Nintendo Enthusiast http://nintendoenthusiast.com Nintendo Wii U, 3DS News, Reviews, Games Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:32:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Bill Trinen Entering Smash Bros Wii U Tournament at EVO 2015 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/bill-trinen-entering-smash-bros-wii-u-tournament-at-evo-2015/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/bill-trinen-entering-smash-bros-wii-u-tournament-at-evo-2015/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:32:10 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78720

EVO 2015 is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, game tournaments this year. Super Smash Bros Wii U is one of the games…

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EVO 2015 is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, game tournaments this year. Super Smash Bros Wii U is one of the games featured, and now Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen has confirmed he will be entering the tournament.

It will be interesting to see if Bill can do better than Reggie did at the Nintendo World Championships! Hopefully for his ego, he can. Expect Nintendo Enthusiast to keep you updated to just how well Bill Trinen does at EVO 2015!

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Rare SNES/PlayStation Prototype Discovered? http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/rare-snesplaystation-prototype-discovered/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/rare-snesplaystation-prototype-discovered/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:10:33 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78711

Younger gamers may not realize it, but at one time Sony and Nintendo were working on a CD-based console together to supplement the Super Nintendo…

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Younger gamers may not realize it, but at one time Sony and Nintendo were working on a CD-based console together to supplement the Super Nintendo (much like the Sega-CD). This ended up falling apart, Sony went on to create the PlayStation, and Nintendo focused on the N64. How far along was the console between Sony and Nintendo though?

It appears that a prototype of the console has been discovered. A poster on Reddit found one of the systems that his father had given to him.

My dad worked for a company, apparently one of the guys he used to work with, I think his name was Olaf, used to work at Nintendo and when my dads company went bankrupt, my dad found it in a box of “junk” he was supposed to throw out.

Olaf more than likely Olaf Olafsson, who was head of Sony at the time of development of the PlayStation and worked with Nintendo on the deal. If this really is a prototype system, this could be considered one of the holy grails of retro gaming discovery. Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think of this discovery!

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Adventures of Pip – Behind the Scenes http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/adventures-of-pip-behind-the-scenes/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/adventures-of-pip-behind-the-scenes/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:52:08 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=article&p=78707

Soon after E3, the Nintendo Enthusiast crew went touring around Los Angeles to visit nindie studios.  Last week we shared details of our visit at…

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Soon after E3, the Nintendo Enthusiast crew went touring around Los Angeles to visit nindie studios.  Last week we shared details of our visit at Yacht Club Games and some new details of the upcoming Shovel Knight DLC, Plague of Shadows.  Today we head over to Tic Toc Games for a studio tour and behind the scenes look at their latest game, Adventures of Pip.  Check out the video below for a tour led by the studio’s creative director, Marc Gomez, as he takes us through the different design phases of the game.

 

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Pokken Tournament Gets Release Date, Tons of New Info http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/pokken-tournament-gets-release-date-tons-of-new-info/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/pokken-tournament-gets-release-date-tons-of-new-info/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:27:59 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78694

Pokemon Tournament has received a release date in Japan, accompanied by a release date trailer. The game will be releasing across arcades in Japan on…

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Pokemon Tournament has received a release date in Japan, accompanied by a release date trailer. The game will be releasing across arcades in Japan on July 16th, in less than two weeks. The release date trailer can be seen below.

In addition to the trailer, two new fighters were revealed. The trailers for the new fighters, Weavile and Charizard, can be seen below!

Finally, both Jirachi and Whimsicott have been confirmed as “support Pokemon” for the game.

Unfortunately, Nintendo has not yet announced a console release for Pokken Tournament, and it is unknown if the game will ever get a launch in the west.

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Refurbished Nintendo 2DS Is Only $60 On Nintendo’s Online Store http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/refurbished-nintendo-2ds-is-only-60-on-nintendos-online-store/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/refurbished-nintendo-2ds-is-only-60-on-nintendos-online-store/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:20:09 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78691

Nintendo is currently running a sale on refurbished 2DS handhelds on their online store. Customers can pick up a refurbished 2DS for 20 percent off, bringing the cost…

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Nintendo is currently running a sale on refurbished 2DS handhelds on their online store. Customers can pick up a refurbished 2DS for 20 percent off, bringing the cost down to just $60 from $75.

There are a total of four different 2DS colors available to purchase on the store: Crystal Red, Crystal Blue, Crimson Red, and Electric Blue.

The Nintendo 2DS originally launched during the holiday of 2013 as a cheaper alternative to the standard 3DS. The handheld does not have 3D functionality and was originally priced at $129.99.

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Nintendo: We Will Not Flood the Market With Licensed Products, Will Devalue IPs http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-we-will-not-flood-the-market-with-licensed-products-will-devalue-ips/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-we-will-not-flood-the-market-with-licensed-products-will-devalue-ips/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:28:27 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78684

During the 75th Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that although Nintendo is taking on more third-party collaborations and licensing deals, the company will…

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During the 75th Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced that although Nintendo is taking on more third-party collaborations and licensing deals, the company will not over-saturate the market with excessive amounts of licensing deals. In fact, Iwata pointed out that Nintendo is looking to “enhance” the value of their IPs, not to drive down the value.

