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Miyamoto; We’re Currently working on More Zelda Games for the 3DS!

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Or more precisely, they’ve currently got ideas for new Zelda games on 3DS that they haven’t announced yet, meaning that A Link Between Worlds is not the last such title on the system.

Here’s Miyamoto’s original quote, in response to a question about the future of the Zelda series and upcoming games in it:

In addition to that, we have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet, so I hope you will look forward to them.

But while that seems clear enough, keep reading to find out the types of Zelda games I suspect Nintendo might be working on for our favourite handheld system!


Oh Hey, Looks like Another Nintendo Ripoff on the App Store!

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This time, it’s a game called… yes, get this… Bird Jesus.  And who exactly does this game (illegally) star?


Pidgeot from the Pokemon series of course!  And while the description of ‘Bird Jesus’ may or may not be particularly accurate when applied to this beloved Pokemon, it still doesn’t hide that the app itself is illegal and stealing a character from a Nintendo game in its desperate attempt to make money as a shoddy Flappy Bird knockoff.

So yeah, guess they can expect to see a cease and desist order from Nintendo or the Pokemon Company soon enough.   Good riddance.


Oh hey, Japanese Pokemon fans can win another special Edition 3DS System…

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In a raffle.  That you get an entry for by spending over 1000 yen at the Denny’s and Famil family of restaurants in Japan.  Apparently, there are ten of said systems to be won via the raffle, and another five to be won via an email campaign on the official website.  Here’s a picture of the system design in question:


As you can see, it’s a pretty nice design!  Decent colour scheme, decent styling around the edges, a pretty neat picture showing off Yveltal and Xerneas (alongside Ash and Pikachu from the Pokemon anime series).  Pity it’ll never be released to the public, or made available to buy or win outside of Japan.

So yeah, what do you think?  Are you a bit jealous that Japanese Pokemon fans are getting yet another exclusive 3DS XL design?  Do you wish Nintendo would sell these outside of Japan, like through Club Nintendo or something?  If so, post your thoughts here or at Nintendo 3DS Community.com now!



Super Smash Bros 4; New 3DS Version Trailer!

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It’s not entirely new (about 90% of clips in the video are found in older videos of the game), but it does seem this trailer introduces some new content.  So if you want to see a preview of a Steel Diver stage, the Animal Crossing Villager riding a gyroid like a DKC rocket barrel and very small parts of what seems like an adventure mode (not smash Run), watch the video below!


Nintendo finally has a cross buy game on 3DS and Wii U

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And by cross buy, I mean a game which you can buy on one platform and play on either without buying it again.  Something which many of their competitors have figured out years ago but which Nintendo seems too scared to actually embrace.

That game is Squid’s Odyssey.  Buy it on the 3DS, get it for free on the Wii U.  All assuming your Nintendo Network ID is the same between consoles mind.

So yeah.  There’s now a game on a Nintendo system which can be bought on one system and played on another.  Perhaps now this’ll lead to a future where we don’t have to say, rebuy Super Mario Bros 1 for every system’s seperate virtual console library.




Sonic has been hacked into Super Mario 64…

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It’s a pretty good implementation of the character too, with his model being custom and his speed being at least somewhat altered to match.  Here’s a video:

So if you want to try playing through Super Mario 64 as Sonic the Hedgehog for whatever reason, you can view the full post and use the download link provided.  Hey, it’s got be better than most attempts at 3D Sonic games prior to Sonic Adventure…



New Super Smash Bros Character being revealed Tomorrow?

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Yeah, take this with at least a grain of salt given that it’s a rumour related to Super Smash Bros 4, but apparently, a magazine given out at the World Hobby Fair (an event which is ending tomorrow and has is being held in Japan) indicates a new character is going to be revealed for the game.  Here’s a picture of the magazine in question:


There’s apparently something there asking about a newcomer, one who isn’t listed on the page.  And given that Nintendo is apparently present at this event, the chances that they’ll show something off at it are pretty good.

So yeah.  We could be seeing a new Super Smash Bros 4 character revealed tomorrow.  Hopefully someone decent like King K Rool.


Hyrule Warriors getting Twilight Princess DLC

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It’s Japan only so far, but features costumes for Link and Zelda based on their appearances in the Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess.  So hey, if you don’t like Link’s spiffy new scarf and want to see him looking as he does in Twilight Princess, you’re soon going to get your chance.  Here are some pictures of Link and Zelda’s appearances in this DLC set, if you’ve somehow forgotten what The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess used to look like on the Gamecube/Wii:

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This DLC for the game will be released around the same time as the game, with different costumes available in different versions of the game and the sets with Link and Zelda being called the ‘Courage’ and ‘Wisdom’ sets respectively.

So yeah.  Looks like Nintendo’s planning for a lot of references to Twilight Princess in this Zelda game.



Why I love the idea of Splatoon

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Yeah, it’s been said a million times by now.  Splatoon is a first person shooter game revealed by Nintendo at this year’s E3.  It involves players controlling humanoid squids that shoot ink at each other in an attempt at controlling the most terroritory in the level.


But even so, there’s something I really like about this game.  Something which has absolutely nothing to do with the genre, story, characters or anything else.  Do you know what that is?

The fact that unlike in other Nintendo games in recent years, they actually bothered to create a new IP when they had a new idea.

Cause that’s what Nintendo have been getting wrong for years.  They take all these new ideas (many of which the fans of their existing series aren’t particularly interested by), and instead of creating a new series with them, cram them into existing franchises where they don’t fit.  Usually Mario or Zelda to be honest.  Did the latter really need to have things like boats, trains, birds and crossbow arcade shooting thrown in?

Heck, why did Four Swords Adventures even exist?  The game’s concept was perfect for… well, a new series.  Yet Nintendo stuck the Zelda brand on it, and then Square stuck the Final Fantasy brand on their similar game (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles).  Or how Paper Mario Sticker Star?  The ideas in that (well, the non storyline related ones) were interesting, but they didn’t fit the Paper Mario series.  They should have instead been put in a new IP with a new cast, and new ideas.

It’s what Nintendo did so well in the NES and SNES days (when they made a shooter, it was Star Fox rather than Mario in a spaceship, when they made an adventure game it was Zelda rather than say, Mario with a sword), and what they failed to do recently.  Splatoon shows that they’ve finally realised this, and finally learn that cramming an existing IP into a new idea isn’t necessary in order to make it appealing. And I commend them for that.