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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Last week's video content from GoNintendo

Oh man, OH MAN. Awesome video news coming up SO soon. Like really super duper soon. I hope you enjoy the news as much as I do. I think it's awesome, AWESOME stuff for GoNintendo. Couldn't be happier to have it happening. You'll find out soon enough, friends! See you in a few, short hours.

Man, I think we have two very good videos this week. It's the same kind of content we've been doing for weeks now, but these two videos in particular show what happens when the stars align. We always strive to do our best with our video content. These videos show what happens when those goals are actually achieved!

First up, my parents return to the fray with their first time experiencing the Resident Evil franchise. Watch as my parents try to wrap their head around the world of Resident Evil 4!

We also had a GoNintendo Podcast that was jam-packed full of into. We still have plenty of our usual silliness, but there just happened to be a ton of Nintendo news to cover as well! On top of all that, we get to your answers for our Twitter question and we ALWAYS leave room for music trivia!

Pokemon Super Bowl commercial does very well with viewers

- YouTube upload has over 18 million views
- Hyundai’s “First Date” spot featuring comedian Kevin Hart has 12 million
- Pokemon ad cost $5 million to air
- advertising and social analytics company iSpot.tv has data says the commercial generated 41,000 social interactions
- 88 percent of the sentiment regarding the ad was positive

This week's European downloads - February 11 (Bravely Second Demo, Oddworld and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants) - €19.99/£14.99 (€15.99/£11.99 until February 25)

Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy hunting parties as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted take on classic Abe's Oddysee. Built from the ground up, enjoy breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New 'n' Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.

Discovery (Noowanda) - €6.99/£5.99
Explore a giant world made of blocks and modify it with your own creations. Construct your house, build villages, cities, monumental constructions or dig deep under the earth. Place torches or design complex electric circuits to light up your creations in the dark and enjoy beautiful day and night cycles. Build alone, or together with your friends or family members in cooperative mode.

Jones on fire (Joindots) - €5.99/£4.59
Become Emma Jones, firefighter extraordinaire, tough cookie and kitten lover. Beat 10 levels of dangerous mountain terrain, improving Jones’ skills with every fluffy life saved. Strive for ever higher scores, and gain the adoration of millions of cats! Save the kitties! You’re their only hope!

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, DS VC) - €9.99/£8.99
You've caught them, you've trained them and you've battled them - but now you can find out what it's actually like to be a Pokémon! In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, you wake up in a world inhabited entirely by Pokémon, as a Pokémon yourself, with no knowledge of how you got there or how you can return to human form. But perhaps there's a reason for your arrival. Now that you can understand the Pokémon language, you learn that a series of natural disasters is threatening the community. You soon befriend another Pokémon and form a Rescue Team to help Pokémon in distress. You receive missions to rescue Pokémon trapped in dangerous dungeons, which are always randomly generated (meaning that you'll never play the same dungeon twice), battling wild Pokémon using a turn-based style of combat.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
You've caught them, you've trained them and you've battled them - but now you can find out what it's actually like to be a Pokémon! In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, you wake up in a world inhabited entirely by Pokémon, as a Pokémon yourself, with no knowledge of how you got there or how you can return to human form. But perhaps there's a reason for your arrival. Now that you can understand the Pokémon language, you learn that a series of natural disasters is threatening the community. You soon befriend another Pokémon and form a Rescue Team to help Pokémon in distress. You receive missions to rescue Pokémon trapped in dangerous dungeons, which are always randomly generated (meaning that you'll never play the same dungeon twice), battling wild Pokémon using a turn-based style of combat.

