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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4/PS3/360) – 10/9/9/10
Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 10/10/9/9
FIFA 14 (PS4) – 10/9/9/9
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (PS3/PSV) – 10/9/9/9
Hero Bank (3DS) – 9/9/8/9
Need for Speed: Rivals (PS4) – 9/8/8/9
Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3/PSV) – 9/8/8/8
Zoo Tycoon (360) – 9/8/8/8
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 2 Sisters Generation (PSV) – 9/8/8/7
Game Center CX 3 (3DS) – 8/8/8/8
Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 8/8/8/8
J-Stars Victory Vs. (PS3/PSV) – 8/8/8/8
Koezaru wa Akaihana: Daiga ha Mirai wo Tsumugu (PSP) – 8/8/8/6
Motto! SoniComi (PS3) – 8/8/7/7
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (PSP) – 7/8/7/7

The latest Famitsu most-wanted games chart is as follows:

01/03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 663 votes
02/04. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 649 votes
03/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 634 votes
04/13. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 429 votes
05/02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 405 votes
06/05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 395 votes
07/06. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 382 votes
08/07. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 347 votes
09/15. [PS3] Dark Souls II (03/13/14) – 284 votes
10/11. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 270 votes
11/12. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 263 votes
12/08. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 257 votes
13/09. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 253 votes
14/10. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 252 votes
15/18. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 239 votes
16/14. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei, 2014) – 225 votes
17/30. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix 04/24/14) – 189 votes
18/20.[3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 184 votes
19/21. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 183 votes
20/16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 178 votes
21/24. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 177 votes
22/19. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, movedtomobile) – 170 votes
23/22. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 146 votes
24/—. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 135 votes
25/17. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 125 votes
26/— [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ, TBA) – 124 votes
27/29. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, TBA) – 117 votes
28/—. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 103 votes
29/28. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 99 votes
30/—. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One For All (Namco Bandai, 05/15/14) – 98 votes

Total: 7,341 votes

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Dark Souls II (PS3/360) – 9/10/9/9
Kumamon Bomber: Puzzle de Kumamon Gymnastics (3DS) – 7/7/7/7

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Super Mario 3D World director Koichi Hayashida opened up about “Miyamoto’s Teachings”.

What the heck is that, exactly? It’s mainly a set of quotes from Shigeru Miyamoto, which has inspired Hayashida in recent years.

Siliconera has the translations of Hayashida’s comments. You can find them below.

The latest Famitsu most-wanted games chart is as follows:

01/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 912 votes
02/04. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 662 votes
03/03. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 650 votes
04/02. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 641 votes
05/11. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 549 votes
06/05. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 479 votes
07/07. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 466 votes
08/12. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 380 votes
09/10. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 347 votes
10/08. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 313 votes
11/14. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 312 votes
12/26. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 311 votes
13/06. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 302 votes
14/09. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei, 2014) – 274 votes
15/17. [PS3] Dark Souls II (03/13/14) – 273 votes
16/20. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 263 votes
17/25. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 262 votes
18/23. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 249 votes
19/21. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, ganbatte) – 246 votes
20/15. [3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Bandai, 03/20/14) – 240 votes
21/13. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 217 votes
22/18. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 216 votes
23/28. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Delta (SCEJ, 03/06/14) – 199 votes
24/19. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 186 votes
25/—. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, 03/20/14) – 174 votes
26/30. [PSV] Over My Dead Body 2 (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 157 votes
27/—. [PS3] Ar no Surge (Gust, 03/06/14) – 148 votes
28/—. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 142 votes
29/—. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami, TBA) – 141 votes
30/—. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix 04/24/14) – 138 votes

Total Votes: 9,849

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This week’s Famitsu scores are as follows:

Soul Sacrifice Delta (PSV) – 10/9/9/9
Ar no Surge (PS3) – 8/9/8/7
Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou – Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai (3DS) – 7/7/7/6

The latest Famitsu most-wanted games chart is as follows:

01/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 562 votes
02/03. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 549 votes
03/02. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 470 votes
04/04. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/14) – 371 votes
05/05. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix, TBA) – 272 votes
06/15. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami, TBA) – 257 votes
07/06. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus, 06/05/14) – 244 votes
08/08. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Jigoku-Hen (Namco Bandai, 04/10/14) – 242 votes
09/16. [Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Nintendo, 2014) – 236 votes
10/09. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 228 votes
11/27. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, Fall 2014) – 215 votes
12/07. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Namco Bandai, TBA) – 205 votes
13/12. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 2014) – 184 votes
14/24. [3DS] New Love Plus+ (Konami, 03/27/14) – 183 votes
15/28. [3DS] Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Namco Banai, 03/20/14) – 175 votes
16/10. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 173 votes
17/11. [PS3] Dark Souls II (From Software, 03/13/14) – 172 votes
18/17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 171 votes
19/19. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 2014) – 167 votes
20/22. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 2014) – 166 votes
21/21. [PS3] The Last Remnant (Square Enix, lolnever) – 159 votes
22/13. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Tsunagaru Shin Tenchi (Marvelous AQL, 02/27/14) – 146 votes
23/18. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 2014) – 141 votes
24/23. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin (Sega, 02/22/14) – 136 votes
25/26. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous AQL, 08/07/14) – 135 votes
26/20. [3DS] Bravely Second (Square Enix, TBA) – 127 votes
27/29. [PS3] The Last Guardian (SCEJ, TBA) – 120 votes
28/25. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Delta (SCEJ, 03/06/14) – 103 votes
29/14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 98 votes
30/—. [PSV] Over My Dead Body 2 (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 97 votes

Total Votes: 6,504

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Bakumatsu Rock (PSP) – 9/9/8/9
Deception IV: Blood Ties (PSV) – 8/9/9/8
Geten no Hana: Yume Akari (PSP) – 9/8/9/8
Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (3DS) – 9/8/8/8
Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land (3DS) – 8/8/8/8
Valhalla Knights 3 Gold (PSV) – 8/8/7/7
Shiei no Sona-Nyl Refrain: What a Beautiful Memories (360/PSP) – 8/7/7/8
Satomi Hakkenden Hachitama no Ki (PSP) – 8/7/7/7
Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts (PS3/PSV) – 7/7/7/7
Taisho Mebiusline Portable (PSP) – 7/7/7/7
Iza, Shutsujin! Koisen Dai-ni-maku – Echigo Hen (PSP) – 7/7/6/7
Iza, Shutsujin! Koisen Dai-ni-maku – Kai Hen (PSP) – 7/7/6/7

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai dedicated his regular column to the development of Japanese games. One fan wrote to Sakurai asking why titles seem to take so long to create in the country.

His response: