[Interview] THQ Nordic on continued Wii U support, updates on various IPs, more
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Interviews, Switch, Wii, Wii U | 18 Comments | 0 Likes
THQ Nordic is slowly but surely becoming an important name in the gaming industry. Originally known as Nordic Games, the company rebranded earlier this year. It holds to the rights to notable IPs such as Darksiders, de Blob, Deadly Creatures, and much more.
We recently spoke with THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice in a wide-ranging interview. He commented on the publisher’s continued support of Wii U (whereas most third-parties have moved on), and different IPs such as de Blob and Deadly Creatures. We also asked about why Darksiders Warmastered Edition is taking a bit longer to release on Wii U.
For our full interview, head past the break.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – December 2016
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 26 Comments | 0 Likes
A new month is here! We’ve just entered December, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing. Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Pokemon Sun/Moon impressions
[Review] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Posted on 10 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 5 Comments | 1 Likes
Release date: December 2, 2016
Last September Nintendo graced us with a Mario fan’s dream when Super Mario Maker released for the Wii U. It gave veterans, newcomers, and creatives alike the power to build Mario levels at their own accord and release their inner Shigeru Miyamoto, as well as play brand new courses designed directly by Nintendo and gamers from around the world. Now the 3DS version of the game – revealed just a few months ago during a Nintendo Direct – is here for all to experience, and while it is identical in many ways, there are some things that differentiate it from its home console counterpart that alter the experience, for better or for worse.
[Let’s Talk] Pokemon Sun/Moon impressions
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk | 17 Comments | 0 Likes
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon launched in North America last week. Our friends in Europe were forced to wait slightly longer for the games, but they released in PAL regions a few days ago as well. Now that everyone has had some time to experience Sun/Moon, it’s time to talk about them.
How many of you are playing through the new 3DS titles currently? If you are, do you have any particular thoughts about them? Do you like the new Trials, or do you prefer the old Gym system? What are your favorite/least favorite Pokemon introduced this generation? Tell us how you feel about Pokemon Sun/Moon in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Will you be buying Super Mario Run?
[Let’s Talk] Will you be buying Super Mario Run?
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Mobile | 89 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo’s first actual mobile game (Miitomo doesn’t count!) is due out in about a month from now. Earlier this week, the company revealed that Super Mario Run is coming to iOS on December 15. We also have a final price of $10. Super Mario Run is free to download, but paying that amount provides full access to each of the three modes.
Many people will probably download the title just to see what it’s about. Of course, Nintendo is hoping to convert as many of those users into buyers as possible. With that in mind, we have one question for you: will you be buying Super Mario Run? Do you feel $10 is too expensive for a mobile game? Are you even interested in Super Mario Run? Tell us how you feel about it below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: The end of Wii U
[Review] Pokémon Sun/Moon
Posted on 11 months ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in 3DS, Reviews | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: November 18, 2016
Developer: Game Freak
There is no denying that the Pokémon franchise is somewhat of a rarity in the gaming industry. To have a series so well-beloved by new and old fans alike for twenty years, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume that something like Pokémon would have petered out long ago. It’s still going strong even after such a long time has passed. However, along with two decades worth of games comes a desire to innovate and to avoid the underlying possibility of stagnation and repetition. Now, with Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon on the horizon and the promise of a fresh take on its tried-and-true formula, the seventh generation surpasses all expectations and delivers not only one of the finest entries in the franchise to date, but one of the best role playing games of the year.
[Let’s Talk] The end of Wii U
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Wii U | 56 Comments | 0 Likes
Sooner rather than later, the Wii U will be meetings its end. The Switch will be here to replace it in just a few months. And if that wasn’t enough, Nintendo said this week that production of Wii U will be ending in Japan soon. The final shipments for the fiscal year were also already sent to North American retailers.
With Wii U on its way out, I was thinking it might be nice to hold a dedicated Let’s Talk topic to the system. Four years later, how do you feel about it? Do you believe Wii U was an overall failure, or does it have redeeming qualities? What’s your favorite game on the console? Share your thoughts with us below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – November 2016
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – November 2016
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 25 Comments | 0 Likes
A new month is here! We’ve just entered November, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing. Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, or both
[Interview] Yacht Club Games on how the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack came to be, European status, amiibo integration, more
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Interviews | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Yesterday, we published our interview with Inti Creates about the Azure Striker Gunvolt series as a whole. We’re following up on that today with a specific interview with Yacht Club Games about the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.
During our discussion, Yacht Club was kind enough to take on some questions regarding the package’s origins, its status in Europe, where the amiibo integration in Gunvolt 2 came from, and more. Head past the break for all of the company’s comments.
[Let’s Talk] Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, or both
Posted on 11 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
We have one simple question to ask as part of this week’s Let’s Talk topic. When the new Pokemon games come out, are you planning on picking up Sun, Moon, or both?
Just like with past entries, Sun and Moon will feature exclusive Pokemon. Sun naturally has Solgaleo while Moon offers Lunala. Others include Midday Form Lycanroc and Passimian in Sun while Moon contains Midnight Form Lycanroc and Oranguru. Aside from that, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon take place 12 hours apart, and Totem Pokemon will depend on the version you choose.
I’m personally still trying to figure out which version I’m more interested in. I’m leaning slightly more towards Sun, but I may just pick up both in the end. What about you guys?