Tag: Japan

Perviest game in history, Gal*Gun, to blast PS3 owners with pheromone this winter

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The all-important 360 exclusive title Gal*Gun is hopping aboard the PS3 express this winter season. The game will remain quarantined in Japan, and the port will include Move support. We've already heard that the 36...

This might be the end of the 360 in Japan

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Next-Gen.biz speculated recently that the X-Box 360 is being phased out in Japan. It seems Microsoft has given up acquiring the RPG exclusives that were keeping the system on life support over there, sales have slo...

Level-5 wants you to tell them what to localize, maybe

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These are strange, scary, and terrible times in the video game industry. You cannot be sure what games Japanese developers will bother bringing over to the West any more. That's why Level-5 fans are anxious about a...

Hideo Kojima explains the problems of Japanese game development today

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In a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima ruminated on the problems of modern game design, specifically the kinds Japanese developers face. Kojima questions the need for Jap...

Play For Japan to release fundraising album

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Play For Japan's noble effort to raise disaster relief funds for Japan rages on. The next project from the movement is "Play For Japan: The Album." This collection will feature work from famed video game composers ...

Senran Kagura more than just action

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...huh? Oh yeah, another excuse to talk about Senran Kagura. The upcoming 3DS action game from MMV has adventure and text novel parts, the game's official blog reveals. An upcoming issue of Japanese magazine Gemag...

New Senran Kagura screens help whittle away the lonely hours

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Oh good, another excuse to talk about this game. andriasang has posted up a large collection of screenshots from the upcoming 3DS title, Senran Kagura. To find out what enterprising Japanese developers are doing wi...

Resident Evil outbreak at Tokyo air-shooting bar

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Okay, this is amazing. Capcom is joining forces with an air-shooting bar in Tokyo (named EA, but pronounced "air"). The result will be a Resident Evil themed bar and shooting gallery to celebrate the series' fiftee...

Love Plus and Halls team up to battle coughs

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DS dating simulation sensation Love Plus now has its own throat lozenge. For the soar-throated otaku on the go, Halls and Konami have teamed up to provide a special edition of Halls Pink Grape Fruit cough suppressa...

Japan gets chance encounters with celebrity Miis through 3DS StreetPass

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StreetPass seems to be the fun feature that keeps on giving. During Japan's upcoming Golden Week, unmarked Nintendo employees will head out into the greater world, equipped with 3DSes loaded with celebrity Miis. Th...

2010′s 1000 best selling games in Japan: Monster Hunter and Pokémon all the way down

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Sales tracker Media Create has released their list of the 1000 best selling games in Japan for 2010. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 for the PSP took first with nearly 4 million sold. That was followed by Pokémon Black and...

Nintendo investor briefing summary, sort of

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Nintendo finally held their April 26 investors briefing at which the world had initially expected the announcement of the Wii's successor. As it turned out, the company announced the new system the day previous, and...

No More Heroes gets another PS3 release in Japan

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The tale of No More Heroes on PS3 is a confusing one. Japan saw an enhanced version of the Wii original back in 2010 called Heroes' Paradise (it also came to 360 under the same name). That version is planned for a l...

3DS suffers 2-dimensional sales in Japan

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Japanese sales of the 3DS cannot be where Nintendo had hoped they would be. There were a couple weeks right after launch that were understandably low following Japan's natural disasters, but sales for the industry o...