Category Archives: Japan
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 18:11 BST
Nintendo has posted full-year profits of ¥7 billion for 2012, which is half of the company’s ¥14 billion projection. Regardless, this is an improvement over last year’s loss of ¥43.2 billion. The projection slump has been attributed to weak global sales of both Wii U and 3DS .
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 08:32 BST
Corpse Party: Blood Drive is heading to PS Vita, according to Famitsu. The game is said to be a continuation of Corpse Party: Book of Shadows’ 8th chapter, entitled “Blood Drive”. Fancy that.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 17:39 BST
Nintendo has announced it plans to release an app in Japan for 3DS which will allow users capture screenshots from select game titles. Users can then share the screencaps through Tumblr and Twitter. The app will be available for Tomodachi Collection and Animal Crossing: New Leaf to start with, and likely other titles will be implemented should it take off. There’s no word just yet whether the app will head west or not. Thanks, GoNintendo.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 10:32 BST
Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon has retained its place at top of the Japanese charts, and has broken through 500,000 lifetime sales.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Phoenix Wright 5 developer Capcom has revealed the 3DS game’s box art, screens and photos of special edition goodies ahead of its July 25 launch in Japan.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 20:57 BST
A Luigi themed Nintendo 3DS LL will be released in Japan, pre-loaded with Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, it was announced today during Nintendo Direct Japan. The white handheld releases on June 18 and contains little green silhouettes of Luigi. It’s rather adorable, but then again, so is the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hardware Bundle out June 11 in US, June 14 in the UK. Thanks, D’toid.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 11:28 BST
Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami has rated his team’s performance over the past five years in a new interview, and has expressed disappointment in the studio’s sales. He has also laid bare aims to expand the company’s focus moving forward.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 11:29 BST
Drakengard 3 director Taro Yoko has discusses why his series has included a string of rather controversial topics and themes – including incest – in a new, rare interview.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 11:05 BST
Atlus’s parent company Index Corporation has posted a large loss as part of its Q2 financial report. The Japanese firm has enjoyed a great deal of sales success stories recently, but it hasn’t been enough to reverse the slump.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 12:59 BST
Tales of Symphonia producer Hideo Baba believes that the 2003 Gamecube RPG was the best-received ‘Tales’ game to date in Western markets.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 10:21 BST
Pokemon Rumble U’s second wave of NFC figures have been revealed by The Pokemon Company. The figures can be scanned into the Wii U game using Nintendo’s GamePad controller, much like the figures in Disney Infinity or Skylanders.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 | 16:12 BST
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 08:32 BST
Dragon’s Crown developer Vanillaware has released another new trailer for its PS3 and PS Vita brawler, this time focusing on the sorceress class. She looks a bit … oh Japan.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 03:56 BST
Duke Nukem Forever has been voted one of the worst games released in Japan in 2012.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 12:18 BST
The Japanese games market grew by 1.2% during financial year 2012. That’s the claim of a new report based on figures released by score-keepers Enterbrain. It is the market’s first growth in five years.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 09:13 BST
Farewell Umihara Kawase publisher Agatsuma Entertainment, – the same folk behind recent 3DS release Code of Princess has confirmed it’s bringing the popular Japanese series to the west.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 08:06 BST
Atlus will be bringing more of its titles to European shores following a deal with publisher NIS America. It seems fans of series like Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei and much more will have a lot to look forward to in future.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 06:52 BST
It is okay to be envious. Japanese Club Nintendo members are getting a pretty sweet Gold and Platinum level reward – a 3DS dungeon crawler called Nintendoji. Destructoid‘s translation of Japanese reports suggests the exclusive title uses a card battler system and is sprinkled with Nintendo references.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 08:32 BST
J-Stars Victory VS is the cross-over fighting games from Namco Bandai, pulling together a roster of Shonen Jump regulars and locking them into deadly anime combat. The first teaser trailer is out now ahead of the game’s PS3 and PS Vita release in Japan later this year.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 10:32 BST
Grasshopper Manufacture boss Goichi Suda has discussed his next action game in a new interview. It follows the studio’s recent batch of teaser art, which smells a lot like a No More Heroes spin-off starring Shinobu.