From the sounds of it a lot of you had fun playing the Splatoon Globaltest Fire demo at the weekend. We’ve already seen the commercial that Nintendo of America is planning to run on television to promote the game, but what about Japan? Well to be honest they’ve got the better commercial in my opinion. Let’s hope it gets replicated in Europe. What do you think to the Japanese advert?
Nintendo of America has uploaded the very first television commercial for their upcoming ink based shooter, Splatoon. The trailer might remind you of early Nickelodeon adverts, which I can’t work out is good or bad. There’s plenty of colourful fast paced gameplay showcased which is a good thing, but people will undoubtedly be divided by the soundtrack that accompanies the trailer. What do you make of the Splatoon television commercial.
Nintendo of America has uploaded a live action video that explains the basics of Pokemon as well as advertise Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS. The video does a decent job of pointing out the basics of the Pokemon franchise and the rush you can get from obtaining certain types. The video is too long for a television commercial, but it would make for a good one. You can read our review of the game, right here.
Nintendo UK has unleashed their television commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D which launches on the Nintendo 3DS on February 13th, but you already knew that, right? Anyway it’s a charming commercial which has the spooky elements you’d expect in a trailer for Majora’s Mask. You can watch the trailer which is embedded above.
The Sonic Boom games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U have stirred up all mixed opinions from Sonic fans, but the TV show that the games are based on appears to be doing quite well. Data provided by TV By The Numbers shows that the cartoon is holding its own against the competition and sits at the number one spot on Saturday mornings. This in turn should help boost the game’s sales.
Saturday Morning saw year-to-year gains among all targeted demos, ranging from +9% to +17%. Sonic Boom (7a) and Pokemon the Series XY (8a) premieres ranked #1 in their respective time periods among boys 6-11/9-14. Premieres of both series were up across all targeted demos vs. the same time period year ago, ranging from +46% to +73%.
Generally we are greeted with CGI visuals while watching game trailers, but not for the magnificent Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Wii U. You won’t find anything but glorious in-game visuals in the US television commercial for the adorable game. There’s not too long to go before Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be in everyone’s hands in the US as it is due for release on December 5th.
Nintendo’s brand new line of NFC figures will be released soon to the general public so it’s about time that Nintendo created some commercials showing off their new product. Thankfully, Nintendo of America has introduced two TV commercials for Amiibo which showcase just how easy it is to use the figures with the Wii U GamePad. What do you think to Nintendo America’s latest advert?