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News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sound CD Now Available at Club Nintendo in Japan

Kirby: Triple Deluxe Sound CD Now Available at Club Nintendo in Japan

We'll have this in the West too, please

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is out now in Japan, which is sure to make fans of the pink one jealous in the West; our import expert's currently preparing some early footage and impressions for you. We know that it'll make it to PAL and North American regions this year, but Nintendo is yet to pin down a more precise...

Matters of Import: Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Grappling With Attack On Titan: The Last Wings Of Mankind

Or Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa, to Japanese players

Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the events portrayed in the anime and manga series was more of a question of “when”, rather than “if”. The more surprising news is...

Video: Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Allow Us To Serve Up The First Thirty Minutes Of Puzzle & Dragons Z

Epic adventures await

Join us as we take you through the opening thirty minutes of GungHo’s smash hit Puzzle & Dragons Z, taking in cute white dragons with attitude, an evil group breaking the world into jigsaw-shaped pieces and of course plenty of puzzling too. Still not enough? Then be sure to check out our hands-on preview here.

News: Rainy Frog Launches to Focus on Bringing Western Download Titles to Japan

Rainy Frog Launches to Focus on Bringing Western Download Titles to Japan

Kicks off with a re-named version of Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party

Whenever we refer to the continual growth of the eShop platforms here on Nintendo Life, and in particular the continuing rise of download-only and 'Indie' developers, we're specifically referring to territories outside of Japan. At present a game can only be released in Japan if...

News: Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Pokémon X & Y Return to Top of Japanese Charts as 3DS Leads in Hardware

Wii U sales drop to 60,548

Update: Our original Japanese Charts post cited Media Create results from 4Gamer, but these appear to be incorrect. Our apologies for the error, and as an alternative below are the latest results from Famitsu. Earlier this week we found out how Nintendo had performed over the festive period in Japan, with 3DS and Wii U...

Matters of Import: Drop Matching And Dragon Evolving In Puzzle & Dragons Z

Drop Matching And Dragon Evolving In Puzzle & Dragons Z

This 3DS smash proves there is life after microtransactions

Puzzle & Dragons is popular wherever it’s available, but perhaps in its native Japan most of all. GungHo’s cash cow not only has regular tie-ins with big franchises like Monster Hunter, Taiko no Tatsujin and Hunter X Hunter, but has also generated an extensive range of merchandise...

News: Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nintendo Apologises for Issues

An economic crash

During the festive break the Nintendo Network encountered issues for over two days, with a number of new system owners combining with Christmas Day Pokémon Bank gamers in Japan to cause major problems. The downtime of the eShop platforms in particular was damaging in such a busy period; yet while the online stores have been back...

News: Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Is Bouncing Towards Japanese 3DS Consoles This August

Best of the breast

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is currently in development for the 3DS and will be hitting Japanese store shelves in August. Like Senran Kagura Burst, the game will be a side-scrolling fighter packed with scantly-clad, large-chested female combatants. Burst developer Tamsoft...

News: Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Pokemon X and Y Come Out on Top in Japanese Software Rankings for 2013

Hardware figures for 3DS and Wii U also revealed

Famitsu is reporting that Nintendo didn't just dominate the Japanese Christmas charts, but it almost cleaned up the entire year too, taking nine out of the top ten total sales spots for the year. The only game to break that hold over Japanese gamers was Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 3, and even...

Matters of Import: Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Welcome To The Terrifying Yet Accessible World Of Monster Hunter 4

Something to get your teeth stuck into

Monster Hunter 4 is the latest and greatest in Capcom’s endlessly popular series of wildlife-bothering games, bringing even more areas to explore and new monsters to turn into breastplates and boots. Thankfully hunters come prepared for these new challenges with two new weapon types and the all-new ability...

First Impressions: 3D After Burner II

3D After Burner II

GET READY!

Japanese code-shop M2’s range of Sega 3D Classics consistently puts everyone else’s retro remaster efforts in the shade, and the time we've spent with the Japanese version of 3D After Burner II yet again shows that the studio simply cannot be beaten when it comes to getting an arcade-accurate port running smoothly on the relatively...

News: Nintendo Dominates Japanese Charts At Christmas

Nintendo Dominates Japanese Charts At Christmas

Not bad

Famitsu has released its multi-format sales figures for Japan, covering 23rd to 29th December. The title of this news post has given away who "won", but can you guess by how much? Wii U and 3DS games took eight out of the top ten positions, with the only non-Nintendo game to break it up being the Vita and Playstation 3 releases of Final...

Matters of Import: Dessert-Based Adventures With Kaeru No Tame Ni Kane Wa Naru

Dessert-Based Adventures With Kaeru No Tame Ni Kane Wa Naru

That Zelda-ish game with the frog guy

Twenty one years ago, Game Boy fans were graced with the wonderful Link’s Awakening, an action-adventure classic that has quite rightfully taken its place in gaming history as one of the greatest games in both the Game Boy’s library and The Legend of Zelda series. But a year before that, Japanese gamers...

News: Genius Sonority Has Something "Challenging" In Store For Fans In 2014

Genius Sonority Has Something "Challenging" In Store For Fans In 2014

Denpa Men studio working on new software this year

Genius Sonority has revealed in an interview with 4Gamer that it is hard at work on new content for 2014, and that it could prove to be quite a stern test for players. The Japanese company — famous for its Denpa Men series — isn't able to give a name to this new project yet, but president...

Matters Of Import: Conflict Is Always On The Cards In Sega's Sangokushi Taisen Ten

Conflict Is Always On The Cards In Sega's Sangokushi Taisen Ten

Like Magic the Gathering and Dynasty Warriors after a stint in a blender

Sangokushi Taisen is a long-running and popular series in Japanese arcades, its initially strange mix of collectable trading cards and real-time strategy turning out to not only be incredibly good fun but also commercially successful; it has spawning multiple sequels,...

Video: Capcom's Local Japanese Commercials For Monster Hunter 4 Are Pretty Funny

Capcom's Local Japanese Commercials For Monster Hunter 4 Are Pretty Funny

Cats, singers and wrestlers all feature

Monster Hunter 4 launched in Japan last year but Capcom is giving the title another promotional push on home soil with a series of commercials which are exclusive to different regions in the country. These ads — which you can view below — range from strange to downright hilarious, and only serve to make...