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NGC bites back!

January 11th, 2006 at 11:01 am by Archaic Sage

As reported a few weeks ago, the British Magazine NGC stated that there would be a degree of playability with the Revolution, Nintendo then announced their own carefully worded denial of this rumour. However, the story does not end there folks, oh no! NGC have bitten back at Nintendo, and ZeldaBlog is reporting it here.

As I reported here, NGC have written their own statement in regards to what Nintendo have said, and NGC have said the following:

The news came from somebody senior at Nintendo who, admittedly, probably shouldn’t have let it slip before E3. But they did, and we would have been crazy not to print it. Next thing you know, instead of a brilliant news exclusive, we’ve got somebody else at Nintendo issuing a carefully worded non-denial, and various sites that specialise in rumours are telling the world that NGC is not to be trusted. So to clear things up, that news piece wasn’t a load of bull - it’s direct from the people who are making the game.

Who are we to believe? Who are we not to believe? It’s all down to trust… and what you think of Nintendo.

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36 Messages from the Gossip Stones about “NGC bites back!”

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    I only believe Nintendo’s official standpoint. I’ve never seen any case of Nintendo lying about something to surprise everyone afterwards.

    It would be a bad marketing strategy anyway.

    NGC utilises a chilling form of thaumaturgy that often relishes surprising accuracy and precision. I’m not quite prepared to denounce their claims, and, verily, I would not be shocked to learn of their correctness in the future.

    NGC would be crazy to carry on a lie, so I’m forced to wonder if NGC isn’t making stuff up after all. After all, Nintendo are famed for being very tight-mouthed about secrets and future stuff. Nintendo merely said that NGC was speculating… which NGC did on [i]how[/i] the controller could be used. But Nintendo never completely refuted that Twilight Princess would have special Revolution bonuses.

    My take on it? NGC let out something Nintendo wanted to be a surprise (for E3 I shouldn’t wonder). After all, in the way this industry works… With all new games and consoles… Nevery Deny, Never Confirm. It drives fans crazy, but it works.

    Hmm, a link to or a quote of NGC’s original statement and Nintendo’s announcement would be quite useful. :P

    http://www.pressstartonline.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=232&Itemid=70

    The plot thickens.

    5 rupees says that NGC made an educated guess, and because Nintendo denied it so fervently, they’re assuming its correct.

    That or a senior official really did let something slip. :S

    Nintendo never actually denied that TP would have specal content on the Rev. Their “carefully worded denial” simply said that Nintendo has made no new announcments for TP, and the article was speculation.

    Some truthful speculation perhaps? I believe that NGC let a cat out of a bag, and Nintendo is trying to cover it up with denials that don’t really deny anything.

    I’m goin’ with Sphiroth_one and Masamune. Nintendo never actually denied that TP would have extra stuff on the Revolution, and I wouldn’t think that NGC would continue an argument…so I’m thinking that they spoiled Nintendo’s surprise. *three year old voice* Aww shucks.

    I really dont wanna believe it…. first of all because of the fact that this means it will be FURTHER delayed than it was supposed to be, and i am absolutely SICK of wating…. and second, im not planning on getin the revolution any time near its release date, if at all.. so that pretty much means this whole huge delay of the game was only to make it compatible on the revolution, and is absolutely pointless to all those who are not planning on buying the revoution, and so, we are being forced to wait so much longer while the gamecube version has probably been complete for quite a while…
    besides that, i respect miyamoto, and he said this zelda game will be the last of its kind, letting us experience the old school gameplay one last epic time…. i dont want to believe that all this time, he was lying, and just took this opportunity of such a long awated-game, and turned it into a “mini” revolution launch game, knowing how this will force all loyal zelda fans to buy their new systems…if they can…

    Why would nintendo want TP playable on the rev? Thats just plain dumb. That would probably make no one want to buy the actually Zelda Revolution becuase they can play TP on the rev.

    But oh well.

    So much drama in so little time……its like high school all over again.

    In the dark ol’ days before I got an internet connection, NGC and its predecessor N64 were my primary source for all things Zelda related (which includes their special Ocarina walkthrough magazine). When I read that everyone was treating this as a load of bunk I was surprised because they’ve been pretty reliable in the past. And if you think about it, the story does make sense. Nintendo has expressed that they’re taking the extra time on TP to improve it, and what better way to improve than make it Revolution compatible? We already know that the Rev. is going to be backwards compatible, so it makes sense that they should add some extra incentive to both Gamecube owners AND future Revolution owners- I mean, if we finish playing TP on our Cubes and we know that there are different unlockable features for the Revolution than that will inspire us to go out and buy it (if we haven’t already); and the Revolution owner will go to the store, buy TP because it’s probably going to be cheaper than the launch titles and be blown away by a mind bogglingly good game. Makes perfect sense to me.

    Personally I’m in the ’someone let slip something they shouldn’t’ camp. Perhaps NGC isn’t 100% right, but I don’t think they’re far off. That statement from Nintendo was very wishy-washy. Now what I would like to see is some legitimate new Twilight Princess news; a release date would be nice. Failing that some new screenshots… pretty please?

