The Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge sent off to Europe's lotcheck, America tomorrow morning

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam - How Sticker Star influenced the game, how tutorials were handled

This comes from a GameInformer interview...

How Paper Mario: Sticker Star influenced the game
AlphaDream: While we referenced all of the Paper Mario series games during production of this title, the title we were influenced by the most was definitely Paper Mario: Sticker Star. This is because we wanted to base the game on the latest data. We of course received advice and supervision from Intelligent Systems during production. We think that this is one of the reasons that we were able to refine our depiction of paper elements and better express the “paper-like” design in this title. If you look closely, you can see a white border around the paper characters, right? This did not exist in Sticker Star, but we think that this design makes it easier for the player to understand that “this is a paper character!”

On how tutorials are handled in Paper Jam
AlphaDream: We didn’t “remove” the tutorial for this title. (Laugh) There are actually tutorials (or guides) for all of the action and battle systems. In previous games, we had the game ask “Do you want to see the Tutorial? Yes/No”. Players who didn’t have any other information would have to choose “Yes”, but when they actually viewed the Tutorial it was information that they already knew. This time, we implemented a system where the game would detect whether the player was skilled at action games or not, and had the game display a detailed tutorial for players who were not as good at action games (who cannot get “Excellent” or perform Countering Attacks).

The tutorial is not displayed for players who are good at action games, leading them to think that “there is no tutorial for this title”. Of course, we show tutorials for all players for game systems that were newly implemented in this title, such as Trio Attacks and Battle Cards.

More here!

Famitsu's most wanted - January 21-27, 2016

1. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 763 votes
2. [PS4] Persona 5 – 651 votes
3. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 613 votes
4. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 583 votes
5. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 540 votes
6. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 – 406 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 339 votes
8. [PS4] Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness – 326 votes
9. [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei IV Final – 325 votes
10. [PS4] Street Fighter V – 313 votes
11. [PSV] Kan Colle Kai – 311 votes
12. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 267 votes
13. [PS3] Persona 5 – 260 votes
14. [3DS] Ace Attorney 6 – 236 votes
15. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 – 208 votes
16. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 190 votes
17. [3DS] Mega Man Legacy Collection – 189 votes
18. [PSV] Project Setsuna – 180 votes
19. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 178 votes
20. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 169 votes
21. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 166 votes
22. [PS4] Project Setsuna – 164 votes
23. [WIU] Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – 163 votes
24. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Good Friends of Three Villages – 162 votes
25. [PS4] Nioh – 152 votes
26. [PSV] SaGa Scarlet Grace – 151 votes
27. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 147 votes
28. [PSV] Summon Night 6 – 146 votes
29. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories – 133 votes
30. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 3 – 119 votes

PR - Nindies Love You - Wii U eShop Sale Event

Introducing the Nindies Love You group sale! We love Nintendo gamers so much that we decided to get together and organize a special group sale just for you. This special sale starts on February 11th and lasts for 2 great weeks. All games listed will be 50% off!

North America:
Teslagrad - Rain Games ($7.49)
Chariot - Frima Studio Inc ($7.49)
Tengami - Nyamyam ($4.99)
Sportsball - TOO DX ($4.99)
Chasing Aurora - Broken Rules ($3.99)
ZaciSa's Last Stand - ZeNfA Productions ($1.99)
psyscrolr - Actos Games ($1.99)
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion - RCMADIAX ($1.50)
Turtle Tale - Saturnine Games ($1.49)

Teslagrad - Rain Games (£6.99 / €7.49)
Chariot - Frima Studio Inc (£6.74 / €7.49)
Tengami - Nyamyam (£3.49 / €3.99)
Race the Sun - Flippfly (£3.49 / €4.99)
Chasing Aurora - Broken Rules (£2.99 / €3.49)
Turtle Tale - Saturnine Games (£2.49 / €2.99)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! - ZeNfA Productions (£1.14 / €1.49)
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion - RCMADIAX (£1.34 / €1.49)

Teslagrad - Rain Games ($9.99)
Chariot - Frima Studio Inc ($9.75)
Tengami - Nyamyam ($4.99)
Chasing Aurora - Broken Rules ($3.99)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! - ZeNfA Productions ($2.15)
Turtle Tale - Saturnine Games ($1.99)

Random Time! - Doritos wishes Pokemon happy 20th anniversary

A little Super Bowl commercial cross promotion going on. Doesn't make a ton of sense, but cool to see nonetheless!

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash - Japanese sales details

- 55,331 units sold in its first week
- sold through about 80 percent of its initial shipment
- New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis sold 57,000 copies in its first week and went on to move 247,000 units in total

Medabots Girls Mission - preorder bonuses

Those that grab Medabots Girls Mission early in Japan can look forward to a couple bonuses. Early purchasers will have a chance to grab a special art book with character designs and much more. On top of that, launch copies let you get a special 3DS theme based on the version you buy.