Readers Notes: We Breakdown The Sega/ Game Freak Secret Announcement

Welcome back to Readers Notes, where we write ideas, random thoughts, or opinions. Today, we’ll try to breakdown what the game that Game Freak and SEGA are teasing. If you haven’t seen the original story, you can check it out right here. Let’s get to it!

Let’s start by looking at the front side of the card. Seems pretty plain huh? Some may think that, but in reality, it’s giving us quite a bit of possibilities. Let’s start by looking at the toenail.

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Seem familiar? It should, as a certain genie has the same shape of it. If you’ve owned or own a Nintendo 64 or Nintendo DS, you may remember a certain monkey got his own racing title. We’re referring to Diddy Kong Racing. The whimsical racer went a diffrent path from the Mario Kart series, letting you drive on land, in the air, and on water. Going back to the image, it actually looks really similar to Taj the Genies foot, who you would usually see in certain locations of the game. Coincidentally, he also is an elephant, just as the teaser post card suggests.

It seems to be all checking into place so far huh? Now lets take a look at the back part of the card, which gives us a better look at some more possible details.

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Although we see the elephant with the peanut in its trunk, we all see peanuts all over the trail too, hinting that he’s also associated in the game. See that grenade? It could be a possible reference to the Conker series, known for being pretty brutal and harsh in the Rare Nintendo 64 days. Conker and Diddy Kong were both playable in Diddy Kong Racing, which adds up to the possibility of a sequel seem more probable. At the bottom, we also see a hedgehog. That most likely comes from the SEGA part with the Sonic series, but what exactly is confusing. For comparison sake, here’s the player list in the original Diddy Kong Racing game.

This is all speculation, but all the pieces seem to fall into place! We’ll have to wait until March 11th for the official announcement. In the meantime, what do you think, could this mean Diddy Kong Racing 2 is on the way? Or could this be some other title? Let us know in the comment section below

Super Smash Bros. Creator Says He Might Not Develop Future Installments

It looks like the Smash Bros. series might take a different turn of events soon, as the future of Sakurai developing future installments lies in jeopardy, as published as an article by Game Informer.

Sakurai has been the director of every installment so far (Super Smash Bros, Super Smash Bros. Meele, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros, for 3DS/Wii U) and has told Game Informer he may not be involved in future Smash Bros games, if they’re happens to be more.

I can’t positively declare there won’t be [another Smash Bros. game],” Sakurai told Game Informer. “With both Melee and Brawl, I made those games with the thought that there wouldn’t be any more sequels. Thus, I really can’t deny the chance for another

The development time for the Super Smash Bros. games is long and extensive, thus creating tension with a jam packed development schedule during the making of the game. Sakurai and the rest of the team tried to stretch consumers money, going beyond the price point on the box, and making the experience a product that’s worth every penny.

Our intention [with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U] was to provide extra merits to the game which go far beyond the sale price,” he said. “In terms of scope, and in terms of sheer number of characters, we went beyond our limits long ago.

Sakurai went on further expressing more of his comments:

“You could say that all the effort in the past to stretch out, keep pushing myself, and provide all these extra merits wound up tightening the noose around my neck in the future.

“That may seem like it contradicts my personal desire to keep giving gamers as much as I can, but I don’t see any easy answer for it. And yet, despite that, I also have trouble picturing someone else taking my place and providing all this value-added content without me.”

Only time can tell what the final decision will be. Will we see the next Smash Bros. games without Sakurai? Or will even see another installment? What do you think on the situation, let us know in the comment section below.