Nintendo Making Anniversary Games?

By Adam Riley 28.01.2011 13

Nintendo Making Anniversary Games? on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata talked about various anniversaries this year. Iwata-san, speaking at the investor briefing in Japan that took place today, made a point of mentioning how various long-running series will see key anniversaries this year.

During his presentation, he touched upon how it is the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda and Square Enix's Dragon Quest, whilst it is also the 15th Anniversary of Pokémon. With regards to Link's adventures, it was confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is in the final stages of the development process, but will likely not hit retail until The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D lands on 3DS. Of course, there is also the downloadable version of the The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening due on the 3DS eStore as well this year. Can there be any more Zelda love for its landmark anniversary?

As for Dragon Quest and Pokémon, the former will see the Dragon Quest VI remake hit DS in the US this February, whilst Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional lands in Japan very soon. Whether or not Dragon Quest X on Wii will arrive as well is currently unknown. Many have been hoping for a MotionPlus-enabled Dragon Quest Swords 2, but that is merely a dream...The latter, multi-million selling series will see Pokémon Black/White arrive in Europe and the US in a month or so, with Japan getting Pokémon Typing and its special Bluetooth keyboard. Iwata-san also commented on how there are other projects in that series currently in the works for DS, Wii and 3DS, meaning fans will have a lot to look forward to this year. It also pretty much confirms the talk that arose recently of a new Pokémon Stadium-style release for Wii.

What would you like to see for the Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and Dragon Quest anniversary projects?

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For how long have PKMN and DQ been running?

( Edited 29.01.2011 07:34 by Canyarion )

With Skyward Sword nearing the end of it's development, I find it strange how we've hardly had any news about it, since E3. There's very little to get excited for, at the moment.

A new trailer would be ideal. Twilight Princess had a number of trailers before it's release.

Marzy said:
With Skyward Sword nearing the end of it's development, I find it strange how we've hardly had any news about it, since E3. There's very little to get excited for, at the moment.

A new trailer would be ideal. Twilight Princess had a number of trailers before it's release.

It's really just Nintendo trying to keep the hype as low as possible after the madness that was Twilight Princess to ensure that we will enjoy the game more.

I kinda accepted it by now and I'm not getting my hopes up for a proper trailer before E3 2011.

Marzy said:
With Skyward Sword nearing the end of it's development, I find it strange how we've hardly had any news about it, since E3. There's very little to get excited for, at the moment.

A new trailer would be ideal. Twilight Princess had a number of trailers before it's release.

I may be the only 1 but this new Zelda has not got me excited yet, the "holy sh*t" moment for this game hasn't arrived. When they showed off Twilight Princess, there were those moments that got me excited and made me want to play it even more. Are Nintendo holding back?

Tom (guest) 29.01.2011#5

Canyarion said:
For how long have PKMN and DQ been running?


It says in the story.

Wonder if we'll see a gold Wii for Zelda or a Slime on with Dragon Quest??? Smilie

Enhas (guest) 29.01.2011#6

I doubt there's going to be anything special for Zelda, considering we're getting two new games this year, so Nintendo would figure that's more than enough. I'd be all for some compilation (better than Super Mario All-Stars, I'd hope), but that's not likely since it'd have to *not* include Ocarina of Time (which would compete with 3DS version), and it'd also go against Virtual Console which is a big no-no. Super Mario World is one of the highest selling VC games, which was probably the sole reason 'Super Mario All-Stars + World' wasn't given to us instead.

The Wind Waker has never been re-released yet, and I'd like for it to be (I missed out on it the first time), perhaps as a pre-order bonus for Skyward Sword. Very unlikely though... for some reason it's like Nintendo does not like this game, while they keep re-releasing Ocarina of Time over and over (3DS = Release #5 in North America).

It's also Metroid's 25th Anniversary as well, as well as Kid Icarus. One of Club Nintendo's Platinum rewards should be a special disc containing the VC versions of The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Kid Icarus. I'm probably going to get Platinum status this year and something like that would be awesome, but more than likely I'll end up with some figurine or the like.

Make this, Nintendo.

Phoenixus said:
Make this, Nintendo.

That is damn SEXY. It is weird that we haven't heard or seen anything of Skyward Sword. I want to see more of it in action. Smilie

Snup (guest) 30.01.2011#9

25th anniversary of Zelda? 4 Real? I can't believe it is that old.

he did not want to give any details about dragon quest 10 oh god it is coming it is coming SmilieSmilieSmilieSmilie

I was hoping for a 3ds version but well I bet it will get another dragon quest game
dragon quest monster joker 3ds ;p
if you like dragon quest search about dragon quest road to victory for wii ;p

( Edited 30.01.2011 01:33 by Parkrer )

PS3 is just good for Catherine, Demons souls, Dark Souls, and Folklore
8)

Does that mean, we will be getting a pokemon collector's game? or a zelda remake, of the first? this is cool, and real am proud that pokemon is still alive, even the animated serious is still alive.

When all is bad don't look for a easy way out. Because you wont know what to do once your out
Rince and repeat (guest) 30.01.2011#12

Zelda remake would be great, or an OoT remake. Oh wait, that's basically Twilight Princess. We need a new Zelda. Skyward seems worse than Twilight.

lt moon (guest) 30.01.2011#13

2.5D pokemon remake on Wii or 3ds

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