Nathan Chen’s Rival Yuzuru Hanyu Reveals His Passion For Popular Nintendo Games

Yuzuru Hanyu is one of the greatest figure skaters in sports history. The Japanese champion has enjoyed phenomenal success in his career, holding the reputed title of two-time defending men’s Olympic figure skating champion. But that’s not all, because the athlete is also a three-time world champion and five-time national champion. And when he can take the time to pull off more numbing feats on the outside, he likes to treat his internal Nintendo fanboy.

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In a recent interview, Hanyu gave enthusiastic fans a glimpse of his taste in video games, and his favorite genre will appeal to even hardcore Nintendo fans.

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Hanyu unfortunately suffered a injury in November last year, which knocked him out of contention at the Grand Prix figure skating events in the fall season. However, the athlete spent his time doing the things he loves the most. These include gorging on chocolates, eating cup noodles, and playing Nintendo’s best-selling title, Animal Crossing.

Significantly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons officially became the best-selling title in Japan a few weeks ago. The latest iteration of the Animal Crossing franchise has sold 10 million copies in Japan alone.

However, for many fans, the biggest surprise in the interview was when Yuzuru mentioned a little-known title called Lufia II. Developed by Neverland, Lufia was an RPG title that saw its release in 1995.

For a 16-bit title, the game offered one of the most masterful storylines ever devoted to a cartridge. Sporting an incredible turn-based combat mechanic, the game offered a wide variety of combat. Additionally, the game showed off a nice soundtrack, making Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals a complete game. wrap.

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Being a fan of such an outstanding SNES title, it’s no wonder Hanyu has quickly earned the respect of the community. Given his age, he wasn’t part of the game’s initial demographic. Still having found the game despite this is a testament to the Japanese figure skating champion’s impeccable taste.

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Lufia II is one of the best RPGs of its time. It’s a humorous yet engaging story that’s a must-play for all fans of the genre.

Timothy C. Mayo