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News: Japanese WiiWare Site Now Live

Japanese WiiWare Site Now Live

Nintendo of Japan has unveiled a site dedicated to its upcoming WiiWare service, which is due to launch in March.

Eleven titles are showcased on the new site, but it is not known if all of these games will be available from day one. The titles listed are: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King Star Soldier R Word Puzzle...

News: Wii TV Guide channel available for Japanese users

Wii TV Guide channel available for Japanese users

There is a new channel available from the Wii Shop in Japan. Hold on to your hats! It's a TV guide which will let you share information about your favourite programmes with your Wii buddies, and Nintendo. You can even change channels on your TV with your Wiimote.

Aside from saving you a few hundred yen on TV Guides this is a bit of a waste of 135 blocks of your Wii's internal memory, but as it is..

News: MSX to Hit Japanese Virtual Console in May

MSX to Hit Japanese Virtual Console in May

The two upcoming MSX titles Japan was getting, Eggy and Aleste, had a date of "2007, after fall" slapped on them around last summer. When 2008 came creeping around the corner they still weren't released though! They actually kept that date throughout the first two months of this year as well!

The MSX was extremely popular in Japan - The Metal Gear franchise made it's debut on it. It never..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - March 2008

Japanese Virtual Console list - March 2008

You thought last month's schedule in Japan was underwhelming? Then you obviously haven't seen this one yet! There's not much variety this month - Only 4 systems get new games. The Nintendo 64, Mega Drive and Neo Geo all miss out this time. Only two potential new games for the rest of the world are revealed - Most of the others weren't released outside Japan.

Japanese VC list - March 2008: Famicom: Metroid (March 3rd) Star Luster (March 3rd) City Connection Joy Mecha Fight...

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - February 2008

Japanese Virtual Console list - February 2008

Quite an uninteresting month this time. It seems like all companies are just putting out a bunch of backlogged games so that they're on there and they don't have to worry about them anymore. Japan also gets the Sega Master System this month, but with only one game. As usual there's also a new N64 game! Here's the list:

Japanese VC list - February 2008: Famicom: Super C Tantei Jinguuji Saburo:..

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - January 2008

Japanese Virtual Console List - January 2008

Not quite as much games for Japan in January as in previous months, but that doesn't really matter when almost every one that's getting released is a "big" title, including the next N64 game. Take a look:

Japanese VC schedule for January: Famicom: Yie Air Kung Fu (January 8th) (Master Takahashi's) Adventure Island Devil World Mappy Super Famicom: Super R-Type Nintendo 64: 1080..

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - December 2007

Japanese Virtual Console List - December 2007

A lot of sequels in this month's Japanese VC list. A couple of surprises (Including the next N64 game) as well. Without further ado:

Japanese VC List - December: Famicom: Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (The Japan-only sequel to River City Ransom/Street Gangs) - December 4th Super Mario Bros. 3 Metal Slader Glory Lunar Pool Super Famicom: Super Street Fighter II: The New..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - November 2007

Japanese Virtual Console list - November 2007

Japan's Virtual Console list for November has been published, and it has some surprises - including a fan-favourite SNES puzzler. Yup, it's none other than Nintendo's strange take on Tetris (Well, that's what they want you to believe anyway), Tetris Attack! Alongside it are a few more small surprises, including the first Square game that was originally released outside Japan. Here's the full list:

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News: Nintendo press conference - 5 new WiiWare games, DS demos, and a new Wii update!

Nintendo press conference - 5 new WiiWare games, DS demos, and a new Wii update!

Earlier today, Nintendo held a press conference in Japan. While I'm sure we're all aware of the bigger news, like Sonic being in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and motorcycles being in Mario Kart Wii, there's some nice treats in store for the Wii Shop too!

First off, Nintendo has announced the first WiiWare title made by themselves - It's Dr. Mario! First details and screenshots (Found here) seem to..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2007

Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2007

Not too much big titles in Japan's list for next month, but there's quite a few games that could be coming to Europe and America as well. Have a look!

Japan's list for October: Famicom: Esper Dream (October 2nd) Zanac Famicom Tantei Club Part I River City Ransom/Street Gangs Hanjuku Hero Super Famicom: Cybernator Donkey Kong Country 2 Nintendo 64: Yoshi's Story Sega Mega Drive: Streets of Rage..