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In a recent interview with ComedynGaming, Kaiji Tang shared some details about his experience being the voice for the Fire Emblem: Awakening character Owain and Fire Emblem: Fates character Odin. Many subjects are touched on in the interview, as the interview covers many of Kaiji Tang’s roles outside of Nintendo properties. We’ve collected the quotes relevant to his role in the Fire Emblem series below. Minor spoilers after the break for Fire Emblem: Fates.

On how Tang got his role in Fire Emblem, and any similarities he sees between him and his character:

“I got the role of Owain like any other actor! A studio was having auditions for the game, I popped in and boom! Some sword hand talk later, some bit about time travel and they deemed me memey enough to become the fervent voice of Owain. I love the guy because we’re both huge, huge nerds who aren’t ashamed to let their geek flag fly. If I had special attacks, I think I’d come up with some pretty edgy names for them too. I absolutely have a blast!”

New to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are the Shine Thief and Bob-omb Blast modes. These are special variations of the traditional battle mode, which has returned for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Some new footage of these modes has arrived on YouTube. Check it out below.

Developer Lizardcube’s lead programmer, Omar Cornut, spoke at length about the history of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap in a recent interview with Siliconera. Several topics were discussed, such as the transition of going from fan to developer and what the team behind the game wanted to change in the remake of the title.

Omar on his history with the title and how the project got started:

I’ve been tackling emulation of the Master System since 1999, and was always involved with hacking and reverse engineering games of this era. So, I built up that knowledge over time. A few years ago, I decided to use my spare time to start studying the code of the original game ROM. My desire, at the time, was to unearth unknown secrets. It is a game with lots of subtle secrets and behaviors. Players found and published lots of them, but nobody was quite sure that we had found everything. So, I started researching that from a low-level perspective, and eventually I understood enough about the game engine to consider making a remake from the angle of being extra faithful to it.

In 2014, I left my job at Media Molecule, and with that spare time I toyed around with loading data from the old game into a new engine. This was when I got in contact with Ben, who I had worked with years ago on Soul Bubbles (DS). I knew he was a fan of the series, and together we started experimenting with prototyping what a new version could be, and finding the right art style for it. Michael Geyre also joined us early, and he experimented with recreating the soundtrack.

YouTuber iJustine was greeted by an unexpected guest in a recent video, along with getting early access to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. While Mario doesn’t stay for most of the video, it does contain plenty of new footage for the game. Check it out below.

A video posted by GameXplain has detailed the process for unlocking Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and provides a look at the new character in action.

Check out the video below.

You can now pre-order the stand alone Switch dock on Best Buy’s website. A Switch AC Adapter and an HDMI cable come included.

Grab one for your second-favorite television here.



Switch owners will find that a new update, version 2.2.0, is available for them to download. It appears to be a minor update, promising the usual stability and minor changes.

Nintendo’s lone patch note is the typical one: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience”.

That’s it regarding the official news. There could be very small tweaks that Nintendo isn’t mentioning, but we won’t know for sure until users start poking around with Switch after applying the update.


Similar to the test performed on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during its launch period, testing has confirmed that the Switch’s battery in portable mode will last for a little over 3 hours when playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

The test was conducted with a full charge and with screen brightness set to 30%. The exact time was 3 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds of playtime – similar to the battery life when playing Breath of the Wild, which is almost exactly 3 hours.



Footage of The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is available to watch on YouTube. Check it out below.

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