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Super Mario Sunshine - Cancelled multiplayer and other tidbits from development

Some tidbits on the development of Super Mario Sunshine; the first two are fairly new, the other ones are older, but still not widely known:

- An unused camera behaviour in the game's code suggests that the developers at least experimented with a multiplayer mode. Although it was dropped for unknown reasons, the early beta multiplayer camera is still functional.
- At Space World 2001, Miyamoto presented the first trailer to journalists. It is famous for showing a very early version of Sunshine. According to a complete video of the presentation, which hasn't surfaced until now, Miyamoto stated that the material was confidential and was not supposed to be published. ( This didn't prevent IGN from sharing a filmed version of that footage.
- Work on Sunshine began around Late 2000/Early 2001, so that the game was in development for only around one and a half years. It heavily suffered from time constraints, which even Miyamoto admitted 2003 in an interview.
- Sunshine was originally planned to feature some kind of train system to connect the various areas.
- At least five worlds were cut from the final game. Their names can still be found in the game's code.
- Corona Mountain was supposed to be a world like all the others with multiple episodes.
- Sunshine originally run at 60 fps, even the version shown at E3 2002 mere weeks before release was 60 fps. The final game was downgraded to 30 fps for unknown reasons.

(Information provided by Tobias Schmitz.)

New 3DS Animal Crossing bundle does not contain a physical release of Happy Home Designer

When looking at a higher resolution image and translated the French and Spanish text. It confirms that Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer is a download code in the bundle and not preinstalled on the system.

More digital Nintendo games can now be purchased from Amazon

You can now purchase the digital forms of the following games from

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii Nintendo 3DS / for Wii U
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Little Battler’s eXperience
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Puzzle & Dragons
  • Fantasy Life
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Kirby Triple Deluxe
  • A Link Between Worlds
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Some games aren't available to purchase until tomorrow, but otherwise, it looks like this list shall only continue to grow. Some games are even cheaper to purchase on Amazon than they are on the Nintendo eShop. 

    Click here to check out Amazon's digital download page!

    This week's UK Software sales (8/29/15)

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    Games released on multiple systems:

    Hyrule Warriors Legends will have a playable demo at the Tokyo Games Show 2015

    Koei-Tecmo has announced that Hyrule Warrios Legends shall have a playable demo and new trailer at the 2015 Tokyo Games show. More information is expected to be revealed about the game within the coming weeks just before the conference begins. The Tokyo Games Show begin takes place from September 17th to September 20th, and Hyrule Warriors Legends is slated for an early 2016 release.

    Ace Attorney 6 announced for Nintendo 3DS systems

    In the latest issue of Famitsu, Ace Attorney 6 was teased. The game shall be playable at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show, and Famitsu shall soon have a 6-page interview with the developers. This is currently the only known information about this game, but more should be revealed in the coming days.