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NodesforNoids

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NodesforNoids

#1

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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#2

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.

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#3

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

HILARIOUS. With USFIV releasing on PS3, this is yet another week the PS3 has outsold the PS4. I guess games really do move hardware.
I'd say it's a safe bet, considering the next six weeks, to say Wii U will continue outselling either Playstation and well into October.
Once Smash arrives, I think Nintendo's homefield advantage will really show.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

Unfortunately, those Miiverse gamers look at a game, like MK8 at 65$, and justify the Letter for being 130x cheaper (or 33x cheaper, seeing as many of them purchased it at 2$).
The Letter isn't a fraction of a percentage of a MK8, Rayman Legends or DKC. It isn't worth the handful of hours it took to program it. It isn't worth the time it takes to download. It isn't worth going through the steps to download it. It isn't worth the space on the Wii U's HDD.
I've wished the dev good luck fixing it, because 'I don't think you can or will'.

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#8

NodesforNoids commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

Not even worth 50 cents. I'd have to be paid to play this for myself.
Treefall's dev has found the stupidest gamers on Miiverse and he's milking his fame for another 'game'.
Which is idiocy: the Letter is as bad as it is due to a failed Kickstarter. But really, looking at the Maze.. would a successful Kickstarter have helped? His engine, art, assets, controls, story, music and gameplay aren't even subpar, they are insults to the technological progression and the advancement of the games industry over these last 25 years.

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

3 PS1 games have been released in the last 8-12 weeks, and Sony still doesn't have alot of good games available.
Brave Fencer Musashi, Mega Man Legends 1 and 2, Einhander, SaGa Frontier, Rival Schools: UBF and Soul Edge are CLASSIC PS One classics that Sony virtually abandoned, as far as western gamers are concerned.
Nintendo releases 3 VC titles, with 5 more on the way (at the least) and it's 'Nintendo sucks'.
Could it be better? Yes. Does Nintendo not want to pay thousands to port 5-8 games weekly and risk first party titles cannibalizing the 3rd party sales? I wouldn't want to.
Frankly, it's stupid to even think that having a hundred or so additional VC titles would sell systems.
And frankly, right now, Nintendo doesn't care for anything else.

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An A...:

Still gonna be a MM game come out, which is why MK came out. This way, Nintendo's hoping MK can grab some of the MK8 hype, without cannibalizing the other two games' sales.
With no retail releases and a bunch of indie delays, this is the perfect time for a host of new and exciting VC content!
Cybernator being my pick of the litter, but I'm sure any one of them is well worth the cost.

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#12

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at ...:

@Peach64
Though I agree completely, Wii U (and MK8) are making the PS4 look.. About how it SHOULD look everywhere.
After all the criticism regarding Darksiders 2 (dark Zelda), Arkham City (GOTY), NG3 (the markedly improved Razor's Edge) and ME3 (GOTY) being at launch, the hypocrisy is running high.
Master Chief Collection, Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider: DE, FIFA: WC, The Last of Us Remastered and (inevitably) GTAV.
Lots of NEW and UNIQUE games, for sure.
Japan sees it.
Doesn't seem like anyone else does.
I guess they're too busy filming themselves playing Resogun nude.

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Oh, but here's the thing, without a Nintendo system for release, this DOES NOT count as Nintendo news.
The Wii U is a piece of steaming garbage, we know.
Capcom makes RE, we know.
The last time this game was released, it was on the GC, we know.
You do know, the game originally came out for the PS1 and the Saturn, right?
And for years, every single RE game was released on EVERY platform.
It was all on the Dreamcast!
Who cares if it's not coming to a Nintendo system?
Is this site now GameLife?
Most flamebait worthy article of the day.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Resident Evil.
Resident Evil: Director's Cut.
Resident Evil (Gamecube).
Resident Evil (PS3, PS4, XBOX One, XBOX 360).
Let's not for get the light gun games based off of this part of the RE series.
Or the fact that RE 1 was such a terrible game (The original? Horrible.) they needed to realease 3 versions to make it playable.
They'll change things and current RE tells you.. it's gonna suck.

