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Nintendo Announces Partnership with Cygames, Inc.; Announces Dragalia Lost for Mobile

26 April 2018 - 03:58 PM





KYOTO, Japan, Apr. 27, 2018 JST - Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minami-ku, Kyoto; Representative Director and President: Tatsumi Kimishima, hereinafter referred as “Nintendo”) and Cygames, Inc. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Koichi Watanabe, hereinafter referred as “Cygames”) reached a business agreement to partner on a new gaming application for smart devices.

In summer of 2018, Nintendo will release Dragalia Lost, an all-new original action RPG application designed by Cygames for smart devices. Nintendo has been co-developing and will jointly operate the game with Cygames, bringing to life the shared vision of a new gaming experience with worldwide appeal.

The gaming application will be released globally, starting with Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. With the support of Nintendo’s group companies, it will launch in North America and Europe as well. For the purpose of facilitating the partnership, Nintendo will obtain approximately 5 percent of Cygames’s issued stocks mainly through a third party allocation of its treasury stock.

The impact of this partnership to Nintendo’s business is factored into this fiscal year’s financial forecast.


We'll have to see if this will follow the Fire Emblem Heroes model or if it will try to shake up the Gatcha-mechanics of FE: Heroes to be different.


EDIT - Additional info:  https://gonintendo.c...their-deal-with


Japanese trailer and website are online:  https://gonintendo.c...anese-site-open

Nindies Showcase (Spring 2018) - Nintendo Direct for Indies

16 March 2018 - 01:02 PM



For those that track the indie scene, Nintendo is going to air a new Nindies showcase showing some of the coming indie games to Nintendo platforms (Switch and 3DS).  Tune in at 12 PM Eastern at Nintendo's Live site.


Link:  http://live.nintendo.com/

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch (Tentative Title) Announced

11 March 2018 - 09:52 AM



Announced at the March 8th, 2018 Nintendo Direct, Switch will be seeing a Super Smash Bros. game.  While we don't know if this game will be a sequel or a port of Sm4sh for Wii U/3DS, there are a few certain things.


1) Inklings from Splatoon look to be joining the fight in the Switch installment/port.


2) Link is rocking his Breath of the Wild look (Champion's Tunic).


3) Sakurai is involved. ( https://gonintendo.c...h-super-smash-b )


4) 2018 is currently targeted for this game's release which means we'll be seeing (more of) this at e3 2018.




The official website also updated:



THQ Nordic Buys Koch Media for $150 Million

14 February 2018 - 06:26 AM




THQ Nordic has agreed to acquire Koch Media in a deal worth €121 million ($149.6 million). The closing of the transaction is expected to happen later today.


The deal includes the entire of the Koch business, including Deep Silver - which publishes titles such as Saints Row, Dead Island and Metro. It means that Saints Row and Metro now both fall back under the THQ banner, alongside other THQ Nordic brands such as De Blob, Darksiders, MX vs ATV, Red Faction and Destroy All Humans.


So it looks like THQ Nordic is looking to become the second coming of THQ with all these acquisitions of THQ's old IP that the previously branded Nordic Games are picking up as THQ Nordic now.

Takehiro Izushi Retires from Nintendo

11 February 2018 - 08:51 AM




Takehiro Izushi, an employee of Nintendo since 1975, has just retired. The 65-year-old spent 43 years with Nintendo, working on everything from the Game and Watch series to Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS. In recent years, Izushi was part of Nintendo's General Affairs Division. Now the legend has stepped away from Nintendo to enjoy a well-earned retirement.


If you don't know who Izushi was, he had a hand in developing Nintendo's Color TV series, programming Nintendo's Game & Watch units in the late 1970s - early 1980's, and later after Gunpei Yokoi left Nintendo in 1997, Izushi became producer of a wide variety of Nintendo games including producing the international versions of the Pokemon Generation 1 games.  After Satoru Iwata shuffled around Nintendo's various internal teams in the mid-2000's, Izushi would join Nintendo's General Affairs department until his retirement.


The last game Izushi would have a hand in was being a supervisor to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.