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News: Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Bundles of joy

Nintendo has confirmed that it is releasing new 3DS XL hardware bundles in Japan, with Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed consoles expected to hit store shelves in November. At the start of November Nintendo will push the all-black 3DS XL onto store shelves for 18,900 yen ($240 / £150). That's just the console on its...

News: Take a Look at Capcom's New Monster Hunter Merchandise

Take a Look at Capcom's New Monster Hunter Merchandise

Wallets at the ready

Capcom is catching on to popular Japanese fashion by bringing out its own Monster Hunter Sukajan. Sukajan-style jackets have been a tourist favourite for many years, blending American varsity jackets and Japanese embroidery, and can be commonly found being flogged to bewildered tourists in the busy streets of Tokyo. This...

News: Mega Man 3 Leaps Onto The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man 3 Leaps Onto The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

For those about to rock

The third instalment of Capcom's popular Mega Man series is launching on the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console this week. Mega Man 3 - known in Japan as Rockman 3: The End of Dr. Wily!? - will go live on the Japanese 3DS eShop tomorrow (September 26th) for 500 yen. Even harsher than its already tough predecessor, Mega Man 3 has...

News: Men Like Metroid, Women Prefer Animal Crossing, But Both Like Mario

Men Like Metroid, Women Prefer Animal Crossing, But Both Like Mario

The tastes of Japanese gamers revealed

Men and women have different tastes as a rule - hence the fact that you'll struggle to get the average red-blooded male to sit through an entire season of Sex and the City, while your typical lady is unlikely to find the notion of a weekend-long NASCAR marathon all that appealing. Taking this into account, it...

News: Project X Zone Could See A Western Release Yet

Project X Zone Could See A Western Release Yet

Tekken boss is pushing for localisation

We're all painfully aware that Project X Zone is looking pretty sweet right now. It's always been an outside bet for release outside of Japan though; the fact that its prequel Namco × Capcom never got released in the West doesn't exactly inspire confidence. However, the chances of the game making it to these...

News: 3DS "Bookstore Anywhere" App Bringing eBooks to Japan

3DS "Bookstore Anywhere" App Bringing eBooks to Japan

Read into that what you what you will

There's been some talk about what apps will be available on Wii U, with its GamePad controller bringing its own possibilities, but we shouldn't forget that the functionality of 3DS has plenty to offer. A new app coming to Japan on 20th October is Bookstore Anywhere, which according to Japanese publication Nikkei...

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...