GoNintendo Video - My Parents Play: Bayonetta

Instead of missing one week, we missed two. So sue me, why don't you!? The good news is, Parents Play is back! This is the video we recorded last week, but I just got to editing it now. That means we're back on track with episodes!

I certainly hope you're excited, because a TON of you have been asking to see my parents play Bayonetta. Now you've finally got your wish, so please enjoy the beautiful disaster.

Mario Sports Superstars - info on total playable characters & more

Five full-on sports—Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing—bring the challenge and depth you demand to Nintendo 3DS™ systems. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you're on the road to superstardom!

Before long, you'll have mastered the ins and outs of each sport: learn when to use an infield shift in Baseball, change your team’s formation in Soccer, and more. Even Horse Racing is surprisingly deep! Build a stable of horses and train them well to win the day in the first-ever horse races in series history. But remember: these aren't normal sports—they're Mario Sports. Expect unexpected thrills and power up to stomp the competition.

- Five full-featured sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing!
- Play as your favorite Mario characters, like Yoshi, Bowser, Peach, and more!
- Horse Racing makes it's Mario Sports debut
- Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*
- Single-player tournaments and training mode provide hours of feverish fun

Super Mario Maker for 3DS - Japanese sales info

As we've already shared, Super Mario Maker for 3DS sold roughly 150k copies during launch week in Japan. This number equals out to about 50% of the initial shipment. Also worth noting, the first week sales for the 3DS version beat out the first week of the Wii U version, which moved 137k units.

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ once again teased for Switch by Nicalis

Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez sent out a series of numbered tweets that, at face value, seemed to be about The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ development progress. The thing is, when you read the first word of every tweet, it spells out a secret message. Since the last tweet starts with the game's full title, The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+, we'll start with each tweet after that. The message you get is.

The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ coming to switch spring 2017

As many of you know, I am friends with Tyrone. I can tell you that this secret message stuff is right up his alley. It's certainly something he would do. On top of that, we've had a ton of other pseudo-confirmations of this game coming to Switch. This is just the icing on the cake.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns - Localization Blog #1

Howdy, everyone!

I’m writing from down on the (localization) farm with an update. The past two months have seen a bevy of releases, from Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity to Xanadu Next, but there hasn’t been much news on one of our biggest titles, STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns, after the pre-order bonus capybara plushy announcement.

I’m one of the newest members of the XSEED team—though this is my third time working for the company (long story)—and I’ve been guiding Trio of Towns from the editing phase through QA testing. My super senpai Brittany strongly encouraged me to write a localization blog (or 10), so I thought I’d take a quick break from the text farm to give you all a brief introduction to this new, enormous entry in the series.

…And I mean enormous. This Japanese text for this game is around 2 million characters, making it easily the biggest title in the series’ 20-year history. (For comparison, the last Story of Seasons title had 1.7 million characters.)

That’s a big number, and maybe a little hard to wrap your head around. Consider these two things:

1. We expect full-time translators to complete 125,000 characters a month.

2. As with past titles, we created a spreadsheet containing all text in the game. See localization blogs about the last Story of Seasons title and Trails in the Sky Second Chapter for more on this. For the latter title, in particular, the spreadsheet was too large to use. We solved this problem for Trio of Towns by making TWO spreadsheets.

Check out the full blog and screens here

GoNintendo - Today's BIG Story recap: Dec. 5th to 9th, 2016

Did you miss our first full week of our "Today's BIG Story" features? You can check out the entire week's recap in the video collection below! If you like what you see, we'd really appreciate a like on the vids and a subscription to the channel. Thanks!

Wii U eShop charts - Dec. 9th, 2016


1. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
4. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
5. FAST Racing Neo
6. Kirby Mass Attack
7. Super Mario World
8. Super Mario 64
9. Super Mario Bros. 3
10. Super Mario 3D World
11. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
12. Zelda: Skyward Sword
13. Super Mario Bros.
14. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
15. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
16. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
17. Mario Party 10
18. LEGO Jurassic World
19. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
20. Super Mario RPG


1. First look at Nintendo’s new home gaming system
2. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition
3. Paper Mario: Color Splash – A Splash of Mystery
4. Pokken Tournament TV Spot
5. Paper Mario: Color Splash – Time to Make a Splash!
6. Zelda: Breath of the Wild E3 2016 Trailer
7. Paper Mario: Color Splash TV Spot
8. Just Dance 2017 Trailer
9. Lost Reavers Trailer
10. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
11. Super Mario Maker Key Update Video
12. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips
13. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins
14. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2
15. Super Mario 3D World Accolades Trailer
16. Super Play Time – Splatoon – First Dip
17. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Heroes Showdown Trailer
18. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
19. Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese Trailer
20. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer