Well guys, looks like we don’t have to wait long for a Mario game on the Wii U!
It seems hard to believe now, but the fat, loveable and almost harmless Mario was once planned to have a beam gun and rocket pack. Not very harmless then, eh? This trivia was found in the original developer’s notes for Super Mario Bros. which turned up online about two years ago. Luckily, Nintendo soon realised that people thought they were more skilful when jumping on Goomba heads instead of blowing them up.
It turns out that all the rumors about the Nintendo Network are true! It is not just a new name for Nintendo WFC, but a whole new Network similar to PSN and Xbox Live available on the 3DS and Wii U.
This Network will allow us to-
- Create personalised accounts, also allowing multiple of them per system.
- Buy downloadable content- meaning that you can buy an add-on for a game with extra levels, playable characters etc.
- Purchase games online- so we don’t have to go to a shop to get games.
- And MORE!
Nintendo has recently revealed the box art for Mario Party 9, which currently is looking far better than expected.
… but I would love an online enabled Mario game!
I was searching through all of my Nintendo-ey news today and I stumbled upon an article about Nintendo ads through the ages, and, well let’s just say that Nintendo ads aren’t normal. Here’s an example-
And let’s just say that Japenese Zelda ads got even stranger…
Mind you, that was all 90s stuff, Nintendo ads aren’t nearly as weird and strangely addictive to watch anymore. To view the full article, go to http://au.wii.ign.com/articles/121/1215214p1.html
Shigeru Miyamoto, president of Nintendo and the creator of the Mario, Zelda and Star Fox series among others, is currently designing a brand new game series! This is very exciting news for people like me who LOVE HIS GAMES!!!
Little has been said about this new IP apart from the fact that it will be a cartoony game rather than realistic. But odds are it is designed with the new Wii U controller in mind.
I doubt this game will be the next Mario or Zelda series but one thing is for sure, I am going to get it!