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Category Archives: E3 2015

Reggie Fils-Aime on Mobile Games and DeNA


Nintendo has done a complete 180 when talking mobile gaming. Reggie Fils-Aime didn’t believe in the platform back in 2010 when Polygon interviewed him. This is what he had to say about mobile gaming back then.

“Clearly, it doesn’t look like their platform is a viable profit platform for game development because so many of the games are free versus paid downloads. If our games represent a range between snacks of entertainment and full meals depending on the type of game, (Apple’s) aren’t even a mouthful, in terms of the gaming experience you get.”

Fast forward to E3 2015. What does Reggie have to say about mobile gaming this point, now that Nintendo has gotten into the business.

“We’re going to do it in a partnership with DeNA. DeNA has technical knowledge that we’re leveraging. They have a rapid iteration process to drive improvement in the content that we’re going to leverage, but Nintendo is going to create the content. We’ve announced that Mr. Kono, from Mario Kart fame, is going to be our lead developer on this.

And so from that standpoint things haven’t changed. It’s our IP, we’re going to leverage it and we do believe done properly it’s going to drive a positive experience with the IP and drive people back to our core video system business whether it’s handheld or console.”

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Polygon

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One) | E3 2015 Gameplay Demo - PlayerEssence


Check out the E3 2015 show floor demo of Gear of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One. Subscribe for more E3 2015 videos coming this week!

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Game Play with Developers

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Watch the developers of The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes play the game on the Nintendo 3DS!

God of War 3: Remastered (PS4) | E3 2015 Gameplay Footage

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Check out the E3 2015 showfloor demo for God of War 3 Remastered on PS4. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more amazing E3 2015 content!

Nintendo Minute - E3 2015 VLOG

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The Nintendo Minute crew has uploaded a new 16 minute VLOG on E3 2015.

Super Mario Maker Developer Interview - Takashi Tezuka & Yosuke Oshino (GameXplain)


The guys from GameXplain got a chance to interview Takashi Tezuka and Yosuke Oshino, two of the developers who are working on Super Mario Maker. Check out the interview past the link.

Microsoft: Post-E3 2015 - ZyroXZ2


“I could barely manage to get most (not even all!) of the announcements into 5 minutes… But I did it! I can understand why Quantum Break and Scalebound announcements got pushed to Gamescom!”

Source: ZyroXZ2

Mighty No. 9 | E3 2015 Gameplay Footage - PlayerEssence


Check out some gameplay I captured from Mighty No. 9 on the E3 2015 showfloor. You can pick up Mighty No. 9 this September on Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: PlayerEssence

Reggie Fils-Aime on RPGs, Metroid, Mother 3, amiibo & more


Kotaku sat down with Nintendo of America president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, to discuss a host of topics post E3 2015. This ranges from the amount of RPGs on Wii U, to Metroid and more.

The Juice is Loose! #49: Most Anticipated Games For the Rest of 2015

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In this installment of the Juice is Loose, my guest and I will be giving our 10 top most anticipated games remaining for the rest of the year.

AGL Active Topics: E3 2015 - Nintendo NX - Metroid Prime


The Red Knight has another exciting episode of Active Topics, but this time with a E3 2015 twist! How does this dude not have more subs?

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Nindies and their Future - An Interview with Nintendo’s Damon Baker


Nintendo Enthusiast’s Jason Lepine talks with Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker.

Source: Nintendo Enthusiast

I’m NOT Happy About Shenmue 3 + Nintendo and Other E3 Thoughts - Butterworthy


“You heard me. The Sega fanboy feels insulted by the Shenmue Kickstarter. Plus, the Nintendo community needs to get a freakin’ grip.”

Source: Butterworthy

Monolith Soft Confirmed to be Working on Next Game

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My favorite development studio Monolith Soft, has confirmed to GamesBeat that they are hard at work on their next game, presumably for the Nintendo NX (although there is no confirmation). The RPG studio also discussed a wide range of topics from Smash Bros. to Xenoblade Chronicles’ North American launch date.

Reggie Fils-Aime E3 2015 Interview - NX, Digital vs. Physical & more


Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with Polygon at E3 2015 to discuss future hardware, games distribution and more. Get a summary of the Regginator’s words below.

Reggie Hints at the New 3DS Coming to the U.S., Exclusive N3DS Software Coming


Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has strongly hinted the New Nintendo 3DS model with come to the United States. He also stated that the New Nintendo 3DS will be getting exclusive software as digital downloads.

“So we’ve got nothing to announce here. We’ve certainly taken note of all of the readers and consumers that expressed desire for the base model. We analyzed the results in Japan and saw the lion’s share of the volume was on the XL model, and that’s with no 2DS existing in the Japanese market.”

“And so as we thought about what’s the best line-up for us we thought the new XL and 2DS would be our best line-up. Not going to make any promises but, you know, I would suggest to your readers that they stay tuned and maybe some special SKUs might show up.”

It also seems that some eShop exclusive titles on the way that will be New 3DS/XL only.

“There are digital games coming out that are specific to New Nintendo 3DS.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: Kotaku

Smash 4: Nairo & DaBuz E3 2015 Interview ft. D’Ron “D1” Maingrette - PlayerEssence

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I had the opportunity to talk with pro Smash Bros. players DaBuz and Nairo with D1 stopping by as well! Nairo and DaBuz are confident they will beat ZeRo at CEO 2015. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more amazing E3 2015 coverage!

Ratchet & Clank (PS4) | E3 2015 Hands-on Preview

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Francis check out the awesome E3 2015 demo for Ratchet & Clank on the PS4! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content.

Shigeru Miyamoto Details why Wii U Failed, Hoping for a “big hit” with NX


The Wii U has not sold up to Nintendo’s expectations three years into its lifespan. One of the main figures in designing the Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto,  has detailed why the system failed, in addition to saying they are hoping for a “big hit” with the Nintendo NX.

“I think unfortunately what ended up happening was that tablets themselves appeared in the marketplace and evolved very, very rapidly, and unfortunately the Wii system launched at a time where the uniqueness of those features were perhaps not as strong as they were when we had first begun developing them.

“So what I think is unique about Nintendo is we’re constantly trying to do unique and different things. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they’re not as big of a hit as we would like to hope.”

Miyamoto continued on saying the company is already hard at work on their next system, codenamed NX, which will get a reveal in 2016.

“After Wii U, we’re hoping that next time it will be a very big hit.”

Reggie Fils-Aime and Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe have already stated the NX is a home console.

Via: VideoGamer, Source: NPR

Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (Wii U) | E3 2015 Hands-on Preview

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Francis gives you the rundown on Mario Tennis Ultra Smash for the Wii U from E3 2015. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

ActiveGamerLife Podcast #37 - E3 2015 and What’s NX


The Red Knight, Terminator Juice, Leveled Head and Mizzah Tee discuss E3 2015 and the Nintendo NX.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Ratchet & Clank (PS4) | E3 2015 Gameplay Demo

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I got a chance to play Ratchet & Clank on PS4 at this year’s E3. Check out some play footage on the title here. My actual hands-on impressions of Ratchet & Clank for PS4 goes live on Monday, so stayed tuned!