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Playstation Vita TV coming in November

We now know that Sony are releasing a new revised PS Vita with different specs and new colours but another hardware announcement was made at Sony’s SCEJA press conference.

psvita tv

The Playstation Vita TV is a hardware release that will allow gamers to play PS Vita and PSP games on their television. The console will also allow gamers to access Nico Nico Douga, Hulu or Tsutaya TV. The console will release on November 14 for Japan and will come in 2 different bundles. The first bundle will cost ¥9,945 which is just the console while the other package will cost ¥14,280 and will come with a DualShock 3 and an 8GB card.

The PS Vita TV will also work in conjunction with the PS4 by allowing you to access the Vita TV even though it could be in a different room. Check out the newly released trailer below for the console.

Looks pretty slick, no?

Nintendo Direct Goes Live Again Tomorrow

Nintendo will be holding another one of their Nintendo Direct conferences via their Ustream channel tomorrow 22nd of February, 2012. Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata will be taking to the stage in a pre-recorded event where he’ll be presenting the latest news regarding the Wii and the 3DS. The internet is awash with rumours that there may be news on Nintendo’s next generation console, the Wii U.

The event will be taking tomorrow at 8PM, that’s 8PM Japan time so for Australia readers that makes it 10PM AEDST. Don’t forget, it’ll be a late affair so if you’re working or schooling, hopefully you’ll be home in time for it.

To watch it, go to the Nintendo Direct Ustream page by clicking here and the follow one of two links to get to the broadcast via Ustream or Nico video.

Nintendo Direct Conference Complete Video

For those of you who are sleeping off Xmas headaches or post Boxing Day sales blues and completely missed the Nintendo Direct conference today held by Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, missed a great show with heaps of exciting announcements revealed.

But fret not for if you did miss it, Japandaman Dailies has you covered and you can find the entire video below via the Japanese Nintendo website link. It’s all in Japanese but you still get the gist of it and there’s quite a few trailers to ohh and ahh over. It runs for over one hour so it’s a great watch, don’t miss put this time!


Official Nintendo Direct Conference Video


Nintendo To Hold 3DS/Wii Conference

Nintendo seems to loves holding their press conferences as they have another one planned for December 27 at 12 Noon Japan time. For Melbourne, Australia readers that translates to 2PM AEDST.

The conference will mainly about the 3DS and Wii with no Wii U news on the horizon. In the past, Nintendo has used these events to reveal news about Mario Kart 7 or to premiere trailers to highly anticipated titles such as Monster Hunter 3G.

The broadcast will go live on the Nintendo Direct Ustream page, link can be found below. Any developments will be posted here on Japandaman Dailies shortly after.

Nintendo Direct Ustream Link

Nintendo Direct Update – Special 3DS Systems

One of the cooler things to be revealed last night during the Nintendo Direct conference was the news that there will be special edition 3DS systems as seen below. Nintendo have premiered a new page on their Club Nintendo site to promote their “Chotto Mario-na Nintendo 3DS” or A Little Mario-like Nintendo 3DS campaign. These 3DS systems will be given away to 1000 lucky gamers during the campaign. The names of the systems are “Peach,” “Mario” and “Super Kinoko” and will be up for grabs to anyone who registers two 3DS titles at Club Nintendo between October 1 and January 15. The systems will only produced in quantities of 1000 each making them extremely rare and limited.

As well as that, Nintendo have announced that anyone who takes part in this promotion will also be getting Kid Icarus for free from the 3D Classics range just as Excitebike is. The game will be available from December 19 however Kid Icarus will also be available for purchase from the 3DS e-Shop at the conclusion of the campaign.

Nintendo Direct Update – Compatible Hero Returns

A franchise forgotten to many gamers out there is the Compatible Hero or the Lost Hero series, well it was revealed during last night’s conference that it will be making a comeback on the 3DS. The series was a big hit in during the hey days of the Famicom and Super Famicom introducing cross characters from the tokusatsu hero series and robot anime.

