Episode 44: Platforming Paradise

On June 2, 2013 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 44: Platforming Paradise

From Donkey Kong to Sonic, Rayman to Luigi, Nintendo systems continue to offer a plethora of platformers. This episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast is dedicated to all those run-and-jump games. We begin with a look at what’s ahead, breaking down the first details of Sonic Lost World, new features for both Rayman Legends and New Super Luigi U, and the next 3DS side-scroller from Renegade Kid, Treasurenauts. We then detour to other topics as we examine the latest ups and downs of Wii U’s third party support, discuss upcoming Wii U demo events, and share a Nintendo perspective on the newly announced Xbox One. To round out the episode, we return to platforming with hands-on impressions of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, as well as Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition and the Wii U Virtual Console versions of Super Metroid and Mega Man X.

With E3 2013 right around the corner, this is an episode you don’t want to miss! Be sure to also keep it locked to Random Nintendo during the week of the expo. On Wednesday, June 12, check back for a special episode covering the E3 Nintendo Direct and Nintendo’s 90-minute Pokemon X & Y roundtable. We’ll be posting Extras throughout the week, plus have even more E3 goodness during our regularly scheduled episode on Sunday, June 16. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

In the meantime, enjoy Episode 44! As always, you can find more information on all the news and games covered in this episode via the links below. Each link also lists a time stamp, making it easy to find the segments you’re most interested in.



2 Responses to “Episode 44: Platforming Paradise”

  • Aqueous Kitty wrote on June 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm:

    For a second I also thought Luigi was also shopped into the picture :p

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason wrote on June 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm:

      He actually is. All four characters were lifted from other screenshots. Luigi just blends in the best since the background is from his game.

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