New Pokkén Tournament Character Announcement Coming January 15

January 09th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The official Pokkén Tournament Twitter account recently teased the addition of a new fighter, which will be revealed on January 15.

To help fuel people’s speculations, the account gave one small hint about the identity of the new character: It has the Japanese character ラ (ra/la) in its name.

It’s not really that much of a hint since there are a bunch of Pokémon with that character in their name, like:

Metapod, Rattata, Raticate, Raichu, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Kadabra, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowbro, Krabby, Kingler, Cubone, Marowak, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Chansey, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Seadra, Scyther, Jynx, Gyarados, Lapras, Aerodactyl, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Lanturn, Umbreon, Murkrow, Gligar, Granbull, Heracross, Sneasel, Kingdra, Hitmontop, Raikou, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Swampert, Mightyena, Silcoon, Ralts, Sableye, Aron, Lairon, Aggron, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Lileep, Snorunt, Spheal, Sealeo, Gorebyss, Relicanth, Luvdisc, Latias, Latios, Groudon, Jirachi, Luxray, Rampardos, Shellos, Drifblim, Honchkrow, Bronzor, Chatot, Drapion, Lumineon, Weavile, Gliscor, Heatran, Giratina, Darkrai, Stoutland, Zebstrika, Timburr, Scolipede, Basculin, Maractus, Sigilyph, Carracosta, Minccino, Cinccino, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Vanilluxe, Galvantula, Tynamo, Lampent, Chandelure, Heatmor, Hydreigon, Larvesta, Terrakion, Reshiram, Landorus, Frogadier, Spewpa, Flabébé, Floette, Florges, Malamar, Dragalge, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Goomy

Source: @pokken_official [via Cubed3], r/pokemon

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BOXBOY! Sequel Launches in Japan

January 06th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

A sequel to HAL Laboratory’s block-making puzzle platformer BOXBOY! stealthily launched in the 3DS eShop today in Japan.

BOXBOY! One More Box, as its name suggests, now lets the game’s protagonist Qbby create a second set of boxes to help him complete stages. It’s a simple sounding change, but one that dramatically increases potential puzzle complexity over the first game.

Just like the original BOXBOY!, the sequel has a suite of bonus costumes, music and comics that can be unlocked by collecting medals for completing levels.

BOXBOY! One More Box is out now in the Japanese eShop for ¥630 (≈$5).

Source: Destructoid

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Nintendo and Monster Hunter X Crossover Content Distribution Begins Tomorrow in Japan

January 04th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Star Fox Monster Hunter X

Beginning January 5, Monster Hunter X players in Japan will be able to head to local 7-Eleven stores and receive exclusive quests and items based on Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid.

  • Star Fox
    • Event Quest: “Star Fox: Snowy Mountain Battle!”
      • Unlocks “Bnyaster” and “Fox Cat Series” Felyne armor
    • Bonus Items:
      • “Star Fox” Guild Card background
      • “Arwing,” “Landmaster,” and “Hired Mercenaries” titles
      • “Fox” Palico with the special “Landmaster Technique” skill
  • The Legend of Zelda
    • Event Quest: “The Legend of Zelda: Power, Wisdom, and Courage”
    • Bonus Items:
      • “The Legend of Zelda” Guild Card background
      • “Item Get” Guild Card pose
      • “Tri-Force,” “Zelda,” “Heart Container,” “Legend,” and “Rupee” titles
      • “Zelda” Palico
  • Metroid
    • Event Quest: “Metroid: Special Mission”
    • Bonus Items:
      • “Metroid” Guild Card background
      • “Beam Shooting” Guild Card pose
      • “Metro,” “Roid,” “Life-Form,” “Powered,” and “Planet” titles
      • “Samus” Palico

The distribution event will run until February 9.

