The Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo has been the subject of a hack with the email addresses, account names, and passwords of 65,000 users of their American and European forums compromised.
“The ‘Forum’ does not contain any credit card information. In addition, at this point a breach of data has not taken place in any other sites or pages other than the ‘Forum”'” states the company.
The Koei Tecmo Europe website has been closed off from the rest of the comapany’s network and if you try and access the https://www.koeitecmoeurope.com/ website you will just see the message “Due to the possibility of an external cyberattack on this website, it is temporarily closed as we investigate the issue.”
A hacker has claimed responsibility and demanded just $1,300 for the database, but as no one wanted to buy it they then leaked the whole thing online.
In the past year or so, the publisher have launched a number of sequels including fighting game sequel, Dead or Alive 6, Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack, and Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle.
In 2020 we also had Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV and, of course, Nioh 2, which shipped a million copies in its launch month of May. Jason review the PlayStation 4 exclusive, awarding it a magnificent 9/10:
Nioh 2 builds on the excellence of the original with a fistful of new twists and ideas, from new Yokai abilities to full-on co-op through the entire game. Nioh 2 might well be the best Soulslike that isn’t a FromSoftware game, and it’s easily one of my personal contenders for Game of the Year.
Dynasty Warriors 9 launched more than two years ago, failing to strike a chord with fans or critics with its shift to a open-world formula. Usually, each Dynasty Warriors game is followed up with ports and expansions though DW9 received no such treatment – hopefully Koei Tecmo and Omega Force are busy working on a next-gen sequel.