SEGA’s Toshihiro Nagoshi on creating Super Monkey Ball, impressing Nintendo with F-Zero GX, pitched Yakuza to Nintendo
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Toshihiro Nagoshi has been crucial to the company having directed the Super Monkey Ball and Yakuza franchises. He was also a producer on F-Zero GX on GameCube.
This month’s issue of EDGE has an interview with Nagoshi. There was some noteworthy talk about all of these franchises and games, with Nagoshi discussing Super Monkey Ball’s creation, managing to impress Nintendo with F-Zero GX, and having pitched Yakuza to Nintendo at one point.
EVO 2018 stream schedule announced
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The stream schedule for EVO 2018 has been revealed. For those planning on checking out some fighting game action, including Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, check out the schedule above. Tournaments will take place August 3-5.
PDP releasing its own GameCube-style Switch controllers later this year with detachable C-Stick
With Smash Bros. Ultimate arriving this year, GameCube-style controllers are becoming all the rage on Switch. PDP announced a trio of its own Wired Smash Pad Pro controllers today, featuring Zelda, Mario, and Pikachu designs.
With the controllers, you’ll be able to play with the traditional C-Stick or swap it out for a full-size stick. It comes with a 10-foot USB cable as well.
Release dates for these Wired Smash Pad Pro controllers will be announced later. They’ll be available this holiday season.
EVO 2018 registration numbers
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Registration numbers are in for this year’s EVO. Two Smash Bros. games are in the middle of the pack, with Wii U and Melee at 1,303 and 1,302 registrations respectively. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle also has 1,148 people signed up.
Here’s the full listing:
Sakurai believes many players “gave up on Melee because it’s too technical, because they can’t keep up with it”
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The Washington Post caught up with Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai around E3 time. He shared some interesting comments about competitive gaming, among other things.
One noteworthy topic addressed is Smash Bros. Melee. In Sakurai’s view, he believes many players gave up on the game “because it’s too technical, because they can’t keep up with it.”
GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition packaging
Thanks to Amazon, we now have a look at the packaging for the GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition. View it above.
Smash Bros. Ultimate, GameCube controller / adapter up on the Nintendo UK store
The Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Additionally, you can reserve the new GameCube controller and related adapter. Everything can be found here.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – GameCube Controller live on Amazon
Amazon has opened pre-orders for the GameCube controller Nintendo is releasing alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You can reserve it here. You can also reserve the GameCube controller adapter here.
Nintendo will release new GameCube controller adapter alongside Smash Bros. Ultimate for $20
During the E3 Nintendo Direct presentation today, it was announced that Smash Bros. Ultimate will support GameCube controllers. It makes sense then that Nintendo is preparing a new GameCube controller adapter.
GameSpot heard from a Nintendo representative that the accessory will be released alongside Smash Bros. Ultimate in December. Additionally, it will cost $20.
A new line of Smash-branded GameCube controllers are also planned for later this year.
New officially-licensed GameCube controllers for Switch in the pipeline
PowerA is creating some new GameCube-styled controllers for Switch. Over on Reddit, user Mew_The_Creator says that he’s seen some new designs that have been delivered to the facility where he works. He adds that “Nintendo sent them to our facility to produce product layout for stores so the actual controllers aren’t in there, but the product is confirmed.”
No word yet on when these controllers will be launching, but stay tuned.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.