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More Hints AMD is Powering the Nintendo NX’s Processor


While nothing is confirmed at this time, evidence is building that AMD will power the Nintendo NX’s processor. Here are some tidbits from a VentureBeat article on the matter.

- AMD has won a third semi-custom chip design
- the promise of these chip designs is that they could yield products that could generate a billion dollars in sales
- AMD would have to enable a way for the new console to use software translation in order to run older Wii and Wii U games

The following comes from Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy

- “I think it’s a very high probability (of AMD pairing with Nintendo) unless Nintendo goes Android where I would expect them to go with Nvidia.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: VentureBeat

Pokken Tournament - Vote for the next Support Pokémon you want to see


Bandai Namco is allowing fans to vote for the next support characters they want to see in Pokken Tournament. This voting will be done through Twitter by using the hashtag “#ポッ拳”(#Pokken in Japanese) followed by the name of the Pokémon you would like to see. A full list of Pokémon names in Japanese can be found here, the campaign ends on July 23rd. Via: Nintendo Everything

Pokken Tournament isn’t Tekken with Pokemon, says Harada

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Although it’s fairly easy to see, Tekken and Pokken Tournament producer Katsuhiro Harada, has explained that Pokken Tournament is not Tekken with Pokemon in it. The battle system was carefully crafted with Pokemon fans in mind. And the game is not made to be more accessible than a standard Tekken game.

“It’s a solid versus game, but at its core, it’s an action game for Pokémon fans. People might think that because we’ve worked on games like Tekken and Soul Calibur or because of the name ‘Pokkén,’ that this game is made for established fighting game players, but I’d like to come straight out and say ‘no, it isn’t.’”

“The tech to make the game and the knowhow behind the massive amount of animations comes from our experience working on the games we’ve made before, but with the gameplay, we’ve set our sights on Pokémon fans.”

“Having the camera looking at the characters facing each other from the side with their stamina bars on the top left and right of the screen is an established fighting game format, but that’s something that experienced fighting game players can understand on instinct.” Harada explained. “That might give Pokémon fans the impression that the game is harder than it is, so we’ve intentionally gotten rid of that. Newcomers should especially focus on blocking.”

Via: MNN, Source: Kotaku

Nintendo NX: A response to AGL + how perception impacts it - Butterworthy


Jamie Butterworth discusses what he feels the NX should do to push the video game medium forward.

Source: Butterworthy

Want Baten Kaitos on Wii U or Nintendo NX? Let Bandai Namco Know

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In an Siliconera interview with Kensuke Tsukanaka, the director of Project X Zone 2, he hinted at the possibility of Baten Kaitos coming back if fans ask for it.

“Are fans ever going to see Baten Kaitos again, inside or outside of Project X Zone?” I asked Tsukanaka. He laughed, and responded:

“So, do you remember that KOS-MOS and T-elos, from Xenosaga, were in the first Project X Zone game? We didn’t include them just because Monolith Soft was developing Project X Zone, we put them in there because there were so many fans of their games on the team, and that they happened to make sense for the world of the game.

“The reason there’s not Baten Kaitos characters in the story is because they just didn’t seem to fit in anywhere. As for [Baten Kaitos] itself outside of Project X Zone, well, I can’t really say much about that yet, but I think we need some substantial feedback from fans before moving forward with a project like that. What do they want to see from it? What platform do they want to see it on? If we can gather more voices for Baten Kaitos, then maybe we can start something with Bandai Namco Entertainment. That’s about all I can say right now!”

Monolith Soft, along with tri-Crescendo, produced the Baten Kaitos games on GameCube. If there is another one in the franchise, chances are it comes to a Nintendo Platform exclusively.

Source: Siliconera

Where Does Nintendo Go From Here? - AlphaOmegaSin


AlphaOmegaSin discusses where Nintendo goes from here.

Source: AlphaOmegaSin

Satoru Iwata’s Funeral will be held on July 17th


Satoru Iwata has sadly passed away at the young age of 55. His funeral will be held on July 17th, according to ABC News. Mr. Iwata is survived by his wife Kayoko.

“A funeral service will be held on July 17. Iwata is survived by his wife Kayoko. The company declined to disclose other details of his family.”

Via: MNN

Reggie Fils-Aime Comments on Satoru Iwata’s Passing


Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has commented on Satoru Iwata’s passing.

“Mr. Iwata is gone, but it will be years before his impact on both Nintendo and the full video game industry will be fully appreciated. He was a strong leader for our company, and his attributes were clear to most everyone: Intelligence, creativity, curiosity and sense of humor. But for those of us fortunate enough to work closely with him, what will be remembered most were his mentorship and, especially, his friendship. He was a wonderful man. He always challenged us to push forward…to try the new…to upset paradigms—and most of all, to engage, excite and endear our fans. That work will continue uninterrupted.”

Via: Nintendo Everything

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata has Passed away


Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata, has passed away. The firm said in an official document that his death cam due to the bile duct growth, which he was previously treated for. Via: Nintendo Everything 

I’m speechless really…. I thought they fixed the issue Mr. Iwata was having. My condolences to Iwata’s family and Nintendo. 

