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New Year: messages and illustrations from developers/publishers

In this post, you will find a collection of messages and illustrations from various developers/publishers, wishing their fans a Happy New Year 2017. It is by no mean exhaustive, as we select the most interesting ones (generally those with special illustrations made for the occasion). Make sure to share any we didn’t find/list in the comments!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Here’s the special illustration the Legend of Zelda team shared:

Oh no, they didn…… yup, they totally did.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch) comes out this year, worldwide.

Kirby 25th Anniversary

Here’s the New Year illustration shared by the Kirby 25th Anniversary official Twitter account:

It’s probably safe to assume that “I will eat less in 2017” wasn’t one of Kirby’s resolutions…

Kazuya Nuri (Dai Gyakuten Saiban)

Kazuya Nuri is the Art Director of Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke. For New Year, he shared an illustration of the main cast of the game. 2017 is going to be important for him, as Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 will be revealed in a couple of days, and most definitely released before the end of the year.

Monster Hunter XX

For New Year, Capcom uploaded a special video for Monster Hunter XX:

Monster Hunter XX (3DS) comes out on March 18th in Japan.

Nabirou (Monster Hunter Stories)

Nabirou hopes that players will befriend many Otomon this year, and that they will participate in the many official tournaments.

My Capcom

Here’s the special illustration from My Capcom:

Inti Creates (Blaster Master Zero)

Here’s the New Year wallpaper Inti Creates shared today (you can get it in full size by clicking here!):

Blaster Master Zero (3DS eShop) will be released in Spring.

Tomoya Asano (Bravely series)

Here’s the special illustration shared by Tomoya Asano, producer of the Bravely series:

Hiro Maekawa (Natsume)

Yesterday, Natsume posted the usual New Year message from Hiro Maekawa (President and CEO of Natsume): you can find on this page!

He talks about what happened for Natsume in 2016, and talks a little bit about what’s in store for 2017. This year will be the 20th Anniversary of the Harvest Moon series in North America, and it looks like Natsume has a few surprises in store…


Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat.

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