Nintendo Wii: de Blob 2 to be “face melting”

Here is today’s “quote of the day”:

“The gameplay and game structure is much tighter and less ambiguous, and I believe this offers more rewards for the mainstream audience, while presenting new challenges for those more versed in videogame tropes. The visual impact of the new game can only be described as face-melting. We’re pushing the Wii to its limits to make everything look amazing.” – Nick Haggar, executive producer

“Face melting”… you have my interest Nick Haggar….

Nintendo shareholder meeting – Miyamoto wants to make a new character and much more

The following information comes from a Nintendo shareholder’s meeting on the 29th at its corporate headquarters in Kyoto. Here are the highlights:

– Miyamoto is interested in getting a new Pikmin out quickly.
– Miyamoto feels it’s time for him to create a new character, since it’s been 10 years since Pikmin
– Nintendo is considering adding a playtime feature to the 3DS, much like the one on Wii
– Nintendo has no plans for a theme park, but if they did do one, it would be different from the traditional theme parks that exist now
– Miyamoto has taken an interest in swimming
– Miyamoto is a a member of a youth guidance organization, and spends a lot of time with children
– These statements were by Miyamoto when he was asked about what games he is currently working on
– Nintendo was thinking about the 3DS 6 years ago
– Nintendo is always thinking of new hardware, including successor to 3DS
– the 3DS was demoed at this event, with 50 to 100 Nintendo employees showing off the platform
– the 3DS demo shown featured flowing water, and a wine glass, all in 3D
– the demo also showed a bunch of Mario figures, as well as a poster that featured trophies similar to Smash Bros. trophies
– viewers could change the camera angel with the slide pad or dpad
– there was also a Mario sequence, Yoshi sequence, Pikmin sequence and a Twilight Princess sequence
– this demo video sounds much like the one shown at E3
– on the Ocarina of Time 3DS, and it if will feature visuals closer to Twilight Princess: “We can’t share details, but it does have expressive capabilities. This is because the capabilities are of course higher.”

Interesting… I can’t wait to have a brand new IP from Mr. Miyamoto.

Source via GoNintendo

Nintendo Power review scores

Great scores for Sin and Punishment and Dragon Quest; and it appears that Toy Story 3 didn’t fair too bad either Check out the rest of the review scores from the recent Nintendo Power magazine below:

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii) – 9.0
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS) – 9.0
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Wii) – 7.5
Puzzle Quest 2 (DS) – 7.5
Tournament of Legends (Wii) – 7.0
The Last Airbender (DS) – 7.5
The Last Airbender (Wii) – 6.0
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Wii) – 7.5

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor – video review

Care to see how Nintendo’s latest faired in a video review? Well check out the video above and find out! I know I really wanted to purchase Sin and Punishment 2 but with not a ton of money, I may have to skip this one….

Has anyone out there purchased this much deserving sequel?

Nintendo Wii: New Goldeneye 007 Screens

To say that I am thrilled that we are getting a new Goldeneye would be a HUGE understatement. I grew up playing this game and have some fantastic memories blasting my friends via multiplayer. Enjoy some new screens of this newly announced title in action (I have to admit though part of me would’ve liked to see this game in beautiful HD…) and let us know what you think.

(More screens after the break)



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