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Nintendo Download: 06-07 October 2009 (Japan)

06-07 October 2009 (Japan)

Another WiiWare holiday, three VC Releases and six DSiWare titles for next week!

Apparently there's been so much WiiWare released in Japan recently that they had to take a break next week, but there's three Virtual Console releases to make up for it and the DSi gets the lion's share of downloads again with six titles across all price points. Virtual...

News: Nintendo Download 29-30 September 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 29-30 September 2009 (Japan)

Things are back on track with a 2-4-7 week!

After another download holiday Japanese downloaders (and their importing compatriots) are having a week that's more VC than WiiWare and more DSiWare than anything else. WiiWareHamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii Returns (500pts - Tryfirst) -- This is the sequel to the game known as NEVES Plus elsewhere: a puzzle game where you need to use geometric shapes to fill..

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - October 2009

Japanese Virtual Console List - October 2009

Two Nintendo games which recently got DS remakes are coming to VC.

Next month's Japanese Virtual Console lineup is quite surprising - Two games which weren't expected to be released on the VC anytime soon, because they just got DS remakes, will be released anyway! Both of them are from Nintendo. Perhaps they're trying to convince other companies to put their recently remade games on VC as well -..

First Impressions: Derby Dog (WiiWare)

Derby Dog (WiiWare)

This breed needs a little more refinement.

Pet sims have been all the rage with the "yoof" for some time; especially on the Nintendo DS with scads of games having words ending with "Z" instead of the more grammatically correct "S." Derby Dog for the Japanese WiiWare service is clearly designed to cash-in on this trend, however instead of simply raising a happy pet to..

First Impressions: Minna de Tobikome! Penguin Diving Hooper Looper

Minna de Tobikome!  Penguin Diving Hooper Looper

Jumping off a cliff can be fun!

"Everybody dive!" is part of the title of Agenda's newest WiiWare game to hit the Japanese Wii Shop, and that is what this game is all about: diving off cliffs – as penguins are known to do – for big points! Of course this isn't March of the Penguins, so the penguins in this game aren't dropping off little icebergs, but plummeting off of cliffs so high..

News: Nintendo Download 08-09 September 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 08-09 September 2009 (Japan)

More arcade classics for the Virtual Console and DSiWare gets the spotlight as WiiWare takes another holiday

For a second week running there's no new WiiWare titles for Japan, but at least there's two VCA titles for the Virtual Console on the way next Tuesday. DSiWare definitely gets the spotlight next week with multiple releases, though the majority are part of a new Nintendo lifestyle series..

News: Nintendo Download 01-02 September 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 01-02 September 2009 (Japan)

Another WiiWare holiday, but a few VC games and some DSiWare makes up for it.

After last month's WiiWare windfall it shouldn't be a surprise that Japan is taking a little break from the service. Don't feel too bad for them, because there's three VC titles to tide over Wii downloaders and a few DSiWare titles from Nintendo as well. Virtual ConsoleTaikoo Risshinden (Super Famicom 800pts - Koei) -- A..

First Impressions: Discipline (WiiWare - Japan)

Discipline (WiiWare - Japan)

Art-house gaming comes to WiiWare.

Discipline is a WiiWare game long-rumoured and only recently revealed. As possibly the most unusual game to yet grace the service, it game centres around a prison called Discipline, wherein you control a character apparently posing as an inmate. It's difficult to tell what exactly is happening because text plays a huge part in the game, with a lot of written..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2009

Konami and Square Enix offer more support.

It's already the last Friday of the month again, so you know what that means - Nintendo of Japan has revealed next month's Virtual Console plans. As in the last few months, there's not exactly many games (For Japan's standards, at least) but those that are there are all quite nice to see. Too bad we'll probably not get many of them! As usual, Namco Bandai..

First Impressions: Simple Series Vol. 4 - The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu (WiiWare - Japan)

Simple Series Vol. 4 - The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu (WiiWare - Japan)

Not quite Steve McQueen...

