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We can build on this: Why ideas in The Last Story should be embraced by RPG devs

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. When Hironobu Sakaguchi set out to...

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The Last Story review: Sakaguchi's experimental side

The Last Story appears to flip the script on Dragon Quest. Where Square Enix's seminal RPG series normally seeks to tell new stories within familiar mechanical frameworks, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's latest effort offers a very (very) familiar narrative while experimenting wildly...

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The creative maturity of Hironobu Sakaguchi's Last Story

There must be a fascinating behind-the-scenes story as to how XSEED managed to get a hold of the localization rights for The Last Story. Ordinarily, Nintendo has a death grip on the rights to its games: If they don't localize it, no one does. XSEED, for their part, say they "got lucky." The Last...

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A totally unfair No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise visual comparison

During E3, Konami released the intro from the new PS3 version of No More Heroes as a trailer. Since the Wii original started off with the same trailer, we saw this as an opportunity to post a visual comparison between Heroes' Paradise and the original. Unfortunately, it turns out it's really...

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Marvelous and AQ Interactive merging

Marvelous Entertainment, the developer of the Harvest Moon series and Japanese publisher of games like No More Heroes, Muramasa, and Deadly Premonition, is entering into a merger with AQ Interactive, the publisher of the Korg DS-10 games, Bullet Witch, Blue Dragon Plus, and the 3DS title Cubic...

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Cubic Ninja squares off this summer on 3DS

A couple of months after it showed up in Nintendo's software lineup reel, Ubisoft has officially announced plans to localize AQ Interactive's tilt-based, 3D-less 3DS game Cubic Ninja. The now-confirmed, geometric action game, in which you tilt the system (or use the Circle Pad) to move CC the...

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Cubic Ninja promoted in appropriately shallow manner

In what we're guessing is a clumsy, hamfisted attempt to demonstrate the game's universal appeal, AQ Interactive posted a clip of women playing the depth-free 3DS title Cubic Ninja. We suppose the video is pretty depth-free too. In addition to footage of the ladies being delighted by the...

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Cubic Ninja is a 3DS game without 3D

Most 3DS games will give players the option to use the system's slider to adjust the depth of the display. Not Cubic Ninja. AQ Interactive's puzzle-platformer will not support a 3D display of any depth. A representative confirmed to us that there is "no stereoscopic 3D in [the] main game"...

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The Last Story's insane 'chat' system revealed

Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi and Takuya Matsumoto from co-developer AQ Interactive spoke to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata about The Last Story's online play in a new Iwata Asks interview posted by Nintendo of Japan. The game won't exactly have chat when played online, but it will have a...

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Report: Nier developer Cavia dissolved into parent company

Cavia – developer of games like Nier, Drakengard, and the Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles series – used to be a subsidiary of parent company AQ Interactive. Now, according to Siliconera's translation of a 4Gamer interview with director Trao Yokoo, the company has been dissolved,...

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