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  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata The Subject Of A Lovely Animated Tribute

    Former Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata died last July , though his legacy in the games industry lives on. That was demonstrated in a lovely animated tribute shown at last night's Game Developers Choice awards . The three-minute short features references from Iwata's early days as a programmer... More
  • Blog Post: Satoru Iwata To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards

    The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominations for the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of the Tomb Raider lead the field with eight nods each. In addition, the Academy will posthumously honor former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Directs Will Resume In The Future

    Following the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company has temporarily suspended its fan-focused videos. Nintendo Directs often featured Iwata making announcements and revealing new games, and following his death, it was unclear whether they would continue. The publisher has confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Names New President Following Tragic Death Of Satoru Iwata

    It has been two months since the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata . Today, the company has named a successor to lead the company through the Wii U era and into the future. Tatsumi Kimishima, who steered Nintendo of America through the GameCube era, will now lead the entire company... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Boss Iwata Skipping E3 For Second Straight Year

    Last year, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata missed E3 for health reasons . This year he's skipping the annual video game gala for pressing business. Today IGN reported that the Big N boss is staying behind, leaving others to lead the charge. “Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing... More
  • Blog Post: New 3DS Enhanced 3D Was A Last Minute Case Of Miyamoto ‘Upending The Tea Table’

    The New 3DS sports a number of new features, including a small thumb control on the right side, additional shoulder buttons, and on-board NFC support for Amiibo figures. It’s most impressive feature is the “super-stable 3D” that uses eye tracking. It turns out that the feature caused... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces New Hardware In Development, Codenamed 'NX'

    During its press conference with DeNA this morning to announce a strategic alliance, another major bit of news was revealed. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that a new hardware platform is in development. Nintendo is currently working on the system under the code name "NX." The company... More
  • Blog Post: New Iwata Asks Panel Features Majora's Mask 3D

    Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has returned with a new installment of the Iwata Asks series, this time focusing on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D for the 3DS. Iwata sits down with some of the people involved in the game , including series producer Eiji Aonuma, talking about the original... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Offer Pre-Order, Pre-Download For Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

    In Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s presentation to shareholders, he revealed an upcoming feature for the Wii U. Nintendo’s console will join the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offering the ability to pre-purchase and pre-download titles. The first game to be included in this program will be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Investor ‘Flabbergasted’ That Iwata Has Not Resigned

    Nintendo’s recent annual shareholder meeting was held without company president Satoru Iwata present, but that didn’t stop investors from asking a variety of questions. Some inquiries were hard hitting, while others seemed to be more focused on offering ideas for products and perks. One investor... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold, Shareholders Re-Elect Iwata

    Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold to consumers worldwide. This puts sales of the title at approximately 800,000 for the month of June after an opening weekend that saw movement of 1.2 million units . The news came by way of Nintendo’s annual general... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Iwata To Miss Shareholder Meeting Following Surgery

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has undergone surgery for a growth found in a bile duct. Because of his health concerns, Iwata will miss the annual shareholder meeting on June 27. We first learned that Iwata was suffering from an ailment when Nintendo announced he would miss E3 . Last week, he underwent... More
  • Blog Post: Health Issues Prevent Nintendo's President From Attending E3

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has to miss out on the E3 festivities this year. The company confirmed to us that he has to miss out on the show due to health issues. Nintendo won't say what is exactly plaguing Iwata, but he's listening to his doctor's orders and not traveling overseas. The... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Optimistic Towards Next Fiscal Year, In Early Planning Stages For New Hardware

    In a recent Q&A posted online addressing some of the concerns related to its recent underperformance , Nintendo shared a hope to return to "Nintendo-like profits" soon, and writes it is already in the planning stages for new hardware. Being in the planning stages of its new hardware should... More
  • Blog Post: Legend of Zelda-Themed DLC Available For Sonic Lost World

    Sonic is no stranger when it comes to entering the universes of other video games. He’s fought in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, participated in the Olympics, and explored Yoshi’s Island. Now he is racing into Hyrule in a new Zelda-themed DLC for Sonic Lost World. The Zelda Zone DLC is available... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Handheld And Home Console Divisions Now Integrated

    Last week, Nintendo held an in-depth investor briefing following a disappointing third quarter financial report. We covered a number of things from that meeting, including the 2014 software lineup , plans to more fully use the Wii U’s gamepad , thoughts on mobile and how it will intersect with... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Considering Merger Or Acquisition

    This week has a seen quite a lot of Nintendo news. On the positive side of things, we know that Mario Kart is coming in May and Super Smash Bros. is confirmed for this year. On the flip side, the Wii U continues to disappoint at retail , and the company has recognized that the Gamepad isn’t being... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Says Multiplatform Development Is Not In Nintendo's Future

    With the Wii U posting anemic sales numbers , the calls for Nintendo to follow in the footsteps of Sega and leave the hardware business for multiplatform game development are increasing. However, Nintendo head Satoru Iwata says that it would be a move done for "short term profit." In an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Answers Investor Questions, Addresses Virtual Boy, Wii Vitality Sensor, Lay-Offs, Etc.

    Nintendo recently published a large Q and A posting on its website where stockholders were able to direct questions at the company's president Saturo Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto. The questionnaire discusses everything from the Virtual Boy, to the food served in Nintendo's cafeteria, and the state... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Golf World Tour Delayed Until 2014

    Nintendo revealed in an investor relations briefing today that the 3DS Mario Golf title in the works at Camelot has been pushed back to 2014. Mario Golf World Tour was originally slated for this summer , but Nintendo has moved its release into a 2014 3DS release schedule that needs the help more than... More
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