Hyrule Warriors, the Legend of Zelda spinoff for Wii U, has released more details. The game will feature armies to be taken down rather than dungeons to conquer and will feature a mixture of the army fighting combat of the Warriors series and the 'Z-targeting' combat of Legend of Zelda. Impa has also been confirmed as a playable character, with others to come. The game is set to release this year in both Japan and the States.
This is still a game that could make or break some hardcore Nintendo fans. On the one hand, a giant exclusive like this could help them justify buying a Wii U and possibly even sway others to buy the console. On the other hand, the Warriors franchise has never been a huge franchise to push sales on any console, despite being fairly popular in Japan. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.
A report has surfaced that Sony is working to have the PS4 make its way to China. Coming off of opening a brand new branch in China earlier this year, Sony plans to work with local company Shanghai Oriental Pearl to both release the console in China and provide specific software content for the Chinese market.
This is SO interesting. A couple weeks ago I wrote about Xbox One making its way into China and how much of a bonus it would be for Microsoft because I never dreamed Sony would be able to put its foot in the door, but now that plans to launch have been reported, it will be interesting to see who comes up winning in this brand new market share. Traditionally, Asian markets prefer to stay within Asian products, hence why Xbox 360 failed so miserably in Japan. However, exceptions, such as the iPhone, have proven that that is not always the case. My money's on Sony, but I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft pulled it off either. We will have to wait and see.
Nintendo has announced its solution for Let's Play videos on YouTube. Tweeted out by the Official Nintendo Twitter account, the company states that users will be able to share revenue with Nintendo (and Google) in order to create new Let's Play videos, which will be done with permission from Nintendo and through an add affiliate who works with Nintendo.
This comes off the tail of Nintendo shutting down numerous video channels last year for using Nintendo property within videos without Nintendo's permission. Though I can understand where the company is coming from to some extent, video taping games is not the same as video taping a movie and putting it on YouTube. The same experience is not transferred over simply by watching someone else play a video game. If anything, it usually makes people want to play the game. I'm sure this will appease some people, but I hope this does not take off with other gaming companies because it is still a little harsh of Nintendo to come after people for.
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- New Battlefield game leaked.