That’s right! Gamers in Japan will soon be able to get their hands on a lovely looking Metallic Red New Nintendo 3DS XL. The console will make its debut at the same time as the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on August 27th. It should cost around 18800 Yen+ taxes.
Who likes chocolate? I’m sure the majority of you do. If you live in Japan you will soon find Mario and his companions hiding inside exquisite Furuta chocolate eggs. This special Super Mario figure set has been created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros franchise. As you would expect you have no idea which figure you are going to get, so in theory you are going to spending your time munching yummy chocolate in an effort to collect them all.
Masaki Norimoto, the founder of Tri-Ace, is the scenario writer for the mysterious new project developed in collaboration between Spike Chunsoft and Tri-Ace. The game is a new “side-view” role-playing game and you can check out the new countdown website for the project, here. You may remember Masaki Norimoto work as he was the scenario writer and game designer on Valkyrie Profile. The project will be officially unveiled in next week’s edition of Famitsu.
Fire Emblem fans in Japan will soon be able to get their hands on a Fire Emblem Fates manga. The exciting news was announced during one of the Fire Emblem 25th anniversary concerts that took place in Japan. Shin Kibayashi, who created the story for Fire Emblem Fates, will be in charge of writing the manga’s scenario. Kozaki Yusuke will be the person in charge of creating the beautiful illustrations. The Fire Emblem Fates manga will be part of Japan’s weekly Young Magazine and will be available this fall.
We heard a while back ago that Luigi’s Mansion is headed to arcades in Japan and now we have got some footage of the game in action. The game is played in a first person mode with players tasked with sucking up various menacing ghosts using a Poltergust 3000 replica. Luigi’s Mansion Arcade is currently only available in Japan. Sadly we haven’t heard any word regarding if it will come to the west or not, but it would certainly be more than welcome.
This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in from Media Create. There’s a few notable new entries this week including the attractive Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U. The cute video game made its debut at number three, but did little to boost Wii U hardware sales in the country. The Wii U shifted 11.028 units and the Nintendo 3DS models combined sold 26.971. Here’s the best-selling games and hardware this week.
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 220,998 (914,536)
Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages has been a big success in Japan. Toho, who is the movie distributor for the Pokemon franchise in the country, says that the Pokemon movie series has now reached a cumulative of over 70 million in admissions. This puts the Pokemon series at fifth in cinema attendance record. Toho is hopeful that they will be able to gross ¥3 Billion with the movie. They didn’t manage it last time around as Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction made ¥2.91 billion.