Perfectly Nintendo is now on Patreon!

A few weeks ago, we launched a call for help, detailing various ways for our readers to help us. Quite a few of you asked us why we didn’t simply launch a Patreon campaign, which has worked well for various websites and/or creators. Well, we heard you: Perfectly Nintendo is now on Patreon!

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Puzzle & Dragons X: collab. with MH Stories / Taiko Drum Master, anime cast, more


We just added some videos and details: Commercial, trailer for the anime series, Monster Hunter Stories collaboration trailer, VS Mode footage, and D-Gear + Armour Drops showcase!


Today, during a special stage for the GungHo Festival 2016, GungHo revealed two collaborations for Puzzle & Dragons X, but also the cast for the anime series (which will debut on July 4), and more.

Puzzle & Dragons XCollaborations

The collaborations for Puzzle & Dragons X are with Monster Hunter Stories and Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure. From the first one, the Rathalos and the Nargacuga will both appear in Puzzle & Dragons X as enemy bosses. If you read our previous reports about the game, you’re probably wondering “Well then, that means we’ll be able to create Soul Armour based on those two monsters?!”…

… and the answer is yes! Unfortunately, we don’t know what kind of special properties the special Soul Armour will have (other than looking pretty cool). One thing we do know is that to get this collaboration, you will first need to beat a colleboration quest to be released on August 10th. It also looks like a trailer was shown to the audience, so we should be getting it sometime next week!

Here’s the trailer for the Puzzle & Dragons X + Monster Hunter Stories collaboration:

As for the collaboration with Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure, it will work both ways:

  • you will be able to befriend Don-chan and Tamazo X Don-chan (a special Tamazo dressed as Don-chan) in Puzzle & Dragons X;
  • you will be able to get music from Puzzle & Dragons X in Taiko Drum Master: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure on the same day Puzzle & Dragons X comes out (July 18th), as free DLC. You will also be able to add Tamazo X Don-chan to your party in Adventure Mode.

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Daily Briefs (May 29): DJMax Encore / Famicom / Space Probe / Toon Tanks

Today’s Daily Briefs:

  • Famicom / NES
  • DJMax Encore
  • Space Probe
  • Pokémon
  • Circle Ent.
  • Toon Tanks

Famicom / NES

Want to take a (not so) quick trip down the memory lane? Here’s a YouTube playlist with 190 commercials for the Famicom (NES) and its games!

Thanks Simon Carless / Source Gaming for the heads up.

DJMax Encore

This week-end, at the London MCM Comic Con, Rising Star Games showcased an unnannounced game for the Nintendo 3DS: DJMax Encore. The DJMax Portable series is the handheld variant of the DJMax series (DJ-themed rhythm games), and first appeared on the PSP.

Very little is known about the game (which hasn’t been officially announced yet), but it seems like it’s based on DJMax Portable 2 / DJMax Portable Hot Tunes. As for the game, there is several modes:

  • 4 Button
  • 5 Button
  • 6 Button

The game uses the D-Pad and the Y,X, and A buttons. The background animations are played on the top screen, and notes are displayed on the bottom screen.

Here’s some pictures:

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!

Source: Parallax Play

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A Week at the Source: Week 21, 2016

In collaboration with Source Gaming, we’re bringing you these weekly recaps of the various articles, features, podcasts, and other content published during the past week on their website. The goal of those weekly recaps is for you to discover some quality content about various topics, with obviously a focus on Nintendo platforms.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Source Gaming presents: The Month of May-lay!

Month-of-May-layFor May, Source Gaming has launched a project called The Month of May-lay. During May, they will post plenty of translated material from the official Super Smash Bros. Melee website (with at least one post a day). That includes an 8-part roundtable Sakurai held with the music and sound directors, and more.

You can learn more about the Month of May-lay by clicking here!

Battle-RecordsThe 20th article for the Month of May-Lay is about the Battle Records. Thanks to this feature, players can check out how many KOs they caused, how many times they got KOed (and by which characters), along with plenty of other useful (or simply funny) stats. It’s a pretty lengthy post, which details all four submenus of Battle Records: Snapshots, Archives, Melee Records, and Special.

Click here to check it out!

OptionsThe 21st article for the Month of May-Lay is about Options.  In this post, Masahiro Sakurai introduces and gives explainations about not just the options that apply to the game itself, but also those to be found in the Custom Rules menu.

Click here to check it out!

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Splatoon: Squid Sisters live album announced, Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2 coming next month

Today is Splatoon’s very first Anniversary, and Nintendo has decided to celebrate it by making several announcements. First, there was a new Wii U Premium Pack, which was announced a few hours earlier. But it turns out Nintendo had more surprises in store!

SplattiversarySquid Sisters Live Album

Remember the two live performances by the Squid Sisters, at the Game Party Japan in January, and at the NicoNico Choukagi event in April? Did you like them? If yes, you’re in luck: Nintendo announced that a Squid Sisters Live Album called “Splatoon Live in Makuhari – Squid Sister Live” would be released on July 13th in Japan, and would cost 2 700 Yen.

This album will include the full recording of both live perfomances by the Squid Sisters (including their talking to fans), at the Game Party Japan and at the NicoNico Choukagi event. The album will also include the original recording of the two original tracks which debuted during the second live performance:

  • Tokimeki ☆ Bomb Rush (Callie)
  • Sumisoae no Yoru (Marie)

The album also includes the demo version of High-Color Sinker / City of Color, from the Splatune CD (original soundtrack). It will also come with a booklet, label, and jacket designed by the development team, featuring exclusive artworks drawn by Seita Inoue.

