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Jack and I recently had the opportunity to interview Manabu Yamana, the president and representative director of Genius Sonority. The Denpa Men, EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi, and former Hiroshi Yamauchi were among the topics discussed. Head past the break for our full interview with Yamana.
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TREVA Entertainment will soon release Winter Sports – Feel the Spirit on the 3DS eShop. Nintendo lists a December 19 release date on its website, though that isn’t final.
Winter Sports – Feel the Spirit contains seven winter sports disciplines such as cross-country skiing and curling. There’s also 50 challenges, 20 nations to choose from, and three different modes.
You can find a full game overview below.
Posted 16 hours ago
A couple of notable Nintendo offers are now live at Best Buy. Consumers can take advantage of a B1G1 50% off offer for select Nintendo titles, and save 20 percent on eShop cards. These deals last through Saturday.
In August, Genius Sonority released the third Denpa Men title on the Japanese 3DS eShop. We haven’t heard much about a western launch, but president Manabu Yamana tells us that the company is interested in bringing the game out overseas.
Yamana said in a soon to be published interview:
Yes, if it is possible, I’d like to release The Denpa Men 3 in North America and Europe.
We’ve seen three Denpa Men titles in a relatively short timespan – a trio of games in less than two years. Genius Sonority may want to continue the series, but if the studio does so, expect a change in game style.
If there is to be another continuation of The Denpa Men series, I would like to change the game style thoroughly as the first three titles of The Denpa Men series were of the same format and style.
Sanuk Games has a new Bomberman-like game in the works for the Wii U, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, mobile platforms, and possibly 3DS. The studio has shared the following information thus far:
- Tentatively known as Bombing Bastards, name may change
- Made with Unity
- Coming to consoles first
- Includes a solo adventure with “scripted” enemies
- Local mode supports up to 4 players
- 8 players online
- Cartoon-styled graphics
- Will be around $5
- No release date yet
A few years ago, Kersploosh! developer Poisoft released “Order” on the Japanese WiiWare service. A revamped version of the game, which comes bundled with I Want to Save the World Too! (set in the same universe), is heading to the Japanese 3DS eShop next Wednesday. Here’s what we know:
- Revamped graphics
- Integrates Save the World’s adventure mode and Order’s king-mode together
- Can create an adventurer who wanders the land, takes on quests, fights monsters, etc. in I Want to Save the World Too!’s adventure mode
- Slight twist—you might be doing it in your other save data’s King’s country
- As a King, you’ll be able to come across your created hero or other heroes from StreetPass and QR Codes and hire them off on quests
- Order has a lot more text
- Out on December 11
- 1000 yen
Moving Player is preparing its latest title for the 3DS, tentatively known as “Sweet Factory”. The game is due out in early 2014 for the eShop.
Not much is known about Sweet Factory at present. Moving Player has confirmed that the title will provide match-3 puzzle gameplay, and time management will be involved as players produce sweets to satisfy customers.