Japan News


Critical Hit Retro Video Game Bar Interview in Nagoya Japan

By Asif Khan, Oct 03, 2017 10:10am PDT

Shacknews chatted with the owner of Critical Hit in Japan about running a classic video game bar.


"Finally got a chance to watch the video. Great questions. I'd be really keen for them doing some ..."

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Sega Opens New VR Arena in Japan

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2017 7:30am PDT

The first game will be Mortal Blitz For Walking Attraction for three players


This Massive Final Fantasy VII Snow Sculpture in Hokkaido is Impressive

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 06, 2017 11:25am PST

Sometimes it's difficult to build snowmen, let alone full-fledged scenes like this one. 


Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Japan's Fukushima prefecture, with a tsunami warning on its heels

By David Craddock, Nov 21, 2016 2:00pm PST

Japan's previous earthquake, a magnitude 9.0, devastated its economy, including videogame exports. 


"next time we'll be sure to get jake's approval for any articles"

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Rainbow Six Siege's Japan-Set DLC Teased on Twitter, Maps Leaked

By Asif Khan, Oct 31, 2016 1:47pm PDT

The time has come.


Mario makes an appearance at Rio Olympics closing ceremonies

By John Keefer, Aug 22, 2016 7:26am PDT

Rio hands off the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, Japan.


"It takes 10+ years to really change medal counts. China showcased this. Even if Japan gets the ..."

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See If Dead or Alive Xtreme 3's Your Thing With The Free-To-Play Version in Japan

By Brittany Vincent, May 06, 2016 7:40am PDT

Hope you like Kasumi!


"The game features multiple gameplay modes, which include minigames such as beach volleyball and ..."

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Nintendo's amiibo now supported by third-party publishers

By Daniel Perez, Dec 12, 2014 7:45am PST

It appears Nintendo's amiibo is become quite popular as Bandai Namco has announced support for a number of figures.


Report: Nintendo expected to discontinue 3DS XL in Japan

By Daniel Perez, Dec 01, 2014 8:50am PST

According to Nintendo's Japanese website, it looks like the Nintendo 3DS XL's could be on its way out in the region.


PlayStation Vita sales slowing in Japan after strong launch

By Steve Watts, Jan 05, 2012 1:30pm PST

The PlayStation Vita is off to a slow start in Japan, slowing to only 42,000 units after its initial strong launch week.


"Oh yeah, buy a handheld system which has a shit library because no one bought it at a price ..."

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Play for Japan album available on iTunes

By Xav de Matos, Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The long-awaited charity album released under the Play for Japan banner arrived on iTunes over the weekend, offering 18 tracks from some of the industry's best with all proceeds going to benefit the people of Japan.


Team Fortress 2 charity hats hit $300K in sales

By Xav de Matos, Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm PDT

On the official Team Fortress 2 blog, the team behind the ubercharged shooter have revealed that sales for special in-game items developed for the...


"I wish they'd do something like that with L4D or L4D2 since I don't play TF2. "

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Fallout 'Demake' Website Used to Promote the Fallout Franchise to Japanese Gamers

By Xav de Matos, Jan 03, 2011 6:00pm PST

A promotional site for Fallout: New Vegas in Japan has taken the modern role-playing title into a classic and given us a taste of what the...


"Noticed many changes in JRPG's over the years? Neither have I. "

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Japanese Gran Turismo 5 Players Get a Trio of Free DLC Rides for a Limited Time this Holiday Season

By Xav de Matos, Dec 15, 2010 7:20am PST

If you thought 1,000 vehicles were enough for the team at Polyphony Digital to call it a day, think again. According to Japanese gaming site...


"The US version of GT5 already has the E92 M3, the LP640, and the XJ13. I'm not sure what's so ..."

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Super Mario Collection Coming to Wii in Japan to Celebrate Mario's 25th Anniversary

By Xav de Matos, Sep 13, 2010 10:15am PDT

In case you didn't know, everyone's favorite Princess-saving plumber is celebrating his 25th Anniversary this year. For gamers in Japan, Nintendo...


"Correct. They will make bank. A lot of people like the old school mario stuff. Still, goofy ..."

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