“My feelings for Nintendo are complicated. I’ve loved its games ever since the original Donkey Kong, owned every Nintendo console (including the Virtual Boy), and recommended the Wii U as the best game console for families and kids,” Jeremy Horwitz writes for 9to5Mac. “But if I was mildly displeased with Nintendo as a company during its haughtiest years — the time when most of its key third-party developers walked away — I’m downright angry with it today.”
“At a press conference in Japan this morning, Nintendo announced its second collaboration with a mobile game publisher [DeNA]… Just think about it: Super Mario World on the iPad! Donkey Kong Country on the iPhone! That’s just what everyone has wanted! But there’s a catch,” Horwitz writes. “That’s not what’s happening here. These will be DeNA games using Nintendo characters. That’s like Microsoft giving Hasbro the rights to make a Minecraft board game. And Nintendo’s still not interested in bringing its backcatalog to hundreds of millions of App Store customers.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Nintendo remains as clueless as ever.