Japanese news (Aug. 24): Capcom IC Card game on 3DS, Puzzle & Dragons X

Today’s Japanese news: Capcom announced a Nintendo 3DS game using IC Cards, but also…

  • Puzzle & Dragons X
  • All Kamen Rider: Revolution
  • Japanese game industry
  • Fushigina Ten Tsunagi 3D

Capcom

Today, Capcom announced a new game for the Nintendo 3DS, which is pretty peculiar… it uses IC cards. To be more precise, the game is played using cards such as Suica, PASMO, and similar, that are used for public transportation (trains) in Japan.

Very little is known about the game, other than it will be compatible with up to 10 types of cards (Kitaca, Suica, PASMO, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa, SUGOCA, nimoca, Hayakaken). Developed in collaboration with JR East, the game will be able to read the data stored on the card, such as the itinary. Over 9000 train stations will appear in the game.

Here’s a first visual:

Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly when the game will be released. Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated.

Source: Gamer.net

Puzzle & Dragons X

Today, GungHo started the free delivery of DLC for Puzzle & Dragons X, on Nintendo 3DS. Starting today, players can get the first quest, which allows them to battle against Hera the Goddess, and Sonia the Crimson Dragon.

Here’s some screenshots:

Source: 4Gamer.net

All Kamen Rider: Revolution

Yesterday, a new game for the Nintendo 3DS was revealed via the usual leaks from Famitsu: All Kamen Rider: Revolution. It’s a 2D side-scrolling action game featuring many characters from the Kamen Rider series, including 1-gou, Amazon, Super 1, Kuuga, Ohja, Forze, Meteo, Yoroibu, Drive, Mach, Chaser, Ghost, Specter, and more. According to Famitsu, development is 70% complete.

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Famitsu
Via: Hachima

Japanese game industry

Game development is definitely a tough environment in the west: long and/or extended work hours, low pay… We frequently read stories about poor work conditions, showing that what is considered a dream job by many players may not be that dream-like in reality.

But what about Japan? The CESA (Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association) recently put out a survey, to know what the average salaries for various jobs in the game industry in Japan.

Here’s some of the results, translated by Kotaku (where you will find the full results):

  • Producer (44 replies): 7,673,000 yen (US$76,600)
  • Director (111 replies): 5,772,000 yen ($57,600)
  • Software Engineer (919 replies): 5,129,000 yen ($51,200)
  • Artist (345 replies): 4,451,000 yen ($44,400)
  • Planner (Designer) (162 replies): 4,364,000 yen ($43,500)

Fushigina Ten Tsunagi 3D

Here’s the latest trailer for Fushigina Ten Tsunagi 3D (Nintendo 3DS), releasing next month on the Nintendo eShop in Japan:

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!


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