How one animation enthusiast hopes to use games to broaden Japan's cultural horizons.
With the help of a monstrous princess… and many talented up-and-comers.
But maybe that's a given in a game where you can ride around on the back of a sheep.
Further cementing the system's reputation as the modern-day PSP and Vita replacement.
Though it's just as offbeat in action as you'd expect from the man behind No More Heroes.
Coming to you live from the creator of Castle in the Darkness.
…even if it isn't really a Castlevania game.
Walk 100 miles in another dolphin's shoes. Or maybe swim. In their fins.
Nicalis' BitSummit 2018 showing in Japan had a big emphasis on Switch games too.
Look past the loving tributes to retro games and Japan's premiere indie games event feels like the natural, inevitable destiny of video gaming.
Konjak brokers peace for the 16-bit console wars.
Blurring the line between tribute and clone in the nicest way possible.
A highlight of this year's BitSummit demonstrated the appeal of the shallow.
"Practically speaking, I want to help raise up a new director," says Atsushi Inaba.
Kat cracks open a chuhai and joins the 8-4 Play crew to talk current events, Japanese RPGs, and localization.
Japanese indie development is still in its infant stages, but it's light years beyond where it was just a couple years ago.
Kat returns to Japan's indie festival for Day 2.
Kat digs into BitSummit with observations and highlights from the first day of the show.
A plethora of Japan's most promising independent developers did something unusual recently: they met each other.