Special offers
Teslagrad (Rain Games) -  €7.49/£6.99 (Ends February 25, normally €14.99/£13.99)
Chariot (Frima Studio Inc) - €7.49/£6.74 (Ends February 25, normally €14.99/£13.49)
Tengami (Nyamyam) - €3.99/£3.49 (Ends February 25, normally €7.99/£6.99)
Race the Sun (Flippfly) - €4.99/£3.49 (Ends February 25, normally €9.99/£6.99)
Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules) - €3.49/£2.99 (Ends February 25, normally €6.99/£5.99)
Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games) - €1.49/£1.24 (Ends February 25, normally €2.99/£2.49)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! (ZeNfA Productions) - €1.49/£1.14 (Ends February 25, normally €2.99/£2.29)
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion (RCMADIAX) - €1.45/£1.34 (Ends February 25, normally €2.99/£2.69)
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends March 10, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia) - €3.99/ £3.49 (Ends March 12, normally €6.99/£5.99)
Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia) - €3.69/ £3.33 (Ends March 12, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends March 10, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Citizens of Earth (Atlus) - €4.99/£4.00 (Ends February 25, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Color Zen (Cypronia) - €2.24/£2.24 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) - €1.79/£1.79 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.99)
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cryponia) - €3.74/£3.35 (Ends March 12, normally €4.99/£4.49)
My Style Studio: Notebook (Cryponia) - €2.39/£2.15 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games) - €1.49/£1.49 (Ends March 3, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends March 10, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon) - €12.99/£11.99 (Ends February 15, normally €14.99/£13.49)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte) - €8.49/£6.99 (Ends March 10, normally €16.99/£13.99)
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte) - €6.49/£5.49 (Ends March 10, normally €12.99/£10.99)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Bravely Second: End Layer Demo The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers (Nintendo) - Free

This demo focusing on the Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia, Janne Angard, and Nikolai Nikolanikov – will act as a prelude to the adventure, and even allow players to unlock rewards in the full version of the game, depending on their progress in the demo. The Bravely Second: End Layer demo: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers can be completed multiple times, however only a completed save file can be used to unlock rewards in the full game.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (NIS America) - €39.99/£34.99
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Yggdrasil Veteran (NIS America, Add-on Content) - Free
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Hidden Hot Springs! (NIS America, Add-on Content) - €2.49/£2.29 (Free until February 18)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Highlander's Return! (NIS America, Add-on Content) - €0.99/£0.89 (Free until February 18)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Wanted: Golden Sprout (NIS America, Add-on Content) - €1.99/£1.79

Experience a brand new story with a fixed party, voiced dialogue, and animated cutscenes in the new and incredible world of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. Or, revisit the original Etrian Odyssey 2 with updated graphics and a full roster of classes. Whichever path you choose, there will be exciting dungeons and frightening enemies!

Project X Zone 2 (Bandai Namco Games) - €39.99/£29.99
Project X Zone 2: SP Advanced Mode Addition (Bandai Namco Games, Add-on Content) - €2.49/£2.29
Project X Zone 2: Trial Cross Item Pack (Bandai Namco Games, Add-on Content) - Free
Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 1-19 (Bandai Namco Games, Add-on Content) - €0.99/£0.89 each
Project X Zone 2: All-In-One Pack (Bandai Namco Games, Add-on Content) - €14.99/£13.49

Worlds are crossing once again! In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan’s most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favourite characters from a multitude of franchises and form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles.

NINTENDO guests – Featuring characters from Fire Emblem and Xenoblade series

SEGA Smash – Featuring characters from YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the “Sakura Wars” series and “Virtua Fighter” series and more from SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd / SEGA Games Co., Ltd

CAPCOM Commands – Featuring characters from Capcom’s franchises including the “Resident Evil” series, “Devil May Cry” series and “Megaman X” series

BANDAI NAMCO Crossing – Includes characters from the “TEKKEN” series, Tales of Vesperia, and “.hack//” series from BANDAI NAMCO with more to come

Bonus for purchasing on Nintendo eShop: Download Codes for the theme "Project X Zone 2 - Theme" and “Rare Item Pack” add-on content included with every purchase of Project X Zone 2 from Nintendo eShop.

Alphadia (KEMCO) - €9.99/£8.99
Unleash the energi skills and engage in turn-based battles in an epic JRPG! It has been almost a century since the end of the Energi War. Yet despite the armistice agreement signed between opposing sides, the Schwarzschild Empire has once again begun plotting world domination as it starts to conquer and occupy one nation after another. It is during this time that Ash and Karim, two residents of a small town on the frontier, rescue a young woman and her escort as they are being pursued by foreign soldiers. But who is this mysterious girl and what fate is in store for Ash and those with him as they attempt to help her fulfil her mission...? Employing an orthodox turn-based battle system, Alphadia evokes a feeling of nostalgia with its classic RPG style. In addition, its refined game balance and simple to use interface make this game accessible to players of any skill level while at the same time offering 30+ hours of gameplay. Come experience Alphadia and witness its dramatic story unfold!

