Nintendo brought a slew of fan favorites to the table this E3, with some exciting new installments for series such as Metroid Prime, Pokemon, Yoshi, Kirby, and of course Super Mario Odyssey, which is slated for release October 27, 2017. While some announcements, like Pokemon and Metroid Prime 4, were light on actual content, the mere mention of those particular titles was enough to get people talking, pushing sales, and making Nintendo’s newest console even harder to find. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Nintendo brings the games
Ubisoft had a fair spread at E3 this year. It wasn’t quite the maelstrom of new games Xbox pulled out of the bag alongside their new console, nor was it the relative disappointment of Bethesdaland. Without any further ado, let’s go through the titles they discussed.
Super Mario Odyssey was the star of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight. The presentation displayed Mario playing his way through multiple levels, using his Ghost-possessed hat to control enemies, items, and strangely enough, a T-Rex. The reasoning for Odyssey’s title is that the Space Ship shown off in the Switch reveal trailer is in fact named Odyssey. Continue reading E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey shown off
The worst kept secret of E3 was the opening act for Ubisoft’s E3 2017 conference: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Even the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto showed up, wielding Mario’s blaster from the game. To the shock of many, it actually looked really good in action, both visually and mechanically. Continue reading E3 2017: Ubisoft (Officially) reveals Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Universal Studios Japan has announced the start of construction on “Super Nintendo World.” This announcement was accompanied by a concept video. In the announcement, President of USJ said that the park “builds on the success we’ve had before” with other theme parks. The little described “Nintendo themed area” will have “different levels” and offers an immersive experience complete with attractions, restaurants, and shops.
Continue reading Universal Studios Reveals ‘Super Nintendo World’
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will not damage the Mario brand. It can’t. Those among the embarrassingly high number of people that think it’s a legitimate possibility (go to most any gaming forum, there will be some), especially at this point in time, are being foolish. The game isn’t even officially announced, and there’s no game play footage at all. As if suggesting a game we know virtually nothing about could damage a franchise wasn’t stupid enough as is, people are actually suggesting it could hurt the Mario franchise. Continue reading No, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will not damage the Mario brand
For over a year now Nintendo has been coquettishly teasing the gaming community with the promise of a new console. Only known until today by the codename “NX”, and now finally revealed to the gaming masses as the “Switch”. A hybrid mobile and common console as has been previously speculated over the last year.
Since my last post, people have started paying me to write for their small-medium sized web sites. It has been fun, but at times there just hasn’t been money in what I want to talk about. Apparently SRPGs and rants about “Holy shit, upgrade your Stamina first in every Souls game!” aren’t exactly money makers. Who knew?
With that in mind, I’ve decided to return and use this site to keep a running tally of new games I play this year, my thoughts on them, how they fall on the spectrum of awesome, as well as other things that just aren’t popular enough for someone to buy articles on.
Today’s post is going to be a bit abbreviated, as the first game I played this year was Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, which I did a review of over at Game Zone. Continue reading Ranking All the Games I Play in 2016 (Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam)
There’s a lot of buzz about the new “open world” Zelda these days, but Zelda isn’t the only Nintendo franchise that could pull it off. Mario is perfectly suited for an open world adventure. Not only that, but an open world Mario would be one of the most interesting worlds to have adventures in. It would be unique among open world games. Continue reading Would Mario fit in an open world? Yes.