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What's Nintendo working on? Even more Wii and 3DS games.

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Now that we got the scoop of the upcoming Wii games, we know that there are a lot of First party games. In other words published by Nintendo. But how many of those upcoming games are being MADE by them? Not many it seems.

So what are the in house teams making atm?

 

Wii:

- Start w/ 100 Conversations! English Conversation, developed by NHK Educational. (Japan only so far) [Possible Vaporware]

- Wii Vitality Sensor, developed by ? [Possible Vaporware]

- Wii Vitality, developed by ? [Possible Vaporware]

- Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Remake, developed by Tecmo-Koei. (Japan and Europe only so far)

 

Wii U:

Games TBA.



Nintendo DS:


- Pokemon Black/White 2, developed by Game Freak and Creatures Inc.


Nintendo 3DS:

- Paper Mario 3DS, developed by Intelligent Systems.

- Animal Crossing 3DS, developed by Nintendo EAD 2.

- Mario Tennis Open, developed by Camelot.

- Friend Collection 3DS, developed by Nintendo SPD 1. (Japan only so far)

- Fire Emblem Awakening, developed by Intelligent Systems. (Japan only so far)

- Fantasy Life, developed by Brownie Brown and Level 5. (Published by Level 5) (Japan only so far)

- Luigi's Mansion 2, developed by Next Level Games.

- Culdcept 3DS, developed by Omiya Soft.  (Japan only so far)

- Culchopit, developed by Parity Bit's. (Japan only so far)

- Girl's Mode, developed by syn Sophia. (Japan only so far)

- LEGO City Stories, developed by Traveller's Tales.



Nintendo First/Second Party Teams:

EAD Software Group No. 1

Previous games: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Nintendogs, Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Nintendogs & Cats, Mario Kart 7. 

Working on: Unknown.

EAD Software Group No. 2

Previous games: Animal Crossing: City Folk, Wii Play, Wii Sports, Wii Music, Wii Sports Resort, co-developed Star Fox Command and Star Fox 64 3D.

Working on: Animal Crossing 3DS

EAD Software Group No. 3

Previous games: Zelda Team, made every Zelda game with the exception of those made by third party devs: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Link's Crossbow Training, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Working on: Unknown.

EAD Software Group No. 4

Previous games: Mario Platformers Handheld Team, made Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi Touch and Go, New Super Mario Bros., Big Brain Academy, Pikmin, Pikmin 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Working on: Unknown.

EAD Software Group No. 5

Previous games: Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus.

Working on: Unknown.

EAD Software Group Tokyo No. 1

Previous games: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Working on:  Unknown.

EAD Software Group Tokyo No. 2

Previous games: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land.

Working on: Unknown.

Nintendo Software Technology

Previous games: Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, Crystalis, Ridge Racer 64, Pokémon Puzzle League, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Japan Only), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest, The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition, 1080° Avalanche,  Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Ridge Racer DS, Metroid Prime Hunters, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem.

Working on: Unknown. 

Nintendo Software Planning and Development 1

Previous games: Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, Metroid: Other M, Friend Collection, WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and co-developed Card Hero DS and every other WarioWare game.

Working on: Friend Collection 3DS

Nintendo Software Planning and Development 2

Previous games: Mahjong DS, Tetris DS, Dr. Mario Online Rx and co-developed Planet Puzzle League, Super Princess Peach.

Working on: Unknown.

Nintendo Software Planning and Development 3

Previous games: Responsible for overseeing the development of titles by overseas and second-party teams. Co-developed Battalion Wars, Battalion Wars 2, Excite Truck, Geist, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Mother 3.

Working on: Unknown.

Nintendo Software Planning and Development 4

Previous games: DS Letter Training and the Wii Channels.

Working on: Unknown.

Brownie Brown

Previous games: Magical Vacation, Sword of Mana, Mother 3, Magical Starsign, Heroes of Mana, Blue Dragon Plus.

Working on: Fantasy Life

Creatures Inc.

Previous games: Pokémon Red/Green/Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Game Boy Camera, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Great Adventure, Mother 1, Mother 2, Mother 3, Pokemon Black/White, Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS!, Pokemon X Nobunaga's Ambition.

Working on: Pokemon Black/White 2

Intelligent Systems

Previous games: Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Super Paper Mario, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Card Hero DS, Planet Puzzle League, WarioWare: Touched!, WarioWare: Made in Ore, Fire Emblem DS, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Remake, Pushmo, and many more games for every other Nintendo platform. They also made hardware like the Gameboy Player, the Super Gameboy 1 & 2, etc.

Working on: Paper Mario 3DS, Fire Emblem Awakening

Monolith Soft.

Previous games: Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht, Xenosaga: Episode I: Reloaded, Xenosaga Freaks, Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra, Namco x Capcom, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, Baten Kaitos Origins, Xenosaga: Episode I & II, Soma Bringer, Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga, Disaster: Day of Crisis, Xenoblade.

Working on: Unknown.

ND Cube

Previous games: F-Zero series, Tube Slider, Wii Party, Wii Play Motion, Mario Party 9.

