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Nintendo has just announced a Monster Hunter-focused Nintendo Direct via its Japanese Twitter account. The Direct will air this Thursday, October 27th, at 8 PM JST.

The announcement on the Monster Hunter website specifies that there won’t be any announcements for Switch or mobile phones in the Direct.


The “Rare Revealed” video series continues, this time focusing on Jet Force Gemini. Below you’ll hear the studio share more about the classic N64 title with insider facts.

Many years ago, Ubisoft was planning a unique version of Rayman for the SNES which would have featured unique visuals as well as co-op. In the end, it unfortunately never released. But 24 years later, Rayman creator Michel Ancel managed to find the original ROM.

Ancel posted his findings on Instagram:

It’s an absolutely notable discovery for sure, and an important piece of gaming history. I’d be down for seeing it revitalized on Switch somehow!


Inti Creates has made two Azure Striker Gunvolt titles thus far. Speaking with Nintendo Everything, the studio revealed that the team is very much interested in continuing the series.

Director Yoshihisa Tsuda told us that he very much wants to make a title “that continues the series with Gunvolt at the helm as the main protagonist.” It’s something he believes can happen so long as the fan support is there. He also has “a rough idea for what I would want the potential sequel to be”.

During the DS era, several Dragon Quest games were brought to the west. The series’ overseas status has been a little shaky over the past few years, but it’s starting to look up again. Looking at Nintendo’s involvement with Dragon Quest specifically, they just shipped Dragon VII in North America and Europe last month, with Dragon Quest VIII to follow next year.

If that wasn’t enough, Square Enix’s Noriyoshi Fujimoto told MCV that the company is “committed” to Dragon Quest in the west. When asked if Dragon Quest Builders – which might be a possibility for Switch – will affect the series’ status outside of Japan, he said:

“2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest series. It’s not as well known in the West as we would like but it really plays an epoch making role in the console gaming history. If gamers were to ‘discover’ Dragon Quest now, they may be surprised to the sheer breadth of the universe, in terms of variety and depth. But they would also have instant access to something that has taken us 30 years to build. Dragon Quest Builders is definitely a great way of getting the feel of Dragon Quest while having great fun right from the start.

We’re committed to bringing more Dragon Quest titles in the West as we believe it truly has potential to succeed even better. So watch this space.”

Dragon Quest XI is planned for both Switch and 3DS next year. I imagine we’ll get that one somehow – be it Square Enix directly or through Nintendo publishing.


An extended trailer for the new Pokemon Sun/Moon anime is online. You can watch it below. The first video is in higher-quality but choppy, while the second is lower-quality but smoother.

Usually around the holidays, enticing video game deals begin to appear. It makes sense then that Target will be holding a special offer beginning at the very end of this month.

During the week of October 30, all games will be included in a buy 2, get 1 free sale. This should include all Wii U and 3DS games. Additionally, based on a picture from the ad, amiibo will be a part of the deal as well.

The sale will last through November 5.


This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta imagine themselves as Mushroom Kingdom citizens and talk about some topics that those who live there would find important. View it in full video.

Choice Provisions is continuing to write up regular blog posts about Runner3. In the latest one, the studio provided fans with a first look at the project.

It should be noted that this is “a screenshot in engine”. It lacks post-rendering effects, and the background features placeholder art. In other words, it’s far from final. It does however show what has been talked about before – specifically how the path splits “up and down and a curving path going off down another route.”


Zelda II – The Adventure of Link is one of the games included on the Famicom Mini (and NES Classic Edition). With that in mind, Nintendo published an interview on its Japanese website with Tadashi Sugiyama, the game’s director.

Sugiyama talked about how development began, where the title came from, the difficulty, and more. Head past the break for all of Sugiyama’s comments.

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