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Dragon Quest creator shares a message as the series turns 29

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Dragon Quest is celebrating its 29th birthday/anniversary in Japan today. The very first entry in the series came out on May 27, 1986.

In recognition of the milestone, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii shared the following message with fans:

“Everyone, thank you for the congratulations on Dragon Quest‘s 29th. Next year, we’re finally approaching the 30th anniversary. I think we’ll be able to make various announcements in the near future, so please look forward to them.”

Square Enix’s Ryutaro Ichimura also said:

“Today, May 27, is Dragon Quest‘s birthday! Already 29! Congratulations! As for next year, we’re welcoming the 30th anniversary! Celebrate! We’re going to have a grand celebration next year!”

Take a trip down memory lane by giving the first Dragon Quest commercial a watch:

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Best Buy hosting National StreetPass Weekend starting May 29, get a Splatoon poster

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Best Buy will be hosting a new National StreetPass Weekend in just a few days. On May 29, 3DS owners can stop their local store by to obtain six StreetPass tags from other users across the U.S.

Along with new StreetPass hits, those who purchase Splatoon will be entitled to a double sided poster while supplies last.

The latest National StreetPass Weekend will take place between May 29 and May 31.

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Update: Second image – Splatoon x Ika Musume (Squid Girl) collaboration illustration

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Update: Bumped to the top. Here’s a second collaboration image:

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The latest issue of Famitsu features a special collaboration illustration. As shown above, a new piece of art was specially drawn as a crossover between Splatoon and Ika Musume, otherwise known as Squid Girl.

Squid Girl has seen serialization as a manga since 2007. It features a girl of the same name, who sets out to take revenge against mankind for polluting the ocean.

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Nintendo “tried for months” to make the Humble Nindie Bundle global

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A surprising Humble Bundle sale kicked off earlier today. Nintendo made history as the first company to have games from its systems represented, which is made up of various indie titles. The bundle is an absolute steal, and you have to commend Nintendo on making it happen. There is, however, one notable downside: codes are only valid for those with North American Wii U and 3DS systems.

Based on a comment from Nintendo’s Damon Baker, it sounds like the lack of European support wasn’t entirely the company’s fault. Baker wrote on Twitter that he “tried for months to make it global”. In the future, he believes that they’ll be able to have Europe included in the sale.



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New tour dates announced for Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest

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A number of new dates have been announced for the The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest concert. Performances will be held in Charlottesville, District of Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Portland, and more.

Here’s a complete listing of upcoming locations and dates:

Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Theater; May 22
Calgary, Southern Jubliee; May 23
Montreal, Place des Arts; May 30
Las Vegas, The Venetian; June 10
Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall; June 14
Austin, The Long Center PAC; June 20 at 2pm and 8pm
San Diego, Copley Symphony Hall; July 11
Orlando, Dr. Phillips Center; July 18
Charlottesville, John Paul Jones Arena; August 28
San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall; August 29
Durham, Durham Performing Arts Center; September 10
St. Louis, Powell Hall; September 11, 12, 13
District of Columbia, Strathmore; September 16
Philadelphia, Mann Center; September 18
Providence, Providence Performing Arts Center; September 25
Chicago, Auditorium Theatre; October 1
Indianapolis, Old National Center; October 2
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Theater, October 3
New York, Barclays Center; October 13
Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall; October 15
Columbus, Ohio Theater; October 18
Houston, Jones Hall; October 22
Dallas, Music Hall at Fair Park; October 24
Portland, Keller Auditorium; October 25
Hamburg, O2 World; November 8
Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall; November 11
Brussels, Palais 12; November 12
Madrid, Palacio Vista Alegre; November 13
Barcelona, Auditori Forum; November 14
Rome, Auditorium Conciliazione; November 15
Zurich, Hallenstadion; November 21
Dublin, Convention Centre; November 22
San Jose, San Jose Civic Center; December 5

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses features music and visuals from Majora’s Mask 3D, A Link Between Worlds, and other titles from the famous series.

Those who are interested in the concert can find a full tour schedule with ticketing information on the official site here.

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Rumor: New Skylanders game to be called “Superchargers”, will feature vehicles

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We’ve already reported on the news that the next Skylanders game will feature vehicles thanks to some leaks, and now we’ve got some more evidence backing that up.

A couple of weeks ago, American motorsports competitor Travis Pastrana reportedly wrote the following Instagram post: “Was filming some cool stuff for a new Activision game called Skylanders Superchargers this weekend”. The post has since been deleted. Makes sense that a motorsports star would be involved with a game featuring vehicles, right?

While it’s obviously not an official confirmation yet, it does seem pretty likely that the next Skylanders game will feature vehicles of some kind.

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