Working on: Unknown.

Retro Studios

Previous games: Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Metroid Prime Hunters, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Raven Blade (Cancelled).

Working on: Unknown. 

Project Sora

Previous games: Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Working on: Unknown.

AlphaDream

Previous games: Koto Battle: Tengai no Moribito, Tomato Adventure, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue, Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games, Tottoko Hamtaro Hai! Ham-Chans no Ham Ham Challenge! Atsumare wa!, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.

Working on: Unknown.

Ambrella

Previous games: Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Channel, Pokémon Dash, My Pokémon Ranch, Super Pokemon Scramble.

Working on: Unknown.

Camelot

Previous games: Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Golden Sun, Mobile Golf, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Tennis: Power Tour, We Love Golf! and many more games for other non-Nintendo platforms before the GC era.

Working on: Mario Tennis 3DS

Game Freak

Previous games: Yoshi, Nontan to Issho! Kuru-Kuru Puzzle, Pokémon Red/Green/Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Game Boy Camera, Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Emerald, Drill Dozer, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Great Adventure, Pokemon Black/White, Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS!, PokePark 2: Beyond the World.

Working on: Pokemon Black/White 2

Genius Sonority

Previous games: Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Pokémon Trozei, Pokémon Battle Revolution, Dragon Quest Swords, Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS!.

Working on: Unknown.

HAL Laboratory

Previous games: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Stadium 2, Shigesato Itoi's No. 1 Bass Fishing, Super Smash Bros., SimCity 64, SimCopter 64,Kirby Air Ride, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Adventures of Lolo, Ghostbusters II, HAL Wrestling, Kirby's Block Ball, Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Star Stacker, Revenge of the 'Gator, Shanghai, Trax, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Battland, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Luna Blaze, Mother 3, Kirby Canvas Curse, Kirby Squeak Squad, Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Returns to Dreamland and a hell lot more games for older systems starting from the SNES.

Working on: Unknown.

Noise

Previous games: Custom Robo, Custom Robo V2, Custom Robo GX, Custom Robo Battle Revolution, Custom Robo Arena.

Working on: Unknown.

Skip Ltd.

Previous games: Bit Generation series for GBA, Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol, LOL, Chibi-Robo!: Plug Into Adventure!, GiFTPiA, Captain Rainbow, Art Style: ORBIENT, Art Style: CUBELLO, Art Style: ROTOHEX, DSiWare Art Style games, Chibi-Robo DS.

Working on: Unknown.

 

Approx. 7 out of the 27 teams are working. Well, the rest may be working but we got no idea on what. So we can expect some more announcements soon (?), since it's impossible that so many teams are there doing nothing. This means that there will be many more Nintendo games added to the Wii and DS line up soon enough.

Thoughts? Any info on missing devs is appreciated ;)



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I thought Monolith just finished Disaster?

EDIT: I mean that probably explains why they aren't currently working on something.



 

 

 

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You should also add what the teams have working on before.

But...19 teams? Geez. Get announcing Nintendo!




Brownie Brown just finished Blue Dragon+, and Skip just concluded Captain Rainbow, so count them out.

And are you positive that Wii Music, Wii Sports Resort, and Animal Crossing are all being done by the same team? If so, how many people are they using from the other teams (they often cross-pollinate within EAD)?

Edit: Also, Camelot isn't owned or operated by Nintendo. They have a very strong relationship, but Camelot remains independent.

Game Freak is exclusively Pokemon, so they're definitely working on that, and R&D is more hardware than software oriented nowadays (the DSi is probably them, along with whatever the next console).



@noname2200: Camelot is 2nd party as far as I know.
And yes, EAD 2 is working on 3 Wii games.

As for Skip (who have just finished ART Style: ORBIENT) and Brownie Brown, who says they are always working on only 1 title at a time? Skip was working on 2. It's obvious that they are always in stages of planning, making prototypes or developing parallely more games. No team is making nothing, that would be a loss of money.

R&D 1 and R&D 2 don't exist anymore. They splitted and made EAD and other members went to other teams.



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Monolith Soft's next project should be an RPG ^^




trestres said:

@noname2200: Camelot is 2nd party as far as I know.
And yes, EAD 2 is working on 3 Wii games.

Huh, I never knew. Learn something new every day, I guess.

trestres said:

As for Skip (who have just finished ART Style: ORBIENT) and Brownie Brown, who says they are always working on only 1 title at a time? Skip was working on 2. It's obvious that they are always in stages of planning, making prototypes or developing parallely more games. No team is making nothing, that would be a loss of money.

R&D 1 and R&D 2 don't exist anymore. They splitted and made EAD and other members went to other teams.

Nothing's to say that they're not working on something, but since they just released a game the chances of their next project being far enough to not be cancelled/merged probably isn't high enough to make it worth counting yet.

As to the rest, it looks like I'm way behind on my Nintendo staffing. I'll have to look into it more later.

 



Of course all of these teams are busy. Nintendo will have a great 2009.



making zelda wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Well Game Freak is working on counting the money they just made from Poke'mon Plat. That's long and hard work right there.



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