Ello Dojo! (It is nearly possible to say that in my accent without sounding like a Cockney from London. For similar results, try and say “beer can” in a posh English accent. You’ll find that it sounds like you’re saying “bacon” in a Jamaican accent.)
Anyway, video games! (I know it really does sound like bacon, right?) Following the emotional fallout that is Valentine’s Day (see how we were lovely and didn’t even mention it this year?) we’re pushing on with February and eagerly anticipating the likes of March. Not only will March see the end of Winter, one year of 3DS and, presumably, Madness and the Ides, it will also include the glory of Wii RPG The Last Story being on European shelves. You could just go in and pick it up! If you were in Europe of course. See, Eurozone crisis doesn’t seem so hilarious now, does it?
If you don’t live in a country on the brink of economic collapse (or should I say, if you don’t live in a country on the brink of collapse in Europe) then you’ll want to check out Katharine’s write up of the recent Q&A session with Last Story developer, Hironobu Sakaguchi. If you’re still in the mood for more JRPG coverage, be sure to check in on Wednesday for our review of Tales of the Abyss on 3DS. Did we love it? Did we hate it? You’ll have to come back to find out!
Outside of JRPGs, Andy takes a look at the nostalgia-laden world of Scott Pilgrim, Noah and Evan spread the love in another episode of Nintendo HeartCast and our Square Roots, Star Road and Green Switch Palace columns drop by for another installment. It’s going to be quite the adventure.
Issue 90: Treasures Buried
Q&A: Hironobu Sakaguchi and The Last Story by Katharine Byrne
Katharine takes part in a high flying group interview with the man behind The Last Story at BAFTA HQ.
Square Roots by Pierre Bienaimé
Exploring his French heritage this issue, Pierre tries out croissants, berets and surrendering.
Tales of the Abyss Review by Katharine Byrne
Did Katharine love or loathe this 3D port? You’ll have to read the review to find out!
Star Road: The Way of the Samurai by Kevin Knezevic
Still not played Sakura Samurai yet? We’ll give you one extra chance!
Scott Pilgrim: A Love Letter to Gaming & Geeky Vices by Andy Hoover
Hsieh likes to think he has a lot in common with Ramona Flowers. (Not the Evil Exes, the rad hair!)
Additional features in this issue…
Every day We’re Newsiling!
- Nightly News Roundup by Nintendojo Staff
- Nintendo HeartCast 007 by M. Noah Ward and Evan Campbell
- Week: End Game: On by Nintendojo Staff
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 91: Hear the Rebels
A look at gaming’s Indestructible Empires, the Airship docks again annnnnnnnnnd Fan Service prepares to grill otaku on the hibachi.