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Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalist" if I didn't ...

 
 
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Liven up your day with a new Metroid-inspired tune

[Disclaimer: Jayson Napolitano wrote for Japanator. No relationships, professional or personal, were factored into this post.] With the month that commemorates the Metroid franchise's 30th anniversary coming to a close, the video games reco...

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

When Nintendo first announced a crossover project between their Fire Emblem series and Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei series, no one expected the final project to a videogame where pop idols transform into heroes in order to fight monsters comin...

 
 
 
 
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Behold the glory of the Star Fox Zero anime

Star Fox is back, folks! And it seems back in a way that explicitly recalls the glory days of SNES-based 3D games and peppy animal-people bloodlessly fighting other animal-people. If nothing else, that Saturday morning cartoon vibe is what...

 
 
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Review: Project X Zone 2

As an idea Project X Zone 2 is wonderful. It takes players through different worlds celebrating the creativity and unique aspects of each game. Having our favourite characters mingling together as they form a vanguard against an ultimate ev...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Project X Zone 2

Dream match up games between companies is few and far between. Licencing issues, accurate portrayals, and regional differences in licencing can cause a cross-over game to be left on the cutting room floor of any game development company or ...

 
 
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GDC pays touching tribute to the late Satoru Iwata

One of the sadder events in recent memory for gamers was the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Aged 55, he played a key role at Nintendo for many years, contributing to the development of games like Balloon Fight, Earthbou...

 
 
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What if The Legend of Zelda took place in the Wild West?

When the folks at Beatdown Boogie aren't shooting at a con, they go behind the set to create their own special projects. In their latest video, the group gives us a taste of how The Legend fo Zelda would turn as a spaghetti western. From t...

 
 
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Behold the glory of Splatoon's Squid Girl gear

It's happening! Everyone's favorite cephalopod-children combat painting simulator, Splatoon, is getting the long-awaited crossover with everyone's favorite cephalopod-conquest documentary, Squid Girl. Scans from the latest issue of Famitsu&...

 
 
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away

[Update: Developer legend and Nintendo General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto issued a statement in reaction to Iwata's death, saying that he was "surprised at this sudden news and overcome with sadness."] In a brief statement issued through its ...

 
 
 
 
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XenobladeX checks all the right boxes

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 is one trailer t...

 
 
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Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem trailer explodes my mind

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 trailer was fin...

 
 
 
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Even AKB48 want to kick Nintendo's butt

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 Wii U game is t...

 
 
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E3 2014: Palutena's anime reveal is glorious

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 of a sudden, Pi...

 
 
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E3 2014: Behold the glory of Persona Q

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 Odyssey.  ...

 
 
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Hyrule Warriors releases in Japan this summer

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. Unfortunately, the...

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

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 replays to YouTube, o...

 
 
 
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Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

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 loved entry in a mo...

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

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 and Wii U exclu...

 
 
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Adidas hearts Pokémon with their latest promotion

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 goes for a compan...

 
 
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Pokémon and Zelda special edition Monopoly sets are coming

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 we know about i...

 
 
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Pokemon XY second movie trailer looks impressive

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 colourful attack...

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

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, DAMMIT. Ahem, sorry....

 
 
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Pokémon Battle Trozei lands on the 3DS in March

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 one at that. Sti...

 
 
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Huzzah! New gameplay footage for Monolith Soft's X

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 liked the Japan-onl...

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

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 game designers, i...

 
 
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Subtle nerdy jewelry: Legend of Zelda key necklaces

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 abilities necessary. ...

 
 
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Bayonetta 2 still exists, gets new trailer

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 were also a co...

 
 
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Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn

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 stuff into my room...

 
 
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Pokemon Bank finally up for North America

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 until those issue...

 
 
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Pokémon Bank has appeared in Europe

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 announcement. Inste...

 
 
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Smash Bros. meets second Attack on Titan opening

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 loads of Smash ...

 
 
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Nintendo bringing over Tomodachi Collection?

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 announcement i...

 
 




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