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The 10 biggest stories from the Japanese broadcast

Time to forget about PS4! For Nintendo had their own software showcase this morning at 11am UK time. In a special Japanese edition of Nintendo Direct, President Satoru Iwata showed off third-party developed 3DS games. Missed the show? You can catch up now.

Obviously it's in Japanese but you can read more about the 10 biggest stories from the show below

1. Tomadachi Collection

Tomadachi Collection 3DS
Tomadachi Collection 3DS
The show began with Iwata showing off Tomadachi Collection 3DS. It's a bit like The Sims with Miis as you interact with your friend's Miis. They all live in an apartment so, unlike it the Sims, you won't be building. It will be released for 3DS in Japan on 18 April.

2. Zelda Orcale Of Ages/Oracle Of Seasons

The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons/Ages
The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons/Ages
Iwata confirmed that the classic Game Boy Color adventures Zelda: Oracle Of Ages/Oracle Of Seasons will be coming to the 3DS Virtual Console in Japan in March.

3. Professor Layton And The Azran Legacies

Professor Layton And The Azran Legacies
Professor Layton And The Azran Legacies
The final Professor Layton game was showcased with a new trailer. Apparently it will feature 500 new puzzles but we imagine that that will include daily downloads.

4. Ghost World Watch

Ghost Watch
Ghost Watch
A new game from Level 5. You play as a young boy named Keita who is followeda round by a cute ghost in this RPG. It features 3-on-3 battles with monsters. That cat's attack is awesome!

5. Nameko Multiplies

Nameko Multiples
Nameko Multiples
This is a smartphone puzzler that's coming to 3DS. You have to match tiles to eliminate them. It's out on 28 February in Japan.

6. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission

Dragon Ball: Ultimate Mission
Dragon Ball: Ultimate Mission
Dragon Ball returns to Nintendo's handheld on 28 February in Japan. You can create a team of five characters using cards in this card battling game. Dragon Ball fans should know that it includes voice acting and there is a Story mode.

7. Super Robot Wars UX

Super Robot Taisen UX
Super Robot Taisen UX
Next we saw more of Super Robot Wars UX which is coming to 3DS along with a limited edition 3DS XL on 14 March. Super Robot Wars Taisen UX is the first game in the Strategy RPG series to be released on 3DS. It is a series that began on Game Boy in 1991 but don't expect the 3DS edition to come to the UK as only a few games in the series have been released outside of Japan, including Super Robot Taisen for GBA and Endless Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga for Nintendo DS. Both were released by Atlus in the US.

8. Guild02

Guild02 - Keiji Inafune's Insect Tank
Guild02 - Keiji Inafune's Insect Tank
The second title in Level 5's collection of games from famous Japanese developers is coming to the eShop in Japan. Guild01 was released as a single game in the country but the individual titles were released for the eShop in Europe. Nintendo is following a similar model in Japan, releasing the games individually.

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune is in on the act this time, creating a game featuring a tiny tanks which you can control and take out insects.

There's also a game from My Summer Vacation creator Kazu Ayabe called The Friday When Monsters Appear featuring, erm, monsters who appear every Friday. They show up in a 1960s-style town that's populated by children in awe of Ultraman-style heroes of the day.

Chunsoft writers Takemaru Abiko and Kazuya Asano have also created a game called Alone about someone who wakes up in a dark room with no memories.

There's also a game called Spaceship Damray

9. Shin Megami Tensei IV

Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Another game that comes with its own limited edition 3DS XL, Shin Megami Tensei IV looks beautiful. You play as a young boy who fights demons with your own demons that you summon from your computer wristband. It features over 400 demons.

10. Monster Hunter 4 trailer

You don't need me to tell you how amazing it looks. Go and see for yourself!

Which of these games would you like to be released in the UK?

[ Source: Translations: Cheesemeister3K Twitter ]

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  1. lminett Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 09:33

    Dam I'm in a lecture :(

  2. mushroomchow Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 09:36

    Dam I'm in a lecture :(


    Same here. Communal skive?

