Written by: J.H. Longman
What a glitchy week this has been, Super Mario Maker offline. Mighty No.9 delayed, and the reveal that the Western version Fire Emblem Fates is having certain content removed. But it’s not all doom and gloom, there was a new game announced, a game released and a trailer for Twilight Princess HD. As always, from Mario to Link, to Inklings to Pokémon the Miketendo64 team is here to keep you updated. Below you can catch all of our choice picks of noteworthy news this week and we’ve included a new section where we include our latest reviews. These are our News Highlights of the week!
Mighty No.9 (DELAYED AGAIN):
Expected to be released in February of this year, surprise, surprise Mighty No.9, a game whose makers have stated their desire to make a sequel to, has been delayed once again. This is the third time the game, which started from Kickstarter origins, has been delayed and Kenji Inafune was quick to update his backers and offer his apologies for the latest delay and expressed that he aims for the game to see a Spring 2016 release.
Source: Wesley Yin-Poole of Eurogamer
Super Mario Maker (DOWN FOR THE COUNT):
This week, Super Mario Maker’s online functions were ceased as the game had to undergo emergency maintenance to fix a bug discovered in the game’s “Create.” As part of the fix, Nintendo put out the new software update version 1.32 a lot sooner than they expected and all online functions was back to business as usual within 24 hours.
Super Mario Maker's network services will be unavailable until Friday morning. Sorry for the inconvenience. Info: https://t.co/FQPkkG0eWR
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) January 27, 2016
Source: Nintendo of Europe (Twitter)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Story Trailer
With the release of the HD version of Twilight Princess getting closer by the day, this week all of its HD glory got to have its story retold thanks to a trailer showcasing the game and a few of its various cut-scenes, including the very first transformation of when Link becomes Wolf Link. If you haven’t yet, you can check out the UK story trailer below:
Fire Emblem Fates (REMOVAL OF PETTING MINI-GAME IN WESTERN VERSION OF THE GAME):
Officially confirmed this week, the western version of Fire Emblem Fates will not feature the “petting mini-game” and by petting, I obvious mean the being able to pet the faces of your team-mates. This wasn’t the only content to be cut out, as the scene where the protagonist drugs a team-mate also didn’t make it into the English version of the game. Fates isn’t the only Fire Emblem game to have undergone changes as Awakening also undergone a couple of changes. However if fancy seeing the petting “mini-game” for yourself, you can view it below:
Wii Street U (COMING TO AN END):
Since its free release in 2013, the Wii U’s Google Maps service, Wii Street U, is coming to an end at the end of March. As of February 2016, the soon to end software will no longer be able to be purchased, as sales will be ended. Nintendo have apologised for any inconvenience this would cause Wii U owners. Wii Street U isn’t the only service brought to an end after three years of operation, as TVii was also shut down.
Source: Eddie Makuch of Gamespot
Rumour Mill (NX LAUNCH TITLES AND NX HAND-HELD 2016 RELEASE):
Setting our tongues wagging this week was the news that came to us, curtsey of Dr Serkan Toto, a Japanese gaming industry insider, who revealed that Bandai Namco, the developers who were behind Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, are in fact working on a couple of games, all for the forthcoming NX and among them is a Smash game, which they are aiming to have readily available upon the release of the NX. Whether Smash will be an all new instalment, or just a ported version is currently unclear, even to Dr. Serkan Toto, but Smash is Smash, and even if it is a ported version of what we already have available, just with more modes and fighters, it will still be enough to send us into a buying frenzy. Other rumours going this week is the belief that the hand-held version of the NX, will be released separately this year, acting as a successor to the 3DS and New 3DS, but until we do learn more about the new console, from Nintendo, for now we should just take this rumour with a grain of salt.
Source: Thomas Whitehead of NintendoLife
New Releases (LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS & FINAL FANTASY TACTICS):
While Virtual Console sees the arrival of the Game Boy Advance’s 2003 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy Explorers, the action role-playing 3DS game, saw both its North American and European release. Also released was Lego Marvel’s Avengers, the Lego game where you can play as various Super Heroes in their quest to save the world and all of humanity. Lego Marvel’s Adventures features storylines and characters from both Marvel’s Avengers films, including audio taken from the movies.
Weekly Review (HYRULE WARRIORS WII U):
This week our selected review is of the Wii U version of Hyrule Warriors. While Japan get to enjoy the game in its full glory and we wait for March to come, so we can have our turn, now is as good as any to talk about the original game! You can check out our review, with the link below:
Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo (GAME ANNOUNCEMENT):
Our big news this week was the reveal of the latest Pokémon game to be announced, Great Detective Pikachu, a game in which Pikachu turns Sherlock Holmes, both in appearance and crime solving persona, although just because he looks like Holmes, he doesn’t sound like him. Equipped with a gravely-accented voice one would expect a hardened detective to have, no more is the cute Pikachu we have come to love, but a more serious and coffee downing version instead. As of this moment it is unsure if there will be a Western version, but the game releases very soon in Japan and you can catch its trailer, below:
With this week’s news over, it’s time to turn our attention to next week’s. This month may be over but another one begins and that month is February, the anniversary month of both the Legend of Zelda and Pokémon, anything could happen, but when it does, we’ll be there ready to share and divulge to all. We’ve got you covered.
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This post was written by Jack Longman