During the briefing held this morning in Tokyo, Nintendo's president announced that the company will license some of its popular characters to new partners.
Now this has gotten way too far.
Playstation allstars vs Smash Bros!! Someone make a Petition NOW!!!! will sell millions!!!
Now that's something to look forward to. Crash vs Mario? Dart vs Link? Count me in.
I would donate any amount of money for a kickstarter for this game.
I would love too see Hideki Kamiya (Bayonetta and Okami to name a few games) do a Star Fox game.
Partnership with Microsoft incoming!!!!
@truefan Eww. Why would they do that? Microsoft barely have anyone for a fighting game like Smash Bros.
They're not lending their games to their rival console makers, just to third parties. So unless you want Sony to go third party, you might as well give up.
completely unrelated, but I would KILL for a DC vs MARVEL game! never gonna happen though :P
so why not make Marvel ve Capcom vs PS allstar vs Smash Bros lmao
Gimmie! Take all my money! As long as Nintendo makes it, cause All Stars needed a little more Smash, less 'maybe we shouldn't fully copy Smash'.
Look, I agree that would be freaking awesome, but did you read the article? "Nintendo won’t license its whole portfolio, and will still consider competitiveness (partners will be accepted only if they aren’t direct competitors and a win-win relationship can be forged)." AREN'T direct competitors...
or Kratos ripping yoshi's head off.
Sorry to burst your bubble but.... '(partners will be accepted only if they aren’t direct competitors and a win-win relationship can be forged)'
We are not going to see any of Nintendo's characters on any of Microsoft or Sony's console with this deal its for 3rd party's to use on a Nintendo console a bit like we see with Mario VS Sonic. Should be interesting to see what is done with this though maybe a Mario Kart VS Sonic All Star Racing.
Finish him... PlayStation X Mario Kart!!!! Flawless Victory....FATALITY
Won't happen. Read the article. They are not licening to direct competitors, Playstation allstars is first party Sony, so it is out. Also they are not licencing for use on other platforms, all games made with the characters have to be Nintendo hardware exclusive.
I would buy 2 copies,not even joking.
Sackboy vs. Mario!!!!!! I know it won't happen, but it is interesting to think about. Nintendo will likely partner to make NES classics for smartphones/smartTVs.
@memots, or yoshi swallowing kratos hole the [email protected]£;πg him out as an egg.
This goes into my previous thoughts. Nintendo should just continue doing handhelds and become a 3 party publisher for consoles.
If this happens id buy it. And I haven't played those kind of games in years.
Only if it's made by Nintendo!
Naughty Dog doing a Legend of Zelda game would be good.
I would Love this, instant purchase #shutupandtakemymoney
That would be amazing
Mario FPS inbound
It was inevitable considering wii u's performance.
New Super Mario + Little Big Planet Mario, Jak, Ratchet, and Sly Metroid + ... Resistance Monster F-Zero + Wipeout Smash Bors + Allstars Ni no Kuni + Pokemon This is why Sony and Nintendo needs to happen. Sony can focus on console hardware, Nintendo focus on handheld hardware. They would have the best lineup in the industry hands down, and it'll save me from having to buy both consoles.each generation.
@Ced Except not Dart and Crash. They're not in there.
Before anyone gets carried away. "This doesn’t mean that Nintendo’s characters will appear on other platforms as Iwata clearly specified that won’t happen."
They may let Sony use one of their characters to make a 3DS or Wii U only game or something similar to that. Maybe not Sony, but you get what I mean hopefully.
Thank god someone read it.
At least this leaves the possibility of someone else making a Star Fox game, instead of the IP just rotting in a storage closet in Kyoto. Nintendo needs to be REALLY careful who they license to, though. They have a serious reputation to uphold when it comes to their first party games.
people don't read articles here they read headlines.
I wish you had commented because of the indent above you. Reading comprehension sucks amongst fanboys on any side. There was even a ms fanboy daring to come in, bless him. Lmao. Edit: I wish there was a bubble down for "obviously didn't read the article."
Never say never, with the dire situation Wii U is in 3DS won't be able too make up for losses for long.
They can take super Mario world and put master chief as main character ! Now, that will sell.
@ELpork: I think we all did. It's just that this is the type of news that pipe dreams are made of. Doesn't mean we think they CAN or WILL happen (though, in this industry, you can never really say never).