AGL Active Topics - 7 Features NX Needs to Succeed! - ActiveGamerLife

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The Red Knight has another FANTASTIC episode of AGL Active Topics! Trust me, you want to watch this, the intro is excellent.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Could Nintendo Launch the Nintendo NX Successfully in July? - Nintendo Enthusiast


Our friends over at Nintendo Enthusiast have posted an interesting article, discussing the possibility of Nintendo launching their next system in July compared to the holiday seasons. If you don’t like NX/sales talk, please ignore this article. Check out a few snippets below.

“If Nintendo sees 60% of its sales in the fall, it may seem at first glance that the holiday season would be the ideal time to launch a product. If we dig deeper, however, this may not necessarily be so true. Perhaps the reason why the holiday is so successful is because of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Nintendo’s biggest games (Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros) tend to launch in the holiday, so of course it makes sense that during this period of the year sales are far higher than during the spring or summer months.”

“A great example of this is Mario Kart 8, which launched in May, and is the highest-selling Wii U game to date. Fire Emblem Awakening and Bravely Default, both February launches, performed very well in the States. It seems like games tend to sell based on the property and quality, rather than their launch month. If a console were to launch during non-holiday season, it is more than likely that a good price and appealing product could sell more than enough consoles.”

“Nintendo has stated that it would share more information on the Nintendo NX next year, but did not say specify whether we would see this initial information at E3 or beforehand. With Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem seemingly being the only 2016 release for the Wii U, Nintendo could absolutely announce the NX officially at an event in February, then continue to slowly release information on the console leading up to E3 (through Nintendo Directs and small press-releases). Then, with a massive showing at E3 2016, the company could surely launch the NX in late July or early August.”

Read the full article over at Nintendo Enthusiast.

Splatoon Sales Cross 1 Million, how can Nintendo Build Upon this for NX?

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Nintendo has revealed Splatoon sales have broken 1 million units worldwide. Console sales got a bump as well. While it might be too little, to late, what can Nintendo do to ensure the NX gets games like Splatoon earlier? Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Nintendo NX: Separating fact from Fiction, and some Speculation! - Butterworthy


Jamie Butterworthy discusses the mass amounts of rumors and speculations surround the NX.

Source: Butterworthy

The Juice is Loose! #50: Features We Need the NX to Have! - Terminator Juice

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“In this week’s show we will be discussing Splatfest, recent gaming news, and then give our opinions on what we would like for the NX.”

Source: Terminator Juice

Shigeru Miyamoto Hanging out with at the Japan Expo 2015


Check out some cool footage of Shigeru Miyamoto at the Japan Expo this past weekend.

Via: GoNintendo

Dragon Quest XI will be an Offline game for home Consoles


Dragon Quest producer Yuji Horii, has stated once again that Dragon Quest XI will be an offline game for home consoles.

(On the series’ 30th anniversary, and DQ11) “I don’t have much to tell now, but we’re making many preparations. One thing is for certain, Dragon Quest 11 will be an offline game”

(About action combat like Dragon Quest Heroes) “No, Dragon Quest 11 will return to the roots of Dragon Quest. Another action RPG would be like Heroes, and we want to distinguish between the two.”

(On the possibility of a large-scale remake a la FF7 of older titles such as DQ3) “There are no plans at the moment, but there’s possibilities in the future.”

(On Dragon Quest for smartphones) “I think games should be designed for the platforms they’re on. Dragon Quest 11 is designed for home consoles.”

(On virtual reality) “I had the chance to experience Morpheus, and if I get the opportunity, I’d like to make something with that sort of technology.”

Via: NeoGAF, Source: ffing

ActiveGamerLife Podcast #39 - Nintendo like solution for NX

Active Gamer Life

The Red Knight, Terminator Juice and Mizzah Tee discuss a host of topics in the world of Nintendo.

Source: ActiveGamerLife

Unseen64 says the Nintendo NX is not Aiming to Compete Against PS4 on a Power Level


Unseen64’s Liam Robertson, has stated that Nintendo’s upcoming gaming device codenamed “NX”, will not be looking to compete with the PS4 on a “power level”.

When pressed about whether the NX is console or handheld, Tamaki would not reveal.

Nintendo Looking to Surprise with the NX, Doesn’t mark the end of Wii U/3DS Games


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 Details Their Mobile Games Monetization Plans

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Nintendo will be entering the mobile market with DeNA this year. Company president Satoru Iwata has explained how Nintendo plans to make money off their smartphone games.

Iwata Comments on the 3DS and Wii U slow Launches, Nintendo NX will be Offered Uniquely


During Nintendo’s latest shareholders meeting, company president Satoru Iwata discussed the slow launch of the 3DS/Wii U, and how the NX will be offered in a “Nintendo-like solution.”

Nintendo Starting Pilot Productions on Nintendo NX in October for 2016 Launch - Rumor


An article in the DigiTimes has stated that Nintendo is set to launch their next console, codenamed the NX, in July of 2016. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics, while Pegatron Technology will be trying to receive some of the orders. Apparently, the orders are set to be complete around February or March of 2016, with major production starting in May/June for a July launch. They’re looking to ship 20 million units in the first year….. which is just a little bit over the 2 million the Wii U has shipped this year (sarcasm). Remember, this is a rumor, but it does seem we could be seeing a 2016 launch for the NX with software coming to Wii U AND NX. Via: GoNintendo, Source: DigitTimes