Forbidden Magna producer on the game’s origins

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Wondering how Forbidden Manga came to be? Prior to Neverland’s closure, the studio was asked if they were interested in making another Rune Factory or moving on to something completely different. As we now know, the latter option was chosen.

Producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto told Siliconera the following about Forbidden Magna’s origins:

“It’s human nature that when you work on the same thing over and over, you want to branch out and do something different. We asked the Rune Factory team if they wanted to create another Rune Factory or if they wanted to branch out and create something else. They said they wanted to challenge themselves with something else and that was the beginning of Forbidden Magna.”

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Japanese eShop update (10/1/14)

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This week’s Japanese eShop update is as follows:

3DS

Downloadable Titles
Touch Battle Ninja – 500 yen
Tangram x Tangram – Dare mo ga Hamaru Silhouette Puzzle – 500 yen
Kinki no Maguna (retail title) – 5,980 yen (from 10/2)
Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Mamiya o Fukkatsusaseyo! (retail title) – 5,119 (from 10/2)
Conbini Dream Demo – FREE

Virtual Console
NA (no titles since 5/7)

Wii U

Downloadable Titles
NA

Virtual Console
Mach Rider (Famicom) – 514 yen
Super Chinese World (Super Famicom) – 823 yen
F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu (F-Zero: GP Legend, Game Boy Advance) – 702 yen

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Sakurai on how third-party characters are chosen in Smash Bros., roster, more

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Nintendo Life has published a new interview with Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai. Topics include third-party characters, the roster in general, the meticulous process of creating the different characters, and how much fans influence decisions.

Head past the break for some interview excerpts. The full interview can be found here.

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Super-Size Pumpkaboo distribution goes live for Pokemon X/Y

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A new distribution has kicked off for Pokemon X/Y. Starting today, players can download a special “Super-Size Pumpkaboo” through Wi-Fi.

By getting involved with the distribution, you can qualify for the Trick-or-Treat Friendly Online Competition. Each participant’s Battle Box must include a Super-Size Gourgeist. The easiest way to find this Gourgeist is by obtaining a Super-Size Pumpkaboo in Pokemon X/Y, and then trading it to have it evolve into the battle-ready Gourgeist.

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Hydlide creator wants to make a new action RPG for 3DS

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M2’s Tokihiro Naito was one of the creator’s of the action RPG Hydlide. While the series has been dormant for quite some time, Naito now wants to revisit the genre by making a brand new title for 3DS. If one of his tweets receives 3,000 Japanese re-tweets (overseas tweets won’t count) within a week, he will make a proposal to his boss.

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Sakurai on the removal of character transformations in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, online lag

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS marks the first time in which there are no character transformations. Zelda, for instance, transformed into Sheik in previous games.

In his latest Famitsu column, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai explains that the change came about due to limitations with the 3DS hardware.

He said:

“It’s basically due to the 3DS’ limitations. It was impossible to have both characters exist together [as one] on 3DS.”

“However, reaching that limit can sometimes lead in good directions. Transforming characters had the drawback of ambiguous tactics and such, and I believe that they have become more fresh now.”

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A few tidbits about the latest Wii U firmware update

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10 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)
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Reader TruExtent has been poking around the latest Wii U firmware update and came across a few interesting tidbits. They’re not the most important aspects of the upgrade, though they are neat little nuggets.

Here’s what TruExtent shared with us:

One of the photos shows the quick start menu. It has been updated to show if the software last being used was a disc. Look above the software icon to find a new image of a disc as the indicator.

The next photo shows what happens if you select the disc software if you have a different disc in. For my experiment, I replaced Ninja Gaiden with Mario Kart. What I remember happening before was the Wii U just starting whatever disc was in the console. Now it shows a message saying that you need to insert the correct disc in order to continue. Taking out and inserting ANY disc will start the software. If no disc is in the system, it will ask for a disc to be inserted; any disc will start regardless of what was on the quick start menu (like before).

In the last photo you can see more than one disc based software will appear on the quick start menu and both will have the disc indicator.