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New Dark Souls II Trailer Rears Its Wicked, Horned Head

January 16th, 2014 by

So, who’s excited for Dark Souls II? Oh, that’s right – everybody. At least, everyone should be. While this new trailer only serves to tell us what we already supposed (you will die a thousand deaths, this time in a new land!), it does herald the soon-to-be release date, which is excitement enough for those of us waiting to lose our souls once more.

March 11 for North America, in case you were wondering.

Dark Souls II Trailer Promises Many Deaths

April 11th, 2013 by

You know, the Dark Souls games (Demon’s Souls included) have this weird veneer to them. To the uninitiated, the games can appear a little humdrum or even generic. This trailer doesn’t try very hard to get you pumped; it looks like some pretty standard medieval fare.

But the mere promise of a new Dark Souls game – for those of us who’ve endulged and struggled with the first two – is all it takes to get you ridiculously excited, not to mention discretely terrified. In any other game, a flock of flying dragons probably wouldn’t be much cause for alarm. In Dark Souls, it’s the harbinger of cardiac arrest.

Ni No Kuni’s World Map Music Is Spellbinding

February 8th, 2013 by

I’m sure by now my wife is completely sick of me whistling this tune around the house. This particular composition really sums up the Ni No Kuni experience – beautiful but not overbearing; full of wonder, and aching with wanderlust.

Composed by Joe Hisaishi and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the soundtrack to Ni No Kuni is a gorgeous construct through and through, reminding us that there just isn’t any suitable substitute for epic JRPG music.

Ni No Kuni Arrives To Universal Acclaim

January 25th, 2013 by

ni no kuni critical acclaim

After a number of delays and years of waiting, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch finally arrives in North America.

And it was worth the wait, apparently; the JRPG that launched a thousand “D’aaawwwwww”s isn’t just charming the pants off of gamers, but managing a warm reception with critics as well, according to Metacritic.

SoulCalibur V Brings Back The Beat

February 13th, 2012 by

The SoulCalibur series has long been the fighting game that just about anyone can jump into and have a good time with, but that’s not to say it’s lacking in nuance or deep mechanics; on the contrary, learning how to ebb and flow worth a shit can be a long and winding journey. No matter what your level of dedication, though, SoulCalibur V is sure to please. Overall, it feels like an improvement over IV.

Ezio Auditore Confirmed For Soul Calibur V

October 21st, 2011 by

Everyone’s favorite weapon-based fighting franchise will be featuring a familiar and welcomed guest: Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. Watch the trailer above to get a glimpse of what we can expect from the famous assassin in white. And might I add, this is the first time a cameo character has ever made so much sense in the Soul Calibur setting (yes, even more so than Darth fucking Vader) and I’m really looking forward to testing him out.