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Hey, NL
The Unepic / Abyss discounts are actually contingent on ownerships. As in, if you own one, you can get the discount for the other.
The discount will NOT be available for all gamers.
The guys at Nintendo Everything confirmed this already.

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Abyss for practically nothing? It's a short, cheap game that's as free as Nintendo gaming gets. At 75% off, it's a steal.
I'm still hoping for a decent sale in NA on either Knytt Underground or Unepic.
Both were fun playing (pretentious, frustrating, middling, and obnoxious too) I just don't have the spare cash to commit to owning them.
Aside from Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta, my year's calendar is open, so those two games could fill the void.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on Have Some Gorgeous New Super Smash Bros. Scree...:

I'm more a Bayonetta / Hyrule Warriors fan myself.
Haven't really ever enjoyed the competitive nature and the single player mode is really one dimensional.
I can appreciate the game if it sells systems, but it's really just an excuse to roll out some fan service on Nintendo's part.
The two titles I mentioned might be a little over the top, or a little heavy handed, but I've enjoyed them in the past.
Smash is just Nintendo doing the SOS. New gen, new Smash. It's HD... and that's it.
If this is the future, I hope the company folds. Be better off peddling Mario and DK on PS4, iPhone's and XBOX than recycling ideas constantly.
At least Zelda is a decent spin on Dynasty Warriors and Bayonetta is just 2 and not 4 or 5.
I feel too realistic and jaded to like Nintendo for their 'freshly dragged through the mud' games and constant financial drama. Maybe gaming in general is just a tired concept. Framerate and resolution is so important now, maybe I'll join an AMD fan page, so I can talk directly with people about what gaming's 'all about now'.
Or I could just never spend another dime on this hobby and go live outside of western society's privilege over posterity.

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop):

For reference, I played the first two levels with motion and the Gamepad. The boost jump is MUCH easier with motion, executed by swiping the 'pad itself downwards.
It's actually a pretty natural feeling movement, not something I can the same about the corresponding button combination.
I can't imagine patching D-pad support would be impossible (the Wiimote allows it already), something that would really help the game.
Let's be honest though, the EXACT same issues are present here as with Sonic: TLW and that got a higher score so it could sell more copies.
Seriously, every single issue with that game came down to control.
Sega, like Upper Byte / Neko doesn't know how their character SHOULD move. One, like Spiderman (I guess), another, more like Mario (apparently), but these aren't judgements placed upon them in comparison to current platformers.
Those are judgments placed upon them, through weighty nostalgia.
Both could be much better and both are deserving of lowered scores.
But Nintendolife's scoring has become more and more skewed towards key retail titles these last 12 months. I'm thinking self-preservation may have something to do with it.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop):

And yet, still not as frustrating as Puddle.
I found it much more enjoyable than Scram Kitty.
Very similar to Castlevania IV's whip swinging (where the whip would sometimes pull in inexplicably after certain sections).

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#25

NodesforNoids commented on Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for W...:

For those that don't have the really old systems and want to save space, I actually have a RetroN system and it's great. Consoles take up tons of space, so having your set-up in a single location is great.
It may be expensive, but if you're collecting all the systems from scratch (especially the GBA, whose SP still commands a decent price) it'll put you in a similar ballpark.
It's virtually painless and works much better with modern TVs.

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for W...:

This looks like Super Metroid meets MMX, which would make it a must buy for me.
SNES revival? Genesis / MD revival? AWESOME.
That PS1 throwback RPG couldn't come out soon enough for me!
Hopefully, this doesn't hit a bunch of delays.. Keeping it away from Microsoft would be a good start.

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

It's not Zelda, but I had an idea for Shining Force (the one Sega game that made me put down ALttP, back in the day).
Sega and Atlus, sitting in a tree. One makes Sonic, the other.. SHINING FORCE 3. Come on Segatlus! Let's port the FULL SF3 on the 3DS.
Or just a new SF, developed by Atlus.
It could be great.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

@gatorboi352
Not sure if that's something I'd be admitting out loud..
Kevin Spacey, sure, but it's as creative as Madden, FIFA and Assassin's Creed.
New location, some new characters, slightly more convoluted storyline.
The only thing that really changes is they add another zero to the marketing budget.

