I love posts like these, I really do.
I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but acclaimed Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has purchased a cat. In the past, Miyamoto has expressed his interest in caring for cats and things of that nature, so it’s only natural that he’d buy one eventually. For those new to the Nintendo scene, often times when he talks of his hobbies and interests, Miyamoto reveals insight on upcoming games and hardware from Nintendo. For instance, soon after expressing his love for dogs, Nintendo announced Nintendogs, and before Pikmin was announced, he had discussed how he imagined little things living in the dirt while he was gardening. Does this mean that Nintencats is coming, or that Link will ride a giant cat in the next Legend of Zelda? Of course not, but don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last you hear of Myamoto’s feline friends.
Dragon Quest IX will be marketed heavily in North America and Europe
Posted 8 years ago by Austin in DS, News | 3 Comments
After the smashing success of Dragon Quest IX in Japan (selling over 3m copies within the first couple of weeks), it’s no surprise that both Square Enix and Nintendo want the game to fare just as well overseas. Because of this, Nintendo has announced plans to work with Square Enix on the marketing for the game in North America and Europe. This may prove difficult however, as Dragon Quest games have not sold so well in the past overseas. Hopefully things will change this time around, because IX looks to be one of the better entries to the series!
In addition, Miyamoto expressed interest in the “Passerby Mode” from Dragon Quest, stating that he would be interested in creating a game around that feature for people to play outside of the house.
J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 6: Pride of J (PSP) – 9/9/8/8
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3/360) – 9/8/8/8
Need for Speed: Shift (PS3/360) – 9/8/8/8
Hexyr Force (PSP) – 8/8/8/7
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) – 7/8/7/8
Need for Speed: Shift (PSP) – 7/7/7/8
Battle Spirits: Kiseki no Hasha (PSP) – 7/7/7/7
Sengoku Hime (PS2) – 6/5/5/5
Ubisoft Announces Academy of Champions: Soccer has Shipped to Store Shelves
SAN FRANCISCO – November 3, 2009 – Today Ubisoft® announced Academy of Champions(TM): Soccer for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo has shipped to store shelves. Featuring legendary sports icons Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm, the game will deliver an engaging, interactive experience for kids and their families with easy pickup-and-play controls and entertaining head-to-head multiplayer matches. Academy of Champions is rated “E” for Everyone and has an MSRP of $29.99.
About the Game:
In Academy of Champions: Soccer, players improve their skills, recruit new team members and build the best possible squad to defeat their rival Academy and win the champion cup. Compatible with the Wii Balance Board(TM) and Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessories, young soccer fans and their friends and family will enjoy playing together in a humorous, interactive universe that features over-the-top gameplay, entertaining fantastical environments, and innovative challenges. Game features include:
Iwata expresses interest in Whispernet-like service on DS
If you’re like me, you may have never heard of Kindle before, and if you’re also like me, you probably have no idea what the Kindle ebook reader is either. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata does, however, and has expressed interest in putting a similar service on the DSi or DSi XL.
“I’m interested because it’s a new business model in which the user doesn’t bear the communications cost.”-Nintendo President Satoru Iwata,
Iwata also said, however, that the service doesn’t fit well with Nintendo as of now. If we see it on DSi at all, it’ll probably be a lot cheaper than it is on many other platforms!
“Only people who can pay thousands of yen a month [in mobile phone subscriptions] can be iPhone customers. That doesn’t fit Nintendo customers because we make amusement products,”
What Kindle/WhisperNet does is allows users to access a 3G internet connection anywhere, with no extra attachments. The service would always be turned on, but would cost users a periodic fee to use. I’m not sure if this would really appeal to me as a gamer, but for those in the more casual crowd, this may give the DSi a slight advantage over the iPhone. What do you guys think? Would you like to see something like this on DS?
Charles Martinet: More Mario games are always coming, Miyamoto is a great leader
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 5 Comments
This information comes from Charles Martinet, the voice behind Mario, at this year’s Eurogamer Expo…
“You know, I can always say, there are more great Mario games coming, more great games coming from Nintendo. Mr. Miyamoto is such a creative genius and, you know, he’s a great leader too because everybody that gets on board is like, ‘Let’s go.’…Create the best games we can. So I know there’s always lots of fun coming around the corner.”