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The Famicast crew are back for another chinwag (It’s a word. Look it up.) about all the recent Japanese goings on for Nintendo in the wake of the long awaited return of Nintendo Direct!
As usual we kick off with a round of what we’ve been playing recently. Ty technically plays a Nintendo game for once as he digs up achievements in Shovel Knight, James plays Splatoon much to everyone’s surprise, Sairus continues on his Shantae marathon and Danny teaches a friend that yes, the original Ninja Gaiden is actually kind of difficult.
Every major region gets its own version of Nintendo Direct, so the meat of this show is going over to discussion on the Japanese version and how it differed from the ones the western world tuned into. Does Mother 3 on the WiiU Virtual Console sound interesting to anyone? Well tough luck if you’re not in Japan!
In other cultural news we talk about Square Enix’s Call of Duty series (something seems off about that statement…) and Japan’s growing propensity to wearing medical masks all the time.
Ty rounds the show out with another Fake or Real segment along with a quick look at the latest in Japanese sales figures. Could Xbox One finally be making a comeback?! Tune in to find out!
This podcast was edited by Danny Bivens.
Music for this episode of The Famicast is used with permission from 8 Bit Weapon. You can purchase their music and shirts from their website 8bitweapon.com
Additional music for this episode of The Famicast is copyrighted to Nintendo, and is included under fair use protection.
The artwork for the show was designed by Tony Losoya, follow him on Twitter @Tony_Losoya