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We're glad to see Namco Bandai continuing to support the WiiWare version of Word Puzzle Mojipittan three months after its launch-day release. They've released another pack of new downloadable puzzles, this time aimed at children. The "Kantan Kids' Stage" (Simple Kids' Stage) pack features cutely-de...

June 23rd 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The WiiWare version of Namco Bandai's popular, impossible-to-localize puzzle game Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan (Word Puzzle Mojipittan) got its first add-on pack today. For 200 Wii Points, an additional 30 puzzles, along with new background music for those puzzles, can be downloaded from the Wii Sho...

April 30th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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We don't know how a Ruliweb poster came across these statistics for Japanese sales of four WiiWare games. They could be inaccurate, they could be stolen from some analyst, or they could even be totally made up. Don't start writing any in-depth articles about these sales numbers or anything like tha...

April 28th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Hold on tight to your wallets, purses, and Mario Coin Block Banks, everybody. With the Japanese launch of WiiWare less than a fortnight away, more news of microtransactions has begun to trickle in, with Genki confirming that LONPOS will feature extra DLC. The contents of this add-on pack are still a...

March 14th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We're a little wistful when we look at the new Wii Ware Kotoba Puzzle Mojipittan. It's a game built around making Japanese words, so there's kind of an inherent problem with localizing it. The Wii Ware version, just like every other version, is therefore locked away in Japan forever.But it looks so...

March 13th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to Wii Ware in Japan, Nintendo is cutting it fine. Just this morning, the company announced that the service would launch in the region on March 25th, a mere fortnight from now. The U.S. launch of Wii Ware, you may recall, is down for May 12th.As well as a date, Nintendo revealed a la...

March 11th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Japanese_Wii_Ware_page_debuts'; The steady stream of Wii Ware news continues, this time with Nintendo's launch of its official Japanese site for the video game download service. So far, the hub lists almost a dozen upcoming titles, attaching new screensh...

March 3rd 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Further proof that the Wii is truly a next-gen system: Wii Ware will bring the nightmare of for-pay downloadable content to Wii games. Mojipittan, which we were just being all positive about, will be the first downloadable game to include (or, well, exclude until you pay for it) extra downloadables...

November 7th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Namco Bandai's Wii Ware word game, Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Wii, is exactly the kind of thing that would be up our alley. It's a tile-based word game, like Scrabble, with two important twists. First, it has multiple boards with different layouts, including the one in the screenshot in which ever...

November 5th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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No, it's not another training game. Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan (Word Puzzle Mojipittan) is a Scrabble-style board game from Bandai Namco in which players use characters from the Japanese hiragana syllabary to spell words. Therefore, it's really, really, really hard to play if you don't know a load...

March 16th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments