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Nintendo Collectors Journal 10/2/2014

The King Nintendo Fanboy is back to show you more Nintendo goods including some Super Smash Bros. swag....

by Justin Berube - October 2, 2014

Nintendo Collectors Journal 5/15/2014

Get a closer look at the Limited Edition Yoshi 3DS XL, a giant Link figure from Skyward Sword, and more....

by Justin Berube - May 15, 2014

Top 10 3DS Playtimes

Individual and collective top 10's all around!...

by Josh Max - April 14, 2014

Top 10 3DS Games: Three Years and Running

The 3DS is just about three years old. We celebrate by updating our Top 10 list....

by Neal Ronaghan - March 25, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/05/2014)

Bird Mania Christmas 3D arrives just in time for the holidays in Japan...oh, wait......

by Danny Bivens - March 5, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/26/2014)

Dig up fossils and then fight on your 3DS...or something......

by Danny Bivens - February 26, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/19/2014)

Final Fantasy makes everything better....

by Danny Bivens - February 19, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/12/2014)

It's a Final Fantasy (again) and Zelda week in Japan. ...

by Danny Bivens - February 12, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/05/2014)

Square Enix is the master of releasing RPGs on the eShop...in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - February 5, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/29/2014)

Say hello to more non-Nintendo platform Virtual Console games on Wii U....

by Danny Bivens - January 29, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/22/2014)

Pokémon Bank lives another day on the eShop. ...

by Danny Bivens - January 22, 2014

NWR's Favorite 2013 Games From Japan: Danny's Respectable Half Of This List

Danny delivers verdicts on grappling hooks, monsters and beautiful settings....

by Danny Bivens - January 15, 2014

NWR's Favorite 2013 Games From Japan

Daan and Danny talk about some of the best games that you should pray will come out in your region....

by Danny Bivens and Daan Koopman - January 15, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/15/2014)

The doctor is in the house, and he recommends a dose of Game Gear and Famicom....

by Danny Bivens - January 15, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/08/2014)

Final Fantasy, Kirby, and more kick of 2014 on the eShop in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - January 9, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/25/2013)

The eShop brings the Christmas cheer with Pokémon Bank, PC Engine, and MSX games....

by Danny Bivens - December 25, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/18/2013)

Square Enix offers some cool VC titles and Sega gives gamers the next entry in their 3D classic series this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 18, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/11/2013)

A wild Game Boy game, Monster Hunter Frontier G and even Final Fantasy II (Famicom) all make appearances on the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 12, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/04/2013)

Another busy week with Gaist Crusher, Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Dragon Quest X: Version 2, Mega Man Xtreme, and more!...

by Danny Bivens - December 4, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/27/2013)

How about a side of space simulation with your Hatsune Miku?...

by Danny Bivens - November 27, 2013

A Hyrule Handheld Heirloom

Two new Zelda bonuses for two new Zelda worlds....

by Andrew Brown - November 25, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/20/2013)

Mario, Ogre Battle, and even a new Picross e title appear this week on the eShop!...

by Danny Bivens - November 20, 2013

Link Between Worlds' Superb and Totally Optional Super Guide

Don't forget your Hint Glasses when you go on your next big adventure....

by Neal Ronaghan - November 15, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/13/2013)

How about some old school RPGs and Mighty Switch Force with your Band Brothers?...

by Danny Bivens - November 13, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/06/2013)

Tons of free goodies, including entry into the Monster Hunter Frontier G beta test, hit the eShop this week!...

by Danny Bivens - November 6, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/30/2013)

Wii Sports Club cometh....

by Danny Bivens - October 30, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/23/2013)

This week is all about Sega, Nintendo and Capcom....

by Danny Bivens - October 25, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/16/2013)

Rayman Legends makes it to the Wii U in Japan this week thanks to Nintendo....

by Danny Bivens - October 17, 2013

Nintendo Collectors Journal 10/10/2013

Loads of Pokémon goods can be seen in this week's journal....

by Justin Berube - October 10, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/09/2013)

Gotta catch 'em all one more time....

by Danny Bivens - October 9, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/02/2013)

Hello free Jam with the Band P music making application....

by Danny Bivens - October 3, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/25/2013)

Mama, Mickey, Mega Man, Link and more collide on the eShop this week. ...

by Danny Bivens - September 25, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/18/2013)

'Twas the day before the Tokyo Game Show......

by Danny Bivens - September 19, 2013

Tokyo Game Show 2013 Nintendo Platform Title List

There is still going to be plenty of Nintendo love at the show this week! ...

by Danny Bivens - September 18, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/11/2013)

Fighting robots from the Famicom and Monster Hunter burst their way onto the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - September 12, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/04/2013)

