Famitsu Reveals Ganondorf Will Get New Moveset In Hyrule Warriors Legends

Neogaf user, Ryce, has revealed that according to this week’s copy of Famitsu, Ganondorf will be getting a new lightning-based trident moveset in the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Apparently, this moveset will also be transferable to the Wii U version of the game once released. This news may also be covered in next week’s Hyrule Warriors Legends video.


Famitsu: Here’s Japan’s Favourite RPG Series

Wondering which RPG series Japanese gamers favour the most? Well, Famitsu has run a customer poll asking which series they prefer above others and the results are nothing short of surprising. The top three RPG series as voted by readers of Famitsu are Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy and Pokemon. You can view the top ten in its entirety, below.

  1. Dragon Quest series – 366 votes
  2. Final Fantasy series – 361 votes
  3. Pokemon series – 135 votes
  4. Tales of series – 84 votes
  5. Shin Megami Tensei series – 44 votes
  6. Persona series – 41 votes
  7. SaGa series – 29 votes
  8. Kingdom Hearts series – 23 votes
  9. Suikoden series – 22 votes
  10. Mother series – 19 votes


Aonuma Briefly Talks Zelda’s 30th Anniversary And Zelda Wii U

In a Famitsu feature for the The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, which we reviewed earlier this week, there were details about the upcoming 3DS release and also a short interview with the game’s producers. Within the interview, Famitsu asked Eiji Aonuma about plans for Zelda’s 30th Anniversary next year, and he responded with the following:

“This year we wanted a Majora’s Mask concert, so it is not impossible that there may be a 30th anniversary concert next year. However, as we are trying to complete the new Zelda as fast as possible, that is all that is on our minds. That being said, we hope something will take form for the 30th anniversary. It is especially important to a producer of the series, so I hope to give something everyone can look forward to next year.”

When asked further about the progress of Zelda Wii U, he advised that the team are doing their best -“We’re doing our best. Everyday we improve it bit by bit. It is something that requires plenty of time, however, so please believe in us and wait.”

Zelda Wii U is due to be released next year, however the date – or even which quarter it will be released in, is still unknown.

Thanks, Paidenthusiast


Dragon Quest VIII For Nintendo 3DS Scores Well In Famitsu

The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu contains a review for the remastered version of the PlayStation 2 classic, Dragon Quest VIII. The Nintendo 3DS remake received an impressive 34/40. As with all Famitsu reviews there are four reviewers and this is how the beloved JRPG scored, 9/9/8/8. You can check out all the reviews from the latest edition of the magazine, below.

  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Moecro Crystal (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4) – 8/8/8/9 [33/40]
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS4) – 8/7/7/8 [30/40]
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS3) – 8/7/7/8 [30/40]
  • Teikoku Kaigun Koi Bojou: Meiji Yokosuka Koushinkyoku (PSV) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PS4) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PS3) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]

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Famitsu Mascot Will Be Joining Super Mario Maker As An 8-Bit Costume

To join the multiple costumes available in Super Mario Maker, Famitsu has announced that their mascot, Nekki the Fox, will also be offered as an 8-bit costume. He will be free to download for all Mario Maker users in Japan. However, it’s still unclear whether he will be offered in any other countries at a later date. Alongside this news, it’ll also be interesting to see what other characters may be added to the game in the coming months.


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Famitsu Is Impressed By Super Mario Maker

Nintendo’s forthcoming Super Mario Maker has been reviewed by Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu. As with all Famitsu reviews there are four separate reviewers who score the game out of ten. In the case of Super Mario Maker the game has received 9/9/9/10, which means it has received a total score of 37/40, which isn’t to be sniffed at. Super Mario Maker is due for release on September 11th and our review will be coming this afternoon.

  • Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 9/9/9/10 [37/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PS4) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PSV) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Baboon! (PSV) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Chronus Arc (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Deai Dama (3DS) – 6/6/7/6 [25/40]
  • Element4l (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • Monokage Quest (3DS) – 8/6/8/7 [29/40]
  • Shippuu no Usagi-Maru: Nazo no Karakuri Shiro (3DS) – 7/8/6/7 [28/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PS4) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PSV) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Tatakae Buta-san (3DS) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]



Here’s Some Of The Returning Beasts In Monster Hunter X


Interested to find out which monsters you will be facing in the upcoming Monster Hunter X? Well, Japanese publication Famitsu has given us a look at several of them. You will be tackling familiar creatures Lagiacrus (Monster Hunter 3), plus Shogun Ceanataur and Blangonga (Monster Hunter 2). The magazine also detailed one of the newcomers who is Raizecus. He is a ginormous dragonfly that emits sharp volts of electricity stunning the player.