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Japan - Games in Asia

Monster Hunter 10th anniversary celebrations continue with release of Monster Hunter 4 spectacle frames

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Capcom has paired up with Japanese eyewear maker Alook to produce Monster Hunter 4 spectacle frames! Shut up and take my money!Read More

This is why you should be attending TGS 2014. Also, tickets are on sale now

July 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

The Tokyo Game Show is almost upon us, and its organizer has released ticket information, as well as exhibitor numbers, if you needed any more incentive to visit. Read More

One Piece: Unlimited World Red review: explore the One Piece universe like never before

July 8, 2014 | Kacper Śmigiel

Go on an epic adventure with Luffy and Straw Hat Pirates, explore the new islands in One Piece universe, defeat powerful enemies and dominate the Colosseum!Read More

Homemake reaches its Kickstarter goal, spherical cities and body-swapping antics incoming

July 7, 2014 | Iain Garner

Congratulations to Archgame and its success in funding its first game! For those who missed our article introducing Japan developed Homemake, it’s a dystopian platformer set in a spherical city that’s flying through space. Read More

Tencent teases mysterious new game, possibly about giants in Japan

July 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

Have you ever wanted to play a game about giants? Chinese game developer and publisher Tencent might be about to give you your chance.Read More

Star Horn Royal Club partners with Japanese eSports club Detonation FM

June 23, 2014 | C. Custer

Star Horn (formerly Royal Club has just teamed up with a Japanese eSports club. What advantages could that offer the Chinese former powerhouse looking to reclaim its top spot?Read More

What is Atlus teasing with this pretty hidden tree?

June 23, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

Atlus is playing games with us, but does anyone know the answer to their riddle?Read More

Explore an ever-changing space-faring citysphere in Japan-developed indie offering, Homemake

June 23, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Are you bored of brown, grey, and brownish greyish game? Are you bored of gaming on a flat plane? Then I’ve got something to show you!Read More

This is what Japan’s Xbox One Day One edition will contain (and cost)

June 18, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

It looks like the Xbox One is gearing up nicely for its Asia launch later this year. Microsoft recently announced a Day One bundle of the Xbox One for Japan, available on September 4 at launch. Read More

Japan to criminalize possession of child porn – but will exempt manga, anime, and video games

June 18, 2014 | J. T. Quigley | 12 Comments

Japan remains one of the few developed countries in the world where possession of child pornography isn’t a punishable offense. Read More

SEA Major 2014 is Asia’s biggest, most exciting fighting game tournament. This is why.

June 12, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Asia’s largest fighting game tournament is back in South East Asia Major 2014 (SEA Major), and contrary to the usual marketing spiel you see about events, I can guarantee that this one will not disappoint. Read More

NTT Docomo subscription service offers Angry Birds with premium in-game items that regenerate each month

June 4, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Japanese subscription-based lifestyle service Sugotoku-contents is offering Angry Birds with premium items that regenerate each month. Read More

Asia gets two new PS Vita colors following discontinuation of the PSP

June 4, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

It is the end of an era for the Playstation Portable (PSP), and the start of a new one for the Playstation Vita. Read More

What do Japanese gamers like in an indie game? (Casual Connect Asia 2014)

May 27, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

The answer is simpler than you think! Robert Pontow from Active Gaming Media breaks it down. Read More

This is Renai 0 Kilometer V, a visual novel about girls making stupid faces at you

May 24, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | One Comment

Asa Project has announced a remake of their visual novel Renai 0 Kilometer, which will be released for the Playstation Vita with the title Renai 0 Kilometer V. Read More

MPGL SEA heats up the competition with a new format and two new country qualifiers

May 23, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

Southeast Asian Dota 2 fans have something new to be excited about, as the Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL) Southeast Asian tournament returns with an all-new format. Read More

Bandai Namco releases trailer for the next Super Robot Wars game going on sale August 28

May 23, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang

Bandai Namco confirmed today that the next entry in the Super Robot Wars series, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F—Coffin Of The End, will go on sale on August 28 in Japan.

The trailer for the game introduces … Read More

What’s big in Japan: teenage girls

May 22, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 2 Comments

As everyone expected, Idolmaster One For All is the number one game this week, and after all the advertising the game received I’d be surprised if it didn’t make that spot. Read More