Reggie on Wii U’s struggles, says Nintendo hasn’t lost the faith of fans, more
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During E3 2016, Spanish outlet La Tercera spoke with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. Reggie commented on topics such as the company’s presence at the show, the challenge facing the big N today, mobile, new franchises vs. old ones, and Wii U’s struggles. There was also a bit of NX talk which prompted him to say that fans haven’t lost faith in Nintendo.
Nintendo Minute – “7 Wacky Weapons in Monster Hunter Generations”
This week’s Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s episode, Kit and Krysta catch up with the developers of Monster Hunter Generations. Watch the full video below.
Pre-order the new Super Mario amiibo at Walmart for $11.58 each
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If you’re still looking for a place to pre-order the upcoming Super Mario amiibo, Walmart has you covered. And actually, the price is a tad lower than the MSRP. Boo, Daisy, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, Rosalina, Waluigi, and Wario are all available for $11.58.
Below are links to each:
Kirby Cafe to offer a special CD, track samples
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When the Kirby Cafe opens in Japan next month, various goodies will be sold. Today, a new piece of merchandise was posted to the official website. Those who stop by will have a chance to purchase “The Sound of Kirby Cafe” CD for 1,800 yen.
Here are some samples:
And the lineup of tracks:
1. Green Greens
2. Buttery Building
3. Clash! Gourmet Race
4. Cloudy Park: Ripple Field
5. Forest – Nature Area
6. Air Ride: Sandora
7. Sky Tower
8. Mysterious Trap
9. Kirby Series Special Medley
10. Kirby vs. Zero Two
11. Milky Way Wishes: Staff Roll
12. Robobot Armor
Video: A look at PDP’s new amiibo displays
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PDP has come out with three new amiibo displays based on Donkey Kong, Zelda, and Bowser. Take a look at each one below.
Play Nintendo Show episode 3: “Do The Robobot in Kirby: Planet Robobot”
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The third Play Nintendo Show has gone live. The new video, posted below, focuses on Kirby: Planet Robobot as Andrew and Izzy share their top copy abilities alongside tips and tricks.
Yooka-Laylee – Toybox out today for eligible backers
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Playtonic is giving some of its fans a chance to try out Yooka-Laylee. Starting today, those who pledged £20 and above on Kickstarter will receive download codes for the Toybox. It’s a demo in one sense, but the game’s actual environments “will be far more vast and detailed”, and the final release will offer “far more moves, animations and general polish”.
The following trailer should introduce players to the Toybox:
With Yooka-Laylee’s Toybox, Playtonic wants to give loyal fans a taste of the core mechanics. Feedback will also be used to improve the end product.
Warner Bros. trying not to cannibalize its LEGO games between Dimensions and new titles
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has to be careful with its LEGO games. Not only does the publisher support the on-going LEGO Dimensions with new packs, but it also brings out entirely new games from time to time, such as LEGO Jurassic Park and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Having LEGO Dimensions alongside new titles entirely can obviously can create a bit of a difficult situation. Doug Heder, producer at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, recently spoke with Polygon how the company needs to avoid cannibalizing sales of its own games.
Nintendo Software Technology lead designer and assistant designer depart from the studio
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NST, also known as Nintendo Software Technology, is losing two of its more notable employees. Lead designer Stephen Mortimer and assistant designer Paul Kranich have both departed from the studio.
You may also remember that Sonic co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara joined NST back in 2012. Apparently, he left the company within the past few months as well.
NST has mostly worked on Mario vs. Donkey Kong games over the past few years. Other previous projects include Metroid Prime: Hunters and Crosswords Plus.
New LEGO Dimensions packs up for pre-order on Amazon
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LEGO Dimensions will add several new packs on November 18. Two are planned for Fantastic Beasts Story Pack, plus one each for Sonic, E.T., and Gremlins.
Amazon is now accepting pre-orders here. Prices vary by pack.