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News: Art Style Continues on DSiWare

Art Style Continues on DSiWare

Exciting times for fans of the Art Style series - Nintendo of Japan has just revealed that two more games will be headed to DSiWare. They will be launched alongside the DSiWare service in Japan this Wednesday! Both games don't seem to be based on any of the bit Generations titles for GBA, and are completely new.

In Art Style: Aquario you are presented with three large vertical stacks of blocks,..

News: Manga Coming To Japanese WiiWare in January

Manga Coming To Japanese WiiWare in January

Sun Denshi has finally announced that their upcoming digital manga service will be coming to the WiiWare service in Japan on January 6, 2009.

The first release will be their Princess Ai Monogatari manga and will contain the first three chapters of the ongoing story for 500 Wii Points. Readers can then download additional packs of two chapters for...

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - December 2008

Japanese Virtual Console list - December 2008

It doesn't look like Japan's going to get much of a holiday treat - There's only one notable game to speak of being released the whole month, and pretty much all of the other games were never released in the west! There's only 10 titles lined up for the month in total, which is also a surprisingly low amount.

The full schedule for December is as follows: Famicom: Atlantis no Nazo (December..

News: LostWinds Coming To Japanese WiiWare In December

LostWinds Coming To Japanese WiiWare In December

While the US, Europe, and Australia have been enjoying Frontier's amazing WiiWare launch title LostWinds for quite some time now, Japanese gamers have had to sit back and wait in anticipation that eventually the game might see a release in Japan.

Now thanks to famed rpg giant Square-Enix, the game will finally see a release in the land of the rising sun. The game is set for release in Japan..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - November 2008

Japanese Virtual Console list - November 2008

November actually has quite a few surprises in store for Japan. Although there are no new Nintendo 64, Neo Geo or MSX games, Japanese Wii owners will soon be able to download Mega Man 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System), and the next Square Enix game, among others.

The full list is as follows: Famicom: Mega Man 3 (November 4th) Smash Ping Pong Dragon Buster Super Famicom: Ogre Battle: The..

News: Slot Car Racing Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Slot Car Racing Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Well it looks like the folks who brought us Family Table Tennis have been quite busy lately cooking up several new titles for Nintendo's WiiWare service. We just recently brought you news about their new mini-golf title Okiraku Putter Golf and now news of yet another title has been announced called Slot Car Racing.

Slot Car Racing is set for release on the Japanese WiiWare service later this year..

News: Everybody's Theater Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Everybody's Theater Coming To Japanese WiiWare

It seems Japanese Wii owners are getting yet another perk not likely to be seen outside of Japan in the form of FujiSoft's Minna no Theater (Everybody's Theater) this December.

Minna no Theater will allow Japanese Wii owners to stream television shows, anime, and movies on their Wii consoles. The downside is that the software alone will cost 500 Wii Points to download and then an additional cost..

News: Okiraku Putter Golf Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Okiraku Putter Golf Coming To Japanese WiiWare

It seems that the Arc System Works, the creators of Family Table Tennis have another game heading to the WiiWare service soon. Okiraku Putter Golf has just been announced for WiiWare and is due out for release in Japan before the end of 2008 at the bargain price of only 500 Wii Points.

Not much information was released alongside this announcement other than the fact that it will make use of the Wii..

News: Overturn Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Overturn Coming To Japanese WiiWare

The official web site for Studio Zan's upcoming WiiWare title Overturn has gone live, although portions of the site are still labeled as "Coming Soon" on various pages.

The game is due out on the WiiWare service in Japan sometime in November. No price has been set as of yet, but the game will contain three different modes of play including: Story Mode, Local VS. Mode, and Wifi Mode. Wifi..

News: Tecmo's Latest WiiWare Project is a Monkey-Spanking Simulator

Tecmo's Latest WiiWare Project is a Monkey-Spanking Simulator

The Toyko Game Show was so full of glitz and glamour that many titles fell by the wayside and probably didn't get the attention they deserved. Tecmo's Playshake would appear to be one such title.

From what we can gather it's a collection of mini games (which appear to have online ranking modes) that focus on waggling the Wii Remote like a fool. Footage of one mode - where players are asked to see..

