Nintendo Will License its Chracters to New Partners

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.

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Ced2141514d ago

Now this has gotten way too far.

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

Playstation allstars vs Smash Bros!!

Someone make a Petition NOW!!!!

will sell millions!!!

Ced2141514d ago

Now that's something to look forward to.

Crash vs Mario?
Dart vs Link?

Count me in.

ForgottenProphecy1514d ago

I would donate any amount of money for a kickstarter for this game.

cleft51514d ago

I would love too see Hideki Kamiya (Bayonetta and Okami to name a few games) do a Star Fox game.

truefan11514d ago

Partnership with Microsoft incoming!!!!

SoulSercher6201514d ago


Eww. Why would they do that? Microsoft barely have anyone for a fighting game like Smash Bros.

BitbyDeath1514d ago Show
wonderfulmonkeyman1514d ago

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.

titletownrelo1514d ago

completely unrelated, but I would KILL for a DC vs MARVEL game! never gonna happen though :P

strigoi8141514d ago

so why not make Marvel ve Capcom vs PS allstar vs Smash Bros lmao

erathaol1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

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'.

Prime1571513d ago

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...

memots1513d ago

or Kratos ripping yoshi's head off.

DoctorJones1513d ago

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)'

mcstorm1513d ago

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.

abzdine1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

Finish him...

PlayStation X Mario Kart!!!!

Flawless Victory....FATALITY

Dasteru1513d ago

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.

KingKelloggTheWH1513d ago

I would buy 2 copies,not even joking.

DeadlyFire1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

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.

nirwanda1513d ago

@memots, or yoshi swallowing kratos hole the [email protected]£;πg him out as an egg.

MWong1513d ago

This goes into my previous thoughts. Nintendo should just continue doing handhelds and become a 3 party publisher for consoles.

HarryB1513d ago

If this happens id buy it. And I haven't played those kind of games in years.

GordonKnight1513d ago

Only if it's made by Nintendo!

Kidmyst1513d ago

Naughty Dog doing a Legend of Zelda game would be good.

cell9891513d ago

I would Love this, instant purchase #shutupandtakemymoney

4Sh0w1513d ago

It was inevitable considering wii u's performance.

ABizzel11513d ago

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.

360ICE1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

Except not Dart and Crash. They're not in there.

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BitbyDeath1514d ago

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."

3-4-51514d ago

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.

ELpork1514d ago

Thank god someone read it.

SilentNegotiator1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

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.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1514d ago

people don't read articles here they read headlines.

Prime1571513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

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."

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DJMarty1513d ago

Never say never, with the dire situation Wii U is in 3DS won't be able too make up for losses for long.

redwin1513d ago

They can take super Mario world and put master chief as main character ! Now, that will sell.

JD_Shadow1513d ago

@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).

ABizzel11513d ago

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.

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cleft51514d ago

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.

Errefus1514d ago

Nope if Link was on Soul Calibur im sure he can be in another game as long as the game hits the Wii U

sweetSWAGGER1514d ago

Please, someone do Star Fox justice.

XANDEO1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

What about that new non nintendo zelda game thats coming out for Wii U then. It's already happening, Hyrule warriors.

fr0sty1514d ago

Just the first cracks in a wall that needed to crumble 20 years ago.

mohuzas1513d ago

and the ignorant comment of the day award goes to...

fr0sty1507d ago

^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.

LackTrue4K1514d ago

is Nintendo starting to consider stop making consoles?!?

NihonjinChick1514d ago

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."

SlapHappyJesus1513d ago


But people only read the headline and then pass judgement because they are dumb.

illustratedDEO1513d ago

Sounds more like given up exclusivity towards Bayonetta 2.

3-4-51514d ago

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.

Madock1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

Guys, we rn't talking main franchises here, mario,zelda, xenoblade, metroid & pokemon will nvr b trusted to 3rd party
We are talking:
3.Custom Robo
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
11.1080 skatebording
12.3d DonkeyKong
13.Firembelm (doing it with atlus)
14.Bayonetta sequels
All exclusive on Wii U, that wld b great!

thezeldadoth1513d ago

people didn't read the article. they specifically said their characters will not appear on other/competing platforms

Madock1513d ago

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

Gamer19821513d ago

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..

Shnazzyone1513d ago

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.

logan_izer101513d ago

"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?

GordonKnight1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

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.

KevinCubes1513d ago (Edited 1513d ago )

Possibly exclusive third party games imagine a Metroid made by dice/EA

StockpileTom1513d ago

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.

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PSNintyGamer1514d ago

Call of Mario: Black tops

Metal Mario Rising

EA: Sports featuring Little Mac

king_george1514d ago

Lol @call of mario: black tops

Vegamyster1514d ago

I'm actually a little excited to see where this goes.

Metallox1514d ago

More games are coming!


HexxedAvenger1514d ago

oh wow
surely wasn't expecting this!!

live2play1513d ago

If u did not read the article. It's not what you weren't expecting