MaidSouls, a monochrome katana-wielding maid action game, is in development

MaidSouls is a third-person action game set in a monochrome world. You play as a katana/gun wielding maid. An alpha version is available on PC.

Earth Defense Force 6 to release August 25 in Japan. hololive VTuber decoys announced as early-purchase bonuses

Earth Defense Force 6 to release August 25 in Japan. hololive VTuber (Shirakami Fubuki, Nakiri Ayam, and Ookami Mio) decoys announced as early-purchase bonuses.

R-Type Tactics I & II remakes are in development, and they’ll likely support online multiplayer

Remakes of R-Type Tactics (known as R-Type Command in the West) and R-Type Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate are in development. The developer Granzella considers online multiplayer support to be an essential feature for the remakes.

Japan: record-breaking 55 new games launched in a single day for the Nintendo Switch

A whopping 55 new titles launched on April 28 for the Nintendo Switch in Japan. That’s a record-breaking number of new releases happening on the same day, as far as we can check.

River City Saga: Three Kingdoms to release on July 21 for Steam, PS4, and Switch

Beat ‘em up RPG River City Saga: Three Kingdoms is launching outside of Japan on July 21, 2022, for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The price is set at $29.99.

Yuji Naka sued Square Enix for removing him from Balan Wonderworld’s directorial role

Yuji Naka of Sonic the Hedgehog fame has stated on Twitter that he prosecuted Square Enix for discharging him from Balan Wonderworld’s directorial role just six months before launch. Naka went on to say that the trial is now finished and explained why he thinks Square Enix doesn’t care about their fans.

Love Love School Days is a survival horror game about escaping from a world of dating sim

Love Love School Days is a first-person survival horror game about escaping from a world of a dating sim. The protagonist wants to start a new game to date a different girl, but his former lover won't let him.

Pokémon Unite is getting a monthly membership service

Pokémon Unite is getting a monthly membership service that gives subscribers a variety of perks for around $10 a month.

Elden Ring players have discovered a poisonous wall within the game

In Elden Ring, a wall that looks normal at a glance has been confirmed to inflict players with poison status. Zullie the Witch, known for uploading Elden Ring and Dark Souls analysis videos set out to investigate and has released their findings.

Toylogic’s co-op shooter Glitch Busters: Stuck On You announced

Glitch Busters: Stuck On You is a third-person shooting/action game for up to 4 players. The main gimmick of the game are the actions that make use of magnets.

RPG Maker Unite introduces node-based Outline Editor to streamline development process

RPG Maker Unite aims to make it even easier for creators to manage their projects by introducing a new feature called Outline Editor, a built-in assist tool that provides a node-based visualization of projects.

HORI to release Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro controller attachment accessory

Game accessory maker HORI has announced a standalone version of the special attachment for their Split Pad Pro controller that will be launching this May in Japan.

Drive a kei truck through a collapsing Japan in DriveCrazy

Drive your kei truck through a collapsing Japan in DriveCrazy, a driving action game coming to Steam in 2023.

Elden Ring Ver.1.04.1 fixes Malenia’s broken healing ability & Cerulean Hidden Tear’s duration

Elden Ring Ver.1.04.1 fixes Malenia’s broken healing ability, Cerulean Hidden Tear’s duration, and an issue with some bosses dying instantly when a certain condition is met.

Kaguya-Sama and Mahjong Soul collaboration doesn’t include Secretary Chika. Fans speculate “Secretary” is subject to censorship in China [Update]

The Kaguya-Sama and Mahjong Soul collaboration doesn’t include Secretary Chika Fujiwara. Fans speculate “Secretary” is subject to censorship in China, so we asked our company's staff members from China about the matter.

NieR:Automata themed portable turntable to be sold in Japan

Onkyo has announced a NieR:Automata-themed turntable called Portable Turntable OCP-01 NieR to commemorate the game’s 5th anniversary. Purchasers will receive an original NieR-themed slipmat as a bonus.

Elden Ring is getting tons of mods, from boss randomizers and VR to seamless co-op

The PC version of Elden Ring appears to be receiving all sorts of mods from boss randomizers to VR to seamless co-op. There's also a mod that makes Elden Ring even harder called "Prepare to Die (Hard Mode)".

Pokémon developer Game Freak adopts an optional 4-day workweek program with 20% salary reduction

Game Freak has implemented an optional 4-day workweek system for its full-time employees. Those with a child (Elementary School age or less) or in need of providing nursing care to a family member are eligible, but their salaries will be slightly reduced while using the program.

Tsushima Island to sell Ghost of Tsushima official merch as souvenirs

Tsushima Island to sell Ghost of Tsushima official merchandise, starting April 29. Although the items are already available online, they're still a welcoming addition as souvenirs.

CRI Middleware’s CRIWARE now supports Unreal Engine 5

CRI Middleware has announced that their products sold under the CRIWARE brand now support Unreal Engine 5. They also plan to update CRIWARE to make it easier to work with UE5-specific features.

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell coming to Steam May 12

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell is coming to Steam on May 12. Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell is the latest title in the popular Ninja JaJaMaru-Kun side-scrolling action series that was originally released by Jaleco in 1985.

Bandai Namco’s free co-op action game Goonect to release on May 27

Goonect will launch for free on Steam May 27. Goonect is a two-player cooperative 3D action game that’s being developed by GYAAR Studio, Bandai Namco Studios’ indie game label.

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