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Monster Hunter: World, Smash Ultimate, Dragon Quest Builders 2 And More Win Famitsu Awards

By Alistair . April 5, 2019 . 9:45am

The Famitsu Awards 2018 were held today in Japan, and among the winners were Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Monster Hunter: World, Octopath Traveler, and more.

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Kirby’s Gone Cube-y In This BoxBoy April Fool’s Switcharoo

By Alistair . April 1, 2019 . 8:30am

HAL Labs announced today that Kirby is going to be cube-shaped from now on, while HAL Lab’s other beloved mascot, Qbby, is going for a more streamlined look.

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This Week In Sales: A One-2 Open-World Punch

By Sato . March 20, 2019 . 3:00pm

Last week in Japan, we saw big debuts including a couple open-world games in The Division 2 and One Piece: World Seeker, LoveR, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Music and Arts Clips, and Samurai Warriors 4 DX.

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HAL Labs & Nintendo Celebrate Kirby: Star Allies’ 1st Anniversary With Picture And Message

By Alistair . March 17, 2019 . 11:44am

For the first anniversary of Kirby: Star Allies’ release, HAL Labs and Nintendo released a picture drawn by several artists at HAL Labs, and a Japanese-only message from director Shinya Kumazaki.

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This Week In Sales: The Demon Hunting Boys Are Back In Town

By Sato . March 13, 2019 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, it was Devil May Cry 5 week with the release of the anticipated action game by Capcom. Otherwise it was a pretty quiet week with the only other new entry being Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn.

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This Week In Sales: Arc of Alchemist Makes Its Debut, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Takes Over

By Sato . February 15, 2019 . 3:00pm

Last week in Japan, it was a bit of a quiet week for sales with Arc of Alchemist as the lone new release in the top-20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe also stood out

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This Week In Sales: A New New Super Mario Bros. U And A Tales of Vesperia Remaster

By Sato . January 16, 2019 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, things are starting to cool down in hardware and software sales but that didn’t stop the release of two big-hitters in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.

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This Week In Sales: A Smashing Start To 2019

By Sato . January 15, 2019 . 2:00pm

We recently saw how games sold in the last week of 2018, and we now have a look at the sales data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create for the first week of 2019.

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This Week In Sales: Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, More Ended 2018 On A Good Note

By Sato . January 13, 2019 . 11:30am

After a bit of a delay due to the holidays in Japan, we got a look at the updated sales chart from Japanese sales tracker Media Create that shared the data from the week of December 24 to December 30, 2018.

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This Week In Sales: Dragon Quest Is Back 2 Building

By Sato . December 27, 2018 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, Square Enix released Dragon Quest Builders 2, the sequel of the 2016 action RPG, for PS4 and Switch. Onimusha: Warlords, Katamari Damacy Reroll, and Super Neptunia RPG also released.

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This Week In Sales: Judgment With The Third Eater Of Gods

By Sato . December 19, 2018 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, we saw a few key releases with God Eater 3 on PS4, Judgment which is called Judge Eyes in Japan, and Peach Ball: Senran Kagura which released in a double pack with Reflexions on Switch.

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This Week In Sales: The Ultimate Smash Bros. Debut

By Sato . December 12, 2018 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, we had one for the ages with the highly-anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Just Cause 4 and Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle also released.

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This Week In Sales: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Premieres

By Sato . December 5, 2018 . 2:00pm

Last week in Japan, the 3DS dungeon crawler Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth made its premiere alongside a Rider Kick debut for Kamen Rider: Climax Scramble, Dead by Daylight on PS4, and more.

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HAL Labs Share Message In Commemoration Of Kirby: Star Allies’ Final Update

By Alistair . November 30, 2018 . 4:00pm

Kirby: Star Allies’ development is complete as of Ver. 4.0.0, and HAL Labs’ Kirby series General Director shared a few words on what this means for the team, and their thoughts on the project.

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Kirby: Star Allies’ Wave 3 Update Now Live, Adds New Dream Friends And A Challenging New Mode

By Sato . November 30, 2018 . 10:30am

Kirby: Star Allies got its Wave 3 update, which is the last of the game’s free content updates, adding a new mode and several Dream Friends including Magolor, Taranza, Susie, and the Three Mage-Sisters.