Nintendo of America President and habitual interviewee Reggie Fils-Aime is vigorously defending the absence of Nintendo’s heavy hitters in the starting line-up. So, no Zelda, Mario or Metroid, but nevermind them, there’s a new star brightly shining on the 3DS firmament.
And that star… is underwater. Wait, what? Yes, Reggie judged an admittedly fun-looking side-scrolling submarine game a worthy consolation prize to trot out as cover for the absence of what is widely held as the best game of all time.
“Mario, Zelda – all of those titles are coming. From our perspective, we like to launch titles when they’re ready. And so they’ll be ready, they’ll be ready soon. Just not in that initial time period of late March to early June,” he said.
“‘Steel Diver’ is a brand new experience, and from a compelling standpoint, we think it’s awfully compelling,” he went on. I never thought I’d be pining for the days of the lone Nintendo powerhouse Super Mario 64 DS that the original launched with.