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IGN has a new interview up with Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono. On the site, Ono shares several comments about Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. Ono talked about why Capcom decided to bring that game to Switch, including two art styles, how the team is approaching game balance, when it’ll be released (potentially pretty soon), and mix of older and younger staffers working on the project.

Head on below for notable excerpts from IGN’s interview. The site’s full article is located here.

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has teased an alternate ending for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In an interview with IGN Portugal, he said that a different ending will be shown “if you meet certain criteria.” “If you do a few things, you may see a different ending,” Aonuma teased.

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First footage is in showing Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. Watch 12 minutes of gameplay in the video below.

A few days ago, we heard that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might feature dual audio based on a comment from a Nintendo representative. Sadly though, producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed himself that you won’t be able to easily change languages in the game. There is no option to simply turn on the Japanese voice acting rather than the English voices.

Aonuma told IGN Portugal:

“In the case of the Nintendo Switch, if you change the language of the system, you can change the game to Japanese, but that will change everything to Japanese. Unfortunately, it is not possible to play with English text, for example, and Japanese voices.”

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System: 3DS
Release date: January 20, 2017
Developer: Square Enix / Level-5
Publisher Nintendo


For a long time, it seemed like the Dragon Quest series was fairly underappreciated in the West. Not necessarily by its publisher Square Enix, but by the fans of its own genre. The series has usually garnered a cult following of sorts overseas all the while enjoying heavy praise in Japan. Yet to my pleasure, I’ve begun to see a somewhat recent change in that viewpoint. With the highly anticipated Dragon Quest XI on the Nintendo Switch’s horizon and the remakes of Dragon Quest VII and now Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS, there couldn’t be a better time to get familiar with the Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is an adventure that those who are new to the series or those who are well acquainted with it won’t want to miss out on.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will debut in North America on February 28, XSEED Games announced today. Those who pre-order the title will receive a capybara plush.

Aside from the release date news, the costumes and headgear based on Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad originally included in the Japanese release will be coming west. They have the following effects:

– Mario’s Outfit and Hat: Mama mia! The iconic plumber’s signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost.
– Luigi’s Outfit and Hat: Luigi’s costume will improve your luck at fishing. Others will be green with envy!
– Princess Peach’s Dress and Tiara: This regal dress and tiara will make you better friends with other characters. Sweet!
– Toad’s Outfit and Hat: The tireless Toad’s outfit causes your stamina to recharge automatically over time.

Here’s a more extensive overview of the game:

“In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise – now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.”

Lastly, here’s a trailer:

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Nintendo of Germany put up a brand new video of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This one is special, as producer Eiji Aonuma comments throughout the gameplay session. Check out the full video below.

In November, the NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 units in the United States. The hardware had another strong month in December. According to the NPD, NES Classic Edition sales rose by 14 percent. That puts it at just over 223,000 units sold.

Sales should tail off this month if only due to a lack of availability. Hopefully Nintendo manages to get more stock out in the near future.

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Kotaku sent over a bunch of questions to Nintendo about Switch. The big N dodged quite a few of them, but many were answered any provide very interesting information.

As part of the Q&A, Nintendo said Switch may get external USB hard drive support, commented on how Miis work, said video-streaming services may arrive in a future update, talked about the system’s region-free nature, and more. Find the notable highlights below.

NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November 2016. The results can be found below.

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