Wii Interviews

Ninterview: Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

This is the Monado's power!

Xenoblade Chronicles is an epic adventure on Wii, receiving universal praise from critics and gamers alike. Its release was so desired that it partly prompted fan-movement Operation Rainfall, and was the first of a trio of fantastic JRPGs to be localised for the West - The Last Story being second, and Pandora's Tower...

Interviews: High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

We go deep inside the Wii's newest FPS

A little under a week ago saw the release of the first person shooter Conduit 2, the highly anticipated sequel from High Voltage Software. To take a closer look at the development of the game (as well as a possible hint at future 3DS outings), we went behind the scenes with Kevin Sheller, a senior producer at...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops Wii to Get Online Co-Op and Zombie Modes

Call of Duty: Black Ops Wii to Get Online Co-Op and Zombie Modes

Activision interview opens up

Call of Duty: Black Ops on Wii has been shrouded in secrecy for months, with next-to nothing concrete revealed, but now the game's senior producer Anna Donlan has spilled the beans on what gamers can expect on November 9th. The biggest news is arguably that the game will feature online co-operative play, including the console's debut of the amazingly popular zombies..

Interviews: Epicenter Studios - Rock of the Dead

Epicenter Studios - Rock of the Dead

House of the Dead meets Rock Band meets Neil Patrick Harris. Thoughts and new screenshots revealed

Sometimes, a game comes along that makes you say "Why didn't I think of that?" – right after you marvel at how cool it is, of course. Rock of the Dead, the upcoming title from independent studio Epicenter, is just one such game. Imagine, if you will, an experience that combines the..

News: NBA Jam Man Disappointed by Gamers' Negative Attitudes

NBA Jam Man Disappointed by Gamers' Negative Attitudes

Try to contain your surprise

Trey Smith, Creative Director of recent Wii slam-a-jamma NBA Jam, is an old head in this industry, having been working on games for the best part of a decade. He must have seen his fair share of problems in his team, but when quizzed by the MTV Multiplayer blog what did he state as the number one biggest problem affecting the games industry? Gamers with bad attitudes..

Interviews: Hudson - Oops! Prank Party

Hudson - Oops! Prank Party

We talk with producer Yukihiro Kobayashi about the new Wii title

While party games are relatively common today, the one that put the genre on the map is undeniably Hudson's Mario Party, released a little over a decade ago on the Nintendo 64. Now the company's making another foray into the party business with the devious Oops! Prank Party, set for release in the United States on October 5th. We had..

Interviews: Ryozo Tsujimoto - Monster Hunter Tri

Ryozo Tsujimoto - Monster Hunter Tri

We chat monsters, quests and gamers clocking 8,000 hours

Initially scheduled for the week of the game's launch in April, ongoing issues with the Icelandic volcano dust cloud situation meant we had to postpone our interview with Monster Hunter Tri producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, but we're now able to bring you the interview in full. Nintendo Life: Why do you think Monster Hunter been such a massive..

Interviews: NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

NBA Jam Producer Pete Trenouth

Yes, the announcer is back

The upcoming NBA Jam revival for the Wii has been music to the ears of gamers wanting to taste that nostalgic goodness that will see them slam dunking like beasts as if it's easier than breathing, all to the enthusiastic commentary of the in-game announcer. The NBA Jam series is long overdue for a return and with the game's release planned for later in the year, we..

Interviews: High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

High Voltage Software - Conduit 2

The sequel's producer talks new multiplayer features, weapons and more

When it comes to Conduit 2, High Voltage Software's sequel to their debut Wii first-person shooter from 2009, we know a couple of things: that stuff is going to blow up and it will feature a whole host of new multiplayer bells and whistles, including a new co-operative mode. Inquisitive minds that we are, we got a few queries in..

News: Suda51 Refers To No More Heroes 3 as a Bodily Function, Of Course

Suda51 Refers To No More Heroes 3 as a Bodily Function, Of Course

Travis Touchdown's stories weren't the only things that came thick and fast

Grasshopper Manufacture has successfully established itself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to developing compelling games with stylistic artistry. It also seems that the studio's CEO, Goichi Suda, possesses the same kind of flair when articulating his perception of video games. Speaking to The Guardian, the..

Interviews: Namco Bandai Games - Fragile Dreams

Namco Bandai Games - Fragile Dreams

Some interesting insights into the unique Wii release.

With Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon recently released in North America and hitting Europe today, we thought it would be a good time to get in touch with some of the guys at Namco Bandai in order to find out a little more information about this rather unique Wii title. Kentaro Kawashima, Producer at Namco Bandai Games and Tomoni..

