Farewell, Reggie Fils-Aimé!

More than just a corporate president and COO, Reggie Fils-Aimé has shown the heart and soul of a video game enthusiast, cheerful leader and dedicated friend to the Nintendo community.

In this supercut, we wanted to celebrate all of Reggie’s public moments that left us with smiles (and maybe a few tears) on our faces. Since 2003, he’s been hard at work, helping to give fans and families experiences we will never forget.

As “Nintendo” loosely translates to “Leave Luck to Heaven,” we are grateful that Reggie will be able to retire and spend time with his loved ones before that 1-up afterlife. With Satoru Iwata fondly remembered and now with Reggie having sweetly parted ways (and joined Twitter!), we wait to see how the new generation of Nintendo leadership becomes as memorable and fun-loving in the eyes of the community of millions who support the greatest games in the industry.

Nintendo: Riskier Than Ever With IP

Sometimes, in the late 2010s, it’s surreal to see what Nintendo has been up to. A handheld-console hybrid seemed like a daring new venture the innovative company would come up with sooner or later. Ambitious titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild felt right, and those games mirror other major leaps forward in titles like the original Legend of Zelda on the NES and Super Mario 64.

But what none of us probably saw coming is just exactly how risky Nintendo would play it by licensing out its most prominent intellectual properties to Ubisoft and Brace Yourself Games.

Read more After the break!
By |2019-03-27T23:39:56+00:00March 27th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Continues Trend Of Vocal Themes For Nintendo Games

Before the end of the Wii U era, it was rare for a Nintendo game to feature vocals in its prominent songs for its flagship games. The release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in July will mark the fourth year in a row a landmark title will include singing in its main theme, of all places.

Vocal Nintendo songs have existed since the Nintendo GameCube. Captain Falcon had a theme song in F-Zero GX. The credits theme for Xenoblade Chronicles, “Beyond the Sky,” is an underrated gem of emotion, and one could argue that Zelda from Skyward Sword, K.K. Slider and the Squid Sisters had been singing all along before 2016.

That was the year when vocals finally started to appear for the masses, however. With the growing popularity of Fire Emblem, the Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem Fates titles brought with them “Lost in Thoughts All Alone,” the main theme sung in both English and Japanese for those highly successful titles.

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Nintendo Direct – 13th February 2019

Check back here for the Nintendo Direct and our live blog, which will feature 35 minutes of Nintendo Switch games!

Live Blog right after the break!
By |2019-02-13T21:55:46+00:00February 13th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct|0 Comments

Metroid Prime 4 development restarted

Today, Shinya Takahashi, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Nintendo, appeared in a video updating fans on the development of Metroid Prime 4. Unfortunately, the development team have been having difficulties bringing the title up to the same standard as the previous games.

Nintendo have made the difficult decision to completely restart development of the anticipated sequel from the ground up. This time development will receive aid from Kensunke Tanabe, producer/co-producer of the original games, as well as Retro Studios. This does mean that the game will take much longer to release, though seeing how much care is going into the development, I’m sure it will be worth the wait!

By |2019-01-25T13:25:51+00:00January 25th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Forums to close end of January

3DS Buzz and 3DS Buzz Forums first opened its doors way back in 2011. It was the first time I had ever truly felt at home on an online community. There were loads of other gamers from around the world to talk to about Nintendo as well as other random subjects. It truly was a great place to hang out online.

When 3DS Buzz shut down, I decided to take over the forums in 2016 in an attempt to revive the community. Unfortunately, after 8 glorious years, it is time to finally say goodbye to the forums. Come 31st January 2019, it will no longer be possible to register an account, log in, or post any more content. The forums may be inaccessible for a period of time, but I will ensure that an archive will be made so people can reminisce about the toilet thread… an other serious subjects.

The reason I chose to close down the forums is primarily because I just do not have the time or resources to try and make the community active again. I tried a few things, but I never really got much traction. Who knows though, maybe someday in the future the forums could see a return, but in the meantime, it has been an absolute pleasure talking to everyone there.

I still fully intend on continuing writing for NintyBuzz however. In addition to this, it is still entirely possible to post comments on the articles here. If you logged onto NintyBuzz using your forum details before December 2018, you should still be able to log into it using the same details for commenting purposes. In addition to this, I am completely open to the possibility of implementing some light community building features, such as messaging and groups, if the need is there.

Finally, a Discord server was also set up a few months ago for an easier way to just chat with other members of the community. Be sure to check it out here!

Until next time
Keep on buzzin’

By |2019-01-23T20:51:52+00:00January 23rd, 2019|NintyBuzz|1 Comment

REVIEW – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

It’s the new year, and it’s time for a new game… well, an old-new game. The Wii U’s launch title, New Super Mario Bros. U is getting the ‘Deluxe’ treatment and is coming to Nintendo Switch. Travel the various worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom alone, or star a JoyCon for a multiplayer adventure in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Is New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe worth those shiny, golden coins, or did you grab that poison mushroom again? Find out in our review, after the break!

Boop here for the review!
By |2019-01-09T14:37:41+00:00January 9th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments
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