Well, Simple Series Vol. 4 - The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu is quite a mouthful, so for the purpose of these impressions please forgive the re-titling of this game with the shorter, but still thematically correct name Room Escape. D3 Publisher is known as a publisher of budget games and has pushed out dozens of them for the PS2 and other platforms over the years for the..

News: Nintendo Download 25-26 August 2009 (Japan)

Nintendo Download 25-26 August 2009 (Japan)

The WiiWare party is back on with a load of new downloads for both Wii and DSi!

After taking a couple of week's holiday the Japanese WiiWare service is back in action with five new WiiWare releases (two of them aimed at small children), two Virtual Console titles and five new DSiWare downloads. Yes it does seem terribly unfair, but that's life. If you're fortunate enough to be able to partake of..

News: Japan Gets 20 More Namco Arcade Games

Japan Gets 20 More Namco Arcade Games

As if the lack of Namco arcade game support in the west wasn't bad enough already.

There's still no sign of more Namco games for Virtual Console Arcade outside Japan - We're still stuck with their initial three releases. Meanwhile, Japan has gotten over 20 arcade releases from Namco alone (That's about 2/3 of all the arcade games available in Japan), including classics like Splatterhouse, Rolling..

Nintendo Download: 18-19 August (Japan)

18-19 August (Japan)

VC and DSiWare on offer next week whilst the WiiWare holiday continues.

After the mega update preceding the Oban Festival holiday this week it looks like things are returning to normal with 4 VC releases and 7 DSi releases for next week, though nothing new in the WiiWare pipeline. Virtual ConsoleIke lke! Nekketsu Hockey-bu (500pts - Technos) -- A...

First Impressions: Tomenasanner

Tomenasanner

Rock rock planet rock, don't stop. Rock rock planet rock - DON'T STOP!

What Tomenasanner means is anyone's guess (try guessing in the comments - better still, please advise if you know!). It's written in katakana so it's apparently a word of foreign origin (sure sounds it!), but the closest that Google Translate offered was "tomen" which apparently means "bridle" in dutch and..

News: Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)

Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)

It's a mega update in the Land of the Rising Sun!

The release schedules around the world have seen bumper crops of WiiWare releases (and in PAL territories VC ones courtesy of the latest Hanabi Festival); naturally being Nintendo's home territory it should come as no surprise that Japan outdoes even these impressive download service updates. Next...

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2009

The final Friday of the month brings us next month's Japanese VC schedule once again.

Things aren't much better next month than they were this one - This time there's 4 non-Namco, non-arcade games instead of 3. A slight improvement, but still not that much better! Among the first games to be released will be the final Final Fantasy game to hit Japan's Virtual Console for now. Pengo, which has been..

Nintendo Download: 28-29 July 2009 (Japan)

28-29 July 2009 (Japan)

2 arcade classics, 3 new WiiWare titles and a bumper crop of DSiWare next week.

Looks like we're back to a more familiar release schedule in Japan, but the number of new DSiWare releases is more than normal with 9 new titles (though it has to be admitted two of these are guidebooks). The Virtual Console releases include Tecmo's second offering for the VCA: Ninja Ryukenden, which gamers elsewhere..

News: Tomenasanner Mad New Title from Konami for WiiWare

Tomenasanner Mad New Title from Konami for WiiWare

More mental game stylings as only the Japanese can deliver them!

It's not really apparent why Japanese game developers have such a penchant for wacky game ideas that provide a draw for many curious Westerners: it could be a reaction to growing up in a culture of overwork and is an explosive expression of repressed id. Whatever the reason, it's welcome by many who regard games such as Muscle March..

Nintendo Download: 21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

WiiWare catch-up, another classic Namco arcade game and some simple DSiWare puzzling adventure next week.

Next week's schedule is a little on the light side (though as with previous weeks it's possible that Nintendo of Japan is updating their website piecemeal) with only 1 new WiiWare release, a couple of VC offerings and a single DSiWare release. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (800pts -..