Nintendo holding a “special” panel at PAX West 2017
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Nintendo tends to appear at the regular PAX events each year. With PAX West 2017 just a few weeks away, the big N’s presence is confirmed – and in an interesting way.
The official PAX West schedule was published this week. We now know that Nintendo will be holding some sort of panel in the Hydra Theater on September 2 between 10 and 11 AM. The panel itself is a mystery at present, with its description simply stating: “A special Nintendo panel at PAX West 2017!”
Could it be for Metroid: Samus Returns? Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s upcoming DLC? Anything is on the table at this point. Nintendo should be announcing details about the panel soon, along with other plans it has in store for PAX West 2017.
Rime dev on the Switch version – delay explained, achievement system built in
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It was just a little while ago that a mid-November was launch was announced for Rime on Switch. It was somewhat surprising, as the game was originally scheduled for summer.
Producer Cody Bradley discussed the new Switch version of Rime in a blog post published today. Bradley explains the delay and how Switch will be maintaining parity with other platforms. Among other things, we now know that the team has built in an achievement system into the game.
Read the full post by Bradley below.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – August 2017
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A new month is here! We just entered August last week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you trying out Hey! Pikmin or Miitopia? Or maybe you’ve been giving some of the new Switch eShop games a look. Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Splatoon 2 impressions
Fire Emblem Warriors devs – Chrom was made first, Lissa / Lucina / Frederick / Robin talk, much more
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It wasn’t too long ago that Nintendo Dream published a lengthy interview with the developers of Fire Emblem Warriors. But in its latest issue, the Japanese magazine brought back producer Yosuke Hayashi and director Hiroya Usuda once again.
The second interview has its own interesting tidbits and discussion. Hayashi and Hiroya spoke about the reaction to Fire Emblem Warriors out of E3 and reveal that Chrom was the first character created. There’s also a lot of talk about why Lissa wields a staff, how there was initially some consideration about not including Lucina, the inclusions of Frederick and Robin, and more. Towards the end of the interview, Hayashi and Hiroya spoke further about how characters were selected for the game.
Continue on below for our full translation of Nintendo Dream’s new Fire Emblem Warriors interview.
Video: Game Freak on player freedom vs. story in Pokemon
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The next piece of content from Game Informer’s month of Pokemon coverage is live. The magazine chatted with Pokemon series producer, director, and composer Junichi Masuda as well as Pokemon Sun/Moon director Shigeru Ohmori about why the Pokemon RPGs need a story and whether the team would ever make a game as open as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. View the video below.
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – more details on Lycanroc Dusk Form, launch distribution confirmed
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Official information has been sent out about Lycanroc Dusk Form in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon. Among the information delivered is news about a launch distribution.
It takes a special Rockruff to evolve into a Dusk Form Lycanroc, and once again, neither this Rockruff nor the new form of Lycanroc can be caught in normal gameplay. However, players will be able to obtain the unique Rockruff as part of a special distribution via Nintendo Network between November 17 and January 10. More news about how you can obtain the special Rockruff will be shared soon.
The latest information about Lycanroc Dusk Form can be read in its entirety below.
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – Lycanroc Dusk Form trailer
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A trailer has just been published showing the recently-revealed Dusk Form version of Lycanroc. Have a look at it below.
Game Freak on making Pokemon – designs rarely canned, approach to evolutions, why eyes have changed, more
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Game Informer published the next piece of its Pokemon-related coverage after taking a trip to Game Freak’s offices in Japan. The latest entry focuses on the actual creation of Pokemon.
Game Freak co-founder and Pokemon director / producer Junichi Masuda had plenty to say about this subject. He noted that designs are rarely scrapped, how the team thinks about evolution, why the eyes for Pokemon have changed over the years, and more.
You can read up on Masuda’s words below. Find the full article from Game Informer here.
A Knight’s Quest coming to Switch
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Curve Digital has announced its first project for Switch. In partnership with developer Sky9 Games, the third-person action-adventure game will be on display at Gamescom later this month.
Here’s an overview:
Nintendo Download (8/10/17, Europe) – Monster Hunter Stories demo, Kirby sale, more
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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Severed – €14.99
Rocket Fist – €9.99
Phantom Trigger – €14.99
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters 2000 – €6.99
Ironcast – €14.99