NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 – The Great Ace Attorney live stream recordings

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The Great Ace Attorney was among the lineup of games featured at NicoNico Chokaigi thanks to a pair of live streams. Videos containing new footage – including a couple of new characters – can be found below.

For those who are curious, here’s the lineup of voice actors who are now confirmed for The Great Ace Attorney:

Ryuunosuke: Hiro Shimono
Susato: Kana Hanazawa
Holmes: Shinji Kawada
Iris: Misaki Kuno
Asougi: Yuichi Nakamura
Baroque: Kenjiro Tsuda
Narrator: Takayuki Sugou

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Petite Games cancels Micro Racers

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Petite Games is no longer working on Micro Racers, a game that was originally slated for the Wii U eShop. Writing on Twitter last night, the studio explained that the game simply “wasn’t fun enough to release.”

Petite Games also teased an unrelated announcement that will be made later today.

The full tweet is as follows:



Thanks to Jake for the tip.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X executive director on HD development and more

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Xenoblade Chronicles X is finally coming to Japan next week. With the game’s release so close, Joshin Web was able to ask director Tetsuya Takahashi about the Wii U game. We’ve now translated a few notable quotes.

One question has Takahashi being asked about Xenoblade Chronicles X’s development. In turn, he discusses the challenges working on an HD title for the first time.

He said:

An open world is a single phrase, but it wasn’t a simple thing to realize. As you know, it was our first HD title. The environment for development was drastically different compared to anything we had done before when it comes to distributing resources or formulating workloads. You can’t expect things to get done in a day and it finally took form as a result of many adjustments. There were many hardships, but it was worth the trouble as the gameplay turned out to be pleasant, even if I say so myself!

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Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities to have improved visuals and extra content on Wii U

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Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities is already out on iOS. However, it’s still slated for a couple of platforms including Wii U.

Speaking with Siliconera, producer and art director Wilfried Marcadet explained what this version of Forgotten Memories will offer:

That’s the idea, we are improving graphics on consoles and they will probably get some extra content. Vita and Wii U already support physical buttons and touch controls (simultaneously).

There’s still no specific release date for Forgotten Memories on Wii U. For now, check out the game’s original launch trailer below.