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Episode 73 - HARD BOILED PIKACHU

by Danny Bivens, James Charlton, and Ty Shughart - February 14, 2016, 11:02 pm PST
Total comments: 7

Detective Pikachu cross Bayonetta divided by Hyrule Warriors equals Wii U shortages in Japan?

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It’s another episode of the Famicast where Wii bring U the most horrifying Nintendo puns and news from deep in Japan!

To start us off, James has a quick recap on what he’s played this week, including a pretty in depth discussion about Bayonetta’s recent arrival in Smash Bros. Danny has been working through Detective Pikachu, a game I’m sure those who don’t speak Japanese are curious to hear about. Ty remains our anchor to the outside world and weighs in on the non-Nintendo stuff he’s been playing and finally Sairus drags himself away from Hyrule Warriors long enough to record a podcast.

James’ special Splatoon and Mario Maker segment returns due to popular (?) demand, and there’s a wealth of stuff to talk about this week from new characters to the best Splatfest that ever was.

In current news the crew touch on new revelations for Pokemon and Pokken, discuss a world without future updates to Smash Bros. and talk about a pretty surprising turn as retailers run into Wii U shortages in Japan.

As usual we also talk about the notable new releases and pick apart this week’s sales figures for Japan before going through all of our listener feedback and comments. Somehow we also find time to squeeze in a segment of Ty’s ever popular Fake or Real!

It’s a packed show, so strap in and… do whatever you usually do while listening to podcasts I guess.

This podcast was edited by Danny Bivens.

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

Talkback

TOPHATANT123February 16, 2016

Really enjoyed JC Presents Super Mario Super Splat Party Hour, but I'm not sure about the long term viability of the segment.

Although the editing is consistently great, I felt that this week it was especially on point and that I appreciate the hard work that goes into it.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)February 16, 2016


JC Presents: Super Mario Super Splat Party Hour


Mario Maker Calculator course:
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/705C-0000-01B3-FE78


Valentine's Day courses:
http://play.nintendo.com/news-tips/tips-tricks/best-valentines-day-courses-super-mario-maker/


Wallpaper web app:
http://mariomaker-wp.nintendo.co.jp/


REAL Pokemon/Splatoon T-shirts
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2016/02/160212_p01.html

BEFORE you listen to the episode, a little teaser of a (probably one-off) mini special Fake of Real j-pop edition!
Which of these artist/song combos did I make up?

1. Hello by Da-iCE
2. Laugh Laugh Laugh by GOT7
3. Mai Boyfriend by Kiki-Z
4. Ride With Me by Hey! Say! Jump
5. Unlimited by Kanojo In The Display

(Answer is in the episode)

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)February 16, 2016

Quote from: TOPHATANT123

Really enjoyed JC Presents Super Mario Super Splat Party Hour, but I'm not sure about the long term viability of the segment.

Although the editing is consistently great, I felt that this week it was especially on point and that I appreciate the hard work that goes into it.

Thanks man! Yeah I dunno how much longer it will last either.
It may become a non-regular "when appropriate" feature in the future...

LucarioFebruary 17, 2016

yay you're talking about detective Pikachu like I asked!

Quote from: Lucariofan99

yay you're talking about detective Pikachu like I asked!

Yeah! Since finishing up the edit of this episode, I've actually beat the game. I'm working on the review for it now. Expect to see that up on the site in the next couple of days!

LucarioFebruary 18, 2016

Is it getting a English release? if so buying it for the novelty factor!

There hasn't been any word yet. I think it will, though. I think they've put too much into it to just lock it to Japan only.

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