Miyamoto Briefly Talks About Star Fox On Wii U

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).

Nintendo Reconfirms Online Level Sharing In Mario Maker For Wii U

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].

Thanks, Kyle

Nintendo Releases The Second Edition Of Nintendo Extra

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?

Thanks, WhiteEagle

EDGE Magazine Names Bayonetta 2 The Game Of 2014

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.

Reviews

  • 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
5. Nidhogg
4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
3. Mario Kart 8
2. Dark Souls II
1. Bayonetta 2

Thanks, Kyle

Polygon Removes Their Mario Kart Pie Chart And Hopes You Didn’t Notice

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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.

mario_kart_sales_releative_to_platformThanks, Kino

 

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Are Biggest Ever Nintendo Game Launch In Australia And New Zealand

With Christmas just weeks away, Nintendo Australia announces two new records set through sales of Pokémon titles for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles in Australia and New Zealand. Firstly, the record for biggest ever first week release for a Nintendo title – over 100,000 units previously set by Pokémon X and Pokémon Yjust last year – has been surpassed by the latest core Pokémon titles.

With combined sales exceeding 120,000 units in the first week, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire has been taking players on a new adventure exploring the origins of Mega Evolution. With new Mega Evolutions of favourite Pokémon characters, new areas to explore and new ways to travel, fans who fell in love with the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games will feel like they are embarking on their adventure through the Hoenn region for the first time in these record-breaking titles.

In the same week, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the highest selling Pokémon games in Australia and New Zealand, taking the record from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which released for Nintendo DS in 2007 – selling over 330,000* units life-to-date. Launched on 12th October 2013, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the first core Pokémon titles to feature gameplay in 3D, and introduced players to Mega Evolved Pokémon in an exciting adventure through the Kalos region for the very first time.

“We’re thrilled to see players in Australia and New Zealand embracing the latest Pokémon titles on Nintendo 3DS” said Darryl Mohr, Nintendo Australia’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Considering the install base of Nintendo DS at the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, these two new records are a testament to the quality of Pokémon titles available for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles heading into the holiday season.”

The local announcement follows the recent news that as of 21 November, over 7.7 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire had been shipped worldwide, and together with the recent release of two new bundles – Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – there will be plenty of options for fun with the latest Pokémon titles this Christmas.

Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida

This One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Scan Reveals Brand New Amiibo Costumes

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We already found out Amiibo will be compatible with One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X and now there are more joining in on the action. Once you scan in an Amiibo using your New Nintendo 3DS the characters in the game will wear a suit based on which Amiibo you’ve chosen. Here’s the Nintendo costumes the players can wear.

  • Nami – Wii Fit Trainer
  • Franky – Donkey Kong
  • Brook – Marth
  • Chopper – Kirby
  • Usopp – Yoshi
  • Nico Robin – Samus

Thanks, MasterPikachu6