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Gold Carpet V.I.P- Platinum Executive
| "Re(4):Surprise Nintendo Direct: DeNA & Codena" , posted Wed 18 Mar 11:37|
So Nintendo to handout IP to make dedicated mobile games, BUT still make dedicated portable/console games. To show they aren't quitting the console market, they are working on a new platform Codename NX, where DeNA will be central.
It appears that whatever the membership service they are creating is what is replacing Club Nintendo. I cannot possibly imagine what kind of rewards they could possibly offer to be on par with Club Nintendo. I hope whatever plans Nintendo has in store includes keeping the Smash Bros Amiibos in the light. They appear to be selling quite well, but seem to have very few uses and are kinda glorified memory cards for Smash.
I suspect the NX announcement was there just to let people know that Nintendo is still in the console wars. Personally I think announcing some hypothetical machine this far out feels like a nervous move but Nintendo usually errs on the side of extreme caution.
The thing about this news is that it seems like Nintendo's version of the PlayStation Mobile. Given the way how Sony's project went, I'm wondering what Nintendo and DeNA have up their sleeves to make their project a success. Very intrigued indeed.
Oh wow. I am kind of saddened by this. Isn't Brandon's game "Gunhouse" technically on the PS Mobile section of PS Vita? I never got around to getting a Vita and the game even though I always wanted to.
Not gonna lie, I'd be down for some Angry Goombas. It's their time to shine.
Nintendo has so many games they could manipulate to be copycats of the more popular mobile games. I could see a remix of Yoshi's Cookie to a match three or a Yoshi game where you angle an egg and shoot it like Angry Birds. Wario Ware could easily transfer over. Nintendo Picross, Dr. Mario, Nintendogs?
I kinda wish that Nintendo kind of attempted to do a mobile game approach to the 3DS eshop before going fully mobile. Those types of games could easily be made for the 3DS as well as a smartphone. The problem is Nintendo probably couldn't price them "correctly." Hell, Nintendo's Virtual Console has been $3-4 overpriced for the last few years.
Why haven't we gotten remixes of Game and Watch games or the 3DS for 99 cents? Release one of those a month and it would give people a reason to look at the eshop more often. I really only open up the eshop if I read about a sale online.
Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(3):Re: April 1: FExSMT, FEif, Fatal Frame" , posted Fri 3 Apr 02:39|
I think FExSMT may very well be the first crossover of two franchises without any recognizable character or feature from any of the two source universes, and entirely made to appeal to fans of a third franchise (in this case, the new PSP Shining games? The new Xanadu? Soul Online?).
Underwhelmed doesn't even start to describe my feelings. Fortunately, Rockman cosplays arrive to Smash and Mario Kart 8 and all is fine once again.
Speaking of the western Nintendo Direct, did they finally announce either Hako Boy or the badge customization F2P game whose name I can never remember? Because these two have proved amazingly addictive since the last Japanese Direct, and I'm surprised they weren't released worldwide...
The badge thing might be tricky, since that annoyingly cute rabbit has 30 original lines of new text every day and that's probably difficult to localize properly. And he's 80% of the appeal of the game for me...
I hope we get him in the next Smash, so I can punch him in the face and then squeeze it with love because he's just adorable. And then slap him again because god is he annoying.