Just caught the Nintendo Direct mainly focused around the 3DS and I have to say...the future for the handheld looks great! I don't want to give anything away or spoil it for anyone so check out the full presentation below!
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Jun
Idols, J-Pop, Mirage Masters and Japanese locales, this game is on the fast track to becoming my favourite Wii U game so far. Let me tell you why. Developer Atlus have crafted something really special in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, splicing and skilfully blending two fan favourite series’ with Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. The end result is something that shouldn’t work as well as...
This one's a bit old now plus I had a few people tag me on Facebook about this so yeah, I'll write it up! I'm a fan of the J-Pop x Metal trio, BABYMETAL. If you've been living under a rock and never heard of them, here's a clip of a recent hit, KARATE. https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA Anyways, their popularity is soaring by the day as they've...
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Feb
February 27th 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon in Japan and what a momentous couple of decades it's been! Most gamers across the globe have played Pokemon in some form or another and it's a series that has spawned it's fair share of rabid fanboys/girls. It's also the inspiration behind some amazingly complex and kawaii cosplays! [gallery ids="16079,16080,16081,16082,16083"] From Pokemon specific conventions, fan meetups,...
Nintendo Japan recently dropped some artwork for the Wii U version of the upcoming , Shin Tegami x Fire Emblem title which looks absolutely exquisite. Feast your eyes on the sumptuous artwork below. There's the standard Wii U version: Here's a look at the Wii U bundle: And finally the Collector's Edition: Gorgeous, right? Here's hoping the artwork remains unchanged for the Western release!
25
Nov
In a not so surprising move, Nintendo Japan have started to sell Wii U pads on their online store, presumably to replace broken pads. As announced in the past, Nintendo have gone on record saying that the Wii U is unable to support two gamepads due to issues with resolutions being beamed to multiple gamepads. In Australia, most people purchase their replacement pads from Ebay...
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Jul
It's a very sad morning to wake up to and hear that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55. Nintendo have released a short statement which is below: Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth. Many people will be familiar with Satoru through his...
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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)...
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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...
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Feb
Japan seems to be a hive of activity lately regarding anything related to Xenoblade Chronicles. Next thing we hear about is that Japan is set to receive an awesome Wii U bundle centred around Xenoblade Chronicles X. Nintendo have announced that the bundle will consist of a Wii U, a copy of the game, a map of the game, an art book and a ¥1000...