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sc94597 said:
97alexk said:

I love this philosophy, Nintendo kinda feels like they are on a whole another level at making games, its just not making games like any other dev. Its having some unique to it. An example of this, after xenoblade chronicles was released on Wii, nintendo decided to buy monolith soft quick before anyoone else takes this amazing developer.

Actually Nintendo was given its Monolith shares by Namco after Nintendo tried to buy Namco but the Japanese government refused to allow it. That was like 2006 if I recall correctly. 

At the risk of derailing the thread, 

 

THEY REALLY TRIED TO BUY NAMCO!!!!!!!!!ONE!!!!

Do you have a source? 



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IamAwsome said:
sc94597 said:

Actually Nintendo was given its Monolith shares by Namco after Nintendo tried to buy Namco but the Japanese government refused to allow it. That was like 2006 if I recall correctly. 

At the risk of derailing the thread, 

 

THEY REALLY TRIED TO BUY NAMCO!!!!!!!!!ONE!!!!

Do you have a source? 


tried searching for proof... but couldn't find it on Google... can anyone else confirm this?



Pavolink said:
2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

2012
0

2013
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

2014
Hyrule Warriors

2015
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

2016
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Zelda HD

There's only one full console release in this list, since you can't count Zelda Wii U, as it's not out yet, and we don't even know what system it will be on.

Same with handheld.  There's only one actual Zelda title in there.  The rest are remakes or spin-offs.  I don't think any reasonable person could say that a remake or a spin-off that isn't even the same genre can be a counted to make something "annualized".



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IamAwsome said:
sc94597 said:

Actually Nintendo was given its Monolith shares by Namco after Nintendo tried to buy Namco but the Japanese government refused to allow it. That was like 2006 if I recall correctly. 

At the risk of derailing the thread, 

 

THEY REALLY TRIED TO BUY NAMCO!!!!!!!!!ONE!!!!

Do you have a source? 

Actually it was for Bandai, before Namco and Bandai merged. Sorry about that.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-bid-to-buy-bandai-back-on-front-burner/1100-6083620/



Samus Aran said:
Lawlight said:

As Nintendo combines their handheld and console, expect all their franchises to happen at least twice per generation.

Doubt it, you'll just see those games supported by more dlc, I'm talking about Smash and Mario Kart here. They really don't need two games per generation.

Hopefully it would lead to an increase of good Zelda games yes.


Mario Kart gets 2 releases per gen - console and handheld. I doubt they'll cancel one of those releases. Even SSB4 had a lot of overlapping sales. They won't want to miss out on those. But you might be right about the DLC packs.



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Lawlight said:
Samus Aran said:
Lawlight said:

As Nintendo combines their handheld and console, expect all their franchises to happen at least twice per generation.

Doubt it, you'll just see those games supported by more dlc, I'm talking about Smash and Mario Kart here. They really don't need two games per generation.

Hopefully it would lead to an increase of good Zelda games yes.


Mario Kart gets 2 releases per gen - console and handheld. I doubt they'll cancel one of those releases. Even SSB4 had a lot of overlapping sales. They won't want to miss out on those. But you might be right about the DLC packs.

Because their fanbase is divided (there's overlap, but the gap between HC and HH is still big). This wouldn't be the case if they had a unified console. It's much cheaper and more profitable to just make dlc.

Assasins Creed can afford annual games because every game takes place in a different historic period and has a different story. Same goes for CoD. You can't say that of Mario Kart or SSB. What would differentiate the different versions if they're running on the same hardware?

New characters/fighters? DLC.

New stages/courses? DLC.

New modes? DLC.

I think going the DLC route would be far more profitable for them.



Screamapillar said:
Pavolink said:
2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

2012
0

2013
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

2014
Hyrule Warriors

2015
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

2016
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Zelda HD

There's only one full console release in this list, since you can't count Zelda Wii U, as it's not out yet, and we don't even know what system it will be on.

Same with handheld.  There's only one actual Zelda title in there.  The rest are remakes or spin-offs.  I don't think any reasonable person could say that a remake or a spin-off that isn't even the same genre can be a counted to make something "annualized".

So basically, Zelda team is so lazy to only have developed one game.



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LOL. Okay, so your goal is to just say ridiculous things.  Sorry I wasted my time.



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Screamapillar said:

LOL. Okay, so your goal is to just say ridiculous things.  Sorry I wasted my time.

You couldn't tell by just looking @ his Avatar?

gabzjmm23 said:
better for Nintendo to have new IPs to compensate the gaps in their console cycle IPs rather than annualizing MK and Smash series.

Totally agree on this... It worked out GOLDEN with Splatoon and this game is only gonna get better thru time. Nintendo now has a NEW IP to make Millions off of that can join MK and SSB...