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News: New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

A match made in heaven...or hell!

A new entry in Tecmo Koei's Fatal Frame horror series is coming to Wii U with collaboration from Nintendo, Famitsu reports today. No release date or final title have been revealed, but this announcement alone is enough to send Fatal Frame fans into a tizzy. The last entry in the series, Grasshopper Manufacture's...

News: Ken's Rage Cannot Be Contained By PS3 And 360 Alone, Wii U Version Confirmed

Ken's Rage Cannot Be Contained By PS3 And 360 Alone, Wii U Version Confirmed

Fist of the North Star sequel says you're already dead

The sequel to 360 and PS3 brawler Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage has been confirmed as coming to the Wii U. Based on one of the most famous anime franchises of all time, Ken's Rage 2 looks disarmingly similar to its prequel and uses Koei's long-running Dynasty Warriors template as its...

News: Dynasty Warriors VS Won't Come Westward

Dynasty Warriors VS Won't Come Westward

Region locked

Dynasty Warriors VS won't leave Japan. Tecmo Koei community manager Chin Soon Sun made the pronouncement on Twitter: Dynasty Warriors VS (for the Nintendo 3DS) - This title is for Japan only & will not be localized and released for / in overseas. Shame — we wanted to enjoy some feudal fighting dressed as Link and Samus.

News: Dynasty Warriors' Samus & Link Costumes Move Like This

Dynasty Warriors' Samus & Link Costumes Move Like This

Zero-ing in

Those Samus and Link costumes in Dynasty Warriors Vs. certainly look nice in stills, but how about in motion? Your wish is Tecmo Koei's command. The trailer below shows small snippets of Dynasty Warriors' characters clad in the garb of Nintendo's famous blond/e hero/ine, plus footage of Dead or Alive: Dimensions' Ryu Hayabusa and Ayane...

News: Wii U's First Launch Title Announced Already

Wii U's First Launch Title Announced Already

Bit early, though

We don't even know when the Wii U will launch other than a vague "between April and December 2012" guideline, but we already know one of the games you'll be able to pick up with the console on day one: Tecmo Koei's Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. The publisher's financial reports (via Andriasang) peg the game for release...

News: First DOA Dimensions SpotPass Content Now Available in UK and Europe

First DOA Dimensions SpotPass Content Now Available in UK and Europe

And more scheduled to arrive

Dead or Alive: Dimensions releases today in the UK and Europe, and it's already taking advantage of the SpotPass service with downloadable content available today. Once you pick up your copy, head to a hotspot or your own home Wi-Fi broadband connection to receive a brand new costume for Kasumi. You can also face Kasumi as controlled by a CPU replication of Team Ninja..

News: Prepare for Dead or Alive with Five Minutes of 3DS Gameplay

Prepare for Dead or Alive with Five Minutes of 3DS Gameplay

Getting jiggle with it

Dead or Alive: Dimensions is just ten days away from Europe and two weeks from North America, so publisher Tecmo Koei has released a lengthy video to explain the game's features. The Japanese video shows off the game's training mode as well as the new Chronicles mode, where players battle through a story based on the four previous Dead or Alive games, combining fighting,..

News: See Samus in Action in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

See Samus in Action in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Team Ninja becomes Team Bounty Hunter

We've known for some time that Samus Aran will appear in Dead or Alive: Dimensions as a non-playable character, but if you're the sort of person who likes to see things with their own eyes then this video will please you no end. The footage accompanies a new press release from Nintendo that reconfirms the game's 20th May release date — a date we revealed..

News: Dead or Alive: Dimensions Release Dates Flex Their Muscles

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Release Dates Flex Their Muscles

Handbags at the ready

Most fight fans are already tucking into Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, but gamers after a more three-dimensional brawler can look forward to grappling with Dead or Alive: Dimensions in May. European gamers take to the ring on 20th May, with North American gamers not far behind on 24th May. Thanks to Team Ninja's work on Metroid: Other M, heroine Samus Aran and nemesis..

News: Nintendo Europe Beating Up Dead or Alive Dimensions in May

Nintendo Europe Beating Up Dead or Alive Dimensions in May

The great fight begins

Nintendo Europe clearly has faith in the fighting skills of its 3DS handheld: not only is it taking care of marketing and distribution for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, it's going to do the same thing for Tecmo Koei's Dead or Alive Dimensions in May. While Tecmo Koei will maintain publishing privileges, Nintendo's marketing and sales power should mean the game isn't..

News: No, You Cannot Fight as Samus in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

No, You Cannot Fight as Samus in Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Hopes, crushed

That video of Samus Aran appearing in Dead or Alive: Dimensions? Awesome, and more than enough to kickstart the rumours of the intergalactic bounty hunter being able to kick ninja rump as a playable character. That rumour, awesome though it may be, is totally false. Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi explained to Eurogamer that the Nintendo heroine would not be playable this time: So..

First Impressions: Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Dead or Alive: Dimensions

A contender?

Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition may have been many attendee's standout game of the show, but Tecmo Koei's first portable Dead or Alive title had its fair share of admirers throughout the Discover 3DS event. We put the fighter through its paces and attended Team Ninja's developer roundtable to bring you all the information you need to know. Dead or Alive: Dimensions captures..