IGN - Zelda: BotW devs talk early designs, breaking conventions, dev team's approach and much more

Coming from an IGN interview with director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa...

- Breath of the Wild development started with less than 10 people
- a small team can work on early ideas to make a game for roughly a year or possibly longer
- first phase is spent figuring out the game idea the team wants to make
- once the initial prototype is completed, the findings are presented to Nintendo’s senior staff
- if that team proves the ideas will work, the team begins staffing up
- after the first phase was completed, technical director Takuhiro Dohta joined the team along with art director Satoru Takizawa
- the developers knew they wanted to create a large field full of player-driven actions that could result in lots of possibilities
- the 2D prototype that was made was a great way to explain core goals/ideas to the biggest dev team
- the 2D prototype was presented to Miyamoto, which was somewhat of a surprise for him
- after viewing, he said it will be the collection of all these objects that makes the game world work
- the team came up with some very "out there" ideas to break with series conventions
- the art team used an online bulletin board where staff could freely upload their ideas
- the team could give an idea they liked a rupee on this board, with great ideas getting multiple rupees
- this is how the team decided on what elements should be included in the game
- the game's unique sense of discovery manifested toward the end of the game’s experimentation phase
- ideas were removed that made the game hard to play the game or that it didn't break the convention in certain ways
- the Great Plateau ended up being a culmination of what the dev team was trying to do
- different cultures within the game and the NPCs were added in later
- Guardians were based off of Octoroks in the original game

Has-Been Heroes, Snake Pass, LEGO City Undercover - Switch file sizes

As for LEGO City Undercover, it's the biggest download by far. That title will take up 7.1 GB of space on your Switch.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for March 26th, 2017

Question 9 (Hard): Who said the following: “Comparing you and my brother is like comparing a turkey to a peacock!”

- Lachesis
- Elise
- Eirika
- Clarine

Splatoon 2 hacker playing with Sploosh-o-Matic weapon (UPDATE)

UPDATE - It seems it may be the case of a glitch, rather than a hacker.

Whenever there's an online game, you always have to have someone who ruins the fun for everyone else. While regular Splatoon 2 global testfire players are locked to 4 weapons, it seems one hacker has been using the Sploosh-o-Matic, which isn't part of that grouping. At least this is only the global testfire, and hopefully Nintendo can figure out what this guy is doing and squash it for launch.

Random Time! - This is NOT the safest way to play Switch

Yes, that really is someone playing the Switch at a stoplight. We know there are car mounts that work with the Switch, but that's for passengers. Using one as the driver and playing at stoplights is a path to disaster. Don't do this!

Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for March 26th, 2017

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- 9 new sets and 2 returning sets of pixel Pokémon badges (2nd and 4th sets are returning)

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

Shin Megami Tensei HD - one new image

Atlus has updated their trailer for Shin Megami Tensei HD with one new image, which is seen above. No specific details were given, but it seems the image shows off some sort of destroyed city.

Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey coming to 3DS


Environmental destruction and ethnic conflict… on a future earth where various problems cannot be solved, it suddenly appeared.

Schwarzwelt, the ruined land that appeared in the Antarctic, continued to expand while swallowing everything on the earth into nonexistence. This appears to be how the history of mankind will meet its end…

Hoping for humanity’s survival, a Strike Team is sent to this mysterious land. However, the things they witness… will reveal the terrible truth of Schwarzwelt.

New Character: Alex (voiced by Megumi Han)

A mysterious girl who suddenly attacks the protagonist during exploration of Schwarzwelt. What is her goal in targeting the life of the protagonist with such open hostility?

Voice Actors

- Protagonist (voiced by Jun Hirose)
- Gore (voiced by Unsho Ishizuka)
- Jimenez (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai)
- Zelenin (voiced by Maaya Sakamoto)

Main Points

A must-see for every Shin Megami Tensei fan! It’s that popular title with new elements added and various elements brushed up for 3DS.
Enjoy a dramatic story with new from-the-chest-up illustrations and full voice overs.
About 350 demons will appear. A “DEEPer” demon experience.
A new character named Alex will appear, as well as a new ending route.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 coming to 3DS

Screens here

- releasing in Japan on August 31 for 6,480 yen
- first-print copies will include a two-disc “User’s Best Album” containing songs from across the Etrian Odyssey series
- vote for which tracks you want to be included until April 9
- jacket that houses the CDs is a digipak illustrated by Yuuji Himukai
- 10th Anniversary Box limited edition will cost 9,800 yen
- it will include a copy of the game, special-make box, and 200-page Character Art Works book
- includes classes like Landsknecht, Protector, Runemaster, Medic, Gunner, Wanderer, Ninja, Dancer, Sovereign, and Hexer
- adds new classes Pirate, Alchemist, Kenkaku, Monk, Farmer
- Etrian Odyssey 10th anniversary commemoration broadcast on Niconico on May 20 at 19:30 JST
- official website here

Story overview

At the bottom of the Yggdrasil Tree there is said to be an entrance to the “Land of the Gods”—.

One day, you, an adventurer who visited the lakeside town that looks out on this legendary Yggdrasil Tree, meet a mysterious girl.

“I want to go to the base of the Yggdrasil Tree no matter what it takes.”

Just who is this girl? Why does she want to go to the Yggdrasil Tree? Frequently clear “mystery dungeons” and, together with the girl, head for the distant Yggdrasil Tree!

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - debut trailer, gameplay footage, story synopsis

The setting is the large continent Vainqueur, which has been turned into a desert.

There was a war between the western kingdom of Granorg and the eastern country of Alistel over the remaining green land.

In the midst of this great war, the protagonist Stocke, by awakening a magical book called the “White Chronicle,” acquires the special power to redo the past.

From a number of parallel worlds, including “Standard History,” “Alternate History,” and “Sub-History,” and in order to change possible tragedy and save the fate of a world on its way to ruin, choose the path with a ray of hope—.