8-4 Play: 11/12/2021: OLD BUDS, NEW BUSHES

We know, we don’t look a day over #247! Pull up a chair and listen to these ol’ timers recount (and forget) tales from our past, checking in on Shin Megami Tensei V, Pikmin Bloom, and the new Animal Crossing update along the way.

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

Nov. 11 2021

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

02:25 – Nicknames

13:33 – Shin Megami Tensei V

34:32 – Dark Souls Remastered

40:09 – SEGA Classics: Phantasy Star 2 and Shining Force

46:38 – Pikmin Bloom

51:37 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update

59:50 – News: Osaka’s getting a Nintendo Store, Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 temporarily pulled from digital stores, Valve’s Steam Deck gets delayed, and more!

01:11:15 – We Reflect on 300 Episodes of 8-4 Play

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!


Intro: Forbidden Nahabino Box – Ryota Kozuka (Shin Megami Tensei V)

Ending: Basil Poledouris – Anvil of Crom

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