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News: Cooking Mama 5 Development Heats Up for 3DS Sequel

Cooking Mama 5 Development Heats Up for 3DS Sequel

Keep on cooking

The Cooking Mama franchise never seems to be out of the development oven, with titles regularly gracing Nintendo systems over recent years. The character has also dabbled with gardening and crafting, of course, but when we're not simulating chopping carrots with a stylus, it doesn't necessarily feel like the real deal. The good...

News: New Loveplus+ Heading To 3DS in Japan

New Loveplus+ Heading To 3DS in Japan

Now with extra plus

Loveplus is one of Konami's more niche franchises. Essentially, the game is a dating sim that has you choose a virtual girlfriend to carry about on your handheld. It was released on the Nintendo DS way back in 2009 and it became a cult hit among the Japanese. A sequel was made in the form of New Loveplus for the 3DS and now an...

Nintendo Direct: Denpa Men 3 And Chibi-Robo AR App Confirmed In Japanese Broadcast

Denpa Men 3 And Chibi-Robo AR App Confirmed In Japanese Broadcast

That was a surprise

Nintendo has unleashed a totally unexpected Chotto Nintendo Direct broadcast which showcases The Denpa Men 3 — the next in the series of popular 3DS eShop RPGs — and Chibi-Robo Live Action!, an Augmented Reality app which tasks players with snapping real-world items to match outlines within the game. The Denpa Men 3 includes...

Video: Yakuza Wii U Commercial Highlights Ability To Smooch Privately With Virtual Hostesses

Yakuza Wii U Commercial Highlights Ability To Smooch Privately With Virtual Hostesses

Just make sure no one peeks over your shoulder

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD may be a serious game featuring serious burly men who throw serious punches in the serious underbelly of the Japanese criminal world, but that doesn't mean the TV commercial has to be quite so...serious. As you can see from the Japanese advert below, the game is being promoted on...

News: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

The 3DS continues to dominate both software and hardware charts

Last week saw Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D swing into pole position in the Japanese sales charts in its first week of release. The title was one of five 3DS games placed in the top five but that dominance is now over as the PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us fought through the hoards...

News: Watch the Japanese Pikmin 3 Nintendo Direct - Live!

Watch the Japanese Pikmin 3 Nintendo Direct - Live!

Look at the pretty graphics, if you don't speak Japanese

It's that time again — the first occasion since that bombast and noise-making of E3 — for a new Nintendo Direct. This may not be a landmark presentation to enrapture us all — it's focused exclusively on Pikmin 3 and will be in Japanese — but will allow us to see more of the upcoming...

News: Namco Bandai Releasing Mushibugyo RPG For 3DS In Japan

Namco Bandai Releasing Mushibugyo RPG For 3DS In Japan

Popular manga series gets its own game

The Japanese manga Mushibugyo, which is written and illustrated by Hiroshi Fukuda, is getting its own game in Japan, Namco Bandai has announced. It's on its way to the 3DS, which is doing quite well in Nintendo's homeland, and will be available on 19th September as both a physical and download release. So far...

News: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo celebrating an all 3DS top five

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has only just made it over to Japan and the 3DS title has swung right into number one position in the sales charts after shifting 104,569 units. It takes the place of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which has been a consistent seller for Nintendo in the Land of the Rising...

News: Epic Mickey 2's Eventual Arrival in Japan to be Nintendo Exclusive

Epic Mickey 2's Eventual Arrival in Japan to be Nintendo Exclusive

An interesting choice

We doubt that Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will go down in the gaming history books as a release to remember, as it fell short of its predecessor's success (despite being released on more platforms), received various poor reviews and saw to the closure of the Warren Spector-led development studio Junction Point. It was a...

News: 3D Ecco The Dolphin Splashing Onto 3DS eShop, Galaxy Force II Coming Soon

3D Ecco The Dolphin Splashing Onto 3DS eShop, Galaxy Force II Coming Soon

They're doing this on porpoise

Sega has confirmed that the next entry in its 3D range will be Ecco The Dolphin. A port of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, the game will feature a 3D effect, save states, international editions of the game and some custom screen filters. Ecco will splash into the Japanese 3DS eShop on June 26th, with a retail price...

News: StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Brings New Paid Downloadable Games

StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Brings New Paid Downloadable Games

Immerse yourself in four new quests, Europeans

Along with the new System Update for the 3DS, which Nintendo delightfully sprung upon us without an announcement, European and Japanese firmware updates were treated to a new and improved StreetPass Mii Plaza. The new plaza still includes Puzzle Swap and StreetPass Quest 1 & 2, which we've grown to...

News: Capitalism Wins In Sega's New 3DS RPG, Hero Bank

Capitalism Wins In Sega's New 3DS RPG, Hero Bank

Coming to Japan this December

Sega has revealed that it is working on a 3DS RPG by the name of Hero Bank, where the ultimate goal isn't to save mankind, but to earn as much moolah as possible by taking part in a cyber sport known as "Hero Battle". Apparently, players can download "hero data" based on real-life individuals and use it in the game. It...

News: Cooking Mama Returns For A Spot Of Gardening In Japan

Cooking Mama Returns For A Spot Of Gardening In Japan

Mama and the Forest Friends heading to the 3DS

The Cooking Mama series has a plethora of games within it now and its developer hasn't restricted Mama to the kitchen over the years. She's also partaken in babysitting duties and also showed off her green fingers in the DS title Gardening Mama. She really is a woman of many talents. Well Mama will get...