“Retro is a very capable studio and can design a lot of different types of game and I know that because I produced Metroid Prime,” Miyamoto explained. “But when it did Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii, apparently it had a lot of fun making that title and from what I’ve heard it put in a request and said that it wanted to do a new Donkey Kong Country game on Wii U themselves.
“In particular the company built up quite a lot of knowhow in that specific style of gameplay and as a consequence felt that it could leverage that again in creating something new in that same style for Wii U.
“I think Retro has really come to a point at which it’s possible for it to have multiple lines running at the same time and having different projects in development. I totally think there are possibilities to see different projects from Retro in the future.”
“Certainly the Metroid franchise is one that, when you talk about really bringing the world to life, we feel that Metroid and the characters established are really important for Nintendo. So important that they were included, obviously, in Nintendo Land.
“I definitely think it’s a franchise that we value and we certainly want to see what we can do with it in the future. And, obviously, Retro is a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game.”
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“My inspiration for the gameplay of Moon Chronicles—specifically in terms to the game flow and level design—was more from Super Metroid than the FPS Metroid games,” Watsham shared. “However, the stylus control method was absolutely inspired by Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS.”
“One of the main ‘Metroid’ aspects that we incorporated into Moon Chronicles is the ‘gates’ or progression blockers that must be returned to once the solution has been acquired. In Super Metroid this is usually accomplished by collecting a new power-up, whereas with Moon Chronicles it is largely story-driven or involves accomplishing a task or collecting a special item to gain access to the new area and progress through the game.”
“Another key element that I love about the Metroid series is the sense of many secret hidden pick-ups scattered all about, requiring the player explore beyond the main path of the game, which improve the player’s attributes in some way,” Watsham continued.
“This is where we utilize the Remote Access Droid (RAD) in Moon Chronicles, enabling the player to navigate the RAD unit into small ducts that Major Kane cannot enter in order to disable force-fields to allow Major Kane access and collect special items or progress into new areas. The RAD also provides a great sense of puzzle solving, which is another key aspect of the Metroid series.”
“There is a chance that each enemy destroyed will drop a pick-up that helps your current situation,” Watsham says. “You’ll find that you will typically get what you need at that moment, whether that is ammo for your Muon Pistol or a health pick-up. This serves as a great way for the player to feel the need and satisfaction from destroying enemies.”
Do you love the quirky characters of the Persona series? Do you enjoy dungeon-crawlers like Etrian Odyssey? Then Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth might be the perfect game for you. The spin-off game for Nintendo 3DS was previously only available for Japan, but Atlus USA has announced their plans to localize it for their Western audiences. We are not sure yet if the game will be a download-only, or if it will get a physical copy for North America, but we do have a launch window. The game hits the United States this Fall!
It’s safe to say that I will never grow tired of the LEGO games, especially when they have anything to do with Tolken. If you enjoyed the LEGO: Lord of the Rings game, then this is for you. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with TT Games are bringing us another Hobbit-sized adventure, slated for an April release on Wii U, 3DS, and all other major systems. Expect the usual LEGO humor, along with some references to the Hobbit movies, directed by Peter Jackson. LEGO: The Hobbit lands in North America on April 11th.
Source: My Nintendo News
Retro City Rampage is that game that seems to poke fun at the old GTA games while taking us back to a simpler era of gaming, being chock-full of references to popular cultural pieces of the 80′s and 90′s. Now, the game is about to expand on the 3DS! What is this amazing downloadable content being added? Why, 3 hours of music to fuel your rampage! Plus, you’ll get the tracks on your 3DS playlist, so you can make them the theme songs of your life! Be sure to keep an eye out for your musical addendum to your incredible game!
Yes, I did mean to put all those exclamation points in the title. Such an offer deserves that much excitement, with a 1:10 ratio of question to excitement! Pokémon X and Y were revolutionary in the series, adding loads of new features we hadn’t seen before, and now you can get a copy for free! This could be your shot to get in on the PokéAction, or maybe you just want to pick up the other version of the game so you can play both! Well, there are a few requirements to get the title: Live in North America, be a part of Club Nintendo, and buy a few products in a set time period! Totally doable. What products, you ask? Well, first off you have to buy the 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and register it with Club Nintendo, then also register one of the following games: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7. Register both of these during the month of March and in your Nintendo To-do list will appear a item “Select your free game” which will give you a download code for the amazing title! Make sure you’re ready for these days!
The Sonic Boom team has recently released a new video that goes into the details of the new Sonic Boom redesign. For those of you who haven’t seen the new Sonic Boom this is a great opportunity to learn more. Since the announcement of the Sonic Boom show and game it has been either praised or ridiculed by various members of the press. Not to say I don’t blame them, it is just human intuition to be afraid of change. Sonic Boom isn’t a little change at all, in fact it would almost mean a complete restore of how we have come to understand Sonic’s origin stories.
Fear not sonic fans, because SEGA has announced that this Sonic Boom will not be replacing our beloved blue blur. Sonic Boom is simply a parallel universe of the Sonic franchise. Now to be honest, I was a bit confused when I saw the original launch trailer. I can’t say I was impressed but the more I watched it the more I began to understand why they did it. This video does a great job of giving these developers a sense of humanity and gives us a nice walk down memory lane. Sometimes we forget that developers are people and are not inherently evil.
The video shown goes into detail about the character redesigns, pointing such things as Sonic’s handkerchief and the sport tape that every character seems to adorn all over their bodies. The developers really took the time to acknowledge each character’s strengths and have those strengths be reflective upon their body style and personality. One of the more obvious ones being Knuckles, which has fallen victim to many internet jokes since his debut. His broad shoulders and large upper torso really bring the “strong and tough guy” look full circle. Amy is a much more confident being and is actually quite handy with that hammer. This is a big change especially for those of us who watched Sonic X and couldn’t stand her needy, and always dependent personality.
Although it may take time for the Sonic Boom team to win everyone over I feel that releasing a video like this was a step in the right direction. Giving solid evidence and support for your redesigns is truly something that more developers need to do. So make sure to stay tuned to nintendocharged.com for more information about Sonic Boom and when the 3DS/Wii U game and Television show will launch.
Have you played the latest Mass Effect title yet? The game features great third person shooter action, the ability to make key choices that can alter the game, and a very unique story that’ll keep your attention for the entire adventure. If you haven’t had a chance to pick the game up, there’s no better time than the present; you can get on Amazon for only 10 bucks! There’s no excuse at this point! Get your butt over to Amazon.com and get yourself a copy!
Source: Amazon, via My Nintendo News
Today, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was released for Wii U in the United States. In honor of this special occasion, Super Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai has shared via Miiverse that Diddy Kong is making a triumphant return to the fighting franchise. Check out the new screens below!
“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America! …And to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle,” wrote Sakurai on Miiverse. “We’ve increased Diddy Kong’s flexibility this time. This picture shows how far his punches stretch during his strong side attack.”
Source: Official Smash Bros. Website
Here’s a look at the new locale in Mario Golf: World Tour, shared by Nintendo on their Twitter account this week. Cheep Cheep Lagoon is the very first underwater course in the Mario Golf series, and is sure to look great if this render says anything. There’s one thing bothers me though… How can they breathe?