More Star Fox Wii U details were divulged during the recent interview iJustine did with the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. It’s been confirmed that the Wii U GamePad will feature a cockpit view while the television screen will display the traditional third person view. Mr Miyamoto also revealed that his favourite character in Star Fox is the one and only, Fox McCloud.
- Reconfirms that it will be out before Zelda.
- Miyamoto says that he is working on and playing the new Star Fox every day and jokes that his hands hurt as a result.
IMO this is this is pretty big news since this confirms that he (and Nintendo for that matter as opposed to an outside company) are working on it directly.
- Describes the basic gameplay: Cinematic (3rd person) view on the big screen, cockpit view on the gamepad. You are meant to split between the two while you are playing.
This sounds like the behind closed doors E3 2014 demo.
- In response to a His favorite Star Fox character is fox (he jokes that his eyebrows make him look like a Fox).
- Re-tells the anecdote about the shrine near him (with Torii gates that inspired the gameplay on the first Star Fox) that has a fox as the patron spirit.
- He confirms that it will have Amiibo support.
It is implied that it will be something on the level of the minor support in Mario Kart (this is partly my speculation).
Mr Miyamoto has been busy lately catching up with popular YouTubers and answering their questions. iJustine managed to get some Zelda Wii U information from Shigeru Miyamoto who clarified that there will be plenty to do in the game’s overworld. You’ll have so much to do that you’ll forget what your main mission is, though I’m sure you’ll get back on track eventually.
You showed the Zelda trailer and that’s such a huge world. How is that going to be for you guys to approach as far as gameplay and story, because it’s such a huge world.
With Zelda games, what we’ve always done is try to make them where you enter this big world of Hyrule and there’s a lot to explore and discover, but because of the hardware limitations, what we’ve had to do is segment off each area and piece those segments together in a way that make them feel like a big world. Now, with the hardware capabilities of Wii U, we first started by saying if we can take an entire world the size of the world from Twilight Princess, and make that the size of one of the areas in the game.
Do you see that as a game where people will go to complete a certain mission and they end up doing fifty things along the way?
Yeah, there may even be times where you forget what your goal is, because you are doing other things on the side. There may be times where you go in to one big one long dungeon, or you’re headed for a dungeon and doing other things on the side. What we’re trying to do is design it in a way where you don’t have to play it for a super long time, but more matched to today’s lifestyle where you can think for a little bit, and say “maybe I just want to play for a little bit today and do this one thing.” and get that thing done, then take a break.
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Recently Nintendo execs have been teaming up with YouTubers to talk about their upcoming games to get some more publicity. Popular broadcaster iJustine recently got to speak to Mr Miyamoto in an exclusive interview in which he reconfirmed that you’ll be able to play other people’s course online in Mario Maker and rate them. There will be popularity rankings to determine the best creations, so you’ll know what’s hot and what’s not.
You’ll be able to see what happens when other people play your course, or when you play other peoples courses… there’ll be popularity rankings for the most popular courses and things like that… so there’s a lot on the community side [that you can use].
Now the official Nintendo magazine has closed, Nintendo UK have produced their own small online magazine titled Nintendo Extra. The second edition of the publication is out now and contains information on the Elite Four from Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire as well as a Captain Toad comic, and more. The online magazine is free to read so why not check it out?
The latest edition of UK publication EDGE magazine has arrived with subscribers and it appears to be a bumper issue. The magazine awarded Super Smash Bros Wii U a 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a 7, and gave Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire an 8. The respected publication also listed the games which they thought deserved Game of the Year 2014. You can check them out, below.
- Far Cry 4 : 9
- Dragon Age: Inquistion : 8
- Assassins Creed Unity : 5
- Assassins Creed Rogue : 6
- Super Smash Bros for Wii U : 8
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker : 7
- Escape Dead Island : 2
- This War is Mine : 9
- Never Alone: 6
- Pokemon Omega Ruby/ Sapphire : 8
Top Ten Video Games Of 2014
10. Little Big Planet 3
9. This War of Mine
8. Far Cry 4
7. Ultra SFIV
6. MGS V: Ground Zeroes
4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
3. Mario Kart 8
2. Dark Souls II
1. Bayonetta 2
Remember that Polygon article that had that nonsensical pie chart which was part of the article explaining to us how Mario Kart 8 would be one of the worst selling games in the series? Well it looks as though they’ve removed it after it was named by NeoGAF as one of the worst video game journalism articles of 2014. The pie chart has now completely vanished, but can be seen in a cached version of the site.
Well it turns out the Japanese charts have arrived and it’s been a positive week for Nintendo hardware. Sales haven’t gone up quite as much as expected given it’s the Christmas shopping season, but both formats went up compared to last week. The Nintendo 3DS sold 157,103 units and the Wii U sold 27,334. It was the PlayStation 4 which had the biggest jump thanks to Grand Theft Auto V. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 1,244,171 (New)
- [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 152,384 (1,950,481)
- [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 81,659 (New)
- [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 79,005 (306,533)
- [PS3] Shining Resonance (Sega, 12/11/14) – 67,282 (New)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 47,393 (1,835,852)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 32,168 (2,958,112)
- [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 29,418 (2,255,273)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 24,938 (778,808)
- [PS3] Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft, 12/11/14) – 17,656 (New)
- [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold (Kadokawa Games, 12/04/14) – 16,659 (90,275)
- [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days (Bandai Namco, 12/04/14) – 16,023 (49,174)
- [Wii U] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, 11/13/14) – 14,628 (80,510)
- [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 12/11/14) – 14,054 (New)
- [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN (Spike Chunsoft, 12/04/14) – 12,650 (31,723)
- [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko ga Ochitsukun Desu (Nihon Columbia, 11/20/14) – 12,216 (36,053)
- [PS3] Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting (Bandai Namco, 12/11/14) – 10,675 (New)
- [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega, 11/27/14) – 10,117 (137,263)
- [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 9,961 (3,830,376)
- [PS3] Resident Evil (Capcom, 11/27/14) – 8,493 (74,196)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- New 3DS LL – 83,041 (63,714)
- PlayStation 4 – 68,041 (15,971)
- New 3DS – 34,676 (25,541)
- Wii U – 27,334 (24,469)
- 3DS LL – 24,475 (17,319)
- PlayStation Vita – 24,039 (22,355)
- 3DS – 14,911 (38,846)
- PlayStation 3 – 7,803 (5,679)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 974 (986)
- Xbox One – 724 (790)
- Xbox 360 – 102 (189)
- PSP – 8 (8)