Mario Kart Arcade GP DX looks to be getting another character. A Japanese magazine scan apparently reveals that Rosalina will be joining the arcade racer through an upcoming update. It’s unclear if Rosalina would be playable, though we’d certainly hope so.
Nintendo Everything: General Nintendo
Masahiro Sakurai is only 43 years old, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be around forever. One of these days, the Super Smash Bros. creator will need to step away from game development.
Sakurai tackled the topic of how long a developer can continue creating games in his regular column this week. First, he revealed an interesting tidbit: he’s one of the oldest members of the team for the new Smash Bros. games.
“As I look around the new Smash Bros. development office, hardly anyone here is older than I am.”
Internationally famous London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus join
forces to present thrilling new video game music concert on July 13th, 2014
December 12th, 2013 – Fans of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series are set for a musical treat like no other as Symphonic Legends London, a concert dedicated to music from the much loved role-playing adventure series, will take place at London’s Barbican on July 13th, 2014.
Featuring music performed courtesy of Nintendo, Symphonic Legends London takes concertgoers on an unforgettable journey through some of The Legend of Zelda’s best-loved themes. With new and revised scores by renowned video game arrangers, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo, Symphonic Legends London squeezes every last musical drop of action, adventure, romance, heartbreak and heroics from soundtracks to games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The concert also features the world premiere of a brand new Overture of music from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, sending listeners’ imagination soaring to the skies and beyond.
BloodRayne and Ghostbusters: The Video Game developer Terminal Reality appears to have closed its doors. Former staffer Jesse Sosa wrote a note on Facebook that the studio “seems to have finally shut down.”
No official announcements have been made regarding Terminal Reality’s closure. Based on Sosa’s comments though, things aren’t looking good.
Namco Bandai has gone live with a new teaser site, accessible here. Not much is known at present, but the countdown should expire in about six days. Stay tuned for additional details.
Good news, Club Nintendo members: Platinum and Gold rewards are starting to ship. Those who reached either of these two Elite statues should receive a confirmation email in the coming days.
As a reminder, here are the rewards that were up for grabs back in July:
Three-poster set (Platinum only)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Original Soundtrack (Platinum Only)
2014 Club Nintendo Calender (Gold/Platinum)
Super Smash Bros. (Gold/Platinum) – download on Wii
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (Gold/Platinum) – download on Wii
Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Gold/Platinum) – download on 3DS
Super Mario Land (Gold/Platinum) – download on 3DS
Sakura Samurai (Gold/Platinum) – download on 3DS
Thanks to PattonFiend for the tip.
Akihiko Yoshida, longtime character designer, left Square Enix just recently. Yoshida saw a very long tenure with the company having worked there for close to two decades.
In the latest issue of Famitsu, Yoshida explained why he decided to depart from Square Enix. He also spoke about his commitment to Bravely Default even though he’s moved on.
Yoshida told the magazine:
A small update has landed on the Wii U and PC versions of Miiverse. Going forward, the “Report Spoilers” function can be found within the “Report Violation” feature. To report a spoiler, users will need to select the “Report Violation” icon, and then choose “Spoiler” from the drop-down menu.
The official notice on Miiverse reads:
Today, The Pokemon Company International released the soundtracks from the Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen games on iTunes. It features “beautifully adapted and orchestrated versions of the original in-game music, composed by Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki.”
You can make a purchase through the following link here. Pricing is set at $11.99.
Next year, The Pokemon Company International will launch more soundtracks for older Pokemon titles, including:
Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2
Source: The Pokemon Company International PR