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Hyrule Warriors For Nintendo 3DS Leaks Ahead of E3

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

A trailer appeared on Tecmo Koei’s official YouTube channel that accidently went live ahead of Nintendo’s upcoming E3 press conference showcasing an unannounced 3DS port of last year’s Hyrule Warriors.

In addition to content found in the 2014 Wii U original version of Hyrule Warriors this new portable edition includes two new playable characters: The King of Red Lions and Tetra from The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker. Apparently the 3DS version also includes some sort of compatibility with Wii U version as well, I am uncertain of the specifics because the leaked trailer is entirely in Japanese.

Even though the original video has been de-listed from Tecmo Koei’s Youtube channel you can find mirrors of it all over the internet, one of which I’ve embedded below. Expect more details in the coming days!

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Could Fatal Frame 5 Get a Western Release?

Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jason Nason

The latest Fatal Frame game, which goes by the title Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko in Japan, was just released in Japan yesterday. The game is developed by Tecmo Koei and is exclusive to the Wii U. The English name for the game is Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven, though there hasn’t been any announcement of a North American release.

The game details were first announced on April 24th, 2014 by Koei Tecmo.

The concept of the game comes from Japanese-style horror which revolves around Japanese buildings, using cameras, and the fear of “getting wet”. The game takes place in a big environment involving mountains, lakes and graveyards. According to the game producer, Keisuke Kikuchi, there will be many damp areas and quite scary figures, like traditional Japanese ghost girls who appear completely drenched in water.

The game utilises engine technology from Dead or Alive 5, which you can see in the below video. Remember the term “jiggle physics?”

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Atelier Escha & Logy Now On Store Shelves

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Tecmo Koei’s long running Atelier series gets another release stateside with the announcement that Atelier Escha & Logy has shipped to retailers for the PlayStation 3.

This latest iteration offers more than just the usual Atelier trimmings we’ve come to expect – aside from gorgeous graphics and adorable characters – Escga & Logy also bring with them the new imbue system. This system allows players to customize their weapons and armour by amending a wide variety of properties. Tweaks to the series staple synthesis system mean that as players progress they will unlock the ability to craft more complex potions/items as the story progresses. Party size has also increased, doing away with the franchises’ traditional 3 party model for a much fuller six member roster.Read More


Nintendo Unveils Hyrule Warriors

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo made a surprise announcement this morning at their Nintendo Direct with the unveiling of a brand new adventure which combines The Legend of Zelda and the style of Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warrior franchise. The new action game, which Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed is not considered the next Zelda game, is being developed by Tecmo Koei and is slated for a 2014 release on the Wii U.

The game is tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors, though that name could change as the game is still in development.

Take a look at a teaser trailer for the new game below.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate | Review

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Version tested: PlayStation 3

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (hereafter Ultimate) is an expanded edition of Dead or Alive 5, arriving just under a year from its predecessor’s release. New stages and characters, along with new modes and system tweaks, define the “ultimate” package, but the simultaneous release of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, a free-to-play version of Ultimate, may be the version that gets newcomers into the series.Read More


Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge | Review

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Version tested: PlayStation 3

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (hereafter Razor’s Edge), the once exclusive Wii U title, arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 shortly after its release on Nintendo’s console, and perhaps, much to the chagrin of Ninja Gaiden 3 owners. It’s one thing to have to read about the debacle that was Ninja Gaiden 3, but for gamers who purchased the title at launch, the mere existence of Razor’s Edge may have soured any attempt for Team Ninja to redeem themselves.Read More


Sequel To Atelier Ayesha Coming Soon In Japan

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Les Major

Both Brandon here on Broken Joysticks review, and myself in Darkain Arts Gamers review found a lot to enjoy in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. Over in Japan, a sequel is already underway to be released on June 27th this year!

The sequel is called Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. It apparently starts right where Atelier Ayesha ends off and features two lead characters. Both can be selected at the start and play out through the same story, but from their own perspective. The game will also feature multiple endings and use the LTGL engine from Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series. In game battles will include a six person party with front and back rows.

Read on for the trailer, but of course keep in mind you may want to skip it if you haven’t finished Atelier Ayesha yet.Read More


Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk | Review

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

Tecmo Koei is probably best known for its innovative and creative item crafting based series Atelier, developed by Gust, which is one of the more respected series in the JRPG genre. Whereas other JRPGs have usually focused on straight-forward “save the world” stories, and many other games skewing darker and darker in the modern gaming world, it is nice to know that a developer can still put out something nice and fluffy, while nonetheless, still be engaging and entertaining.Read More


Dead or Alive 5 Plus | Review

Posted on March 24, 2013 by Jason Fayta

The PlayStation Vita is starting to become a portable utopia for fighting fans. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, Mortal Kombat, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale already grace the system, and if you include the games available from the PSP’s library, such a Tekken 6 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, you have a line-up of titles that should appease the most ardent of fighting fans.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus (hereafter DOA5+), Team Ninja’s portable installment of Dead or Alive 5, has a lot of competition, and with the aforementioned ports all ranging from good to excellent, a lot to live up to as well. Overall, the port delivers, bringing almost the entire console experience to the PlayStation Vita.Read More


Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Arrives At Retail

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atelier Ayesha the latest game in the long running Atelier series was released on the PlayStation 3 today, NIS America confirmed. Ayesha is the first game in the franchise to be released in the west since 2012’s Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland.

The story is centered around a young women, Ayesha, who is searching for her sister that she thought dead. After leaving her deceased Grandfather’s workshop, where she has resided for along time, she uses her medicine crafting skills in order to support herself and track down her sister.

Just like other games in the Atelier series, Ayesha has a strong focus on crafting. The game is currently available for $59.99 and is being published by Tecmo Koei with additional support and translation from NIS America.



Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Details Announced

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Julia Marie

Fans of the Atelier series no longer have to wonder if there will be more of their beloved franchise to look forward to. For all of the aspiring Alchemists out there, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk has been officially announced for North America. NIS America has localized the latest entry into the series to be published by Tecmo Koei America on March 15, 2013.

The Alchemist of Dusk is the beginning of a new cycle in the Atelier series since the wrap up of the Atelier of Arland Trilogy. As always it except to see some a lot of the humorous but emotional dialogue and character development from past installations, but be prepared for some great new additions and twists to the quirky and magical world of Atelier.Read More


Dead or Alive 5 | Review

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Jason Fayta

Version tested:  PlayStation 3

Dead or Alive 5 (hereafter DOA5) is now available on consoles, almost seven years after the previous installment, and it doubles as the series’ debut on PlayStation 3. You have to go all the way back to the year 2000 when Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore graced the PlayStation 2 for the last entry on Sony’s hardware. But before I get too far into the review, I want to talk a little about the father of Dead or Alive, Tomonobu Itagaki.

Tomonobu Itagaki, creator and former lead of Team Ninja, unceremoniously resigned from Tecmo (now Tecmo Koei) several years ago. An outspoken developer and studio lead, his games were known for their uncompromising difficulty, impeccable gameplay, voluptuous ladies, and badass ninja. It’s difficult to go wrong with such an excellent mix. Since his departure, the quality of Team Ninja’s output has been questionable at best, with its strongest effort being the Ninja Gaiden 2 remix, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.  Read More


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