Former Nintendo employee Dan Adelman says that Nintendo are "being douches" about bringing Axiom Verge to the Nintendo Switch. He also states that they haven't confirmed they're bringing the game to Switch.
Curious. Did you write that thinking what a monkey would do. Head to desk. Repeat.
1. Nintendo feels threatened that the game looks like metroid. 2. Oh well, like which 19 people are actually gonna by Axiom Verge on Switch lol
@mikeslemonade The same people that will buy Metroid, which is A LOT. However Nintendo, in all of their wisdom, won't release a proper Metroid title will they?
Nintendo can't win. People complain if you do or dont bring a game to the system it does not matter WHAT they do.
At this point, anyone who #1 can form a sane thought path through this, and #2 isn't neck-deep in Nintendo hate thanks to the article giving them an opening to vent their childishness, is probably doing the same thing I am. There are plenty of people questioning why Axiom Verge isn't arriving quicker, and many of them are, like me, fans who enjoyed it on Wii U, but none of the people with any sort of rationality are calling Nintendo a douche over this. If Nintendo's reason turns out to be a bad one, once we actually know what it is, then I might be inclined to agree with this article, but as it stands, it's just a clickbait & hater-gate article, and the anti-Nintendo douches on this site are just gnawing at that bone for dear life.
Finally someone with the balls
As Randy Orton would say... 'Screw 'em!'
Nintendo was much worse during the 80's and 90's, thanks to Sega and Sony they were put in their place.
Nintendo's motto was, "3rd party developers will come to us if they want to make games for our game consoles." They never went after 3rd party developers, as they never needed to. Now big named 3rd party developers are mostly ignoring Nintendo as they don't have the installed base or the hardware developers really want to develop one. Switch will get a lot of Indies.
The article only states they're waiting on Nintendo to give the OK to release it, which is why it wasn't a launch title, and uses a Twitter quote as the headline. The story could have easily been at max 4-5 sentences. This is borderline click-bait.
Agreed, I read the article looking for the "douche" quote.
It's easier to give console warriors ammo with clickbait story titles with little content to them to rile both sides up. It's irresponsible writing at best and "they knew what they were doing with that headline" at worst.
What are you talking about, the quote is right there in the article.
You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.
You can kill more flies with insect killer than you do with honey. Your point?
Only if it's made for flies. Otherwise the flies will get stuck in honey and die.
Who the f*ck catches flies?
The writer of this article obviously
Not sure I want to play this game. I keep putting it in my cart and removing it. I don't know what it is. Back on topic, Nintendo needs to answer all developers in a timely manner. Their relationship with third parties has always been strained at best. They don't realize this isn't the 80's anymore.
Do yourself a favor and just get it. It's so fun. It's Metroid, Castlevania, Blaster Master and a few other oldschool games rolled into one. It also adds in it's own flavor. The music is especially outstounding. It's a great game, even moreso when you know it was developed by just one guy. What? Are you going to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild forever?
Guess im getting it now. Gotta check the price.
Get it... If you're a fan of 2D Metroid, then it's totally worth buying. I put it up there with Super Metroid, and this coming from a huge Metroid freak.
Why should they, this developers released the wii u version a year after initial launch. Why would Nintendo make them a priority while they treated them as a afterthought, i would have done the same in their shoes. Release PlayStation 4 NA: March 31, 2015 EU: April 20, 2015 AU: April 20, 2015 Windows, macOS, Linux WW: May 14, 2015 PlayStation Vita NA: April 19, 2016 EU: April 20, 2016 Wii U NA: September 1, 2016 EU: September 1, 2016 Xbox One NA: September 30, 2016 EU: September 30, 2016
Balls indeed, but be awarely for attacks
It's because Nintendo doesn't want a game on their platform that rivals, or in this particular case, trumps their own games. Which is ironic, being they need all the help they can get..
LOL Metroid is a classic nobody is claiming Axiom verge as the "be all end all"..... Not saying they don't need the games but that argument about trumping their own games is asinine. The irony being that it's on Wii U yet you somehow still made that fallacious argument and people agree....lol And lastly within the article it stated " In short, it’s on Nintendo’s side of the court now. “We need them to say it’s ok. We could’ve had it out at launch,” Not that the game is NOT coming, but that the developer had completed the game prior to launch, yet Nintendo is intent to sit on the laurels and green light it when they feel is appropriate. So his douche comment is warranted off the fact that its taken the long and not because that game is not coming, eventually.
I'm only talking about it trumps the Switch's games. Not old school NES games.
@fleecejohnson75 "maybe they (Nintendo) are doing it to help space out releases" Hahahahaha. Oh man, thanks for that laugh. I needed that today.
It;s on Wii U
lol. slightly unprofessional, but still makes me laugh.
I see no lies.
I thought NINTENDO was trying to build good relations with 3rd party developers this time . This is a another step backwards with 3rd party developers.
This is sincerely disappointing. I really thought they learned their lesson with the Wii U. If this trend continues into 2018, I'm getting the Scorpio to go alongside my PS4 instead of the Switch.
Logic should win.... Especially when the game has been completed on a Switch Dev kit which means Nintendo has every intention to green light it, but the question is when? If that disappoints you, then life in general will be quite the disappointment, as nothing happens as we expect it should.
@C_Ali88: Things get made on development kits that never see the light of day constantly. That's why it's a dev kit. They're there to develop on.
