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Aonuma reflects on Majora’s Mask’s short dev time, was originally worried about fans accepting the game

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Majora’s Mask might be one of the most interesting games in the Zelda series. Not only is the title darker and different from other entries, but development itself was also atypical.

Eiji Aonuma reflected on the original release of Majora’s Mask in a recent issue of GamesMaster. In his chat with the magazine, he discussed the game’s short development cycle, and how “innovation truly comes when you have to work under some kind of big pressure.”

Below are his words in full:

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“Nintendo Creators Program” launches for YouTube, currently in beta

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Nintendo has just announced the “Nintendo Creators Program”, a new opportunity for fans on YouTube to earn revenue. Users will be able to receive a part of the advertising proceeds for Nintendo-related YouTube videos by signing up on the official page.

The program is currently in beta form. It should launch in full on May 27.

More information can be found here. View this page for a list of supported games.

 

Nintendo postpones investors meeting as Iwata is ill

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Nintendo was set to kick off its third quarter results briefing with analysts and investors in just a short while. However, president Satoru Iwata has posted a message on the company’s Japanese Twitter account confirming that the meeting has been delayed. That means we’ll have to wait at least a few more days to find out about the latest juicy tidbits from Nintendo.

Unfortunately, Iwata explained that he is currently has a fever, and influenza is suspected. A new date for the briefing will be announced sometime in the future.

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Update: Others as well – Amazon taking pre-orders for the Super Mario series Luigi amiibo

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Update 4: All amiibo are now sold out!

Update 3: And Yoshi is live. Remember, Mario is only available at launch through the Mario Party 10 bundle.


Update 2: Bowser and Peach are also live.


Update: Toad pre-orders are now open as well. Get them in here.


Amazon is the first retailer to be taking pre-orders in the U.S. for the new Luigi amiibo. To clarify, this isn’t the Smash Bros. Luigi figure – rather, it’s part of the upcoming Super Mario series.

Pre-orders for the new Luigi amiibo can be placed here.. It will be released on March 20 alongside Mario Party 10.

 

Iwata reiterates that Nintendo’s games won’t be considered for smart devices

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is remaining steadfast in his stance against bringing the company’s titles to mobile platforms.

As reported by Bloomberg, Iwata recently reiterated that Nintendo won’t consider releasing its games on smart devices. “If we follow current games on smartphones and we just bring our current games into smart devices, it won’t lead to the future,” he said.

Although Nintendo is opposed to making smartphone versions of its games, the company isn’t against such devices entirely. Nintendo hopes to leverage hardware like phones to attract consumers to its own systems.

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Video: Super Mario World played with a person’s nose and a recorder

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Well, this is certainly something! A NicoNico user going by the name “Wakou” has used the program Audio Pad to control Mario with sound. That makes him able to play Super Mario World with just his noise and a recorder.

Wakou uses the following commands to control Mario:

“Do” – up
“Mi” – down
“Re” – left
“Fa” – right
“Sol” – b utton
“Ti” – y button

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Nintendo reports Q3 FY15 financial results

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Nintendo has gone live with its third quarter financial results.

Here’s the full rundown of information you should know:

Nintendo Q3 Results:

Net Sales: 271.521¥ billion yen
Operating Income: 31.40¥ billion yen
Net Income: 45.215¥ billion yen

Nintendo Full-Year Guidance:

Net Sales: 550¥ billion yen (↓)
Operating Income: 20¥ billion yen (↓)
Net Income: 30¥ billion yen (↑)

Additional Information Q3 (Software/Hardware Shipments, Digital Sales, Cash & Equivalents):

Pokemon ORAS: 9.35 million
Super Smash Bros 3DS LTD: 6.19 million
Super Smash Bros Wii U LTD: 3.39 million
Mario Kart 8 LTD: 4.77 million
Wii U HW: 1.91 million
3DS HW: 4.99 million
Digital Sales: ¥10.4 billion yen
Cash & Equivalents: ¥920.531 billion yen (↑)

We also have these official statements from Nintendo:

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