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NodesforNoids

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#1

NodesforNoids commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

The game has been out a month, yes.
The game is tanking in Japan, yes.
Wii U is in another downward spiral, yes.
DLC announcements now make more sense than 2-3 months later when Smash renders the game irrelevant and dated.
With Bayonetta 2 and Fatal Frame V coming so soon, KT NEEDS people to care about and talk about their game. Before it's too late to care.

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#2

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

The next Ninja Gaiden / DOA is really all KT seems to do even half decently, which probably makes them that much more grateful that they get to work with someone other than Omega Force.
All the cheese aside, Team Ninja can make a great game. Ninja Gaiden 2 and DOA 3 are proof positive.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Polygon was far less generous and to be honest, comes across as genuine criticism. The Wii U's install base provided the incentive to aim low with this title and it's clear they didn't push the budget.
I MIGHT end up picking this up if it ever goes on sale, but KT is dragging their feet. Badly. Nothing they've made feels worth owning and Hyrule Warriors is just latest to scream 'Rent'.

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Thrashes the Competi...:

If Smash doesn't push 5 million copies by year's end (on both systems combined) I'd consider dropping the Wii U if I were Nintendo. Postpone the New 3DS in the west and make a higher def handheld, dropping consoles entirely.
In my personal opinion, if Smash fails, this console generation is done for the 'Big' N (I can think of another b word that more appropriately describes the Wii U - bust).

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#6

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

Here's the thing, the Media Create will be BELOW one million and the total is SHIPPED not SOLD. The total also includes digital, something Media Create doesn't equate.
I've seen the site, and the info here is just wrong.
Oh and my numbers?
Japan has over one third of all 3DS sales. 8 times as many 3DS' have sold than Wii U's. On the global average, less than 7 times as many 3DS' have sold vs Wii U.
These numbers aren't as great as they seem.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Wipeout beater..? If this was on 3DS, maybe that would be a relevant issue.
F Zero beater? Arguably thee game to beat for Nintendo racing purists?
I'm not into racers, haven't bought one since Segat GT on the Dreamcast.
But there's going to be pressure on this game to deliver.
At the same time, with this out there, Nintendo may be convinced they don't need to do an F Zero.

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#8

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

44 million user base, sells a million copies.
In all honesty, if Smash 3DS doesn't push at least 3 million copies by the time 2014 ends, I'd call it a flop.
This is a premier title on Nintendo's (current) best selling hardware.
Wii U likely won't be hurt, at all, by this release.
Why, you ask dumbfounded?
Because 'core' gamers, even those loyal to Nintendo, don't want a portable Smash. They want the bells and whistles, the full dive experience.
Smash 3DS is like getting a toe wet. Good for a start.
Spacing the releases is smart.
I know I can easily save 30$ a month for all the big Wii U games coming (even if I'm not buying most of the retail ones) because there aren't many games.
People talk like there's a massive amount of Wii U software to come this calendar year. When really, the PS4 will have more titles than that by the end of October.
In fact, by year's end, despite the jump of a year, PS4 will still have more choices in software and more prospects to look forward to. With, you know, pricing and release dates.
Smash, over both systems, NEEDS to sell 5-7 million copies. Before the end of March at that.

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

Nothing this week (or next week when NA gets Hyrule Warriors). Not because there's no good options, but with a flux of strong eShop titles recently, I chose to get five diverse experiences rather than one, considerably more expensive one.
Besides, now that I think about it, I'm unlikely to get Hyrule Warriors. Playing Dynasty Warriors 3 this weekend confirmed that. Not a good enough base to stand on. Hope it sells well, but it's not for me.

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North...:

The lag on a modern flatscreen tv..?
How 'modern' is your tv?
Mine is 3 years old, runs at 240hz and the passthrough that games have makes the response time better than the original GBA's dedicated screen.
Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion and Battle Network are crisper than ever.

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#11

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

So Nintendo puts 6-8 of their best known games on sale (including a great deal on A Link Between Worlds), indie devs drop not one but two anticipated eShop titles, loads of Smash info is given, Bayonetta 2 gets a release date and people waste time complaining about the VC?
Even though a decent 3rd party game released on the VC.
Wow.
Nintendo is trying to sell systems.
Honestly, how can some people be so incredibly dense?

