Outside of the wild success of their Amiibo figures, Nintendo has been hurting for a long time. Things just got even bleaker this morning when the company announced that their biggest game in years, a reworking of The Legend of Zelda, has been delayed yet again. Originally planned for 2015, then pushed to 2016, the game will now be launching in 2017. That game was the anchor for Nintendo's fall lineup, leaving only Dragon Quest remakes and the new Pokémon games as the holiday season's heavy hitters. Sounds like the Wii U isn't going to be getting much attention from here on out.
Nintendo did release some good news today. Their new console, codenamed NX, which is thought to be a hybrid console and mobile device, will launch worldwide in March 2017. However, nothing will be revealed at June's E3 conference and the only playable game at their E3 presentation will be the new Zelda game.
I love Nintendo, but they just keep screwing up. Hopefully the NX will blow our minds.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:04pmLast year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:16pmAfter seven months of infuriating silence, Nintendo finally unveiled their new console this morning. The Nintendo Swich is, as rumors have stated, a console / portable hybrid with detachable controllers.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:33pmSanrio had a booth at NYCC but it was pretty much empty. There were a few pieces under glass, such as their collaboration with Chocolate Skateboards, but didn't have anything for sale.