Japan

Donkey Kong Land 2, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest and More Hit the eShop in Japan

It’s a Virtual Console smorgasbord on the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - April 16, 2014

New Theatrhythm Curtain Call Demo, Adventures of Lolo Hit eShop in Japan

Two additional songs for the upcoming Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and some VC love arrive today....

by Danny Bivens - April 10, 2014

Donkey Kong Land, GBA Titles Flood the eShop in Japan This Week

Tons of downloads, including a free to play title from Sega, are coming to Nintendo platforms!...

by Danny Bivens - April 2, 2014

Final Fantasy V, New Love Plus + Hit the eShop in Japan

Check out the wide variety of new games ranging from farming to dating out in Japan this week!...

by Danny Bivens - March 28, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/19/2014)

Hello new Sega 3D Classic!...

by Danny Bivens - March 19, 2014

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/12/2014)

Tactics Ogre and the latest Pokémon puzzler join the likes of digital manga and Arc System Works games....

by Danny Bivens - March 12, 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

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 6: Shigeru Miyamoto speaks about Donkey Kong 64 and Mother 3

Miyamoto shares his thoughts on what makes a 3D action game great, provides details about working with Rare and shares a little bit about the 64DD version of Mother 3....

by Danny Bivens - January 25, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 5: Shigeru Miyamoto speaks about something completely new

The Dolphin was where it was at for Nintendo fans back in '99....

by Danny Bivens - January 24, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 4: Shigeru Miyamoto speaks about his vision of the future five years from now

Miyamoto clarifies "mature" Mario and talks about his thoughts on the PS2, Mario becoming "kiddie" and more....

by Danny Bivens - January 23, 2014

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

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

by Danny Bivens - January 22, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 3: Shigeru Miyamoto speaks about what a producer is

Miyamoto reveals some key insights as to what he does as a producer at Nintendo....

by Danny Bivens - January 22, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 2: Miyamoto speaks to the children

Miyamoto speaks on gaming habits with kids, accessibility in games and more....

by Danny Bivens - January 21, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999: Part 1: Shigeru Miyamoto speaks about September 1999

MIyamoto gives some insight on how he "puts out fires" at Nintendo and how it relates to Japanese baseball....

by Danny Bivens - January 20, 2014

TRANSLATE GET: Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks: An Interview Between Itoi and Miyamoto from 1999

Miyamoto interviewed about his then current thoughts and on five years from then....

by Danny Bivens - January 20, 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's List Of What Makes Japan Unique

Daan brings game selling dogs, adorable ghosts and funny Mii people to our attention!...

by Daan Koopman - 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

Nintendo World Report's 2014 Predictions: Danny Bivens, Japan Correspondent

Strong support from Japan could be what Nintendo needs (or gets regardless) in 2014....

by Danny Bivens - January 9, 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

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Mahjong

Forget about that mahjong parlor! You can play at home with this hot new set!...

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Go

The most expensive game related item on the market from Nintendo is not a home console....

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Shogi

Japanese chess, anyone?...

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Hyakunin Isshu

Pick up that card as fast as you can!...

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Hanafuda and Kabufuda

This old school card game that helped build the company is still on the store shelves and enjoyed by people in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Character Playing Cards

Spice up your weekly poker game with some of these cool Nintendo playing cards....

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines: Traditional Playing Cards

Mario isn't plastered over everything Nintendo makes!...

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 2013

Nintendo's Forgotten Product Lines

Nintendo is all about the games. ALL of them. ...

by Danny Bivens - November 26, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pimp dat Pokémon....

by Danny Bivens - April 17, 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

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/27/2013)

An action-packed week with Wario, motorbikes and spaceships!...

by Daan Koopman - March 29, 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

BLOG: It Came From Japan: Professor Layton Chocolates

Professor Layton chocolates invade Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - February 12, 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

BLOG: A Tale of Tanks and Wii U DLC

With the first DLC hitting the Wii U eShop in Japan, I raise some questions....

by Daan Koopman - January 5, 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

BLOG: Monster Hunter Wii U in Da House!

