Nintendo Bringing Other Nintendo Characters Into Other Nintendo Game. Shock.

Mikael Von Stroot for Fully 'Avin It writes: As that very famous saying goes, Nintendo be Nintendo’ing; Instead of coming up with anything original or remotely fresh Nintendo has recently announced that it is releasing two DLC packs for the ridiculously popular Mario Kart.

Honestly I don’t know why this came as a surprise to anybody. It’s the equivalent of a headline like “Pope Revealed as a Christian”.

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mii-gamer2483d ago

Wow, this is a poor quality article. What is the overarching point? Where is the point of discussion? It's a couple of sentences incoherently put together.

MrAnthonyDR2483d ago

Thanks for your professional, expert opinion. It's a good job we have linguistic experts like yourself here to tell us these things, otherwise they'd fly over our heads.

Perjoss2483d ago

Maybe over your head... nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

SharnOfTheDEAD2483d ago

Sorry I wasn't listening, I was thinking about something else.

seraphym882483d ago

its a good *thing*, your welcome.

Trolltroll2483d ago

Okay if this article isn't the a complete joke, this is one of the Ninhatingest articles I have ever read. I was pretty sure by the end of the read they would be burrning Nintendo flags.
I can see how many think the Benz DLC is a joke or sell out. But it was asked by gamers to bring the Japan exclusive carts to the US.
In this DLCs case nintendo is on the right track. If they give generational support through DLC it adds huge replay value to cherished games. Keeping gamers playing thier online games with new content. Everyone knows it sucks to see "there are 678 players online now" the first sign of an online games death.

MrAnthonyDR2483d ago

Based on the other content on the site it's safe to assume the whole thing is a joke:

MrAnthonyDR2483d ago

If when Microsoft announced xbox, they's announced this launch lineup:

Halo, Halo Karting, Halo 2 HD remaster, and Gears of War Puzzle edition

If that had genuinely been their announcement people would have mocked them for years and we'd have been screaming at them for a decent new game. Yet somehow Nintendo do exactly this and they're somehow cool??!

Blackleg-sanji2483d ago

Who mentioned xbox tho?? And besides that list is actually pretty accurate besides halo kart (which just might be in the works seeing as how another halo is in development as well as halo 5..)

joeydale132483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

Pretty sure the point is; Microsoft and Sony would get battered if all they released were the same games. There will always be franchises, not a problem, but an over reliance on the same old is not good for gamers. Where's the originality?!

lilbroRx2483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

@joeydale13 Sony and Microsoft do release the same games.

Gran Turismo, Killzone, Uncharted, Infamous, God of War, Ratchet and Clank, Little Big Planet, Motorstorm, Ape Escape, *Everybody's Series*, Patapon, Planetside/M.A.G., *Playstation Games Series*,

Halo, Forza, Gears of War, Fable, *Kinect Games*, Crackdown, Mechwarrior,

And they don't get battered for it. They get praised.

The only reason they don't release more of the same sereies is simply because they don't have more.

Their franchises and characters simply aren't as popular. This is the real reason that Nintendo gets attacked for releasing successful sequels and why the word sequel is never used, but instead, insulting terms like rehash even though Nintendo actually changes the entire content of each sequel unlike Microsoft or Sony who "DO" rehash the same game over and over again with just a different coat of paint.

SpeedDemon2483d ago

@joey "Microsoft and Sony would get battered if all they released were the same games."

They don't?

Halo 3
Halo: ODST
Halo Reach
Halo 4
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo Wars
Halo: Spartan Assault

Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War Judgment

Forza 2
Forza 3
Forza 4
Forza Horizon
and soon to be Forza Horizon 2

Fable Anniversary
Fable 2
Fable 3
Fable Heroes
Fable: The Journey

That's on 360 alone

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

Resistance 2
Resistance 3
Resistance: Fall of Man

Infamous 2
Infamous: Festival of Blood

Uncharted 2
Uncharted 3

All just on the PS3

joeydale132483d ago

Think I've been schooled here to be fair..!

The difference I see between MS / Sony & Nintendo is that Nintendo only ever go to the staple of Mario / Zelda / Pokemon whilst rarely looking at other things.

Sony have a fantastic selection of original indie content on their console that helps fill the gaps between franchise releases. Microsoft not so much.

