Samurais had only just been abolished when Nintendo started doing business. Nintendo has always been on its own track. And now that’s changing.
Take your Zelda and NX announcements, discuss them all day if you have to, but the most monumental announcement is the birth of a Nintendo that no longer marches to its own tune.
Nintendo has always been at its best and at its worst1 when it ignored what everybody else was doing, and carved out its own path. With the announcement that Nintendo will start making real mobile games, not just Pokémon spin-offs and weird experiments, and with this announcement of Nintendo’s leadership changes, we might have lost the single most important, most daring, most peculiar voice in gaming.
At its worst financially — personally, I still think that Mario Tennis on the Virtual Boy is a fantastic game. ↩︎
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