Tag: Japan

  • “TAITO Milestones 3 Set to Launch Globally This Winter, Hits Japan’s Switch in November”

    “TAITO Milestones 3 Set to Launch Globally This Winter, Hits Japan’s Switch in November”

    The TAITO Milestones 3 collection of arcade classics will be launched for Switch in Japan in November and worldwide this winter. The announcement was made by publishers TAITO and ININ Games, in collaboration with developer Hamster Corporation. The collection will feature over seven classic TAITO games from the late 1980s and early 1990s, including the…

  • Nintendo Japan Reveals Change in Japanese Website URL

    Nintendo Japan Reveals Change in Japanese Website URL

    Nintendo Japan has announced changes to its company’s website, with the updated URL now being nintendo.com/jp. Users who employ the previous address, nintendo.co.jp, will still be redirected to the new webpage. This modification takes the Japanese site closer in form to its American counterpart, nintendo.com/us, rather than the U.K. version, nintendo.co.uk, and represents overall improvements…

  • Mother 3 Debuts on Nintendo Switch Online for GBA in Japan

    Mother 3 Debuts on Nintendo Switch Online for GBA in Japan

    Nintendo has announced the release of Mother 3, via the Nintendo Switch Online’s Game Boy Advance game lineup, during the Japanese February 2024 Nintendo Direct. To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo published a one-minute trailer, beginning at the 23:15 mark of the video, showcasing the game, which is the third and most recent entry in the…

  • Remastered Riviera: The Promised Land Set to Launch on Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan on February 29

    Remastered Riviera: The Promised Land Set to Launch on Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan on February 29

    Sting has revealed the release date for the remaster of Riviera: The Promised Land for Nintendo Switch in Japan, set to launch on February 29. This announcement follows a trend, as the company has previously revived several RPGs from the Heaven series, including Yggdra Union, Knights in the Nightmare, Gloria Union, and Blaze Union for…

  • Physical Event for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to be Held at Tokyo Tower

    Physical Event for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth to be Held at Tokyo Tower

    Tokyo Tower will host a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth-themed collaboration event at the Co-Lab Tokyo store from mid-February to early March 2024. Children up to the age of 15 can enter by buying a ¥2,200 ticket, with adults paying ¥2,750, which includes access to the Tokyo Tower’s Main Deck, a Word Rally mini-game sheet, and…

  • Archive of Japanese Video Game Commercials is Awesome

    Archive of Japanese Video Game Commercials is Awesome

    Video game commercials have been a constant source of entertainment for gamers since the industry’s early days. From the NES to the PS4, video game commercials have showcased the gaming industry’s creativity, humor, and innovation. While many of these regional commercials have made a lasting impression, few have been as memorable as Japanese game commercials.…

  • Video Games Help Society, For Once

    Video Games Killing Off Violent Japanese Biker Gangs? So there. Video games aren’t all that bad. [ image from Japanator ]

  • Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Confirmed

    Square Enix confirmed today that Final Fantasy XIII will be out on December 17th at a Japanese press event. That’s in Japan, Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada did talk briefly about the international release, though: “In the past, it’s taken a year or half a year to release our games abroad, but this time we are…

  • Awesome Microsoft Announcement Tomorrow?

    Maybe so. But if Major Nelson lied and it’s not awesome I’m going to be fucking pissed off. Kotaku mentions a rumored Microsoft Japan announcement, so maybe there is some truth to the rumor. MGS4 confirmed for the Xbox? Final Fantasy? Who knows…

  • Super Smash Bros. Demo Booth Videos

    So, some huge Super Smash Bros. fan in Japan has decided to video tape himself and others playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl matches at those demo kiosks in video game stores. He has a ton of videos up, and it’s pretty interesting to see the new gameplay elements. I love the subspace emissary footage, it…

  • PS3 Beats Wii in Japan

    For the second week in a row, Sony’s PS3 has outsold the Wii in Japan. Famitsu publisher Enterbrain lists Wii sales at roughly 36,000 and PS3 sales at 53,000 for the week ending November 18. Who knew that new 40GB PS3 would be so popular? Howard Stringer, Sony’s CEO did. In fact, he said the…