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Stranger of Sword City Makers On What Makes Dungeon RPGs Popular In Japan

Posted 11/19 03:36 in Mobile | 0comments

Stranger of Sword City Makers On What Makes Dungeon RPGs Popular In Japan

Siliconera recently spoke with company president Hajime Chikami on what makes the genre popular in Japan, and their plans to expand and go beyond with more.While Wizardry had a huge influence on dungeon RPGs, it seems like the DRPG genre is more popular in the West.

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Monokuma Is Getting A New Voice Actor In Japan For The Danganronpa Series

Posted 04/19 11:17 in Hardware | 0comments

Monokuma Is Getting A New Voice Actor In Japan For The Danganronpa Series

Spike Chunsoft recently announced that the Danganronpa series’ character Monokuma is going to have a new voice actor from Nobuyo Oyama to Tarako Isono.You can hear a sample of Monokuma’s new voice in the video below: Hello, everyone.

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Suda51 On Let It Die: Players As Enemies, First Forays Online, And Eating Frogs

Posted 05/01 21:29 in Hardware | 0comments

Suda51 On Let It Die: Players As Enemies, First Forays Online, And Eating Frogs

After months of silence, Suda51’s online action game Let it Die suddenly re-emerged with a playable build for PAX East.If you ever talk to anyone about Let it Die, it’s about being in your underwear.

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Here Are Square Enix Holdings’ Financial Results For Fiscal Year Ended March 2016

Posted 05/12 12:15 in Hardware | 0comments

Here Are Square Enix Holdings’ Financial Results For Fiscal Year Ended March 2016

Square Enix announced today their consolidated results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, with some information on the performance of key titles.5%from the prior fiscal year), operating income amounted to ¥26,018 million (an increase of 58.

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World of Final Fantasy Boasts Over 100 Hours Of Story With Plenty Of Final Fantasy Characters

Posted 06/07 14:50 in Hardware | 0comments

World of Final Fantasy Boasts Over 100 Hours Of Story With Plenty Of Final Fantasy Characters

World of Final Fantasy’s release date was recently announced for the world, and the development staff shared more information on Square Enix’s upcoming title in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.[Thanks, Hachima.

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Falcom President Hopes To Make A PS4 Version Of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Posted 06/07 15:12 in Hardware | 0comments

Falcom President Hopes To Make A PS4 Version Of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo had a few comments to share about Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, known as Ys VI in Japan, in an interview in this week’s issue of Dengeki PlayStation.[Thanks, Hachima.

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Watch Dogs 2 Short Trailer Leaked, To Release In November 15, 2016

Posted 06/08 09:35 in Hardware | 0comments

Watch Dogs 2 Short Trailer Leaked, To Release In November 15, 2016

Following yesterday’s banner leak for Watch Dogs 2, another reveal has leaked with a short trailer from a Twitch ad, showing that the sequel title will release on November 15, 2016.The official Watch Dogs 2 reveal event will take place later today, June 8, at 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET/4:00pm GMT and can be viewed here.

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From Way Of The Samurai To Melding Secret Of Mana With Diablo, Introducing Obcidian Legacy

Posted 02/01 01:14 in Hardware | 0comments

From Way Of The Samurai To Melding Secret Of Mana With Diablo, Introducing Obcidian Legacy

You’ve worked in Japan’s game industry for quite some time and on titles developed by Acquire like the Way of the Samurai series.Yeah, I personally like to think that if Secret of Mana and Diablo made sweet, sweet love, then 9 months later their bastard love child would be Obcidian Legacy.

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Next Jump Developer Talks Shifting A Shmup Into A Tactical Game

Posted 02/08 01:02 in Hardware | 0comments

Next Jump Developer Talks Shifting A Shmup Into A Tactical Game

What made you want to create a shmup as a tactical game instead?At first, I was trying to think on how to design a more "approachable" Shmup.

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Weekend Deals: PS4 Drop to $250, Cheap For Honor and Tales Series

Posted 02/11 17:42 in Hardware | 0comments

Weekend Deals: PS4 Drop to $250, Cheap For Honor and Tales Series

If you’re thinking of picking one up, the $250 price is already on Antonline’s eBay store with an additional bonus.In the upcoming deals department Ubisoft’s For Honor is in Open Beta now through February 13 – right up to the games February 14 launch.

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Hollow Halls Developer Talks About Having A Wheelchair-Bound Horror Game Protagonist

Posted 02/11 22:13 in Hardware | 0comments

Hollow Halls Developer Talks About Having A Wheelchair-Bound Horror Game Protagonist

Siliconera reached out to Broken Code Games, speaking with them about how being wheelchair-bound added to the experience of this horror game.You mention being inspired by the horror games of the 90’s.

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Bringing Birthdays The Beginning And Planet Earth To Life

Posted 02/15 22:09 in Hardware | 0comments

Bringing Birthdays The Beginning And Planet Earth To Life

NIS America is bringing Birthdays the Beginning to the West and this game takes players back to the beginning of life on Earth.For Birthdays the Beginning, one of the concepts was a strong simulation game, but to make it easy for any casual gamer to play right away.

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Suda51 On The Future Of The Silver Case

Posted 02/20 22:07 in Hardware | 0comments

Suda51 On The Future Of The Silver Case

What ideas did you have when creating Tetsugoro Kusabi who is in The Silver Case and later Flower, Sun, and Rain?The Silver Case is a dense story with a lot of philosophy weaved into each chapter.

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Roswell Developer Talks About How Choice Adds Personal Depth To Games

Posted 03/05 02:10 in Hardware | 0comments

Roswell Developer Talks About How Choice Adds Personal Depth To Games

Siliconera spoke with Judah Mantell, developer of Roswell, to learn more about why player choice was so important to the game, and how giving players full agency over the story and gameplay creates more depth, and more personal stories, within the world of games.To the uninitiated, the Roswell Incident is considered the epitome of all UFO encounters, and the most widely studied.

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Final Fantasy XV Composers Talk About Their Involvement With The Soundtrack

Posted 03/17 22:02 in Hardware | 0comments

Final Fantasy XV Composers Talk About Their Involvement With The Soundtrack

As an introduction, can you tell us what you did in regards to the Final Fantasy XV Soundtrack?Yoshitaka Suzuki, Composer/Arranger for Final Fantasy XV – My name is Yoshitaka Suzuki.

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NieR: Automata Director Talks Design Philosophies, Storytelling, Poop, & Butts

Posted 03/21 22:13 in Hardware | 0comments

NieR: Automata Director Talks Design Philosophies, Storytelling, Poop, & Butts

Siliconera spoke with the humble developer at PAX East, looking to learn more about his thoughts in creating games, and how they shaped NieR: Automata.Yoko Taro, Director of NieR: Automata – (laughs) There’s one thing that I would like to fix or edit.

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Developer Talks Changes, Multiplayer, And Being Faithful To The Series

Posted 03/24 00:04 in Hardware | 0comments

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Developer Talks Changes, Multiplayer, And Being Faithful To The Series

For instance, for Kingdom Hearts on Game Boy Advance, I was the main programmer and designer.When I joined Square Enix, I was still working on Kingdom Hearts.

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