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EA’s VP of New Technology Kazuyuki Hashimoto admitted that EA currently knows nothing about the Nintendo Revolution. Mr. Hashimoto knew quite a lot about both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 from EA’s development efforts with those platforms.
Developers take at least a year or two to develop a top-selling game, and EA’s lack of any specific Revolution knowledge speaks of a release date well into 2007. Nintendo has previously said that they will not be lagging behind the others consoles by much, but if this is the case, they better get a move on!
After having lost next next Resident Evil game, Nintendites will be happy to hear that someone still loves them: SEGA!
SEGA’s Simon Jeffrey told Nintendo Power magazine:
“I think SEGA and Nintendo have similar software philosophies. A product like Sonic is very family oriented. It’s all about entertainment rather than trying to be controversial or anything like that. It’s pure, good old-fashioned entertainment.”
“We’re very excited about the prospects of Revolution,” he continued.
“The Nintendo platforms have been great for Sonic and the classic franchises. We think Revolution can absolutely be the same.”
EA Vice-President David Gardner says that EA will be focusing on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for the next generation. But does this mean that EA won’t develop any Revolution exclusives? Or does it mean that they won’t support Nintendo’s next box at all? Or something in between?
It doesn’t look good for future Revolution owners if the largest games publisher only gives them marginal support. Or does this just give smaller publishers a better chance to shine? Nintendo has said that they want to make the Revolution developer friendly, so maybe it’ll become an easy choice for some devs.
I was just saying to my friends a couple weeks ago that the old classic games should be revived and kept up to date. Games like Archon, Defender, Galaxian, Qix. These and others are great games that I’d like to see updated versions of. And by updated versions, I mean the same game, same gameplay, just better graphics and sound. I know that some games like Defender have been remade, but frankly, they’re not good. The developer played with the formula, changing the great gameplay. Tsk tsk. These games deserve better. These old gaming classics should be perpetually on the shelves, always available with the latest graphics. They’re just too good for this generation to miss.
Well, Nintendo plans to do just that for the downloadable games on the Revolution. Nintendo company president Satoru Iwata says:
“We are doing several experiments, including working with the original Super Mario Bros., with the new technology,” Iwata said. “The game itself and the gameplay shall be identical, but the look will be different — it’s possible that with Revolution we may be able to see the old games with new looks.”
He didn’t say what form the upgrades will take, but I think this is a great idea. Great games deserve to live on.