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 :).
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Waaaaait a minute…
Isn’t this Featured Comments #7, not 6? —Featured Comments #
Thanks for keeping track 🙂
This post features comments made from February 21st – 26th (Japan time!).
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I would really listen to the full discussion if it was not soooo long and slow :(. Also, not even background music. I really prefer written articles. You guys write very well. —Discussion on Sakurai’s Post DLC Interview LOTS OF NEW INFO!
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 myself, 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!
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I still don’t buy all the Corrin excuses. Everybody should know by now that Sakurai is in love with the series. He could have made a Goomba “unique” if he wanted to.
The Saffron City Pokemon were Charmaner, Venusaur, & Chancey.
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!
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where’s part 2? —Nintendo Dream Interview with Sakurai: Part 3
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!
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I always love hearing Sakurai’s perspective when it comes to game design and character choice, and this was very informative on both ends. It’s interesting to know that he’s wanted to add Geno for a while, I guess the fact that he’s a third-party character has been stopping him. Now that Cloud has his foot in the door, the possibilities are at least hopeful for the future of Smash. Besides, if Little Mac can make it from an Assist Trophy to a full character, a Mii Costume becoming a full character doesn’t seem that far-fetched. We can only wait and see. —Nintendo Dream Interview with Sakurai: Part 3
Yup! I look forward to seeing how the series continues to evolve!
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I guess when Sakurai said that he was gonna add several more DLC characters, We all thought he meant 6…..But he actually meant 3. And tbh, If the other 3 DLC slots still existed to Bayonetta, They could’ve been given to Wolf, King K.Rool, and Shovel Knight. Also I still don’t know why Wolf got cut…..Perhaps he’ll get his chance in the NX remake hopefully. (Same thing for King K.Rool and Shovel Knight.) —Nintendo Dream Interview with Sakurai: Part 1
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.
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“At the same time, gamers from that generation probably already have all the characters they could want. Mega Man has also joined the fray, so there might not be anyone left.”
That, along with the fact that King K. Rool wasn’t mentioned in Part 3 of this interview, makes me really worried for the Kremling King’s future in Smash as a playable fighter. — –Nintendo Dream Interview with Sakurai: Part 2
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.
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Thanks a lot for translating this!
A question… Is Sakurai the ‘only’ inside worker of Smash Bros that talks about it (the game)? I mean, I’ve seen sometimes here mentions of the voice actors saying something, but that was Sakurai talking about them. That’s kind of weird, because there’s a lot of people working on the game, maybe they aren’t allowed to talk about it? — –Nintendo Dream Interview with Sakurai: Part 2
More than likely, it’s NDAs! Would be great to talk to the other people that worked on Smash.
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“It was interesting to see people ban together behind characters, as if they have chose sides in a war and vigorously defend their character of choice.”
I certainly hope you meant ‘band,’ but I am sure some forum mods probably banned people with ‘poor’ taste in characters as well. —End of the Ballot Reflections
Fixed! Thanks for pointing it out!