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Grumblevolcano

Grumblevolcano

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#7

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@IceClimbers I'm not convinced Halo 5 will release this year either. 343 have been spending so much time trying to fix MCC and in addition promising ODST for it. I could see something happening at E3 like Halo 5 coming in 2016 but while you're waiting you can play Halo Reach and Halo Wars for MCC.

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#8

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@IceClimbers Although not particularly helpful to most, the 2nd Xenoblade Chronicles X portion is still on their twitch channel (3 hours and 55 minutes into the day 3 stream). Looking at their E3 youtube playlist, that 2nd portion was accidentally selected as a private video given it's the only part of their E3 streams not available for everyone to watch.

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#9

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

@Ootfan98 You could argue the 3DS is in the same position. Yes, A Link Between Worlds has differences from A Link to the Past (the main one being the merging into walls mechanics) but it also has a lot of identical things. For a significant amount of the game I felt like I was basically playing a remake which allowed me to change my dungeon order by means of the rental shop. I'm not saying that's a bad thing as I thoroughly enjoyed ALBW but it is very close to a remake.

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#13

Grumblevolcano commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@Scizor711 The only one of those that's likely is Animal Crossing, they said they were considering Metroid Wii U and 3DS at the end of E3 last year and I doubt we'd see it at all this year. Pokken Tournament was never confirmed for Wii U so it could just be an arcade game and rumours are rumours so Diddy Kong Racing 2 can be ignored.

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#14

Grumblevolcano commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@AyeHaley As someone pointed out in another article, they said one game per month but they didn't specify in which region. What they said could be considered as something like:

  • January - Captain Toad (Europe)
  • February - Kirby (Japan and North America)
  • March - Mario Party 10 (Europe, Japan and North America)
  • April - Xenoblade X (Japan)
  • May - Kirby (Europe), Splatoon (Europe, Japan and North America)
  • June - Yoshi's Woolly World (Europe and Japan)
  • July - Yoshi's Woolly World (North America)
  • August - Xenoblade X (Europe and North America)
  • September - Devil's Third (Europe, Japan and North America)
  • October - Mario Maker (Europe, Japan and North America)
  • November - Star Fox (Japan and North America)
  • December - Star Fox (Europe)

So they wouldn't actually be lying, rather that your expectations made you think it meant something else.

Anyway, I think Nintendo's got themselves into a mess that can't be resolved unless there's a Direct very soon. Azure Striker Gunvolt being removed from the EU eshop with info revealed next week is suggesting a Direct next week, Nintendo really needs it.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/03/azure_striker_gunvolt_release_details_for_europe_due_next_week_prompts_nintendo_direct_chatter

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#15

Grumblevolcano commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@NbaJunkie With the last Direct being over 2 months ago, the comments aren't really surprising. We know no confirmed release dates post-Xenoblade 3D so huge game droughts even worse than 2013 could be present. A Nintendo Direct which proves that wrong would likely calm these comments.

@MasterBlaster We don't even know what the NX is though. It could even be a hybrid console that allows you to play Wii/Wii U/DS/3DS/N3DS/smartphone games and hence games continue to be released for 3DS and Wii U.

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#16

Grumblevolcano commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I wasn't convinced this game would be a 2015 release and it turns out I was right that it'll be delayed. This probably means probably either Star Fox or Xenoblade X will be the big 2015 release. I don't think it'll be particularly damaging but only if Sakurai has reconsidered the possibility of multiple Smash DLC releases rather than just Mewtwo. Smash generally creates more hype than Zelda anyway.

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#22

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

@rjejr I agree, last year by this time we had info on plenty of upcoming titles from the February Direct with special single game Directs in April for Mario Kart 8 and Smash. This year we've had nothing since mid January with lots of unanswered questions such as DLC.

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#24

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

Namco Museum? That isn't FE Sacred Stones NoA! I really hope NA get it before Derrick from GameXplain finishes FE7 in the Sunday night streams.

@NbaJunkie I think you've got the right idea, NoA is probably going to release a lot of stuff next week as people won't be able to get coins anymore.

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#27

Grumblevolcano commented on Preview: We Take Aim at Splatoon to See if It ...:

My biggest concern about the success of Splatoon is the release date and how it compares to the MK8 and Smash DLC release dates. My hype levels are currently still very high though if MK8 DLC comes out too close I could see myself playing Splatoon much less. You know what would increase my hype even further, a Nintendo Direct which includes a release date! (The Nintendo Direct part is very important)

@fUnKyMoNk For me the waiting is at its worst when an exact release date is confirmed, I still remember how I felt when Mario Kart 8's release date was confirmed for May 30th.

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#36

Grumblevolcano commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

@Ainze I disagree, namely because of the New 3DS design. Anything involving transfers is a complete nightmare. If you've looked around the forums much you'll have seen many threads/comments where either the transfer hasn't worked, can't open up the back panel without damaging it, etc.

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#38

Grumblevolcano commented on Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discus...:

@PlywoodStick "DeNA also specifically mentioned that this new infrastructure will be applied onto the Wii U and 3DS in their original report."

This is even worse than I originally thought, they're probably going to make a compulsory system update for Wii U and 3DS that makes you have to pay like £50 a year to play online. Free was always the best decision imo.

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#41

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Download: 19th March (North America):

@BakaKnight It's another one of those games that was only available in Japan and NA originally so if it comes to EU Wii U VC then Europe will be able to experience it for the first time (unless they imported the GBA cart from NA given that handhelds were region-free back in the 2000s).

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#45

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I truly think any involvement with smartphone games is the beginning of the end. Nintendo has realised that smartphone games will give them huge profits but releasing a new console too early will force Microsoft and Sony to release their next consoles early to try and make it irrelevant hence leaving Nintendo with their core audience for the console and lots of smartphone users for smartphone games.

I'd love to be wrong and that smartphone games will bring in lots of people to the new console though I honestly think if anything it'll reduce console sales.

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#49

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo of America to Run a 'Virtual Launch P...:

Also from the facebook post:
"As a bonus, anyone who participates in any of the events on Twitter will be entered for a chance to be one of five grand prize winners to win a Wii U system and the Mario Party 10/amiibo bundle! We will also be randomly selecting winners to receive a “mystery” prize that may or may not involve a certain gold Mario figure at the end of each activity."

Look what we have here, Gold Mario amiibo. :P

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#50

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Download: 19th March (Europe):

Mario vs DK and Mario Party 10 for me, the latter being physical copy. The GameXplain streams got me interested in the potential Mario Party 10 has despite still having the car mechanic.

@manu0 There's no Captain Toad DLC, it's just a game update which adds amiibo support.