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NX won't be discussed during Nintendo's upcoming Nintendo Direct

Holding out some hope that Nintendo will talk just a little bit about the NX in their 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct later this week? Time to dash those hopes, unfortunately.

Nintendo announced today that it will run a Nintendo Direct livestream on September 1, focusing on upcoming releases for its aging 3DS handheld system. Nintendo specifically told GamesBeat in an e-mail that the NX, the codename for its next console (one that we don’t know much about), won’t be discussed during the presentation.

Kunio-kun collection heading to 3DS in Japan

Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete Famicom-hen

- coming to 3DS
- collection of all eleven Famicom titles
- more info in Famitsu tomorrow

Random Time! - Ramen company jokes about Metroid-flavored meal

Metroid Prime...Metroid Lime. There's a goldmine in there somewhere! Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

Former Xbox dev joins Pokemon Co.


Eric Neustadter is the newest member over at Pokemon Co., but he's certainly not new to the world of video games. Neustadter previously worked with Microsoft to help create Xbox Live.

Japanese comedian wanted Japan's prime minister to dress as Pikachu for Olympic ceremony

Coming from Japanese comedian Beat Takeshi...

“Although, Mr. Abe showed up as Super Mario, whichever way you think about it, unless he came out as Ultraman, Pikachu, or Godzilla, it was no good. There really isn’t that much of an impact. It’s no good wearing a business suit. It’s no good unless you wear an Ultraman costume. You gotta have that connected to wires.”

Seeing the prime minister of Japan dressed as Mario was quite awesome, but it's certainly true that Mario has the most 'normal' clothing out of the character suggested above. Seeing him dressed as Pikachu would have certainly been interesting!

Megami Meguri - tons of gameplay details

- talking communication game where you’ll teach words to the apprentice goddess Tsukumo
- communicate with her as she grows into a full-fledged goddess
- features full voice-overs through voice synthesis
- compatible with IC Cards
- Tsukumo (voiced by Ayasa Ito) – The small artifact spirit of an IC Card. She’s friendly, does things at her own pace, and can sometimes push her luck.
- Amaterasu (voiced by Yuka Ozaki) – A goddess who trains goddesses, and will accompany players on their journey as Tsukumo’s guide to becoming a full-fledged goddess.
- Tsukumo will raise various questions to the player
- teach her words that she might not know, which she’ll and use in the following conversation
- by learning more words, the variations in your conversations with Tsukumo will increase
- built on the “Megami Speak Engine,” which is developed as a collaboration between Toshiba and Capcom
- uses a synthetic voice that sounds close to a natural voice
- Tsukumo is fully voiced to say any word that the player inputs
- by reading the player’s IC Card, new conversations can be triggered
- items can be obtained based on your riding history or shopping information
- ten types of IC Cards are compatible: Kitaca, Suica, Pasmo, Toica, Manaca, Icoca, PiTaPa, Sugoca, Nimoca, and Hayakaken
- over 9,000 real train stations will appear in the game from across Japan
- character design is by Tarou Minoboshi

Splatoon producer why Splatfests ended, talks about the series' future

Coming from a Famitsu interview with Hisashi Nogami, the producer of Splatoon...

- it was originally decided to run Splatfests for a year
- they feel now is the right time to have them come to a close
- Nogami feels that the game is done
- Nintendo is still looking to build excitement through events such as Splatoon Koshien tournaments
- says Splatoon has been raised with the fans, and they’d like to continue heading in that direction in the future

Yooka-Laylee gets worldwide playable debut at EGX

Yooka-Laylee the highly-anticipated 3D platformer from genre veterans Playtonic, will be playable for the first time anywhere in the world at EGX 2016!

Developed by Playtonic and published by Team17, Yooka-Laylee stars the charismatic new buddy duo Yooka and Laylee, who use an arsenal of special moves to explore – and expand – gorgeous 3D worlds filled with collectibles to discover, secrets to unlock and a cast of quirky characters to meet (or defeat).

In addition to offering the world's first hands-on demos at EGX, the Playtonic team will discuss the creation of Yooka-Laylee in a developer session on Sunday, September 25 at 4pm.

Those not at EGX will be able to catch the session live on Twitch and it'll be available to watch later on our YouTube channel.

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