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Wuhu Island to become a Nintendo Mainstay


So in the latest segment Iwata Asks, Miyamoto talked about the island making its debut in Wii Sports Resort, Wuhu Island. In addition to being featured in Wii Sports Resort, it is also being featured Wii Fit Plus. Miyamoto later goes on to say that the island could be used as setting for a variety of games, citing city-building simulations, adventure games, and rpgs as possible genres that could be implemented on this island. Miyamoto goes on to say that players would become familiar island, so they would already know where most things were when they play the next game featuring this island.

This obviously leaves people wondering what else Nintendo will release with Wuhu Island as the setting. As I mentioned before, Miyamoto said that city-building simulations, rpgs, and adventure games as possible gnres, so there may be the possibility for new IPs there. Yamashita mentions that there are ancient ruins behind the volcano, so that is possible something they can expand on. But seeing as how Nintendo's way has been to keep releasing games in existing franchises, it's almost assured that classic Nintendo characters will be making appearances on Wuhu. The first thing that came to my mind was the possibilty for a new Mario game featuring gameplay similar to Super Mario Sunshine. But Nintendo may be cautious about that considering some the negative receptiion that Sunshine got. Then again, negative reception has never stopped Nintendo before. Michael McWhertor joking suggested  in his Kotaku article that Miyamoto was hinting about the next Pikmin game coming to the Island when he said, "Everyone could play in a location they were familiar with which would truly turn it into a miniature garden." I could see this happening though. I could also see a new Donkey Kong taking place in an island jungle. But of course there are franchises that wouldn't fit in with the island. For example, I can't imagine Link running around on a tropical island.

So now's the part where I ask for the opinions of everyone else. How do you feel about Wuhu Island becoming a setting for multiple Nintendo games? What genres do you think would be good for the island? What Nintendo franchises do you think would fit well on the island?


Haven't written here in a while. Can't think of anything to write. Nothing to say about the question of the day that hasn't already been said. Maybe I'll give that Top 30 thing a shot. I don't know. Look for something soon, maybe.


Kid Icarus Wii?

So over on NeoGaf, a user said that this:

Comes from a former Factor 5 employee in late 07/early 08. Supposedly from a new Kid Icarus game. This seems to further support the rumor that they are indeed resurecting this classic. Any thoughts?



Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Street Fighter IV
The Beatles Game
Brutal Legend
Assassin's Creed 2(I think it's coming this year)
GTA: China Town Stories
The Conduit
Ghost Busters


My Game of The Year 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV 4 - Box Art
Grand Theft Auto IV 4 - Box Art

Other game that I enjoyed this year:
  • Gears of War 2
  • Castle Crashers
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • The World Ends With You
  • World of Goo
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Trism (That's right, an iPhone game)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (What I've gotten to play of it. My 360 has been in and out of the hospital three times since August)
  • LittleBigPlanet

Army of Two

  • Stupid A.I.
  • Bad Story
  • Pointless Co-op manuevers (Ex. Lifting your partner up to a ledge)
  • Juvenile main characters

Such a bad game. I'm so glad I only rented it
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