Get ready for more digital manga than Iwata can shake a banana at. ...

by Danny Bivens - September 5, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/28/2013)

Japanese gamers can finally enter Double Fine's Cave....

by Danny Bivens - August 28, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/21/2013)

Are you ready for a Super Famicom text based adventure game from 1999?...

by Danny Bivens - August 21, 2013

BLOG: The Pokémon Game Show - What You Need to Know

Pokémon fans don't need TGS when they have their own special event!...

by Danny Bivens - August 16, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/14/2013)

Even on summer break, Nintendo delivers a few new titles this week....

by Danny Bivens - August 14, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/07/2013)

Sales, Sega offerings, Hulu for 3DS and Denpa Men 3 are just a select few bits of content available on the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - August 7, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/31/2013)

Game Freak lets us all know what you get when you cross Solitaire and horse racing....

by Danny Bivens - August 3, 2013

History of AlphaDream: Ketchup and Plumbers

Mini-games abound at this second party developer....

by Justin Baker - July 25, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/24/2013)

This week is all about communication tools...with a few games mixed in....

by Danny Bivens - July 24, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/17/2013)

The Year of Luigi continues along with a side of nuts and milk....

by Danny Bivens - July 17, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/10/2013)

Bit.Trip Saga finally makes it to 3DS in Japan and Pikmin 3 looks to help save the Wii U....

by Danny Bivens - July 12, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/03/2013)

Chibi Robo in da house, yo!...

by Danny Bivens - July 4, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/26/2013)

Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana and Mario Tennis (GBC) all arrive on the same day!...

by Danny Bivens - June 27, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/19/2013)

A Famicom Konami fighter, sumo, Super Mario Kart and revitalized Japanese classics permeate the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - June 20, 2013

BLOG: The Quest for the Perfect 3DS XL Case

How I found the Holy Grail of 3DS XL cases....

by James Dawson - June 16, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/12/2013)

Tons of E3 goodness, a new Picross and a surprisingly good shooter (3DS) hit the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - June 12, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/05/2013)

This teddy bear is alive and wants to be your friend......

by Danny Bivens - June 5, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/29/2013)

Level-5 sale, ahoy! Oh, and a wild 3D Altered Beast appears!...

by Danny Bivens - May 30, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/22/2013)

Gunman Clive finally makes it to Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - May 22, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/15/2013)

Super Metroid, 3D Sonic, Baseball and more VC sales are definitely a thing on the eShop this week!...

by Danny Bivens - May 16, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/08/2013)

Virtual Console ahoy!...

by Danny Bivens - May 8, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/01/2013)

Two straight weeks with Wii U downloadable, non-retail releases? A first for Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - May 1, 2013

Top 10 3DS Games: Two Years and Counting

From March 27, 2011 to March 27, 2013, great 3DS games came out. We whittled the list down to 10....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 29, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/24/2013)

Pokémon, a Gunpei Yokoi/Sakamoto detective game, Art of Balance Touch and more!...

by Danny Bivens - April 26, 2013

BLOG: My Thoughts on the Latest 3DS Nintendo Direct

I'm still in shock....

by Justin Berube - April 21, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/17/2013)

Pimp dat Pokémon....

by Danny Bivens - April 17, 2013

NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Four

Two years and man, are we playing a bunch of 3DS....

by Neal Ronaghan - April 16, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/10/2013)

My dad is a professional dry cleaner....

by Danny Bivens - April 10, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/03/2013)

Kunio-kun, Fire Emblem, Tails and My Deco-Rainbow Wedding bring the heat this week on the eShop. ...

by Danny Bivens - April 3, 2013

BLOG: Embracing the Digital Future on the 3DS

How many full games have you downloaded digitally on 3DS and Wii U?...

by Neal Ronaghan - April 1, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/19/2013)

Who can say no to 30-yen Mother 2 and insect tanks?...

by Danny Bivens - March 19, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/13/2013)

Level-5 puts on the first Guild02 title while dinosaur pets, Game & Wario, and more permeate the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - March 13, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/06/2013)

Revelations goes digital, Goemon and Kunio-kun return, a wild "Happy Ocean" appears, and Wii Karaoke U is back in full force this week in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - March 6, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/27/2013)

The first Wii U downloadable title and Zelda highlight the eShop releases in Japan this week....

by Danny Bivens - February 27, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/20/2013)

Welcome to the Wii U GamePad, Fire Emblem!...

by Danny Bivens - February 20, 2013

BLOG: Valentine's Day in My Village

Animal Crossing has players experience their own stories, such as this one....

by Minoru Yamaizumi - February 16, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/13/2013)

If you like "kuso ge-," the game that coined the term, Ikki, along with Ghosts'n Goblins and more are available now in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - February 13, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/06/2013)

