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RUMOR - Motion controls a big focus for StarFox Zero, causing problems

We know that StarFox Zero uses motion controls for a lot of areas, but a recent rumor states that both Nintendo and Platinum really doubled down on the use of motion controls in the game. This has lead to some really tough development issues that are being worked through. Apparently, some of those control issues are still plaguing the game right now, even as the game is being sent off for certification.

Game industry bigwigs discuss the legacy of Street Fighter II

Yoshinori Ono, current series producer of Street Fighter

Street Fighter II was actually the game that prompted me to join Capcom. Seeing those eight characters on screen and all that was just super exciting for me. At the time, I was actually a college student, and it cost 100 yen per play. That equates to basically a dollar in U.S. currency.

It was already really difficult for me to pay for college tuition, but despite that, I kept just throwing 100-yen coins into the machine over and over again, forgetting all about tuition.

Street Fighter II ended up eating up a lot of my time, and as such, it ended up taking a lot of my college units as well. That was always an influence of Street Fighter II in my life.

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Fire Emblem Fates - more info on using amiibo in-game

- currently supported amiibo include Robin, Ike, Marth, and Lucina
- these amiibo can eventually join your roster
- they will also make appearances in your home base
- tapping an amiibo to your New 3DS will warp that character into your castle
- go up to them and chat a bit
- dialog can sometimes reference their appearance in Super Smash Bros.
- acquire items from them like, Marth's Tiara or Lucina's Butterfly Mask,
- on your third meeting, you can fight them and then they'll join your cause
- figures are locked to one use per Chapter

Fire Emblem Fates localization doesn't include dual audio

If you were hoping to switch over your copy of Fire Emblem Fates to Japanese audio for a more authentic experience, I have some bad news for you. While Fire Emblem: Awakening included a dual audio option, the localization of Fire Emblem Fates does not. This means you're stuck with the English voiceover and no other option.

Legends of Localization Book 2: EarthBound on the way

The popular Legends of Localization website has become a new book series! Get ready for Book 2, which is all about EarthBound and how it was localized into English!

With a script by a famous Japanese writer and a game overflowing with Western pop-culture influences, EarthBound stands out as one of Nintendo’s most fascinating localization projects ever. Get ready for hundreds of pages filled with surprising revelations, inside information, obscure trivia, and universal cosmic destruction. This legend of localization doesn’t stink!

This second book will include all-new information not found online or anywhere else. Don't miss it!

The author, Clyde "Tomato" Mandelin, is a professional translator most known for his work on Attack on Titan, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Summer Wars, and Detective Conan/Case Closed. His notable hobby translations include MOTHER 3, Star Ocean, and Bahamut Lagoon.

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Official PR - Pokémon Day Is on the Way!

On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games launched in Japan, kicking off a global Pokémon phenomenon that continues to this day. Exactly 20 years later, Pokémon Day will celebrate the historic milestone with events across the globe!

Look forward to the rerelease of Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Rediscover the magic of the original Pokémon games almost exactly as they first appeared. These games will be available on Nintendo eShop. Also look for Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in a special New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary bundle.

Visit participating stores on Pokémon Day for special Pokémon events. Head to Toys“R”Us to receive special foil cards featuring Pikachu and Magikarp from the new Pokémon TCG: Generations expansion, as well as a Pokémon activity book and a poster of the original 151 Pokémon, while supplies last. Toys“R”Us will also have an exclusive Generations-themed binder available for purchase to store your new cards.

As part of the Pokémon 20th celebration, GameStop stores are offering a Mythical Pokémon poster with purchase of any Pokémon product while supplies last. An exclusive Mew plush is also available for purchase.

All Pokémon fans are invited to Nintendo NY located at Rockefeller Center in New York City on February 27 for a Pokémon 20th celebration. We'll have fun activities planned for attendees.

Many more details about Pokémon Day on February 27 are on the way. Keep checking Pokemon.com for more information as we get closer to the big day. And remember to visit Pokemon.com/20 for more Pokémon 20th fun!