Reggie Fils-Aime Interview; Third Party Games, Smash Bros and More!

Just earlier today, Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo stopped by the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon studio to answer various questions about Nintendo that fans had put to him by Twitter.  And the official Youtube channel uploaded a video of this, which can be found here:

So what exactly did he say?  Let’s find out, with my fan made transcript of the interview:

Question 1: How much third-party support can we expect from the Wii U for the rest of the year?

Third party support for the Wii U.  The great news is that we have a ton of great third-party support coming, from Disney, from Activision, from Ubisoft.  Great games like Watchdogs, like Infinity, like Skylanders.  All of those great games plus first party… it’s a system to have.

So that’s his answer to question 1, the one about third-party support.  Are Skylanders and Disney Infinity quite what ‘hardcore’ gamers on message boards ask for when they talk of third-party support?  Perhaps not, but they’re definitely examples of third-party support regardless.  And hey, I assume that’s only a small sample of what’s coming to the Wii U this year.

Question 2: If you could be any Nintendo character and live their lives in their world, who would it be and why?

If I could live in any Nintendo world and be a Nintendo character, the one I want to be is Link.  I wanna save princess Zelda, I want to live in all of those magical environments and, the Legend of Zelda series is my favourite series, so that’s where I would want to be.

An interesting question by Twitter user LastPhotograph this one.  And it turns out Reggie’s favourite series is the Zelda series, and hence he’d love to live in Hyrule and save Zelda + the kingdom from evil.

Question 3: What’s the chance we may see you as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U?

The big question is, am I going to be a playable character in Smash Bros?  Great question, you have to ask that to Mr Sakurai, he’s the producer of the game, it’s his game, but if he wants, my body is ready!

Wow, talk about something!  Reggie just admitted he’d be fine with being a playable character in the Super Smash Bros series?

Someone so needs to make that happen.  Seriously, someone go message Sakurai about it on Twitter, just for laughs.  Here’s his account:

I don’t personally care for real people in Smash Bros, but this opportunity is too rich and too hilarious to miss out on!

So there you have it, Reggie answers your fan questions on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Are his answers satisfactory?  Do you want to see him as a playable character in Super Smash Bros 4?  Comment below or at the Nintendo 3DS Community forums today!

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Reggie would be the best character ever. Put him in right now, Sakurai.