Twitter user Oscar Lemaire has put together a graph showing how well the Smash Bros series has done on the formats it’s been released on in Japan via Famitsu numbers. As you can see, the launch week for Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS was the biggest ever for the franchise. No doubt the Nintendo 3DS version will remain the best-selling until we get a new entry in the future.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has awarded Platinum Games long-awaited Bayonetta 2 with a fantastic score. The publication is renowned for their generous marking so it will be interesting to see how the game fares when it’s reviewed by western publications. The game was awarded 10/9/10/9 by the four reviewers which equates to a 38/40 score.
A Famitsu subscriber has revealed that this week’s issue of the magazine comes with a 100-page guide for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The fighting title makes its debut in Japan this Saturday, September 13th. A demo for the game launched yesterday in the Japanese Nintendo eShop, giving players a chance to whet their appetites ahead of the full release. The demo also allows users to battle with their friends via local wireless play.
Sherlock Holmes and Watson – the superb and well-loved detective duo – will appear in the next Ace Attorney game. According to Famitsu magazine scans, yesterday’s rumoured Holmes and Watson will work side by side in The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou. It’s currently unknown how large a part the duo will play in the 3DS spin-off title, however recent translations have confirmed a few details.
Described in Famitsu, Holmes is “The most famous detective in the world. His unparalleled observation and deductive skills see not only the ‘truth’ but sometimes go beyond the truth and become a ‘rampage of logic.’ He resides in London.” While Iris Watson – an 8-year-old girl with incredible intelligence – lives with Holmes and “holds a medical Ph.D. at the age of 8, and wrote the novel series, ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.'”
Additional information is due to be shown during the Tokyo Game Show, so we may get a clearer indication then as to what role Holmes and Watson will play in the title. The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou is due to be released Spring, 2015, for Japan. Make sure to check out the gallery below for the full-sized scans.
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed this week’s review scores, and in the mix is Super Smash Bros for 3DS. The upcoming brawler – which is due for release in Japan this Saturday, September 13 – has received an impressive score. From four reviewers, the 3DS version garnered one 10 and three 9’s. It’s certainly a great start for the game, despite the publication being renowned for awarding high scores, while we wait for western review scores next month.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS) – 10/9/9/9
Daylight (PS4) – 8/6/8/8
Escape Adventure: The Black Fog of Demise (3DS) – 7/7/8/7
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (3DS) – 5/6/7/6
Next week’s issue of Famitsu will include the reveal of a big Capcom game. It has yet to be confirmed whether the unannounced title will be released on a Nintendo platform, or if it is regarding another installment in an existing franchise. Capcom recently confirmed that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is in development. Although the original Resident Evil: Revelations is available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, its sequel hasn’t been announced for either platform.
Yuuri Kozukata (不来方夕利). We already know all of this, except she goes to the mountain to search for the owner of the shop, Hisoka Kurosawa. Voiced by Risa Tawata.
Miu Hinasaki (雛咲深羽), a girl searching for her missing mother, who vanished when she was a child. Yes, she’s Ruffles. She’s never known the love of parents and feels empty. Heads to the mountain believing her mother is there. Voiced by Maaya Uchida.
Ren Hojo (放生蓮), aka The Dude. He’s a failure of an author who’s known Yuuri for ages. He’s quite whimsical and is scolded by his assistant for it. He hears of a custom involving burial photos, and goes to the mountain to research for his new book. Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
Hisoka Kurosawa (黒澤密花), owner of the shop, who uses kagemi skills to search for lost things. Goes to the mountain to look for a missing girl and vanishes. Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka.
Rui Kagamiya (鏡宮累), Ren’s assistant. She respects him, calling him sensei, and as well as helping him out she thinks of him as family. Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto.
There are three main locations the player can explore at the start, like the forest and buildings around the mountain.
Mikomori Onsen: An abandoned old, big house known as a famous ghost spot where lots of ghosts are.
Kurosawa Antiques: Also a cafe! Yuuri lives and works here. People come here to request lost things be found, or have their fortunes told by Hisoka.
Shirazu no Mori (Unknown Forest): A forest in the mountain. Ever since it became famous as a suicide spot, there’s been a big fence around it, which people sneak in through. There are also rumours of a murderer hiding inside…
Game plays out a bit like mission mode, where you choose your mission (you can replay it however much you like) and then you unlock new missions. Once you complete the chapter goals, you get the next chapter.
Your goal is to find people. Each person has different reasons for going to the mountain and getting there, so you’ll have to gather as much info about them as you can.
You can use something that’s like a “scent” of a person from things like a hair, their documents etc. that aids your “kagemi”.
Then you use your clues to search for them. If you chase the memories of them you’ll find them, so you have to follow their past footsteps.
When you find them and “bring them back” from their spiriting away, it’s mission complete, but you’ll have to watch out for the ghosts lurking…
You can also use your “ghost sight” to find hints from ghosts. Looks kind of like hidden ghosts in other games.
Gameplay is on the TV, the map is on the gamepad.
The touch system for picking up items is back. As are ghost hands.