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New One Piece 3DS LL limited edition for Japan

8 Aug

one piece 3ds

The 3DS is getting a lot of attentions lately, not just for Nintendo games, but also for licensed titles. So be happy all you pirates wanna-be, because we got quite a lot of good news for you!

Starting from the already confirmed also for North America and Europe One Piece Romance Dawn, that should be available later this year. Here’s the trailer.

Then we got the just announced One Piece Unlimited World Red, covering the very last part of the anime/manga.

Unfortunately this second game is not yet confirmed for an outside-Japan release, but today Nintendo and Namco Banday have announced a super hot double 3DS LL (the name of the Japanese 3DS XL) limited edition for the game. Here the pictures.

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As you can see from the last picture this game, and the two special 3DS, will be available in Japan from November 21st at the price of 25.980 yen (roughtly £220).

Let’s see if we’ll be lucky enough to get them too here.

Enjoy the new trailer for J-Stars Victory VS

30 Jul

J-Stars Victory VS

We already told you about the upcoming new crossover featuring the most iconic characters from the Shonen Jump universe, unfortunately we can still confirm that there’s no plan for a western release of J-Stars Victory VS so far. But at least we got a new trailer for all you otaku boys and gals out there…and hey, the game is for PlayStation 3 and Vita, so fuck yeah region-free!

The new Mario Kart arcade version is out in Japan

26 Jul

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

The new arcade version of Mario Kart, called Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, born after the collaboration between Nintendo and Namco Bandai, is finally out in Japan. Unfortunately we don’t know if this special cabinet will ever see the light of the day outside the rising sun land, but hey…it features a drivable shooting tank! Here’s the brand new launch trailer.

As you can see from the trailer, a part from the already present in previous versions Pac-Man, this new arcade-only chapter will feature a bran new character from the Namco Bandai roaster, Don from Taiko Drum Master. Also, the game has a coop mode, used to combine two player’s kart in a powerful tank!

By the way, here’s how the cabinet looks like.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX cabinet

Namco Bandai is still thinking about a western release…let’s hope.

Project X Zone demo available

6 Jun

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We’ve already told you how much we’re hyped and excited for Project X Zone, the latest mega collaboration among Capcom, Namco Bandai and SEGA.

Well, the epic crossover is already available in Japan since last year, and it will be released in US on June 25 and in Europe on July 5. So we still have few weeks to wait, but for now we can have just a taste of it. Indeed, yesterday Namco Bandai (the main publisher of the game) has released the demo for the game, called “A Lethal Surprise Demo” (or just Demo A).

Said so, if you’re curious on how those three companies have co-worked give it a try and download it for free from the Nintendo 3DS Store (but keep in mind that, like every demo for the 3DS, it has limited try).

By the way, thanks Namco Bandai for not bringing to Europe the limited edition…yep, thank you very much

Now enjoy some really chaotic screenshots.

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Woman buys an old NES game worth $15k for only $7.99 at Goodwill

17 Apr

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Just imagine to walk in your local Goodwill (or CeX or whatever sells used stuff in your city) and among all the usual garbage you find the holy grail! Yep, that’s what happened today to a North Carolina woman…she just bought an ultra-rare copy of Stadium Events for $7.99 at her local Goodwill.

What is Stadium Events and why it’s so rare? Well, in this case Wikipedia is your friend, by the way the North American, or NTSC, version of Stadium Events is universally accepted as the rarest licensed NES game out there (Yep, there are grey and gold NWCs, that’s why we said “licensed”). The reason for its rarity is due to limited production and sales. At the time of its launch in 1987, Stadium Events was only available from limited stores. In 1988, Nintendo purchased the North American rights to the FFF mat technology and re-released it as the Power Pad.

The two Family Fun Fitness-branded games that had already been released, as well as Bandai’s version of the running pad accessory, were pulled from shelves and presumed destroyed. Because of this odd sequence of events, only 2000 copies are believed to have been produced, of which it is estimated that 200 copies reached consumers before being recalled. Today, collectors who follow the online sale of rare video games believe that fewer than 20 complete copies of the game exist, only two of which are known to be factory sealed.

