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[Developer Musings] ‘A Flawed Paradise’: Three devs weigh in on the good and bad of Nintendo’s eShops

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We’ve brought in three more developers for the next entry in our new feature series, “Developer Musings”. This week, we have a few words from Ripstone (Knytt Undergroud, Pure Chess), Image & Form (Steamworld series), and Two Tribes (Toki Tori 2, EDGE) as they share some thoughts about the eShops. Head past the break for their comments.

Unsure as to what Developer Musings is about? Check out our first entry here for an explanation.

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Your help is wanted

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Nintendo Everything is looking for a news writer to potentially add to the team. We’re seeking those who could cover the site at times between 12 AM ET and 8 AM ET.

That breaks down to…

11 PM CT – 7 AM CT
9 PM PT – 5 AM PT
5 AM – 1 PM in the UK
2 PM – 10 PM in Australia

We don’t need this entire eight-hour slot to be filled, but we’re looking for those who can help us keep Nintendo Everything up to date on a regular basis, Mondays through Fridays. Only have a couple of free hours available? We still want to hear from you if you’re interested! This is unfortunately a non-paying position, though we’d greatly appreciate your help.

Getting in touch is simple. You can reach out through our contact form or on Twitter. Hope to hear from some of you soon!


On another note, I wanted to quickly mention that Nintendo Everything may be a bit quieter than usual tomorrow. I’m almost always available to cover the site for numerous hours each day, but I won’t be around much of the early morning/mid afternoon due to a personal matter. You’ll probably be seeing a few posts from Austin, and I’ll be sure to cover anything that’s missed once I return!

 

[Interview] Ronimo talks Swords & Soldiers II, Kickstarter, Awesomenauts, and more

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Nintendo Everything recently caught up with Ronimo’s Jasper Koning via email. Of course, we asked several questions about the studio’s recently-announced Wii U exclusive Swords & Soldiers II. Koning also commented on whether Ronimo considered going the Kickstarter route with its game, the possibility of Awesomenauts on Wii U, future support for the system, and more.

You can find our full interview with Ronimo after the break!

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Super Mario 3D World dev open to revisiting The Adventures of Captain Toad gameplay in the future

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The Adventures of Captain Toad are a unique set of courses in Super Mario 3D World. They only encompass a small portion of the overall game, but they were very well received.

Some had hoped that The Adventures of Captain Toad would return in the future – through DLC, a standalone title with brand new levels, etc. While that’s yet to happen, Super Mario 3D World co-director Koichi Hayashida told EDGE this month that the team would “consider doing something with this feature in the future” if fans continue to show interest.

He said:

“We thought they were a lot of fun, so we’re really glad everyone likes them too. If enough fans express such enthusiasm, we’d consider doing something with this feature in the future.”

Kenta Motokura, Super Mario 3D World’s other co-director, also mentioned that the gameplay of The Adventures of Captain Toad was not at all inspired by smartphone titles:

“They weren’t inspired by smartphone games. The idea was to design a game that would become even more fun as you play through it, and this influenced the pace of the game, effectively increasing the rhythm. We felt that a short challenge with quick results would be a good motivation for players to advance onto the next course.”

Thanks to joclo for the tip.

 

Pre-order updates (4/20/14)

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Below are the latest titles that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

Wii U

How to Train Your Dragon 2: The Video Game – Amazon, GameStop (new)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – Amazon, GameStop
Watch Dogs – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Bayonetta 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Super Smash Bros. – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Kart 8 – Amazon (back in stock), Best Buy, GameStop
Yarn Yoshi – Best Buy

3DS

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! (new) – Amazon,
Tomodachi Life – Amazon (new), Best Buy (new), GameStop
One Piece: Unlimited World Red – GameStop
How to Train Your Dragon 2: The Video Game – Amazon, GameStop (new)
LEGO Ninjago Nindroids – Amazon(new), Best Buy, GameStop
Farming Simulator ’14 – Amazon
Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle – Best Buy, GameStop
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – Amazon (new), Best Buy, GameStop
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Mario Golf: World Tour – Amazon (save $10), GameStop, Best Buy
Super Smash Bros. – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Kirby Triple Deluxe – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Putty Squad – Amazon, Best Buy

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

 

Media Create software sales (4/7 – 4/13) – Top 50

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This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥8.715) – 142.433 / NEW <75,93%>
02./00. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen
(Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥7.689) – 128.236 / NEW <81,39%>
03./03. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 33.833 / 720.220 (+43%)
04./01. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 28.114 / 285.987 (-40%)
05./00. [3DS] Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.10} (¥5.119) – 16.409 / NEW
06./00. [PSV] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (Arc System Works) {2014.04.10} (¥7.344) – 14.468 / NEW
07./02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 # (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 13.552 / 206.066 (-47%)
08./04. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 11.005 / 190.036 (-47%)
09./00. [360] Titanfall (Electronic Arts) {2014.04.10} (¥7.884) – 10.478 / NEW
10./00. [PS3] Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (Arc System Works) {2014.04.10} (¥7.344) – 8.469 / NEW
11./07. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 7.461 / 164.418 (-44%)
12./05. [WIU] Just Dance Wii U (Nintendo) {2014.04.03} (¥6.156) – 7.164 / 25.567 (-61%)
13./12. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe
(Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 6.987 / 547.360 (-30%)
14./06. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
(Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 6.333 / 121.071 (-61%)
15./15. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 6.020 / 4.029.314 (-28%)
16./13. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear
(Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 5.951 / 136.033 (-39%)
17./10. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 5.609 / 96.485 (-44%)
18./14. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 5.369 / 74.165 (-44%)
19./08. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs # (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 5.353 / 139.875 (-55%)
20./11. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 5.286 / 325.463 (-47%)

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