Double Dragon, Miracle Mask Plus, some Game Gear love, and a slew of videos hit the eShop in Japan this week. ...

by Danny Bivens - February 6, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/30/2013)

Tons of retail games, a skateboarding cat simulator, a cheating boyfriend crime scene game, and more craziness hit the eShop in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - January 30, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/23/2013)

Nintendo Direct is in the house, but there are also a few other cool releases this week!...

by Danny Bivens - January 26, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/16/2013)

A skimpy week, but a wild VC game and Wii U demo appear!...

by Danny Bivens - January 15, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/09/2013)

HAL Pinball (non-Kirby related), Metal Max, and even top eShop lists from Nintendo hit the service today!...

by Danny Bivens - January 10, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/02/2013)

Akemashite Omedetō! Super Mario Bros 3 for the Famicom helps bring in the new year in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - January 2, 2013

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/26/2012)

Free tanks, Space Harrier 3D, Milon's Secret Castle, Famicom Wars and more 3DS retail games hit the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 28, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/19/2012)

Care to take a dip with birds in 3D?...

by Danny Bivens - December 19, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/12/2012)

Mega Man games are 20 percent off, e-books are a thing on the 3DS, and Dragon Quest X gets a card battler this week!...

by Danny Bivens - December 13, 2012

Top 10 3DS eShop Games (As of Now)

May your Top 10 lists be Muddy, Mighty, or Pushy....

by Neal Ronaghan - December 10, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/06/2012)

The much anticipated (right?) music service, Reco Choku, older retail titles, and more hit the 3DS eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 6, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/29/2012)

A handful of retail games turn downloadable, some classic Famicom titles appear, and there's even some more Mario DLC love this week....

by Danny Bivens - November 29, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/21/2012)

More Guild 01 love, Pac-Man, and an eShop game (singular) is on sale!...

by Danny Bivens - November 21, 2012

CONTEST: CONTEST: Win a Copy of Spirit Hunters Inc

Update: Winners announced!...

by Andrew Brown and Neal Ronaghan - November 16, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/14/2012)

Mega Man, Suda 51, Sonic Drift with local multiplayer, a Naruto demo, and more on the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - November 14, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/07/2012)

A Miyamoto handheld title, Puyo Puyo, and some Pokémon love are all included in this week's eShop update in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - November 7, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/31/2012)

Crashmo is in da house, yo!...

by Danny Bivens - October 31, 2012

CONTEST: Mutant Mudds 3DS eShop Contest (Europe)

We've got three copies of Mutant Mudds to give away! Enter now!...

by Tom Malina - October 29, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/24/2012)

AKB48+Me, Picross, Animal Crossing and a skyscraper building puzzle game all make appearances this week....

by Danny Bivens - October 25, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/17/2012)

There's lots to love for fans of old school Famicom games. Oh yeah, and an EX Troopers demo. ...

by Danny Bivens - October 19, 2012

NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Three

What has your NWR Staff been playing on their 3DSes?...

by Neal Ronaghan - October 17, 2012

BLOG: S, M, L, and XL-Size Problems

Why my copy of FIFA 13 for the 3DS had no text, and what caused it. ...

by Ariel Ruff - October 14, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/10/2012)

AKB48 owns your soul... but Konami and Arc System Works try to give you other options....

by Danny Bivens - October 10, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/03/2012)

A few Chotto Nintendo Direct vids along with Mario Golf (GBC), Dig Dug and a falconry simulator make for a great week in downloads....

by Danny Bivens - October 3, 2012

BLOG: The Last Waltz: My DSi and I

With the upcoming release of Black and White 2, Alex comes to terms with the retirement of an old friend....

by Alex Culafi - September 27, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/26/2012)

TGS 2012 hits the 3DS in a big way this week...as does Denpa Ningen 2, Mega Man 3, and more!...

by Danny Bivens - September 27, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/19/2012)

I'll wreck your Denpa tomato princess mini golf party!...

by Danny Bivens - September 20, 2012

Tokyo Game Show 2012 Nintendo Platform Title List

Curious about what Nintendo titles will be at the show? We have you covered!...

by Danny Bivens - September 19, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/12/2012)

Nintendo's brave isn't very default in Japan this week....

by Danny Bivens - September 12, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/05/2012)

The spirtual predecessor to Link's Awakening, Game Freak's rhythm game and more hit the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - September 5, 2012

BLOG: Seeking 3DS XL Protection for Long Walks on the Beach...

