GS News - No Smash Bros. cutscenes, no Japanese indie Wii U devs

A whole lot of things that were happening, aren’t. Nintendo says ‘no’ to Japanese indie devs, the Smash Bros. story and cutscenes gets the flick and no second Borderlands 2 season pass!

Discussion

311 comments
kiteinthesky
kiteinthesky

No indie devs for the Wii U? No wonder people are complaining about the lack of games for the Wii U. :/  I just hope Smash 4 doesn't turn out to be a disappointment.

juggos205622
juggos205622

Wow...you've destroyed my entire interest in the next Super Smash Bros game...Thanks a lot

Seriously...Nintendo needs to pull their %$@# together because they are losing fans by the second with their ungodly stupid decisions.

PS: Someone smack the SSB4 creator because he is DESTROYING this game.

Samarooney
Samarooney

Nintendo really needs to add cutscenes to SSB4. Who cares if it gets leaked on the Internet? That's bound to happen! Point is many people miss the cutscenes because of it's character interaction, and Nintendo should really consider doing something about it. I wouldn't mind no SSE, but maybe they should create a new adventure mode where they show cutscenes of characters interacting.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

I wonder what's going on in Japan.  the development culture is very different.  People don't rush to stand out nearly as much as they do in the US.  I think this timidity is why it is very important for Nintendo to embrace third party developers and help them along to make great games that Nintendo is proud of.  They shouldn't shut them down outright. 

killerklaus
killerklaus

WTF, No Story mode or cutscenes in the new super smash bros........all those extra things to the previous Smash Bros games added more to the games. Replay Value was ridiculously high and i still play Malee and Brawl now. What are they thinking? 

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

no cutscenes no story mode for smash bros well than hell with that I don't want it 

syno33
syno33

Jess, oh baby girl, luv you so. Keep doing what you're doing.

inuzitis
inuzitis

So basically, Nintendo says 'no' to e-sports broadcasting of Smash Bros and punishes players because of leaks that they're responsible for in the end, 'no' to Jap indie devs, 'no' to region-free WiiU… are they willing to kill their own business??! 

In the meantime they have the hardest time negotiating the departing of Miyamoto since none of their current devs seems to be able to pursue the 'magic' he put into his games (his own words in a Gamasutra interview amongst others). The only positive thing I heard from them in over two years is their recent declaration that they won't fire devs to make up for their sheer deficit since, according to them, the only way to get better is to make "great games" and that you don't achieve that by firing people, thus making those who stay feel insecure. That's good on them, but I'm not sure we, consumers, really care about their HR policies either. Only the products and consumer policies matter.

They're crazy. Suicidal. Unfriendly — very MS actually! It's like this small company from Japan is behaving like close-minded yakuzas rather than as a consumer-friendly multinational company, and so arrogant at that… What's the deal with Nintendo these days? I get they do sell 3DS like hot cakes, but the WiiU isn't exactly about to live much longer compared to next-gen or even current-gen consoles, and that must hurt somehow. The good news is we don't have to hesitate much about which console to buy next. :p

Sony's becoming our 'hero' these days. Talk about reversal after the PS3 disastrous launch and X360 early success (though admittedly not at all in Japan). After Nintendo dominated our living rooms in the 80's and 90's, Sony smashed it with PS (1), and looks about to do just that again with PS4. Meanwhile MS is lost somewhere between Apples'n'Googles in a galaxy far, far away called "TV". It looks more and more as if X360 and Windows 7 were the exception (success and praise for a MS product) rather than the beginning of a new era for MS; and now they're as low as hell with X1, Kinect, Surface and Windows 8. Ahhh, business as usual, once again.

/popcorn.

digits52
digits52

pip pip cheerio ..  

that's not a knife.. now that's a knife 

- Crocodile Dundee

Is it Friday in Australia?

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

Jess, please, its summer time, go out and get some sun. Enjoy yourself in the great outdoors.

Rizer
Rizer

Someone should probably look into the indie dev Wii U thing. Maybe a detailed Gamespot video about how licensing agreements work and what has to happen for indie devs in order to put there work on console? I'd find it interesting. 

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

So cute! with that kirby on the top of your head...

Kyokamaru
Kyokamaru

who the hell cares about smash bors?... last time i cared about mario or the rest of the crap was back on nintendo entertainment system a.k.a NES.

TVsportsCOD
TVsportsCOD

They pulled the cut-scenes out of twisted metal black for the PAL release to lower the age rating. That ruined the game. Bad move Nintendo. Boo! Hiss!

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

What kind of logic is Nintendo using, removing the CutScenes from Smash Bros because they have already being leaked on the internet....what??!?

Storylines and CutScenes can be seen as a reward (especially the endings) in a video game and especially in fighting games.

Unless you are primarily playing for the "versus human competition," some extra content in a game like Smash Bros is always welcome.

Why remove story scenes, effectively denying fans potential storyline scenes between a vast variety of different Nintendo (and other guest/mascot) characters, interacting with each other? It doesn't add up.

Tech-wise, the Wii-U is a console that can handle storyline cutscenes, so no excuses there; it's not even a limitation for it. So, why remove a potential selling point for the new Smash Bros game?

