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iPhone Japanese Games Part 1


The iPhone has been successful in application (app) sales since the App Store launched in 2008.  With over 200,000 apps available for purchase or download, more than 30,000 apps are games.  The increasing popularity of the iPhone has caught the Japanese game industry’s attention, and within the last year, began porting or developing games for the iPhone. We have decided to feature various games developed by Japanese companies in an ongoing multipart segment.

Ar Tonelico 3 US Release Pending?


We received an invitation to NIS America's press event today mentioning announcements for new unnamed titles as well as special industry guest appearances. NIS America also slipped in an extra image of 2 characters silhouetted behind curtains who resemble Ar Tonelico 3's Saki and Finnel.

There also seem to be 2 characters next to them pixelated, though we can't make heads or tails where it's from. We've included the image inside, see for yourself. Let us know what you think. We'll keep up updated on any new announcements.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Finally Realized

Rolling with the momentum that fighting games have gained these past two years, Shoryuken has just unveiled a teaser trailer for the fighting game that many thought would never come, Marvel vs Capcom 3. So far, no gameplay details have been released yet, but the end of the trailer shows a clip of Ryu in the same graphical style of the recently released Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars, perhaps pointing to the same engine being used or a slight upgrade of it for either the PS3 of Xbox 360. The trailer features Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield, Wolverine, Iron-Man, and The Hulk, solidfying them as selectable characters.

Update: full press release from Capcom included.

LA Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club

As reported before, Capcom will be hosting an event commemorating the launch of Super Street Fighter IV. The event will run from 8PM to midnight on Friday, April 23rd in Los Angeles, CA.  While there is no specified address yet, Capcom has already revealed that it will be somewhere in the vicinity of Silver Lake. For those who don't live in the area or can't make it, Capcom will even be streaming the action on their official ustream page! As with any Capcom event, expect lots of gaming action and freebies! More details after the jump.


Blazblue Creators @ FanimeCon 2010

"FanimeCon, Aksys Games, and Arc System Works are proud to announce video game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor at FanimeCon 2010.

Daisuke Ishiwatari is famous for creating the Guilty Gear video game series. While he denies having created the game single-handedly, his extensive work on the series includes an eclectic assortment of talents.

Toshimichi Mori also has many talents. He not only directed and produced the BlazBlue video game series but also designed the characters and wrote the scenarios."

FanimeCon 2010 will be held at the San Jose Convention Center from May 28 to 31. Both men appeared previously in America at Anime Expo 2009. You can check out the guests list here, and make sure to check out the interview we conducted with Ishiwatari and Toshimichi here.


Kojima World Tour

According to Kotaku, coinciding with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Hideo Kojima will begin a world wide tour starting in April 29 to July 25. Hideo Kojima, famous for his work on the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series, will surely be met with large crowds. Be sure to mark your calendars and attend if you hope to see this iconic game designer! Tour list after the jump.


Super Street Fighter IV Launch Event?

Through its twitter, Capcom Unity has announced an event in Los Angeles on April 23. Referring to readers as "Street Fighters," the tweet is likely hinting at a launch event for Super Street Fighter IV, which will come out on April 27. Little else has been revealed at the moment, but if the event will be anything like Street Figher IV's launch, fans can expect a night of Street Fighter, a chance to see some of the most important people in the Street Fighter community, and a plethora of freebies. Be sure to come back as we'll update with more info as it comes in.

Prince of Persia Creator and Casts Heads to WonderCon

Disney's movie adaptation of Ubisoft's Prince of Persia The Sands of Time video game has been confirmed to appear at this year's WonderCon. Tentatively scheduled, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Director Mike Newell, actor Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Prince Dastan, and interestingly, video game designer and creator for the Prince of Persia series, Jordan Mechner, are set to appear at a 12:15PM panel on Saturday April 3, 2010. Mechner is one of the first and currently only video game creator to adapt his own creation. WonderCon is hosted by the same organizers as Comic-Con International in San Diego, and will be held at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco from April 2-4, 2010.

Persona 5 Rumors Confirmed!

During an interview with Dengeki PlayStation Magazine, Director Katura Hashino, of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 fame, hinted at the next Persona game. Hashino stated that he wants to keep the core Persona elements while making some improvements. The Persona series have been very successful ever since the release of Persona 3 back in 2007, leading to the creation of an anime based on the Persona universe called Persona: Trinity Souls. With the expected release of a Persona game, fans of JRPG have something to look forward to, but one can only hope that the game will have the same appeal as the other Persona entries. Rumors are floating around that the game may be released for the Playstation 3 - a welcome change. Till then players who are itching for a Persona fix can look forward to the Playstation Portable port of Persona 3 in July.
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Nintendo Announces New DS

Less than a year after the launch of the Nintendo DSi, Nintendo announces another addition to the DS line, the tentatively named Nintendo 3DS. As the name suggests, the system will allow players to play games in 3D - even without a pair of 3D glasses. So far, there's no information as to whether the system will have higher resolution graphics than the DS. However, DS owners can rejoice because the system will be backwards compatible with DS games. According to Nintendo, they will have more information available at E3 and the system will go on sale in the fiscal year starting in April 2010 and ending in March 2011.
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