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PE X Nintendo #85 | Devil’s Third, SMT X FE, Pokken Tournament & Wii U’s lack of RPGs

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I HAVE Returned to the format you all KNOW and LOVE. PlayerEssence X Nintendo is back! We’re kicking off episode 85 with style: Pokken, Devil’s Third, Splatoon and more! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

1:35 - NOA not publishing Devil’s Third in North America

4:56 - Zero wins 40th tournament in a row in Smash Wii U

6:55 - Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem 60 hours to 100%

8:18 - Epic Indie sale Wii U

9:06 - Pokken Fighters aimed at older Pokemon Fans, Release outside of Japan being considered

10:53 - Splatfest 2 announced for North America - Roller Coasters vs Water Slides

12:19 -  Nintendo’s lack of RPGs is a problem


  • hawkssuns08

    Weavile my favorite pokemon looks fun as hell. Definitely going to main it.

  • Mythosa

    NoA needs a kick in the head. As you said, everyone should have the chance to play it and see if they like it. A game doesn’t need to be perfect for it to be a hit.
    Think of all the slow down and clipping and all that in a game like OoT. Imagine if they didn’t bring that because it wasn’t ‘high enough quality’.

    • CapableTie

      NoA is the worst branch of Nintendo, I agree.

  • metroidkong

    Hmmm. I don’t disagree. The reality is the more games you have and genres represented, the better off a console will be. It’s not rocket science. My tastes not withstanding of course (not a fan of rpgs or 1st person shooters, which explains why my only current gen console is a Wii U!)

  • NBR

    Any RPG that isn’t: tales of, final fantasy, or persona are niche. They wouldn’t have helped the Wii U.

    • Wonder Dean

      And Dragon Quest.

      • Jon Turner

        Yes, that too. Although DQ DOES tend to go to the system with the largest user base as far as Japan is concerned. In order to get DQ, NX will have to both be a runaway hit AND capture the largest audience possible, and Nintendo can’t rely on its first party franchises alone to do that. It hasn’t worked in favor of WiiU OR 3DS. In fact, the reason why 3DS is doing well in Japan at all is BECAUSE of the third party support it gets there. Nintendo needs to have their next system have that kind of appeal. Francis and I will be talking about this on a podcast this weekend.

    • Jon Turner

      Well that’s why Ninetndo should try to get them on their next system. And before anyone says that it is impossible for Nintendo to do so, I don’t care. They will HAVE to shell out for them for NX. It’s the only way Nintendo can get respect in that market and steal some away from Sony.

      I also do think it is very odd and eccentric that NoA is seemingly not planning on releasing Devil’s Third is baffling and disappointing, but if there IS a publisher that is going to bring the game instead, at least we’ll get it. But Nintendo really can’t afford to pull these kind of stunts again. It’s gotten to the point where it’s difficult to defend their every move.

    • http://playeressence.com/ PlayerEssence

      “Any RPG that isn’t: tales of, final fantasy, or persona are niche. They wouldn’t have helped the Wii U.”
      That argument is false and invalid. Yo-kai Watch is bigger than Persona, Final Fantasy and Tales. And you have NO clue what a real console Pokémon, Bravely Default, Shin Megami Tensei, Kingdom Heartsor real Dragon Quest game would have done for Wii U.
      Funny how RPGs help the 3DS sell.

      • Jon Turner

        That should be something we discuss on the podcast this weekend.

      • Mythosa

        LOL. I guess Pokemon aren’t real RPG’s and they don’t help any systems sell at all. It’s not the biggest RPG franchise of all time at all either lol. It’s so niche!

      • CapableTie

        Have you been to the Nintendo World store? I’m going to New York on Sunday for a few days, and I’m looking forward to going there.

        • Kidking17

          It’s smaller than I though it would be, Although I will say the Second floor has a few interesting things. You’ll see what I mean lol. Ooo and be ready to see a lot of kids.