Nintendo Explains Why Nintendo Land Doesn’t Include Online Multiplayer

Posted: February 23, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Games, Technology
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five_player_multiplayer_nintendo_land_animal_crossingNintendo Landdoesn’t feature online multiplayer; however, it includes local multiplayer for up to five players. IGN asked the party game’s director, Takayuki Shimamura, why there is no option to play its multiplayer minigames with other Wii U players online. According to Shimamura, it’s more fun to have players – with different designated roles – to be able to communicate with each other in the same room while engaged in a minigame. Do you wish Nintendo Land included online multiplayer, or are you lucky enough to always have other potential players in your household?

“The biggest mission of Nintendo Land development was to bring across the charms of this new game structure involving a large TV screen and a smaller GamePad in your hand.”

“With the GamePad, it’s now much more fun to have players carry out different roles in the same space. One of the themes we paid…

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