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Rain drops onto PSN this fall

And now the weather: PSN can expect Rain sometime this fall. The Sony Japan Studio game, reminiscent of Ico, sees you play as a boy who's only visible as a silhouette outlined by rain. He finds a girl like himself being chased by similarly invisible monsters, and the pair work together as they...

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Clan of Champions thumps PSN November 20

Clan of Champions rampages onto PlayStation Network on November 20. The multiplayer brawler which seeks one ultimate warrior was developed by Acquire, makers of Way of the Samurai and Tenchu games. It bustled onto Steam last month. and now NIS America is bringing it to North America's PSN in two...

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Orgarhythm review: Laying down godlike beats

If it's possible to have a favorite "type" of game – not genre, mind you, but favorite "type" – I'd have to say that the games I love most are "ambitious but imperfect." These are games that try to do intriguing, daring things: meld genres together, build themselves around an...

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Clan of Champions muscles onto Steam on October 30

Clan of Champions, a multiplayer action game from NIS America and Tenchu developer Acquire Corp., will hit Steam on October 30. It's set to launch on PSN at a later date. The first we heard of Clan of Champions, NIS was planning a release on Xbox 360 and PS3. Looks like plans have changed. Clan of...

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Orgarhythm combines rhythm and strategy into one weird game

Pikmin 3 might have been the best-known crowd-control strategy game at E3, but it wasn't the most memorable. That distinction goes to Orgarhythm, a Vita game demonstrated to me during a meeting with publisher XSEED. Orgarhythm mashes up two of the least mashuppable genres imaginable: rhythm game...

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XSEED announces rhythm/strategy title 'Orgarhythm' for Vita

Move over Theatrhythm, there's a new absurdly titled and unpronounceable handheld rhythm game in town: Orgarhythm. Developed by Acquire (in association with Neilo) and set to be published in North America by XSEED sometime this year, Orgarhythm is a hybrid rhythm/strategy game for the Vita. Acting...

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MonkeyPaw and Gaijinworks Kickstart a Class of Heroes 2 localization

MonkeyPaw Games and GaijinWorks, two companies dedicated to bringing classic Japanese games to the west, are testing the utility of Kickstarter for localization of Japanese games, with the most random test subject imaginable. Class of Heroes 2 is a sequel to a PSP dungeon crawler released here by...

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Rovio buys fellow Finns Futuremark Games Studio

Rovio, the team responsible for Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space (and parts of this), has acquired Futuremark Games Studio, creator of Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon, among other titles. Futuremark Games was founded in 2008 and is based in Finland alongside Rovio, which may explain why...

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Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen trailer says it all

This weekend, we saw the announcement of Sumioni: Demon Arts for PlayStation Vita. Today, Namco Bandai released a new trailer for developer Acquire's other Vita launch window game: Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, a game that has stealthy ninja action, and, apparently, kind of a lot of voice...

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XSEED inks publishing deal for Vita platformer Sumioni: Demon Arts

XSEED is one of the most doggedly prolific PSP publishers, and it's continuing the trend with the Vita, announcing plans to publish Acquire's Sumioni: Demon Arts this spring in North America. Sumioni casts the player as an "ink demon," fighting through a sumi-e landscape. It combines...

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