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New JRPGs For Vita Make Me Unreasonably Happy

Between PS1 Classics and newer games like Persona 4 Golden, the unheralded PlayStation Vita has become an essential beast for JRPG fans and today brings news of more cool Japanese stuff for western gamers.


The Vita Gets A Sweet-Looking New Action Game

Video: Freedom Wars, announced for Japan last year, is heading to the West at some point in 2014. Sony announced the news on its YouTube channel alongside this new trailer (above) for the upcoming Vita game, which lets you team up with other players to take down monsters and shoot your way through prison colonies. Looks neat.


I Feel The Need To Lead This Little Girl To Safety

Introducing Hotaru no Nikki (ホタルノニッキ Firefly Diary), a new puzzle adventure game from Nippon Ichi software. In the game, you take the role of a magical firefly with the objective to lead a little horned girl, Mion, out of a dark ruin filled with traps and shadow monsters. I’m probably not the only person who thinks about Ico upon hearing that description.


SNES-Style Tactical RPG Stars A 'Raging Alcoholic'

Our heroine, ladies and gentlemen. Dragon Fin Soup will follow the story of several playable characters; one of them is Red Robin, an alcoholic bounty hunter who hails from a remote village on Asura — essentially a planet formed on top of giant cosmic turtle that swims around in space-time.


Atlus Revives Failed Earthbound-Inspired Kickstarter RPG

Last year, the developers of modern JRPG Citizens of Earth took to Kickstarter to raise $US100,000 for their project. Sadly, it didn’t work out. But now, thanks to Atlus, the game is going to be completed on time after all.


Korean Dev Allegedly Ripped Off One Of The Wii's Best-Looking Games

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was truly a lovely game. While it was originally released in 2009, there are now allegations that it’s been copied by a Korean game developer. There are claims that the knock-off even stole Muramasa’s original code.


Tecmo Koei Wants Me To Buy Its Game Again (Again)

Toukiden is the samurai vs demon hunting game that was released last year on the PS Vita and PSP. Now, Tecmo Koei has announced Toukiden Kiwami, an upgraded version of the original with additional story, equipment and enemies.


Borderlands 2 On The PS Vita Looks... Pretty Much Like You'd Expect.

Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita looks… pretty much like you’d expect. Courtesy of YouTuber AtomixVG, here’s four minutes’ worth of footage of the portable version of Gearbox’s loot-happy shooter, straight from this year’s Game Developers Conference. Vid’s above, enjoy.


Luftrausers: The Kotaku Review

Luftrausers makes you feel like you’re constantly in the danger zone.


Retro-Styled Indie Horror Game Home Coming To PS4 And PS Vita

Briefly: Released in June 2012 for PC, Home has gotten numerous updates and lots of new content since then — all of which will be part of the game’s console versions coming later this year. Check out the creator’s post over at the PlayStation Blog for more details.