Star Fox Zero launches this Friday, April 22nd. To celebrate the launch of the game Nintendo has partnered with Production IG (one of the companies that worked with Nintendo on the Kid Icarus shorts) and WIT Studio to create a short film based on the game and it’s characters. It’s called Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins and it will premiere on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00pm EST.
Immediately following the premiere of the short there will be a special Nintendo Treehouse Live event featuring both Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard. Both of these can be viewed by visiting http://live.nintendo.com.
Nintendo has a long history of working with different restaurants to fill their children’s meals with various Nintendo related products. Children have a history of liking Nintendo related toys. It only makes sense to put those two things together and Nintendo is once again doing just that.
From April 19th – June 30th the company is working with Oklahoma based restaurant chain Sonic to include five different Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam themed toys. Nintendo VP of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt says:
“SONIC Drive-In is the ideal location to premiere the very first toys based on this unique collaboration.”
The toys are themed around the recent mash-up of two Nintendo RPG series featuring the plumber brothers and their paper thin counterparts. One toy shaped like Mario races across the room on wheels, while another featuring Paper Mario and Luigi spins around like a top. Two of the toys even resemble the folded-up paper look of the outrageous papercraft battles featured in the game.
Nintendo’s first smartphone app Miitomo came out in Japan a few weeks ago and has fared very well in the iOS and Playstore charts so far with lots of the Nintendo community getting involved in the app and generally seeming quite favourable towards it.
Nintendo have announced today via Twitter that the app will launch in the UK on the 31st of March which is only a few days away.
There’s one question that matters. How much chocolate did you eat? I ate so much that I couldn’t even use my laptop to do the Nintendo Download yesterday, but fear not! Here it is only a day late!
The Big Game of the Week: Metroid Other M for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console (£17.99/€19.99)
Metroid other M was originally released for the Nintendo Wii way back in 2010 and is one of the most divisive Metroid games in the series. It was developed in collaboration with Team Ninja and tries to blend 1st and 3rd person styles. Continue reading Nintendo Download for Europe 31/03/16
The Nintendo Download is back. I apologise for this weekly article disappearing. Christmas and life got in the way but hopefully I can get back into the rhythm of getting this out on a Monday/Tuesday once again. I’m going to change the format up a little bit to make it a bit more readable and (hopefully) a bit easier to produce. Anyway, here’s this week releases coming to Nintendo consoles this week. Continue reading Nintendo Download for Europe – 24/03/16
Miitomo launched in Japan today and so far people seem to be enjoying it quite a bit.
The free mobile app is set to launch to the rest of the world later on this month and Nintendo have released a launch trailer which explains a little bit about what the app is which you can see below.
During the game developers choice awards a touching tribute was played for the late Satoru Iwata which was recieved very warmly by the audience there. Please take a moment to watch…