Nintendo Treehouse Log opens on Tumblr
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 161 Comments
In the past, Nintendo of America’s Treehouse group was well-known for being closed off. But that started to change in recent years thanks to somewhat regular live streams, beginning with hours of video content during E3.
Things have now been taken one step further. Today, the Nintendo Treehouse Log opened on Tumblr.
What is this all about anyway? Here’s a quick overview from Nintendo’s Bill Trinen:
“I realize that we can’t yet really say with certainty what exactly the Nintendo Treehouse Log will become. What I can say is that it will be a place where we’ll post content periodically, rather than on a set schedule. The content will offer insight into games and franchises you love, presented from a unique Treehouse perspective. We may not cover every game or every IP, and we won’t pull the curtain all the way back, but our hope is that the Nintendo Treehouse Log will evolve into something fans will enjoy”.
And below is the first full entry:
Has-Been Heroes pushed back to April 4 in Europe and Australia
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 9 Comments
Has-Been Heroes has been delayed just slightly in Europe. As a result of “logistical issues”, the title is now planned for April 4.
In North America, Has-Been Heroes remains on track for April 4.
Frozenbyte shared the European delay news via a YouTube video:
Little Inferno multiplayer patch out now on Switch
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 2 Comments
Little Inferno’s multiplayer patch can now be downloaded on Switch. For the first time, you and a friend can experience the game together.
Tomorrow Corporation passed along the news on Twitter:
Attention Switch Fans! The Little Inferno multiplayer patch is live! Play with a friend using both joy-cons.
— Tomorrow Corporation (@TomorrowCorp) March 23, 2017
Controversial comments prompts Playtonic to remove JonTron from Yooka-Laylee
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch eShop | 461 Comments
Popular YouTuber JonTron has been in the news lately due to some controversial comments he made in recent weeks. Certain views he expressed on particularly sensitive topics resulted in backlash from fans and others.
Originally, Playtonic worked with JonTron to have his voice featured in the game for one of the characters. The studio now says though that the situation has prompted his removal in full.
Playtonic said in a statement:
“We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed. JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”
FGD Entertainment trying to determine interest in physical version of Monster Boy on Switch
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in News, Switch | 13 Comments
Do you want to see a physical version of Monster Boy on Switch? Now’s your chance to let publisher FGD Entertainment know.
On Twitter, the company put out a message asking fans if they’re interested in Monster Boy getting a retail release. Simply “like” the message to show your support.
— FDG Entertainment (@FDG_Games) March 23, 2017
Culdcept Revolt Limited Edition pre-orders open in Europe
NIS America is now taking pre-orders for the Culdcelt Revolt Limited Edition in Europe. Get in a reservation here.
The Culdcept Revolt Limited Edition features a copy of the game, hardcover art book, 1-disc original soundtrack, Culdcept dice, and foil cards. It’s all presented in a lovely collector’s box.
Thanks to axel for the tip.
Former SEGA America CEO on Japan headquarters resenting original changes to Sonic
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 9 Comments
Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t always the character that we know of today. Originally, series artist Naoto Ohshima came up with a design and concept that was more dark and aggressive.
SEGA America ended up pushing for a change over concerns about Sonic being unable to connect with a global audience. Because of this, Sonic lost his fangs, his girlfriend Madonna, and his band. However, SEGA Japan was apparently dissatisfied with Sonic’s updated design and pushed back when possible.
Speaking with Polygon,
“[I] think they resented the fact that we changed him from being aggressive, and having fangs and [a] very sharp personality – and to some degree a menacing personality – to being soft and friendly. I think they resented that. But I don’t know [if] I’d carry it so far as to why they didn’t do the things that should have been done. I think it might have been part of it, however.”
Screenshots of this week’s European Nintendo Downloads (3/23/17)
Posted 4 days ago by Brian in 3DS eShop, Screenshots, Switch eShop, Wii U eShop | 0 comments
Super Arcade Football could release on Switch
Posted 4 days ago by Fernando in News, Switch eShop | 1 Comment
Super Arcade Football is a soccer game with a retro vibe created by OutOfTheBit. It is is available on Steam Early Access, but today the developers of the game have confirmed, through the official Twitter account, that they are interested in porting Super Arcade Football to Switch.
This is not an official confirmation of Super Arcade Football’s release on the new platform, but it’s nice to hear that OutOFTheBit is considering it.
— SuperArcadeFootball (@SuperArcadeFtbl) March 23, 2017