Dememtium Remastered (Renegade Kid) - €14.99/£13.49
Rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS, Dementium Remastered takes the guts of Renegade Kid's award-winning title and delivers a new and improved atmospheric first-person survival horror experience with enhanced graphics, refined gameplay, high-quality audio, and immersive control options. Features new difficulty settings, including Demented mode – designed for hardcore fans of the series! Dementium Remastered tells the tale of a man who awakens to find himself alone in a mysterious, derelict hospital that is frozen in time. Confronted by the deadly, grotesque surgical experiments that wander the halls, a series of challenging puzzles, and a cast of peculiar characters, he must face his deepest fears, unlock the mysteries of the hospital, and escape with his life.

The Legend of the Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €6.99/£5.59
Created by indie games company INSIDE SYSTEM in 2014, Legend of the Dark Witch 2 is a 2D action story sequel to the "Legend of the Dark Witch for 3DS". True to its predecessor, Legend of the Dark Witch 2 retains its simple controls and enough challenges to satisfy the completionist. Players have 8 stages to choose from and must use SHOTs to make their way through a variety of obstacles to reach the boss enemy. Within each stage there are hidden "Pura Syega" which are helpful to power up player characters.

Stella Glow Demo (NIS America) - Free
For an entire millennium, the world has been devoid of “song”. Only 5 Witches left in the land are able to use “song magic.” However, Hilda the Witch of Destruction plans to eliminate the other Witches and the world with her curse. Alto and the Regnant Knights must now do all they can to stop Hilda, starting with recruiting the other Witches.

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - Nautical Casual Pack (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - Free
Be pretty in pink with Pink Latte's Nautical Casual Pack for New Style Boutique 2, out now!

Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - FABBY-tacular Pack (Nintendo, Add-on Content) - Free
Be pretty in pink with Pink Latte's FABBY-tacular Pack for New Style Boutique 2, out now!

The Legend of the Dark Witch - Blad Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available February 12) - €0.99/£0.69
The Legend of the Dark Witch - Verri Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available February 12) - €0.99/£0.69

Special offers

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games) - €1.49/£1.24 (Ends February 25, normally €2.99/£2.49)
Citizens of Earth (Atlus) - €4.99/£4.00 (Ends February 25, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Color Zen (Cypronia) - €2.39/£2.39 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia) - €1.99/£1.99 (Ends March 12, normally €2.99/£2.99)
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cryponia) - €3.48/£3.14 (Ends March 12, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Angry Bunnies (Cypronia) - €3.89/£3.49 (Ends March 12, normally €6.99/£5.99)
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.49 (Ends March 3, normally €3.99/£3.39)
Bubble Pop World (Cypronia) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends March 12, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Dress To Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 10, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 10, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cryponia) - €3.48/£3.14 (Ends March 12, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends March 10, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Petit Novel series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Ent.) - €7.99/£6.39 (Ends March 3, normally €11.99/£9.19)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends February 18, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment) - €5.99/ £5.48 (Ends February 25, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus) - €9.99/£8.99 (Ends February 25, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D (CAPCOM) - €8.00/ £7.20 (Ends February 25, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends March 3, normally €3.99/£3.19)

Kimishima - Big 3DS games coming, NX work continues, mobile goals detailed

The following comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima ...

- 20 million 3DS units in Japan and 54 million units worldwide
- development on 3DS software continues, including large-scale titles that can’t be announced just yet
- believes that 3DS will remain a big pillar in the next period
- for Wii U, Kimishima hopes to release more titles like Splatoon and Super Mario Maker, as they were big movers
- Nintendo will go more in-depth on plans for new enterprises when they share their forecasts for the next period
- Nintendo is currently progressing on considering various developments and plans towards the NX’s release
- Nintendo is wondering how customers will evaluate their smart device apps
- Kimishima finds it important that the company’s various IPs should be recognized by consumers
- Kimishima says it's unlikely that their mobile push will make for big business with just a single swoop

Pokemon GO came about due to Google's Pokemon April Fools' Day joke

The following comes from a Famitsu interview with Setsuto Murai, representative president of Niantic Japan and Kento Suga, marketing manager of Niantic Japan.

