Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest XI S, and Astral Chain to include Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Korean support

Nintendo has shared some great news for those living in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and South Korea. A number of games discussed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct will include Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Korean support.

The games to include that support are The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest XI S, and Astral Chain. Even better, all of these titles will release in these areas at the same time as the rest of the world.

Platinum Games still wants to put The Wonderful 101 on Switch

For quite some time now, fans have been saying they'd love to see The Wonderful 101 jump from Wii U to Switch. Platinum Games has also shared that sentiment in the past. The discussion comes up once again in the most recent issue of Famitsu, where Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba reconfirms his desire to bring The Wonderful 101 to Switch. Inaba jokes that since so few people played the original, it could be brought to Switch as if it were a brand-new title!

PlatinumGames shares an updated look at its offices

We've gotten a peek inside PlatinumGames' offices, but nothing to this level. Platinum has released a brand-new video feature that gives an in-depth look at their studios. Check out the work space, people involved, and much more in the vid above!

PlatinumGames teases upcoming merch line

PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya is teasing the release of some Platinum merch in the tweet above. There's all kinds of goodies in there, ranging from shirts and stickers to mugs, notebooks, and more. Kamiya is asking fans to retweet the video to show interest in the merch, which should eventually lead to an official store opening.

Platinum Games says they have multiple announcements coming in 2019

Wondering what Platinum Games is up to? According to Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba, quite a lot! While they aren't ready to announce specifics outside of the games we know, it's clear they have some things to share next year.

“Next year will be intense as usual. It seems it will be a year where PlatinumGames aims to move up to new levels, so I’ll do my best … But if I end up saying something like that safely, my statement would not be interesting, right? So, next year we will make several announcements!”

Platinum Games dev blog - Let’s Dance! The Music of PlatinumGames in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the last few years, Platinum Games and Nintendo have become very close with one another. This is through multiple collaborations, including the addition of Bayonetta to the Smash Bros. roster. In the blog below, Platinum discusses not only Bayonetta's inclusion in Smash, but the various work that was done on music for the game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series, hit store shelves on December 7 of this year! Bayonetta made her Smash debut in 2016, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Now she’s back for Ultimate – and she’s brought her pal Rodin, gunsmith to the gods, along as an Assist Trophy.

Bayonetta’s Smash Bros. arsenal is familiar to anyone who’s played Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2. In addition to summoning massive, demonic limbs into the battlefield for smash attacks, Bayonetta uses Scarborough Fair – her iconic set of four handguns (err, hand-and-footguns) – for thrilling Bullet Climaxes, and she can even slow her opponents’ movements with Witch Time. Her silky-smooth combos and climactic special moves make her a unique addition to the Smash Bros. roster.

Full blog here

Smash Bros. Ultimate - Day 3 countdown images

Time for the Day 3 images counting down to Smash Bros. Ultimate. We get some Fire Emblem action, as well as a special piece of art with Bayonetta!

Lady Gaga shows love for Bayonetta on Twitter

Lady Gaga and Bayonetta seem like a match made in heaven, don't they?! It's no surprise to see she's a big fan. I love that Nintendo swooped in for a little Twitter encouragement as well!

Thanks to Mock Turtle and Dondom95 for the heads up!

Game History Secrets - How Okami 2 Almost Happened at Platinum

Today on Game History Secrets we talk about how Okami 2 almost happened, and we don't mean Okamiden. A full sequel made by Okami's original team almost came to be a whole decade after the developers at Clover Studio (who now work at Platinum Games) left Capcom. Even though the proposal fell through, Platinum are said to still have a friendly relationship with Capcom. Hideki Kamiya was even pictured at Capcom HQ playing the Nintendo Switch port of Okami HD.

NieR: Automata director, producer, and designer talk about the potential for a Switch port, offer hope

Could we see NieR: Automata come to the Switch? I know I'd love to see that happen. The more places that game goes, the better! Could it actually happen though? Here's NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and designer Takahisa Taura discussing the idea.

Yoko Taro: Well, um, when are we getting the Switch version, Saito-san?

Yosuke Saito: Well it’s not all on me to decide because PlatinumGames do take painstaking time to develop for each console.

Takahisa Taura: Well, I don’t think it’s a good idea to ask me about something as big as this.

Yoko Taro: I want a Switch version, Taura-san! give it to me!

Takahisa Taura: Well, I’d like to have one too if it’s about what we want.

Yosuke Saito: Well, Taura-kun’s Twitter account is shown on the screen here and if everyone asks him for it, then there may be a possibility that it would become a reality. But even if it does, it might be about two years from now again. See we keep our jobs alive by releasing a little by little.

Takahisa Taura: Yes, we try to stretch it out as much as possible...please contact Saito-san about Switch and not me.