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Thu 26th December, 2013

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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).



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.



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



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.



Grumblevolcano commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@Wolfgabe Surely it's the simple approach of embarrassing the competitors from their mistakes. History has showed us that mocking the competitors is successful such as how the PS3 lost due to poking at Sony's terrible E3 reveal conference. The same situation happened regarding Sony mocking the Xbox One reveal and even in some regions the "Genesis does what Nintendon't" advertising campaign worked.



Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

@Timppis Well your dream direct features Smash so it would. :P

@Cheesehead302 I'm actually not too sure it would, look at last year for example. Nintendo didn't win for most because of the Zelda Wii U announcement but rather because of the huge Smash focus (and Splatoon).

What would make Nintendo definitely win E3 for me this year is either an F-Zero announcement (either remaster of X/GX or new game based on X/GX in terms of style) and/or future Mario Kart 8 DLC after May's pack 2.



Grumblevolcano commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

Really looking forward to seeing more and I will likely be involved with the kickstarter (has to have a Wii U version though). This is perfect timing as Microsoft has ruined Banjo even further with making the franchise a Kinect based one (see SXSW details) so people can realise that Playtonic games are the true Rare we know and love from the SNES and N64 eras.



Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

I would like these:

  • Mewtwo/Tournaments/Miiverse for Smash confirmed for early April release (so Splatoon isn't overlooked)
  • Amiibo Smash wave 4 release date for NA and hence preorders made available
  • Amiibo Smash wave 5 and Mario wave 2 announcement with release dates confirmed everywhere (Mario wave 2 links into Mario Party 10 announcements)
  • Splatoon
  • Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Possibly Mario Kart 8 DLC pack 2 footage not including the Animal Crossing track
  • Hyrule Warriors 2nd "season pass" confirmed
  • Possibly more Xenoblade Chronicles X