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#13

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Tim...:

It's funny how the term 'everyone' gets tossed about when discussing leaks. As if everyone who might be interested in a game searches as desperately for information and checks all the gaming news websites every day like the Smash fans who frequent this type of website.
Honestly, if those were the only people to buy the game, Nintendo may as well not make the game in the first place.
4 million. That's how many systems Smash needs to sell.
Not games.
Systems. So, regardless if some Japanese broadcast 'spoils' everything, it's audience will likely be a fraction of the Treehouse's presentation, a presentation geared at the one market that can literally turn the Wii U's fortune in a season.

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

Yeah, cause the game has sold sooooo well in Japan, it was obviously a very difficult decision not to have the ltd ed.
NOT. Koei Tecmo's next Fatal Frame will sell just as badly in Japan and never be localized.
The Wii U doesn't have the install base to sell anything besides Mario and his Million Hats.

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#15

NodesforNoids commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

DLC is unnecessary garbage.
It always is.
Often, it's already coded into the original (on-disc) and all this Day One stuff is garbage too.
Just a money grab.
If I've ever wanted the DLC, to any game, I find I save money off the season pass by just getting what I'll actually use.
The 'just in case you feel like it someday' excuse is a load of crap.
DLC, in and of itself, is a shameless cash grab.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

Reading this again, I know EXACTLY what Mr. Shapiro was expecting, a hint given away by the 'author info' beneath his picture.
No, Jake. This isn't Metroid.
With its same song enemies, over sexualized lead character, atypical, virtually unchanging gameplay, terrible storyline and virtual non-existance (at present), I'm actually glad it's not Metroid. Because, to be blunt, Metroid might as well be dead. There have been 3 (3!) remakes of the first Metroid: Super Metroid, Zero Mission and Other: M. And it's not like the first Metroid Prime didn't play like a remake either.
Nintendo needs to tear the series to the ground. It's so stale, it might as well die with the Wii.

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#18

NodesforNoids commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

It's actually really funny to me, as this game's voice acting is seen as a 'major flaw' or 'stumbling block' but on a multitude of other websites, the voice acting was actually praised.
I find the game would lack alot of emotion without the voice work and to be frank, Nintendo gamers are the last people to be selective about voice work.
Silent protagonists and unlistenable anime style dubs? Versus competent voice acting?
It's like Metroid meets Bioshock in a point and click, slowed down interface.
The reviewer must have tried speed running the game, as I found everything necessary to be easily accessible and the controls nuanced and well integrated.

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

3rd parties don't support the Wii U with dumbed down ports the way they did with the Wii because they waited 6 years for a more capable system, and Nintendo gave them 2008, not 2012.
I LIKE my Wii U, but I've also purchased a dozen Wii games, an Xbox (the first one, yes), a PSP, a DS and a couple board / dice games too. Because while I LIKE my Wii U, I don't love it. Many games I enjoy playing, even alot of the genres I enjoy are noticeably missing.
Where is one decent RPG that isn't on the VC? Oh, the Wii. Ok. (let's get a PSP)
Where is one decent hack 'n slash with a story? Oh, not here. (let's get an Xbox)
2D / 3D Mario, Pikmin, DK. Where are the unique Nintendo experiences, unique to this system? Games like Luigi's Mansion, a Boy and His Blob, Metroid Prime or Super Mario Galaxy? Not here. Not surprising. (let's get a DS)
And let's start forgetting that this system exists and move on.
Nintendo lost it's touch and soon, they'll lose their reputation.

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Oh and Korra? How could I forget?
A game made by Platinum. Now, why would they not want to put Korra on the Wii U..?
Oh yeah. That's right.
Because their last Wii U game, the Wonderful 101 FAILED. It flopped miserably.
And Platinum basically wasted all that time so that, what, 30, 40 thousand rabid Nintendo fans could complain about it?
Let's face it: unless Bayonetta 2 sells over a million, Platinum isn't going to waste another day with 2nd rate Nintendo hardware.

