Nintendo And Platinum Explain Their Relationship On Star Fox Zero For Wii U

One of the announcements that pleased a number of fans at this year’s Nintendo E3 Digital Event was the fact that Platinum Game’s were developing the new Star Fox for Wii U, which is titled Star Fox Zero. Polygon managed to catch up with Nintendo EAD’s Yugo Hayashi and Yusuke Hashimoto from Platinum Games to find out just how the exciting collaboration came to be. Hayashi says that the team at Nintendo didn’t have enough resources to make the game, but they were certain that an acclaimed action studio such as Platinum Games would be a perfect fit for the title.

“Internally, we thought we maybe didn’t have enough resources to make it. So we started looking outside for a good fit.

“We already had some relationship with Platinum Games and in thinking about who would be be a good company to make a Star Fox game, obviously Platinum Games are very good at making action games, they’re very good at making games that are visually exciting. So we thought they would be a perfect fit.”

– EAD’s Yugo Hayashi

“When I was getting into the project it kind of started up for me as how do we use this to make stages that will be fun to play. How do we create extravagant, exciting situations. Basically, as the development has gone forward it has been the two teams passing it back and forth and talking about that kind of thing.”

“When you get to the boss and it switches to the target view and you have that kind of extravagant cinematic view, flying around the boss with a first-person view,” he said. “That was the first time I thought we were kind of getting at what I hoped to achieve with this project.”

“I think the reason for that is because it’s a cinematic scene, a cinematic effect, but you’re able to control it and create these kind of action moments while flying around in the way you attack.”

– Platinum Games, Yusuke Hashimoto

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Grab Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon On Wii U Virtual Console This Thursday

There has been a lot of Fire Emblem love on the eShop as of late. specifically the North American ESRB rating of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. However, North America isn’t the only one reaping the benefits — if you live in Europe you will be able to grab Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon this Thursday.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon released in 2008 on Nintendo DS, and is the remake of the original Japanese-exclusive Fire Emblem title “Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryu to Hikari no Ken.” Check out the Virtual Console trailer below:

 

Catch These Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 Screenshots For Nintendo 3DS

Koei Tecmo released a selection of screenshots from the Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 — check them out below! Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 is the latest entry in the long-running Samurai Warriors series. This latest iteration has a unique costume cameo thanks to Link and Zelda outfits lifted directly from Hyrule Warriors.

Pokemon Shuffle Coming To iOS And Android Later This Year

The reasonably well-received Pokemon Shuffle has been a hit on the Nintendo 3DS since it launched. Nintendo has already mentioned that it has surpassed 4 million downloads, which is impressive to say the least. Now the inevitable has happened and the Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon Shuffle Mobile is coming to the iTunes App Store and Google Play later this year. No doubt it will be a massive success on each of these platforms.

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is coming to iTunes App Store and Google Play in 2015! In Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, your goal is to clear various stages by lining up the same Pokémon and clearing these matches from the puzzle area. Within each puzzle stage, you can deal damage to the wild Pokémon you face by lining up three of the same Pokémon to clear them. Battle and try to catch the Pokémon before you run out of moves!

Captain Toad Figurine Lamp Now Available On European Club Nintendo

If you reside in Europe and have any Club Nintendo stars left then you will probably be interested to learn that the adorable Captain Toad Figurine Lamp is currently available for purchase on the service. It is not cheap, setting you back 6000 of your hard-earned stars, but it is probably totally worth it. Don’t forget that you need to use your stars up as Club Nintendo will be closing soon and will be replaced with a brand new service.

Reminder: Club Nintendo For North America Ends Tomorrow

If you live in North America and have been pushing off using your coins, you better get on it. While it isn’t news that Nintendo’s reward program, Club Nintendo, would be closing down, few may remember that it is happening tomorrow, June 30th. Not only is it your last time to use your saved coins, but it will be the last time Club members can access their account — if you grab some last-minute rewards today, make sure to jot down the download key on a piece of paper.

UK Charts: Yoshi’s Woolly World Enters In At Number Four

Nintendo should be celebrating today as Yoshi’s Woolly World, which is exclusive to the Wii U, has entered into the UK all-formats charts at number four. Sadly Splatoon has slipped and is no longer in the top ten, but currently it’s holding on at number thirteen. As expected the number one spot as gone to Batman: Arkham Knight for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Here’s the best-selling games this week.

01 (NE) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (NE) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (02) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (NE) WIU YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD (NINTENDO)
05 (01) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
06 (03) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (07) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
08 (04) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
09 (05) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (06) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
11 (08) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
12 (13) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
13 (09) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
14 (11) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
15 (15) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
16 (NE) PS4 FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
17 (14) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
18 (NE) PS4 J-STARS VICTORY VS+ (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
19 (19) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (17) 3DS LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)