So, I take it Amiibo will debut in 2008 or so?
Will most likely debut with or slightly after Brawl ITTL so around 2008-2009.I'd shoot for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. That's when the Wii peaked in terms of hardware sales.
That depends if Brawl is even in OTL schedule, could be pushed forward or back because butterflies.Will most likely debut with or slightly after Brawl ITTL so around 2008-2009.
Fable was originally a Dreamcast title, and Nintendo has/had an "Ambassador Program" for games devs who were developing on the Dreamcast.
A Recent One from just before E3 2003 (This one was specifically hinting at Fable)One of the ways Nintendo was attracting developers was by giving Dreamcast developers a discount on licensing fees. Developers would get a discount should they port their Dreamcast titles to the GameCube. Nintendo said that this how they acquired the critically acclaimed Half Life for the GameCube’s launch.
To: Hideki Sato, President of Sega
From: Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo
Cc: The Transfer Program
After much back and forth the discount amount of the final game in our “Dreamcast to GameCube Ambassador” program has been approved, with a final publishing discount of 40%. The developers are intending to showcase the game at E3 this year. The offices at Sega assisting in handling the program can now be diverted or closed.
Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo
Nice use of the concept of Ambassador program ITTL, oh I see, I was reading up but that was a nice surprise hidden in plain sight, I always thought fable was planned for ps2 onward(only MS that wanted the exclusive) but if was already on DC, Molyneux got lucky that break. Especially as Nintendo would want that exclusive too.Fable was originally a Dreamcast title, and Nintendo has/had an "Ambassador Program" for games devs who were developing on the Dreamcast.
Fable got a discount on the licensing fee for shifting development to the GameCube and it's the last game to receive this special treatment.
This is also how Nintendo got Half-Life, as a Dreamcast port was in development. (OTL Half-Life Blue Shift was originally exclusive Dreamcast content but ended up on the PC.)
1: Will this motivate Nintendo to give the rest of their anime to Funimation to dub?View attachment 656867
Ashi Productions Co., Ltd
Funimation Global Group, LLC
Channel & Air Date
Weekdays at 5:00 PM
Airs in between Totally Spies and Samurai Jack
October 3, 2003
Ryu Suzaku: Eric Vale
Captain Falcon: Christopher Sabat
Jody Summer: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Lucy Liberty: Luci Christian
Jack Levin: Justin Cook
Samurai Goroh: Charles Campbell
Lisa Brilliant: Meredith McCoy
John Tanaka: Steve Blum
Dr. Stewart: Duncan Brannan
Dr. Clash: Mike McFarland
Super Arrow: Sean Schemmel
Ms. Arrow: Laura Bailey
Mr. EAD: Sonny Straight
James McCloud: Josh Grelle
The Dark Million
Black Shadow: Patrick Seitz
Miss Killer: Cynthia Cranz
Zoda: Chris Rager
Pico: Justin Cook
Octoman: Mike McFarland
Bio Rex: Dameon Clarke
The Skull: Christopher Sabat
Blood Falcon: Christopher Sabat
The first Nintendo anime to be dubbed by Funimation. While previous anime series such as Sonic X, Kirby: Right Back At Ya! Were given to 4Kids, Nintendo of America offered the dub rights to Funimation before 4Kids as they thought the F-Zero series was better geared towards older kids and teens. Funimation handeled the show much better than OTL's 4Kids. Funimation kept the show's original opening theme and kept the names of the characters the same. Ryu Suzaku didn't get name changed to Rick Wheeler and Miss Killer wasn't changed to Luna Ryder. Cartoon Network bought the broadcast rights and began airing the series on their anime oriented Toonami Block. Airing at 5:00 PM EST, F-Zero would be the opening show on the Toonami Block.
Reception was overwhelmingly positive. While there was some criticism from fans of the series that the anime didn’t follow the games canon close enough, these complaints were drowned out by the praises of the line deliveries by the voice cast. The reception to the voice cast was so positive that Nintendo would start using them for the games. Most notably Christopher Sabat who became Captain Falcons permanent English voice actor, first being used in Super Smash Bros DS.
1. I looked up a list of anime based on games and Nintendo doesn't have any after F-Zero. (Barring anything that gets created as a result of butterflies.)1: Will this motivate Nintendo to give the rest of their anime to Funimation to dub?
2: So, Smash will be on the Nintendo DS in this timeline. Cool!
3: Did Toonami see a boost of success and/or popularity from starting with this show?
4: Barring that, will past Nintendo shows air reruns on Cartoon Network and/or Boomerang?
Yes. F-Zero anime is a massive boost to F-Zero GX sales and the F-Zero GP Legend GBA game, but Climax is butterflied away and replaced with a DS launch title developed by the F-Zero GX Team.Did this helped the game In the west too? So F-zero doesn't fall in his OTL hiatus? Maybe climax is localized or we got a day F-zero DS game too?
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