Brawl in the Family: Hints from the Miiverse
A Wii bit over the top…
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Few gaming memories are as vivid as a Zelda fan’s first time holding a gold cartridge. My first Zelda game happened to be the Majora’s Mask - words could not describe how special I felt when I saw that gold cartridge. I thought it was the most valuable thing in the world. The transition to discs has removed the satisfying weight from the golden games themselves, but now you can hold a glimmering Wii remote in your hand while playing through all of Skyward Sword.
The special limited edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword costs $69.99. It comes with a shiny gold Wii Remote Plus. If you don’t have any Wii Motion Plus-capable controllers yet, now might be a good opportunity, as the advanced motion control is required to play the game.
Every version of Skyward’s Swords initial release will come with a CD packed with songs from the upcoming Zelda 25th anniversary symphony concert.
Hey, European gamers - I’ve got some news for you! You guys will be getting a new, cheaper Wii bundle dubbed the Wii Family Edition (aren’t they all family editions anyway?), but it comes at the price of GameCube backwards compatibility.
The bundle – no price given yet – comes with Wii Sports and Wii Party, as well as the Wii Remote Plus and a nunchuk.
Nintendo says that other bundles will be coming, but no news whether this will hit our shores.
I want to write for Game Informer for many reasons. I’ve loved gaming since I was 6, I have a bit of a talent for writing…and then there’s the fact that the staff of GI gets tons of awesome stuff from companies.
Nintendo recently announced that four titles would be added to its value-priced Selects line. To make sure GI got the news even if their email accounts were locked out or their internet connection was down, they sent them the news in cookie form.
Word on the street is that the Nintendo Selects collection of discounted Wii games is about to double. So which games could be joining The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Mario Super Sluggers?
Kotaku cites “retail sources” that claim that Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario Galaxy will drop to $19.99. The games are expected to join the line on August 28.
How awesome would this be if it were true? Everything except Strikers is solid-gold fun. Plus, Paper Mario and Punch-Out!! deserve much more attention than they got the first time around.
Game Informer requested comment from Nintendo and, as expected, received word that it “does not comment on rumors and speculation.”
The Call of Duty franchise may be a blockbuster, but it hasn’t had a great existence on the Wii. But that’s not for a lack of trying by publisher Activision. It’s is going to make another go of it, as Modern Warfare 3 will be hitting the system. No release date specifics were given, so it is unclear if the game will be hitting simultaneously when the other versions come out on November 8.
What do you think the experience will be like? Lame or awesome?
During E3, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped the news that the Smash Bros. franchise would be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U systems. But if you’re hoping to hear more about those titles anytime soon, you might be out of luck.
During his weekly column in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explain how his team has been too busy working on the new Kid Icarus: Uprising for 3DS that they haven’t had time to start thinking about the future of the Smash Bros. brand.
"Right now, we’re devoting all our manpower to working on Kid Icarus," Sakurai stated in the article. "We’ve got no plans whatsoever – we’ve got two new games out in the open when there’s no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I’m not sure it’s the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members."
If you’re curious to know which system Sakurai plans to start working on first, you might be interested to know that he went on to write, “Iwata asked us if wanted to make the next Smash Bros. on the Wii U or 3DS, and my thought was that we had to go on both platforms.” That’s interesting…
So it seems we’ll have to wait a few years before smashing our friends as our favorite Nintendo characters. Sadness. :(
There are plenty of people who laughed at the tacked on nature of the Wii U name, and now Nintendo is adding the letter “U” onto all sorts of properties in a landslide of domain registrations.
Companies often do this to cover all the bases, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these games, peripherals, and services will come to pass.
At E3, Nintendo debuted the Wii U with lots of tech demos and promises, but didn’t officially announce a whole lot first-party software wise other than saying that there was going to be a Super Smash Bros. title for the system. The company also handed out assets for an as-yet-untitled game that’s colloquially being called New Super Mario Bros. Mii.