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#30

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America):

For reference, as was with the Letter, Frederic's journey to Canada seems to have been delayed.
Whether the game makes it North or not is beside the point: the fact there is any divide between Nintendo of America and Nintendo Canada is infuriating.
Thankfully, it's only been indie titles thus far.

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#33

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

I had an idea for a game.. Just like this, but obviously different.
In fact, a college friend has been working on DOOM, QUAKE and UT mods for YEARS. Recently, after producing a small engine similar to UT, but with different texture distribution, he asked if I wanted to make the idea reality.
I would, someday, but probably not soon.
Regardless, this was my idea.
The Forsaken

  • takes place entirely in an abandoned hotel
  • 300 unique rooms
  • 1200+ interactive items
  • puzzle based gameplay
  • ambient noise, little music (except from sources in the game world. eg: radio, TV, record player)
  • One puzzle goes as follows:
    You awaken in a room and you're locked inside. You try to kick it open with no success. Using a chair against the door produces a similar result.
    You examine your surroundings. The bed is a mess and a scrap of paper on the end table draws your attention. The lamp doesn't work.
    The scrap is covered with gibberish. It looks like numbers.
    You can move the bedding about.
    You discover a locked box under the pillowcase.
    Looking around the room, you spy a painting on the wall and an oddly shaped lemon on the ground. The lemon is actually a candle.
    Searching the bedside table reveals a book of matches.
    Melting the lemon produces a key from within the candle.
    The key opens the box.
    A note with the phrase 'just one more' written hastily is inside the box.
    The old 'safe behind a portrait' apples here. The safe opens with the combination. Another, larger key is inside. Combining the keys fits the lock, ensuring your escape.
    But escape isn't going to be any easier. New puzzles must be solved as you advance in your journey.
    Someone wants you here and they want to have fun.
  • Early on, it becomes obvious an audience is watching
  • Reasons behind your panic to escape are clear early on
  • Even without antagonists or combat, there is still a great level or terror and suspense
    Should everything work for me to ever make this game, I'd expect it no earlier than summer 2017. It's a pipedream, at best, but an idea I've had percolating for 6-8 years now.
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#34

NodesforNoids commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

It's funny, AdmiralThrawn, that someone with a self appointed title of 'Admiral' wouldn't think before he spoke.
How is a game, an exaggerated demo at that, to blame for nearly 2 years of Wii U failures.
I hope you like eating crow, as it seems to be what you're asking for.
Poor marketing, lacklustre 3rd party support, indie delays and a shallow release schedule are MUCH bigger problems for Nintendo right now.
And for the record, everyone thought Pikmin 3 was going to 'help turn things around' and it basically flopped.
Which was the last Miyamoto game. The bar seems pretty low as far as expectations are concerned.
Oh and then there's the dozen first party titles, two HUGE second party titles and.. uh.. OH YEAH. ZELDA.

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#35

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increa...:

PS4 sales didn't drop nearly as much as the PSV. Over 20%, despite a few top 10 games? It's not as if the Vita TV picked up much slack either.
Wii U bumped by over 1200 units, twice as much as the 360 and PSP did combined.
I'm seeing August and September as two months Nintendo can really use to pull away from Sony, at least in Japan.

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#37

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

Aside from those titles, Fatal Frame is a rather intriguing possibility (though limited in audience due to the expenses that would come from hiring a vocal team, something I argue will narrow it's scope in non-English speaking locations due to necessary subtitles) Mario Maker and Art Academy look to inspire creativity and just who knows what 3rd parties will join the party if Wii U sales were to take off.
Watch_Dogs is a sure thing and Ubisoft has teased another, but what would, say, EA's response be to the still struggling system selling another 4-6 million systems this calendar year?

