This week has been fairly informative for Nintendo fans. Nintendo has supplied us with footage, running, more making, and new splatting.
The start of this week was the end of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and Nintendo took the opportunity to show of lots game play footage for their upcoming games. Among those games being shown was StarFox Zero. We were able to see some never-before-seen footage from the game.
We also got some more information on coming Wii U exclusive Nindie, Runbow by 13AM Games. In a launch trailer, we found out about guest characters, and the release date. This title was a part of the Nindies@Home promotion that the company ran going into E3 2015.
In addition to that, this week saw even more incredible information on the coming HIT Super Mario Maker! We learned that players will have the opportunity to create extremely unique stages with never before seen features like sound effects, visual effects, and even custom voice recordings.We also learned that the creator tools will need to be unlocked over a series of days, as well as massive amiibo support.
Then of course, we got yet another update for Splatoon, in which we finally saw the last announced Ranked Battle mode, called Rainmaker. This mode calls for players to battle it out to capture the Rainmaker trophy and transport it the enemy base. The Rainmaker however can also be used as a offensive weapon which adds a fantastic twist to the battle.
Last week, there were a series of articles and writings from certain revelations that were shared on a podcast featuring Nintendo Treehouse employee Chris Pranger. In fact, I intended to finish listening to the podcast and share my thoughts on all that he revealed. However, this week we learned that he has since been fired by Nintendo of America! I do intend to share a blog later next week in reference to this situation, but in the meanwhile, did you expect this outcome when you heard about his participation in the podcast? Do you feel it was fair?
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!