Nintendo recently held its Shareholders meeting, and in it discussed many aspects of the company. One such topic was the mobile market Nintendo has been attempting to get into. During the conference, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima noted how well the app was doing:
While not new to the Legend of Zelda franchise, as Four Swords and Tri-Force Heroes had it, the idea of a console Zelda game having multiplayer has long been a desire by fans. While it’s clear that the upcoming Breath of the Wild won’t have it, according to producer Eiji Aonuma, it could be in the one after:
For some game franchises, it’s really hard to keep things new and interesting. A key example of this is Mario. Though Nintendo has used Mario to launch new franchises, and even put him in numerous genres himself, the main Super Mario titles don’t change very much. In fact, the last “true” revolution for Mario game in the form of the Super Mario Galaxy games. Since then though, Nintendo has gone back to the “roots” of the franchise, with mixed results.
A new trailer and a slew of new details has come to the official Pokemon website for Pokemon Sun and Moon. In the new trailer we learn about the two legendary Pokemon of the Alola region, Solgaleo, and Lunala. Including seeing their special attacks. We also get details on the Alola region, which is a set of four very distinct islands.
One of the big new initiatives Nintendo currently has is the mobile initiative, where they want to put their most popular IP’s on smartphones for gamers to enjoy. The first of these games was Miitomo, an offshot of their popular Mii characters. In an interview, translated by NeoGaf, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima gave an update about how Miitomo is doing, as well as what he expects from the game:
Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have released a video that has shown off many new details about the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon games. First up, the games will release on November 18th of this year, so the wait will not have to be as long as many thought.
Nintendo has taken it’s first big step into the mobile game market with the release of Miitomo, it’s game/communication app that features their popular Mii’s. Nintendo has stated that they wanted to release five mobile games within the year, and this release is huge in making that goal happen. However, in an interview IGN, Nintendo’s Marketing Manager Bill Trinen noted that Miitomo will grow as any other game would.
South By South West held their annual game awards ceremony this weekend. Several games won several awards, but it was Witcher III: Wild Hunt that took the top honor, along with other awards such as Excellence in Narrative and Excellence in Technical Achievement.
At the recent Nintendo Event, it was revealed that the most recent title in the famous Monster Hunter series would be coming to the West. This one titled Monster Hunter Generations, and like its Japanese counterpart, would be coming out for the 3DS. However, no specific date for the game was given for release outside of a vague “this year”.
A new Pokémon was recently revealed in an issue of Corocoro, and now, the Pokémon Company has not only officially revealed the Pokémon via press release, but given some details on the Pokémon itself, now called Magearna, as well as the movie it will debut in later this year.
Fire Emblem Fates aims to be a very different kind of Fire Emblem game. Going so far as to have same gender marriages and other interesting story elements in the title. However, via the Japanese release, some of these decisions have come under fire.
The original Pokemon games, Red, Blue, Yellow, and even the Japanese only Green versions have come to the Nintendo Virtual Console on the 3DS. However, unlike other Virtual Console games on the 3DS, two key features won’t be available. First is the Restore Point option, which allows you to do a save point virtually anywhere and pick up and play when you want. Second, is to access the Home menu anytime during the game by “pausing” the main title. As Silconera reports however, these won’t be possible in Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green: