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Fan-Art: Custom Undertale amiibo

Perhaps one day we can see an official Undertale amiibo released. Stranger things have happened! If there ever were real-deal Undertale amiibo, you can bet your ass I'd collect them all!

Fans put together 'Super Mario 'Bloco' Carnival Party' in Rio de Janeiro

We usually end up sharing one of these videos every year, and yet again we have the latest installment. These are some really dedicated fans!

Kuru Kuru Kururin coming to North America for the first time via Wii U VC tomorrow

Reach your goal by steering the Helirin to the goal!

Kururin's brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In his special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons, and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.

Full hub page here

Nintendo America asks fans to take social media survey


Mega Man creator details how the series came to be

A portion of an interview from 2011, featuring Mega Man manga artist Hitoshi Ariga and Akira Kitamura, the creator of Mega Man...

Kitamura: I joined Capcom as a graphic designer, but very quickly I became seduced by the lure of game design, so I requested a transfer to the planning team. I found out, however, that I still had a lot to learn about games and hardware. After a period of study and working on various projects, the Mega Man development began. But as I thought about game design then, I started to wonder if designers had really thought deeply about enemy placement and behavior.

I’m sure you’ve experienced this before, Ariga, but in an action game or platformer, there’s often that one part in a stage where you always die, right? And quite often in those parts, it’s the way the enemies act that’s totally unfair and absurd, don’t you think?

Ariga: Ah… yeah! That’s true.

Kitamura: In fact, no matter what game, it’s those difficulty spikes that become the bottlenecks for players, and leave them with the impression that the game was too hard. And yet, at the same time, it’s a fact that those tough parts also comprise some of the core gameplay in any game.

Well, in order to sort it all out for myself, I decided to play a bunch of different games and study just those difficult sections, replaying them over and over. In the Rockman Tanjou Densetsu comic, where you mentioned my character being locked away playing games all day, I guessed that you were referring to that experience.

Also, two of my personal goals for Mega Man were to create a game where all the stages could be cleared in an hour, and to make something that players would want to come back to again and again. To that end, I actually calculated the total number of stages by measuring Mega Man’s walking speed and seeing how long it would take to get through each stage. I then split that up so that the first half of the game would be the robot master stages, and the second would be the Wily stages.

Full interview here (thanks Megashock100!)

Ace Attorney 6 - tons of screens/art, details on gameplay flow

Ace Attorney 6

Gameplay flow:

- a murder happens
- the person who will become your client gets arrested
- you go investigate in order to gather evidence to use in court
- you defend your client in court using the evidence found during the investigation part by questioning witnesses
- the previous two points repeat until you get a not-guilty verdict (usually, only once)

Investigations:

- you go to the crime scene in order to investigate
- various locations to take a look at
- examine various points of interest in order to get clues, evidence, or simply some interesting/funny dialogue
- on the crime scene, you look around in order to find clues and evidence
- look at the crime scene at different angles.
- talk to people you meet during the investigation
- present evidence to those people in order to get some reactions
- if you present the right evidence to the right person, you will get some precious details and/or evidence
- free to go wherever you want during investigation parts again

Court

- goal is to get a not-guilty verdict for your client
- listen to the testimonies of various witnesses and try to find contradictions
- check the evidence in the Court Records frequently
- once you’ve found a contradiction, you can press for more details or raise an objection by presenting evidence
- if you present evidence carelessly, you will get penalized
- after too many penalties, you will get a Game Over

Mood Matrix,

- during certain sections, you will be able to use the Mood Matrix to find contradictions in witnesses’ testimonies
- while you listen to their testimony, you look at the Mood Matrix and point out any strange behavior
- this can include a witness being overly happy when they should be sad
- find the source of that “emotional contradiction” to get closer to the truth