It's because it's too close to being a new Metroid game, and we all know Nintendo is allergic to Metroid.
It's on Wii U.
>> It's on Wii U Maybe so but like it or not the Wi U is effectively a dead system (ceased production November/December 2016) which has been replaced by the Switch.
If it was not for some in my opinion "must play" titles i would put Nintendo on almost the top of my shit list.
Apparently there's more to the story. One of the mods says in the comments: "I'd say it's more likely that Nintendo is holding a grudge against this game since Dan Adelman left Nintendo to work with Axiom Verge and other indie games as their promoter. He left Nintendo precisely because they wouldn't let him off a tight leash when it comes to reaching out to indie game developers. He wasn't happy; he left. Now they're being "douches."
Or "How dare they make a better 2D Metroid than us". Nintendo, the scorned ex-girlfriend of gaming.
Better 2-D Metroid? Every 2-D Metroid Nintendo has made has been fantastic. It has just been a long time since they've made one.
Nobody makes a better Metroid than Nintendo when it's made correctly. That means if it isn't Federation Force or Other M you're pretty much golden.
Is that why the game is on Wii U then? Because Nintendo held a grudge?
Yes and Nintendo needs to push Wii U to regain more costs due to low sales of the console coupled with an under performing library. Wii U just like Switch needs every title it can get. Nintendo moved on to Switch and dumped Wii U meaning Nintendo isn't going to be making the Wii U product any better. It also means their sights are set on Switch, not Wii U.
I don't know, maybe ask Nintendo?
Um. Oh no. Another person insulting someone. Quick start all the bashing and judgements...Pitchforks out! NVM most people agree it seems. Darn. Maybe this game just isn't a priority to Nintendo. Can't force people to do what you want when you want. Still need to play this game though.
Step it up Ninty, If indies want their games on your console why deny them? This screams of illogicality, are they trying to keep the Wii U distinct from the Switch? Mk8 kinda destroys that notion. I hope this is just some hiccup or misunderstanding. Ninty needs all the games that are interested in being on their consoles...
Dan Adelman actually worked for Nintendo prior where they wanted to censor him as well. http://kotaku.com/nintendos... It's Nintendo. As always Nintendo insinuates they know what's best. Then if that doesn't work out they claim people don't understand their intentions then continue making the same mistakes.
I've always felt like Nintendo cares about there customers the least of the big 3
Well calling them douches sure won't help. Axiom verge is not very good anyway.
it's an 84 on metacritic
Maybe they dont want your game on the switch
Axiom Verge is a great game, you'd think with the lack of games on Switch right now they'd welcome as many great games as possible. I guess this is just NIntendo being Nintendo.
If they're not allowing the game to go on the Switch, perhaps they've got a Metroid game in the making.
LOL This guy was one of the bad apples at Nintendo during the wii u era.
I think everyone's called Nintendo a douche at some point :P
Haha i love my Switch, but yes i certainly have! And more recently its cause the absence of the Virtual Console....
Is he wrong?..............Ummmmmmm no
I was told the game was masterpiece. Sorry but Axiom Verge is far from masterpiece. It's got no directions at all...just more and more random looking levels that make no sense whatsoever, making the upgrades in weapon seem meaningless. The combat is ok..It's turd compared to Metroid and Nintendo knows it...ah and on with the disagrees :D
Calling Nintendo douches is going a bit too far but I do have to admit Ninty is doing alot of the things that are very anti consumer with the Switch, hopefully they don't let the launch success of the Switch give them a big head and deal with the repercussions later like they did with the Wii.
So, a development team who employed an ex-Nintendo employee (who left Nintendo because he went off message and violated their internal policies) makes a Metroid "inspired" game, submits it to Nintendo's indie quality assurance programme during its most busy time and complains that they're taking too long? Perhaps if it had less bugs it'd be easier to pass through QA. It's the same story from indies. They're used to submitting apps to Apple or Google who don't even check that the damn software functions before asking customers for money. When they go to a platform holder that actually cares about the consumer experience they can't understand why it takes time and work. The solution is clear. Make less promises to gamers early on in the development process. Find a better way of making money than asking Kickstarter users, so that you don't have to put your entire plan out there for the world to see 9 years before it's ready. And actually learn how to code properly to compensate for ALL the platforms you want to release on: don't just assume that because it's good enough for PlayStation that means its good enough for Nintendo. PS4 users generally are "okay" to be told to "wait for an update to fix an error". If we're all to believe that Nintendo's core audience are families/children, they're not going to understand why a bug renders their game unplayable. Besides, customers deserve a highly polished product anyway. We shouldn't all be "okay" to accept that the game is broken until an update happens. My whole point here is that there's always devs lashing out publicly like this and it's fine. It's human. But gamers don't understand it and media will play off these loud mouth comments to make something look worse than it is. The developer may be annoyed at the process, but that doesn't mean the process is bad, or flawed, or wrong.
Whoa, after playing blaster Master, I would love to buy Axiom verge again to experience it on switch. Games like this are a no brainer and a yet Nintendo still doesnt get it.
oh, this is a very polite expression there. i would have chosen more drastic words to describe the state nintendo is in.
What eles is new? Hello? Must be new to the dev and publish realm. Sigh. He ought to be ridiculed for really thinking it was going to be a given. Not joking.