[Let’s Talk] This week’s big Nintendo news
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In just a matter of minutes, Nintendo made major announcements about the NX, the new Zelda game, its E3 2016 plans, and next mobile titles on Wednesday. Now that the dust has settled, it’s take to look back on the news and talk about it all.
Here’s a recap of everything:
– NX: not releasing this holiday as many expected, but will instead launch globally in March 2017; unveiling later this year
– Zelda: the new game is coming to both NX and Wii U; delayed to 2017 for a simultaneous launch on both platforms
– E3 2016: no NX at E3, Zelda will be the only playable title
– Mobile: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming this fall; the latter will connect “with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems”
Now it’s time to talk about the big news! How’s everyone absorbing the various announcements? I think for me, the most surprising thing is that Zelda is the only playable Nintendo game at E3. We’ve never really seen anything like that before. I do sort of wonder why Paper Mario: Color Splash isn’t going to be there, and we won’t be seeing anything on 3DS which seems slightly odd as well.
Nintendo Everything comic #6: Readers, we choose you (part 2)
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After our one-shot with Miyamoto, we’re returning to the “choose your own” adventure we started with Ted a couple of weeks ago. We asked you guys to help us in deciding where to take the comic, and the winning submission was… Bowser, as suggested by Jordan Fricks. We ultimately selected Bowser as we felt it would work best with the story.
Here’s the second part of the comic (click for full size):
And now we want your feedback again! Which Nintendoverse should Ted and Bowser end up in? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll be back soon with the next part of the story!
[Let’s Talk] Thoughts on Star Fox Zero
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Let’s Talk #46: Thoughts on Star Fox Zero
Following a half-year delay, Star Fox Zero has finally launched on Wii U. The game just came out in all territories this week. Most of you have probably seen the critical reception at this point, but each person’s experience is their own.
For those of you who have managed to get some time in with Star Fox Zero, what are your impressions thus far? Are you enjoying it, or are you disappointed? The controls have been a big topic of discussions, so how are you finding those. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – April 2016
[Review] Star Fox Zero
Posted on 1 year ago by Vincent Ward in Reviews, Wii U | 19 Comments | 0 Likes
System: Wii U
Release date: April 22, 2016
Developer: Nintendo / PlatinumGames
Over the years we’ve seen the Star Fox series take many new directions in its style of gameplay simply to shake things up from standard air combat. Whether it be shooting rocket launchers in a battlefield or saving a planet of dinosaurs, Fox McCloud has done it all. Now, with Star Fox Zero, Nintendo has finally decided to reconnect with the series’ roots in an attempt to build upon the formula that worked so well in the series’ origins.
[Review] Star Fox Guard
Posted on 1 year ago by Philip(@P_Trah) in Reviews, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
System: Wii U
Release date: April 22, 2016
Developer: Nintendo / PlatinumGames
During E3 2014, Nintendo showed off a couple of demos that were meant to highlight some of the more unique uses of the Wii U GamePad. Two years later, fans would hear nothing about either of them until the March Nintendo Direct of this year where it was announced that one of the demos, Project Guard, had been completed. Enter Star Fox Guard, a companion game to coincide with the release of the newest entry in the Star Fox series, Star Fox Zero. Nintendo’s spin-off games of popular franchises have proven to be hit-or-miss over the years, so just how well does this title fare?
Nintendo Everything comic #5: Miyamoto’s new advisor
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Comics | 37 Comments | 1 Likes
We’re taking a slight break from our new story with Teddy – which we asked you guys for feedback on – this week. We believe we’ve sorted out the winning choice, but the announcement will come next week in case a last-minute change is necessary. This time around, we have a one-shot featuring Shigeru Miyamoto (click for full size):
By the way, I know there’s at least one of you out there that wanted an RSS feed for our comics. Well, we’re finally delivering on that! If you’d like to keep up with the feature via RSS, use this link. I believe that should do the trick.
[Review] Bravely Second: End Layer
Posted on 1 year ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 21 Comments | 1 Likes
Release date: April 15, 2016
Developer: Silicon Studio
The highly-anticipated sequel to the 3DS’s surprise hit from Silicon Studio – which was originally supposed to be a brand new Final Fantasy game before becoming Bravely Default due to its different sense of direction – is here. It reunites us with our favorite characters from the first game while introducing a few new ones to bring us a brand new story, and manages to keep the world as fresh and vibrant as ever. Get ready to embark on an incredible new journey traversing the familiar and unfamiliar in Bravely Second’s vast new world as you save Agnés, who now serves as Pope in a seemingly utopian world – that is, until a mysterious new Empire kidnaps her on the day a peace treaty was to be signed.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – April 2016
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Let’s Talk #45: What are you playing? – April 2016
A new month is here! We entered April last week, 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: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts
Nintendo Everything comic #4: Readers, we choose you
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Comics | 60 Comments | 0 Likes
We’re back with another weekend comic! It’s Pokemon-themed again, but this one is a bit special. We’re seeking input from all of you to help continue this “mini-series”.
Here’s today’s comic (click for full size):
As you can see in the last panel of the comic, the Pokemon inside Teddy’s Pokeball is currently a mystery. We’re leaving up to one of you to decide where we take things next. Should it be an existing Pokemon? Or maybe a new kind of creature? Heck, maybe something crazy like a Goomba or even Reggie?!
You can tell us what you want to see in the comments below. Even a drawing or any other way of sharing input works! We’ll end up picking a winner, which will be featured in the next part of this comic. We’re looking forward to seeing what ideas everyone has in mind!
[Let’s Talk] Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts
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Let’s Talk #44: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts
Nintendo launched two important things outside of Japan this week: Miitomo and My Nintendo. For the uninitiated, Miitomo is Nintendo’s very first mobile app while My Nintendo is the company’s brand new rewards service.
Both of these have been out for a few days now. Have you had a chance to try either of them out? If so, what are your thoughts thus far? No matter how you feel, let us know in the comments below!