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In case you were wondering, this is the same Dead or Alive 3DS game shown at E3. It just has a different name now!


Sakamoto on how he’s feeling with the game out in the U.S. and Europe…

“We have spent such a long time completing this game and now Europe is the last market we are launching in so we were able to launch it globally almost simultaneously. So all I can say is I’m really happy about that.

At the same time now that we have started selling Other M to people around the world I am really looking forward to it. Of course, there’s got to be bad impressions as well as good ones. Even the negative ones I am looking forward to seeing. “


Yoshio Sakamoto on Samus being a woman…

“Samus being a woman wasn’t really decided from the beginning. She had no sex at that moment. Someone said it could be a surprise for the player to discover Samus was a woman at the end of the adventure. In some way, I was going to ‘have a girl’ completely by chance.”


This information comes from High Voltage’s Keith Hladik…

“We’re committed to the Wii for Conduit 2. We like the platform and we like the controls. Our main focus at this point is delivering a kick-ass sequel. Where we go beyond that is still something to be figured out — we like what we’ve created in the series and would love to continue telling more stories in the Conduit universe. In regards to the 3DS, I was absolutely blown away by it at E3. It’s something special and I know that there is a lot of interest in it here at the company. We’ll see what happens.”

There’s no question that High Voltage is seriously interested in the 3DS. I’m just not sure about putting Conduit on the handheld. I feel like the series is better suited for consoles. Personally, I’d like to see the company try something completely new on the 3DS.

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A total of 21,810 Japanese gamers were asked which 3DS title they’re looking forward to the most. As you can see, the unnamed Final Fantasy title topped the list, with the mystery Dragon Quest title following right behind. In case you were wondering, Ocarina of Time 3D stands at position four.

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Wii

1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
2. Kirby’s Epic Yarn
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns
4. Mario Sports Mix
5. Sonic Colors

DS

1. Pokemon Black/White Versions
2. Super Scribblenauts
3. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem
4. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
5. Sonic Colors

3DS

1. Paper Mario
2. Mario Kart
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
4. Kid Icarus: Uprising
5. Star Fox 64 3D


“Nintendo understands that it has lost so much money with piracy on the current DS that it is working on something to prevent that on future hardware. On the DS it was really the very first time that Nintendo software was pirated, so it took us all by surprise very quickly. The new hardware will be less easy to exploit and copy. In the last 24 months the market for DS has collapsed for software but people are still buying the hardware.” – Ubisoft EMEA MD Alain Corre

We’ve heard a lot of developers weigh in about the 3DS’ improved functionality of preventing piracy, and most companies seem pleased with what Nintendo will be implementing. Still, it’ll be pretty tough to prevent pirates from finding workarounds.

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This information comes from Bill Sullivan, a designer at High Voltage…

“It’s easy to work with incrementally improved technology but the 3DS isn’t just another step in a set direction, it’s a completely different path. It’s very exciting to brainstorm for a system with multiple cameras, touch-screen capability, 3D visuals, and motion control. We already have hundreds of ideas for our games that break the mould and free our minds from limitations that we have had in the past.”

High Voltage has dabbled with handhelds a bit in the past, but most of their work has focused on home consoles. So I’m not too sure that the company will fully support the 3DS. Still, it’d be nice to see at least one project from the developer on the portable.

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