Interviews: Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Steve Lycett - Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sumo Digital's executive producer talks karts and characters

Since the release of OutRun 2 back in 2004, Sumo Digital has gone on to become somewhat of a bedfellow with SEGA, having produced several games based on key IP. Following on from the release on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, we caught up with Steve Lycett, Sumo Digital's executive producer, to chat about the latest game developed for..

Interview: Climax - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Climax - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Nintendo Life heads to Konami HQ to talk to the studio behind the storming new Silent Hill title

UK-based developers Climax are kind of on fire right now. They've just released Silent Hill: Shattered Memories in partnership with Konami, and they're already working on two more projects for the gaming supergiant. Shattered Memories has already been released in America to critical acclaim. Nintendo..

News: Sega: Nintendo Should Support Mature Gamers

Sega: Nintendo Should Support Mature Gamers

Bloody Mario...

Speaking after the news that Sega is starting to have second thoughts at attempts to target older Wii gamers, following slow sales of other publishers' software and its own mature titles, the company believes that Nintendo should be trying to widen the market with its own 18 certificate games. James Rebours, the CEO of Sega for France and Spain, has spoken about the lack of support..

News: Sega to Abandon Mature Wii Audience?

Sega to Abandon Mature Wii Audience?

Dead Space sales scare publisher

Sega has been one of the forerunners when it comes to pushing mature games on the Wii. Unfortunately, it appears that poor sales of EA’s Dead Space Extraction - coupled with disappointing commercial performance of its own titles, such as MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill - has given Sega second thoughts on...

News: Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Comparison confuses design director

Outside of the gaming media, videogames rarely find much airspace, and at times suffer large-scale ‘video nasty’ shock stories. However, when ABC News ran a favourable webcast, comparing Metroid Prime Trilogy to Orson Welles' renowned cinematic classic Citizen Kane, Mark Pacini, the series' design director, was shocked by the report. I found out about it..

News: Monster Hunter 3 Made Just For You

Monster Hunter 3 Made Just For You

Game built from the ground up for Western users

Capcom's latest behemoth-slaying epic still doesn't have a confirmed Western release date according to the latest Nintendo release schedule, giving us plenty of time to get excited about getting our hands on the series' first appearance on a Nintendo console. Notoriously popular in Japan, the game's producer Ryozo Tsujimoto reveals in a recent..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Twenty Years In The Making

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Twenty Years In The Making

Well, not literally

Revelations afoot in the Iwata Asks interview for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Toshihiko Nakago, currently the President of SRD2, reveals that Miyamoto’s dream of a multiplayer Mario was born during the development of Super Mario Bros. 3. Ultimately hardware limitations scuppered the plan, leaving the team to step back their efforts and go with the inclusion of a multiplayer..

News: Get Ready for Macho King's Story!

Get Ready for Macho King's Story!

If Mr Kimura's latest idea reaches fruition, that is

Now Little King's Story has successfully conquered all corners of the globe following its release in Japan last month, the game's creator and all-around genius Yoshiro Kimura spoke to Joystiq about his ideas for the potential follow-up we mentioned months ago, and they're as barmy as you'd expect. Mr Kimura: I realized that one of the reasons..

News: Trent Reznor Big Fan of Nintendo

Trent Reznor Big Fan of Nintendo

Charismatic frontman talks video games in his latest interview.

You might not know it, but the charismatic front man of Nine Inch Nails just happens to be a huge video game fan. Not only that, he's also a huge fan of Nintendo. Joystiq recently caught up with Trent and conducted an interview in which he shared many of his thoughts and stories on the gaming industry and Nintendo in particular. Here's..

News: Square Enix Prez Stares Into Crystal Ball; Sees New Wii in 2011

Square Enix Prez Stares Into Crystal Ball; Sees New Wii in 2011

Thoughts also passed on motion control

Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has opened his mouth and allowed various predictions to spew forth, some of which were collected and bottled during an interview with The Financial Times. Wada has foretold that Nintendo's successor to the Wii will be available in 2011, and is likely to be closer to the PS3/360...

News: More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

More Metroid Prime in the Pipeline?

Developer interview hints that the series is far from over

When Retro Studios put the finishing touches to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, it stated that it would be the final game in the series. The announcement of Metroid: Other M - which is being handled by Tecmo's Team Ninja - seemed to confirm this, despite the recent repackaging of all three Prime games in Metroid Prime Trilogy. However, in a..

Interviews: Spaceball Revolution - Virtual Toys

Spaceball Revolution - Virtual Toys

The Director answers a few questions for us about the past, present and future of Virtual Toys.

After reviewing their most recent game Spaceball Revolution, it seemed a good time to find out a little more about veteran developer Virtual Toys. Corporate Director Fabriciano Bayo was kind enough to answer a few questions for us and give us some insight into the history of the company and where..