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News: Save the Earth Soon with the Imaginatively Titled Earth Saver

Save the Earth Soon with the Imaginatively Titled Earth Saver

More localised Japanese budget fun from the GO Series

We've seen many Japanese DSiWare titles that we never thought would reach us thanks to the GO and G.G Series, featuring simple but entertaining experiences over a wide variety of genres and usually retailing for 200 Points. The latest to get a rating by the North American board, the ESRB, is GO Series: Earth Saver, published by Gamebridge and..

News: All Ten Disciplines in Deca Sports 3D Now Revealed

All Ten Disciplines in Deca Sports 3D Now Revealed

A couple of surprises

Last December left us scratching our heads over what the complete list of sports were in Hudson's upcoming 3DS title, Deca Sports 3D, known as Sports Island in Europe. Aside from the initial four that were revealed, the remaining six were largely recognisable but a couple left us guessing. In the lead-up to the 3DS's Japanese...

News: Fighters can be Voyeurs too in Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

Fighters can be Voyeurs too in Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

When not sweating it out with combos, kick back and just watch

With last weekend's Nintendo World 2011 event comes fresh new details on several anticipated 3DS titles, one of which is Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition from Capcom. We've previously reported on the game featuring an action figure collection mode which utilises the 3DS's StreetPass feature whilst in sleep mode, and the Arcade..

News: Third-Parties Take the Lead for Japan 3DS Launch

Third-Parties Take the Lead for Japan 3DS Launch

Only one first-party game launching alongside the handheld

With the 3DS launching in Japan on 26th February, it's perhaps surprising that there's only going to be one first-party title that will be sitting on the shelves when the wonder machine hits retailers. Nintendo has updated its website with a line-up of upcoming 3DS titles, with a total of nine launching alongside the system itself. Courtesy..

News: See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

See Yourself in Ridge Racer on the 3DS

Reiko Nagase won't be the only pretty face in-game

Last October, we brought you the list of launch window titles for the Japanese release of the 3DS sytem, and although not every title will have a guaranteed spot next to the handheld when it launches on 26th February, racing fans will be greeted at some point with Namco Bandai Games' Ridge Racer, of which Famitsu has published a few tidbits. As..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - January 2011

Japanese Virtual Console list - January 2011

Square Enix delivers another RPG epic

There's still another Friday left this month, but Nintendo of Japan has already added the next month's upcoming Virtual Console games to their site. Maybe they're taking a well-deserved break next week! Only three games are on the list, but as one of them is a highly requested title, it alone could probably keep people happy for an entire month. The full list..

News: Night of the Sacrifice Will Get Hearts Pumping and Feet Walking

Night of the Sacrifice Will Get Hearts Pumping and Feet Walking

A horror game with a twist

Earlier this month it was announced that Marvelous would be bringing a horror game to the Wii that utilises the Wii Balance Board. With the peripheral predominantly used for health and fitness games, the idea of using the board for something as unrelated as the horror genre was both interesting and puzzling. Well, Famitsu has now shed some light on how the board will be..

News: The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

For getting rid of... we mean, exchanging Sims with other players

Not satisfied with just bringing The Sims 3 to the Wii and DS, EA will also be allowing gamers the option of raising their family in 3D too when it launches in Japan for the 3DS in Spring 2011. Famitsu has published some game details on the latest instalment of the life-simulation strategy game and it looks set to utilise the 3DS..

News: Opening Round of Info on Deca Sports for the 3DS

Opening Round of Info on Deca Sports for the 3DS

4 out of 10 sports officially revealed

Hudson is keeping itself busy with its line-up of 3DS titles and the company's Japanese website has been updated with some screenshots of the upcoming instalment in the Deca Sports franchise (otherwise known as Sports Island in Europe). Deca Sports 3D (not final title) will feature ten different sports, and from the icons on the website's game page, they..

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - December 2010

Japanese Virtual Console List - December 2010

Hudson and Capcom serve up some more games

Japan maintains a small lead on the rest of the world next month, by both catching up on two titles that were already released in Europe, and releasing three new games which everybody else will also likely see. There's nothing really surprising here this time! The games Japan will be getting next month are:...

