A tribute to Satoru Iwata

So… today we got news that Iwata-san has passed away.

 

At first, I truly couldn’t believe it. So I looked it up, immediately stunned by the news. To be honest, I still don’t believe it…

 

Satoru Iwata has probably been more influential in my life than most any one I could think of in my own life.

Just to sit back and name a few things he’s worked on…:

  • Earthbound
  • Pokemon Gold/Silver (He’s the reason both land masses are in the game)
  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Balloon Fight
  • and probably so much more that we can’t even fathom…

He was and IS THE Nintendo Direct presenter with his lovely quote ‘Please Understand’..

He joined HAL Laboratories right out of university and then became it’s president in 1983. He then joined Nintendo in 2000, becoming Nintendo’s president in 2002.

Since 2002,  Iwata has done EVERYTHING he thought possible to take care of Nintendo, even giving HALF of his paycheck back to the company.

Needless to say Iwata-san, there is no understanding this one…

 

Rest in Peace good sir…..

Here’s our round-up of the new Super Smash Bros. content and announcements

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Nintendo’s E3 presence started with a boom today, as the Super Smash Bros. series director made a handful of announcements ahead of the Nintendo Digital Event on Tuesday.

Most notably, new characters and stages are available to download in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and via the Nintendo eShop. Here’s the line-up of new content available for download now – providing Nintendo’s servers have recovered from the influx of traffic post-show: Continue reading

Hidden Triforce uncovers rumours surrounding a Zelda Wii U appearance at E3

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The upcoming Legend of Zelda was revealed rather unconventionally last year, with Nintendo bigwigs Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma showing off early footage late last year. Its 2015 release date has already been pushed back to next year, and Nintendo had previously iterated that the game would not be making an appearance at E3 next month. Continue reading

Review: Codename S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo 3DS) from YoshiUnity

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Intelligent Systems’ Codename S.T.E.A.M. makes its long-awaited arrival in Europe on Friday, having débuted in North America back in March.

While certain American sites have been less than forgiving, there’s no doubt that gamers in the States have been enjoying their hands-on time with Nintendo’s new IP. If you Europeans are still undecided on a purchase, perhaps YoshiUnity can provide some insight in his review at the following link:

Codename S.T.E.A.M. review | YoshiUnity, via tumblr

Codename: S.T.E.A.M. is a new IP that I never thought that [Nintendo] would attempt; let alone in the way that they pulled it off. A tactical RPG that not only has an art style that harkens to the days of golden age comics, but fully embraces the aesthetic in a multitude of ways through the cutscenes, writing, gameplay and tone just to name a few.”

A look at Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with NintendoZjman

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Mewtwo makes his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS debut on 28th April. Those that purchased both versions of the game, however, have received download codes for the new character ahead of its official release.

If you’re curious to see how it handles, NintendoZjman has put together a short video showcasing its moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

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new-nintendo-invaderAre you passionate about Nintendo?

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It was supposed to be a round-up of the month’s news and other content, but with no new content on the site, it’d prove kind of pointless, right? That’s where the New Nintendo Invader comes in! With new content being brought in by YOU, we’ll have more substance and content for an awesome new newsletter!

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