Pikmin 4 is on Its Way Soon!

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has officially announced Pikmin 4!

It was said by Miyamoto earlier in July that Pikmin 4 is “actually very close to completion. Pikmin teams are always working on the next one.”

Now while the new installment is confirmed, there is no timetable for its release. In addition, the platforms it will be available on have not been officially set (though it’s more than likely that Wii U owners have nothing to worry about). Pikmin 3 was very successful and was loved by many which should give fans something positive to look forward to when Pikmin 4 finally makes its release.


Stephon W. is a contributing Editor for Teh Lunchbox Publications and Olimar is one of his favorite Smash! characters. You can follow the team on facebook (Teh Lunchbox Publications), and on twitter @tehlunchboxpub

Satoru Iwata: A Retrospective

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It’s been a bit of time since the unfortunate passing of Nintendo President , a man who understood the pure joy and element of play. But rather than mourn for the loss, we wanted to take a quick moment to look back at the wonderful things he did for the company.


A long time lead programmer for Nintendo’s HAL Laboratory, Satoru Iwata helped bring to life such games as Balloon Fight, Shigesato Itoi’s Earthbound, Super Smash Bros., and various Kirby games throughout HAL’s early years. He even assisted Game Freak, at the time a very young development team, accomplish the astounding feat of programming and compressing the entire Kanto region into Pokémon Gold/Silver when no one thought it were possible.

In 2002, Iwata became the Global President & CEO of Nintendo, succeeding Hiroshi Yamauchi. In this new position, Iwata was able to usher in the Nintendo DS in 2004, arguably one of the best-selling handheld systems ever released. He also inducted the Nintendo Wii in 2006, which became a contender for one of the top-selling consoles of all time.

The company faced a bit of financial hard times after the release of the 3DS and Wii U in 2011 and 2012, respectively. However, instead of laying off employees to make up for the money lost from the systems’ lukewarm launches, Iwata cut the salaries of himself and other fellow high-ranking executives in half in order to make sure his employees still had jobs at the company. It’s a move unheard of for most corporations, but none too surprising for someone who cared deeply for his employees.

Iwata was definitely the type to find ways to interact directly with developers and fans, from the series of “Iwata Asks” interviews that gives friendly in-depth looks into the development of upcoming games, to the introduction of the “Nintendo Direct” series which brought regular updates and announcements of Nintendo products.


Iwata passed on July 11, 2015 from complications with a tumor in his bile duct, but he still had big projects set in motion after his passing. Earlier this year, he partnered with mobile company DeNA to push upcoming content to mobile devices, and already set a footprint for Nintendo’s next system codenamed “NX”, which we will hear more details of early in 2016. Representative Director Genyo Takeda and Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto will be temporarily taking over the company as interim presidents until the company elects a proper president.

Satoru Iwata was a man praised for the fact that his experiences in the company lead him to understand all sides of Nintendo: the business to keep the company viable, the designers who create such amazing gameplay experiences, and the gamers who play through them first hand. A unique individual like him is always hard to come by, and we of the Lunchbox will never forget him.

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December 6, 1959 – July 11, 2015


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Xenoblade Chronicles X is Heading West This Holiday Season

Xenoblade_Chronicles_X_01Xenoblade Chronicles X saw much success overseas earlier this year and fans on the western hemisphere wanted to share in the fun. Nintendo heard the fans out and now you will see Xenoblade head out west on December 4, 2015. Here’s a look at Xenoblade Chronicle X if you haven’t seen it yet.

Developed by Monolith Soft, Xenoblade Chronicles X is an open-world RPG and is recognized as a successor to the orginal Xenoblade Chronicles on the Nintendo Wii.


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Fire Emblem Pulling Double Duty at Nintendo’s Digital Event

Fire Emblem presented two titles for fans to enjoy During Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3.

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The first of which is titled Fire Emblem Fates and it is an American version of its Japanese counterpart called Fire Emblem If. The game is scheduled to be released in 2016. Fire Emblem If will be released as two separate games. There is no word on whether Fire Emblem Fates will be as well. A trailer for Fire Emblem Fates is available below.

In other slightly less surprising news (only because it was revealed months before), Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei was shown off as well. For those of you who need a reminder, the trailer for Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei is also located below.

Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei will also be available for purchase in 2016.


