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News: Sega's Free-To-Play Racer Initial D Perfect Shift Online Is Coming To The 3DS

Sega's Free-To-Play Racer Initial D Perfect Shift Online Is Coming To The 3DS

Based in the hit manga and anime series

The latest issue of Famistu magazine has revealed that Sega is bringing the latest in its long line of Initial D games to the 3DS. Based on the long-running manga series — which has been adapted in both anime and live-action forms — Initial D Perfect Shift Online is a free-to-play offering which...

News: Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Nothing Would Make XSEED Happier Than Localising GameCenter CX 3, But It Isn't Happening

Retro-themed sequel could remain Japan-only

US publisher XSEED has ruled out localising the third GameCenter CX title, which means that the game could well remain a Japanese exclusive. The same fate befell GameCenter CX: Arino's Challenge 2, which XSEED passed on due to poor sales of Retro Game Challenge, the English version of the first GameCenter...

News: Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan

To be called Bravely Second

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy — shortened to Bravely Default in the West — has been a commercial success for Square Enix in its homeland. That's likely contributed to its localisation (along with support from Nintendo) in its follow-up and improved form that's known as Bravely Default: For The Sequel in Japan. As that...

News: Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Super Mario 3D World Sells 57% of Its Initial Shipment in Japan

Roughly 175,000 copies shipped at launch

Last week we reported that Super Mario 3D World had sold 99,588 copies in its first week in Japan, making it the lowest debut for a 3D Mario platformer, although this does not take into account eShop download sales. The game came in at number 2 in the Japanese charts behind Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy...

News: SEGA Working on Second Round of 3D Classics

SEGA Working on Second Round of 3D Classics

May come worldwide if the first set sells well

This week saw the arrival of the first two titles in SEGA's range of 3D re-releases on the 3DS eShop, with 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On. There are another six games coming in the next three weeks to give retro SEGA fans — and perhaps those trying them for the first time — a taste of...

News: New LovePlus Launching With Limited Edition 3DS Consoles Next Spring

New LovePlus Launching With Limited Edition 3DS Consoles Next Spring

Looks lovely

Konami’s popular dating simulator returns next year with a new entry in the series, along with three limited edition 3DS XL designs. New LovePlus+ will feature new story scenarios and locations to visit, and will also be available in a deluxe package. “The Manaka Deluxe” set of New LovePlus+ includes a copy of the game, a 40...

News: Nintendo Launches New Wii U Christmas Advertising In Japan

Nintendo Launches New Wii U Christmas Advertising In Japan

'Tis the season to be jolly

Although Nintendo's advertising in various regions arguably took a while to ramp up, a fresh campaign in Japan appears to tick all the right boxes. It promotes the fun of Wii U with friends and family, as well as some of the exclusive first-party titles on offer this holiday season. The “Atsumareba” advertising...

Video: This New Puzzle & Dragons Z Trailer Has A Monstrous Amount Of Detail

This New Puzzle & Dragons Z Trailer Has A Monstrous Amount Of Detail

3DS outing expands dramatically on the popular mobile game

December will see the Japanese release of Puzzle & Dragons Z, the 3DS port of the insanely successful smartphone puzzle / RPG hybrid. Developer GungHo has released another trailer to crank up interest even further, and it contains more details about the game's massive over-world, the...

Video: Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

Check Out This Puyo Puyo Tetris Trailer and Dream of Localisation

We may be lucky, right?

A little while ago we told you about Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a puzzle mashup that dreams are made of courtesy of SEGA, and arrives on Wii U and 3DS in Japan on 6th February 2014. Sadly there's been no hint of localisation yet, though we certainly hold out hope that, at the very least,...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Announced For 3DS

Coming to Japan in June 2014

Persona, the critically acclaimed RPG series, is finally coming to the 3DS. During a recent event in Japan, Atlus revealed details for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The spin-off is set to feature various characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, as well as being presented in a chibi-like style. With previous...

News: Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Nintendo Shares Hit Three-Month High Ahead of Major Releases

Positive signs

Nintendo looks to be making a recovery on the stock market, with shares reaching a three-month high on 22nd November after gaining 4.2 percent on the Toyko Stock Exchange. The milestone lines up with the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour on...

News: 25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Nintendo's HQ

25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Blow Up Nintendo's HQ

Said he would kill Nintendo executives "sooner or later"

It has been reported today that a 25 year-old Japanese man has been arrested in connection with death threats made against executives at Nintendo. According to Sankei News, the suspect used Nintendo's online inquiry form to make the threats, even going as far as to name the Nintendo staff he...

Interview: KORG M01D Creator Nobuyoshi Sano Talks About Making Sweet Music On The 3DS eShop

KORG M01D Creator Nobuyoshi Sano Talks About Making Sweet Music On The 3DS eShop

Detune's Sano talks about turning 3DS consoles into music-making tools

To celebrate the release of KORG M01D on the 3DS eShop and the publication of our review, we present to you an exclusive interview with its creator Nobuyoshi Sano, conducted by dedicated fan Graham Ellaby. Since its launch in December 2010 on the Nintendo DS, KORG M01 has...

News: Ace Attorney Producer Wants To Revive Capcom's Final Fight

Ace Attorney Producer Wants To Revive Capcom's Final Fight

Motohide Eshiro also wants to revisit Devil May Cry and Shadow of Rome

Motohide Eshiro is the producer of Capcom's recent 3DS offering Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and has worked in a wide range of roles at the company, including a programmer, director and planner. Given this wealth of experience, it seems only fair to ask which...

News: Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan on 11th January, Teaser Site Goes Live

Suck it up, Europe and North America

Everyone's favorite pink cream puff will be returning soon in a brand new adventure on Nintendo 3DS. Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as it was dubbed by the latest Nintendo Direct, has received an official Japanese release date, along with a brand new website. The game will be arriving on 11th January 2014 in the Land of...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...