Time for another Weekend Review! It seems like this week went by so quickly, but still it was full indeed. This week saw an influx of information that was amazing to watch. We got updates, and cars, and hacked, and more updates, and stacks, and splats and more splats…
We were informed of the much-anticipated BIG Splatoon update coming next week, on August 5.
There was also the announcement of a Mario-themed Hotwheels cars series to be released soon.
Nintendo and Facebook partnered to promote Super Mario Maker with a two-day Hackathon event held at Facebook HQ.
We also finally got word on the HUGE Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS update that brought tournament mode to the game.
Nintendo also released their massive Miiverse overhaul. Changing up things such as post limits, the ways in which we log Play Journals, screenshots, drawings, and discussions, as well.
Nintendo released their Q1 financial results and there was good news all around as the company posted profits due to Splatoon, amiibo, Nintendo 3DS, and even Wii U sales.
A taste of what’s to come…
Word has been getting around for the last few days that Nintendo has been working on a subscription box service similar to Loot Crate. MCV reported that they have gotten initial information regarding what’s being call the ‘N-Box’.
The ’N-Box’ will feature toys, clothes and other merchandise inspired by and branded with Nintendo icons such as Mario, Zelda and Pokémon.
The boxes are expected to be available individually, with gamers also able to subscribe to a three-, six- or 12-month plan.
It will be interesting to see if this turns out to be a legitimate story. I usually don’t remark on things that are only at the rumor stage, but this is a very feasible bit of information. There could be many applications for this ‘N-Box’. It could very well be part of the new Membership Program that Nintendo is working on with DeNA. Exactly how that may be implemented is not very clear at the moment, but there is certainly a lot of room for speculation. I look forward to hearing more on this soon, and hopefully confirmation and information from Nintendo themselves.
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!