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News: GungHo's CEO Wants To Surpass Nintendo's Sales By His Retirement

GungHo's CEO Wants To Surpass Nintendo's Sales By His Retirement

"I respect Nintendo"

GungHo Online Entertainment is one of Japan's rising stars, thanks largely to the amazing success of its iOS and Android title Puzzle & Dragons, which has been downloaded more than 14 millon times and generates $3.4 million a day in revenue. When you're a growing company, it's natural to aim high — and GungHo CEO Kazuki...

News: 32GB White Wii U, Rechargeable Wii Remote Battery And 2550mAh GamePad Battery Announced

32GB White Wii U, Rechargeable Wii Remote Battery And 2550mAh GamePad Battery Announced

I love the smell of new hardware in the morning

Nintendo has confirmed a new Premium SKU for its Wii U console. The system will be released in white with 32GB of internal memory — a configuration which was previously only available in black. It launches in Japan on July 13th for 31,500 Yen (that's about $312 / £206). New accessories have also...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV Storms to Number One in Japanese Charts

Shin Megami Tensei IV Storms to Number One in Japanese Charts

Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations sneaks into top ten

For fans of the franchise, Shin Megami Tensei IV can't come to the West soon enough. The Atlus title will arrive in North America on 16th July with some collectible goodies, while a European release is confirmed but, as yet, doesn't have a solid date. It landed in Japan last week,...

First Impressions: 3D Altered Beast

3D Altered Beast

Wise fwom your gwave

Altered Beast occupies a strange place in Sega's library; when it was first released it garnered a lukewarm response, and its choice as a pack-in title for the freshly-launched Mega Drive / Genesis was a curious one — although its large, bold sprites were impressive for the time, it certainly wasn't strong enough in terms of...

News: Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

Upcoming manga series will have its own game in Japan

Namco Bandai has announced it is developing a 3DS title based on the upcoming manga series Devils and Realist, which is due to air in Japan this Summer. The anime centres around a young fellow called William Twining who is in fact the reincarnation of King Solomon and has accidentally summoned...

News: Japan Getting Special Monster Hunter 4 And Ace Attorney 5 Nintendo Direct

Japan Getting Special Monster Hunter 4 And Ace Attorney 5 Nintendo Direct

May 31st, 8PM

Nintendo of Japan has confirmed that it will be airing a special Nintendo Direct broadcast for Monster Hunter 4 and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on May 31st at 8PM in Japan. Both titles are key 3DS exclusives for 2013, and both will be hitting the west at some point. It has already been confirmed that Phoenix Wright:...

News: Western Journalist Looking To Chart The Untold History Of Japanese Game Devs

Western Journalist Looking To Chart The Untold History Of Japanese Game Devs

Unprecedented project looking to Kickstarter for funding

Although many will argue that Japan's status in the games development world has lessened over the past few hardware generations, there once was a time when all the world's best software seemed to flow from that modestly-proportioned selection of islands. Back in the days of the 8 and 16-bit...

News: Crazy Taxi Wannabe Coming to the Japanese eShop

Crazy Taxi Wannabe Coming to the Japanese eShop

Oh, if only it would come West

While in many respects the West is better off than Japan on the eShop platforms — due to publishing rules in Nintendo's homeland — there are some releases exclusive to the region. One of these is the @Simple DL Series from D3 Publisher, which is a sequence of budget 3DS games that have followed on from an...

News: Japanese 3DS Owners Can Download Double Dragon II Next Week

Japanese 3DS Owners Can Download Double Dragon II Next Week

8-bit classic is punching its way to the 3DS eShop in Japan

Nintendo has confirmed that the popular side-scrolling fighter Double Dragon II: The Revenge will be coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop on 29th May, priced at 500 Yen. Once again, the heroes of the hour are Billy & Jimmy Lee, who must avenge the brutal murder of Marian at the hands of...

News: Japanese Hardware Sales Slow Down For the Second Consecutive Week

Japanese Hardware Sales Slow Down For the Second Consecutive Week

Tomodachi Collection: New Life knocked off top spot

This week's Japanese chart results are in, and show that the slow software release schedule in the past couple of weeks is causing a hit on hardware sales across the board. Only the PSP enjoyed a small boost, which can be attributed to the fact that this week's number one is for Sony's ageing...

News: Fantasy Life Expansion Heading to 3DS in Japan

Fantasy Life Expansion Heading to 3DS in Japan

We're still hoping for localisation

Level-5's Fantasy Life, which was developed along with Nintendo subsidiary 1-Up Studios — formerly Brownie Brown — has performed well in Japan, so much so that the publisher has announced a new upgraded version of the title, called Fantasy Life Link!. As an RPG that allows you to choose a career, set off on...

News: Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Rhythm games aren't fully dead just yet

While the manic clacking of plastic guitars has largely fallen quiet across the world, Japan still has a place in its rhythm gaming heart for a different instrument: the humble-yet-iconic taiko drum. According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has announced more than 500,000 combined units shipped for two titles in...

News: Nintendo Announces Metallic Red 3DS, Cobalt Blue And Misty Pink To Be Phased Out

Nintendo Announces Metallic Red 3DS, Cobalt Blue And Misty Pink To Be Phased Out

Nintendo giveth and Nintendo taketh away

Nintendo has announced yet another new 3DS colour for gamers in Japan: Metallic Red. Announced yesterday — though the Eevee 3DS XL stole a majority of the limelight — the new system is a more vibrant shade of red than the previous Flame Red 3DS. It'll launch on the 13th June for 15,000 yen, along with a...