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Jon is still recovering from all the excitement of episode 450, so in his place we invited John Rairdin. As the guest, he leads off this spooky New Business with impressions of the de-spookied Slender: The Arrival, now on Wii U. Guillaume reports from Nintendo of Canada's annual media event. He gets time with the English version of Xenoblade Chronicles X, but don't ask him about the dub, and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, which turns out to be a bit...wanting. James dives into Tomorrow Corporation's Human Resource Machine, a fun take on translating Computer Science concepts into the soul-crushing madness of corporate work (video, and programming lessons, available). Lastly, Greg TRI-es his hand at playing The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes with the great unwashed masses on the Internet. Does he grasp the Pom Poms in happiness or his face in dejection?
After the break, we catch up with the news out of Nintendo's investor meeting as well as the subsequent briefing from Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima. Topics include: Nintendo's financial heath, "unannounced" games coming out "this year," the new account system, and of course Nintendo's first mobile app, Miitomo. A couple email questions are weaved into the conversation, specifically covering the lack of Nintendo Directs and Pachinko as a Business Plan.
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This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music.
This episode's ending music is the Treasure Room theme from Super Castlevania IV. All rights reserved by Konami.