Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime has explained how amiibo differs from other franchises that use near field communication (NFC) technology. Unlike Disney Infinity and Activision’s Skylanders, Nintendo’s NFC-based platform is optional and designed to work with multiple games from different genres. The first 12 amiibo figures, including Mario, Peach, Samus and Pikachu, are available for pre-order at $12.99 each. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title with full integration of amiibo functionality.
“Our vision is to have these ‘amiibo’ figures be your playable friends that allow you to enhance the overall experience,” said Fils-Aime. “It’s a different approach from Activision and Disney, which is more to unlock something in the game. You’re going to want to have your ‘amiibo’ figure because it’s going to allow you to enhance your skills, upgrade your character and take the experience over to a friend’s house.”
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has stayed true to his word and taken part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Reggie has put a twist on things and asked Nintendo of America employees to take part in a raffle, make a donation, and then proceed to dunk Reggie and the rest of his staff.
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced via Twitter that he will participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. He was recently asked by Phil Spencer, who is head of Xbox, if he would join him in the challenge. The event is to raise awareness for ALS research.
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Phil Spencer, who is the head of Xbox, recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has asked Reggie Fils Aime, Shuhei Yoshida and Gabe Newell, to do the same. Spencer has said that he will donate money that he has raised into ALS research. The ALS Association is an organisation that raises money for research for those individuals who have Lou Gehrig’s disease. Would you like to see Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime participate?
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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime makes an appearance in Video Games: The Movie. Produced by Zach Braff, the newly-released film is a documentary chronicling the rise of video games from niche to multi-billion dollar industry. It also features interviews with several industry veterans, including Nolan Bushnell, Warren Spector and Hideo Kojima.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says sales of Tomodachi Life are better than they had originally anticipated. Reggie points towards the Nintendo 3DS for its success, saying that it’s a vibrant platform.
“We just launched Tomodachi Life. The Tomodachi Life numbers were significantly stronger than we had forecasted and planned. That’s because it’s a vibrant platform.”
Nintendo are committed to bringing new quality titles to the Wii U which utilise the GamePad’s unique capabilities – and that can be seen with Shigeru Miyamoto’s three new projects revealed yesterday during Nintendo’s E3 coverage. In a recent interview with IGN, Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime said that the GamePad was definitely here to stay and believes that the controller is an “integral part of the Wii U”.
With Miyamoto’s projects – Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and Star Fox – as well as new IP Splatoon and Mario Maker all using the GamePad in many different ways, it’s surely just the beginning of showing what else the Wii U’s controller can really do. Here’s what Reggie had to say on the GamePad and whether Nintendo would abandon it.
“For us, that is not part of our vision. We believe that the GamePad is an integral part of Wii U. During this week, we’re going to be showcasing other ways for utilizing the GamePad, and this has been a priority for Mr. Miyamoto. He, himself, has dedicated a lot of his personal energy to showing what can be done with the GamePad to really bring it to life.
“We’re committed to it. We believe that it is a key innovation that, otherwise, all you’re doing is making prettier pictures and using faster processors, and not bringing a lot of uniqueness in terms of gameplay.”