Features: A Balanced Perspective on Developmental Delays

Mr. Miyamoto -- rushed games quote
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hurry up and wait

Following a rumor that Star Fox Zero might be facing another developmental delay, fans are naturally starting to get antsy.  This of course is far from the first time a Nintendo game has been delayed: Zelda: Twilight Princess, the upcoming Zelda game for Wii U, and Pikmin 3 are just three examples.  While the wait is often difficult to...

News: CoroCoro: Volcanion Movie Introduces Brand-New Pokemon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's Magiana!

February's issue of CoroCoro Magazine has leaked information about a brand-new Pokemon to be introduced this year. The upcoming 19th Pokemon movie includes a mysterious being called Magiana, classified as the Man-Made Pokemon. Henceforth, the new movie's full title features it front and center: Volcanion and the Exquisite Mechanical...

News: No Additional Smash Bros. Patches, Sakurai Going On Vacation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Open and shut case

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed in his Weekly Famitsu panel (via Source Gaming) that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U will not receive any more balancing patches. Now that his work with the latest Smash Bros. is done, he'll be taking an extended vacation. Sakurai said that he did not bring fundamental changes to...

News: Star Fox Zero May Be Facing Extra Development Issues

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Motion controls are the main culprit

Star Fox Zero may be facing development issues that could affect its April 22nd release date. Despite a delay out of November 20th and the critical holiday shopping season last year, Liam Robertson of Unseen64 reports that Star Fox Zero is facing further troubles as it heads to certification ahead of its April release. The issue at hand...

News: Sonic Boom Developer Big Red Button Almost Closed After Game’s Release

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saved by the Boom

2014's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was so bad it almost killed its developer. As part of a Polygon feature on the history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the CEO of developer Big Red Button Bob Rafei shared a few comments on the release of the studio's Sonic Boom and how it impacted SEGA and its future. Rafei revealed that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric...

News: Kimishima: Major Unannounced 3DS Games In The Works

New Nintendo 3DS XL
Monday, February 8, 2016

Tales from the investors Q&A

Nintendo is working on several major 3DS games yet to be announced, according to CEO Tatsumi Kimishima. Nintendo's latest investor Q&A revealed that the 3DS family has sold 20 million units in Japan and 54 million worldwide, which has encouraged the development of large-scale 3DS games that Nintendo isn't ready to announce yet. Such games...

News: (Rumor) Mother 3 to be Released in the West this Year

Friday, February 5, 2016

We never thought we'd see the day

Based on several sources, it appears that Nintendo has decided to localize Mother 3 at last, following the success of Earthbound on the Virtual Console in 2013 (otherwise known as Mother 2), the release of Mother 1 on Virtual Console last year, and the release of the Lucas amiibo last month.  It's important to note that Nintendo has not...

News: Is Undertale Being Considered For Wii U?

Friday, February 5, 2016

R-Really!!! Wowie!!!

Following its success on PC, Toby Fox seems open to the idea of bringing his game Undertale to the Wii U. Earlier this week, Nintendo's Developer Support Akinwale Lakeru was reaching out to Fox under mysterious circumstances. When news of this spread following the (since deleted) tweet, Fox clarified that he had in fact spoken to Nintendo,...

News: Here Are More Changes Coming To Twilight Princess HD

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reversed Hero Mode! Gamepad Features! Amiibo!

With one month left until release, Nintendo has been lifting the veil on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and its myriad of new features. The high-definition port of the 2006 Wii/GameCube game won't just sport sharper visuals, but enhancements that fundamentally improve the experience. A look at the updated interface Nintendo has...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for February 4th

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Final Smash

The circle is now complete for Super Smash Bros. 4 as the weekly eShop update brings us new DLC, a Virtual Console classic, and a ton of Wii U discounts. The sixth and final batch of Smash Bros. DLC actually went live last night, and includes the anticipated duo of Corrin and Bayonetta along with a new stage. For newish releases, Capcom brings the...