Nintendo Everything: General Nintendo

Nintendo shares statement on Zelda Wii U delay, will focus on 2015 games at E3

Zelda Wii U Posted 8 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Yesterday, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma shared news that the series’ new entry on Wii U has been delayed. IGN managed to get a comment out of Nintendo, and while it’s mostly rehash, it’s somewhat interesting.

Here’s the full statement:

As Mr. Aonuma announced, The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U is no longer targeted as a 2015 release. Rather than sticking to a specific schedule, the team wants to make this the most complete and the best game it can possibly be. The new launch timing has not yet been determined. Because we’d like to focus on developing the game, we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015. We will let you know when we’re ready to share more specifics.

The last part of that statement is pretty noteworthy! Nintendo’s E3 2015 lineup is focusing on titles coming out this year, so we may not see much of what’s in store for 2016.



[Let’s Talk] What is your favorite Nintendo game?

lets-talk-nintendo-games Posted 18 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

It’s been awhile since I last hosted a Discussing Everything session. There’s a reason for that: I’ve been thinking about how to proceed with it going forward. I believe I’ve found somewhat of a solution, though that means ending Discussing Everything to pave the way for something else.

This is where Let’s Talk comes in. I know – it’s another incredibly uncreative name for one of our features. Despite that, I’m hoping that we’ll be able to generate some interesting discussions with this new initiative.

The idea behind Let’s Talk is actually very simple. Each week, we’ll have one post dedicated to a particular topic – almost like a forum post. I’ll kick off the discussion in the main post, and then you guys will be able to follow up with your own thoughts in the comments. I’ll be replying to some of the responses, and other staff members may chime in as well. You guys can also respond to each other comments.

Basically, I’m trying to generate focused discussions. I also want Let’s Talk to be a place where everyone can interact with each other in a positive manner!

So why should you participate? Well, for one thing, hopefully you’ll find it entertaining! If you love talking about Nintendo like me, perhaps some of the topics we bring up will interest you. We’ll also be selecting at least one response per week that will be highlighted in the following week’s post.
With that out of the way, let’s move on to this week’s topic!

Let’s Talk #1: what is your favorite Nintendo game?

Note: we’re opening things up, so this can be any game made for any Nintendo system.

I’ll get things started. This answer tends to change for me occasionally. Sometimes I feel like I’d go with games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 or Xenoblade. But when it comes down to it, I’d have to choose The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Ocarina of Time is really what jump-started my interest in gaming. For one thing, it was the first console title that I truly owned and completed on my own. I’ll never forget going to Best Buy and picking up my GameCube, which included with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition (it also came with a CD player – random, right?). Even though it was technically a N64 title, my brain didn’t really know that, and I was very impressed with the graphics at the time. Getting immersed in the world, travelling across Hyrule, and taking on the various dungeons still fills me with plenty of memories. Like many players, it was amazing stepping into Hyrule Field for the first time!

Now it’s your turn. What is YOUR favorite Nintendo game? You can choose to do whatever pleases you with your response. It can be short, long, or anything in between. Whatever! Just go for it. Let’s have a nice discussion and talk about the games we love!

I’ll be checking up on the comments over the next few days. We’ll be featuring one of your responses in next week’s post, which will also include a new topic to talk about!


Fan remakes Super Mario 64 level in Unity

mario-64-unity-remake Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: You can play it directly in your browser here.

Developer Roystan Ross has been tinkering away on a Unity-based remake of Super Mario 64. Earlier this month, Ross posted his efforts up to this point over on his blog.

You can download the Super Mario 64 demo here. Keep in mind that it’s a demonstration, meaning Bob-omb Battlefield is the only playable level currently. Also note that download links on the site may be down due to heavy traffic.



Individual Super Mario series Mario amiibo out in North America on April 3

mario-amiibo Posted 2 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The individual Super Mario series Mario amiibo is coming to North American store shelves on April 3, Nintendo has announced.

At the moment, this figure can only be obtained by purchasing the Mario Party 10 bundle. Doing so allows consumers to save a tiny amount compared to buying them separately.

Nintendo of America wrote on Twitter just a couple of minutes ago:


Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions receives 30 new locations and dates

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Posted 2 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

30 new locations and dates have been announced today for the Pokemon live orchestral concert, Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions.

Here’s the lineup of current tour cities:

Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015 Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015 Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015 Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015 Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015 Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015 Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015 Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015 Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015 The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015 City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015 The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015 Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015 Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015 Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015 Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX 10/23/2015 Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015 Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015 Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016 DeVos Performance Hall

A European tour is planned for spring 2016. Additional venue and location details will be announced soon.

For more information, check out the official website here. You’ll find a video for the concert below.

Source: Pokemon PR


Reggie Fils-Aime celebrating his 54th birthday today

reggie-art Posted 3 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Did you know that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is celebrating his 54th birthday is today? Here’s some art I made several years ago to celebrate!

I’m a horrible artist, but I remember wanting to make that project based on Reggie. It’s basically comprised of a ton of little magazine clipping pasted together to make Reggie’s face.


Nintendo to be present at NicoNico Chokaigi

smash-bros-nico Posted 3 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo has a few things planned for NicoNico Chokaigi, which takes place in Japan next month.

First up is the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2-on-2 World Grand Prix. This has a few folks from Japan taking on players in the U.S. We know that players from the North American side are comprised of a select few who took part in APEX 2015, including Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, Freddie “FOW” Williams, and Averil “MJG” Morrisette II”.

The first portion of the Smash Bros. competition is singles and will take place on April 25 between 12 AM ET and 2 AM ET (April 24 for fans on the West Coast, 9 PM PT and 11 PM PT). The second part is team-based and will be held on April 26 between 12 AM ET and 1 AM ET (April 24 for fans on the West Coast, 9 PM PT and 11 PM PT). Winners will receive a pair of New 3DS units with an original face plate.


Aside from the heavy presence of Smash Bros., Nintendo will also be on hand for Splatoon demos. Other Nintendo-centric events include a Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire competition, plus stage shows for Dragon Quest Ⅹ, Pokken Tournament, The Great Ace Attorney, and Super Mario 30th anniversary from Center CX (featuring Mario Maker).

NicoNico Chokaigi runs on April 25 and April 26 at Makuhari Messe.

Source 1, Source 2


Nintendo and DeNA presentation – translated Q&A now live

Posted 4 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo held a presentation with DeNA last week to announce a partnership between the two companies. Towards the end, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata and DeNA president Isao Moriyasu fielded questions from attendees. The entire Q&A is now live, and you can find it right here.

I won’t be breaking down the Q&A into various excerpts per usual, as we covered it quite a bit last week (in both video and summary form). There also isn’t a whole lot of information that we haven’t already covered. Still, it might be worth a read for some of you!


Medabots games have sold over 3 million copies globally

Posted 5 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Thanks to the cover of Role Playing Gameside Vol. 2, we now know that sales of the Medabots game franchise have surpassed three million units globally. The magazine promises a 21-page retrospective on the franchise, and there will be an interview with series artist Horuma Rin.

There have been plenty of Medabots games on Nintendo platforms over the years. We’ve seen new releases on the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, DS, and 3DS.