Remember that episode of The Twilight Zone with the bookish guy and the broken glasses? “Time Enough at Last.” The TV Guide synopsis would go something like this: Henry Bemis is a humdrum bank teller who just wants to read books but never has the time. Source: Nintendo Switch hands-on: hardware makes a promising start, but software questions remain
Netflix is adding a show based on the Castlevania series to its lineup this year. The news, reported by io9 , amounts to a single line of confirmation in a Netflix press release: “ Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017.” There’s no word on whether that means a live-action adaption or an anime, though the guy behind the gritty Power Rangers reboot , Adi Shankar, has talked on Facebook and with Collider about working on a “super-violent Castlevania mini-series.” Shankar previously said the story would be based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse . Source: A Castlevania …
A few things come to mind when I think of iconic Super Mario villain Bowser: Mr. steal-your-girl; a roided-up turtle that just discovered Hot Topic; Great dad . Now I can add Korean rice and soup delicacy gukbap to that list. According to this 2000 Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Bowser was given the Japanese name Daimaō Kuppa — Kuppa being the Japanese name for gukbap , a Korean dish. Source: Bowser was named after this spicy Korean rice and soup dish
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be a Nintendo Switch launch title after all. The fate of the game — the 19th main installment in the long-running series — was up in the air after reports of localization issues arose late last year . Source: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch with Nintendo Switch on March 3rd
All screen grabs taken from Nintendo’s Japanese announcement video . In just a couple of short months Nintendo’s first console since 2012 will be here. Nintendo made the console’s existence known last October , but until tonight was completely mum on any and all details. Source: Nintendo Switch: Everything You Need to Know About the Ambitious Shape-Shifting Console
The creator of Mario on how smartphones will introduce new players to Nintendo In 2004, Nintendo released a strange dual-screened handheld called the DS, and with the hardware, a broader initiative the company called its “blue ocean strategy.” Instead of battling against heavyweight competitors like Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo would carve out its own unique space in the market. Source: A chat with Shigeru Miyamoto on the eve of Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first smartphone game This is going to be great.
The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of us spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint instead. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series using only the SNES’ beloved animation game. Source: It Took Four Months to Recreate the TMNT Cartoon’s Intro Using Super Nintendo’s Mario Paint TMNT in the arcade is one of my all time favourites.