Dragon Quest X localization looking unlikely, but could be reconsidered with enough fan requests
Nintendo streamed the Dragon Quest VII developer discussion at PAX from a couple of weeks ago, but the online audience was only treated to some of what was shown. We know that a bit of Dragon Quest VIII footage debuted at the event, and fans were able to ask Square Enix’s Noriyoshi Fujimoto some questions.
One person wanted to find out if we’ll ever be getting Dragon Quest X in the west. According to a fan attending the event, Fujimoto responded by saying that translating an MMO is a daunting task, and it would be difficult to bring over the game from a business standpoint. However, he did say that if there’s enough fan outcry similar to that of what happened with Dragon Quest VII, Square Enix could look into it.
Square Enix has already made Dragon Quest X for Wii U, 3DS, and Wii. An NX version is also planned.
Suda51 also wants to remaster No More Heroes
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Suda51 recently expressed interest in seeing Killer7 return in the form of a remaster / remake. That’s not the only franchise he’d like to bring back, however. Destructoid has heard from James Mountain – who is working with Suda51 on The Silver Case – that Suda5 would like to remaster No More Heroes. If this is something that he’d pursue, it’d be for the Wii title – not the PlayStation 4/Xbox 360 versions.
Just Dance 2017 trailer shows new songs
Ubisoft released a new Just Dance 2017 trailer in celebration of Gamescom, which highlights some new tracks. The song lists will have Scream & Shout by will.i.am Ft. Britney Spears, Cake by the Ocean by DNCE, All About Us by Jordan Fisher, and more. Watch today’s video below.
A look at a few cancelled Star Wars games planned for Nintendo platforms
A new video from Liam Robertson, Unseen64, and Did You Know Gaming? provides us with a look at a few Star Wars games that never saw the day of light. The different projects were slated for Nintendo platforms, including one for Wii that would have taken advantage of the MotionPlus accessory in an additional mode. Watch the full video below.
UK charts and sales for June 2016, data for the first half of 2016
The latest issue of MCV has a listing of the best-selling games in the UK for the month of June. The results are posted below, based on data collected between May 29 and July 2.
Japan’s top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2016
In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the magazine reveals the top 100 best-selling games in Japan during the first half of 2016. The results can be found below.
Note that data was collected between December 28, 2015 and June 26, 2016. It does not include digital sales, but download cards from retail as well as bundles were tallied.
01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3
02. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations #
04. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
05. [PS4] Dark Souls III
06. [3DS] Monster Strike
07. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders #
08. [WIU] Splatoon #
09. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
12. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice #
13. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders
14. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy’s End
15. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special)
16. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai #
17. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad
18. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
19. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End #
20. [WIU] Pokken Tournament #
Fans add Waluigi to Smash Bros. Brawl through modding
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Project M ceased development at the end of last year, but fans are still continuing its legacy. Recently, an Australian 3D artist going by the name Marioking64DS – plus a few programmers – made it so Smash Bros. Brawl players could add Waluigi to the game via modding.
Have a look at the character with the following trailer:
Waluigi features his own move set, and is intended to act as a counterpart to Wario. You’ll see him using attacks that feature a tennis racket, among other unique moves.
Smash Bros. Brawl players can download the Waluigi mod here.
The Voice to be released on Wii
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It might be 2016, but there are still companies out there putting games on Wii. Like Ubisoft with Just Dance. And now Bigben with The Voice.
The Voice is being made under the show’s official license, in collaboration with ITV and developer Voxler. It’s due out at the end of this year on Nintendo’s old console along with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Voice fans can look forward to the following from the upcoming title:
“In The Voice video game, players will rediscover the show’s unique atmosphere as enjoyed by millions of viewers per broadcast: The Blind Auditions, The Battles, The Live Show and the famous red chairs. The Voice will include all your favourite hits and their official music videos to bring the show to an explosive level of fun. Grab your mic and become The Voice!”
Source: Bigben PR
Metroid Prime director surprised and thankful of the series’ longevity
Mark Pacini acted as director for Nintendo and Retro’s three Metroid Prime games. Then in 2008, he went on to co-found Armature Studio.
Pacini is now directing the Xbox One title ReCore – a game that actually takes a decent amount of inspiration from the Metroid Prime series. GamesBeat took a brief trip down memory lane with Pacini while interviewing him about his new game, and asked if he’s surprised by the longevity and how people still play the titles he made back with Retro.
He said in response:
“For sure. I was thankful to be part of the team that made those games. When we were making those, that was never one of our goals. We were just trying to make something cool. It was an unexpectedly great thing, that people started to do that. It’s awesome that people are still playing those games, but it’s a big surprise to us.”
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
Update: FE0 series 6 date – Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn art books on the way
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Update: As a bit of an aside, Fire Emblem 0 series 6 is due out on September 29 in Japan.
Two new Fire Emblem art books were announced for Japan during a Fire Emblem 0 live stream today.
In Japan, a Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance art book is due out on July 29. Amazon Japan has it up here for 3,456 yen.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn will also be getting an art book at some point. There’s no pre-order link just yet.