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#21

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Here's the funny thing though: in North America, this show gets HUGE ratings. People seem to love it. By making a proper game for it, it could sell and play well (even if it is just a glorified karaoke machine).
Call of Duty tried, twice, and failed.
Destiny is an always online FPS.
Honestly, why should Activision put these games on the Wii U?
To waste money?
MK8 sold well, true. Super Mario 3D World sold well, true. DK: Tropical Freeze didn't really do much.
And that's about all Nintendo's done here.
MAYBE, just MAYBE Bayo 2 and Hyrule Warriors could have done a bit more, but none of those games draws die hard COD / Destiny style players to the Wii U.
Maybe next year, if all these games manage to sell 4 or 5 million more systems, but I'm not holding my breath.
Activision has no legitimate reason to support this console after attempting and failing with their best selling franchise.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on Feature: We Put Bayonetta 2's Nintendo Outfits...:

Ironic to me, gamers equate 'real world' simulation, like that of Grand Theft Auto, to illustrate the prospect of maturity and adulthood. And yet, they succeed only in creating escapism in weak minded individuals, unwilling to risk their comforts to attain the lifestyles they desire.
Ironic, in the sense that a game like Bayonetta can touch on violence, nudity and abject sexuality and still be chided by 'well-meaning fans' who seem to have nothing better to do than protest the views of a group of individuals. Even if those views are parodies of themselves and of a larger issue overall.
How amusing that this website should hide it's pretension and apprehension towards this title by focusing on the stifling familiarity Nintendo has painted themselves into.
Pandering to a 'jaded' fanbase and single minded audience that hasn't experienced enough to appreciate growth or their own emaciated world view.
Ironic that a billion dollar industry breeds and excels in hypersexuality and yet is terrified of sex.
Emulating reality is a waste, a virginal endeavour for those too terrified to truly live life.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Of America Celebrates Bayonetta 2 Wit...:

Quebec is the reason people buy games online now. They're killing retail!
Just kidding.
But that stupid alcohol and gaming registry organisation is garbage.
I almost (almost) feel bad to live in Canada and not have to put up with the same thing. They should think about separating.

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#25

NodesforNoids commented on Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One O...:

@rjejr
It's funny you mention that Zelda case.
'hides charging port', 'poor print quality', 'increased weight', 'poor build quality' are just a few of the complaints.
It bulks the system up more than not having it and hides a key feature.
These faceplates, though junk, add nothing as far as weight, width or depth. They're only on the New model because Nintendo only recently started listening to their fans' desire for custom features.
Nintendo is likely getting sick of all the different editions of 3DS they've made and want to try something simpler.

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One O...:

And here we have Nintendo's attempt at cell phone covers.
And hey, what do you know, they look just as cheaply made.
Nintendo sure does have fun ways of taking gaming out of gaming and putting it on useless junk like this.
As a Wii U owner.. I hope Nintendo folds without putting out another Mario, Zelda, Metroid, DK, Kirby or Star Fox.
Let the best of the bunch form studios of their own, make games on capable platforms and leave this stupidity behind.

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashin...:

Here's something INSANE: you know how Amazon has Amiibo up for preorder? Well, I'm not sure what it's like in other countries, but the top 12 on Amazon.ca's Best Sellers list are all 12 Amiibo figures.
Every. Single. One.
Honestly, it could be what turns the Wii U around and shoots the 3DS / 2DS into the stratusphere.

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#28

NodesforNoids commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

The costume looks the best out of the four, maybe because they seem to have fit and modified it to suit her body type.
The bustier looks surprisingly good on her figure, though Bayonetta (and Jeanne, really) seem to have taken a liking to anything form fitting and shiny.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

Nintendo..? These costume ideas SCREAM Kamiya. I mean, here's a guy who made a game out of dozens of normal people, becoming fairly ridiculous superheroes, to literally band together, form shapes and giant items, to repel a strange alien invasion.
The guy likes Nintendo and wants to give anyone who buys his game something quirky that they COULD use, it's not a requirement.
And yes, it is over the top and rather insane / quirky. It's about a witch that forms weapons and summons various creations using her hair. And she gets progressively more exposed as her attacks become stronger.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashin...:

Some gamers may think this isn't a great sale, but when are you going to get Nintendo's first party titles for 20-30$ off, outside of a greatest hits collection?
Good time to pick up Super Mario 3D World, for all those who haven't yet.
I like the spectrum of games.
Here's hoping for Sonic: the Lost World (personally) and Wind Waker HD (for those who haven't picked it up yet).

