Nightly News Roundup: 01.16.2012

New details on Dragon Quest X, Nintendo not fixing Mario Kart 7 glitch, and English footage of Rhythm Heaven Fever!

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 01/16/2012 20:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

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New Dragon Quest X Story and Quest Details Emerge

The latest details on Dragon Quest X, Square Enix’s upcoming Wii and Wii U RPG, have been revealed in a recent issue of Jump magazine, and among them are interesting tidbits on the game’s story and online component.

Unlike past Dragon Quest titles, Dragon Quest X will be a massively multiplayer online RPG. Despite this, the game looks to retain the series’ focus on narrative by offering a plot-driven experience for both solo and social gamers. When players team up with other questers online, one member of the party will be designated the “story leader,” which will determine whose storyline the group will play through. This seems to suggest that Dragon Quest X will take a similar approach to multiplayer as Dragon Quest IX, which allowed four players to convene in one game and continue through the host’s story, but whether or not this is true will not be known for certain until closer to the game’s release this fall.

In addition to that, it has been revealed that the world of Dragon Quest X will be comprised of five distinct continents, each of which will contain in its own unique storylines and quests. The full list of continents and a sample of some of the stories set therein can be found at the link below.

Source: Andriasang

Nintendo: “No Plans” to Fix Mario Kart 7 Glitch

Frequent players of Mario Kart 7 may have noticed a peculiar glitch in the Maka Wuhu course that allows them to bypass a large portion of the track. Nintendo of America was recently contacted as to whether or not it would rectify this issue, but the company has stated it currently has “no plans” to fix the problem. The full response is as follows:

“Thanks for your patience in waiting for a response during this busy time of year. We are aware that it is possible to navigate a certain part of the track in Wuhu Island in a way that allows a large part of the course to be bypassed. There are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut as doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game. Rest assured your comments have been added to our records for Mario Kart 7.”

It should be noted that the representative who responded to this inquiry was referring to the possibility of updating new copies of Mario Kart 7 to remove the glitch, not if the company would issue a patch to remedy it. This leaves the possibility for a future fix open, though it still remains unlikely.

Source: Nintendo Life

English Footage of Rhythm Heaven Fever

An English clip of the popular (and oft-spoofed) “wrestler interview” game from the upcoming Wii title, Rhythm Heaven Fever, has been uploaded onto YouTube. The game is scheduled for released in North America on February 13.


Source: YouTube (via GoNintendo)

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