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News: The Harvest Goddess Appears In Harvest Moon: Connect To A New World

The Harvest Goddess Appears In Harvest Moon: Connect To A New World

Not a moment too soon

We've looked at the upcoming 3DS Harvest Moon a few times before, so it's with some relief that just three days before the game launches in Japan the Harvest Goddess has shown her face, alongside two more new neighbours that will no doubt make life on your farm much more interesting than it would be otherwise. The Goddess...

News: New Characters, Monsters And Modes Join Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

New Characters, Monsters And Modes Join Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Faces old, new and import-only are now part of the crew

We've already looked at the demo before, but now Square Enix have released some new information about Curtain Call's new versus mode as well as artwork for Makina and Rem, both from the currently Japan-only Final Fantasy Type-0. Versus mode can be played against either a friend or against...

News: Bravely Default Producer Outlines a Continued Focus on the Story for Upcoming Sequel

Bravely Default Producer Outlines a Continued Focus on the Story for Upcoming Sequel

Player choice with battle frequency customisation included again

With Bravely Default now available worldwide, it's naturally no surprise that the sequel is already confirmed for Japan, ensuring a likely scenario that gamers in the West will have to patiently await localisation news as those in the homeland of Square Enix enjoy the follow-up. The...

News: Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Soundtrack and 3DS XL Announced

More goodies for Atlus fans

We've looked at Atlus' upcoming dungeon crawler Persona Q a few times before, and once again the publisher has released a pair of videos, this time for the lead characters of Persona 3 and 4. Normally that would be all, but with the Japanese release oh-so-slowly drawing near it's also let slip that customers who get their...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

No notable Wii U hardware boost

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and while there are positives for the 3DS there's little cheer for Wii U. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrived in Japan on 13th February and, despite coming in second in the charts, has failed to make a significant impact. Top honours in the software...

Video: Hanging Out With Arino In The Japanese GameCenter CX 3 Demo

Hanging Out With Arino In The Japanese GameCenter CX 3 Demo

Short and sweet

Japanese 3DS users are now able to get their hands on a demo of GameCenter CX 3, perhaps better known outside Japan as the latest game in the Retro Game Challenge series. The demo's a short slice of the story mode, with your chosen character (male or female) bumping into a youthful Arino back in a little 80's shop and eventually...

News: R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

R-Type, Street Fighter And Alien Crush Are All Flocking To The Japanese 3DS Virtual Console

Retro heavyweights flex their muscles on Nintendo's handheld

If you're a fan of blasting aliens, punching robots and playing demented pinball tables, then next week's Japanese 3DS Virtual Console releases should be right up your street. Irem's iconic 2D shooter R-Type is on the way (the PC Engine version), along with fellow PC Engine title Alien...

News: Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

A one-two nostalgic combo right in Japan's childhood

NES Remix was a pleasant surprise when suddenly announced for the Wii U eShop, and the appearance of its slightly more mature cousin NES Remix 2 is a good sign that this particular brand of retro carnival play is taking off. It may come to the delight and/or great envy of others, then, that Japan...

News: More Forbidden Magna Images Are Released

More Forbidden Magna Images Are Released

The innkeeper and his... spirits?!

We briefly mentioned Marvelous AQL's new RPG when the details first surfaced in Famitsu last week, but since then the official Forbidden Magna website's opened up; we can finally share some quality images with you of Lux and three of the spirits he'll encounter — Charlotte, Diana and Beatrice. Each of these...

News: Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different From What You Might Have Been Expecting

Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different From What You Might Have Been Expecting

Turn-based action is replaced by 2D fighting

Sega's Shining series is one of gaming's most beloved franchises, but for the past few years western fans haven't been able to join the party, as all of the recent instalments have been strictly Japan only. However, that doesn't mean that we haven't been keeping a keen eye on upcoming entries, largely in...

Matters of Import: Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Shows Us How Remakes Should Be Done

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Shows Us How Remakes Should Be Done

A monster masterpiece

Iru and Luca’s (or Tara and Cobi’s, if you prefer) adventure first graced the world with its presence thirteen years ago on the Game Boy Color, had a very brief fling with the PlayStation (Japan only, of course) in 2002, and then lay dormant for over a decade before Square Enix dusted it off and gave it an excellent...

Video: Two Fan Favourites Are Added To The Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Line-Up

Two Fan Favourites Are Added To The Persona Q: Shadow of Labyrinth Line-Up

Welcome Aigis and Teddie

Valentine's Day is the perfect time for Atlus to show Persona fans some love, and what better way to do it than share new videos of Aigis and Teddie in action? They're as painfully short as all the others but we can't help but get excited about what's looking to be another excellent 3DS dungeon crawler. If the Japanese...

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally Hitting the Track in Japan

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally Hitting the Track in Japan

"You're too--uh... what was it, again...?"

Most often, a cool game gets released in Japan and the rest of the world languishes, wondering when it will ever hit their corner of the planet — if it even will in the first place. However, now and then Japan is the last to receive a title, and that is most definitely the case with Sonic & All-Stars...

News: Details of Forbidden Magna Emerge, a New 3DS Title From Marvelous AQL

Details of Forbidden Magna Emerge, a New 3DS Title From Marvelous AQL

The Rune Factory team try something different

Just recently there was a tantalising reveal of a new Marvelous AQL 3DS title called Forbidden Magna; some additional details have now come to light, thanks to a kind soul with a copy of Famitsu and a bit of patience. The game will apparently mostly closely resemble the 3DS Harvest Moon titles, using a...

News: Radirgy De Gojaru Website Shows Off The Firepower Behind The 3DS eShop Exclusive Blaster

Radirgy De Gojaru Website Shows Off The Firepower Behind The 3DS eShop Exclusive Blaster

Only one week to go before release

Late last year we covered the announcement of Radirgy De Gojaru, a Japanese eShop exclusive shmup which serves as a sequel to the Dreamcast blaster Radirgy. We've now got a bit more information to share with you before the game launches on the 19th of February, courtesy of the game’s incredibly orange official...

News: Now There's a Kirby You Can Wear

Now There's a Kirby You Can Wear

You won't look ridiculous either

Gaming fashion is sadly all-too-often nothing more than a current-gen logo or character ripped from some art you've already seen plastered everywhere, and then printed on a "one size fits all" (allegedly) black t-shirt, or an ironed-on bit of pixel art slapped roughly in the middle of the chest area if you're after...