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Guacamelee, Fatal Frame headed to PSN this week

Two pleasant surprises cropped up in the PlayStation release schedule for this week. Almost a full year after announce, Drinkbox’s Guacamelee is headed to PlayStation 3 and Vita, with cross-buy enabled. It’s a Metroidvania starring a pair of luchadores, with a two-world mechanic and an emphasis on melee combat. The classic horror stylings of Tecmo’s […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC screens are bloody marvelous

    Ninja Gaiden 3 hasn’t even been released yet, but screens for the game’s DLC have already surfaced.

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  • Tecmo Koei swallows development subsidiaries, brands to remain in place

    Tecmo Koei has announced plans to absorb both development subsidiaries of both Tecmo and Koei.

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  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma II brutalizes North American PS3s this September

    Ryu Hayabusa may not be much into that whole “stealth” thing that’s got all the other ninjas talking these days, but that hasn’t kept him from sneaking onto the tail-end of September. Ninja Gaiden Sigma II is actually launching first in North America on September 29, and then in Japan on October 1, reports Kotaku. […]

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  • Itagaki-less Team Ninja in love with PS3, looking into Wii

    Speaking with Gamasutra, Itagaki-successor Hitoshi Hasegawa and Ninja Gaiden Sigma director/former Itagaki-successor Yosuke Hayashi suffocated Sony’s next-gen competitor with smooches. “The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential,” Hayashi said. “There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It’s going to be up to […]

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  • Square Enix formally announces Tecmo bid

    Square Enix just formally announced its Tecmo bid in an English press release, saying its intentions are “friendly” and consent’s needed for the move from the Tecmno board by September 4. “We believe that Tecmo will be able to make a great leap forward by joining the Square Enix Group, which will provide the group […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden II sells 1 million worldwide

    According to this Gamespot report, Microsoft’s announced that Ninja Gaiden II has now sold more than 1 million units worldwide. That’s pretty much it. Tecmo will be pleased. This probably isn’t the biggest Tecmo story breaking today, however.

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  • Kotaku: Square to move on Tecmo

    Update 2: Square’s released a statement saying it’s prepared to pay a 30 percent premium on Tecmo’s stock. Details here. Update: It’s been announced. IGN’s reporting it as well. According to this sourceless Kotaku piece, Square Enix is to make an imminent takeover move on beleaguered publisher, Tecmo. From the piece: Today at 1pm Japan […]

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  • Drunk Itagaki talks for four pages on "passage of time"

    This is actually pretty cool. 1UP managed to get some time with ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki whilst drunk at Waseda University. Here’s a good bit: You look at, for instance, back in World War II. You had aerial dogfight battle with 600 planes on each side. And then, as we got into say the […]

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  • Tecmo president resigns

    Kotaku is reporting that the troubled Tecmo president, Yoshimi Yasuda will resign today. The board of directors have apparently accepted his resignation which was handed in this morning. Only “personal reasons” was given as a reason for Yasuda stepping down. However, it most likely has something to do with with the secret Temco tapes which […]

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  • Secret Tecmo tape supports Itagaki’s claims: give it a listen

    Tomonobu Itagaki believes Tecmo owes him “special incentive” wages for the completion of DOA 4, but Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda vehemently denies that he’s required to pay Itagaki. Itagaki was fired over the whole ordeal, but now we have a tape provided by Kotaku that makes a pretty strong case for Itagaki’s claims. The tape […]

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  • Itagaki was fired, gag order removed weeks ago

    According to an excellent trio of articles of Kotaku, Tomonobu Itagaki was actually sacked from Tecmo, and did not leave as originally thought. The site’s also revealed that a gagging order placed on the the Team Ninja head following his the unceremonious end to his Tecmo career was removed weeks ago. Last but by no […]

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  • Tecmo announces "meh" E3 line-up

    Seriously, if you don’t look at it and actually say “meh” we’d be surprised. Unless you’re crapping yourself over Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff, obviously. Take a look.

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  • More Fatal Frame IV screens released

    On Watch Impress. Looks suitably horrible. Still no idea when the Wii game’s coming out over here.

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  • Tecmo slams "false and inaccurate reporting"

    Update: There’s a brilliant piece on Kotaku suggesting Tecmo may not exactly be the paragon of virtue it’s claiming to be. Definitely read this. Tecmo’s issued a press release outlining its position concerning what is calls employee unrest at the company, while claiming rumours about dozens of employees leaving the firm are not true. “It […]

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  • Tecmo moves to shut Itagaki up

    Famitsu‘s reported that Tecmo’s issued a gagging order on estranged Team Ninja dev boss Tomonobu Itagaki. Apparently, the law now says: 1. He is not allowed to take confidential information outisde of the company. 2. He is not allowed to talk about the business of the company or criticize the business of the company. 3. […]

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  • Rumour: Dozens of staffers leaving Team Ninja

    According to this 1UP report, as many as three dozens workers are leaving Team Ninja in the wake of the sensational Tomonobu Itagaki exit, and all of them are to file suits on Tecmo for unpaid completion bonuses. Itagaki quit Team Ninja at the beginning of June, saying that Tecmo had failed to pay him […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo now available in the US and Canada

    According to the Major, the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo that released in the rest of the world this week is now available in North America. So hooray to that.

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 reviewed

    Ninja Gaiden 2 is one of the most frustrating games we’ve played in a long time. Not because we found it too difficult. We didn’t. In fact, the frustration isn’t borne out of something entirely negative either. The trouble with Ninja Gaiden 2 is that, up to a point, it was easily the most brainless […]

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  • Tecmo stock crashes after Itagaki exit

    According to this Excite piece, translated by Kotaku, Tecmo’s share price fell off a cliff yesterday after it was revealed that Tomonobu Itagaki was leaving the company over a pay dispute. The company’s stock took a 10.6 percent hit to rest at just below 1,000 yen. Just goes to show.

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