Famitsu: I think with the practical use of location information, Ingress became a game that gives birth to a whole new genre. Like with Ingress, Pokemon GO, which will also practically use position information, has been announced to be developed by Niantic. How did this project come to be realized?

Murai: We’ve touched about it briefly before (when talking about Ingress), but before we went independent, we were a group in charge of [handling] Google Maps in Google. Do you remember that we had a “Pokemon Challenge” for April Fools in 2014?

Famitsu: Yes. It’s when the ability to search for Pokemon appearing in Google Maps, and you could get Pokemon on the map. I see, so that’s where you became acquainted.

Murai: Yes. That Pokemon Challenge was a chance for us to be able to build relations with people at Pokemon, and then (Pokemon) president (Tsunekazu) Ishihara and John (Hanke, CEO of Niantic) were able to meet and talk. At that time both of their thoughts and visions were also very close, and as a union of their spirit, the talk became “Let’s do something together in the future”.

Famitsu: So what about the chance meeting for Pokemon Challenge itself? I remember it was a very surprising collaboration between Google and Pokemon.

Murai: In Google, there’s a culture where the staff release ideas for April Fools, then they make their own teams to realize those. But for Pokemon Challenge, it was a staff member named Tatsuo Nojima who pulled out that idea, and he became the center of the development.

RUMOR - Insider source says key partners in possession of NX dev kits, late 2016 release looking plausible

This info was obtained by MetalDave, a source we at GoNintendo have been using for years and years now. MetalDave has indeed gotten inside information correct multiple times in the past. There have also been some details that ended up incorrect. With that said, I believe his overall track record makes this information worthy of sharing.

For those wondering, MetalDave managed to get this information from an unnamed PlayStation 4 dev, and that source provided all sorts of proof to verify his identity/claims.

- Nintendo has key partners they are working with that already have Dev Kits (Second & Third party)
- this dev is working on a graphically demanding PlayStation 4 game that they would like to bring to NX
- this studio does not have Dev Kit’s themselves and have not received details on specs
- Nintendo has informed this dev of a date at which they can order an NX dev kit
- Nintendo is screening early Dev Kit access before the public developer date
- this process is extremely complex with a lot of paperwork to complete by both sides
- the dev kit timing/NDAs involved lead the dev to believe that a late 2016 release could happen

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 547

We have a jam-packed show this week! Nintendo's investor briefing brought all sorts of interesting details to sift through, and we do just that! Plus we read your answers to this week's Twitter question, handle our music trivia and we STILL save time to be stupid!

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Download the show here!

Aonuma - fan response to Zelda games is 'most important', doesn't try to shoehorn messages into each game

Coming from a GamesMaster interview with Eiji Aonuma...

“We’re constantly thinking about how to make it unique compared to other games, both in general as well as to others in the Zelda series. Of course, the response of fans is most important and something we care very much about, which is why recently we have been showing early previews at events like E3. We’re looking to see that there are no problems with the directions we’re taking, and are reflecting the reactions we do get into subsequent development.

I haven’t and won’t be trying to put any message or meaning into the games. (If someone else were to make a Zelda game though, of course it might be different.) Occasionally I receive messages from fans telling me how playing Zelda games has changed their lives. While of course this makes me incredibly happy to hear, I feel a great sense of responsibility as well, so part of me feels that developers putting their own ideologies in games is kind of scary.”

RUMOR - Motion controls a big focus for StarFox Zero, causing problems

We know that StarFox Zero uses motion controls for a lot of areas, but a recent rumor states that both Nintendo and Platinum really doubled down on the use of motion controls in the game. This has lead to some really tough development issues that are being worked through. Apparently, some of those control issues are still plaguing the game right now, even as the game is being sent off for certification.