EVO 2015 - Smash Bros. Wii U, Melee bringing in thousands of contestants

Each game appearing at EVO 2015, broken down by the number of people signed up to participate in tournaments.

Ultra Street Fighter IV – 2,227

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 1,926

Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1,869

Mortal Kombat X – 1,162

Guilty Gear Xrd – 968

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816

Tekken 7 – 458

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437

Killer Instinct – 397

Japan promoting Terminator Genisys with Yo-Kai Watch character

- Arnold Schwarzenegger will meet with Yo-kai Watch’s Robonyan
- Robonyan is a robot

“The Terminator T-800, who comes to protect [those in need] no matter what trouble they’re in, is still my hero. I never would’ve thought that Robonyan would be able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think [Robonyan]‘s also quite happy.” - Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino

Fire Emblem Fates - more information on bisexual relationships

- if the player chooses Birthright and has a female avatar, they will be able to marry Shara
- if the player chooses Conquest and has a male avatar, they will be able to marry Zero
- both characters will be available in a third DLC episode as well
- Shara is actually the child of Tsukuyomi, a unit that joins the player in Chapter 8 of Birthright
- Shara is comparable to Tharja from Fire Emblem: Awakening in her bluntness
- she will stalk those she believes may be compatible with her
- Zero is a former thief, known for his sadistic nature and enjoys watching people suffer
- both characters are bisexual, and can still marry units of the opposite gender

Neon Battle due out on Wii U eShop next week

Maneuver your way around the circular battlefield to victory in Neon Battle! Smash your opponent out of the way and yell obscenities at them without the threat of assault charges! Well, that’s assuming you keep it in the game, with four different game modes to choose from and a selection of powerups, it’s arguably more fun than smashing someone in real life, and definitely more fun than attending court hearings! Play solo or against a friend in a race to collect points by bouncing the ball and keeping it from going out of bounds! And for when your friends are busy/non-existent, you can play against the CPU!

IGN: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Miyamoto input, tons of costumes & more

IGN: With Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, there was a lot of back and forth on the development between the team and Shigeru Miyamoto. I read that the team showed him an early concept and it was shot down and revived later. Can you sort of talk about the experience of showing this game to Mr. Miyamoto?

Shikata: Of course, Mr. Miyamoto is overseeing and checking in on this title. So, after we finished up Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, we actually shared our ideas on trying to do some multiplayer gameplay with Mr. Miyamoto. At that point, he was pretty easily swayed and went "Yeah, why don't you guys give that a shot? It sounds pretty interesting."

And actually, we were able to play an early build with Mr. Miyamoto, and he actually got really into a three-player game. He was excited, calling out commands, and saying "Don't do that, come here, do this..." and would give a sort of "Aaah!" when things wouldn't work out quite right. He actually had a lot of fun with it, so we did get a green light from that early play experience.

IGN: Can you give a broad number of how many outfits included in the game?

Shikata: I don't have a number, but as far as trying to get all of the different outfits in the game? A month's not going to cut it; you might need like, three months of gameplay to get all the different outfits.

There's so many in there. I want to tell you! But...

Full interview here

Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition - code for a new helper monster