games

Nissin sends Square Enix employees congratulatory instant ramen, possible collab on the way

With Nissin’s cup noodles featured heavily in the latest Final Fantasy game, the company decided to gift Square Enix employees with a ramen donation.

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Pikachu money box is the cutest way to save money this year

The electric Pokémon has moved into a Pokébox and now he’s hungry for your coins!

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Japanese gamer shares PlayStation VR experience at virtual anime idol concert

Take a look at what it’s like to be a jumping, chanting, glowstick-waving fan at a virtual reality idol concert in Japan!

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Japanese YouTuber travels the world to become Pokémon Go master

The kabuki-faced YouTuber shares the moment he caught his final Pokémon in London.

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Tokyo Metro Underground Mysteries puzzle game is back!

Think you’ve got what it takes to solve this sprawling puzzle?

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Video Introduces Japan’s Mini Famicom, 30 Classic Games

New video featuring Nintendo’s Mini Famicom

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Artist transforms Pokémon characters into series of interesting young men

Get inspired for creative style tips as the characters are brought to life in this collection of Pokémon Boys!

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Tokyo Game Show 2016 trailer for VR title Summer Lesson shown at PlayStation press conference

Announcements revealed the price point and game details that suggest you’ll soon be able to do more than just tutor a Japanese high school girl in her room.

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Japanese Idolmaster anime girls take over Shinjuku Station in Tokyo

Shinjuku Station has been transformed for a limited time with anime girls on pylons and stages and huge animated digital LED displays!

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Pokémon GO Plus accessory already amassing heaps of complaints – even before it’s released

For a special accessory that is supposed to complement the game, people sure are negative about it.

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Japanese craftsman creates legendary tweezers in the shape of shields and swords

Attack unruly hairs like an RPG character with beautiful battle-worthy equipment!

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Japanese gamer recreates battle screen from Dragon Quest – using 15,000 cotton swabs

The impressive five-piece handmade set also includes an adorable Slime!

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Is Pokémon Go helping prevent deaths at one of Japan’s most notorious suicide spots?

The intriguing story is making news around the country.

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Fans use Nike customisation service to create awesome Pokémon Sneakers

The Pikashoe is one of more than a hundred creatures currently being captured in the colourful sneaker Pokédex.

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Hamster clears Mario level, earns maximum points for cuteness

Watch this clever hamster smash her way through the game, complete with an adorable detour down the pipe.

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Pokémon Go craze reignites love for cute Pikachu sea slug in Japan

We take a look at thecacera pacifica, known as the “Pikachu sea slug” in Japan, which many say is the real-life inspiration for the Pokémon character.

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Japanese pet owner illustrates likeness between adorable Shiba Inu and Pokémon Eevee

Japanese net users weigh in on the similarities between the Shiba Inu pup and the Evolution Pokémon.

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Korean mobile game featured eerily similar gameplay to Pokémon Go…in 2011

Korean netizens unearth a Korean mobile game that seems to be a blatant ripoff of the wildly popular Pokémon Go, except it predates Niantic’s megahit by five years.

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We catch up with world’s first Pokémon Go master, Nick Johnson, in Tokyo

He’s caught ’em all in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and now we get to find out what the gamer’s been up to in Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon.

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Japanese artist creates tear-jerking images of Lonely Pokémon Cubone looking for deceased mother

This touching four-panel artwork is making people cry around the Internet.

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