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News: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets Japanese Release Date

Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger Gets Japanese Release Date

Should be coming this month in the West

During the latest Chotto Nintendo Direct Satoru Iwata revealed some new footage as well as a release date for Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger. The downloadable game stars an armadillo ranger called Dillon and is the sequel to last year's Dillon's Rolling Western. It's set to feature the same style...

News: Special AR Pre-Paid Cards Coming To Japan

Special AR Pre-Paid Cards Coming To Japan

Satoru Iwata shows them off during a Chotto Direct

Satoru Iwata has announced a selection of new special pre-paid cards will be coming to Japan during a Chotto Nintendo Direct. What's so special about them? Well, they double up as augmented reality cards, which can be used in conjunction with new 3DS downloadable AR software called Isshoni Photo...

News: Club Nintendo Japan Rocking Five New 3DS LL Cradle Colours

Club Nintendo Japan Rocking Five New 3DS LL Cradle Colours

Let your 3DS LL sit in style

There are some new additions in the Japanese Club Nintendo rewards catalogue in the form of five different coloured 3DS LL cradles. As you can see from the image below, club members can choose from a red, green, white, blue and yellow cradle. Any of these colourful cradles can be redeemed for 200 points from Club...

News: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Tops Japanese Charts

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Tops Japanese Charts

3DS remains best selling hardware, too

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has successfully spooked its way to the top of the Japanese sales charts. The 3DS adventure sold 280,151 copies in its first week on sale. The arrival of Luigi's latest outing helped the 3DS shift 76,553 units, putting it ahead of the PS Vita, which sold 41,073 consoles in the same...

News: Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Revealed In Famitsu Magazine

Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Revealed In Famitsu Magazine

Remake of the DS original hitting Japan in June

Yesterday, we reported that the latest issue of Famitsu magazine could well be featuring some news on a fresh instalment in the Etrian Odyssey series. Leaks from Japan suggest that the magazine will be unveiling Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is expected to launch in...

News: 3DS is Back on Top of the Japanese Charts

3DS is Back on Top of the Japanese Charts

Normal service is resumed

Last week the House that Mario Built may have been a little rattled, as 3DS was knocked off the top of the Japanese Media Create hardware charts for the first time — at least by our memory — since late 2011. Sony's Vita handheld combined a healthy price drop with the release of Soul Sacrifice to improve on its major...

News: Youkai Watch Releasing This Summer in Japan

Youkai Watch Releasing This Summer in Japan

One to watch out for

Level-5's latest project is Youkai Watch, a 3DS game about a young boy who acquires a special wristwatch that allows him to see ghostly creatures in his environment. Using his own ghosts he can battle them and stop townsfolk from being haunted - such a nice boy. Youkai Watch has now been given a more concrete release, with...

Ninterview: Anna The Red

Anna The Red

The Amazing Bento Lady!

We've always been told that you shouldn't play with your food, but we'll make an exception for the art of Bento. For the uninitiated, Bento is kind of like a Japanese packed lunch - it's a single-portion meal which is often arranged in a visually appealing manner. In Japan, mothers often spend a large amount of time...

News: Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode is Double The Length of The PSP Version

Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode is Double The Length of The PSP Version

Will feature over 160 digital monsters

Last month we reported that the 3DS would be getting an updated version of the PSP game Digimon World Re:Digitize in Japan. All we knew was that it will include a couple more story chapters and would have an extra word chucked on the end of it for good measure. Yes, Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode certainly...

News: Vita Knocks 3DS Down to Second in the Japanese Charts

Vita Knocks 3DS Down to Second in the Japanese Charts

Hell hath indeed frozen over

It's Japanese charts time and, to the astonishment of the world, the Gods and all creatures of the Universe, the 3DS is only the second highest selling system in Nintendo's homeland. Sony's PS Vita, combining last week's price drop and this week's release of Soul Sacrifice (as well as, to a lesser extent, Tales of Hearts...

News: Pokémon Scramble U Set To Be The First Wii U Title To Use The NFC Feature

Pokémon Scramble U Set To Be The First Wii U Title To Use The NFC Feature

We can hear our wallets crying

The latest edition of CoroCoro magazine has released some new information on upcoming Pokémon title for the Wii U, Pokémon Scramble U. The game will be released in Japan on the 24th April, and it'll be the first title to utilize the console's NFC (Near Field Communication) feature. NFC allows the player to place...

News: Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Announced for 3DS in Japan

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Announced for 3DS in Japan

We're counting down the years to localisation

During the recent Nintendo 3DS Direct in Europe, it was announced that the third entry in the Inazuma Eleven handheld series would be coming to Europe this summer. As it's the 3DS version (not DS) it seems to be the enhanced edition that was part of a trilogy release in Japan — no trilogy was...

News: Wii U Error Preventing Access To eShop And Firmware Updates In Japan

Wii U Error Preventing Access To eShop And Firmware Updates In Japan

Fix expected this weekend

Wii U owners in Japan are reporting that an error with the system is preventing them from accessing the eShop, as well as downloading firmware updates. According to Nintendo, a patch will be issued to fix the error — officially titled 105-3102 — this weekend, but the timing couldn't be worse. Beta testing for the Wii...

News: Sayonara Umihara Kawase Confirmed For 3DS

Sayonara Umihara Kawase Confirmed For 3DS

Super Famicom classic gets an update

It has been revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu that Umihara Kawase — a series which started life on the Super Famicom and has since enjoyed instalments on the PlayStation, PSP and DS — is getting another sequel, this time on the 3DS. A platformer in which the lead protagonist uses a fishing line to hook...