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Square Enix Is Thinking Of Localizing More Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime Games

Dragon Quest mobile producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto and executive producer Yuu Miyake have told Siliconera that they’re considering localizing more Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime Games due to requests. Whether these will be for iOS devices remains to be seen, but it would be nice if they graced the Nintendo 3DS here in the west.

“You know, it’s funny, when we made Rocket Slime, we were targeting the game towards 8, 9, and 10-year-olds in Japan—but in the west, the average age of the person who bought Rocket Slime was 25! It seems like the grown-ups enjoyed the game and we were pleasantly surprised,” Fujimoto said to Siliconera.

“In terms of the Rocket Slime game… in Japan, there wasn’t a lot of feedback saying they wanted iteration, but in the western regions, especially North America, there are a lot of requests to see another Rocket Slime game. We’re curious to know, there are a lot of joking elements in it; did you enjoy the humor and the joke elements in it?”

“In Japan, we actually have a total of three titles in the Rocket Slime series. The western version was the second game. Compared to, say, a game like Dragon Quest VII, it’s less text to translate, so that’s not an impossible amount… so if [Rocket Slime 1] or [Rocket Slime 2] might be a great candidate…?”

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

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Nintendo Of America Says Star Fox Is Coming 2015 Along With Other Games

Nintendo of America has tweeted an infographic which shows announced games for Wii U along with their release dates. Most of the titles we already knew were coming in 2015 such as Zelda and Splatoon, but the infographic lists Star Fox, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot as coming next year. Whether they actually will remains to be seen, but it’s certainly promising news.

Thanks, Rosa M and White Eagle

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Mario Kart 8 Up For Five Golden Joystick Awards In This Year’s Nominee Listings

The nominees have been announced for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards – and Nintendo’s flagship racing title Mario Kart 8 is up for five of them. Hosted by Computer and Video Games (CVG), the Golden Joystick Awards are polled and voted by the consumer, rather than gaming critics and experts, and this year there are many Nintendo games up for awards, including the aforementioned Mario Kart 8 with the Luigi Death Stare nominated for “Best Gaming Moment”, along with Super Smash Bros, Splatoon, and Super Mario 3D World.

Below you’ll find a list of all the Nintendo-related nominees. If you’d like to vote, you can do so on the Golden Joystick Awards homepage, here. Voting closes on October 20, 2014, with the awards winners revealed on the live show in late October.

Best Original Game
Shovel Knight

Most Wanted
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

Best Indie Game
Shovel Knight

Best Visual Design
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8

Best Multiplayer
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World

Best Audio
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Gaming Moment
Mario Kart 8 — Luigi Death Stare

Best Storytelling
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Best Handheld Game
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Shovel Knight
Pokémon X & Y

Gaming Platform of the Year
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U

Studio of the Year
Nintendo EAD

Game of the Year
Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Mario 3D World

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Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 Will Arrive December 4 For Japan

samurai_warriors_chronicles3Koei Tecmo has announced Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 will release in Japan on December 4 for the Nintendo 3DS. The hack and slash spin-off title from the game’s main series was revealed last month in Japanese magazine Famitsu, and will feature more than 50 military characters, along with new events and character edit slots.

Along with the game’s release date, Koei Tecmo also unveiled to fans that a limited edition of Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 would also be available to purchase on December 4. Fans can expect an original soundtrack CD with 32 songs from the franchise, a character art book detailing the Chronicles characters, as well as a special character post card. The limited edition for Nintendo 3DS will reportedly retail for 8,800 yen, excluding tax, while the standard edition will be available for approximately 5,800 yen, again excluding tax.

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Miyamoto Is Leading A Brand New Team Of Developers

Legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto has explained to EDGE magazine that he has been hard at work assembling a new team of developers to work on new gaming concepts. The new team is called Garage and so far they’ve created Splatoon, Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and Starfox. Here’s what he had to say.

Splatoon and the three prototypes are the first games to emerge from Garage, a new Nintendo development programme set up last year in which developers break off into small teams and work on new ideas. “There are increasing numbers of young staff at Nintendo’s development studios these days,” Miyamoto says, “and these young guys really want to express themselves.” Work is done during office hours, but he compares Garage to an after-school club, in spirit if not in schedule. “Class time’s over: they gather together and think about new projects completely apart from their everyday business assignments. When all of those projects have advanced to a certain stage, we gather together and exchange opinions on the outcome of each of them, and together we decide which ones should continue. We may have shown several software titles at E3 [that came from Garage], but there are many others in development too.

Thanks, Reggie, Pit

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