DS devs excited about the 3DS, Renegade Kid believes “it will be the best handheld system to date”
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in 3DS, News | 4 Comments
Camille Guermonprez, founder of Arkedo Studio…
“This could be pretty exciting. As you may know, Arkedo always loves it when we have to take one specific ergonomic feature, and play around with it. So with the DS-from-the-future, we can’t wait to put our hands on it. It definitively sounds like fun and the potential could be huge, as often is with Nintendo. Count us in.”
Owner and creative director of Renegade Kid, Jools Watsham…
“Based on what I’ve heard about the 3DS specs, I think it will be the best handheld system to date. To be honest, I think the 3D aspect of the console is just the icing on what is already an extremely powerful system. I expect the 3DS to have the graphical power of a GameCube, plus all of the other delights such as two screens, rumble, motion control, wi-fi, and an analog stick. The 3D feature is wonderful, for sure, but it will only be appropriate for certain things. [Nintendo] produces the best handheld systems, [the system will] deliver a platform worthy of a successor to the Nintendo DSi. [I am] very interested in developing for the 3DS.”
– Romantic friendship simulation
– Can choose between three girls (Manaka Takane, Rinko Kobayakawa, or Nene Anegasaki)
– Realtime events
– No set ending
– “The previous game was a shot in the dark in many aspects for us. After it was released, we slowly began to learn what sort of title we should release next, listening to what gamers needed and which features didn’t really pan out. With all that in mind, the core concept in this project was to expand the depiction of daily life more than we did before.”
– First game to use 4-gigabit DS ROM
– Releasing this summer in Japan
– Summer events like vacation trips (spend 2 nights at the beach), hot-spring resort
– “Nights are going to be tough for gamers. Your girlfriend will say things like ‘Okay, who’s going to turn the lights out first?’, and it’ll really get exciting — you won’t be in any mood to sleep, I don’t think. The days are packed, too, and I think you’ll seriously want to take a real day off to enjoy all the event scenes.”
– Can bring over save data from the first title, unlocks illustration galleries and other bonuses
– Nintendo DSi XL bundles
Explosive Monster Truck Action Comes to Life This Fall in the Release of Activision’s Monster Jam 2011 Video Game
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MINNEAPOLIS, March 24, 2010 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Feld Motor Sports(SM) today announced Monster Jam® 2011 for the WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The Monster Jam 2011 video game promises to be the ultimate monster truck experience complete with unprecedented realism, customization, truck handling and all-out destruction. The game is scheduled for release in Fall 2010.
Monster Jam, the world’s largest and most popular monster truck touring property, remains the leader in family-friendly live motor sports entertainment, selling more than 4 million tickets at 325 performances worldwide in 2009. With the feverishly anticipated Monster Jam World Finals coming this weekend to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV, the 2010 Monster Jam tour is on pace to be another recording-setting year for the brand.
The Wii exclusive weapon and magic based 3D-fight game Tournament of Legends features epic battles in fantastic fighting arenas where they will wield mythical blade weapons, launch 40 magic attacks, and dodge giant mythological creatures that protect the battle lairs. In intense one and two-player fights, players master a range of character and weapon based magic attacks; including unleashing, amongst others, a man-eating lion, Jupiter’s Storm, Thor’s Fury and a nest of venomous snakes.
The new trailer (see it below) shows off the cinematic effects and graphics fueled by the High Voltage Software Quantum 3 engine, designed and optimized for Wii. Large, 3D mythological fighters move fluidly. Fighting arenas, characters, and magical attacks are polished by advanced real-time lighting, blended animation, cinematic color curves, and more.
Tournament of Legends hits shelves on July 6, 2010 for $29.95 (MSRP).
Nintendo’s WarioWare: D.I.Y. Gives Power to the Players
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New Nintendo DS Game Lets Users Create and Share Their Own Microgames
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Want to meet face-to-face with Nintendo’s newest game designer? It’s easy – just look in the mirror. The new WarioWare™: D.I.Y. game for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems lets players design their own microgames using artwork, animations and music limited only by the imagination. Launching across North America on March 28, this creative game also lets players share their original games wirelessly, giving fans of Nintendo’s top-selling portable systems a whole new way to create, connect and enjoy.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. kick-starts the creative process with more than 90 built-in microgames that players can unlock as they progress through the game. When users are inspired to create their own microgames, they can choose from a library of ready-made graphics, sounds and game elements, or let their imaginations run wild and build a whole new microgame from scratch.
Miyamoto explains what he would like to achieve before he retires
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 4 Comments
“What I’ll be doing 10 years from now, I have no idea. All I can say is that I like being a snowball. Year after year I like to keep piling up ideas and know-how and experiences. One thing I’m sure I’d like to be working on is our efforts to make games accessible for everybody, so that every single household can take for granted that there is a game console in their house.” – Shigeru Miyamoto
It’s really tough to imagine Miyamoto ever retiring since he’s been with Nintendo so long. This goes without saying, but he is truly one of the most influential members of the video game industry. I hope that in ten years, Miyamoto is still working on Nintendo franchises and hardware.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – The Videogame
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A STUNNING ACTION GAME FILLED WITH HIGH-FLYING ADVENTURES
INSPIRED BY THE UPCOMING ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BURBANK, Calif. – March 23, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces that Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – The Videogame will be available on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in September 2010 in conjunction with the release of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The highly anticipated 3D fantasy family adventure film is from Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, and will be released on September 24.
The game invites kids and fans of the film and the popular Guardians of Ga’Hoole book series to join an unlikely band of heroes as they take on the role of a Guardian, a winged warrior and protector of the owl world, in an epic story of good versus evil. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – The Videogame allows players to customize and control their owl on a thrilling journey across mythic terrains.