It's not just when, it's why: Nintendo's big shift to update fans on classic franchises

"Like clockwork, Nintendo relies on its stalwart franchises. Normally it updates its fans on the status of these games one at a time, but never all at once. This is a huge shift for Nintendo, and one that could set up E3 and the second half of 2013 for even more surprises."

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ElectricKaibutsu2828d ago

From the article about Wii U Party: "Previously unannounced, it might fill a hole in an empty July. Oh who are we kidding, no one is excited for it." lol

I don't know if it was on purpose but it seems like all the big Nintendo first party releases will launch around when we expect the next PlayStation and Xbox.

-MD-2828d ago

Seems like a good strategy to do so. Those 2 consoles will (as long as we aren't dealing with a $599 US dollars fiasco) be sold out for months and the WiiU will be readily available everywhere you look with a bunch of new entries to old franchises people grew up on.

morkendo232828d ago (Edited 2828d ago )

this will be interesting E3 for Nintendo what i mean by that is : online there IS Ebay,Amazon sell clone Nintendo consoles such as:retro portatble,red retro game console etc. People buying them like hot cakes now and now small developers re-creating SNES,NES,GENEESIS GAMES NOW. it would be interesting if Nintendo take the hint to create retro gaming again. SNES portfolio is large re-designing SNES gaming with HD graphic's could give ps4 720 run for their money.

likeaboss3022828d ago

What he's saying is there are a lot of new generic consoles on sites like eBay that play NES and SNES games. No just emulation but the actual cartridges. Nintendo should take note and develop some new retro games.

wiiulee2828d ago

exactly i think e3 will have alot more surprises from nintendo.

BullyMangler2828d ago

Sony and Microsoft are cool indeed, but they lack revolutionary drive. They are like cyborgs; a robotic race that can imitate but not innovate.

Mr_Writer852828d ago

Sony are robots? Lets count how many NEW IP's have on the PS3
Heavy Rain
Heavily Sword
Little Big Planet

Now how many new IP's did the Wii get?


Ezz20132828d ago

the last of us
demon souls

i know there is alot more
but this is what on my head right now

xursz2828d ago

inb4 Sony copied wii mote, wii sucks, move sucks, xenoblade wii's only good game, xenoblade is best ever, mario getting old, etc.

^^ saved you guys the trouble of arguing this for the next 6 hours. You're welcome.

Mr_Writer852828d ago

White Knight Chronicals
Tokyo Jungle
The Last Guy
Fat Princess
Dead Nation

And that's just this Gen.

How many new IP's did Nintendo produce on the waggle console?

CaptainN2828d ago

The Last Story
Pandoras Tower
Disaster Day of Crisis
Excite Truck
Excite Botz
Wii Sports/Resort
Wii Fit/Plus
Wii Music

From third parties:
Epic Mickey (FIRST ONE)
No More Heroes 1 & 2
Conduit 1 & 2
Deadly Creatures
Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicle and Dark-side Chronicles
Dead Space Extraction
House of the Dead Overkill
Red Steel 1 & 2
Tatsunoko vs Capcom

That's just some off the top of my head, so please stop trolling, it makes you look ignorant!

corrus2828d ago

Don't try for Nintendo fans Sony and Microsoft always will copy from Nintendo and will lack revolutionary drive

God OF War
Heavy Rain
Devil May Cry also was on Sony only
DC Universe Online
Demon's Souls
Dark Souls also was first on Sony
DUST 514
The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
The Last Of Us
Beyond: Two Souls

Stupid Nintendo fanboys

Mr_Writer852828d ago

Captain N

Third Parties don't count, as that isn't a NEW IP's from Nintendo.

so far it's 9 to 17.. Ouch

Epic Micky (Micky mouse new?hahahahahaha)

Plus Resident Evil isnt a NEW IP its been around since the 90's, same for House of The Dead. And Dead Space was on 360/PS3 first, the wii game was a spin off.

All the games me and Ezz2012 named are ALL NEW. They are not sequals to PS2 games, or on another console.

BullyMangler2827d ago

reLax . exclusives = not unique but neat (:

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WheatBread2828d ago

While they're at it they should do an HD remake of Super Mario 64.

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