Today’s Nintendo news: a Japanese trailer and some commercials for Mario Sports Superstars, but also…
- Fire Emblem Gaiden
- Nintendo Mobile
- Nintendo Financials
- Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
- Play Nintendo Show
Mario Sports Superstars
Here’s the usual overview trailer for Mario Sports Superstars:
Finally, here’s one short video clip showcasing Horse Racing:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 16, 2017
Here’s also some more screenshots, courtesy of Famitsu:
Mario Sports Superstars (3DS) comes out on March 24th in North America, and March 30th in Europe.
Fire Emblem Gaiden
As you probably already know if you’ve paid attention to the game at all, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden (originally released on the NES). And we’ve had quite a lot of new details about the game this week, with the official website that was launched, the article in Famitsu magazine.
Therefore, Kantopia’s interview of Shouzou Kaga about the original game (from a strategy guide), is quite timely! It goes over various elements, such as the stronger RPG aspects of this entry, units that were hard to implement during development, the two main characters, connections to the previous entry, and a lot more.
Here’s an excerpt:
So, in the previous work, the story was relatively linear.
Originally I wanted to make something unique with multiplayer, which would have had a strategy RPG element. We wanted to eliminate the notion of being able to raise a lot of units but using only a select few, and to do that we figured a two episode format may work with the stories crossing over one another now and then. It would have made a more enticing story, too.
Click here to check out the full translated interview!
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) comes out on April 20th in Japan, and May 19th in Europe and North America.
According to data App Annie, Fire Emblem Heroes was the 5th most grossing mobile game in Japan, in February (AppStore and Play Store): a pretty remarkable performance, especially compared to Miitomo. This allowed Nintendo to jump to the 9th place of the Top 10 most successful publishers in Japan (also for the AppStore and the PlayStore combined):
In the United States, Fire Emblem Heroes was the 9th most popular game.
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that the financial results for the current Fiscal Year (that ends on March 31st) would be shared on April 27th. That means that the usual meeting with investors will take place on April 28th. This will be a major one, since it will be the meeting to conclude the past Fiscal Year.
Besides results for the full Fiscal Year, Nintendo is expected to share their forecast for the next one (April 1st to March 31st 2017-18), along with their plans for the upcoming months (and years).
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
A few days ago, Nintendo held a special contest for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World in Europe. Fans were tasked with creating a stop-motion short featuring Yoshi and Poochy, with 3 Giant Yarn Yoshi amiibo (signed by Takashi Tezuka and Emi Watanabe, Producer and Associate Producer respectively).
And earlier this week, the three winners were announced: you can check out their stop-motion shorts on this page (along with other entries)!
Speaking of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, if you’d like a really cute diorama to display your Yarn Yoshi and Yarn Poochy amiibo, click here to find out how to make one!
Play Nintendo Show
Here’s the latest episode of the Play Nintendo Show, which is about Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS: