According to a picture of the game taken from a Nintendo event anyway. It shows not only everyone we’ve seen in the trailers so far (which adds up to 27 characters), but also has empty slots just waiting for another 3 characters to fill them. But what does the screen look? Who do I suspect is going to fill those last few slots? Read on and find out!
Yes, it’s really true! Back when the first game in this popular franchise was being developed, Activision wanted to team up with another game to make it, with their first choice being Nintendo! Unfortunately though, despite some help with marketing and interest in the concept, Nintendo turned down the offer to work with Activision on the series. Talk about a missed opportunity!
Don’t take this as confirmed just yet, but it seems fairly likely regardless. A new Wii U bundle has been seen online, with Mario Kart 8 being sold alongside a Wii U Deluxe set and what not. You can see a small picture of it in the post thumbnail, but if you want to see it at full size, keep reading!
Because as we’ve seen in my article yesterday, Miiverse as a concept just does not work. A single giant ‘community’ (in the loosest sense of the term) made up entirely of ignorant people making insane suggestions and potentially damaging comments? Yeah, that was a disaster just waiting to happen! So instead of that, how about this alternative? How about instead of Nintendo trying to replace fan run forums with some mediocre official social network knock off, they actually work WITH the community and highlight the interesting discussions made on these unofficial sites?
Nothing makes a good story as much as a great villain. Whether they’re a humorous nutcase like Fawful, a merciless dark lord like Ganon or just a good all rounder like Bowser, Nintendo villains have often become seen as some of the best designed in video games, some of the most memorable characters to have appeared over the history of the medium. Sadly though, even Nintendo isn’t immune to mistakes. So here are ten cases where the character designers completely messed up the design for one of their video game antagonists. Behold, the worst Nintendo villain designs in gaming history!
When it comes to modern video games and the industry in general, it seems being ‘serious’ is all the rage. Whether it’s from two bit indie games trying to deconstruct gaming in some overly mean spirited way in their attempt to be ‘art’, triple A blockbusters desperately trying to turn games into Hollywood movies or development in general becoming something run by people who apparently don’t like games or anyone who actually plays them, video games seem to have become an increasing formal, boring medium. So here’s my article on why video games really need more humour. On why they need their own individual charm and to stop taking themselves so seriously. Keep reading to hear some examples of games […]
Because despite the general push for Miiverse support across the board in Wii U games, the service really does have most of the same ‘issues’ that SwapNote’s SwapPass functionality had. Ones like trolls, idiots, potentially illegal or risky content and various other things that Nintendo really didn’t like finding out about back when the SwapNote scandal broke out. So if you want to know more about the kind of insanity that could get Miiverse wiped off the map, keep reading!
Which is kind of nice if you like that sort of thing, the game was pretty successful in Japan after all. It’ll be released in the US and Europe on June 6th. Unfortunately, while they released a Nintendo Direct about the game, they also kind of made the game look rather unappealing to people who don’t know about it. So if you want to see that video (and hear why I found it kind of awkward as hell to watch), keep reading!
So for those European Nintendo fans out there who want to hear the game’s music in some ‘official’ way, there you go. You can find Nintendo’s Tweet on the matter in the full post after the break. My opinion though? Don’t really see much point in getting this CD. Not only do I not plan to buy a Wii U (and this game, among others) until Smash Bros comes out, but the entire soundtrack can be gotten far conveniently with this magical thing called the ‘internet’ and ‘Youtube’. But if you want to see what Nintendo has to say on the matter (officially) or to see it on the Club Nintendo store, keep reading!
As you may or may not know, the Nintendo 2DS console has not as of this time been released in Japan. Why is that? Who knows, some say it’s due to everything from Nintendo’s complete domination of the market making it unnecessary to stereoscopic 3D being more tolerated by Japanese audiences. Either way, it’s not there yet. But is this about to change? It might well be so, since Nintendo have now registered a trademark for ‘Nintendo 2DS’ In Japan. Want to see it? If so, keep reading!