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GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 758

The one where we talk about Donkey Kong's banana

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

Mom Brain is away, so the boys will play! In other words, we just act even dumber and go off on stupid rants. We had fun doing it, so hopefully you'll have fun listening!


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Fire Emblem: Three Houses co-director discusses the challenge of creating Maddening Mode

They've gone mad, I tell you!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans who really want a challenge can give the game's Maddening Mode a shot, which certainly cranks up the difficulty to some pretty intense levels. In an interview with Famitsu, co-director Toshiyuki Kusakihara discussed the challenge of developing that mode.

After the game was initially released, we heard that a lot of people weren’t satisfied with the game’s difficulty – Maddening mode seemed to be pretty well received with that crowd. Nevertheless, fine tuning the mode was actually incredibly difficult. The characters’ strength can vary greatly from player to player depending on how they spend their time at the monastery. We were mostly concerned with keeping everybody playing even in more challenging situations – that was pretty difficult.

Pokemon Masters dataminers discover event schedules for March 2020 and more

A look at what's coming up

We've already had some datamined details from Pokemon Masters earlier in the week, but now we have even more insight into what's coming up. Dataminers have discovered the event schedule for some of the content hitting in March, which you can see below.

Battle Villa Opens: February 28th
Red & Charizard Poke Fair Scout: February 28th ~ March 16th
Elesa & Rotom Spotlight Scout: February 28th ~ March 16th
Shining Star (Story Event): February 28th ~ March 16th
Lurking Shadow Rerun (Mewtwo Legendary Event): March 6th ~ March 16th
Sabrina & Alakazam Spotlight Scout: March 16th ~ March 31st
Fantina & Mismagius Spotlight Scout: March 19th ~ April 9th

Super Rare Games reveals physical releases for Dandara, SteamWorld Heist, Darkwood, Freedom Finger, Mechstermination Force, The Sexy Brutale, and Assault Android Cactus+

Not so rare anymore!

Super Rare Games has been teasing a slew of Switch titles that are getting the physical treatment, and now we know seven of those games. Super Rare is going to be offering up retail versions of the following games in the near future.

- Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
- SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition
- Darkwood
- Freedom Finger
- Mechstermination Force
- The Sexy Brutale
- Assault Android Cactus+

Talk about a stellar lineup! There's some indie darlings in there, as well as some games that definitely deserve more recognition and attention (I'm looking at you, Dandara!). Hopefully we get some exact release dates for these games in the near future.

Checking out Jakks Pacific's Nintendo merch at Toy Fair 2020

Let's have a little fun!

Jakks Pacific has a long history of creating all sorts of Nintendo merch over the years, and they're continuing the collab in 2020. The company was showing off some of their up-and-coming Nintendo toys at Toy Fair 2020, and you can check out some of those items in the video above.

Platinum looks back on creating Bayonetta, recall a moment that made the dev team cheer

A hairy situation

Bayonetta eventually made its way to Nintendo platforms, but it certainly took some time. The game originally made its way to Xbox 360 and PS3, and in the latest issue of Famitsu, both Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya from Platinum look back on the game's development. Check out their comments below.

Atsushi Inaba, game designer: “The first game I was involved in development with at Platinum was Bayonetta.”

Hideki Kamiya, director: “Bayonetta was originally developed for Xbox 360, and we didn’t even think about developing it for PlayStation 3.”

Inaba: “We didn’t know which console’s players would enjoy our games more, so we prioritized the console that was easier to develop for. We couldn’t afford to think about a multiplatform release.

Kamiya: “I remember there was a great big cheer at the development studio when we tested out Bayonetta summoning demons and losing her clothes.”

Inaba: “Not in a dirty way. It was a joyous cheer to celebrate that our ideas all fit together well.”

Did You Know Gaming - Every Cancelled N64 Game (Part 2)

Did you know?

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at EVERY cancelled N64 game, including South Park 2, Glover 2, and Doom Absolution.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - French commercial

What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

Switch eShop charts for Feb. 22nd, 2020

First place stolen!

Once again, today's Switch eShop charts show us the power of a sale. Thief Simulator had its price slashed for a short time, and it caused the game to shoot straight up to the top of the charts. Even Animal Crossing: New Horizons couldn't compete! Check out how things played out in the top 20 below.

All Games

1. Thief Simulator
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. Just Dance 2020
4. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
5. Unravel Two
6. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
7. Sonic Mania
8. Minecraft
9. Stardew Valley
10. Child of Light Ultimate Edition
11. Cuphead
12. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
14. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
15. Timberman VS
16. Monopoly
17. Dead Cells
18. Pokemon Sword
19. SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog
20. Sonic Forces
21. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
22. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
23. Street Basketball
24. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
25. Goblin Sword
26. Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition
27. Untitled Goose Game
28. Overcooked 2
29. Diablo III: Eternal Collection
30. Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition

Download-Only Games

1. Thief Simulator
2. Stardew Valley
3. Child of Light Ultimate Edition
4. Cuphead
5. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
6. Timberman VS
7. SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog
8. Street Basketball
9. Goblin Sword
10. Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition
11. Untitled Goose Game
12. Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
13. Hollow Knight
14. Classic Games Collection Vol. 1
15. Uno
16. Human: Fall Flat
17. Okami HD
18. Moto Rush GT
19. Phantom Doctrine
20. Cat Quest
21. Celeste
22. Toki Tori
23. My Brother Rabbit
24. Valiant Hearts
25. Outlast II
26. Resident Evil Revelations 2
27. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
28. Freecell Solitaire Deluxe
29. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
30. Fishing Universe Simulator

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