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More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
More Donald Ducks In Kingdom Hearts, Please
With the arrival of the Kingdom Hearts series on PC last week, enterprising players can now tinker with the games in ways that were either too difficult or downright impossible to achieve on consoles.
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
Neo: The World Ends With You Returns To Shibuya July 27
It took nearly 14 years, but the long-awaited sequel to 2007 action RPG The World Ends With You is right around the corner.
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Capcom has shut down the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta hours into its scheduled three-day test run after hiccups with the game’s matchmaking service made it difficult to find opponents. Read more...
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
The Alex Kidd Remake Is Looking Sharp
Alex Kidd is one of my earliest console gaming memories, and I was so obsessed with it I used to bug my parents to rent a Sega Master System for the weekend just so I could play it.
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
Hunting for Pokémon Cards Has Become a Different Kind of Game
A few weeks back, during a particularly unremarkable late night of insomnia-fueled doomscrolling, a notification slid its way onto my phone’s screen that quickened my pulse and dilated my pupils.
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
That Final Fantasy XIV Hairstyle You Like Is Going To Come Back In Style
A popular Final Fantasy XIV hairstyle that hasn’t been available in-game for years is going to make a permanent comeback, Square Enix announced this morning. Read more...
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Clap Hanz’ First Non-PlayStation Golf Game Is My New Happy Place
Japanese developer Clap Hanz has been making colorful cartoon golf games for PlayStation consoles since 1999’s Hot Shots Golf 2.
Pac-Man 99 Is A Free Switch Online Exclusive Battle Royale
Pac-Man 99 Is A Free Switch Online Exclusive Battle Royale
Announced last night and going live today at 9pm Eastern exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, Pac-Man 99 is a 99-player battle of pellet-munching attrition in which players eat the spirits of the dead in order to sic them against their opponents until all are devoured.
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
During today’s spring update, Capcom provided an early look at how returning fighter Oro will play in Street Fighter V.
Pokémon Gets Me Through It
Pokémon Gets Me Through It
In the Pokémon universe, it’s customary for small children to receive a beast capable of leveling cities before leaving the comforts of home to embark on an arduous journey across varying regions.
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
Once you get comfortable with the basics of Monster Hunter Rise, the real game of grinding out rare materials for high-level equipment can finally begin.
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
Someone Might Have Found A Canceled Castlevania Dreamcast Prototype
In a mysterious new video (h/t Polygon), an off-camera player navigates through what appears to be a prototype of Castlevania: Resurrection, a canceled Sega Dreamcast game from the early 2000s.
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
Prime 2D Is The Coolest Metroid In Over A Decade
A group of independent developers known as Team SCU recently released a demo for Prime 2D, an impressive side-scrolling remake of 2002’s Metroid Prime that has been in the works for over 15 years.
You'll Never See This Persona 5 Strikers Price Cut Coming (It's $40)
You'll Never See This Persona 5 Strikers Price Cut Coming (It's $40)
Persona 5 Strikers (PS4) | $40 | Best BuyPersona 5 Strikers + Steelbook (Switch) | $40 | Best Buy Read more...
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “A single Dorito would kill a pilgrim instantly.” In a similar vein, if you showed a long-dormant Monster Hunter fan that the newest game, Monster Hunter Rise, lets you sharpen your weapon while on the run...I think their brains would explode. Read more...
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
Sega Lawyers Threaten Wrong Website Over Yakuza Piracy
There are lawyers somewhere out there working for Sega HQ in Japan who have been tasked with hunting down the people responsible for pirating Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
Mistwalker Doesn't Want to Remaster Lost Odyssey, And That Makes Me Sad
In an interview with VGC, Hironobu Sakaguchi, founder of the Mistwalker Corporation, said he’s not interested in remastering any of Mistwalker’s earlier titles like Blue Dragon, The Last Story, or my personal favorite Lost Odyssey. Read more...
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
Nier Replicant Gets Off To A Really Slow Start
After playing and being thoroughly wrecked by Nier: Automata, I was curious if Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139… the “version up” (since according to the developers it’s not a remake or a remaster) of the original Nier would inspire similar emotional devastation.
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
Killer Loops With South Asian Flair Helped Skyblazer Stand Apart
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Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Sell Out Immediately, Make Everyone Sad
The Target-exclusive six-pack of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo cards went on sale this morning at 9am and sold out almost immediately.
Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
Finally, A Video Game About The Boat
You’ve no doubt heard by now about (literally) the largest story in the world.
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
A New Melty Blood Fighting Game Got Announced Out Of Nowhere
Japanese developer French Bread recently revealed a new entry in the fighting game series that put it on the map: Melty Blood.
