And now for something completely different. We’ve never seen Nintendo publish a game quite like Bayonetta 2, but it’s certainly a good thing they did. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we share our full impressions of the action-packed Wii U exclusive, as well as cover a variety of big news from the company. This includes our full thoughts on the recent Super Smash Bros. for Wii U blowout, the latest on Amiibo, and first details on Nintendo’s mysterious Quality of Life platform. Plus, we analyze Nintendo’s quarterly financials and how they plan to regain lost 3DS momentum.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the news and games covered in the episode. Each link also lists a timestamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:01] Nintendo Direct – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – 10.23.2014 (Nintendo.com)
- [0:33] How Your Amiibo Levels Up in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Siliconera)
- [0:40] Nintendo’s Amiibo Figures Look A Little Bit Different In Production (Kotaku)
- [0:45] Hyrule Warriors will get support for Nintendo’s amiibo figures (Polygon)
- [0:47] Mario Kart 8 DLC trailer introduces Excitebike Arena (CVG)
- [0:57 - 1:05] Nintendo Reveals Profit Turnaround as Wii U Sales Double (GameSpot)
- [1:00] Hyrule Warriors Meets and Exceeds Sales Expectations (Zelda Informer)
- [1:05] Corporate Management Policy Briefing / Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing (Nintendo Investor Relations)
- [1:18] Is this a sneak peek at what Nintendo’s Quality of Life product could be like? (GoNintendo)
- [1:31] Pikmin short films look amazing, coming soon to 3DS (Destructoid)
- [1:49] Secret Code Unlocks Bayonetta in Wonderful 101 (IGN)
- [1:36] Bayonetta 2 (Official Site)
- [0:01] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Official Site)
- [0:33] Amiibo (Official Site)
- [0:45] Hyrule Warriors (Official Site)
- [0:47] Mario Kart 8 (Official Site)