Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has confirmed that Kyoto based company Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s event. The company will be showcasing software along with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Crytek, Deep Silver, EA, Konami, Microsoft, and Ubisoft. The event takes place in Cologne from August 13th to August 17th. Koelnmesse also revealed that exhibitor numbers are up 50 percent compared to 2013.
Nintendo Japan has completed work on its new development studio which is located in Kyoto, Japan. Japanese gaming publication Inside Games recently took some snaps of the new studio which looks very similar to Nintendo’s headquarters. Nintendo says that they built the structure to centralize and strengthen Nintendo’s game development. You can check out all the images, here.
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Nintendo of America has announced that Super Mario 3D World has won the coveted award of best multiplayer game at this year’s SXSW. The award was given to a indie or mainstream game that exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming.
GameSpot writer Tom Mc Shea has written a controversial article titled “Nintendo’s Plan To Quietly Kill Wii U”. Mc Shea believes that Nintendo is planning to quietly phase out the Wii U and concentrate their efforts on the mysterious Quality of Life platform. However, this goes against what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said in the past. As he previously explained that the platform will be entirely separate from their gaming ventures. You can read the article, here.
“The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It’s the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console’s fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games for the Wii U? Then maybe the system wouldn’t lag so far behind its competitors. Though such moves might help Nintendo in the short term, they would be mere Band-Aids on an open wound. The Wii U is in a dire situation. I believe Nintendo has reconciled itself to that fact, and has already planned a way to bail from this sinking ship.”
“Enter the “quality of life” (QOL) platform. No one knows what to make of Nintendo’s proposed QOL initiative, partly because we know almost nothing about it. Nintendo wants to improve people’s lives in some indeterminate way–using non-wearable technology–and is going to introduce this nebulous product some time next year. According to CEO Satoru Iwata, whatever the QOL platform is, it will be entirely separate from their gaming ventures. Iwata said, “When we use ‘health’ as a keyword, some may inevitably think about ‘Wii Fit.’ However, we are considering themes that we have not incorporated to games for our existing platforms.” But what if Nintendo has much grander plans for this mysterious device than they’re letting on? This could be Nintendo’s next big idea. An idea much more in-demand than their ill-advised tablet controller, and one that could propel the company to the same heights it enjoyed during the peak years of the Wii.”
Nintendo has confirmed that both the Wii U eShop and the Nintendo 3DS eShop will be going through extended maintenance on Thursday. This has let some to believe that there will be a Nintendo Direct this week, though this is obviously unconfirmed. The eShop’s will be down Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1pm Pacific.
“During the extended maintenance, parts of the affected services may be intermittently unavailable.”
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Ex Criterion boss Alex Ward has taken to Twitter to complain about both EA and Nintendo. Ward who helped develop the respected port of Need for Speed: Most Wanted Wii U says that neither EA or Nintendo gave the team any support and they were left feeling rather aggrieved. Ward has now started his own indie company, but when asked about if his game would come to Wii U he replied that it’s fairly unlikely.
The official Nintendo Store is selling a refurbished 32GB Deluxe Wii U console with the entertaining Nintendo Land for $200. The console also comes with a standard one year warranty, so if you have any problems with the device you’ll be covered.
The Wii U Deluxe Set is now available as an Authentic Nintendo Refurbished set only from Nintendo, and it comes with our standard one year warranty. Although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are very high.
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Looks like we'll be announcing a new classic coming to Wii U soon. Can you guess which one?—
Two Tribes (@TwoTribesGames) March 05, 2014
Two Tribes have announced via Twitter that they plan to announce another title in their classics range for the Wii U eShop. The previous classics from the developer are Toki Tori, EDGE, and RUSH, so any guesses as to what’s next from Two Tribes?
Microsoft Studios executive Phil Spencer has revealed on Twitter that he loves the Super Smash Bros franchise, but says not to expect a similar game on Xbox One with Microsoft and Rare IP’s. Spencer then went onto praise Nintendo’s beloved franchises and says that’s one of the many reasons that Super Smash Bros is as renowned as it is.