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#33

NodesforNoids commented on Rumour: PAX Prime Flyer Teases Potential 2D Ca...:

Similar to the last 3DS Castlevania? Pass.
Similar to the GBA Castlevania's? I'd be at least curious, but the bug has passed me on Castlevania lately.
Lords of Shadow felt like cheap GoW knockoffs and I didn't enjoy the first one at all.

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

People say the Wii U has a bad name.
I don't associate Hyrule with the Legend of Zelda. I associate Link, Zelda or Ganon with the Legend of Zelda.
Zelda Warriors might have been a better choice.
They didn't call it Pirate Warriors.
They called it One Piece: Pirate Warriors.
Nintendo failed Koei Tecmo with their 'canon' bs. If it was canon, it would have been The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors.
It's idiotic to assume ANYONE would buy any old Warriors title with DW8: Empires announced.
If Nintendo is panicking, they should have thought twice about that name.
In both cases.

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#35

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

As an aside, the Wii U has sold, what, 2 million systems in Japan? So 4.5% of all Wii U owners have purchased Hyrule Warriors. Remember Tomb Raider selling 8 million copies? On 150 million systems (I'm sure the TR sales were lower and the system sales higher, but whatever). Which means that.. oh my. 6% of Tomb Raider's prospective audience purchased that game. Worldwide. Over like, 3 months. In 3 weeks, Hyrule Warriors has sold 90k copies. It seems like the 'fail' diagnosis is a bit misinformed.

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#37

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Finally Stripped of its Top Posi...:

Notably, while Yokai Watch 2 is months old now, it sold nearly 70k copies while it was beaten for top spot by 2 brand new games, the top game being a PS3 (not PS4) title and still sold less than 100k copies.
YW2 stands as the best selling retail title in Japan for the 2014 calendar and though the Wii U and Hyrule Warriors continue to slide, the 3DS LL has found success on the market again this week.
Leading all hardware sales by a significant margin, Nintendo's most recent announcement doesn't seem to have slowed current models' momentum much.

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#39

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS S...:

So now Samus has what, 2 different characters, 3 costumes and 8 palette swaps? Seems like a waste if a new Metroid weren't around the corner..
I wouldn't be surprised if they combined the first two games into a single experience, similar to The Twin Snakes. In 1080p HD and 5.1 channel Dolby Digital of course.

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#43

NodesforNoids commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

@noctowl
If you read more than the first line of post, you'd realize the idiocy of your response. They released the game on eShop, after realizing the kinds of experiences most iOS games strive to provide. The shot is obviously at the Letter, offering nothing for 50 cents then promising to 'patch' the game, as if it could be fixed with a patch.
Before Chubbins and Soon Shine, we had games like Nano Assault Neo, Little Inferno, Mighty Switch Force HD, Ducktales, and Trine 2. Dahku was trying to provide a quality experience for less money, while not churning out free crap and selling it at big gains. I don't know alot of people that hated, disliked or straight up regretted Chubbins or Soon Shine the way they felt about stuff like Gaiabreaker and the Letter. There's tons of fundamentally broken trash on the eShop. I don't think either one of Dahku's games fall into that category.

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#44

NodesforNoids commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

The Letter. It's the 49 cent 'experience' that has actually sold well enough to fund other, possibly worse, titles by a developer who genuinely thought what he created was a 'full game'.
If I were Slender Man's creator, I'd have been extremely embarassed by any comparisons made towards his game.
I never played either or Dahku's games. And I don't feel that bad about it. Sometimes, it just doesn't come together. Sierra, makers of the King's Quest series, has gone under. THQ. And let's not forget the buyouts and conglomerates to save floundering companies. Sega and Atlus, Bandai and Namco, Koei and Tecmo, Square and Enix, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics. It's a fact of business: not every competitor will survive.
Video games, now a billion dollar industry, is even more cut throat than before.
If there are enough stupid gamers out there to support garbage like the Letter, it's on those gamers' hands that the blood should fall.

