10
Mar
Fans of Metal Gear Solid will have heard by now that the fifth installment, The Phantom Pain, has been given a release date of September 1st. Thanks to a clever partnership between Sony and Konami, one of the smexiest Playstation 4 units ever seen has just been announced. Sporting a stunning colour palette of gold, burgundy, and of course black, the design is said to...
10
Mar
Leave it up to the smart people of Japan to invent a way of turning something mundane into an eye opener. There's a new umbrella on the market that makes the simple act of using an umbrella when raining, a fun activity. As water hits the umbrella, the water sensitive, yet waterproof fabric, begins to reveal cute paw prints in the material. And it isn't...
26
Feb
The Sega Hard Girls are 2D girls versions of Sega consoles from yesteryear. From the Dreamcast through to the MegaDrive (Genesis). Now they're going to be making an appearance as chips in a smartphone game.   The game in question is Phantasy Star Online 2 ES. The chips will be used in game to give the player various bonuses. The specific girls making a show...
26
Feb
Ask anyone who's been to Japan one thing that was memorable about their trip and undoubtedly, the many and varied flavours of Kit Kat unique to Japan would come up. The Kit Kat Chocolatory is preparing to expand operations to Sapporo, the chocolate maker will be releasing a new flavour to mark the occasion. Roll the drums please, the new flavour is... Butter flavoured Kit...
26
Feb
Here's another cool promo from Japan for the launch of the latest Dragon Quest game, Dragon Quest Heroes. In a joint collaboration between Square Enix and Sony, an entire wall at the Marunouchi Line at Shinjuku train station, has been covered in 100,000 bubble wrap Slimes from the game.   The wall is in the Tokyo Metro part of the station and commuters are actively encouraged to...
25
Feb
Time for another round of gaming life in Japan! Let's see what's been selling on the charts the past week. Software chart [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, 02/14/15) – 230,065 (New) [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4-II (Koei Tecmo, 02/11/15) – 44,574 (New) [3DS] The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (Bandai Namco, 02/11/15) – 33,270 (New) [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14)...
20
Feb
Japan gets getting those awesome exclusives, this time it's in the form of a faceplate for the Nintendo New 3DS. The faceplate is a Xenoblade Chronicles themed edition and it looks absolutely stunning.   Looks completely amazing, right? No word if this faceplate will make it to the West but it's definitely worthy of an import!
20
Feb
Seems to be a busy time for the arcades in Japan with the upcoming Attack on Titan game and now another huge franchise is heading the arcades. Pokken Tournament, a Pokemon fighting game, will be making an appearance in Japan this coming Summer. Bandai Namco revealed the news during the Japan Amusement Expo which is held in Chiba. Here are some pics of the game shown...
20
Feb
Attack on Titan is such a massively popular series, from the manga through to the anime, 3DS game and loads of merchandise. Capcom have recently announced that they're the AoT series will be branching off into the world of arcades. We know that the game will be launching in Japan during Summer and that during the announcement trailer, they showed the phrase "Sacrifice Your Heart."...
15
Feb
After what has to be an eternity, one of the most popular segments on japandaman.com is back...it's time for Gaming Life in Japan! Time to  take a look at what's been the biggest sellers in both software and hardware for the past week. Software Chart   [PS3] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 44,221 (New) [PS4] Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco, 01/29/15) – 34,690...