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In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai spoke in-depth about adding Min Min to the game as part of his latest column. He also briefly commented on how he has been continuously working on the series since Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, and after the next round of DLC fighters are finished, things will finally be over.

Here’s our full translation of the column:

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino finally gets his hands on a copy of Ring Fit and realizes he’s super out of shape. Galen eschews social distancing and parties with Jackbox. The gang covers news from rumors to controversies. Oni Dino vividly remembers the cheat code for Lara’s Bum in Tomb Raider II. (Psst… Lara Croft for Smash) Deadly Premonition 2 challenges what a video game is and neither critics nor consumers are in agreement about anything. Galen brings up comparisons of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. And the big discussion is on the Nintendo Treehouse live stream, Bakugan, and how the hype machine bit itself in the butt.

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Paper Mario: The Origami King has a little more than a week to go until launch, but Famitsu published one of the first reviews in this week’s issue. Four editors gave out scores of “9” for a total of 36 out of 40.

We’ve gone ahead and translated the review from Famitsu in full. Continue on below for the remarks made by the magazine’s different editors.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we start off with a melodramatic anime opening about Galen traveling during the pandemic. Galen has survived (for now…) and has horrible puns and impressions on Min Min in Smash Bros., while Oni Dino can’t get enough Xenoblade. We then cover recent news, including new details on the soon-to-be-released Paper Mario: The Origami King. Will Origami King avoid gameplay flaws of the past two entries, Sticker Star and Color Splash? We also discuss what frustrations long-time fans feel with modern Paper Mario games. Is the player expectation VS developer intent unfair? And lastly, we share some embarrassing things we did as kids, inspired by video games.

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, it’s a celebration of China with Pokemon Unite and Min Min in Smash. It’s a news-focused episode with game announcements, debuts, updates, and a controversy. Suda51’s pixelated face mimics Andross in the No More Heroes 3 gameplay teaser, but we’re not deterred. We’re also just as unsure as Suda if it’ll release this year. We also celebrate the consumer-positive Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered’s lite version. Have any other games done something this generous before?

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This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, pigs are flying because New Pokemon Snap got announced. That’s not all the Pokemon Presents video graced us with—brushing our teeth is finally solved with Pokemon Smile. In other news, Kingdom Hearts continues to be an embarrassing nightmare with Memory of Melody. And finally, Oni Dino and Galen lay down some EA games predictions and ARMS character predictions for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighter Pass volume 2. In our game analysis segment, we cover a great and overlooked indie game called Bloodroots, and some extra tidbits on Xenoblade, One Step From Eden, and even Fitness Boxing.

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If you haven’t been keeping up with the Bravely series, now might be the time for a refresher. The franchise started out on Nintendo 3DS with Bravely Default, which was followed up with a direct sequel, Bravely Second. Now Square-Enix is readying a new game in the franchise, Bravely Default II, for Switch this year.

In an issue of Famitsu, Tomoya Asano (leader of the Asano Team) and Masashi Takahashi (producer) commented on how they settled on the final name. We heard a bit about this previously, but now we have the full explanation.

As translated by Nintendo Everything’s Oni Dino, the two shared the following:

In Masahiro Sakurai’s latest column in Famitsu, the Super Smash Bros. director detailed more positives and negatives of working from home. During this period, he’s realized that suddenly making a home environment into a work environment is easier said than done, noting that it’s hard to work efficiently without proper ergonomic seating, desk space, and partitioning.

Sakurai decided to do what he could to help all the staff members working from home, as he described in the column, via our translation:

Hello, my cardboard cuties! This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino goes deeper into Xenoblade, and Galen finally plays a game made for him: One Step From Eden. We analyze the new info we got on Paper Mario: The Origami King, Oni Dino resurrects his brilliant idea for a Final Fantasy style Mario RPG, we discuss the weird Google Stadia leak of Gods & Monsters (tentative title), and we also cover the PS5 event for good measure. Why does it look like that?

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Hello my lovely listeners! This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, we’re talking two great releases this week: Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, and The TakeOver. We’ve got more video game updates on Animal Crossing, Bug Fables, and even Yu-Gi-Oh!, then some Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC news. We have an excellent listener mail question about hidden gem series like Hotel Dusk, Famicom Tantei Club, and other obscure text-based, point-and-click adventures.

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