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News: Harvest Moon and Little King's Story Creators Join Grasshopper

Harvest Moon and Little King's Story Creators Join Grasshopper

Suda51, Kimura and Wada create new dream team

Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture should need no introduction to fans of Japanese gaming: its No More Heroes series has attracted plenty of praise from gamers across the world. Former Marvelous Entertainment men Yasuhiro Wada and Yoshiro Kimura, while not necessarily such familiar names, have both...

News: Marvelous Stops Working on New IP to Stay in Business

Marvelous Stops Working on New IP to Stay in Business

Japanese company wants to avoid aping Cing's fate

In a gaming climate where there arguably aren't enough new intellectual properties (IPs) hitting consoles, it's a shame to hear that a talented developer has to scale back its new ideas simply to stay alive, but that's the situation at Japanese company Marvelous. The company's last notable IP was the wonderful Little King's Story, co-developed with..

News: Marvelous Entertainment Announces World Game Parade

Marvelous Entertainment Announces World Game Parade

Western indie games heading for the Land of the Rising Sun

Marvelous Entertainment is launching a new "World Game Parade" label for WiiWare in Japan, bringing over indie games from Western developers which might not otherwise have seen the inside of the Japanese Wii Shop. The release dates haven't been announced yet, but the first four games have been named and listed on a promotional..

News: Marvelous Sells Stake in Rising Star Games

Marvelous Sells Stake in Rising Star Games

Story updated: Rising Star keep Marvelous rights

Editorial note: Earlier today we ran a news piece saying Marvelous Entertainment had sold their 50% stake in Rising Star Games to Japanese publisher Intergrow, who also have part-ownership of Gamebridge. We later removed the story as we were seeking additional clarification from Rising Star Games, which we have now received. Although Marvelous are..

First Impressions: Discipline (WiiWare - Japan)

Discipline (WiiWare - Japan)

Art-house gaming comes to WiiWare.

Discipline is a WiiWare game long-rumoured and only recently revealed. As possibly the most unusual game to yet grace the service, it game centres around a prison called Discipline, wherein you control a character apparently posing as an inmate. It's difficult to tell what exactly is happening because text plays a huge part in the game, with a lot of written..

News: Marvelous Sad Over Poor Sales

Marvelous Sad Over Poor Sales

Overseas price cuts hitting Japanese publisher hard; company "feels like crying."

Fact: The world economy is in dire straits. Do you have any money? I don't have any money. Marvelous Entertainment, publishers of the upcoming Little King's Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade as well as the Harvest Moon series, No More Heroes and Rune Factory...