As you can see, their Tweet even says ‘this is not an April Fool’s Day joke’!
But with that said… am I the only one a bit suspicious of this? Okay, they say it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke now…
But come on, can you imagine how awesome it’d be if they did manage to throw a joke or two in there somewhere? Like if Iwata actually came forward at the start and send ‘April Fools! There’s no Nintendo Direct today!’?
Or even better, if they showed the best Nintendo Direct ever, will all the games people want (so Zelda Wii U, new Mario Galaxy, some awesome Smash Bros DLC, new Pokemon games, the return of F-Zero and Metroid)… and then turned around at the end and said it was all fake. That would be the most epic trolling ever, and would probably cause an absolute meltdown in the gaming community as a result. Heck, just seeing the reactions of IGN/Gamespot/Kotaku/GoNintendo/whoever would be priceless, just because it’d have made an hour of live coverage worthless in about ten seconds.
So yeah, Nintendo Direct on April 1st. Do you believe it? Or do you think Nintendo might be trying to screw around with everyone?
Well, it was pretty obvious from the start that this leak wasn’t real. None the less, it’s now been confirmed that the video was a fake made by Youtuber ‘Fawfulthegreat64′, and that Nintendo isn’t currently working on a remake of the game for the 3DS.
Here’s the video explaining it:
So yes. Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but it’s not real. The creator of the video came out and proved it.
The video’s a tad old now, but it’s still as impressive as it ever was. Have a listen:
Yep, it’s the intro theme from the Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker. Except actually played in game in Majora’s Mask 3D.
That’s pretty impressive, especially considering it was done on a virtual instrument in a game not in any way meant for this sort of thing. What do you think of this great remake of the Legendary Hero song?
Apparently, Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door might be getting a 3DS remake, as videos of a game called ‘Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door 3D’ have been posted online recently along with related pictures. Here’s a clip from the now removed ‘intro’ video:
And here’s a potential Miiverse screenshot from a thread about said video on Reddit:
As well as a potential battle screen from the game:
Either way, the evidence is there. But is it real? Keep reading to hear our take…
Behold, Link is able to become giant… without wearing the Giant’s Mask or using up any magic:
But do you know what’s better? You can use any mask in the game when this glitch activates. So as you can see in this guy’s video, that means a Giant Deku Link, a giant Goron Link or a Giant Zora Link is entirely possible. As for that matter is a Giant Fierce Deity Link, in theory.
So yeah, thoughts? It’s an old glitch video I came across, but it’s definitely still one of the cooler glitches in Majora’s Mask 3D.
You know how a while back a fan made trailer was shown for a potential HD version of Majora’s Mask?
Aka this video below?
Well Pablo Belmonte and Paco Martínez Odewill (makers of that video and many other fantastic looking Nintendo game trailer mockups) have announced a new project they’re working on. It’s called the Iconic Worlds Project and lets players explore the worlds of their past works, like the above mentioned Majora’s Mask remake and their fan ‘sequel’ to The Matrix. Here’s a video showing the idea and how it could work:
They’re working with DeNA, a Japanese smartphone app developer known for free to play titles, and are planning to announce their first mobile game by the end of the year.
What do we think?
Well to be honest, we’re not too sure at this point. On the one hand, I guess the market is there, and the talk of their smartphone apps being mere companions to the more full featured ones on their actual systems is nice to hear.
On the other? Well, we’ve already seen free to play shenanigans potentially ruin Pokemon Shuffle, and there’s a definite worry that the 3DS might be poorly affected if Nintendo puts any major titles on the app store. I mean, imagine the damage that could be done if Pokemon games (as in, full installments/generations) were available without having to buy a Nintendo system. Not good.
And given DeNA’s history of free to play titles and manipulative in app purchases, there’s definite skepticism about whether their questionable business practices might start influencing Nintendo.
But yeah, what do you think? It’s happening, and it could be either the best or worst thing to ever happen to the company…
If you’ve been a dedicated Nintendo fan for the last few years or so, you probably know of Club Nintendo. Designed as a way to reward Nintendo fans with virtual points for registering the various games they own, it ended up being used to give away everything from early games consoles to figurines to video game soundtracks to Nintendo’s more supportive fans.
Unfortunately, there’s bad news on the horizon. Namely, Club Nintendo is shutting down.
Here are some important dates to consider in regards to that:
20th of January 2015: All Nintendo games bought after this date are not eligible for registering with Club Nintendo. So in other words, anything you bought today or in the future, earns you no Club Nintendo points/stars.
31st of March 2015: The final day you can register with Club Nintendo, earn coins or register products with the service.
June 1st 2015: All unused coins are deleted.
30th of June 2015: You cannot access your account or spend coins after this date. On 11:59 PT, the service will close down for good and all remaining unspent coins are lost forever.
There is a bit of good news, namely that Elite status is still being kept until March 31st 2015, and that anyone with said status can download a free 3DS or Wii U game in the following week. Also, Nintendo have at least announced that a whole bunch of really cool gifts and games will be added to the service before its closure, as a way for members to get rid of the last few coins they have lying around without wasting them.
This also applies to the European Club Nintendo, as well as those for other regions. There will be a replacement service announced at one point, but the coins gained on Club Nintendo do not carry over to said new service.
So yeah, just an important announcement. What are your thoughts on Club Nintendo’s shut down?
And putting the files on an SD card that you then use with the system you want made region free. It also lets you bypass mandatory firmware updates too, which is a nice thing to have if you just want to play your new 3DS games right away rather than waste time with Nintendo’s silly hardware updates. Or keep your hacks going despite playing the latest 3DS titles.
We’ve been working on revamping the site as part of its merge with Talk Nintendo (as a way to become a singular Nintendo website that has both articles and forums).
So we haven’t really had a lot of time to post the news. We do however have one interesting thing:
We now have a 3DS capture card. Still working out how to get the music from it, given that our sound recording cable thing has seemingly stopped working for whatever reason, but yeah, now we can get direct video footage and screenshots of 3DS titles. Got any requests for games? Go ahead and post them. Just keep in mind that we do plan to record Majora’s Mask 3D, so you don’t need to bring up that one (nor Mario Kart or Smash Bros for the same reasons.