It’s not the most massive news in the world (The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D only had one new song, and that was saved for the ending credits), but it’s been confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D will be the same. Here’s Koji Kondo’s comment on the game’s soundtrack and why it’s staying the same as before:
Actually, with Majora, we thought it was really important to protect the feeling of the game because the music was tied so well to the original gameplay. We’ve done some clean up on the audio quality, but the music itself we haven’t changed.
Honestly? I agree with him. Just tell me that songs like this one need replacing:
They don’t. They’re pretty much as good as they can get, and even a remake can’t improve on this.
Not in the sense that Nintendo’s ideas for them aren’t good, but in the way that the media has made such a big deal of them all?
Because to be honest, I’m getting sick of all the broken Amiibo stories. I mean, Samus with two cannons, Marth with two swords, Peach with no legs… it’s like every flaw the damn Amiibos get becomes the day’s press for every Nintendo website on the internet.
Above: Yet another ‘defect’ example picked up by the press…
And the other stories about them are getting overdone as well. New set of Amiibos announced and coming soon! Amiibo of another character is exclusive to Gamestop or some other store! Amiibos unlock content in this third party game or another!
It’s just getting a bit old really. And do you know what it reminds me of?
The Irate Gamer and his endless Skylanders coverage. Every week, a new video about Skylanders, while other gaming news gets tossed to the sidelines. And now with Nintendo having their own version of Skylanders in the form of Amiibo… it’s like they’ve turned the Nintendo world into the equivalent of the Irate Gamer. It’s depressing, and takes away from much more interesting news and articles.
Above: See all the Skylanders? That’s like a Nintendo site and their Amiibo coverage…
But what do you think? Are Amiibos taking over the Nintendo world too much? Are they being focused on by gaming sites to the exclusion of more important stories?
Well, in theory. It’s a conversation between Pit and Palutena (like the ones activated by taunting as the former on the Palutena’s Temple stage) and talks of the other characters as an ‘intruder from another dimension’ that the gods have no data on.
Here’s a video showing it in action:
Or if you want to read the script, it’s here:
Pit: Who is that?
Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can’t believe it!
Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same. To fight and win!
So it seems mysterious. But is it really used for DLC fighters? Or is there potentially another purpose for the quote? Head inside and find out1
For those who don’t know, Dementium The Ward is a survival horror game by Renegade Kid, developers of Mutant Mudds and Moon. Released for the original DS back in 2007, it was praised for being one of the genuinely few actual horror games released for the system, and was followed up with a sequel before the series seemingly got cancelled.
Well, it’s getting a 3DS port. With a new save system and tweaked difficulty, the game is intended to be released on the 3Ds eShop in Q2 2015, with talk of its sequel getting the same deal a bit later. There aren’t many details about it so far (it was announced in a chat between company co founder Jools Watson and Vinesauce), but there it is regardless.
As you probably know from some of other other articles, we have a certain fondness for fan games and ROM hacks here at Nintendo 3DS Daily. URA Zelda, A Tribute to Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Star Road… we’ve posted about quite a few of those projects over the last few years, and many more besides.
So we just couldn’t not post about this. Behold, Banjo Kazooie Returns. The first ever full hack of Rare’s Nintendo 64 classic:
It’s going to have all new levels, what appears to be a new plot and quite a few other new things besides, making it the ideal substitute for an official sequel given Rare’s complete reluctance to do anything with the franchise. What’s more, it turns out that it’s actually being made by someone we know! Yep, author Super Zambezi is the owner of Nintendo fan site Mario Party Legacy, a place which Nintendo 3DS Daily and Talk Nintendo have been associated with for quite some time now.
So yes, there’s Banjo Kazooie Returns for you all. If you want to find out more about it… well, there’s an interesting topic on ROM Hacking.net which is absolutely filled with pictures, and the author is apparently posting about it on Twitter to. You can find links to those in the sources section after the post.
You know, for the die hard collectors who apparently see every ‘flawed’ product as something worth paying thousands for. This time, they’re a dual wielding version of Marth and a version of Princess Peach where her legs are angled backwards. Have a few pictures…
As you can see, they’re a lot more visibly defective than the last few. And knowing the state of the market today, it almost seems inevitably they’ll end up going for something in the mid thousand range because Nintendo figurine collectors are absolutely insane about these things.
What do you think of these new ‘defective’ Amiibos?
Well, wouldn’t that have been something very different? Apparently, eight player multiplayer was intended for Super Smash Bros Melee and scrapped for ‘performance reasons’. As slightly paraphrased from Mashiro Sakurai’s comments in a Famitsu interview:
It (eight player multiplayer) was a thing I considered when thinking about the follow-up for the first Smash. Sadly it was more than impossible due to technical limits and was just barely achieved this time around.
Other than that, he also mentions that:
Above: Smash Run was decided on from the beginning.
The big ‘exclusive’ features for each version of Super Smash Bros 4 were decided at the beginning. So Smash Run and Smash Tour were planned right from the start.
Making Super Smash Bros figures was considered previously and that the series had something to do with Amiibo’s introduction (the concept was discussed back in February.
Above: Duck Hunt Duo’s inclusion was based on the game’s popularity
That Duck Hunt/Duck Hunt Duo is an interesting character because a third character (aka an unseen player using the Zapper) is helping out from offscreen. And that part of the reason it was included was because Duck Hunt was a major game that sold well in regions like North America.
Are you one of those collectors who likes to keep their Amiibos in their original packaging? Still want to use them in games like Super Smash Bros for Wii U?
Well now it seems you can, since someone online has figured out how to use Amiibos without taking them from their original boxes. Here’s the video:
Either way… I can almost guarantee we’ll see people use this to get free Amiibos from stores. Just buy one, bring it home, do the above and take it back for a refund, presumably with the staff none the wiser. I just know that’s going to start happening sooner or later…
But what do you think about this interesting technique?
We’re not joking. A supposedly ‘defective’ Amiibo of Princess Peach (with no legs) has sold on eBay for over $25,000.
Someone actually thought it was worth spending enough money to buy a car… on this supposedly ‘broken’ figurine:
So what do we think of this story? Well, find out after the break, if you haven’t already figured it out for yourself…
Well, their Japanese one anyway. It now works on machines other than desktop computers, which is something people appreciate in 2014.
Here’s a picture, in case you haven’t seen it yet:
So what do we think? Well to be honest… we’re not sure we like it. For one thing, it’s only ‘responsive’ when viewed on mobile or tablet devices, so anyone with a smaller screen size is just getting screwed over due to Nintendo’s shoddy media query coding.
And secondly… does it really need a bloody loading bar before the site is usable? I mean, the Mario animation is nice and all, but… it’s a website, not a video game. Just load the content gradually like in the olden days.
But what do you think of Nintendo of Japan’s new website design?