The Japanese launch for Wii U is finally here and Danny got his hands on the Japan exclusive Monster Hunter bundle!...

by Danny Bivens - December 9, 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

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

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

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

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

BLOG: TGS: Beyond the Tokyo Dome!

What's huge, crawls out of Tokyo Bay and crushes everything in its path? TGS!...

by Ty Shughart - September 27, 2012

BLOG: The Rarest StreetPass Puzzle in the World

JC goes on a a real StreetPass quest!...

by James Charlton - September 26, 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

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

BLOG: Nintendo Direct 2012.08.19 Live Stream, Blog, and Chat

Join us for the latest Wii and Nintendo 3DS news!...

by Patrick Barnett - August 29, 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

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: The 3DS Download Card Mark-Up Absurdity

How in the world can digital copies cost retailers more than packaged copies?...

by Danny Bivens - July 28, 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

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/25/2012)

There's not much in terms of content, so the demo for Level-5's Time Travelers is highlighted this week....

by Danny Bivens - July 27, 2012

BLOG: Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Unboxing (Japan)

Kirby's Wii collection is in da house, yo. Check out some beauty shots of the fantastic packaging. ...

by Danny Bivens - July 19, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/18/2012)

It's a great week for men made of rocks, monsters in your pocket and videos of epic quests and short bits of training. ...

by Danny Bivens and Daan Koopman - July 19, 2012

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

Get a look at some challenge stages for the upcoming Kirby's Dream Collection and more!...

by Danny Bivens - July 11, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/04/2012)

Monster Hunter 4 and Kirby are a huge focus on the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - July 5, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/27/2012)

Taiko Drum Master, Etrian Odyssey, and Bravely Default demos, Nintendo Direct videos and more!...

by Danny Bivens - June 28, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/20/2012)

R.I.P. SpotPass TV....

by Danny Bivens - June 20, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/13/2012)

Baku baku baku baku? ...

by Danny Bivens - June 13, 2012

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

E3/Nintendo Direct Edition....

by Danny Bivens - June 9, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/30/2012)

Theatrhythm DLC, Shifting World Demo, a few video previews and AlphaDream's first retail release all hit this week....

by Danny Bivens - May 30, 2012

BLOG: Club Nintendo Japan Polo Shirt—AKA the Reward You'll Never Get

Gamers in Japan get all the cool stuff. ...

by Danny Bivens - May 24, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/23/2012)

Another Kirby game, a video about Guild 01, and Itsu no Ma ni Terebi evolves... kinda....

by Danny Bivens - May 23, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/16/2012)

Learn how to play tennis and then relax on a boat ride in the rivers of Tokyo....

by Danny Bivens - May 16, 2012

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

Two words: Cosplay salon....

by Danny Bivens - May 9, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (05/02/2012)

People can get a free taste of Kingdom Hearts and Wario is back on the Virtual Console....

by Danny Bivens - May 2, 2012

StreetPass Experiments in Tokyo!

The Famicast crew push the 3DS StreetPass feature to its limits in downtown Tokyo!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Michael Cole, and Minoru Yamaizumi - April 26, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/25/2012)

Nintendo Direct, April edition! Also, Fire Emblem DLC Characters and the 3DS firmware update!...

by Danny Bivens - April 26, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/18/2012)

3D Air Hockey is possibly the most 'interesting' thing about this week....

by Daan Koopman - April 18, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/11/2012)

Fire Emblem video madness, Tumblepop, and a downloadable cart racer appear on the eShop....

by Danny Bivens - April 11, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (04/04/2012)

A new demo, Wario, and more content arrive this week in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - April 4, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/28/2012)

The second Bravely Default demo is here!...

by Danny Bivens - March 30, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/21/2012)

Are you in need of a beautiful clock?...

