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Sun 18th August, 2013

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IceClimbers commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@DESS-M-8 Umm, I'd like to point out that Zelda Skyward Sword, on a system that had an install base of 100 million, barely sold over a million. It completely FLOPPED in Japan big time.

For Zelda, that's absolutely pitiful. I don't think Zelda U is gonna sell Wii U consoles. Zelda is not a system seller anymore when it comes to home consoles.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

Why is this even a debate?

Nintendo was simply fixing a game-breaking glitch. Simple as that. As for same-sex marriages not being included originally, this doesn't show Nintendo's stance on the debate at all. Nintendo excluded it because different countries have different laws regarding same-sex marriage and homosexuality in general.

Nintendo simply wanted to avoid the debate all together, as they have a lot more important things to be doing than wasting their time with this.

End of discussion.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

To be perfectly honest, the 3DS version of the game was gonna cannibalize the Wii U version's sales either way. Smash was NEVER going to be a major system seller for Wii U.

Let's think people. Smash Bros 3DS is nearly done. Smash Bros Wii U is not. Most of you are suggesting that Nintendo should have withheld the 3DS version until the Wii U version is out. Why on earth would Nintendo withhold a COMPLETED game for over 6 months?

That wouldn't entice 3DS owners to get a Wii U to play Smash. It would royally piss off over 42 million people. They wouldn't get either version at that point out of anger.

Plus, the 3DS doesn't exactly have a good lineup for the second half of the year. Smash Bros sometime in summer, then a good 2-3 month drought until Sonic Boom and Persona Q. Then what? A major drought until MH4U hits in Spring? Assuming Persona Q and Sonic Boom hit in October and MH4U hits in March, that is a massive 5 month drought for the 3DS.

Quit looking at the 3DS with rose-colored glasses people.



IceClimbers commented on Yoshi, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus Confirmed as...:

Sakurai also trolled us in one of those Trophy quizzes. Showing the back of Palutena like that and tricking us into thinking that she is just a trophy, only for it to actually be Pseudo-Palutena.. Can we say Palutena is basically confirmed now?



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Registers An Intriguing S.T.E.A.M Tra...:

Could be Miyamoto's new IP. There was a rumor of him wanting to make an FPS. Maybe this is it.

From the trademark I'm getting an Earthbound vibe. Itoi said there would be no more Earthbound games. He didn't say anything about making a spiritual successor.



IceClimbers commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

Hmm, this brings up an interesting point. The 3DS seems to have a relatively clean slate for upcoming games after Kirby and Mario Golf. Only things we know for sure are Smash Bros, Persona Q, and Sonic Boom.

So here's my question. What do you think Nintendo will announce for the 3DS at E3 or in a Nintendo Direct?

Majora's Mask 3D seems to make the most sense as that could just be handed off to Grezzo and can reuse OoT 3D's engine.

Advance Wars and Golden Sun seem somewhat likely. Maybe we will see that mysterious Monolith Soft 3DS game?



IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

They're not going to give a specific release date unless it's coming in June/July. After Brawl's multiple delays, I'm positive that Sakurai has learned his lesson.

Your release schedule is off. Here's a more complete one.

May 30th - Mario Kart 8
June - Nothing
July - Watch Dogs
August - Bayonetta 2
September - Hyrule Warriors
October - Sonic Boom
November - Smash Bros
As for X, that could come in 2014 or it might be pushed to Spring 2015, I don't really know. Bayonetta 2's release date will likely be announced at E3. Either way, everything other than Kart is speculation at this point.



IceClimbers commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

In my opinion, Smash Bros for Wii U could be released in Summer, Fall, or Holiday 2014. Late Summer/Fall would be a good release for the Wii U version. The Wii U arguably has the stronger lineup for the second half of 2014 compared to the 3DS's relatively weak lineup. Given Iwata's situation, the Wii U version needs to come earlier. The 3DS version of the game has to come in late Fall/Holiday 2014 to fill up the release schedule. Either that or its Holiday 2014 for the Wii U version and Spring 2015 for the 3DS version.



IceClimbers commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

All aboard the hype train!

I expect a new character announcement or two, some final smashes, a stage or two, and some of the extra modes. Oh and possibly a release date.

Anyone thinking they might show off a new application similar to Mario Kart TV that will allow you to post screenshots and videos of matches online and allow you to comment on them via Miiverse integration? That'd be really cool.



IceClimbers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@DarkKirby What you can't seem to get is that the hardcore audience doesn't care about Nintendo home consoles either. Outside of Nintendo's own fanbase, nobody will buy a Nintendo console anymore. Nintendo could try all they want to get the hardcore audience, but those people will simply sit there and laugh at Nintendo while they play PS/Xbox.

Best solution: Ditch home consoles and go handheld-only. Home consoles are a lost cause. Either that or switch from consoles to digital-only microconsoles as they would be cheap and would be specifically for Nintendo games, indies, and the occasional 3rd party exclusive.



IceClimbers commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:

@TruenoGT For North America, we have Conception II and Disney Magical World in April. Mario Golf and Kirby come on May 2nd. Smash Bros, Sonic Boom, and Persona Q are coming in Fall. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate comes in Spring 2015. No NA release date for Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright yet. Beyond that its a clean slate for retail games.

