Category Archives: Nintendo

GameTrailers Post Their Top 10 Super Smash Bros Stages

GameTrailers are renowned for posting various lists and this time they’ve decided to countdown their favourite Super Smash Bros stages of all-time. There’s plenty of fan favourites included in the list so hopefully one of yours is included. Here’s their top ten stages.

10. Battlefield / Final Destination
09. Shadow Moses Island
08. Jungle Japes
07. Fountain of Dreams
06. Great Bay
05. Green Greens
04. Onett
03. Corneria
02. Pokemon Stadium
01. Hyrule Temple

Thanks, Kimmy

Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Features Significantly Reduced Loading Times?

It appears that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will contain significantly reduced loading times. This is based on a few comparison screenshots between the upcoming remake and the Nintendo 64 original. The shots look at the updated rendition of Clock Town, which seemingly connects to its different sectors in a way that will provide a more seamless experience to players. Nintendo previously confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D includes enhanced graphics and added features for a smoother experience. The game is scheduled to launch in spring 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.

Miyamoto Announces Nintendo 3DS Pikmin Theme

pikmin_3ds_theme

Mr Miyamoto recently took part in an interview on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS social network, Miiverse. During the interview Miyamoto announced that there’s a Pikmin theme coming soon to the Nintendo 3DS theme shop. The charming new theme will be made available for users sometime next week.

Thank you too! Oh, one last thing. If you want more Pikmin in your life, we’ve created a Pikmin theme for the Nintendo 3DS system! It’ll be available from next week in the Theme Shop. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready.

Devils Third Scale Of Story Mode Is Greater Than Ninja Gaiden

We haven’t heard too much about Devil’s Third in recent times so it’s nice to finally good to get some more information about the state of the game from its creator, Tomonobu Itagaki. Here’s what he had to say about the development of Devil’s Third via Facebook.

I recently received lots of questions about Devil’s Third from my fans.

I’d like to speak about development status of Devil’s Third in my own words, to the extent that I am allowed.

  1. Devil’s Third is a strong fusion between action games and shooters.
  2. Devil’s Third development is going smoothly. In other words, we finished editing the closing movie the other day.
  3. Devil’s Third will be released next year. Nintendo has already announced this in their press release.
  4. The scale of Devil’s Third‘s story mode is greater than that of Ninja Gaiden.
  5. Devil’s Third demolishes the standard of past console games in online multiplayer.
  6. Almost all specifications I wanted to do were implemented. I got an up-close look at the great forerunners Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, and my beloved Halo. On that basis, we added completely new level of playability that only we can create.
  7. Anyone can enjoy this game; from casual gamers to hard-core gamers. Let me put it this way. You guys can throw a fun party, or can kill each other in realistic war. You can play your heart out.
  8. This is all I can disclose to you today. I can’t tell you when the war will begin. It’s the way the world goes. I really want to tell you more, my fans waiting with crushing frustration.

It’s rough on a man!

Well, be patient just a little longer. Don’t miss it!

Thanks, Fbt

Polygon Believes Disney Can Save Nintendo

Polygon writer Steve Bowler has written an interesting article that suggests that an acquisition of Nintendo by Disney could help turn the company’s fortunes around. It should be taken into account that this is an opinion piece by Polygon, but it does raise some interesting questions. Although it’s unlikely to ever happen it makes for a good read. Be sure to check out the article, here.

“Nintendo would be Disney’s second priciest intellectual property grab to date. A fairly straightforward way to ballpark a company’s worth is to multiply their net revenue by three to four times. This puts Nintendo somewhere in the neighborhood of a $11 to $22 billion buyout based on the numbers of fiscal 2014″

“This is the lowest it would cost to buy Nintendo in seven years, since the company is in a slump and bleeding cash. If Disney were to buy the company, this is the time. Things are looking up for Nintendo in some ways, but coming off a long stretch of losses and struggling hardware sales there’s only so much big games can do to help the company. Nintendo is at a historic weak point, making the company very attractive for acquisition at a good price.”

“It would still cost a ton of money. To put the $19 billion-ish price into an easy to digest number, buying Nintendo would cost Disney more money than they paid for Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel, combined. It’s a huge purchase, unless you’re Disney.”

“Disney’s current Net Worth is hovering around the $142 billion mark, and the profit they made from the last two fiscal years would allow them to buy Nintendo with cash, if it came to that. And it wouldn’t.”

“The last time Disney made an acquisition this size was when they paid $19 billion for ABC in 1996. With inflation, that purchase would have cost about $29 billion today. Disney is no stranger to huge, ambitious acquisitions.”

“Disney — using the same game plan they used for Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars — could recoup that cost within five years. The secret is that Disney wouldn’t be investing in the video game business, they would be furthering their already near monopoly on characters.”

Thanks, Michelle