Nintendo's latest Switch game - Pikmin 3 Deluxe - is a port of the 2013 Wii U title. While Nintendo EAD was responsible for the original title, it seems Nintendo called on another team to help out with the new release.
As revealed in the credits, the Deluxe version of the game is all thanks to Eighting. According to Nintendo Everything, this company was "largely responsible" for Pikmin 3 Deluxe - handling the port as well as the game's new content.
Eighting has previously worked on Kirby Star Allies and the Welcome amiibo part of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It's also worked on Monster Hunter, Zoids, and the fighting game series Bloody Roar. Those of you with longer memories will also recall that the company (formerly known as Raizing) worked on arcade shooters Battle Garegga, Kingdom Grand Prix and Armed Police Batrider.
Have you tried out the Deluxe version of Pikmin 3 yet? What do you think of this port? Comment below.
So... does this mean Nintendo EAD (or whatever their successors are called) are working on something else? If this was Eighting and 3D World is NST then surely they can’t just be working on BOTW2?
I've almost beaten it. First play through ever. Very enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Thanks Eightning for caring about this game more than Nintendo!
Where is our new Naruto GNT title ?????? 8ing why you have abandoned us all these years !?!?!?
Can you change the little sub header to Eighting and abetting.
I was wondering about this (it's called Clash of Ninja overseas), but TOMY lost the rights to the series a while back. Bandai Namco is the only company that is allowed to make Naruto games anymore, so they'd have to go to them.
@JR150 Too pity... I thought that Tomy could pay for the rights too and develop a new CoN / GNT title despite the fact that Bandai Namco has also the rights. But then again, some times are the exclusivity rights like for example in the case of Spider-Man where only Sony for some time (I don't know for now) had them and Marvel Studios could not make another movie like e.g. Avengers or Iron Man. There were such a good games, such a good fighting games where 4 player could play. I miss my GameCube hours playing with my friends..
Too right, friend. Clash of Ninja/GNT and Tatsunoko vs Capcom are two of my favorite fighting games. Eighting is a great dev.
Now that nearly every Wii U game has been ported Nintendo seriously needs to import a library of N64/Gameboy/DS/Gamecube/Wii games. I don't know why they're waiting it's easy money
Finished the epilogue. These parts are really fun and challenging. Let's hope they get to help with Pikmin 4 too.
Alright, so every ‘big’ release the last few months and the coming months is not from Nintendo (or just a gimmick)....
What is Nintendo doing? Is this the buildup towards Switch 2.0?
Oh I wondered what happened to Eighting! Would love a new Kururin on Switch!
Wow Bloody Roar. That's a series i haven't heard of in ages. Who owns the rights to it now, Konami?
Sorcer Striker 2 and Kururin 3, please!
@nessisonett at this point my guess is that they are internally all working on an original lineup for the launch of a slighlty more powerful switch pro.
I'm not keeping track of all the dev studios but my understanding was that having only the switch to develop for, Nintendo had aaaaaaall the teams from 3ds and wiiu on one platform, and if that's the case, something seems off to me.
I'm betting on a reveal on january and a launch on march.
It would also explain the TBD delays of 3rd party titles such as Doom eternal and others
I'm really enjoying it. The quality of life improvements keep pleasantly surprising me. It's the best Pikmin game yet, and I'm hoping we get Pikmin 4 someday!
I’m very happy with this game. I played it years ago on switch and playing it again reminds me of how much I miss this series. I hope more people buy it so we’ll get a fourth.
Please bring back Bloody Roar
This article brings back memories of playing Bloody Roar on the GameCube with my friends. Such a good game
Were they responsible for picking the price too?
@LillianC14 Yes it's Konami, and they recently registered a new trademark for Bloody Roar. Probably won't result in anything, but who knows?
I'm supposed to be impressed? It has zero tech upgrades. Poo.
@koekiemonster I mean, technically 3D all-stars is Nintendo... just NERD doesn't usually release games. And Monolith Soft is technically Nintendo proper for XC:DE. But yeah, other than those two games, the last release Nintendo itself put out was Animal Crossing: New Horizons back in March.
The main story only took 6 hours to finish. The game cost 60 dollars. That's like ten dollars an hour. Pikmin 2 took at least 3 times the amount to finish and it came out in 2004. This is unacceptable
@graysoncharles It’s totally their fault lol 😛
@60frames-please It’s my first time playing, and I sort of have a sense that it’s pretty refined now... just wondering what some of the less obvious things are that you noticed? Like when you go pluck Pikmin, did it always have you auto-pluck all nearby Pikmin? Probably, but I wondered if that was a change when suddenly my character started doing stuff on his own...
@BlubberWhale Yeah, in earlier Pikmin, like Pikmin 1 you had to keep pressing the button repeatedly to get Olimar to pluck all the sprouts. The bigger diameter whistle effect area is also nice.
@60frames-please Cool, and yeah that is a nice big diameter. 🙂
@koekiemonster @link3710 Hmm, good points. I have been really enjoying Paper Mario: The Origami King, but that was developed by Intelligent Systems.
@HotGoomba___Rebrand The ***** are you even talking about? lol Nintendo produced this game and has tons of staff on it, Eighting was just contracted for the workload of the port and new stuff. Actually open the credits and see it, for gods sake.
@koekiemonster @nessisonett I don't know if you guys know how Nintendo is structured or who develop the games out there, but it's not how you guys think it is. Nintendo EPD developing games or not doesn't matter at all, because EPD is a developer and producer who supervises all Nintendo funded releases, with all the games that are develoepd externally having Nintendo producers and staff working on them. Most games on all consoles are developed externally, you can see it. I recommend giving a look to this thread to have an idea about how it is.
@Nemesis666 I was joking...
That's a developer name I haven't heard in years. Glad to see they are still alive and doing work (Bloody Roar on GC was awesome)
@Nemesis666 as you can see in your provided link, there are 10 teams. Thise teams consist of almost 2000 people.
We don’t know what they are doing, or do we?
This silence always happens with Nintendo when new hardware is coming.
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