. The game is just about to hit Japan and will be released in North America on the 30th of September on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with a European and Australian release to closely follow. -30-

They were right! Margaret Announced As Playable Character In “Persona 4 Arena Ultimax”

Astute followers of pop culture news will know that, over the past couple of weeks, fans have been speculating about Margaret being a playable character in the upcoming ATLUS fighting title ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’. This came just after the announcement of Marie as a playable character which came alongside a slightly altered video game cover image that now depicts both Marie and Margaret who you may know both made their debuts in the latest mainstream ‘Persona’ game ‘Persona 4 (Golden)’. For weeks, fans have been in talks over whether or not this could be a possibility and today all your thought have been confirmed; Margaret WILL be a playable character in ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ and will be made available in the game as post-release DLC much like Marie and Adachi. ATLUS, alongside the announcement of her being in the game, also mentioned that she will be accompanied by three Persona pals; Yoshitsune, Cu Chulainn and Ardha, each of which are quite powerful! The game will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox …

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Trailers Released For Akihiko Sanada and Aigis

ATLUS have done it again! It’s been about a week at this point in time since ATLUS last released screenshots or a gameplay trailer for their upcoming action title ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ which means that it is time for yet another pair of character spotlight trailers with these two focusing on ‘Persona 3’s’ very own Akihiko Sanada and Aigis. ATLUS never let too much time go by without tossing out more hype-inducing news regarding one of their titles and I think that’s why the world loves them. The brutal boxer Akihiko Sanada and the Anti-Shadow android Aigis are back and ready to brawl in these new trailers for the upcoming game and even though the trailers are entirely in Japanese I think audiences will get the gist of what is going on…these two rock ultimate! ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ is set for a North American release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Autumn/Fall with a European release to follow shortly after that. Akihiko Sanada: Aigis: -30-