Metroid Prime director surprised and thankful of the series’ longevity
Mark Pacini acted as director for Nintendo and Retro’s three Metroid Prime games. Then in 2008, he went on to co-found Armature Studio.
Pacini is now directing the Xbox One title ReCore – a game that actually takes a decent amount of inspiration from the Metroid Prime series. GamesBeat took a brief trip down memory lane with Pacini while interviewing him about his new game, and asked if he’s surprised by the longevity and how people still play the titles he made back with Retro.
He said in response:
“For sure. I was thankful to be part of the team that made those games. When we were making those, that was never one of our goals. We were just trying to make something cool. It was an unexpectedly great thing, that people started to do that. It’s awesome that people are still playing those games, but it’s a big surprise to us.”
Thanks to Jake for the tip.
Evo 2016 – day 3 stream (Smash Bros. Melee finals)
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The last day of Evo 2016 has been going on for the last few hours, but the final Nintendo-related stream is kicking off shortly. Head past the break to watch the Super Smash Bros. Melee finals as they happen.
Evo 2016 – day 2 streams
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Evo 2016 day two is about to begin. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament will all be represented at the tournament. Head past the break to watch today’s matches as they happen.
Evo 2016 – day 1 streams
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Evo 2016 is about to begin. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament will all be represented at the tournament. Head past the break to watch the first day of matches as they happen.
Cel Damage 2 was once planned for the GameCube
After originally launching for the Xbox in late 2001, EA and Pseudo Interactive’s Cel Damage came to the GameCube a few months later. Its reception was a bit mixed, but the developer hoped to create a sequel that would build on the original while taking feedback into account.
Unseen64 and Liam Robertson take a look at what Pseudo Interactive had in store for Cel Damage 2 in the video below. Ultimately, the project never picked up steam as it was unable to secure a publisher. EA, who handled the original, wasn’t interested – nor was SEGA, Ubisoft, or Midway.
Update: FE0 series 6 date – Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn art books on the way
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Update: As a bit of an aside, Fire Emblem 0 series 6 is due out on September 29 in Japan.
Two new Fire Emblem art books were announced for Japan during a Fire Emblem 0 live stream today.
In Japan, a Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance art book is due out on July 29. Amazon Japan has it up here for 3,456 yen.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn will also be getting an art book at some point. There’s no pre-order link just yet.
Evo 2016 will have the biggest Smash Bros. Melee tournament ever
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Just like with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Evo 2016 is setting a record with Smash Bros. Melee. The event will host the biggest tournament for the game that we’ve ever seen.
That news comes straight from the official Evo Twitter account:
Congrats Melee players! Evo 2016 is now the biggest Melee tournament of all time! #Evo2016
— EVO (@EVO) June 17, 2016
Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube added to GameStop’s retro catalog
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GameStop has expanded its retro offerings with a trio of Nintendo systems. The retailer now has games and systems available for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube. You can get a look at what’s available here.
Famitsu readers vote on the most memorable games on each console
In celebration of Famitsu’s 30th anniversary, the magazine held a poll in which readers could vote on the titles they feel are the most memorable on each gaming system. 2,921 ballots were cast on platforms starting with the Famicom all the way through the latest generation.
We’ve posted the results for the top 10 games on Nintendo systems below. Results for other platforms can be found here.
10. Kirby’s Adventure – 60 votes
9. Final Fantasy III – 69 votes
8. Earthbound – 72 votes
7. Mario Bros. – 108 votes
6. The Legend of Zelda – 120 votes
5. Dragon Quest II – 186 votes
4. Dragon Quest IV – 228 votes
3. Super Mario Bros. 3 – 279 votes
2. Dragon Quest III – 528 votes
1. Super Mario Bros. – 552 votes
Nintendo partnering with CEOGaming, featuring Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U
CEO2016 will be taking place in about a month from now. Nintendo has announced a partnership with the tournament, which will heavily feature Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Nintendo posted the following on Twitter a few minutes ago:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 27, 2016
CEOGaming 2016 will run between June 24 and June 26.