Said so, let’s continue with our fairytail. The unknown (but so damn lucky) woman, took the cartridge with a bunch of other garbage games to a local video games stores in order to raise some money. The clerck of the store nearly fainted seeing the holy grail. He reported that the game isn’t sealed, but in mint condition, evaluating the item around $15k.

The woman said that she will be getting it VGA graded, so we might see it on eBay sometime soon.

Our thoughts and prays are now for the poor and disgraced guy that originally took the game to Goodwill…

First trailer for J-Stars Victory VS

8 Apr

J-Stars Victory VS

 

Crossovers are a trend nowadays, so after Project X Zone (fighting/action/RPG crossover among SEGA, Namco Bandai and Capcom) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle (fighting with all the characters from the eight JoJo’s series), now it’s time for J-Stars Victory VS.

The game, exclusive for PS3 and PS Vita and now only announced for a Japanese release, should be a fighting game featuring characters from four of the major Shonen Jump series. So it won’t be like Jump Ultimate Stars, but it will feature warriors only from One Piece, Naruto, DragonBall and Toriko.

The game is still in TBA release date and probably will never see the light outside Japan (mainly because of the west-unknown Toriko), but for now enjoy the trailer.

 

Not again! Poor 3DS…

1 Mar

Yes, it happened AGAIN! Another spelling mistake on a 3DS game cover. This time is from the Northamerican version of Nartuo Naruto: Powerful Shippuden

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This is what Namco Bandai said regarding this awkward misprinting:

“NAMCO BANDAI is aware of the labeling error for Naruto Powerful Shippuden. The spelling will be corrected for additional pressings of the game and we are currently working on an online solution to provide a printable replacement label for all our customers who would like to replace their box covers.”

But, why we said again? Because all this already happened to another 3DS game one year ago: Resident Evil: Revelaitons Revelations!

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New trailer for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Star Battle

20 Feb

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Star Battle logo

As every well respectable nerd on the planet, beside video games, we also love manga and anime. So when a new video game based on a manga series comes out we are even more excited! Especially if we’re talking about Hirohiko Araki‘s masterpiece: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures.

You might have noticed that there’s a new game scheduled, it’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Stars Battle, and it looks pretty awesome.  The fighting game is being developed by CyberConnect2 (known for the .hack series and its not-always-good fanservice products, as all Naruto fighting games) and will be published by Namco Bandai Games only for PlayStation 3 on August 2013 (fuck, this is an exclusive!).

Earlier this week, Namco Bandai released a new trailer for the game, featuring most of the playable characters (from all the 8 JoJo’s series) and quite a lot of gameplay footage. Enjoy.

It’s a real shame this game won’t be multi-platform.

 

Project X Zone will be released in USA and Europe

5 Feb

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Great news folks! We all love crazy, weird and fast-paced Japanese games, but the problem is that usually they just don’t cross over the ocean, staying in Japan and leaving us in tears. Usually because Japanese companies think that some kind of nippon-oriented genres couldn’t be appreciate in Europe and North America (sometimes also for copyright issues about characters or brand not yet released outside Japan), leading to poor sells.

But this is not the case of Project X Zone! A crossover tactical role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS co-developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, and published by Namco Bandai. The cool thing about the game is that it features more than 200 (!!) characters from Namco Bandai Games, Capcom, and SEGA. The game was released in Japan last October and everybody just thought “this is too fucking cool to be released outside Japan”. Plus the Nintendo 3DS is region-locked (why Nintendo? WHY?!), so no hope at all…until a couple of days ago, when Namco Bandai Games publish this press relese:

“NAMCO BANDAI Games’ new tactical RPG brings together the fiercest characters from three major Japanese publishers to create one frenetic gaming experience

 NAMCO BANDAI Games today announced that Project X Zone (working title) will be coming to challenge gamers in North America, Europe, Latin America and Australasia in the summer of 2013, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™.  This epic crossover title brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA, and Capcom’s most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title.”

So, yes! We will be able to play this awesome game in some kind of understandable language, but not until summer 2013. So, for now, just enjoy this 16-minutes video about the game that (possibly) is the best crossover ever made (yup, we didn’t forget Jump Ultimate Stars!)

We should also probably thank Katsuhiro Harada for the little help trying to convince Namco Bandai to localizate the game outside Japan!