Today’s Daily Briefs:
- LEGO Dimensions
- TV Advertisement in the United States
- Super Turrican
- Nintendo Minute
- Monster Hunter Generations
- Monster Strike
Last week, during the San Diego Comic-Con 2016, the following expansion packs were announced/confirmed/revealed for LEGO Dimensions:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Story Pack and Fun Pack
- Sonic The Hedgehog: Level Pack
- Gremlins: Team Pack
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Fun Pack
- The Adventure Time: Fun Pack
Here’s some screenshots for those packs, along with their packaging:
Here’s a new trailer for the game:
Those new packs will launch on November 18th in Europe and North America. Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated!
Source: Warner Bros. PR
TV Advertisement in the United States
Here’s some data about TV advertisement in the United States in June 2016, for video game companies
- Total spending: $21.5 million
- Total impressions: 1.4 billion impressions on TV, 58 million online views, 110,000 social actions, and almost 110,000 searches
- Nintendo: spent $1.3 million (30% of total spending for video game industry), and ran nine spots 1,110 times. Those generated 108 million impressions on TV, over 3.6 million online views, 11,700 searches, and 3,400 social actions.
- Most successful Nintendo ad: “Teams,” (Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games), with over 1.1 million views.
During a webcast, last week, Julian Eggebrecht (Founding President and Creative Director from Former 5) explained that the version of Super Turrican on SNES is not the one the developers originally wanted to release. Indeed: content was cut from the retail release, due to the publisher not willing to go with the (naturally more expensive) 6MB cartridges.
Here’s what was cut:
The whole final level was cut, including an extra boss. One of the level’s unique gameplay gimmicks was that you had to use Turrican’s freeze beam to “unfreeze” enemies in order to progress, a unique gameplay twist for this section of the game. If you ever had a feeling the game abruptly ends and feels like there was something else left to do, now you know why.
He also revealed that he wanted to release the original version of the game on the Virtual Console, and offer it to players who bought both Super Turrican and Mega Turrican. Unfortunately, this never came to be due to Nintendo refusing to release something that wasn’t previously available commercially.
Monster Hunter Generations
Here’s the trailer for the Gammoth, one of the Fated Four from Monster Hunter Generations:
Today, mixi announced that a Monster Strike movie would be released on December 10th in Japan. Here’s some of the staff working on it:
- Director: Shinpei Ezaki
- Script supervision: Yoichi Kato
- Script: Taku Kishimoto
- Producer: Nao Hirasawa
- Original character design: Tatsurou Iwamoto
- Monster Design: Masayuki Kondou
- Animation design: Shizue Kaneko