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#38

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

sinalefa, I think you just hit the nail on the head. Will Nintendo adapt cross-buy at the end of the DDP? Who knows at this point. What we do know, is this week (and the rest of August) seems packed with indies.
I counted 11 indies with potential July / August release dates still to come.
Tengami, Teslagrad, Pier Solar, Assault Android Cactus, Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'Sey, Super Toy Cars, Midtown Crazy Race and Art of Balance are 9 likely 'summer' releases. Dieselstormers and The Fall seem to be very far along. I'd be surprised if either waited until autumn to debut.
Then we have SSB, Lego Batman 3, Skylanders, DI 2.0, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Toad's Treasure Tracker and Steamworld Dig.
After E3, I also wouldn't be surprised to see Kirby, Yoshi and Splatoon by May. Not to mention the possibility of Minecraft (not my cup of tea, but it could happen).
With Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mighty No. 9 and Zelda on the horizon, the next 17 months look VERY interesting.

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#39

NodesforNoids commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Fatal Frame seems like a movie that would go nicely along the lines of The Ring and The Grudge. Let's not forget that one of Saw's original visionaries was also Japanese.
The movie seems like a no-brainer for American audiences, but the manga? The Wii U game?
No offense to European markets, but the US is the world's biggest market because of the English language. It's streamlined American culture.
European markets? Not even close.
And gamers HATE subtitles. So, triple the localization budget (if not 5-8x larger) just to cater to countries like Belgium and Poland who, if my info is correct, has been the lowest first world market for Nintendo titles for over 20 years now. The sheer audacity of it is banal.
And for the simple reason the majority of gamers would refuse to buy a subtitled game, IF it is localized, Nintendo would likely only pay a small English cast, potentially even hiring internally.
That, people, is the reality of the Wii U's install base.
Shovel Knight isn't out yet? I guess the whole '8-15 languages' they needed to include, the ratings checks, additional bug testing and distribution adds both time AND money, huh?
Fatal Frame MIGHT be localized, in English and subtitled in non-English speaking locales, but it's not happening for a long time, and that's only if both FF and Hyrule Warriors do well.
They haven't talked seriously about localizing Yokai Watch yet. They definitely haven't spoken very seriously about Puzzle and Dragons Z, so why would Nintendo spend (potentially) 2-3 million localizing a game that, to be frank, would fall into a niche and sell terribly.
For a system that has sold 7.3-7.5 million units, MK8's 1.6-1.8 million sales are astronomical. But to localize, they'll need to push a million copies of HW worldwide and 300k-400k copies of this new FF.
I don't want to come across as a hater but as a realist.
-> If this doesn't get released in EU (couldn't care less about US ) then I will attempt a boycott of the Wii U and future first party games and yes sell my Wii U for pittance.
THAT is what we should avoid.
THAT sounds like a fanboy regretting his choice.
Sorry, UltimateDespair, but you fell right into it.
I wouldn't give you or anyone pittance for such an obnoxious attitude, acting like Nintendo should sacrifice it's empire to sate the appetites of those chomping on pipe dreams. It's not in your hands.
But IF Nintendo wants to see if localization is worth it, put up a pre-order. Vote with your wallets, not your mouths and then we'll see what happens.
Half of the people who demand these games never buy them, so why should Nintendo bother listening?
(/devil's advocate rant)
Don't jump on your keyboards and get mad.
Go out and DO something.

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#40

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Personally, I think Nintendo should extend the DDP through to the end of 2015. I've got 4 games worth through it so far (Arkham Origins, NES Remix 2, New Super Luigi U and Scribblenauts Unmasked). It would be great to have when the next 18 months' games hit us, that's for sure!

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#41

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@rjejr, I did the same!
The 399 points for G&W are almost too good to pass up. Even if I'd have more enjoyment from NES Remix, G&W's DDP points gave me one code and put me within 200 of another. Guacamelee and (the still discounted) Armillo gave me another. Cashing all 3 gave me enough for NES Remix 2, so I'm all set for the rest of summer!