News: Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

25th Anniversary Edition starts off strong

While gamers in North America and Europe have to wait a little while longer before they can start snapping up copies of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the game received its Japanese launch last week and has got off to a superb start. For the week ending 24th October, the game managed to...

News: Japanese Virtual Console List - November 2010

Japanese Virtual Console List - November 2010

Three more classics, and one not-so classic

Japan's doing its usual job of getting games just before everybody does: three of the games they're getting this month have already been officially announced for release elsewhere and will be coming in the next few months. The fourth game they're getting is more of a Japanese thing, and won't be too sorely missed anywhere else. The four games Japan will..

News: Hudson Has Six 3DS Titles In Development

Hudson Has Six 3DS Titles In Development

Bonk, Omega Five, and Tetris due in 2011

Hudson's been keeping pretty quiet on the 3DS front since it pledged its support for the machine back in June at the E3 expo. Initial announcements of the Bomberman, Deca Sports, and Kororinpa franchises are now beefed up thanks to an additional three titles that have been added to the company's Japanese website. First up is the side-scrolling shooter Omega..

Nintendo Download: 12th and 13th October 2010 (Japan)

12th and 13th October 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and DSiWare together again

It looks like the heady days of surprise Japanese Virtual Console releases are well and truly behind us as there's only one VC release scheduled for the rest of the month and it's not happening next week. Instead there's a pair of WiiWare titles, which were starting to get as rare as hen's teeth. DSiWare is sparse...

News: Wii Remote With MotionPlus Built-In Launches in Japan Next Month

Wii Remote With MotionPlus Built-In Launches in Japan Next Month

Five colours to choose from, and a new Nunchuk too

Last week's Nintendo conference was undoubtedly all about the 3DS but with all the new standards the handheld is about to set, what about the other pieces of hardware that Nintendo's working on? Since the rather puzzling box-art of FlingSmash was added to Gamestop's product page, we've been waiting for official word from Nintendo and now it's come..

Nintendo Download: 5th & 6th October 2010 (Japan)

5th & 6th October 2010 (Japan)

October begins with Virtual Console and DSiWare

WiiWare's alternating weeks continue, but at least there's the Virtual Console to keep Wii owners happy – even better when the releases include classic arcade games! The DSi has a trio of actual games for a change with nary a lifestyle download in sight. Virtual ConsoleCommando (800pts Arcade, Capcom) – This is the first VCA release from Capcom..

Nintendo Download: 28th & 29th September 2010 (Japan)

28th & 29th September 2010 (Japan)

Two each for Wii and DSi next week

Could predictions of the death of WiiWare in Japan have been premature? It appears so as there's two new titles coming next week, both from 3rd parties. Import gaming fantatics should reign in their excitement, however as both appear to be "lifestyle" apps rather than games. The DSi offerings are unlikely to engender any excitement either since one of..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2010

Three more for Japan next month

Japan is taking it a bit easy again next month with just three new releases. Two of them could have been predicted quite easily - Both were rated by the OFLC not too long ago and should thus also be heading to other regions. The last is yet another Japan-exclusive RPG which is very unlikely to see the light of day...

First Impressions: Surinuke Anatōsu

Surinuke Anatōsu

Thrill-seeking for puzzler fans

One doesn't often think of thrills and puzzles as belonging in the same sentence. You can get a bit of excitement from kicking off a combo in a fast-paced game, but to actually get a rush in the same sense as riding a rollercoaster is something else entirely. Whilst it might be an exaggeration to say Surinuke Anatōsu is the equivalent of an amusement park ride, the..

Nintendo Download: 21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

VCA and DSiWare next week in Japan

Japan receives a mix of RPGs, shooters, mathematics training for youngsters and short quizzes about feudal Japanese history. Virtual ConsoleRomancing Saga 3 (800pts, Super Famicom - Square-Enix) – The third in a series of RPGs from one of the RPG masters. Exed Exes (800pts, Arcade - Capcom) – An early Capcom shooter we cannot say we're great fans of, but it's..