With Sales Outpacing Pokémon, Why Is Splatoon So Popular In Japan?

Image: Nintendo It happened almost overnight. One day in May 2015, Splatoon merch appeared everywhere in Japan. Baby inklings dangled from kids’ backpacks. Squid-girl stickers adorned pencil cases. Convenience stores advertised raffles for figurines, coffee cups, and Splatoon-branded bags. This explosion of Splat-swag was perhaps more of a surprise given that the Wii U sold … Read more

Splatoon 3 Players Labelled “Cheaters” For Abusing Special Weapons

Image: Nintendo / via Splatoon Wiki Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes extra sweet, especially when you can take on players online, and it hasn’t taken players very long to discover exploits within the game. And in Japan, some players are being called “cheaters” for abusing the ‘Tenta Missiles’ special weapon. Siliconera has … Read more

Japanese MotoGP: Alex Rins cut a deal with Suzuki to get new ‘rabbit ear’ rear wings | MotoGP

Usually among the more technically conservative of the MotoGP manufacturers, Rins was surprised to find out that – less than two months after Ducati publicly debuted its ‘dragon’ fins – Suzuki had its own rear aero ready for Motegi this weekend. But the Spaniard’s enthusiasm was tempered by the news that test rider Takuya Tsuda, replacing … Read more

MotoGP Results – 2022 MotoGP World Championship round 16

Japanese MotoGP, Motegi – Free Practice (1) Results Pos Rider Nat Team Time/Diff Lap Max 1 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 1’44.509s 25/28 311k 2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.028s 24/26 313k 3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.049s 28/30 310k 4 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.068s 25/26 310k … Read more

Hori Reveals New Pokémon-Themed Designs For The Switch Split Pad Fit

Image: HORI Accessory-maker Hori has revealed it’s teaming up with The Pokémon Company to release Pokémon-themed Split Pad Fit. In case you missed it, these Joy-Con-like controllers are a follow-up to Hori’s Switch Split Pad Pro, and are officially releasing here in the west as the Switch Split Pad Compact. They’ll be available here in … Read more

Copy of ‘Mach 5’ car from anime ‘Speed Racer’ joins police patrol in Japan

Hiroyuki Fukuda with his self-made copy of the Mach 5 sportscar from the 1960s anime series “Speed Racer” is seen at Maebashi Police Station in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, on Sept. 21, 2022. (Mainichi/Ryotaro Nishimoto) MAEBASHI — A replicated car from the 1960s anime series “Speed Racer” joined … Read more

Atlus Has “No Plans” For New Game Announcements At Upcoming Concert

Image: Atlus October is shaping up to be a busy month for the Nintendo Switch with the release of multiple titles including the Atlus game Persona 5 Royal. Atlus will also be hosting a concert for the series next month, featuring various performances. It’s got some fans wondering about the possibility of a new game … Read more

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands joins royal families from around the world at Buckingham Palace

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands joins royal families from around the world at Buckingham Palace for the ‘reception of the century’ on the eve of the Queen’s funeral By Jessica Taylor For Mailonline Published: 16:31 EDT, 18 September 2022 | Updated: 16:33 EDT, 18 September 2022 Queen Máxima of The Netherlands was the perfect stateswoman … Read more

Level-5’s Mech RPG Megaton Musashi Is Going Free-To-Play On Switch This December

Update [Sun 18th Sep, 2022 02:45 BST]: Level-5 has now confirmed Megaton Mushashi X will launch exclusively in Japan on 1st December. Below is a trailer and gameplay footage (via Gematsu): Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Original article [Sat 2nd Jul, 2022 02:35 BST]: Level-5 – known for … Read more