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News: Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

Project X Zone 2's Development Made Possible By The Original's "Good Global Reputation"

"I think there will be surprising announcements in the future"

Project X Zone 2's shock announcement is welcome news for fans of the original game - and is perhaps a little unexpected, too. Following the news, Japanese magazine Famitsu caught up with Kensuke Tsukanaka (producer, Bandai Namco), Ichirou Morizumi (Monolith Soft, development director)...

News: Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

If only it was out in the West this year

It seems Intelligent systems has pulled it out of the bag with its latest release. The brand new game in the Fire Emblem series has sold out of its pre-orders for the Special Edition pack, resulting in a second shipment being ordered for Japan. Some people may call this an ironic twist of fate, after Fire...

News: Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Stunning, darling!

The latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) is now out in Japan.To celebrate the special occasion, Nintendo has released a Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code 3DS theme. The new theme, which can be viewed on the catwalk in the trailer below, is available for...

News: Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

New Nintendo 3DS continues battle with PS4 and Vita

It's Media Create Japanese charts time again, and we suspect the results have been greeted with a united sagging of shoulders among the bean counters of publishers and developers. When the number one game sells just 20,494, we'd suggest stiff drinks are required. That number one is Dark Souls...

News: Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Trophy collection

All Amiibo collectors looking for a good way to store their trophies are in luck. Play Asia has posted a listing for an amiibo Clear Case. The HORI created case is comprised of a shallow stand, deep enough to fit the Amiibo disk, and a clear, square covering case to show off the various fighters in style. The case is available in...

News: 3DS eShop Title Titan Run Is Attack On Titan In Bite-Sized Form

3DS eShop Title Titan Run Is Attack On Titan In Bite-Sized Form

Smash up a city for the highest score

D3Publisher's Japan-only Simple Series has been running for quite a few years now, offering engaging experiences for reasonable prices. The latest entry - developed by E-Trek - is inspired by the anime and manga franchise Attack on Titan and sees you dashing through the crowded city of Tokyo causing as much...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Takes Third Place in Japanese Charts, Lifts New Nintendo 3DS Sales 

Unsurprisingly sells less at launch than Wii original

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D launched in Japan last week, giving a welcome new release on Nintendo hardware in the company's homeland. It performed reasonably well, if not brilliantly, and helped the New Nintendo 3DS LL to climb back up to second in the hardware charts. The software top 20 has the...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravely Second Cinematic Trailer

We'll have that Western release date any time, right Square Enix?

If you're a huge JRPG fan, then you will likely be looking forward to the arrival of Bravely Second: End Layer. As the release date for the Japanese version becomes ever closer, fans in the West are going crazy for more details. We already know that fan favourite Agnes Oblige will be...

News: Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Game expected to arrive in 2016

We already knew that Yo-Kai Watch was coming to the west thanks to Hasbro's deal to create toys for the popular Japanese cross-over franchise, but it wasn't until today - and Level-5's Japanese Vision 2015 conference - that a publisher (Nintendo) and solid release window (2016) came to light. Nintend

News: The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

Toys use NFC to interact with the game

As if announcing three new Yo-Kai Watch titles wasn't enough, Level-5 has today revealed its next big "cross-media" venture, The Snack World. A multimedia effort which will see Level-5 collaborate with Takara Tomy, TV Tokyo and CoroCoro Comics, The Snack World will cover movies, manga, toys and video games...

News: Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Third time's a charm

Level-5 has just revealed the third entry in its best-selling Yo-Kai Watch series, due to launch on the Nintendo 3DS. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will take place in North America, in keeping with the storyline of the ongoing anime series. A new character is introduced called Inaho Misora, who has her own Yo-kai named USApyon. Level-5 has...

News: Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Busting makes me feel good

Level-5's Vision 2015 event is happening right now, and the company's CEO Akihiro Hino has just announced a new entry in its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise. Yo-Kai Watch Busters is an 3DS action title based on a mini-game featured in Yo-Kai Watch 2. The title will come in two versions - Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit -...

News: ​Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack Is So Epic, It Needs 4 CDs To Contain It

​Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack Is So Epic, It Needs 4 CDs To Contain It

55 songs, coming to Japan May 20th

With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D release date fast approaching, it's hard not to yearn for the brand new title from the series, Xenoblade Chronicles X. However far away the (still undecided) western release date might be, new information for the game has been arriving in spades leaving fans wanting more. Recently we...

News: Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Battles Bravely Against Wave of Sony System Releases in Japan

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Battles Bravely Against Wave of Sony System Releases in Japan

3DS 'family' still performing reasonably well

In recent weeks Nintendo has seen the long-established dominance for the 3DS and its games strongly tested in Japan. There's been an influx of popular new releases on PS4, Vita and PS3, helping the first two systems in particular achieve improved hardware sales. No doubt it's a trend Nintendo hopes to...

Video: Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Accessorise with a Kirby handbag, darling

The latest entry in Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will strut its stuff on the catwalk later this month when it debuts in Japan on 16th April. As with all of Nintendo’s current releases, Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code will receive the...