Nintendo- We never stopped being hardcore

Posted By | On 18th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


We recently sat down with Nintendo UK’s Head of Communications, Rob Saunders, and we got to talk of their future support for their systems.

We asked Mr Saunders if Nintendo will be taking the more hardcore approach with the 3DS- lately, they have been known to be shifting towards the casual market a bit, but the 3DS, with games such as Splinter Cell and Resident Evil, looks to change this perception. We asked him if with their new handheld, Nintendo will try to reclaiming the hardcore market.

To this, Saunders said, “I don’t think it’s so much about reclaiming them…  I think with a game like Mario Galaxy 2, for example, we’ve continued making those sorts of games and we still try to make games for as broad an audience as possible.”

“What we are trying to do with the 3DS launch line is to mirror that and show that there is an amazing breadth of software there,” he continued. “Whether you’re a more casual user and like Rayman or you’re a hardcore Street Fighter fan, whether you’re a football fan and love Pro-Evo or even if you just love stroking a dog, via Nintendogs and Cats, there’s something for you.

“It would be a pretty dull launch line up if it was thirteen shoot em’ ups or thirteen driving games. I think it’s about having something for everyone. There are always going to be people who aren’t happy or cry that a certain title isn’t there but, as we’ve shown at E3 and as Mr. Miyamoto said recently; there’s a Mario game coming, we’ve shown Zelda Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart will be there, those titles will come.  What we’d rather do is bring that title out when it’s finished, ready and brilliant, rather than rush it and bring out an inferior title.”

Nintendo also got nominated in the BAFTA’s, and regarding that, they said, “People who pigeonhole us as being ‘something just for kids’ or being all about shooting or fighting games should take a look at this list.”

In the very same interview, Saunders told us that Nintendo are already working on a new home console, which may include 3D. He also told us that the Ocarina of Time 3DS remake will be very “faithful” to the N64 original.

Here’s the full interview.

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  • dh4645

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH! NINTENDO IS F’ING HILARIOUS. they should go on a comedy tour. hah

    DH OUT!

  • aquaman22

    ??? I guess you gave up on this contest with comments like that you two. No one thinks nintendo is hardcore c’mon let’s be real. For the first time their new handheld will be considered hardcore i think because they’re coming out with guns blazing:SF, RE, Splinter cell, and who can forget about that demo from MGS 3: Snake Eater, perhaps the ONE game that would drive me to buy this damn thing. So it always bothers me when they try to do the whole PR thing when people approach them with this type of questions. just man up and accept your role!!! Aqua Out!!!

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  • Thatruth86

    lmfao @ this comment !! When did they begin to be hardcore anyone someone nobody lol.. and stop worrying about people an this contest go wit the flow.. I still believe nintendo has the heart to go hardcore but wants to stick to its main roots and thinking about maybe back in the day they was hardcore but after nintendo 64 it all stopped .. hmm ideas anyone n64 next gen “0

    • aquaman22

      Well I think the N64 had more hardcore games as a matter of fact because all i know from the wii is lost of family stuff and not many hardcore or adult games. Not only is there not enough of the games but the graphics just suck. LIke for example RE4 on the wii looks like a joke to me, not even scary! Aqua Out!!!

    • Thatruth86

      Yea N64 was the best at its time . It had a whole bunch of great games i still have mine n play it here n there.. I see all these wii games i say not one really catchs my eye maybe super smash bros n thats probably as hardcore as it gets lol.. So RE4 was pointless to remake since gamecube already had it. But i think they made that one bc wii wasnt getting RE5.. Hopefully their next console is much more hardcore i hope..

  • tareq salah

    they misunderstood hardcore, we dont want more zelda mario and kerby. we want other serieses, like during the nintendo days.


 

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