Nintendo Uploads New Splatoon Video Showcasing New Weapons

Nintendo has uploaded a brand new video showcasing Splatoons new weapons. The global test fire was a huge success for the game and had many gamers walking away pretty pleased with the title. The game launches on May 29th exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo has been pushing this one hard. Only time will tell if this one turns out to be a hit but we will be crossing our fingers in hopes that it is.

Enjoy.

YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD DEVS DISCUSS APPROACH TO VISUALS

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Coming from an EDGE interview with Nintendo producer Takashi Tezuka and executive producer Etsunobu Ebisu from Good-Feel, these 2 developers discuss the art direction for the Wii U exclusive, Yoshi’s Woolly World. Check out the quotes below:

We’ve always felt that Yoshi deserves to have a handcrafted feel to the graphics, and we’ve strived to bring this into games like Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story. With those previous titles, it was just that – an aesthetic – and didn’t really have much influence on the gameplay itself. – Tezuka

We decided to use wool in Yoshi’s Woolly World since we felt we’d be able to provide some interesting mechanics and gameplay that we weren’t able to do in previous games. But it was also the toughest challenge we’ve faced! – Ebisu

I love the art direction for Yoshi’s Woolly World and cannot wait to play it later this year. I am praying that Nintendo decides to release this soon in the US as it is releasing in the UK next month. The vibrant colors and the textures really stand out and I can almost feel the characters popping off the screen.

Iwata Skipping E3 2015

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Nintendo told IGN today that company President Satoru Iwata would be skipping E3 for the second consecutive year in a row. Here is what they had to say regarding the situation:

“Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing the many games we have coming for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Mr. Miyamoto and other members of our development team will be in Los Angeles to explain these games and the unique experiences that each offers. Mr. Iwata’s focus in this period will be on other areas of our business that require his presence in Japan.”

Nintendo assured IGN that Iwata will be in ‘constant contact’ with the away team in Los Angeles, and he will monitor the reaction to Nintendo’s announcements. More as E3 approaches.

E3 2015 Predictions For Nintendo

It’s that time again my friends; time for MVGN to peer into our gaming crystal ball and try to predict what the big 3 will bring to this year’s E3. Our gaming company for today will focus on Nintendo. Nintendo has been in an interesting predicament for the past couple of years and this year is no different. With NX already being confirmed to NOT make an appearance at this year’s E3 and with their QOL project not showing its head either, Nintendo seems to have no choice but to double down on what is currently available.

What will they bring? Read on and find out what we think.

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Here Are The Latest Hardware Sales From Japan

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The latest hardware sales from Japan are in and you can check them out below. The handheld market is still very much alive as the 3DS and PS Vita take the top two spots for last week. Sony’s PS4 rounds out the top 3 for hardware sales.

Check out the list below:

3DS – 26.092
PS Vita – 17.938
PS4 – 15.992
Wii U – 11.137
PS3 – 4.351
Xbone – 187

Nintendo Announces Its E3 2015 Plans

Nintendo’s expanded lineup at this year’s E3 includes the glorious return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year absence, a new Nintendo Digital Event on June 16 at 9 a.m. PT, the always in-depth Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 from the show floor and a chance to play Mario Maker at more than 120 Best Buy locations. The big N showcased the video above announcing their plans for this year’s E3. Nintendo decided to go the route that they did last year and forego a traditional press conference. Although we are a little disappointed regarding the news (those Nintendo press conferences always had something special), we were very happy with last year’s digital event and it will be fun to see what they have for us this year.

E3 2015 takes place next month and we will be covering the entire event. Stay tuned.

Nintendo To Reveal E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

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Mark your calendars Nintendo fans; the big N is set to reveal their official E3 2015 plans tomorrow, May 13th. Nintendo of America has tweeted that their E3 plans will be revealed at 9am PT tomorrow so you can bet your bottom dollar we will be on the look out. Last year Nintendo decided to skip the traditional press conference in favor of a fun Nintendo Direct followed by a constant live stream throughout the event. While it was fun and very well done, we kind of hope that they have a traditional press conference next month as it ads to the excitement.

What do you guys hope Nintendo does for E3 2015?

NINTENDO TREEHOUSE: LIVE WITH THE SPLATOON GLOBAL TESTFIRE RECORDING

In case you missed Splatoon’s global testfire, the good people at the Nintendo Treehouse were nice enough to record some footage. While the game was only playable for 3 hours in total, we here at myvideogamenews walked away impressed. The game ran smooth and was overall pretty fun. I found it a very interesting take on a shooter and the game easily nabbed my attention. I also want to point out that Splatoon shot up the charts over at Amazon so people seemed to really like the game.

Check out the footage and let us know what you think. Enjoy.

Splatoon releases later this month.

Nintendo Says No NX at E3 2015

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Looks like Nintendo’s plans for E3 2015 are starting to take shape. The company has confirmed that their next generation console, NX will NOT be making an appearance at this year’s show either. Although we are all curious about what the big N will bring, it sure looks like they will focus heavily on their current systems in Wii U and 3DS. Here is a quick quote regarding the new details:

We do not plan on talking specifics about the the NX until 2016.

Presently, we cannot talk about the time period when it [the NX] will go on sale or what it’s like, because we are calling it a ‘new concept,’ we are not thinking of this as a ‘simple replacement’ for the 3DS or the Wii U..

What do you guys think? I kind of guessed that they wouldn’t announce or show anything regarding the NX but it still would be pretty awesome if they surprised everyone and had it on display at the show.