Give fans the choice; let them decide if they want to play through an extensive story mode with cutscenes and cool endings. Make a separate mode in which people just jump in and play without any elaborate plot video/animation/scenes to sit through.

Give Smash Bros fans the choice: let them pick which modes of play they want to engage in. Don't just remove a major part of the game because cutscenes have already being leaked online or something. Seriously, if the scenes have already been made, don't take them out of the final game because you are over-reacting to an internet leak.

Crouteru
Crouteru

There's two sides to Nintendo, one is the creative team behind all their wonderful games, and the other is the money grabbing execs who care more about business than gaming.

V-Nine
V-Nine

..Didn't notice a story in Melee so ok. The reason for axing the story this go round' " oh the leaked footage ruined the plot". A fighting game with a plot? LOL! Don't get me wrong I enjoy the storylines in fighting games (statue standing up in Sagat's stage in SFA 3, nice!) and waiting for the sequels to see who's storyline is the true one (Virtua Fighter: aww Akira didn't win the tourney, It was Lau.) ...

Gaming-Planet
Gaming-Planet

Why is Nintendo taking a 180?

And this whole time I was waiting for Nintendo to get back on their feet and release quality games on the Wii U... All hope lost.

xGr4ffitix
xGr4ffitix

All this time I spend standing up for Nintendo, and defending them, and they do some stupid shit like this. SIGH.

sadface1234
sadface1234

Nintendo making extremely poor business decisions again! Shit ton of people need to be fired there imo.

Dan11223344
Dan11223344

If cut-scenes where leaked isn't that the fault of the company? For not keeping their shit on lock down? Instead they throw a tantrum and remove them basically saying 'ill punish everyone because of the few' and 'you don't deserve the cut-scenes anymore'. Frankly they don't deserve my money with that attitude.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

love the t shirt jess. I want one AND i want you here to do the make it rain song. Its too hot!

raduz123
raduz123

I had to rewind the vid a couple of times in regards to the cut scenes being taken out of Smash Bro's, I am perplexed and offended on Smash Bro's fans behalf. The Wii U is already flagging in sales and crituque. Mr Sakurai sounds like a hurt child venting his frustration by punishing the fans that keep him going. How utterly stupid. 


*slow claps another super fantastic Nintendo decision* 

greater_bird
greater_bird

@kiteinthesky No *Japanese* indie devs. Seems a bit ridiculous, but you'd have to admit there are plenty of indie devs in the rest of the world...

OldKye
OldKye

@grasshopper6 Honestly I only played the non-multiplayer modes to unlock characters for the multiplayer ones.

 Also I had to think about if it had cut scenes so they clearly weren't that big of grab for me.

I know some people feel like it's a loss but if they even gave me one more good multiplayer mode for the time they spent on the lack luster single player bits I would be trading 5 hours of entertainment for like 20 and I'm ok with that.

manciokass
manciokass

@binnismann I'm from eastern europe and I'm laughing how desperate westerners are for low-average looking girls

dom28
dom28

@Diablo-B It's called a job. You don't just go outside and "enjoy yourself" when your at work. It doesn't work that way -_-.

DarkLord
DarkLord

@Diablo-B Jess is in Australia. It's winter in Australia. I don't think she could get any real sun this time of year! lol

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

@Kyokamaru  

I don't get it: if you really feel that way about Mario & Smash Bros, why are you even bothering to comment on an issue you apparently claim to be so uninterested in?

facehead1992
facehead1992

@GAME-QUEST-EX Ditto, and more on that, isn't the complete removal of already-in-development cutscenes kind of a waste of the developers' efforts? I've kind of become disappointed in Nintendo's methods/decisions these last few years.

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

@Crouteru  

Probably true, but if that was the case, then your statement actually describes most successful video game companies in existence today.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

@manciokass  dude are you constantly drunk that you think eastern euro woman are good looking  

Saketume
Saketume

@manciokass

lol That's the first time I heard anyone brag about eastern european women.

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

@DarkLord @Diablo-B Thanks for the correction. We muricans forget life exists outside the good O'le US of A

Kyokamaru
Kyokamaru

@GAME-QUEST-EX @Kyokamaru coz evry where i go on gamespot the stupid Smash bro childish crap pops into my face and evry 2nd news is about holly shit mario smash whatever will have this and that and bla bla bla kinda pisses me off like a stupid Video add that you have to watch in order to continue... i awnsered your question i hope you are happy now

Busta
Busta

@Diablo-B Shame we have to talk about her looks everytime. But i like her skin the way it is.

facehead1992
facehead1992

@Kyokamaru @GAME-QUEST-EX ...I think you are over-estimating exactly how much of Gamespot's content is relevant to the Mario series. GS covers Nintendo news and games just as much as it covers other company's games, and seeing as how almost half of Nintendo's "biggest" products are branded with the Mario name, many of the titles GS reviews from Nintendo will be about it. No need to be getting irritated by it. It's just a fact. I guess I'm just saying that I'm having trouble understanding why your counterpoint is really a valid point...