Latest Posts: Japan

Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow at 6AM PST/9AM EST/2PM GMT!

10 years ago 19 Comments


Prepare yourselves, a new Nintendo Direct presentation is coming tomorrow for both North America and Europe simultaneously at 6AM PST/9AM EST/2PM GMT. UPDATE: A Japanese version has been announced as well!

According to Nintendo of America, expect the presentation to cover upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games. However, the European page only says to expect the latest on Nintendo 3DS games.

Hopefully, we will see a new English trailer for the game with an update for the general time frame we should expect it. I personally feel it’s a little too early to get an exact release date, but it’s always possible. I’m prepared to eat my hat!

(via NoA, NoE)

Animal Crossing Stationery for Swapnote sent out in Japan

10 years ago 58 Comments


An extremely cute Animal Crossing stationery for Swapnote was recently sent out to Japanese 3DS consoles. On the stationery you’ll find cute Animal Crossing sprites of popular main characters with a leaf background.

If you know someone with a Japanese 3DS, you may want to ask them for the stationery as it can be sent to American and Eurpoean 3DS consoles by sending a Swapnote using it. I recently obtained it myself thanks to a generous NeoGAF user.

Iwata acknowledges worldwide demand for Animal Crossing: New Leaf

10 years ago 23 Comments


During the Q&A section of the most recent Financial Briefing, Mr. Iwata was asked about the sales potential of Animal Crossing: New Leaf overseas. He was quick to point that there are some core fans of the series overseas as well, not only in Japan.

Remember the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Japanese Direct a few months back? I’m sure all of you watched it and Iwata is no stranger to that. He mentioned that many customers worldwide watched the video and he received a lot of requests from overseas customers asking to be able to play it as soon as possible.

It’s good to know that Nintendo isn’t oblivious to the worldwide demand for New Leaf, they are certainly aware it exists. Miyamoto made a comment as well about how Nintendo is currently investigating how to best promote the game overseas. Let’s hope this includes bringing over the special edition 3DS XL bundle? : D

If you wish to read the whole Q&A, view the source link. Be sure to leave any thoughts you have in the comments below.

(via Nintendo JP)