It’s 2016 and we’re now living the future. Okay, maybe not the future where robots are raiding spaceshipe like in this episode’s titular game SteamWorld Heist, but a future that will bring us Nintendo’s NX and a whole lot of anniversary celebrations. So for this edition of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we’re sharing our predictions of 2016′s biggest stories, starting with a breakdown of new reports on what the NX could be and when it will be released. We then discuss the onslaught of video game anniversaries this year, including Pokemon’s 20th and some interesting rumors surrounding Sonic The Hedgehog’s 25th, plus what Nintendo World’s transformation into Nintendo NY may mean for future Nintendo stores. The show then concludes with our impressions of SteamWorld Heist for 3DS.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information and on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp to easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:09] Nintendo Slips: NX To Eat Into 3DS, Wii U; Nomura Cuts Target (Barrons.com)
- [0:20] Wii U Japanese Sales Reach 3 Million (GameSided)
- [0:22] Koei Tecmo CEO hints at the future of Nintendo’s mysterious NX (Gamasutra)
- [0:26] Razer Blade Stealth: A sleek ultrabook by day becomes a powerful gaming rig at night (BGR)
- [0:29] Nintendo’s scroll wheels shoulder buttons patent needs to be a thing (NeoGAF)
- [0:41] BoxBoy! sequel makes debut on Japanese eShop (Polygon)
- [0:50] New Pokemon Arcade Game In Japan Lets You Throw Pokeballs To Catch Pokemon (Siliconera)
- [0:53] Pokemon Marketing Director Teases ‘Flowers’ in Series Future (Nintendo World Report)
- [0:56] Crush 40 Mentions Sonic 25th Anniversary Game, Deletes Post (GoNintendo)
- [1:09] Nintendo Store in Rockefeller Plaza gets a massive makeover (Nintendo.com)
- [1:19] Skylanders Amiibo Figures Finally Available Without Buying A Skylanders Game (Kotaku)
- [1:26] SteamWorld Heist (Official Website)
- [0:41] BoxBoy! One More Box (IGN Game Page)
- [0:47] Pokemon Go (Pokemon.com Game Page)
- [0:50] Pokemon Mega Get (Official Japanese Website)
- [1:19] Skylanders Superchargers (Official Website)