Post by Dances in Undergarments on May 17, 2005 6:58:39 GMT -5
Worthy of its own thread, I think
The system will offer a "free Internet-based player-matching service, similar to Xbox Live." The service will also offer downloadable versions of classic Nintendo games, such as Donkey Kong and Super Mario Sunshine.
Woah, woah... Nintendo hasn't yet said what games will be available, and whether or not some will require payment. I imagine classics will get by just fine, but Mario Sunshine? I see a small charge in line for that one.
I wonder if Nintendo will be coming out with writable media for the Revolution and DS so people can save these games permanently.
Last Edit: May 17, 2005 8:13:53 GMT -5 by Fryguy64
Post by Dances in Undergarments on May 18, 2005 5:21:11 GMT -5
I assume they'll be free. But if there is only 512MB memory, you'll probably have to buy the expansion cards to get enough room, which is probably how they'd make some money from it.
I guess the next question is - will you be able to play them online? That would be fantastic. Hell, I'd buy the Rev even if I never bought an actual game for it if that was the case. Hell, I'd buy it even if its not supporting online for the classic games.
Post by TrustTheFungus on May 18, 2005 11:52:22 GMT -5
This is super awesome cool. But what about games like Duck Hunt? Are they going to make a light gun for the Revolution? And if they do that what about R.O.B.? I will buy three Revolutions if they make a new R.O.B.
Post by Yamato.EXE V2 on May 19, 2005 7:22:30 GMT -5
Sounds spiffy cool. I just wonder how much games will cost, and if this'll include all the 3rd party games too.
I know guy!, but i still want to if there is, a controller GB connectivity, because of Mario Tennis 64, Mario Golf 64 and Pokmeon Stadium 1+2, with these we don't have to share the memory just like the cartridges.
From what I've been reading lately, the downloads are not free...
IGNcube: Can you talk about Revolution's download service? What games will we be able to download?
Shigeru Miyamoto: We have not set a price or determined a list of software for the Nintendo Revolution download service. But, we're looking at this as a consumer service and not so much from the business end. What we want to do is provide the product that is going to make the Revolution the console that people want in their homes. So it actually might be driven from the consumer end rather than from us. You know, the games that they most want might be the ones that we do. From a technological point, we can do any of them. It's just, we haven't determined which ones we'll do yet.
Iwata did say ALL games, though...the interview was from Wednesday, so I'll guess we'll see.
Gamespot also mentions that the games will have a fee...
One of the surprising announcements made about the Revolution during E3 was its ability to download and play games from Nintendo consoles as far back as the NES. More surprising was that Iwata revealed to Reuters that Nintendo is in talks with third-party game publishers about including their portfolios in the Revolution's downloadable game library as well.
Iwata added that the pricing method for these downloads hasn't been decided, though there are two possibilities: to charge users per game as they download them or to sell prepaid cards in stores. He also said that Nintendo might give some games away as part of promotions.