Hong Kong also receiving an exclusive pre-order bonus
Nintendo went live with their UK pre-order bonuses for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury months ago, offering a series of plushies to go with next month's Switch release, but South Korea might just have us beat. Appearing across several retailers, we've now received im
Now we just need a release date
Although we shouldn't get too carried away when a game gets rated, it's always a promising sign when it does happen. In this particular case, we're talking about a recent classification for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition in South Korea. The definitive edition of the game - "which chronicles the adventures...
It looks like more third-party support is on the way
A number of third-party titles for Switch are often leaked via classification boards ahead of their official announcements, and now it looks like two more have been spotted. Following on from various listings such as Metro Redux and the Bioshock Collection, Catherine: Full Body and the XCOM 2...
With all the hype surrounding the next Animal Crossing game, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC and Super Mario Maker 2 more recently, we wouldn't hold it against you if you forgot Luigi's next spooky outing for the Switch is also due out this year. In case it slipped your mind,
Unused levels also uncovered
There's apparently been a recent and slightly odd discovery in the Wii release, Super Paper Mario. It's all tied to the 2009 South Korean version of the game. YouTube channel GamingIntus, which was able to sift through the files, found unused levels and content that had no resemblance to anythin
Growing the game
Epic Games is getting richer by the day thanks to its free-to-play battle royale sensation Fortnite. The marketing has very much fueled its success, with the company partnering with globally recognised brands and even going as far as dropping giant objects from the game in actual deserts. NFL outfits were
Publisher 505 Games - a subsidiary of the Italian company Digital Bros. - is reportedly expanding its horizons by opening a new branch in Toyko. According to Japanese publication Famitsu, this office will also cover South Korea. The new office is said to specifically focus on intellectual property management and licensing. Digital...
Pre-order bonus for standalone game purchase
Back in August, Nintendo revealed a Super Mario Party bundle including a physical copy of the title and a neon green and neon pink Joy-Con set was making its way to Europe. Following this, a similar but different bundle was discovered on Nintendo's Japanese
Beats DS, 3DS and Wii opening month sales in the region
Hot off the heels of Switch's impressive global sales of 10 million units in its first nine months, the hybrid wonder continues to break records and sell like hot cakes the world over. Over in South Korea, it's been revealed Switch has sold over 55,000 units in just three days. The figure,...
Go big or go home!
Sometimes patience is a virtue as the Nintendo Switch is launching in South Korea on 1st December and has a fantastic line-up of games on day one: Super Mario Odyssey 1-2-Switch Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Disgaea 5 The Elder Sc
Only in South Korea, sadly
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are pretty delicious, but Pokémon Krispy Kreme doughnuts are on an entirely different level of yumminess - as South Korean fans are discovering. They've been graced with a new range of doughnuts based on the famous monster-catching franchise, including a Squirtle, Pikachu and Pokéball. It's...
Reduced workforce relocating to new office outside of Seoul
Nintendo of Korea has reduced its workforce from 50 employees to just 10, it has been revealed. Referred to as "large-scale restructuring", the move will also see the Korean arm relocate to a new office outside of Seoul. Fukuda Hiroyuki will remain in place as CEO. Nintendo of Korea has...
Super size Mii
McDonald's Nintendo-themed Happy Meal toys are pretty awesome — as you'll know if you watched our unboxing of the ones recently sold in the UK — but it would seem that South Korea is going totally mad for these attractive lumps of plastic. Kotaku has been tipped off that early this morning, queues began to form at McDonald's...
Between this and Gangnam Style, South Korea has it all
In sometimes quiet and subtle ways, Nintendo has been expanding its presence in the Korean market ever since opening a new division of the company in Seoul back in 2006 and enthralling Korean gamers with many of its major software releases. In the case of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the game saw...
Not even Japan is getting this one
Nintendo of Korea has teamed up with Nexon, one of the region's most prolific publishers, to bring a brand new MapleStory title to the 3DS. Unfortunately, however, it will be exclusive to South Korea. For those unaware, MapleStory is a 2D free-to-play massively multiplayer online RPG and it's grown considerably in...
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing pretty brisk business in Japan, a fact which makes us western players all the more anxious to get our hands on it. So far, Nintendo has refused to give a solid release date for the game in this part of the world, instead vaguely stating that North America will get it "Q1/Q2" and Europe "Q2". Just...