Episode 126: Domo Arigato, Planet Robobot-O

On June 12, 2016 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 126: Domo Arigato, Planet Robobot-O

‘Tis the day before E3 and all through the games industry, all the creatures are stirring, including a pink puff ball and an electric mouse. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we bring you full impressions of the just-released Kirby: Planet Robobot and spend some quality hands-on time with the upcoming Pokemon Go. We also cover all the big pre-E3 news, including the now branching paths of the toys-to-life industry with the latest Skylanders and Lego Dimensions reveals, the rise of indie games at retail, and of course, new NX rumors. Plus, we examine May sales numbers, geek out about the Vans x Nintendo collaboration, and weigh in on The Angry Birds Movie.

We want to hear your thoughts, too! Whether it’s impressions of Planet Robobot or what you want from Pokemon Go, leave a comment below and let us know. Then, stay tuned for our next episode as we’ll be reporting back from the E3 2016 show floor with impressions of the new Zelda and lots more. To make sure you don’t miss it, be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunesGoogle Play Music, or your podcasting app of choice, and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this episode! As always, you can learn more about the games and news discussed via the links below. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily locate the segments that most interest you.



2 Responses to “Episode 126: Domo Arigato, Planet Robobot-O”

  • Satoshi wrote on June 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm:

    Hi Jason and Angel!

    Thank you so much for another great podcast! I actually got to listen to the is one on time. I really wanted to hear your thoughts before Nintendo’s E3, I mean Zelda presentation tomorrow. Now, I am a HUGE Zelda fan, I just am still a little sad that NIntendo doesn’t have more to show. Although, after being admittedly underwhelmed by both Microsoft and Sony today, I really excited and hope Nintendo shows something, first off bright and colorful, but also truly exciting. I REALLY want this to the be the Zelda game we’ve been waiting for. Not to sound too cliché, but the the new, first Legend of Zelda or Ocarina of Time. That level of impact. It would really put NIntendo not just on the map for this year’s E3, but would bode well for the launch of the NX in March.

    The other thing I’m really hoping for is maybe a hint of when the NX specific press-conference/event is. As of now I imagine its either as early as September, around the time of the Tokyo Game Show or maybe as late as November. Of course, I’d love for Nintendo to reveal it next week, but I doubt that will happen.

    I really enjoyed your impressions of Planet Robobot by the way. While I haven’t played it personally yet, I got it for my 6-year old and he absolutely loves it. Hasn’t put it down yet. And I think he beat it last night. Oh and thank you for the break down about Pokemon Go too. I haven’t been reading up on it because I still have a few issues with Nintendo properties on mobile devices, but that comes from the fact that I prefer actual games and game hardware. Anyways, really enjoyed learning about the game, thank you. The other thing I learned was that Yooka-Laylee is being developed in-house for Wii U. Makes me think that the Wii U and PC version’s will more than likely be the best version’s of the game.

    Well thank you again for a great show! I’m REALLY looking forward to hearing all about your time with the new Zelda game and NIntendo’s giant Zelda specific booth! Can’t wait for the next show!

    –Oh and I haven’t gotten a chance to listen the previous episode yet, but I plan to this week. Thanks again.

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