Having acquired Dynamo Pictures — the production company behind the Pikmin Short Movies — Nintendo recently announced its intention to rebrand, with the studio formally becoming 'Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd.'. While the name change will be a surprise to many, eagle-eyed fans of Elite Beat Agents may have seen this coming since that game's release in 2006.
As a part of the 'Makes No Difference' mission — which sees the agents deployed to use their signature dance moves to help out a stressed movie director — the lovely Zion-from-Nintendo-Life noticed that the film's clapperboards state its production company as 'Nintendo Pictures'.
Observe the timestamped YouTube video below:
Of course, this is obviously nothing more than a happy coincidence, with the fictional movie set just happening to align with Nintendo's rebrand...
Or perhaps these foundations really were being laid in 2006! Perhaps Nintendo was testing out the potential of its production arm, hoping to one day make its fictional film studio a reality. After all, where better to look to the future than on a virtual movie set surrounded by exceptionally well-dressed dancing secret agents?
Let us know if you think EBA predicted the future with a comment below.
Almost had a heart attack, thought Elite Beat Agents was coming to Switch for a sec
ah time for a play session tonight, it's been far too long, my dear asgents..
Ahh this game and Ooendan were great! I still wish for Gitaroo Man on Switch but yeah that's a hopeless dream for so many reasons lol
What's the thinking behind that?
it was all about
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendaaaaaaannnnnn!
@Rambler hilariously stupid localisation 😂
Also, pretty desperate article because it’s obviously nothing more than a coincidence.
please give us a new osu tatakae ouendan. it's 100 times better than elite beat agents and we want it
@PessitheMystic I'm mean. The article is tagged as random and they do mention, in the article, it's probably a coincidence. So I wouldn't necessarily call the article desperate. More so just a fun,, fluff piece
@PessitheMystic Desperate? Just a fun little Monday morning thing for people living the Nintendo life.
Elite Beat Agents movie confirmed!
... I'd watch it. I'd absolutely watch it.
Agents are… GO!!!
Elite Beat Agents on Switch are… GO!!!
I’d also love another game in this series on the switch! Or put them on a DS switch online app. Playing through the original Ouendan this past month and it still holds up!
The agents are like the CIA or MIB. They knew it all along
I love EBA, I still have it to this day
Nope. Not a happy coincidence: EBA are real, and helped make this happen
This headline is so disappointing, because in my book, Elite Beat Agents was THE rhythm game.
I still tell my friend, "Agents are go!" When we initiate any get together
@Razputinman I'm torn between wanting more OTO/EBA goodness on Switch and remembering how I couldn't even play a single map on an Android Osu build. This gameplay's elements and patterns are ill-suited for human fingers. A capacitive stylus could help, but there's no enclosing one on eShop...
I wish I hadn't sold my copy of EBA. It was such a fun and ridiculous time. But there was one level I just could never get past and got frustrated.
I would do something silly for a new Ouendan.
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