by Danny Bivens - March 22, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/14/2012)

Game Gear a go-go, baby!...

by Danny Bivens - March 14, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (03/07/2012)

Goemon, Pit, and DLC all appear this week in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - March 7, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/29/2012)

Metroid, more 3D streaming videos, and another Square Enix demo arrive this week....

by Danny Bivens - March 1, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/22/21012)

Nintendo Direct brings the goods....

by Danny Bivens - February 23, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/15/2012)

Kirby, nintendogs, DLC + cats all show up this week....

by Danny Bivens - February 15, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/08/2012)

Do we really need another old school Kid Icarus on the 3DS?...

by Danny Bivens - February 8, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (02/01/2012)

A demo for the 999 sequel, a Theatrhythm demo, and Punch-Out!! all arrive on the same day....

by Danny Bivens - February 1, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/25/2012)

Can the real Kunio-kun please stand up?...

by Danny Bivens - January 25, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/18/2012)

Kid Icarus and Oira Jaja Maru are in the house!!!...

by Danny Bivens - January 18, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/11/2012)

What's in store for 3DS owners this week?...

by Danny Bivens - January 11, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (01/05/2012)

What does the first eShop update of 2012 have in store for Japan?...

by Danny Bivens - January 5, 2012

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/28/2011)

More games, demos and additional content arrive to make you all jealous....

by Danny Bivens - December 28, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/21/2011)

Kid Icarus and a new messaging system for the 3DS are available now in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - December 21, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/14/2011)

Wario Land arrives on the 3DS Virtual Console!...

by Danny Bivens - December 14, 2011

BLOG: Circle Pad Pro Get!

Danny buys the Circle Pad Pro and tests it as a grip for unsupported games....

by Danny Bivens - December 10, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (12/07/2011)

3DS demos, Game Boy games, and more hit the eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - December 7, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/30/2011)

Streaming 3D videos not your thing? Now you can go on a 3D date with Itsu no Ma ni Terebi!...

by Danny Bivens - November 30, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/22/2011)

The eShop updates a day early in Japan this week....

by Danny Bivens - November 22, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/16/2011)

Look inside for impressions on the latest Nintendo-made 3DS download game....

by Danny Bivens - November 16, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/09/2011)

It's a slow week for the eShop in Japan, but there is light at the end of the tunnel....

by Danny Bivens - November 10, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (11/02/2011)

Video content, Virtual Console, and what in the world is Takeyariman?!...

by Danny Bivens - November 2, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Nintendo 64 Disk Drive

Want a sequel to Mario Paint? This disk drive add-on is your answer....

by Danny Bivens - October 29, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Satellaview

Learn how satellite technology fed Super Famicom gamers content from the mid 90s to the year 2000....

by Danny Bivens - October 27, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Super Famicom CD Add-on

Alternate title: How Nintendo created its biggest rival....

by Danny Bivens - October 27, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/26/2011)

Kirby, 3DS downloadable games, and tons of video content appear in the Japan eShop this week....

by Danny Bivens - October 26, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Famicom Modem and NES Teleplay Modem

Even Nintendo experimented with online connectivity a long time ago....

by Danny Bivens - October 26, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Famicom Disk System

The first step in a long history of expansions....

by Danny Bivens - October 26, 2011

Nintendo's Expansion Ports: Famicom BASIC and Data Recorder

Cassette tape data recording and programming on your Famicom?!...

by Danny Bivens - October 26, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/19/2011)

The Game Boy Color is in the house this week!...

by Danny Bivens - October 19, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/12/2011)

Mario is in the eHouse and we have hands on impressions with Hiku Osu....

by Danny Bivens - October 12, 2011

BLOG: The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony - Tokyo, Japan

Check out some pics from the event hall and of the program manual....

by Danny Bivens - October 10, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (10/05/2011)

Submarines, puzzlers, and idols, oh my!...

by Danny Bivens - October 5, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/28/2011)

