Game Buoy Podcast Episode 87 – Oh Captain, My Captain: A Game Buoy Tribute to Satoru Iwata

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, July 19, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick pay tribute to the life and legacy of Satoru Iwata.


Square Enix says that more Dragon Quest games could come to North America if Dragon Quest Heroes sells well.

Details have been announced for the Street Fighter V PS4 beta.

Pre-orders of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden in North America will include a Virtual Console copy of the Super Famicom game, Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2.

Former Assassin’s Creed producer, Jade Raymond, is working on a Star Wars game at EA with Amy Hennig.

Harada-san says that Tekken X Street Fighter is well into development.

Gal Gunvolt is a port of Mighty Gunvolt coming to PS4 and Vita.

Kingdom Hearts III (and more) will be featured at Disney’s D23 Expo!

Ken has been redesigned for Street Fighter V!

Street Fighter V will allow you to unlock DLC characters with in game currency.

Arc System Works is bringing the PS3 remake of Downtown Hot Blooded March: Let’s Go to the Great Sports Meet to PC.

Final Fantasy XV will be the main focus of Square Enix’s event at GamesCom 2015.


Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force hits PS4 in Japan on November 5.

– The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming to New 3DS, Xbox One, and Wii U on July 23.

Journey arrives on PS4 on July 21.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter has been moved up to August 8.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 hits September 29 for PS4 and Xbox One, with previous generation versions available by the holidays.


Disney Magical World 2 will add new worlds for Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, and Lilo and Stitch.

Dragon Quest Builders will be a Minecraft-like RPG for PS3, PS4, and Vita.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is getting an anime.

A fan-made Team Fortress 2 dating sim is in development.

A new Baldur’s Gate expansion has been announced, which will take place between I and II.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction has been announced, with Hibiki and Naoto as playable characters.

Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3 is in development for 3DS.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 adds new features like Ring Keep mode as well as the ability to play as Tails wirelessly with a friend.

The Idolm@ster is getting a crossover game with Taiko no Tatsujin on Vita.


This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick pay tribute to the late Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s beloved president who passed away suddenly earlier this month, by celebrating his life and legacy. Iwata-san’s passion for gaming helped turn a game development club with friends into HAL Laboratory, and the talented programmer soon found himself involved in projects with Nintendo, as he built a relationship between the two companies. Working his way up to become president of HAL and later Nintendo, he revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the DS and Wii, and all the while fostered a company culture that games should be fun for everyone. The Podcast PIrates provide an oral history of his career and share their memories of him while discussing his legacy within Nintendo and the greater gaming industry at large.


Captain Spike has been playing lots of FFXIV. Slagkick has joined in as well, in addition to starting Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition.


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