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DeNA and the future of Nintendo

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This morning, Nintendo made two major announcements, one was their partnership with Japanese Mobile App developer, DeNA, pronounced DNA. The next was revealing a codename of a new piece of Nintendo hardware called NX.

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So what is this partnership with DeNA about? Nintendo has given the rights of their IPs accessible to DeNA. Meaning that DeNA can make mobile versions of Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or any other Nintendo franchise onto Android and iOS platforms. Continue reading

Super Podcast Land Episode 0: GameBoys and GameBoobs?

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The pilot of Super Podcast Land is now out! I’m very excited to release this as I’m now getting back into the swings of podcasting! This is the GreatBitBlog’s Monthly Portable gaming podcast; ranging from Game & Watches to PlayStation Vitas, if it fits in your hands and runs on a battery, we’re talking about it! In this month’s episode, Dave, Vince and I talk about our own personal history with our GameBoys and other portable consoles, talk about our favourite original GameBoy game, get a bit side tracked into GameCube and Pokemon, before finishing off talking about Senran Kagura on the PS Vita!

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I want to thank Dave and Vince for being my co-hosts for this great new podcast! I want to give a big shout out to Zackery Wilson who aloud me to use his awesome, Ain’t Got Time to Bleep, track for the intro of the podcast!

Introducing Pokken Tournament.

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Namco Bandai last night announced on a Nico-Nico live feed what that mystery game was shown at the Pokemon Game Show last year.

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It turns out that Namco and Nintendo have been working together to create a Pokemon fighting game using the Tekken fighting system, calling it “Pokken”.

What’s interesting is that Namco announced that Pokken will be aimed towards an adult audience. Mainly Adult gamers who play fighting games and grew up with the Pokemon franchise. Likelihood is that the cooler and tougher looking pokemon will appear in this fighting game.

Namco announced that Pokken will be released in Japanese Game Centers (Namco Stations will be likely, Namco’s brand of arcade) in 2015, but there’s no announcement of a console release, or even if it will be released in the west.