Link and Samus are available on the same day this week in the eShop....

by Danny Bivens - September 28, 2011

Japan eShop Round-up (09/21/2011)

This week, one game was scheduled, but never delivered. (UPDATE)...

by Danny Bivens - September 21, 2011

BLOG: My Monster Hunter Tri Monogatari

How did Danny's quest for the golden 3DS Monter Hunter ticket fare?...

by Danny Bivens - September 19, 2011

BLOG: TGS 2011 Booth Babes and Cosplayers

You know you want to look......

by Danny Bivens - September 18, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/14/2011)

A conspiracy behind the removal of bikini sumo matches (for females) and hands on with the recently released Picture Lives! come to you this week....

by Danny Bivens - September 14, 2011

BLOG: Nintendo 3DS Conference (09/13/2011) Times

Nintendo's 3DS press conference is streaming live Tuesday in Japan. What time is that everywhere else?...

by Danny Bivens - September 12, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (09/07/2011)

A new first party 3DS Downloadable title, pool, and idols in bikinis this week on the eShop!...

by Danny Bivens - September 7, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/31/2011)

3DS Ambassador titles and more arrive this week!...

by Danny Bivens - August 31, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/24/2011)

Find out about more games that you won't get on the eShop in your territory!...

by Danny Bivens - August 24, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/17/2011)

The eShop is on summer vacation in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - August 17, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/10/2011)

TwinBee, Card Hero, and a new Game Center CX appear this week....

by Danny Bivens - August 10, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (08/03/2011)

Idols, VC games, and more this week on the eShop in Japan!...

by Danny Bivens - August 3, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/27/2011)

Picross, Dr. Mario and more join the ranks of downloadable titles in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - July 28, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/20/2011)

Virtual Console and 3DS download games arrive this week in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - July 20, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/13/2011)

A new 3D Classic and video service land in Japan this week....

by Danny Bivens - July 13, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (07/06/2011)

A 3D Classic is teased, an old classic arrives on the VC, and more video content abounds in Japan. ...

by Danny Bivens - July 6, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/29/2011)

The Virtual Console and video content are still going strong in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - June 29, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/22/2011)

The eShop gets two new Virtual Console games and more video content in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - June 22, 2011

Streaming Video Content on the Japan eShop

The first batch of streaming videos hit the eShop in Japan....

by Danny Bivens - June 17, 2011

Japan eShop Round-Up (06/07/2011)

The eShop arrived in Japan with tons of games, videos, and a 3D Classic Xevious. ...

by Danny Bivens - June 13, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Danny's Predictions

There are still Japanese Wii and DS titles out there that can leave Japan, ya know!...

by Danny Bivens - June 2, 2011

StreetPassin' in Akihabara

Two-thirds of the Famicast crew hit the streets of Tokyo to try out StreetPass....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Michael Cole - May 21, 2011

The Japanese Are All Ninjas at Street Fighter IV

After owning the 3DS for several weeks, I finally tried out SSFIV3D's online component....

by Matt Walker - March 20, 2011

BLOG: My Disaster, Day of Crisis

Life isn't a game......

by James Charlton - March 11, 2011

Nintendogs + Cats Journal: First Encounter of the Feline Kind

Tournaments, walks, pet cafes, plus cats!...

by Danny Bivens - March 10, 2011

3DS Japanese Launch: Nearly Disastrous: Danny's Nintendo 3DS Launch Tale

Read on to see how Danny's 3DS launch experience nearly ended in disaster! ...

by Danny Bivens - March 5, 2011

Nintendogs + Cats Journal

Follow Danny's musings in his Nintendogs + Cats Journal!...

by Danny Bivens - March 5, 2011

3DS Japanese Launch: Hundreds of People in Ikebukuro

A well-prepared pre-order means a smooth launch purchase....

by Matt Walker - February 28, 2011

3DS Japanese Launch

Our three-headed monsters of Japan Correspondents observed and participated in the 3DS launch in Japan. Read their musings....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Matt Walker - February 27, 2011

3DS Japanese Launch: Nintendo 3DS Unboxing 

Danny Bivens unboxes the Nintendo 3DS....

by Danny Bivens - February 26, 2011

3DS Japanese Launch: Nintendo 3DS (Didn't) GET!!

