Archive for April, 2010

Nintendo Puzzle Collection

April 29, 2010 - 12:37 pm No Comments

  • Rare Collectible Japanese Import
  • For JPN/Asian systems, use Freeloader for other
  • 3 addictive puzzle classics on one disc
  • Yoshi’s Cookie, Panel de Pon (Pokemon Puzzle League), Dr. Mario
  • # Gamecube to GBA Link Mode (comes with a Game Cube to GBA Link Cable)

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Nintendo Puzzle Collection contains a compilation of 3 classical and addictive puzzle games: Dr. Mario, Yoshi’s Cookie and Panel de Pon. Living up to present hardware standards, all three games have technically been enha… More >>

Nintendo Puzzle Collection

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Halo Reach – Birth of a Spartan Extended Version

April 29, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments


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Square Enix Members Twitter mentions Final Fantasy V and VI DS

April 29, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Square Enix Members Twitter mentions Final Fantasy V and VI DS

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, DS & DSi & DSi XL, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, Role-Playing, Web-Sites, Official-Sites

PS1 Final Fantasy VI Terra
Square Enix Japan often uses its Square Enix Members Twitter account to educate, tease and answer questions from fans. It can often be a surprising source of additional information on the company’s games, if you pay attention. For example, the subject of Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI, Seiken Densetsu 3 and Ever Heart Odyssey all came up recently. Fans asked Square Enix questions, and responded.

The question directed at Square Enix Final Fantasy V and VI for the DS yielded an interesting response. Surprisingly, Square Enix didn’t just say “no comment” when it answered at 11:52pm on April 26, 2010. The real response was more cryptic. Square Enix stated that there were “technical issues” and that the company was “undecided.” I think here “undecided” pretty much means “no comment.”

Fans also asked about the Super Famicom game Seiken Densetsu 3 and the cell phone RPG Ever Heart Odyssey. Specifically, someone asked if Seiken Densetsu 3 would ever be made available as a downloadable game and someone else asked if Ever Heart Odyssey would be released on another platform. In both cases, Square Enix simply said that the company hadn’t made any decisions and had no constructive comments. For Seiken Densetsu 3, it specifically stated that the future plans were “unknown”.

The response concerning Final Fantasy V DS and Final Fantasy VI was rather perplexing. I wonder if, perhaps, Square Enix would look into releasing them on the 3DS rather than the DS. That would probably count as technical issues. Or, if PSP ports were already in progress, that could be called a technical issue as well. What do you think?

Read [Square Enix Members Twitter (Japanese)] Via [Andriasang]

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Japan Import: Lucky Star loves Street Fighter

April 29, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Lucky Star loves Street Fighter

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Gear, Comics-and-Graphic-Novels, Figures & Toys, Ads & Media, TV, Genres, Fighting

Lucky Star Street Fighter Nendroid Petit
Konata, the star of the manga and anime series Lucky Star, is a huge video game fan so a Lucky Star/Street Fighter collaboration isn’t that surprising. It is, of course, absolutely adorable. The Good Smile Company is going to create a set of Nendroid Petit Lucky Star figurines dressed as Street Fighter characters in August, 2010.

The Nendroid Petit Lucky Star x Street Fighter set comes with four Nendroid Petit figurines of the four main characters of the Lucky Star series dressed as famous Street Fighter characters. Konata is Guile, Miyuki is C. Viper and the Hiiragi twins Kagami and Tsukasa are dressed as Ryu and Ken. Each figurine is between two and three inches tall and arrive as shown in the picture above.

Both Hobby Search and JBox are taking set preorders. I’d recommend ordering through Hobby Search, as that site is charging only ¥2,266 ($24). JBox is charging $38.

As The Banzai! Effect points out, this isn’t the first Lucky Star and Street Fighter cross-over. In the animated series, Konata had an interesting encounter with a Guile look-alike. Check the video below and see for yourself.

In case you’ve never heard of Lucky Star, it’s a slice of life series that’s quite popular around the world. (It’s sort of similar to Azumanga Daioh. It revolves around the adventures of otaku Konata and her friends Kagami, Tsukasa and Miyuki. Bandai’s publishing both the manga and anime series in North America.

Read [The Banzai! Effect] Product Page [JBox] Product Page [Hobby Search]

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Bleach: Heat The Soul 4- PSP Game NEW

April 29, 2010 - 12:50 am No Comments

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Sony’s popular anime fighting game Bleach Heat the Soul turns into the fourth round. Twenty new characters are entering the competition, which makes Bleach: Heat the Soul 4 the biggest game in the series ever with more t… More >>

Bleach: Heat The Soul 4- PSP Game NEW

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Nintendo DS NDS Slot Cleaner NDS Card Cleaner Kit with Cloth.

April 28, 2010 - 1:31 pm No Comments

  • Cleans NDS, NDS Lite game card slot.
  • Prevents error at the time of reading your NDS games.
  • Comes with cleaning cloth, uses for cleaning any screen and the appliance.

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Nintendo DS NDS Slot Cleaner NDS Card Cleaner Kit with Cloth.

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Beyond the Beyond

April 28, 2010 - 12:44 am 4 Comments

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Beyond the Beyond gather warriors mages pirates and mystics ,, observe as they transform into more powerful class .. clerks evolve into high clerks monks into master monks and conjurers into mighty summers. unravel compl… More >>

Beyond the Beyond

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Japan Import: Prepare for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd bundle and accessories

April 27, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Prepare for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd bundle and accessories

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Gear, Accessories, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Music

Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd

Sega did quite well last year when it decided to team up with Crypton and release Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, a PSP game based on the Vocaloid mascot Miku Hatsune. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva was released July 2, 2009, and went on to become one of the most popular PSP games of the year. Sega’s hoping to repeat that with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd on July 29, 2010, and this time is going all out with a bundle and PSP accessories.

