Posts Tagged ‘Tecmo Koei’

Dead or Alive 6 will live (or possibly die) in Early 2019

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Dead or Alive 6 was announced today, following up the last iteration which was unleashed way back in 2012. The new title has an expanded roster, a debut trailer that we’ve got embedded below, and plenty of electricity shooting out of hands and/or out of the floor and/or the electrified wires of the battleground boundaries that keep your fighters contained. Team Ninja has also worked to tone down the hilariously overly sexualized character designs that the series has become synonymous with. Yes, the boob physics have taken a backseat to fighting in a fighting game, and I can already feel the dark parts of the internet boiling with rage.

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Hack, Slash & Port: Samurai Warriors 4-II Announced

Slash!

Japanese publishers Koei Tecmo have been pretty good about releasing PC versions of their games in recent years, though their ports can leave something to be desired. Still, good on ’em, and I’m glad to see Samurai Warriors 4-II [official site] is coming our way too.

Today they announced a western release for the latest in the semi-historical fantasy hack ‘n’ slash series, which is due a release via Steam on October 2nd. Expect more people in ridiculous costumes cutting through dozens of footsoldiers with one swipe, which is exactly what you’d want from a Warriors game.

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Wacky, A Bit Wonky: Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round Released

I admire how much Dead or Alive embraces its silliness. The fighting game series might be known for its terrifying unreal simulation of breasts, but that’s unfair to the many other oddities in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round [official site]: geishas fighting roughnecks, huge amounts of zany clothing and costumes, tiger maulings, a colossal Buddha statue coming alive to deck pugilists, and so on.

DoA5LR came out on PC today, though bafflingly it’s launching without online multiplayer. That’s due to be patched in after about 3 months. That’s a bit too silly, even for me.

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History With Dragons – Bladestorm: Nightmare On PC

And that's just how it happened.

If you’ve been looking for a goofy fake video game name to use in a joke I’m sure would be hilarious (I believe in you), bad news: the name Bladestorm: Nightmare is taken. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a half-historic, half-zany, real-time tactical murderfest from the folks behind Dynasty Warriors, good news: Bladestorm: Nightmare [official site] is coming to PC.

It’ll have players lead a mercenary squad through the the Hundred Years’ War in one mode, then in another see France and England united to fight dragons. Sure!

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Costumed Fighting: Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round PC-Bound

Sure, why not?

I am glad to see more fighting games come to PC, and especially one where you can have a lady dressed as Sexy Sherlock Holmes kick a member of a Whitesnake cover band off a roof. Publishers Tecmo Koei have announced a PC port of DoA 5 Last Round, Team Ninja’s next zany person-puncher. It’s the third main version of DoA 5, expanded in the same way that Capcom revamp Street Fighter, and the first shinied up for those there new consoles.

Given that this is the series’ proper PC debut (a free-to-play DoA ran from 2008-2010), it’s odd that it’s being hamstrung: it’ll be missing online modes at launch. But look, I wasn’t kidding about Sexy Sherlock. Watch a few bouts:

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To The Max: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Ported

Gnarly

Few games deserve the hyperbolic titles publishers bestow upon them, but with dozens of soldiers routinely being hurled into the air at once then whacked and zapped by a tiny lady with a giant four-bladed crossed-axe shuriken, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition can probably get away with it. Something about Omega Force’s mythological take on Chinese history has always put me off playing the series, perhaps as I’m less au fait with Japanese genres, but they’re a sort of silliness that I’ve enjoyed knowing exists with a big budget thrown behind it.

DW8XLCE is coming over to PC from PlayStations in May, publisher Koei quietly announced on Thursday shortly before we all skipped away to enjoy the long weekend.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Is Now Coming To PC


That rhymes! As long as you pronounce Z in the American way. Doesn’t work in British. Yes: it also signals the interest of Tecmo Koei in the PC platform, which to be fair they usually steer clear of in favour of the console machines. The company has announced that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, their Unreal-powered cartoony zombie-slicing game about a Ninja with a cybernetic arm, will appear on PC. I mean it’s not really about the Ninja, I suppose, even though he’s the protagonist, it’s about Holy Shit Those Dudes Got Slaughtered By Some Kind Of Knife Gymnast Gone Gravity-Flippin’! Something like that. At least that’s the message I am getting from the trailer, which is below.

It contains the phrase MEAT SLAPPER, which is quite unpleasant.
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