Dragon Quest XI Highlights from Jump Festa 2017

December 17th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Square Enix revealed new information on Dragon Quest XI at Jump Festa 2017 today, premiering the game’s opening movie, showing off footage from the PS4 and 3DS versions and launching the game’s official website.

The company also put out a short trailer for one of the party members: Camus, a rough-talking thief that has a strong sense of duty.

During the stage event, director Takeshi Uchikawa announced that the game will take place in the world of “Lotozetasia.” He also confirmed that the 3DS version will support StreetPass in a different manner than the treasure maps in Dragon Quest IX.

Dragon Quest XI is scheduled to launch in 2017 in Japan.

Source: Gematsu

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Ho-Oh and Kanto Featured in The Latest Pokémon Movie Trailer

December 14th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The next Pokémon movie, titled “Pokémon I Choose You,” is slated to premiere on July 15 in Japan. Details on the story are currently unknown, but the first trailer and early promotional materials feature Pallet Town, Ho-Oh and other classic imagery from the very first episode of the Pokémon anime, with which the movie also shares its name.

Source: Serebii

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Empoleon Coming to the Arcade Version of Pokkén Tournament

December 06th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

After being spotted in recent update data, Bandai Namco officially announced the Water- and Steel-type starter evolution Empoleon for the Pokkén Tournament arcade roster. It is expected to join Darkrai, Scizor and Croagunk in the game on December 15.

Pokkén Tournament is also available on the Wii U. However, none of the new characters announced have been confirmed for the home version of the game.

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New Pokkén Tournament Fighter Announcement This Thursday

November 28th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


Bandai Namco are preparing to announce a new fighter to join Darkrai, Scizor and Croagunk in the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament. The public will get to find out “who’s that Pokémon” on December 1 during a Japanese live stream.

Source: @pokken_official [via Gematsu]

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Nintendo Confirms Japanese Wii U Production is Ending Soon

November 11th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


For the Japanese market, the Wii U is nearing its final days. On Nintendo’s hardware page, the company confirmed that production of the system is scheduled to end soon.

A representative for Nintendo issued a statement to IGN re-confirming the message and addressed the system’s availability in North America.

“As recently posted by Nintendo on the Wii U website in Japan, Wii U production will end in the near future for the Japanese domestic market. We have nothing to announce in terms of exact timing.

“We can confirm that as of today, all Wii U hardware that will be made available in the North American market for this fiscal year has already been shipped to our retail partners. We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.”

Nintendo’s next home console the Nintendo Switch is slated to launch this March. A global livestream presentation to talk about price, launch date and games currently in development is scheduled to air on January 12.

Source: IGN, Kotaku

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Amazon Japan Offering Bonus Pouches with Pokémon Sun and Moon

November 08th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


Amazon Japan is offering special Pokémon Sun and Moon bundles that come with exclusive microfiber pouches. The pouches measure 110mm x 190mm and feature the series iconic mascot Pikachu either sitting or resting, depending on which version of the game customers get.

The bundles are available for both physical and digital copies and cost ¥5,378 (≈$51) each. Standalone copies of the games are priced at ¥4,398 (≈$42) for physical and ¥4,840 (≈$46) for digital.

Pokémon Sun and Moon launch in most of the world on November 18 and in Europe on November 23.

Source: Amazon.co.jp

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Croagunk Becomes Playable in Pokkén Tournament

November 01st, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

The next fighter to join the Pokkén Tournament arcade roster is one that was already part of it. Originally a support character that would be called in to assist players, the Toxic Mouth Pokémon Croagunk will become a playable character on November 10 in Japan.

The reveal comes as a surprise to many, who believed reports of leaked update data pointing to the new character being Empoleon from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum.

Source: Serebii

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 2DS Bundle Launching this December in Japan

October 29th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized


Nintendo recently announced a new 2DS color for Japan and they are planning to bundle it with New Super Mario Bros. 2 this holiday season.

The ¥12,938 (≈$124) package includes: A white and yellow 2DS, 4GB SD card, pre-installed copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2, six AR cards and an AC adapter.

The bundle is set to go on sale on December 15. No word on a release outside for Japan.

Source: Nintendo.co.jp

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional Announced for Japan

September 19th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

An updated release of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 is coming the 3DS on February 9 in Japan.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional adds more content, appearances from characters and monsters from past Joker games and the ability to import monsters they’ve collected in the original Joker 3.

Square Enix has not announced plans for a global launch. The original Joker 3 never saw release outside of Japan.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Capcom Working on Japanese IC-Card Scanning Game for 3DS

August 24th, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized

Capcom IC Card 3DS Game

The rechargeable IC cards used in Japan to pay for public transportation fares will be the central focus of Capcom’s newest, untitled 3DS game.

Tapping IC cards into the game, via the New 3DS’ NFC reader (0r the separate 3DS accessory) will unlock items and receive messages from in-game characters commenting on that person’s riding history.

So far, at least 10 different kinds of cards are confirmed to be supported: Kitaca, Suica, Pasmo, Toica, Manaca, Icoca, PiTaPa, Sugoca, Nimoca, and Hayakaken.

The game is being worked on with the help of JR East Japan (East Japan Railway Company) Planning, along with several other railways.

A release date has not yet been announced.

Source: Gematsu

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