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  • Acquire reveals dungeon crawler Mind Zero, isn't The Last Guy 2

    Mind Zero is the new game from The Last Guy developer Acquire. Rumours last week suggested that the studio was making a follow-up to its top-down survival horror title, but instead it unveiled a school-based dungeon crawler split between two planes of existence. So quite, quite different then.

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  • Acquire teases PS Vita reveal, looks like The Last Guy follow-up

    The Last Guy could be getting a spin-off, sequel or new PS Vita build, following a tease from developer Acquire.

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  • Sumioni: Demon Arts arrives in Europe for Vita next week

    Acquire’s action-platformer Sumioni: Demon Arts will finally be releases in Europe through the PlayStation Store next week. Filled with lovely Japanese artistry, the title was released in March through the US PS Store. Those living in regions serviced by the EU PS Store, can download it on January 16 for €9.99/£7.99.

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  • Way of the Samurai 4 hits US PSN this week

    Acquire’s action epic, Way of the Samurai 4, has finally been confirmed for a long-awaited US release. XSEED will deliver via the PlayStation Network on August 4 for $40, according to Destructoid. This latest entry in the franchise has some neat elements; it’s open world; it has online versus multiplayer; it allows for character customisation; […]

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  • Orgarhythm concept trailer tantalises with genre-mashing gameplay

    This trailer probably won’t win any prizes for communication, but rhythm action strategy hybrid Orgarhythm has my vote for most beautiful promo of the year so far.

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  • Screenshots show first look at Acquire's New Class of Heroes: Chrono Academy

    Acquire has provided the first look at its RPG in the works, New Class of Heroes: Chrono Academy, via a set of screenshots and character renders. You can have a look over on Andriasang. The title contains a “multi-scenario system,” and stories for three new students studying at the Koku Academy. Like previous entries in […]

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  • Acquire to publish Sega veteran's Vita music rhythm game

    Shenmue and Space Channel veteran Tak Hirai has a new music game in the works.

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  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen video reveals story, weapons, Glider Suit

    Namco has released a new video for Acquire’s “epic story of betrayal, assassination, and intrigue”, Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. In the latest video, you get a look at the Vita title’s slice and dice action as well as the nifty Glider Suit, a mode of transportation in the game. It’s out in North America […]

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  • Acquire's Sumioni: Demon Arts to release in North America

    XSEED has announced via the PS Blog it will be releasing Acquire’s gorgeous-looking Sumioni: Demon Arts in North america as a launch window title “this spring”. The “ink-themed” action title provides the player will various obstacles to overcome by drawing platforms with the touch-screen, or using the handheld’s controls to call upon a giant bird […]

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  • Sumioni's ending depends on your skill

    Andriasang reports Vita side-scroller Sumioni features multiple paths through the story and several endings. Branchings of the story are dependent on your performance during your quest to save the Light Princess. The Vita title is due in Japan on February 9, and will hopefully make the jump to the lustful, drooling masses elsewhere. Pine for […]

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  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Vita trailer

    Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for the upcoming ninja epic from the masters of ancient Japanese “history,” Acquire (who you may remember from series’ like Tenchu and Way of the Samurai.) So head past the break for all the ninja slashing, over-the-top ceremonial gowns, sexy Vita graphics you can handle.

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  • Acquire's ink-themed Vita actioner Sumioni looks lovely, interesting

    Acquire has released a new trailer for Sumioni, its “ink-themed” action title for Vita. The video demonstrates the game’s touch controls which will be used to draw new platforms and call allies to your aid. It looks rather gorgeous. Sumioni releases in Japan on February 9. Thanks, Andriasang.

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  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen gets US and UK Vita launch

    Confirmation of a UK and US launch for the Namco Bandai stealth ‘em up Shiniobido 2 has arrived via the PlayStation Blog, along with a change of subtitle from Tales of the Ninja to the angrier sounding Revenge of Zen.

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  • Shinobido features more consequential player choice than Tenchu

    Acquire has explained how Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja differs from its better-known stealth assassin franchise, Tenchu, for those Westerners unfamiliar with the cult series.

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  • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls coming to US, EU PSN

    The latest title in the Japanese-developed lineage of the Wizardry series, Labyrinth of Lost Souls, has been picked up for Western release.

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  • Tenchu developer reveals modern day action Akiba's Trip

    What do you do after churning out a dozen top-notch samurai and ninja games? Acquire is making a game about hunting a shapeshifting vampire in the streets of Tokyo’s famed geek district, Akihabara.

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  • PSP-exclusive Patchwork Heroes arriving this spring on PSN

    Sony has announced that One Million Ton Bara Bara is leaving Japan, and will now be known as Patchwork Heroes when it arrives this spring.

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  • CESA release partial game and speakers list for Tokyo Games Show 2009

    The Tokyo Games Show starts on September 24, and the CESA has released a partial list of games that will be present for the event. Seems like there is a games conference every month, doesn’t it? Some of the speakers lined up include Sony’s Kaz Hirai delivering a keynote, Haruhiro Tsujimoto the president and COO […]

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  • GDC: Brash not looking to acquire yet

    According to this, Saw publisher Brash entertainment isn’t looking to go down the EA route to grow. “We absolutely will not buy developers or build internal development teams,” said CEO Mitch Davis. “That is a strategy which has worked well for EA, Activision, THQ, and other publishers in the industry, but that is not our […]

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