It's been a quietly unprecedented week for Nintendo, and one that should change players' expectations for the company's games going forward.
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We reported earlier that Nintendo is doing well. No kidding. The Switch is on fire. The company posted a bunch of sales numbers overnight, and we at Kotaku HQ have been discussing which is the most stunning. Let's just say that we're not all in agreement. Which is your pick? (Please say it's the Splatoon one.)
The Ardainian Soldier enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had some weird battle cries in the English voice over. These bloodlusty, passionate shrieks tickled the hilarity bones of many players. The latest patch has bashfully edited these clips into more reasonable exclamations. Hear it for yourself in this brief video.
I played a lot Xenoblade Chronicles 2 before its release. I had to wait until after its release to download the Japanese voiceover DLC. Using the in-game cutscene viewer, I rewatched every cutscene I'd seen so far in the game, in Japanese this time. I made a video cataloguing some of the little differences I noticed in the first two chapters.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2's overdrawn (over eight minutes!) showcase on Nintendo's latest Direct was agonising. To make up for that, the game is also getting this very pleasant Switch Pro Controller.
The Switch is such a familiar part of the gaming landscape now that it's strange to consider that Nintendo's hybrid device is about to head into its first holiday season. What's even stranger is that for Baby's First Christmas, Nintendo's lineup is overloaded with deep single-player fantasy adventures: Role-playing games Skyrim and Xenoblade Chronicles, and the RPG-tinged action of Fire Emblem Warriors.
In the heated ongoing conversation over "censorship" in localisation, we've heard a whole lot from fans and even translators, but we haven't seen much discussion from Japanese developers. Which is why, when speaking to Tetsuya Takahashi this week in Los Angeles, I asked him for his thoughts on the matter. His answers were a little surprising.