Iwata Promises Hardcore Gamers Will Be Satisfied By End of 2007

Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros, and Metroid Prime 3 all this year? Yes, says Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. He also talked about mergers and acquisitions, shared his thoughts on Second Life and defended the Wii technology, insisting it's "state of the art."

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JCDenton4278d ago (Edited 4278d ago )

Nice! I hope Nintendo would kick both Micro$oft's and Sony's @ss. ;)

BTW, first one :)

surferace224278d ago

well it seems once again another gamecube awaits, there is not many of third party developers within the 45 and 79 wii and ds games being developed, it only states that most are 1st and 2nd party. hope it's not that case for them, for that would spell a repeat of gamecubism.

razer4278d ago

I stopped reading at that point..

What do they have planned Mario with Chainsaw? Mario with a Shotgun? What will all the little tikes do!!!

(I kid, I kid)

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bootsielon4278d ago (Edited 4277d ago )

I'm getting tired of Mario. Main series mario titles used to be epic (Paper Mario used to be epic too). But sunshine wasn't epic, and I doubt Galaxy will be epic (Fun? Sure. Epic? Hardly).

The reason Nintendo skyrocketed in popularity and grew the industry was because they made the first truly epic game, not simply "fun". A game named Mario Bros, the first game that had an actual storyline, an adventure, world exploring, more than simply "goals" for each level (destroying all enemies, collecting all pelets, and so on).

Mario 2 and Mario 3 had both a lot of gameplay innovations, and BOTH were very epic in their storylines. Same with Yoshi's Island and Story, and Super Mario World. Then came Mario 64 and it pulled a Mario Bros. All 3 Mario RPGs were epic. But then sunshine came out, and it was not big in scale, and it was a lot kiddier than the previous mario titles. The next one still looks kiddie, even if it's still fun.

I don't play just for fun, and most gamers don't play *just* for fun. We like the sense of exploration, adventure, storylines and losing ourselves in worlds beyond our imaginations. Nintendo has stopped doing that long ago.

Nintendo, take your casual and non-gaming bullshit with you until you have something truly hardcore. "Mario, Zelda, Metroid" won't be enough this time. Sony and Microsoft are doing pretty original things, and original IP. Why can't Nintendo, "leader of innovation", do that?

Fcuk you, nintendo.


You're a dipshit. I'm not complaining for how it "looks". I'm complaining for Mario Sunshine, and for what I expect Mario Galaxy to be given Nintendo's latest business philosophy. I might need to grow up, but hey, that happens with time. Your problem though has no cure: Mental Retardation. That never heals.

And by the way, everything that will be available on PS3 or 360 or both that won't be on Wii simply looks more appealing, and I'm not simply talking about the graphics. It's called production values, something the Wii will lack on most games. Don't believe me though, ask Julian Eggebrecht (Factor 5) or Denis Dyack (Silicon Knights) what they think about the Wii. The thing is, I'm talking Iwata's promise of being satisfied with a grain (or a mountain) of salt.

Oh, and by the way, you mention sadness, which is funny since it's vaporware. Care to show some in-game engine screenshots?

Oh, and EXCUSE ME, princess... Pokemon SURE is hardcore. My mistake, that is truly a Mature title. Oh wait.

Wii Health, Wii Music... yeah, more non-mini game material, storyline filled world of epic proportions games for the truly hardcore. Oh wait.

Take your fanboyism back with you and shove it.


Another fanboy. You know, I have the gamecube. I still have it. There is no need to buy a Wii to play Twilight Princess. It really cracks me up when you guys mention a gamecube game (or port) as a reason to buy a Wii. The gamecube version is better anyway (go to metacritic, gamestats, gamerankings).

Is there any game of ZELDA proportions coming out on Wii soon? Wait, not a single game, are there MANY games of that caliber coming out for Wii ever? Because PS3 and X360 will. Examples:


Lair, FFXIII, FF Versus XIII, Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, The Getaway, White Knight Story


Mass Effect, Bioshock, Halo 3, Too Human Trilogy, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Cry On


Devil May Cry, Stranglehold, GTA4, Resident Evil 5, Kane and Lynch, Crossfire, Eternal Sonata


A new Zelda, which will come in what... two years at least? ...and a few ports from PS2, gamecube and Xbox that can hardly count.

The funny thing is, you say I am affected with idiocy because i'm "insulting a publisher". The irony in that is that it set you on flames, despite the fact that it was merely simbolic. I don't really hate nintendo, I simply don't like them as much as I used to. So, if someone says "Fcuk Nintendo" is an idiot, what are you for being easily irritated just for that? I guess you and Ewok have a lot in common, I'll leave the rest for you to deduct, if that is even possible for you.

Ewok4324277d ago

lol @ complaining about a game looking "kiddie", grow up.
oh and nintendo has plenty of games aside from metroid, zelda and mario.......(these are all 07 btw)

Battalion Wars 2
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
Disaster: Day of Crisis
DK Jet
Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
No More Heroes
Pokemon Battle Revolution
Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
Wii Health Pack
Wii Music Orchestra

mario, zelda and metroid just seem to be the most popular.

unsunghero284277d ago (Edited 4277d ago )

Have you ever played Twilight Princess? What is it you moaned about? Eh? Exploration? Adventure? Storylines?? I think that if you TRIED writing a joking comment about this then you couldn't have wound up more backwards.

Really, it's funny that you would complain about something like this. Ignore the fact that Gears and Resistance are both very linear. Ignore the fact that this article was exactly what you're asking for. Comments like that make it seem like you haven't touched a Nintendo console SINCE Super Mario Sunshine came out.

Jesus, the idea you would have this much idiocy... Sorry, but stop cursing a company like they're out to get you. Don't "Fock" them, just stop playing their consoles if you want to.

Oh, and really good job showing up Ewok. What a fanboy, presenting evidence that is beyond mindless driveling opinionated statements. Why, compared to all the other people that get worked up about video games enough to curse a videogame publisher, I'm sure you're by far the least fanboyish.

ItsDubC4277d ago (Edited 4277d ago )

I think many ppl are just tired of seeing Mario, regardless of whether he appears in games w/ completely different styles of gameplay. Mario Kart, Mario Strikers, Smash Bros, Mario Galaxy, and Paper Mario are all completely different types of games but they share similar character casts. I'm also confused when ppl have issues w/ Mario being "kiddy." Mario as an icon is meant to appeal to all ages, and so I think his image is fine how it is.

My most anticipated Wii game for this year isn't actually a Nintendo title: Manhunt 2. I'm also looking forward to the Square Enix Party this month, as Square Enix hinted that Wii owners should expect some pleasing announcements at the party.

sumfood4u4277d ago


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