Shigeru Miyamoto has a lot to be proud of. He created some of the most beloved video game characters in the universe, yet he has one regret. He wishes that he had invented Angry Birds. How can such a simplistic mobile game create a hint of jealousy when you are the father of such iconic characters such as Zelda/Link, Donkey Kong and Mario?
Now Miyamoto did not actually say the word “jealous”, however you do not need to be psychic to see it in his quote below.
Miyamoto had this to say:
“Angry Birds is a very simple idea but it’s one of those games that I immediately appreciated when I first started playing, before wishing that I had been the one to come up with the idea first. I mean, obviously I want to be the one creating the most convincing, surprising game ideas.”
I agree that Angry Birds is addicting, fun and brilliant. I am guilty of downloading each incarnation of the series and playing it until my touch screen shows lines of wear. As I was reading up on Miyamoto’s borderline jealousy of the game, I could picture him building a real life Mario’s Time Machine just to travel back and create the game first. I have a feeling that Miyamoto’s love for the feathery projectiles will, no doubt, inspire a new game or character in the future.
How do you feel Angry Bird’s would differ if Miyamoto was the creator and how would the birds fit into the Smash Bros. Series?
Today, Nintendo has announced the newest downloads for the eShop and Nintendo Video that will be available this week. Of the three new items announced, I am interested in “underneath the Sycamore”. The old time comic look seems quite interesting. Will you be downloading any of these?
Ketzal’s Corridors – The evil god Koruptal has brought chaos and destruction to the spirit world, and it’s up to you to put things right. Use speed, skill and lightning-fast reflexes in this engaging, action-packed puzzle game. (For Nintendo 3DS)
“Underneath the Sycamore” by Death Cab For Cutie (available April 14 at 9 a.m. PT) – With an old-time comic book feel, this unique 3D music video is set to an incredible song and follows a tragic investigation. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
Anne’s Doll Studio: Tokyo Collection (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
As children, adolescents, and adults, we have all wasted time doodling our favorite video game characters. I can remember customizing Samus with new weapons and new armors (until my mind was blown when I finished the game) and imagining different worlds for her to explore. I am sure many of you have done the same.
Artist Campbell Whyte, Born in Perth, Western Australia in the year 1984, took the time wasting doodles to a new level. Campbell took his inspiration from all original 799 NES games when he started the 8 Bit Dream Project. The Project focuses on re-imagining the games into a series of illustrations as they are seen through Campbell’s eyes. So far 375 of the illustrations are complete, and his goal of completing one a day is well on its way.
Campbell had the following to say about the project:
For those that are anxiously awaiting the release of Heroes of Ruin, there is good news on the horizon. On June 26th, 2012, in North America, you will have your chance to purchase the game for your Nintendo 3DS. Heroes of Ruin promises downloadable new experiences every day!
For the full Square Enix Press release, please continue reading.
Nintendo is giving fans an opportunity to show off their Kid Icarus: Uprising skills during a multi-player tournament at this year’s Pax East! They have also scheduled a scavenger hunt to find AR cards. And don’t forget all of the playable, yet unreleased games! If you are going, please share with us your favorite parts of the event, and maybe your biggest disappointments.
Below is an official Nintendo Press release regarding the event:
Nintendo is giving attendees at this year’s PAX East show an up-close look at the remarkable features, games and entertainment options made possible by the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Taking place April 6-8 in Boston, PAX East will also be the site of special activities designed to help celebrate the recent launch of Kid Icarus™: Uprising for Nintendo 3DS. Attendees can take part in a scavenger hunt for select Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Cards; trade, share and collect additional AR Cards; and take part in a multiplayer tournament 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in the Handheld Lounge. Attendees who would like to participate in the tournament can bring their own Nintendo 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising game card and use almost any Weapon or Power they have earned in the tournament.
Nintendo 3DS games that will be playable at PAX East include Mario Tennis™ Open (launching May 20), Spirit Camera™: The Cursed Memoir (launching April 13), Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Kart™ 7. Visitors to the Nintendo booth (#412) will also be invited to sample Nintendo 3DS games from third-party publishers, including CAPCOM’s Resident Evil® Revelations. Additionally, attendees can use Nintendo 3DS hardware to browse the online Nintendo eShop, which offers an ever-growing library of games. Playable Nintendo eShop titles at PAX East will include Ketzal’s Corridors™, Dillon’s Rolling Western™, Pushmo™ and Sakurai Samurai: The Art of the Sword™. Nintendo 3DS users also can access demos, music videos and trailers that can all be enjoyed in 3D without the need for special glasses.
Warren Spector and Disney France have sent out invitations for a March 27th announcement of an “EPIC PROJECT”. Rumors state that the announcement will reveal Epic Mickey 2, however other rumors hint that Epic Ducktales could be announced.
I have not played Epic Mickey yet, but it is definitely on my list. As most of you know, I am a Kingdom Hearts Fanboy and have come to love the slightly mysterious and edgy Mickey in the series. I think that is why I have not picked up my copy of Epic Mickey yet, I am afraid I will be disappointed that Mickey will not live up to my current expectations of him.
The rumor of an Epic Ducktales is also very exciting! I was a devout fan of the series, and loved the original NES game. Throw a little Darkwing duck in there, and I will be in Heaven!
The rumors of Epic Mickey 2 started spreading in January. Other rumors include a split screen 2 player mode as well as availability on Xbox 360, PlaySatation 3 and Wii. regardless of the announcement, I have a renewed urge to play Epic Mickey. what is your review on the original Epic Mickey, and are you excited about a sequel? And if Epic Ducktales is not announced, who is with me to start a petition to get it in development!?