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Untitled Goose Game has a pretty unique title, but that wasn’t always the plan. As it turns out, developer House House “didn’t intend for that to be the name of the game, but it really stuck, and we never found anything we liked more.”

The studio’s Stuart Gillespie-Cook and Jake Strasser told IGN:

It’s no secret that Shovel Knight has done very well on Nintendo platforms. The game sold well on Wii U despite the platform’s overall disappointing performance and it managed to sell another truckload of copies on Switch a few years later. Based on how Shovel Knight has sold on Nintendo systems and Switch in particular, it’s no surprise that Yacht Club Games is very much interested in that console going forward.

Speaking with GamesIndustry, Yacht Club COO James Chan said the following about Shovel Knight and how it was one of the first wave of third-party games on Switch as well as Wii U:

In the latest issue of Game Informer, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night director Koji Igarashi commented on the future of the IP and more.

Speaking with the magazine, Igarashi strongly indicated that the team has interest in making Bloodstained a series. However, he also pointed out that they could attempt “different world series” and eventually “challenge all kinds of different genres as well.”

It’s been nearly a decade since the last mainline Contra game. Next week, the franchise will finally be returning with Contra: Rogue Corps. We spoke with director Nobuya Nakazato at the Tokyo Game Show and asked why it’s the right time for the series to make a comeback.

Nakazato, who has worked on Contra for over two decades, told us that he’s personally been pushing for the IP’s return. However, there were a few barriers in the way, such as getting approval and the timing was never right. Finding the right team and the resources involved also played a role.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has further discussed the origins of Chamber Dungeons in the Link’s Awakening remake on Switch.

In an interview with IGN, Aonuma noted that franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto asked him to come up with a title that would feature Super Mario Maker-like gameplay. Chamber Dungeons were eventually imagined to keep things a bit simpler.

Long after it was announced, the Chapter 9 update for Celeste was recently made available. IGN spoke with developer Matt Thorson about the extra content and more in a new interview. Thorson explained why they’re not charging for the new content (and revealed that there isn’t much interest in a sequel currently), why it took so long to release, and commented on the game’s sales.

We’ve rounded up these excerpts from the interview below. For the full discussion, head on over to IGN.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma wasn’t originally involved with the creation of Link’s Awakening. He was just a player at the time, but his time with that game would later influence the series in a big way.

Aonuma’s first major role with Zelda came about when he served as director on Ocarina of Time. Speaking in last month’s issue of EDGE, he revealed how Link’s Awakening ended up influencing the making of the N64 title, stating:

Last year, Capcom finally delivered Mega Man 11. Fortunately, the series still has a bright future ahead, as the next major entry in the series has confirmed to be in development.

Speaking with Gamer, as translated by Rockman Corner, Mega Man series producer Kazuhiro Tsuchyia confirmed the news. He told the site:

Rarely do games stay the same throughout development. One example of this pertains to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, specifically involving two locations.

In an interview published on Nintendo’s website this week, developer Manabu Takehara revealed that Kakariko Village and Korok Forest ended up swapping locations. He felt that “the two locations were out of place” as the game started to come together, so having them switch made the most sense.

Takehara said:

Nintendo has shared a new off-beat video with Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku and producer Hisashi Nogami. Below, they comment on the one food, game, and character they’d want to have on a deserted island.