Thursday, August 21, 2014

Random Time! - Tales of Xillia 2's tribute to The Legend of Zelda

Thanks to Jappio for the heads up!

Nintendo Announces PAX Prime Events and Games Lineup

Get Ready to Smash, Seattle! Nintendo Brings Super Smash Bros. to PAX Prime; #SmashBash Could Bring Smash Action to You!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Some of the top Nintendo video games launching this year, including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, will be playable at the PAX Prime convention. Nintendo will also host a number of fun events and lots of hands-on game-play opportunities for fans to experience the latest and greatest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before they launch. PAX Prime takes place Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Here is what Nintendo has on tap:
• Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS #SmashBash: To amp up the excitement for the first appearance of Nintendo’s coolest fighting game on a portable system, Nintendo will be bringing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to locations around Seattle on Friday and Saturday of the show to give people in the city a chance to play as well. Follow Nintendo’s social media channels to learn where these #SmashBash events will take place.
• Hyrule Warriors Event: After PAX Prime shuts down at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, people eager to check out the upcoming Hyrule Warriors game for Wii U can visit the Renaissance Seattle Hotel at 515 Madison St. from 7 to 10 p.m. This event will be open to the public, and a PAX badge is not required for entry. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space allows. Cosplaying fans dressed as characters from The Legend of Zelda series will be able to fast-track into the event ahead of the general public. Anyone dressed in The Legend of Zelda gear or wearing a Hyrule Warriors T-shirt (available at the event while supplies last) can enter a drawing for a chance to win some cool original Hyrule Warriors concept artwork. Fans can enter by taking a picture against a special backdrop and tweeting the image with specific hashtags. The winner will be chosen at random toward the end of the event, and the winner must be present to claim the prize.
• During the show, Nintendo will have a variety of other fun activities and offerings at its booth, including a dedicated Pokémon area where fans can meet up with fellow Pokémon Trainers to battle and trade. Games scheduled to appear at the Nintendo booth at the show include:

Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (SEGA)
Stealth Inc. 2 (Curve Digital)
Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games)

Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Art Academy
Azure Striker GUNVOLT (Inti Creates Co. Ltd.)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wii U eShop charts - Aug. 18th, 2014


1. Super Mario Kart
2. Super Mario Bros. 2
3. Super Mario Bros.
4. Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
5. EarthBound
6. Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
7. Shovel Knight
8. Game & Wario
9. NES Remix
10. The Letter
11. Super Mario World
12. Super Mario Bros. 3
13. Mega Man Battle Network
14. Zelda: The Minish Cap
15. Kid Icarus
16. Excitebike
17. Dr. Luigi
18. Mega Man 5
19. Pikmin 3
20. Zelda: A Link to the Past


1. Mercedes-Benz x Mario Kart 8 DLC Trailer
2. Hyrule Warriors Direct 8/4/14
3. Super Mario Kart Trailer
4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker E3 2014 Trailer
5. Deluxe Digital Promotion Video
6. Hyrule Warriors Features Trailer
7. Mario Party 10 E3 2014 Trailer
8. Hyrule Warriors Trailer with Ganondorf and a Great Sword
9. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Red, Blue, Yellow
10. Super Smash Bros. – The Crest of Sword, Magic and Flame
11. Yoshi’s Woolly World E3 2014 Trailer
12. Disney Infinity 2.0 Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Video
13. Mario Maker E3 2014 Trailer
14. IQ Test Trailer
15. Mega Man Battle Network Trailer
16. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse E3 2014 Trailer
17. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric E3 2014 Trailer
18. Hyrule Warriors Trailer with Lana and a Spear
19. Hyrule Warriors Trailer with Usurper King Zant and Scimitar
20. Pokemon Rumble U Gameplay Trailer


Yacht Club explains why they targeted Nintendo platforms for Shovel Knight

A potion of a SheAttack interview with Yacht Club...

SA: Considering that the Wii U is slow to sell at the moment and Shovel Knight required a huge undertaking to begin with, why did you decide to take a chance on the console?

YCG: There are a few reasons. First off, most importantly, Shovel Knight is inspired by and was meant to play like a Nintendo game so it felt to us like it deserved and would be truly at home on a Nintendo console. Besides that though, we are all in love with the Wii U gamepad, and we thought the Miiverse was really cool. Our thought process also came at a time when PS4 and Xbox One were on the verge of being announced, so we had no idea what they’d even be like or if Shovel Knight would even be appropriate for them. The Wii U also needed games really badly! So we felt like Shovel Knight might stand out from the crowd and really catch people’s eyes. Also, we knew Nintendo was going to start promoting the console like crazy as they had such big games in the pipe (Smash Bros, Zelda, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta, Super Mario 3D World, Xenoblade, and a ton more!), and we wanted to be a part of the excitement that came with those games.

Full interview here

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nintendo responds to petition for Robin Williams NPC in the next Legend of Zelda game

Coming from a Nintendo spokesperson...

"Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we've worked with multiple times. We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close."

Sounds like a nice, respectful statement to me. Also leaves the option open for a tribute to be discussed in the future. I think that's what's best for right now.


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