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“We analyze the E3 trailer for Star Fox Zero, as well as various gameplay videos to uncover all the secrets the footage might be hiding. We take a what’s new, some new story details, and even hidden references to the original Star Fox on SNES. All this and more in our gameplay analysis for Star Fox Zero on the Wii U!”
Luis Zuno, the creator of indie title Elliot Quest, seems to be pleased with the sales of the game on the Wii U. According to Zuno, the title’s sales have been “much bigger than on Steam.” However, things weren’t easy, as Zuno says getting the game on Wii U was “a lot of work”.
“…putting the game on the console has been a long journey and a lot of work and I definitely couldn’t have got there on my own, which is why I’m thankful for the help from PlayEveryWare to get there.”
Via: Nintendo Everything
Rule of 2 Review discusses whether Star Fox Zero needs online multiplayer.
Source: Rule of 2 Review
Platinum Games has detailed working with Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto on Star Fox Zero. Platinum Games’ Yusuke Hashimoto, discussed the matter with Wired.
“This is the first time I’ve ever done this kind of collaborative design. It’s not just with Mr. Miyamoto, but also with Mr. Hayashi here. The three of us are always working together and it’s very fun, but obviously when Mr. Miyamoto shows you something and is like, what do you think of this, and you have to come up with a good answer, it’s very nerve-wracking. I’m struck by how fast this goes. The turnaround between the exchange of the two parties is very quick. It’s a kind of development speed I haven’t really seen before.
We don’t want to make it a simple game, by any means. The challenge for us is, how to make a game that feels good and challenging to play for lots of different people?”
Reggie Fils-Aime has discussed a host of topics with the Washington Post. The big man covered online multiplayer, new IPs and more.
Splatoon has become the highest selling Wii U eShop game of all-time. While there is no hard-numbers at this point, we do know its higher than 57,000 units. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Nintendo JP
The Nintendo Minute team catch up with NOA president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime about E3 2015.
Shofu is back with another For Glory episode of Smash Bros. for Wii U. This time, he is using the Legendary bounty Hunter, Samus Aran!
Francis runs down his top 10 Wii U/3DS games released so far! Which games made the cut? Find out in the video below. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome top 10s, gameplay videos and more!
This week’s North American Nintendo downloads are in. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time headlines this week’s list for $9.99. Get the full lineup of titles below.
Nintendo Recognizes they let down a Number of E3 Viewers this year, will Work to Improve Next Year’s E3
Nintendo has discussed their E3 2015 showing, and acknowledged the disappointment from fans. In the latest meeting with shareholders, Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto have elaborated on the topic.
Splatoon been selling like crazy since it launched at the end of May worldwide. Nintendo didn’t expect Splatoon to sell so well there would be stock issues in Japan. Company president and CEO Satoru Iwata discussed Splatoon’s surprise sales below.
As some of you may have seen the TV commercials we have been airing recently, “Splatoon” is a brand-new title and not a title from an established series. It has a very unique and fantasy-like setting. This game, inspired by squid squirting out ink, is played by human-shaped characters with squid-like features shooting, instead of squirting, ink at each other, and the team that paints the widest area in its team color wins. Having received high recognition from our consumers for its novelty, this title’s sell-through sales reached 1 million units in less than a month from its release. We feel very grateful for this, since our view was not so optimistic prior to release, for it being a non-series title.
As a side note, hopefully Nintendo can change their mentally when it comes to new IPs going forward. And I would LOVE to see a Splatoon 2 on NX!
Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has discussed the surprising customers with the Nintendo NX. However, with the NX’s arrival, Iwata says that doesn’t mark the end of Wii U/3DS games.
Nintendo of America’s Charlie Scibetta, has detailed why NOA doesn’t like to release games in the summer time.
“We do the bulk of our business in the holiday season, probably about 60% in October, November, and December. You want to launch games when people are in the mood to buy.”
Gotta love that 90’s mentality that people are only in the mood/can afford to buy games during the holiday seasons.
Nintendo will be giving Wii U and 3DS owners a major update this summer with Miiverse. A host of changes will be coming with Miiverse Guide, Tom, running us through everything. Get all the details past the link.
Splatoon got a nice update today with patch 1.3.0. Gaming Vlog Network runs down all the changes in video form.
Splatoon has just received a new update that changes a few things up. Patch 1.3 is now live with some adjustments to Splatfest, weapons and abilities. Get the full rundown on what’s changed below.
Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto, has stated that his title is not far off a virtual reality experience, as you use the second screen on the GamePad.
“Thanks to the motion sensor and the second screen on the GamePad, Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience,” said Miyamoto. “Nintendo’s principle was and is always to make games that people play together in front of the TV. I think Star Fox Zero is that. [But] if we someday do experiments in VR, there is the Star Fox brand [we could consider implementing].”
My take past the link.
Europe will be having its own Splatfest like North America and Japan on July 4th. However, the theme will be Rock vs. Pop. Check out the promo trailer below.
The Treehouse live team will be giving us an early look at Splatoon’s new multiplayer game mode, Tower Control. You can check out the livestream today at 3 PM PT/ 6 PM ET. Via: Nintendo
Source: Nintendo Japan
Nintendo of America president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, sat down with Forbes to discuss the state of Nintendo and more much. Get the full roundup of the interview below.