Shigeru Miyamoto recently sat down for an interview with Kotaku to speak on various topics related to Nintendo’s future. One of the topics reflected on the possibility of Nintendo’s future titles running on both a home console and a handheld.
While Miyamoto didn’t specifically confirm the existence of said project venture, he did state that they are interested and would explore the possibility in the near future. One of the many questions revolving the Wii U is whether or not the console will be able to be linked in some capacity to the Nintendo 3DS. Hints have been mentioned in the past and through the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, but that has all been hush-hush. At this point, the idea of linking the Wii U and 3DS has not gotten any traction, yet many gamers are still speculating.
You can read Miyamoto’s comments from Kotaku below.
Miyamoto: “As we move forward, we’re going to look at what we can do to unify [our console and portable] development environments.”
Miyamoto: [...] but if you have a more unified development environment and you’re able to make one game that runs on both systems instead of having to make a game for each system, that’s an area of opportunity for us.
So, how, in what way, would you like Nintendo’s current (or future) console and handheld to be linked? Tell us in the comments below.
The official Nintendo of America Twitter account has announced that the GLA-Class kart from Mercedes-Benz is heading to western copies of Mario Kart 8.
Mario Kart 8 owners in Japan were already treated to this unusual bit of DLC, so it’s nice to see the same thing heading our way. Of course, this makes us all hope that more extensive DLC is on the way for Mario Kart 8. What else would you like to see?
The first of three “Tabletop Gallery” games developed by RCMADIAX for the Wii U eShop, Poker Dice Solitaire Future, has an official North American release date of July 3. In this game, the player rolls the dice to create the best poker-style hand possible for a high score, which can be shared with other players via Miiverse. The game will be available to download on July 3 for a mere $1.99. Other games in the “Tabletop Gallery” series, Shut the Door and Toss N Go, will be released in North America in the coming months. The trio of games will eventually be released as a set in the UK.
RCMADIAX is an independent game developer consisting of just one member, Michael Aschenbrenner. He has already released one Wii U game, Blok Drop U, and is working on Super Robo Mouse along with the “Tabletop Gallery” series.
That’s right, folks, Nintendo 64 games are officially coming to the Wii U eShop. A subtle change to Nintendo’s Wii U Virtual Console page hints at “the future addition of titles from the…Nintendo 64.” The only caveat? We have no idea when this will actually happen. I mentioned this was a subtle update, which suggests that the launch of N64 games on Wii U is still a ways away, and Nintendo is in no rush to make a big deal out of it.
In the meantime, let’s dream of the fantastic games we’ll eventually be playing on our Wii U’s, shall we? I’m stoked for Mario Kart 64 and 1080° Snowboarding in particular, both of which I’ll be able to download at a discounted price. What are you looking forward to playing?
Thanks to Eric for the tip.
[Source: Nintendo Enthusiast]
Another E3 has come and gone, and we here at Infendo are happy to have shared countless posts on Nintendo’s latest games and projects. Now comes the hard part: waiting for many of the announced or previously announced titles to make their way to our living rooms. Well, that and catching some rest from all the E3 coverage we posted here on Infendo.
Nintendo’s E3 presence has received a bit of praise from various media outlets for their new approach to releasing information to the both E3 attendees and those who couldn’t attend the show. Gamers were introduced to new game announcements via the Nintendo Digital Event and the many Treehouse Live @ E3 streaming videos on YouTube and Twitch, alongside the vastly competitive Super Smash Bros. Invitational event last Tuesday.
We’ve seen new IPs from the Big N and some familiar ones, but we want to know what YOU the readers thought about Nintendo’s big week at E3 2014. Were there any announcements that caught you by surprise or were there some that had you wishing for more? Did Nintendo’s new E3 strategy work, or do you believe a return to the traditional E3 press conference is order next year?
Share your thoughts in the comments below, and maybe we’ll discuss them in-depth on the next episode of Infendo Radio.
Have a happy weekend.
Earlier this week, famed Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma stirred up a bit of debate on whether or not Link was the hero shown in the short Zelda Wii U teaser. When asked about Link’s appearance, Aonuma stated, “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”
Many who took the comment at face value began to question if the person shown in the trailer was possibly a new protagonist or even a female Link. Well, Aonuma cleared up the confusion from his previous quote, and, yes, it was Link in the teaser. Speaking with the Australian Wii U community, MMGN, Aonuma said, “It’s a rumour. Actually that comment I made jokingly. It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.”
But was it a female Link? Aonuma further stated, “It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that was humour. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement.”
Well, for many Zelda fans, that clears up some confusion. You can read Aonuma’s full interview with MMGN here.