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Over 50 new Unity games are slated for Wii U, Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker has said.

Baker told Siliconera that on top of that, 17 Unity-based games “are currently in the pipeline, that have been submitted.” These titles “will all be out within the next two months.”

Developers brought along nine Wii U titles made in Unity to GDC this past week.

Baker’s comments in full:

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The most powerful commander of the Forces of Nature, Lightning Flash Phosphora!!

One more screenshot from Sakurai…

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We’re almost three years removed since Capcom cancelled Mega Man Legends 3. However, Keiji Inafune is still dying to make that game, even though it’ll probably never happen.

Inafune, speaking with USGamer, noted how Legends 3 is the game he wants to create the most. It’s his ultimate wish. “I put so much effort into that game, so much passion into that game, but it didn’t happen,” he said. “It’s always a regret in my mind.”

If Capcom were to approach Inafune about bringing Mega Man Legends 3 back to life, he believes he could gather most of the original team members are make the title.

Check out Inafune’s full comments about Mega Man Legends 3 below:

Unity on Wii U has been a staple for quite a long time now. 3DS, on the other hand, has yet to receive the same support.

There is some encouraging news to share about the future at least. Nintendo of America senior manager of marketing Damon Baker told Siliconera at GDC this week that the company is “looking at” bringing Unity to 3DS.

He said:

Now that he’s left Konami, Koji Igarashi has the freedom to work on pretty much anything. Igarashi does already have a few new ideas in mind, but given his background with Castlevania, it could be neat to see him involved with a Metroid title. And interestingly enough, that’s something Igarashi “would love” to do.

IGN asked Igarashi point blank if he’d ever consider working with Nintendo on a new entry in the Metroid franchise. He said:

“Whether it’s possible or not comes down to the [intellectual property] holder, which in this case would be Nintendo, and whether they want to work with me. But, if they did want to work with me, I would love the chance of doing that.”

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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Retail

Hello Kitty Kruisers – $19.95 (available March 21)

Wii U Download

Pure Chess – $7.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Volleyball – $4.99

3DS Download

Yumi’s Odd Odyssey – $29.99
Pokemon Battle Trozei – $7.99
Pure Chess – $7.99

3DS Demo

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (available March 25)

eShop sales

Sale by Renegade Kid – Goodbye winter! It’s Super Spring Sale time! From now until April 3, save 30 percent on select Renegade Kid games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, featuring the critically acclaimed game Mutant Mudds, arcade racer ATV Wild Ride 3D and explosive puzzler Bomb Monkey.

Nordic Games Sale – For a limited time, all Nordic Games titles are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Visit the Nintendo eShop for full details. This offer runs until 9 a.m. PT on April 1.

eShop Promotion

Free Wii Sports Club Access – Hop off the couch and get moving with awesome, active games for the Wii U system. We’ll help you jump into the spring season with free access to Wii Sports Club this weekend only. Starting March 21 at 9 a.m. PT, enjoy all available sports in Wii Sports Club for free until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 23.

Source: Nintendo PR

Along with today’s screenshot, Sakurai passed along the following message on Miiverse:

The Peanut Popgun now deals a powerful attack when it explodes. It’ll be difficult to hit your target, but when you succeed, the explosion will really blow your enemies away. Give it a shot when you break someone’s shield.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf director Aya Kyogoku and producer Katsuya Eguchi just wrapped up a postmortem for the game at GDC 2014 a short while ago. You can find photos from the event above, and some information shared during the session below.

– Ms Ayogoku was the first female game designer at Nintendo EAD when she started just a few years ago
– She emphasizes that we need more female developers in the industry
– Nearly 50% of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf team was female – co-director Aya Kyogoku
– Big success on New Leaf – it saw shortages in Japan
– Suggests development was “smooth sailing” but it wasn’t without challenges
– After the Wii version, New Leaf had to address series fatigue
– Therefore the team remembered its core: “Animal Crossing is a communication tool”
– Like the Zelda team, Animal Crossing: New Leaf rethought the series’ conventions
– Communication was the common thread. It’s its core
– New Leaf didn’t have 11th hour stress at the end of development due to subdued pace
– In-game events helped team mood
– Aya Kyogoku recommends New Leaf to other developers if working on their games becomes too stressful
– The team communicated and celebrated with each other during development using themes from the game
– No matter your role, #ACNL team members were free to contribute new ideas for characters, furniture, etc
– 7.38 million units sold worldwide to date

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