The 3DS incarnation will feature characters from Gundam, Ultraman and Kame Rider and will also be more of an RPG style of gameplay, which is something new for the series. You can have a peek at the trailer on the official Nintendo Direct site bly clicking the link below.

Nintendo Direct – Compatible Hero Trailer

Nintendo Direct Update – Live Blog

If you missed the Nintendo Direct conference last night then shame on you 🙂 But luckily, thanks to Andriasang, the live blog transcript can be found below 🙂 As usual. the transcript is in reverse order so it starts at the bottom of the page and reads up.

20:37: And that’s it! The Nintendo Direct broadcast is over, so I’ll stop the live blog. Check our Nintendo Direct page later for additional details and screens.

20:36: Most of the videos that were shown today will be released today in 3D for viewing on 3DS.

20:33: Here are the special 3DS designs for the campaign:

20:32: Following the campaign details, Iwata introduces a new video of Monster Hunter 3G.

20:29: Club Nintendo will be hosting a campaign. “Chotto Mario na Nintendo 3DS Campaign.” 3000 people will win a special Mario-themed 3DS. There are three designs.

Everyone who takes part in the campaign, even if they don’t win, will get to download Kid Icarus 3D Classics for free. Kid Icarus will also be offered eventually as a paid download game.

20:28: Hmm… I thought he was going to stop at the end of December, but he kept on going right into January!

20:28: Iwata is reading out the whole darn release calendar.

20:26: Following the Mario commercial, more from the 3DS and Wii year end schedule.

20:25: He shows a lengthier commercial for Super Mario Land.

20:24: Iwata appears to be closing off by listing some of the upcoming titles for 3DS and Wii.

20:23: Lost Heroes, a dungeon RPG that mixes Ultraman, Gundam and Kamen Rider.

20:22: Next, something from Banpresto.

20:22: Rune Factory 4, due for release in Spring. Boo — no video footage of this.

20:21: Next, Harvest Moon, due for February release. This was shown in Famitsu a couple of weeks back.

20:21: Next, Kingdom Hearts 3D, due for Spring 2012 release.

20:20: He moves on to package games. First, Fab Style from Tecmo Koei, which is due on 11/24.

20:19: Next, he introduces The Rolling Western.

20:18: Next, Itsuno ma ni Koukan Nikki, a tool for exchanging photos and other things with other players. This will be released in December for free.

20:17: Next, he introduces a samurai game… I didn’t catch the name.

20:17: He also introduces Anatous, which will be available today following the presentation.

20:16: Iwata introduces Hiki Osu, a game that’s already available.

20:15: Now Iwata will be introducing download software. They’ll be showing Iwata Asks video interviews for a couple of currently available download title following the presentation.

20:12: Players can create their own communities.

20:11: They’ve also created community features. This is something Konno really wanted to push.

20:10: Next, internet play. This supports 8 players but retains the 60 frames per second.

20:10: Next, Spot Pass. They will have daily download ghost data.

(By the way, I got my Spot and Street mixed up below. I’ve corrected it.)

20:09: You can also select a person’s data from the Mario Kart Channel and select to race the actual player online.

20:07: Mario Kart Channel collects data from Street Pass. For example, the ghost Miis of players with whom you exchange data.

20:07: First up, Street Pass. The game has a Mario Kart Channel.

20:06: Next, Mario Kart 7. Iwata calls producer Konno to explain the network features.

20:05: The firmware will also add the ability to transfer 3DS software to other systems, and improvements to the e-shop.

20:03: Mii Plaza will also be getting new features. An example is a map which shows where the Miis you encounter are from. Surechigai Densestsu 2 will also be included (I’m not sure what they call it in English). You have to have cleared the first one first.

20:02: You can record up to 10 minutes. There are a bunch of options. You can do interval recording, for example, setting the 3DS to take a frame after a few seconds.

20:02: First, movie recording.

20:02: Iwata begins by introducing the late November 3DS firmware update.

20:00: The event has started! It’s just Iwata speaking behind a podium. The Nintendo Direct thing is actually not just this event, but an experiment at directly delivering information to players.