UTV Ignition Games Archive

  • Review: Quarrel

    Review: Quarrel

    Now that a Super Bowl commercial has shown us that board games can be turned into explosion-laden summer blockbusters (Battleship? Seriously?), mashing them up into a videogame seems perfectly normal by comparison. That’s the modus operandi for Quarrel, a cartoony word cocktail from a Scottish […]

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  • VanillaWare’s Next Masterpiece Dragon’s Crown Coming to PS3, PS Vita

    VanillaWare’s Next Masterpiece Dragon’s Crown Coming to PS3, PS Vita

    VanillaWare is back to wow artsy gamers with another 2D, hand-drawn masterpiece, continuing the proud tradition of cult classics like Odin Sphere on PS2 and Muramasa: The Demon Blade on Wii into the HD era for the first time ever. Dragon’s Crown, scheduled for Spring […]

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  • El Shaddai Brings Artistic Beauty Back to Gaming This Summer

    El Shaddai Brings Artistic Beauty Back to Gaming This Summer

    With more and more games pushing the boundaries of photo-realism, often preferring to go the dark, gritty and realistic route over vibrant colors and true artistic vision, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron spits in the face of those who say Japanese games have run […]

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  • A Cut Above – The Arc Rise Fantasia Guide to JRPG Hairstyles

    A Cut Above – The Arc Rise Fantasia Guide to JRPG Hairstyles

    Spiky, bright-colored hairdos are a JRPG staple, so it shouldn’t be news to anyone that the characters in new Wii JRPG Arc Rise Fantasia are defined as individuals by how they wear their hair. Alongside the review copy of Arc Rise Fantasia I received today […]

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  • Arc Rise Fantasia’s Voice Acting Makes Me Cringe

    Arc Rise Fantasia’s Voice Acting Makes Me Cringe

    This new video of cutscene footage from Arc Rise Fantasia landed in my inbox today, and while I’m trying to remain hopeful for this Wii JRPG, the only thing I’ve learned from this clip is that the game’s voice acting is absolutely putrid. Too bad […]

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  • Arc Rise Fantasia Strikes JRPG Gold

    Arc Rise Fantasia Strikes JRPG Gold

    Classic JRPG goodness is only a few weeks away now, with Ignition Entertainment, Marvelous Entertainment and imageepoch’s Arc Rise Fantasia going gold this week. The Wii-exclusive JRPG will ship later this month carrying an MSRP of $40. The game’s official release date is July 27, […]

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  • Screenshot Saturday: More 3D Dot Game Heroes and Plenty Else

    Screenshot Saturday: More 3D Dot Game Heroes and Plenty Else

    Lots to get to this Screenshot Saturday, so let’s dive right in! 3D Dot Game Heroes:

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  • Review: Nostalgia

    Review: Nostalgia

    Nostalgia, as it turns out, couldn’t be a more fitting title for Ignition Entertainment’s new DS JRPG, launching at retailers nationwide today. I was fortunate enough to receive an early review copy last Monday and have spent the past week glued to my DS captivated […]

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  • Review: The King of Fighters XII

    Review: The King of Fighters XII

    SNK’s King of Fighters franchise celebrates its illustrious 15th anniversary this year, and with the celebration has come the launch of the main series’ 12th installment on PS3 and Xbox 360. Interestingly, rather than make King of Fighters XII the biggest, baddest game yet, SNK […]

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  • King of Fighters XII PS3 Patched, Now Hopefully Less Laggy

    King of Fighters XII PS3 Patched, Now Hopefully Less Laggy

    Since its launch in late July, The King of Fighters XII has taken a pummeling from fans and critics over its less-than-optimized online play. But finally relief is here…at least for PS3 brawlers.

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