Japanese Games RSS



Granblue Fantasy - Ancient Battlefield event

An introduction to Granblue Fantasy's monthly ancient battlefield event as well as some useful tips. The current ongoing event is 幽幻の饗宴 (banquet of the ghosts). It is Halloween-themed, but otherwise it is just like any other ancient battlefield event. Before we begin, let’s understand the terms used in this event. As this is a Halloween event, several terms are changed to fit the Halloween theme.

Continue reading




Hinabita (ひなビタ) – Cute girls and catchy music

Hinabita (short form for Hinatabi Bitter Sweets), is a fictional band of five girls produced by Funaki Tomosuke, a composer of Konami Digital Entertainment. Initially a project of Konami Digital Entertainment to sell music digitally through downloads on iTunes, Hinabita has since gained popularity with Bemani players and even a considerable number of non-players and has expanded to many other kinds of merchandise.

Continue reading




Enter the world of Japanese rhythm games with Jubeat

Welcome to my first article. As the title suggests, I am going to take you to a whole new world – the world of Japanese rhythm games. We shall start with Jubeat. For a start, let’s see… how many of you know what a rhythm game is? If you do, how many rhythm games can you name? I suppose many of you know about Guitar Hero and Rock Band. These are famous rhythm games from the west, after all. Now… how about Japanese rhythm games? Try naming one that isn’t Dance Dance Revolution? If you can name even a few, I salute you. If you can’t, well, that’s what I’m here for.

Continue reading



Tokyo Game Show: TGS 2015

We're excited to announce that Apartment 507 will be at this year's Tokyo Game Show held in Makuhari Messe in Chiba. We'll be covering new games and reviewing the latest titles by major publishers from this Thursday. During the four day show, several big publishers are expected to announce a slew of new and upcoming games. We're especially excited to see what Square Enix has got to offer, since they have posted up a teaser on their Youtube home page.  While last year's visitor count (250,000) didn't break any records, this year's Tokyo game show is expected to attract a generous amount of people looking for the latest games. We'll also be taking a look at the smartphone and indie game area to...

Continue reading



BitSummit 2015: Kyoto Indie Game Festival

BitSummit 2015 will be held in Kyoto this weekend on July 11th and 12th. We're happy to announce that our entire Apartment 507 team will be there to cover the event. We will also be hitting the Twitter stream, so be sure to follow us then for our adventure to Kyoto. We will be putting our hands on the latest games and talking to the developers behind the games. The event will have more than 80 indie game developers on hand to show off their games to the public. The event will cover all major platforms from iOS to PC gaming. This is only the third consecutive year BitSummit has been running the show, yet it has quickly risen up...

Continue reading



What is Japan Webmoney?

WebMoney is an online web payment solution for use in the Japanese market. This is very different from the Russian counterpart, which is also called WebMoney that caters to B2B transactions. Much like how Paypal works in the U.S, WebMoney Japan can be used for specialized services like Nintendo Wii U, 3DS, Xbox Live, Playstation Store and much more. It’s a widely accepted payment solution for the Japanese digital and physical marketplace that makes it simple to alternative methods. The mostly popular and widely use of WebMoney Japan is to pay for in-game items and purchase web based games. WebMoney codes can be directly purchased from our site.  Popular Services that can be used with WebMoney Japan: Japan Nintendo Wii...

Continue reading