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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...

Watch: Japanese Nintendo Direct Live

Japanese Nintendo Direct Live

Now updated with the video to watch at your leisure

Nintendo of Japan will host a new Nintendo Direct presentation today at 8PM JST (around 4AM PST for North American readers, and 12PM BST for those of you in UK). EDIT: Here's the video in full. The presentation will focus on 3DS and Wii. Nothing on Wii U, I'm afraid. The video is expected to...

News: Shin Megami Tensei 4 On 3DS Is Looking Mighty Fine

Shin Megami Tensei 4 On 3DS Is Looking Mighty Fine

Sneaky peek at the 3DS role-player

A trailer for Atlus' forthcoming 3DS RPG Shin Megami Tensei 4 has broken cover online. The footage comes bundled with Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, which is due for launch in Japan on the 30th August. The video is mainly animation, but there's a short section at the end (around the 1:30 mark) which appears to...

News: Rest Easy, New Characters Are Coming To Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Rest Easy, New Characters Are Coming To Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai confirms new additions to roster

Super Smash Bros. supremo Masahiro Sakurai's recent comments regarding the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game have caused a little concern amongst fans. Speaking a few weeks ago about adding more cameos to the game, he said: "Introducing more non-Nintendo characters willy-nilly will lose the focus of...

Nintendo Direct: Expect 3DS and Wii Announcements This Week

Expect 3DS and Wii Announcements This Week

Nothing for Wii U, though

Nintendo has confirmed the date and time of its next Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan, as well as divulging what goodies will be revealed within. August 29th - this Wednesday, no less - is the magical date, with 8PM JST being the time (around 4AM PST for North American readers, and 12PM BST for those of you in UK)...

News: Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pika-queue

A little over a week ago we told you about the yellow Pikachu 3DS XL/LL coming to Japan, with the only way to buy one being to pre-order from Pokémon Center stores. As reported by Andriasang, those pre-orders have now opened and attracted plenty of interest. Japanese website Inside Games visited the Tokyo Pokemon Center at 10am for the...

News: Nintendo's Hardware and Related Software Hits 70% Market Share in Japan

Nintendo's Hardware and Related Software Hits 70% Market Share in Japan

The highest in five years

Earlier this week we brought you the news that Nintendo was not only continuing to enjoy a good run with 3DS hardware sales in its homeland, but that the top ten in the software charts were all on Nintendo systems. Chart masters Media Create have now produced some follow-up information that makes even more good reading for...