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Nintendo Minute with the Regginator (E3 2015)


The Nintendo Minute team catch up with NOA president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime about E3 2015.

Source: Nintendo

Top 10 Wii U/3DS Games | PlayerEssence

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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!

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden - Anime Expo 2015 Trailer


Dragon Ball Z: Butoden is a 2D fighting game developed by Blaze Blue developers Arc System Works. What’s unique about this DBZ game is each character has their own unique combos and setups.

Naturally, that limits the amount of playable characters down from previous DBZ games. The title will launch on the 3DS on October 10th, 2015. Check out the trailer 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.

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.

Fire Emblem Fates Tracked at 353,201 Units sold in Famitsu


While most members of the press use the Media Create for the most up to date sales numbers, Famitsu also releases their sales numbers on Wednesdays too. Fire Emblem Fates sold over 303,000 units in the Media Create, but Famitsu is tracking the game at 353,201 Units sold for the week.

That’s around a 50,000 unit difference, so I thought it would be a good idea to let people know. With Digital sales, Fire Emblem Fates is the biggest launch in Fire Emblem history. Hopefully Nintendo has plans for a console Fire Emblem at some point. Get the full Famitsu charts past the link.

Nintendo of America’s Excuse to why they don’t Release Games During the Summer


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.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: NWR

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes will not Support amiibo


The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes’ producer Hiromasa Shikata, has revealed Nintendo is not planning to support amiibo with this title:

“I think it’s really something as simple as this game isn’t a natural fit for it. I think [that’s] because we’re focused on giving players the ability to choose different outfits to impact their experience within the game. We didn’t think amiibo added anything other than what games with it are already doing. There’s no reason to shoehorn it in.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: IGN

Miiverse Getting a Major Update this Summer

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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.

Metroid Prime Federation Force - Tanabe wants to Expand the Metroid Universe


Metroid Prime Federation Force has not been received warmly by the Metroid community, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo doesn’t have big plans for the title. Metroid producer Kensuke Tanabe says he wants to expand the Metroid universe with Federation Force.

The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes Director Explains why you can’t play as a Woman in the Title


The fact that his is even being brought up is stupid, but its an issue never-the-less. In an interview with IGN, The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes director, Hiromasa Shikata, explained why you can’t play as a woman in this game.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about the story quickly and we’ll circle around, here. There’s this kingdom, an event happens, and the king needs heroes. So, he puts out a call for heroes to gather and one of those is this guy Link. He sees this audition, basically, ‘Heroes needed; apply here.’ And, that’s the start of his adventure.

The story calls for this sort of legend/prophecy where heroes will come together to help solve a problem. And in that, they are male characters. So, because the game is set with that as the story background, you cannot choose a gender; you are a male character.

I understand what you’re saying (being disappointed), and just as general information, we do have a lot of female staff members who are playing this game and enjoying it. It doesn’t seem to be a big issue to them. They still are getting emotional investment in this game. And to be honest, Link isn’t the most masculine of guys in the world, depending on how you want to project yourself into the character.

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: IGN

My take past the link.

Reggie Fils-Aime Speaks on Metroid Prime Federation Force’s Negative Reception, Asks fans for Their Trust


Metroid Prime Federation Force is getting slaughtered by Metroid fans worldwide. Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has acknowledged this, but asks for fans to trust Nintendo on this one.

“We’re taking our great IP and transforming them and making them new again — making them fresh and appealing for the fan who feels they know the franchise. But we’re giving them new things to enjoy. What the fan at home saw was something in the Metroid Prime universe that they weren’t expecting. The reaction has been negative.

There’s no sugar coating it. This is an example where fans who aren’t able to get their hands on the game may be at a bit of a competitive disadvantage. Everyone who has played what we are showing regarding Metroid Prime, they’ve come across really pleased. My ask is that fans trust us.

Full interview at Mashable.

Source: Nintendo Everything

My take past the link.

Renegade Kid Confirms Xeodrifter Confirmed for Crossbuy


Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham has confirmed that Xeodrifter will have crossbuy with 3DS and Wii U. So if you purchased the 3DS version of Xeodrifter, you’ll get the Wii U version for free.

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball GameXplain Discussion - E3 Hands-On Thoughts (3DS)


A Metroid soccer game?! We talk about our hands-on time with Metroid Prime: Blast Ball at E3 2015. Is there more to it that meets the eye? And is it worthy of the Metroid Prime name? All this and more in our latest discussion for Metroid Prime: Blast Ball!



The Mega64 guys are at it again with a hilarious video on Metroid Prime Federation Force.

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Fire Emblem Fates Sells more than 242,000 Copies in Japan for Launch - Rumor

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The Media Create will have the final say this Wednesday, but it seems like Fire Emblem Fates outsold Fire Emblem Awakening at launch. Fire Emblem Awakening sold 242,600 in its first week back in 2012. 3DS hardware sales hit 84,000 units that week. But don’t expect the same, 3DS market penetration was far lower back in 2012.  Apparently, the game is selling out, even with new shipments coming in. The Nohr and Hoshido versions seemed to be selling similar.

Via: GoNintendo

Reggie Fils-Aime on NX, Mobile, amiibo, Xenoblade Chronicles X & more


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.

Pokémon Shuffle Coming to Mobile Devices, 3DS Version over 4.5 Million Downloads


Pokémon Shuffle will be heading to mobile devices this year the Pokémon Company has announced today. The 3DS version of Pokémon Shuffle has broke 4.5 million downloads as well. The Pokémon Company seems to have no problem supporting 3DS and mobile games, which is better for the gamer overall. Via: GoNintendo, Source: Pokémon Company

Fire Emblem Fates Dominates Japanese Sales for Tsutaya


The largest video game chain in Japan, Tsutaya, has posted their sales charts for the past week. Fire Emblem Fates dominated the sales charts, taking the first, second and third place. The third spot was occupied by the exclusive New 3DS bundle for Fire Emblem Fates. You can see the full sales charts here

Why the Nintendo NX will Launch in 2017 or Beyond (Part 2)

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Francis discusses why the Nintendo NX will launch in 2017 or beyond! Check out part 1 here! Subscribe to PlayerEssence here!

Nintendo’s 75th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders Details


Nintendo held their 75th annual shareholders meeting today. Get a round-up of details below. 

Nintendo Elaborates why the Option of Voice Chat is not Provided in all Their Games


It seems like Nintendo feels the need to tell us when we “need” voice chat and when we don’t need it in their games. In an interview with Nintendo Enthusiast, Nintendo discusses why some games have voice chat, while others don’t.

“The thing with Splatoon is that the game is so visual and we really feel that the people in the game do not need voice chat in order to communicate with each other because we have ‘oh, stay here’ or ‘come here’ icons. We have many ways to communicate in the game. Plus, with the gamepad and the view, you can easily see if one of the members of your team is in trouble, or if there is a part of the map that you need to cover.

So, this is something that we made a decision on so that the game can appeal to the maximum number of players. So, ultimately, the developers need to decide, depending on the features and the game itself, whether voice chat is included.”

Via: Nintendo Enthusiast

My take “PAST THE LINK”.