Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan dev on how the game started life as an NES title

From NES to Switch

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan hit the Switch back in Sept. 2019, and it certainly looks like something that could have been made for the NES. In a dev blog for the title, we learn that the game actually did start life as an NES project. Check out a snippet from the blog below.

When we started working on Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan back in 2014, it was supposed to be an NES game. I was one of the project leads and helped with story, character development, game direction, and testing. We love Montezuma’s Revenge – so we wanted to create a Montezuma’s Revenge-type clone for the NES. We’re all fans of the Battle Kid games by Sivak Games as well; if you’re not familiar with these two games, they’re platformer homebrew games for the NES.

Full blog here

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town allows for female main characters to pursue relationships with female bachelorettes

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is now available in Japan, which has given us some new details on the mechanics. Thanks to hands-on impressions, we now know that female main characters can pursue relationships with and marry other bachelorettes. The purple, yellow, and orange heart event, firework, Starry Night, Forever Flower, and wedding elements are all still included.

More details on 7-Eleven's Pokemon Sword and Shield campaign

Clear file offer

As we mentioned earlier today, 7-Eleven Japan is running an exclusive campaign for Pokemon Sword and Shield. This campaign will give customers who purchase two eligible Pouch Gelatins an original Pokemon A5 Clear File. There are 5 designs to choose from, and each 7-Eleven location will receive 40 clear files.

Official Pikachu and Eevee 'room shoes' releasing in Japan

Slip these babies on

Japanese company Small Planet, which recently released a series of Pokemon-themed hats for cats and dogs, are now offering up something for humans. The company has revealed Pikachu and Eevee 'room shoes,' which are due out in Japan before the month ends, and each pair costs 2,500 yen.

Overwatch: Legendary Edition Japanese cover art revealed

Yes, with a real game card

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the official cover art for Overwatch: Legendary Edition in Japan. This version of the game includes a game card, as well as a code to redeem for 3 months of Switch Online.

My Time at Portia update now available

A new update is now available for My Time at Portia. We don't have the version number, but we do have details below.

- Fixed an issue that could cause the Workshop Relic Machine to crash upon use.
- Fixed an issue with late game memory crashes.
- Fixed an issue causing the game to softlock during cutscenes.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince soundtrack now available to purchase

Listen up!

Just the other day, Frozenbyte released the Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince soundtrack for free via YouTube. What about those who actually want to own the soundtrack? That option is now available as well. You can download the entire soundtrack for $10 right here.

Dragon Quest XI S update available

Square-Enix has released an update for Dragon Quest XI S. We don't have a version number or full patch notes, but we do know that the update fixes issues with skills related specific characters and issues related to certain equipment.

Susume!! Mamotte Knight DLC plans revealed

New content coming in December

Ancient has announced DLC plans for Susume!! Mamotte Knight. The first batch of DLC will hit Japan in December 2019, and will include a new story, new map, and new skills. There will also be FM Sound Source packs released, with the first being “MD&PC88SBⅡ,” with more to release in 2020.

Door Kickers: Action Squad heading to Switch in Japan on Oct. 28th, 2019

Door's open

Killhouse Games have already announced that Door Kickers: Action Squad is coming to Switch on Oct. 28th, 2019 in North America and Europe. Now we know the game will launch the same day in Japan. The title is priced at ¥1,500, includes English language support and takes up 89 MB.


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