I'm not saying the games aren't good (well, actually i hate Zelda games) and from a business point of view, it makes sense for all companies to keep releasing the titles that do well, obviously.

I'd just love to see Nintendo take a few more risks, Bayonetta 2 is a great example of what they should be doing but I'm fully expecting a Mario outfit DLC or something. But I suppose people don't buy a Nintendo home console (Nintendo handhelds have a great variety) for original titles, they come to relive their childhood.

modesign2483d ago

speeddemon, the last of us, the crew, planetside, bloodborne,

hell the ps4 has more free to play titles than the wiiu has first party titles.

Monster_Tard2483d ago

@Modesign I think you missed the point, no one was comparing consoles here. Sony puts out more new IP's, but they are still shoving out a lot of the same too(Microsoft is too) and you don't honestly think that the Wii U doesn't have any new IP's do you? Like The Wonderful 101, ZombiU, Splatoon and Devil's Third. Also it's not Planetside, it's Planetside 2 and it's a sequel.

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XtraTrstrL2483d ago

Nintendo knows how to make good/fun games, I guess that's why they can get away with so much. They can survive almost solely off 1st party games, that can't be said of MS at all. I might get a Wii U if that Zelda game turns out to be amazing. There's not a single X1 game that I can say I'd buy the console for based on that 1 title(maybe Gears if it's awesome enough that they can bring back that amazing feeling of Gears 1 in this new era).

Mykky2483d ago

I get what you mean but you have to remember that mario kart, zelda, metroid, donkey kong and different kind of mario games was well established before xbox even existed. It was those games that made people love nintendo and still do, I don't see why they should quit making them now.

Also Halo Karting and Gears of War puzzle edition automaticly sounds silly because of the seriousnes of the original games. Nintendo games is just all about fun for all ages with simple stories and vibrant colors, so party games fits their franchises way more. (At least in my mind.)

Halo and Uncharted already have 5 games (or more) already and I don't think that's a bad thing at all as long as they are good.

Lord_Sloth2483d ago

Uncharted 4 isn't even out yet. Whut?

Mykky2483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

Uncharted 1-4, Uncharted Golden Abyss and Uncharted Fight for Fortune. Not sure if Fight for Fortune qualifies as a full-fledged game though.

lilbroRx2483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

@Lord_Sloth, Uncharted 1-3 aren't he only uncharted games. There were 2 on the Vita. Just goes to show the how much Sony fan know about what they are talking about. There are also MANY other uncharted media releases that aren't video games.

Also, @Mykky, there are actually 7 Halo games. Five of them for the 360 alone. Something Nintendo has never done on one console.

Halo 1-4, Wars, ODST and REACH.

Nintendo games may use the same mascots(that's what mascots are for), but they are never the same games. The point of a mascot is for brand recognition and Nintendo is hammered for little more than theirs being the most popular.

truechainz2483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

Lol well if the games were spaced out and had a more recognizable characters that have been around for decades then they wouldn't be getting screamed at. They would in fact be making more money. Even though they are doing fine without them, don't pretend that Micro or Sony wouldn't kill for characters as recognizable as Nintendo characters. Not to mention Nintendo announced a few new IP's recently, one which is probably the most original take on the FPS/TPS genre I have seen so far. I think beating the sequel drum is pretty pointless because as long as the games are good who cares

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eferreira2483d ago

They should just make the next one called Nintendo Kart and add everyone.

swice2483d ago

And add the ability to use Links sword and Samus' arm cannon, we could have a Nintendo Kart mixed with Road Rash.

Question_Mark2483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

I think Link's sword beam and Samus' cannon would actually be pretty good weapons for Mario Kart. Maybe add Link's and Samus' bombs, as well?
The character-specific weapons is one of the things I miss the most from Double Dash. I loved that huge banana and the Bowser shell.

Kevlar0092483d ago (Edited 2483d ago )

This is easily one of the best $12 DLC I've ever seen for a console game, yet somehow it's a bad thing. Sure there are games like FTL that introduced tons of content for free, but 16 courses, 6 characters, 8 vehicles, then several color swaps for $12 is an awesome deal.

Tbh I didn't even think they would make DLC for MK8, but here it is. Haters gonna hate

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