Category Archives: Japan
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Taiko: Drum Master has received a Wii U trailer, showing off some gameplay and a four-player competitive battle. Watch it here.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 10:48 BST
Xbox One’s software reveal event included a surprise announcement from Deadly Premonition creator Swery65. It has been built with Kinect in mind, but he says it can be used with a controller.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 10:40 BST
NIS America has offered a Western release window for Hyperdimension Neptunia V’s PSN release, and has stressed that more new titles will be announced “soon”.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 09:39 BST
Atlus CEO Naoto Hiraoka has issued a statement following Sega’s acquisition of the company, along with its stable of IP, including the hugely popular Persona series. Read it here.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 | 08:06 BST
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 1 has received a new trailer out of Tokyo Games Show, courtesy of Compile Heart. The clip shows snippets of gameplay, cut-scenes and is laced with cheerful J-Pop. It’s definitely not helping my caffeine deprived morning headache.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 10:36 BST
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is a new anime flick based on the hack-n-slash series by Platinum Games. It’s due to release in November. We’ve got the first trailer here.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 16:33 BST
Nintendo’s third president Hiroshi Yamauchi died this morning at 85, according to a confirmation by the company.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 17:40 BST
Monster Hunter 4 was unsurprisingly the clear winner on the Media Create charts with 1,715,060 units moved in its first couple days. This figure is slightly lower than the numbers quoted by Famitsu, which stated the game moved 1.875 million copies in its first two days.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 02:14 BST
Sony is holding a Japan and Asia press conference today as part of Tokyo Games Show 2013. Get all the details as they drop right here.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 | 02:15 BST
It’s a bit of a no-brainer, but Microsoft has confirmed with Famitsu that the Xbox One will launch in Japan in 2014. The platform holder passed over Japan as a launch territory for its new console, which arrives in Europe, North America and other western territories in November this year. Microsoft has traditionally struggled to gain a foothold in Japan, but remains committed to trying; rival Sony has also chosen to delay the PS4′s Japanese launch into 2014.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 | 11:27 BST
Microsoft’s decision to launch Xbox One in Japan after it focuses on other territories first makes sense, according to Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. The developer has explained his stance in a new interview.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 12:44 BST
Yakuza Ishin, or – Restoration – as it’s being called on these shores has received a new batch of screens courtesy of Sega. Check them out here.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 11:48 BST
Disgaea 4 Return developer Nippon Ichi has announced it is bringing the strategic RPG to PS Vita in Japan next year. A trailer will be unveiled tomorrow.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 10:02 BST
MapleStory: The Girl’s Fate is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan, courtesy of Sega. Although it’s based on the online title it is a new standalone entry to the series.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 20:04 BST
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 16:05 BST
Uta no Prince-sama: Music 2 debuted in the top slot on the Media Create charts for the week of September 2-8 with 68,415 units sold on PSP. Splinter Cell: Blacklist debited in second with 22,425 units sold on PS3 and when combined with Xbox 360 sales of 5,109 units, the title sold 27,534. Other debuts for the week included Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Puppeteer, Killzone: Mercenary and Shirahana no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4. Hardware was down over the prior week except for 3DS LL which was up by 10,928 units, 3DS up by 1,241 units and Xbox 360 which sold 201 units compared to the prior week’s 177 units.
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Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 10:10 BST
Sony has confirmed that for the time being, the newly-announced PS Vita 2000 model will be a Japan-only release.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 21:34 BST
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has been announced in the latest issue of Jump. The game is slated for release on 3DS in Japan in spring 2014, and comes with over 200 songs, over 60 characters, and a multiplayer “Versus Battle Mode.” Scans can be found over on Gematsu. Last week, a trademark for Curtain Call was filed by Square Enix in North america, suggesting the entry will eventually make its way west.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 | 11:33 BST
Microsoft is bringing many playable Xbox One titles to Tokyo Games Show next week, marking something of a Japanese reprisal for the company.
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 | 11:42 BST
PlayStation 4′s Japanese line-up was discussed extensively at Sony’s press event today. A trailer showcasing the console’s titles was shown during the event, and we’ve got it here.