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News: New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay Details Emerge

Input fit for a console

Initially teased as a tech demo nearly two years ago and officially announced with a trailer last August, Pokkén Tournament, an arcade fighter featuring playable characters from the Pokémon franchise, has remained a bit of a mystery. Originally thought to be a new Wii U title, it was later revealed that the new fighting...

News: ​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

​Video: Latest Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC Comes Packed With Fan Service

World Ends With You! Chrono Trigger! Romancing SaGa 3!

Square Enix has kindly launched a trailer covering the new batch of DLC content for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call that will be launched in Japan this week. The most exciting part is that four songs from RPG classics Chrono Trigger and The World Ends With You are arriving, as well as a...

News: New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On Top in Japanese Charts

Wii U hardware dips back into four figures, however

Though the start of 2015 has been eventful in terms of announcements from Nintendo, it's been typically quiet on the game release front. That's certainly reflected in the latest Media Create charts in Japan, though the status-quo happens to suit Nintendo's 3DS systems rather well. In terms of...

News: Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in Japan

Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in Japan

You don't even know what it is, but now you want one

So that Yokai Watch game, right? It's gargantuan in Japan and slowly working its way westward, even bringing its anime along with it. It's enough to make any '90s kid relapse into the Pokéjitters waiting for this franchise to arrive--just what is so amazing about it?! Well, it'll still be a...

News: A New Rhythm Heaven Game On Nintendo 3DS Is Music To Our Ears

A New Rhythm Heaven Game On Nintendo 3DS Is Music To Our Ears

Will contain 100 mini-games, 70 taken from existing titles

The recent Nintendo Direct broadcast was so packed with content that we can surely be forgiven for missing one or two things from the Japanese event -- one of which is the news that there's going to be a 3DS entry in the popular Rhythm Heaven series. The title is expected to hit Japan this...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

3DS puzzle title will feature other famous Nintendo characters

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition was announced recently, and looks to combine the popular mobile (and later 3DS) puzzle franchise with Nintendo's most famous character. Speaking with 4Gamer, developer GungHo Online's Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Morishita have revealed that the...

News: Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Nintendo and GungHo Online Entertainment Announce Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition For 3DS

Coming to Japan this April

Nintendo has announced it will collaborate with Tokyo-based publisher & developer GungHo Online Entertainment to release an exclusive Mario-themed variation of the company's popular mobile hit, Puzzle & Dragons, on the 3DS later this year. The 3DS adaptation, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, will...

News: Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Nintendo Dominated Japan During 2014, Despite A Shrinking Market

Every single one of Japan's top 10 games for 2014 was on a Nintendo format

Famitsu has just revealed sales data for the Japanese games market in 2014 which illustrates the astounding populairty of the 3DS in that particular region. Nintendo's handheld sold 3,153,045 units during last year, twice the amount that the second-placed system -- the PS...

News: Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Gotta drum 'em all

Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...

Video: This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer Proves The Fantasy Isn't Final

Move over, Cloud Strife

After two critically and commercially successful outings based on the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix's Theatrhythm franchise is being expanded to include Dragon Quest — the company's other million-selling RPG brand. A new trailer has just been released in Japan which shows off footage from Theatrhythm Dragon Quest —...

Video: New One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Trailer Shows Off Its amiibo Costumes

New One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Trailer Shows Off Its amiibo Costumes

Toys to strife

Bandai Namco's forthcoming 3DS fighter One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X is shaping up very nicely indeed, with visuals that challenge the likes of Super Smash Bros. when it comes to the "How the hell are they making the 3DS do that?" stakes. However, another reason to be interested in this title is the fact that like Bandai Namco...

News: Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Level-5 also teasing an even "bigger" franchise for next year

It's already pretty well known that the runaway hit franchise Yokai Watch has had plans to spread out of Japan and peacefully annex the West into its empire. But in case you were worried they were beginning to forget about us, Level-5 head Akiro Hino recently confirmed that the anime will...

Video: SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

Includes an array of retro experiences

While 3DS owners in the West are still anticipating the release of the second batch of SEGA 3D Classics on the eShop in 2015, Japan is already being treated to a boxed collection of the series, including 6 of the 12 games currently ported, enhanced and released by developer M2. Announced in September as Sega...

Matters Of Import: Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Gotta catch 'em all, quite literally

Nintendo is in something of a quandary at the moment. Their handheld business is obviously doing very well, but at the same time the company can’t help but glance over at the millions made from cheap smartphone apps and their "free" alternatives and long for a slice of that lucrative revenue stream. So, with...

Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

The Diet Coke of Monster Hunter

We’ve finally got around to try out the "Lite" version of Square Enix’s new team-based action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers; a playable taste of the early stages that allows adventurers to transfer certain parts of their save to the real thing when it releases in Japan today. Anyone who’s played Monster Hunter...