Nintendo Senior Producer Promises Bigger and Better Things in Nintendo Land
Nintendo’s Katsuya Eguchi recently spoke with Gameplanet in an interview on the company’s philosophy for Wii U. Among the topics discussed were the importance of the Pro Controller in appealing to hardcore fans, the company’s dedication to surprising its fans once again, and Nintendo Land‘s role as a game with more staying power than its “comes with the console” predecessors: Wii Sports and Wii Play.
“Wii Sports was very fun, but there was a desire [in making Nintendo Land] to have experiences […] that had a bit more depth or longevity to them. Something that more passionate game fans might be able to sink their teeth into a little bit more.”
You might know Eguchi as the creator of the Animal Crossing franchise, though he also worked on Star Fox, Super Mario World, and the aforementioned Wii games.
Whether Nintendo Land‘s dozen mini-games garner more playtime than Wii Sports and Wii Play is anyone’s guess, but we hope Eguchi’s sentiment amounts to a reality. If half of them are as fun as Tanks! (part of Wii Play), I’ll consider it a rousing victory.
Check the source link for Frank Gibson/Gameplanet’s full interview; it doubles as a fine profile on Eguchi’s career.
Better Battery Life for 3DS Trumped a Second Circle Pad
More words from Nintendo’s top brass! From Nintendo UK’s Ben Taylor:
“We did review the possibility of the second controller, but we felt that increased battery life was really important to players, and this would have been affected if we had introduced one. It would also have made the console a lot bigger and bulkier.”
“Importantly, the majority of games, for instance the likes of Mario Kart 7 or Super Mario 3D land, don’t benefit from the second controller. A second circle pad peripheral is in development for the 3DS XL which can be used for titles such as Resident Evil Revelations.”
If you’re still disappointed by the decision, at least you know why it was made.
Source: My Nintendo News
3D Solitaire, Anyone? Oh, Wait…
A 3D take on the classic card game hits the Nintendo eShop on August 2nd. Costs $3.00. Looks like this:
The game features three backdrops, and the unlockable right to use your own photos for the purpose.