As you know from my rant last week, Nintendo has some explaining to do.
They have a lot of leftover damage control left to, well, control. They have begun doing so this week.
Last week we said that one of the things that Nintendo should do is go mobile with their games. (click sentence for KOTAKU story)
It was reported later that week that Nintendo was thinking about having free apps and “mini games” available for the iPhone and Google Play stores in the future. Now, they have my slight interest. I don’t know if it’s going to be “mini games” as like the ones you see in Mario Party? If so I’d be interested in that. I would also be interested in something like Dr. Mario, seeing how big of a deal things like Bejeweled and Candy Crush Saga (Don’t sue me). This is what one of the things we were talking about, Nintendo needed to get with the times, as you see with other companies. You need to go mobile and having the 3DS as popular as it is, they probably finally realized that people are more willing to play these games on the go instead of shelling out for the WiiU or whatever they have in the future, and rightfully so. Oh! How about a Chicken Dash for Zelda?
Point for Nintendo!
That’s not all.
Well…Nintendo will now be licensing their video games to new partners. Now, that may sounds like a good thing and, to me, it’s 80% a good thing to me. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see a Mario RPG game by Square? Metroid by BioWare? Zelda by someone other than CDi (MY BOY!)?
Nintendo is looking to bring out a new system next year. Next. Year. 2015. What? That’s interesting. What makes it even more interesting is that they are making this all about…your health, which is quite…peculiar but not out of the realm of outlandish things that the Nintendo company has done over the past few years.
For your health.
Studies showed that the Wii console and playing games, like WiiSports, that not only did hand-eye coordination improve but people who have had serious injuries and who were limited in what they were able to do AFTER injury or surgery saw major improvements.
So why not make a game based off your health and the health of gamers? It’s not like most of us need it, or anything. We are in peak physical condition, right?
Nintendo is in control of their sinking ship, they are doing whatever it takes to keep this bad boy afloat. Let’s see what happens. We’ll be expecting our checks shortly, I take it.
Reggie is still waiting, by the way.
What else should Nintendo do? What Mini Games are you interested to see? What Nintendo/Company pairings are you hoping for? Leave it in the comments below.