Category Archives: Japan
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.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 09:53 BST
Play Arts comes out with some rather superb gaming action figures, and these renditions of Ken and Sakura from Street Fighter 4 are no exception.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 08:53 BST
Conception 2 is the next game from Virtue’s Last Reward developer Chunsoft, and it appears as if the company has its eye on a fan-supported Western release of some kind, based on a press release sent to various outlets.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 14:04 BST
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 09:08 BST
Soul Sacrifice designer Keiji Inafune has expressed concern over the state of the Japanese games industry, and has called on studios in the country to break through their stagnation and achieve greatness once more.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 15:36 BST
Luigi’s Mansion was still the number one title on the Media Create charts for the week, moving 111,000 units extra. Fate/Extra CCC debuted in second place for PSP, moving 73,000 units. On the hardware side of things, Wii and Wii U were the only offerings to show an increase over the prior week with 1,858 and 22,829 units moved, respectively. All other hardware units saw a decline in sales.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 08:26 BST
Toukiden developer Omega Force has hurled some rather stylish character art at Famitsu this week, making for some rather lovely page spreads in the magazine. There’s absolutely no PS Vita gameplay images however, but do click through if you like fancy art.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 02:18 BST
No, you’ve probably never heard of it, but in Japan Million Arthur is a big deal. Siliconera reports Square Enix is sensibly porting this phenomenally successful card battler from smartphones to Vita, and bringing it to Korea, too. It will join a number of free-to-play Vita games available for Asian markets. Let’s hope it helps Square Enix climb out of its financial hole; it’s attracted over 1 million users since launching in April last year.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 19:23 BST
Keiji Inafune has a theory on why Xbox 360 hasn’t been much of a hit in Japan.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 15:35 BST
Capcom has announced a cross-media project for 3DS called Gaist Crusher. The “custom armor action” focuses on player trading and transformations, and will also feature licenses such as anime, manga, music and toys with a focus on elementary age children. The manga series will appear in Shueisha’s V Jump and Saikyou Jump magazines, and the anime will be produced by Pierrot Co., Ltd. Gaist Crusher is slated for a winter 2013 release in Japan. Announcement trailer is below. Thanks, Siliconera.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 11:56 BST
Grasshopper Manufacture founder Goichi Suda has confirmed that the studio’s recent acquisition by GungHo Entertainment will not restrict the developer’s creative freedom at all, in fact he now has complete creative freedom.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 22:21 BST
Sony has dissolved Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Asia and Pan-Asia into a single entity, dubbed Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 06:03 GMT
“Super Battle Opera” Tougeki, a global arcade game tournament based in Japan, has announced it is taking a break. An announcement on the decade-old tournament’s website, says only that “extenuating circumstances” caused the suspension of this year’s planned events. However, there’s some hope for a return, with organisers planning to continue hosting other events and working towards a relaunch.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 16:27 GMT
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the new Japanese number one this week, leaving One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 trailing by only a few thousand units.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 09:48 GMT
Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada has resigned from his post following the company’s revised financial forecast, published earlier today. Representative director Yosuke Matsuda is expected to be elected into the role following the company’s next meeting in June this year.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 09:13 GMT
Square-Enix has revised its financial forecast for the year-ended March 31st, and now expects to suffer an ‘extraordinary loss’.