Today’s Nintendo news: overview trailer for Hey! Pikmin in English, but also…
- Nintendo @ Hyper Japan Festival 2017
- The Nintendo Guessing Game
- Jordan Amaro
Here’s the overview trailer for Hey! Pikmin, now available in English:
For more details about the game, make sure to check out this post!
Hey! Pikmin (3DS) comes out on July 13th in Japan, and July 28th in Europe and North America.
Nintendo @ Hyper Japan Festival 2017
Today, Nintendo UK revealed its line-up for the Hyper Japan Festival 2017, taking place from July 14th to July 16th:
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Splatoon 2 (playable demo, prizes for Splatoon cosplayers, and Splatoon 2 tournaments)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (on-stage multiplayer battles only, with prizes to win)
- ARMS (on-stage multiplayer battles only, with prizes to win)
- 1-2-Switch (on-stage multiplayer battles only, with prizes to win)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (on-stage multiplayer battles only, with prizes to win)
- ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II: The Final Challenger (on-stage multiplayer battles only, with prizes to win)
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
- Monster Hunter Stories
Also, Nintendo will announce a Splatoon 2 fan-art competition soon, with the “freshes” sketches to be displayed at Hyper Japan.
For more details about Nintendo at Hyper Japan Festival 2017, click here!
The Nintendo Guessing Game
Here’s a short video uploaded by Nintendo of America, called The Nintendo Guessing Game. It was recorded during E3, and has several high-profile Nintendo developers answer quick questions about each others.
Jordan Amazo is the name of a level designer who worked on Resident Evil 7 (Capcom), but also P.T. and Metal Gear Solid 5 (Kojima Productions). And earlier this year, he joined Nintendo EPD, and has been hard at work on an unannounced Nintendo Switch game.
It’s not the first foreign developer to be working at Nintendo in Japan, though there are not many of them there. This is hardly surprising: the hiring procedure for Nintendo Co., Ltd is extremely tough, and even Japanese native speakers strugge with the various tests. Nintendo really wants the best of the best, after all.
But still, it’s quite interesting that more and more foreign developers are coming to work at Nintendo in Japan, though for players, it doesn’t really change much!
Source: Shikamaru Ninja (NeoGAF)