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News: Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Level-5 also teasing an even "bigger" franchise for next year

It's already pretty well known that the runaway hit franchise Yokai Watch has had plans to spread out of Japan and peacefully annex the West into its empire. But in case you were worried they were beginning to forget about us, Level-5 head Akiro Hino recently confirmed that the anime will...

News: Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Delayed Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs Game Is Still Happening, And Still Coming To 3DS

Remains very much in the saddle

If you're in your thirties then chances are that the name Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs may trigger a flash of recognition in your addled and aging brain. Based on a Japanese anime series called Sei Jūshi Bisumaruku, Saber Rider was picked up for western localisation in the '80s by World Event Productions (the...

Matters of Import: Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Or Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa, to Japanese players

Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the events portrayed in the anime and manga series was more of a question of “when”, rather than “if”. The more surprising news is...

Feature: The Short Life And Untimely Death Of Robotech: Crystal Dreams

The Short Life And Untimely Death Of Robotech: Crystal Dreams

Designer and developer Doug Lanford talks about the unreleased N64 title

Some game developers are drawn towards projects because they represent a challenge, or the chance to work on fresh hardware. Others may feel attracted to contributing to the development of a particular game because of its subject matter or the concept upon which it is based...

News: Prepare Yourself, There's A Bayonetta Anime Movie In The Works

Prepare Yourself, There's A Bayonetta Anime Movie In The Works

Trailer breaks cover

With its buxom lead character, hordes of angelic demons and preoccupation with over the top action, Platinum's Bayonetta is perfect fodder for an anime adaptation — which makes you wonder why it's taken this long for it to actually happen. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is being handled by animation studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Final...

News: Pokémon: The Origin Anime Announced, Mystery Clip Also Sparks Wii U Game Rumours

Pokémon: The Origin Anime Announced, Mystery Clip Also Sparks Wii U Game Rumours

One-off special will be based on the original games

A new one-off Pokémon anime is on the way to coincide with the release of Pokémon X & Y. It's called Pokémon: The Origin and is based on the original Japanese games, Pokémon Red & Green, which later became Red & Blue internationally. The show will centre around new Pokémon trainer...

News: Namco Bandai Releasing Mushibugyo RPG For 3DS In Japan

Namco Bandai Releasing Mushibugyo RPG For 3DS In Japan

Popular manga series gets its own game

The Japanese manga Mushibugyo, which is written and illustrated by Hiroshi Fukuda, is getting its own game in Japan, Namco Bandai has announced. It's on its way to the 3DS, which is doing quite well in Nintendo's homeland, and will be available on 19th September as both a physical and download release. So far...

News: Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

Upcoming manga series will have its own game in Japan

Namco Bandai has announced it is developing a 3DS title based on the upcoming manga series Devils and Realist, which is due to air in Japan this Summer. The anime centres around a young fellow called William Twining who is in fact the reincarnation of King Solomon and has accidentally summoned...

News: Children Of The Sun, Take Note: The Mysterious Cities of Gold Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

Children Of The Sun, Take Note: The Mysterious Cities of Gold Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

Classic anime series is getting the video game treatment

We reported back in February that Neko Entertainment revealed during an interview that the studio was developing a new game for the Wii U, but no specific details were given on the subject. The developer has announced that it's bringing The Mysterious Cities of Gold to the Wii U and 3DS this...

News: Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Gets North American Release Date

Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Gets North American Release Date

Anime fans - mark 5th March in your diaries

A few weeks ago Namco Bandai revealed that Naruto: Powerful Shippuden would be coming to the 3DS in March. The game is a side-scrolling fighter based on the Naruto spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Europe was given a concrete release of 8th March but North America’s date was slightly more...

News: Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Confirmed For Western Release

Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Confirmed For Western Release

Naruto and Rock Lee coming to 3DS in March

Fans of the popular anime series Naruto will be pleased to hear that the latest game, Naruto: Powerful Shippunden, released this year in Japan, will be on its way to Europe and North America very soon. The 3DS title is based on the spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals and is a sidescrolling...

News: It's Nintendo Versus Sega, Anime Style

It's Nintendo Versus Sega, Anime Style

Epic console wars of the '90s retold in animation

Japanese anime has tackled a wide range of topics over the years. From the price of fame to the effects of the bombing of Japan in World War II, the medium has been put to stunning use by animators in the Far East. However, there's plenty of oddball stuff around, too - like Aoi Sekai no Chuushin...