The Global Testpunch is SO close to happening. Can't wait to get in there and get my ass kicked!
A portion of a Siliconera interview with Masaya Matsuura of NanaOnSha, and Keiichi Yano of iNiS J...
S: That rap-battle element of Project Rap Rabbit is quite ambitious. What was the seed behind this more involving back-and-forth system?
Yano: We wanted to create something that was new and fresh but at the same time familiar. We didn’t just want to focus on rhythm mechanics, but we did wanted to look at other types of mechanics that would be valid for a new type of music rhythm action game. As we were thinking about what the storyline would be, there’s a lot of messages we wanted to put in that, so we thought rap would be the perfect vehicle for that. Not to mention, obviously, a lot of people can look back to PaRappa as part of that lineage.
I think between those two elements is why we ended up settling on rap, and it allowed us to really think about “what rap really is” and what goes on in the minds of rappers when they’re actually doing it. That whole exercise of thinking about that is how we landed into this unique gameplay that we developed. It’s very interesting, and it’s different because it’s not just so focused on the rhythm. That’s where we’re seeing a lot of excitement on the idea.
If you’ve ever seen a freestyle rap battle, you’re kinda queuing off of each other. You’re listening as well as emoting, and as Matsuura-san mentioned earlier, that call-and-response mechanism was originally in PaRappa as well. He’s always had the idea that musicians don’t just play music, they’re listening to the music at the same time as they’re playing it. And that was an important concept for us to incorporate into this as well.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology - official info on Vault of Time and Sub-History episodes, more screens
■ Extra Dungeon: “Vault of Time”
The extra dungeon, “Vault of Time,” is a new element in the 3DS remake of Radiant Historia. After you progress through a certain amount of the game, Lippti will request that you go the “Vault of Time.” From that point, you can visit the Vault of Time from Historia.
The Vault of Time is an extra dungeon where powerful enemies run rampant. Since you can’t use items, preserving your MP is the key to clearing it.
The extra dungeon is divided into a few areas, which you will gradually be able to access the further you advance the story. The enemies become stronger the deeper into the dungeon you go, but the rewards are plentiful.
If you defeat an enemy in the Vault of Time, you can obtain “Moments,” a special currency used only in the Vault of Time, which can be exchanged for valuable items. You can obtain items that cannot be purchased in ordinary shops and can only be obtained here, such as “Secret Books” to learn “Support Skills,” which are also a new feature in the 3DS remake.
“Sub-History” is the newly added third scenario in the 3DS remake of Radiant Historia.
“Dunamis” is a ship piloted by Nemesia able to fly about a number of potential worlds. Nemesia is searching for items called “Artifacts” that are key to stopping the continent’s desertification.
Episode: “The Saint Speaks”
“The Saint Speaks” is an episode from the Sub-History story. In a potential world of Alistel, Noah, the founding father and charismatic ruler, was giving an address. Meanwhile, intel surfaces that someone from Heiss plotting to assassinate Noah has slipped into the castle. It seems this may have a connection to the Artifacts Nemesia is looking for…
Episode: “A Promise that Crosses Time”
“A Promise that Crosses Time” is an episode from the Sub-History story. In searching for Artifacts, Stocke and Nemesia visit a potential world of Granorg. The two look for a certain pendant, but…?
■ First-Print Bonus
First-print copies of Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology include a download code for the “Character Deformation Pack,” which changes the standard illustrations of the 10 main characters to chibi illustrations drawn by CHANxCO.
Competitive racing using horses that is popular in certain countries. If you win a race, you will get items as well. Drive ahead of your formidable rivals, and aim for the goal at the top. On the course, there may also be jump stands and places with bad footing. But aim for victory, beat your record, and challenge the races time and time again!
Exchange G (gold) for coins and take on various games. You can exchange the coins you earn for wonderful prizes. Games pictured include the slot machine, poker, and roulette.
Also worth noting, by completing quests, you can resolve peoples’ problems and take on formidable enemies. You can also collect medals to get small rewards.
- learn unique skills in each class
- a sub-class can be used concurrently with your main class
- develop a character that specializes in attacks and support, or one that compensates for its weak points
Landsknecht main class, which specializes in close-range attacks, with a Runemaster sub-class, which specializes in long-range attacks through elemental magic. This turns the character into a powerful attacker regardles of distance.
Hexer main class, which specializes at exploiting the enemy’s weakness, with a Paladin sub-class, who boasts of high defense. This also enables the character to equip a shield to cover its low defense.
- Nadica, a mysterious girl who calls herself a reporter and is fixated on getting to Yggdrasil
な・な・なんと！今日はカービィさんがリサイタルを開催するとのこと！— 星のカービィ25周年 (@Kirby25thJP) May 25, 2017
I'm pretty eager to see what this new Kirby game is all about. I imagine we'll see it at some point during E3. If not during the Spotlight presentation, I'd hope during the Treehouse Live segments!
Think you have what it takes to claim one of these medals during our Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers tournament on 5/27? pic.twitter.com/sJ0mA0LTFI— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) May 24, 2017
If there are any GoNintendo readers hopping in on this tournament, I wish you the best of luck. Make sure you tweet/email me when you come home with your medal!
- in the second case, the victim is a man who was living in the same boarding house at Natsume Souseki
- the two were acquainted, and frequently got into arguments over Shakespeare.
- Natsume Souseki the first one to discover the body, and the last person to see the victim alive
- Souseki was also the one who made the tea that seems to have poisoned him
- he gets arrested on the spot by Tobias Greggson
- Souseki says the place is supposed to be cursed, mentioning many people who lived there and died mysteriously
- hearing this convinces Sherlock Holmes to investigate this murder
- one of witnesses called upon is a rather curious man known as Decago Mieterman
- he was caught trying to peek inside the apartment by Naruhodou Ruunosuke
- this case is said to take place before Natsume Souseki returns to Japan
- you'll get to dust for fingerprints, using one of Sherlock Holmes’ inventions for that
Here’s details and artworks for the new and returning characters:
Mikotoba Susato (voiced by Kana Hanazawa): due to a certain case, she travels back to Japan, but she can’t help but worry about Ryuunosuke. That’s what the scene from the first trailer, with Susato putting a flower on a grave, is about. Returning character from Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken
Iris Watson (voiced by Misaki Kuno): a genius child, who is only 10 year but also has a PhD and has even written a book. Returning character from Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken
Barok van Zieks (voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda): a legendary prosecutor, known as the Shinigami (God of Death). When he stands in court, none of the accused has ever escaped death (hence his nickname), even innocent people. He seems to have irrational hatred of Japanese people. Returning character from Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken
Tobias Greggson: a member of the London Metropolitan Police Department, and more precisely the homicide department. He always conduct his investigations extremely seriously, but never without some good ol’ fish & chips. He appears in a pretty famous book (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes), which is something he’s really proud of (though he does not let that gets to his head). A returning character from Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken
Decargo Mieterman: a mysterious man that Naruhodou Ryuunosuke spotted during the investigation. He was trying to peek inside the apartment where the murder took place. A new character.
The video above shows off the capture Capcom did for the tap-dancing animation that appears in the game.