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D3Publisher continues to release new @Simple DS Series games on the Japanese 3DS eShop. The latest, which is also the 21st, is called “The Forensics Inspector”.

This game places players in the role of a forensics inspector. You’ll be examining and testing evidence obtained from a crime scene, and determine the identity of the perpetrator in four unique cases.

@Simple DS Series Vol 21: The Forensics Inspector hits Japan on October 30th for 500 yen.

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GungHo Online Entertainment has given a new update on the overseas release of Puzzle & Dragons Z. While there’s still no set date, president Kazuki Morishita told Siliconera it will happen “sooner or later.”

“Nothing has been finalized, we don’t know how we will release it or have a price, but we will release it sooner or later.”

Morishita also spoke about Puzzle & Dragons Z is more RPG-oriented compared to the smartphone version. In doing so, he revealed how the 3DS title “has always been in the works” – meaning it was planned from the series’ very beginning.

“Initially, when we were still tinkering with the concept for the smartphone version in summer of 2011, we already started talking about the 3DS release as well. The 3DS version has always been in the works, we have always been planning it while we were coming up with the smartphone version concept. So, it isn’t a new idea we came up with. We were always going to add that RPG element into the game.”

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Imageepoch is working on a 3DS remake of Toushin Toshin II, a PC title from the 90’s.

“Toushin Toshi” carries many of the same elements as the original – including the completely not safe for work adult content.

The 3DS game will be released in Japan on January 30. Pricing is set at 6,279 yen. Alicesoft, the original Toushin Toshin II developer, is supervising the remake.

You can find a couple of scans after the break. Just make sure you’re not at work…

This week’s Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 473.151 / 2.339.721 (-75%)
02./03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) – 104.394 / 2.757.217 (-5%)
03./02. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) – 88.219 / 448.334 (-76%)
04./00. [3DS] Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) – 44.565 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥7.480) – 29.314 / NEW
06./00. [PS3] FIFA 14 # (Electronic Arts) {2013.10.17} (¥7.665) – 26.170 / NEW
07./00. [PS3] Beyond: Two Souls (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.10.17} (¥5.980) – 22.481 / NEW
08./06. [PS3] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥8.379) – 11.819 / 85.515 (-84%)
09./04. [PS3] Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.10} (¥6.980) – 11.221 / 88.450 (-85%)
10./05. [PSV] Dangan-Ronpa 1-2: Reload (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.10.10} (¥5.229) – 9.532 / 85.704 (-87%)
11./11. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life # (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800) – 7.928 / 1.474.096 (+3%)
12./00. [PSP] J-League Pro Soccer Club! 8: Euro + (Sega) {2013.10.17} (¥5.229) – 7.024 / NEW
13./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 6.937 / 3.445.311 (+2%)
14./07. [PS3] Fairy Fencer F # (Compile Heart) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 6.167 / 46.833 (-85%)
15./08. [PSV] Soccer Tsuku: Pro Soccer Club! (Sega) {2013.10.10} (¥7.329) – 5.879 / 39.778 (-83%)
16./10. [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate # (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.26} (¥6.615) – 5.600 / 121.655 (-49%)
17./17. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life # (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480) – 5.451 / 296.178 (+1%)
18./16. [3DS] Youkai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 4.552 / 204.892 (-18%)
19./19. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team # (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} (¥4.800) – 4.020 / 332.884 (-14%)
20./22. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo) {2013.03.20} (¥4.800) – 3.896 / 918.767

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The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

3DS LL – 94,988
3DS – 59,590
Vita – 25,763
PS3 – 11,643
PSP – 3,651
Wii U – 2,999
Wii – 806
Xbox 360 – 539

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

3DS LL – 141,245
3DS – 72,325
Vita – 60,166
PS3 – 12,395
PSP – 3,467
Wii U – 3,276
Wii – 703
Xbox 360 – 575

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Nintendo has just revealed a pair of 3DS XL Limited Packs for Japan. Consumers will have two color variations to choose from: Orange X Black and Turquoise X Black.

Each is priced at 19,900 yen. The two systems will launch in Japan on November 28.

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Image & Form’s acclaimed 3DS eShop title is coming to Japan. Intergrow Inc will publish the game on November 20. Pricing is set at 800 yen.

Originally, SteamWorld Dig landed in North America and Europe in early August.

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One new game has been confirmed for the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console. Hanjuku Hero (Famicom) will be out on October 30. Pricing is set at 500 yen.

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