It’s no surprise that many people were disappointed with Nintendo with regard to this year’s Digital Event at E3. Metroid Prime: Federation Force has already received 21,000 dislikes on its official trailer page on YouTube since it was posted earlier in the day; new Animal Crossing spin-offs and another handheld Zelda game have also received numerous criticisms since the Digital Event showed them off. These criticisms have not been ignored. Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, posted an apologetic message on his Japanese Twitter page.

He stated that Nintendo took their fans’ criticisms and opinions seriously, and “will work to better meet [fans’] expectations.”

Do you think this apology is a smart move for Nintendo? Are they going to keep their word? Tell us your thoughts below!

Twitter (via Nintendolife)

Our Verdict

Kendra Robinson
My first introduction to video games was through my parents, both were avid fans of JRPGs. When I was a toddler, I'd watch my father play Final Fantasy VII on our PlayStation for hours and hours. I was enamored by all the sights and the music that the game had to offer. Shortly thereafter, I got the first video game I could call my very own: Pokémon Blue Version. It was through Blue-- with the help of my older siblings, who each had a copy of Red Version-- that I started to learn how to read... as well as come to learn just how much I'd love video games. Since then, games have become a very large staple in my life. I began to learn Japanese so that someday I could play games that weren't available in North America. I started playing piano and clarinet in sixth grade so that I could learn to play the video game music that I'd come to love so much--with particular fondness towards Koji Kondo's work in the Zelda franchise. Now I'm a college student with an instrument repertoire made up of 16 different instruments, and I sometimes write my own compositions in my spare time. Outside of Koji Kondo-san, my musical influences (in no particular order of preference) are composers Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura, Hiroyuki Sawano, Keiichi Okabe, Motoi Sakuraba, and Hideyuki Fukusawa. Based in the Greater Vancouver area of Canada, I plan to do my best to bring the latest news in the video game world so that people like me can be brought together by a common interest-- or rather, passion. Hope to see you around!


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