Come listen to JC, Ty, Sairus and special guest Syrenne for non stop Japan game chat.
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Some said it would be impossible, nay, irresponsible to try run a Famicast without the guiding hand of Danny to keep it from bursting into flames. Luckily those people didn't speak very loudly because we did it anyway and the stream only broke once. Only once that we’ll admit to anyway.
With James now back in the host seat he regails us with tales of the much hyped Sonic and Mario Rio 2016 Olympics arcade location tests along with a brief rundown on the Nindies@Home E3 Demos. Ty and Sairus’s discussions/rants on Pokkén Tournament are supplemented by special guest Syrenne McNulty from 4 Corner Games who puts us all to shame by playing and knowing far more about Japanese Nintendo games than the rest of us, despite being based in the US. She covers the classic genres of lawyer games and underwear photography simulators all while discussing the differences and difficulties in how companies present written Japanese in their games.
Nintendo’s Japanese releases were remarkably light this week, but we still hurl some tomatoes at the Debut of Daigasso Band Brothers P’s pseudo re-release before a full rundown on this week’s sales charts. Spoiler: Xbox is not doing great.
Finally, during the horrifyingly named ‘Japanews’ section we discuss some upcoming additions to Splatoon, Nintendo’s uncanny ability to mess up Amiibo releases with apparent shortages on Happy Home Designer cards and the terrifying revelation that someone on the podcast might actually buy the game.
As previous listeners are aware, last week’s show was recorded just before, but released immediately after the unexpected passing of Satoru Iwata and so we never had the chance to touch on it. The ins and outs of Iwata-san’s life has been discussed in extreme detail over the last weeks elsewhere, but we still wanted to weigh in with a short set of comments about a man who left such a lasting impact on the face of modern gaming.
This podcast was edited by James Charlton.
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