Read this earlier. I call bullshit. He pretends there weren't any plan to localize Mother 3 since 2015 while a lot of far more reputable sources said otherwise, and the part about Iwata being the only guy behind the project smells like fanboy's thoughts about how a game company works.
Destructoid is also a terrible source for leaks.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix sold 650k in Japan alone. Nintendo publish a lot of titles that barely reach half that and costs way more.
This whole article is bullshit.
Reggie teased the release of Mother 3 enough that there should be no doubt that it's coming at some point. It's only a question of when.
“Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments and we really have a good understanding of what our consumers want. And believe me, we take that to heart as we work to create content.
“So I have nothing to announce–here. But we are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can’t wait for the next true installment in that franchise’s legacy. Suffice it to say, we’re aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let’s look back and see what’s happened.”
https://www.vg247.com/2017/01/16/reg...ween-releases/ (from last January)
The fact that Rhythm Heaven Megamix got a localized release at all is enough to at least consider it somewhat valuable to Nintendo. and the fact that all of the Rhythm Heaven games except the very first one on the GBA have all gotten localizations by this point. that alone shows how successful the IP is compared to other smaller Nintendo IP's or games which have not been so lucky. (Captain Rainbow, Band Brothers, Starfy, Panel de Pon, etc)So successful that NA did not get a physical release of Megamix.
While it may not be Mario or Zelda levels of sucess or even Kirby levels.Nintendo also said that sales of the 3DS family rose by 39 percent last month. Kirby: Planet Robobot placed fourth on NPD’s retail charts. Rhythm Heaven Megamix, a digital-only title, sat atop the eShop charts for most of the month.
(conveniently avoiding to mention the restructuring also closed down EAD and every other internal development team)"The studio that created the Rhythm Heaven games, Nintendo SPD, closed in 2015, with its members absorbed into another in-house group with a different management structure. The first Rhythm Tengoku was the first game they created on their own, without the help of Intelligent Systems, and Rhythm Tengoku: The Best+ [Rhythm Heaven Megamix in the US and Europe] was the last game they released before they were deconstructed. It's also not a coincidence that Nintendo SPD was put together by Iwata shortly after he became president of Nintendo, and that it closed a few months after he passed away. That was just the start of some pretty massive internal changes at Nintendo that followed his passing."
But his social media profiles never mentioned Nintendo???????"Ko Takeuchi, the artist of the Rhythm Heaven series, was working on the Nintendo Badge Arcade app pretty much full time until earlier this year, until new content for the app was discontinued. Since then, his Twitter handle and other social media pages were changed to read "character designer", with no mention of Nintendo."
right."I'm not surprised that Sakamoto-san said that. I mean, of course he said that, just like how he didn’t say that the years of buzz around AM2R was one of the reasons they decided to remake Metroid 2 themselves,
I think the idea of The Magypsies being a negative portrayal is false, they are among my fav characters in gaming. However to their credit, with the way things are in Murica' you really wouldn't wanna touch gender identity with a ten foot pole. Its more or less the un necessary back lash they would get regardless so i kinda understand.Whoever says the Magypsies are a negative portrayal of trans people needs to shove a fuzzy pickle up their nosehole.
To be fair, people also went mad when Mario wore a sombrero in Odyssey, calling him racist and culturally appropriating or whatever. You just can't please these people.However to their credit, with the way things are in Murica' you really wouldn't wanna touch gender identity with a ten foot pole. Its more or less the un necessary back lash they would get regardless so i kinda understand.
I still think M3's release is inevitable but its gonna be awhile.