Oct 222015


Editor’s note: The interview was originally conducted on camera, but due to a technical error, the audio was severely distorted. After some thought, I decided that it would be best to release the interview in text form. My apologies for this, but hopefully you still enjoy the content!

At this year’s NYCC, I was fortunate enough to interview Executive Producer Jun Imaizumi from gumi, Inc. about their game Phantom of the Kill, an upcoming strategy RPG making it’s Western debut this Winter (the game is already out in Japan).  I would like to give special thanks to Benjamin PerLee, PR Manager for gumi America, who helped set up this interview, as well as Shiori Sumida, Head of Global Platform Management and Relations for gumi America, who translated all my questions as well as Mr. Imaizumi’s responses.  Continue reading »

Sep 052015


Note: Elessar first played this game when it came out, but he’s been too busy to review it up until now. Also, he is aware that the PC version of this game launched in such a hilariously awful state that they eventually had to pull it off Steam but…he played it on the PS4, so that won’t really affect his review.

Batman is an odd concept when you think about it. Fans of the older comics love pointing out to me that they were much more kid friendly than most modern interpretations, but when you unpack the concept, it’s always been pretty dark. At it’s core, Batman is a concept about an 11 year old boy who sees his parents get gunned down, snaps and decides to dress up as a bat to fight crime. That’s pretty dark.

Still, the character has remained extremely popular, with the last two movies starring him both grossing over a billion dollars. And more recently, the Arkham games have been selling like gangbusters and racking up acclaim. And while I skipped Arkham Origins due to middling reviews and a lack of funds, I was pretty stoked about Arkham Knight.

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Aug 022015

We can be the Flat Friends!

Neptune central cast

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

Good day, MoarPowah readers! The Inverseman here with another review, this time for the anime adaptation of Hyperdimension Neptunia. With a popular JRPG series getting an all-original anime, how does this new story compare to the games? Let’s find out!

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Jul 232015


The world’s #1 virtual idol Hatsune Miku is joining the cast of Atlus’s Persona 4: Dancing All Night as a DLC character. Miku will be available mid-August, and she comes with the “Heaven feat. Hatsune Miku (ATOLS Remix)” song, which is a remix of Persona 4’s dungeon song (can be listened to in the video below). Her design is courtesy of Shigenori Soejima, the character designer of Persona 4. Continue reading »

Jul 232015


Nintendo has announced two collaborations for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

The first is with 7-Eleven. By visiting a 7-Eleven Wi-Fi hotspot in Japan from July 30th until September 30th, players will gain access to the character “7-Go.”  7-Go will show up as a customer at the housing service and will request a home that has a bit of a convenience store vibe to it. By taking on the request, you’ll get original convenience store items added to your catalog. Continue reading »

Jul 142015


Batgirl: A Matter of Family, the first piece of DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, is now available for Season Pass holders. If you didn’t purchase the Season Pass, you can buy it for $6.99 starting July 21st. Early reviews have been average, criticizing the short length.

Meanwhile, the next two pieces of DLC for Season Pass holders have been revealed are coming in August: Continue reading »