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Xenoblade

XenobladeX checks all the right boxes


Can not wait
Apr 23
I haven't touched my Wii U in quite some time. While I don't game nearly as much as I should, it's the system that's seen the least amount of miles in my collection. Luckily, XenobladeX will likely change all of that. This i... read
Megaten X FireEm

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer explodes my mind


Please!
Apr 03
I watch a lot of anime and video game trailers, as you can probably guess. However, I can only count on one hand the times a video has totally blown my mind and left me confused! During the Nintendo Direct show yesterday, a ... read
New 3DS

This New 3DS commercial shows off Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Kawaii Touch


Nintendo's characters receive an amazing makeover
Sep 29
I may not be a huge Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fan, but it's hard to say "no" to her style that brings us an abstract take on cute things. Speaking of which, Nintendo made an interesting move when they chose to feature Pamyu in the N... read
Smash Bros 3DS

Even AKB48 want to kick Nintendo's butt


48 New Challengers Appear!
Sep 08
Nintendo's been ramping up the hype train for its next Super Smash Brothers game, and in Japan, that means getting AKB48 involved, naturally.  It's a good thing that one of the key features of the upcoming 3DS and ... read
Super Smash Bros.

E3 2014: Palutena's anime reveal is glorious


We need a full season of this!
Jun 11
One thing I got to give the people at Nintendo, is that they know how to make a reveal for their Super Smash Brothers games. In the trailer above, we get a beautiful anime sequence of Pit and Link fighting it out. When, all ... read
Persona Q

E3 2014: Behold the glory of Persona Q


The 'Q' stands for 'labyrinth'
Jun 09
As if I needed any more reasons to get a 3DS, Nintendo has gone and released a new trailer for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, the Persona 3 and 4-themed dungeon crawler from the studio that brought you Etrian ... read
Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors releases in Japan this summer


Thousands of mobilns will weep and bleed
May 08
Back when we first found out about Hyrule Warriors, there was much excitement in the collective pantaloons of Japanator. I mean, combining The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors seems like a match made in gaming heaven. Unf... read
Mario Kart

You can finally defeat the Spiny Blue Shell in Mario Kart 8


Not lying.
May 03
Nintendo recently had a Mario Kart 8-centered Direct, and they ran through a bunch of the new features in game. They revealed some new playable characters (Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach), the new ability to upload replay... read
Fatal Frame

Fatal Frame Wii U in the works: Plus a film, novel and comic too


The question is, will ANY of this stuff find its way over here?!
Apr 22
Fatal Frame and the Wii U were destined for each other. The Wii U tablet was practically made to become my Camera Obscura, fighting for my life and sanity with my dwindling Type-Zero film. With no title or date released yet, ... read
Toys

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link


He can be yours, come August
Apr 17
Over at Tomopop, we're used to seeing all manner of toy from a variety of shows. It's rare to have a figure pique all of our interests, and one such figure is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link. Coming from a love... read
Nintendo

Tomodachi Life announced for June 6th in crazy Nintendo Direct


This is like a weird fever dream featuring Nintendo executives.
Apr 10
A while back we got word that Nintendo was going to be bringing over the incredibly popular Tomodachi Collection. Today, Nintendo released a surprise Nintendo Direct that detailed the game mechanics and the release date... read
Sonic: Lost World

The Legend of Zelda drops into Sonic: Lost World via free DLC


Ruppee joke
Mar 27
Nintendo certainly seems to at least be trying to step up their Wii U offering, and while Zelda DLC for a Sonic the Hedgehog game is hardly a system seller, it's the right kind of attitude to have. The game is already a 3DS ... read
Japan

Adidas hearts Pokmon with their latest promotion


Hint: Snorlax is a great goalkeeper
Mar 17
As we get closer to the 2014 World Cup, expect to see a ton of sponsorship announcements in your local news. Let's face it: one of the world's largest sporting events is a great time to promote your product. That of course go... read
Special edition Monopoly

Pokmon and Zelda special edition Monopoly sets are coming


And they'll take your money before throwing you in jail
Mar 10
I think Monopoly is a great game to play if you want to lose the will to live, your friends or both, but even I think I'll have trouble keeping my hands off the upcoming Pokémon special edition set. Unfortunately, all ... read
Pokemon XY Movie Trailer

Pokemon XY second movie trailer looks impressive


Even if it's really short
Mar 06
Animated pokémon battles are always great fun to watch, but the movies always like to go the extra mile. As it's Pokémon X&Ys first movie, we've got the powerhouses Yveltal and Xerneas firing all sorts of c... read
Nintendo

Recreate Mario Kart moments with this life-size ride-on


Watch out for banana peels
Feb 21
For years, I've been playing the various Mario Kart games and wishing I could smack my buddy with a Koopa shell. It comes with the competitive spirit, inflamed by getting hit with the blue shell for NINETY SEVENTH TIME, DAMMI... read
Pokemon Battle Trozei