Looks like we will be due for 3DS retail game news during E3 or sometime this Summer, contrary to popular belief that the 3DS gets too much news.

There also appears to be a 3+ month drought for retail games on the 3DS in North America after Kirby and Mario Golf. It could end up being a 5 month drought on 3DS.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Download: 20th March (North America):

@Yorumi The reason for the lack of VC titles such as SMB3 is that Nintendo is waiting until April when the new fiscal year starts. Remember when Iwata said that he understands our frustration with the VC and plans to enrich the library? Well, he didn't exactly specify when. Seeing as how Nintendo has already tanked this fiscal year, they might as well wait until the new one starts.

Wait two more weeks and it will start to pick up. Or at least when GBA games arrive.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

@JaxonH I think you've got that backwards. Bayonetta 2 is likely in August/September. Smash isn't coming until November, unless Sakurai decides to delay it into early 2015.

The likely release schedule:
Mario Kart 8 - May 30th
Watch Dogs - June/July
Fast Racing Neo - August
Project CARS - August
Bayonetta 2 - August/September
Monolith Soft's X - October
Sonic Boom - October
Hyrule Warriors - November
Smash Bros - Late November (Wii U only, 3DS in Q1 2015)
Unnamed Exclusive - Spring 2015

Basically, don't expect any major 1st party game between Mario Kart in May and Bayonetta 2 in August/September, unless they're planning a Bayonetta 1 port for that period.



IceClimbers commented on Infamous Series was Originally Inspired by Ani...:

@K-Gamer Animal Crossing was semi-niche before New Leaf. New Leaf took the franchise mainstream. The biggest reason for New Leaf's success is social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.

@Peach64 Spiderman 2 for PS2/GCN/Xbox was a pretty damn good superhero game, and one of the only movie tie-in games to have actual quality. The webslinging mechanics were perfect in that game. Most of the physics in that game still hold up today.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (North America):

Honestly, I get that you guys are frustrated with Nintendo's trickle release of VC games, but that is no reason to whine about it.

Nintendo isn't releasing SMB3 until April so that its released at the start of the new fiscal year. It will be out before NES Remix 2's April 25th release date. Lost Levels is another game in NES Remix 2, and it was released today.

Iwata stated that he plans to enrich the VC selection back in the investors briefing back in January (or maybe it was before that, I can't remember). He never stated when. April is the earliest time that the VC release rate would be increased. No point in doing anything until then as they have already had a bad fiscal year. Better to start fresh on the new fiscal year.
Tone it back, drop the insults please — TBD



IceClimbers commented on Guide: The Building Blocks Of Success In Poké...:

Most people hack using a computer software known as PokeGen. I've used it plenty of times to create technically legal Pokemon (though only one or two perfect IVs, meaning they're weaker than my legit IV bred Pokemon in X/Y) for convenience sake.

With the Gen 5 Pokemon games' wifi going offline on May 20th, I will most likely use PokeGen a few times for some Pokemon that have transfer-only moves like Hyper Voice Sylveon/Gardevoir. I'd never create unfair Pokemon though.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America):

Not sure why Nintendo keeps putting NES games on the 3DS VC instead of GB, GBC, GameGear, etc. I'd love GBA games on the 3DS VC, but I know that Nintendo is too afraid of pissing off the Ambassadors to do that. To be fair, I don't blame them. They already have the majority of their fanbase pissed off at them for other reasons.

The last NES game I purchased on my 3DS was Summer Carnival '92 RECCA. That still isn't on the Wii U VC.

Also, for those saying they haven't downloaded anything in months, why on earth don't you have Retro City Rampage DX? Amazing indie game.



IceClimbers commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

If the list is real, then the final roster will be:

Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Rosalina, Link, Toon Link, Zelda/Sheik, Ganondorf, some Zelda newcomer, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong/Dixie Kong, King K Rool, Samus, Ridley, Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, Fox, Falco, Wolf, Pikachu, Lucario, Pokemon Trainer, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Pit, Palutena, Marth, Chrom, Ike, Ness, Lucas, Olimar, Villager, Captain Falcon, ROB, Mr Game & Watch, Ice Climbers, Wii Fit Trainer, Yoshi, Wario, Little Mac, Sonic, Mega Man, Snake, and Pac-Man.

That's one massive lineup of 47 (might have miscounted) playable characters, not counting Sheik and Dixie Kong. Brawl had 35 playable characters (not counting Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, etc).

If this is real, then this will officially be the best Smash Bros ever.



IceClimbers commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

Not really surprised. Not much Nintendo can do about 3rd party support short of pulling a Bayonetta 2 for every major 3rd party game. Nintendo should definitely fund and publish more 3rd party games like they did with Bayonetta 2.



IceClimbers commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

There's a "leaked" list for Smash Bros 4. A fair amount has been right so far, though it comes from neogaf so take it with a grain of salt.

