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Old 01-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #551
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This Awesome Talking Crow Is Back In Dreamfall Chapters. January 27, 2014 . 2:56pm

Crow, the hilarious talking crow from The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, will be returning in Dreamfall Chapters.


Crow, the hilarious talking crow fromThe Longest Journey
and Dreamfall , will be returning in Dreamfall Chapters, Red Thread Games shared this morning. Here’s a glimpse of Crow in the new game, although, unfortunately, you won’t get to hear him talk just yet:

Dreamfall Chapters
is in development for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. The game is planned for release in November 2014.

Report: Nintendo planning free smartphone 'mini-games' to promote software

(4 hours ago)

A report from Japanese news organization Nikkei suggests that Nintendo will soon use smart phones as an interactive promotional tool for its games. The report claims that Nintendo will release game trailers and "free mini-games" to entice players on phones to seek out software on Nintendo hardware. Kotaku notes the specific wording of the Japanese article, clarifying that Nikkei does not use the Japanese word for demo, further suggesting an advergaming tilt to the move.

Earlier this month, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the company would be studying "how smart devices could be used to grow the game-player business" after the company severely adjusted its forecasts for the end of its fiscal year. Nintendo almost halved its original net sales projections and reduced its Wii U shipment expectations to 2.8 million from 9 million.

In October 2012, Iwata said smartphones should not be inherently tied to games, but could be used to help spread Nintendo's messaging and "offer consumers gaming experiences which smart devices cannot realize and to actively try to make smart devices our allies, not our enemies."

Nikkei's report says Nintendo will use its smart phone strategy to provide potential players with information about the story and characters of its games, along with information about release dates and prices. Nintendo is expected to announce the strategy this week.

Joystiq has contacted Nintendo for a comment on the report, but no response was offered at the time of publishing.

source:Siliconera & KotakuNikkei

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