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News: Nintendo's 3D Samurai Game Slices eShop in Japan

Nintendo's 3D Samurai Game Slices eShop in Japan

A cut above?

Nintendo has revealed a new piece of downloadable 3DS software for Japan — swordfighting game Samurai Hirari Sakura, or Nimble Sakura Warrior, roughly translated. The download, due for release in Japan next week for 700 Yen, puts you in the shoes of a passionate swordfighting student who must prove his skill. At first you'll take on...

News: Go Beyond the Labyrinth With New 3D Screenshots

Go Beyond the Labyrinth With New 3D Screenshots

RPG gets Japanese date

Konami just revealed a release date for gorgeous 3DS RPG Beyond the Labyrinth, and bundled in a load of new 3D screenshots too. The game — developed by experienced RPG studio tri-Ace — will reach Japan on 19th January, and follows a mysterious and anonymous white-haired girl as she chances upon an ancient sealed magic. There's been no announcement of any Western release..

News: Nintendo Posts 70 Billion Yen Net Loss in Past Quarter

Nintendo Posts 70 Billion Yen Net Loss in Past Quarter

The results are in

Nintendo's quarterly financial results just appeared on the company's Japanese site and, as expected, the company is still struggling in the market. Nintendo failed to meet its sales targets set in July 2011, with DS software and the 3DS still dropping short of expectations, missing its ¥240 billion income target by 10%. This in...

News: ThruSpace Slides Through the 3DS eShop Keyhole

ThruSpace Slides Through the 3DS eShop Keyhole

A game about fitting in

WiiWare's ThruSpace is in line for a 3DS eShop update, as a sequel has just hit the Japanese download service. The trailer below shows what to expect, but anyone familiar with the WiiWare original should already have a pretty good idea: you fit different shapes through holes. The translation of the Japanese genre is...

News: New Monsters and Weapons Ahoy in Monster Hunter 3 G Video

New Monsters and Weapons Ahoy in Monster Hunter 3 G Video

A new twist on old favourites

Monster Hunter 3 G looks good in screenshots, but it looks even better in the video below. We already knew that new monsters would appear, but the trailer also shows off variants on some of Monster Hunter 3 (~Tri)'s most fearsome challenges: there's a purple Jhen Moran and a white Lagiacrus for starters, as well as a...

News: We Wish These Mario 3DS Consoles Weren't Japan Only

We Wish These Mario 3DS Consoles Weren't Japan Only

Too cool for words

It's a complaint we've heard countless times over the years: "Japan gets all the cool stuff." It's not always true of course — just look at StarTropics — but these limited edition Mario-themed 3DS consoles are definitely some of the coolest things we've seen. The Mario, Peach and Super Mushroom machines are special...

News: Nikkei Leads with Nintendo Firmware Update Details

Nikkei Leads with Nintendo Firmware Update Details

10 minutes of 3D recording

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that the upcoming 3DS firmware update will land in late November and allow up to 10 minutes of 3D video recording. The paper (via Andriasang) also states that these videos can be uploaded to sites like YouTube, though it doesn't specify that this is possible directly from the 3DS, meaning your method of upload could be as dull as sticking..

News: Nintendo Holding Online 3DS Press Conference on Friday

Nintendo Holding Online 3DS Press Conference on Friday

Learn more about Mario Kart

Nintendo of Japan has announced an online press conference for 3DS taking place this Friday at 8pm Japanese time. Dubbed the "Nintendo 3DS New Information Internet Presentation", the event will be a pre-recorded video of Satoru Iwata going over some of the information that couldn't fit into the company's pre-Tokyo Games Show press event. We expect to find out..

News: New Fantasy Life Trailer is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

New Fantasy Life Trailer is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

Also contains giant dragon

Level-5 and Brownie Brown collaboration Fantasy Life is shaping up to be pretty special, if the super-cute video below is anything to go by. Revealed this past weekend at Level-5's regular press event, the video shows off some of the game's anime-styled cut scenes as well as in-game footage of the fantasy world itself. As you'd expect from a collaboration between..

News: Monster Hunter 3G Definitely Doesn't Have Online Play

Monster Hunter 3G Definitely Doesn't Have Online Play

The final word

Capcom's confirmed its much anticipated 3DS title Monster Hunter 3 G, due out in Japan in December, definitely won't have online play. The game's official Japanese site restates that the 3DS's online capabilities are only used to download extra content, and that anyone wanting to play multiplayer will need to get together with...

News: Guild 01 Is a 3DS Compilation by Japan's Brightest Lights

Guild 01 Is a 3DS Compilation by Japan's Brightest Lights

A dream team of talent

Level-5 is extremely busy on 3DS these days: we know a little more about Fantasy Life but the company also just announced a new project called Guild 01, a collaboration between some of Japan's best designers. Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda 51, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen director Yasumi Matsuno and Seaman creator...

News: Nintendo Japan Unveils Ice White 3DS Console

Nintendo Japan Unveils Ice White 3DS Console

Out 3rd November

It seems the 3DS console's range of colours is growing out of control: no sooner has Nintendo announced the Misty Pink 3DS for Japan, it's come out and announced another new colour — Ice White. The colour harks back to the Game Boy Advance's classic Arctic White scheme, of course, but boasts the familiar black surround for the 3DS...

News: Marvelous Reveals Brand New Harvest Moon for 3DS

Marvelous Reveals Brand New Harvest Moon for 3DS

It was only a matter of time

Natsume is preparing a 3DS version of Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns, but it's really just an enhanced version of the DS game and not a brand new game. The honour of being the first unique Harvest Moon for 3DS goes to Bokujou Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi, or Harvest Moon: First Earth according to Andriasang. Famitsu carries the first details of the farming title,..

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - October 2011

Japanese Virtual Console List - October 2011

Four score

The amount of releases for Wii Virtual Console in the West has gotten woefully small as of late. Europe hasn't had a new title since early June, while the last handful of releases North America has gotten were all simply to catch up to Europe. The situation isn't so dire in Japan: they've been getting four or more new games per month for...