Friday, February 16, 2007

Reggie opens up to MTV has just posted an interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime (appropriately titled, "Where Are All The Wiis, DS Lites?"), and although Reggie lets loose with lots of PR double-speak he also shares a bit of previously unreleased info.

Take, for instance, his comments on the possibility of releasing a translated Mother 3 in the U.S.:

"It certainly is a franchise near and dear to his heart, and it's something I'm trying to get smart on to understand whether or not there is an opportunity here," he told reporter Stephen Totilo. "But certainly I've seen the success in Japan. That hasn't gone unnoticed. And it's certainly something we're looking at."

Even more interesting to me, though, were Reggie's comments on upcoming Wii channels.

"We have a tremendous amount of old Nintendo Power [magazine] content, for example, that we could present to consumers as a way to get smart about Virtual Console," he said.

I can't believe no one has thought of that before! I remember the good 'ol days of Nintendo Power, and it certainly did run a lot of tips and walkthroughs for many of its games. Why not regurgitate that info for VC releases?

Very interesting. I'm glad mysteries remain that we gamers aren't privy to. Now if Nintendo would just solve the darn shortage issues and also pull their heads out of their bums regarding online play...

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