Nintendo Everything: Wii

Metroid Prime: FF – not just an FPS, important plot, meeting Samus, more talk of wanting to continue after Prime 3, more

metroid-prime-federation-force Posted 3 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Wired is the latest outlet to have published an article with commentary from Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe. Tanabe discussed Metroid Prime: Federation Force in-depth, including how it’s more than just a shooter, bits about the story (and how it’s important to Prime’s overall plot), how it’s players’ “first chance to actually see Samus in-game”, and more. He also again touched on wanting to continue the Prime series after the ending of the third game.

Read on below to read up on what Tanabe said. You can also find Wired’s full article here.



Monolith Soft: From A to Xeno (Part 2)

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By (@Patricklous)

Missed Part 1? Go back to 2002

As June draws to a close, I’m back with a second look back at the history of Monolith Soft and the games they created over the last generation of Nintendo consoles – with the exception of the actual Game of the Month. This was a period of change for the company and saw the release of several more experimental titles. Bandai Namco sold the majority of their stock in Monolith Soft to Nintendo in 2007 and while they wouldn’t become a first-party developer until later, all games from this point on would be on Nintendo consoles. Despite this, Monolith would still keep close ties with their previous owner, who took on publishing duties for some of their more niche games. Following the release of Baten Kaitos Origins there was a gap of two years before Monolith Soft’s next title – Soma Bringer.



HORI releasing Link and Toad Mario Kart 8 wheels

hori-link-toad-racing-wheels Posted 6 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

HORI is bringing out two new Mario Kart 8 racing wheels in just a few weeks. Over on Amazon, Link and Toad wheels are listed for release on July 6. Pricing is set at $14.99 and $11.99 respectively.

Both accessories are officially licensed by Nintendo and act as attachments for the Wii Remote. They come equipped with a trigger button on the underside of the attachment to make the B button easily accessible. Additionally, they are optimized/designed for use with Mario Kart 8.

A few photos of the Link and Toad Mario Kart 8 wheels can be found in the gallery below.



Igarashi reflects on making Castlevania Judgment

castlevania-judgment Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

A new interview from USgamer has extensive comments from Koji Igarashi about Bloodstained and the game’s recent Kickstarter. You can find that here.

In one section of the interview, Igarashi reflected on some of his previous titles. What he said about Castlevania Judgement seemed particularly interesting. Here’s what was shared about making the nontraditional Castlevania title for Wii:

So there are games, and then there’s succeeding and/or not succeeding. Video games are a tough business, and a lot of games don’t succeed. The smart man will try to learn from his mistakes.

When it comes to Castlevania Judgment, the one thing I learned was from the production side – how to make the best game I possibly can with a variety of different limitations: budgetary, time, etc., thrown on you. Obviously, that wasn’t the best game ever, but it was the best game that I think anyone could have made within those limitations. And the game did get out the door.



Amazon opens pre-orders for the Metal Mario PDP Wired Fight Pad

metal-mario-30th-anniversary-controller-1 Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

A lot of you have been asking about pre-orders for PDP’s new Wired Fight Pads on Amazon. While the Zero Suit Samus and Toad editions are exclusive to GameStop, the retailer is now taking reservations for the Metal Mario version.

You can pre-order the Metal Mario PDP Wired Fight Pad on Amazon here. It should be available on September 15.

As a reminder, you can pre-order the Zero Suit Samus and Toad PDP Wired Fight pads here and here respectively.


A look at Zblu Cops, a cancelled Wii game

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By (@NintenMaz)

The folks over at Unseen64 have once again unearthed information about a game that never ended up being released. Zblu Cops was being developed by Biodroid Entertainment for the Wii and was set to be released in 2010. Based on the French comic book of the same name, Zblu Cops was a classic 3D adventure game with an emphasis of exploration and humour. Be sure to check out the full article about Zblu Cops and watch the video about it below:



Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders can only be obtained via the new Starter Packs for now

skylanders-superchargers-box-wii-u Posted 2 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

For now at least, Activision doesn’t have plans to sell the Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders as separate figures. The only way to obtain them is by purchasing the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs. The Wii U version comes with Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and the Barrel Blaster, while the 3DS and Wii editions feature Hammer Smash Bowser and the Clown Cruiser.

Game Informer asked Activision about the possibility of selling the Bowser and Donkey Kong figures. In response, a representative said:

“At this time, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be sold via the Nintendo starter packs only, as we wanted to avoid having consumers confused at retail thinking that they are playable on other platforms, as they are exclusive to Nintendo platforms.”