Written by: J.H. Longman
From Mario to Link, to Inklings to Pokémon, as always, we’re here to keep you updated on all of the latest news. Below you can catch all of our choice picks of noteworthy news this week. These are the Miketendo64 News Highlights of the week!
Super Mario Maker (TWO COURSES, FOUR ROUTES):
Still no word of a new update, to bring us some new content, this week did bring us the arrival of two new courses, and one Mario Costume. This time the costume is of Chitoge Kirisaki from the manga comic series featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and just like the Nisekoi manga and its characters, the courses were created by the manga’s author, Naoshi Komi and if you haven’t seen the courses in action yet, or even tried them for yourself, you can check out the videos below of the latest event courses in action or even read up on the source article for all the details:
Splatoon (THE BATTLE IS ON):
Last week we were hearing about it and this week we’re fighting. War is raged and both teams are fighting mercilessly, but in the end there can only be one winner but just who will it be? Pokemon Red? or Pokemon Blue? There is only one way to find out and I need to do what I can to help my team succeed. In other Splatoon news, series producer Hisashi Nogami has been hinting at the possibility of more Splatoon again, in the form of a possible sequel, but only and it’s a big only, if the right support is there and it is done in the right way. It’s always good to see game developers taking this approach with their games, such care and passion for it, as if the game was a their child and not just a means of making money as fast as they possibly can by spewing out game after game.
Source: Janna Dela Cruz of Christian Today
Pokkén Tournament (EARLY ACCESS COMPETITION):
With Pokkén Tournament’s release creeping even closer, lucky gamers in North America will receive the opportunity to play the game ahead of its release. Come the 27th of February, all across the United States, on Pokémon Day, gamers will be able to go to select GameStop shops and try their hand at the game, competing in a spot for this year’s Pokémon World Championships. The early access competition is only available on Pokémon Day, so if this is something you want to try, you only have one shot at it as it is a first come, first served basis. Two selected winners from the competition will be move up into the National Championships, where if successful, the winner will be able to compete in the Pokémon World Championship.
Project X Zone 2 (WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN):
As if the Project X Zone series doesn’t already have enough of a big cameo line-up, which includes the likes of Resident’s Evil Jill Valentine, another big name could have been among them, Platinum Games’ very own Bayonetta. Hideki Kamiya was actually asked by Bandai Namco if we would be willing to include the big bad witch into the tactical RPG series, to which he said “No.” A big fat no, which he has actually admitted to regretting having said and I’ve got to say, it is a great shame. I’m currently trying my hand at Project X Zone 2 and I just can’t seem to get into it, but had the likes of Bayonetta been in it, for me that would have been a complete game-changer and I don’t think I’d be the only one her appearance in the game, would have this effect on. Still it may not be too late for Bayonetta to appear in Project X Zone 3, at least I hope it isn’t.
Source: Jordan Devore of Destructiod
Nintendo NY Store Latest (OFFICIAL OPENING AND FACEBOOK PAGE):
The renovations are complete and Nintendo NY is open for business. Nintendo World reign of the store’s name may be over, but the store marches on, but Nintendo NY isn’t just another store, in the words of Regional General Manger PJ Sadler, it is Nintendo.
Will so many changes and a Facebook page for the store, a lot has changed and because all of those changes are too long to list in this single segment, I recommend you to check out our source article for all of the details.
Source: Kris Naudus of Engadget
Weekly Review (POKÉMON RUMBLE WORLD):
Undergoing our review process this time around was of course Pokémon Rumble World. Both versions, retail and digital, are equally great but the retail version will actually save you money in the long run and if you want to find out just what we had to say about it, you can do so with the link below:
However if the latest instalment in the Pokémon Rumble series isn’t to your liking, we have a batch of reviews on games that just might be to your tastes. Be them games on the Wii U, or the 3DS:
This week on Miketendo64 (POKÉMON GO LATEST):
Introducing a new segment to our Weekly News Highlights, is a section dedicated to our own content, dedicated to our three of our freshest articles of the week. Taking third spot on our blog is our feature piece: Super Mario Maker – The Costumes we Want and the Ones we may Get! In this article we covered Mario costumes we really hope to see come to the game and included a list of our predictions of just which ones we can expect to see within the next two months.
Taking second spot was our: Getting Ready for the GO – Pokémon GO follow-up piece: Everything we Know about Pokémon GO. A piece which includes every known detail about the mobile game as of this week of February, 2016 so if it’s Pokémon GO info you’re after, be sure to check out our article to get fully up to date.
Taking our article of the week top spot was of course our: “My Nintendo Pre-Registration Now Available piece, in which we wrote about the pre-registration is now available, as well as the pre-registration for Miitomo, which will go toward earning you your first few points.
If interested in viewing our Top 3 Articles, you can use the links below to take you to them:
Satoru Iwata honoured (DICE AWARDS):
Taking our Big news section this week is of course the winner of this year’s DICE Award for Lifetime Achievement, which could only go to one man, the dearly departed Satoru Iwata. A man who gave the industry everything and truly made gaming the experience it is today. Accepting the award on his behalf was Reggie Fils-Aime, of Nintendo of America, who had only kind things to say about the man that became a legend. Iwata is sorely missed, but his life’s work will never die, for his passion, devotion and legacy, remains permanently intact.
Source: Colin Campbell of Polygon
Sadly there have been no Zelda U reveals, or any large announcements to do with the game’s series birthday this very weekend, but sometimes that’s just how it goes. We will only learn about Zelda U, when Nintendo finally deem us ready to bear witness and hear all about greatness Zelda U has in store for us.