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#42

NodesforNoids commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

I remember reading on a site, and recently (probably Polygon, seeing as their anti-Nintendo editorials are becoming all the more one sided) that Nier is the game Zelda wishes it could be, Chrono Trigger is the most overrated RPG is an overrated genre, Folklore is the greatest game no one played and no indie was worth the time, money or effort. I seem to recall 'inept', 'uninspired' and 'pretentious' being the descriptors. After searching said reviewers' reviews, he (or she, there was no picture) had MK8 ranked a 6.5 out of 10, Shovel Knight a 6 out of 10 and Wind Waker a 6 out of 10.
Now, it might just be me, but calling Pokemon a 'fad' seems like just one more sign of said reviewer's stupidity. 18 years, 25 manga series, over 245 million units in sales, Nippon jets, trains, Time magazine, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons, 14 soundtracks, 17 films, over 800 episodes, 36 games, guest appearances in dozens of other Nintendo games and dozens of Guinness Records.
Point is, sometimes I trust reviewers.. Other times, I really don't.

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#43

NodesforNoids commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

I've got friends on Facebook whose 13-16 year old nieces / nephews have exchanged or admitted to have exchanged nude pictures on that site.
The fact is, there's too much posted to be properly moderated without community assistance and often, the community doesn't do anything.
It's not that it isn't offensive material, it's that alot of the people viewing it are just as starved for attention as the posters.
The protection Nintendo wants is the 'selfies' which could be so-called 'signed photos'. As in, a photo that contains the person's name or other restricted information. I've heard of a site here in Canada (Nexopia) where 30+ males were hiding their age, meeting and having sex with 14-16 year old girls.
Realistically, as much as I'm not a fan of censorship, I just hate that kind of crap. 18+? You'd kill the app in a day.

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#45

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo of America Launches Camp Miiverse Cha...:

It's funny how there's this rather innocuous little 'Camp Miiverse' and so many of us see the team aspect as a nice cover for how individualistic it truly is, but then I see the posters.
All these diverse characters and views and opinions.
sinalefa (who kinda reminds me of Leafa from SAO), rjejr, ricklongo and MrWalkieTalkie, I feel like I see your posts so often, NL has become a preety interesting community.
There's so much diversity here, some are open and experimental, others reserved and traditional. It's my go to Nintendo site.

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#47

NodesforNoids commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

On the topic of Master Reboot, it looks like the halfway mark between The Letter and Another World.
Kind of reminds me of some of the futuristic segments from Cloud Atlas while also managing to give off a F.E.A.R. sort of vibe.
Can't be worse than the Letter, that's for sure. Or Gravity Badgers.
Who knows, it seems like the indies on Wii U are learning by their 2nd or 3rd projects.
Affordable Space Adventures looks alot more intriguing to me than Knytt Underground or Bumpie's Party, but that might be just me.

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#49

NodesforNoids commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

When the Club Nintendo free game promotion ends, then Nintendo needs to be more anxious. To be honest, I don't see Watch Dogs carrying number 1 through July, though I do see MK8's numbers staying constant.
Remember though, buying a system and a game (or a bundle) is never going to produce the comparable sales of one game by itself.
Judging by Yokai Watch 2, MH4 and Pokemon X / Y's numbers in Japan, the 3DS is just now hitting full stride.

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#50

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Nintendo doesn't seem keen in dishing out the proposed 9 million for Rare's DKC, Jet Force Gemini, and DK64 or the proposed 14 million for Banjo Kazooie so it's pretty plain to see that Nintendo is waiting for the Wii U to take off. How many systems sold? An economist friend of mine is pretty pessimistic. To the tune of 22 million systems sold.
From what I heard, the 3 games are under a single banner, seeing as Microsoft can't use DK and apparently has zero interest in JFG. Banjo Kazooie, on the other hand, is one I've heard MS is VERY interested in doing an HD re-release for.
All this is pretty negative, I realize, and could pertain to hundreds more games (Square Enix, Konami, Sega to name a few). On the plus side, Wooden Sen Sey drops onto the NA eShop next week. After a few overly simplistic titles, it looks like Neko has finally found a solid action platformer.