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My Parents Play - Kirby's Dream Land

Kirby is known for his power to suck up enemies and steal their abilities. It's so crazy to think that in his first adventure, Kirby couldn't even do that! Let's transport ourselves back to that time and have my Mom/Dad experience it for the first time ever!

Splatoon celebrates 1 year anniversary


Can you believe it's been a year since Splatoon launched? Okay...so it's a year in Japan, but we're shy a day or two for NA/EU. Still, that's close enough for a worldwide one year anniversary. Even with the Wii U's low sales, Splatoon has become one of the best selling new I.P.s of this generation, bringing in over 4 million sold. Hopefully this is just the start of an amazing future for the franchise!

Monster Hunter Generations Localization Notes Part 1 - Title and Process

First Order of Business

We started planning the localization for Monster Hunter Generations back in December 2014, as development on MH4U was winding down. We began having meetings with the development team to get an idea of the overall scope of the game, how much text there would be, what kind of time frame we had to work with, etc., so we could start mapping out our schedule. In the midst of all that, our first official request came from the producer. Our mission: localize the game’s title! We were given the following conditions for coming up with the international title:

1) Needs to match the game content

2) Must be clear that it is not a numbered entry in the series

3) Needs to be understandable in North American and European regions without translation

As I’m sure you know by now, the official Japanese title for the game is Monster Hunter X. I don’t know about you, but when I first saw this, I read it as “Monster Hunter 10.” I knew that couldn’t be right, so my second guess was the letter “X” (as in Mega Man X). Of course, I learned soon after that it was pronounced “cross,” to symbolize the crossing of both the returning and new elements in the Monster Hunter series. But given the conditions above, we couldn’t leave the title as is. We threw ideas back and forth and consulted with our friends at Capcom USA and Capcom Europe to see what would work best for both regions. Suggestions such as “Monster Hunter Tribute” and “Monster Hunter Unity” came up, but in the end we felt that Monster Hunter Generations summed up the game nicely, as it encompasses content from various games in Monster Hunter history.

Full blog here

Japan getting second Splatoon premium Wii U bundle

Splatoon

Second Splatoon Premium Pack for the Wii U

- will be released on July 7th in Japan
- 39 960 Yen
- includes:

contents of the Wii U Premium Pack
Splatoon (pre-loaded)
Marie & Callie amiibo

Vans X Nintendo hosting interactive exhibition

- runs from June 2nd to the 19th
- taking place at the House of Vans in London
- play games like Super Mario World, Donkey Kong 64 and Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- old and new consoles will be exhibited
- artwork and memorabilia spanning generations

Sonic titles discounted on Wii U/3DS eShop

Sonic Lost World (Wii U) – $19.99 (was $29.95)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U) – $19.99 (was $29.99)
Sonic Generations (3DS) – $19.99 (was $29.99)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble – $2.99 (was $4.99)

These discounts are valid until June 6 at 8:59 AM PT / 11:59 AM ET.