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!
Miitomo (THE SPLATOON INVASION):
We’ve all been wondering just what would be the first big Nintendo title that would be associated with Miitomo and this week we got the answer, Splatoon. With Splatoon continuing to slide up the ink trail to success, it makes sense to add a touch of the inky fun to Miitomo, to see if it would make the app for tempting for those who have yet to try Miitomo, to get it.
Starting off the crossover is an event over on Twitter where 10,000 retweets will enable users to get the Inkling boy wig, whereas 20,000 will enable users to get the Inkling girl wig. But these aren’t the only available costumes as limited time only clothing options, will become available as part of My Nintendo’s rewards, but there will also be items that you can only purchase from the in-game store and earn via playing the Miitomo Drop game. Be sure to check out the source article for all the details!
Bravely Default/Second (A FUTURE ON THE NX?):
Of interest this week regarding the Bravely series was hearing the desire of Masashi Takahashi, series co-producer who would love to see Bravely make a home console debut and it is certainly something I would love to see happen, especially when it means they can really build on the established series and take it to a whole new level and if you would like to see our further thoughts on this, be sure to click on the source article.
Monster Hunter Generations (STORAGE SPACE, NEW TRAILER AND FELYNE COSTUME):
Revealed on the Nintendo UK website, Monster Hunter Generations will take up exactly 12,534 blocks of storage. This was also the week Capcom put out the latest trailer for the game and for fans of the 10 year old Okami, there will be a very special Okami inspired Felyne costume for Generataions and is expected to come out along with the other dlc during the summer. For both the trailer from Capcom and footage of the new costume in action, you can find both below!
Fire Emblem Fates (WITCHES’ TRIAL DLC):
The latest dlc for Fire Emblem Fates is out, especially for those in Japan and North America as you already have the game, whilst those in Europe are still left waiting. This new dlc while have you completing a new map where should you be victorious, you can unlock the Witches’ Mark, which enables you to upgrade any of your female characters to Witch class.
Source: Jenni of Siliconera.com
The Great Nintendo Robbery (THOUSANDS OF POUNDS WORTH OF NINTENDO GAMES STOLEN):
It emerged this week that in the United Kingdom that a lorry carrying Nintendo games was raided as the driver was sleeping. Thieves carried out the entire act in silence and successfully made it off with quite the haul.
So it turns out that lightning does in fact strike twice as a similar thing happened in the UK last year in May, when a lorry carrying a shipment Splatoon games and amiibos was also raided.
Source: David Scammell of videogamer.com
PlatinumGames (A TIME FOR CHANGE!):
PlatinumGames celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year and with the very recent release of Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard, PlatinumGames CEO Tatsuya Minami has finally left the building. His resignation came the end of March but his official exit took place this week and is now succeeded by Kenichi Sato, who issued the following statement:
Kenichi Sato: “As you may or may not know, this year is our 10th anniversary. We feel this is the perfect opportunity to reform our internal structure in order to strengthen our position as a developer, and changes in personnel affairs are a natural part of that.”
Given their current line-up of fantastic games, which includes both Bayonetta titles, they are certainly a games developer to keep an eye on, especially in 2017 when their Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound releases.
Source: Thomas Whitehead of NintendoLife
Weekly Review (MIRROR OF FATE, MIITOMO, YO-KAI WATCH AND NEW STYLE BOUTIQUE):
The new staff members continue to have a whole bunch of reviews for us to share this week, so along with my Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate review, we also have Mr Panda very own review of Miitomo and Yo-Kai Watch. Then, not to be left out, we also had a review from Victoria Thorley, who instead of writing a review on a single game, her piece is a review of the New Style Boutique series, so if you’re looking for a new or just another game for your 3DS, we have got you covered. You can find links to each review below:
But if games that are only playable on your mobile or a Nintendo handheld aren’t to your liking, we have a batch of reviews on new games that just might suit your home console taste buds. But then we also have plenty of other reviews for 3DS games that are worth checking out:
And if you’re interested in knowing what our big game review will be next week, well since Star Fox Zero came out this week and Mike Scorpio got himself the first edition, you can be sure he will be penning a piece on the Star Fox adventure we have had to wait so long for!
This week on Miketendo64 (RUMOURS, DARKRAI AND HANDHELDS):
The love for Pokémon and rumours continue as Pokémon and rumours continue to occupy two of our Top spots this week, so with no more delay, lets dive right in.
Taking 3rd place was: Why I Love Handhelds by Victoria Thorley. This is her first appearance in our Top 3 and in no way will it be last. Sure it may be an opinion piece, where she goes into detail regarding why she enjoys handhelds, but it is still worth the read regardless.
In second 2nd place was: Darkrai on the Loose. The latest Mythical Pokémon distribution came to an end this week, so if you didn’t get your very own Jirachi, it’s your own fault you missed out, but with Darkrai becoming available next week, we felt it was only fitting that we provide all manner of details regarding the next Mythical Pokémon, such as Distribution points.
Now as for our biggest article of the week, it was our latest Rumour Has It piece: Rumour Has It: Wii U Denied, NX Confirmed. In the latest instalment we shared Emily Rodger’s dismissal regarding some of the rumours that came to be via 10K, whilst at the same time sharing some of her own. Rumours such as plenty of Wii U titles that never released are being moved over to development for the NX. For more on this and the other articles that made it in to our Top 3, feel free to use any and all of the links below
2nd) Darkrai on the Loose
3rd) Why I Love Handhelds
Star Fox Zero (IT’S HERE!):
This week’s big, Big News is the joint release of Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard. After months and months of delays and waiting, the games are finally out and we’ve got our own copy! But more than that, while we spent this week watching the clock tick down, Star Fox was constantly in the news. Standing out the most though was the short film created by Shigeru Miyamoto, to celebrate the release of the latest installment in the series. And if you didn’t catch the premiere, you can watch our version of it here with an 80’s theme intro (created by Channy & Kimberly) to really get you into it!
Our very own Mike Scorpio spent a long time eager to get his on this game and the second he did, he couldn’t help but shoot an unboxing video, which you can view right here:
Now with Star Fox finally released, it will be very interesting to see how it does with regards to sales, but as soon as we know, we’ll be sharing the information at our first opportunity, just like we’ll be happy to report on the next PlatinumGames development. I’m hoping for the E3 reveal of Bayonetta 3, how about you? And remember, if this round up of the news isn’t enough, you can find plenty of articles on our site waiting to be read and whatever news comes out next, we’ll be sure to share it here just like we always do!