Today’s Daily Briefs:
- Super Mario Maker
- Kirby: Planet Robobot
- Famitsu previews
- Bravely Second: End Layer
- Prima Guides
- Tetris movie
Super Mario Maker
Today, Nintendo of America shared some stats regarding Super Mario Maker:
- the game sold 3.5 million units worldwide
- over 7.2 million courses have been created by players
- those courses have been played over 600 million times
- it would take someone over 14 years to play every single course for at least 1mn
Kirby: Planet Robobot comes out on June 10th in Europe and North America. If you’re need of a refresher, you can check out the North American official website for details about the Robobot Armour, the Copy Abilities, the various game modes, and even amiibo.
Click here to check it out!
This week, Famitsu will dedicated 8 pages to several Nintendo games coming soon to Japan:
- Culdcept Revolt (Nintendo 3DS, out on July 7th)
- Shovel Knight (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, out on June 30th)
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics (Wii U, out on June 24th)
Here’s the previews:
Head after the break for the rest of this post!
If you’ve ever used Miitomo (longer than 5mn on launch day), you know the game can ask some really… personal questions. Wondering what Nintendo does with the answer gathered? According to the ToS, Nintendo reserves the right to analyze and resell the data. Does that mean they will do it? Maybe yes, maybe.
“The goal of our Miitomo questions is to spark fun conversations with your friends and for you to discover new facts about them as they answer the questions being posed. That’s why Miitomo generally avoids yes or no questions. As to the answer information our consumers provide through the Miitomo app, it is only used to provide a better experience for Nintendo consumers and to support the application. Neither Nintendo nor any of its partners sells or shares that answer information for any other purposes.”
Of course, since the ToS explicitely states Nintendo reserves the right to resell the data, that official statement doesn’t carry much weight.
Bravely Second: End Layer
If you live in Europe, you can now pre-order the Limited Edition of the Bravely Second: End Layer soundtrack on the official Square-Enix Store. It costs 32.99€, and comes with a special aurora packaging with custom illustrated and interchangeable jackets.
If you’ve ever bought a strategy guide, it’s quite likely it was made by Prima. While they may seem a bit redundant (if not useless) in the age of the internet, and its countless free (and often extremely exhaustive) guides, they still remain quite popular (especially among collectors). Alongside the paper version of the guide, they always release an eGuide: the same guide, but in digital format (often given away for free with the Collector’s Edition of guides).
And good news if you’re interested in one of those: Prima is giving away free copies of some of their guides. You can find the full list (and links) on this page!
Remember the Tetris movie that was announced quite a while ago? No, it’s not stuck in development hell or anything. Quite the opposite, it seems! Today, it was revealed that the project was now a $80 million China-U.S. co-production by Threshold Global Studios (formed by Bruno Wu and Larry Kasanoff). It also like there will not be one movie… but three!
The very concept of a Tetris movie is already something, but to make a trilogy out of it certainly is a… daring project. You can find more details about the Tetris movies on Deadline!