In recent times Nintendo has been very cautious with their intellectual properties, scrapping plans for a Metroid movie and rejecting the CGI Zelda movie pitch seen above. The concern is that the popularity of characters could be damaged by an outside venture, like the Super Mario. Bros movie or the Phillips CD-i Zelda games. However,… Read more »
A Link to the Past, the SNES Zelda adventure, is now available to download on Wii U Virtual Console for $7.99. If you’re a fan of A Link Between Worlds but have never played the game that inspired it, this is a must have. If you’re a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic good time,… Read more »
One of the stranger announcements out of today’s Nintendo investors’ meeting was that a Nintendo DS Virtual Console service is being planned for Wii U. This will enable Wii U owners to play DS software using the Wii U GamePad. The official mock-up image (click through to the full article to see) displays a screenshot… Read more »
It’s taken long enough, but Nintendo finally explained their vision for Nintendo Network IDs as a unified account system and for future handheld and console hardware to run on a unified platform. During today’s investors’ briefing, Satoru Iwata admitted that the device-based account systems used on previous platforms including Nintendo DS, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS… Read more »
Nintendo caught the gaming world off guard when they announced the release of 2DS last year. This new member of the 3DS family doesn’t feature stereoscopic 3D and forgoes the ‘clam shell’ style for a more slate-like look. As such, it’s $40 cheaper than a standard 3DS, and is marketed more towards kids and people… Read more »
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is currently meeting with investors in Japan to discuss the state of the company and plans for the future, and analyst David Gibson is on the scene. Gibson’s taking notes on all of Iwata’s key points, and he has just tweeted that Mario Kart 8 is slated for release in May…. Read more »
Speaking with reporters prior to Nintendo’s investor meeting, CEO Satoru Iwata tackled a number of questions relating to the company’s poor quarterly financial report from a few weeks ago. Notably, both 3DS and Wii U are expected to miss their sales targets by wide margins. Iwata addressed that issue to reporters, and you can catch… Read more »
Update: According to Robert Ward, editor at Siliconera, a more accurate interpretation is that Iwata believes Nintendo’s approach to children was not effective enough. This doesn’t necessarily mean an increased focus on a younger demographic. Original Article: Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata will be meeting with investors tomorrow to discuss the state and future of his… Read more »
Today, two versions of The Elder Scrolls Online have been announced, along with five-day early access for those who decide to pre-order the game. Plus, Bethesda has revealed a brand new eight minute cinematic trailer. Make the jump to find out more.
As of yesterday, PlayStation Now beta invites have been sent out by Sony with a message that gives grants “exclusive access to test PlayStation’s game streaming service before its full launch and the opportunity to provide your regular feedback to the PlayStation Now team.” Hit the jump to see what the email looks like.
In light of Nintendo’s failings this past year, president Satoru Iwata’s pay will be cut in half, according to Nikkei. The reduction in his salary, as well as other Nintendo executives who will be receiving pay cuts between 20 and 30 percent, will begin next month and last until June.
We’re a few weeks into the new year now, and the sales figures in Japan show that the post-holiday slump is very real this year. Unlike last week, multiple new games hit the top twenty (with Sengoku Basara 4 sitting at number one), but hardware sales were almost universally lower this week. 3DS continues to… Read more »