13AM Games is done with DLC for Runbow, thinking about the IP’s future
Posted on 8 hours ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Wii U | 1 Comment | 0 Likes
13AM Games has been keeping Runbow updated over the past year with new content, but now the studio has confirmed that DLC is coming to an end. Shantae is the latest addition to the game, and now they’re just about ready to move on.
Now the question is: what’s Runbow’s future? It’s been a success for 13AM Games, so that’s something the team is trying to figure out currently.
In an interview with Hardcore Gamer, the developer mentioned:
“We are still figuring out where we are going to take this IP next. There’s a lot that can be done and we love all different types of games. We’ve had fans requests RPGs and Fighting Games in the Runbow family, but the flip side is that it might be nice to work on something else for a bit. I know it’s not much of a concrete answer, but the truth is we are still figuring it out!”
Whatever 13AM Games ends up doing with Runbow, it’ll likely be a hit. Runbow was one of the more successful indie games on Wii U.
Gizmo and Stripe from Gremlins introduced for LEGO Dimensions
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The official LEGO Dimensions channel has released a video showing off two of its new characters: Stripe and Gizmo from the Gremlins. Check it out below.
Super Mario Maker maintenance taking place Sunday / Monday
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Super Mario Maker will be undergoing several hours of maintenance within the next few days. All network services will be affected, including the Bookmarker page.
The maintenance schedule is as follows:
– 5 PM PT (October 30) – 10 PM PT (October 30)
– 8 PM ET (October 30) – 1 AM ET (October 31)
– 1 AM in the UK (October 31) – 6 AM in the UK (October 31)
– 2 AM in Europe (October 31) – 7 AM in Europe (October 31)
Kimishima on the state of Wii U sales
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We have significantly decreased the shipping volume for Wii U for the fiscal year ending March 2017 compared to the fiscal year ended March 2016, and we are expecting to sell 800,000 units.
These graphs show the sell-through (sales from retailers to consumers) of Wii U hardware and first party packaged software in our major markets: Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Sales from April 2016 through the second week of October are compared against sales in the same period for the last two years. Hardware sellthrough for this period is down significantly compared to the previous two years, but this is in alignment with our expectations. The sell-through for software is not as high as that for the previous period, which saw the release of major hits such as Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, but due to the increased sell-through overseas of popular titles at a special low price point under the
Nintendo Selects banner, total sales are on par with those for the fiscal year ended March 2015.
Note: FY = Fiscal year (April through March of the following year)
Just Dance 2017 footage
Just Dance 2017 arrived on Wii U and Wii yesterday, with a Switch version set for March. Watch an hour of footage from NintenDaan below.
Media Create sales (10/17/16 – 10/23/16)
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
PS4 – 27,069
New 3DS LL – 14,092
Vita – 8,853
2DS – 7,404
New 3DS – 2,700
Wii U – 1,919
PS3 – 763
Xbox One – 752
3DS – 370
3DS LL – 77
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
PS4 – 30,154
New 3DS LL – 15,905
Vita – 8,772
2DS – 8,203
New 3DS – 2,983
Wii U – 2,430
PS3 – 814
3DS – 346
Xbox One – 323
3DS LL – 71
PS VR – 51,644
And here are the software charts:
Nintendo Q2 FY16 financial results
Posted on 1 day ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, News, Wii U | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo has reported its earnings release for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.
First, here’s a look at hardware for the quarter:
Getting down to some of the nitty-gritty:
And some analysis and comments from Nintendo:
During the six months ended September 30, 2016, we saw strong trends for the global release of Kirby: Planet Robobot. On the hardware side, Nintendo 2DS saw sales growth. The release of the smart device application Pokémon GO led to increased sales of software in the Pokémon series released in the past and drove the Nintendo 3DS family hardware sales growth, particularly outside of Japan. The sales volume for hardware this period was 2.71 million units (19% increase on a year- on-year basis), while software held steady with the previous year at 19.23 million units sold.
For the Wii U console, we have decided to ship 0.8 million units this fiscal year, based on our forecasts of comprehensive demand for Nintendo hardware. Activity has conformed to our expectations from the start of the fiscal year, with hardware sales volume of 0.56 million units (53% decrease on a year-on-year basis). There were no hit titles this period to compare with Splatoon and Super Mario Maker last year, so the software sales were 8.3 million units (33% decrease on a year-on-year basis).
Nintendo compares the original Zelda to Breath of the Wild
Posted on 2 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Screenshots, Switch, Wii U | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo is going back to Zelda’s roots with Breath of the Wild. Today, the company issued a new post on its Japanese website to show how its new Switch / Wii U game compares in some aspects to the original.
Nintendo prepared four different comparisons. They’re as follows:
– Old man: found right away in the original game and in Breath of the Wild; gives you a sword in the original Zelda, but nothing in Breath of the Wild; in Breath of the Wild you have to manage weapons yourself such as by stealing them from enemies
– Spectacle Rock: two rocks form the shape of glasses in both games, but it now looks more like a mountain than just a rock in Breath of the Wild
– Raft: used to navigate water in the original Zelda, also in Breath of the Wild by using the Korok Leaf; it’s an important tool in very cold rivers that you can’t swim in
– Skull shape: shape of a skull appears in Zelda’s final dungeon and in a certain enemy hideout in Breath of the Wild; in Breath of the Wild, you can even use the skull shape to your advantage by having the lantern inside one of the skull eyes to fall, cause an explosion, and instantly wipe out the enemies inside
Here are the four comparison shots:
Nyannyan Neko Mario Time episode 75
Posted on 2 days ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, Videos, Wii U | 0 comments | 0 Likes
The latest episode of Nintendo’s Japanese show Nyannyan Neko Mario Time has now gone live. We’ve included it below.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Spooky Bundle trailer
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Mojang is celebrating Halloween with a bunch of new content in Minecraft, including the Wii U version. Watch a trailer for the Spooky Bundle below.