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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...

News: GungHo Looking To Sell One Million Copies Of Puzzle & Dragons Z On 3DS

GungHo Looking To Sell One Million Copies Of Puzzle & Dragons Z On 3DS

Hoping to appeal to kids without smartphones

GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons mobile game is the kind of success story that many development studios can only dream of. It's been downloaded over 18 million times in Japan alone, and generates almost $4 million of revenue every single day. The company is currently preparing a 3DS version by the name of...

News: Stardust Amazoness Is The New RPG In Development By Arc System Works

Stardust Amazoness Is The New RPG In Development By Arc System Works

Females only

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine reveals developer Arc System Works — best known for the Guilty Gear and Blazblue series of fighting games — has a new game in development for the 3DS: Stardust Amazoness. The RPG is set for release in Japan on 14th November this year. Players are thrown into Prison Planet, an asylum in which the...

News: The Wonderful 101 Struggles In Its First Week At Japanese Retail

The Wonderful 101 Struggles In Its First Week At Japanese Retail

Just 5,258 copies sold - a less than wonderful start

The Wonderful 101 is a truly fantastic piece of software, and one of the best Wii U games we've played this year. Sadly, the quality of product hasn't translated into sales, as the game has shifted less than 5,500 copies in its native Japan, according to Media Create's data. Platinum's Wii U...

News: Bravely Default: For the Sequel Confirmed for Japan

Bravely Default: For the Sequel Confirmed for Japan

Think of it as Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 1.5

While it's unclear when exactly it's coming, either late 2013 or 2014 for Europe and North America, Square Enix RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is coming to the 3DS in the West. That's news that delighted fans of the genre that were also charmed by images and impressions of the title, though we...

News: XSEED Admits That Chances Of It Localising Medabots: Dual Are Slim

XSEED Admits That Chances Of It Localising Medabots: Dual Are Slim

"We don’t have anyone here familiar with that series"

Publisher XSEED has admitted that it won't be bringing Medabots: Dual to the west. The news follows Natsume's admission that the previous game in the series, Medabots 7, also won't be making the jump from Japan to North America and Europe. When asked about Medabots: Dual on its

News: Nintendo Expects To Sell 5 Million 3DS Consoles In Japan This Year

Nintendo Expects To Sell 5 Million 3DS Consoles In Japan This Year

Global sales to hit 18 million in 2013

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that his company expects to sell 5 million 3DS consoles in Japan this fiscal year, contributing to a global target of 18 million units. Speaking at a Capcom event in Tokyo, Iwata backed up his prediction by explaining that 5.5 million 3DS consoles were sold in Japan...