Discover the roots of one of Japan’s most enigmatic game developers in the bizarre murder mystery The Silver Case 2425.

There are a few Japanese game developers that have a peculiar cult following, both in their home country and in the West. While the biggest name among these would be Hideo Kojima, other popular figures include Yoko Taro, Hidetaka Suehiro (Swery) and last but not least Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51. …

Pick up your arms of war and engage in brutal medieval combat in Chivalry 2.

Back in 2012, Torn Banner Studios launched their multiplayer medieval combat game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. As the genre grew in popularity in recent years, with releases such as Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, Mordhau and For Honor, it felt like the right time to finally follow up with a sequel. So after almost 10 years, we finally get to enter the battlefield once again in Chivalry 2.

Time to Go Medieval

If the idea of going into large-scale melee battles sounds daunting to you, I have some good news…

Embark on an interdimensional adventure to stop Dr. Nefarious in Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart.

When the PlayStation 5 was revealed, one of the biggest game announcements that came with it was Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart. Not only because it was a well-known and beloved IP, but also because the game looked stunning and the interdimensional gameplay was very fascinating. Roughly a half year after the console came out, people got to find out what all the fuss was about.

A Thrilling Adventure

Come to think of it, it’s hard to believe that the Ratchet & Clank franchise is nearly…

Do you have what it takes to survive The Persistence?

The Persistence was originally released in 2018 for the PlayStation VR. The game turned quite a few heads back then with its roguelite horror gameplay where you had to survive on a doomed space ship. The initial success allowed developer Firesprite to port the game to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, while also offering a non-VR version for PlayStation 4. …

Become a fearsome mercenary in Necromunda: Hired Gun.

It seems that every few months a dozen of new Warhammer videogames pop up out of nowhere. But in terms of quality, it is often a bit like playing darts. Some of them, like Total War: Warhammer II or Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 hit the bullseye. But more often than not, these games tend to be mediocre at best or downright horrible. One of the titles that has had moderate success was Space Hulk: Deathwing, a first-person shooter made by the French development studio behind the cult classic E.Y.E.: Divine…

Go on an unforgettable road trip with the Go-Getters Club in World’s End Club.

World’s End Club is the latest game by Kazutaka Kodaka and Kotaro Uchikoshisome, the creative minds behind the Danganronpa and Zero Escape series. The game debuted in early access on Apple Arcade for iOS and macOS and now the full game made its way to the Nintendo Switch. Time to hit the road with the Go-Getters Club!

Sightseeing During the Apocalypse

This lovely group of school friends embarks on a field trip during summer. When they get into an accident, they wake up in a theme park under the sea…

Show you Pop Culture love with Minibird’s new Pop Top controllers.

When I think about third-party controllers, the usual suspects that pop up in my head are brands like Nacon (formerly Bigben), Hori, Razer and PDP Gaming. I have to confess I’d actually never heard of Minibird. A quick look at an online retailer mostly shows keyboards and mice, but recently they also launched a line-up of four Pop Culture inspired controllers for the Nintendo Switch.

Dressed to Impress

Under the banner Pop Top, these four controllers combine a colorful design with iconic pop culture references. A true fan will recognize the franchises…

Experience what it takes to become a MotoGP champion or step in the shoes of some of its legends in MotoGP 21.

MotoGP 21 is Milestone’s latest offering in the MotoGP series and the first one to grace the new generation of consoles. Aside from new content and an upgraded roster of riders and bikes, this naturally brings expectations of a much smoother experience due to the new hardware’s capabilities. …

Shoot and cleanse your way through the stages of Hell as you team up with Poisonette and fight your way to redemption in Poison Control.

While Nippon Ichi Software is mostly known for the Disgaea franchise, they also publish a wild variety of often very “Japanese” videogames. One of their latest outings is Poison Control, a game that perfectly demonstrates the uniqueness of Japanese videogame culture. NIS America, the American branch of the company usually oversees the European and American releases of these games and thankfully they also decided to bring this game to the West.

Cleaning up

In Poison Control you’ve…

Welcome to Balan Wonderworld, a magical wonderland filled with music, emotions and cutesy characters.

Balan Wonderworld is the first game from the newly created Square Enix studio Balan Company. Its release was met with much anticipation, as behind the game is the creative duo that is responsible for unleashing Sonic The Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams unto the world. But the question is: is the combined creative force of game director Yuji Naka and artist Naoto Ohshima enough to make Balan Wonderwold a new success story?

Welcome to the Balan Theatre

In Balan Wonderworld you play as a little kid, called either Cole or Emma…

Jeroen Van Rossem

Japanophile, gamer and movie buff, born and raised in the ‘hellhole’ known as Brussels, Belgium.

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