Here’s the illustration used for the Splatoon Live in Makuhari – Squid Sister Live live album:

Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2

Today, the Squid Research Lab also announced that the Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2 would be released next month, on June 8th. Unfortunately, we don’t quite know what weapons will be included this time around (though you can see them on the box below), but obviously, more details will be revealed in the upcoming days (including the patchnotes for the update).

Reminder: the CoroCoro collaboration gear will be included in the Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2, though it’s not clear if Europe and North America will also get it.

Famitsu article

But that’s not all! Famitsu also announced that in the next issue (which happens to be a special issue celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the magazine), there will be a special article about the 1st Anniversary of Splatoon, with details about the live album, an in-depth look at the Sheldon’s Pick Vol .1, and even a special artwork of the Squid Sisters.

Here’s the preview from Famitsu magazine:

Tower Records

Earlier today, Tower Records uploaded a rather intiguing commercial… it looks like something will happen there on June 24th. Is it related to the Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Squid Sisters Live- album, coming out in July?


Nintendo also announced some more merchandise, with some t-shirts, armbands, caps, tote bags, towels, badges, and more from EDITMODE (to be released in July):

Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated with the Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Squid Sisters, and the next Software update with the Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2.

Daigasso! Band Brothers P Debut

Finally, don’t forget that plenty of songs from Splatoon are available in Daigasso! Band Brothers P Debut in Japan (including the live version of some tracks):

If you’re interested, some Splatoon goodies are available on Play-Asia and CD Japan, such as the Splatoon playing cards, the diorama kits, and more! [NB: affiliate links]

Source: Famitsu / Nintendo / Nintendo / Nintendo

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Splatoon: Wii U bundle (w. amiibo) announced for Japan, 1st Anniversary illustration

Today, Splatoon celebrates its very first Anniversary. Indeed, it’s exactly one year ago that the game came out in Japan, on May 28th (one day before Europe and North America). What was at first a rather intriguing (and often misunderstood) project from Nintendo ended up one of the most successful new IP of the generation, with over 4 million units sold worldwide.

To celebrate this first Anniversary, the Squid Research Lab shared the following illustration:

But that’s not all… Nintendo also announced a second Splatoon Premium Pack for the Wii U. It will be released on July 7th in Japan (on the same day as the new amiibo), will cost 39 960 Yen, and will include the following:

  • contents of the Wii U Premium Pack
  • Splatoon (pre-loaded)
  • Marie & Callie amiibo

Here’s pictures of the packaging:

Last year, the Splatoon Premium Pack was extremely popular, and sold out even before the end of the holiday period. There’s no doubt that this bundle will be equally popular, and will sell out pretty quickly (which explains why it remains quite pricy: Nintendo knows pretty well it will sell). Unfortunately, we don’t know if Nintendo plans to release this bundle in Europe and North America in the upcoming months.

This new bundle has been added to our Upcoming Releases page!

Source: Squid Research Lab (1 / 2)

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Famitsu: scans of the week (May 26th)

This week, the following games are featured in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine (June 9-16th, 2016):

  • Zero Time Dilemma (Nintendo 3DS) [4 pages]
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (Nintendo 3DS) [1 page]
  • Pokémon Comaster (Android, iOS)
  • -Chase- Mikaiketsu Jiken Sousaka ~Tooi Kioku~ / -Chase- The Unsolved Case Division (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo eShop) [2 pages]
  • and more…

But also:

  • Pokémon series
  • and more…

Here’s the scans for that issue (just after the break!):

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Monster Hunter Generations: localisation blog post #1 (Title and Process)

Monster Hunter GenerationsWith both Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom published regular blog posts over at Capcom Unity, in order to talk about the localisation process of both games. They detailed how the name of monsters were translated (sometimes talking about the translations in other languages than English), the kind of issues they ran up against when localising the game, and more.

if you like those blog posts, you will be glad to learn that they’re back for Monster Hunter Generations. To read the very first one, simply click here!

It looks like this time around, the blog posts will be written by Marco Bombasi (Localisation Director), from Capcom Global R&D department in Japan. He worked on titles such as Asura’s Wrath, and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. He was Content Director and Translation Lead for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Localising a game such as Monster Hunter Generations was no easy task, but thanks to the standards estalished with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they had a solid foundation to start with. The first thing they had to deal with: the title. In Japan, the game is called Monster Hunter X. The X doesn’t stand for 10, or even the letter X, but instead “Cross”.

Unsurprisingly, they had to change that for the western version, and they were given some conditions to follow:

  • Needs to match the game content
  • Must be clear that it is not a numbered entry in the series
  • Needs to be understandable in North American and European regions without translation

They consulted with the staff at Capcom Europe and Capcom USA, in order to see what would work best for both regions. They came up with titles such as “Monster Hunter Tribute” and “Monster Hunter Unity”, but they ended up going with Monster Hunter Generations because it sums up the game nicely (it encompasses content from various games in Monster Hunter history).

Monster Hunter Generations is packed with content, and features monsters, locations, and NPC from unlocalised entries in the series. Fans from Europe and North America will be able to discover those for the first time, in English!

Naturally, this “legacy” content meant one thing: legacy text to polish in order to bring it up to the modern standards established with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (since not all games had the same character limits, and the same localisation standards). It took them roughly three weeks to sift through all this legacy text, in order to polish it.

Marco Bombasi also talks about another tricky aspect of localisation: the UI. Since it was redesigned for Monster Hunter Generations, a lot of the text from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate wouldn’t fit. They thought of asking the developers to increase the UI size, or decrease the font size, but both options proved inappropriate. In the end, they had no choice but to shorten some of the text (only about 5% of the legacy text ended up exceeding the character limit).

MHGenClick here to read the full localiation blog post, for some extra details!

Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) comes out on July 15th in Europe and North America.

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