Nintendo have just damaged potential sales for the latest 3D Mario game by confessing in their recent Tech Time interview that the Nintendo Wii u exclusive will only support local multiplayer. No you never read wrong, Nintendo expect players to find three other couch buddies to enjoy the multiplayer features and to be honest that's a big fat FAIL.
Nintendo continue to take two step backwards in decision making while their competition are miles ahead, how can a four player co-op game not have online multiplayer in this day and age? And how can Nintendo be taken seriously in the video game industry when they can't even adjust to the modern times and deliberately avoid online multiplayer with every first party Mario release?!
Literally there is no excuse to not have such a basic, positive feature in this game other than "We're lazy."Nintendo are sadly years behind the pack and they only strengthen this stigma with cheap tactics such as these. No matter how Nintendo knights defend their brand and make excuses for lack of options, this is simply unacceptable and a major deal breaker.
Taking a look back at the recent E3 3D Mario gameplay, who wouldn't expect it to have Online Multiplayer, the game literally screams 'ONLINE' while the wii u has all the features necessary for an enjoyable online experience yet Nintendo exclude it from one of the biggest sale opportunities in recent years. And let's not forget that once you complete the single player mode, the replayability decreases dramatically.
Say what's Nintendo's excuse again?
"We want you to see other people."No! Enough is enough Nintendo, get it together and give the people what they want! Unfortunately we'll have to move on and accept this was a bad move as usual.