The latest issue of Famitsu features an interview with the producer of the Nintendo 3DS’ Hyrule Warrior Legends, Yosuke Hayashi, who shares a load of details about the upcoming game. Apparently, planning for the Nintendo 3DS version started soon after the release of the Wii U version after they saw people enjoyed it. He said:
That was after the release of the Wii U version. The Wii U version got a positive reception from people who played it, but as there are already many Zelda titles on the Nintendo 3DS, many Zelda fans said “I’d like to play this on 3DS”. The development of the Nintendo 3DS version took off from there.
What we’re most excited for though is the addition of characters from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, but not only do we get Wind Waker characters but an entire epilogue story. Hayashi has said that the Wind Waker segment will take place directly after the end of Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U. Now, we’ve seen Tetra and the King of Red Lions confirmed for Hyrule Warrior Legends but apparently they won’t be the only new characters we’ll see. Hayashi said:
I can’t go into details yet, but we plan to add new character(s) [can mean one or several] other than Tetra and King of Hyrule. There are fan favorites and surprising characters in the game, so I’d be happy if you kept guessing who will join the fight while waiting for follow-up information.
So there’s some pretty cool news! Hyrule Warrior Legends is still in development, apparently it’s 60% complete and we’ll get to see it sometime at the start of 2016.
We now know a few of the new characters and also some returning characters that will feature in Project X Zone 2. Famitsu has revealed that there’s six new characters coming to the strategy brawler including Phoenix Wright and Axel Stone as well as returning characters such as Ken and Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise. Here’s the new characters revealed by the magazine.
New characters confirmed in the magazine include:
Phoenix Wright (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Maya Fey (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Axel Stone (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita) (Streets of Rage)
Ahead of the release for Bravely Second on 23rd April in Japan, Famitsu interviewed producer Tomoyo Asano, who said: “I already have the concept for Bravely Third in me.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we have Bravely Second to play yet and assistant producer, Shinji Takahashi, says the main story takes 50 hours of gameplay but could be up to 100 hours with levelling up and sub-events. Asano said: “If sales for Bravely Second are good enough, I’m planning to immediately submit a proposal. Please give me your support!”
It might make you say ‘What?!’ given the timing, but I already have the concept for Bravely Third in me. If sales for [Bravely Second] are good enough, I’m planning to immediately submit a proposal. Please give me your support!
Yes, exciting news is ahead as Japanese publication Famitsu DS+Wii is teasing a big game announcement for Nintendo platforms. We don’t know exactly which platform it will be on as we shall have to wait until the next edition to find out. Speculation seems to be pointing towards a Dragon Quest title, but it could also be the reveal of Star Fox Wii U, which is due out this year. What game would you like to see unveiled by Famitsu DS+Wii?
Wondering which video games the Japanese are most looking forward to this year? Well Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has you covered. Judging from the readers votes it’s Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5 that are the most wanted games, but Bravely Second comes in third. Xenoblade Chronicles X for the Wii U is surprisingly placed in eighth position.
1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 885 votes
2. [PS3] Persona 5 – 748 votes
3. [3DS] Bravely Second – 709 votes
4. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest – 546 votes
5. [PS4] Persona 5 – 523 votes
6. [3DS] Fire Emblem If – 453 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 421 votes
8. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X – 318 votes
9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – 297 votes
10. [3DS] PoPoLoCrois Farm Story – 293 votes
11. [PS4] Yakuza Zero – 289 votes
12. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – 262 votes
13. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 234 votes
14. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 230 votes
15. [PS4] Bloodborne – 229 votes
16. [PS3] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 223 votes
17. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 217 votes
18. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song – 214 votes
19. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 210 votes
20. [PS3] Yakuza Zero – 203 votes
21. [PS4] The Last Remnant – 159 votes
22. [PSV] Dai-3-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Tengoku-hen – 153 votes
23. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney – 149 votes
24. [PSV] SaGa 2015 – 143 votes
25. [PS4] Disgaea 5 – 131 votes
26. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Estival Versus – 113 votes
27. [WIU] Splatoon – 111 votes
28. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – 108 votes
29. [3DS] Stella Glow – 105 votes
30. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 101 votes
Splatoon is one of Nintendo’s big games this year for the Wii U and it currently looks fabulous. We’ve had the opportunity to have another glance at the colourful shooter in the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu. Be sure to check out all the lovely images in the image gallery showcased below.