Category Archives: Japan
Fri, Dec 06, 2013 | 08:59 GMT
Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign developer Arc System Works has rolled out a big batch of screens and character art ahead of the game’s Japanese localisation tests on PS3 and PS4. See them here.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 17:50 GMT
A sequel to Bravely Default is in development for 3DS, per an announcement in this week’s Jump magazine. Called Bravely Second, the title is also the name of a gameplay mechanic in Bravely Default: For the Sequel which will be released in North America next year. A release date for Bravely Second has not been announced, and if you head over to Siliconera, you can look over the Jump scan which features the character Magnolia.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 14:37 GMT
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 debuted at number on in Japan with 88,708 units sold on 3DS, just barely besting Pokemon X & Y, which rallied from number four last week, to take the second slot with 86,391 units moved.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 02:34 GMT
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has announced the winners of the 2013 PlayStation Awards. The accolades are handed out to titles which hit the highest sales figures between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013 in the region.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 | 09:34 GMT
Sony’s PSone companion device, the PocketStation lives on in a free PS Vita app. It’s now free for all in Japan as of today.
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 14:33 GMT
Chaos;Child, the next instalment in the Steins;Gate series has received a new trailer showing fans what to expect. Catch it below the break.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 | 14:52 GMT
Rune Factory developer Neverland has filed for bankruptcy and halted all current project. It comes after an eleventh-hour funding drive failed to rescue the Japanese company.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 | 22:03 GMT
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 bests Super Mario 3D World by 177,494 units on Media Create charts
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 debuted in the top slot on the Media Create charts, moving 277,082 units in three days on PS3. The Square Enix title bested the debut of Super Mario 3D World by 177,494 units. Full report below.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 | 10:17 GMT
Xbox One will see several full retail games launch from Japanese studios, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. He also expects an increased interest in the console from Japan’s indies moving forward.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 | 09:12 GMT
Deviliser is the new game trademark from Index, parent company of Atlus. Both companies are now owned by Sega.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 | 09:06 GMT
Chaos;Child has been announced by Japanese developer MAGES and will be co-developed by 5pb. It’s the fourth game in the same series that includes the popular Steins;Gate.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | 09:14 GMT
Freedom Wars publisher Sony has published a new trailer for the PS Vita action-RPG. It shows battles in some colourful urban environments, a selection of beasts to slay and a new grapple hook move.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 | 17:11 GMT
The Strider reboot will be available at retail and via download on PlayStation 3 in Japan in February, Capcom has told Famitsu. The game will also include include original content, a special video, the PSone Classics versions of Strider and Strider 2, and a custom theme. The game will be offered only through PSN for PS4, and it runs at 60fps in 1080p. Strider will be released in the west on the aforementioned consoles as well as PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in early 2014. Thanks, Gematsu.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 | 13:54 GMT
God Eater 2 debuted on top of the Media Create charts with 266,326 units sold, giving PS Vita a much needed hardware boost and making it the second best selling system for the week. Call of Duty: Ghosts debuted in second with 190,631 units sold on PS3 and the Xbox 360 version cam in at number 13 with 12,950 units sold putting the total at 203,58.
PS Vita TV also debuted this week coming in third behind 3DS LL, and Vita, respectively. Full report below.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 | 09:51 GMT
Freedom Wars was revealed for PS Vita quite a while back by Sony. At the time Sony Japan Studio was confirmed as lead developer, but now it has two other studios helping out.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 08:24 GMT
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 has received a new trailer out of Square Enix, this time featuring an actress in the role of Lightning herself.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 13:52 GMT
Battlefield 4 has topped the Media Create charts in Japan, with 121,699 units moved on PS3 for its debut. Pokemon X and Y, which has been the top seller since it released on October 12, fell into second place. The DICE shooter only bested the Nintendo title by 6,069 units, making it rather close.
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 13:17 GMT
Japanese gaming mag Famitsu has published a list of the nation’s top-100 best-selling games from the 21st Century.
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 | 14:18 GMT
Pokemon X and Y was still in the number one slot on the Media Create charts in Japan for the week ending November 3, and while the title helped 3DS LL maintain its spot at number one, Wii U soared to second place with 38,802 units sold thanks to the release of Wii Party U.
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 | 09:18 GMT
Famitsu has published its weekly reviews and as ever, we’ve collated all the juicy numbers here for your convenience. Call of Duty: Ghosts, Daigassou! Band Brothers and God Eater 2 scored best.