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Metroid Prime Returns to 3DS

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There has been a lot of talk about Metroid Prime potentially making a comeback in some form at E3 and today we actually got a look at the handheld Metroid Prime title. Check out the trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force below.

The co-op multiplayer will be available for the 3DS in 2016. The trailer included Blast Ball as a mini game mode, a new 3v3 multiplayer game that was revealed during the 2015 World Championships on Sunday.


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Nintendo Announces Star Fox: Zero at E3

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The start of Nintendo’s digital event saw the return of Star Fox to the Wii U under the name Star Fox: Zero.

The footage that was shown during the announcement saw a multitude of montage of gameplay scenes that included familiar environments like Corneria from Star Fox 64 as well as some brand new areas. New vehicles were also shown off including the Arwing spacecraft, the Walker from the unreleased Star Fox 2, the Landmaster tank, and the Gyrowing which is a hovercraft that Nintendo revealed in an exclusive demo last year. Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto explained that “We’ve re-built the game using ideas from the past, but this is not a part 4 or 5,”. He also made it a point to say “It’s not a remake either.”

What is unique about the game is that it uses the Wii U’s GamePad to steer and motion controls to aim at enemies. Miyamoto claims that “For Wii U, with its two screens, we experimented with gameplay ideas before this iteration of Star Fox,”. The two screens do serve a legitimate purpose. Your television will present a cinematic view while your GamePad displays a cockpit view. Here’s the trailer for those anxious to get a look at it.

Star Fox: Zero will look for a holiday release date in 2016.


 

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Earthbound Beginnings Announced

Nintendo announced yesterday at their World Championships that the very first Mother game will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console! Check out the video below!

Mother was made in Japan for the Famicom system, but since it’s the 20th Anniversary, Nintendo decided to release it here in the United States and in full English translation!

To make things more surprising, it’s available now!

Earthbound Beginnings is available now through Wii U Virtual Console


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he can’t WAIT for a new Earthbound game Nintendo! For more news, up to date information, previews, and news, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitch!

 

 

Teh Lunchbox Publications Covers E3 2015!

Tonight starts the official press conferences for E3 2015. What’s that? You can’t watch any of them? That’s alright, we got you covered.

TLBX E3 2015All week long, we’ll be live covering the events through social media!

On our website, we will have both articles and previews of upcoming games and announcements. Later this week, we will have our “Top Ten” Lists and our first annual Teh Lunchbox Publications Best Of Awards!

Can’t watch any of the livestreams BUT you have a Twitter account? You’re in Luck! We will be live tweeting each and EVERY press conference, just follow us here! @tehlunchboxpub

Also, connect with others on our Facebook page to chat with other fellow gamers and fans and share your thoughts with us, we love to hear from you!

Finally, also check out our YouTube page to see live reactions of the games and announcements!

Have a great show and a wonderful E3 everyone!


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he is excited for this week! For more news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and be sure to LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitch!

 

 

Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Well, the news wasn’t supposed to get out, but all is fair when word hit that Hyrule Warriors would be finding its way to the 3DS pretty soon. Footage of the trailer is available on YouTube under the Koei Tecmo channel, however it remains private. IGN has footage of the announcement so hop on over if you want to take a look.

A couple of new characters do make their debuts in the trailer as Tetra and King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker make their way over to the 3DS version. Those who own the Wii U version will not be left out though. If you purchase the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors you’ll also be able to have these characters join your roster on the Wii U. Can’t say it was the best way for the news to spread, but hey the fans are happy about it. Expect to hear more about it from Nintendo at E3 during their digital presentation on Tuesday June 16 starting at 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT.

Source: IGN


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Could Retro Studios Really Be Coming to E3?

retro-studios-wii-u-gamesRetro Studios is usually tight-lipped about anything theyre working on, so it came as a big surprise when they sent out a small hint that they may have some plans for the big Nintendo conference at E3 next week.

As many know, Retro Studios is most notable for bringing back the Metroid series back to Nintendo starting with Metroid Prime. The studio and Nintendo saw much success with the franchises rebirth all the way through Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Trying their hand at a revival of Donkey Kong franchise, their first project Donkey Kong Country Returns was another success to the delight of many. The sequel Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze however, saw mixed results.

Nothing else has been heard from Retro Studios since then, but now is as good a time as any to excite the fanbase with E3 on the way. One can only hope that they aren’t pulling one over and have something fresh for Nintendo fans to really get into.


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