Coming from a Gamerant interview with Animal Crossing dev, Aya Kyogoku...
“Obviously we don’t know what the next Animal Crossing is going to look like, but if the addition of other IPs in the next Animal Crossing is going to really excite both fans of Animal Crossing and fans of those other IPs even more then that’s something we’d really like to consider and take into account. But at the same time, we really wanted to make sure that the gameplay we put into the next Animal Crossing is fun and new. I wouldn’t want to add a feature where people thought it was about time or expected the next iteration would have. So instead of that, I’d like to have fun and good surprises in the gameplay.”
Nintendo Adds New Online Multiplayer Game Mode for Kids and Squids in Splatoon
Tower Control, a new game mode, will soon be added to the already available multiplayer modes in Splatoon. This mode will be added to Ranked Battle, which also includes Splat Zones. The objective of Tower Control is to ride a single floating tower into the enemy’s base. Both teams rush toward the tower, which is initially placed in the center of the map, and the tower will start moving automatically once a player climbs aboard. But beware: Riding the tower will increase the chances of being splatted, as every player has his or her target on the tower. Riding the tower alone is pretty tough, encouraging randomly selected teams of players to team up to accomplish their goal. Just like in Ranked Battle and Turf War, players will be rewarded for working together as a team. Knowing when to bail off the tower, using each stage’s features to gain an advantage and supporting each other are the keys to victory. Tower Control will be available at 7 p.m. PT on July 1. Fans can tune into a special Treehouse: Live with Splatoon Tower Control at 3 p.m. PT today to get a sneak peek of the new mode on http://twitch.tv/Nintendo.
The Splatoon game also features themed events called Splatfests that let players choose their allegiance in a popular argument and then compete against the opposing side in online battles. The first Splatfest for players across the Americas takes place all day on July 4 and asks players to choose which is better, dogs or cats, one of life’s great debates. Right now, players can already choose their allegiance in-game and receive a special in-game T-shirt showing support for their side. As players battle in Splatfest, they can rank up and earn in-game Super Sea Snails, which can be used to further customize and improve their gear. The winning team at the end of Splatfest will also receive bonus Super Sea Snails. Stay tuned for information about additional Splatfests.
Since Splatoon launched exclusively for Wii U on May 29, Nintendo has added a variety of new content, including new maps and weapons, and the game will continue to be supported through new downloadable content. Follow the Splatoon Tumblr page, http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/, to get the latest information about new content.
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The following information comes from the latest edition of Famitsu's magazine:
- Project X Zone 2 will be released in Japan on November 12, 2015.
- First-print bonuses for Project X Zone 2 include a challenge map called "The Girl from 10 Years Ago" and a special item called "Black Hot Pants."
- A special 3DS theme will be available to those who purchase the first-print of the game.
- A limited edition of Project X Zone 2 will be released, and it will be known as the Original Game Sound Edition. This version allows players to listen to over 60 songs from the original Project X Zone. It will cost 9,980 yen.
- The limited edition also includes DLC known as Valkyrie no Boken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu with Xiaomu. This allows Xiamou to be playable.
- The limited edition also includes a special 3DS theme called “Namco X Capcom 10th Anniversary."
- A new battle mechanic, known as the "Mirage Cancel," will be implemented into the game. By pressing the B button at the right moment, certain attacks can cancel certain attacks and make it easier to land critical hits.