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Pokemon Scramble U coming to Wii U eShop in Japan

Pika-CHUUUUU! I just said something dirty to you in Pikachu-ese and you’ll never know what I said. Ha! Pokemon Rumble goes Wii U with the newly revealed Pokemon Scramble U (the Japanese name).

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Nintendo to help Japanese devs bring 3DS games westward

Nintendo is doomed, obviously, but the plucky platform holder is still going to try its best anyway. Part of that valiant, if futile effort, involves bringing more Japanese-developed games to Western audiences.  “The challenge for Nintendo 3DS exists in the overseas market, not the Japanese market,” Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated at the company’s  third quarter financial results briefing . ”We need to think about the method and its possibility of making what we have done in Japan happen.”  Games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf have made the 3DS a big hit over there and other companies are starting to take notice. “Japanese software developers are eagerly assigning their top teams to develop key titles for Nintendo 3DS,” he added

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Nintendo to help Japanese companies bring their 3DS games West

In order to boost the number of new games coming to the 3DS, Nintendo plans to work with Japanese third parties to bring their games to the North American and European markets. “Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published in Europe, including the Professor Layton series,” president Satoru Iwata explained in a presentation today. “We will increase the number of such games for the U.S

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Capcom cares: Resident Evil 6 gets Japanese voiceover DLC

Oh, Capcom! The lovable scamps behind thoughtful gestures like save files that can’t accidentally be deleted are back with yet another altruistic offering for the gaming community. Word on the street is that in an effort to promote multilingualism, the benevolent company only included English voiceovers on Japanese versions of Resident Evil 6  and various other games. Alas, some Japanese gamers have a strong desire to hear Sherry Birkin wail in their native tongue.

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Resident Evil 6 getting Japanese voiceover as DLC

Capcom is working on DLC for Resident Evil 6 featuring Japanese voiceovers for its audience in the country, Siliconera translates from Famitsu .

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Review: Kentucky Route Zero

If I described Kentucky Route Zero as an episodic point-and-click, I’d be selling it short. Sure, it’s episodic — and, yeah, you move your mouse to point and click, but this game is something else. Something bigger

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Tales producer sees Japan going back to its roots

Most criticism leveled at the Japanese game industry over the past few years is typically in regards to its increasingly insular focus — making games that are “too Japanese-y” and thus have more difficulty than ever before appealing to a global audience. Several notable Japanese devs, such as Keiji Inafune and Hideo Kojima , have urged their countrymen to take lessons from the West and apply them towards future developments. Of course, those times that a Japanese company does make something Western-oriented , the results are rarely pretty

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what we’re playing: Spirited Away Animators Breathe Life Into Astonishing New Game

Ni no Kuni , created by Level-5 and Studio Ghibli ( Spirited Away ), revives the classic Japanese role-playing game with stunning results.

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Review: Razer Sabertooth

I’ve tested many third-party game controllers in my day, and while I’ve liked quite a few of them, I always end up going back to the stock console controller.

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Preview: Project X Zone is boob jiggling fan service

Apparently, nearing a decade ago, Namco and Capcom teamed up for the crossover, turn-based SRPG Namco x Capcom . Don’t ask me how they decided who would get first billing.

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