For the fifth time, Like a Dragon
Above is the TGS Trailer for the new PS3 exclusive Ryu ga Gotoku 4. It’s a bit confusing how the game system will work but it seems like there will be new alternatives to playing with Kazuma - the fact remains that, as far as lifelike character design goes, this studio seems to be light years ahead of what every other studio has been doing. And, with the recent news of Yakuza 3 being...
銃声とダイヤモンド - Diamond and The sound of a Gun Shot
Juusei to Diamond (Diamond and The Sound of a Gun Shot) is a recent PSP release in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment, developed by Zenner Works, the small Japanese company who developed Okage for the PS2. As expected, the game is not fit for those who have weak Japanese reading skills, this being a rather heavy text adventure - or sound novel according to standards. As you can verify from...
Breaking news from The Planet Times - May 2001
_________________________________________________________________________ This image comes from the manual of Gekibo, the 2001 sequel to the original PC-Engine game where a whacky photo journalist found himself working for a ruthless newspaper chief editor. Showing their unusual sense of humor, Irem created a mock newspaper page and printed it inside the game manual. The Planet Times, dated...
龍が如く見参! - Jidaigeki
__________________________________________________________________________ In the world of videogame playing, the Japanese are a fortunate people. For the Japanese re-release of Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (Yakuza 2), SEGA prepared a bonus DVD with exclusive contents that focused on advertising the third game of the series, the Kenzan! spin-off. Within this DVD there are a few presentation trailers to be...
JAPANoFILES #1 - Reintroducing Rimo Cocoron
_________________________________________________________________________ [JAPANoFILES is a new feature from EasternMind concerning unique Japanese games – and game related materials. The objective of this new group or articles is to go a little deeper into the description (and occasional) analysis of games that are unknown to western players. All the information included in this and future...