If the list is real, then King K Rool, Ridley, Chrom, Palutena, Pac Man, some Zelda character, and Miis are newcomers, while Mewtwo, Snake, ROB, Mr Game & Watch, Ice Climbers, Meta Knight, Falco, Wolf, Jigglypuff, Pokemon Trainer, Ness, Lucas, Wario, Yoshi, Ganondorf, and Captain Falcon are returning veterans.

Would make for one pretty good lineup.



IceClimbers commented on Dedicated Video Game Platforms To Remain Ninte...:

Fair warning, I'm about to rant on everyone.

First off, this QOL platform is completely SEPARATE from their video game platforms. They are two completely different things, and the QOL platform will not replace video games anytime soon. People don't seem to understand this.

Second off, in regards to home consoles. Nintendo can NEVER recover. As people have said above, Nintendo has damaged their image. Now, most of you keep saying that Nintendo needs to go after 3rd parties (sell themselves out) and directly compete with Microsoft and Sony. That is a recipe for disaster.

@bizcuthammer, @SuperMarioBros3, and @ferthepoet, 3rd parties will never flock to Nintendo, regardless of what they do. 3DS is proof of that. Get that through your heads. Accept the truth. There's nothing Nintendo can do about that. However, the 3rd parties aren't needed as they will crash and burn alongside Sony and Microsoft's gaming divisions. Nintendo's image problem won't help either, as nobody outside of Nintendo's gradually shrinking fanbase will buy a Nintendo home console, regardless of hardware power or 3rd party games. If Nintendo did try to directly compete, they'd be destroyed.

Home consoles will die off. PS4, XB1, and Wii U aren't worth the money.

So what should Nintendo do? Ride the Wii U out as they are stuck with it. Then drop out of home consoles completely and focus on handhelds and the completely separate QOL platform.



IceClimbers commented on GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collec...:

At least if there is a drip-feed of GBA games they will be actual good games instead of obscure NES titles that nobody really cares about. Then again, everybody seems so intent on Nintendo releasing SMB3, a game that we've all played countless times already, that they will not buy anything else until it becomes available. I'd rather have GBA, SNES, N64, or Sega games than more NES titles.

I'd like to see GBA and DS games on the 3DS VC. Unfortunately it seems unlikely because they are afraid of pissing off the Ambassadors and the system is backwards compatible with DS games. I'm an Ambassador, and I want Nintendo to release GBA games on the 3DS VC so that other great GBA games can be released.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

@SuperMarioBros3 Except they wouldn't be making any profit by leaving the DS and Wii's online up. The DS was discontinued silently last year, while the only Wii model that is still around is the Wii Mini, which can't access the internet. Like I said before, the only major DS game still sold in stores is Pokemon Black 2/White 2. Sucks when it comes to that game as its still relatively new, but this way it prevents users from creating hacked Pokemon on PokeGen and sending them over to X/Y. As for Wii games, people likely already have them.

3DS and Wii U aren't going to match the sales of DS and Wii. Expecting them to is simply unreasonable. They have a MUCH smaller target audience, especially the Wii U.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

@SuperMarioBros3 It isn't really viable anymore. Both DS and Wii sales have slowed to a crawl. Retailers have phased out DS games (Black 2/White 2 being the exception), and it took less time to do that than it took for them to phase out GBA games, which were still sold in bulk 4 years after the DS released.

Keeping the Nintendo WFC for DS and Wii games alive is holding back the 3DS and Wii U. Why buy a Wii U for Mario Kart 8 when the online in Mario Kart Wii still runs just fine?



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

About time. Leaving the Nintendo WiFi Connection services for Wii and DS games running is holding the 3DS and Wii U back. All this leaves is the DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel. The Wii Shop Channel needs to stay up with how terribly Nintendo is handling the VC, but the DSi Shop needs to go. Certain DSiWare games need a price drop (I'm looking at you, Shantae: Risky's Revenge) on the 3DS eShop, but that won't happen so long as the DSi Shop exists because of the points system and other restrictions.



IceClimbers commented on The 3DS Celebrates Its Third Birthday in Japan:

The 3DS is shaping up to be one of my favorite gaming systems of all time. It's library of games is absolutely incredible.

I have an Aqua Blue Launch 3DS. I didn't buy any 3DS games with it, but I was okay with that as I had the recently released Pokemon Black/White to play thanks to backwards compatibility with DS games. A couple months later I got SSFIV3D as a gift for working hard in school. Great game, but it wasn't until I got Ocarina of Time 3D for my bday that I truly loved the system.

Things had been looking bleak with the bad sales of course, and then the price drop announcement came. I was excited by the Ambassador games. Then Nintendo finally started to turn things around with proper advertising and some hard hitters like Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and Resident Evil Revelations. Kid Icarus Uprising, the game that sold me on the system, finally released and is still my favorite game for the system. More and more games arrived, and the 3DS never looked back.

Here's to several more years of success!



IceClimbers commented on Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Splashing Onto The Wii...:

Looking back at the Wii, I find it really surprising that Nintendo didn't bring back Wave Race. Motion controls similar to those in Mario Kart could have made the game appeal to the masses. Since they didn't do so on Wii, they should do so on Wii U with motion controls as an option. Wave Race 64 is still a lot of fun to this day.

Anyways, good luck with the game!