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We’ve translated the last portion of Famitsu’s interviews with Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi. This time around, Takumi delves into the different characters, such as how he came up with Godot. He touches on other topics as well such as the iconic music.

You can read our full translation below. However, if you haven’t played the series before, you may want to skip this for now. You can also read our previous translations with Takumi here and here.

Famitsu recently published a couple of interviews with Shu Takumi, the creator of Ace Attorney. In case you missed it, we posted the first part here. We’ve also been working on a translation of the second interview, which was much larger in scope. Due to the length, we’ll be posting it in two parts.

Below, you can read up even further on the creation of the Ace Attorney series. Takumi talks about what the first game’s prototype was like and the team initially thought that development could have been suspended, how Maya and Mia got their roles, and more. You can read our latest translation below, but if you haven’t played the series, you may want to pass on it for now due to some light spoilers.

Famitsu recently published interviews with Ace Attorney creator Shu Takumi in back-to-back issues. We have a translation of the first part ready now.

During the discussion, Takumi had quite a bit to say about the original game’s origins. He touched on the Japanese name, how it was initially targeted for the Game Boy Color, and more.

Here’s our full translation:

This past week, 7th Dragon celebrated its tenth anniversary. Director Kazuya Ninou reflected on the occasion as well as his interest in continuing the series.

Ninou is open to a couple of things. He’d love to remake the first 7th Dragon game as well as create an entirely new title. In fact, he already has everything planned for what the new entry could be.

7th Dragon was made by the now-defunct developer Imageepoch. However, that may not actually be too much of a roadblock. Criminal Girls, another one of Imageepoch’s IPs, has already made a comeback, so Ninou is hoping something similar could happen with 7th Dragon.

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Rare ended up creating a new version of Diddy Kong Racing for the DS back in 2007. What we didn’t know until this week is that another studio toyed around with the same game on Nintendo’s portable, albeit on a much smaller scale.

PtoPOnline unearthed a tech demo from Climax Studios that predates the launch of the DS by several months. We’re not sure if the company ever intended to pitch its own Diddy Kong Racing game, though it’s still pretty interesting to see. Note that Climax’s prototype and Rare’s final release on DS were completely unrelated.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story has returned on 3DS with a new remake. For a look at how it stacks up to the DS original, check out the comparison below.

NPD’s Mat Piscatella is back at it again with more classic data. This time around, we have a look at the top ten best-selling games in the United States since 1995 that were exclusive.

Amazingly enough, Nintendo holds the entire top ten. Wii generated the most hits for Nintendo, including Wii Fit at #5. In fact, the entire top five is comprised of Wii titles. New Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart have to representatives each while the lone N64 game is Super Mario 64.

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As the summer draws to a close, Square Enix is hosting a new “Back to School Sale” on its official store. Games for Switch, 3DS, DS, and Wii U have been discounted. This includes a significantly lower price on Lost Sphear.

Here’s the full lineup of discounts:

SimTower, Seaman, and Odama creator Yoot Saito delivered a talk at Reboot Develop 2018 yesterday. During the session, he revealed something entirely new that we hadn’t heard about previously.

Many years ago, Saito was involved with a Nintendo DS game codenamed Mario Motors. He was actually quite close with late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata as well as Shigeru Miyamoto, and during the early 2000s, the three would “chat over tea casually” and game ideas.

Square Enix is running a sale through its online store, and several Nintendo titles are included. Many are DS RPGs, including Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles titles, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, and Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. A few non-DS games are also on sale such as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.

The full lineup is as follows (based on what’s currently in stock):

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