Nintendo of Europe’s Jim Merrick recently was interviewed by Spanish site Meristation and has revealed some new information on Revolution.
Firstly, Jim confirmed what some of us assumed. The wifi dongle will indeed be compatible with the Revolution. Speaking of wifi, Merrick revealed that, similar to DS Download Play, Revolution owners would be able to play Wifi multiplayer titles with only one copy of the game. Sweet! He then revealed that gamers can download retro titles from different regions. So if a European user wanted to download Super Mario RPG from the US server, he/she very well may. Furthermore, Merrick said that N64 games will have higher framerates on Revolution, but no other signifigant graphical upgrades. Merrick also said that NoE will set up more than 25,000 hotspots in Europe.
He went on to say that with their worldwide launch, all the intended regions will receive Revolutions within 14 weeks maximum. It’s a bigger window than Microsoft’s for 360, but keep in mind that Nintendo probably won’t have trouble with shortages. In dashing many Nintendo fans’ hopes, Merrick announced that Nintendo will not be showing any Revolution games before the year is out. Could Spong be right then? We’ll have to wait and see but Jim did go on to proclaim that there will be no significant differences between Revolution’s visuals and the competitions.
On a DS note, Mr. Merrick revealed that Mario Kart DS would allow chat between you and people on your friends list.
On a DS note, Mr. Merrick revealed that Mario Kart DS would allow chat between you and people on your friends list. so that’s what the E3 DS tech demo was about!!! 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14… 11/14…
Pope Benedict XVI
I think the “Spong lied” comment is a bit harsh considering that they said “this is to be treated strictly as an unconfirmed rumour for now”.
Spong lied, folks.
See how those pathetic rumormill operators stoop to such low doings just to generate banner hits?
so that’s what the E3 DS tech demo was about!!!
does it allow voice chat or text chat? the E3 demo was about voice chat. I doubt Mario Kart will allow that, it’s just probably PictoChat-like thing.
it’ll be voice chat.
sorry didn’t read the details.
Improved framerates on N64 games! omgwtfbbq/
Yeah, that comment was a bit unfair towards Spong. And I’d still like to wait and see … If they’re going to show something around the xbox 360 launch, it may be desirable to have it go off with a bang … to no one’s suspicion, that is.
I say, let’s just wait and see, as we use to. If the machine’s in for a june launch, they have to show something in the coming month. Here’s for hoping!
Meristation also has another interview with the general director of Nintendo of Spain. he says that the controller will have some sort of weights that counterbalance
The article has been updated so our apologies to Spong.
Sorry about that, guys.
It was really out of anger towards the rumor, not necessarily the site. My apologies.
But here’s my comment: would u believe a rumor or a quote from Nintendo themselves that squashes said rumor?
In this interview there are mentioning an adapter for the revolution controller so you can play more regular games like XBOX & PS3. So they can have all the third party support. He says that’s they way to go if the want all kinds of games.
I don’t see where it says it will have weight and counterbalance…
This is Nintendo Of Spain’s Director Luciano PereÃ±a
Interesting that the Pope is also into gaming.