Posts tagged #japanese

Nintendo Direct and Badge Arcade on 3DS

A couple of highlights today:

Nintendo Direct returns on November 12th

Badge Arcade comes to 3DS in Europe on November 13th

If you don't know what that is, it's an app that's available on the Japanese 3DS (aka Collectible Badge Center), where you can play with virtual claw machines to try to win prizes, namely, little badges that you can put on your 3DS home screen. You use real money to buy turns to play the virtual arcade machines. The news that this is coming to the West is long overdue. I expect that it will come to NA as well, and be one of the announcements in the Nintendo Direct.

Posted on November 10, 2015 and filed under News.

Adventures in importing a Japanese 3DS

Recently I decided to import a Japanese 3DS. After watching the Monster Hunter X reveal, I decided that I would not only import the handheld, but try to learn Japanese as well, so that by the time Monster Hunter X comes out this winter, I might be able to read a little. My eventual goal is to become fluent in Japanese, enough to play video games and watch anime.

I ordered the New 3DS in white, the non-LL model, with interchangeable cover plates. I also ordered Cover Plates No. 38 (Monster Hunter Poogie) to go with the system (of course).

There is no setting to change the language on a Japanese 3DS, and you can only play games from Japan, so it means that you either import physical cartridges, or purchase games digitally.

All future posts about this will be tagged #Japan3DSAdventure so stay tuned! I'll post whatever tips I learn about along the way.

The first tip is this nice list of games to import over at chic-pixel.com by @apricotsushi: "10 Japanese 3DS Games Worth Importing" which she has listed and assessed in terms of difficulty of Japanese. I'm definitely interested in the first game on the list, Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken. Especially since it has the song from Attack on Titan in it!

Posted on June 4, 2015 and filed under Article.

Hate Rosalina & Luma? Don't forget about Rosetta & Chiko!

The Japanese Rosalina & Luma amiibo has a different English name, "Rosetta & Chiko"

The Japanese Rosalina & Luma amiibo has a different English name, "Rosetta & Chiko"

Do you hate Rosalina? So much that you're willing to spend a ton of money to buy as many as you can to keep her off the market? Well, to prevent too many people from having her, you might want to import her Japanese counterpart as well, "Rosetta & Chiko".

You can try your luck importing it, or even travel to Japan to buy them in person. Either way, you can rest in the knowledge that you're keeping this horrid character out of the hands of those that really like her.

Posted on January 19, 2015 and filed under Article.

New Monster Hunter 4 Gameplay Videos

One of Monster Hunter 4 producers Ryozo Tsujimoto recently demonstrated some of the gameplay from the upcoming installment of the Monstuer Hunter franchise, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

In a series of three videos, Tsujimoto is joined by comedian Satoshi Inoue to show off the new jumping and climbing mechanic, the new insect stick weapon, multilevel environment areas, and four player multiplayer.

Via cubed3.

Posted on December 26, 2012 and filed under News.