Source: Gematsu

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Monster Hunter X Ships Three Million Units in Japan

December 24th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Monster Hunter X 00

After a great launch week, figures for Monster Hunter X are still going strong one month in, with shipments for the physical and digital versions of the game now breaking the three million unit mark in Japan.

In total, the Monster Hunter franchise has sold more than 36 million units worldwide since the release of the first game back in 2004.

Monster Hunter X came out for the 3DS in Japan on November 28. Capcom has not announced any plans to release the game outside of the country.

Source: Press Release

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Japan’s Wii U Virtual Console Gets Final Fantasy VI Advance

December 22nd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Final Fantasy VI Box Art

While PC folks recently got the visually-divisive mobile port of Final Fantasy VI, Japanese Wii U owners today got the Game Boy Advance version of the game on the Virtual Console.

Originally released in 2007, the GBA port fixed bugs present in the original Super Nintendo release and also added new dungeons and bosses.

Final Fantasy VI has only been announced for Japan and there is currently no official word on whether it will come to the Virtual Console for other regions.

Source: Nintendo [via Nintendo Life]

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Splatoon Concert Being Held in Celebration of 1 Million Copies Sold in Japan

December 16th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Combined sales for physical, digital and bundle versions of Splatoon have surpassed 1 million units in Japan and Nintendo is celebrating by putting on a concert starring the game’s idol duo and news announcers: The Squid Sisters.

The “Splatoon Squid Sisters Live 2016” concert is scheduled for January 30 at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

Source: Siliconera

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Monster Hunter X Ships Two Million Units In Japan

December 03rd, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Monster Hunter X JP Box

After only six days since its release in Japan, the newest Monster Hunter game has already shipped more than two million units across retail and digital, Capcom announced.

In terms of actual sales, Famitsu reports that the 3DS game sold more than 1.5 million units in two days. The number includes the sales of the Monster Hunter X Special Pack, download cards, but not eShop sales.

The game is moving units at a blistering pace. For comparison, it took nearly three months for the vanilla release of Monster Hunter 4 to ship four million units in Japan.

Source: Press Release, Famitsu [via Gematsu]

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Nintendo of Japan Launches New Account System

December 01st, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Nintendo Account

The new Nintendo Account system announced last October is now up and running in Japan.

Not to be confused with the Club Nintendo successor, My Nintendo, which will launch at a later date, Nintendo Accounts are unified accounts accessible across Nintendo’s platforms, smart devices, PCs and more.

Reports indicate that registering a new Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Network ID will allow your purchase history to carry over to the new account.

Nintendo Accounts can already be used to purchase digital games directly from Nintendo’s website. Additionally, the company is also currently running a limited-time promotion where account holders can get a bonus ¥100 for every ¥1000 (up to ¥10,000 per day) they add to their account.

Miitomo, Nintendo’s upcoming mobile app, will be one of the first applications to utilize Nintendo Accounts and the My Nintendo service when it launches this March.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp, @Cheesemeister3k, 2, 3

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Nintendo Japan Now Sells Replacement Wii U GamePads [Update]

November 24th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Wii U Replacement GamePad

[Update: Apparently, Wii U GamePads have been available for purchase in Japan since 2012]

Wii U owners in Japan can now buy standalone GamePads for ¥13,824 yen (≈$112) in Nintendo’s online store.

The Wii U can only support one GamePad at a time. While Nintendo did say it was technically possible for the Wii U to support two GamePads before the system launched, that feature never actually came to fruition.

The GamePads are also region-locked, so don’t plan on importing unless you have a Japanese Wii U.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp

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Mother 3 Comes to the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Month

November 13th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

Mother 3 JP VC

The third game in Shigesato Itoi’s Mother series is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console on December 17 in Japan and will cost ¥650 (≈$5). A Mother 3 pre-paid eShop card will also be released to commemorate the game’s re-release.

Nintendo hasn’t announced any plans to bring the game to other regions, leaving the fan translation as the only way to play the game in English.

Source: Nintendo Direct Japan

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