Commander Video will have a trophy in Smash Bros. Wii U

Bit.Trip Butt

Tonight’s Nintendo Direct was packed with exciting moments. Highlights include the reveal of Majora’s Mask 3D, a look at Splatoon‘s single-player, some of the “naked creatures” of Xenoblade Chronicles X, Duck Hunt dog’s face, and Miyamoto geeking out over his Pikmin short films

For me, the only honest-to-god shocker came from the little announcement that Commander Video from the Bit.Trip series will have a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. While third-party characters have made it to trophy status in the past, Nintendo’s willingness to include an indie mascot from a Western developer in its prestigious all-star crossover game feels different.

After Dan Adelman left the company, many feared that Nintendo would lose momentum in its ongoing push towards better integration of indie games into its overall business strategy. This exchange between Nintendo’s Damon Baker and Bit.Trip studio Choice Provisions will hopefully put those fears to rest. 

When you’re comfortable enough to request up-skirts from a colleague, or in this case, up-butts, chances are mutual respect and admiration are a given. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes