Tag: Kensuke Tanabe
News Paper Mario Producer Says His Team Has "Almost Complete Control" Over Creative Direction
Miyamoto checked in, but made no specific requests to make changes
Since the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for the Nintendo Switch, producer Kensuke Tanabe has been doing the press rounds answering questions about the future of the series and clarifying how much control his team has when it comes to new entries in the Paper Mario series...
News Paper Mario Producer Says He's "Not Opposed To The Fans' Opinions"
But would like to keep making innovative and unique entries
The new Paper Mario for the Switch was originally rumoured to be returning the series to form. It gave some members of the Nintendo community high hopes the next entry would perhaps embrace the series' traditional RPG roots. Obviously, it didn't really happen. With this in mind - during a...
News Paper Mario Producer Says "It's A Necessity" To Change The Combat System In Every Entry
Since the release of Paper Mario: The Origami King on the Nintendo Switch last month, series' producer, Kensuke Tanabe has been discussing the creative restrictions tied to the game - reiterating how it's been this way since Paper Mario: Sticker Star was released on the 3DS. In another recent interview, this time with the German website...
News Paper Mario Producer Says Team Is "No Longer Able To Graphically Represent Individual Characteristics" In Toad NPCs
Such as age and gender
We've already heard Paper Mario: The Origami King producer, Kensuke Tanabe, discuss the creative restrictions tied to the series and how it is "no longer possible to modify Mario characters", and now in a more recent interview with GamesRadar, he's touched on it again. He reiterated how it's been this way since Paper Mario:...
News Paper Mario Producer Says It's No Longer Possible To Modify Mario Characters
Playing by the rules
In the same VGC interview where Kensuke Tanabe said Nintendo wouldn't ignore casual players, the Paper Mario: The Origami King producer touched on the creative restrictions tied to the Paper Mario series - when asked about what it takes to design a new character (and villain, for that matter) to stand alongside the all-time...
News Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Super deformed Samus
It's no secret that the reaction to the reveal of Metroid Prime: Federation Force during E3 this year was somewhat negative. We even ran a talking point about the self-entitled fury which led to a petition demanding the cancellation of the game. As the petition now has over 22,000 supporters, it can safely be sa
News Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Explains Why Samus Aran Isn't In The Game
"If we have four 'Samuses', that would be odd"
Engadget has been speaking to Metroid Prime: Federation Force producer Kensuke Tanabe about the game, its origins and how it plays. While the title has gained a lot of hate from various parties online, it's actually shaping up to be a very interesting team-based shooter - and it would appear that it
News Retro Could Work On Miyamoto-Led Project In The Future, Says Nintendo Producer Kensuke Tanabe
"We consider Retro as part of the Nintendo family"
Retro Studios has become one of Nintendo's most important associated teams, having produced the likes of Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country Returns — both of which gained critical and commercial acclaim. Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe have been...
News Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe Wants To Make Tingle Popular In The West
Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah!
Let's be honest here — there's not much love for Tingle in the west. This plump, comedic character started his life as part of the Zelda series, but has since starred in his own games: Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland and Tingle's Balloon Fight DS. Even so, his reputation among players is pretty dire — he's...