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Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are introducing a new Dynamax feature. With it, Pokemon can become huge during battle, and also receive a big power boost. Trainers can only Dynamax their Pokemon once per battle, and after three turns, they return to their normal state.

Pokemon Sword/Shield director Shigeru Ohmori had a bit to say about Dynamaxing in an interview with Kotaku. In his view, the feature will allow for “every Pokemon to shine in battle.”

Nintendo has shared a new interview with legendary game developer Takashi Tezuka all about Super Mario Maker 2. Tezuka was asked about a few different topics, including when discussions about the sequel started, how the Koopa Troopa Car came to be, and more.

Below is the full discussion:

E3 2019 was a fantastic time for Mana fans. Not only was Collection of Mana finally announced for the west, but Trials of Mana was also revealed to be getting a full 3D remake.

At the show, we were treated to a behind-closed-doors gameplay demo, and also met with a few of the game’s developers: producers Shinichi Tatsuke and Masaru Oyamada as well as project assistant Kohei Kuroda. Tatsuke and Oyamada answered a number of our questions about how the Trials of Mana remake came to be, how difficult it was localizing the original game for Collection of Mana, what the future looks like for the series, and more.

IGN has published its full interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma. While much of the discussion has been covered previously, we now have a couple of other interesting excerpts. Aonuma was asked about what he looks for in staffers for the Zelda team and touched on diversity, before later sharing some thoughts on a Zelda movie / TV show.

Below are those new excerpts:

As many fans know, Link turns into a rabbit when he first enters the Dark Realm in Zelda: A Link to the Past. In an interview with Game Informer, director Takashi Tezuka explained how that came to be.

Tezuka said:

E3 has come and gone, but some outlets are still coming out with content from the event. Gamespot had a chance to sit down with two key figures involved with Luigi’s Mansion 3: producer Kensuke Tanabe and the game’s supervisor, Yoshihito Ikebata. You can find the full interview here; below are some of the highlights:

Update: Since time of publishing, game director Takashi Taura has clarified that IGN Benelux’s report was mistranslated.

Instead of what was previously reported, the correct translation is that he is “thinking about various ways that it can be expanded into a trilogy or more.”

Original: It sounds like Astral Chain won’t be getting any DLC after launch. However, we could be seeing more from the IP in the future.

Speaking with IGN Benelux, director Takahisa Taura was asked about the possibility of extra content following release. While he shot that down, he noted that PlatinumGames is thinking about Astral Chain as a trilogy. We could see it turn into a proper series if the first game sells well, he said.

Monster Hunter has a brand new movie coming next year. Although we’ve yet to see much from it, a trailer did leak online not too long ago.

In an interview with Bahamut, long-time Monster Hunter developer Kaname Fujioka, who has directed the series and served other roles, was asked about the film. He said that the team “did discuss with the director and CG production team many times” and ultimately believes “the final result should probably satisfy players.” Fujioka also noted how he and other staffers at Capcom feel the director’s “respect” for the IP.

Original Banjo-Kazooie artist Steve Mayles has commented further on the characters’ appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and specifically their design. He was “surprised” that there weren’t any tweaks to the model. This was unlike King K. Rool, another one of Mayles’ character, who did actually receive an update in Smash Bros.

Mayles told Shesez in a recent interview:

While Phoenix Labs is working to bring Dauntless to Switch, we now know that it’s not being done entirely in-house. According to the studio’s Chris Fox, Iron Galaxy is also involved.

Iron Galaxy previously ported The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Switch. That turned out pretty well in the end, so here’s hoping that Dauntless also turns out well.