Sega is making a new Yakuza game for PS4 that will star Ichiban Kasuga, who made his debut in Yakuza Online. Sega is holding auditions for one of the game’s female co-stars.
Last year, Taiwan’s Chen San-yuan went viral with his bicycle contraption to which nine phones were affixed so he could play Pokémon Go around Taipei. Now, he has more phones and a new gig: ambassador for Asus ZenFone smartphones.
In cities across Japan, arcades are beacons of the night. They are a place to take refuge, escape, and unwind, which is what makes them so special.
Anime art is not static. It is constantly changing with each passing year. Some of those changes are noticeable. Others less so.
Online for the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament is ending in Japan. The game launched in 2015 and online for arcades will cease from March 25. Shame about arcade online play, but the game is very good on the Switch.
Streaming for anime Pastel Memories has temporarily been halted and DVD and Blu-ray releases of the show’s first three episodes have been cancelled. The reason, it seems, could be related to how the show parodies another anime.
Last week, Sega halted sales of PS4 exclusive Judgment after actor Pierre Taki was arrested on alleged drug charges. Taki is being replaced in various roles, and suddenly, the original release of Judgment looks like a collector’s item.
Last week, Super Real Mahjong PV was released on the Nintendo Switch. This week, downloads of the digital game have been temporarily suspended.
Track: Goldberg Variations: Aria (by Bach) | Artist: Igor Levit | Album: Goldberg Variations - The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The previously delayed Yokai Watch 4 now has a release date in Japan. It will be out on the Switch on June 6. The game was originally scheduled for last winter. No word yet on its international release.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested in Fukuoka, Japan for allegedly committing burglary while dressed in Rei Ayanami’s plugsuit from Evangelion 3.0.
If you’re in Japan, keep this mantra in mind: Never do drugs in this country. Ever.