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First Impressions: Stardust Amazoness

Stardust Amazoness

Arc System Works swaps fighting for dungeon-crawling in this saucy RPG

Arc System Works may be famous for the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series of fighting games, but the company is broadening its horizons somewhat with dungeon-crawling 3DS RPG Stardust Amazoness. Starring an all-female cast trapped in a futuristic prison complex, the game showcases...

News: Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in Japan

Flipnote Studio 3D Friends Gallery Disabled in Japan

Paid service World Gallery remains

Yesterday we reported that Nintendo had halted the Swapnote / Nintendo Letter Box SpotPass service due to some users utilising it to "exchange offensive material". The direct exchange of photos, and minors actively sharing their friend codes and photos, were both highlighted as issues that drove the decision to...

News: Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

Pokémon X & Y Reign Supreme in Japan Once Again, Though the Wii U and Sonic Endure Tough Times

The games are coming, the games are coming, the games...

Thanks to the lovely people at Media Create, we have our weekly dose of Japanese game charts to enjoy. In recent times it's been less about what's number one, but by how much it's dominating, and that applies to software and hardware. In the software stakes, Pokémon X & Y maintains its...

News: Natsume Confirms North American Release For Farewell Umihara Kawase Under The Title Yumi's Odd Odyssey

Natsume Confirms North American Release For Farewell Umihara Kawase Under The Title Yumi's Odd Odyssey

So long, and thanks for all the fish

Natsume has revealed that it will be localising Agatsuma’s Farewell Umihara Kawase for North American release under the new title Yumi's Odd Odyssey. A sequel to the much-loved Super Famicom game Umihara Kawase, this 3DS outing introduces extra characters like time-bender Noko, a young version of Yumi called...

News: The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective Game In Which Pikachu Is Your Partner

Gotta sleuth 'em all?

It would appear that The Pokémon Company is working on a 3DS title which places you in the role of a detective who is teamed up with the famous Pikachu. The game was revealed during Japanese TV programme "The Professionals" in an episode which focused on Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara. The game has a proposed...

News: Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese Retail

Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese Retail

Less than 1,500 copies sold

Rayman Legends was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive, but Ubisoft changed its mind and delayed the title to accommodate a multiplatform release. However, the wacky epic remains unique to Nintendo's console in at least one region: Japan. Sadly, it would appear that game hasn't been a hit with Japanese players. Although it...

Weirdness: Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks

Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks

It's one way to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th, we guess

As we all know, Mega Man turns 25 this year. Capcom is doing its bit by re-releasing classic adventures on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services, but what fans really want is an all-new Mega Man outing. They may well be getting it, too — although in the form of Mighty No.9, which is a...

Video: A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

A Brief Glimpse at the New Pikachu 3DS Game Includes Some Strange Motion Capture

No Pikachu, no!

Just prior to the release of Pokémon X & Y, it was confirmed that a new game starring Pikachu had gone into development; that's hardly surprising news, as The Pokémon Company has never been afraid of spinning off the main series to keep keen fans busy. The "top secret" game has now made a brief appearance courtesy of Japanese...

News: Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Pokémon X & Y Pass 1.8 Million Retail Sales to Top Japanese Charts

Monster Hunter 4 in third, Wii U hardware sales drop further

When it comes to confirming the software number one in this week's Japanese Media Create software charts, it's a predictable task. Pokémon X & Y has stormed to the top spot with over 1.8 million sales at retail, just beating the week one sales of Monster Hunter 4. Capcom's title has...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan

Including download numbers

As we've reported in recent weeks, Monster Hunter 4 has been achieving particularly impressive sales since its launch in Japan, moving quickly towards Capcom's targets. The company had anticipated 2.8 million sales by the end of March 2014, yet has now confirmed that the title has already surpassed three million sales at...

News: Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

Train Simulating Shenanigans Live On With the 3DS in Japan

If Densha de Go! 64 is out of your price range

Just recently we published a retro review for Densha de Go! 64, a remarkably tricky and realistic train simulator that even came with a unique controller. If you want to experience the trials, tribulations and challenges of being a train driver, that's a title for you. While slightly quirky simulator...

Review: Densha de Go! 64 (Nintendo 64)

Densha de Go! 64 (Nintendo 64)

Lost in "trainslation"

The massive surge in the number of simulation games over the past few years has been nothing short of baffling. Years ago, Microsoft Flight Simulator was essentially the sole attraction in this specialist genre, but now it seems virtually anything can and should be turned into a simulation. Road Works Simulator, Farming...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Continues to Devour Competition in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Continues to Devour Competition in Japan

Passes 2.5 million physical retail sales

It's time for the weekly Japanese sales progress report via Media Create, and Monster Hunter 4 continues its strong momentum, hopefully boding well for the future of the series' growing partnership between Capcom and Nintendo. While that blows all competition away in the software chart, the 3DS is doing a...

News: Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

"Opening the first door is when things are most interesting"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been speaking at the recent B Dash Camp Osaka 2013 about his company's outlook on business and where it sees itself in the industry, as well as making the Pokémon series a success in the west. Iwata says that Nintendo doesn't fear failure, and that...