With the recent release of the 3DS XL, I go on a journey to find the perfect protection for my system....

by Ariel Ruff - September 4, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/29/2012)

Nintendo Direct is back, complete with giving the eShop more videos and demos. ...

by Danny Bivens - August 30, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/22/2012)

After a week off, the eShop is back in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - August 25, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/08/2012)

If you wear a primary colored suit to work, prepare to be thrown....

by Danny Bivens - August 9, 2012

BLOG: 3DS XL: The Comically Large Handheld

The one where Neal lays his eyes on a larger-than-life 3DS and is immediately smitten....

by Neal Ronaghan - August 8, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/01/2012)

Dragon Quest, Bravely Default, Fire Emblem and even Kunio-kun make an appearance this week in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - August 1, 2012

BLOG: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Reversible Cover

Purchasing the packaged version has a few pluses over the digital version in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - July 28, 2012

GUIDE: 3DS XL FAQ

So what is up with this new 3DS and what is there to know about it?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 22, 2012

BLOG: Nintendo Direct 6/22/2012 Live Blog and Stream

Watch this spot for the latest Nintendo news from Japan starting at 11 p.m. ET and then following with North America and Europe an hour later....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 21, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 392: Xenodachi Life

Hear about the games we're playing this summer, then hear our thoughts on summer gaming in general. Plus: is it time for a 3DS upgrade?...

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - July 27, 2014

THE FAMICAST: Episode 33 - THREE YEARS IN JAPAN

Here's to three years of Fami-filled fun, this time the busty anime babes are included!...

by Danny Bivens, Ty Shughart, and Matt Walker - February 27, 2014

THE FAMICAST: Episode 32: KIRBY GAIDEN

Kirby, ninjas and kappas invade the Famicast!...

by Danny Bivens and Ty Shughart - January 31, 2014

THE FAMICAST: Episode 31: ATTACK BIKE

Send out the holidays the right way with titans, bikes and KFC!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - December 28, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 30: CHIBICAST

A small dose of Japan comes your way just in time for the (American) Thanksgiving weekend....

by Danny Bivens and Ty Shughart - November 29, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 29: A LINK TO THE FUTURE

Chris Houlihan gives his nod of approval to the latest Famicast....

by Danny Bivens and Ty Shughart - October 31, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 28: TGS 2013 - FOR THE FUTURE

The Famicrew talks about the few and the proud Nintendo titles that appeared at TGS 2013, the future of the Famicast and more!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - September 27, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 27: EVENTURE TIME

We are all going to seperate places, but we meet at the crossroads with the coolest cast around!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - August 31, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 26: FAMI-FEST

Join the chaps for revelations, discussions and the warriors of competitive gaming....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - July 28, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 25: LIVE FROM JAPAN

Miss the live show last week? The Famicrew has you covered!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - July 7, 2013

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: RFN at E3 2013: First-Party Impressions and Armature Studios Interview

The entire "away team" talks about Nintendo's main offerings, and Jonny talks to one of the highly qualified developers of the new Metroid-style Batman game for 3DS....

by Justin Berube, Andrew Brown, Michael Cole, Alex Culafi, Aaron Kaluszka, Kimberly Keller, Jonathan Metts, Neal Ronaghan, Jared Rosenberg, and Guillaume Veillette - June 13, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 23: GAME CAT

A healthy dose of cats and vidya games come together nicely to create the latest episode of the Famicast....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - April 30, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 22: NOMI-CLAP

There is no party like the ones filled with games!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - March 29, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 21: HOST FAIL

When PlayStation and Nintendo clash with one another, you get the 21st episode of your favorite Pod from Japan... Something like that....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - February 27, 2013

THE FAMICAST: Episode 19: CANICHIWA MINI-SAN

When a year gives you a ton of games, you play them. Simple as that....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Ty Shughart - December 29, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 18: BRAVELY DIRECT

In this time bending episode, everything ends in flux!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - November 30, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 15-2: FAMIQUEST DIRECT

From the creators of Famicast 15: the sequel you've all been waiting for. Probably....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - September 4, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 303: Livin' Extra Large

How a 3DS resurrection really feels....

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - August 26, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 48: A Doggy Dog World

We look into the past (and the present) on this week's Connectivity....

by J.P. Corbran, Zachary Miller, Neal Ronaghan, Mike Sklens, and Scott Thompson - August 25, 2012

CONNECTIVITY: Episode 45: How the Other Half Lives

Daan and Danny drop by to talk about all the great stuff that hasn't come to America yet....

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Zachary Miller, and Scott Thompson - August 4, 2012

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 296: Smooth But Not Silky

TYP hops in to talk up lots of games and help us pick apart the Nintendo Direct event where 3DS XL was announced....

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - July 1, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 13: EL3CTRIC ANIMAL PANIC

Make sure you've got a comfortable seat and plenty of time before listening to this bumper episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - June 28, 2012

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Release Jul 28, 2012
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