It’s been a long time coming hasn’t it? Indeed, ever since the 3DS was first announced back in 2011, people have constantly wondered about the possibility of a WarioWare game for the system. After all, it’s got the touch screen and microphone. It’s got the gyro sensor and camera.
Heck, it’s basically got every control scheme the series has ever used. And when you couple that with 3D and AR functionality, it pretty much means the 3DS is the perfect WarioWare machine. The ideal next step for the franchise.
Alas, for years it wasn’t to be. Directs came and went. E3 presentations were hyped, aired and forgotten about. And yet despite all that, no Wario games were forthcoming. It got so bad the fans basically gave up on the franchise.
However, that’s all now gone and changed. Why? Because just a few minutes ago, Nintendo finally announced it.
WarioWare Gold is a brand new WarioWare game for the Nintendo 3DS.
A classic WarioWare game with gameplay styles influenced by all the past installments, this new edition in the series has new storylines, 300 new microgames and all the trimmings you’d expect from another title in the fantastic franchise.
It’s basically the game Wario fans have dreamed about for years.
So, check out the trailer for it if you haven’t already:
And go and discuss the title over on Wario Forums today.
Because if this is anything like past titles, WarioWare Gold will be a fantastic game, and another good game to get when it launches on 3DS in August this year.
Thanks for finally announcing a new Wario game Nintendo!
WarioWare Gold Announced (Wario Forums)
Well, it’s nearly here! In just a few moments time, Nintendo’s next Nintendo Direct will air online, covering various announcements related to their 3DS and Nintendo Switch games.
Which means it’s time for another liveblog! Yep, just like before
Hence as a result of this, we’ve decided to run yet another liveblog for the reveals. Yep, just like before, we’ll be talking about every single announcement as it comes in. Whether it’s Smash Bros or Wario Land, Pokemon or F-Zero, we’re covering the lot here.
So, while we don’t have any predictions right now, we hope you’ll enjoy our coverage of the event. Sit back, turn on whatever Nintendo livestream you want to watch this on and check out our thoughts on the event right here.
Because this is gonna be another great year for the Switch. Don’t you forget it!
Well, it’s finally here. After weeks of people asking about another Nintendo Direct (and crazy predictions to the same), Nintendo has announced that the next one will air on March 8th at 5pm ET. This Direct will be 30 minutes in length, with announcements for both 3DS and Switch games (including Mario Tennis Aces for the latter).
Here’s the announcement about it on Nintendo’s Twitter page:
As well as the related ones by Nintendo UK and Nintendo JP:
It’s pretty big news all round and offers the potential for quite a few interesting announcements. Indeed, as one look at social media will prove, it seems Nintendo fans have taken the announcement and ran with it to mean anything and everything is coming to the console. Super Mario Odyssey DLC? Yup, some people are even saying a Luigi’s Mansion themed kingdom could be included. Pokemon Switch? Again, people are predicting it could happen here.
And from Smash Bros to Fire Emblem to god knows what else, the predictions are flying thick and fast. Hell, there are so many at this point that the ‘leakers’ behind them are calling each other out on sites like Twitter!
As for us? Well we’ll just keep quiet and see what tomorrow brings. It’s Nintendo, it’s 2018 and it’s a console that needs new announcements, so we’re sure whatever does get shown is going to be amazing all the same. Besides, why hype yourself up over Smash and Pokemon when you can just wait and be pleasantly surprised if it happens? It doesn’t seem worth it to us.
But still, what do you think about the announcement? Are you looking forward to the Nintendo Direct tomorrow? What crazy games and reveals do you think Nintendo will make there?
Post your answers to these questions (and more besides) here in the comments or on the Gaming Latest forums today!
As you may have noticed, updates have been pretty slow here on Gaming Reinvented.
But don’t panic, there is a reason for this.
Namely, I’m redesigning the entire website. Why? Well to be honest, there are two reasons.
Firstly, the existing site doesn’t really work for its purpose at the moment. It’s meant to be a service, yet currently feels more like a traditional blog. And that’s fine if you’re running a blog.
But I’m not running one. I’m running a service where people are meant to post their own content. It’s basically a social media type site for writers, in the guise of a news site.
