You know that it’s the height of the British summer when, midway through the Wimbledon fortnight, there’s big rain showers to break up the patches of warmth from the sun. Still, it’s not like I was planning on being outside too much today anyway!
After all the excitement of E3, there’s still plenty of news floating around, but it strays away from being too controversial this week. Instead, we’ll start by wishing Satoru Iwata well after his surgery, as well as congratulating him on being re-elected as Nintendo president off the back of an impressive 2 million sales of Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.
Edalve0 said, “Nice to see they’ve kept him on. Nintendo don’t seem to just get rid of people when things get tough – I like that.
“Hardly surprising MK8 is performing well; it’s a series everyone knows. Hell, I came home from work on Thursday and my wife was unboxing a MK8 bundle in our living room after randomly swapping her PS4 for it at GAME!”
It’s certainly going to be very interesting to see just how big a revival the console does see off the back of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. later this year. Can it come to sustain itself and become profitable?
Elsewhere, it was revealed that Assassin’s Creed Unity won’t feature the competitive multiplayer modes that have been in the series for the last few years, favouring the previously revealed co-operative play in its place.
It’s a move which was received well, with double-o-dave relating, “I’m glad they’re killing off the Competitive Multiplayer, I thought it was awful. I played though the training and still couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on.” Leeroye added, “These types of games are far better suited to co-op than MP. I’m more than happy that they have gone down this route, take note Naughty Dog.”