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#45

NodesforNoids commented on Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Co...:

My previous statement is a bright light on Nintendo and (ultimately) the changing nature of gaming.
Nintendo creates fantasy titles with little to no voice acting.
Aside from a handful of offerings, Nintendo's first party catalogue is one of universal appeal, without need for local slang or inside humor.
There is no grand scheme, no overarching plot.
Each title is a seperate entity whose main objective is to provide stand alone fun. Fun challenges ideas, whether it concerns, controls, visuals, aural interaction or involvement.
Each unique individual has their own perceptions and ideals.
The goal is to be accommodating yet uncompromising.
While more and more companies push the Last of Us, Skyrim and DmC style experience, that is story woven into play, play incorporating entertainment, entertainment pushing sensory stimulatiob, Nintendo still attempts to engross without the cinematic extravagance.
Electronic Arts (I hate beating a dead horse, but still) is fully encapsulated in the 'new movement'. Dead Space has a movie. Dragon Age has a movie. Dante's Inferno has a movie. EA, for better or for worse, wants games to have a voice and not just a subliminal 'voice' but a voice that enunciates, punctuating each moment with a memorable, watercooler event.
The spectacle is more important than the quality or the quantity.
They do it with the movies.
They do it with all the special editions.
They do it by recycling resources.
They do it by jumping on trends and monopolizing an otherwise open market..
And they do it by eliminating retail and ownership and replacing them with subscription services, services that are entirely dependent on EA's mood, financial standing and licensing contracts.
And others are wanting to do the same.
Why isn't EA supporting the Wii U? Talk install base all you want, EA never truly supported the Wii U because they realized Nintendo wasn't going to head down the same path. Ever.
Microsoft, believing the XB1 is failing / a failure, isn't above jumping into bed with money. Even if they lose their fans' respect and their exclusive games abandon them.
Like DoA 3, DR3 and Rare, Microsoft is EXACTLY like EA, they just make the crap the games play on.

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#46

NodesforNoids commented on Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Co...:

It's kind of funny that European gamers are complaining about the release dates. It honestly seems that most Wii U gamers come out earlier in in European countries.
One game, a 'mature' title, gets an earlier NA release and it's a full out march on Nintendo HQ.
From what I've read, the German ratings board is almost as restrictive, going so far as to prohibit advertising or even display of certain 'inappropriate' titles, relegating them to 'unless you ask, we don't carry them'.
Bayonetta 1 wasn't exactly the tamest game and the sequel likely has to jump through just as many hoops to avoid certain, unwanted designations.
Until those hoops are passed, the game won't get printed which means it can't ship or be sold on the eShop.
It's insane that a game could release faster than it does in NA, which suggests to me that those games were submitted much earlier to those ratings boards. The only delay we Canadian gamers have seen (in comparison to our stateside neighbours) is licensing.
Like iTunes, it seems many companies aren't applying for license in Canada, which can only be indie games with voice acting or alot of text.
Paying for the French dub / sub option is often not included in smaller studios' budgets, hence no European release and no Canadian release either.
It's unfortunate, but I wouldn't be shocked to see the Fall and other similar titles delayed several months beyond their NA dates.

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#47

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe):

Cubemen 2, you say? I think I'll wait till next week and get Teslagrad and stick with Capcom's rather wonderful Gargoyle 2. I'm waiting patiently for Tengami (seems it's rated and ready to go) and Demon's Crest.
Hyrule Warriors seems like a November purchase to me, wanting to have money for eShop games and the high end Capcom / Konami VC titles.
October is Bayonetta time.

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#48

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe):

I'm surprised that, after almost a year, Wind Waker HD hasn't been reduced by at least 10$. I know it debuted at 50$ over here, I guess I'm just surprised a ten year old upmake is still pushing 50-60$.
By the end of the year, I'd imagine the Last of Us Remastered is going to be 35-45$, or roughly half the price of a new PS4 title.

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#49

NodesforNoids commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

It's funny how even Nintendo isn't dumb enough to try and compete with (what I assume will be) MMX3 or Steamworld Dig.
The 28th could be a very good day (Tengami has been hinted at for the same day and Canadians may see Frederic next Thursday).

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#50

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:

It's safe to say, when we include digital downloads, that YW2 has easily doubled YW's lifetime sales.
I think releasing YW on the eShop and doing a physical release for YW2 (and sometime in the next 6 months) would be a great localization strategy.