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This information comes from Mistwalker’s official blog…

“Production of the last story is advancing smoothly. But, I want you to understand how difficult it is to finish the last fixes and it is time consuming in RPG creation. There is an unknown territory for me because of the real time system exists in it. But I believe that the hurdle will invent something new. Of course, it’s possible to finish it really quick, but the effort we put in in 2years would be wasted. The final seasoning is very important. So I made up my mind carefully and I’m working with scrupulous attention. Anyway the sense of security is necessary to the foundation so that you can enjoy yourself without any logic.” – Hironobu Sakaguchi

As you can see, Sakaguchi has hinted that the battle system will be in real-time. That is, unless he’s talking about a different type of system. Perhaps we’ll get some information about the game soon once the development blog starts.

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This is some pretty sad news. On March 1st, CING filed for bankruptcy having suffered liabilities totaling 256 million yen. The company developed titles for Nintendo platforms since 2005 and created games such as Hotel Dusk, Another Code, and most recently, Little King’s Story. Last Window, CING’s latest project, was released in Japan in January, but failed to light up the sales charts. Unfortunately for CING, poor sales was a common occurrence for most of their products.



Guildford, UK. – March 5, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of songs from fan favorites The White Stripes, as well as singles from The Futureheads, The James Gang, Shaimus, and the one and only Hockey Theme Song, will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

These are among the more than 400 artists currently available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,100 songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.

While it looks as though Famitsu’s mystery reveal has been solved, a different Japanese magazine has an announcement of their own on the horizon. The next issue of Jump will feature the first details of a new title in an established game series. Jump stated in its teaser that “you definitely won’t want to miss this”. Although it’s possible that the magazine will reveal a new Tales or Square Enix project, no one really knows for sure at this point. If it’s Nintendo-related, we’ll have some news about the game in a week’s time.


Thanks to Stéphane C for the news tip!

Thanks to Ross M for the news tip!

Update: Added a few more details

This information comes from Nintendo Power…

– Game will have 10,000 new words (adjectives)
– 120 levels
– Controls, level editor to see an improvement
– Hint system changing
– No more par system
– More of an emphasis on adjectives, merits
– Releasing fall 2010
– 5th Cell the developer once again
– Only for DS
– Will have d-pad controls as well as stylus controls
– Camera fixed
– Big psychics update
– Levels revamped, improved, deeper in content
– Players can string adjectives together
– Some new words besides adjectives

Thanks to Bvat for the news tip!


Red Steel 2 footage

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The footage starts at 10 minutes, 40 seconds…

Thanks to jcr for the news tip!


This is pretty neat and something that most Nintendo fans probably aren’t aware of. There’s a small music nugget that comes from the results screen in Mario Kart 64. After about fifty minutes, a different type of loop will play for a minute and a half or so. After that, the music will return to normal. Take a look at the video below to see for yourself!

Why Nintendo would change up the music after fifty minutes is beyond me. But this a nice little secret that Nintendo fans may appreciate!

Moon Cresta (Hamster, ARC, 800)

Mega Man 10 (Capcom, 1000 + DLC)

GG Series: Throwout (Genterprise, 200)
Renjuku Kanji Shou-gaku 4-nensei (IE Institute, 500)
Renjuku Kanji Shou-gaku 5-nensei (IE Institute, 500)
Brain Challenge (Gameloft, 500)
Let’s Golf (Gameloft, 1000)