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Balan Wonderworld Gets Day One Patch To Address Seizure Risk
Square Enix has released a day one patch for Balan Wonderworld, released today, to fix issues with a late-game scene that had bright, flashing lights that the company called a “photo-sensitive epilepsy risk.” Read more...
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
$900 Resident Evil Statue Is NSFW
PureArts are releasing this 1:1 scale bust of a Resident Evil Licker, which they say is “one of the most disturbing creatures you can ever imagine encountering”.
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
Shinra Electric Power Company Decides To Tweet Through It
The power utility, consumer electronics manufacturer, and private security force Shinra has taken to social media to respond directly to critics who have accused the tech oligopoly of exploiting workers, impoverishing local residents, and generally doing crimes against the planet. Read more...
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware. Read more...
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
If Sega Won't Make A New Monkey Ball, These Guys Will
Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is busy doing Yakuza stuff right now, and in his absence Sega has spent the last decade neglecting the series.
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura Talks About Her New Studio While Exploring Spooky Buildings
Ikumi Nakamura, the former GhostWire: Tokyo creative director who made a huge splash with her brief appearance at E3 2019, is finally ready to talk about opening her own game development studio after leaving Tango Gameworks in 2019.
New Pokémon Snap Is Like Old Pokémon Snap, Only Much Prettier
New Pokémon Snap Is Like Old Pokémon Snap, Only Much Prettier
Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 is a game about rolling through islands, leisurely taking pictures of pocket monsters.
Japanese Company Creates
Japanese Company Creates "Monster Hunter Holiday" For New Game's Release
Whenever a massive game is released, no doubt, diehard fans wish nothing more than to take the day off.
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
I Can't Wait To Play Monster Hunter Rise With Other People
The review embargo for Monster Hunter Rise has lifted, and while I’ve been having a heck of a good time battling beasts with my AI dog and cat friends, online play is still a couple of days away.
Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams
Modded GameCube Keyboard Is The Controller Of My Dreams
In 2002 Nintendo released a ridiculous-looking GameCube controller with a keyboard embedded in it so that Phantasy Star Online players could type to their friends.
A Pikmin Game Is Coming To Phones
A Pikmin Game Is Coming To Phones
Nintendo and Niantic, the same pair behind mobile juggernaut Pokemon Go, are going to release a new augmented reality game later this year that’s all about Pikmin. Read more...
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
Tekken 7’s Newest Fighter Is The Fictional Prime Minister Of Poland
The real prime minister of Poland, 53-year-old Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki, does not look like much of a fighter.
Breath Of The Wild Mod Aims To Add A Whole New Story Expansion
Breath Of The Wild Mod Aims To Add A Whole New Story Expansion
Breath of the Wild has gotten quite a few mods over the years, but few with the scope and ambition of Second Wind, a story-based expansion adding new characters, side-quests, and bosses. Read more...
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
It's RPG Season, So Get Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition for $25
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (XBO) | $25 | Best BuyDragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (PS4) | $25 | Best Buy Read more...
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Bomberman Board Game Cancelled, Which Sucks
Of all the video games out there being turned into board games, few are as perfect a fit for the tabletop treatment as Bomberman.
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I Can't Handle How Many Games Turn 20 Years Old This Year
I recently noticed a favorite game of my youth, Halo, turns 20 years old this year.
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Researchers Name Newly Discovered Insects After Legendary Pokémon
Two entomologists decided to name their recently discovered new species of Australian beetles Binburrum articuno, Binburrum moltres, and Binburrum zapdos, bringing Pokémon full circle back to what originally inspired the hit video game series. Read more...
Bravely Default II’s Grand Music Does Most Of Its Storytelling
Bravely Default II’s Grand Music Does Most Of Its Storytelling
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus Out June 25, Anime To Follow
Scarlet Nexus, the “brain punk” action role-playing game from Bandai Namco, will come out on June 25.
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
Toyota's Dreamcast Virtual Showroom Discs Made Car Buying Fun
The Sega Dreamcast was home to many notable racing games despite its short time with us, from Yu Suzuki’s Ferrari F355 Challenge to Test Drive Le Mans, Crazy Taxi and a very goofy version of Daytona USA.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Will Have Loot Boxes
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis Will Have Loot Boxes
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, the mobile compilation aiming to bring all of the Final Fantasy VII extended universe’s stories together in one place, will have loot boxes, creative director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed yesterday in a new interview with Famitsu. Read more...
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
More often than not, video game movies take something we know, love, and obsess over and transform it into an unrecognizable monster at worst—or a forgettable, underwhelming experience at best.
