Category Archives: Japan
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 08:40 GMT
Earthbound – known as Mother 2 in Japan – is the next game to hit Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, as part of Nintendo’s campaign, which sees classic games hitting the eShop at ¥30 each.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 13:56 GMT
Namco Bandai has launched a teaser site for a new fighting game called Project Versus J, and it appears to star a number of Shonen Jump regulars. The site includes art of Dragon Ball’s Goku, and Monkey D from One Piece.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 10:42 GMT
Mind Zero was announced by The Last Guy developer Acquire earlier this week. It’s a PS Vita dungeon crawler that sees school kids and detectives summoning spirits to help them fight. The studio has now opened a teaser site for the game.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 11:52 GMT
Sony has released a new firmware update for all territories that lets the console communicate with the company’s RC-S380 NFC-powered reader device.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 09:05 GMT
BlazBlue developer Arc System Works has opened a US office with a view to – and I quote – “world domination.” This involves lots of localised Japanese games and new titles as well. THe studio has shed some light on what it’s currently working on in a new interview.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 14:10 GMT
Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix went head-to-head on Media Create’s charts for the week of March 11-17, with Namco’s debut besting Square’s by only 9,766 units.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 08:49 GMT
Super Hang-On is the next Sega title to receive the 3DS treatment, following the rather neat Space Harrier 3D. It’s out in Japan next week.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 08:56 GMT
Publisher 5pb. is bringing two new projects to home consoles in Japan. First up is the insane Cave shooter Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi, which heads to PS3, and the second is a suspenseful adventure game called Disorder 6, which is heading to both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 08:54 GMT
Mind Zero is the new game from The Last Guy developer Acquire. Rumours last week suggested that the studio was making a follow-up to its top-down survival horror title, but instead it unveiled a school-based dungeon crawler split between two planes of existence. So quite, quite different then.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 10:25 GMT
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 has been featured in the latest issue of Japanese mag Shonen Jump. The spread reveals a small glimpse of a new area called Dead Dunes.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 09:02 GMT
Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP is the next game in Compile Heart’s games industry-lampooning series.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 14:54 GMT
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Soul Sacrifice took the top spots in the Media Create charts for the period of March 4-10, with the former moving 110,229 units on PS3 and Comcept’s debut moving 92,396 units on Vita. The handheld also took the top spot on the hardware charts, thanks to last month’s price drop. While sales were only up 1,038 units over the week prior, it still moved 63,581 units which is considerably better than its recent sales history.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 10:39 GMT
Nintendo has unveiled its new ‘Mint White’ 3DS XL console for Japan, due to hit stores in April. In an unsurprising move, no Western release has been spoken about. At all.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 09:22 GMT
Aksys Games is holding a charity game sale to support victims of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan two years ago. The developer is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the campaign.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 05:13 GMT
Japanese Wii U owners have reported an issue which not only blocks them from accessing the eShop, it keeps them applying firmware updates. According to Kotaku‘s translation of a Nintendo Japan support article, a patch should release this weekend, which will clear the way for Dragon Quest X beta testers currently unable to download the RPG’s client.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 05:19 GMT
As expected the Vita has seen tremendous hardware sales growth since the price cut in late February, but the 3DS is still dominating the software side of things – although Dynasty Warriors made its expected number one debut.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 00:46 GMT
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 08:17 GMT
Soul Sacrifice has received its first review, courtesy of Japanese gaming rag Famitsu. It’s a high-scoring review full of information, so we’ve dissected it all.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 10:27 GMT
Game & Wario is looking madder and better each time we see it. Nintendo has released a four-minute gameplay trailer showing off many of the mini-games, and how they work in tandem with the Wii U GamePad.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 09:06 GMT
PS Vita has received a new release show-reel under Sony Japan’s ‘Play Movies’ banner. The clip shows off new gameplay from Phantasy Star Online 2 and Soul Sacrifice.