James Charlton braves the launch day lines, to not pick up a 3DS......

by James Charlton - February 26, 2011

BLOG: How I Almost Played FF: CC: The Crystal Bearers

(read...)

by James Charlton - September 27, 2009

NWR in Akihabara

Reviews Editor Michael "TYP" Cole and Japan Correspondent/Video Editor James Charlton provide a taste of Akihabara, Tokyo in this two-part video special....

by James Charlton and Michael Cole - May 16, 2009

BLOG: Accidental Racism

(read...)

by James Charlton - March 1, 2009

BLOG: The Inevitable Purchase

(read...)

by Michael Cole - February 16, 2009

BLOG: Marathon Mario

(read...)

by Michael Cole - December 7, 2008

THE FAMICAST: Episode 34 - THE WRONG FORMAT

Miss the latest live Famicast? The Famicrew has you covered!...

by Danny Bivens and James Charlton - April 1, 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

THE FAMICAST: Episode 24: NAGOSHI MEETS PUNKS

Are you locked and loaded for a three hour Famicast? We sure are!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - May 29, 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 20: JOURNEY TO JAPAN 

Have you ever wanted to journey to the Land of the Rising Sun? The guys talk about that and more in this month's episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - January 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 17: LATE TITLE CARD

Do you accept Danny as your new Famicast overlord? These guys do!...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - October 26, 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

THE FAMICAST: Episode 15: WIREFRAME BUBBLE ATTACK

The Famicrew try and stay cool, by venting about NSMB2!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Minoru Yamaizumi - August 27, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 14: OBJECTION TO ENGRISH

Danny hosts his first Famicast. Are there any objections?...

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Minoru Yamaizumi - July 27, 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

THE FAMICAST: Episode 11: LET'S GET GOLDEN!

April's Nintendo Direct in Japan slowly transforms into a week of gold....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Minoru Yamaizumi - April 27, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 10: STREETPASS TENGOKU

FAMICREW ASSEMBLE!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, Matt Walker, and Minoru Yamaizumi - March 29, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 9: ONI BRAIN

Nintendo Direct with lots of rhythm!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Daan Koopman - February 27, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 8: SAMURAI PIZZA THIEF

STOP THIEF! That guy's stylishly roller-skating away with an expensive cheese and tomato pizza!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Daan Koopman - January 25, 2012

THE FAMICAST: Episode 7: ANNUAL GIFT MAN APPROACHES

The whole crew (plus one extra) assemble for an super-extended episode to ring in the new year!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, Daan Koopman, and Matt Walker - December 16, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 6: TANOOKI ONSEN 3D

Would any other podcast discuss Mario 3D Land and public bathhouses in the same episode? I think not. ...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Minoru Yamaizumi - November 11, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 5: TGS 2011 SPECIAL

Hear about all the worthwhile games from the show - plus a special guest!...

by Danny Bivens and James Charlton - September 21, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 4: AKIBA LIVE

Still a man down, the remaining Famicast crew record from right inside Super Potato, Akihabara! ...

by Danny Bivens and James Charlton - August 24, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 3: CHIBI-CAST

Two-thirds of the Famicast return for an update on the Japanese gaming landscape....

by Danny Bivens and James Charlton - July 26, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 2: SHAKE SHAKE

The stars align, the Triforce descends from the clouds, and your friendly Famicast makes a triumphant return for its second episode!...

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Matt Walker - April 6, 2011

THE FAMICAST: Episode 1: 3DS GET!

Join the NWR Japan correspondents in their first ever podcast dedicated to everything Japan....

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Matt Walker - March 11, 2011

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