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News: Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Wii U Family Hardware Bundles Revealed in Japan

Mario, partying, fitness and karaoke all in one box

When it comes to the Wii U, Nintendo is undoubtedly working hard to line-up offers and deals to make an impression on the market. We've recently seen a special bundle for The Wind Waker HD in North America — which is also coming to Europe — and more bundles are rumoured, such as one featuring...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Launch Sales Estimated to be a Series High

Monster Hunter 4 Launch Sales Estimated to be a Series High

Surpassing PSP release Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Earlier this week we reported that Monster Hunter 4 had surged to number one in the Japanese charts, selling an outstanding 1,715,060 units at physical retail in just two days. Those figures were impressive, but Media Create has estimated that the latest release may have enjoyed the biggest-selling...

Video: Here's What Puzzle & Dragon Z's Japanese Commercial Looks Like

Here's What Puzzle & Dragon Z's Japanese Commercial Looks Like

Spoiler: plenty of wide-eyed anime characters lie within

Mobile smash hit Puzzle & Dragons is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in the shape of Puzzle & Dragons Z, an enhanced version which creator GungHo hopes will sell over one million copies. The Japanese commercial for the game is below, and shows some of the graphical refinements that have...

News: Prepare Yourself, There's A Bayonetta Anime Movie In The Works

Prepare Yourself, There's A Bayonetta Anime Movie In The Works

Trailer breaks cover

With its buxom lead character, hordes of angelic demons and preoccupation with over the top action, Platinum's Bayonetta is perfect fodder for an anime adaptation — which makes you wonder why it's taken this long for it to actually happen. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is being handled by animation studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Final...

News: Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

Mega Man, Shin Megami Tensei And Ganbare Goemon Sequels Coming To Japanese Virtual Console Services

The 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console get the follow-on treatment

Japanese players will get the chance to go sequel-crazy next week thanks to the arrival of three classic games across the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console services. On the handheld front, Mega Man II (the Game Boy version, not the NES sequel) is hitting the 3DS eShop for 500 Yen. Although...

News: Youkai Watch Receiving A New Game in Japan Already

Youkai Watch Receiving A New Game in Japan Already

Will it be a sequel or an enhanced version?

Level-5 released Youkai Watch in the Summer in Japan and it looks like the region is set to receive another iteration of the series as CoroCoro magazine has stated a new title is in the works. The 3DS title centres around around a young boy who comes into possession of a special wristwatch that enables...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ships Over Two Million Copies in Four Days

Monster Hunter 4 Ships Over Two Million Copies in Four Days

That's just monstrous

So, Monster Hunter 4 is out now in Japan. While Capcom has admittedly had a hard time replicating the success of the franchise in the West, in Japan it's a sure thing, as a dedicated and monstrously large fan-base rarely hesitates to weigh-in on the latest entry. We'll give you one guess what'll be top of this week's Japanese...

News: MapleStory: The Girl's Fate Will Be Released in Japan

MapleStory: The Girl's Fate Will Be Released in Japan

No news on a Western release just yet

Earlier this year we reported on a new MapleStory title that emerged on the 3DS exclusively to South Korea. MapleStory: The Girl's Fate was published by Nexon in the region but that exclusivity has now been broken as SEGA has partnered with the South Korean publisher to take the game to Japan at some point in...

News: 3DS Hardware Sales Continue to Rise in Japan, Wii U Numbers Drop Again

3DS Hardware Sales Continue to Rise in Japan, Wii U Numbers Drop Again

Counting the days to The Wind Waker HD?

Wednesday is Media Create charts day in Japan, which often means more pleasing 3DS news. As we've become familiar with, however, it often means the opposite for the Wii U. In terms of the software chart this week, there are no notable new releases on Nintendo hardware, meaning that some evergreen titles on...

News: Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Taiko: Drum Master Wii U Version Bringing the Beat to Japan in November

Has potential for some serious sales

The Taiko: Drum Master series of games — and there are many — is hugely popular in Japan. The range of releases on multiple systems accounts for that, with five variations released on the Wii alone, three on DS and one on 3DS — releases in the West have been exceptionally rare in comparison. They're such...

News: Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

Square Enix Reveals Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call In This Week's Jump Magazine

It's a sequel, not an expansion

Last week we reported that Square Enix filed a U.S. trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call on 27th August, suggesting that the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy may be getting a re-release that includes all of the previous DLC. This week's Shonen Jump magazine reveals that the company is actually...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Will Allow You To Dress Up As Link Through Collaborative DLC

Monster Hunter 4 Will Allow You To Dress Up As Link Through Collaborative DLC

See Mario and Luigi outfits in the full presentation, too

During this morning's Monster Hunter 4 themed Japanese Nintendo Direct, Capcom revealed that the upcoming 3DS title will allow players to obtain costumes from Nintendo's biggest franchises through specific DLC quests. One quest enables you to dress up your Felyne in the famous Mario and...

Nintendo Direct: Japanese Monster Hunter 4 Broadcast Coming September 8th

Japanese Monster Hunter 4 Broadcast Coming September 8th

The hunt is almost on

Monster Hunter 4 hits Japanese store shelves on September 15th, but just in case there wasn't enough hype surrounding its launch already, Nintendo is holding a special Monster Hunter-themed Nintendo Direct on September 8th. The video will go live at 8PM JST, 1PM CEST and 7AM EDT. It's going to be in Japanese obviously, but it...

News: The Wii U Continues to Struggle in Japanese Charts

The Wii U Continues to Struggle in Japanese Charts

The Wonderful 101 departs the top 20 in its second week

The Japanese charts often provide solace for Nintendo, especially with 3DS hardware and software sales continually leading the way. While the portable's hardware performance retains its strong run this week, the Wii U's issues in the market have been brought sharply into focus once again...

News: Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Super Castlevania IV Is Whipping The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

A 16-bit classic to get your teeth into

Japanese Wii U owners will be able to enjoy what is arguably Simon Belmont's best adventure next week as Super Castlevania IV (or Akumajō Dracula as it's known over there) hits the Virtual Console in that region. The first 16-bit outing for Konami's esteemed vampire-hunting series, Super Castlevania IV was...

News: Bravely Default: For The Sequel Has English Script DLC

Bravely Default: For The Sequel Has English Script DLC

Could this be the version the west is getting?

Update: The official Twitter account for this title has now confirmed that this expanded, improved version of the title is indeed the basis for the localisation to the West. Original article: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to the west, but we're still largely in the dark as to when. The...