Popular YouTuber Rosanna Pansino recently had the opportunity to talk with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen about the upcoming Nintendo games for 2015. Be sure to watch the video to see footage of the gorgeous Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mario Party 10, Mario Maker, and plenty more. Enjoy.
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Everyone loves Frozen so it comes as no surprise that the video game adaptation inspired by the movie has been a massive success in the United Kingdom. In fact it’s the Nintendo DS version of Frozen: Olaf’s Quest which has proven the most popular and has easily outsold the Nintendo 3DS version of the same game.
The success of Frozen was a bit of a surprise. We thought it’d do well. We’d done some decent movie licences before, such as Sony’s Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We thought this one was going to be maybe a little bit bigger as it was Disney, but nowhere near the stratospheric sales that we’ve experienced.
We thought Frozen would be our last title on DS to be honest. Nintendo hasn’t been manufacturing the console for a few years, but we thought that there is a big user base our there, and there is a second hand, hand-me-down market for the old DS consoles. We launched Olaf’s Quest on DS and it’s still outselling 3DS. And we’ve got Disney’s next big film out in January, Big Hero 6, and we’re bringing that out on 3DS and DS. If you’d said to me 18 months ago you’d be bringing out a DS product in January 2015 I’d have laughed.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
Japanese news publication Sankei Biz is reporting that they will be providing Nintendo with a free-form display for their next handheld. Sharp already makes the 3D screens for the Nintendo 3DS so it’s logical that they would use them again. Production of the screens will start in 2016 and Nintendo is currently experimenting with some sort of donut-shaped display. Whether this is for the successor to the Nintendo 3DS or one of Nintendo’s Quality of Life products remains to be seen, but we won’t be seeing it until late 2016 or 2017.
Best Buy is currently offering a deal that applies to all Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Consumers who buy one game at the retailer can get another for 40 percent off. This deal also pertains to recently-released Nintendo exclusives, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Want a first person horror title on your Nintendo 3DS? Well you’re in luck as Renegade Kid has announced that it’s bringing a revamped version of Dementium to the system. The game will run at 60fps on the Nintendo 3DS with 3D turned on and also includes adjustments to the way enemies respawn and to the game’s save system. Dementium on the Nintendo 3DS will be released in Q2 2015 and a sequel could eventually see the light of day.
Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming!
It looks as though Capcom is working through its franchises as the company has announced a Devil May Cry collaboration for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Capcom says that now in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, your Felynes can rock Dante’s jacket and wield the electrifying Alastor. We heard last week that there’s also a Street Fighter 2 collaboration for the game.
Nintendo of Europe has updated the theme menu today and added a free Cat Mario Show background. It arrives before the seven new themes – including Tomodachi Life and the Sonic theme bundle – which are due this Friday, December 19. 3DS users have from now until January 15, 2015, to download the free theme, which sees Mario and Peach puppets parting tips to young gamers. The stylish puppet background can be located in the theme shop from the 3DS menu screen. To check out the latest Cat Mario Show, head on over to the UK Kids Club website, here.