What happens when a familiar gaming face goes to a new place? Phoenix Wright does it with a trip to the kingdom of Khura’in in Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, and Mario does it with a jump to iOS with Super Mario Run – and we’re covering both in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast. The show first kicks off with a brief assessment of the ongoing wait for NX news, before we fully dive into Super Mario Run with a breakdown of what’s in store for iOS players and the game’s significance to Nintendo as a whole. From there, we shift to Pokemon, discussing upcoming improvements to Pokemon Go (Apple Watch support! The buddy system!) and the latest wave of franchise shake-ups in Pokemon Sun & Moon. The show then concludes with a look at Nintendo’s August sales numbers, plus those titular first impressions of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the games and news discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp to help you easily locate the segments that interest you most. Enjoy!
- [0:03] The Nintendo NX Seems Like It’s On Track For A Delay (Forbes)
- [0:12] Super Mario Run announced for iOS (Ars Technica)
- [0:21] 11 Things We Learned About Super Mario Run (IGN)
- [0:27] Super Mario creator Miyamoto on why Nintendo turned to iPhone (The Verge)
- [0:35] The Man Behind Mario Explains Nintendo’s New iPhone Game (TIME.com)
- [0:36] Nintendo share price up 29% following Super Mario Run debut at iPhone event (VentureBeat)
- [0:38] Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile games won’t make it out this fall (Polygon)
- [0:40] Pokemon Go’s paying population dropped 79 percent but is still the most profitable mobile game (Slice Intelligence)
- [0:47] Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple Watch (The Verge)
- [0:56] What You Need To Know About Pokémon Go’s New Buddy System (Kotaku)
- [1:01] New Pokemon Sun and Moon Details – New Pokemon, Ultra Beasts and a Pokemon Snap Style Feature Revealed (IGN)
- [1:19] Nintendo made a special 3DS XL for Pokémon Sun and Moon (Engadget)
- [1:24] August 2016 NPD: Madden, No Man’s Sky lift summer game spending (VentureBeat)
- [1:35] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:12] Super Mario Run (Official Site)
- [0:40] Pokemon Go (Official Site)
- [1:01] Pokemon Sun and Moon (Official Site)