Player summons and fights in Astral Chain are inspired by Pokémon

PlatinumGames director Takahisa Taura has revealed that certain elements in Astral Chain are inspired by Pokémon. "In Astral Chain, the player summons & fights alongside a Legion," Taura said. "I really love Pokémon, so maybe the idea of calling on another character to fight alongside was greatly influenced by my childhood gaming experiences of growing … Continue reading Player summons and fights in Astral Chain are inspired by Pokémon

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Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot results may be used to determine which new fighters make it into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch

According to the Japanese version of the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, data collected from it may be used for future Super Smash Bros. titles, including the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch, which is set to arrive later this year. As you may recall, Platinum Games' … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot results may be used to determine which new fighters make it into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch

Bayonetta 2 includes reference to Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch

There's a subtle reference to Super Smash Bros. in the recently-released Nintendo Switch version of Bayonetta 2. It consists of a brief message from the character Rodin addressed to Bayonetta, who is the last playable fighter added to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It reads the following: Bayonetta, something came in … Continue reading Bayonetta 2 includes reference to Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sun and Moon selected as one of the best Nintendo 3DS games to play in 2017 by Famitsu

This week’s issue of Famitsu has a year-end post featuring a slew of developers and industry members. Representatives from Square Enix, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Koei Tecmo, Platinum Games and other companies were asked to rank their top five games played from January to December, 2017. Nintendo 3DS-specific: 1. Dragon Quest XI 2. Monster Hunter XX … Continue reading Pokémon Sun and Moon selected as one of the best Nintendo 3DS games to play in 2017 by Famitsu