Yesterday, we posted a number of tidbits coming from a Part Time Gamer interview with Nintendo Treehouse localization writer/editor Chris Pranger. If you missed that, you can read it right here.
Gamnesia has since transcribed Pranger’s comments about Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai. Here’s what we said about the developer:
“Sakurai’s outlook on the games is very dire. He gets really sad when he finds out how people are reacting and he gets sad whenever there’s a leak, because he really wants to create. And he’s an auteur in the most crazy sense. He’s basically Vincent Van Gogh cutting off his own ear and we’re sitting there going ‘Frick! Stop doing that!’ And he’s like ‘You don’t get it, guys, my vision!'”
Update: Below are a few details about the update:
– Version 1.1
– 846 blocks
– New level called Lucky Balloon
– This takes you to where uncaught Pokemon are more likely to appear
– You need at least Rank 33 to get it and it takes 20 hours to recharge
– A special password has been released to receive 100 PokeDiamonds for Japan: 32831175
– The PokeDiamond Digger in the town now gives 40 PokeDiamonds a day rather than the 20 previously obtained
There’s a new update for Pokemon Rumble World available on the 3DS eShop. We don’t have much information currently in terms of specifics, but we’ll let you if we come across additional information.
The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.
Update: We also have a trailer for Brain Age. There was no mention about the game last week, but it’s out now in Japan!
Nintendo released official videos for Super Mario RPG and River City Ransom on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Watch them below.
Banjo-Kazooie originally featured a very different partner. As revealed by former Rare staffer Gregg Mayles, Dinger the Dog was planned as Banjo’s partner during the game’s early days.
Steve Mayles, who was also working at Rare during Banjo-Kazooie’s development, mentioned that Dinger’s origins go back to the SNES. For those who are unaware, the studio was creating “Project Dream” for the SNES before it eventually became Banjo-Kazooie on the N64.
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GameXplain put together a new video comparing the Urchin Underpass map’s old version to the new/updated version. You can watch it below.
THREAKS published the launch trailer for Beatbuddy, which is coming to the European Wii U eShop on Thursday. View it below.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight launched today in North America. Atlus shipped the title to stores, and also brought it to the 3DS eShop. In case you’re wondering, the digital version requires 7,124 blocks of free space on an SD card.
During the third quarter of 2015, Disney’s interactive division took a bit of a sales dip. This division, which is responsible for games and game-like toys, dropped $58 million for a total of $208 million. Disney attributed the loss to the slowdown of Disney Infinity sales.
Now, this isn’t actually unexpected. Disney Infinity 2.0 launched last September, so it’s only natural that sales would decline. Things will likely pick up again once Disney Infinity 3.0 arrives.
Nintendo has been holding a promotion with Yogurty’s since June to promote Splatoon. Take a look at the video below to see how the two sides partnered up.