ARMS Japan Grand Prix 2017 announced, next update targeted for the middle of this month
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Nintendo has announced the ARMS Japan Grand Prix 2017. The tournament will be held this fall, with local qualifiers held at four major cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. A champion will then be determined with a large tournament. More details will be shared through the official Twitter account later.
Nintendo held a tournament for Japanese ARMS players earlier today, and towards the end, producer Kosuke Yabuki appeared. It was reconfirmed that Max Brass will be delivered as a playable fighter, along with his stage. Yabuki also indicated that Nintendo will be adding another game mode, new Arms, and fixes based on gathered data from online battles. Yabuki noted that Nintendo is trying its best to release the update in the middle of July.
Here’s today’s tournament in its entirety for those who’d like to view it:
Sakamoto on Chozo inspiration, MercurySteam’s understanding of Metroid, remaking Metroid II
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Metroid: Samus Returns producer and series co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto has been fielding media interviews since the title’s initial showing at E3 last month. This includes TIME, who has some choice words from Sakamoto.
Among his remarks, Sakamoto touched on what inspired Chozo and the overall aesthetic. And for Samus Returns specifically, he discussed working with MercurySteam and the studio’s true understanding of the franchise. Sakamoto also further commented on why it’s the right time to remake Metroid II.
Find these excerpts from Sakamoto below. You can read TIME’s full piece here for a few more comments.
ARMS – Max Brass trailer
ARMS’ first new character arrives this month Max Brass. Nintendo just released a trailer for the DLC – see it below.
[Interview] A chat with Patricia Summersett, the voice of Zelda in Breath of the Wild
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild marked a monumental step for the series in terms of how Nintendo portrayed its characters. For the first time, the game featured voice acting. Among others, Zelda was given a voice.
Patricia Summersett played the role of Zelda in the English version of Breath of the Wild. With the game’s first DLC pack arriving yesterday, we felt this would be the perfect opportunity to speak with Ms. Summersett about her role in the game. Continue on below for our full discussion.
Hey! Pikmin – “Lift-Off” trailer
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Nintendo just published a new Hey! Pikmin video ahead of its launch later this month. View the “Lift-Off” trailer below.
Fire Emblem Heroes version 1.5.0 detailed – Chain Challenge and Squad Assault, EXP adjustments, much more
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Nintendo and Intelligent Systems are preparing another new update for Fire Emblem Heroes. Version 1.5.0 will be available soon.
There’s quite a bit here, and all of the information can be found below straight from Nintendo. Some highlights include new Chain Challenge and Squad Assault modes for Story Maps, experience adjustments, Tempest Trials improvements, and more.
Implosion – Never Lose Hope trailer
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Implosion – Never Lose Hope is heading to the Switch eShop in Japan next week, and likely the west soon as well. We’ve posted a trailer for the game below.
Dylan Cuthbert worked on a DS game that was 90% complete before being canned, was “one of Miyamoto’s pet projects”
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It took more than two decades, but Star Fox 2 is finally seeing the day of light after so many years. Nintendo will be including the game on the Super NES Classic Edition later this year.
Dylan Cuthbert was among the developers who worked on Star Fox 2 way back in the day. As it turns out, that isn’t the only game Nintendo put on hold after it was so close to completion.
In an interview with Gamasutra, Cuthbert vaguely spoke about a DS game – apparently “one of Miyamoto’s pet projects” – that was 90 percent complete:
“There is a game we worked on with Nintendo, one of Miyamoto’s pet projects for the DS, but apart from that I can’t divulge anything. It got canceled at about a 90% state of completion but didn’t go through Mario Club or the QA process. It was a pretty interesting project!”
Sadly, Cuthbert didn’t say anything else about the project. That only leaves us to speculate as to what the game was and why Nintendo put the breaks on it.
Namco Museum launches July 28, new trailer
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Namco Museum is about a month off, with Bandai Namco announcing today that the digital collection of titles is heading to Switch on July 28. This news applies to both North America and Europe.
Get a look at the newest Namco Museum trailer below:
We also have this overview:
PAC-MAN VS. is a four-player game based on the PAC-MAN series, originally created by Toru Iwatani. It was developed by Nintendo in 2003 under supervision by legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. In PAC-MAN VS., three players work together as the iconic ghosts and hunt down the fourth player, who has taken on the role of PAC-MAN, as they evade the ghosts and clear the maze of Pac Dots. Two Switch units are required to play as up to three ghosts play on one console and the PAC-MAN character plays on the other.
With NAMCO MUSEUM, players will be transported back to the days when coin-operated arcades reigned supreme for a truly nostalgic experience. Through the Nintendo Switch, retro arcade classics can be played anytime, anywhere, and against anyone through the game’s online ranking system (PAC-MAN VS. will not be supporting online ranking system). Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch into a miniature arcade cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience. The NAMCO MUSEUM classic catalog includes favourites from Namco’s classic arcade collection, including PAC-MAN VS., PAC-MAN, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force.
Namco Museum will be priced at $29.99 / €29.99.
Source: Bandai Namco PR
Nintendo Download (6/29/17, Europe) – Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC, GoNNER, more
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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
GoNNER – €9.99
Magical Drop II – €6.99
Physical Contact: SPEED – €4.99
Switch / Wii U DLC
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass – €19.99
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – Mini Game Heroes Skin Pack – €1.99