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  • Astrogamer

    Here's the breakdown on all the news that came out from the recent investor meeting.

    1. Nintendo leadership is changing. Tatsumi Kimishima is retiring from his role as President this June. He will still be on the board albeit as an advisory role. In his place will be Shuntaro Furukawa, the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division. On top of that, Shinya Takahashi received a promotion in the board to a Senior Managing Executive Officer (though still retaining all his previous positions). Yoshiaki Koizumi and Takashi Tezuka are joining the board of directors as an Executive Officer. Satoru Shibata is becoming a Director and a Senior Executive Officer, as the General Manager of the Marketing Division and Licensing Division on the board …
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  • Astrogamer

    For the final entry in this series for this E3, we'll wrap up by talking about information that has come out about the presentation, rumors and my predictions for what we might see this year at E3 from Nintendo


    The biggest rumor so far is the rumor that Ubisoft is developing a tactics game featuring Mario and the Rabbids. The player has control of 8 characters; Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and 4 Rabbid counterparts and the group progresses through stages in a similar world structure to a typical Mario game. Some details came out about the gameplay with something about the first boss being a Rabbid dressed like DK. It eas originally rumored by Laura Kate Dale along with his Switch lineup leak, but the big detail leak came out in the p…


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  • Astrogamer

    With E3 only a week away, we are taking a look at Nintendo's second party development. Just to be clear, this post won't cover every Nintendo partner dev, just ones that could bring a game to E3. Some devs like Grezzo and Arzest aren't going to be discussed despite having a soon-to-be released game because that's all they have and have been discussed.


    Before we get into each of Nintendo's partners, we should discuss how they manage these partnerships. At the top of Nintendo development is again, Shinya Takahashi, but he has put Keisuke Terasaki in a position similar to what he held before EPD combined. This means he's incharge of all Nintendo's external development. From there, Nintendo divides its partners between 3 groups. This first gro…


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  • Astrogamer

    Welcome back to Road to E3. Last week's post can be found here. For this week's article, we are going to discuss the teams owned by Nintendo 100% and what games they could be making.


    The Entertainment Planning and Development Department is a bit complex so, this part will explain the structure of EPD and its differences from the previous structure. First of all, EPD is composed of both EAD and SPD combined so all Nintendo software developers are in this department, all under Shinya Takahashi, the general manager of the department. EPD is still divided into the internal production and external groups so I'll be only covering the internal production groups. In total, there are 10 EPD production groups divided between the two deputy managers; …


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  • Astrogamer

    With E3 coming in a few weeks, it would be cool to highlight Nintendo stuff we might see in the Nintendo Spotlight and Treehouse Live. To start off with, we got to cover the games we know. Since the Spotlight is confirmed to be focusing Switch games, there shouldn't be any 3DS games in it, but they will be covered Treehouse Live


    Since this game is out a day after E3 ends, I'm not expecting this to show up in the Spotlight. The tournament is more suited to cover the game though it wouldn't be surprising to see this pop-up during the Treehouse Live. We likely are not getting anymore notable info aside from maybe the first DLC character, (with its release towards the end of the month)


    Splatoon 2 is coming out a little over a month after E3 so, …



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