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Killer7 is out now on PC and as strange as ever

Killer7 is out now on PC, and one of the weirder things you can play this week. It's a hallucinatory adventure-slash-first-person shooter hybrid about seven assassins (who may actually be one person) hunting 'terrorists' that are apparently howling, self-destructing demons. It's bizarre, profane, allegorical, drenched in blood and a little bit punk. Originally launched in 2005 by Grasshopper Manufacture (and directed by Suda51), it's still holding…

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Disgaea 5 Complete brings absurdly large numbers to PC on October 22nd

I'm still unsure sure what happened to the PC version of goofy strategy-RPG Disgaea 5. Maybe an ancient curse? Maybe developers Nippon Ichi fell down a hole? Either way, it disappeared at the eleventh hour, after being initially planned to launch in May. Now (bar any further disasters) it's due out next Monday, October 22nd according to publisher NIS America on Twitter. In an odd…

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Businesslike robo-brawler Assault Spy clocks out of early access today

Assault Spy might look a little more buttoned-up than Devil May Cry with its cubicle farms and sharp business suits, but this combo-heavy brawler is ready to cut loose as it leaves early access today. Developed by tiny Japanese crew Wazen, it's a game about silly dialogue, anime corporate espionage gone wrong and a whole lot of kicking robots (some of which are adorable) in…

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Nippon Ichi’s old-school dungeon crawl Labyrinth Of Refrain: Coven Of Dusk is out now

Big numbers, big monsters, big dungeons and big anime... character sprites. Labyrinth Of Refrain: Coven Of Dusk is exactly what you'd expect from Disgaea studio Nippon Ichi Software taking on the Wizardry-styled dungeon crawler genre. It's an RPG about excess - huge parties of player-made characters with honking great stat sheets, exploring a massive grid-based dungeon in classic first-person style. All with even less artistic…

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The blood flows smoother than ever in Killer7’s new PC remaster trailer

Surreal murderventure Killer7 is a hallucinatory experience, and one that will be all the more vivid when it arrives on PC. Grasshopper Manufacture and NIS America have released a new trailer, showing off their upcoming PC remaster in action. Unsurprisingly, its razor sharp art direction holds up well at high resolutions, and a boost to framerate and an expansion to widescreen gives it a slick…

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The Caligula Effect: Overdose is headed to PC early 2019

I always knew the Vocaloids were just trying to lull us into a false sense of security. Persona-ish JRPG The Caligula Effect: Overdose is less about saving the world, and more about saving yourself as you lead a teen rebellion against a rogue AI singer's dystopian virtual reality city-state. Originally released on Vita to wildly mixed reviews, the Overdose edition promises major overhauls, including doubling…

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Labyrinth of Refrain – retro dungeons in Disgaea’s style

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk is an old-school dungeon delver from Disgaea studio Nippon Ichi, in the style of Sir-tech's classic Wizardry games. Assemble an entirely custom party, loot, level and explore dungeon mazes in first person while trying not to lose too many of your characters to greed, overconfidence and bad luck before you can return to the surface to restock. It's launching this September.

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Killer7 remaster brings multiple personality murder to PC

Multiple personalities are kinda SUDA51's bag. Actually, everything about Killer7 is extremely SUDA51's bag. If a bag came to life and started monologuing during a SUDA51 game, that would also be on the level. What I'm saying is, if you've never noticed, I do believe that this gentleman has a predilection for making odd choices. And that oddness is perhaps at its most accessible (?)…

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Stylish brawler Assault Spy sneaks into early access

While it would be thematically appropriate for a game named Assault Spy to sneak by completely unnoticed, this upcoming brawler from Japanese indie studio Wazen (and published/localised by NIS America) has landed itself squarely on my radar, thanks to its Devil May Cry inspired combo stylings. That, and the fact that you get to beat up a lot of weirdly adorable robots with a briefcase…

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Disgaea 5 Complete delayed days before launch

NIS's strategy RPG Disgaea 5 Complete was due to launch on PC on Monday but oh me oh my that will not happen now. NIS have delayed the game to an unspecified point in summer, saying they've found a big problem that needs extra time to fix. Another big problem has been that the recent limited-release demo, er, reportedly let people play the full game…

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The Longest Five Minutes: a JRPG that starts at the final boss

The Longest Five Minutes begins where most games end: the final boss. Plonked in front of an unholy baddie, the hero of this quaintly old-fashioned JRPG has only five minutes with which to pummel them off the face of the earth. It sounds like a pretty short game, but thanks to the awesome power of extended, time-dilating flashbacks, those five minutes are soon blown wide…

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana hits PC on January 30th

The PC version of Nihon Falcom's RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will arrive on January 30th, publishers NIS America have announced. This is almost five months after the console version but, unlike that, the PC release won't launch with shoddy localisation. The original English script was so wonky that NISA have been reworking it to fix typos, errors, and clunky translation, and re-recording dialogue…

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Ys VIII’s PC release slips to 2018 to allow for total re-translation

It would seem that 'measure twice, cut once' isn't just good woodworking advice. NIS America's localisation of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana, the latest in Nihon Falcom's long-running action-RPG series, has now been judged so wobbly by the publisher that they're delaying the PC release to allow for a complete 'from the ground up' rework of the English script and voice track. There is at…

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Ys VIII’s PC launch will boast a better localisation

There is one unexpected benefit to the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official site] being delayed: ours won't launch with wonky localisation. Western publishers NIS America have apologised for the poor state of the game's localisation when it hit consoles in September -- when it was originally due to hit PC too -- with oddities, errors, and assorted wonk. Fresh folks are…

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana PC delayed at short notice

If you had been looking forward to playing Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official site] today, I'm sorry to tell you that it has been delayed. Nihon Falcom's JRPG was supposed to launch on PC today alongside its console counterparts, but publishers NIS America announced only last night that the PC version will be late. They don't offer an update release date and say the…

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Birthdays the Beginning review

Birthdays The Beginning [official site] is a sandbox evolution game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada. The aesthetic is somewhere between Harvest Moon, Viva Pinata and a sugarcraft workshop. On paper it looks like the exact sort of thing I'd love – a biology-themed sim with collectible and ADORABLE lifeforms including ferns, velociraptors and turtles. In practice it can't seem combine the ingredients into a…

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NIS announce PC releases for Ys Vlll, Tokyo Tattoo Girls

From the next in RPG series Ys to a strategy game where players give gal pals magical tattoos, the western arm of Japanese publisher NIS have announced western PC releases for more games in their curiously eclectic lineup and launch dates for others already known. It's a NIS news blowout. Non-stop NIS news clues. Read on for deets on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official…

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Hey dood: Disgaea 2 released on PC

Like a little 'J' in your RPG? Tales of Berseria launched last week, if you fancy a zesty new bottling, or if you want something you might be interested in Disgaea 2 [official site]. Eleven years after its PlayStation 2 debut, Nippon Ichi Software's RPG launched on PC today. Expect to meet leet-speaking penguins, deal nine digits of damage (numbers, not fingers), and gag-o-laff with…

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Birthdays delays its adorable ecosystem until May 2017

While checking some 2017 release dates for a feature it looks like Birthdays The Beginning [official site] - the sandbox sim from the creator of Harvest Moon where you can create and curate worlds full of plants and creatures - has slipped back a couple of months. The game was previously scheduled for March, 2017 but is now pegged for May.

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