Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tecmo Koei America

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star limited edition coming via NIS

Ar Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star (PS3) LE Announcement - Set

NIS has entered into a publishing partnership with Koei Tecmo America to release a limited edition of Gust’s upcoming role-playing game, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star. Koei Tecmo America is handling the localization and publishing, while NIS is taking the lead on the premium version, which includes a 26-page hardcover art book, soundtrack, 16”x23” poster, and collector’s box. Ar Nosurge will see players following two sets of characters on two different, intertwining journeys set in the far future: Casty and Delta, who are attempting to save mankind, and Ion and Earthes, who are trying to find a way for Ion to return to Earth.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

“… bursting at the seams with pilots, missions, and mobile suits, but it’s too easy for too long.”

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn out for PS3, now on PSN

Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has released Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn on PSN for PS3. The Tecmo Koei-developed entry includes over 150 scenarios, 37 areas, and 100-plus playable Mobile Suits drawn from across the franchise, including Unicorn and Seed. Units can now form up with other suits for special attacks via the Burst System, all the better for taking down thousands (and thousands) of grunts. Local and online co-op play is also supported.

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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky ships for PS3

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grab your mortar and pestle, it’s time to get back to work. The Atelier series continues today with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for PS3. Players will once again gather ingredients and craft items and potions, take on assignments, and battle monsters. This time around, there will be two storylines that focus on different gameplay elements, with Escha’s portion replete with crafting and synthesizing, while Logy’s sections are geared towards action, exploration, and customization. Other changes include the bump from three party members to six, a streamlined synthesis system, and a new alchemist ability that increases item effectiveness when used successively.

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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky screens and more

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is now officially available for pre-order. Tecmo Koei has announced that gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive a costume set of ‘Apple Pirate’ for Escha and ‘Tails Butler’ for Logy, while Amazon pre-orders will receive the ‘Enchanted Witch’ costume for Escha. Images for all costumes as well as the official box art and a dozen new screenshots are available below. The official website has also gone live.

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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky coming this March

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Atelier series will continue its item-crafting ways next year with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. According to publisher Tecmo Koei, the Gust-developed RPG and follow-up to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available for PS3 on March 11. Atelier Escha & Logy will allow players to control either character in two connected storylines, with Escha’s tale being a more traditional Atelier offering, with plenty of alchemy and assignments, and Logy’s focused on action and exploration.

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(PlayStation 2 Review) Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented

(PlayStation 2 Review) Fatal Frame 3: The Tormented

“… a tremendously well-made horror game.”

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Tecmo Koei licensing Unreal Engine 3 for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z (360, PS3) Unreal Engine Announcement - Screenshot 1

It was announced today that Tecmo Koei will be using Unreal Engine 3 to aid in development of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The upcoming action title is a spin-off from the Ninja Gaiden series that will pit players against hordes of zombies. According to Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi, UE3 will help to speed development along by allowing the designers “to quickly and efficiently iterate on countless ideas.”

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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk ships to retail for PS3

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

A new entry in the Atelier series has shipped to stores today for PS3, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. The NIS America-localized, Tecmo Koei-published release follows the alchemist Ayesha Altugle in her search for her younger sister, Nio. New features include a rear attack type as well as a diary, which not only keeps a log of Ayesha’s activities but also allows her to unlock new items, recipes, and stat boosts. Also, in a break with its predecessors, missions no longer have time restrictions.

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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk dated for March 5

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The next release in the Atelier series, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, will be hitting store shelves on March 5. Things are slightly different this time around as Tecmo Koei America is handling the publishing duties, though series stalwart NIS America remains involved as the studio behind the localization. As Ayesha Altugle, players will need to support themselves in their family’s workshop using an updated synthesis system while they venture about in search of their missing younger sister, Nio. In a new twist, missions will no longer be timed but instead linked to one another, altering the course of the main quest.

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