Only a handful of characters can last for one, two or three decades. Nintendo’s IP strategy is based on a long-term perspective where we continue to enhance our characters, worlds and settings for years. We have already announced that we would more actively utilize our IP, but not in the way that we increase the number of licensing partners as much as possible; instead we will proactively try anything that will enhance the value of our IP. We believe that it is not worth attempting initiatives that produce short-term profits at the expense of long-term detrimental effects on our IP. You might be unsatisfied with our pace of IP utilization, but we ask for your understanding.

Do you agree with Nintendo’s strategy of restraint? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Suda51: No More Heroes 3 Coming In 15 to 25 Years http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/suda51-no-more-heroes-3-coming-in-15-to-25-years/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/suda51-no-more-heroes-3-coming-in-15-to-25-years/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:13:29 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78687

In a recent interview, Suda51, the director behind No More Heroes and its sequel, said that he would love to make No More Heroes 3,…

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In a recent interview, Suda51, the director behind No More Heroes and its sequel, said that he would love to make No More Heroes 3, and that he gets a lot of requests for the game. Unfortunately, it looks like this game is not coming any time soon, though, as Suda51 said it will probably be released in 15 to 25 years!

“Yeah, No More Heroes 3, I get a lot of requests from fans and I’m very grateful for that, but I’m thinking it may happen within 15 years or so? (laughs). Maybe not through Kickstarter, but GungHo would of course be supportive if that were to happen. I think I have the vision that Travis forgot something, so I really have to have him to go back and get back what he has forgotten. But yeah, I definitely want to make it possible, but I also want to create something new, so maybe within 15 to 25 years (laughs)!”

 

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Nintendo Considering Movies, TV Shows for Licensing Deals http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-considering-movies-tv-shows-for-licensing-deals/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/nintendo-considering-movies-tv-shows-for-licensing-deals/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:11:26 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78681

During the 75th Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo is very open to licensing deals, and is even considering the…

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During the 75th Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo is very open to licensing deals, and is even considering the licensing of its properties in both movies and TV shows.

As a large proportion of our sales come from outside Japan, we have various ideas in mind for collaboration on the character licensing business across Japan, North America and Europe. And this expansion won’t be limited to merchandise; it may take various forms including, for example, images or even movies or TV programs. Even though I am not sure of the actual forms, it is safe to say that in addition to profitable licensing businesses, Nintendo will take risks we believe are worthwhile.

Would you like to see the creation of new Nintendo movies and TV shows? If so, which properties would you like to see in particular? Let us know in the comments below!

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Iwata: We Were “Not So Optimistic” About Splatoon Before it Launched http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/iwata-we-were-not-so-optimistic-about-splatoon-before-it-launched/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/iwata-we-were-not-so-optimistic-about-splatoon-before-it-launched/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:56:51 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78679

During the recent Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo was not that optimistic about Splatoon prior to its launch, mainly because…

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During the recent Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo was not that optimistic about Splatoon prior to its launch, mainly because the game was not part of a franchise. In fact, the game reached a million sales in less than a month, which greatly surprised the company.

Having received high recognition from our consumers for its novelty, this title’s sell-through sales reached 1 million units in less than a month from its release. We feel very grateful for this, since our view was not so optimistic prior to release, for it being a non-series title.

Are you at all surprised by Splatoon’s success, or did you foresee the game doing well? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Iwata Explains Why Virtual Console Titles Come Out So Infrequently http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/iwata-explains-why-virtual-console-titles-come-out-so-infrequently/ http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/iwata-explains-why-virtual-console-titles-come-out-so-infrequently/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:52:56 +0000 http://nintendoenthusiast.com/?post_type=news&p=78677

In the recent Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed why Virtual Console titles are not released at a pace that many fans would…

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In the recent Annual General Investor’s Meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed why Virtual Console titles are not released at a pace that many fans would desire. In short, Iwata noted that porting Virtual Console titles to new platforms is not a simple approach, but actually takes manual labor. As a result, Nintendo does not want to use all their human resources to port Virtual Console titles instead of developing new games.

For example, Virtual Console titles are generally developed based on the original game software, but this does not mean that we can develop numerous Virtual Console titles simply if we have the original game software. Development of Virtual Console titles require detailed manual work, such as testing if the software runs smoothly on each platform, or making sure the content is appropriate under the various standards currently in place. Thus, we occasionally receive opinions that our pace of releasing new Virtual Console titles is slow, but if we use much of our human resources on such detailed manual work, we would not be able to develop new titles, so we are currently researching how we can efficiently develop Virtual Console titles with limited human resources. One of the big issues for our system development is how to resolve the situation in which we can only release a few Virtual Console titles at a time when we release new platforms.

It is nice to see that Nintendo will stay devoted to its Virtual Console platform. In fact, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time just launched today on the Wii U!

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