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RPGs Old and New - Iwata Asks Atlus about Etrian Odyssey IV

Yesterday, Etrian Odyssey IV was released in North America on the Nintendo 3DS. Greatly anticipating the game the night prior to release, I began translating an old (Iwata Asks) interview between Nintendo CEO Iwata Satoru, and Etrian Odyssey series' directors Komori Shigeo and Kanada Daisuke, about Etrian Odyssey IV, the series in its entirety, and RPGs in general. There's a lot of very interesting stuff here, so I'd recommend giving it a read if you're at all interested in game design or roleplaying games in particular.

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DaveyB4124d ago

I wish Iwata asked them why their so sluggish with their EU releases...

Canary4124d ago

I believe EU releases take longer in general because games A) have to make their way through the bureaucracies of more nations, and because the games themselves have to be translated in more languages.

In North America, for example, games, there's only the United States and Canada; English is the only language that games need to be translated in. Whearas in Europe, you've got a much more complicated landscape.

Neckbear4124d ago (Edited 4124d ago )

But let us not forget the most important of all reasons: Atlus doesn't have an european branch to handle distribution over there, so that's usually up to whichever european company wants to do it instead.

Chrono4124d ago

They have no offices there, it's a small company.

jagstatboy4124d ago

Great game, loving it so far.

Hydralysk4124d ago

This is the game that really makes me wish I had a 3DS, Etrian Odyssey is just infuriatingly entertaining.

Canary4124d ago

You should start working on getting one.

Especially if you're a fan of the prior games. I picked up a used copy of EO3 last weekend, and blasted through the first two stratums before EO4 came out... but ended up putting just as much time into the EO4 demo.

IV is just so much more polished and streamlined.

I really can't wait to see what they do with EO5.

TongkatAli4124d ago

This game is going to be awesome, but i'm not jelly. Its hard to be when you got Persona 4 Golden. When i get my 3DS definitely picking it up.

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Nintendo, Xbox, And PlayStation Have All Now Abandoned Twitter/X Integration

The latest Switch firmware update kills off support for the Elon Musk-owned social media company.

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Jin_Sakai3d ago

Could care less. I use consoles to play games not for social media.

Cacabunga2d ago

Social garbage should be abandoned altogether.. the world is stupid since these things got introduced

senorfartcushion2d ago

I would say YouTube was more to blame for this weird unrest we are seeing at the minute. That platform has given license to some of the stupidest people to build advice channels for kids growing through their formative learning years. It's no wonder there are so many incels around.

z2g2d ago

The world was stupid before that. Social media just let you see it.

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z2g2d ago

It’s for posting content like game captures, not responding to your boo’s pool pictures.

But F twitter anyway

CrashMania3d ago

And nothing of value was lost, that site is a cesspit.

purple1013d ago (Edited 3d ago )

correction, was a cesspit,

now more of just a swamp / everglades / marshland

gold_drake3d ago

not sure who actually used it in the first placd

Vithar2d ago

Good, Twitter is getting worst than 4chan