Today’s Daily and Indie Briefs: 8Bit Music Power Book getting an official English translation, but also…
- River City: Tokyo Rumble
- Touch Battle Tank: Tag Combat
- Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
- Yasuhiro Wada (Harvest Moon)
- Nintendo PlayStation
8Bit Music Power Book
8Bit Music Power Book is a magazine & CD combo featuring exclusive interviews with Japanese composers and video game veterans. It was originally published in Japanese, but it looks like it’s getting an official English translation. Inside, you will also find plenty of pixel art done by Hiroshi Ono.
The magazine comes with a CD featuring 13 songs composed by “school enthusiasts” and famous composers, including Yuriko Keino (Super Xevious), Omodaka, and more.
If you’re interested, the magazine is available for pre-order on Play-Asia [NB: affiliate link], and should be released sometime in February. It will cost $23.99 / 22.65€.
Here’s some pictures:
And here’s the tracklist for the CD:
01 BLACK CARTRIDGE(hally)
02 PICO MY HEART(国本剛章)
03 CIRCUS GAME(佐野広明)
04 MASS PURPLE(与猶啓至)
05 NARU YONI NARU(サカモト教授)
06 PHASE OUT(0.8)(Saitone)
07 ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE(梶原正裕)
08 EIGHT BIT JUNGLE(慶野由利子)
09 TIP-TRACK 303(Tappy)
10 KIRAKIRA BUSHI(Omodaka)
12 FUWAx2 + MOKOx2(Tappy)
13 ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE FM ver.(梶原正裕) [BONUS TRACK]
14 BLACK CARTRIDGE V6 ver.(hally) [BONUS TRACK]
River City: Tokyo Rumble
Interested in the special edition of River City: Tokyo Rumble, including the keychain? It’s now available for pre-order again on Amazon.com [NB: affiliate link], but act fast, because once all units are gone, there will be no more shipments!
Touch Battle Tank: Tag Combat
Here’s the trailer for Touch Battle Tank: Tag Combat on Nintendo 3DS (already available in North America, and coming at a later date in Europe):
Earlier today, Ratalaika Games shared two screenshots from the e-manual for Plantera (on Nintendo 3DS):
— Ratalaika Games #IndieXmas2018 (@RatalaikaGames) November 25, 2016
Plantera (Wii U eShop / 3DS eShop) is coming out “soon” in Europe and North America.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
The latest Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 wallpaper is there: naturally, this one is for Thanksgiving! You can get it from the official Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 website right now. Thanksgiving may be over, this wallpaper will still warm your heart 365/365 (or until you replace it with another wallpaper…)!
Yasuhiro Wada (Harvest Moon)
If you’re a fan of the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series, Yasuhiro Wada is a name you should be familiar with: he’s the very one who created it in the first place! He’s worked on quite a lot of farming games, and it looks like’s done with them for good. Here’s what he answered when asked whether he wanted to work on another one, in an interview with GameStop:
Not. At. All. [Laughs]
I see Harvest Moon more as my child now; it’s all grown up. It’s married, it started a family, and it’s doing its own thing now. I’m curious as to how it’s going to do from here on out, but I don’t feel the need to get involved with the series anymore.
Click here to check out the full interview!
Here’s the latest video for the Nintendo PlayStation, from Ben Heck: