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Atlus Announces Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey For Nintendo 3DS

[Image: Atlus] The 2009 Nintendo DS game Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is getting a revamped version for the 3DS. Advertisement According to 4Gamer, this is a “remake,” and Famitsu reports that it will have full-voice, new graphics, and around 350 new demons as well as a new character named “Alex.” You can watch the debut trailer below: Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey will be out this fall in Japan. No word yet about an international release. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Tang Paradise Park.

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Radiant Historia is getting a Nintendo 3DS full remake called Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology.

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Hirose Entertainment Yard in Akihabara.

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Pokémon Developers' Hiring Ads Lead To Inevitable Switch Speculation

New job ads from Pokémon developer Game Freak are causing speculation that a Switch entry is in our future.  Advertisement There is reason for such conjecture. Last fall, a report appeared that Pokémon was coming to the Switch as Pokémon Star. This recent character modeler wanted ad is for a “new title.” Based in Tokyo, the job lasts up to May 2018. Game Freak is looking for those with experience using Maya and making characters for Wii U and PS Vita games. Job responsibilities include making “exaggerated toon style people, monsters, and item models.” Hrm… Sounds higher spec than just another 3DS title. Advertisement According to the listing, this is a “consumer game,” and the listing does not specify hardware. But since it does say “consumer game,” we know this is not a smartphone title. Game Freak is also hiring a 3D CG designer, with the listing saying, “Your chance to get involved with developing a RPG that’s popular worldwide.” Again, the same “exaggerated toon style people, monsters, and item models” are listing under the ad’s work description.  Japanese game sites Hachima, My Game News READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Monster Hunter XX's Voice Acting Sounds Pornographic

XX? Surely, Capcom means XXX. Advertisement The just released in Japan Monster Hunter XX has a handful of voice options for players. One in particular stands out.  Check out how the game’s Type 17 voice compares to hot and heavy Type 18. Goodness. Voices Type 19 and Type 20 don’t sound nearly as porny. This voice is not work safe. Advertisement Advertisement Let’s see what happens when the male character voice Type 18 faces with female character voice Type 11.  Oh my.  Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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VR Schoolgirl Turned Into Life-Sized $23,000 Figure

[Image: Bandai] In Namco Bandai’s VR game Summer Lesson, players are the tutor of schoolgirl Hikari Miyamoto. But that’s the virtual world! Now, they can have a real, life-sized Hikari statue to…put in their living room? I guess? Advertisement According to Dengeki Hobby and Game Impress Watch, the highly detailed, 160-centimeter Hikari is produced by a high-precision 3D printer, costs 2.7 million yen (US$23,800), and comes with a 10 to 15 minute CD message as well as letter from her. [Image: Bandai] Before buying the Hikari statue, Bandai asks you to check to make sure you have a place to put her as well as to consult with your family members and to check your wallet.  [Image: Bandai] You know, to make sure you have 23 grand to spend on a schoolgirl statue and that doing so won’t piss them off. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Sony Is Killing Off The PS3 In Japan, It Seems

[Image: Sony] Currently there is only one model of PlayStation 3: the charcoal black 500GB version. That console’s days are numbered. Advertisement As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console’s official Japanese product page that “shipments are scheduled to conclude soon” (近日出荷完了予定 or kinjitsu shukka kanryou yotei). The model number for this particular PS3 hardware is CECH-4300C, and it went on sale in 2014. There does not appear to be a replacement for this in the hardware line up. Advertisement Former Sony exec Ken Kutaragi previously said that the console would have a ten-year life cycle. The PS3 launched in November 2006, and now that it’s 2017, you could say the PlayStation 3 has held on longer than expected. Thank revamped console iterations and an impressive game library for that! No word how this impacts North America. Kotaku followed up with Sony, but did not hear back in time for publication. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Seven Years Later, Pokémon Player Finally Maxes Out Pokéwalker

[Image: Nintendo] For over seven years, Japanese Twitter user Suica has been carrying around the Pokéwalker pedometer that was bundled with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. And now, Suica has discovered its secret felicitations. Advertisement When Suica’s Pokéwalker hit 9,999,999 steps, a message reading “Congratulations!!” (おめでとう!!or omedetou!!) appeared on the pedometers tiny screen. An in-game message also appeared, stating, “You finally achieved 9,999,999 steps on your Pokéwalker!” Advertisement Hardly a first! YouTuber Brian Salguero discovered this way back in 2013, spending three years to max out his Pokéwalker. Boy, does he sound disappointed to get a Starf Berry. Advertisement What’s amazing isn’t that Suica reached this milestone after all this time, but was still using the Pokéwalker. Japanese website Hachima Kikou points out that it’s possible to trick the Pokéwalker by gently dropping it on a table repeatedly, but Suica said the reason why it’s taken so long to reach the goal is this Twitter user’s typical method of transportation is bicycle and not by foot. The way the Pokéwalker racks up steps while cycling, Suica believes, isn’t as accurate READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Hunter X Hunter Brings Its Ridiculous Hair To Monster Hunter

[GIF via Capcom] Out of all the Monster Hunter XX collaborations, this one is the silliest. Advertisement Hunter X Hunter is teaming up with the latest MH release, bringing the iconic hair and threads worn by Gon after he transformed into an older version of himself in the manga. This outfit has already over-the-top cosplay, and now it’s doing the same in MHXX. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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