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Shin Megami Tensei IV Final producer – origins, improvements, trying to make the top 3DS RPG

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By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s issue of Famitsu shares the first details about Shin Megami Tensei IV Final. Additionally, the magazine contains an interview with producer Kazuyuki Yamai.

Yamai first talked about how the project came to be:

“We were wondering if there was anything we could do that’s characteristic of Maniax [makers of the enhanced version of Nocturne with Dante, and also Shin Megami Tensei IV] and as we investigated on what could be done, we realized that we just wanted to make a completely new title, and the development started there. ‘Let’s use this occasion to make everything clear’ – those are the thoughts that went into this title, and that’s why we put ‘Final’ in it.”

There are two major points for Shin Megami Tensei IV Final. The first is the necessary “reality” that shows mankind at their limited state while the other is having players step into its ambiguously told story. The latter is because it’ll be a simple RPG in terms of gameplay. The theme is about “should I bond with, or kill them all?”



New set of characters confirmed for Project X Zone 2

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By (@NE_Brian)

Famitsu has more coverage of Project X Zone 2 this week. The magazine officially confirms the addition of Ingrid, Ryo, and Estelle, which were previously leaked through Korean screenshots. We also have the latest confirmations regarding enemies and characters appearing in event scenes.

Here’s the full listing from Famitsu:

Solo units

Ingrid (Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX)
Ryo (Shenmue)
Estelle (Tales of Vesperia)


M. Bison (Street Fighter)
Pyron (Darkstalkers)
Black Hayato (Star Gladiator)
Ranmaru (Sakura Wars)
T-elos (Xenosaga)
Metal Face (Xenoblade Chronicles)

Characters in event scenes

Ada Wong (Resident Evil 6)
Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
Garigliano (Resonance of Fate)
Tarosuke (Shadow Land)
Tiki (Fire Emblem Awakening)



Famitsu review scores (10/6/15)

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By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Forza 6 (XBO) – 8/9/9/9
7th Dragon III Code: VFD (3DS) – 9/8/9/8
Destiny: The Taken King (PS4/PS3) – 9/8/8/9
Geki Jigen Tag Blanc + Neptune Vs. Zombie Gundan (PSV) – 7/7/8/7
Earth Wars (PS4/XBO) – 7/7/7/7


First Shin Megami Tensei IV Final details

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By (@NE_Brian)

Yesterday, Famitsu revealed that Atlus is developing Shin Megami Tensei IV Final for 3DS. First details about the game have since leaked out of this week’s issue.

Here’s what we know thus far:


– Takes place in Tokyo
– Year 203X
– In order to avoid destruction from the war against the gods that suddenly broke out 25 years prior, thick bedrock was made to cover the sky
– This also prevented any contact with those outside
– It wasn’t long until the battle ended, and the people of Tokyo began to fight and murder others for the little amount of supplies and resources that remained
– The people have become ruled over by the angels and demons that stood atop the food chain
– Masashi Doi is working on character designs
– See the likes of Merkabah, Lucifer, and others, including Medusa from the previous game, in their refined forms
– 90% complete

Protagonist (CV: Hiro Shimono)

– Has been spending his days as an apprentice of an organization called the Inhumanity Hunter
– While out on a mission, he takes a surprise attack from a demon, and dies

Mysterious Demon (CV: Shuichi Ikeda)

– Wanders the underworld after the protagonist dies and forms a contract with him
– The protagonist is given a new life and the ability to summon demons

Asahi (CV: Seike Tomoko)

– 15-year-old girl and childhood friend of the protagonist
– Part of the Inhumanity Hunter organization

Navarre (CV: Shintaro Oohata)

– Same Navarre from Shin Megami Tensei IV
– After losing his life for something petty, he meets the protagonist when he wasn’t able to properly go to the afterlife
– Currently has the form of a green body

That’s all thus far! We’ll let you know if any other notable information comes in.



Skull Kid playable in Hyrule Warriors Legends, Phantom Ganon is a boss

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By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s issue of Famitsu reveals a pair of new characters for Hyrule Warriors Legends. Thanks to the magazine, we now know that Skull Kid will be playable. Phantom Ganon is also in as a boss, and he uses an ocarina during battle (not to mention that a fairy is at his side).

Hyrule Warriors Legends comes out in Japan on January 21. The western release will follow sometime in Q1 2016.



Medabots 9 announced for Nintendo 3DS

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By (@NintenMaz)

Through a preview image from this week’s Famitsu, we’ve learned that Medabots 9 has been announced. Two versions of the game will be released: Medabots 9 Kabuto Version and Medabots 9 Kuwagata Version, both of them for 3DS. A striking new feature of this game will be 3-on-3 battles.

You can expect more info once we’ve got our hands on this week’s issue of Famitsu.

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The most-anticipated games of Holiday 2015, as reported by Nielsen

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Nielsen has conducted a poll to determine the most-anticipated games of Holiday 2015.

On Wii U, Yoshi’s Woolly World came out on top with a 91 percent score. Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, and Devil’s Third also ranked highly.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the most-anticipated 3DS game according to Nielson, followed by Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Nielson said of its Nintendo findings:

Though Nintendo may be short on multi-platform titles this holiday, it has a surplus of high-profile exclusives, with a total of seven highly anticipated games on Wii U or 3DS due out in the coming months. U.S. gamers are keen to jump into Yoshi’s Woolly World (91%) on Wii U after the publisher released the title in the U.K. earlier this year, and the combination of Animal Crossing and Amiibo is generating a great deal of excitement among many Wii U gamers for Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (84%). Nintendo’s console will also see exclusive releases of Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (80%) and a relatively rare M-rated exclusive with the new action title Devil’s Third (76%). Gamers on the 3DS are looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (86%) and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (77%), new titles that build on two of Nintendo’s biggest franchises. The 3DS will also welcome a third-party exclusive that gamers are enthusiastic for; fighting game Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (88%) from Bandai Namco.

The Nielsen Game rank, which is what the rankings above are based on, “represents the overall anticipation level among gamers on each platform, based on a combination of several key measures (including awareness, purchase interest, consumer rating and others).” As for the percentage, this “reflects how strong the overall anticipation level is for the title, relative to the pre-release anticipation levels of all previous titles that released on the platform(s).”

All games releasing between October 1 and December 31 were eligible for the survey. Additionally, data was gathered from over 4,800 gamers age 7 to 54 between the dates of August 24 and September 19.