There are two versions of this Futaba statue by Hobby Japan x Amanuki. One will just sit on your desk, the other will light up.
Video games gave me much comfort in this very trying year. They also stressed me out like you wouldn’t believe.
Video game fashion goes through trends just like fashion in the real world. In 2017, games let us pretend we were at a fashion week, express our true selves, and do somersaults in six inch heels and a miniskirt.
Often, video games are about making decisions, and you won’t always make the right one. Sometimes, there is no right answer. Sometimes, you’ve got to live with what you did.
In 2017, I played a lot of games, but only 10 could make the cut for this blog. Culling the herd to just 10 was heartbreaking and required intense soul-searching. In no particular order, the best games I played in 2017:
A picture is worth 1,000 words and a good Simpsons picture is worth one kwyjibo. An intrepid Twitter user is turning still from The Simpsons into wonderful summaries of 2017's top video games.
Have you noticed? Some of the biggest recent Japanese role-playing games feature older sister type characters instead of predominately kid sister ones popular in years past.
Here’s a Kotaku.com cosplay rule: if there’s good Persona 5 cosplay, it goes on the website.
In Persona 3 and 4, reality outside of the world of shadows was high school life, social links, and excursions that, for the most part, were enjoyable and light-hearted. In Persona 5, every day life is bleak.
Persona 5's art book, now available in English, has some...interesting things to say about the design of a couple of the game’s best characters, Takemi and Kawakami.
Atlus has filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown against the creators of the Playstation 3 emulator RPCS3, previously noted for running Persona 5. With the emulator, the game would be playable on PC, which doesn’t officially run the game.
Here’s Calssara as Ann, from Persona 5. Photos by Captured.
“If you hold on life won’t change.”
Persona 5 has been seemingly immune from large discounts since it was released back in April, but Prime members can grab a PS4 copy for an all-time low $40 right now.
I have seen some very good Ann Takamaki cosplay in the past six months, but few have come as close to the source material as Megan Coffey’s effort here.
Ryuji Sakamoto is the first friend you make in Persona 5, a fellow 16-year-old outcast at Shujin Academy. He’s loudmouthed, thoughtless, and has been the recipient of a significant amount of fan hate. I love him.
Here’s the first good look at a Persona 5 figure that won’t be out until next year, but will have already changed your heart: Figma’s Joker, who also includes Morgana whether you want him or not, because of course he would.
There’s a Persona 5 anime coming. Atlus announced it earlier today. It’s called Persona 5 the Animation and there’s already a short trailer.
Today’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen is all about high school kids and high school squids.