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  • Blog Post: Hearthstone Is Finally Heading To Japan

    Hearthstone has been a big hit for Blizzard, but Japanese players have been forced to play a non-localized version. Soon they won't have to. Blizzard has announced that the game will be heading, fully localized, to Japan this month. According to CEO and Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime, Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Good Look At Luchador Pikachu In Pokkén Tournament

    We've seen the mysterious masked Pikachu before, but this trailer offers an extended look and the electric mouse luchador in action. Pokkén Tournament – a Pokémon fighting game that has some roots in the Tekken franchise – is coming to Wii U next year . It's actually... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls III Releases In March 2016 In Japan

    We're still waiting to learn Dark Souls III's North American release date, but in Japan the game will be available on March 24, 2016. News of the Japanese launch date comes from a From Software press release . The March 24 release date covers the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. The release... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Finally Gets A Good Live-Action Commercial...In Japan

    Bungie and Activision have dabbled in live-action marketing for Destiny before, and the results were cringe worthy . However, Sony's most recent Destiny commercial for Japanese audiences will make you forget all that. In the video below, Japanese actor and supposed Destiny super-fan Ryo Katsuji lures... More
  • Blog Post: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 6 On The Way For 3DS

    Ace Attorney 6 was announced recently for 3DS, and it will be making its way to North America. Details on the game are slim, but it will be directed by Takeshi Yamazaki, who has worked on the series extensively, but is not Phoenix Wright's originator. That title belongs to Shu Takumi. The game will... More
  • Blog Post: Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 In Development Exclusively For Japan And Asia

    Dead or Alive Xtreme, the series that takes Dead or Alive's cast and puts them on vacation with less clothing, is getting a third entry, but not in North America. Announced during DOA Festival yesterday, Team Ninja wrote on its Dead or Alive Facebook page about the event, "We announced DOAX3... More
  • Blog Post: These Street Fighter II Figures Want You To Go Home And Be A Family Man

    The worst part of Street Fighter II was seeing your character, battered, broken, and taunted after a brutal defeat at the hands of your opponent. Soon you'll be able to immortalize that soul-crushing experience thanks to a set of 12 upcoming Street Fighter II figures. The series includes the characters... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Console Sales Are Abysmal In Japan

    Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight recently released in Japan but was outsold by a game about a ghost-busting cat. Even more surprising is how terrible Microsoft’s sales of the Xbox One have been. Gematsu recently got their hands on last week's video game sales numbers for the Japanese... More
  • Blog Post: Dr. Mario 3DS Simultaneously Announced And Launched In Japan

    During t his morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct , Nintendo revealed and released a new 3DS Dr. Mario title. The game offers typical Dr. Mario and gameplay, and also lets players play as Dr. Luigi, which has slightly different pill delivery. There are special items that can do things like remove rows... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Bloodborne Their Anime-Inspired Take

    An artist going by @SaraM_D on twitter recently shared an interesting take on Bloodborne's gothic art. It does a good job maintaining the gothic style, but looks like it could be a character pulled from the movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust . You can find more from the artist on their website or... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Mega Modem Gave Sega Genesis Downloadable Games In 1990

    The Sega Genesis was ahead of its time in many ways, including online connectivity. The Mega Modem in Japan and Sega Channel in the United States gave Genesis players the ability to buy and download games well before the Internet was commonplace in everyone's home. The latest video from Did You Know... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Look At The Japan-Only Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden From The Makers Of Guilty Gear

    Arc System Works, the studio behind fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, have a new Dragon Ball Z game coming to 3DS soon in Japan. You can check out a very brief trailer Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden below as well as a collection of screens in the gallery at the bottom of the page. The game will... More
  • Blog Post: New Dissidia Final Fantasy Heading To Japanese Arcades

    Square Enix's fighting game series starring Final Fantasy characters, Dissidia, is getting a new entry for Japanese arcades. Announced at the Japanese Amusement Expo, which is an arcade-focused show, this Dissidia Final Fantasy looks like it will differ somewhat from the PSP Dissidia titles with... More
  • Blog Post: Diggin' In The Carts Explores Japanese Video Game Music History

    Long before RPGs took off in the states, they were a phenomenon in Japan. But the RPG genre wouldn't have been nearly has iconic without the music that made those games so memorable. Red Bull Music talked to some of the best Japanese video game composers from the 8- and 16-bit era in their Diggin'... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Tales Of Zestiria's Japanese TV Spot

    We may have only recently received Tales of Xillia 2 , but Japan is preparing for the launch of the latest Tales game, Zestiria, and you can check out a new video for the game before its January release. The game's Japanese release date was recently revealed to be January 22 on PlayStation 3. As... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco Producer Promises More Than Just Fighting Types For Pokkén

    Confirming our assumptions, the Bandai Namco Pokémon fighting game will definitely feature more than just fighting type Pokémon. Guys, Don't worry about that. It's not only Fighting-type RT @Joshawott Will Pokkén Tournament's cast be limited to Fighting-type Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Yakuza Zero For PlayStation 3 And 4

    Sega has revealed the title of the next Yakuza title, but that's about it. More details are promised for the Tokyo Game Show later this month, but right now all we know is the name, Yakuza Zero, and the platforms, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. This will be the first new-gen Yakuza title. It's... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Late For Something In Tokyo

    Everyone loves Mario. There's a reason why he's among the most iconic characters in video games. But how would he fair in the real world? Done by visual effects artist Dean Wright, this video has us meet Mario as he's buying plumbing equipment. Before he can make any decisions, however, our... More
  • Blog Post: Azure Striker Gunvolt Has A Japanese Release Date, No Longer Has English Voice Over

    Still no word on a North American release date, but the game will be out in Japan soon. On August 20, the game will be available to download on the 3DS eShop in Japan. The game is a collaboration between Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and the developer of the Mega Man Zero series, Inti Creates. Azure... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Mini-Games To Be Sold Separately In Japan

    Kirby: Triple Deluxe included some extra mini-games outside of its main campaign – a fighter and a rhythm game. Those games will be receiving their own standalone eShop releases in Japan. The fighting game, Kirby Fighters, is being retitled Kirby Z Fighters for its separated release. King Dedede's... More
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