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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Ogre Battle 64, BlazBlue Battle x Battle

Ogre Battle 64 is a rare release on the Japanese Wii Shop, in that it's an N64 game. Remember those? It's also a good one! It's the sole new game on the Virtual Console this week, with the lineup bolstered a bit by Phoenix Wright's sequel and a rock-paper-scissors game. The weird (but cute)...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Princess Tomato, Reflect Missile

[TRsROCKIN] The sole new downloadable game on Wii in Japan this week is the appealingly odd Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom, a first-person adventure game set in a world populated by personified fruits and vegetables. You play a heroic cucumber with a young persimmon sidekick. It really must...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Parodius, Genius Personal dictionaries

Though today is a fairly low-key day for downloads on the Japanese Wii and DSi Shops, there are a few things available that we'd love to see in North America but never will. The Virtual Console has MSX releases of two wonderful shooters, the Gradius/Twinbee/octopus mashup cute-em-up Parodius, and...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Kirby's Star Stacker, I am a Pla-Rail Driver

The Japanese Wii and DSi Shops are taking it easy on the first week back after a holiday, with just one WiiWare, one Virtual Console, and two DSiWare games available, quite a change from the massive pileups of previous weeks. The Virtual Console game is the Super Famicom version of Kirby's Star...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: LostWinds, Phalanx

Two WiiWare titles make the journey from the West to Japan today, both published by Square Enix. Just as it did for the first LostWinds, the publisher has brought the sequel to Japan for a holiday release. School of Darkness is actually WayForward's Lit, under a different, but equally literal,...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Phoenix Wright, Zaxxon, Photo Fighter X

The release list for the Japanese Wii and DSi Shops are a bit more restrained than the last couple of weeks, offering a much more manageable (read: smaller) selection of downloadable titles. On Virtual Console, for example, Sega's isometric arcade shmup Zaxxon is the only offering. Similarly,...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Kappa Michi, Final Fight 3, more

Another ridiculous overload of content today on the Japanese Wii and DSi Shops. Not so much in WiiWare, whose only release this week is The Incredible (and incredibly avoidable) Maze, but Virtual Console and DSiWare are absolutely stuffed with games! Weirdly, there are two map-based puzzle games...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: King of Fighters '95, Kamenin Merchant

Today, for those Japanese gamers who like King of Fighters games but didn't purchase the Orochi Collection disc -- or the Neo Geo Online Collection Complete Box sets, King of Fighters '95 is available on the Virtual Console. SNK Playmore's business model is so strange -- these Virtual Console...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: MSX games, Eco Shooter, and 16 more

There's an incredibly diverse selection of games on the Japanese Wii and DSi Shops today -- 12 different games on Wii, and 6 on DSi. Think of this as Nintendo's online version of the holiday rush. Most interesting among the multifarious offerings: a few forgotten Konami MSX games on VC, and 530...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Trial edition

The WiiWare demo program arrives in Japan today, offering many of the same demos found in North America. Bit.Trip Beat and NyxQuest are out, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is in. Oddly, the Japanese site for the demo program mentions a January 31 end date, which the North American page doesn't. We...

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