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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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

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

REVIEW – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe may have been the most ambitious crossover once upon a time, but I believe Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now takes the title for itself. The popular party fighting game is back once again, and this time everyone is here!

Is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as strong as Incineroars ‘wrastling’, or as weak as Waluigi’s chances are to become a playable fighter? Find out in our review, after the break!

Smash here for the review!
By |2019-01-09T13:10:12+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review, Smash Bros.|0 Comments

Countdown to Smash – An open letter to Masahiro Sakurai

Unless you’ve already received your copy, there is only one day left until Super Smash Bros. launches on Nintendo Switch. Even then, it may only be a mere matter of hours! It has been a long week, but we are nearly there. Unfortunately, it does mean this will be the final edition of our countdown to smash.

To celebrate one more day (more or less) until launch, I’ve written an open letter to Masahiro Sakurai, as well as the rest of the team behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Check it out after the break!

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