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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X ⊟
While One Piece Unlimited World Red just released in the U.S., Japan will be getting another 3DS title based on the license this winter from Bandai Namco, according to Shonen Jump's scan posted by Redon. From what I can tell, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X allows ups to four-players to battle it out in tag-team matches, offering some 85 playable fighters.
It looks like this is a successor to One Piece: Gigant Battle!, the Japan-only fighting series from Ganbarion that played a lot like the Jump Ultimate/Super Stars games. Those never released in North America (the first Gigant Battle hit Europe), but we’re getting more One Piece games, so maybe that will change with this one.
If you want to hear some impressions on Unlimited World Red, by the way, make sure to listen to the latest TinyCast episode!
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One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X ⊟

While One Piece Unlimited World Red just released in the U.S., Japan will be getting another 3DS title based on the license this winter from Bandai Namco, according to Shonen Jump's scan posted by Redon. From what I can tell, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X allows ups to four-players to battle it out in tag-team matches, offering some 85 playable fighters.

It looks like this is a successor to One Piece: Gigant Battle!, the Japan-only fighting series from Ganbarion that played a lot like the Jump Ultimate/Super Stars games. Those never released in North America (the first Gigant Battle hit Europe), but we’re getting more One Piece games, so maybe that will change with this one.

If you want to hear some impressions on Unlimited World Red, by the way, make sure to listen to the latest TinyCast episode!

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  • Source apforums.net
Oh hi there, fluffy Dragon Quest headphones ⊟
The Watabou is a cute monster from the DQ Monsters series, and it’s also what keeps your ears warm while you’re listening to Love Hz. NCSX will happily sell you these lil’ guys for shipment in November.
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Oh hi there, fluffy Dragon Quest headphones ⊟

The Watabou is a cute monster from the DQ Monsters series, and it’s also what keeps your ears warm while you’re listening to Love Hz. NCSX will happily sell you these lil’ guys for shipment in November.

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Subtitled trailer for the new Fatal Frame ⊟

Cheers to PepsimanGB for subtitling the trailer Tecmo Koei put out last week for Fatal Frame: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden. I was one of the people who asked for subtitles when he offered to put this video together, so it would’ve been a jerk move if I didn’t share this after he went through all that trouble.

Again, this releases for the Wii U in Japan on September 27.

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  • Source pepsimangb

Fatal Frame: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden ⊟

Even though it’s not a handheld game and the horror series hasn’t made it to the West in some time (not counting the Spirit Camera spin-off), I love Fatal Frame so I had to share this new trailer from the Wii game. This time around, players will use the Wii U GamePad like a camera, moving it around to follow ghosts in order to stun and capture them.

Gematsu offered these details:

"It is set in Hikamiyama, a sacred mountain with a huge lake at its summit from which water gushes abundantly throughout the mountain. It’s a mountain of death, and only those who choose on their own to die go there. They enter the mountain at oumagatoki (the witching hour), when the boundary between the world of the living and the world of the dead is blurred. The game’s story revolves around the concept of water.

The protagonist is named Kozukata Yuuri. She can see those who have been spirited away and captured in the world of the dead and return them to this world. Responding to the requests of those who have been taken, Yuuri visits Mt. Hikamiyama.”

Nintendo will release the Tecmo Koei-developed title in Japan on September 27, a day after the debut of Fatal Frame's live-action film.

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  • Source gematsu.com

So much Monster Hunter 4G crap ⊟

With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate announced for Japan, here comes an overwhelming monster-sized assortment of tie-in items. Literally tied in (as in attached to the game) is the limited edition, which comes with four figurines and a random plush when purchased from e-Capcom.

There are also way too many accessories, like screen cleaners, SD cards?, stickers, cases, earphones, this treasure chest looking thing… Anyway, go ahead and throw all of your Monster Hunter 4 accessories in the trash, because there are 4G items now. Via Ruliweb.

