Today’s Daily Briefs: launch trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force, but also…
- Nintendo Minute
- Kingdom’s Item Shop
- Seattle Mariners
- Mega Man anime series
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Here’s the launch trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force, now available in North America!
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS) comes out on August 25th in Japan, and on September 2nd in Europe.
Here’s the latest episode of Nintendo Minute:
Hi, yes it’s true, summer is almost over and it’s time for some of you to go back to school. We’ve been there and we know that it can be really hard after a long break to get into that school mindset so we’re sharing some personal survival tips that will hopefully help you out. We also wanted to give away some Nintendo goodies to keep you fashionable, fed and organized. We hope you enter for a chance to win! As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week.
-Kit & Krysta
This year, the SNES is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in North America. To celebrate, Gamasutra published an article about it: they went and asked various game developers about the “SNES classics they grew up with and whose DNA remains a key part of the current gaming landscape”. Click here to check out their article!
Kingdom’s Item Shop
Released this week in North America, Kingdom’s Item Shop is coming pretty soon to Europe. Today, Circle Ent. announced on Twitter that it would be released in “Early September” in that region.
Good news: Kingdom's Item Shop EU version will come out on early of September.
— CIRCLE Ent. (@CIRCLE_Ent) August 19, 2016
A few weeks ago, we learned that Nintendo was planning to sell a majority of its interest in the Seattle Mariners. Yesterday, the company sent a press release to announce that the Major League Baseball had approved the sale. As a result, Nintendo will retain a 10 percent stake in the team and regional sports network.
As for Howard Lincoln (former CEO of Nintendo of America), he has retired from day-to-day operations, and was replaced by John Stanton as Chairman and CEO. That being said, he will continue on as a member of the FAE Board of Directors, to represent Nintendo.
The company notes that the financial impact of the sale will be incorporated into Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s next quarterly financial report (but the financial terms of the sale were not disclosed).
Source: Nintendo PR
Here’s the digest video for the final of Nintendo Deutschland’s Splatoon tournament, which was held yesterday at gamescom:
Mega Man anime series
Earlier this week, The Nerdist published an interview with Man of Action (Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, and Joe Casey) about the new Mega Man anime series, which is scheduled to debut next year. It covers various topics, such as why now is the right time for a new animated series, whether or not they’re adding characters to the Mega Man canon, and more. Click here to check it out!