April is almost here and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is right around the corner. Of course, like any new game, there’s all sorts of advertising going on for it. Cardboard pop out mini stands at game stores, the official website being opened, a new sit down presentation right before release… all of these are present.
Of course, these are the usual for a new game. What isn’t the usual however, is a live performance of the game’s music. And of course, despite us not being there, it was recorded. Nintendo put five songs played live up on their youtube page. Those songs include the Main Theme, Gaur Plain, Mechanical Rhythm, Engage the Enemy, and You Will Know Our Names. Go ahead and give them a listen!
A ton of new info was released recently for Nintendo’s colorful new shooter, Splatoon. Among that info is some details on the single player, a new multiplayer mode called Splat Zone, and details on ranked battles. There’s also a new trailer!
Have you ever wondered why the Wii U is priced the way it is? Well, Mr. Satoru Iwata sheds some light on this subject in a recent interview with Time. According to Mr. Iwata they were forced to sell the Wii U higher due to the exchange rate of the Yen to the Euro and the Dollar.
I think, to be honest, we were in a difficult situation. Because for the home console our biggest market opportunity was in the overseas markets in the U.S. and Europe, but because of the valuation of the yen and the exchange rates into dollars and euro, it made it a difficult proposition for us to capitalize on that, because of the cost that we were forced to sell the system at.
If the markets were stronger in North America and Europe at the time of the launch, we could have seen the system selling for cheaper then it is. The question is though, now that the markets are doing better then they were and with news of NX being revealed next year, will we see a price drop on Wii U soon?
Innovation and Nintendo go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. That’s why it comes as no shocker when Mr. Iwata stated in a recent interview with Nikkei that Nintendo wants to surprise gamers with the Nintendo NX.
However, if you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull. In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.
The statement is vague to say the least but at least we know that they’re aiming to change things up again. The statement leads one to believe that they’re looking for a fresh reset rather then a continuation of the established hardware brands they’ve used for this console generation and the previous generation. This is Nintendo though, who knows what they have in store. What are your thoughts on this matter?
According to Famitsu DS+Wii, they’ll have a major game announcement for Nintendo platforms in their next issue. They didn’t give specifics about what the game is or what system the game is on though. This is what the snippet says:
What is this Super Big Game Premonition?
In next month’s issue, we might be able to reveal ultra top secret information about a big title.
Next to Mario, who else can give 3DS and Wii U a boost?
Dropping even a single hint feels too scary, so I’ll refrain from doing that and just say to please look forward to the next issue!
There is much speculation about what this is. For starters, they didn’t mention the specific platform but rather mentioned “Nintendo Platforms.” This is leading people to believe the game will be on Wii U and 3DS.
Many also think the announcement is Dragon Quest related due to Dragon Quest X being on both 3DS and Wii U. They think it can be a new expansion for DQX or possibly a new game. Some even are speculating that this has something to do with next month’s Level-5 Vision 2015 press conference.
We all know though that Nintendo doesn’t comment on rumors and speculations. We’ll have to wait and see what this announcement is.
Remember that Nintendo Land game Takamaru’s Ninja Castle? Well that was based off of Takamaru from The Mysterious Murasame Castle, a NES game made by Nintendo. Well, in the same event that Masahiro Sakurai spoke about Mewtwo, he also revealed that Takamaru almost made it into Smash Bros. The team decided against having him in though because they figured he isn’t that well known. That reasoning definitely holds true but hopefully will change if Nintendo decides to take Hideki Kamiya up on his offer. Would you have liked to see Takamaru make it into Smash Bros?
Some good news has surfaced for Smash Bros and Pokemon fans. In a recent event in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai gave us the good news that Mewtwo is near finished and will be available soon.
About the delivery of MewTwo that everyone is worrying about, it is pretty much done. We are planning to release MewTwo, so please wait for the announcement. We plan to release MewTwo pretty soon.
It’s been around 6 months since they first revealed Mewtwo to be on the way. Not too long now and we’ll see the psychic powers back in action in both 3D and HD. Are you ready?