GameTrailers love producing lists and this time around they’ve decided to do one based on their favourite shopkeepers in video games. It wouldn’t be a top ten without everyone’s favourite shop keeper Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing franchise. Here’s their top ten.
10. Rusty (Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball)
09. Smilin’ Stan (Secret of Monkey Island)
08. Drebin (Metal Gear Solid 4)
07. Old Man Daidara (Persona 4)
06. Moogles (Final Fantasy series)
05. Beedle (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)
04. Slim Cognito (Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando)
03. Happy Mask Salesman (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
02. The Merchant (Resident Evil 4)
01. Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
GameTrailers have listed what they declare as the top ten E3 train wrecks of all-time. Interestingly they’ve listed the Wii Music unveiling as the ninth most cringe worthy moment of E3. However, that hasn’t topped The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword live demonstration back in 2010 which has made the number one position.
10. Battle Tag (Ubisoft 2010)
9. Wii Music (Nintendo 2008)
8. Rock Revolution (Konami 2008)
7. Mr. Caffeine (Ubisoft 2011)
6. Battlefield 4 (Microsoft 2013)
5. Sony 2006
4. Konami 2010
3. Disney 2007
2. Activision 2007
1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo 2010)
The team at Gametrailers have got together to discuss exactly what they would like to see in the next Zelda game which is scheduled to be released on the Wii U. Some of the suggestions seem quite plausible, while some of them are less so. We should get our first glimpse of the game during E3 next month. Here’s their requests.
- Needs to push the Wii U’s hardware
- Full customization of Link (including looks and gender)
- Look back at what they did right with ALBW and expand on it (example: Dungeons in any order, but don’t mark them on the map.)
- Do NOT become Dark Souls, but offer a free-roaming world, like the original.
- Do not hold hand, embrace the exploration.
- Hide items in the overworld, not only in shops or dungeons.
- More side-quests that can help with the main quest
- Optional dungeons.
- Erase the timeline, do not chain the story to it, make it richer.
- Most of the above to happen all in the same game is a pipe dream; realistically, they expect elements from ALBW to return.
- It better be amazing.
- Teaser at E3 at best.
Naughty Dog co-founder and former THQ boss Jason Rubin has boldly stated that Nintendo is “irrelevant” as a hardware manufacturer within the console industry. However, Rubin – in his interview with GameTrailers – quickly followed up by saying that Nintendo is a “worldwide treasure” and legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto could never be topped. But he also mentioned that it’s “a crime that we do not play those games on the systems that we have.”
You can see the full interview here, where the panel – including web analyst Michael Pachter and designer Seamus Blackley – discusses the publishing industry as it is and how it may change in the future.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard discussions taking place where Nintendo is deemed as irrelevant in the industry – Pachter claimed so last year and, most recently, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said the gaming giant “could be on the path to irrelevance.” Do you agree with Rubin’s comments? Let us know in the comments below.
Spike TV and GameTrailers have revealed their schedule for E3 which begins in Los Angeles next week. On June 11th legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will sit down with GameTrailers host Geoff Keighley to discuss the games that have been announced during the Nintendo Direct and that will be playable on the show floor. The interview begins at 2 PM ET – 3 PM.
It’s the interview you’ve been waiting all E3 (well let’s be honest, ALL YEAR!) to see. Geoff Keighley sits down with REGGIE FILS-AIME for an in-depth two part interview about the state of Nintendo. Will Reggie yell at Geoff again or will he check all the boxes and leave the competition in the dust? Find out live! Plus, the legend himself SHIGERU MIYAMOTO joins Geoff as well for a special chat about what’s new at Nintendo. Finally our friends from MEGA64 join us to discuss their thoughts on E3 so far and we show the first E3 demo of SONIC LOST WORLDS for the Wii-U.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will be appearing on Game Trailers TV this evening with host Geoff Keighley to discuss all things Nintendo. It will be an event worth watching as there always seems to be slightly heated debates when Fils-Aime and Keighley are pitted together. You can watch a sneak peak of the event right here.
Remember that unannounced Wii U game that was teased in August? Well, apparently, it’s going to be revealed this Thursday during Nintendo’s Wii U Preview event in New York City. GameTrailers Editor-in-Chief Shane Satterfield claims that the game should come out this year, and we should find out what it is exactly on September 13th.