We can all guess just how complex it is to develop Super Smash Bros on two separate platforms and it sounds as though it has taken a toll on Sakurai’s life. Writing in his weekly Famitsu column, Sakurai says that development of Super Smash Bros has destroyed his private life as he’s had to put so many hours into fine tuning the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version so it’s a quality product. Here’s what he had to say.
“As a result, I work from mornings to late nights, even on weekends and holidays. I hardly have any free time, let alone time to play other games.”
“Towards the end, there were instances where I would work for 40 hours straight and then take 4 hours off to go home and sleep.”
“I’m not young anymore so I can’t push myself like I did then, but I feel that the busyness due to the sheer amount of features [in the games] was much greater this time around. My routine was trying to complete my daily work every day while doing my best to maintain my health day after day.”
“I’ve passed my limit long ago.” Sakurai wrote. Even after the Wii U version of the game comes out, Sakurai still has follow-up work to do. “I wish I had time to think about what I want to do from here, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to be the case.”
“I believe I should be thankful that I am given such funds to be able to use such iconic characters and content that represent Japanese games with such freedom, and have multitudes of people across the world play with them. I’m not depressed and I continue to remain healthy and positive, but developing Smash Bros. is beyond hard.”
Nintendo has announced a dual-pack variant of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The special-edition item will release in the region on December 11th and will come with a decorative sleeve and several stickers. Priced at 9,800 yen, it will be available in limited quantities and is exclusive to the hand-held version of the fighting title. The latest Super Smash Bros can be purchased in stores and from the Nintendo eShop for 3DS. The game hits Wii U on November 21st in North America, December 5th in Europe, and December 6th in Japan and Australia.
Nintendo has released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS. Unlike last time when we were granted with new features, this particular updates just includes improvement to system stability and some adds some additional minor adjustments. Nothing particularly exciting this time around I’m afraid.
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Nintendo of America has uploaded a brand new video giving newcomers a taste of what to expect from Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. The video showcases a number of characters that the game offers as well as a few epic final smashes. You can also take a look at some of the assist trophies. Smash Bros 3DS is available now.
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Nintendo has revealed today during their Q2 earnings release that the wacky Tomodachi Life has sold an impressive one million units in the west. The game has seen 1.27 million sales this fiscal year which is April 2014 to September 2014. The life to date sales for the game currently stand at 3.12 million.
Nintendo has released a new update for Pokemon X and Y today. The new update brings both games up to version 1.3 and features stability enhancements and general bug fixes. As per usual, you’ll need to update your copy of X and Y in order to battle other players in online multiplayer with the Player Search System, or if you’d like to use wonder trade, game sync, or download new Pokemon via mystery gift.
Considering Diancie begun distribution on October 27 throughout US GameStop stores, it’s a possible explanation as to why many users were encountering error codes. Players will need to make sure they have space on their SD card for the 320 block download, which can be found over on the eShop or when launching the software.
Japanese Nintendo 3DS success story Yokai Watch 2 shows no sign of slowing down in Japan. Sales tracker Media Create has revealed that Yokai Watch 2: Headliner currently has 231,000 pre-orders. It managed to achieve this figure in just two weeks. Yokai Watch 2 looks well on its way to sell a staggering 3 million copies in Japan.