Max and his crew are branching out from tutorials and entertainment into the world of game journalism, and they’ve started out today with a preview of an upcoming game. Matthew Simmons, a.k.a. Dr. Doom, caught up with Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis at PAX Prime in order to talk about their 3DS port of doujin fighter Yatagarasu. They cover basic gameplay including the game’s unique parry system, as well as some of the challenges the design team has encountered.
Tyrone also provides some interesting insight into the world of fighting game design. For example, he prioritizes a good offline experience over a half-done online experience. If the team can get online working to the extent that is accurately simulates offline play, they will add it to the game. Otherwise, in his opinion, it’s better to not include any online suite at all.
He also mentions that if the game receives fan support for a re-release of the PC version, they will definitely look into providing it through Steam, much like they have with their previous releases.