Daily Briefs (Aug. 26, Round 2): NERD and NES Mini / Sonic Boom: Fire&Ice / Corpse Party

Today’s Daily Briefs… Round 2! N.E.R.D. working on the NES Mini, but also…

  • Corpse Party
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
  • Silent Hills: Shattered Memories
  • Fox McCloud
  • Cruisn’ Red Line

NES Mini

On November 11th, Nintendo will release the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (click here for more details) in Europe and North America. This plug-and-play console includes 60 classics from the NES, which work via emulation.

Today, it was found out that it was N.E.R.D. (Nintendo European Research and Development) who came up with the emulator for the NES Mini. They also took care of the operating system design and software integration.

Here’s screencaps from the LinkedIn profile of two N.E.R.D. employees: Lukasz Fronc and Edouard Gomez:

Previously known as Mobiclip, N.E.R.D. also worked on the face-tracking elements of the New Nintendo 3DS (for the “Super Stable 3D”), but also the video player of the Wii U browser. It’s also thanks to them that you can buy Wii games as downloable titles on your Wii U. They’re pretty talented people, who are most definitely working on the mysterious NX platform in some capacity.

Thanks Shiggy for the heads up!

Corpse Party

Corpse Party on Nintendo 3DS is port of the PSP remake of the original PC game. It was originally supposed to come out this Summer in North America, but it’s pretty clear the game has been delayed. To help fans wait, XSEED is going to upload some gameplay videos over on Facebook during the next few weeks.

Here’s the first one:

Corpse Party (3DS) will be released later this year in North America.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Here’s a gameplay video for Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, showcasing Sonic’s skills:

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS) comes out on September 27th in North America, September 30th in Europe, and October 27th in Japan.

Silent Hills: Shattered Memories

Released in 2009 on the Wii, Silent Hills: Shattered Memories is one of the two Silent Hills games ever released on a Nintendo platforms. It was pretty well received, and years after its release, many fans have fond memories of this reimagining of the original Silent Hills.

if you’re one of those, you should definitely check out the article Nintendo Life published today. They went and talked to Sam Barlow (Lead Writer and Designer) about the development of the game. He provides plenty of pretty neat details about the game, and you can find them all by clicking here!

Fox McCloud

Today, Nintendo Life also published an interview with Joe Zieja. For those who don’t know, he’s the one who voiced Fox McCloud in the Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins anime short, that Nintendo livestream just before the launch of Star Fox Zero. To learn more about how Joe Zieja got into voice acting, how he prepared for his role, and more, click here!

Cruisn’ Red Line

Remember Cruisin’ Red Line (previously known as Cruisin’ Adventure), the new Cruisin’ game that was spotted at a game center in the United States, a while ago? Polygon recently had the opportunity to try it out: click here to learn more about the arcade machine itself, the game and its gameplay, and more!



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