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In a recent issue of Famitsu, Tomonobu Itagaki sat down with the magazine to chat a bit about Devil’s Third. Itagaki further talked about working with Nintendo and the Wii U hardware, confirmed that “major improvements” have been implemented in all areas since E3, and plenty more.

Head past the break for the full discussion.

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai published his latest bi-weekly column. The Smash Bros. director goes into a number of topics in his piece.

First, regarding the roster, Sakurai mentioned that even though many characters are included, there are some who worry about those who didn’t make the cut. He specifically addresses the absence of the Ice Climbers as well. It seems they were running in the Wii U version, but due to the required hardware power, the team couldn’t make them work in the 3DS game. There wasn’t as high a priority given to series that are unlikely to have another installment at this time.

On the topic of different release dates for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, Sakurai mentions that this was for debugging, which was necessary to avoid there being considerable differences between the two versions. If both games had a shared release date, a launch in 2015 may have occurred.

Finally, Sakurai shared a tidbit about the trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 3DS. Akihiro Toda – known for the texts in the Mother series – wrote the descriptions.


This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) – 10/9/10/9
Danganronpa: Another Episode (PSV) – 10/8/9/8
Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky (PSP) – 9/9/9/8
Bakumatsu Rock Ultra Soul (PSV/PSP) – 8/8/8/8
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (PS3/Vita) – 8/8/8/7
Toki Tori 2+ (Wii U) – 8/8/7/7
Custom Monsters (3DS) – 8/7/7/8
Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (3DS) – 7/7/8/7
Kamisama to Unmei Kakusei no Cross Thesis (PS3) – 8/7/6/7
Killer Instinct (XBO) – 8/7/6/7
Monobeno: Pure Smile (PSV) – 6/8/7/6
Satomi Hakkenden Hamaji Hime no Ki (PSP) – 7/7/7/6
Gardenscapes (3DS) – 6/7/7/6

It’s time for the latest Famitsu’s most wanted games chart! Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (votes were sent before the game launched), and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire are all in the top five.

Head past the break for the full chart. All votes were cast between August 28 and September 3.

Games features in the gallery above: Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Chain, Bayonetta 2, Bravely Second, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (not much new), Derby Stallion Gold, Local Railroads: Local Characters and a Journey All Around Japan, Tales of the World: Reve Unitia, and Taiko no Tatsujin Tokumori.

This week’s issue of Famitsu contains the first review of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. While the magazine is sometimes questioned for the scores it hands out, it’s still interesting to check out what Famitsu says from time to time.

We now have a complete translation of the Smash Bros. 3DS review. If you’re curious as to what was said about the game, continue on below.

Even more details about The Great Ace Attorney have come out of this week’s Famitsu. You can find the full set of information below.

– Ryuunosuke begins the game in Japan
– He’s a college student involved with a certain case that puts him on the path to becoming a formal attorney
– To better study law, he transfers to England along with Mikotoba, where he meets Holmes
– Much of the story is set in London
– Japan is the setting for Ryuunosuke’s first case
– Court and investigation proceed in mostly the same way
– During investigations, Ryuunosuke and Holmes will use joint reasoning
– With joint reasoning, you must point out any inconsistencies in Holmes’ rapid-fire reasoning
– Ex: Holmes accusing a witness of being a certain revolutionary
– Settled on 3D to allow for a very dynamic camera to match Holmes’ high-speed thinking
– Takumi jokes that Holmes really set the stage for the game
– Takumi has a deep love of the Sherlock Holmes stories, so he’s trying to respect the character
– Holmes is described as falling somewhere between the “storybook Holmes” and a “real Holmes”
– He’s a man who focuses maybe too much on his investigations, but isn’t a bad person at heart
– Ryuunosuke and Holmes’ meeting is a key point of the game