This has been a week of cakes, details, condolences, promotion, and maps! It has been pretty good for news and info. What I would like to do is simply summarize, and also share some of the new things that are going on, as well.
We started out the week watching Nintendo take over Cake Wars on the Food Network to celebrate and promote Super Mario Maker during the week of E3. We also got additional details on Devil’s Third, and its North American release in Q4. Mr. Masahiro Sakurai shared his thoughts after the passing of Iwata-san in his weekly Famitsu column. Nintendo announced a partnership with Facebook to host a hackathon to promote the soon-to-be-released Super Mario Maker. Then, Friday evening saw the release of yet another new Splatoon map, called Camp Triggerfish! This has been a fantastic week for fans.
We do have much more to look forward to, however, as Nintendo of Japan released a new Splatoon trailer that shows off a lot of new stuff for the game. There are new maps, weapons, a new mode, gear and music all in a 30-second clip sure to please. As it is in Japanese, any speaking may not be of assistance, but the good people over at GameXplain created an analysis video that may be very helpful.
We also got more concrete details on the coming Miiverse Update from Tom and Erika of Nintendo letting us know that it will be going into effect on July 29, 2015.
We were also informed by Sarah from Nintendo that Nintendo TVii will be coming to an end after the nearly 3 years on the system. TVii will be going away as of August 11, 2015. Along with the app, the Miiverse community will be going away, as well!
We also got news that the anime app, Crunchyroll, on the Wii U will now be fully available without a subscription. Viewers will be able to watch full seasons of their favorite anime series now, in standard definition, with ads.
Another bit of information we were able to get, indirectly, was a patent registration for a device in connection to Nintendo’s Quality of Life initiative that was briefly announced last year. IGN, via NeoGAF, shared a fair amount of details for what QoL will be bringing to users. It looks very interesting, to say the least. Take a look and let me know what you think.
These are many of the news items that are relevant to Nintendo fans as we get into our weekend. Will you be having fun with Camp Triggerfish this weekend? Will you be enjoying some new anime with Crunchyroll? Are you looking forward to the new QoL platform next year? Are you excited for the new updates in Wii U with Miiverse and Nintendo TVii? So much going on, and all coming very soon!
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!