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Posted: 09/01/2014 by RawmeatCowboyAnnouncements

The fifth installment of our Xeodrifter dev diary series is now up-and-running. Make sure to check it out right here!


Yacht Club debated adding the fishing mechanic in Shovel Knight

A portion of an EndlessBacklog interview with David Deangelo of Yacht Club...

EB: Was there ever a controversial design decision where the team was split on something?

DD: All the time, like constantly. Like one day, Sean came in and said we should have fishing in the game. He thought it would be awesome if this guy in armor was just sitting around fishing in a level, and without knowing how that would work from a gameplay perspective. And I’m like, “That’s terrible, why would I want to fish in a platformer?” because fishing is this patient thing, and that goes against something like an action-platformer which isn’t nearly as about patience as fishing.

But the way we think is that Sean came up with the idea, so there must be something appealing of this idea, but I think there is something bad about it. So how do we meld our ideas to make something better? So what ended up happening was no one was using Trouple Potions. They would go to the Trouple King, he’d do the dance, and players were like, "Well, I’m not doing that again." But with the fishing pole, what if we put Trouple Potion inside levels, and people would realize they are more dispensable than they thought? Usually, players with dispensable items are always saving it for the right time, so if they are fishing them up the player will use them, because they’ll have a surplus.

Full interview here

RUMOR - Nintendo Direct announcement coming tomorrow?

Could another Nintendo Direct be hitting very soon? That's what the gang at says. They claim they have information from a reputable/trustworthy source, stating that we should hear about another Nintendo Direct come tomorrow. At least we won't have long to wait for this rumor to be confirmed/denied! Thanks to Юрий for the heads up.


IGN Plays - Smash Bros. Brawl, StarFox 64

Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival rated for Australia (Wii U VC)


Picross e5 rated for Australia


Super Smash Bros Analysis - Shulk Reveal Trailer (Secrets & Hidden Details)

Direct link here

Shin Megami Tensei IV release date confusion in Europe (UPDATE)

UPDATE - Here's what Atlus' PR manager had to say...

Last we heard, Shin Megami Tensei IV was due out this September in Europe, but now there seems to be some worry that the game will be delayed. If you visit the official site via a mobile device rather than a computer, you see a message that the game is coming out November. We'll try to get official word on this to clear up the confusion.


Nintendo re-uploads Smash Bros. 3DS trailer from last week, removes accidentally revealed character

Last week, we posted up a trailer for Smash Bros. 3DS that had a split-second reveal of Ganondorf. Nintendo obviously didn't pick up on that accidental reveal, so they yanked the trailer and uploaded a new one. Now you won't see Ganondorf this time around, even though we know he's part of the roster!


ESRB rates Duck Dynasty for 3DS

Duck Dynasty

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Rating Category: Everyone 10+ Rating Symbol

Content Descriptors: Cartoon Violence

Rating Summary: This is a simulation game in which players assume the role of the “new guy” at Duck HQ with the Duck Dynasty clan. Players explore the town of Duckville, perform tasks for various characters, and engage in fetching and hunting mini-games. Some “cartoony” hunting games involve shooting various animals: targeting flying ducks from a first-person perspective; shooting armadillos, rats, and roaches.

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Nintendo World Store - one minute video/picture tour

Direct link here (thanks Jk!)

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