Pokmon Battle Trozei lands on the 3DS in March


That's Pokemon Link: Battle for us Europeans
Feb 15
Thursday's Nintendo Direct brought a few new announcements with it, one of which will please us Pokémon fans. Remember Pokémon Trozei? It was a match-three game for the Nintendo DS, and not a particularly bad o... read
Video Games

Huzzah! New gameplay footage for Monolith Soft's X


It's very chatty
Feb 15
I love Monolith Soft. I've been following the company ever since it was founded by Tetsuya Takahashi and Hirohide Sugiura after they left Square Co. in the late 90s. I dug the Xenosaga titles, adored Xenoblade, and even like... read
Ace Attorney

Shu Takumi's next project is... Ace Attorney!


The king has returned.
Feb 14
A bunch of interesting news came out yesterday from the Nintendo Direct, but what I found most exciting was an announcement from Nintendo of Japan, stating what Shu Takumi's next game would be. Takumi is one of my favorite ga... read
Nerd jewelry

Subtle nerdy jewelry: Legend of Zelda key necklaces


Don't go dungeon crawling without a key
Feb 14
It isn't uncommon to see folks wearing keys as jewelry, and for those nerds who like their geekdom to show, but subtly, a Small Key (or alternatively, Boss Key), might be just what you need. No heroic quests or magical abilit... read
Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 still exists, gets new trailer


Why is this game not in my Wii U now?
Feb 14
Yesterday's Nintendo Direct gave us a lot to be excited about. For me, the biggest news was the new Bayonetta 2 trailer. We saw more of short-haired Bayonetta, the Joe Pesci knock-off and a kid with white cornrows. Oh, there... read
Short-lived romance
I've got some major love for One Piece. On top of keeping up with it on a weekly basis for about eight years, I've spent a good amount of money on merch. Figures, manga, art: I've sunk a lot of hours into getting all that stu... read feature

Pokmon

Pokemon Bank finally up for North America


Rejoice!
Feb 06
After five weeks of delays, the Pokemon Bank is finally live for those in North America. Readers may remember how the Pokemon Bank crashed Nintendo servers when it went live in Japan, necessitating a delay in other regions un... read
Pokemon Bank

Pokmon Bank has appeared in Europe


And about time, too.
Feb 04
You know, after months of watching fans of Pokémon X&Y eagerly awaiting the release of Pokémon Bank, it seems extremely odd that it would end up on the European eShop without any kind of grand anno... read
Attack on Titan

Smash Bros. meets second Attack on Titan opening


Colossal Titan vs Bowser?
Feb 03
Attack on Titan continues to stick in people's minds, even months after the anime's conclusion. Just take a look at this video, hand-animated by AmazingArtistYellow. Taking over six months of work, AmazingArtistYellow takes ... read
Nintendo

Nintendo bringing over Tomodachi Collection?


Iwata drops a bomb in a recent WSJ interview.
Feb 01
Here's some good news from Nintendo this week: company president Satoru Iwata recently was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on their plans to revitalize the company's lagging Wii U sales. However, Iwata dropped a little... read
Otaku goods

Snore the afternoon away on a Snorlax cushion


It actually looks pretty comfortable, too
Jan 28
Nothing is more annoying than finding your path blocked by a sleeping Snorlax, but thanks to the folks at Banpresto, you won't need a Poké Flute to snag one of these comfy cushions. Instead, all you have to do is pre-o... read
music video

Taylor Davis rocks Gerudo Valley on the violin


It's Friday - dance a little!
Jan 24
This week, Taylor Davis released a music video for her fabulous cover of Gerudo Valley from Ocarina of Time. This isn't the first time she's gracing the Japanator front page, as I wrote about her recently when she released t... read
Magi

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic release date


Namco Bandai gives us a set date on their new game
Jan 14
The second game from the loved Magi series, was originally planned for spring of 2014. Well, it now has an official date! The game hits Japan on February 13th, also known as my birthday! That's only one month from today, so p... read

These fan translations became official


Always hope for Mother 3
Jan 13
If you guys haven't given it a shot, the fan translation of Mother 3 is pretty damn good. So good that when the folks behind all the work offered it to Nintendo, I fervently hoped that Nintendo would take them up on the offer... read
Vidya

Bravely Default censorship is worse than expected


Prepare to be baffled
Jan 03
First Tharja, and now this -- it's as if Nintendo can't help themselves. We've known for awhile now that there were some minor alterations being made to character designs for the western release of Square-Enix's Bravely ... read
Zelda is back for Smash

Princess Zelda returns in Smash Bros. as a stand user?


Introducing Empress Pink?
Dec 26
The official Smash Bros. website has been slowly drip-feeding new information into the public in tandem with Masahiro Sakurai's Miiverse account for quite some time now, but to coincide with the Japanese launch of A Link... read






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