Koei Archive

  • Alpha Demo Available Now for Team Ninja’s Dark Souls-like Samurai RPG Nioh

    Over a decade in the making, Koei Tecmo has finally launched a playable build for the samurai action RPG Nioh, Team Ninja’s PlayStation 4-exclusive attempt at the popular Dark Souls niche of the genre. With the full game supposedly scheduled to launch this year, the […]

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  • Meet the Colorful Cast of Dragon Quest Heroes

    Ridiculously long-winded title aside, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is shaping up to be a Dynasty Warriors meets Dragon Quest hack-and-slash blast of epic proportions, featuring a playable cast of 12 heroes–a mix of returning favorites and some fresh […]

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  • Dragon Quest Heroes Collector’s Edition is a Treasure Chest Full of Slime

    Dragon Quest Heroes, tagged with the unnecessarily long English subtitle The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below, is officially scheduled to launch in North America on October 13th. The PlayStation 4 exclusive Hyrule Warriors style mash-up of Dragon Quest and Dynasty Warriors will be […]

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  • Square Enix Confirms Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 4 Exclusive Western Launch

    On the eve of the game’s Japanese launch, Dragon Quest Heroes, the Dynasty Warriors-style hack and slash action RPG spin-off by Square Enix, Tecmo Koei and Omega Force, has been announced for Europe and North America. The Western release will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 […]

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  • Majora’s Mask DLC to Add Tingle and Young Link to Hyrule Warriors

    Nintendo sure is going all out to hype the upcoming 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and rightly so. The Skull Kid limited edition bundle and the special edition New 3DS XL model have already sold out, but here’s at least a […]

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  • Review: Hyrule Warriors

    Review: Hyrule Warriors

    This is not a traditional Zelda game. Hyrule Warriors borrows many of the themes, names, sounds and designs from the Zelda games that have come out over the years, but it is not a typical mainstream Zelda game. It falls outside of the disjointed, confusing Zelda […]

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  • Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

    Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

    This is a game about traps. Not detecting them or hopping over them or screaming to the rest of the Rebel Alliance about their existence, it is a game about setting them.  The Deception series dates back to the original PlayStation and it has always had […]

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  • Tecmo Koei Unleashes Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends on PlayStation 4

    Tecmo Koei Unleashes Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends on PlayStation 4

    For the first time in what seems like forever, a new PlayStation gaming machine — in this case the PlayStation 4 — shipped without a Dynasty Warriors game in its launch lineup. What’s up with that? We all know that nothing sells a new system […]

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  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z to Launch With Special Edition Freebies

    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z to Launch With Special Edition Freebies

    Forgive my tardiness in bringing this news to your attention. My PC died on me last week and I’m still sorting through a backlogged inbox of press releases and other updates as I get my new Alienware rig up and running. Anywho… In case you […]

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  • The Legend of Zelda Dynasty Warriors Mash-up You Never Knew You Wanted is Coming to Wii U

    The Legend of Zelda Dynasty Warriors Mash-up You Never Knew You Wanted is Coming to Wii U

    There’s a new, proper Legend of Zelda game in development for Wii U, but this is not it. Hyrule Warriors (working title) is a side project in development at Tecmo-Koei for a Wii U release in 2014. As I’m sure you already pieced together from […]

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