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Feature: Hands On With The Spooktacular Luigi's Mansion Arcade

Hands On With The Spooktacular Luigi's Mansion Arcade

Don't cross the streams

Deep in the dimly lit bowels of Japanese arcades lurks a surprisingly wonderful new first person shooter (sucker?) with an unlikely arcade hero. It's not surprising that Luigi is running the show this time around. After all he's saved Mario from the notorious King Boo on two separate occasions at this point. The surprise...

News: Muramasa: The Demon Blade And Trauma Team Hitting The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Month

Muramasa: The Demon Blade And Trauma Team Hitting The Japanese Wii U eShop Next Month

Classic Wii titles inbound

Nintendo has revealed that two fan-favourite Wii titles will be coming to the Wii U eShop next month. Vanillaware's Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Atlus' Trauma Team (known as Hospital: 6 Doctors in Japan) are the titles in question, and will launch on August 19th for 2,700 Yen each. "Muramasa: The Demon Blade and games...

Video: This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

Game details and amiibo footage, it's all here

It's not long until Super Mario Maker graces Wii U systems all over the world, and our own personal interest surrounding this intriguing DIY title grows with each snippet of fresh news. Today's interesting titbit is a new video from Nintendo of Japan which shows off the game's mechanics in a...

News: Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders, though...

Slowly and surely, the stock scenario with amiibo has become a little better. Through a combination of Nintendo churning out stock and retailers trying to help fans, more of the figures have been up for grabs. It's still difficult for hardcore collectors, of course, but there have been signs of progress...

News: Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

Japanese Devil's Third Site Details Online Modes, Microtransactions And File Size

New gameplay videos also revealed

Devil's Third launches in Japan and Europe next month and as a result we're seeing plenty of fresh information relating to Tomonobu Itagaki's forthcoming action title. The official site for the game has just gone live in Japan, and contains plenty of interesting data. For example, the game's online mode is...

Video: Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade Looks Like In The Ghoulish Flesh

Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade Looks Like In The Ghoulish Flesh

Ain't afraid of no ghost?

Luigi Mansion Arcade is one of Nintendo's more unusual ventures of late - it's an arcade shooter developed by Capcom based on the Luigi's Mansion game series. It's recently been released in Japan and we're now seeing off-screen footage of the game in action. As previously confirmed, it's a first-person light-gun style...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...

Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

To be this good takes ages

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently landed on the 3DS eShop in Japan. This version of the game sports all the features of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, including two player support. In cooperative play, player two gets an invincible Tails and two players can race on a split screen in Match Play mode. Of course the main...

News: Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Début Trailer for Blaziken 

Western gamers play the waiting game

Pokkén Tournament has made its bow in Japanese arcades - the Bandai Namco-developed brawler has had plenty of months in build up and playtests and is now out in the wild. Accompanying the launch was a Famitsu announcement that Blaziken will be added to the game in August, and the début trailer has now been...

News: The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

The Great Ace Attorney and Yo-Kai Watch Lead The Way for 3DS in Japan

3DS still number one in hardware

It's a Wednesday, which means it's Media Create chart results day in Japan. This week brought some notable new releases, with the 3DS faring particularly well while the Wii U hangs on to five figure hardware sales. Kicking off with software, Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad - an action spin-off...

Video: Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Nintendo Begins Promotion Of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer In Japan With Two New Commercials

Digital download block size also revealed

Nintendo has officially begun promoting its upcoming 3DS release, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, due out in Japan at the end of July. The two ad spot commercials highlight the seemingly endless amount of design possibilities featured within the title. In addition to this, the Happy Home Designer...

News: If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo Girls Game Museum Is For You

No boys allowed

We've already seen the Nintendo Girls Club YouTube channel as evidence that Nintendo is keen to reach out to the ladies with a tailored marketing message. The next logical step is to have events aimed at this sizeable demographic of gamers. The idea behind the Nintendo Girls Game Museum is to reach out to ladies in Japan who are...

News: Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Piece Of Nintendo Hardware Ever Made

Copy me do

There's been a lot of chatter lately about obscure gaming hardware, mainly inspired by the discovery of the prototype SNES PlayStation. However, if you want a truly off-the-wall slice of Nintendo history, then you need look no further than the Copilas. Produced in 1971 way before Nintendo had begun experimenting with video games, the...

News: Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

Fire Emblem Fates Leads Japanese Charts Alongside Rhythm Heaven and Splatoon

3DS still dominates in hardware, too

With another passing week we have the latest Media Create charts out of Japan, and the focus this time is on momentum and solid sellers, with no major new releases arriving to shake up the results. From Nintendo's perspective the news is positive, with its releases showing decent numbers and hardware holding...