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Timppis

It has not been a bad morning. Coffee tasted good, you looked impeccable after a well rested night and sun is shining brightly. Your telephone rings. Number is weird and unrecognisable. Maybe you normally wouldn't even bother to answer it, but this morning everything else has been good so why not.

"Hello, Nannnana here."
"Hi Nan. This is Reggie Fils-aime from Nintendo of America."
"Hi... Reggie. Is this?"
"A joke? Absolutely not. We have witnessed your blogging and posting on several forums. It just happens that NoA has been granted a full rights and freedom to find our first independent development studio and we want you to head it as an executive producer."
"What?!? But that's..."
"Completely feasible regarding your amazing insight both in the industry as well as the beloved franchises that we in Nintendo cherish and hold dear, as apparently do you."
"Well in that case of course I take the job."
"Excellent, your first job is to recreate one of our franchises ANY WAY YOU WANT TO. You have the best of the best working with you, from all around the Nintendo units we have gathered the best. And Phil."
"You mean Phil from Treehouse?"
"Yes, we assigned him to your assistant. As a punishment."
"Wait what?"
"Happy to have you on board! So let's hear your ideas."

There you have it. Head of your very own Nintendo development studio. Executive producer with full power to determine what next installment of any franchise of Nintendo will be.

I will probably post at least few, but here is the first one.

Star Fox
Zero might be a good game or it might not be. However it is too much of the same that we have already had. Star Fox deserves a true sandbox and an universe where it is all about freedom, friendship and kick-ass mercenaries doing their stuff. So we present.

Star Fox Legends

Fox McCloud and his buddies are a mercenary company like we have seen. You start the game doing some basic mercmissions in space. Recon, escort etc. This gives you the ropes on how fly and do combat in true freeflight mode.

You can fly solo with AI-buddies or with your friends, each with their own character. You will also meet many more different characters that will join your mercs as you go along. Each with their own personal vehicle and specialities and personalities. Each vehicle is different enough that there is room for tactics and solo heroism.

As you move along the missions you start to unravel secrets within the factions you work for. You gather up reputation between and inside the factions, unlocking customization options for your spaceships. This will also determine how the story ultimately progresses so that you can have multiple storylines within different playthroughs.

You will also unlock planetary missions on which you will use different vehicles. There are also secret missions from unknown mystery faction. These consist of finding certain things in the galaxy, such as planets with exotic materials or new life forms.

Open War breaks on within the factions within the storyline. You can ultimately choose your faction here (unless you have already irreparably destroyed your reputation within some of them) or go rogue and always work for the highest bidder. This is also when Fox and his friends find out about the dark forces behind the war and the eventual climax of the story.

That's enough spoilers. Technical stuff (well not technical, but more like summary)

Open world with hundreds of planets, space stations, civilizations, bars and research centers to explore
Dozens of possible recruits for your merc company, each with their own vehicle.
Massive customization of your personal vehicle, from weaponry to decals, engines and shields to cockpit interior.
Deep, rich storyline within the traditional Space Opera genre, no sparing the cliches.
Over 80 mission types with variable winning combinations and targets.

When the war breaks up you can choose to either play it online or offline. If you play online version of it, the enemy mercs will be other players who have chosen the other factions within their playthroughs. In offline or closed online versions you play regularly against computer AI.

Online battles for practice. Any mission with mercs can be trained, customized, set up and played with friends or random people.

Online mini campaigns, in which you can tie missions together and play them against other people. Winner of preliminary missions gets advantages to final mission which will determine the outcome of the mini campaign. More people play your campaigns, more you can customize and create them.

amiibo support, have your favourite Nintendo characters appear within the game online modes. Now you can fly with Marmotrio, Bowler, Little Macaw and others. They also make brief cameos, offer few extra missions in the offline mode and you can get some cool customizations.

That's it. With that, the development starts. Coming to NX at launch.

STAR FOX LEGENDS!

What would your franchise be and what kind of game would you produce?

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MightyKrypto

So...many...words!!! Not reading fanfiction. ...no...fricking...way...!!!

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Timppis

MightyKrypto wrote:

So...many...words!!! Not reading fanfiction. ...no...fricking...way...!!!

Aww... Im sorry /sarcasm

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Bolt_Strike

It's a little early to be thinking about this when we have no idea what the NX can actually do. Unless you can come up with an idea that could work on any hardware, there's really no way of knowing how the NX can help you reinvent a franchise.

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Timppis

Bolt_Strike wrote:

It's a little early to be thinking about this when we have no idea what the NX can actually do. Unless you can come up with an idea that could work on any hardware, there's really no way of knowing how the NX can help you reinvent a franchise.

So basically... no one is any fun around here these days.

Timppis

DefHalan

Timppis wrote:

Bolt_Strike wrote:

It's a little early to be thinking about this when we have no idea what the NX can actually do. Unless you can come up with an idea that could work on any hardware, there's really no way of knowing how the NX can help you reinvent a franchise.

