Ok, so I can’t count that well. I made a mistake and said the last featured comments was 6 instead of 7. My apologies! With this post, we should be back on schedule for featured comments. Thanks again to everyone who is actively commenting / discussing our stuff :).
Thanks for keeping track 🙂
This post features comments made from February 21st – 26th (Japan time!).
Thanks for the compliment! We are working on improving the discussions because it will allow us to reach a wider audience. However, we won’t abandon written pieces as we know some people (like me) prefer them. The discussion was done in order to assure that the information could get out as soon as possible. When we started recording it was 1 AM for Masked Man and myself and since Masked Man had errands to do the next day, it was either record that discussion or maybe finish an additional part (the whole interview would’ve been impossible). I ended up staying awake until 6 AM to get the video uploaded (I also worked a bit on the translation itself). Basically, it was a judgement call to do discussion first, written piece afterwards. Arcaira is actually composing some background music for our podcasts/ videos so we will have something in the future!
Thanks for the correction! Yeah, I’m on the fence about the whole unique argument myself and I get annoyed when people use it. In the end, I think Corrin was the last character added and was picked out of a pool of candidates to ensure the roster wouldn’t get dated. Hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s just a theory. —Discussion on Sakurai’s Post DLC Interview LOTS OF NEW INFO!
I forgot if we explained this in Part 2, but essentially Part 2 was very long. Overall, the whole interview was 17 pages long and we were trying to get it out before other sites published it. We had an advantage as we physically bought the magazine itself (Thanks patrons!) so we got it way before most of news sites. Part 3 was shorter, and was just finished first. Sorry for the confusion!
Yup! I look forward to seeing how the series continues to evolve!
I have nightmares about translating that line! It was a very difficult line to translate as it’s incredibly ambiguous in Japanese. We had a long argument over what exactly Sakurai meant. I did try to warn everyone not to expect a lot of DLC characters! Unfortunately not that many people read that article and took the advice to heart.
This is actually something Spazzy_D, James Montagna and I discussed in the podcast. The main issue with K. Rool, is that he doesn’t appear until the very end of the game. Therefore if you are a casual fan, or if you never beaten any of the DKC games, then it would be understandable if you weren’t aware of who the character was. Smash has a history of using primarily protagonists for its’ fighters and that’s because Sakurai wants the players to have a connection to that character. Recurring bosses are the second major set of characters. And then there’s Sheik (and I guess Geno since he was wanted). It’s not impossible for K. Rool to join the battle (I think it’s likely for the E3 reveal, as he has been requested in Japan and the US), but in my opinion, it’s understandable why the invitation hasn’t been sent yet.
More than likely, it’s NDAs! Would be great to talk to the other people that worked on Smash.
Fixed! Thanks for pointing it out!
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