Update: Screenshots – Monster Hunter Stories details – Kupni Village, characters
Update: Bumped to the top. We now have screenshots based on Famitsu’s latest coverage.
Original (9/28): Monster Hunter Stories is set for launch in Japan next week, so it makes sense that the latest Famitsu contains another feature on the game. There are eight pages in total, though quite a bit is recap. Still, Famitsu did manage to put in some new information as well.
First up, we have some news about Kupni Village. It’s an idyllic village where many kinds of felynes live. It has a warm temperature, so many of them also visit for vacations. On the sea there are also two rocks that are shaped after felynes.
FAST Racing NEO’s soundtrack is out now; pay what you want
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FAST Racing NEO was one of the most acclaimed indie games on Wii U in recent years, and a part of that was certainly its energetic soundtrack. If you can’t get enough of the game’s music, you can now buy the entire 80-minute soundtrack online at this link. The minimum price you’ll have to pay is 5$ – but if you want to support developer Shin’en Multimedia, you can pay more if you want to. The soundtrack is DRM free and available as both MP3 and FLAC files. If you’re undecided, you can listen to a 30 second preview of each track as well.
Puzzle & Dragons X getting online multiplayer via software update this Winter
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While Puzzle & Dragons is mainly a mobile game, it has also spawned a few games on other platforms, including the 3DS. Puzzle & Dragons X was the latest game to be released in Japan (a Western release is not in sight right now) and it’s getting a major update this Winter. The biggest feature to be added with this update will be the ability to play against other players online. The singleplayer co-op campaign will seemingly remain local-only, however.
Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack coming to Europe via Yacht Club Games
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We finally have some news about the Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack for Europe. In case you didn’t know, the Striker Pack contains both Azure Striker Gunvolt games in one retail package. The pack’s release in Europe has been unclear for a while, but it seems like we finally have clarity now.
Today, the Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack was rated by PEGI, meaning it was cleared for release in most European countries – and the rating lists Yacht Club Games as the publisher, who are also publishing the pack in North America. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 was released on the European eShop yesterday – the Striker Pack doesn’t have a release date yet, but it hopefully shouldn’t take much longer.
World to the West developer discusses connection to Teslagrad, NX and amiibo potential, release
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In a very lengthy interview with Miketendo 64, Rain Games’ member and art director Ole Ivar Rudi discussed a lot about the company’s upcoming game World to the West. We recommend reading the full interview if you’re interested, since Rudi goes into a lot of detail about what to expect from the game and the team’s goals, but there were some answers that deserve special mention.
For starters, Rudi stated that, while the game was targeting multiple platforms including the Wii U, it would not be coming to the 3DS due to technical limitations. Asked about the possibility of an NX version, he stated that “it will show up on additional platforms. Maybe even another Nintendo platform, but our lips are sealed though.” He also said that they would love to see amiibo support, but also couldn’t guarantee it due to negotiation.
Rudi also said that the game is planned for a Q1 release in 2017, although he noted that it was optimistic.
He also discussed the game’s plot, which centers around four heroes discovering a sinister plot that revolves around a long-gone ancient civilization, and how it is different from the company’s previous title, Teslagrad.
The main difference is that while Teslagrad was very focused on minimalism when it came to its direct storytelling- no dialog, no in-game text, everything had to be inferred from visuals alone. This served the theme of isolation and sort of mythic hero’s journey of Teslagrad well, we wanted it to feel like a story that took place in the past and was being told after the fact, and we think the silent approach helped achieve that. For World to the West we’ve opened up the gates considerably, though- it’s a lighter, more immediate kind of story with a lot of character interaction, so it made sense to have dialogue. It frees us up to flesh out the world a lot more!
The full interview is full of insight into development and the plot, including discussing the four main characters, how Rain Games was formed, and that the company plans to work on another game once World to the West enters the final stages of development. Definitely worth checking out!
Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System trailer
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Nintendo UK has released a new trailer for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. It shows off many of the games included, as well as features like its menus and suspend points. Play with power below:
Bring back memories and make new ones with Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, arriving on 11/11 pic.twitter.com/NDPO9WEB7C
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 30, 2016
Prismatic gives update on Hex Heroes’ combat and Wii U development
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Prismatic provided an update on Hex Heroes, their upcoming Wii U title. Their last update has mentioned how Wii U development meant that the game had to be rebuilt from the ground up, and the latest update shows how that fundamental rework changed the combat. It’s a pretty lengthy read, although worth checking out. The short version is that the combat is real-time but uses the game’s hex grids, with both the player and the enemies locked to a grid and telegraphing their attacks to the different hexagonal spaces.
Media Create software sales (9/19/16 – 9/25/16) – Top 50
This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:
01./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro #
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 #
03./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro #
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura
05./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017
06./02. [PS3] Persona 5 #
07./00. [PS3] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro #
08./07. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition
09./00. [3DS] One Piece: Daikaizoku Coliseum
10./04. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017
11./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions #
12./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
13./11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
14./09. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter
15./08. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!
16./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
17./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition]
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects]
19./18. [WIU] Splatoon #
20./14. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition