Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest reviews are now in from Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu and this week’s edition contains a couple of high profile games which include Square Enix’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which is available now on the Nintendo Switch albeit it is the cloud version plus Back 4 Blood, the new zombie shooter from… Continue reading Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

Fatal Frame director thinking about remastering other games in series

Makoto Shibata, the director behind the long-running Fatal Frame games, has taken part in a recent interview with German site JPgames. The first game in the Fatal Frame series made its debut on the PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox back in 2001. Koei Tecmo recently released an enhanced version of the Wii U Fatal… Continue reading Fatal Frame director thinking about remastering other games in series

Japan: Nintendo Switch family sells 72,944 units, Metroid Dread at No.2

The latest Japanese boxed software and hardware charts have arrived, thanks to the team at Famitsu. The best-selling video game this week is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which opened at a decent 94,849 copies sold on PlayStation 4 and 20,187 copies sold on PlayStation 5 and was followed by Metroid Dread which shifted an… Continue reading Japan: Nintendo Switch family sells 72,944 units, Metroid Dread at No.2

Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest edition of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu is now available and this week’s issue contains a number of high profile reviews including Far Cry 6 and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. The highest scoring game this week is EA’s latest FIFA game, FIFA 22, which achieved a review score of 36/40. Here’s all four… Continue reading Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

Japan: Famitsu says Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) sold 138,409 units in launch weekend 

Japanese sales tracker Famitsu has announced that the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), which became available to Japanese consumers on Friday 8th October, shifted a respectable 138,409 units, showing that Nintendo continues to rule the console space in the land of the rising sun. Famitsu previously announced that Nintendo Switch launch sales were 330,637 units in… Continue reading Japan: Famitsu says Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) sold 138,409 units in launch weekend 

Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

The latest edition of Japanese video gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu has arrived safe and sound with subscribers and this week’s issue contains two reviews. They include the long-awaited video game based on the popular anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Blue Reflection: Second Light. Check out their respective scores below. Review scores from Weekly… Continue reading Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

Japan: Nintendo Switch Online subscribers next free trial is The World Ends with You Final Remix

Nintendo has announced that the next Game Trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan and Hong Kong will be the well-received The World Ends with You: Final Remix. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will also be able to purchase the game at an exclusive discount if they wish to purchase it once the Game Trial… Continue reading Japan: Nintendo Switch Online subscribers next free trial is The World Ends with You Final Remix

Capcom celebrates Ace Attorney 20th anniversary with a special website

It is a special day for Capcom today as the long-running Ace Attorney franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion the company has produced a beautiful Ace Attorney 20th anniversary website which includes all sort of things relating the franchise including topics, history and the various games that have been produced over… Continue reading Capcom celebrates Ace Attorney 20th anniversary with a special website

Japan: Famitsu readers most wanted games

Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu has quizzed its readers once again about the video games they are looking forward to and this week the No.1 most wanted game by readers of Weekly Famitsu is the next mainline Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy XVI for Sony’s PlayStation 5 system. The game is followed by the Nintendo Switch… Continue reading Japan: Famitsu readers most wanted games

Japan: Nintendo Switch family shifts 40,463 units this week

The latest Japanese physical video game software and hardware charts for the week of 27th September, 2021 to 3rd October, 2021 are now in and this week sees a bit of a change as there are four PlayStation 4 titles in the top five. The best-selling game this week is The Legend of Heroes: Kuro… Continue reading Japan: Nintendo Switch family shifts 40,463 units this week

Masahiro Sakurai’s Famitsu columns will come to an end after eighteen years

Smash Bros creator and all round nice guy Masahiro Sakurai has announced that his Weekly Famitsu columns will come to a close next month. Mr. Sakurai has been writing in-depth columns in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu since 2003, which was eighteen years ago. While he is retiring from Famitsu it isn’t clear whether he is… Continue reading Masahiro Sakurai’s Famitsu columns will come to an end after eighteen years

The Pokemon Company and Universal Studios Japan have announced a new partnership

The Pokémon Company and Universal Studios Japan announced a new collaborative partnership between the two entertainment leaders. Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company will enter a long-term partnership to jointly explore groundbreaking entertainment that will immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022. Pokémon is beloved by… Continue reading The Pokemon Company and Universal Studios Japan have announced a new partnership

Monster Hunter Rise and Ghost of Tsushima win at the Japan Game Awards 2021

The big winners of the Japan Game Awards 2021, which took place today during the annual Tokyo Game Show, were Ghost of Tsushima and Monster Hunter Rise. Both Sucker Punch Productions and Capcom walked away with the Grand Award during the ceremony. Nintendo also walked away with the Global Award Japanese Product for the popular Animal… Continue reading Monster Hunter Rise and Ghost of Tsushima win at the Japan Game Awards 2021

Japan: Nintendo Switch family sells 46,297 units this week

The latest Japanese video game software and hardware charts have arrived from sales tracker Famitsu for the week of 20th September to 26th September. There were two high profile releases this week with Nintendo Switch owners finally having the chance to experience Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set which entered the… Continue reading Japan: Nintendo Switch family sells 46,297 units this week

Video: Famitsu plays Chocobo GP for Switch

A new Final Fantasy-themed racer was announced and revealed during last week’s Nintendo Direct presentation and its exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Japanese magazine Famitsu managed to get some hands-on time with the game which looks fine, but it could do with a little bit of a speed boost. Chocobo GP isn’t due to be… Continue reading Video: Famitsu plays Chocobo GP for Switch

Japan: Super Nintendo World expanding in 2024 with a Donkey Kong themed area

Nintendo has confirmed this morning that they will be expanding Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan with a brand new Donkey Kong-themed area. A Donkey Kong-themed park has been rumoured for quite some time, so it is great it has been made official by the Kyoto-based company. The new Donkey Kong-themed area features a… Continue reading Japan: Super Nintendo World expanding in 2024 with a Donkey Kong themed area

Nintendo reiterates that the SEGA Mega Drive six-button controller is only for Japan

Nintendo has reiterated that the superior six-button SEGA Mega Drive controller for use with the upcoming SEGA Mega Drive games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be limited to Japan. Those of us living here in the west will have to make do with the standard three-button controller. A spokesperson for Nintendo of America told… Continue reading Nintendo reiterates that the SEGA Mega Drive six-button controller is only for Japan

Japan: Zelda Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 getting re-releases with DLC

Nintendo has announced on Twitter that they will be re-releasing the iconic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch with their respective downloadable content included in the package. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild received two paid expansions which flesh out the original game. Splatoon… Continue reading Japan: Zelda Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 getting re-releases with DLC