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Yasumi Matsuno Kickstarter project has less than 3 days remaining

Unsung Story is the latest project from Yasumi Matsuno who is collaborating with Playdek to create a mobile tactical RPG title set in a classic Matsuno world. The Kickstarter project is asking for $600,000 to create a PC/Mac version of the game. Since the project's announcement it has been revealed that Akihiko Yoshida will be creating the character artwork for the title and Hitoshi Sakimoto will be composing the music (previously was only going to be involved in a stretch goal). The project has only hit $508,195 as of the writing of this article, so if you want to see this sort of title hit your PC/Mac you should pledge right away! The first stretch goal at $750,000 will see Alexander O. Smith and Joseph Reeder join the project to translate the title. Further stretch goals include additional platforms, features and voice acting. Check it out!

Angry American Kirby now angry Japanese Kirby

Kirby: Triple Deluxe JP box art

It appears that angry American Kirby is not alone anymore. The Japanese box art for Kirby: Triple Deluxe features Kirby's eyebrows clearly angled as he angry attempts to suck up an enemy. Is this a change for the series? Will the American box art feature the cuter version of Kirby normally used in Japan? Time will tell.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe was released on January 11 in Japan and is currently scheduled for North America and Europe in quarter 2 or 3 this year. The game is the latest in the Kirby series and finds the loveable hero chasing Daranza, a caterpillar-like floating creature. Kirby's house and King Dedede's castle have been taken by the villain who has also imprisoned King Dedede himself in a prism of light. The game features the ability for Kirby to inhale very large objects such as trains to solve puzzles after he eats a rainbow coloured seed.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch demo impressions

Ni no Kuni world

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a game I've been excited about since I learnt about its cousin Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi on the Nintendo DS years ago. It's nearly out in America and Europe (and Australia, whoo!) and I've got my Wizard's Edition on pre-order. So Namco Bandai Games released a demo on the PlayStation 3 this week. It has one gigantic flaw: it's not out until next month and I'm extremely frustrated by this. Read on

Double Fine integrates crowd funding into Amnesia Fortnight 2012

Each year Double Fine Productions drops everything they're working on and allows any willing employee to pitch an idea for a new game - this is dubbed Amnesia Fortnight. This year the company has opened up the process to the public, and allowing people to contribute funds in order to vote for their favourite game ideas. Hosted on Humble Bundle, the contribution each person makes can be divided up based on personal preference between Double Fine, the charity Child's Play and the hosting. Contributors also receive prototypes from the two previous years: Happy Song (the prototype for Once Upon A Monster) and Costume Quest as well as the top four prototypes based on this year's voting. Contributors who pay more than the average amount also receive the prototype Brazen, a four-player action co-operative game led by Brad Muir. The fortnight will be live-streamed and documented by 2-Player Productions.

You can view the pitches and contribute here: http://www.humblebundle.com/double-fine

Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.

I'd like to formally announce my departure from Level-5, effective last month. With my work done on the domestic and overseas version of my latest 3DSWare game, it was good timing for me to step down and take a short break in order to recharge for my next project. My deepest thanks to everyone at Level-5 and everyone playing our games for your continued support.

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Square Enix working on two Kingdom Hearts HD ports

Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2012 that it will port the PlayStation 2 games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories to PlayStation 3 in high definition. The two ports will be released under the title Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX- and include trophy support.

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Ni No Kuni...epitomizes the old-school console RPG; in fact, it feels more like a classic Dragon Quest game than recent Dragon Quest sequels do...Imagine if DQVIII's sequel had appeared on an HD system rather than on the tiny DS, that Akira Toriyama's artwork had been swapped out for image design by Studio Ghibli, and that the combat system added a real-time element and played up the monster-collecting mechanics of Dragon Quest V and Dragon Quest VII...To top off the Dragon Quest vibe, Ni No Kuni's English localization has been spearheaded by Richard Honeywood, the former head of Squaresoft localization who defined the Dragon Quest dialogue style with his work on DQVIII. Ni No Kuni reads and sounds exactly like it was ripped from the DQ world; characters speak with a variety of European dialects (including a persnickety Welsh monster companion) and puns abound. A feline fortune teller is called a "Purrognosticator"; a pig soldier is called a "Boarrior"; and the mechanical pig boss you battle at the demo's end is called "Porco Grosso." That... is Ni No Kuni. And it's endlessly charming.

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