Electronic Arts has removed their DSi camera application MySims Camera from the 3DS eShop in Japan. As far as we know, the app was removed without notice. No word on whether it will be yanked from NA/EU in the near future.
Atlus has added multiple Etrian Odyssey soundtracks to a number of streaming services. All in all, there are 411 tracks available across 9 albums. Those albums are as follows.
- Etrian Odyssey
- Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard
- Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
- Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
- Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
- Etrian Mystery Dungeon
- Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2
You can stream the above soundtracks on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, LINE, and AWA.
Nintendo has grabbed a new patent in Japan, and this time it's not for a game name or specific franchise. This is an “Information Processing” patent that enables the user to set clear conditions or requirements in a game more easily. The example used points to WarioWare D.I.Y., where objects are arranged in a virtual space. With that said, this particular patent is geared towards Switch.
In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and history surrounding Nintendo DS Piracy and Hacking.
The DS had a massive library of titles, and not all of them saw release outside of Japan. One of those games is the mech title Chou Soujuu Mecha MG, developed by Earth Defense Force developer Sandlot. That game is now getting a chance to find some players outside of Japan, thanks to a fan-translation. The title was published by Nintendo, so the Big N might end up swooping in on this fan-translation.
Today on Game History Secrets we talk about some Nintendo prototypes and hardware changes surrounding the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and GameCube.
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride popped back into Japan's weekly software charts this week, coming in at #28. The game moved nearly 2,000 units in the last week! Wondering why the title made a reappearance? It all has to do with Dragon Quest: Your Story, the animated film that recently released in Japan. That film is based on Dragon Quest V, so those interested in the film either wanted to relive the game, or play it for the first time!
In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, as well as Pokémon Platinum.
Square-Enix recently held a live-stream featuring multiple developers from Dragon Quest IX. We shared footage from that event, but now we have the full translation of details, thanks to Siliconera. Check out the summary of that event below.
- Yuji Horii talked about wanting to do something with Dragon Quest that would take players outdoors
- he felt that Pokémon was able to beat him to the punch with Pokémon GO
- talk about taking players outdoors brought back memories of Dragon Quest IX and its StreetPass-like feature
- the team ponders a potential remake of Dragon Quest IX, and they lean towards Switch and smartphones for this
- about 80~90% of respondents were asking for this title to come to Switch
- Horii suggested smartphones while discussing possible functionalities, but Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino chimed in saying they could make things happen with Switch using Wi-Fi, too
- Dragon Quest IX looked a lot better to them back in the day compared to how they see it now
- they acknowledge that fans would be happy to just get improved looks for the equipment
- Square-Enix is always considering a remake for Dragon Quest IX, but to them it’s a special title
- if they were to do a remake or port, they wouldn’t be able to decide on the platform at the moment
- there are a lot of people who only played through the story of Dragon Quest IX just once
- this is why they think it would be nice to have Dragon Quest IX that will allow players to simply enjoy its story
- Director Jin Fujisawa says he wants to hear more from fans that want a remake
- they don’t have any studios in mind as to who would take care of its development
- Level-5 President Hino jokingly mentioned that he could do it in a couple months
- in reality he says that it would take about a year, and that’s not counting any additional content
- the creators talked about whether they should add more to the story or just do a remake with added quests and such
- Hino added that back when he worked on Dragon Quest VIII and IX he told himself he’d never do a spinoff or remake
- nowadays he's very interested in doing so
- the creators wanted to remind fans that the talk session just for fun and nothing is actually in the works
- the brainstorming session about a hypothetical remake got their creative juices flowing
- the team all appear pretty excited about the possibilities of getting it done in the near future