I Didn't Expect a Game About Busty Bikini-Clad Babes to Play So Well

This morning as the masses flooded into the Tokyo Game Show for the show's first public day, I decided it was time to put my head through the giant boob hole and play the newest game about zombie-slaying, bikini-clad, busty babes: Onechanbara Z2 Chaos. » 9/20/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Your Favorite Anime Characters Duke it Out In This New Fighter

At the Tokyo Game Show 2014 today, I spent some time with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax—a fighter that sports characters from popular anime Sword Art Online, The Devil is a Part Timer, Accel World, Black Bullet, and The Irregular at Magic High School, among others. » 9/19/14 5:30am Yesterday 5:30am

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Makes Me Excited for Co-op Survival Horror

I've been a fan of Resident Evil since I was first attacked by a pack of dogs jumping through a hallway window in my middle school years. And like many long-time fans, I prefer the survival horror Resident Evils to the action horror ones. From what I saw at TGS today, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is right up my alley. » 9/18/14 7:00am Thursday 7:00am

Kenshin's Third Movie Has Action Scenes that Will Leave You Awestruck

The third Keshin live-action film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, hit Japanese theaters this past weekend. As good as the previous two films were, this one was even better—largely thanks to some of the most amazing sword-fighting action scenes ever put on film. » 9/15/14 5:00am Monday 5:00am

What I Love and Hate About Super Smash Bros. 3DS So Far

Back in the day, I bought Super Smash Bros. for the N64 on day one. In high school, Smash Bros. Melee was constantly hooked up to the TV of our dorm. So needless to say, I played a lot of Smash Bros. growing up. But for nearly 8 years, I haven’t touched it—until I picked up the 3DS game yesterday, that is. » 9/14/14 12:00pm 9/14/14 12:00pm

Danganronpa Zero is the “Ultimate” Danganronpa Novel

We here at Kotaku are big fans of the High School death game/courtroom drama of Danganronpa. But the two games out right now are not the whole story. There is also a duology of prequel light novels called Danganronpa Zero. And if you enjoyed either of the games even a little, you really must read them. » 9/12/14 7:00am 9/12/14 7:00am

The Final Episode of Ghost in the Shell Arise Is Nothing But Average

Ghost in the Shell Arise hit Japanese theaters once again this past weekend with its final episode: Ghost in the Shell Arise – Border:4 Ghost Stands Alone. Unfortunately, instead of a grand send-off wrapping up the whole series, Ghost Stands Alone is little more than another average Arise episode. » 9/09/14 8:00am 9/09/14 8:00am

Let's look at Persona 4 Ultimax as a Visual Novel, Not a Fighting Game

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, sequel to Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 4 Arena, is a fighting game. However, unlike many fighting games, it comes with a robust story in the form of a 14-hour visual novel. And since we've looked at Ultimax as a fighting game already, it's only fair we look at it as a visual novel as well. » 9/09/14 7:00am 9/09/14 7:00am

Six Japanese Fighting Game Series with Robust Plots

When I was a kid in the days of the original Street Fighter II, the plots in fighting games consisted of the instruction manual, the before battle/after battle one-liners, and a single picture at the end of the game—if that. Even then I wished for meatier plots in fighters; and over the years my wish has been granted. » 9/05/14 6:00am 9/05/14 6:00am