Category Archives: Japan
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 15:22 BST
Summon Night 5 debuted on the Media Create charts at number one in Japan, knocking Tomodachi Collection: New Life off it’s cushy spot for the time being. The Namco title moved 105,511 units on PSP. Hardware was down again this week. You can get both charts below.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 12:13 BST
BlazBlue is being transformed into an anime series called ‘BlazBlue: Alter Memory’. It’ll begin in Autumn, although it’s not yet clear which networks will support it, or if it’ll purely be an online endeavour.
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 11:51 BST
Freedom Wars is the final title of Sony Japan Studio’s recently released exclusive, codenamed ‘Panopticon’. The game has received a new trailer which is largely the original clip, but with more subtitles and insight into what’s going on.
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 10:59 BST
Yakuza 1&2 HD has been confirmed for Wii U release in Japan by Sega, and the developer has released the bundle’s first trailer and screens into the wild.
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 19:08 BST
GungHo Online Entertainment president Kazuki Morishita feels Japanese developers “need to go back to basics” and remember why they “make games in the first place.”
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 12:51 BST
Monster Hunter 4 has received a new batch of screens from Capcom, showing off the 3DS game’s Frozen Sea, new weapons and of course, monsters.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 14:14 BST
Crytek has announced a partnership with NEXON in order to bring its free-to-play FPS, Warface, to PC players in Japan.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 12:39 BST
Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy is an orchestral celebration of the series’ music over the years, and it’s heading to Blu-Ray in Japan from June 26.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 16:35 BST
An Eevee Edition of 3DS XL has been announced for Japan for release in the Pokémon Centres across he region. It will only be available through a lottery, and applications are being taken now through June 3, according to Serebii. Those who are lucky enough to win the draw, will then be able to purchase the handhled for ¥18,900 ($185) come June 22. Sorry importers willing to spend what would likely be thousands for it on eBay, the system is region locked.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 15:05 BST
There’s seems to be no stopping the beast that is Tomodachi Collection: New Life on the Media Create charts. Once again, the title was the number one seller in Japan for the week ending May 12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Animal Crossing: New Leaf continued to be great sellers as well, the former earning life-to-date sales of 691,921 and the later now pushing
over 3.2 million copies across the region.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 09:55 BST
Nintendo has unveiled a new Metallic Red 3DS console for Japan. It’s very lovely, but once again there’s no mention of a western release.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 12:36 BST
Arc System Works, creators of such games as BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Guilty Gear and Persona 4: Arena is holding a 25th anniversary bash called Arc System Works Festival – or ‘ArcFes’ – in Yokohama, Japan. The festivities kick off May 19.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 11:20 BST
Pixeljunk developer Q-Games has expressed its hope for a resurgence in core games going into the next generation. Studio president Dylan Cuthbert isn’t just talking about Call of Duty though, but proper, innovative ‘gamer’s games’ that can sell for more than a low digital asking price.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 11:03 BST
Mind Zero developer Acquire has published a new trailer for its PS Vita dungeon crawler, this time showing off new locations, battles and much more.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 16:57 BST
Final Fantasy 13-2 developer Square-Enix will launch two DLC-heavy versions of its RPG across Japan on July 18.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 15:55 BST
GungHo Entertainment is making some serious bank, according to its most recent financial report. One game in particular – iOS hit Puzzle & Dragons – is currently earning the firm $3.75 million a day.
Sat, May 11, 2013 | 19:24 BST
Q-Games’ president, Dylan Cuthbert, believes Nintendo is need of “super IP, a special IP” in order to get more consumers interested in Wii U, and in order for Microsoft to carve out a slot in the Japanese market, it needs to reinvent itself.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 15:10 BST
Tomodachi Collection: New Life was once again the top earner in Japan for the week ending May 5. Last weeks’ number one, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen fell to fourth place. Interestingly enough, there were no new releases for the period, yet sales of all hardware offerings were up over last week. Some not by much, but growth is growth.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 13:15 BST
War of the Human Tanks is the anime-centric strategy PC game from studio Yakiniku Banzai. It’s rather cute, very mad and right up the street of anyone who favours quirky Japanese games. It’s available to buy in the west today, courtesy of localisation team Fruitbat Factory .
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 08:20 BST
New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl is a retread of the original game that adds a bigger story, more characters and other neat features into the mix. However, if you want to go back to the values of the barebones classic you can do just that.