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Miyamoto on a potential Sheik spin off


From GoNintendo

Within the development team, too, there have been talks about how it might be cool to have a game that features Sheik as a protagonist. It’s having maybe a Zelda spin-off with Sheik as a protagonist, for example, I don’t think that’s an impossibility.”

Would be a great project for Platinum Games to tackle, I’d think.

Nintendo eShop update for the week

Make sure to check out the sale this week as well!

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DSRhythm Heaven Megamix – Rhythmic gaming bliss, goats eating turnips, and the funkiest tunes you’ve ever bashed a button to? This must be the Rhythm Heaven™ Megamix game. With 70+ rhythm games, including new ones, remixed fan-favorites, and US debuts, this fresh mix has it all. Try to reach Heaven World as you stick speeding viruses, feed a bear, and more! Just don’t miss a beat.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Terraria – Dig! Fight! Explore! Build! Touch! Carve out your own adventure in the infinite possibilities offered by Terraria. Explore vast fantasy worlds by soaring to floating islands in the sky or excavating to the depths of the earth. Wage war on hundreds of different enemies and giant bosses with weapons and armor you’ve crafted yourself. Build amazing structures and dwellings with ease, laying brick and stone with an intuitive touch interface. Share the adventure with your friends, with online and split-screen multiplayer.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Super Paper Mario – Mario flips out on an adventure through eight exciting and vibrant worlds. Switch from 2D to 3D to avoid enemies, find secret passages and grab hidden items, or shake the Wii Remote controller for stylish moves. Uncover hilarious plot twists as you power-up with new friends and even play as Princess Peach and Bowser!

Drill Dozer – In this Game Boy Advance action classic, gear up Jill and her powerful Drill Dozer to retrieve the stolen Red Diamond from the fiendish clutches of the Skullker gang. Jump across pits, latch onto lifts to reach secret treasures and upgrade your robot while demolishing anything that gets in the way.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Mega Man 7 – Dr. Wily has escaped prison, and only Mega Man and his friends can stop him. But wait! Is someone else also on the hunt for the evil scientist’s capture? Jump, power up and blast your way through robotic enemies to put a stop to Dr. Wily once and for all.

Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Save Up to 40 Percent on Select Digital Games – Nintendo is celebrating E3 2016 by offering fans big savings on select digital games in top franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and more classic series. This also includes the original BOXBOY! game to get fans prepared for the just-announced sequel. As an added bonus, My Nintendo members can get an additional 10 percent off the sale price on select games*. Customers can shop the sale at or on Nintendo eShop on their devices from June 14 at 11 a.m. PT to June 21 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

*My Nintendo members must link their Nintendo Account and their Nintendo Network ID prior to purchase and before 5:59 a.m. PT on June 21 to be eligible for the additional 10 percent discount. Members must have accessed Nintendo eShop on their device at least once prior to purchase.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), Xeodrifter (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) and more games from Renegade Kid are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.

Island Flight Simulator, Secret Agent Files: Miami and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Wheel of Fortune, Legend of Kay Anniversary and more from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
Word Party is 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
Paranautical Activity is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
Canvaleon is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.95 to $4.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 6.
Fairune, World Conqueror 3D and more games from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 7.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.
Farming Simulator 3D, Farming Simulator 14 and more games from Focus Home Interactive are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.


Nintendo Badge Arcade – For a chance to fill your HOME Menu with fun, try out The Legend of Zelda machines in Nintendo Badge Arcade. Also, visit the arcade and receive two free plays every day from June 16 to June 22. Learn more at

Also new this week:

Gunslugs (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Run Run and Die (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Twin Robots (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

From GoNintendo

Reggie on NX: “For us it’s not about the specs […] it’s about the content”

In a recent interview Reggie was asked about the NX in relation to the upcoming Neo and Scorpion.

“For us it’s not about the specs, it’s not about the teraflops, it’s not about the horsepower, it’s about the content”

Our thoughts:

This has been Nintendo’s philosophy for years, it’s usually worked out amazingly well; biggest issue is pricing and delivering value to the consumer. You can’t have a weak console with an unappealing gimmick priced at over $300, for example.

tune into the video for the full quote.