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It's the first full episode with the full cast for a while. With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the States, and NWR's telethon, it's also going to be the last for a couple of weeks.
James kicks off New Business with Level-5's most insidious transmedia property: Yo-Kai Watch! After inoculating himself with doses of Inazuma Eleven and Little Battler eXperience, he is immune to Level-5's siren call. It turns out a mutation responsible for a coin purse that leads people to spend recklessly rendered his immunizations ineffective. Jon has a report on Halo 5, starring Master Chief, Smash Bros. next DLC character. Guillaume states what should be obvious: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (3DS), Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX (Wii U Virtual Console), and Rodea the Sky Soldier (Wii) are less than fantastic games. The plus: Octodad: Dadliest Catch is silly fun. Greg concludes New Business with a different kind of transmedia property: Capcom's Gaist Crusher on 3DS. An anime, a manga series, two games, and Treasure's legacy couldn't save this attempt to out-Level-5 Level-5.
After a break, it's time for listener mail. Jon dips out after a question about "shoehorning" Nintendo franchises into mobile, while the rest of the team continues to answer a question about how and why the 3DS library seems to be backloaded with RPGs. You can ask us about our backload by sending us an email.
Just a reminder, Nintendo World Report is thrilled to be doing the sixth annual telethon/live podcast for Child's Play charity. Jon and James will be opening the show on Saturday, December 5, at 11:30 AM EST with a LIVE NOW PLAYING, with NWR Site Director Neal Ronaghan on hand but unable to stop it. At noon Eastern, RFN will have an hour of listener interaction. Later in the afternoon, Jon and James are putting on their business suits for a segment that you...may want to miss. Lastly, if we reach our donation goal, we promise we will cap off the day with a Shenanigans segment that will put Red Velvet to shame. Don't know about Red Velvet? We envy you. We love the telethon, because it's our opportunity to interact with you and, most importantly, we get to help a good cause. We hope you'll be able to join us.
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 Big Blue theme from the F-Zero GX. All rights reserved by Nintendo. It was recommended by Steven via the RFN mailbag.