So basically... no one is any fun around here these days.

I think most of us are tired of threads like "What I would do with (insert franchise here)"

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Bolt_Strike

Timppis wrote:

Bolt_Strike wrote:

It's a little early to be thinking about this when we have no idea what the NX can actually do. Unless you can come up with an idea that could work on any hardware, there's really no way of knowing how the NX can help you reinvent a franchise.

So basically... no one is any fun around here these days.

No, it means that there's a limit to what we can come up with. Without knowing the hardware gimmick there's not a lot you can come up with to reinvent a franchise.

That being said, I do have some ideas. Here's one:

3D DK game (can't think of a name)

Really more of a second pillar in the DK series than a reinvention, I would go in a more combat oriented direction in 3D and do something more God of War/Werehog/Knack style, as Nintendo doesn't really have a game like this. The game would be a linear 3D platformer with plenty of climbing and swinging like usual, but with combat elements thrown in. The Kongs can no longer jump on enemies to defeat them (although they can bounce on them for platforming) and have a variety of combat moves to defeat swarms of enemies. You can also use other DK gameplay elements to help you, such as barrels and the fruit weapons from DK64.

DefHalan wrote:

Timppis wrote:

Bolt_Strike wrote:

It's a little early to be thinking about this when we have no idea what the NX can actually do. Unless you can come up with an idea that could work on any hardware, there's really no way of knowing how the NX can help you reinvent a franchise.

So basically... no one is any fun around here these days.

I think most of us are tired of threads like "What I would do with (insert franchise here)"

This too. We discuss this all of the time.

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Nintendo_Ninja

Throw a new, modern coat of paint on F-Zero and give it Online multiplayer and customizable vehicles.

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CM30

Revive Wario Land with HD visuals, an orchestrated soundtrack and the fun gameplay of Wario Land 4. What? I didn't say it was for Nintendo fans in general, just something I'd make if I had the rights to any Nintendo franchise.

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Haru17

A relationship-based life simulator set in a diverse border town with many immigrants and cultures, all of whom hate one another! As would be going through your daily life, working, and committing the occasional hate crime for/against your neighbors. There would also be a full faction system, complete with exclusive equipment and both literal and figurative sacred cows! It would be called: Xeno-phobia! and the next-gen feature is that the faces that actually look half-human this time /s

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kyuubikid213

Ask me again when the system's out. At this point, we don't even have a controller design to go off of.

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Haru17

kyuubikid213 wrote:

Ask me again when the system's out. At this point, we don't even have a controller design to go off of.

What'dya know, the controller might even allow F-Zero to be played, after all, buttons are entirely inadequate for it.

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kyuubikid213

Haru17 wrote:

kyuubikid213 wrote:

Ask me again when the system's out. At this point, we don't even have a controller design to go off of.

What'dya know, the controller might even allow F-Zero to be played, after all, buttons are entirely inadequate for it.

What do ya know, the system may even have some different method of input allowing for a wider scope of ideas. I mean, this is Nintendo we're talking about...the same people who have done something different with every controller since their start in the gaming market.

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Sarcasm aside, we don't know what it is. I don't know what the controller will be like. I don't know if we're going to see the GamePad come back. I don't know if it's a portable or home console. I don't know if more buttons will be added to the controller... I don't know anything about the thing.

If I were to work with a Nintendo franchise on the NX, I'd want to see what the NX is first, play with it for a while, THEN I'd think about what could be done on it to take advantage of the new hardware.

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Bolt_Strike

The "new controller" statement is likely just an excuse for them to not make F-Zero. I doubt that's the real reason, it probably has more to do with sales and similarity to Mario Kart. They've used the same excuse for not making Pokemon Snap and both the 3DS and Wii U are perfect for that kind of game.

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BlueSkies

Skipping the prologue of getting hired by Nintendo...

Fzero- Take the cars off the track and make them full-flight ships flying through cyberpunk (neon lights everywhere) space stations or super cities like the Death Star run at the end of Return of the Jedi but with larger corridors. This would take away the concept of up and down in races-- players would have full 3D control (using two new 1:1 one-handed controllers with analog sticks), be able to roll the craft and fly completely upside down if they want, and turn down/up completely vertical passages. There's your new concept, Mr. Miyamoto. Print it, seal it, ship it. And don't forget the voice chat options.

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argh4430

@BlueSkies: That sounds a lot like AiRace Speed/Xeno. I would be down for a game like that, with actual races, and not just time trials like those games were. I love those games, though.

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Sleepingmudkip

Can nintendo bring back a gamecube type controller.

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Tops

I'd want to make a Metroid space opera that sees Samus travelling to different planets as she gets caught up in a conspiracy within the Galactic Federation.

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Haru17

Tops wrote:

I'd want to make a Metroid space opera that sees Samus travelling to different planets as she gets caught up in a conspiracy within the Galactic Federation.

Isn't that most of the Metroid games, though? Just inside a single ship/planet and with various organisms?

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