I must apologize to Nintendo, at this time, on the loss of Mister Satoru Iwata. Thank you Time Magazine. Gaming will not be the same.
This is Nintendo’s sin. Currently, Mister Tomonobu Itagaki plans to bring a title, Devil’s Third to the Nintendo Wii U. In an article at Nintendo Life, at http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/devils-third-preview-round-up/, this is what the title is having to endure.
I was behind Nintendo, and determined to be behind Nintendo, once I realized what Sony and Microsoft offered. Sony and Microsoft duplicate a lot of content, while Nintendo looks to innovate, at every opportunity. There is the possibility Sega may re-enter the fray, at http://www.twinfinite.net/2015/07/07/segas-making-a-new-console-game-and-wants-to-regain-trust-from-their-fans/. This does not solve a problem.
Nintendo’s console came to the market three years ago. In that time, in minor and major successes, the Nintendo Wii U console had proven to be a hit to a certain kind of market, but a slap in the face to those expecting other content. You can go to a Nintendo and get the Marios, Zeldas, and the Smash Brothers of the world. You cannot expect to get harder action, first person, real fighting games, and the like. If you really look at it, Nintendo’s vision has changed.
They are switching their gears and have focused more on the popular mobile market, and seem to cater this area, based on its popularity in Japan, at least I believe. Nintendo, in the last few years, have distanced themselves from third party companies, and have done a great deal not to acknowledge great third party efforts, like Deus Ex on Wii U. Whatever is going on in Nintendo, it is clear their focus is not on that area of games. It really is a shame. The promise of Battlefield Online excited players and then it was cancelled. The promise of Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U seemed inevitable. Instead, the game was cancelled after a period. Recently, Project Cars was the premier game expected to come to Wii U and of course, it is not, based on rumors. Now, rumors indicate Devil’s Third, at http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/07/rumour_nintendo_isnt_bringing_devils_third_to_north_america, will not come to North America, with Nintendo of America’s blessing.
This is the same kind of story and the same kind of issue. Content that shows the game may come to the console and then pulling the game, whether it is not as good as they thought, or the content is to extreme for the console, is an issue. It might not be a promise, but it is an indication the game can be on the system and can arrive. That is all you need really. The possibility. What Nintendo has shown in the Nintendo Wii U, is at every corner, and possibility, they snatch it away when they see fit. Nobody can question Nintendo’s quality, at times. Even if Alien: Colonial Marines, Devil’s Third, Deus Ex, or any other third party game do not fit under Nintendo’s seal of quality, why are there no similar titles on the console to make up for what is lost?
That is a problem. It says they are not the company they once were and really are transforming into something else. Nintendo plans to release a new console in the next year. My guess is this console will probably be a year late, but what the Nintendo Wii U should have been, some sort of hybrid. If the Wii U Gamepad were more complex, which may be the Nintendo NX controller, were portable, and something you could take anywhere, the Wii U would have been a massive hit. The Nintendo NX console will more than likely be double the power of the Wii U. It may regain, and respect third party support more or it may be a repeat of Nintendo Wii U, Wii, and Gamecube’s history.
Here and now, Nintendo’s forgotten about the people that used like Nintendo for quality and variety, in favor of just first and second party efforts. It is as ridiculous as Reggie’s ability to play Smash Brothers, during a tournament, and look formidable. Who cares if you run the company, you were schooled in your company’s premier title. What I feel now? Nintendo stop playing in a market where you pretend to care about all games. Go be that mobile company hybrid. Go set up your amusement space in Universal Studios theme park. Do not pretend as if you belong in the arena of harder games, or make promises to deliver on those other experiences. At this point, you’ll mess your Depends.