Saturday, 22 September 2018
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Save Up To 75% Off JRPG & Japanese Made Games

Added: 22.09.2018 11:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Several JRPG and Japanese made games are on sale for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and 3DS at Amazon right now. The savings do range, but you could save up to 75% off if you own one of these gaming consoles and handhelds.


Capcom Announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy For Nintendo Switch

Added: 22.09.2018 8:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

No objections to this.
A few weeks ago, Capcom revealed it would be hosting an "" Ace Attorney panel on the 22nd September at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Following a bunch of rumours dating back to November last year, it's now finally been confirmed the first three Phoenix Wright games are on the way to the Nintendo Switch. For the first time ever, the original trilogy series will also be released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
The collection - bringing together , and - will launch in Japan in early 2019, with a collector's physical edition and e-Capcom limited edition available. According to Gematsu, the collection will include 10 save slots as well as Japanese and English language options.
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Super Mario Party For Nintendo Switch Won't Support Handheld Mode

Added: 22.09.2018 7:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Tabletop and docked mode only.
As the October release of on the Nintendo Switch draws closer, each day we seem to learn a bit more about it. If it wasn't already evident, it's now been the upcoming title won't support handheld mode. This is all tied to the fact multiple mini-games make use of the Joy-Con gyro feature. The only modes that will be supported in the multiplayer title are docked and tabletop (as promoted in the videos leading up to release). Below is a chart from Nintendo's Japanese website:
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Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Takes Indefinite Break Due To Health Problems

Added: 21.09.2018 0:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

Hopes to return in the future.
If you have ever played one of Square Enix's games before, you will have probably heard Nobuo Uematsu's work. The famous Japanese composer, aged 59, is occasionally referred to as the "Beethoven" of video game music and has been working at Square since 1985.
In the latest post on his , Nobuo revealed he would be taking an indefinite break from work, due to his current health. It sounds as if holding concerts worldwide and composing new works on a regular basis has finally caught up on him, with serious fatigue now setting in.
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RIP to the Fallen RPGs

Added: 20.09.2018 11:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Japanese RPGs have had it rough in the past ten years, give or take. Following a boom period in the 90s, with classic after classic touching down on the PlayStation from the likes of Square Enix, Capcom, and Konami, the HD generation led to the downfall of the console JRPG. Very few series saw new entries on the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360, with few sequels to the biggest names and several failed attempts to establish new IP.


Production of PS Vita Will End in Japan Next Year, Says Sony

Added: 20.09.2018 11:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

Sony Interactive Entertainment ends Japanese production of PS Vita with no successor planned.


Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit Has Disappointing Launch In Japan, Switch Still Best-Selling Console

Added: 20.09.2018 10:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Last week's Japanese charts.
Figures are in for the Japanese gaming charts, covering the 10th - 16th of September, and Nintendo's major new release of the week - the - managed to snag a debut spot at number five. Sales figures show that it failed to reach the lofty heights of the previous Labo designs, however.
Unsurprisingly, Spider-Man is top of the list again this time around, shifting another 80,000 copies to keep it well out of the reach of its competitors. Nintendo titles take up 13 of the top 20 chart positions, with the only new entries being the aforementioned Vehicle Kit and - which managed to sell just under 6,000 copies at retail.
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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Adds Street Smart And Prehistoric Isle

Added: 20.09.2018 7:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

More bang for your buck.
The for Nintendo Switch will include multiple titles from the Japanese veteran's library of work. As the November release here in the west draws closer, another two games have now been introduced in trailer form as a part of the collection.
The first is Street Smart, a 1989 beat 'em up about throwing down the best fighting moves and claiming all the glory. Players can move and fight in eight directions, with two unique fighting styles on offer. There is also the option to select from the "Karate-man" or a wrestler. Prehistoric Isle was released in the same year and is about two pilots who must explore an island where many planes have disappeared. It's essentially a horizontal shoot 'em up that promises to take players on an adventure through the land of the dinosaurs.
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Hori's D-Pad Joy-Con Will No Longer Gobble Up The Switch Battery Life

Added: 20.09.2018 3:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

Firmware update saves the day.
In the month of July, Japanese peripheral maker Hori issued a statement on its website warning customers about a battery-draining issue linked to ts . Hori even reached out to us at the time with a about the problem:
We are working to have this issue resolved by the time this product is released in the US. We don't have further details at this time, but we wanted to personally reach out to let you know that we are working on this and this will be resolved.
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GungHo Shares New Infomation About HD Version Of Grandia And Dreamcast Sequel

Added: 20.09.2018 1:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

A western exclusive, for now.
Around the time of this year's Tokyo Game Show, Game Informer was given the opportunity to visit GungHo's offices and find out a bit more about the upcoming remaster of the first two Grandia games - expected to arrive on multiple platforms, including the Switch, in the near future. The most surprising news, apparently, was the confirmation the game is exclusively in development for North America and Europe. This hasn't stopped Japanese fans from requesting the remaster.
Apart from this, GungHo said how it intended to add more features to both games as development moves along. Here are the latest updates and improvements:
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