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Iwata apologizes for Wii U software drought

Nintendo president says new titles will start showing up in March, extra dev time needed to meet quality standards (Nintendo, Wii U)

IAMERROR  +   447d ago
yes, quality comes first.
Flavor  +   447d ago
It must be really hard for some people to watch their childhood icons screw up so badly... look to tomorrow, I say.
blitz0623  +   447d ago
looks like they won't be getting new CoD games :P
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3-4-5  +   447d ago
* Yoshi's Island Wii U ( first since N64 )

* Shine Megami X Fire Emblem

* Mario Kart U

* 3D Mario Game

* Wind Waker HD

* New Legend of Zelda game.

Yea that sounds like failure to me....Flavor are you serious ?
PygmelionHunter  +   447d ago
Yeah, I was really surprised when he started apologizing, but even more surprising was the fact that Eiji Aonuma himself admitted that Skyward Sword was pretty linear when compared to how explorable it was going to be before release.
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RFornillos4  +   447d ago
i agree. and from his statements, the next Zelda may be more "open-world", as he said they'll go back to basics.
PygmelionHunter  +   447d ago
I hope that's actually true this time around, I gotta admit, I was slightly disappointed with SS due to my high expectations.
AsheXII  +   447d ago
He wasn't just talking about Skyward Sword, but every main zelda since The Adventure of Link.
Kingofwiiu  +   447d ago
He made up for that with
3D mario
Mario Kart Wiiu
Shin megami tensei X fire emblem
Yoshi Game
Windwaker HD Remake - looks completely different , not an uprezz
NEw Zelda
Monolith softs game

And a new Wonderfull 101 trailer looks awesome. And Bayonetta 2 sounds awesome.

How do people find Negativity in all that ? it was like an awesome E3 almost lol. So happy.
Murad  +   447d ago
I personally don't care for any of the Mario titles whatsoever. I find them to be far to overrated at this point in time. Why? Because there are about 20 of those titles, and they won't stop coming, just like Pokemon. Zelda was great, and it still is, but the story feels like it's going to drag on and on, and there's no point in playing a franchise that never comes to a full closure. Shin Megami, and Fire Emblem are two titles I'm looking forward to, specifically Fire Emblem.
dlpg585  +   447d ago
well i personally disagree with you. if you're counting only the 3d title (as in mario 64 style) there have only been 5 mario titles. if you include all the 2d titles with it (while they are good i agree that there are simply too many) you get 17 (around 20 like you said).I feel that the 3d titles have added enough to each entry and kept it fresh enough to warrant my purchase whenever it is possible for me.

in comparison, the fire emblem series (i love the series, don't let anyone tell you different) has had 6 U.S. entries (including awakening) and 5 additional entries japan only. i would seperate the handheld titles from the console, the gameplay is mostly the same (not a bad thing, it didn't need to be changed). the story (albeit a bit more straight forward) is comparable to the zelda saga. most of the entries take place enough time after the previous ones that the story is unaffected and stands completely on it's own.
Murad  +   447d ago
@dlpg585
Sorry, I believe I should have been more specific. I dislike the Mario franchise because the story does not feel like it's going anywhere, and maybe you do have a point, maybe the platforming does add a few new features, but it's nothing close to innovation, nothing like the first mario title, or the RPG one that was released for the GBA, which is the primary reason I dislike the Mario franchise, or feel indifferent about it. Concerning that you believe that they add a few features, I do agree, that is something I do appreciate, but that can be said about any platformer, whether it'd be Limbo, or even a new indie title called Rush Bros, however, the thing that pisses me off is that being charged about 30 dollars for something that is nearly identical is nothing special. I mean sure, coding the 3D features into a game is very difficult, however, I cannot agree to pay 30 or 40 bucks every month or so for the 50th anniversary edition, and I'm pretty sure most people would agree.

In terms of Fire Emblem, the only good titles within the US were the ones with Lyn, and Eliwood, the first one to come out in the US, along with Path of Radiance. Sacred Stones, along with Radiant Dawn were far to easy, or were far too broken. The use of supports seemed to be downgrade, and outright broken, for example, if you got an A support with Soren and Ike in Radiant Dawn, it's impossible to KILL Ike. This is the same for Sacred Stones. And what is up with the story in Sacred Stones. It seems as if Nintendo forgot that there was good story going on. I mean I understand the ending was justified,but it didn't bother explaining all of the good lore within the game, and how the sacred stones came to be, or what is up with Formitis, the last boss. This is why I feel so indifferent about what they do nowadays. Hell, I think MadWorld is far more creative than Mario, atleast it hasn't been done a billion times over.
DOMination-  +   447d ago
Also, correct me if Im wrong but isn't yoshis island just a 2d Mario game but.. With yoshi instead? In fact, wasn't the first yoshis island.. Mario world 2??

Its all well and good saying its the first since n64 but i dunno.. Seems like a cheap way to get around the lack of originality (even though Im sure it'll be great, i just wish Nintendo would take some risks..)
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ZeroX9876  +   447d ago
Just yesterday I was commenting that I needed more games on the wii U to justify me buying it.
Well Nintendo, Good job on that one!!
That's exactly what your fans wants to see.
specsmatter   447d ago | Trolling | show
josephayal  +   447d ago
and maybe Final Fantasy VS 13
chronoforce  +   447d ago
screw apologies and release games
BanBrother  +   447d ago
I sort of agree, but there is still good reasons as to why it is taking a while. I'm sure all will be forgiven when the new Zelda ir Metroid is released, perhaps even the new 3D Mario?

