GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - How'd you enjoy today's Nintendo Direct?

Man, that Nintendo Direct brought a TON of content with it. So many assets to go through. My head is pounding from staring at a computer screen all evening/night. I need to take a break! See you in a few, short hours.

Thought I'd do something a little different today. We always talk about Nintendo Directs and all the content that comes from them. What we DON'T do is actually ask you guys to vote on the presentation! I whipped up a quick poll to get a feeling for how you guys enjoyed/didn't enjoy the Direct. Just click one of the options below and cast your vote!

How did you enjoy the April 1st Nintendo Direct?
I thought it was perfect!
I thought it was good.
I thought it sub-par.
I thought it was terrible.
Poll Maker

Obviously, if you'd like to elaborate upon your answer, you can do so via this post or Twitter. The poll is fun and all, but we're even more interested in hearing detailed reasoning for why you made the choice you did!

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is for New 3DS/XL only, not original 3DS

I just had a conversation with Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez about The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. The title is coming to Wii U, but it seems that not every 3DS owner is going to get to play the game. The game is only going to be made available to New 3DS/XL owners, so original 3DS/2DS owners are out of luck.

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Donkey Kong 64 - Wii U VC GamePad footage

Direct link here

Splatoon amiibo 3-pack - tentative pricing

A look at more new StreetPass Mii Plaza content - new speech bubbles, tile reordering

Some of these features may end up being tied to just the StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium download. Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!

SMT X Fire Emblem producer shares insight into the game's development (fan translation)

Thanks to VGAMER for the heads up!

Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem – Producer
Shinjiro Takada


It’s nice to meet all of you, or shall I say, see all of you again. This is Shinjiro Takada from ATLUS. Usually, I am responsible for working on the Devil Survivor* series, but this time, I was tasked with working on the production for the upcoming crossover title “Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem*”

After over two long years of keeping you waiting, we felt it was finally time to showcase this game. Did you have a look at the new PV*?

This is the result of our collaboration work on the “Fire Emblem” series. I think many people will find it quite different than they had originally expected. Originally, it was very challenging for us to get the “Fire Emblem” aspect into the game, but we worked carefully with Nintendo to ensure it’d work well and deliver the feeling you get from the series.
But, “as long as development of this title conforms with what Intelligent Systems originally would have wanted, and ATLUS develops it and triumphs through it, then ATLUS’ work is good.”

It was following that that we were able to come to our conclusion and settle on the concept for this project. As a result of this, “Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem” follows the basic axis of what I would say are “Realistic characters who suffer from many conflicts and worries in modern-day Japan” in this RPG. It was capturing the feeling of “Fire Emblem” that was the real challenge during the development of this concept, as this is a collaboration.

In this PV, many people may find it hard to understand where the essence of “Fire Emblem” comes into play. However, this will be explained more in the future, so please wait for a follow-up to this.

The character designs that would become the face of this project were designed by toi8*, who we had requested to assist us. Even though “Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem” follows its own world and has a touch of fresh colors and poppy visuals, we wanted to make it easy to get into the world of this game, while still making it look refined and familiar for those who are fans of the series.

Although only four characters appear in the spotlight of this PV, there are more characters (some of which make a quick appearance in the PV) prepared for the future, so please stay tuned!

It should also be noted that “Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem” has given us the opportunity to work with other developers. This time, in the first edition of this creators’ blog, you got to hear comments from me, the top batter of the project. But, we have interviews planned with other ATLUS staff and developers in the future, so we hope everyone will enjoy it!

While development has finally reached its climax, and we are celebrating that, there is still a ways to go. We are working hard on to bring this game to you with our staff. However, there is still some work to be done, so this game will be released this winter. We thank you for your patience, and hope to make a project with our team that everyone can enjoy!

*”Illusory Revelations ♯ Fire Emblem” is not the official localized title, and is a translation of the title by us.

*”PV” stands for “promo video” or “promotional video” and is usually what most trailers are called for Japanese games.

*”Devil Survivor” is a series that was originally released for the Nintendo DS in Japan and North America in 2009 with its first title “Megami Ibunroku: Devil Survivor”. This game was localized under the title of “Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor” in international regions, and has seen massive success, branching off into a sequel as well as an enhanced port of the first two games for the Nintendo 3DS.

*”toi8 (といはち)” is an artist who does character designs for different types of media.


This interview was translated by Mystic of TRADUKO Soft. You are free to share this interview anywhere you’d like, as long as you credit me. Please note that as this is a translated interview, certain translations may differ from the original Japanese text. TRADUKO Soft claims no rights to anything by ATLUS, Intelligent Systems, Nintendo, or any of their franchises, which includes FIRE EMBLEM or the SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI franchise. This is a translated interview for fans to enjoy. Please stay tuned for more in the future as they become available!


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