Fanart Friday: Bushido – The way of the hero
By on December 2nd, 2016 2
When I stumbled upon this fantastic piece on Deviantart, my jaw literally dropped. I’m in love with the mythos of Japan, portrayals of samurai and of course, The Legend of...
Japan is getting a pair of adorable Link plush cushions this December
By on November 6th, 2016 1
When you think of 8-bit sprites, "cuddly" usually doesn't come to mind. These Zelda cushions coming to Japan look to change that. Available in two styles, the cushions'...
Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Japan
By on September 22nd, 2016 0
Welcome Ladies and Gents to this week's Throwback Thursday, where yours truly remembers when he visited the house that Link (and Mario) built. In 2013, I had the amazing...
Universal Studios Japan’s new Nintendo section aims to outdo Harry Potter
By on July 14th, 2016 5
Universal Studios Japan has revealed some new information about the Nintendo area planned for the theme park, saying that it is expected to exceed the Harry Potter section....
Twilight Princess 3DS theme out now in Japan
By on March 11th, 2016 1
Nintendo's Japanese YouTube account has released a video promoting an a newly released theme for 3DS home menus, based on Twilight Princess HD. It features artwork of many of...
Nintendo’s $356M theme park ready by 2020
By on March 10th, 2016 4
It's been over a year since our beloved Nintendo announced that it would be partnering with Universal Studios to produce a theme park in Osaka, Japan. Since then, fans everywhere...
Hyrule Warriors Legends content available through 7-Eleven in Japan
By on January 23rd, 2016 2
Who ever dreamt of walking down the street, thinking, "I feel like dressing my Hyrule Warriors Legends fairy up like a princess", and then proceeded to walk into a 7-Eleven to get...
Wii U has now hit 3 million consoles sold in Japan
By on January 14th, 2016 4
The Nintendo Wii U has hit a sales milestone in Japan, finally reaching 3 million sold at the end of 2015. Unfortunately, comparing that number at this stage in the consoles life...
Aonuma shows off some new Tri Force Heroes gameplay in demonstration video
By on October 8th, 2015 0
Nintendo's Japanese YouTube account has recently uploaded a new Nintendo Direct-style video featuring Zelda director Eiji Aonuma, who presents us with new gameplay of Tri Force...
Link is the top-selling Amiibo in Japan
By on May 8th, 2015 1
The Media Create White Book 2015, which heavily details the Japanese console market every year, included some very exciting sales figures for Nintendo’s Amiibo collection. Our...
Super Smash Bros. 3DS ships over a million units in first week of Japanese launch
By on September 18th, 2014 1
This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but it's reassuring to hear regardless. According to Nintendo Japan, Super Smash Bros. 3DS has surpassed one million sales within...
Hyrule Warriors update introduces bug fixes, “Challenge Mode” and Link’s 8-bit sword
By on August 28th, 2014 5
Following last week's news that Hyrule Warriors developer Tecmo Koei will be issuing a patch to fix reported errors in the game, they have now announced that it will be...
Hyrule Warriors sells well at retail in Japan, boosts overall Wii U sales
By on August 21st, 2014 6
Tsutaya, the largest retail chain in Japan, has some great news for the performance of Hyrule Warriors. According to a translation by DualShockers, Tsutaya's latest report says...
Japanese version of Hyrule Warriors has a download size of 7GB
By on August 21st, 2014 16
According to NiNTENDOMiNATiON on Twitter, the file size for the Japanese version of Hyrule Warriors is 7090MB, or 7.09GB. This is significantly larger than Wind Waker HD's...
Japanese pre-order packaging for Super Smash Bros. 3DS reveals “StreetPass Battle”
By on August 19th, 2014 20
A user on NeoGAF recently shared a photo of some pre-order packaging of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS from Japan, which showed what looked like a ton of technical information on the...