And we’re back, with yet another edition of Straight Shooting with the Canada Nintendo Examiner! As E3 draws ever closer, more and more interesting tidbits have begun to come out of the woodwork, so let’s see what has transpired over the past few days…
- When developers create a new game, sometimes they’ll “borrow” a few things from other titles in the same genre… or another one altogether. To that end, GamesRadar has a list of things they believe every game should borrow.
- I believe we can accept this as official confirmation of Sonic Generations coming to Nintendo 3DS.
- And since we have that, I believe this now means I can include this article on the game being perfectly suited to speedrunning here as well.
- Similarly, 1UP believes that a Shinobi revival could be headed to the 3DS as well. Nintendo Power, on the other hand, pretty much confirms that, too.
It’s good to see SEGA showing continued interest in reviving some of their classic series. Let’s just hope this goes better than their last effort with Golden Axe: Beast Rider.
- Japan’s Club Nintendo is getting a few new items, including a CD soundtrack from Donkey Kong (Country) Returns.
As the game was developed by Retro Studios in Texas, this has left North American Club Nintendo members wondering why we aren’t getting the same deal.
- In my Hands-On for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, I more or less admit that I wasn’t exactly the top choice to make straight comparisons between the original game and its remake. Fortunately, there are others who are, and on that note, 1UP declares that this version is “pretty much definitive.”
- Speaking of Zelda, it would seem that there is currently some speculation that Skyward Sword could receive the same treatment as Twilight Princess, and be pushed back to debut alongside Nintendo’s next console.
If that were to happen, Nintendo would need something else big to occupy their holiday 2011 season… but what? Looks like we’ll have to wait for E3 to find out.
- It appears that Infinity Ward won’t confirm a release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii. Would it kill them to just say “no, it isn’t”?
At the UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine, though, it seems that at least one member of their staff isn’t bothered by this at all. It doesn’t really bother me, either, on a personal level. But I do hate it when publishers give people the run around on this stuff.
- Is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney headed to Hollywood? Maybe!
Okay, not technically Hollywood; whatever Japan’s equivalent is. Which would really just make this news all the better.
- This does not bode well for Capcom fans with Nintendo platforms. Hopefully it doesn’t affect Mega Man Legends 3…
Also, don’t go expecting a sequel to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on the Wii any time soon.
- In some sad news, following the recent dismantling of Hudson Soft, Takahashi Meijin is departing the company. Absolutely crazy. That would like if Keiji Inafune left… Cap… com… hmm. I’ll get back to you on that.
Oh, and he can’t take his name with him. It’s apparently a trademark of Hudson Soft, so from now on, he’ll be known by his real name: Toshiyuki Takahashi.
- A new trailer is available for Wii Play: Motion! And I’m actually interested in playing it. It has an amusing-looking Ghostbusters-type mini-game, which is good, and apparently another version of the Duck Hunt-type game from the original.
And while I’m fine with that, how about more Zapper love? Bring on Hogan’s Alley already! Gumshoe! Barker Bill!
- While people do like to dump on the Wii for this reason or that, there were a number of things it did right and some nifty innovations as well, as Destructoid points out.
While I won’t say there aren’t some things which could use improving, I must admit I’ve largely been satisfied. Here’s hoping Project Cafe keeps the good, and fixes the not-so good.
- On a related note, Chris Rooke of Official Nintendo Magazine believes that the Wii’s controller is, in fact, the best ever.
- Who is the composer for Kid Icarus: Uprising? Director Masahiro Sakurai won’t tell, though he does drop one hint.
Also, the Japanese website for the game has opened, and it features three videos.
- New BurgerTime: World Tour trailer!
- At one point, Nintendo of America wanted to publish the official timeline for The Legend of Zelda online. Nintendo of Japan wasn’t so hot on that idea, though.
I can sort of understand wanting to keep the mystery, though I think it may be reaching a point where it’s just going to seem too convoluted. At the very least, though, I wish they would confirm or deny the split timeline theory… I’d be rather ticked off if I ever found out I’d been going in the wrong direction all this time.
- Even ten years later, the original Animal Crossing website is still going. It’s not updated, save for the date, but it’s still available.
- Where were these Mario Kart Wii K’NEX when I was a kid?
- Angry-Eye Kirby? Regular Kirby? No longer must anyone choose!
…though I will admittedly laugh if Nintendo of America angries up every one of them.
And that’s it for this edition! Remember to tune in tomorrow at the Toronto Video Game Examiner for news regarding Microsoft and Sony (and maybe even some PC), and we’ll see you back here on Thursday!