I think most read the article, it would just be the ultimate gamer gift if Nintendo and Sony decided to work together. Sony takes home the console hardware income, Nintendo takes home the handheld hardware income. Both continue to make their own first party games, and keep the revenue from them. It's a fair split since Nintendo's bread and butter are handhelds and Sony's are consoles. This is a dream come true for me.
Well obviously Mario and Zelda will not be licensed to anyone. But Nintendo has a ton of different characters that I would love to see licensed out to competent developers. Just look what Retro did with Metroid and Kamiya has been practically begging to make a Star Fox game. This could be a very good thing and I trust Nintendo will handle this right.
Nope if Link was on Soul Calibur im sure he can be in another game as long as the game hits the Wii U
Please, someone do Star Fox justice.
What about that new non nintendo zelda game thats coming out for Wii U then. It's already happening, Hyrule warriors.
Just the first cracks in a wall that needed to crumble 20 years ago.
and the ignorant comment of the day award goes to...
^This guy, who replies to comments just to attack the comment itself, rather than trying to formulate any sort of legitimate counter point to argue against it with.
is Nintendo starting to consider stop making consoles?!?
No, read the article. "This doesn’t mean that Nintendo’s characters will appear on other platforms as Iwata clearly specified that won’t happen."
@Nihon But people only read the headline and then pass judgement because they are dumb.
Sounds more like given up exclusivity towards Bayonetta 2.
Mostly likely Not going to be the big guns. Smaller IP's and characters that aren't super popular but people still like. If that is a great success and makes both parties a lot of money then they might use one of it's better characters.
Guys, we rn't talking main franchises here, mario,zelda, xenoblade, metroid & pokemon will nvr b trusted to 3rd party We are talking: 1.Starfox 2.F-zero 3.Custom Robo 4.Earthbound 5.Ice Climbers 6.Kid Icarus (wld b amazing in HD) 7.Kirby (doubt it though) 8.Advance wars 9.Mario soccer or tennis or other spinoffs 10.Waverace 11.1080 skatebording 12.3d DonkeyKong 13.Firembelm (doing it with atlus) 14.Bayonetta sequels All exclusive on Wii U, that wld b great!
people didn't read the article. they specifically said their characters will not appear on other/competing platforms
I said 'exclusive to Wii U' I never said other platforms, the article might have meant movies, books or toys But as for games, they can easily let Sega for example publish thier next waveracers game, they did it b4 btw
You wont see mario in other games outside nintendo unless they are unlike anything nintendo are doing as it would undermine Nintendo’s interests. They will basically allow there characters to be used in books etc.. and Maybe some of there lesser known and used characters in other games. We already know about this though like Tecmo-KOEI making hyrule warriors. Doesn't say they won't stay exclusive to nintendo either just other devs can use them. This could be just that. You cna use our characters for games as long as they stay exclusive to nintendo consoles..
I'm happy about this it could mean a new metroid or starfox since nintendo is very invested in making their big HD core franchises. It is smart. Most 3rd parties wont make for nintendo consoles because they know they don't have the recognition to compete with nintendo games. Plus interesting to think what a good developer could do with those franchises on the wayside that nintendo just doesn't have the time to touch.
"This doesn’t mean that Nintendo’s characters will appear on other platforms. Iwata-san clearly specified that it won’t happen." Then WTF is this about?
This is about 3rd party companies being able to make games using Nintendo charaters on the Wii U. There are two reasons for this. 1) 3rd party companies are afraid their games will sale horrible, due to only Nintendo 1st & 2nd party games sale well on the Wii U. 2) Letting 3rd party companies make games using Nintendo charaters will increase the number of games on Wii u. So, games that Nintendo doesn't have time to make can now be made a lot sooner. Maybe Hyrule Warriors was a plot for these type of 3rd party games.
Possibly exclusive third party games imagine a Metroid made by dice/EA
Immediately after reading this I saw a soup commercial on TV with Nintendo characters on the label as the main focus of the ad... don't get your hopes up people.
Call of Mario: Black tops Metal Mario Rising EA: Sports featuring Little Mac
Lol @call of mario: black tops
whoa, this is kinda big right?
I'm actually a little excited to see where this goes.
More games are coming! #Wiiiii
oh wow surely wasn't expecting this!!