    I reckon NGC might be making things up. After all, they’re not saying who at Nintendo told them about the TP news.

    We need official News,we are so dead without them XD!

    Why can’t Nintendo give us some official info? They really must enjoy doing this to fans…

    Darth Citrus said:

    5 rupees says that NGC made an educated guess, and because Nintendo denied it so fervently, they’re assuming its correct.

    I’d bet my set of golf clubs that this is pretty close to the story. The other possibility is that the senior official him/herself was speculating yet accidentally passing it off as truth.

    In the wide and woeful world of PR (public relations) you can’t take a single word for granted. It is my recomendation that we get a lawer to scrutinize the artical and nintendos press release, carefully counculating every single word. Only then can we find the truth behind a jaded veil of decite and secrecy.

    and BTW

    The Missing Link said:

    I’d bet my set of golf clubs that this is pretty close to the story. The other possibility is that the senior official him/herself was speculating yet accidentally passing it off as truth.

    I’ll throw in my one of a kind, super rare wallet monster to this pot.

    Justa thought. Maybe The revolution unlockable is a demo of Zelda Revolution? That sounds cool.

    Here’s my take on it - which I’ve now posted on 3 different message boards today:

    Maybe what Nintendo plans to do is to release Twilight Princess in April, and then in May at E3 announce that Twilight Princess is already Revolution controller-compatable. Nice way to advertise the new system, huh? That way they’d get good Gamecube sales for that first month as a Gamecube-only release, and then it would also serve as a launch title for their new console. It would be like having two launches for the price of one.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the only truth to this were similar to the Oracle games - the game gives extra on the Revolution, but what it does give is minor and insignificant. Maybe a pet monkey? A pet monkey would be cool, but is still insignificant, and monkeys have played a part in LoZ (Kiki - damn you to hell!)

    Just remember Zelos’s magic words from “Tales of Smyphonia”, “Whatever will be, will be.

    Robert-UK said:

    Just remember Zelos’s magic words from “Tales of Smyphonia”, “Whatever will be, will be.

    A better statement has never been said. lol

    I´m whit Robert-UK and da_SOUL_surgeon if twilight makes it´s launch in gamecube I have no problem

    Regardless of the truth to the article, those that say that such a decision by Nintendo is stupid do not seem to realise how clever it would be. I’ll put my money on the rumour being true though.

    DaMoose said:

    Regardless of the truth to the article, those that say that such a decision by Nintendo is stupid do not seem to realise how clever it would be. I’ll put my money on the rumour being true though.

    Thinking about it for awhile, it does sound brilliant.

    Hmmmm…. yea as long as its no later than April and its on gamecube. Cause these rumors are so….. unbelivable though, some people think its beliveable…. All Im saying is that rev. controller rumor didnt even get my attention. Am I phsyic? Nope, it dont take that much to just guess its not true. So, I dont trust em till I do my math and it all adds up. And Nintendo says its true right away.

    Being able to play TP on the Revolution? No duh. Backwards compatible, remember? I find neither rumor, nor press releases surprising. If/when I got a Revolution I would expect to be able to stick my GC games in there and play using my neat lil’ “revolutionary” controller. Adding extra content? Sure, why not?
    I just hope that adding extra revolution content is not the ONLY reason they delayed Twilight Princess.

    Given that Nintendo didn’t actually deny anything, given that NGC is a magazine and had a good record before this event, and given that NGC is not backing down, something tells me that there is some truth to this rumor. Maybe the reality is quite away off from what NGC reported, but there will be something.

    In my mind, it would make sense to put a “Zelda Rev” demo on the TP disc. When I saw the RevMote, my first thought was “This thing would be perfect for Zelda!” Zelda usually doesn’t come out until a couple years into a console’s life cycle. Putting on a teaser of what “Zelda Rev” will be like seems like a smart idea to me. Well, at least it is an idea that I would greatly enjoy.

    Robert-UK said:

    Just remember Zelos’s magic words from “Tales of Smyphonia”, “Whatever will be, will be.

    Didn’t Doris Day say that?

    Nope, ive played that game multiple times and Zelos is the one who says it.

    Robert-UK said:

    Nope, ive played that game multiple times and Zelos is the one who says it.

    He might have done, but this song:
    “Que sera, sera
    Whatever will be, will be
    The future’s not ours to see
    Que sera, sera”
    was written for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 re-make of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and was sung by Doris Day. So Doris got there first- and Zelos is a Hitchcock/Doris Day fan.

    I’m sure that saying was said by somebody long before Doris Day/Hitchcock. However, it doesn’t change the fact Zelos did say it in ToS. But Doris Day also uttered the phrase. You both win.

    Oops, I was being pedantic wasn’t I? :P

    You sure were, lol

    BTW *Shudder* I cant stand musicals.

    dude wat is it with the title of every zelda game when its soposed to be be links name on the title

    :)

    im new to this :)

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