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News: Fire Emblem: Awakening Was Almost Set On Mars

Fire Emblem: Awakening Was Almost Set On Mars

Nintendo's President conducts an eye-opening Iwata Asks

With Fire Emblem: Awakening emerging on North American shores this week, it seemed only fitting that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was joined by the team behind the game in the latest instalment of Iwata Asks. Usually Iwata-san interviews three or four members of the development team, but...

News: Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Tatsuya Minami explains how the SNES classic helped him out of a rut

The latest Iwata Asks focuses on Japanese studio PlatinumGames, which is currently hard at work creating Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. In the interview, Iwata chats with PlatinumGames President and CEO Tatsuya Minami about his development past, and uncovers an interesting piece of...

News: First Ever 'Reggie Asks' Delves Into TVii

First Ever 'Reggie Asks' Delves Into TVii

Channel surfing, TV Tags, Miiverse integration and more

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has been running the highly informative and occasionally hilarious (laughs) Iwata Asks interview series for a while now, and so far he's been the only one conducting the interviews. That all changed today as President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime...

News: How A Modified Wii Zapper Inspired The Wii U

How A Modified Wii Zapper Inspired The Wii U

Prototype also impacted the development of the 3DS

With the Wii U launching in Japan tomorrow, the latest edition of Iwata Asks focuses on Nintendo Land, one of the console's most significant first-party titles. During the interview, Takayuki Shimamura from EAD's Software Development Department revealed a prototype Wii Zapper - with a screen...

News: Iwata Explains Where The Name HAL Laboratory Came From

Iwata Explains Where The Name HAL Laboratory Came From

Not what you'd expect

We, like many other Nintendo fans out there, were under the pretense that HAL Laboratory - the company responsible for our lovable pink hero Kirby and the Super Smash Bros. series - was named after the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata even stated that the name was "very cool" during...

News: Latest Iwata Asks Episode Reveals Why Paper Mario Sticker Star Abandoned RPG Elements

Latest Iwata Asks Episode Reveals Why Paper Mario Sticker Star Abandoned RPG Elements

It was all Miyamoto’s idea!

Paper Mario: Sticker Star takes a bit of a step away from previous iterations of the game in that many RPG elements are missing. This is something that has divided opinion throughout the Paper Mario fanbase and it’s been revealed Shigeru Miyamoto is to blame. During the latest Iwata Asks, President of Nintendo Satoru...

News: Wii U Browser to Use Multiple GamePad Control Options

Wii U Browser to Use Multiple GamePad Control Options

Gyro sensor, touch screen and buttons

Nintendo hasn't always enjoyed the most success with its console web browsers, often due to modest specifications or a lack of system memory. Nintendo's now released a new Iwata Asks transcript where the team discuss the development of the Wii U Browser, and why it'll be a pleasant surprise for gamers. Part of...

News: Satoru Iwata Would Like Miiverse to Become a "Game Diary"

Satoru Iwata Would Like Miiverse to Become a "Game Diary"

Oh, and there's a cardboard GamePad

As more information continues to arrive in the final days before Wii U hits stores, additional Iwata Asks transcriptions are arriving in English to spread the word. One of the more recent additions features the Nintendo boss interviewing the developers behind Miiverse, a team with extensive experience in web...

News: Wii U Branded Remotes Feature External Sync Button

Wii U Branded Remotes Feature External Sync Button

Nintendo's making sure everyone's in sync

Impatient gamers rejoice! Nintendo Connect has discovered that Wii U-branded remotes will sport a handy, external sync button. As a result, players will no longer be required to remove the remote's battery cover in order to sync it with their console. Located on the underside of the remote, this surprise...

News: Take A Look At The Inside Of The Wii U

Take A Look At The Inside Of The Wii U

It's the inside that counts

Ever wondered what the inside of the Wii U looks like? As part of the Iwata Asks series, four Nintendo product developers and general managers sat down this week to discuss the engineering behind the Wii U, as well as how it differs to the Wii. There is an incredible amount of detail on the challenges and processes that...

News: 3DS XL Represents 'The Progress of Technology'

3DS XL Represents 'The Progress of Technology'

More than just a super-sized 3DS

3DS XL lands in Europe and Japan a week from now, with North America joining in on 19th August. There's been a justifiable temptation for some to readily dismiss the new model as a re-scaled 3DS with no actual technological improvements. While that's a true comment in terms of processors and graphics chips, the new...

E3 2012: Iwata Asks Eguchi About Wii U

Iwata Asks Eguchi About Wii U

The ideals of Wii U

Satoru Iwata has conducted another of his famous Iwata Asks interviews. The lucky guy on the receiving end of the questions this time is one Katsuya Eguchi, the general software producer of Wii U. Eguchi is perhaps best known as the creator of Animal Crossing and the producer of Wii Sports. During the 18 minute chat, Eguchi...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising Development Landed on Wii, Briefly

Kid Icarus: Uprising Development Landed on Wii, Briefly

Took in PC too

Masahiro Sakurai started work on Kid Icarus: Uprising so long ago there weren't even 3DS development kits, according to a new Iwata Asks. Sakurai told Nintendo president Satoru Iwata that his Project Sora team made do with the other hardware available, including Wii: At first we didn’t have the Nintendo 3DS development kit, so we...