Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch confirmed for N. America & Europe!

Straight from the Level-5 World Conference in Japan & Level-5 International America’s twitter page comes with a confirmation of a North American & European release of Ni No Kuni for PS3!

BREAKING: NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH will be brought to Europe and North America in 2012 by Namco Bandai!

Apparently Namco Bandai will handle the North American & European release! This is great news for fans of this game who were hoping for a localization. I can’t wait to find out the release date, I will preorder two copies! (One for me and one for a friend ^_^)

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Yakuza: Dead Souls coming to North America March 2012!

SEGA has finally confirmed that their shooting take on the Yakuza franchise will be headed stateside in March 2012!

You can see screenshots, boxart, and more here!

I am really excited for this game, hopefully the controls are fixed for the western release as I heard from people who imported the Japanese version that it was kind of crummy. I am really glad that Shun Akiyama is returning, I love that guy he is just so awesome!

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy coming to NA Nov. 15

SAN JOSE, Calif., (Sep. 15, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that ACE COMBAT® ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY will go on sale for Nintendo 3DS™ on November 15, 2011 in North America. ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY delivers a supersonic flying experience with exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics, all in 3D for the first-time in the history of the legendary aerial combat franchise.

ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY introduces touch screen targeting and added control mechanics, allowing players to take full command of every intense skirmish to enable split-second counter-maneuvers, dynamic dogfight action and satisfying enemy takedowns.

Fans of the award-winning ACE COMBAT franchise can look forward to a wide variety of real-world aircrafts to pilot, and a diverse range of missions to take on.

“The three dimensional screen of the Nintendo 3DS really captures the immediate and visceral thrills of aerial combat and ACE COMBAT ASSAUL HORIZON LEGACY is the perfect showcase for that,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “Every barrel roll, fiery explosion and heat-seeking missile will bring players closer to the action than ever before.”

ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY for Nintendo 3DS is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is scheduled to release on November 15, 2011.

For more information on ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY, please visit http://www.acecombat-assaulthorizon.com or http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

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I was just thinking a few days ago about this game and wondering when it would come out in North America. It’s only 2 months away, so maybe I’ll get it for Christmas or something? 🙂

Nintendo dates games for North America

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (DSiWare/eShop) – Free to download between Sep. 28th and Feb. 20th
Just Dance 3 (Wii) – Oct. 7
Go Vacation (Wii) – Oct. 11
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (Wii, DS) – Oct. 16
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) – Nov. 13 (EU: Dec. 18)
Fossil Fighters Champions (DS) – Nov. 14
Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii) – Nov. 15
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) – Nov. 15
Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – Dec. 4 (EU: Dec. 2)
Fortune Street (Wii) – Dec. 5

It seems that Kid Icarus: Uprising has been delayed to 2012. No mention of Rhythm Heaven for Wii has been mentioned, so we can assume it has been pushed back to 2012 as well.

Xenoblade Chronicles get!


My copy of Xenoblade Chronicles arrived from Europe today. As you probably already know, the game has already been released all over the world, with no plans to release it in North America. The game is said to be a 100 hour RPG just for the main game, so I know this one will last me a while. I hope I enjoy this, and I am sure I will since this is my first RPG on the Wii other than Pokémon.

Excitebots: Trick Racing now available on Club Nintendo in Japan

In a surprise move today, Nintendo Company Limited has put up a western retail Wii game as a reward on Club Nintendo. The game, Excitebots: Trick Racing, was only released in North America and sold so poorly, people still talk about how much it bombed to this day. Now, I wonder since it was released on the Japanese Club Nintendo, will our friends in Europe & Australia receive the game someday? Time will tell.

The website for the game can be found here.

Skyward Sword bundle & more coming this fall!

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Bundle Highlights a Golden Autumn for Nintendo Games

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2011 – Leaves won’t be the only things turning gold this fall as Nintendo prepares to launch an extraordinary lineup of games for its Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ game systems. At a recent meeting of GameStop retail store managers from across the United States, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt revealed new details about upcoming releases for several fan-favorite franchises:

  • A special limited-edition The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword bundle containing the game and a gold* Wii Remote™ Plus controller will be available when the game launches on Nov. 20.
  • Also for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, every copy in the initial production of the game will come packaged with a special music CD featuring orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.
  • Nintendo will launch the upcoming Tetris®: Axis game for Nintendo 3DS systems on Oct. 2.
  • The Professor Layton and the Last Specter™ game for the Nintendo DS family of systems will launch Oct. 17.

“Nintendo has something for you this fall, no matter what type of gamer you are, no matter what Nintendo system you’re playing,” said Moffitt. “Whether you’re looking for a world-spanning epic like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the pick-up-and-play puzzle fun of Tetris: Axis or the mind-bending adventure of Professor Layton and the Last Specter, we’ve got you covered.”

The limited-edition gold controller bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be offered at a suggested retail price of $69.99. The game will also be sold separately at a suggested retail price of $49.99, though the gold controller will only be available as part of the special bundle. As an additional 25th anniversary treat for fans who purchase the game early, every copy in the initial production, whether sold by itself or as a part of the limited-edition bundle, will come with a free CD featuring select orchestral arrangements of iconic music spanning the history of the franchise which will be performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert performances in October 2011. For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.

The original portable Tetris® game was a smash hit on the Game Boy™ system. The new Tetris: Axis game lets players use the magic of the Nintendo 3DS system to jump into the action in 3D without the need for special glasses. The game includes more than 20 different modes – some familiar, some new. Up to eight players can compete in wireless multiplayer battles, even if only one player has a game card**. Tetris: Axis also makes use of the augmented-reality and SpotPass™ features of Nintendo 3DS. Tetris: Axis is part of a stirring fall lineup for Nintendo 3DS that also includes Pokémon™ Rumble Blast(launching Oct. 24), Super Mario 3D Land™ (November) and Mario Kart™ 7 (December).

Professor Layton and the Last Specter for the Nintendo DS family of systems is the fourth installment in the Professor Layton puzzle adventure series. It begins a new trilogy that is a prequel to the original games, set three years before the events in Professor Layton and the Curious Village™. The game contains more puzzles than any in the series to date. As a North American exclusive to the overall Professor Layton and the Last Specter package, a bonus role-playing game called Professor Layton’s London Life™ containing more than 100 hours of additional content will be available to players from the start of the game.

Remember that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.  For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

* Note that the gold controller will simply be gold in color and will not contain any actual precious metals.

** Multiplayer mode requires multiple Nintendo 3DS systems, each sold separately.