Capcom explains their approach to the Devil May Cry franchise on Switch

Devil's in the details

Devil May Cry has never had a big presence on Nintendo platforms, but that's changed a bit with Switch. Switch owners can now grab the first three games in the series, and there's even some extra content thrown in. Why has Capcom decided to handle the release of classic DMC games in this way? Capcom's Matt Walker explains in an interview with Siliconera.

I think one of the biggest drivers for taking a different approach on Switch for DMC3SE was that we had an opportunity to try and add to the game in a way that takes advantage of the unique aspects of the Switch. Specifically, the idea to add co-op to Bloody Palace – wherever you have your Switch you always have two controllers with you in the form of the Left and Right Joy-Cons. It’s the only setup where you can just pop it out of a bag, prop the kickstand, then hand a Joy-Con to a friend for spontaneous co-op demon slaying. Otherwise, it was just a matter of having the opportunity – when we started making this we asked ourselves what we could do to add anything to the experience, without detracting from the original game, and that’s how Free Style mode came about.

Creator of iconic Namco pixel art has his original work stolen

What the hell is wrong with people?

Hiroshi Ono was absolutely crucial to Namco's early days in gaming. Ono, nicknamed Mr. Dotman, created the in-game visuals for titles like Pac-Man, Xevious, Dig Dug, and Galaga. These were all drawn by hand, and we're sad to report that Ono recently had his original drawings stolen. The books were kept in a storage area, which has apparently been broken into and pilfered.

These important parts of gaming history are now in the hands of a criminal somewhere. Hopefully they have second thoughts and return the book, but I have a feeling these invaluable works are long gone.

Timmy and Tommy Nook will buy your weeds for 60 Bells a pop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Got any weed?

I know whenever I play an Animal Crossing game, I start the day by stepping out side to pluck whatever weeds have sprouted up. You don't want them messing up your pristine yard, after all! Now, besides making for some grunt work, weeds will bring you some Bells in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

We're not quite sure why, but Timmy and Tommy are willing to pay for the weeds you pluck this time around. They'll give you 60 Bells for each weed bundle you have in your inventory, which is definitely worth the trouble of yanking them every day. One many's trash is another's treasure!

Take a closer look at the Animal Crossing: New Horizons tote bag Nintendo is giving out at PAX East 2020

Tote #3!

Nintendo is giving out all sorts of swag at PAX East 2020, not least of which is an Animal Crossing: New Horizons tote bag. You can get a good look at the bag via the tweet above. Believe it or not, this is the third tote bag Nintendo is offering for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! You can find two other designs, with one exclusive to Walmart, and the other available via Nintendo UK's online store.

Good Smile announces delay for multiple products due to the coronavirus

Good Smile Company makes a ton of different figurines, including their Nendoroid line. Countless Nendoroids have been announced by the the company, and unfortunately, nearly all of them could be delayed 2 to 3 months. This is due to complications from the coronavirus.

Good Smile has said that all of their products manufactured in China will now be delayed, and notifications of new dates will be sent out later. While specifics aren't given, it's not hard to believe that most, if not all of Good Smile's products will be impacted by this delay.

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo grand reopening postponed due to coronavirus concerns

The Pokemon Company was originally going to host the grand reopening of Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo on March 6th, 2020, but that's no longer the case. The company has announced that the grand reopening is now pushed to sometime in April 2020. The reason for the delay is due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Japanese Smash Bros. Ultimate fans choose Sora as their most-wanted roster addition

Sora you do

If Japanese fans had their way, Sora would be making his way to Smash Bros. Ultimate. Inside-Games ran a poll to see which characters people wanted in Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Sora lead the pack. See who else was requested in the poll results below.

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) – 290 votes
Dante (Devil May Cry) – 91 votes
Hunter (Monster Hunter) – 80 votes
Rex (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) – 74 votes
2B (Nior Automata) – 70 votes
Crash Bandicoot (Crash) – 65 votes
Waddle Dee / Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby) – 64 votes
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) – 59 votes
Arle (Puyo Puyo series) – 56 votes
Steve (Minecraft) – 55 votes
Saber (Fate series) – 53 votes
Kirito (Sword Art Online) – 50 votes
Hakurei Reimu (Touhou Project) – 42 votes
Goku (Dragon Ball) – 32 votes
Geno (Super Mario RPG) – 26 votes

Mortal Kombat 11 - Enter The Kombat League: Episode 3

Working your way up the ranks

The Kombat League can be brutal. Luckily Ketchup and Mustard have all the answers you need to reach Champion, Master, and Grand Master ranks!

NES creator explains why the system was made into a front-loader for the West

Top mins

The Famicom was a top-loading game system, but that changed when Nintendo brought the hardware over as the NES. Why did the system have its cartridge slot moved from the top to the front? Masayuki Uemura, the man responsible for designing the NES, recently revealed the details during a presentation at the National Videogame Museum in Sheffield.

On the Famicom, the cartridge was directly connected to the hardware inside. So if you attach the video [game cartridge] to the actual devices, there’s static and charges, and [this can result in a] short circuit. Unlike Japan, where it’s humid, Texas, for example, in North America is very dry, so it’s likely that children, when they touch it, will [cause a] short circuit. And in the living room there are rugs and stuff like that, so it’s likely that we will have static. So front-loading prevents children from actually touching their hands to the devices, that’s why [we developed it] as a front loader.

You probably have the same question I do. If static was the reason for the redesign, why did the second version of the NES go back to a top-loading slot?! Unfortunately, no answer was given, so the decision remains a mystery.

New Pokemon TCG commercial released in Japan

The Pokemon Co. has released a new commercial to promote the Pokemon Trading Card Game in Japan. Check out the new spot above.


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