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Sakaguchi shares kind words on Fire Emblem franchise in classic interview

Coming from classic 1991 interviews with Fire Emblem dev Shouzou Kaga and former Square-ENIX dev Hironobu Sakaguchi...

Sakaguchi: When Fire Emblem came out for the Famicom, it made a big impression on us at Square. Everyone wanted to know what kind of game it was. Back then there was nothing like it, and I would say its closer to an RPG than a simulation game. So at Square, when it came out, we bought it right away, and everyone gathered together to play and study it. I can’t say it was the easiest game to pick up and play, but I felt something very special and addicting in it. And of course I’ve been playing it ever since!

Kaga: Yeah, that was something many people remarked on—that it was hard to learn, and wasn’t easy to get into. On the flipside though, once you did figure it out, it was impossible to put down!

Sakaguchi: Exactly!

Full interview here

Collectible Badge Center - returning badges for May 3rd, 2016 (Japan)


- one panel of Santa Ashley and friends
- one panel of Santa Nikki and friends
- five Christmas Animal Crossing panels including Santa Isabelle
- two panels of Christmas Pokémon badges
- return of Lawson badges with two featuring Ponta and one with Akiko-chan
- two free plays

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga - new art, hope for overseas release

Some new art from chapters 5 and 6 of the Twilight Princess manga has been shared online by the creators, and they've also come forward with a statement that seems to give hope for a release outside of Japan.

The book will be released on June 24th in Japan, first. Then other countries publishing companies will have contracts with a Japanese publishing company to publish it by other languages. Probably we think that the Twilight Princess will publish by countries and the languages that published the Zelda series.

You can check out more art samples here (thanks Andrewmated!)

Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle gets Runbow, Swords & Soldiers II, Nano Assault EX

As usually happens, more titles have been 'unlocked' in the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle. You can now add in Runbow, Nano Assault EX and Swords and Soldiers II to the mix. You're getting an incredible amount of awesome games for a ridiculously low price!

Super Destronaut 2 hitting Europe this July/August, no 3DS version planned

Petite Games has also given out some info on Super Destronaut 2's release in Europe. While the title releases stateside this June, the developers have said that a July or August release is more likely in Europe. On top of that, there are no plans for a 3DS version of the game. Petite Games said they simply don't have the resources right now to make that happen.