3DO Magazine (Japan), Issue 11, September/October 1995

The September/October 1995 issue of the 3DO Magazine is something of a last hurrah, as a handful of the final notable games for the system are shoved out before the holidays. Konami’s Policenauts, a game that has been teased for around a year at this point, was finally released for the 3DO in Japan on September 29, but any impact from its exclusivity would be quickly blunted by a PlayStation port that appeared a few months later in January. Microcabin’s Sword & Sorcery (Lucienne’s Quest), an early attempt at a JRPG with a fully polygonal world, also arrived in September, but it failed to make much of an impact; a Saturn port followed in May 1996. The final big release of September is Tetsujin Returns (Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return), a sequel to an early 3DO game that married primitive FPS action to impressive (for the time) CG sequences. It’s one of a handful of notable late 3DO games that did not receive any other console ports, but it was released on Windows in 1996.

WARP continues to bask in the afterglow of D no Shokutaku‘s success. D2 is teased as the big game for the M2, a platform that was promised as both a 32X-esque add-on to the 3DO and a separate console. They also released two minor games for the 3DO, Oyaji Hunter Mahjong, a subversion of mahjong game tropes in which a superhero defends women against lecherous old men via mahjong, and Flopon World, a mini-game collection and sorta sequel to Uchuu Seibutsu Flopon-kun (Flopon the Space Mutant) featuring Warp’s Flopon mascot. The main attraction of Flopon World is Flopon the Space Mutant 2, a Puyo Puyo-esque puzzler that was localized for Western release as Trip’d.

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[1200dpi uncompressed TIFF scan of WARP sticker sheet]

3DO Magazine, Issue 11, September/October 1995 cover.
Advertising for the 3DO version of Policenauts is one of the few places where Konami ever explicitly acknowledged the connection between Snatcher and Policenauts.
Television Pot: The Legendary Lost Producer (rough translation) is one of many 3DO games that were canceled before release. It appears to have been quite far along and was close to release before getting canned.
Coverage of the M2 dominates later issues of the 3DO Magazine, and the focus is usually on WARP’s D2, the sequel to one of the few Japanese 3DO hits, D no Shokutaku.