Still, it takes a man to apologize publicly like this, so I applaud him. The Japanese are very respectable, as they always admit to their mistakes and try to better them. Activision and EA could learn from them and their humility.
thaimasker  +   447d ago
With the games he announced today? Pshh. Apology accepted
Its a new system of course there is gonna be a drought in the first few months
Its better than releasing rushed games that could have been a bit better with more time *cough zombi u*
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zerocrossing  +   447d ago
Take all the time you need guys, quality is more important than quantity.
bothebo  +   447d ago
Lol so you buy Mario games?
BlackWolf  +   447d ago
Is that necessarily a bad thing? Everybody has different tastes. If you don't like them, it's up to you. Please, refrain from trying to ridicule people with this kind of comments.
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zerocrossing  +   447d ago
Yeah I do, you wanna make something of it?
Nevers0ft  +   447d ago
You must be very blinkered to not see the excellent design behind pretty much all Nintendo games, cute graphics aside.

No doubt if a Mario clone arrived on another system, where stomping on an enemy caused it to paint the screen with blood and giblets; you'd think it was the best-thing-ever even if it played like a turd.
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DA_SHREDDER  +   447d ago
any games for adults? And no, Bayonetta is a little boy fantasy game. Monolith's game looks decent but nothing out right now that makes me want a WiiU. Still waiting on the Dragon Quest X for America announcement.
Murad  +   447d ago
It's ironic how you are trying to act like an adult by inquiring your first question, and insulting gamers who play Bayonetta, even though they might like the game play rather than her character mode, and then later asking for DQX, which is far more childish than Bayonetta.
Nevers0ft  +   447d ago
Maybe I'm on my own with this but I always kinda viewed people who disparage based on looks without actually playing it are pretty shallow, insecure or both.

I tried an "adult" game the other night - fired up Black Ops 2 but quickly found loads kids assing-up the chat with a combination of racism and homophobia... I couldn't get MarioKart back on fast enough.
profgerbik  +   447d ago
Not even jumping into this technically just your last statement.

I don't play or like CoD at all anymore but it is such an ignorant statement acting as if that is the only place in life you ever hear or deal with assholes.

The entire world is filled with idiots that is why those people are on there doing that on the chat, they would be doing it with or without CoD.

It's just a stupid excuse for not liking a game especially when you can simply mute chat or make your own party.

I am sure there are assholes who own the Wii U also it's just such a moot point, just because the Wii U doesn't have a huge online experience at the moment doesn't mean those people aren't there just means you haven't met them yet.
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Nevers0ft  +   446d ago
@profgerbik
Sorry, I think my rant got in the way of my opinion :)

The point I was trying to make was that the "adult" 18+ games are typically populated with kids that I would happily slap into unconsciousness if I met them in person. I realise I can mute them though, although the default should be muted, with the option to turn them on.

I was really just trying to point out the irony that the adult games are often populated by screeching kids with limited vocabularies - if the PEGI/ESRB ratings were enforced the online experience would be waaaaay better.
MasterCornholio  +   447d ago
I like Iwata a lot he seems like a nice guy Reggie on the other hands seems like a prick to me.
Instigator  +   447d ago
Yes, but he's got nothing on Miyamoto and his 1-up t-shirt, though.

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hano  +   447d ago
Nintendo is too dependent on First Party titles..which are awesome. However, they should think differently. They should make sure that all the major 3rd party titles come to the system so they can work on their titles.
ahronith  +   447d ago
Ummm, you do realize this Nintendo Direct was titled "Nintendo Games" refering to 1st party titles right? Nintedo already stated there will be a Nintendo Direct dedicated to 3rd party titles.
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Merrill  +   447d ago
This will be the norm for the Wii U, just like it was for the Wii. The new Zelda games will both eventually be delayed and the Wii U its self will eventually fade into obscurity as the PS4 & Xbox are annoucned/released.
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dlpg585  +   447d ago
i'm not sure what you mean by this. of course the wii U will most likely not be the console of choice to the "hardcore gamer" when picking up the next call of duty, dead space, etc. but the wii and most likely this console hardly fell into obscurity.in fact, i believe that if the jump to next gen isn't as big as this one (as many people have said it wouldn't be) the wii U may seem like a more appealing option to the "hardcore gamer". the only thing that they're lacking is the "killer app" that wii sports or mario galaxy was to encourage sales.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   447d ago
Lol.
Conzul  +   447d ago
Now, now!
At least now ya'll know how we Vita owners feel.
ozzywazzy  +   447d ago
"I'm sorry we have nothing but bs games, please give us 2 more years."

Fanboys - "yes mr. Iwata! Take 5 years if you need to!" sheep. Less apologies more pumping out games. Not everyone buys this "were just trying to make a high quality game" bs.
CatXFlash  +   447d ago
Next time just wait until you have games for us and than put the system out.
ahronith  +   447d ago
Exactly!!! Kinda like the PS3, 360, Vita, 3DS...Oh wait, instead i see a pattern here...
CatXFlash  +   447d ago
Feel free to add me on Miiverse I use the same name.
zoks310  +   447d ago
Wii apologize to U.
Conzul  +   447d ago
Don't............don't do that.
Erudito87  +   447d ago
same story as wii i love nintendo but they need to learn that gaming is about the ....GAMES
BrianC6234  +   447d ago
It's dumb to complain about new game droughts on a new console. This happens all the time. People are too impatient. I don't want a Wii U but for anyone who has one this problem is normal.
skyrimer  +   447d ago
The big problem is that the real next gen is almost here, so the WiiU draught is a lot worse since now it should be when the Wii U pushes sales harder taking advantage of their head start, but there are no games to help with that. New Zelda in two years? second gen PS4/xbox720 games will be around, and then Zelda will look like a iphone game in comparison
ahronith  +   447d ago
You will NOT be blown away by Xbox 720 or PS4 specs...Mark my words.

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