Nintendo talks more on Humble Bundle collab, potential for future deals, how pricing was worked out

Coming from a TinyCartridge interview with Damon Baker, Nintendo’s senior manager of licensing marketing...

“[It’s] been a lot of hard work but we’ve known the folks at Humble for ages, and it seemed like the right time finally get a collaboration over the line. They have so much knowledge in working with so many different content providers and charity organizations that it has felt more like a partnership than any sort of promotional program. (Nintendo and Humble Bundle) put a range of content together that not only showcases digital highlights for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but would also be appealing to as wide an audience as possible.”

On whether we'll see more games for Wii U/3DS that could be purchased through the Humble Bundle

”We don’t have anything to announce at this time, but who knows what might happen moving forward!”

On pricing

“In the end, we were confident that the savvy Humble community would see the value of what is being offered and would choose an appropriate price on their own. I hope this doesn’t sound cheesy, but we trust our fans to see the promotion for what it is. These Nindies deserve all the attention as they’ve put their blood, sweat and tears into creating amazing games and experiences and we encourage everyone to go out there and support them along with the fantastic Code.org.”

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Disney explains how a lightsaber was hidden away in the original Disney Infinity

Coming from vice president of production for Disney Infinity, John Vignocchi

“We want to do an ultimate unlock in the game. We’d like to put a lightsaber in the game. Here’s what we’re thinking: If you own all the figures then this is like this super-secret end of the end – the Yoshi on top of the Princess’ castle. It became a passion project for the team (Avalanche), that was already doing tons of overtime to ship a great game. They were like, ‘If we can get this approved, we can put in an extra weekend or extra time to get this in there.’

The pack initially was shaped like Yoda playing off of the Luke and Yoda thing, and then you pulled the lightsaber out from the backpack, but it eventually became the Rebel alliance logo. It’s the ultimate unlock in the game. It does the most damage of any weapon in the game."

Coming from Avalanche general manager John Blackburn...

"Back then all the characters just had a three-hit combo when you put something in their hand. We didn’t go through and decide what all the damage should be against every enemy and in every playset, so I think we made it do like 10 damage, 10 damage, 1,000. The last hit always blows everything apart.”

FIFA 16 not coming to 3DS

Coming from an EA rep...

"With regards to FIFA 16 there isn't a Vita or 3DS version. We don't have any further detail on the mobile version but will be sure to share with you when we hear more."

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