The bundle is being dubbed the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd Ippai Pack and comes with a turquoise PSP-3000 (the same color as Miku’s hair), Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd, a turquoise Project Diva carrying pouch, a turquoise Project Diva 2nd cloth for wiping the PSP screen and, you guessed it, a turquoise strap to attach to the PSP. Hope you like that particular shade of green! Of course, if someone actually spends ¥26,980 ($287) on it, I’m sure that he or she does. The PSP is region-free, so you won’t run into any problems playing games bought in the US on this import PSP.

Also, there will once again be an accompanying Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd accessories. The main, ¥3,980 ($42) Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd accessor set pretty similar to the previous Hatsune Miku: Project Diva accessory kit, only with a little more variety. The kit that accompanied the last game came with two UMD cases, a carrying pouch and a PSP cover. This kit comes with one UMD case, a carrying pouch, a PSP cover, a strap to attach to the PSP, cloths to wipe off the screen and stickers of the characters. There’s also a cheaper accessory set with a pouch and strap for ¥1,980 ($21).

It looks like fans of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd are going to have every opportunity to show just how much they love it! Provided they can afford it.

Read [Andriasang] Also Read [Kotaku] Site [Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Japanese)]

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Hardware stolen at Super Street Fighter IV event, cash reward offered for thieved video files

April 27, 2010 - 2:00 am No Comments

Hardware stolen at Super Street Fighter IV event, cash reward offered for thieved video files

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Law-Politics, PCs, Mac, Genres, 3D, Action

i am 8-bit logoThis may be one of the clearest indications of a true gamer’s mentality.

Art group I Am 8-Bit recently hosted a Super Street Fighter IV launch part in Los Angeles, CA (USA) on Friday, April 22, 2010. (Capcom’s Super Street Fighter IV will be released April 27, 2010, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.)

Apparently a good time was had by all yet there was a tragedy.

Some tech was taken including HD cameras, SD cards and a MacBook Pro. I was initially suspicious that those were actually giveaway items and this was a publicity stunt until I read the complete email sent by group founder, Jon M. Gibson.

In the email he offers a cash reward for the video content on these devices and not for the actual hardware (sorry Gadgetell and Appletell). That’s right, people enjoying a sneak peek at the latest Street Fighter game – including fighting game expert Daigo Umehara for Japanese television – is more important to them than some pricey hardware.

My gamer hat is off to you, I Am 8-Bit.

Here’s the complete email sent this past weekend (April 24, 2010) by Gibson. Bolding and links are all theirs.

Dear Street Fighters,

Last night, we launched Super Street Fighter IV in Los Angeles with another Capcom Fight Club.

It rocked!

In tandem with the great folks at Capcom, the party went off with an explosive bang. Hundreds waited in line since 9am (the doors opened at 8pm), and ultimately, nearly 2,000 people showed up to get their hands on the game early. Unfortunately, the massive warehouse space that played host to the club wasn’t big enough to accomodate everyone, so our apologies to any fans that didn’t get in.

And, wow – who thought so many gamers would be willing to lube up and Turkish Oil Wrestle? They did… and it was a sight to behold!

However, I digress…

Right before the event ended, at about 11:30pm, someone stole several pieces of production equipment from us:

  • Mac Book Pro
  • Two (2) Kodak zi8 HD cameras
  • Lots of SD cards

We could care less about the equipment itself. It’s the FOOTAGE THAT MATTERS.

For the entire night, that Mac Book Pro, along with those SD cards, stored hours of footage from the event. It was really great stuff that is now gone because someone decided to take the shiny objects.

We were helping to complete a documentary for Japanese television about Daigo, who was flown into town specifically to compete at the fight club.

On that laptop and those cameras was valuable footage that immortalized the player.

Also, there was literally tons of other great interviews, cosplaying, and fan-focused stuff that we were going to cut together this weekend to share with the whole community.

Sadly, it is gone.

We are prepared to offer a cash reward if that footage is returned to us. We don’t care who stole it, we just want it back. We will NOT drag anyone through the mud; your identity will be kept secret. We can promise you that.

Just please, come forward. We can arrange for a drop point somewhere in Los Angeles.

Seriously, this footage meant the world to us. It was important to Daigo. It was important to Capcom.

We produce these kinds of events for the fans, and for the evidence of such a night to be ripped out from under us – well, it hurts.

It really hurts.

If anyone knows anything, please e-mail me directly. Your name will be kept anonymous. We are not out to get anyway.

Any and all leads would be immensely appreciated.

We will pay. Cash.

Thank you!

Jon M. Gibson, Founder
i am 8-bit Productions

Update (5 PM, April 26, 2010): Jon M. Gibson has confirmed with Gamertell via email that this is, indeed, not a publicity stunt, writing, “I *wish* it were a publicity stunt, even though it seems like one. We truly, honestly lost that footage/equipment.”

Read [Super Street Fighter IV @ Gamertell] Email [Jon M. Gibson] Site [I Am 8-Bit]

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Ikaruga Japanese Version

April 27, 2010 - 12:40 am No Comments

  • Compatible with Gamecube For JPN/Asian systems, use Freeloader for other
  • Three levels of difficulty
  • New practice mode
  • Play in horizontal and vertical modes
  • Features an appendix mode with five locked slots

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Ikaruga is a 2-D scrolling space shooter (with options for either a vertical or horizontal display) set against a 3-D backdrop with a combination of rich Japanese storytelling and high-powered fighter-pilot heroics. Play… More >>

Ikaruga Japanese Version

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