Episode 111: Totem Time

On November 15, 2015 by Jason Rechtman, Angel Salado, and Kevin Gomez

Episode 111: Totem Time

From Link totems in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes to the giant stack of news from a new Nintendo Direct, this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast stands tall. We first kick off the show with a full breakdown of Nintendo Direct’s big comeback, discussing surprises such as Cloud joining the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS roster, Twilight Princes HD turning out to be real, and 2016 becoming the year of the RPG renaissance. We also weigh in on all the big Pokemon news, discuss the Animal Crossing-heavy future of amiibo, and analyze Nintendo’s October sales numbers. The show then comes to a close with full impressions of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and the freemium frenzy that is Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Which Nintendo Direct announcement are you most excited about? Post a comment below and let us know! If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review (and subscribing!) on iTunes as well. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo so you don’t miss our next episode where we’ll be celebrating our fourth anniversary with a special giveaway.

As always, you can learn more about the games and news discussed in this episode via the links below. Each link also lists a time stamp to easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!



3 Responses to “Episode 111: Totem Time”

  • Satoshi wrote on November 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm:

    Hey Jason and Angel!

    Really fantastic show!! Thank you so much for another great podcast!

    I personally am really excited to see Cloud in Super Smash Bros. As a Final Fantasy fan, I think its pretty awesome to have representative from the very classic series. I’m also really excited for all the RPGs coming to the 3DS! I’m currently planning on at least Final Fantasy Explorers (which has a simplified version of Final Fantasy XIV battle system) and Fire Emblem Fates. (I already have the Collector’s Edition ordered.) And I think the 3rd campaign is a neutral-side, you don’t choose Hoshido or Nohr, rather you become your own side and are able to recruit from both camps.

    Anyways, great show! Can’t wait for the next episode, all your hard-work and dedication is really appreciated.

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason Rechtman wrote on November 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm:

      Thanks, Satoshi, glad you liked the episode!

      I didn’t realize that the third version of Fates ditches the side you’ve taken, but now that I think about it, that does make the most sense lol. I’m curious to hear your take on FF Explorers once it’s out.

      • Satoshi wrote on December 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm:

        Hey Jason!

        Yeah, I’m excited to try at least the Hoshido-side and the neutral-side of Fire Emblem Fates, not sure if I’ll get to Nohr, given how long Fire Emblem games take, I just checked my 3DS’s Activity Log, I have 212 hours and 45 minutes logged in Awakening alone.

        Oh, I’ll definitely give you my opinion on Final Fantasy Explores when it comes out if you’d like. I’m really excited to give it a shot!

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