And the current design means people don’t understand this. They don’t realise they can post their own articles or content, they keep asking me to post them as if guest blogs were still relevant and gaming sites require professional staff.
So that’s one reason I’m redesigning the site. To encourage people to use it in the way it’s meant to be used, not as yet another blog they have to send messages to about guest posts and staff writer positions.
Reason number 2 on the other hand… well that’s a bit philosophical. Basically, as I realised a few months or so ago, traditional content sites don’t really work anymore. Why is this? Because society has moved on. Instead of using traditional desktop computers, people use smartphones to access the internet through most of their day.
However, most existing sites don’t get this, and as a result, they’re stuck in the desktop era.
And that’s a huge issue. Put simply, the workflow required for old school news sites and platforms doesn’t work in this new world.
Think about it. How convenient is it to post an article on mobile?
On like, any CMS you can think of?
Not very. This means sites like Medium (and traditional CMS systems like WordPress and Drupal) lose out whenever audiences on their phones.
Yet it’s not just limited to them either. No, the same goes for news reporting too. Want to cover a Nintendo Direct? Yeah, good luck doing that on an iPad, since taking and uploading screenshots is hell and videos are even worse. Add glacial upload speeds, fiddly buttons in website interfaces and awkward plugins telling you how hard to read your work is, and things just become a complete nightmare.
But we want to fix this. We want a world where reporting the news is super simple, lightning fast and convenient for everyone. One where authors can write a beautiful story on the bus back from work without worrying that their 3G connection will fail while they’re doing so. Where users can read articles even while offline. Where modern, futuristic looking articles can be written and posted without the backing of a high-tech development team and thousands of dollars in media production skills.
Hence that’s why we’re redesigning Gaming Reinvented right now. Because in today’s smartphone era, the competition just isn’t good enough.
A while back, Nintendo announced they had plans to adapt their series to other mediums. Obviously Super Nintendo World was one result of this (being part of Universal Studios’ theme park based on their titles), but adaptations to TV, movies and animation were said to be in the works as well, with Nintendo planning to work with partnered companies to produce such works.
And when it comes to a Mario movie, well it seems like Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima is even keener on the idea than you’d ever imagine. Why? Because as he said in a recent interview with the Kyoto Shimbun, he hopes to make an agreement with a partner about a Mario movie soon, complete with a following announcement and a full release by 2020. Here’s the article about said comment courtesy of our friends at Japanese Nintendo.
It’s a surprising statement from the Nintendo CEO, and provides good evidence that the rumours of Illumination Entertainment working on such a movie could be accurate.
However, you then have to wonder:
Would a new Mario movie really be a good idea in the first place?
I mean, not only did the first attempt go horribly wrong, but most of the other ones went pretty badly wrong as well. It’s a series that’s been plagued by ‘adaptation decay’ to the point it used to take up half the TV Tropes page.
And that’s only logical given that Mario doesn’t really have much of a story so to speak of. The RPGs do yes, but the actual main platformers Nintendo likely wants adapted? It’s rarely more complex than ‘Peach is kidnapped by Bowser’, with even the likes of Odyssey only adding a few small tweaks to the formula.
As a result, it’s kind of hard to imagine what Illumination Entertainment (or whoever else gets the rights now) could do with the series. Are they going to give the movie an excuse plot padded with random set pieces? Try and come up with a logical story that doesn’t tie into any of the games? Set up an alternate universe in the same way as the cartoon series, movie, comic books and anime film?
It’s difficult to know, and even more difficult to get right.
Which is not gonna be helped much by the push for a relatively early release date. After all, 2020 isn’t that far away, and it’s no time at all for a movie or game release. The fact Nintendo suggests that’s even possible implies the company just wants the film out as quickly as possible, and isn’t willing to give it much time for careful thought or even much of a post-production process.
But hey, it’s interesting to hear none the less. So, what do you think about it all? Are you happy that Nintendo seems so keen on a Mario movie? Worried about it given the lack of story to adapt in the franchise?
Give your thoughts on the matter (and more) in the comments below or on social media today!
Super Mario Bros. movie should be ready for 2020! (Japanese Nintendo)