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When Nintendo merged its EAD and SPD divisions together into Nintendo EPD, one thing that I was genuinely excited about, is the SPD developers now having access to the staff and tools of some of the most talented programmers and artists in the industry. Nintendo SPD (Software Planning & Development) was the department of Nintendo that specialized in small-scale, niche titles made on a shoe-string budget, mostly for Nintendo's handhelds. They also served the dual purpose of overseeing all of Nintendo's external productions (Fire Emblem, Pokemon, etc.). While EAD was crafting blockbuster titles like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, SPD was quietly churning out some of Nintendo's most unique offerings. Brain Age, Tomodachi Life, Rhythm Heaven, WarioWare, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, Band Brothers, Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero, and a few others. They even created the original prototypes for Nintendo's Miis, which were so good that Miyamoto transferred the people to programed them over to EAD.

So far, we've seen from the likes of Miitopia, 1-2 Switch, and Nintendo Labo, what the original SPD teams can do with an EAD-esque budget. But all three of those games came from a team led by Kouichi Kawamoto, the co-creator of Brain Age. The Rhythm Heaven and WarioWare team, specifically Yoshio Sakamoto and his colleagues, haven't put out a game for the Switch quite yet. Now it could be because they were just coming off of finishing up Metroid Samus Returns with Mercury Steam and having just released Rhythm Heaven Megamix not too long ago. Even still, I'm excited to see what they're capable of on the Switch with a larger budget. Nothing that rival's Nintendo's cash-cows, but bigger than what they were able to do on the DS and 3DS.



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I just want a new Rhythm Heaven...



KLXVER said:
I just want a new Rhythm Heaven...

Never played any of them, but I want one too. It'd add more substance to Nintendo's current library. :)



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"So far, we've seen from the likes of Miitopia, 1-2 Switch, and Nintendo Labo, what the original SPD teams can do with an EAD-esque budget."

Ouch.



CaptainExplosion said:
KLXVER said:
I just want a new Rhythm Heaven...

Never played any of them, but I want one too. It'd add more substance to Nintendo's current library. :)

Would recommend the 3DS one. It has some of the best mini games from the whole series.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
"So far, we've seen from the likes of Miitopia, 1-2 Switch, and Nintendo Labo, what the original SPD teams can do with an EAD-esque budget."

Ouch.

Okay, they're not in the level of a 3D Mario obviously, but with the exception of perhaps 1-2 Switch, they're a bit bigger in scope, and more complex than the games they made on the DS/3DS. Labo for example, looks simple on the surface, but like takes more money and resources to prototype and develop than something like Brain Age, which could be done with only a dozen people on a budget of Peanuts. 



TheMisterManGuy said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
"So far, we've seen from the likes of Miitopia, 1-2 Switch, and Nintendo Labo, what the original SPD teams can do with an EAD-esque budget."

Ouch.

Okay, they're not in the level of a 3D Mario obviously, but with the exception of perhaps 1-2 Switch, they're a bit bigger in scope, and more complex than the games they made on the DS/3DS. Labo for example, looks simple on the surface, but like takes more money and resources to prototype and develop than something like Brain Age, which could be done with only a dozen people on a budget of Peanuts. 

^This. Still don't get why they decided on cardboard though. Like that LABO got approved for Mario Kart and Smash, and LABO VR shows that Nintendo managed to do VR without ending up with another Virtual Boy.



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TheMisterManGuy said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
"So far, we've seen from the likes of Miitopia, 1-2 Switch, and Nintendo Labo, what the original SPD teams can do with an EAD-esque budget."

Ouch.

Okay, they're not in the level of a 3D Mario obviously, but with the exception of perhaps 1-2 Switch, they're a bit bigger in scope, and more complex than the games they made on the DS/3DS. Labo for example, looks simple on the surface, but like takes more money and resources to prototype and develop than something like Brain Age, which could be done with only a dozen people on a budget of Peanuts. 

Yes, because my comment was obviously about the budget and complexity and not the quality of the products 

/s



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

Okay, they're not in the level of a 3D Mario obviously, but with the exception of perhaps 1-2 Switch, they're a bit bigger in scope, and more complex than the games they made on the DS/3DS. Labo for example, looks simple on the surface, but like takes more money and resources to prototype and develop than something like Brain Age, which could be done with only a dozen people on a budget of Peanuts. 

Yes, because my comment was obviously about the budget and complexity and not the quality of the products 

/s

Alright, sure, 1-2 Switch is once again a debatable example, but Miitopia and Labo are generally well received, even if they're different from the traditional big Nintendo games. 



Not official, but if we get another Rhythm Heaven game I hope this is in it.



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