We already know that The Minotaur is coming to Wii U, but now Ratalaika Games has confirmed that a 3DS version is in the works. We don't have a release date for the 3DS version, but the devs have said that it will “still need a bit more time.”
- 1 new set of Tomodachi Life sweets badges
Remember when Monster Tale Ultimate was announced? That was quite some time ago, but we haven't heard an update on the DS to 3DS port in a very long time. Thankfully the latest Nintendo Force issue gives a quick blurb on the title. While we don't get specifics, we do hear that the game's "release is coming very soon." Let's hope we get official confirmation on date!
- 4th series has cards from Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Genei Ibun Roku #FE!
- will be released on March 17th
- cards revealed so far include:
Marth and Lucina (Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem / Fire Emblem Awakening)
Minerva and Lon’qu (Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem / Fire Emblem Awakening)
Hardin, Roshea, Wolf (Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem)
Yubello and Yumina (Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem)
Morgan and Cynthia (Fire Emblem Awakening)
Say’ri and Basilio (Fire Emblem Awakening)
- 5th series will include cards from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- cards shown include:
Roy and Micaiah (Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade / Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn)
Rutger (Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade)
Clarine (Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade)
Sothe (Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn)
Sanaki (Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn)
- 6th series will include cards from Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation and Fire Emblem: Genalogy of the Holy War
- cards shown include:
Levin (Fire Emblem: Genalogy of the Holy War)
Aideen / Adean (Fire Emblem: Genalogy of the Holy War)
Coming from a Venturebeat interview...
“When we were localizing the game, we wanted to help out beginners more, as well as make the game easier to get into right from the beginning. We wanted to make the most intuitive Monster Hunter title that we could, so we reviewed the action portions and game progress, and planned more intuitive tutorials to help player progression.” - game director Kaname Fujioka
“I can’t give out hard numbers, but the amount of NPC dialogue is in the neighborhood of a typical Ace Attorney game, and more than Dragon’s Dogma [a role-playing game]. Then you have more text for things related to save data, online features, etc., and even more text related to non-retail releases like the eShop demos and instruction manuals. It’s easily the biggest game that Capcom has localized.” - localization director Andrew Alfonso
“… More than anything the addition of online play on the 3DS was huge. Obviously in Europe and North America it’s very difficult to play with others locally due to everyone being so spread out, so having online multiplayer in the game really showed the appeal of Monster Hunter’s multiplayer to a wide range of players.” - Kaname Fujioka
“First, I think the demo we released was a big factor. We got feedback from our overseas branches, and we made it easier to find monsters compared to previous games, and in general made it easier to play for beginners. Second, we had a lot of cooperation from our overseas marketing leads and our localization leads, who feverishly came up with idea after idea just for this title, and that was a huge reason why this game was as successful as it was.” - series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto
No need to wonder about the English voice cast for Fire Emblem Fates. The full list of voice actors can be found below. See if you spot anyone you know from other games/projects!
Laura Faye Smith
Julie Ann Taylor
Angela Marie Volpe