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Click here to read Why So Many Games These Days Are “Japan-Only”

Tales of Xillia is a great game—perhaps the best JRPG on the PlayStation 3. It was the second best-selling PS3 game in Japan last year (ninth best-selling in Japan overall), with 660,000 copies sold. And in a country where anything over 100,000 copies sold is considered a financial success, Tales of Xillia was a run-away hit. It was so popular that it is getting a numbered sequel coming out next week. Yet, despite its incredible level of popularity in Japan, it still hasn't come west. More »

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Click here to read Two Weird New Games Are Coming To Vita Very Soon

Believe it or not, the PlayStation Vita has been quietly picking up steam this fall. Two new Vita games from Japan with weird premises and even weirder titles—Dokuro and Orgarhythm—are coming to the U.S. within the next couple of weeks. More »

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Click here to read I Really Hope This Action-RPG Comes To The U.S.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has some screenshots for the newest Ys game, Ys Celceta: Sea Of Trees—a remake of Ys IV that is slated for PlayStation Vita in Japan this September. More »

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Click here to read This PSP Beat 'Em Up Will Kick You in the Face

In Japan, where the PSP isn't dead, the latest Kenka Bancho will be out this summer. Check out the game's trailer. Warning annoying guitar music. More »

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Click here to read <em>Fez</em>'s Soundtrack is Full of Mysteries, Too

The soundtrack to Fez officially released on Friday, at a pay-what-you-like price (with a minimum of $7). Because the entire game is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, some enterprising folks went and opened the sound files in a spectrogram and, voila, they found even more clues. Or they're Easter eggs, or some other kind of secret stuff. More »

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Click here to read Square Enix's Dual-Wielding Game Shooting Up a Japanese Arcade

Gunslinger Stratos is an upcoming third-person shooter for Japanese arcades. The Square Enix title features four-on-four online combat that allows players to face off against others across Japan. More »

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Click here to read This Anime Crossover is Complicated, Chaotic and Blessedly Original

Heroes Phantasia, the anime crossover RPG, has playable characters from a total of nine different anime. But how lame would it be if you could only choose three or four party members like most JRPGs? Fear not! Heroes Phantasia has a complex battle system that allows you a grand total of 16 characters in battle at the same time. More »

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Click here to read Is <em>Theatrhythm</em> a Miserable Medley or a Musical Masterpiece?

The Final Fantasy series as a whole has the best original soundtrack in gaming. While many series have a standout song or two, Final Fantasy has thirteen games—and many spin-off titles—brimming with instantly recognizable tunes. Whether written by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, or other composers, these memorable scores have captured the souls of gamers for the past 25 years. But even supported by a strong soundtrack, does the 3DS game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy have what it takes to stand on its own against the titans of the music game genre? More »

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