Kyle Johnson

Japanese Gaming Specialist

Professional painter. Semi-professional weeb. I've played hundreds of games, but finished very few. I speak Chinese and Minnesotan.


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Punch Line Lines Up Release For This Fall

PQube announced that adventure visual novel Punch Line will come to PS4, PS Vita and PC on August 31st in Europe, and September 25th in North America. Written by Zero Escape producer…

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The World Ends With You: Final Remix Comes Westward in October

Nintendo announced that The World Ends With You: Final Remix, the Switch port of the original DS version, will release on October 12th this year. The Switch version will come with improved visuals,…

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The Liar Princess and The Blind Prince Sees Light Next Year

NIS America announced that gorgeous puzzle-platformer The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince will be coming to PS4 and Switch sometime in 2019. Initially revealed as part of the “Summer of Nippon Ichi”…

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Finds Release Date on 3DS

Atlus announced the release date for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth for 3DS, the second game in first-person dungeon crawling Persona Q series. Whereas the first Persona Q game brought the characters of both Persona…

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20 Years On, Some of Konami’s Beatmania Arcade Patents Has Expired

A long-standing patent for Konami’s Beatmania arcade series expired at the end of July, opening the door for similar arcade games once more. The patent covered light and sound effects playing when…

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Phantom Doctrine Infiltrates Steam Next Month

CreativeForge Games and Good Shepherd Entertainment announced that their tactical spy thriller Phantom Doctrine will release next month, on August 14th. The third game from the Polish developer, Phantom Doctrine is a continuation of Hard…

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Heads to the Western Front This Fall

Sega recently announced that their anime-influenced tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles 4 will deploy in Western markets on September 25th. This release comes roughly six months after its launch in Japan. The…

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428: Shibuya Scramble Launching This September in North America

At Anime Expo 2018, Spike Chunsoft announced that multimedia visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble will launch on September 4th in North America. After Spike Chunsoft announced at GDC that 428 would be…

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Spike Chunsoft Announces AI: The Somnium Files at Anime Expo 2018

Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi has announced murder-mystery game AI: The Somnium Files during Anime Expo 2018. Joining him is character designer and manga artist Yusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem Awakening and No More Heroes).…

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Japan Expo 2018: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Demo Available Now on PlayStation 4

As announced at Japan Expo 2018 by Takaya Kuroda, Yakuza Kiwami 2‘s PS4 demo is now live. The demo comes ahead of the August 28th release date of Yakuza Kiwami 2. A…