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Monster Hunter Spirits 2: Triple Soul – Bullet Shigarumagara Trailer

Monster Hunter Spirits 2: Triple Soul

Capcom and Marvelous have released a new trailer for their arcade card-battling game, Monster Hunter Spirits 2: Triple Soul. Check out the Bullet Shigarumagara trailer below.

Source: Capcom

Image: Capcom

FC Pocket Mini A Switch-Like Famicom Console Is Announced

FC Pocket Mini

A new Switch-like Famicom console has been announced by Columbus Circle. It’s called the FC Pocket Mini and like the Switch it will be able to play games in handheld mode, TV mode, or tabletop mode. But instead of Switch games, the FC Pocket Mini will play Famicom games. According to Japanese Nintendo, it will be released on October 20th for 14,904円 (~$136.49).

The screen of the FC Pocket Mini is a 7-inch liquid crystal display (LCD). In the box you’ll get the console, 2 wireless controllers, an AC adapter, and a HDMI cable. There will also be 112 original games pre-loaded on the device. It will support both the older 4:3 resolution and the newer widescreen 16:9 resolution. A brightness toggle will be included on the system as well. According to Columbus Circle, it’s possible that not all Famicom games will be 100% compatible, since this is not an official Nintendo produced system.

Source: Japanese Nintendo (1 & 2) & Columbus Circle

Images: Japanese Nintendo (1 & 2) & Columbus Circle

New Yo-kai Watch Busters Game & Yo-kai Watch 3 Update Announced

Yo-kai Watch Busters

Level-5 has announced a brand new Yo-kai Watch Busters game that is coming to 3DS as well as an update for Yo-kai Watch 3. The new game is a sequel to Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Squad/White Dog Team and will be called Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2: Hihō Densetsu Banbarayā, which is literally Treasure Legend Banbaraya. Though I believe it may be translated to The Legend of Banbaraya’s Treasure or perhaps Banbaraya’s Legendary Treasure.

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue for Nintendo Switch Announced

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue for Nintendo Switch

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue for Nintendo Switch has been announced by Sprite. Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is a visual novel game and has been available on PS4, Vita, & PC since Janary 2017, February 2016, & November 2014 respectively. The game will be coming to Switch this Winter in Japan and will have both a digital & a physical release. Full HD will be supported in TV Mode. If you pick up a first-print copy of the game, you’ll get a “special-drawn case jacket” according to Gematsu.

Source: Gematsu & Sprite

Image: Sprite

Japanese Nintendo Download For August 10th, 2017

Japanese Nintendo Download For August 10th, 2017

What games did Japan get this week? What were the top 10 downloads? Find out in the Japanese Nintendo Download for August 10th, 2017! Switch owners this week can download Infinite Minigolf, ACA Neo Geo The King of Fighters 2000, Quest of Dungeons, & J.B. Harold Murder Club. If you have a 3DS you can check out Chou 2 Talk, Dragon QuestDragon Quest II: Gods of the Evil Spirits, & The Snack World Trejarers. Wii U gets one new release this week, Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes.

Check out the top 10 downloads for the week after the jump.

Atelier Lydie & Soeur – Teaser Website & Special Edition Details

Atelier Lydie & Soeur

Gust has opened a teaser website for Atelier Lydie & Soeur, which was just recently announced. The game will have several different special editions in Japan. According to Gematsu there will be a Standard Edition, Download Edition, Premium Box, & an Atelier 20th Anniversary Box, the latter of which is exclusive to Gust’s online store and Amazon Japan.

The Premium Box version will come with a copy of the game, Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting, a Visual Book, Soundtrack & Voice CD (two separate discs),  a set of three mini clear posters, an illustrated B3 cloth poster, & a download code for in-game content.

Meanwhile, the Atelier 20th Anniversary Box will come with everything the Premium Box has plus a Sophie & Firis Premium Visual Book, a Lydie & Soeur Double Crystal Paperweight, and an Atelier 20th Anniversary Alchemist Pin Badge Collection. In addition first-print copies of the game will come with Marie & Elie costume DLC which we reported previously.

The Standard & Download Editions range from 6,300円 to 7,300円 (~$57.70-$66.86). The Premium Box edition is 9,300-10,300円 (~$85.18-$94.34) and the Atelier 20th Anniversary Box is 24,600-25,600円 (~$225.31-$234.47). On all editions of the game, the PlayStation Vita versions are cheaper, while the PlayStation 4 & Switch version are more expensive as you would expect.

Pre-orders for the game will begin in Japan on August 14th. You can check out the teaser website here.

Source: Gematsu

Monster Hunter XX – Free Demo Now Available In Japan

Monster Hunter XX

Capcom has released a free demo in Japan for Monster Hunter XX on Nintendo Switch. If you’re interested in checking out the demo, you’ll have to create a Japanese Nintendo Account if you don’t already have one and link that to your system. Since as of right now Capcom has no plans to release the game outside of Japan, this might be one of your only ways of playing Monster Hunter XX on Switch. They also released a new trailer for the game which you can view below.

Source: GameSpot (1 & 2)

Pokémon Go – Shiny Pikachu Available In Japan

Pokémon Go

If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan or at least be visiting right now, you can try you luck at catching a shiny Pikachu in Pokémon Go. Up until now, there’s only been one other Shiny Pokémon in the game, Shiny Magikarp. If you’re interested in catching one for yourself, Shiny Pikachu is currently able to found at the Yokohama-based Pokémon Go Park event during the annual Pikachu Outbreak festival.

As of right now, the rarer version of Pikachu is limited to Japan only, but maybe he’ll make an appearance elsewhere in the coming weeks. If you manage to catch one, you can even evolve it into Shiny Raichu. Apparently Shiny Pichu is also in the game somewhere, but thus far there’s been no confirmed hatching of one just yet.

Source: Eurogamer, The Silph Road, bluejet, & Clemin

A Switch Screen Supplier Is Having Financial Difficulties

Switch Screen Supplier

A Switch screen supplier is having financial difficulties according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The supper is Japan Display, Inc. and they have had net losses for three consecutive years. So far this year during the first quarter of 2017, the company posted a loss of 31,500,000,000円 (which is about $288,193,500). Compounding the problems, one of their biggest clients, Apple, may be changing their screen technology to one that Japan Display isn’t producing, OLED. If they were to lose Apple’s business, that would be a drop of half of their revenue.

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, the Nintendo side of Japan Display’s business isn’t that large and likely wouldn’t be able to replace the Apple revenue if that is lost. Nintendo’s business accounts for only about 10 million units. It remains to be seen if Nintendo will stick with Japan Display or if they will look to find another supplier that might be more stable.

Source: Nintendo Life, Wall Street Journal, & Takashi Mochizuki

Senko no Ronde 2 – Japan Gets A PlayStation 4 Demo

Senko no Ronde 2

Japan now has a PlayStation 4 demo available for Senko no Ronde 2. The 2D fighting game from G.Rev and Degica is scheduled to be released on September 7th. It’s also coming to PC. As for the size of the demo? It weighs in at 317MB. There are four characters you can play as in the Senko no Ronde 2 demo, Beak Chang Po, Lev LeFanu, Mia Mikli, & Fabian the Fastman.

If you’re interested in checking out the demo, you can grab it on the Japanese PlayStation Store here. Degica Games went on to announced on their Twitter page moments ago that an English demo will be available soon as well.

Source: GematsuJapanese PlayStation Store, & Degica Games

Image: Degica Games

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