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News: Nintendo Unveils 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Nintendo Unveils 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro

Bulk-tastic

Back in June, we confirmed that 3DS XL owners would also be able to beef up their handhelds with a specially designed 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro add-on. Now this dream has finally become a reality, as Nintendo of Japan has revealed the first images of the new peripheral. While the 3DS XL CCP has currently only been announced for distribution...

First Impressions: Club Nintendo Picross

Club Nintendo Picross

We go hands-on with this Japan-only download

As many of us have seen in recent years, Nintendo is a company that deals a good line in fan service. Nintendo has produced everything from the recent abundance of anniversary titles, collector's books, cards, and pretty much anything else in the hope that fans can supplement their game collections and...

News: Your Japanese Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview Translation Awaits

Your Japanese Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview Translation Awaits

Breaking the language barrier

This morning, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata held a special Nintendo Direct Wii U Preview. It was, as you might expect, conducted entirely in Japanese. With this in mind, we're here to provide a comprehensive rundown on everything that was revealed during the broadcast, as well as an idea of the message that Iwata was...

News: Wii U Arrives in Japan on 8th December

Wii U Arrives in Japan on 8th December

Two bundles, pricing and hardware details confirmed

The Wii U preview event in Japan was 20 minutes of flat out information on the Wii U concept, and then a lot of details about the hardware and release details. So, let's get to it. First off, Wii U's release date in Japan is 8th December, and will arrive in two bundles. There's a basic white model...

News: Watch the Japanese Wii U Announcement Here

Watch the Japanese Wii U Announcement Here

And we're off

And so it begins, the first event of this Wii U preview day. It all starts in Japan, appropriately, and this presentation is only set to last 20 minutes. We expect basic details in this one, such as the hardware price, release date, maybe Miiverse info and the possibility of bundled software like Nintendo Land. It'll also be in...

News: Japanese "Wii U Launch Presentation" Confirmed

Japanese "Wii U Launch Presentation" Confirmed

First out of the gate

Nintendo has announced today that there will be a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast on Thursday, making the Wii U reveal a truly global endeavour. As Japan is Nintendo's homeland, it's hardly surprising that it'll be the earliest announcement of the lot, with the system's price and launch date promised. The broadcast has been...

News: Meet Kokuga, The 3DS Shooter From The Man Behind Ikaruga

Meet Kokuga, The 3DS Shooter From The Man Behind Ikaruga

And we've got a trailer for it

Hiroshi Iuchi isn't a name that will be instantly familiar to most Nintendo fans, but you'll probably be aware of his output. He was responsible for the Dreamcast (and later, GameCube) 'polarity shooter' Ikaruga. He's now working at Japanese 'shmup' specialist G.Rev as the director of a new 3DS game by the name of...

News: It's Nintendo Versus Sega, Anime Style

It's Nintendo Versus Sega, Anime Style

Epic console wars of the '90s retold in animation

Japanese anime has tackled a wide range of topics over the years. From the price of fame to the effects of the bombing of Japan in World War II, the medium has been put to stunning use by animators in the Far East. However, there's plenty of oddball stuff around, too - like Aoi Sekai no Chuushin...

News: Sorry Lost Planet Fans, EX Troopers Isn't Coming To The West

Sorry Lost Planet Fans, EX Troopers Isn't Coming To The West

Anime-style action title remains a Japanese exclusive

Capcom's Corporate Officer and Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson has confirmed that the company currently has no plans to bring Lost Planet spin-off EX Troopers to the west. The disappointing news was delivered in an 'Ask Capcom' thread on the company's official forums. The forum...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New 3DS title has sold faster than Mario 3D Land

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold a staggering 1,068,878 units in Japan since it was released on July 28th - five weeks ago. The figure has been reported in the latest Enterbrain chart, which covers August 27th through September 2nd. The previous Mario title on the 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land - took...

News: Evidence Suggests That Ace Attorney 5 Will Be Coming to the West

Evidence Suggests That Ace Attorney 5 Will Be Coming to the West

Our key witness is Capcom

A few days ago we brought you the exciting news that Phoenix Wright would be returning in Ace Attorney 5, but were unable to confirm that the game would be making its way to the west. We can now happily report that fresh evidence has come to light and a western release of the game is very much on the cards - and that's no...

News: Beastly Monster Hunter 4 Details Emerge from the Pages of Famitsu

Beastly Monster Hunter 4 Details Emerge from the Pages of Famitsu

New information on Capcom's forthcoming 3DS epic

The latest issue of Famitsu is positively bursting with content about Capcom's upcoming Monster Hunter 4 - arguably one of the most eagerly-awaited 3DS titles in Japan. The folks over at Andriasang have been busy translating the feature, and have extracted the following information: MH4 adds a...

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Is Almost as Big as New Super Mario Bros. 2

In terms of data, at least

We're all quite excited about Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight here at Nintendo Life - it was arguably one of the highlights of the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast last week. Combining platforming with rhythm action, the game launches in Japan this week, although a western release hasn't been confirmed as yet. However, sho

News: Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Brings The Beat Down

Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight Brings The Beat Down

Hit them with your rhythm stick

Last week brought us a rather entertaining Nintendo Direct broadcast from Japan, which focused on upcoming titles on the way to 3DS in Nintendo's homeland and, hopefully, other regions as well. For those of us that don't speak Japanese half the fun was figuring out what was going on, though if you're still uncertain...