It's now been well over a year since the last news post was made on Nintyshroom, and I feel that now is a good time to make a more formal farewell to the site.
Nintyshroom was a Nintendo News outlet that ran in various forms from November 2010 to July 2014. It was my first project and taught me a lot about video game journalism, managing a team and web development, which I now do as a profession.
Unfortunately, lack of time to work on the project from myself and the rest of the site's staff lead to the project being left be, with the hope of coming back at a more suitable time.
A lot has changed in my life in the past year, and I no longer feel like the site will ever be making such a return, at least with me at the helm. It was an incredibly fun site to run, I've made a lot of good friends from it and it will never be forgotten. I owe a lot to this site.
There were a lot of good posts, we covered a lot of news over the 4 years the site ran for and we spoke to some amazing people along the way.
The site itself will be taken down shortly and replaced with a holding page. Perhaps at some point an archive of posts will be made available. Who knows, the Nintyshroom brand may be revived some time in the future in some new form.
All that's left to say is thank you all for supporting this site over the years, reading our posts, thank you to all the people that helped me run the site and everyone who encouraged me to keep working at it. This is a very long overdue farewell to the site that taught me most of what I know about the web, and that inspired me to be creative, develop my writing skills and build a website.
Thank you all.
- James Mayell
Nintendo revealed a new spin off title based on the Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World back at E3. Now, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been given an official UK release date by Nintendo.
The game will be releasing on January 9th for WiiU, both physical copies and eShop downloads of the game will be available.
"Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.
These tiny heroes are on the hunt for the ultimate treasure, a coveted Power Star. At the beginning of their adventure, Wingo, a giant, greedy bird who makes life difficult for these timid treasure trackers, makes off with their only Power Star, and even whisks away Toadette! Players must then help Captain Toad retrieve the Power Star and Toadette in order to unlock her as a playable character, and ultimately, defeat Wingo. In the process, they’ll encounter more than 70 fun, puzzling stages while also collecting stars and gems."
Nintendo today also released this trailer for the UK release of the game:
Soon approaching the release of Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo has released weapon videos of some playable characters, such as Link, Zelda, and Impa. These weapons are some examples of what to see in the final product of the game. Hyrule Warriors is planned to launch on September 26. The three videos can be found below:
Nintendo of Europe have announced that if you purchase a copy of 'Squids Odyssey' published by the Game Bakers on the 3DS eShop, you will recieve the WiiU version of the game for free providing you have linked your Nintendo Network ID to both the 3DS system and the WiiU console you wish to recieve the game on.
This shows us that cross platform purchases are possible on the Nintendo eShop, and it's good news for the future of the network.
Nintendo updated the 3DS a while back to allow you to link your Nintendo Network ID to the system and this has opened up a world of possibilities with the eShop and Nintendo Network between devices. Which games would you like to see release on cross platform purchasing? Let us know in the comments.
Shaun Paul Johnston, producer of the ZombiU fan film we shared with you last year is starting a Kickstarter campaign along with a whole bunch of other talented people to fund a new Videogame show called Games Lounge.
The show is inspired by the style of the various 90s gaming shows from television, and hopes to provide coverage of the latest video game news and information in a format that is remeniscent of the shows of the past.
"Back in the early 90's there were some pretty amazing video game shows on television, like Games World and Bad Influence! for example; that really captured what it felt like to be a gamer back then, playing awesome beat-em-ups like Streets of Rage on the Mega Drive, or Genesis for the American gamers out there, and the eye-poppingly fast F-Zero on the SNES running in glorious Mode-7-ovision. When I first saw Bad Influence! it was a revelation, covering all the latest news and info on the games industry from around the world, including things like exclusive peaks at the Silicon Graphics tech powering the 'mind-boggling at the time' 3D graphics on "Ultra 64" games. It was a great gaming show made specifically for passionate gamers like me that ran for 4 years before closing shop and it’s probably one of my favourite childhood memories.
As well as Bad Influence! we also got shows like GamesMaster with Dominik Diamond & Sir Patrick Moore (Patrick Moore!), Bits and several others here in the UK, however there's not really been anything like that since then. Of course, we now have the Internet for almost everything we could possibly want, but, I still miss that classic feel and style of those early 90s TV video game shows and I think the time is about right to do something about it."
The kickstarter is aiming to raise £7000 to buy the proper equipment necessary to produce a show like this on a regular basis, such as camera and lighting equipment and the ability to live stream the show. Here's the official campaign video from their kickstarter page:
They have also managed to produce a pilot episode to show us what we can expect to see from the project should it be funded, which you can see below:
By supporting the campaign by donating you can help get this project off the ground and get some pretty awesome rewards. Feel free to check out their Kickstarter page and consider donating to make this awesome idea a reality. We'd love to see it get funded and look forward to seeing more from these guys in the future!
What are your thoughts on the project? Will you be backing it? Let us know in the comments below!
It has been revealed that at Nintendo's Shareholders meeting Mr. Satoru Iwata was re-elected as Nintendo's President. Mr. Iwata himself was ill and unable to attend the meeting. It hasn't been announced what the approval rate for Mr. Iwata being re-elected was but details should emerge soon.
What are your thoughts on Mr. Iwata's re-election to the Nintendo throne? After the few years of dissapointing sales figures many fans were calling for Mr. Iwata to step down and for someone else to take over the position. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!