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
Sony Chose PlayStation's First Office Location With Late-Night Drinks In Mind
When Sony Computer Entertainment first established its flagship PlayStation brand in 1993, its executives’ chief concern was making sure the company’s first offices were located in an area with late-night bars.
Stadia Exclusive Super Bomberman R Online Is Coming To PC And Consoles So People Can Play It
Stadia Exclusive Super Bomberman R Online Is Coming To PC And Consoles So People Can Play It
Launched exclusively on Stadia on September 1, Super Bomberman R Online is all the explosive cartoon fun of Super Bomberman R plus a 64-player online battle royale mode that plays out across multiple game boards.
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing's Next Free Update Is A Boon For Designers
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will celebrate its one-year anniversary with cake delivered to all players in its March 18 update, but the real present is 50 new slots for the normal and pro designer, and the ability to customize fans, umbrellas, flags, and photo stands.
Animator And Character Designer Minako Shiba Dies
Animator And Character Designer Minako Shiba Dies
Today, both P.A. Works and Studio Pierrot announced on Twitter Minako Shiba has died. Read more...
This Pikachu Caterpillar Plushie Looks Freaky
This Pikachu Caterpillar Plushie Looks Freaky
The listing for this AliExpress product says “Pikachued,” and that’s exactly how I feel after looking at it. Read more...
Yet Another Producer Leaves Sony's Japan Studio
Yet Another Producer Leaves Sony's Japan Studio
In the wake of the news that Sony’s Japan Studio is reorganizing, another producer has left the company.
"We Just Despise The Police": Persona 5 Strikers Is OK
If you’ve played Persona 5 you’ll know that, aside from a few notable exceptions, Tokyo’s cops are kid-torturing assholes.
Mario Kart Speedrunners Are Racing To Blow Themselves Up With Blue Shells
Mario Kart Speedrunners Are Racing To Blow Themselves Up With Blue Shells
Do you know you can hit yourself with a Blue Shell in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Speedrunners do, and they’re going all out to blow themselves up with the first place-targeting item as quickly as possible. Read more...
Here's How Fans Are Resurrecting Beloved Cars From Retro Games In Modern Racing Sims
Here's How Fans Are Resurrecting Beloved Cars From Retro Games In Modern Racing Sims
The Assoluto Bisonte seen above weighed about 2,750 pounds in its 1999 race trim and derived its power from a mid-mounted pushrod V8 of 3 liters.
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokemon Go's Eggs Aren't Lootboxes, They're Fun Presents
Pokémon Go developer Niantic is testing a feature that lets players see what might be inside the game’s eggs before they walk the many miles to hatch them.
Feels From Heals: Healing In Final Fantasy XIV Is Super Rewarding
Feels From Heals: Healing In Final Fantasy XIV Is Super Rewarding
The first thing I did upon setting foot in Foundation, the hub world central to Final Fantasy XIV’s Heavensward expansion, was sign up for the Astrologian and Dark Knight job class.
Burning Rangers' Music Makes Me Want To Kick A Fire’s Ass
Burning Rangers' Music Makes Me Want To Kick A Fire’s Ass
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Bloodborne’s Doll Used To Have A Lot More To Say
Bloodborne’s Doll Used To Have A Lot More To Say
Everyone’s favorite video game archaeologist Lance McDonald is back with a new Bloodborne video.
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix announced it will debut the first episode of its very own Nintendo Direct-style digital event, known as “Square Enix Presents,” next Thursday, March 18. Read more...
Report: Despite Covid Emergency, Capcom Made Employees Work At Office After Cyber Attack
Report: Despite Covid Emergency, Capcom Made Employees Work At Office After Cyber Attack
In early January, with Japan posting some of its highest covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency for a number of prefectures, including Osaka.
There Is No Love For Toad In This Cat Mario Three-Pack
There Is No Love For Toad In This Cat Mario Three-Pack
Following up on yesterday’s gorgeous Bowser boat, toy-maker Jakks Pacific’s second MAR10 week reveal is a $30 Super Mario 3D World three-pack featuring articulated four-inch figures of Cat Mario, Cat Luigi, and Cat Peach.
Now You Can Play With Sonic The Hedgehog's Pretty Head
Now You Can Play With Sonic The Hedgehog's Pretty Head
Sega has teamed up with toymaker Tomy to give Sonic fans a 15-inch plush hedgehog head.
I Finally Beat Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection's First Level, But The Victory Feels Hollow
I Finally Beat Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection's First Level, But The Victory Feels Hollow
I’ve done the unforgivable: I lowered the difficulty in Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection because I wasn’t getting anywhere close to beating the first level.