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Final Fantasy Explorers looks great ⊟

We got our first look at Final Fantasy Explorers, the MonHun-ish 3DS action RPG with Final Fantasy classes, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. I picked out some choice bits from the trailer to make GIFs out of, but you can watch the full presentation here.

The game releases in Japan this winter. Nope, we don’t know anything about a Western release yet.

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Was that a Kenka Bancho game for 3DS? ⊟
If you missed this morning’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct for third-party 3DS games (I hope it wasn’t because we had the wrong start time in our post!), you missed this mystery title that looked like a new Kenka Bancho title.
Regular readers will remember us raving about the Kenka Bancho releases on PSP, or at least over the beat’em-ups’ use of awesome punk music in their trailers — Atlus even brought one of the games to North America as Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble back in 2009.
The only video footage we saw of the mystery game is in the GIF above, but banchos shooting eye lasers at each other is a pretty specific giveaway.
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Was that a Kenka Bancho game for 3DS? ⊟

If you missed this morning’s Japan-only Nintendo Direct for third-party 3DS games (I hope it wasn’t because we had the wrong start time in our post!), you missed this mystery title that looked like a new Kenka Bancho title.

Regular readers will remember us raving about the Kenka Bancho releases on PSP, or at least over the beat’em-ups’ use of awesome punk music in their trailers — Atlus even brought one of the games to North America as Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble back in 2009.

The only video footage we saw of the mystery game is in the GIF above, but banchos shooting eye lasers at each other is a pretty specific giveaway.

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Kirby Fighters Z, Dedede Drum Dash Z escape from Triple Deluxe

Nintendo and HAL are expanding Kirby Triple Deluxe’s minigames into standalone 3DS eShop releases in Japan. Copy ability fighting game Kirby Fighters Z has all the powerups from the main game (Beetle and Bell only available if you have Triple Deluxe save data), along with new stages and boss fights.

Rhythm game Drum Dash Z has 7 new stages, more hazards in stages, and unlockable masks. Maybe it’s better than the original… 

Both will be out in Japan July 23, for 750 yen each. Via 4Gamer.

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Dragon Quest X coming to 3DS ⊟

The Wii/Wii U/PC MMO will be released on 3DS in Japan September 4. Players of the handheld version will be able to share the same game world with the other versions. The control scheme looks really, really awkward and shoehorned, with basically pictures of Wii U buttons on the touchscreen.

It’s apparently built on streaming tech, like the mobile version, which means it isn’t so much a 3DS game as a 3DS client running an OnLive-style stream of the game running on a computer somewhere… else… Despite the actual game not really being on 3DS, it’ll still cost ¥3800 and come in a box (packaging shot above via Famitsu). As a result of the streaming, it’ll look better than most 3DS games but won’t be in 3D.

An in-game code will be available to get exclusive “Lemon Slime” items. I do want Lemon Slime items…

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  • Source dqx.jp

Awesome Oreshika 2 LE accessories ⊟

Sony will be bringing this game, about a cursed Japanese clan that wages war across multiple shortened generations, to the US. But I don’t know if this rad special edition, with traditional Japanese-inspired cover, case, and strap, will come along.

If you want to get the Japanese version with all this, Play-Asia has it for $100! But if that’s not enough, the Famitsu DX Pack comes with even more, like a teacup and wallscroll!

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  • Source play-asia.com

New Converse X Mario One Star ⊟

Genius use of the Converse star logo on these. They ship in August, for Japan only, and come in red and green. Oh, and they’re like $215 a pair, so just color some little eyes into your own One Stars instead. Via @farmboyinjapan!

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Do the Yokai Watch dance ⊟

This commercial for the 3DS sequel is more amusing if you follow Yokai Watch of have seen this popular video. If you prefer to see gameplay, here’s the Nintendo Direct that aired yesterday for Yokai Watch 2 (releases in Japan next week). And if that doesn’t interest you either, you can instead spend your time staring at this Yokai Watch bath ball dissolve to reveal a mystery toy.

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