New in games this month: Long anticipated Metroidvania adventures and virtual reality golf
Brian Ashcraft is a senior contributing editor at Kotaku and has been writing about video games for The Japan Times since 2007. He is also the author of two books, "Arcade Mania!" and "Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential." A graduate of Cornell University, Ashcraft has called Osaka home for over a decade.
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The fictional and real future of gaming: Jupiter & Mars' postapocalytic underwater world, Microsoft's digital-only Xbox One and Guilty Gear's ongoing popularity.
FromSoftware introduces its toughest game yet; Nintendo Labo goes 3D and Yoshi gets crafty
Become over 40 manga characters with "Jump Force"; "Dead or Alive" is very much alive and kicking; and "Nier: Automata" is even better than it was before.
"Super Mario" introduces Peachette; "Biohazard"/"Resident Evil" rises again in an even scarier form; and "Catherine" gets fleshed out.
For the love of 'Kingdom Hearts' The wait is over: "Kingdom Hearts III" is finally coming out. Originally announced in 2013, this is the third mainline entry in the popular "Kingdom Hearts" series, a collaboration between Square Enix and the world of Disney. The "Kingdom Hearts" ...
Chill out with "Fortnite: Deep Freeze," join pop-star actor Takuya Kimura in "Judge Eyes" and gorge yourself on "God Eater 3"
"The Last Remnant" finally makes to PlayStation after an 11-year wait; "Disaster Report 4" returns since 3/11; and "Pokemon: Lets Go!" is set to bring "Pokemon Go" fans into home-gaming.
There are different ways to battle — swords, guns and just being smart.
As "Mega Man" celebrates his 30th birthday, Nintendo gets more hands-on and "The World Ends With You" gets a Switch update