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Hex Heroes Kickstarter update - Combat

In our efforts to get the game running on Wii U, our programmers had to rebuild the way our levels were rendering from the ground up. We went over it in our last update and the changes have been paying off. We’ve hit some little quirks along the way (Wii U development is tough), but on the whole, this lets us incorporate a lot of the feedback we've been receiving from testers. The last month was spent experimenting new capabilities and it's time to share what's come out of it.

Hex Heroes was always meant to incorporate real time combat, not turn based. So when it came for drafting up ideas, we used games like Zelda, God of War, and Dynasty Warriors as our inspiration. We were sure reinventing the wheel was a bad idea, and so we tried for simplicity. We also wanted Hex Heroes to be a game for everyone, where newcomers could button mash and more seasoned players could enjoy honing their skills. We decided on a rhythm based combat mechanic, where players would have to time their button presses to get the most out of their attacks.

Full update here

Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen release date moved up

Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen was originally slated for release in Japan come Nov. 24th, but Compile Maru has confirmed a new date for the game. 3DS owners can now expect to download the game on Nov. 11th.

Japan software sales - Sept. 19th to 25th, 2016 (Top 50)

01./00. [PSV] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 47.363 / NEW
02./01. [PS4] Persona 5 # (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) - 45.178 / 309.971 (-83%)
03./00. [PS4] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 38.507 / NEW
04./05. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 20.842 / 1.245.218 (+6%)
05./03. [PS4] Winning Eleven 2017 (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥7.600) - 16.446 / 82.483 (-75%)
06./02. [PS3] Persona 5 # (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥8.800) - 14.771 / 87.744 (-80%)
07./00. [PS3] Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro # (Aqua Plus) {2016.09.21} (¥6.800) - 11.248 / NEW
08./07. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 9.117 / 130.912 (+27%)
09./00. [3DS] One Piece: Daikaizoku Coliseum (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.21} (¥5.700) - 9.097 / NEW
10./04. [PS3] Winning Eleven 2017 (Konami) {2016.09.15} (¥6.600) - 8.703 / 43.205 (-75%)
11./06. [3DS] Dragon Ball: Fusions # (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.04} (¥5.700) - 6.058 / 165.696 (-16%)
12./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 5.959 / 880.325 (+20%)
13./11. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 5.691 / 439.426 (+5%)
14./09. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) - 5.403 / 180.356 (-7%)
15./08. [3DS] Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen! (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.09.15} (¥5.300) - 4.804 / 11.394 (-27%)
16./13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) - 4.575 / 2.899.251 (-4%)
17./15. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 4.312 / 164.912 (+3%)
18./19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) - 3.929 / 97.110 (+35%)
19./18. [WIU] Splatoon # (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 3.892 / 1.472.704 (+15%)
20./14. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6.480) - 3.130 / 25.041 (-25%)
21./20. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700)
22./24. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800)
23./16. [PS4] Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200)
24./25. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700)
25./28. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
26./00. [PSV] Maji-Kyun! Renaissance # (Broccoli) {2016.09.21} (¥5.980)
27./32. [3DS] Mario Tennis Open [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2.700)
28./22. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
29./30. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
30./37. [3DS] 12-Sai. Koisuru Diary (Happinet) {2016.08.04} (¥5.815)
31./29. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
32./44. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
33./27. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
34./23. [PS4] Overwatch (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800)
35./00. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
36./17. [PS4] Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ (Nihon Falcom) {2016.09.08} (¥6.480)
37./10. [PS4] BioShock: The Collection (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.09.15} (¥5.500)
38./36. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
39./26. [PS3] Tales of Berseria (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.08.18} (¥8.200)
40./41. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800)
41./33. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800)
42./39. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
43./43. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980)
44./00. [3DS] Disney Art Academy (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3.700)
45./46. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
46./00. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2.700)
47./38. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
48./00. [PSV] Astraea no Shiroki Eien: White Eternity (Dramatic Create) {2016.09.22} (¥7.800)
49./00. [PS4] Destiny: The Collection (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.09.21} (¥6.900)
50./00. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.200)

A look at Mythri, a cancelled GBC/GBA RPG

Mythri was a Japanese-style RPG developed by Team XKalibur for the Game Boy Color. This was then cancelled and moved over to GBA, which ended up being cancelled as well. Now we've seen the game’s playable prototypes, art and music and music released. If you want to pick through what's been made available, you can check out more details on the project here.

My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess available until 'further notice'

Looks like Nintendo America joined in with what happened in Europe. Now on My Nintendo, you can download My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess without worry of it disappearing soon. The plan to remove the reward has been done away with, and it looks like the game is here to stay for quite some time.

Tsutaya getting Super Mario Bros. card design

- only available at Japanese store Tsutaya’s
- exclusive Super Mario Bros. design
- available from Nov. 10th to Jan. 31st
- 5 random people will win a Famicom Classic Edition

Famicom Classic Edition - boxart pics

It might be nice to have the Famicom Classic Edition as a collector's item. This and the NES Classic Edition would look so nice on a display shelf!

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom - Japanese boxart

Bittersweet to see this title heading to Japan when just today we heard the series is going to wrap up in 2018. I'm not ready for it to leave yet! At least we have some time until that happens. Just sad knowing that it's coming to an end.