As "Mega Man" celebrates his 30th birthday, Nintendo gets more hands-on and "The World Ends With You" gets a Switch update
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 upcoming month brings with it the "Marvel's Spider-Man" PS4 game and console release, an all-women SNK game and the expo for all gamers — Tokyo Game Show.
Nintendo embraces "Minecraft," SNK offers a tiny big-game experience and "Okami" comes to Switch
Nintendo's summer releases include a new look for "Pokemon" characters, an unusual sushi battle game and a tennis game that has already stood the test of time.
"Lumines" is back with a haptic rumble, "Detroit: Become Human" will have you questioning android life and "PixelJunk Monsters 2" goes 3D.
Nintendo goes analog, "Dark Souls" remains relentless and "Gods of War" finds new mythology
Fukuoka-based game-maker Level-5 has released "Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom," which looks just as beautiful as the original 2011 PS3 fantasy game.
'Metal Gear' is a survivor When Hideo Kojima , the creator of the original "Metal Gear," left Konami, it seemed like the action-adventure series was over. Yet here it is again — this time in the form of "Metal Gear Survive," which introduces zombie attacks ...
'Dissidia' breeding' In the "Dissidia" games, "Final Fantasy" characters get together and beat the crap out of each other. The latest entry is no different, but that doesn't mean it's just another "Dissidia Final Fantasy." Developed by Square Enix, the first "Dissidia Final Fantasy" debuted on ...
The gods are back "Okami" is one of the most beautiful and imaginative games ever made. It first came out in 2006 on the PlayStation 2 and was dubbed the best game of that year. Over a decade later it is still wonderful. "Okami" is a ...