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News: Capcom Reveals More of Monster Hunter 4's Chico Village

Capcom Reveals More of Monster Hunter 4's Chico Village

Felyne good

While Monster Hunter 4 still represents a distant dream for many of us, its Japanese release on 14th September creeps ever closer. As a result Capcom is dishing up regular snippets of information for the Japanese market, while those of us elsewhere can look on as interested parties that can only hope. As translated by Siliconera, more...

News: 8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

8-Bit Titles Nuts & Milk And Mach Rider Hitting Japanese 3DS eShop Next Week

500 Yen a pop

Nintendo has confirmed that two new 8-bit titles are coming to the Japanese 3DS eShop next week. The excellently-titled Nuts & Milk was in fact the first third-party game for the Famicom, and launched way back in 1984. It's a curious puzzle / platfomer hybrid which involves linking up Milk with his girlfriend whilst avoiding the...

News: 3DS eBook App Details Emerge in Japan

3DS eBook App Details Emerge in Japan

Let us tell you about it, dear readers

Last week we reported on the news that eBooks are coming to the 3DS in Japan this Fall, with the slim details stating there'd be around 300 books aimed mostly at children. Dai Nippon Printing has now stepped forward as the company launching the service, confirming and showing the online store at the Tokyo...

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...