Made In Abyss Deserves A Good Video Game, And This One Isn’t It

Image: Chime Corporation Anime adaptations of video games are entering a renaissance of sorts with the critical success of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Arcane, and Castlevania. Unfortunately, if we flip the process around, the same can’t be said for the latest video game adaptation of the dark fantasy anime Made in Abyss, which leaves a lot … Read more

Elden Ring Is Getting A Mini-Filled Board Game Adaptation

Image: Steamforged Games Presumptive GOTY Elden Ring is, in perhaps the least surprising piece of news that I’ll write for this site today, getting a board game adaptation. It won’t be the first Souls-like to get the tabletop treatment, of course. Back in 2016 a Dark Souls board game raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter in … Read more

A Buncha Square Enix JRPG Classics Are Headed To Switch

Nintendo’s big dump of a Direct presentation has come to a close, delivering copious news for games like Fire Emblem Engage and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Though the biggest announcement was the BotW sequel The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom—which got an official name and definitive release date in a new trailer—the House … Read more

Konami Surprise-Announces Suikoden 1 And 2 Remasters For 2023

Screenshot: Konami The long-term silence on the Suikoden games has mystified us, you, everyone, for over a decade. But Konami moves in mysterious ways, and last night at the Tokyo Game Show, the company knocked everyone off their chairs by surprise-announcing remasters of the first two games, due next year. It’s been ten years since … Read more

Square-Enix Ruins Cool Final Fantasy VII Figures With NFTs

Image: Square-Enix Collectibles When Square-Enix, one of the most famous games publishers in the world, announced that it was going to be delving into the world of NFTs—even as the world of NFTs crashed and burned around it—gamers were concerned about just how their games, everything from Final Fantasy to, uh, *checks notes* Various Daylife, … Read more

The Yakuza Name Is Officially Dead, Sega Changes Branding

Screenshot: Sega The first Yakuza game was released all the way back in 2006, and the branding was most recently used in 2020’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Across eight main releases and a number of spin-offs, the name became synonymous with sharp suits, hour-long cutscenes and bikes being smashed into dude’s faces, but as Sega … Read more

Resident Evil 4 Remake Launching On PS4, But Not Xbox One

Screenshot: Capcom / Kotaku Well, here’s a bit of surprise: The new Resident Evil 4 remake—out next year—is in development for PS4. We knew it was coming to next-gen machines, but now it’s also headed to Sony’s older home console. However, it seems this remake will be skipping the Xbox One, possibly due to a … Read more

Fans Joke Tales Of Symphonia Remaster Sounds More Like A Demake

Screenshot: Bandai Namco Tales fans rejoiced earlier this week when Bandai Namco announced that one of the best entries in the long-running JRPG series would come to Nintendo Switch, and other modern platforms, by way of a remaster. Now they’re having second thoughts. The publisher has since made it clear that the new and improved … Read more

Splatoon 3’s Terrible Online Is Inexcusable Now, Nintendo

Screenshot: Nintendo Be gentle with me, I’ve been in purgatory. By which I mean, I’ve been playing a lot of Splatoon 3 multiplayer lately, and having unlocked level 10, the ink shooter finally let me glide my way into its quirky ranked modes. Anarchy Battles, as these competitive modes are called, are a good time—if … Read more

Bringing Yakuza’s Kiryu Back In Like A Dragon 8 Is Silly

How many times do you need to say goodbye, old man?Screenshot: Sega Last night, we finally got a look at the next mainline game in the Yakuza series, Like a Dragon 8, and the announcement trailer immediately had folks online racing to assemble memes poking fun at the youthful new hairdo of the series’ longtime, … Read more