Nintendo talks Luigi growing as a character and doing his own thing, the number of floors in Luigi's Mansion 3, and Next Level Games asking about Luigi's Mansion 4

3 isn't out yet, and Next Level is thinking about 4!

Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe met up with the GameSpot gang for an interview about Luigi's Mansion 3, and some interesting tidbits were shared. Check out a few comments from the interview below.

On Luigi's Mansion 3 being a moment of decisive change for Luigi, making him more self-assured

That's a great observation because that is exactly the reason why we wanted to have the whole gang in there. He's going to rescue Mario. It's good.

On Luigi one day stealing the spotlight from Mario

I think Mario is a traditional hero type whereas Luigi is Luigi. We think that, regardless, he'll go in his own direction.

On the amount of floors in Luigi's Mansion 3

Right now there are 17 floors

On a desire to move onto new projects when a game is wrapped, rather than constantly update with new content

Even when I'm creating something I'm constantly thinking of the next thing. Even as we're wrapping up the development of Luigi Mansion 3, Next Level Games is like, what about [Luigi's Mansion 4]? What's going to come after a hotel?

Nintendo's Tezuka talks Super Mario Maker 2 - Fan creations, being inspired by fan courses, the challenge of adding new themes, and a desire to create an all-new Mario theme

Tezuka has a lot of plans!

Super Mario Maker 2 is less than 24 hours away from launching. Fans are chomping at the bit to go hands-on with the sequel and create some amazing courses. In an interview with Game Informer, Nintendo's Takashi Tezuka revealed one of the most impressive fan-made creations he saw in the original Super Mario Maker.

"There's actually somebody who made a calculator using Super Mario Maker. That was really surprising. I never imagined that would happen!"

Between Nintendo's own Mario games and fan-made courses in Super Mario Maker, there's no shortage of variety out there. What kind of stage does Tezuka enjoy the most?

"I'm actually a fan of simple courses. Courses, for example, where you have a bridge and cheep cheeps are jumping up one after the other, getting in your way. It was really easy to make."

Fans have obviously come up with content in Super Mario Maker that Nintendo never even dreamed of, and more will come in Super Mario Maker 2. Does Tezuka think that Nintendo's future Mario games might end up being influenced somehow by what fans have created in Super Mario Maker, and the upcoming sequel?

"I do think we've probably been influenced by the things we've seen people making in Super Mario Maker up to this point, but I don't know exactly what sort of concrete form that would take in the Mario games in years to come. With things like that, we'll put the game out, see the reaction from the fans, then make decisions about what we'll decide to include in games going forward."

Super Mario Maker 2 offers even more content for fans to build stages with, as well as the addition of new themes. That said, not all Mario games are represented in Super Mario Maker 2. Why hasn't Nintendo packed even more in there? Tezuka explains that doing so is no easy task.

"It's actually pretty difficult to create a whole new game style or course theme for the game; we have to make sure that when we do that, that they're compatible with the game and its controls. It was actually quite difficult from a technical perspective because with the Super Mario 3D World game style, for the first time we had to take a game that was originally in 3D and try to figure out how to adapt it to a 2D play style. After working on it for a while, we realized there were enough differences that we'd would need to separate it out from the rest of the game styles. Once we realized that, we were able to proceed with adding it."

With all the new content in Super Mario Maker 2, it's clear the team worked their butts off to make this sequel bigger and better in every way. How did the team manage to come up with ideas like the Story Mode, new items, and themes? Tezuka elaborates on the topic.

"It's important when making a development team to put together a team in such a way that it's going to get the best out of everyone who's a part of that team. If you can really get a team inspired or get everyone to be excited about the game they're working on, then you'll get people to contribute good ideas that aren't necessarily pertaining to their specific discipline, and that's really good. The Super Mario Maker 2 team is a good example of that."

Finally, Tezuka is once again asked about the potential for a Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) theme in Super Mario Maker 2, he would only state that he'd like to see it happen. He parlayed that answer into another idea for a theme in Super Mario Maker 2 by saying, "Some new kind of Mario might be good!"

Super Mario Maker 2 to include some content from Super Mario Land

Now you're playing with power...PORTABLE POWER!

Well here's a nice surprise! Super Mario Maker 2 has been released early in some parts of the world by retailers who didn't feel like following street dates, which means we're getting a look at some unannounced content early! Turns out Super Mario Land is going to have some representation in the game! If you don't mind spoilers, hit the jump to have a look at what's in store.

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GoNintendo Video - How janky is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch? (footage + impressions)

Slightly wonky, kind of janky, or flat-out unplayable?

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is available on Switch right now, and complaints are popping up online about issues with visuals, controls, and more. Is there any merit to these complaints? I offer up Switch gameplay footage and impressions from my time so far.

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Famitsu readers vote on the Pokemon they find to be coolest, cutest, and more


Back in May 2019, Famitsu polled its readers to find out their favorite Pokemon in a number of categories. The results of that poll have now been published, and you can find the most popular responses below. I'm sure there are going to be a few answers that ruffle some feathers!

Coolest Pokemon

1. Treecko
2. Charmander
3. Snivy
4. Cyndaquil
5. Totodile

Cutest Pokemon

1. Piplup
2. Chikorita
3. Torchic
4. Cyndaquil
5. Rowlet

Pokemon players want to live with the most

1. Bulbasaur
2. Rowlet
3. Cyndaquil

Pokemon players want to work with the most

1. Bulbasaur
2. Snivy
3. Charmander

Pokemon players want to take with them to a no man’s island

1. Charmander
2. Cyndaquil
3. Chimchar

Pokemon players want to bring to battle the most

1. Charmander
2. Cyndaquil
3. Chimchar
4. Bulbasaur
5. Froakie

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night dev team already working on Switch updates to improve performance

No rest for the weary

Those who have been playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Switch have noticed some issues along the way. Complaints have rolled in about framerate in certain areas, game crashes, input lag, and more. The official Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has already issued a statement on the matter, and they say that fixes are on the way.

We have been listening to the feedback regarding Switch performance. Our goal is for everyone, regardless of platform, to be able to enjoy the game and have it run smoothly. We want to live up to your, and our, expectations.

Throughout the QA process we have been addressing performance issues in the game. Update 1.01 was published to Switch prior to launch to add content and improve performance. It did not accomplish as much as we had hoped and we need to do more.

To address the concerns brought up by the community we are immediately shifting resources to improve performance and stability for the Switch. You can expect a number of small updates that will improve different areas of the game rather than waiting longer for one big update. We will have more details as we dive into the work.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks to EyezofNight for the heads up!

Pokemon Masters presentation scheduled for June 27th at 6 a.m. PT, will last 8 minutes

You can view the stream via the video embedded below:

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 723

The one where we talk about Woodies

Thanks to @KrazyKernal for the awesome artwork!

It was a good one this week! All kinds of fun, weird, and silly things to talk about during the show. You'd think a week removed from E3 2019 would lead to things dying down, but that's not the case at all!

Download Episode 723!

GoNintendo Video - My Parents Play: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

The parental units dropped in for a visit, which was my chance to lock them in for another episode of Parents Play! This time around, we took a fan request and matched them up against Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. They check out this Game Boy classic through the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, but do they really stand a chance?

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My Friend Pedro is Devolver Digital's biggest launches on Switch to date

Banana's making bread

Devolver Digital has already had great success on Switch, but the goalposts have now been moved forward once again. The company has announced that My Friend Pedro is now their biggest launch to date on Switch yet. They didn't share specific figures, but knowing how happy the company has been with their Switch game sales so far, this is definitely exciting news!


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