News: Boom Tapper Coming To Japanese WiiWare

Boom Tapper Coming To Japanese WiiWare

With the severe lack of puzzle titles available for the WiiWare service (yeah, right), it's obviously going to be quite refreshing to see a new entry come to light. Developer Alpha Unit is currently getting ready to release their new boom box-infused puzzler Boom Tapper in Japan on November 11th for 500 Wii Points.

In Boom Tapper your job is to...

News: Tetris Party Released On WiiWare In Japan

Tetris Party Released On WiiWare In Japan

Judging from the Japanese WiiWare releases today it would appear that Tetris Party is about to make its way to other regions sooner than many expected. This is great news for all the Tetris maniacs out there who've waited long and hard for a Tetris title to reach the Nintendo Wii console.

Update: Tetris Party is now confirmed on the official site to be coming out on the 20th October. That's this..

News: WiiWare Announcement Blowout - Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and More

WiiWare Announcement Blowout - Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands and More

Shortly ater the recent press conference in Japan, Nintendo released a few lists of upcoming games. While they already announced their new DS and Wii games, they didn't announce any WiiWare games during the conference, which means that the WiiWare list would most likely be very interesting.

As it turns out, it is - a whopping 50 WiiWare titles by...

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2008

Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2008

Next month's Japanese VC list isn't a pretty sight - You can easily see that even in Japan, the amount of released games is quickly decreasing. Only 9 games will be released in the entire month! There are some gems in the lot, but it's still pretty disappointing to see.

Their full list of upcoming games for October is as follows: Famicom: Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan..

News: Major League Eating Coming to Japan, With New Characters

Major League Eating Coming to Japan,  With New Characters

Did anybody really expect Major League Eating: The Game to be released outside of the US? We certainly didn't, but apparently the game is heading to Japan next month!

The game is set to be released in the land of the rising sun on October 14th. It comes with a change specifically for Japan: The characters representing Rich LeFevre and Juliet Lee will be replaced in favour of the Japanese Noboyuki..

News: Wii Chess Comes to WiiWare in Japan

Wii Chess Comes to WiiWare in Japan

If you keep up with retail Wii games, you're probably aware that way back in January, Europe got the game Wii Chess, which was basically just chess (With Wi-Fi) at the price of a budget title. Nintendo never announced the title for release in any other region - Not even Australia - Until now!

Next week, Japanese players can download the renamed World Chess on WiiWare - This is exactly the same as..

News: Mega Man 9 Release Dated For Japan

Mega Man 9 Release Dated For Japan

We are getting ever closer to the release of the greatly anticipated Mega Man 9 on WiiWare. Capcom have officially dated it’s release as the 24th of September in Japan now as confirmed by Famitsu. For the reasonable asking price of 1000 Wii points we are all in for a treat with this retro sequel.

Rumours have been flying around about the American release date on WiiWare, it looks likely that it..

First Impressions: Space Invaders Get Even

Space Invaders Get Even

Players across the globe have been shooting aliens in the Space Invaders series for 30 years now but Taito has decided to put the shoe on the other foot this time as Space Invaders Get Even puts you in control of the Alien UFO, and your goal is to crush mankind once and for all!

Now that this game is out on the Japanese WiiWare service we took it upon ourselves to give you the inside scoop - is..

News: Japan Can 'Play With Kappa' In September

Japan Can 'Play With Kappa' In September

Here’s an interesting looking game heading to Japan later this month. Play with Kappa: Kappa and his Forest Friends is an educational game by Cable Entertainment for WiiWare. The story is about a young kappa and his quest to become human.

The game takes the form of an animated picture book which is narrated. There are quizzes which the kiddies can partake in to test if they have been paying..

First Impressions: Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns

Alien Crush Returns has been on our radar for some time now. We're massive fans of the original game here at WiiWare World and the idea of a 3D update has us very excited indeed. It's out in Japan as we speak and we've had a quick blast to see if this lives up to expectations.

Alien Crush Returns is a pinball game with a difference. Set in an alien world and based on the much loved PC Engine /..