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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.
For Brian Ashcraft's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Already on a downward trend, COVID-19-mandated closures are slashing profits and forcing closures of many of the country’s iconic locations.
A slew of veteran game developers and producers announced their departure from the studio in advance of its April 1 restructuring.
By announcing the end of the PS Vita's warranty extension, Sony is signaling that the PS Vita's era is fading to black.
Taito is back with a collection of Darius' 3D polygon games; Bravely Default starts anew; and Monster Hunter Rise brings a new dimension to the series.
The Switch gets a Mario makeover, while Super Mario 3D World and Nioh get remastered for new consoles.
Three well-known gaming franchises — PixelJunk, Puyo Puyo Tetris and Earth Defense Force — get sequels.
The year closes with a flurry of new games including Cyberpunk 2077, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend and Densha de Go!! Hashiro Yamanote Sen.
This month sees the release of the PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X and Series S, plus the new Kingdom Hearts game has a musical twist.
Crash Bandicoot, Pikmin and Shin Megami Tensei all have new releases coming out this month.