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News: ​Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack Is So Epic, It Needs 4 CDs To Contain It

​Xenoblade Chronicles X's Soundtrack Is So Epic, It Needs 4 CDs To Contain It

55 songs, coming to Japan May 20th

With Xenoblade Chronicles 3D release date fast approaching, it's hard not to yearn for the brand new title from the series, Xenoblade Chronicles X. However far away the (still undecided) western release date might be, new information for the game has been arriving in spades leaving fans wanting more. Recently we...

News: Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Battles Bravely Against Wave of Sony System Releases in Japan

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Battles Bravely Against Wave of Sony System Releases in Japan

3DS 'family' still performing reasonably well

In recent weeks Nintendo has seen the long-established dominance for the 3DS and its games strongly tested in Japan. There's been an influx of popular new releases on PS4, Vita and PS3, helping the first two systems in particular achieve improved hardware sales. No doubt it's a trend Nintendo hopes to...

Video: Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Accessorise with a Kirby handbag, darling

The latest entry in Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will strut its stuff on the catwalk later this month when it debuts in Japan on 16th April. As with all of Nintendo’s current releases, Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code will receive the...

Video: Something's a Bit Off About this New Trailer for The Great Ace Attorney

Something's a Bit Off About this New Trailer for The Great Ace Attorney

I mean, they made Watson a little girl?! (Oh wait, not that)

With The Great Ace Attorney, the next installment in Capcom's Ace Attorney series, slated for a 9 July release in Japan, the company is drumming up hype with a new trailer featuring a bold new design choice. Taking the setting back to Meiji era Japan and throwing Sherlock Holmes and Watson...

News: The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

Tofu delivery doesn’t last forever

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads. SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the...

News: Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Work to do for New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

For over two years the Japanese market has been a fortress for Nintendo, with the 3DS in particular dominating the hardware and software charts. Recent times have brought a dip, however, especially since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D provided a welcome boost in mid-February. In...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese Systems Region-Free

Only supports legitimate cartridge games

There are certainly some gamers in North America that only plan to pick up a New Nintendo 3DS when the smaller model is available, as only two variations of the XL iteration are currently available in the region. That limited release was a contentious decision from Nintendo of America, with the smaller...

Japan Weekly: Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Famitsu Discusses Splatoon Weaponry And Gives Details On Style Savvy 3

Two obscure Japanese games are also reviewed

Once again Famitsu has put out a weekly edition light on Nintendo news. It seems both Japan and Western territories are in a lull of significant Nintendo games. However, this edition did give us a bit more information on Splatoon - which is always welcome - and delved into Girls Mode 3 / Style Savvy 3, if...

News: Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Square Enix's Failed Attempt At Combining Games And Anime Is Getting Pulled From Retail In Japan

Say goodbye to Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter: Albatross no Tsubasa

Multimedia franchises are all the rage in Japan these days. The market for brands which straddle video games, toys and anime is huge, and it's little wonder that companies like Nintendo, Sega and Capcom have all tried to crack this lucrative market. Square Enix is another veteran video...

News: Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in Japanese Charts as New 3DS LL Climbs to Second

Wii U sales improve a little

After a dominant début for Dragon Quest Heroes in its first week on PS3 and PS4 in Japan, the latest Media Create results bring a new 3DS release into the reckoning, even if it can't seize top-spot; hardware, meanwhile, remains steady for another week. New in the software charts is Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the crossover...

News: All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free

Not bad at all

Square Enix continues to pull out the surprises for its fan base, and with the Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Japanese launch date of March 26th almost upon us, the surprises are not waning. Square Enix has delighted Japanese fans with free 3DS HOME themes already, and if you haven't heard today is the release of the Theatrhythm Dragon...

News: Sega Is Bringing Imageepoch’s RPG Stella Glow To The Japanese 3DS This June

Sega Is Bringing Imageepoch’s RPG Stella Glow To The Japanese 3DS This June

Official site also launches

Sega has confirmed the release date for Imageepoch's (Luminous Arc) latest RPG Stella Glow in Japan. The game - which was announced last year - is hitting stores on June 4th and will cost 5,990 Yen. Coming from the same team that created Time and Eternity and Last Ranker, Stella Glow has a strong focus on music - the...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 in Japanese Charts

Can't win 'em all

Nintendo's enjoyed plenty of dominance in the Media Create Japanese charts in recent years, but major releases on rival systems have seen it lose out in recent weeks. The big N will no doubt be considering the cost of key franchises being released elsewhere, as Sony enjoys a week on top. To start with software, the major story is...

News: New amiibo Stock for Villager, Captain Falcon and Little Mac Heading to Japan in May

New amiibo Stock for Villager, Captain Falcon and Little Mac Heading to Japan in May

Reacting to demand

In Nintendo's recent Investor Q & A it was emphasized that, in addition to amiibo cards coming this year, particularly popular figures would have additional manufacturing runs in an attempt to meet demand. Just this week Nintendo of America announced more Marth stock on the way, and now Nintendo has confirmed a few key toys...

News: Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presentation Coming On Friday

Battles will be the focus

Xenoblade Chronicles X is hitting the Wii U in Japan this April, and to build up a little more hype Nintendo is running a Japanese video broadcast on Friday. The video will focus on the game's battle system, which is shaping up to be even more inventive as the one seen in the Wii original - and its recent New Nintendo 3DS...