  3. Jack Davis Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 09:37

    hopefully Pokemon x and y

  4. TenTen Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 09:49

    hopefully Pokemon x and y


    Game Freak is 2nd party, so probably not. I know this isn't going to happen, but I'm hoping for a twewy sequel. Partially because I made a wager with another forumite (Oathkeeper) that a sequel will be announced this year (the winner gets a Ł15 eshop card)

  5. Nin_Jake Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 09:58

    Will be watching on Wii U!

  6. parasky Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:20

    Let's hope there is more information for Monster Hunter 4. I'm really exited for it. Also, more info on Monolith's game would be good.

    Will be watching on Wii U!

    Hey. I think I'll do the same.

  7. Ioannis83 Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:36

    It's going to be only in Japanese right?

  8. parasky Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:41

    It's going to be only in Japanese right?

    Yeah, it obviously will. Hopefully there will be subtitles.

  9. CyberGW Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:47

    Please Rhythm Thief 2! Please Rhythm Thief 2!

  10. shy guy 64 Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:49

    cool

  11. CyberGW Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 10:57

    Wait can we watch this on Wii U?
    I thought you can't watch live broadcasts in HTML5 at the moment. Or am I wrong?
    EDIT: I have my Wii U booted up. Let's see if it starts soon.
    DOUBLE EDIT: It works, but it's a bit behind.

  12. lawrencer5 Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 11:04

    what is he saying!!!

  13. Scraggy man Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 11:34

    Looks like the 3DS is in safe hands love the look of some of those games like the ghost and demon RPG made by LV5

  14. parasky Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 11:39

    That was a phenomenonal nintendo direct. Cannot wait for Shin Megami Tenesi and Monster Hunter 4 now! Let's just hope they get localized as we would certinaly be missing out.

  15. Erdogan44 Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 12:46

    MONSTER HUNTER 4.

    MONSTER HUNTER 4.

    MONSTER.

    HUNTER.

    FOUR.

  16. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 13:36

    This was certainly one for RPG fans! XD The new Guild02 offerings look good too, although I have no idea how that one with the giant monster and the Ultraman wannabe can be much of a game - looks interesting though. It's the one with the dark corridors that really interests me though. Looks awesome.

  17. Argenthor Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 17:20

    These games are SOO japanese!

    It is really interesting seeing the differences in culture over there.

  18. Waldy565 Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 18:04

    Better Direct then ours... I digress: I was gonna write off Shin Megami, till I found out it WAS Shin Megami a-haha... Looks OK if I'm honest though. Just watching MH3G, getting pumped for MH4! Gonna go watch the new trailer in a min, I may consider this for Wii U, what with the HD graphics, woop! Wait, MH4 footage, whoop whoop! Guild 02 doesn't look to have as fun games as 01, but they may get released via Eshop as Guild 01's game did. Tamadotchi looks intriguing, Sim with Mii's, which is good for the Animal Crossing side of me haha! Too Japanese for western release I think though, unfortunately. Finally, the "match three" game was the only bad part about this Direct, sure it had some distinct featuress, and it will appeal to a good enough market, but it's not for me and the ghost-following, Mother-like game, in it's setting at least, has piqued my interest slightly. OH, and Castlevania is looking brilliant!

  19. Oathkeeper Thursday 21st Feb 2013 at 19:29

    hopefully Pokemon x and y


    Game Freak is 2nd party, so probably not. I know this isn't going to happen, but I'm hoping for a twewy sequel. Partially because I made a wager with another forumite (Oathkeeper) that a sequel will be announced this year (the winner gets a Ł15 eshop card)

    You better stick to that promise! :P

  20. callum2003 Friday 22nd Feb 2013 at 11:00

    MONSTER HUNTER 4!!!!!

  21. ShanNintendoUk Saturday 23rd Feb 2013 at 10:13

    Please release Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission in the UK!!! Please Nintendo because it looks awesome!!! Please Nintendo of Europe? :)

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