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Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric – Japanese Overview Trailer

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Sega has released a brand new trailer for Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric. And it shows off that the game will feature various mini games in addition to the main adventure.

Watch Dogs will Actually Launch in Japan for the Wii U, Coming on December 4th

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In a move I find quite shocking, Ubisoft is actually launching Watch Dogs for the Wii U in Japan. The title will drop on December 4th in the land of rising sun. The Amazon listing here reveals the launch date and confirmation.

Japan Game Awards 2014 – 3DS Dominates, full list of Winners

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This year’s Japanese game awards had a stacked plate of great games. Yokai Watch and Monster Hunter 4 tied for the Game of the Year Division. The 3DS was flat-out dominated the list, as the system took 10 out of 17 awards. Pokemon X & Y won the best sales award and the Global Award for a Japanese product, in addition to the excellence award. Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, and Dark Souls II all won awards for excellence. Get the full list of winners here. Via: GoNintendo

Xbox One Launch – Japanese Gamers don’t seem to be Standing in line

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The Xbox One is launching today in Japan, and it doesn’t “SEEM” like to many gamers are interested. Some Twitter users have snapped picks of the big stores for console launches, and they seem to be pretty empty. Check out some of the photos below.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted Games (8/10/14) – MH4 Ultimate, Persona 5, and Hyrule Warriors lead

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Famitsu has once again polled their users to find out their most anticipated games. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was the top game with almost 1,000 votes. Persona 5 held steady at 800 votes, while Hyrule Warriors rounded out the top 3 with 603 votes. Get the full list below (note, these positions do not indicate sales numbers or trends). 

Microsoft Attempts to Sell the Xbox One in Japan with new Video

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Microsoft has released a brand new video showing off the Kinect recognizing Japanese language. Then the video shows off  various apps and games, starting with the perfect game for the Japanese audience, Titanfall.

Japan – Best Selling Software so far in 2014 – Top 50

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Famitsu has listed the top 50 best selling pieces of software for the first half of 2014 below. Yokai Watch, Dragon Quest Monsters 2, and Kirby Triple Deluxe lead the way. Get the full list past the link.

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Japanese Secret Bases Introduction Video

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Check out some Japanese gameplay footage of Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire’s secret bases in a new introduction video.

Famitsu’s Most Wanted Games (7/13/14) – Hype for Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros, and Bayonetta 2 Builds

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Famitsu has listed the top 30 most wanted games from their users. And games like Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, and Super Smash Bros for Wii U have built significant momentum since the last list. Check out the top 30 games below. 

Japan – Xbox One Launch Line-Up

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Famitsu released a list of Xbox One launch titles for the console’s upcoming September 4, 2014 release.

Microsoft announced four new Japanese titles for the Xbox One

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According to a recent presentation held by Microsoft, four new Japanese titles will be gracing the Xbox One console in 2015. One will be a Simulation Love Game (SLG), and the other three are Shoot-Em Ups (STG). Check out the details below.

Japan – Adventure Bar Story releasing on 3DS eShop next week

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Rideon Inc.’s Adventure Bar Story will be heading to Japan’s 3DS eShop on June 26, 2014. The title was originally released on the PSP in Japan as Adventure Bar of Wonderland, and later as a mobile title Adventure Bar Story. The 3DS will include the new updated art released in Japan for Android platforms on January 15, 2013, and new controls suitable for the 3DS.

Japan – 3DS XL’s Recommended Software list for July and August 2014

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Nintendo’s Recommended Software list for July and August 2014 reveals an amazing list of free titles for Japanese consumers to choose from when purchasing a 3DS XL. Check out the list below.

Wii Sports Club is Getting a Physical Release in Japan on July 17th

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Nintendo has announced that Japan will be getting a retail release on July 17th. Sinobi is reporting that the package will come with Boxing, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, and Bowling. It will run Japanese owners 3,700 Yen. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Sinobi

Japan – 3DS XL’s Recommended Software now features Pokémon and Puzzle & Dragons Z

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Nintendo has revealed June’s Recommended Software list for their 3DS XL bonus download campaign.

Xbox One Launching in Japan on September 4th, 2014

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The Xbox One will be launching in Japan on September 4th, 2014. Destructoid has put together list of developers working on Microsoft’s console.

Watch Dogs – Japanese (PS3 & PS4) Gameplay Footage

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PlayStation Japan has uploaded brand new videos for Watch Dogs on PS3 and PS4. Check out all the footage below.

Yo-kai Watch 2 – new Japanese TV Spot

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Level-5 and Nintendo have released a brand new Japanese TV spot for Yo-kai Watch on the Nintendo 3DS. Check it out below.

3DS XL’s in Japan are Packed in with Recommended Software in Japan

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Nintendo of Japan is doing a new promotion that gives consumers a “recommended” game download as a bonus with your purchase of a 3DS XL. This promotion will be begin on April 26th, users will get a voucher for a select game on the 3DS eShop.

Top ten best Selling Games in Japan (4/1/13 – 4/3/14)

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Famitsu has put together a list of the top ten best selling games for the past year in Japan from April 1st, 2013 to April 3rd, 2104. Check out the full lineup past the link.

Mario Kart 8 Protective Gamepad Cases Storm Amazon Japan

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Amazon Japan has some awesome protective Wii U Gamepad cases on sale. The cases come in two flavors: Red/Blue & Green/Blue. Check out both of them below. 

Amazon Japan – Mario Kart 8 Pre-orders Comes with Playing Cards + Boxart

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If you pre-order Mario Kart 8 on Amazon Japan, you’ll receive some Mario themed playing cards. Check out the Japanese boxart for the game below as well.