In the original Fire Emblem Gaiden, you could access a special Sound Test mode with a set of button inputs. Turns out the devs kept that feature for the remake, Shadows of Valentia. On the title screen, quickly press ↑ ↓ ← → ↑, which will unlock the sound test in the extras menu.
Dragon Quest XI - info on towns, dev team inspiration, Incarnations of Time & Restricted Play feature
- there is a town called Samahdi located in the desert
- about 20 towns in the game (villages, towns, and castles)
- before development began, the team went to Machu Picchu for inspiration
- features some monsters called “Incarnations of Time”, which you'll frequently encounter throughout your adventure
- Restricted Play allows you to set various restrictions in order to make the game more challenging
- one example shown made it so the player couldn't ever purchase items from shops
Dragon Quest XI - special web video, live-stream recording, still no concrete info on Switch version
As far as the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI, Square-Enix said they don't have any concrete details to share at this time. Let's hope that info isn't too far off, and that the game releases on Switch this year.
Here are specific comments made by the Dragon Quest XI team relating to the Switch version.
“We can’t say about anything concrete regarding the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. When the timing comes that we can say something… there are grown-up reasons. ...there are various circumstances." - Yuji Horii “When the time that we can say something does come, I think we’ll have something to say, so if you can please wait.” - producer Yosuke Saito
Man, Nintendo isn't wasting any time getting a commercial out there! As if the Switch wasn't hard enough to find already. Come August, the situation is only going to get worse!
OK last one I am going to recreate and share pic.twitter.com/OQg18hQUyl— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) May 27, 2017
I retook this one at the same time so you can see how awesome the Switch ver looks. Top is Switch, bottom 3DS pic.twitter.com/VFUOBtswrV— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) May 27, 2017
Let’s not fool ourselves about the resolution and detail in the 3DS version okay? pic.twitter.com/m1GJTjkgW4— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) May 27, 2017
Here is a compare for you pic.twitter.com/5kL7b2s36q— Gaijinhunter (@aevanko) May 27, 2017
Thanks to VideoCookies for the heads up!