Nightly News Roundup: 08.17.2012

Of Team Ninja, Star-powered commercials, and Pokémon apps.

By Mel Turnquist. Posted 08/17/2012 23:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Here’s the latest and the greatest in the world of Nintendo for this Friday…

Team Ninja Wants to Make Metroid: Other M Sequel

The latest installment of the Metroid series may have been met with mixed reviews all around, but don’t count Team Ninja as one of those who was disappointed with its final product. In fact, it would love to make a sequel. Of course, that all hinges on if co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto will give the green light. Yosuke Hayashi, who is directing Dead or Alive 5, said this during Gamescom.

It could be done, but there’s two big improvements that need to be addressed– a better story arc and better voice acting. Oh and don’t say “the baby” so damn much too!

Source: Digital Trends

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Ad Debuts

Deciding to add a little bit of star power to its commercials, Nintendo has debuted an ad for the latest installment in the Mario series for 3DS. This one features Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica, who is a model. In the ad, the two play co-op and have a bet to see who can make it to the finish first. Hilarity ensues when the level is over and we come to find out what the loser has to do. I won’t spoil it but take a look here:


2 New Pokémon Related Apps to be Released This Fall

To coincide with Pokémon Black & White Version 2, which will be released on October 7 of this year, Nintendo has decided to release two brand new Pokémon related apps around the same time. The two apps are called Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro.

The first app will use both motion controls and augmented reality to portray a very interesting look at real life. Using the camera that 3DS has, you can point anywhere and see if there’s any Pokémon that would be hiding there. Like maybe there’s a Wobbuffet in your car? Or a Deerling by your shed? I just hope that there’s no Trubbish around your room. That wouldn’t be fun at all. But anyways, you can shoot beams at the Pokémon you find around your house and if you capture them, you can transfer them to your game. How’s that for some sweet roster bolstering? And yes, they will include a lot of harder to find Pokémon as well. Sounds like a heck of an app.

The latter app is merely an updated and upgraded version of the Pokédex 3D that most folks were able to pick up for free in June of 2011. Unlike the original version, this one will have information on ALL the Pokémon. And you will have that information likely from the start. This is huge for those of us who were kind of sad that they were only given information on some Pokémon and they were all from the Black & White versions.

Pricing information has not been given out, but it will likely be within the neighborhood of $20 judging by the price in Japan. Not sure if that’s both of them together or each. However, it’s worth a looksee for sure.

Source: Gaming Illustrated

That’s all the news for now. Good night and have a nice weekend!

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