Today’s Nintendo news: Alexander Brandon (Deus Ex) working with Retro Studios, but also…
- MCM London Comic Con
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Mii lawsuit
Alexander Brandon x Retro Studios
Alexander Brandon is a composer that has worked on quite a few video games, including Deus Ex, Unreal Tournament, Dust: An Elysian Tail:, and more. And it turns out that his latest project is with… Retro Studios!
Here’s what he wrote on his Facebook page earlier this week:
I’m currently working with Retro Studios here in Austin. As much as I’d like to say more (except the work is incredibly exciting and the team is awesome), I can’t.
Unfortunately, it’s not clear whether he’s working with Retro Studios as a music composer, or simply as Audio Director. Obviously, it’s not really possible to determine what kind of game he’s working on, though given his track record, it would be surprising if the game in question was another Donkey Kong title!
MCM London Comic Con
The MCM London Comic Con takes place from May 26th to May 28th, at the Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Court, London. Naturally, Nintendo will be there with several playable games on its booth:
- ARMS (with Min Min and Helix playable for the first time in the UK!)
- Splatoon 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
What’s more, Nintendo will have various demonstrations and spot-tournaments on its stage, for the following games:
- Super Bomberman R
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- and more… including some prizes to grab!
But that’s not all: on May 26th, visitors will be able to challenge Capcom UK’s Street Fighter Community Manager to a best of three scrap in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, at the Nintendo stand. You could even have your match broadcast on the Nintendo Switch UK Facebook page!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Here’s the latest episode of the Nintendo Sneak Peek show, this time dedicated to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!
In 2011, RecogniCorp filed a lawsuit for patent infrigement against Nintendo, claiming that Nintendo’s Mii characters employed the same techniques described in the patent for making police sketches of suspects (in reference to the way a Mii character is created automatically just from a picture).
On Monday, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that RecogniCorps’s lawsuit was bogus. The reason? The Patent asserted against Nintendo should never have been granted, and therefore, it cannot be used to sue Nintendo (or anyone else for that matter).
Here’s what Ajay Sing (Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance) had to say about that ruling:
We are very pleased with the court’s decision. The decision marks another case in which Nintendo’s unique ideas overcame unjustified threats of patent infringement. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products and we will continue to vigorously defend all our products from meritless patent lawsuits.
Source: Nintendo PR