The King of Fighters XII Coming July 28

Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of The King of Fighters XII will be out July 28th. I really think they did an amazing job with the graphics, I like this style more then Street Fighter IV’s. More screenshots below…

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade Gets New Publisher, Release Date

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Gets New Publisher, Release Date

This morning XSEED announced it would no longer be publishing Muramasa: The Demon Blade in the U.S. I was a bit worried we’d never see it released here, maybe Vanillaware thought it was too hardcore for the U.S. Wii audience…which would suck because not only does the game look amazing, but I’d have a reason to play a game on the Wii again. I was scared, it was a real low point for me. Then Ignition Entertainment came along and made it all better…

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Lux-Pain actually looks kind of interesting. It’s a text-based adventure game for the DS being published by Marvelous Interactive Inc set. It’s set in Kisaragi City, I don’t know if that’s a real place or not (more on that later). Apparently a worm is infecting people and making them do bad things. Obviously, this is like a huge problem, right, so your character (Atsuki) is totally going to put a stop to it. You get to use physic powers, which is pretty cool…but not quite cool enough (I imagine that’s what the developers were thinking). So, to really make sure the game is awesome, they let you conduct autopsies with your stylus. Oh and Atsuki’s left eye is golden.

You know what’s even better? I learned something today:

Kisaragi (如月 or 衣更着) is a traditional name for February in Japanese.

The meaning of “kisaragi” is not so deep as those of the other names of the months. It is written as “wear more clothes” in kanji; it also means “the rehabilitation of plants.” February is the second month of the year. In the lunar calendar, which was used until the Heian Period, February was the second month of winter; January, February, March made up winter, and the three months starting from April were considered spring.

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Blue Dragon Plus Coming to North America

Ignition Entertainment announced today that they will be publishing Blue Dragon Plus in North America. The sequel to Blue Dragon for Xbox 360, Blue Dragon Plus is a tactical RPG for the Nintendo DS. Set one year after the events of the original, the game follows Shu and other characters from the original as they try to do something or other, most likely saving the world. It was released on September 4 in Japan, and there doesn’t seem to be a ton of information out there about the game (I haven’t seen any reviews). The North American (and European) release date is set for March 2009.

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