Yuri Lowenthal: MCM Expo 2010 interview (part two)

Have you read part one? If not, go back and read it immediately. Okay, ready? Let’s continue. Yuri was asked if, between anime and videogame work, he found one to be easier. “Videogames, dubbing, original recording animation… essentially at the core they’re the same, but it’s like different sports, I guess. The difficulty with dubbing...

No More Heroes: 5 minutes with Rising Star Games

One of the publishers at this year’s MCM Expo was Rising Star Games. Rising Star stand out from other recognisable publishers in two respects; almost all of their games have a distinct Japanese flavour to them (indeed, they proudly refer to themselves as ‘The home of Japanese games’), and year after year they offer strong support to Nintendo...

Yuri Lowenthal: MCM Expo 2010 interview (part one)

If Kyle Hebert instantly feels like your coolest best friend – and he does – then Yuri Lowenthal instantly feels like your most famous best friend. He wields a professionally polished charm that would sit comfortably on a Hollywood A – list celebrity; a charm that says ‘I am an extremely busy man, and I only just managed to fit you into my schedule;...

Fist Of The North Star at MCM 2010

Crammed full of manga and anime fans (many of them fanatical enough to cosplay) as it was, the two day MCM Expo in London was surely the perfect place to host the first non – Japanese public presentation of the new Fist Of The North Star game. If you’re not familiar with the franchise, then all you really need to know is a) it involves lots of fighting,...

MCM Expo: Quantum Theory – Hands On

Quantum Theory, coming from Tecmo Koei, isn’t – as one might reasonably assume from its title – a science based text adventure, nor does it attempt to revolutionise gaming using Bohrs idea that the motion in an atomic system is quantized, or discrete. No, this is a game about guns and hard-cases, perhaps a safer move in terms of gaming...