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Nintendo Download: 30th June - 1st July 2009 addendum (JAPAN)

Posted by Sean Aaron

Two more WiiWare titles coming Tuesday aimed at younger gamers and an extra DSiWare title on the 1st.

Looks like the mock tears for Japan were premature last week as some additional releases mean Japan has a 3-2-2 week it turns out. Thanks to Nintendo Life reader Ratengo for noting that the Japanese Shop news item for this week's releases had two additional WiiWare titles that weren't detailed on the WiiWare page until today:

Rikachan Oshare Hausu (Licca-chan Stylish House) is from Takara-Tomy and 1000pts. It seems to be a tie-in product for a veteran dress-up doll that's basically a Japanese version of Barbie. In addition to picking out clothes and shoes for her you can play some mini-games as well. Takara-Tomy seem to have missed a trick by not having a lower initial price point and then attempting to sell the kiddies an endless stream of DLC, but I expect this is just testing the waters.

Unou Kids Okigaru Unou Toreeningu (literally Right Brain Kids Easy Right Brain Training) from IE Institute for 800pts is basically a little kids version of Brain Training and intended to be enjoyed by the whole family. I would think this title has the best chance of making it overseas.

In addition for 200 points you can get Mahoojin to Imeeji Keisan -- also from IE Institute -- an all-ages "math training" program.

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User Comments (24)



Gentleben said:

I can't see Licca-chan getting many downloads. The whole fun part of playing with dolls is the whole tactile dressing/undressing of them and styling the hair/applying make up or even ripping off their heads



Djungelurban said:

I can proudly state that I've never "First!"ed anything, ever! Oh yeah, I'm much more awesome than all of you combined!



Starwolf_UK said:

Wait, Licca-chan? The same Licca-chan that was busy beating up Optimus Prime and Solid Snake in DreamMix TV: World Fighters for Gamecube/PS2.



heebeegeebee said:

How old you think Licca is? I'm thinking it's probably somewhere around SEVEN-definitely not a TEEN.



KeeperBvK said:

"Rikachan Oshare Housu"
Really? That wouldn't make much sense. It's probably Hausu.



Incognito_D said:

Seeing as it's Japan, I wouldn't be surprised if that dressing up game is exclusively aimed at children!

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